Archive | June, 2017

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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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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