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Dog Lover? These People Swapped Their Jobs To Get Paid To Be With Pooches, And So Can You! http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/scoops/dog-lover-these-people-swapped-their-jobs-to-get-paid-to-be-with-pooches-and-so-can-you/ http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/scoops/dog-lover-these-people-swapped-their-jobs-to-get-paid-to-be-with-pooches-and-so-can-you/#comments Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:29:24 +0000 http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/?p=6473     Do you ever dream of quitting your job and spending your days in the company of dogs? If so, you’re not alone! It’s the dream of many a dog lover to spend more time with their canine companions – but often it remains just that, a dream.   So how can you turn it from romantic dream to beautiful reality? Well, today we meet the people who swapped their jobs to get paid to be with pooches, to find out how.   Adrienne Banks - Swapped Council Job for Dog Listening Adrienne had been a policy offer at her local council for a number of years when she decided to take voluntary redundancy and follow a dream of becoming a dog listener. Through volunteering with a local kennel and cattery, she was introduced to a behaviour technique developed by Jan Fennell, the International Dog Listener. She studied on Jan’s courses for her and her dog Billy’s benefit, and enjoyed them so much she decided she wanted to set up a business helping other dog’s and their owners! Adrienne has been in business since 2011 working with owners who want to understand their pets and ensure they’re happy and relaxed!   Tricia Wellings - Swapped art for Pet Portraiture Tricia, a Sussex based artist decided to move into pet portraiture 4 years ago when she was asked to create a portrait of a dog in charcoal. The commissions rolled in from there. Having worked as an artist for many years, it was the inspiration and subject matter that truly reflected her personality, and meant she could work with animals (and especially dogs!) day in, day out. And of course, as an animal lover, Tricia has her own dog, Lola, who she rescued from certain death in Romania. Tricia says “Lola is the most loyal studio companion I could ever wish for.  She happily greets dogs who visit for photo shoots, and is a shining example of the innate “goodness” of dogs, and their devotion to us.”   Heather Redmon - Swapped Music PR for Dog Walking Inspired by a walk with her Springer Spaniel Murphy one Christmas, Heather decided to take a big leap of faith. She quit her successful career in the music industry working with some of pops biggest names to start her dog walking business. Now, she gets to hang out with Murphy and other dogs in London parks, walking, feeding and training. Heather said in an interview with her local paper: “I started to meet other dog owners and professional dog walkers and sitters in Richmond Park and neighbouring areas, and I started to realise I absolutely loved those times. I looked into it and saw there was an opportunity to try a new business.”   So, have you been inspired to find a way to make your love of dogs pay? Will you be swapping your career for canines? Let us know in the comments. And, if you can’t quit your job for working with dogs, why not encourage your boss to let you bring your dog to work with you and take a leaf out of this Boston based business’s book.   SOURCES: Ex-Lancashire Council worker takes ‘dog listener’ job – BBC Story  Tricia Wellings – is a friend, she’s given me permission to share her story:  Daily Record News    Contributor – Jen Smith Social Media  

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Do you ever dream of quitting your job and spending your days in the company of dogs? If so, you’re not alone! It’s the dream of many a dog lover to spend more time with their canine companions – but often it remains just that, a dream.

 

So how can you turn it from romantic dream to beautiful reality? Well, today we meet the people who swapped their jobs to get paid to be with pooches, to find out how.

 

Adrienne Banks - Swapped Council Job for Dog Listening

Adrienne had been a policy offer at her local council for a number of years when she decided to take voluntary redundancy and follow a dream of becoming a dog listener. Through volunteering with a local kennel and cattery, she was introduced to a behaviour technique developed by Jan Fennell, the International Dog Listener. She studied on Jan’s courses for her and her dog Billy’s benefit, and enjoyed them so much she decided she wanted to set up a business helping other dog’s and their owners!

Adrienne Banks

Adrienne has been in business since 2011 working with owners who want to understand their pets and ensure they’re happy and relaxed!

 

Tricia Wellings - Swapped art for Pet Portraiture

Tricia, a Sussex based artist decided to move into pet portraiture 4 years ago when she was asked to create a portrait of a dog in charcoal. The commissions rolled in from there. Having worked as an artist for many years, it was the inspiration and subject matter that truly reflected her personality, and meant she could work with animals (and especially dogs!) day in, day out.

