Enjoy our original love song and video tribute to rescue dogs past and present #rescuesrock
We believe true love can last forever and what love is truer than the love of and love for a dog? We’ve all felt it.

Our new tribute to rescue dogs past and present celebrates this love with a truly beautiful original song and video “Forever” just in time for Valentine’s Day.

You can enter our Forever Giveaway Here until April 30th 2018 and share the love.

Dogs give us a special unconditional love and companionship. They depend on us and in turn, many of us come to depend on them. Back in 2013 and 2014, I made the original one hour documentary Talent Hounds to explore our changing relationship with dogs and all the benefits they bring us. I followed up with  the “Rescues Rock” Blog and TV series promoting adoption and dispelling rumours that rescue or shelter dogs are always broken and can not be trained.

Each year, we do an original song and tribute video to try to bring a little more joy to the world and celebrate dogs. We started with “My Dog”.

Last year, we did the anti discrimination song and video “Love Like a Dog” which won best pet video at the Blog Paws Annual Awards. What an incredible experience.

This year, our new video “Forever” is especially meaningful to me. Many year ago, my brother wrote music for a beautiful song about feeling alive again through depression. I have always loved the song and asked him if I could do a new version as a tribute to Forever Love. I felt it could be perfect to promote awareness and fundraise for Rescue Dogs. He agreed.

Brilliant writer and musician Jeff Butler took my new ideas and words, and an old very rough recording of the original song and worked his magic with his son Graydon. He laid down a track and we noodled the lyrics a little until we were both happy. Then we needed an amazing singer with the right range and tone. My business partners Paul and Nina mentioned their friend’s daughter LOVES dogs and has the voice of an angel. We spoke to Aiko and her Dad Brent and they immediately volunteered to donate their time to make my dream a reality and help rescues.

Aiko recording the song Forever for rescues

Aiko recording the song “Forever”

Behind the Scenes

We spent many hours in a home made “studio” Jeff and I set up in my basement recording. Jeff and Aiko were incredible. Aiko is so talented, passionate and professional. I predict she will have a great future as an artist and help many dogs and people find and celebrate love.

My brilliant editor Mark and I then took footage of my little muse Kilo the Pug and the Rescue Dogs we have featured in the “Rescues Rock” series on the Blog and created the video.

Thank you to all of the organizations, dogs and dog lovers who have supported our efforts over the years, especially Bullwrinkles/Barnsdale Farms and the Trinchini family who have helped with filming, donations and promotions.

See one of my thank you notes to the team of Rescue Rock Stars who helped with filming the TV here.

RIP – May Love Live on Forever.

Several of the beautiful rescue dogs featured in “Forever” passed away recently, after wonderful lives with their loved ones. May their spirits and love stay with us “Forever” and their legacies live on.

I also dedicate this to my sister Fiona who loved all animals, especially our adopted dog Kim and cat Samantha. She would have loved this song and video.

Watch and Share and we will Donate.

We will donate any revenue on YouTube from this song for the next 4 weeks to Homeward Bound Dog Rescue where Kilo the Pug and I found each other, and the Toronto Humane Society who do an amazing job helping rescues.

Please don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel if you love dogs like we do.

Did you like the song and video? Do you have a rescue story? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Great post guys!

    Thanks for joining in The Pet Parade!

    Best purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  • Even though Jasmine’s physical body is gone, she is with me forever in the spirit and forever in my heart.

  • Beautiful song! Thank you for sharing.

  • Loved your videos and music…thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

  • Wonderful videos! What a great job, and hugs to those angel pups no longer with us.

  • The work you do is always so beautiful AND meaningful. I love all of these videos and songs but especially the story behind this year’s song!

  • I remember seeing this video! Very sweet. Have also pinned as well. I agree. Those loved ones that have passed on, the love always remains. I’ll have to subscribe to your YT channel.

  • I love the variety of dogs you featured with “Forever”. Just a beautiful tribute to the special bond people and animals develop. They are with us forever.

  • You always make such beautiful videos! The story behind the video is lovely and what a great way to re-purpose the song. Aiko will go far!

  • How can you not love dogs after watching LoveLike a Dog 🙂 A cascade of loving images and an ocean of smiles and joy. You just want to cheer!!

    Sheesh can’t believe people think so poorly of shelter dogs. Broken indeed – WRONG!!!!!!!

  • Such a beautiful song and video, and so wonderful that you are donating some revenue to a rescue centre. We rescued our two dogs, I always say that they rescued me. x

  • What a great video and such talent. What a marvellous tribute to this magical bond between humans and canines. Truly lovely.

  • Your videos are always so great! This one is especially touching and I love the story behind it. I lost my heart cat many years ago, but he is with me in spirit always.

  • These are such great videos. It is always so hard when we lose a loved one, but we never forget the love we shared.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the videos and the music. Some of these remind me of my years with a dog by my side. I especially loved my Collie. I think a lot of these sentiments could also be said about cats.

  • I love these videos! They really do capture the essence of out amazing relationship with dogs. Most of us couldn’t imagine life without them! Thank you for raising awareness and money for rescue through this videos!

  • This is so beautiful!! A pet’s love truly is Unconditional & lasts forever in our hearts. Lovely tribute.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  • This was the sweetest video ever! How special that you included some animals that have crossed over to the rainbow bridge — beautiful tribute!