138: Bay Area Pet Fair Highlights, Part 1, in Pleasanton, California

The Bay Area Pet Fair, hosted by Pet Food Express, is on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. In Pleasanton, California at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It is California’s largest pet adoption event, and the goal is 1,500 adoptions.

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Thanks to Drew Saldivar and Hannah Lee, high school volunteers from College Park HS in Pleasant Hill, CA. Paul Renaud is their Advanced Media Communications teacher.

Kelly Miott, Oakland Animal Services

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137: Karen Schaver Clears the Shelters, Orphan Dog Rescue; Paul Griffin is a New Dad, Saving Marty

Karen Schaver and Paul Griffin are our amazing guests today.

Karen Schaver runs Orphan Dog Rescue in beautiful Lake County, California. She talks with us about her goal to bring as many dogs to the Bay Area Pet Fair this weekend, with the hope of clearing out the shelters.

Paul Griffin is an accomplished author, with his newest children’s book, Saving Marty, launching on Tuesday, September 19. He is also a first-time father, with his adopted and musically talented teenage daughter, Ani. He shares about the book and his incredible journey with Ani.

Orphan Dog Rescue

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136: Youngman Brown’s Rescue Dog Helped Him Find Love; Your Creative Push Podcast; Catherine O’Brien

Youngman Brown and Catherine O’Brien are our talented guests today.

Youngman Brown is a writer, artist, and host of the Your Creative Push podcast. He shares how to overcome obstacles in the creative journey, and how his dog Sadie helped him find love!

Catherine O’Brien is the incredible host of the Pawcast, and we meet up in Anaheim, California to discuss podcasting and animal rescue.

Your Creative Push

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135: Hurricane Harvey with Tom English

Tom English is our guest today and gives his first-hand account of Hurricane Harvey. For years, Tom has been an animal rescue volunteer in Southeast Texas and shares some emotional stories of what he has witnessed in the past week. He was also mentioned in Peter Zheutlin’s NY Times Best Seller, Rescue Road.

Thank you Tom!!

Tom was also our guest on Episode 55

Bayou Animal Services is where Tom mentioned he was volunteering.

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134: Mike Murray, Bay Area Pet Fair & Pet Food Express; Plus Basics of Fostering

Mike Murray is our inspiring guest today. With Pet Food Express, Mike runs the Bay Area Pet Fair, the largest pet adoption event in California with over 1,100 animals adopted last year. Mike shares why we should all consider a rescue animal, the venue change this year, and how to make the most of your visit!

The Bay Area Pet Fair, hosted by Pet Food Express, is the largest pet adoption event in California! This year’s Pet Fair will be September 16 & 17, 2017 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Fair will feature more than 70 rescues and shelters and will welcome over 50,000 attendees, some 1,500 of whom are expected to go home with a new pet. Thousands of dogs, cats, and small animals of all sorts will strut their stuff looking for their new forever home!

Bay Area Pet Fair

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133: Allison Melody, The Food Heals Podcast, Alternative Medicine For Your Pets; Hurricane Harvey

Allison Melody, co-host of The Food Heals Podcast, turns the volume up with her journey in plant-based living and alternative health. She shares two inspiring stories about how different approaches to medicine saved her two dogs, Jackson and Charlotte.

We also give an update on Hurricane Harvey and the immediate aftermath in Southeast Texas.

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.

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131: Clear the Shelters, Eric O’Grey, and Adam Goldberg

Eric O’Grey discusses his upcoming book Walking with Peety, Adam Goldberg shares becoming a full-time photographer, and this Saturday is Clear the Shelters in the U.S.

Clear the Shelters (August 19, 2017)

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the United States to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.

Eric O’Grey

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130: Laura Schenone, author of The Dogs of Avalon: Marion Fitzgibbon and the Greyhounds of Ireland

After adopting an Irish sight hound, her dog Lily, Laura Schenone discovers a remarkable and little-known fight to gain justice for dogs and for all animals.

Greyhounds, bred to be the fastest dogs on earth, are beautiful, gentle, and astonishing creatures. Yet for decades, countless numbers of them have been abandoned and destroyed every year once they can no longer compete and win.

The Dogs of Avalon introduces us to the strong-willed Marion Fitzgibbon, born in rural Ireland, where animals are valued for their utility. But Fitzgibbon believes suffering is felt by all creatures and champions the cause of strays, baffling those around her—including her family—as she, and a group of local women rescue any animal in need, taking on increasingly risky missions.

Pick up your copy on Tuesday, August 22!

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129: What Would Jenn Herman Do? Jenn’s Trends, Instagram Blogger, & Consultant

Since starting Jenn’s Trends in 2013, Jenn Herman has become a globally recognized expert in Instagram marketing and the forefront blogger on Instagram marketing. Her blog has won the prestigious award of being a Top 10 Social Media Blog three years in a row: 2014, 2015, and 2016. She has had the honor of speaking at multiple social media conferences, teaching organizations like us the value of Instagram and social media to grow our presence.

Jenn’s goal in her blogs is to bring us relevant social media and business trends and discuss their applications, implications, and benefits.

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  • https://www.instagram.com/jenns_trends
  • As Jenn mentions, it is highly recommended to utilize the Business profile for your organization. No cost, and lots of benefits, such as analytics, and a Contact Me button.

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128: Yvette Van Veen, Awesome Dogs + Toronto Star: Journey in Pet Training

Yvette Van Veen developed a passion for working with animals at an early age. In 2002, Yvette started Awesome Dogs and began writing a pet behaviour column for the local paper – The Londoner.

Yvette’s training approach makes science accessible.  She offers positive and humane advice without compromising structure.  Yvette currently offers her common sense approach in a regular column in the Toronto Star.

Yvette’s companion animals include Kip, a feral/roaming rescue from a remote Northern community, Karma an A.K.C. Border Collie, and Icarus the cat who often comes to show the dogs up at class.

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Toronto Star

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127: What Would Katie Krimitsos Do? Facebook and Animal Rescue Organizations

Katie Krimitsos is host of the popular business podcast, Biz Women Rock! in the Tampa, Florida area. She talks in today’s episode about Facebook best practices for your animal rescue community.

Biz Women Rock! – Katie’s podcast

Biz Women Rock’s Facebook Page

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126: Saving One Iguana At A Time: Nicole Spencer, Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue

Nicole Spencer is our rockin’ reptile-loving guest today. She is with Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue in North Carolina, and her current focus is twenty iguanas, along with many other animals, including tortoises which can live over 100 years! She is married with two kids.

Nicole reviews some important basics – vegetarian diet, lighting, and humidity. Iguanas require all three to survive and to thrive! She also discusses the importance of a veterinarian who specializes in reptiles, and expectations for potential iguana adopters.

Founded by Kim Alderman, Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue Inc is a registered 501c3 animal rescue located in coastal North Carolina. They consist of a group of volunteers who are passionate about saving the lives of homeless, unwanted, or injured reptiles. They foster, rehab, and rehome every type of reptile out there, from snakes to lizards and everything in between.

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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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