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Smart Healthy Dogs
21 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
On Today’s Episode, Cody talks to Dr. Slater about General Health of Dogs and Smart Ways in Keeping dogs healthy by doing the right thing and not over medicating them. Dr. Slater grew up in Northern Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with her D.V.M. in 2002. She has lived in Magnolia since 2009 with her 5 dogs, 4 cats and a rabbit. Dr. Slater enjoys small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery; she is excited to work with a wide variety of mammalian species. In her spare time she trains and shows her 2 horses, Pistol Annie and Hope, in Western and English disciplines, she also has a passion for gardening. Learn more about Paws to Claws here, http://pawstoclawsvetcare.com
23 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
On today’s episode, Cody talks to Sylvia about dog health and dog behaviors. Growing up, she took business in College which led her later in years to work managing a Veterinary Hospital. It was there that her initial interest in basic animal husbandry, training and behavior was able to be nourished by learning some of the best behavior experts. Sylvia currently owned and operated Walkabout Canine Consulting since 1995 providing clients with training, behavior, counselling, pet sitting, dog walking, in home boarding, and grooming services. She has lived in many areas of the country working at several veterinary hospitals, volunteered for rescues, shelters and managed a shelter behavior department implementing behavior protocols. Her love for animals started as a child and started her career as a dog walker and lover at the age of 12 waiting for her best pals be ready for having a good time. Sylvia will also talk about herself as a pet-owner and how she became very conscientious about her dogs health and behavior. Learn more about Walkabout Canine Consulting, here: http://walkaboutcanine.com
11 minutes | Dec 5, 2018
On today’s episode, Cody speaks with Marilyn Pianelli of Headlight Harness. Marilyn shares her story of how she and her husband created the Headlight Harness and how this revolutionary product will help keep you and your dog safe at night during walks. Marilyn Pianelli has spent many successful years in finance and sales and is now enthusiastic about her most recent venture as an entrepreneur in the pet industry. With a Finance and Computer and Information Sciences degree from Rider University,Marilyn is currently the Director of Broker Dealer and Institutional Sales at Alternative Executions, while pursuing her brand Headlight Harness LLC; an innovative and game-changing product for pet owners. In 2014, Marilyn had a frightening experience as she was walking her dogs late one night. Her Black Terrier managed to wiggle free from his harness to chase a cat. He charged across the street and was almost struck by an oncoming car that never saw him due to the dark, suburban neighborhood that had poorly lit streets. Thankfully her beloved dog was safe, but Marilyn quickly realized that this is a scenario that plays out all too often and many pet families are not as fortunate. She also became aware of the great risk and danger that low light conditions and poor visibility puts both pets and their owners in. Marilyn began searching for a safe lighting option to take on walks, but she soon discovered that nothing existed on the market that met her expectations. It was then that an idea sparked in her mind. Marilyn and her husband, Peter, spent the next year designing developing and producing the Headlight Harness, which provides dog owners with a clever solution to brighten up their path to see the area ahead, while simultaneously keeping both owner and dog safe. In 2015 Headlight Harness LLC was born. Today, it has helped thousands of pet owners across the country walk safely at night. Marilyn’s creation has filled a giant void in the pet industry and continues to grow by the day. With her knowledge and skills in finance and sales along with her love for animals, there’s no doubt that the sky is the limit for Marilyn and the future of Headlight Harness! Learn more about Headlight Harness: https://www.headlightharness.com/.
21 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
On today’s episode, Cody speaks with Valerie Poteete. Valerie talks about her family rescue dog, Maggie, and how she inadvertently became her therapy dog, able to detect oncoming seizures. As Maggie has aged, Valarie has discovered the amazing properties of turmeric and shares her story of the amazing results Maggie has gotten with supplementation. Valerie Poteete (aka: Penelope V. Pendragon, The WiSHing Faery) and her faithful companion Maggie travel through the Western U. S. with the Whimsical WiSH Wagon teaching kids about positive energy in wonderfully whimsical ways. Find out more at www.WishWagon.org I’m Penelope V. Pendragon, the creator of the Whimsical WiSH Wagon – best described as Law of Attraction meets the Faery Realm as narrated by Dr Suess. People call me the WiSHing Faery because I demonstrate how to get your best WiSHes to come true by ‘feeding Faeries’ (Good thoughts) and making the ‘Goblins’ (Bad thoughts) go away (It is your choice whether or not they stay)… My job is to show you the way to a better brighter day. My stories are in verse and rhyme (though I don’t rhyme all the time) They are typically aimed at kids (the adults catch on pretty quick). In my ‘past life’ I climbed the corporate ladder from production assistant to Creative Director, a strong presence of promotions and marketing throughout. I have a degree in television broadcasting and another in marketing communications. My graphics design skills are self taught, my super power is creativity and I use it as often as possible with everything from magnificent marketing materials to the whimsical WiSH Wagon. I’m using all of these skills in this journey to promote World Peace.
