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154: Kirsty Major, English With Kirsty: Her Guide Dog Cindy and A Visit With Wolves

Kirsty Major is our talented guest today. She hosts her own podcast, English With Kirsty, with very helpful advice and information for English-language learners, as well as folks who need to brush up on their English skills. Kirsty discusses her life with animals, including the death of her longtime Golden Retriever guide dog, Cindy, and a visit with wolves.

English With Kirsty


Another blog from Kirsty Major, called Unseen Beauty.

This is more personal blog from her perspective as a blind person.

Kirsty’s beautiful tribute to Cindy

Here are some important announcements from our fellow animal podcasters!

  1. Stacy LeBaron, host of the Community Cats Podcast, just completed her 2018 Online Cat Conference. You can still register to receive recordings of the live sessions!
    2. If you have any questions, contact Stacy at
  2. Soledad Robledo has been a listener of the Pawprint Animal Rescue Podcast, and made the huge decision to launch her own animal podcast in Chile!! She hopes to launch in March 2018, and her show will be called “Corazon Animal.”
  3. Jennifer Blough, host of the Compassion Fatigue Podcast, is hosting a retreat on the beautiful Lake Michigan coast. Called the “Rescue Me Retreat,” it is scheduled for the end of June 2018

Thank you Kirsty!!

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 or listen to our introductory podcast episode, “Fifty Puppies and a Podcast.”

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.

Don’t miss any new episodes. Sign up for our email list.

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 Irith can be found at

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

151: Laura Schenone, The Dogs Of Avalon Presentation At Book Passage

After adopting an Irish sight hound, her dog Lily, Laura Schenone discovers a remarkable and little-known fight to gain justice for dogs and for all animals.

Greyhounds, bred to be the fastest dogs on earth, are beautiful, gentle, and astonishing creatures. Yet for decades, countless numbers of them have been abandoned and destroyed every year once they can no longer compete and win.

The Dogs of Avalon introduces us to the strong-willed Marion Fitzgibbon, born in rural Ireland, where animals are valued for their utility. But Fitzgibbon believes suffering is felt by all creatures and champions the cause of strays, baffling those around her—including her family—as she, and a group of local women rescue any animal in need, taking on increasingly risky missions.


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147: Craig Grossi, Author, Craig and Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

Author and former U.S. Marine Craig Grossi shares the story behind his book “Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, And How They Rescued Each Other.” Goes on sale Tuesday, October 31, 2017!

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog “with a big goofy head and little legs” who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. “Looks like you made a friend,” another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, “Looks like a ‘Fred.'” The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia.



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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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127: What Would Katie Krimitsos Do? Facebook and Animal Rescue Organizations

Katie Krimitsos is host of the popular business podcast, Biz Women Rock! in the Tampa, Florida area. She talks in today’s episode about Facebook best practices for your animal rescue community.

Biz Women Rock! – Katie’s podcast

Biz Women Rock’s Facebook Page

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118: Ask Irith, Part 7: Irith Bloom, Positive Reinforcement Trainer: Who’s The Boss?

Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, addresses the who is the boss? In other words, how dominant do humans need to be with their dogs. Also, Irith answers who the smartest dog breeds are.

Want to receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom? Simply join our animal rescue community at This will also ensure you won’t miss an episode!

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117: Ask Irith, Part 6: Irith Bloom, Positive Reinforcement Trainer: My Dog Does Not Eat

Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, addresses the topic of a dog who will not eat. Not necessarily due to medical reasons, but due to some type of behavioral or environmental reason.

Want to receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom? Simply join our animal rescue community at This will also ensure you won’t miss an episode!

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108: Sandra Cordero, Goats on the Rock Airbnb: Animal Sanctuary on the Sunshine Coast

Sandra Cordero rescues about eighty animals on her property in Roberts Creek, British Columbia off the Sunshine Coast. This includes over fifty battery hens, as well as ducks, goats, pigs, and Nina the Turkey! Batteries are the cages where hens are kept to create an cost-effective egg-laying process, while also causing suffering and distress for the hens by constricting movement, among other harmful conditions.

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105: Amy Sutherland, Author, Rescuing Penny Jane + What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, & Marriage

We are giving away ONE signed copy of Rescuing Penny Jane by Amy Sutherland. It’s a very meaningful book for the rescue dog hero in your life.

To qualify to win, write us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or both. Deadline is end of day (midnight Pacific Time) on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Winner to be announced in an upcoming episode.

Amy Sutherland lives in the Boston area and is the bestselling author of four books. Three of them are about animals – Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched; What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage; and her latest, Rescuing Penny Jane.

Amy’s popular Modern Love column in The New York Times, which led to her book What Shamu Taught Me…, became the paper’s most emailed story of 2006.

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104: Tamar Arslanian, Author, Shop Cats of New York, and I Have Cat blog

We are giving away ONE copy of Shop Cats of New York by Tamar Arslanian, photography by Andrew Marttila. It’s a lovely book for the cat lover in your life.

To qualify to win, write us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or both. Deadline is end of day (midnight Pacific Time) on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Winner to be announced in an upcoming episode.

Tamar Arslanian lives in New York City, and started her blog several years ago, I Have Cat, with the tagline, “Single in the City, with Cat(s).” Shop Cats of New York is her first work, and she shares about her writer’s journey, living the single life in New York, and her life with cats. She also discusses the importance of finding homes for cats, even in Continue Reading →

94: Most Popular Episode of 2016: Irith Bloom, Episode 5

The most listened to episode of 2016 is our first episode with Irith Bloom!

Irith Bloom, of The Sophisticated Dog, is a trainer of dogs and other animals. She uses positive reinforcement, and we learn about her story, addressing the topics of barking and the power of choice in this episode.

Irith Bloom is based in the Los Angeles area, and she speaks in the United States and around the world on a variety of training topics.

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90: Marie Macaspac, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Marie Macaspac offers some terrific marketing and branding tips, along with observations on Muttville’s founder Sherri Franklin and how her leadership empowered Marie and others. All part of a larger journey transforming Muttville into one of the premier rescue organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a powerful image synonymous with senior dogs.

Marie Macaspac is founder of both Switchblade Creative Studios and Animal Rescue Marketing. She is also Director of Marketing for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, which started in founder Sherri Franklin’s home.

Our episode starts when Marie Rochelle Macaspac left behind a corporate marketing job to start her own path. While starting to build her own business, Marie loved that she was able spend most of her days with one of her closest friends – her dog Jazmin – by her side.

A year later, Jazmin died.

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