Its A Dog’s Life 2019 Rewind: Susannah Charleson, Dr. Mark Goldstein, And Dr. Clive D. L. Wynne

Its A Dog’s Life 2019 Rewind: Susannah Charleson, Dr. Mark Goldstein, And Dr. Clive D. L. Wynne

Susannah Charleson

Where The Lost Dogs

Where the lost dogs go with Susannah Charleson. In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Susannah Charleson clipped a photo from the newspaper of an exhausted canine handler, face buried in the fur of his search-and-rescue dog. A dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, Susannah was so moved by the image that she decided to volunteer with a local canine team and soon discovered firsthand the long hours, nonexistent pay, and often heart-wrenching results they face. Once she qualified to train a dog of her own, she adopted Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever puppy who exhibited unique aptitudes as a working dog but who was less interested in the role of compliant house pet. The scent of the Missing is the story of Susannah and Puzzle’s adventures as they search for the missing a lost teen, an Alzheimer’s patient wandering in the cold, signs of the crew amid the debris of the space shuttle Columbia disaster and unravel the mystery of the bond between humans and dogs. A search dog with a gift for compassion, a stray dog with a gift for survival, a torn family who learned to make a difference, and the heartbreak healed by them all. When a K9 search specialist for missing persons turns to the work for lost pets, families are reunited, including her own.

Dr. Mark Goldstein

What Animals

What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity with Dr. Mark Goldstein. From the time Dr. Mark Goldstein was a little boy, even before he had his first dog, he was fascinated by creatures both domestic and wild. After graduating from veterinary school at Cornell University, he became a veterinarian in clinical practice, then director of zoos in Boston and Los Angeles, then head of a progressive humane society where he advocated for animal welfare. During his extraordinary 30-year career, Dr. Mark has accrued a lifetime of experiences working with all sorts of animals and the people who care for them. Dr. Mark’s life with animals taught him more than how to be a great doctor, it taught him how to live life. The stories in this book reflect those lessons; they will make you laugh and cry as they entertain and amaze you. Each real-life experience sheds light on the challenges and hard work of the talented individuals who work in the world of animal welfare. These are stories that illustrate the tremendous impact animals have on our daily lives—they are hallmarks of the sacred importance of the human-animal bond. On your journey through the exhilarating life of Dr. Mark, you’ll meet some of the finned, furred, and feathered animals who offered him invaluable insights—Harold the hamster, Sasha the Siberian tiger, St. Francis the German Shepherd, Ralph the buffalo, Gus the stallion, Frank the goldfish, and many more fascinating creatures! Mark Goldstein, DVM, has spent over 40 years caring, advocating, and fighting for the welfare of animals. The institutions he worked at are all recognized leaders in their respective fields and the variety of animals he worked with and his responsibilities were unique. He was a senior staff clinician in the medicine department at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. After being hired to head the Boston Zoos, he led a turnaround for the failing inner-city Franklin Park Zoo. “Dr. Mark” then moved west with his wife Kristine and their two daughters when he was appointed to lead the Los Angeles Zoo. He followed his heart to shine a light on the importance of the human-animal bond and took the helm at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA where he oversaw the design, development, and completion of the “San Diego Campus for Animal Care.” Many aspects of the campus, its programs and its unique partnership with the municipal animal care department have been copied numerous times both nationally and internationally. He has a BS in Animal Science and a DVM degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Clive D. L. Wynne

The Behavior Of Dogs

The behavior of dogs and their wild relatives with Dr. Clive D. L. Wynne, Behavioral Scientist. Clive is a behavioral scientist with a fascination for dogs and their wild relatives. As a psychology professor who directs the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe, he is also the Director of Research at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN, and the author of Dog Is Love. Clive was born and raised on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. He studied at University College London and got his Ph.D. at Edinburgh University before setting off on his travels. After time at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Duke University, Universität Konstanz, the University of Western Australia and the University of Florida, Clive came to Arizona State University in 2013. Over the years he has studied the behavior of many species – ranging from pigeons to dunnarts (a small mouse-like marsupial). But some years ago Clive found a way to meld his childhood love of dogs with his professional training and now study and teach the behavior of dogs and their wild relatives.