16 minutes | Sep 19, 2018
PupStarz Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)3, no-kill, volunteer dog rescue serving New York City and the Tri-State area. We are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs in public shelters who are at high risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation and those in danger of abuse or neglect. Because PupStarz Rescue does not have a shelter, all of our “Starz” are placed in nurturing foster homes while they await adoption into a forever home. We rely on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers to open their hearts and homes to dogs in need. Animals in our care are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. We assist dogs in distress regardless of age, breed, temperament, or a potential difficult placement. In order to care for animals in need, we are determined to keep administrative costs conservative. Following a comprehensive adoption process, dogs are placed in loving, responsible, committed forever homes. PupStarz Rescue takes considerable care in appropriately matching and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their lives. Our non-profit remains committed to the welfare of our “Starz” beyond the adoption process. We follow up with adopters to ensure a smooth transition, encourage positive training techniques, and engage in open communication to offer any additional assistance. Finally, we strive to work with area shelters, rescues, and humane organizations to develop a supporting network of volunteers to create a better world for those who have no voice.
24 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
CK Animal Rescue
Hi, my name is Nancy Ball, Founder and President of CK Animal Rescue. I have always loved animals since I can remember. Having pets while growing up and later on when my family was home. Once our children were grown and having families of their own, I started reading about the plight of senior dogs in shelters. In August 2008, I was on a mission…..to save one senior dog from our local shelter. Senior dogs are often overlooked because potential adopters have a fear the animal will have health issues resulting in high vet bills or the senior dog may not live long and they don’t want the heartbreak. One dog caught my attention at our local shelter. His name was Oscar, a senior Collie/Retriever mix who instantly became part of our family. We adopted him within four days of seeing his gorgeous face. His personality was gentle, kind and loving. He went to work with us every day until he became ill. We lost Oscar due to kidney failure on February 1, 2010. Oscar lived a wonderful life during his time with us and we miss him every single day. Ending up in a shelter for a senior dog is devastating. This is not the way a senior dog’s life of loyal dedication and love should end. Please consider giving a senior dog a warm bed to live out the rest of his/her life. Shortly after creating an account on Facebook, I started seeing pictures of dogs on urgent lists, meaning they had little time to be adopted or rescued. After reading plea after plea for a group of dogs in Missouri, I couldn’t sit back and do nothing. I personally sponsored the rescue of 14 dogs from a shelter in Joplin, Missouri. Another rescue came forward with the donation paid and saved all 14 dogs, 5 who later came to my home where I found wonderful families for each one. This created a sense of urgency where I wanted to do more. After placing messages on Kijiji to ask if anyone in my area shared the same compassion as I did to form a local rescue, we had our first orientation meeting in October 2010. It has taken a lot of time and work, with the help of many dedicated volunteers, to form our new rescue organization, CK Animal Rescue. I’m very proud of our accomplishments since that first meeting where a small group of animal lovers came forward to hear what I had to say about my passion to save dogs from high kill shelters. I will be forever grateful.
19 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
Hilarey – Founder & President I truly believe that love is what makes the world go round. Without our connection to animals, mother nature, and one another, we are not fully capable of embracing this wonderful gift of life. What fuels my spirit most is the desire to help make the world a better place so to speak. Beople’s Buddies started as a seedling of a concept, a specific niche, where all forms of life are viewed as equal, where everybody deserve love… “Every Buddy Deserves Love!” It is such a privilege to rescue abandoned animals and unite them with the most amazing forever homes where they are cherished as family for their many days to come. We complete the circle of life by planting a tree in each buddy’s honor. To witness my vision become a reality has been a dream come true and I look forward to continuing to build our buddy community.
26 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Deborah J Turner, CPCU, AAI was graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Risk Management and Insurance. She has insurance company, brokerage and is currently an insurance agent licensed in all states but Alaska. In 2012 She brought Canine Liability to the market after realizing that the insurance industry did not understand dog behavior resulting in the coverage being removed from policies like homeowners and renters. The Canine Liability Policy can be purchased at www.dogbitequote.com in 15 minutes or less.
