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Kay Stout
Career Coach and Director of Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter in Vinita, Oklahoma
Interests: Hobbies: sports fan, avid reader, pianist, accordionist
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If you have an accountant in your family – or you are the numbers person for your family – this blog should be right up your alley. Thanks to good data bases and the people who’ve input the information, here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Kay Stout
The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter opened in late April of 2015. The mission was to save hundreds of dogs and cats in northeastern Oklahoma. And, we’re doing it!!!! In the total picture of animal rescue for this area, other rescues/shelters... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book on the power of The Tipping Point. Here’s a quote from the book: The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book on the power of The Tipping Point. Here’s a quote from the book: The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Equity Investors are willing to take a calculated risk for a percentage of company profit when the company sells or expands and sells. A good return would be 2 to 4 times the initial investment over a designated period of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Kay Stout
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There’s an advantage - - a big advantage - - to adopting a senior dog or cat. Too often they’re overlooked when, in reality, they would be the perfect pet for your lifestyle. First – true confession. I’m no longer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Kay Stout
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There are days (lots of them) when most of us in rescue prefer pets to people. It’s easy to understand - - for us. An example follows. The Animal Control Officer received a call about an injured dog. The dog... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Thankfully there are angels amongst us - especially in the world of rescue. This isn’t a complete list, but it gives a glimpse into the hearts of those who understand - - step up and make a difference. Vicki &... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Like many people in the world of animal rescue, I follow several facebook pages/groups including a few “closed groups”. This past week, we’ve all been deluged with situations that question our sanity, makes us realize why we never give up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Kay Stout
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The Dog Days of Summer are miserable. Yes - - it’s hot; No – there’s no wind; Yes - - there’s no rain in sight; No – we can’t change it. The really awful Dog Days of Summer isn’t any... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Someone came up to me after a meeting and said they couldn’t do what we do – rescue animals – because they would want to keep all of them. Most of us develop a coping skill so we do not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Kay Stout
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As the temperature climbs from now through August, we will experience the dog days of summer - - and - - for our furry friends - - they will try to survive the heat. It is critical to remember –... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Kay Stout
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The 4th of July - - a day to celebrate what it means to live in America. For those who’ve served our country or lived in a third-world country - - it has a special meaning. There will be picnics,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Kay Stout
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I have trouble wrapping my arms around the fact that the world "Collaboration" seems to be a foreign concept for many people. In rescue, I sometimes think it is not a part of of our vocabulary. More than 350 rescue/shelter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Kay Stout
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It was a special moment Thursday when inmates at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center presented graduation caps to their canine cell mates, marking the successful trial run of a pilot dog training program that socializes abandoned animals for adoption. The program... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Kay Stout
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It’s been a rewarding week - - a week to look back, reflect and realize we are making a difference. And, best of all, it’s the week Xavier went to his forever home. He’d been with us a long, long... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Kay Stout
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This past week, it was clearly brought home to all of us at -- why we rescue. Irresponsible people had dumped dogs on an elderly man’s land. Many of them were females and he suddenly found himself completely overwhelmed with... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Kay Stout
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The last two weeks have been a complete blur. Thursday, the 5th, was an example. The phones were ringing off the hook, our kennel technicians were working on getting the van ready to leave for Denver that evening, volunteers were... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Thanks to a grant from ASPCA-Subaru - - 125 dogs found new homes in Colorado. And, yes, saving lives frequently comes down to “Show Me the Money”. Gasoline is not free, nor are meals for the drivers, and food for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Kay Stout
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By now, anyone who’s around me for very long knows I’m passionate about prison dog training programs. I saw the magic - - yes magic - - that can happen while at another organization. Sarge, the snippy, growly Schnauzer that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Kay Stout
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I remember reading “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. I had no idea how many times, in my life, I would come to a fork-in-the-road. Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter has come to a few forks in the road as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Kay Stout
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Oklahomans set the standard for rescue following the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. The rescue efforts truly showed Oklahomans at their finest and proved what can happen when everyone comes together for a common goal –... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Kay Stout
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On Thursday PAAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center (NOCC). This is a program that I believe in because I’ve seen the results. While at another rescue, I had the opportunity to work with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Kay Stout
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The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter opened in late April of 2015. At that time the goal was to find new homes in northeastern Oklahoma for the dogs and cats who would come through our doors. Six weeks later we realized... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Kay Stout
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is our picture – 342 dogs/cats saved since we opened in late April of 2015 – each X represents an animal who needed a home – and we helped them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at Kay Stout