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.

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Orphan Dog Ranch now homes an average of 250 dogs every year that are rescued from Northern California and high-kill shelters in Southern California and other overpopulated shelters. Karen and her devoted team of dedicated volunteers drive 2 hours each way, every Saturday, to set up adoption events in Petaluma, Novato, and San Rafael as well as other Bay Area locations.

Thank you Karen!

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Saving Marty

Eleven-year-old Lorenzo Ventura knows heroes are rare—like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet.

Thank you Paul!

Photo credit: Francisco Aliwalas

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.

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Harold and Nancy will be at the Bay Area Pet Fair conducting interviews! Make sure to visit our booth and say hello.


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

 


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