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Canine Concert Benefits Adopted Animals

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Canine Concert Benefits Adopted Animals

One of my favorite childhood memories includes watching Doris Day films on Sunday afternoons with my father. He adored her, and I cherished this time spent with him, usually with our family dog, Doodle, cuddled up nearby. Dad would then walk around the house singing Que Sera Sera and Tea for Two, unaware that he was tone deaf and absent of any rhythm. It just made him so happy. There was a timeless sweetness to her voice and a timeless sweetness to this precious past time spent with my now deceased father.

I recall these moments as I prepare for a canine concert at the Cypress Inn in Carmel, California, co-owned by Doris Day and Dennis LeVett. While Doris Day was known as an angelic singer and actress in her prime, she has since become famous for her love of animals and supporting the welfare of animals.

Doris Day

The Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) helps animals and the people who love them. The list of organizations that have received grants from DDAF is quite impressive. She has also been known to support seniors who adopt senior dogs. Now in her late 80′s, there seems to be no slowing her down. Doris has a new cause, inspired by a little white dog named Duffy. The Duffy Day Lifesaving Program raises funds for animals adopted from the SPCA for Monterey County that have special needs, including high veterinary costs due to an existing illness or surgery and also behavioral issues.

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.

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5:57AM PST on Mar 9, 2011

so nice,thanks

9:36PM PST on Feb 27, 2011

This is great to hear. Good to know very informative. Thank you.

5:58PM PST on Feb 26, 2011

sweet

7:04PM PST on Jan 26, 2011

How wonderful!

5:11PM PST on Jan 25, 2011

thanks for posting this story.

6:07AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

thanks

6:45PM PST on Jan 7, 2011

Thank you!

12:33PM PST on Jan 3, 2011

That is awesome you sent a copy of your newest release to all designated rescues of all contestants. Thanks!!

8:19PM PST on Dec 29, 2010

thanks

3:12PM PST on Dec 27, 2010

Good Luck I hope you get lots of donations.

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