Tibor, our rescue dog, has been with us for a year now.* I found his picture on the Alexandria Welfare League website and instantly knew he was the one.

Even though he was less than two years old, he came to us with broken teeth, physical scars and fear aggression.

When we reported his fear aggression to the Welfare League, they offered to take him back. But we said no. We knew there was a good dog under the fear aggression.

*I originally wrote this blog in 2013 and updated it in 2024. Tibor passed away in Fall 2022. I still miss him.

Physically healing our rescue dog

We did a lot of work with Tibor. We took him to a homeopathic veterinarian to help with some of his emotional quirks. It helped; he is calmer and feels safer with us. And we allowed him to choose when he wanted to step into our house because being pulled into the house was scary for him.

I had a lot of fun teaching him that massage and energy healing are good medicine. He had a bunch of sore muscles. I know that because he’d let me know I was touching one by quietly growling. Nothing scary, just, “Hey! Be careful!”

So I started with energy healing on the places that seemed sorest – – his rear legs. Very gently, I’d lay my hands on the area that hurt.  Then I’d mentally “run energy” into the area to help it heal.

From reports on my energy healing with people, I figured he felt the warmth as I ran the energy. People also told me that their pain decreased, and their healing sped up. For Tibor, I felt muscles relax.  And I also set an intention for his bones to realign. We noticed less stiffness when he moved.

Then I tried massage again, starting by just stroking his back legs. After he relaxed, I gently massaged them. I also started massaging the muscles that weren’t as sore – his neck and jaw muscles. Pretty soon he was pushing as hard on my hand as I was pushing on his muscles.

We finally got to that fun point where he stretched his leg out to allow me to reach the very sore spots.

Emotional Healing

Oh yeah, he came to us with the name, “Thunder.” We decided to change his name to because he was totally scared of thunder. So, we renamed him after one of our military heroes, Corporal Tibor “Teddy” Rubin. My husband, Charlie researched potential candidates, and Corporal Rubin, a real survivor and hero, was a great role model for our pup. And so he was Tibor.

Animal communication came in handy when Tibor decided he wasn’t going to share our bed with Charlie. Because that wasn’t going to work in this family. So I got “T” a new bed, which I explained that he didn’t have to share with the cats. And I clarified that he was a guest in our bed – still allowed up, but Charlie and I had priority. “T” got it.

No longer our rescue dog

Tibor was no longer our rescue dog. Instead, he was our adopted pup. He loved our dog Stella and tolerated the kitties, sometimes showing a bashful affection towards them.

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