3: Dr Sarah Boston, Univ of Florida: Living with Cancer

Dr. Sarah Boston is a veterinary surgical oncologist at the University of Florida. That’s a cancer surgeon for animals. She’s also the author of Lucky Dog, a non-fiction book where she discusses some of her cancer patients and her own experience as a cancer survivor.

Dr. Sarah Boston shares so much of her story, from her work as a cancer surgeon, to her own journey with thyroid cancer, and her own personal Continue Reading →


2: Elena Bicker, Tony La Russa’s ARF: Building A World Class Rescue Community


Elena Bicker, Executive Director of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, ARF, discusses twenty-five years of creating a world-class animal rescue facility and community. They have been rescuing thousands of cats and dogs for years, and along the way have developed a wide range of programs related to rescue, foster, advocacy, education, and community awareness.

It all started on May 7, 1990 when a stray cat wandered onto the field Continue Reading →


1: Christine Kavanagh, Aloft Hotels: A Very Special Hotel Lobby

Christine Kavanagh, Director of Sales for Aloft Downtown Asheville, North Carolina, discusses her hotel’s dog foster program.

Aloft Hotel in Downtown Asheville has very pet-friendly policies, and since Summer 2014, they started a dog foster program in their hotel lobby. This is truly out-of-the-box thinking. Listen to Christine Kavanagh to find out just how successful the program has been, over fifty adoptions and counting!! Continue Reading →


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