MEET THE PET SAFETY CRUSADER
Pet Safety Crusader™ Denise Fleck was raised by a Great Dane and has spent her life loving animals. As dog mom to a dozen and cat mom to once, she has written hundreds of articles for pet publications and is the proud recipient of four Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers’ Association including “Best Children’s Book” and two Muse Awards from the Cat Writers Association in addition to special awards in various categories.
A former studio publicist, Fleck followed her heart by ‘going to the dogs, cats, rabbits and other species,’ and after extensive training and practice, developed her own Pet First-Aid & CPR curriculum as well as a five-month long animal-care course for high school students. She has personally instructed more than 31,000 pet parents, professional pet sitters, obedience trainers, groomers and day care providers, and has reached millions more through her television appearances, including CBS –TV’s The Doctors, Animal Planet and CNN. Denise also has the honor of teaching in the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Kirstie Alley, several Playboy Playmates and other celebrities and also teaches online and via LIVE Teleconference across the globe.
She has authored more than a dozen books and created a line of pet first-aid kits and instructional posters. Denise is the President of (senior dogs) and on the board of the Emma Zen Foundation (pet oxygen masks). She has twice been a finalist as Pet Industry’s Woman of the Year, the Past President of the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter and is the recipient of the Burbank Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year Award for drafting the city’s animal emergency plan. Learn more at
Start Off on the Right Paw: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover II
Mary-Alice’s best friend Claire decides to adopt a ‘sister’ for her Pit Bull Rex, so the girls pay a visit to the local animal shelter. There they meet Bonsai, a Japanese Akita, very much in need of a forever home. For 6 long months, people have passed her by misjudging her to be too old, too big or too something. With the help of Claire’s mom, the girls give this loving dog a chance but must first Start Off on the Right Paw, properly introducing Bonsai to Rex and M.A.’s best friend, Mr. Rico. Along the way the girls understand the need for pet safety and excitedly await their chance to volunteer and help other animals in need.
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Mary-Alice and her friends like pretty clothes and hanging with the in-crowd, but when she requests a puppy for her birthday, her parents decide the fluffy one with the pink bow in the pet store may not be the best choice. Instead Mary-Alice ends up at the local Animal Shelter where she not only saves the life of a loving older dog, but learns that once you look beyond the plain cover of things, you can be treated to the true joys that lie underneath! Looking beyond the cover is truly canine in that dogs do not judge others based on their income, beauty or status. They live in the moment rejoicing in every kindness they are shown. Humans, young and not-so-young, can learn pawmazing lessons from our four-legged friends and when they Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.
The Autumn & Winter of Your Pet: Make Those Senior Years Golden
2016 Best Book Awards Finalist
The Autumn & Winter of Your Pet takes you on YOUR pet’s journey of maturing and growing older through the eyes of your older best friend. As you read, the voice you hear can be that of your brown dog, calico cat, fluffy Bichon, champion Setter or retired service dog – you choose. Maybe it’s your one-eyed, three-legged rescued Ragdoll or the Golden retriever of your dreams who has slowed down yet remains loyally by your side. You decide as the seasons of your canine or feline’s life unfold on the pages before you and reveal how you can enjoy them to the fullest…together. Things you can’t change (genes and years gone by) and those that you can (exercise, nutrition and veterinary assistance) are explained as well as ways to improve your pet’s quality of life. The heart of it all though are the things you and your fur kid do together, creating memories that will last beyond their lifetime. End-of-life decisions and loving again make this a heart-warming and informative book for everyone who wants those later years in their furry family member’s life to be the best they can be. Award-winning author Denise Fleck, known for her bringing Pet CPR to national television, has personally taught more than 10,000 pet lovers animal life-saving skills and has a soft-spot for helping seniors live longer, happier, healthier lives. She has shared her life with eleven senior dogs and one senior cat and through this book, hopes to make sure your senior pet’s paw prints forever remain on your heart.
CAT FIRST-AID & CPCR CERTIFICATE COURSE (Close Captioned)
Cats are NOT small dogs! The fabulous feline is a uniquely different species, and although many first aid techniques are similar to ones used on canine friends, this webinar addresses cats specifically. Denise Fleck (The Pet Safety Crusader) will take you on a 3-1/2 to 4-hour self-guided journey, with close captioning, into CAT FIRST-AID & CPCR. She will share with you what signs accompany various illness and injury, and the basic steps you need to take at the time of crisis to minimize complications and pain until you can reach veterinary care.
“Denise is simply the best in her field! The education and service that manifests itself through Denise & Sunny-Dog Ink is invaluable to anyone that loves and/or owns a dog!”Tony Riccio - Glendale, CA
“I absolutely love your teaching method. Seeing your videos made learning very enjoyable, and knowing you had appeared on Animal Planet made me excited to tell everyone who my CPR (and much more) teacher was! Thank you so much for taking the time to teach all of us.”Sierrah Cash - Pt. Hueneme, CA
“Ms. Fleck!!! I miss your class so much already…it will forever be my favorite! You made it fun to learn everything from animals I like (dogs and cats) to animals that I didn’t like as much (horses and birds). I wasn’t bored once and I actually learned to like the animals that I didn’t like before your class. Thank you so much for being such an amazing teacher!”Connor Rodriguez - Burbank, CA