The Coyote – A Pet`s Best Friend!
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The Coyote – A Pet’s Best Friend!
Smiles widen, all eyes turn to see the lucky shelter dog or cat who’s about to have their moment in the spotlight.
The warm welcomes from Rounder, KC and The Rev put the animal more at ease as it enters the unfamiliar room full of
people. The studio lights go up so the web camera can get a good shot of the Radio Pet-of-the-Week for folks to view
online. Once inside, the animal is let loose from its leash or carrier to explore every nook and cranny at will. A favorite
nook for the dogs is usually found pretty quickly, under KC’s side of the table – a big bag of aromatic treats! The cats
often find the soundboard to be a more fascinating (and potentially disruptive) thing, and warm to lie on too!
Nearly every Thursday morning just after 8:00 for the past 3 years, this happy scene has taken place during the KC and The Roundman Show in The Coyote radio station studio on the square in Camdenton. Each pet brings his or her own adventure! 107.9 isn’t
called “the station that has more fun” for nothing! On their website, 1079thecoyote.com, you can find a long picture list of most of
the animals that they have featured on the air. Coyote Nation is huge; the station has a faithful following in Fort Leonard Wood,
Waynesville, Rolla, as far north as Versailles and all of the Lake of the Ozarks area! Many lucky pets have been adopted as a result
of this wonderful donation of promotion by 107.9 The Coyote!
The Caldwells, who own The Coyote, initiated contact with Dogwood nearly five years ago from their station in Lebanon, offering to
post photos of our adoptable pets on their website. Three years ago, in a search for new ways to promote shelter pets for adoption, I
approached KC and Rounder for a regular spot on their show, hoping for a reduced rate for the advertising. The two men exchanged
an amused look, and then Rounder said, “If you will bring the animals to the studio each week, we’ll do the spot for free.” And so,
the pets were on!
Turns out, they’re real “animal people” – you know the kind; adventurous (translated to mean “enjoying a little chaos”), fun loving,
considered a bit crazy by some, and with an easy smile for everybody, especially furry-bodies! When I asked about their own favorite pets, the long list of names was recalled without effort, each pet’s name bringing distinct memories. Rounder recalled a story
about one of his first pets as a child. There were elements of deceit and treachery in this story that cannot be repeated, but suffice it
to say that a dog that desperately needed help was saved.
To them, as with many of us, it comes naturally - Their hearts go
out to disadvantaged animals. The thing is when they believe in
something, they put their resources to work for it. Rounder says
their business philosophy is to do the right thing first, then find a
way to support it through sponsorships. They ‘re community
minded business people who believe in helping where they can.
Dog party! Seven dogs, one
bag of treats! Roundman
was swamped with dogs!
KC was an
as well as a
the air! Now
We’re very grateful to the nice folks at 107.9 The Coyote!
They help find wonderful homes for many of our pets, and
help promote our main source of income,
Dogwood Thrift Shop.
They say that Dogwood originally got their attention because of its no-kill policy. They’ve seen other shelters throughout
the midwest, and claim Dogwood is the nicest facility of its kind that they’ve seen. They worry about the dehumanizing
effects of environments where workers must routinely euthanize those that depend on them.
These are folks who believe in the power of happiness, and actively avoid bogging down in the sad stuff of the world–
you know that just by listening to their show! They routinely fill their studio with guests – the more the merrier! They
banter and jest, report off-beat funny news, play crazy games and loud music, and just generally have a good time with
their guests and listeners! Dogwood’s no-kill policy was a natural attraction for them because it’s a happy place where
pets and people can relax and connect. Happiness opens up so many possibilities!
A new perspective to consider as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches;
Please have Martha Stewart include this tip in her magazine:
“Next Thanksgiving, when you’re enjoying your turkey, why not serve your cat his own roasted
quail, delicately stuffed with pan-seared jumbo Panamanian shrimp and surrounded by rosettes
of foie gras nestled on little cups of catnip leaves, fresh-picked from the cold-frame herb
garden I told you how to build last month.
Your cat so richly deserves it!”
(adapted from “Pet’s Letters to God” by Mark Bricklin)
Linda Addotta and gang at Osage Beach Culvers for hosting a fun and successful fundraising “PUP-cake breakfast” in honor
of National Homeless Pet Day.
