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Positively Expert: Tim Link

Tim Link is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Animal Writes" on Pet Life Radio. He is an internationally recognized animal expert, communicator, and consultant. As part of his passion for helping animals , Tim has also mastered Reiki - an ancient art of energy healing - which he uses on animals.


Yes, Your Dog Needs a Microchip

Posted on: May 9, 2016 - No Comments

Each of my lost animal cases is unique as far as the type of animal, location, breed and the reason they went missing. I’m a big proponent of supplying your dogs with as much identification as possible just in case they go missing. However, many of my clients don’t provide any form of identification for their dogs.

How About a Little Love for Our Pet Sitters?

Posted on: March 6, 2016 - No Comments

Professional Pet Sitters Week is coming up! I’ll have the honor of being the keynote speaker at this year’s National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) Education and Networking Forum and Annual Conference. I know this will be a great conference with all the dedicated pet sitters attending and learning more about ways to better Read More

Fun & Practical Alternatives to Giving Someone a Puppy for Christmas

Posted on: December 7, 2015 - No Comments

Is surprising a friend or family member with a puppy or dog really a good idea? Here are some alternative suggestions to ensure that you don't end up sticking them with a commitment they aren't ready for.

The World’s Most Expensive Doggy Stairs

Posted on: April 20, 2015 - 1 Comment

How did a set of $25 doggy stairs end up costing me $500? With puppies, mishaps are always possible (if not probable)!

Adopting a Rescue Rabbit

Posted on: February 6, 2015 - 2 Comments

I have had the joy and pleasure of adopting many rabbits over the years, including one that was released at a local school yard because someone didn’t want to care for her anymore. They are wonderful furry companions, but they are a full-time commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

What NOT To Do When Your Dog Is Lost

Posted on: November 17, 2014 - 8 Comments

In a previous article on this site, I listed things to do when your dog is lost. Implementing each of the steps on the list will increase your chances in being reunited with your lost dog. However, there are also things that you shouldn’t do when searching for your lost dog.

Are Pets a Luxury Item?

Posted on: October 14, 2014 - 1 Comment

Here in the United States, the number of cats and other domestic animals per household continues to grow. So does the number of food options for domestic animals. Premium and so-called holistic foods are showing some of the biggest increases in sales compared to more basic brands.

12 Helpful Tips for Finding Your Lost Dog

Posted on: September 8, 2014 - 2 Comments

As part of my animal consulting business, I have worked with people around the world who have missing animals. For over a decade, I have had a great deal of success in reuniting animals with their families. While no one can guarantee that a lost dog will be reunited with their family, implementing these steps Read More

DeKalb County (GA) Police Officer Resigns: Shoots Family Dog

Posted on: August 8, 2014 - 1 Comment

It seems like there have been a lot of stories lately where an officer of the law, likely in fear for their personal safety, opens fire and shoots a family’s dog. Sometimes it’s been because the dog has attacked a family member or a neighbor. In other cases it’s because the dog shows aggression towards Read More

How Reiki Energy Can Help Dogs in Many Different Ways

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - 2 Comments

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) energy healing is a gentle, painless, yet powerful modality that works on animals and humans alike. I use Reiki on many of my canine clients and have always seen wonderful results. Reiki can be used in conjunction with all other holistic medical or therapeutic techniques as well as with traditional medical treatments Read More

Are Black-Coated Dogs Harder to Adopt?

Posted on: April 17, 2014 - 2 Comments

There have been some studies out lately that have come to the conclusion that the color of a dog’s coat doesn’t matter to people who are looking for a dog to adopt. They state that the old theory that black-coated dogs are more difficult to adopt than lighter color dogs is not true. The ASPCA Read More

Breed-Specific Rescues

Posted on: March 18, 2014 - 1 Comment

I’ve been a big proponent of animal rescue organizations for more years than I can remember. Like many, my involvement started off with my financial assistance and donating items that were on the rescue organizations’ wish list. Then, my wife and I decided to get more involved by volunteering our time. This included spending time Read More

What is Animal Communication?

Posted on: January 6, 2014 - 10 Comments

If you’ve not ever worked with an animal communicator you may be asking, what exactly is animal communication? The broad definition of animal communication is the ability to communicate telepathically with animals of all types. It is sometimes referred to as interspecies communication. Telepathy is the acquiring of information from another living thing (animals, people, Read More