The family have dedicated their hearts, their time and resources to rescuing the Avatars and bringing them to live in the sanctuary of their home. Unlike conventional rescues, they do not take dogs from one situation and search for alternative homes for them. Instead they guarantee their charges a safe and healing environment, a warm and comfortable house to live in, the best diet, and endless, unquestioning love. But perhaps more importantly, they have a truly forever home, from which they will not be turned away or rejected, ever.
Mark travels all over North America to rescue those that they have been guided to help. There are currently no less than 35 Avatars residing with them on their 90-acre property in British Columbia, Canada, as well as 10 other 'special cases' they have been requested to assist with.
They also find, rescue and transport Avatars for others who are willing to have a being of light in their own lives and are prepared to guarantee them a forever home. You can read many of the rescue stories in each of the books Mark has written, but the link to Nakita's story will provide you with an example of one of the rescue stories.
It goes without saying that the upkeep of such an endeavor is financially taxing on the family who give everything they have for the Avatars and other dogs in their care.
Since starting out on this journey 17-years ago many, many wonderful people have stepped forward to help realize this quest and continue to do so. Their contributions to the pack's welfare are vital in ensuring that the Avatar sanctuary is able to continue. Mark and Sharon, along with all the avatars, are eternally grateful for the generosity and support of those who are drawn to contribute. It goes without saying that ALL funds the rescue receives go towards the care and welfare of these wonderful beings. Resources are used for purchasing everything the dogs need such as the (over one ton of) dog food they eat every month, vet bills, bedding, medications, and supplements.
If you feel called to help in any way, please click on the donations button and follow directions.
I am a Dog
by Penny Eims
The comments below are a small sample of the many emails received by Mark and Sharon. You can find further reviews posted by readers on Amazon, on their Canadian, US and UK sites.
"It was a truly touching book that had me crying, laughing, having aha moments, understanding my balanced dogs from not so balanced and then some." LC
“Beautiful, heart-warming and very, very special.” AG
“I literally couldn’t put it down”. WDF
“I’m still processing all of the information revealed in the book, but I think it may have changed my life…” CS
“This is a very special and inspiring book that holds so much more than what one sees in the title. I loved every word of it.” WE
"I just wanted to say thank you for writing such a wonderful book..." LL
"Mark, I just loved your book, fantastically captivating!!! It was an extremely enlightening and positive read and wonderful to share the love your family has for their animals." LM
"I wanted to thank you for sharing your remarkable experiences with your book. It was a fascinating read. I believe this book will help more people to see animals in a different light and show them how much support, love and learning we get from them." AN
"I have just finished reading the copy of your book, given to me by my daughter. As the owner of many dogs over the years, I have to tell you that everything you have written makes perfect sense and allows me to see my whole life and experiences in a different context. I read it overnight. I say that because I started at 10.30pm and was simply unable to put it down until I had finished the last page at 5.20am. I can honestly say that in my 78 years, I do not believe I have ever read a more worthwhile, enchanting and thoroughly adsorbing story. I now find myself wishing there were more and I shall await the next installment with eager anticipation. You have managed to deliver a message that brings great joy and hope with great skill. I applaud you for writing this work and wish you every success with it." PL
"OMG!!!!!!!! I just finished reading your book and it answers so many questions about my life right now and all of the things that have been happening to me. I cannot begin to tell you how comforting it is to me to know that there are other people in this world that understand what is happening..." SS
"I just feel that I have to write and tell you what a wonderful book you have written. It is the most compelling story I have ever read and I loved it more than you can begin to imagine." JT
"Although you do not know me, I wanted to write and thank you personally for the wonderful book you have written. It is truly a gift. Whilst reading it, I felt as if I were being somehow magically transformed. I felt the presence of angels around me and I was overcome with love and peace." KR
"Had to drop you a line and tell you how very much I enjoyed your book. I was in Bragg Creek over the holidays to meet a friend for lunch and found your book in a store.I picked it up and put it down about 5 times. But in the end I just had to buy it. I am so glad I did. It was a book I very much enjoyed reading. It made me smile and brought me a wonderful sense of calm. I could not put it down. You are a lucky man to be surrounded by so much love. I am looking forward to the next book and the insights it holds - in the mean time - I will read Some Dogs are Angels again." EL
"I have just finished reading your book and wanted to tell you that is the best book I have read in a long time. I am quite sure that my dogs are not avatars, but I do have one that is an old soul. I will be checking your website often, as I am interested in attending upcoming workshops, etc." JP
"Just a note to say how much your book "Some dogs are angels" has meant to me. I have read it twice so far as there is so much to understand. It has been especially helpful to get us through a turmoil of feelings as we had to say good-bye to our dog last week. She was truly asking us to let her go. She was a "rescue" when we adopted her at the age of five. I needed her and she needed our family, especially myself. We feel very grateful to have had ten plus years of her wonderful companionship. Thanks again for putting all that knowledge out there. All the best to you and your very extended family. If there are ways to support your Avatar Centre - please let me know." FE
"I was at one of your Angel workshops and had purchased your book. It's funny how things turn out because I wasn't really interested in reading the book but some how your book was in my hands and with in a few days I picked it up and started reading. I couldn't put it down until I finished. It made me cry, laugh and miss my dog all that much more. I would love to have a channeling and be guided to having another dog for myself." EE
"Just wanted to let you know how wonderful your book was. I asked for it for Christmas. Needless to say it was in my stocking & I stayed in my PJ's all Boxing Day & read it. My husband just started today & already he is hooked. So nice to see that we're not the only dog "nuts" SG
"I just purchased your book last Friday and have been loving every word. What an amazing adventure/story!" IM
"First and foremost, I want to thank you for your book. I've finished reading it, I started it on
Friday and couldn't put it down. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it for many reasons. It might be the most compelling book I've ever read." HD