111: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Photographer and Author: Unconditional Stories and Love With Senior Dogs

Jane Sobel Klonsky is our talented guest. She is an award-winning photographer and her latest work is the book, Unconditional, featuring stories of senior dogs. She and her filmmaker daughter Kacey also work on a continuing project called, Unconditional Stories, featuring more stories through photography and video.

Website http://unconditionalstories.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/unconditionalstories1/

Jane Sobel Klonsky launched her photography career in 1976 as the first photographer to scale the cables to the top of the Verrazano Bridge to get a shot of the start of the New York City Marathon. Jane was the official photographer of the New York City Marathon for the Continue Reading →

110: Three Events That Made Nancy and Harold’s Weekend Great

Nancy and Harold discuss three animal rescue events that made last weekend great. And exhausting. But mostly great!

On Friday, Nancy helped with a Wings of Rescue flight, the third one of 2017 Nancy worked on. She worked hard to coordinate the flight of sixteen dogs from Northern California to a variety of no-kill shelters in Spokane, Washington. Nancy shares some of her thoughts from that day.

On Saturday, Nancy and Harold attended the Business of Saving Lives conference which brings together many animal rescue people from the San Francisco Bay Area. It was the thirteenth annual event at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Some great speakers, including Dr. Regan McGowan; Erin Kerley and Audra Farrell; Renee Harris; and especially, Dr. Kate Hurley.

On Sunday, it was St. Pitty’s Day at Contra Costa Animal Services, an event that attracts potential adopters to meet a wide variety of dogs from Contra Costa Animal Services and other rescue organizations. Nancy and Harold discuss the adoption of Continue Reading →

109: Dave Ely, Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue

Dave Ely is our amazing guest today! He is a volunteer with Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, a group of dedicated and fun-loving rescue heroes. Listen to his personal story and some of the dogs he has helped save, including Merlin, who was saved at a local shelter and ultimately graduated from a lifesaving Search & Rescue program.

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue is celebrating their 30th anniversary! Gala and Fundraiser, tickets required, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Continue Reading →

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.

Sandra shares her life journey, her day-to-day life, and why she Continue Reading →

107: Stacy LeBaron, The Community Cats Podcast: Your Rescue Story + Trap Neuter Return TNR

Stacy LeBaron has been involved in animal welfare for over 20 years. She currently hosts a three day a week podcast called the Community Cats podcast, where she interviews nationally and internationally renowned experts helping with the problem of cat over-population and cat welfare.

Website

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106: Amy Sutherland’s Virtual Book Tour, Rescuing Penny Jane at Book Passage with Muttville

Thanks for listening to this special presentation with Amy Sutherland. We are giving away ONE signed copy of Amy’s book, Rescuing Penny Jane. 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 Sutherland shares her home with her husband Scott, and two dogs, Penny Jane and Walter Joe.

About Rescuing Penny Jane

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs—and the growing number of dedicated people who Continue Reading →

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 →

103: Rupert Fawcett, Off the Leash + On the Prowl, Cartoons for Dog and Cat Lovers

Rupert Fawcett is our talented and thoughtful guest this week. He is the person behind the well-known Off the Leash and On the Prowl cartoons for dogs and cats, respectively. Rupert entertains dog and cat-lovers around the world with his humor and his ability to point out the highlights, quirks, and compromises that exist living with our companion animals.

Rupert shares his artistic journey, his latest projects, and his love of dogs and cats!

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102: Ellen Westkaemper, Bald is Beautiful Dog Rescue + Dancing Nathan

Ellen Westkaemper is Foster Home Coordinator for Bald Is Beautiful Dog Rescue, focused on hairless dog breeds. Ellen shares a wide range of stories on Bald Is Beautiful, her own dogs Dexter and Owen, along with Dancing Nathan, a Chinese Crested dog whose dancing has attracted millions of views.

Bald Is Beautiful Dog Rescue is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and reaches all parts of the United States and beyond.

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101: Patrick Major, Meet Sammy Davis: Who Rescued Whom

Patrick Major is our special guest today and he shares an incredible story. For much of his life, he suffered from kidney failure and disability from CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth) Disease. When Patrick was at a low point, depressed and considering suicide, that’s when he and his girlfriend discovered the healing power from a dachshund named Sammy Davis.

Patrick and Sammy Davis were featured on an Animal Planet show called Saved, and Sammy Davis has won Wiener Dog races and is an accomplished disc dog. Patrick can be found through “Meet Sammy Davis.” Two more dogs have joined the family – Karma, an Australian Shepherd, and Marley, a small dog mix, and they are both disc dogs.

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100: Andrea Jordan, Business Strategist, LearnDiscoverBeFree: Rescue on the Road

Andrea Jordan is our wonderful guest for Episode 100! She is from New Zealand, and after seventeen years in the corporate world in New Zealand and the UK, she decided to become a digital nomad. She is a business strategist who works with entrepreneurs and business owners through her venture, LearnDiscoverBeFree.

Andrea practices what she preaches, traveling around the world to live, to work, and to play. In today’s episode, she shares her own creative way of getting involved with animal rescue.

New Coaching Program!

Here’s a new program that Andrea has just put on her website. It’s a 30-day group program for entrepreneurs who’ve had trouble taking action in their business. The participants take an idea and implement it during the program. http://learndiscoverbefree.com/idea-to-implementation/

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99: Nancy discusses Wings of Rescue flight, Harold talks animal photography

In today’s episode, Nancy shares her experience helping transport 14 dogs from Livermore Airport in California to Idaho with the organization Wings of Rescue. The Front Street Animal Shelter transported 25 dogs!

Harold shares some of his thoughts on shelter animal photography for the beginner photographer.

Resources for Nancy Rhee’s discussion on Wings of Rescue

Contra Costa Animal Services

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98: Deb Ozarko, The Unplug Podcast: Love of Self, Animals, and Earth

Deb Ozarko is today’s amazing guest. She is the host of the Unplug podcast, a so-called Warrior of Truth, Soul Activist, and animal lover. She lives in British Columbia, and today she shares her personal journey and about the dogs and cats in her life.

The dogs she lives with are Zoey, Francis, and Dharma. Her cats are Barney, Tony, and Karma.

Gene Baur is founder of Farm Sanctuary. To protect farm animals from Continue Reading →

97: Jonnie Taylor & Natalie Scheffler, Entrepreneurs: Pawsitively Remembered

Natalie Scheffler and Jonnie Taylor are our talented guests today. They attend Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio.

Jonnie, Natalie, and several classmates created a company called Pawsitively Remembered. They share about the development of the company, their two products – wind chimes and dog tags, along with the animals in their lives.

Pawsitively Remembered Website

Facebook page

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