63: Lorrie Shaw, Professional Pet Sitting & The Animals Unfolded Blog: New Perspectives

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 a dynamic and important voice in helping make knowledge about animal behavior and care more accessible to the masses.

Lorrie shares her journey with us, some wonderful animal stories, her thoughts on palliative and hospice care, and teaches Harold some spelling bee words like ethology.


Spelling Bee word!

  • Ethology is the study and science of animal behavior.

Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

  • Dr. Temple Grandin’s story was made into an HBO movie, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes as Dr. Grandin.
  • Movie trailer https://youtu.be/cpkN0JdXRpM

The Thundershirt is a consumer product for animals that utilizes the same concepts that Dr. Grandin developed to comfort herself and animals of all kinds.

The three veterinarians Lorrie Shaw mentions in the episode

The pets Lorrie Shaw mentioned include Silver the Cat, Grethen the Dog, and Charlie the Cat.

Thanks to Drew Ackerman, host of the Sleep With Me podcast, for connecting us with Lorrie. Drew’s podcast helps with insomnia and other forms of sleeplessness.

Look out for future announcements for our Pit Bull series!! Initial episode should be released on Thursday, August 25.

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/

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

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

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