13 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Canada-based Pibborafi Inc., is a boutique designer and manufacturer of plush children’s toys modeled after real rescued dogs. Founded in 2016 by Darrin Wilson, a former dog-walker, the company chooses the toys they create from photographs of real dogs submitted by dog owners across the United States. The idea began when Wilson assembled a group of veteran toy designers from all over the world to help him collaborate on a retail collection of dog dolls for children that would also be used to help real animal shelters.
15 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
Einstein, The Dog
Hi! I’m Liam. Even though I’m only 13 years old, I have PTSD. I started putting together the idea for Chaotic Spyder Foundation when I was 11 to help other kids like me; to gain control over their PTSD instead of it controlling them. There are so many more of us than you would think and we don’t get the attention because we are not soldiers or adults. PTSD affects us differently than it does them. Our website has (and will have) lots of useful information for families as well as for kids themselves about childhood PTSD and what it’s like having it; as well as what it is like living with a service dog (my dog Einstein is THE BEST!) Why should you care about all this? Chaotic Spyder Foundation partners with rescues around the country to help identify dogs in high kill shelters and overcrowded rescues that would make great PTSD service dogs. We then train them (with the most amazing trainer) and get them to the kids who need them so they can go back to doing what they should be doing ~ being kids! We also have a grant program for this amazing therapy program in West Virginia that is geared just towards kids like us so kids can get the help they need and families don’t have the burden to worry about the cost. I was one of the lucky ones. My mom was able to locate a fantastic dog (love you Einstein) and get him trained (thank you Mr. David! you ROCK!) so that I could start to live a normal life again and be more in control of my PTSD instead of having it control me. It takes a TON of money to train and rasie a service dog and I know how much my mom went through to get me mine. To think where I’d be without him…I never want another family to have to worry about that kind of thing. So please join me in the goal to untangle the sticky web of childhood PTSD. Follow us. Join our mailing list to keep up to date on our newest happenings and those regarding childhood PTSD research and therapies. Donate. Together we can help kids suffering regain their lives and control over their PTSD so they can get back to doing what they should be ~ being kids. Thanks! Chaotic Sypder Foundation is a New Jersey Not for Profit Corporation. Additionally, CSF is a certified 501c3 charity with the federal government, so all your donations are tax deductible.
20 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Northern Virginia based certified canine separation anxiety trainer and honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT, is the founder and managing editor of iSpeakDog — a website and public awareness campaign to teach dog body language and behavior. Krulik trains dogs with separation anxiety for the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. and private clients around the U.S. remotely online. Her writing can be found in publications including The Bark magazine, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of the Dog. Krulik was a 2017 finalist for woman of the year through the Women in the Pet Industry Network, as well as a finalist in the 2017 Dog Writers Association of America competition for both her website ispeakdog.org and her Bark Magazine article “Eager to Please.” She is honored to be included in Companion Animal Psychology’s Pet People to Follow in 2018. Krulik is an advocate for force-free dog training and loves helping fearful dogs discover confidence and joy — just as she did for her once “fraidy” pup, Emma the Beagle, who overcame her own battle with separation anxiety. Visit www.tracykrulik.com to learn more.
22 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Born and raised in Buffalo NY. Went to the University of Rochester playing football for 2 years. Joined the military after attending 2 years and realizing he did not have the desire to push forward in college simply to be in college. After enlisting, he was selected to transition to becoming an Officer almost completely on his leadership ability. He has served for 19 years as a helicopter pilot and instructor for both aviators and dog handlers. Along the way he has attended multiple Military and civilian dog training schools. He attends multiple conferences and makes sure to learn something new in the field each year while maintaining his core company policy “we train the Pack for the Dog and the Dog for the Pack”. While every dog can be made to work within a family not all will be able to do the same things as others just as people can’t do everything that other people can do. Dogs should not be treated like people. Dogs are not people…. They are better because they come with unconditional and constant love. Haji Shareef began his path to becoming a dog trainer in the same way as most. He talked his parents into a new dog and was told he was responsible for training and taking care of her. Unlike most he took the time to read up and learn from every book he could. After joining the military he was given the opportunity to work with and train dogs for life saving techniques. This further led him on his path to establishing his own dog training company. In his life he has trained dogs for Military, Police, Service and your average family. While there are dogs he prefers there are no dogs he thinks are unworthy of a happy, loved life.
