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.

Next: How to help your favorite animal shelter this season

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.

Have you tried Sound Therapy for your dogs? Through a Dog’s Ear is the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system.

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rene davis
rene davis3 years ago

volunteering, is a great way of helping.

Mary L.
Mary L.3 years ago

How kind of you!

libertad de leon
Libertad de Leon3 years ago

Thanks for share.

karen o.
karen o.3 years ago

Thanks and saved!!!

Julianna D.
Juliana D.3 years ago

Thanks and bookmarking!

Angi W.
Angi B.3 years ago

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!

Catherine Turley
Catherine Turley3 years ago

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

Ellen Mccabe
ellen m.3 years ago

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

Bridget M.
Past Member 3 years ago

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.

David V.
David V.3 years ago

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....