People in the Dog World Who Are Making A Real Difference
I have compiled a list of outstanding people in the pet care and animal welfare
community. They deserve our recognition and admiration for making a real contribution to dogs and those that love them. (In alphabetical order):
Places abandoned and abused American Pit Bull Terriers in responsible loving homes. Publishes an outstanding and educational newsletter called "Pit Stop". Educates the public
about the true nature of the APBT. (NJ)
Rescues some of the city's most desperate dogs and cats. Feeds, neuters and a provides
responsible loving homes for abandoned pets, and junkyard dogs. (NY)
Jillian Cline and Mike Martindale
Authors of three beautiful hardcover books about many of the wonderful American Pit
Bull Terriers the media never tells us about. (WA)
Locates lost pets and returns them to their owners. Keeps an extensive file on companion
animal-related matters, and news-worthy items of interest. (NY)
Sue Sternberg is an experienced dog trainer and behavioral consultant. Her background in
the Animal Control field has also given her a great deal of valuable information about both second-hand and mixed breed dogs. She offers a number of excellent seminars on a variety
of topics, including how to teach the inductive retrieve, how to evaluate the temperament of shelter dogs, how to access a dog's prey and play drives, how to handle an aggressive dog,
and how to determine a dog's breed mix (as well as activity level, fear of strangers, etc.). Sue directs a Doberman rescue club, places many dogs of various breeds and mixes in
responsible loving homes, and has established a small animal shelter with an an almost home-like environment to help ease an animal's transition from shelter to new home. She
also promotes humane education, and dog-friendly training methods.
"Two Paws Up!" GO TO:
- Sue Sternberg and Rondout Valley Kennels for their innovative Real-Life Room.
To adopt a dog from Roundout Valley Kennels, contact them at (914) 687-7619.