WHY do good things happen to good people? Read all about it here!

It’s Good to be Good: Health and the Generous Heart, Stephen T. Cummings
http://bit.ly/291wh3j

Adopt/Foster one saves two! One comes home safe and a safe space opens to save another.
Your Talent + Some Time = Lifesaver! What can you do, who do you know who can join you and save lives too?
Click here to find out! Be A Lifesaver (PDF)

10 New Ways to Exercise With Your Pet
http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/fun-ways-lose-weight-your-pet

Bringing Dogs to Heal: How Dogs Help Veterans Cope with PTSD
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2030897,00.html

Dog Walking Parks Near You
http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/dog-parks

Dog Walking May Lead to Big Health Benefits, Jennifer Davis
http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/health-benefits-dog-walking063.php

Dog Walking Program (Why to start one) ASPCA, Companion Animal Services
http://www.petfinder.com/for-shelters/start-dog-walking-program.html

Don’t Underestimate Impact of a Pet on Health, Well Being
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/02/dont-underestimate-impact-of-a-pet-on-health-well/

Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Healthy Diet and Exercise Protect Your Health, Pam Stephan, About.com Guide
http://breastcancer.about.com/od/riskfactorsindetail/a/exercise_bc.htm

How dogs help veterans cope with PTSD
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,671301612001_2030797,00.html

In Case of Fire … Don’t Forget the Dog!, Patti Lawson
http://thedogdiet.com/news_fire.html

Living on Dog Time, Patti Lawson
https://thedogdiet.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/living-on-dog-time/

Move More: Physical Activity The Underrated Wonder Drug (pdf)
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Documents/AboutUs/Newsroom/Physicalactivityreport.pdf

Mirthful videos to see and share with your family and friends: Ashleigh and Pudsey Win Britian’s Got Talent! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiL1M9ca69I

Most Adults with Arthritis Don’t Walk Enough
Despite the proven benefits for arthritis, many have a hard time getting started.
http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/not-walking-with-arthritis-269.php

Paws That Refresh: Pit Bull Dogs help Breast Cancer Patient Cope with Disease and Treatment
http://www.adopt-foster-volunteer.com/paws-that-refresh

Start Walking Now: Walking Associated With Lower Stroke Risk in Women
http://www.wellnessjunction.com/athome/womens_health/walking.htm

The 25 Best Cities for Walking: These US towns made our top 25 cities for walkers list.
Find out why here http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/best-us-cities-walkers

The Dog Diet A Memoir What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking Stress
and Getting A New Leash On Life

http://www.adopt-foster-volunteer.com/the-dog-diet

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Guide to Physical Activity:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/phy_act.htm

Vets with PTSD train dogs to help comrades
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/08/AR2010110803376.html

Truth about Fostering
http://luckydogrescueblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/truth-about-fostering.html

Walking Associated with Lower Stroke Risk in Women: Women who walked two or more hours a week or who usually walked at a brisk pace (3 miles per hour or faster) had a significantly lower risk of stroke than women who didn’t walk, according to a large, long-term study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association http://walking.about.com/od/healthbenefits/Benefits_of_Walking_How_Walking_Reduces_Health_Risks.htm

Walking Associations and Activity Listing
http://www.fatiguebegone.com/walking_clubs.htm

Volunteer Building & Retention Resources

Adopt * Foster & Volunteer Facebook
Opportunities, inspirations, information and comraderie with others who are “in the trenches” rescuing dogs and cats in need because “In the perfect world, every home would have dogs and cats and every dog and every cat would have a home.”
http://www.facebook.com/adoptfostervolunteer

Baby Boomer Volunteers
http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/senior-corps/baby-boomer-volunteers

Feral Cat House Building Instructions:
1. http://www.ehow.com/video_4908663_build-cat-shelter.html
2. http://www.alleycat.org/document.doc?id=36
3. http://www.daneferals.org/info/file?file=12761.pdf

It’s Good to be Good: Health and the Generous Heart, Stephen T. Cummings
http://www.stonybrook.edu/bioethics/It%27s%20Good%20to%20be%20Good%20-Health%20and%20the%20Generous%20Heart%20%282009%29.pdf

Generational Differences in the Workplace
http://rtc.umn.edu/docs/2_18_Gen_diff_workplace.pdf

Please Don’t Breed Annie
http://www.flatheadspayneuter.org/images/dont_breed_annie.pdf

Volunteering in the United States – 2011 From the Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf

Volunteering in America – Volunteer Retention Rates – States
http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/rankings/States/Volunteer-Retention-Rates/2010

Why Helping Others Makes Us Happy
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2012/04/04/why-helping-others-makes-us-happy