Petco for the $700 grant to help with spay and neuter costs, and for providing space for adoptable cats.
Sonja Howard for transporting and caring for our cats at Petco.
Maurices clothing store for donations and special Rescues and Runways fashion
show, which featured several of Dogwood’s adoptable dogs.
Canine Coaches and other volunteers for
Culver’s PUP-cake Breakfast;
making our residents feel loved!
Linda Addotto & her fun crew,
Thrift shop volunteers for their dedication to
our great Dogwood volunteers,
raising funds for the shelter
& girl scouts, from Troop #10235
made guests happy and raised
Entire month of October; National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month . Special low adoption rate for dogs and puppies that have
been eligible for adoption for longer than 30 days. (see messages from shelter dogs below)
Dog Obedience classes; sessions resume early 2011, TBA
Open House/Fall Festival; Oct. 23, 10am-3pm, a family/pet event opening with dedication of our new walking trail in memory
of Dennis and Jane Wright’s pet, Ozzie, followed by doggie costume contests, puppy kissing booth, bar-b-que, photos, games
Pajama Breakfast at On The Rise Bakery & Bistro; Sunday, December 12th. (see www.daslakeoftheozarks.com for details)
theanimalrescuesite.com is holding another contest. Simply voting online every day for Dogwood (no purchase necessary, no
strings attached) could win $10,000 to help the homeless pets we serve! Find the link on our website’s home page.
BINGO games help homeless pets ! Located in Dogwood’s smoke-free community room every Wed. afternoon at 12:45!
Hey Everybody! It’s me, Champ! I’m happy to announce that someone’s finally found me—after
6 whole years here at Dogwood! I’VE FINALLY
BEEN ADOPTED! I’m so grateful to Dogwood’s staff
and volunteers for all the treats, toys, walks and TLC—
and to YOU, for your donations and support so that
Dogwood could care for me all those years! I have a
lot of great canine friends back at the shelter. I hope my adoption gives
them new hope that there really is someone out there for every one of us!
A PLEA FROM THE KENNEL DOGS
My name is Brownie and I wanted a chance to clear some things up with you. You see, there are a
lot of kennel dogs who never get a fair shake at impressing visitors to the shelter. We all try very hard
to get your attention, but not speaking English is a hindrance to those efforts. So, the following are
examples of what you see and hear compared to what we are actually doing and saying:
When we jump up on our kennels you see a dog with no manners; we just want our bellies
rubbed and to know you see us.
When you hear loud barking you think we are mean or loud; we are just saying hello and don't
know what an "inside" voice is.
When you see a dog hiding in the back of their kennel you think it's been abused or is skittish;
actually we're giving up and keeping our feelings from getting hurt again.
When the kennel doors open you hear everyone barking at the same time; we are just crying out
"pick me, pick me!"
When you see a dog turning circles in a kennel, you think there is something seriously wrong
with that dog; what we are trying to tell you is we would love to go on a walk with you and get to
know you better.
Now that we've translated some typical misconceptions for you, we all hope to see you soon with
fresh eyes and a new perspective!
Remember, October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, when most of us can be adopted for $50;
spayed or neutered, current vaccinations and microchipped. It’s a great time to check us out!
Thanks for listening,
Brownie & the rest of my kennel-mates.
On The Rise Bakery & Bistro
Mike & Cheryl Castle and their
wonderful crew at the 2008 event!
On The Rise Bakery & Bistro
will again host the Pajama
Breakfast for Dogwood Animal
Shelter this coming December
12! This is one of
Dogwood’s best fundraisers
and a lot of fun!
Watch our website for details;
We recently received the following update on a recent adoption.
We thank the parents of Ashley for sending this touching letter...
“Enclosed (above, right) is a picture of Luke and our daughter. I am writing beAshley and Luke
cause I wanted to share the outcome of this adoption.
