9: Greg Mahle, Rescue Road Trips: Trucking A Million Miles to Save Thousands of Dogs

Greg Mahle of Rescue Road Trips shares his story of dedication to his family, including his wife Adella, and to thousands of dogs over the years.
Approximately twenty-six times a year, or every other week, Greg and one hired driver take a seven-day journey from Ohio to Southern states like Texas and Louisiana to fill up a tractor trailer with up to seventy dogs.

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8: Dusty Showers + Ol’ Man Jenkins: Your Animal Rescue Story

Dusty Showers is a humane urban wildlife trapper based in the Tampa, Florida area. He also co-founded The 2nd Basemen, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Breast Cancer.

Dusty Showers has a wonderful rescue story of Ol’ Man Jenkins, but behind it is the troublesome fact that many pets are abandoned in cruel and harmful ways.

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7: CNN Hero of the Year, Pen Farthing, Nowzad Dogs: Saving Lives in Afghanistan

Pen Farthing was a Royal Marine from England who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He became friends with a dog whom he named Nowzad, after a town in Afghanistan. He soon turned to helping dogs, saving dogs, and reuniting dogs with soldiers around the world, including two of Pen’s own dogs – the dogs Nowzad and Tali.

In 2014, Pen Farthing was named CNN Hero of the Year for his work saving dogs lives in Afghanistan, and placing them in loving homes in Afghanistan and around the world.

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6: Ask Irith, Part 2: Irith Bloom, Dog Trainer, The Sophisticated Dog: Aggressive Dogs

Part 2 of our conversation with Irith Bloom. In today’s episode, Irith discusses more success stories, aggressive dogs, Irith’s personal story, and one story that involves transitioning a dog away from a shock collar.

Irith Bloom, of The Sophisticated Dog, is a positive reinforcement trainer of dogs and other animals and pets.

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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.

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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.

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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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