18 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Jme’s love of animals goes back to childhood- though she initially chose a path in fashion design and welding. However, once jme discovered animal rescue, she never looked back. Jme has worked in animal welfare for more than 12 years, which includes her role in founding and building Motley Zoo Animal Rescue (www.motleyzoo.org) as its Executive Director. Not only has she lead the organization to become that of more than 150 volunteers and 2,300+ animals rescued, but she has personally fostered more than 1,000 animals (dogs and cats)- especially those with medical or behavior challenges. Not only is Motley Zoo a thriving, progressive charity with unique marketing and branding, but jme has become well versed in animal training and behavior, allowing her to help animals and people even indirectly, through Motley Zoo’s blog and her contributions to other publications and sites. Besides her expertise with animals directly, she is knowledgeable in and has won awards for her fundraising and marketing capacities, including the designs she’s created for Motley Zoo’s line of logo merchandise (www.motleyzoo.com) that raises funds for MZ’s animals in need. Jme lives in Redmond, WA with her husband and their 2 pups, Little Mouse and Meatball, and cats, Tut and Refugee. Besides animals and her rescue work, she enjoys traveling and launched a travel blog, “travelwithjmeandbryan.com”, in an effort to inspire others to pursue their passions- whatever they may be.
12 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
The Pet Lady
Dana Humphrey AKA “The Pet Lady” travels from Coast to Coast to pet trade shows and consumer events such as Superzoo, Global Pet Expo, Intergroom, Pet News Now, NAVC, Total Pet Expo, Super Pet Expo and “mutts” more, to scout out the hottest, hippest and most unique pet products on the planet! Bringing you tips and tricks from the top vets, groomers, trainers on how to safely travel and live happy with your pet! From Fox, ABC, NBC and other media outlets “The Pet Lady” will be in a city near you soon, showing off the latest and greatest tech pet gadgets, cozy comforts and fab gift idea’s for man’s (and woman’s) best friend! Learn more about The Pet Lady at: http://www.thepetlady.net.
16 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
I foster puppies for Pound Puppyz dog rescue in AZ. and I’ve been fostering for about a year and a half and have had about 40 dogs adopted out through our home. I can create contacts, do homechecks and finalize adoptions. All of our dogs are fully vetted, vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and live in foster homes rather than crated and warehoused. My family has personally nurtured 7 pups with Parvo until they were healthy enough to be adopted. My family generally focuses on the puppies because most foster families don’t want them due to the work involved but our rescue has all ages, even seniors. We’ve rescued from abandon buildings, kill lists, under dumpsters, hoarders, owner surrenders and wanderers in the desert. Most recently, we adopted out Chihuahuas that were thrown out a window of a car and the female had puppies the next day.
16 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Lynette Whiteman, is the Executive Director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ). Lynette is Physician’s Assistant and has her Master’s Degree in Geriatric Medicine. Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey is an interfaith, nonprofit agency which assists seniors, veterans, the disabled and caregivers who wish to live independently in their own homes in Ocean and Monmouth County. In 2009, she founded Caregiver Canines®, a home visiting therapy dog program which is now being licensed nationwide. In 2017, Lynette began hosting the TV Show “Caregivers First” which is produced by the nonprofit agency SCAN. The show is aired on local TV channels, Ocean County College, Youtube and in several senior communities. She is also the host of the podcast “On the Frontlines of Caregiving” and is a contributing blogger for Caregiving.com. Her philosophy? “I believe when you lend a helping hand to someone in need, you get back so much more than you give.”
20 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Dog Rescue Without Borders
Dog Rescue without Borders is a non-profit dog rescue that teamwork’s with other local groups in Tijuana, MX, dedicated to saving homeless & abandoned dogs from the streets or high-kill shelters in the area and to find them permanent and loving homes. We do not have a shelter. Our Pets are either currently living in a shelter or in a foster home. Shelter dogs only have a certain amount of time in the shelter, so if you are interested, please act quickly. Foster dogs are living in foster homes with volunteers that care for them until they find new homes. The more quickly the foster dogs get adopted, the more we can rescue from the shelter or rescue from the streets!
16 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Laurie Endicott Thomas has worked as an editor in medical and veterinary publishing for 30 years. She is the author of five books, including Don’t Feed the Narcissists! The Mythology and Science of Mental Health. www.nottrivialbook.com/narcissism.
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