Tricia Wellings and Lola

And of course, as an animal lover, Tricia has her own dog, Lola, who she rescued from certain death in Romania. Tricia says “Lola is the most loyal studio companion I could ever wish for.  She happily greets dogs who visit for photo shoots, and is a shining example of the innate “goodness” of dogs, and their devotion to us.”

 

Heather Redmon - Swapped Music PR for Dog Walking

Inspired by a walk with her Springer Spaniel Murphy one Christmas, Heather decided to take a big leap of faith. She quit her successful career in the music industry working with some of pops biggest names to start her dog walking business. Now, she gets to hang out with Murphy and other dogs in London parks, walking, feeding and training. Heather said in an interview with her local paper: “I started to meet other dog owners and professional dog walkers and sitters in Richmond Park and neighbouring areas, and I started to realise I absolutely loved those times. I looked into it and saw there was an opportunity to try a new business.”

 

So, have you been inspired to find a way to make your love of dogs pay? Will you be swapping your career for canines? Let us know in the comments.

And, if you can’t quit your job for working with dogs, why not encourage your boss to let you bring your dog to work with you and take a leaf out of this Boston based business’s book.

 

SOURCES:

Ex-Lancashire Council worker takes ‘dog listener’ job – BBC Story 

Tricia Wellings – is a friend, she’s given me permission to share her story:  Daily Record News 

 

Contributor – Jen Smith Social Media

Jen Smith Social Media

 

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5 Heartwarming Stories That Prove Dog Is Man’s Best Friend http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/scoops/dog-is-mans-best-friend/ http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/scoops/dog-is-mans-best-friend/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:20:46 +0000 http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/?p=6450 A good read from Mashable.com – by Elisha Hartwig   We’ve all heard the phrase: Dog is man’s best friend. But just how far will your furry friends go to show how much they care? We have rounded up some of the most tear-jerking stories of loyalty and friendship, as dogs around the world go above and beyond to demonstrate their love for their human companions.   1. Lost Dog Saves a Life Image courtesy of Tampa Bay Times Yolanda Sevogia’s neighbor, Stacey Savige, knocked on her door one morning asking if she could keep an eye on a lost terrier she found roaming around the local elementary school. Yolanda agreed to watch the dog, but told Stacey it would only be for the day. The two women took photos of the dog and printed off 4,000 FOUND fliers, stuffed them in mailboxes and also placed an ad on Craigslist. In the meantime, Yolanda went to the dollar store and bought some pet supplies, warning her two sons not to fall in love with the dog. At the time Yolanda’s son Azaiah was 10 years old, and Christian was 21 years old. Christian has Down syndrome and an assortment of other ailments, and had recently undergone heart and kidney surgeries. Four days later Yolanda was still looking after the dog, who they had started to call RaeLee (pronounced Riley). When she arrived home from work, the dog flung himself against the screen door and barked madly at her. As soon as she opened the door, RaeLee sprinted into the boys’ room where Yolanda found Christian in the middle of a violent seizure. RaeLee ran over to Christian, but as soon as Yolanda bent over to help him the dog went silent. “If he hadn’t come to get me, the neurologist said Christian would have choked on his own blood and died,” Yolanda reported to the Tampa Bay Times. At this point, no one had called to claim the dog so Yolanda decided to keep him. The next morning Stacey got a call; a man named Randy recognized his lost dog and called the number on the flier. Stacey started crying, and told him, “That dog saved my friend’s son.” Randy drove to Yolanda’s house to pick up his dog, and saw Azaiah crying on the porch and Christian in the window. After a few moments Randy said, “Maybe Odie was supposed to find you, maybe you should keep him.”   2. Dog Mourns at Casket of Navy SEAL Image via Lisa Pembleton/Getty Images This photo yanked at the heart-strings of millions of Americans in August 2011, as images of a grieving labrador retriever graced the pages of newspapers across the country. At the funeral of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, attendees could see his faithful companion Hawkeye lying by the casket. In front of 1,500 mourners at the beginning of the service, Hawkeye ambled up to the front of the room and laid down next to his master — showing his loyalty until the end.   3. US Marine Surprises His Beagle Dog   When this marine returned from deployment, he came home to one of the most excited dogs we’ve ever seen. Check out this adorable video to see just how happy Buddy was to see his daddy.   4. Dog Stays by His Master’s Grave For Six Years     The bond between dog and master goes beyond the grave, as evidenced by Capitán’s unyielding loyalty to his master Miguel Guzmán, from Argentina. Capitán went missing for a few days, but he was eventually found lying in the cemetery next to Guzmán’s resting place. The remarkable part about this story is that Miguel died in a hospital, and his body was taken to a funeral home far away from where he lived. Capitán had never been to the cemetery before. The first time the funeral director saw Capitán, he arrived at the cemetery alone. The dog did a few laps through the tombstones before finding his master’s grave — all on his own. Capitán continues to visit his old master every single day, at 6:00 p.m., like clockwork. If this isn’t a display of true dedication, we don’t know what is. For another extraordinary story, check out this Italian dog Ciccio who continued to go to his owner’s church, even after he passed away.   5. Adopted Dog Saves Infant Child     This adopted dog proved his worth, and then some. One night Duke woke up his owners by shaking uncontrollably on their bed, trying to get their attention. Their nine-week-old infant Hazel wasn’t breathing in the other room, and without his intervention they never would have noticed. Image courtesy of istockphoto, zeljkosantrac. Image courtesy of Santiago Berioli/Gentileza La Voz Del Interior Article written 12 March 2013 by Elisha Hartwig who is an Associate Editor at Mashable’s New York City headquarters where she researches and writes branded content, and manages the social book club MashableReads.

