By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear.
I am a devout dog lover. First thing every morning, I write on an index card, “By combining my passion for music with my love of dogs, I improve the lives of dogs and people worldwide.” It is a statement I am deeply grateful to write and one that guides my daily decisions. It manifests itself in Through a Dog’s Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system.
As a socially conscious company, we understand the importance of giving back to our communities. Therefore, we are always looking for opportunities to benefit shelters and rescue organizations. Research shows that the consideration of the sensory environment, be it in a shelter or your home, is critical to the long-term health of our animals. Humans can do yoga, drink green tea, and have other stress relief strategies at hand. Dogs and cats don’t have access to relaxation or anti-anxiety techniques.
It never ceases to amaze me how passionate Care2 members are about helping animals in need. Personally, I get inspired to do more by reading your comments and hearing your stories. And I love it when one person really thinks outside of the box and makes a difference in the lives of pets in need because of their creative actions.
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Being motivated by passionate pet lovers, The Through a Dog’s Ear team decided to create a very fun holiday party and contest last year and now it has become an annual tradition. For seven days, from 12/5 thru 12/11, we are giving away free downloads. Simultaneously, we are having a very fun word contest. While picking up your free download, have fun playing the word game each day this week. Ten winners will choose their favorite animal rescue organization or shelter. We will send our 3 CD Calm your Canine series to their designated rescue organizations or shelters. The grand-prize winner will also receive a complete TaDE 2011 Holiday Gift-Pak which includes seven CD’s and our Through a Dog’s Ear book. Last year, we had over 100 entries in the first hour and wanted everyone to win – people and dogs alike, so we donated over 100 extra CD’s to the chosen rescues and shelters. Watch the video of my trip to the post office playing Santa.
Do you have any wonderful stories to share about your experience with shelter or rescue pets? Thanks for posting in a comment below.