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A Free Way to Help Animal Shelters this Season

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A Free Way to Help Animal Shelters this Season

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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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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10:18PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

volunteering, is a great way of helping.

12:19PM PST on Dec 17, 2011

How kind of you!

7:35PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Thanks for share.

3:24PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Thanks and saved!!!

12:02PM PST on Dec 7, 2011

Thanks and bookmarking!

7:58AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

You rock! Thanks for doing this. My husband installed a CD player at our local shelter this year and we provided them a disc of your free downloads from last year. It has had a huge impact on the dogs. They are quieter and calmer. They really enjoy it. So keep up the great work :) You make a difference!

12:21AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

by playing games before going to bed at 'play to donate', i generate donations for lucky duck horse rescue in texas.

11:35PM PST on Dec 6, 2011

Lisa, Your compassion and generosity w/your free downloads is a beautiful gift you've given to all, and know you are blessed and loved by man and dog alike..1love

9:36PM PST on Dec 6, 2011

I always leave something for my dog to listen to when I'm gone. My cat seems to walk away, preferring a quiet place as she likes plenty of private time. I used to volunteer in a shelter and they were always searching for ways to calm the dogs. I thought I heard something about some shelters using music to soothe them and decrease barking.

6:33PM PST on Dec 6, 2011

every little bit helps.....don't ever think that even a little donation or a small amount of your time or etc won't help....

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