Archive | October, 2016

85: Ramona Rice, Podcaster & Content Marketer: How People and Pets Mourn

Ramona Rice is host of two podcasts – The Sports Gal Pal, and We Should Not Be Friends, which she co-hosts with Tim Jester. She is moving in other directions, including Content Marketing, and building a spa consulting business, which leverages the resources of her family’s spa business.

Ramona shares about her dog Sophie, and how she, her two children, and Sophie have lived in the aftermath of the death of her husband James.

The Sports Gal Pal

We Should Not Be Friends (strong language)

84: Ken Wyrsch + Oli Go Viral: Your Iraqi Animal Rescue Story

Ken Wyrsch traveled to Northern Iraq earlier in 2016 to find a way to help after ISIS overtook parts of Iraq. Ken had served in the United States Armed Forces previously, but this time went on his own initiative, away from his everyday life, to volunteer. In the months Ken spent there he made friends with several dogs, including Oli, who eventually took a trip to the US to join Ken.

Ken and Oli’s story went viral, and in today’s episode, Ken tells the rest of the story in greater detail. Thank you to Ken Wyrsch for sharing his story and to SPCA International (SPCAI) for reuniting Oli with Ken.

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83: Nancy and Harold talk the Boomerang, the Pirate, and Athena

Nancy and Harold Rhee catch up on three wonderful dogs – Phelps, Giovanni, and Athena.

Phelps, also known as the Boomerang. Phelps was fostered, then adopted, then returned, and two days later got adopted at the Bay Area Pet Fair in San Rafael, California.

Giovanni, renamed Newton, also known as the Pirate. Giovanni is a one-eyed dog who Nancy and Harold took care of for an evening before he got adopted. The very next day he got adopted at the Bay Area Pet Fair.

Athena, who was a stinky, matted mess when Nancy picked her up, is now a beautiful dog. Here are some photos!
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82: Eric Zimmer, The One You Feed Podcast: The Two Wolves Inside Us

Eric Zimmer is the co-host of The One You Feed podcast, “Creating A Life Worth Living.” Produced with his friend, Chris Forbes, one unique and wonderful aspect of the show is starting each interview with a parable of two wolves. In today’s interview, Eric discusses the podcast, his own journey, and his three dogs – Sadie, Ralph, and Beans.

One memorable quote from Eric, “Loneliness is probably worse for you than smoking.”

Eric Zimmer resides in the Columbus, Ohio area.

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81: Jaclyn Smith, Closer to Dog Podcast: Journey with Dogs, Wolves, & Coyotes

Jaclyn Smith is host of the new podcast, Closer to Dog. Learn about her journey with animals, including wolves and coyotes, and her lifelong passion for dogs. Jaclyn also discusses her two pets, Lucca the dog and Coogan the cat, in today’s episode.

Closer to Dog will launch on Monday, October 17, 2016.

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80: Genevieve Frederick, Pets of the Homeless: Four Amazing Programs

Genevieve Frederick is President and Founder of Pets of the Homeless in Carson City, Nevada. Pets of the Homeless has four important programs for homeless and low income families and their pets: Pet Food Donation, Wellness Clinics, Emergency Pet Care, and Pet Crates for qualified organizations.

Genevieve shares her journey and teaches some great lessons on the power of asking and spreading the word.

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79: Nancy and Harold Do the Unthinkable, plus Montreal and Miami Pit Bull Bans & BSL

Nancy and Harold discuss their foster dogs, their dog Evie, and Montreal’s and Miami-Dade County’s pit bull bans.

Fosters Phelps and Curry got adopted in the past couple weeks!!! Nancy found two more fosters, Mozart and Carmen, and Nancy and Harold discuss all of them. Mozart and Carmen can be found at

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78: Ellie Lee, TV Host and Actress: Your Animal Rescue Story

Ellie Lee is a television host and actress, and she can be found hosting a music news show with iHeartRadio on Direct TV. She’s recently been on the Wendy Williams show, and her past roles include Pop Culture Correspondent on VH-1.

Ellie is an animal rescue hero with some incredible stories, including Hank the Gentleman and Nala. She currently lives in New York City and grew up in New Jersey.

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