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A good read from Mashable.com – by Elisha Hartwig

 

 

1. Lost Dog Saves a Life

Image courtesy of Tampa Bay Times

Yolanda Sevogia’s neighbor, Stacey Savige, knocked on her door one morning asking if she could keep an eye on a lost terrier she found roaming around the local elementary school. Yolanda agreed to watch the dog, but told Stacey it would only be for the day. The two women took photos of the dog and printed off 4,000 FOUND fliers, stuffed them in mailboxes and also placed an ad on Craigslist.

In the meantime, Yolanda went to the dollar store and bought some pet supplies, warning her two sons not to fall in love with the dog. At the time Yolanda’s son Azaiah was 10 years old, and Christian was 21 years old. Christian has Down syndrome and an assortment of other ailments, and had recently undergone heart and kidney surgeries.

Four days later Yolanda was still looking after the dog, who they had started to call RaeLee (pronounced Riley). When she arrived home from work, the dog flung himself against the screen door and barked madly at her. As soon as she opened the door, RaeLee sprinted into the boys’ room where Yolanda found Christian in the middle of a violent seizure. RaeLee ran over to Christian, but as soon as Yolanda bent over to help him the dog went silent.

“If he hadn’t come to get me, the neurologist said Christian would have choked on his own blood and died,” Yolanda reported to the Tampa Bay Times. At this point, no one had called to claim the dog so Yolanda decided to keep him.

The next morning Stacey got a call; a man named Randy recognized his lost dog and called the number on the flier. Stacey started crying, and told him, “That dog saved my friend’s son.”

Randy drove to Yolanda’s house to pick up his dog, and saw Azaiah crying on the porch and Christian in the window. After a few moments Randy said, “Maybe Odie was supposed to find you, maybe you should keep him.”

 

2. Dog Mourns at Casket of Navy SEAL

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Image via Lisa Pembleton/Getty Images

This photo yanked at the heart-strings of millions of Americans in August 2011, as images of a grieving labrador retriever graced the pages of newspapers across the country. At the funeral of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, attendees could see his faithful companion Hawkeye lying by the casket. In front of 1,500 mourners at the beginning of the service, Hawkeye ambled up to the front of the room and laid down next to his master — showing his loyalty until the end.

 

3. US Marine Surprises His Beagle Dog

 

When this marine returned from deployment, he came home to one of the most excited dogs we’ve ever seen. Check out this adorable video to see just how happy Buddy was to see his daddy.

 

4. Dog Stays by His Master’s Grave For Six Years

 

 

The bond between dog and master goes beyond the grave, as evidenced by Capitán’s unyielding loyalty to his master Miguel Guzmán, from Argentina. Capitán went missing for a few days, but he was eventually found lying in the cemetery next to Guzmán’s resting place.

The remarkable part about this story is that Miguel died in a hospital, and his body was taken to a funeral home far away from where he lived. Capitán had never been to the cemetery before.

The first time the funeral director saw Capitán, he arrived at the cemetery alone. The dog did a few laps through the tombstones before finding his master’s grave — all on his own. Capitán continues to visit his old master every single day, at 6:00 p.m., like clockwork.

