125: Deanna Sanvi – Gateway Pet Guardians Takes Community Outreach to Another Level

Deanna Sanvi is our incredible guest. She volunteers with Gateway Pet Guardians in the East St. Louis area, sometimes referred to as Metro East. She shares about the wide variety of life-saving services Gateway offers, and her own animal rescue journey.

Gateway Pet Guardians is a nonprofit St. Louis animal shelter bringing hope to stray pets in East St. Louis while educating the community in order to eliminate homelessness for stray dogs and cats.

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124: How to Rescue in a Natural Disaster: Joanne Greene, Forces of Nature, Hurricane Katrina

Joanne Greene is our amazing guest. She watched news of the human and animal suffering that Hurricane Katrina caused in 2005, and instead of staying put, she decided to do something about it. Forces of Nature is a book based on her experiences as well as those of Penny Koncz.

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123: Golden State Warriors Basketball Parade, Nacho’s Health, and Pali Boucher of Rocket Dog Rescue

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Pali Boucher of Rocket Dog Rescue gets robbed

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122: Your Pets, Death, and Dying: Lorrie Shaw Talks Hospice, Fear Free, & Her Cat Silver

Lorrie Shaw tackles the difficult issue of Death and Dying in today’s episode. She also discusses the Fear Free movement.

The incredible Lorrie Shaw owns a pet sitting service in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area called Professional Pet Sitting. She is also a writer with her own blog entitled, “Animals Unfolded.” Lorrie is one of our favorite guests, spreading knowledge about animal behavior and care, and making it more accessible to the masses.

Lorrie Shaw Resources

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121: Separation Anxiety Disorder in Dogs, Malena DeMartini and Irith Bloom: Ask Irith, Part 8

Malena DeMartini and Irith Bloom are our two amazing guests today. Separation Anxiety for dogs is one of the most difficult disorders to manage, so we hope this episode educates and inspires.

*Always consult with a separation anxiety disorder expert, or Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)*

Irith Bloom – episode guide

  • 1:28 Irith Bloom, different cases of Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • 5:14 potential causes of Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • 8:55 possible treatment plans and the need for consistency
  • 15:17 Irith Bloom mentions Malena DeMartini as an important resource

Malena DeMartini – episode guide

  • 18:56 Malena DeMartini starts her journey with dog training and separation anxiety
  • 25:17 Malena discusses the importance of video-conference technology
  • 26:45 The development of her Separation Anxiety Disorder training program
  • 29:54 How does Malena define Separation Anxiety?
  • 34:43 What are the first questions Malena asks?
  • 38:51 Is there an average treatment plan?
  • 41:42 How does moving to a new place impact my dog?
  • 44:52 How many dogs have Separation Anxiety?
  • 48:06 Malena and her dog, Tini!
  • 54:00 Malena’s website, book, and resources
  • 58:20 If Malena had a magic wand, what would she do?

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120: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought and Animalogy: Vegan Compassion in Action

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is our amazing guest today. Today we discuss her new podcast, “Animalogy,” The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, and her recent trip to Africa.

A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which has been voted Favorite Podcast by Continue Reading →

119: Kacey Klonsky, Filmmaker, Love Unleashed: Senior Dog Stories

Kacey Klonsky, filmmaker of Love Unleashed, is today’s talented guest.

Kacey is currently based in Portland, Oregon but is always excited and ready to travel at a moments notice for a great project.

Although living on the opposite coast, Kacey joined her mother, photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky, on many of her trips and documented her photo shoots on video. After a couple of years of watching her mother’s passion project turn into a full time endeavor, she began Continue Reading →

118: Ask Irith, Part 7: Irith Bloom, Positive Reinforcement Trainer: Who’s The Boss?

Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, addresses the who is the boss? In other words, how dominant do humans need to be with their dogs. Also, Irith answers who the smartest dog breeds are.

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117: Ask Irith, Part 6: Irith Bloom, Positive Reinforcement Trainer: My Dog Does Not Eat

Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, addresses the topic of a dog who will not eat. Not necessarily due to medical reasons, but due to some type of behavioral or environmental reason.

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116: What Would Allie McAdam Do? Instagram Strategist Helps Animal Rescue

Allie McAdam is our talented guest. We ask her to apply her Instagram expertise to the world of animal rescue. She really delivers!

Why does Allie have a passion for Instagram? Well, she’s pretty good at it! After discovering the so-called “secrets” to build an audience on Instagram, she was able to grow her own account from 300 to 3,000 in six weeks and then proceed to help friends build their followings by thousands as well. This led to quickly forming a client base to help other businesses accomplish the same.

And finally, Allie is a very proud mother to a beautiful boy.

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115: What Would Nicole Holland Do? Entrepreneur and Podcaster, Get Guest Ready

Nicole Holland is our talented guest today. She is the woman behind the scenes at interviewsthatconvert.com, the host of The Business Building Rockstars Show, along with her new podcast, Get Guest Ready. Nicole helps successful business owners and CEOs increase their visibility through Podcast Guesting so they can make a greater impact, influence, and income. She answers today’s question, “What Would Nicole Holland Do?” by applying her business expertise to benefit non-profits, such as animal rescue organizations.

Nicole has been named in The Huffington Post as one of “50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017” alongside female powerhouses including Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Amy Porterfield, and Dorie Clark. Nicole inspires entrepreneurs all around the world, and we’re fortunate to have her on our animal rescue podcast.

Interviews That Convert

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114: Jesse Freidin, Photographer & Author, Finding Shelter: Portraits of Love, Healing, and Survival

Jesse Freidin is a leading fine art dog photographer with work in more than 100 private collections throughout the United States. His portraiture studies the deeply healing power of the human/animal bond – telling a contemporary story of companionship and love that honors the role does play in our modern lives.

About Finding Shelter

Finding Shelter is a story about the beautiful relationship animal shelter volunteers share with their canine dependents, and the powerful caretaking that happens between the two species. More importantly, it is an opportunity to rebrand our nation’s animal shelters and unveil Continue Reading →

Now iTunes is Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts

Something to consider. iTunes is now Apple Podcasts®. It was announced today and was reported soon after on 9 to 5 Mac.

Apple’s decision aligns branding with other products in the company, which looks to be incrementally moving away from the “i” designation. Two examples that come to mind are Apple Watch, Apple’s device launched in 2015, which never carried the iWatch moniker; and Apple Continue Reading →

113: Jimmy & Rose Hunter, House of Ig: The World of Iguana Rescue

Rose and Jimmy Hunter are the heroes behind House of Ig. They share their lives with eleven iguanas, along with some turtles. You will also see a dog and cat in the photos.

Jimmy and Rose first rescued Tulsa from near-death when Jimmy moved to Illinois from Oklahoma. After Tulsa passed away, over the years, The House of Ig has grown little by little. They talk about good iguana care (husbandry), including doctor’s visits, a rich and diverse diet, and the importance of lighting. They picked up knowledge along the way, and Jimmy and Rose were kind enough to share a variety of resources for the reptile lover!

House of Ig

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112: Dr. Kate Hurley, From One Sneeze to a Million Lives, Business of Saving Lives Conference

The talented Dr. Kate Hurley gave the final presentation of the day at the 13th Annual Business of Saving Lives Conference at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California. Her inspiring presentation is entitled, “From One Sneeze to a Million Lives,” and discusses her journey and search for a solution to Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) of cats in shelters, along with her Million Cat Challenge.

Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis

Million Cat Challenge

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation

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