155: Hadyn Hilton, Java Cats Cafe: Want To Start Your Own Cat Café?

Hadyn Hilton is our incredible guest today. She is the 26-year old owner and founder of Java Cats Café, Georgia’s first cat café located in the heart of Atlanta.

Though Hilton’s degree and career path was slated for the film industry, Hadyn decided to drop everything to open a business revolving around one of her favorite things: cats! Facing many hurdles in order to open her business, she enjoys encouraging other entrepreneurs to start their journey and gives advice about being a young female business owner in a male-dominated society. Continue Reading →

154: Kirsty Major, English With Kirsty: Her Guide Dog Cindy and A Visit With Wolves

Kirsty Major is our talented guest today. She hosts her own podcast, English With Kirsty, with very helpful advice and information for English-language learners, as well as folks who need to brush up on their English skills. Kirsty discusses her life with animals, including the death of her longtime Golden Retriever guide dog, Cindy, and a visit with wolves.

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Another blog from Kirsty Major, called Unseen Beauty.

This is more personal blog from her perspective as a blind person.

Kirsty’s beautiful tribute to Cindy

Here are some important announcements from our fellow animal podcasters!

  1. Stacy LeBaron, host of the Community Cats Podcast, just completed her 2018 Online Cat Conference. You can still register to receive recordings of the live sessions!
    1. https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/online-cat-conference-2018/
    2. If you have any questions, contact Stacy at stacy@communitycatspodcast.com
  2. Soledad Robledo has been a listener of the Pawprint Animal Rescue Podcast, and made the huge decision to launch her own animal podcast in Chile!! She hopes to launch in March 2018, and her show will be called “Corazon Animal.”
  3. Jennifer Blough, host of the Compassion Fatigue Podcast, is hosting a retreat on the beautiful Lake Michigan coast. Called the “Rescue Me Retreat,” it is scheduled for the end of June 2018
    1. https://thecompassionfatiguepodcast.com/rescue-me-retreat/

Thank you Kirsty!!


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-gartnerbrereton

153: Dick Richmond, Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue & GSR of Northern California

Dick Richmond is our amazing guest today. He is a volunteer for Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.

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151: Laura Schenone, The Dogs Of Avalon Presentation At Book Passage

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.

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149: Dr Kathleen Cooney, DVM: Kathy Talks Animal Hospice & Palliative Care For Your Pets

How do you develop a caring and loving plan as your companion animal nears end of life?

Dr Kathleen Cooney is our talented guest today. She is an animal hospice consultant, educator, and founder of Home to Heaven in beautiful Loveland, Colorado. She shares her expertise in the growing field of hospice and palliative care for our companion animals.

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148: Celine Yang, Dogwarts School Of Bitchcraft And Trickery: Training & DNA Tests for Your Pet

Celine Yang is our talented guest today discussing nose work®, DNA testing for your dog, some product reviews, and her training journey with her two wonderful dogs, Severus and Whizbee. Follow her on her blog, The Dogwarts School Of Bitchcraft And Trickery.

Celine is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) who teaches group classes at The Pet Republic in Cambridge, MA. She is passionate about positive reinforcement dog training and always seeking coaching and inspiration from trainers whose work she admires. Her two dogs, Severus and Whizbee, push her to find creative, kind, and effective solutions to the frictions that can arise when humans welcome dogs into their hearts and homes.

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147: Craig Grossi, Author, Craig and Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

Author and former U.S. Marine Craig Grossi shares the story behind his book “Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, And How They Rescued Each Other.” Goes on sale Tuesday, October 31, 2017!

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog “with a big goofy head and little legs” who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. “Looks like you made a friend,” another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, “Looks like a ‘Fred.'” The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia.

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Virtual Book Reading: Craig Grossi Reads From Craig and Fred

Author Craig Grossi reads from his book “Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, And How They Rescued Each Other.” Goes on sale Tuesday, October 31, 2017!

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog “with a big goofy head and little legs” who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. “Looks like you made a friend,” another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, “Looks like a ‘Fred.'” The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia.

