Standing up for Wolves!

Standing up for Wolves!

As some of you may know, Jessie is a Board Member for Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoption (NCWR&A), and one of her passions is helping people understand wolf behavior, which is completely contrary to the well-known myth and folklore surrounding these majestic creatures.

Meet Timber.  He’s a Wolf Ambassador for NCWR&A.  He is very shy, a typical wolf trait.  He is also very loyal, loving, playful and sweet.  In this particular photo, volunteers were working on the grounds of NCWR&A painting, filling in “wolf holes” (this den of Timbers was left alone) and doing much-needed work around the facility.  Timber was terrified of them and the noise they were creating by filling in “wolf” holes, painting, etc. so he retreated to his den where he felt safe and secure.  Jessie had been vigil on the outside of the den trying to coax him out, letting him know that he was safe.  He eventually made it out of his hole but as soon as he heard a loud noise, he was in that den faster than you could blink your eyes!

Wolves are afraid of humans and yet they are being senselessly slaughtered daily in so many states.  There are wolf aerial shootings allowed  in states such as Idaho and Alaska; there are wolf hunters out there killing them for their skins; they are used for target practice by being captured in traps left to bleed slowly to death all the while in utter agony.  All of this is going on with no protection in sight unless they can be placed BACK on the Endangered Species List…a list they should’ve never been taken off of to begin with!

Humans are the ones to be afraid of!  The pride, the arrogance, the ignorance…a perfect concoction creating, within the human race, maleficent, contemptible individuals.

If you’re a wolf-lover stumbling upon this post, check out  They are doing their absolute BEST at keeping the public up-to-date with anti-wolf laws, as well as, the senseless slaughtering that is currently taking place in so many states under the guise of “protecting” the [public] and their interests.

Please raise your voice and take a stand for the wolves!

Thank you!

Giving Something Back These Holidays

The Holidays are just around the corner!  It’s a great time of year to really reflect on what you can be thankful for from the smallest to the largest blessings that take place in our lives, on a daily basis.  It’s also a great time to help those who have fallen on very difficult times, and that is what we are trying to do this year.

From November 1 – December 21, 2012, we are implementing a special “Give Back Discount”!   Our goal is to offer you a great discount that isn’t Facebook-related (though anyone can benefit from it) while also helping others who are less fortunate.

Each year, many businesses work at creating win-win scenarios for their clients by offering them discounts in exchange for bringing in cans of food, toys for children, etc. in an effort to help those less fortunate.  This year, we are doing the same.

The following ways you can save and help those less fortunate, through receiving pet services from us, are as follows:

Canned (Human) Food

If you bring in (or leave for us to pick-up at your home if we’re performing an In-Home Visit) three (3) cans of food, on the day of service, we will give you 10% off for that day of service!

We will be taking the cans of food we receive to the entities in charge of feeding the homeless on the following drop-off days:

  • November 19th  (in time for Thanksgiving)
  • December 21st (in time for Christmas)


Canned Dog or Cat Food or Animal Toys

Animals are no strangers at being evicted from their families and feeling the indescribable pain that comes with such.

If you bring in one (1) can of pet food, a bag of treats (dog or cat) or a pet toy, we will give you 10% off for that day of service!

We will be distributing the pet food and/or toys to the following humane society and rescue:  Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and Never Cry Wolf Rescue & Adoptions.

We chose these two groups for their unrelenting service and dedication to the animals they take care of every day of every year.  Both groups are also non-profit.

Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoptions (NCWR&A) takes in animals from shelters, and owner surrenders, that have been labeled “wolfdog’ whether they truly are or not.  They provide these animals with a chance to live, and not only live, but live with a new, forever family that understands and loves them!

Not only does NCWR&A rescue and re-home wolfdogs, they also work diligently at educating the public on true wolf behavior, which is contrary to the myths and legends that people have grown up with.  It’s often an uphill climb for NCWR&A because so many people refuse to hear the truth but they have made great, positive strides over their many years of service—fighting for the wolves and wolfdogs every step of the way.

The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT) is a wonderful, non-profit organization as well.  They are genuine people filled with an unyielding passion at rescuing animals and finding them the right home where they can live out the rest of their lives surrounded by a family that loves them.  Their dedication to their animals is such that some animals in the shelter have been there for a whole year—they are not euthanized for lack of space!  To us, this is quite simply true love in motion for the animals they rescue.

Okay, now for offer restrictions.  They are as follows:

  • Only one discount, for one service, per day
  • Discount expires December 21, 2012
  • Discount cannot be combined with other offers or discounts
  • Please notify us at the time of your reservation request that you would like to use this offer/discount
  • Offer not valid for any service valued less than $20

We look forward to servicing you and your pets, giving you a great service with a great discount and also helping those less fortunate along the way over the Holidays.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Happy Holidays!


