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

Biz Women Rock’s Facebook Group (it is a closed group, subject to moderator’s approval)

Tell a story with your Facebook page

  1. Experiment. What may have worked three years ago may not work today.
  2. Facebook Live is a great way to tell a story honestly and invite your followers into your world.
  3. Your Facebook strategy should get your followers to engage and ultimately to become advocates for you.

Dusty Showers

Suncoast Animal League

Rescue Road Trips

Wings of Rescue

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue

Facebook Page vs Group

Pages

  1. With a Page, you can talk to your audience, and your audience can talk to you.
  2. Your audience “Likes” your page to follow you, and popular pages can have hundreds of thousands of Likes.
  3. Pages are public.

Groups

  1. With a Group, you can talk to your audience, your audience can talk to you, and your audience can talk to one another. Like an online forum or bulletin board.
  2. Your audience “Joins” your page, subject to your approval.
  3. Groups can be public, closed, or even secret.

Our previous interview with Katie: http://thisispawprint.com/12

Photo credit: Jessica Leigh Photography http://www.jlpflorida.com


About Nancy and Harold Rhee

We have been married over 20 years, fostered over 60 dogs in the past four years, and we love animal rescue and the amazing people who dedicate their lives. And of course, the dogs and cats!

If you want to learn more about Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at http://thisispawprint.com/about or listen to our introductory podcast episode, “Fifty Puppies and a Podcast.” http://thisispawprint.com/000

About Pawprint

Pawprint (or Paw Print) is a weekly podcast dedicated to animal rescue, adoption, and the heroes who make it happen. Volunteer, walk, adopt, or foster a dog, cat, rabbit, or other wonderful pet through your local shelter, humane society, SPCA, pound, and animal control. Stop abuse, and help increase animal protection, welfare, and rights.  http://thisispawprint.com http://animalrescuepodcast.com

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If you want to join our animal rescue community and receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, go to http://thisispawprint.com/ask. Irith can be found at http://www.thesophisticateddog.com/

About Pawprint’s Music

All of Pawprint’s music is composed by Luke Gartner-Brereton. Luke is based in Brisbane, Australia, and he composes a wide variety of songs and musical loops http://info.vanillagroovemedia.com http://vanillagroovestudios.com http://soundcloud.com/luke-gartnerbrereto

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.

Forces of Nature by author Graham Spence is the remarkable story of the courage and commitment of two Continue Reading →

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.

Want to receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom? Simply join our animal rescue community at http://thisispawprint.com/ask. This will also ensure you won’t miss an episode!

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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.

Want to receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom? Simply join our animal rescue community at http://thisispawprint.com/ask. This will also ensure you won’t miss an episode!

Irith Bloom is positive reinforcement dog trainer and owner of The Continue Reading →

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

For Pawprint listeners

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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 →

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