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Each year, Sam Simon (the co-creator of The Simpsons holds a Halloween party for dogs.
That’s cute & all, but there’s more to Sam Simon’s story that will really touch your heart…
The Sam Simon Foundation gives stray & abandoned dogs a new lease on life.
They rescue dogs and then train them to be service dogs, rather than being euthanized.
The Foundation also offers spay and neuter services for free via the Foundation’s state-of-the-art surgery machine on wheels.
One interesting thing to note:
The Sam Simon Foundation does not accept donations. He foots the entire bill himself!
Here’s the story from CBS’s 60 Minutes: Sam Simon, The Dog Nut.
Here’s another recent video: Sam Simon Is Donating His Entire Fortune To Animals And Children
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!