Meet Never Cry Wolf’s Latest Rescue

We would like to introduce you to Robbie, Never Cry Wolf’s newest rescue. He will be at High Hill Ranch (Apple Hill) on Saturday, the 29th of October. We hope to see you there.

Wolves at Apple Hill

Starting Saturday, the 10th of September, you will be able to see members of Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoption’s wolf-pack members.  They will be back at Apple Hill kicking off this year’s Autumn season full of fun and howls.

Jessie Riggs, owner of KYPSAH Pet Services, is an active member of Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoptions and takes great pride in helping other members and/or volunteers of NCWR&A educate the public about the true nature of the wolf with intent to dispel the myths and legends that has aided in the noted generational paranoia of these truly remarkable creatures.

As a token of our gratitude, for those who give an in-person monetary donation to help support the wolves and efforts of NCWR&A, we are giving those people 15% off pet services (offer expires on May 31, 2012)!  At the time of your donation, please ask for a donation receipt which will be necessary to show in order to claim this discount/offer.  Offer Restrictions: Of course, this offer is not valid with other current offers and discounts we have and is only valid for areas within our service coverage area.  One offer per person and/or household as well.

Turning the Tide

Come out and see Jessie, the wolves and other members of NCWR&A at Apple Hill starting tomorrow!  And, yes!  You can even pet the wolves for a $20.00 tax-deductible donation.  Woot hoot!

For more information about Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoptions, please visit their website at

We’re Baaack–from Vacation!

We had a great week off just spending time as a family and unplugging for a while.  It was a much-needed break and now we’re ready to tackle your pet-sitting needs and see all of our “foster” fur-kids (a term we use to denote the special pets we have the opportunity of taking care of).

During our family’s vacation, among a few other things, Jordie and Jessie went to help Sam Blake of Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoptions with the wolves.  We thought you might like to see a couple of pictures along with a video, so check them out below.

Jordie with Ambassador Timber


Ambassador Timber


Idaho Wolves: Marked for death

Defenders of Wildlife are on the case of trying to stop anti-wolf legislation, as well as, educating us, the people, on just what legislative turns are being taken to eradicate our wolf population.  Read this article.

As far as we’re concerned, if Congress thinks they have the right to dictate which animals have the right to exist and which ones don’t, what’s to stop them from writing legislation to exterminate breeds such as Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Akitas, Chihuahuas and the list goes on? Your companion could be marked for death next. Please take a stand against anti-wolf legislation, among many other pieces of anti-animal, preposterous legislation, for sad-to-say, the wolves are just the beginning in the race for humanity to control, by means of extermination, that which we have no right, too.

Ambassador Timber

Timber, an Ambassador of NCWR&A, is one of Jessie’s wolf friends. In this video, Jessie is playing “Find Me” with Timber who has no problem of course locating her whereabouts.

Timber is going on two-years-old and won’t be fully-grown until he’s three. Weight-wise, he’ll probably get somewhere in the neighborhood of 180-200 lb.

You can see Timber and/or some of his other pack-mates if you attend one of NCWR&A’s events. Just check out the calendar on NCWR&A’s website to get an idea of where they’re going next. Or, you can feel free to contact Jessie via email at for more information. She works closely with Sam and NCWR&A and would be able to field questions for you.

Jessie will be placing wolf facts up on KYPSAH’s site, as well as, placing up a wolf topic under our FAQ page in the near future. So, if you have questions about this regal animal, she welcomes all.

Apple Hill on Sundays: For the Love of Wolves

Big Bad Wolf Theory—Debunked

The Riggs family has a wonderful time every year participating at events held at Apple Hill in Camino, California for Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoption. We are always thrilled to see our KYPSAH friends during these events, too, who come out to support us–and the wolves!

Never Cry Wolf Rescue educates the public with respect to true wolf behavior, as well as, rescues them from shelters and often abusive situations, rehabilitates them and rehomes them to loving families.

Jessie Riggs and/or members of her family are on-hand at the events…as volunteers of Never Cry…answering questions posed while taking in the intoxicating aroma of the apple pies baking in the distance (you’ll probably see Jessie in the cage with the wolves, too). It’s so much fun! And, hanging with the pack is the “icing on the cake” for Jessie and her family

For more information on the rescue efforts of Never Cry Wolf Rescue, we encourage you to visit Never Cry online.

We, at KYPSAH, are proud to assist them in their ongoing, compassionate cause of rescuing these beloved animals…animals that are very close to our own hearts. Therefore, look for more media entries as we further assist Sam and the pack in the rescue adventures and education of the public with regards to wolf behavior.