July 21, 2017
Our Guest: TJ Jordi is a firefighter, certified master diver, service dog trainer, and recipient of the Humane Heros award. He is now directr of Tennessee Cheatham County Animal Control. One of his dogs, rescued (of course), Scooter has become a celebrity, Grand Marshall special Olympics, therapy dog, star of Miracle Dogs, Adventures on wheels.
Cheatham County Animal Control is a County Government facility that receives nearly 2200 animals a year with room to house only 50 at a time. Only four staff members clean, feed, treat, bathe, intake, answer phone, and make onsite calls for: at large, cruelty, neglect, and all other issues. The staff also works to save every animal possible with limited resources. Cheatham County is over 360 square miles and is filled with unwanted animals. Our county compliance on vaccinations, spay/neuter, and safety of animals is low. We are leading our staff and our community toward a culture change - which will take time...time our animals do not always have on their side. We rely on Rescues, Adopters, Donations and Education to do the very best we can to care for the many animals we receive dail
July 14, 2017
Pet Transport is a big deal. There are hundreds of companies that do this as a business, and large networks of volunteers. Oftentimes a dog’s trip across the country will involve rides with several people, each handing off the dog to someone else. Be careful, though, lots of dogs have been stolen this way. Flying Mutts Rescue is one of them. Today we talk to Michael Malaro, pilot (since the age of 14), and founder.
Mike lives in Attleboro, MA with his fiancé, two dogs, two ducks, pig, chinchilla, Guinea pig and rabbit. He's been flying for the last 18 years, since he was 14 years old. He got his pilot's license before his driver's license. He flies professionally for a Fortune 10 company for his full-time job.
FlyingMutts.org (from the website): A Massachusetts nonprofit organization founded in 2016, offering free transportation to rescues! • They rescue at risk dogs in high kill areas. Pilots donate their time, aircraft, and fuel. • The planes are smaller, single engine aircraft that can accommodate a couple of small to medium-sized crates, or a large dog tethered in the backseat. • Their primary area of focus is flying on the East Coast, with a target area flying dogs from the Southeastern/Mid-Atlantic States to the Northeast. • All dogs will fly with a Health Certificate, as well as all required vaccinations, no exceptions. Flying Mutts follows all State mandated regulations.
July 7, 2017
6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters.
Let's talk about where and how to get a new dog family member.
SFT rescue in Morocco [take a look! LOTS of dogs in Walkin' Wheels!]
Michael Baine's rescue in Thailand
Kelly Arsenault, founder and president of Pronepups.org. Papillon Rescue of the North East (PRONE) is a 501c3 (non-profit) organization founded in 2012. It is comprised of rescue veterans who have been in the "business" of saving Papillons and Pomeranians for many years. They have now come together to join forces and strengthen their abilities. Their mission continues to be focused on the rescue, rehabiliation, and lifetime health and happiness of the dogs placed in their care.
Bryanna Santoro, a Jr. volunteer at P.R.O.N.E. also joins the show. She is 13-years-old and has always loved animals and wants to be a veterinarian. She met Kelly and P.R.O.N.E 3 years ago at the Kingston fair, and has been involved ever since.
June 16, 2017
Ruby, and the fascinating story of an abandoned Pit Bull that became a therapy dog, radio host, actor, and a TV Star.
To purchase an autographed copy of either (or both) of Pat Bettendorf's books, Ruby's Tale,
or Ruby's Road,
email him at: email@example.com
June 9, 2017
Mark C. Robinson talks about how the pet caretaker community supports the businesses that serve them. Guest Mikayla Feehan talks about pets and social media.
June 2, 2017
Our guest today is Molly Ferrill. Molly is an international photographer, writer, and documentary filmmaker who works with organizations around the world to protect animals from trafficking.
May 26, 2017
Mark C. Robinson discusses the types of conditions that suggest a Dog Wheelchair. Tracey Fowler has adopted 7 special needs dogs; 4 in dog wheelchairs.
May 19, 2017
Sandy Johnson, Author, Pet Healer Project talks about her books on pet health and healing.