My daughter had been in a serious car wreck and lost a dear friend. Even though she was healing physically, emotionally she was
not. Through the school’s work program with Dogwood Animal Shelter, she met Luke. For weeks we heard about this 80 pound
Akita/Shephard mix she felt she had a connection with. We finally discussed it and my husband said, “you know, if we bring the
dog home maybe it will help her heal. If we don’t, we will never know—and if it doesn’t, oh well. We’ll have another dog. Luke
came home in April 2010. Ashley spent the next several months hiking the trails at Ha Ha Tonka Park with Luke at her side, painting at the
park with Luke at her side; just being together. Eventually, the light in Ashley’s eyes has come back. Luke made a difference. He
helped her heal. Luke will always have a place in our hearts for what he did, that we couldn’t seem to do.
A BIG THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for caring for Luke for the year he was at the shelter.
The Parents of Ashley
In memory of Bud Crosby, by
Jerry and Susan Hoffman
Ruth Verges Schubert
Janice and Walter Kosydor
In memory of Becky Puckett, by Rachel Arnold
In memory of Maggie, by Barbara Herfurth
In memory of Dr. Kenneth and Betse Derrington’s dog,
Hannah, by Judy Wingate
In memory of Sunnie, by Kay Phillips
In memory of Pookie, by Russell Schmidt
In honor of Russ and Jenny Schmidt from Marnie,
by Judith Bergman
In honor of Haley, by Heather Chaney
In honor of Mama Cat and all the neighbors at Makalu Estates,
by Jim and Michelle Brown
Just watching an animal closely can take you out
of your mind and bring you into
the present moment,
which is where the animal lives all the time–
surrendered to life.
That’s why the dog is so joyful,
and why the cat purrs.
Mitch Spence photographs
many of Dogwood’s dogs
and cats as a donation aimed
at helping promote them for
adoption. With patience,
talent and skill, she manages
to beautifully portray their
unique personalities. We’re
grateful to her!
Many of Mitch Spence’s
award winning works can be
seen by visiting
Or find her link on
Dogwood’s website at
Thanks to Dogwood’s supporters, eighty area
classrooms are receiving KINDnews this school
year; a humane education monthly newsletter
which is published by HSUS.
Kids and teachers love it!
We will continue collecting sponsorships
for the 2011-2012 school year.
Interested people should contact Beth Lewis at
573-374-5583 or [email protected]
Kids at the Macks Creek Library (right)
learned important lessons about caring
for pets at one of the
Summer Reading Program sessions
that Dogwood Animal Shelter
presented at last summer.
PURINA CAT CHOW
LIQUID HAND SOAP
CANNED DOG & CAT FOODS
ASST. SIZES LEASHES & COLLARS
LARGE METAL WATER BOWLS
JAY E.KIRKPAT RICK , D.V.M .
835 E Hwy 42
Osage Beach, MO 65065
DOG AND CAT TOYS
As always, monetary
donations are very
much needed and
Protect your pet with a personalized ID tag made
while you wait at Dogwood Animal Shelter.
Choice of shapes, colors and fonts,
engravable on both sides & only $8.00!
THERE’S SOMETHING NEW AT DOGWOOD
Memorial and honorarium tags are available
for a $25 memorial donation. They can be
engraved on both sides with your message and
placed on the memorial tree. Our "fur-ever" forest
will be an ever evolving project, so your pet’s
memory will remain always.
Board of Directors;
Dr. John Reinhold DVM,
Dr. Kenneth Derrington MD
Dr. Dale McElwee DDS
To provide care and shelter to
the homeless pets of our community, to reduce their numbers
through spay and neuter, to
promote humane treatment of
all animals, and to enhance the
Dogwood Animal Shelter
1075 Runabout Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Permit No. 20
Non for Profit
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
WE NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER.
Please take a moment to complete & mail this page along with your tax deductible
Dogwood Animal Shelter, 1075 Runabout Dr., Osage Beach, MO 65065
____$15 Individual ____$25 Family ____$50 Business ____$75 Caring
____$100 Supporting ____$250 Sustaining ____$500 Partnering
Dogwood Animal Shelter is open Monday-Saturday. 1075 Runabout Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065; 573-348-4411
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at the back entrance of the shelter. Call shelter for appt.
Dogwood Thrift Shop is open Monday-Saturday; 311 S. Business Hwy. 5, Camdenton, MO 65020; 573-346-7932
Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in the country.
Now we can help put an end to the suffering.
Remember to VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION B on November 2nd!
For more information visit www.yesonpropb.com
“The greatness of a nation
and its moral progress can
be judged by the way its
animals are treated.”