If this isn’t a display of true dedication, we don’t know what is.

For another extraordinary story, check out this Italian dog Ciccio who continued to go to his owner’s church, even after he passed away.

 

5. Adopted Dog Saves Infant Child

 

 

This adopted dog proved his worth, and then some. One night Duke woke up his owners by shaking uncontrollably on their bed, trying to get their attention. Their nine-week-old infant Hazel wasn’t breathing in the other room, and without his intervention they never would have noticed.

Image courtesy of istockphotozeljkosantrac.

Image courtesy of Santiago Berioli/Gentileza La Voz Del Interior

Article written 12 March 2013 by Elisha Hartwig who is an Associate Editor at Mashable’s New York City headquarters where she researches and writes branded content, and manages the social book club MashableReads.

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Signs You’re One of Those Owners http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/scoops/signs-youre-one-of-those-owners/ http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/scoops/signs-youre-one-of-those-owners/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:35:02 +0000 http://offtheleashdogcartoons.com/?p=6418   Are you one of those dog parents that just love your dog soooo much it hurts? Do friends and family tell you you’re obsessed with your pooch? If so, it’s likely you’re on of those dog owners. Want to be sure? Check out the 10 signs below:   You rush to get home to see your dog   …because no one greets you like they do.   2. You’re a sucker for the head tilt and puppy eyes   source: forgifs.com   …. JUST. CAN’T. RESIST.   3. You talk to your pooch with ‘the voice’(bonus points if they’ve a cringe-worthy nickname)   …you know the one. High pitched coocheycoos for your mr snugglebum.   4. You’re addicted to buying dog accessories, toys & supplies   source: forgifs.com   …. because, adorable.   5. You share more photos of your dog on social media than anything else   …say cheese!   6. Restaurant doggy bags are actually for your dog   source: forgifs.com …especially when you’ve ordered steak.   7. You sing to your dog, or add there name into song lyrics …and you don’t care who knows it.   8. You treat your dog better than you treat yourself   source: forgifs.com …and you don’t care who knows it.   9. You plan all your free time around your dog …. because there’s no one better to hang out with.   10. Your dog gets a more expensive hair cut than you do source: forgifs.com …. ‘because they’re worth it’.   11. You cradle your dog like a baby   source: forgifs.com …because they are your baby.   If you’re nodding along to any of these signs, then it’s pretty obvious you’re a total dog parent and people refer to you as one of those owners.   Contributor – Jen Smith Social Media     But, who cares! Only you know the magical bond between you and your dog. And what do they say? Love me, love my dog.

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Are you one of those dog parents that just love your dog soooo much it hurts? Do friends and family tell you you’re obsessed with your pooch? If so, it’s likely you’re on of those dog owners. Want to be sure? Check out the 10 signs below:

 

  1. You rush to get home to see your dog

 

…because no one greets you like they do.

 

2. Youre a sucker for the head tilt and puppy eyes

 
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source: forgifs.com

 

…. JUST. CAN’T. RESIST.

 

3. You talk to your pooch with the voice(bonus points if theyve a cringe-worthy nickname)

 
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…you know the one. High pitched coocheycoos for your mr snugglebum.

 

4. Youre addicted to buying dog accessories, toys & supplies

 
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source: forgifs.com

 

…. because, adorable.

 

5. You share more photos of your dog on social media than anything else

 

…say cheese!

 

6. Restaurant doggy bags are actually for your dog

 

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source: forgifs.com

…especially when you’ve ordered steak.

 

7. You sing to your dog, or add there name into song lyrics

…and you don’t care who knows it.

 

8. You treat your dog better than you treat yourself

 

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source: forgifs.com

…and you don’t care who knows it.

 

9. You plan all your free time around your dog

…. because there’s no one better to hang out with.

 

10. Your dog gets a more expensive hair cut than you do

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…. ‘because they’re worth it’.

 

11. You cradle your dog like a baby

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source: forgifs.com

…because they are your baby.

 

If you’re nodding along to any of these signs, then it’s pretty obvious you’re a total dog parent and people refer to you as one of those owners.

 

Contributor – Jen Smith Social Media

Jen Smith Social Media

 

 

But, who cares! Only you know the magical bond between you and your dog. And what do they say? Love me, love my dog.

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