Saturday, August 8, 2015

Rob in the news: Dog-gone fun at Save-A-Stray fundraiser

Dog-gone fun at Save-A-Stray fundraiser
Rob Gutro considers himself a superhero. He doesn’t stop runaway trains, or leap skyscrapers. He doesn’t even wear a bodysuit.
But if he did, it would probably have a paw print on the chest.
Gutro is an author, medium and paranormal investigator who helps people recognize communication from their loved ones who have died — especially loved ones of the four-legged and furry variety.
Rob and his dog Tyler
“I’m a big superhero fan, a big comic book fan and I look at it (my ability) as a superpower because I have an ability most people don’t have and I’m able to provide proof and comfort to people,” Gutro said. “I think that’s a pretty cool gift.”
Gutro is a special guest at a fundraiser Saturday for Adirondack Save-A-Stray, a Corinth animal shelter that finds homes for about 1,500 animals a year.
“He was at the event last year and hit so many people right on with really telling them things about their animals, about their life,” said Meredith Fiel, founder of Adirondack Save-A-Stray.
“The people he read were blown away, they just walked away with their eyes glazed and their mouths open,” she said.
Gutro discovered he could communicate with ghosts and spirits when he was 13 and his grandfather appeared to him — six months after his death.
He told his mother, who wasn’t surprised. Turns out, his grandfather, mother and a cousin all had the ability.
“I found out she had same ability, but never used it,” he said. “She was afraid of dead people and sometimes, there are days I’d rather just talk to dead people.”
Gutro said he doesn’t use his ability to get rich. By day, he’s a meteorologist in Maryland, and author of three books, “Ghosts and Spirits,” “Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead” and “Pets in the Afterlife.”
He wrote the books, he said, “to give people understanding and comfort and learn to recognize signs people and pets from our past give to us all the time.”
Being able to identify those experiences is what he will focus on Saturday night at the Save-A-Stray Benefit.
The evening, which will be held on the ninth floor of The Towers, also includes presentations by dog trainer Dan Rossignol, who will appear with his Rottweilers; reiki and animal communicator Nancy Clifford; and wildlife rehabilitators John and Diane Hime.
While Save-A-Stray helps all kinds of pets, this year’s focus, Fiel said, is on kittens and cats.
“We have a bad problem with kittens and cats because people think they can throw them out and that they can fend for themselves,” she said.
“We’re really trying to make a difference in spaying and neutering and finding forever homes for these cats.”
 If you go
Adirondack Save-A-Stray hosts an evening of spiritual expression, communication and psychic experiences at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the ninth floor of The Towers, 333 Glen St., Glens Falls.
The event, a fundraiser for Save-A-Stray, includes cocktails, entertainment, dinner, exhibits, a dessert buffet, a silent auction and special guests author, medium and paranormal investigator Rob Gutro; dog trainer and behavior consultant Dan Rossignol; and reiki and animal communicator Nancy Clifford.
Tickets to the event are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. They can be purchased at Save-A-Stray and at locations throughout the area. For more information, call 654-6220.

Rhonda Triller is features editor at The Post-Star. She can be reached via email at

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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