Author Archive | Harold Rhee

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.

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1:45 Hannah Lee, videographer

5:27 Kim Johnson, Countryside Rescue

7:10 Jerome, Soft Paws Rescue

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139: Bay Area Pet Fair Highlights, Part 2, in Pleasanton, California

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. 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.

1:54 Darlene Yount, Bay Area Animal Rescue Crew (BAARC)

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138: Bay Area Pet Fair Highlights, Part 1, in Pleasanton, California

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. 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.

1:54 Drew Saldivar, high school videographer

3:32 Kelly Miott, Oakland Animal Services

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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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136: Youngman Brown’s Rescue Dog Helped Him Find Love; Your Creative Push Podcast; Catherine O’Brien

Youngman Brown and Catherine O’Brien are our talented guests today.

Youngman Brown is a writer, artist, and host of the Your Creative Push podcast. He shares how to overcome obstacles in the creative journey, and how his dog Sadie helped him find love!

Catherine O’Brien is the incredible host of the Pawcast, and we meet up in Anaheim, California to discuss podcasting and animal rescue.

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135: Hurricane Harvey with Tom English

Tom English is our guest today and gives his first-hand account of Hurricane Harvey. For years, Tom has been an animal rescue volunteer in Southeast Texas and shares some emotional stories of what he has witnessed in the past week. He was also mentioned in Peter Zheutlin’s NY Times Best Seller, Rescue Road.

Thank you Tom!!

Tom was also our guest on Episode 55

Bayou Animal Services is where Tom mentioned he was volunteering.

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134: Mike Murray, Bay Area Pet Fair & Pet Food Express; Plus Basics of Fostering

Mike Murray is our inspiring guest today. With Pet Food Express, Mike runs the Bay Area Pet Fair, the largest pet adoption event in California with over 1,100 animals adopted last year. Mike shares why we should all consider a rescue animal, the venue change this year, and how to make the most of your visit!

The Bay Area Pet Fair, hosted by Pet Food Express, is the largest pet adoption event in California! This year’s Pet Fair will be September 16 & 17, 2017 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Fair will feature more than 70 rescues and shelters and will welcome over 50,000 attendees, some 1,500 of whom are expected to go home with a new pet. Thousands of dogs, cats, and small animals of all sorts will strut their stuff looking for their new forever home!

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133: Allison Melody, The Food Heals Podcast, Alternative Medicine For Your Pets; Hurricane Harvey

Allison Melody, co-host of The Food Heals Podcast, turns the volume up with her journey in plant-based living and alternative health. She shares two inspiring stories about how different approaches to medicine saved her two dogs, Jackson and Charlotte.

We also give an update on Hurricane Harvey and the immediate aftermath in Southeast Texas.

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.

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131: Clear the Shelters, Eric O’Grey, and Adam Goldberg

Eric O’Grey discusses his upcoming book Walking with Peety, Adam Goldberg shares becoming a full-time photographer, and this Saturday is Clear the Shelters in the U.S.

Clear the Shelters (August 19, 2017)

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the United States to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.

Eric O’Grey

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