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146: Sherri Franklin, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue; Rescue Think Tank, San Francisco

Sherri Franklin, Founder and CEO of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, shares her journey in animal rescue at the Rescue Think Tank as she celebrates Muttville’s Tenth Anniversary.

Sherri Franklin, a long-time animal advocate and shelter volunteer, founded Muttville in 2007 to save the lives of the older dogs that were considered “unadoptable” and routinely euthanized in area shelters. Working from her house, she saved 27 dogs that first year. She said she “wanted to make senior dogs sexy,” and in fact, has turned the organization into a Bay Area favorite and a national model.

In 2010, Sherri received the Jefferson Award for Public Service, which recognizes those who “inspire others to service.” In 2016, CNN named Sherri a CNN Hero.

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144: René Kaiser-Riley, Summer Mae Photography, and Therapy Dog Stories

René Kaiser-Riley of Summer Mae Photography is a photographer of nature and animals, a volunteer with the Idaho Humane Society, and Dog Is My CoPilot’s Boise Ambassador. On the Summer Mae Photography Facebook page, you will find numerous albums of rescued dogs and cats flown to Idaho. There is also an album of foster animals looking for their furever home.

Dog Is My CoPilot, Inc. (DIMC) has saved thousands of animals’ lives. DIMC was created in 2012 by a doctor in Wyoming and a lawyer in Arizona. Peter Rork, MD and Judy Zimet, Esq. work with a supportive Board to fly animals from areas of the United States where they are not wanted, to areas of the United States where they are in demand. There is no charge to the animal welfare organizations for whom DIMC flies. The planes fly on public donations alone. The organization is a 501(c)3 approved organization based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Idaho Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization and veterinary charity in the state. They are a private 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations to provide programs and services that benefit animals in Idaho. The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness and compassion.

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143: Peter Zheutlin Discusses New Book, Rescued, with Melinda Lee and Harold Rhee

Peter Zheutlin is our talented guest and New York Times bestselling author of a new book, Rescued. Guest co-host, Melinda Lee, has a terrific discussion with Peter about his rescue and writing journeys. Peter offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Melinda also gives us a quick update on her dog, Shea.

Peter Zheutlin is the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride (Citadel Press/Kensington, 2007) and Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway (Sourcebooks, 2015), a New York Times best seller.

Peter’s latest book, to be released on October 3, 2017, is Rescued: What Second Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living With Purpose, Loving With Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things (TarcherPerigee).

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142: Bergen Verdu, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch; Her Reflections on Hurricane Harvey

Bergen Verdu is our incredible guest today. She is Emergency Fund Project Coordinator for Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in the beautiful Napa Valley of California. Bergen shares her experience working in Houston, Texas alongside organizations like Houston Pets Alive and other animal lovers to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief work. Her medical background gave her a perspective on how serious the health threats are, and how important everyone’s contribution is to relief efforts.

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a no-kill rescue and sanctuary in the Napa Valley for companion and farmed animals in need. The nonprofit provides transitional and permanent shelter, adoption and rescue services, humane education, animal advocacy, and is committed to ending animal hunger, cruelty, and overpopulation.

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141: Ryan Darfler, Mad Dog Rescue; Dusty Showers, Creepy Creatures; Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Ryan Darfler is founder and director of Mad Dog Rescue, soon to have its 501(c)(3) status. Mad Dog Rescue exists to Make A Difference to the lives of domestic animals. They accomplish this through community outreach, disaster relief, emergency logistics, and relocation/homing efforts.

Ryan shares about two life-saving trips he helped coordinate from Houston to San Francisco to transport animals, helping in the Hurricane Harvey relief work. It was a total team effort, involving Houston Pets Alive, Austin Pets Alive, Mad Dog Rescue, The Milo Foundation, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, San Francisco SPCA, and Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch.

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140: Bay Area Pet Fair Highlights, Parts 3 and 4, in Pleasanton, California

The Bay Area Pet Fair, hosted by Pet Food Express, is on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017 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.

Use the minute markers to fast forward to your favorite interview.

1:45 Hannah Lee, videographer

5:27 Kim Johnson, Countryside Rescue

7:10 Jerome, Soft Paws Rescue

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