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Welcome to Starlight Pet Talk! I'm Amy Castro, your guide in the world of pet parenting. Join us for expert pet care advice, heartwarming pet adoption stories, and a mission-driven commitment to helping pets and their families live their best lives. As a respected voice in the pet industry, Pet Age Magazine columnist, and president of Starlight Outreach and Rescue, I've fostered over 4000 critters and record the podcast from our 7-acre rescue ranch. With expert guests and pet parents like you, we'll explore everything from pet nutrition and diet to animal behavior, dog training, cat care essentials, and pet safety. Expect laughs, learning, and camaraderie in every episode. Join the adventure at Starlight Pet Talk! Subscribe now and let's navigate the journey of pet parenthood together!

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Welcome to Starlight Pet Talk! I'm Amy Castro, your guide in the world of pet parenting. Join us for expert pet care advice, heartwarming pet adoption stories, and a mission-driven commitment to helping pets and their families live their best lives. As a respected voice in the pet industry, Pet Age Magazine columnist, and president of Starlight Outreach and Rescue, I've fostered over 4000 critters and record the podcast from our 7-acre rescue ranch. With expert guests and pet parents like you, we'll explore everything from pet nutrition and diet to animal behavior, dog training, cat care essentials, and pet safety. Expect laughs, learning, and camaraderie in every episode. Join the adventure at Starlight Pet Talk! Subscribe now and let's navigate the journey of pet parenthood together!

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Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby: Essential Training and Tips from an Expert

6/18/2024
Get ready for an insightful in-depth episode as Amy sits down with Aileen Cronin, canine behavior consultant and Baby Pack Leader, to unpack the journey of preparing dogs for the arrival of a new human baby. Aileen, bringing her own experiences and expertise to the table, dispels the myths surrounding dogs and newborns, and shares why proactive training and clear boundaries are key to creating a peaceful household. Together, Amy and Aileen dive deep into the essentials of pet adoption, highlighting the critical need for alignment and communication between partners. They offer hands-on advice for preparing both your pup and your home for the big change. They also delve into the importance of spotting signs of stress to ensure comfort and safety for all. Plus, Aileen opens up about situations where rehoming might be the kindest option. Tune in to ensure your home remains harmonious and happy for both two and four-legged family members! To learn more about Aileen's resources, and the "Bringing Home Baby," program, go to www.BabyPackLeader.com. Don't forget to use the special discount code STARLIGHT so that 50% of each sale goes to help the animals at Starlight Outreach and Rescue, Amy's nonprofit animal rescue! Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:01:02:54

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Emotional Intelligence for Pet Parents: Mastering Your Emotions for a Better Relationship with Your Pet

6/11/2024
In this episode, host Amy Castro dives deep into the world of emotional intelligence and its profound impact on our interactions with pets. Joined by guest Amy Budd, an expert in emotional intelligence and HeartMath techniques, they discuss the critical role of awareness and regulating our own emotions before expecting our pets to regulate theirs. The conversation reveals how heart math techniques, like heart-focused breathing, can help manage emotions, enhance the bond with pets, and positively impact behavior. Discover the importance of being present, reframing negative thoughts, and fostering a mutual understanding as a pet parent. Key Takeaways: Why Listen: This episode is a must-listen for pet parents who want to build stronger, more empathetic relationships with their pets. By mastering emotional intelligence, you can create a more harmonious environment for yourself and your pets. Tune in to learn actionable tips and techniques to transform your pet parenting journey. To learn more about this subject or to work with Amy Budd, visit her website at: https://www.wholeheartranch.com/ Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Emotional Intelligence and Pet Relationships 05:36 The Impact of Emotional Expression on Pets 09:21 Heart Math: The Role of the Heart in Emotional Regulation 13:04 Heart Rate Variability and Emotional Intelligence 23:33 Taking Responsibility for Our Emotions in Pet Interactions 27:13 The Impact of Emotional State on Pet Interactions 29:17 Creating Space for Emotional Ease in the Morning 30:34 Rewiring Synapses through Emotional Regulation 31:28 Recognizing Triggers and Changing Internal Dialogue 32:43 Changing Perspectives to Sh Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:52:24

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Pet Vaccination Essentials: What Every Pet Parent Needs to Know

6/4/2024
In this episode of Starlight Pet Talk, host Amy Castro interviews Dr. Jeff Grognet, a practicing veterinarian and author, about vaccinations for pets. They discuss the difference between core and non-core vaccines, the risks of over-vaccination, and the potential side effects of vaccines. Dr. Grognet emphasizes the importance of considering the risk of the disease and the age of the pet when deciding on a vaccination schedule. He also mentions alternative options such as homeopathic nosodes. The conversation concludes with advice on how to have conversations with veterinarians about vaccination decisions. Takeaways Learn more about Dr. Jeff, his work, and courses: www.newearthvet.com Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:44:30

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Aftercare and Memorialization for Pets: Honoring Your Beloved Companion

5/28/2024
This episode explores the aftercare options available for pets after they cross the Rainbow Bridge. Amy talks with Gia Kondakor, director of Pet Loss Services at McAllister Smith Funeral Home. Amy and Gia discuss the emotional challenges people face when their pets die and the importance of making informed decisions about aftercare. The episode covers topics such as cremation options (individual, partition, communal), memorial services, and unique ways to memorialize pets. Gia emphasizes the need for open conversations about pet loss and encourages pet parents to be comfortable in making decisions that honor their pets' memories. Takeaways To get in touch with Gia or explore the pet aftercare options at McAlister-Smith, go to: https://www.mcalister-smith.com/# Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:39:07

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How to Launch a Profitable Pet Business

5/21/2024
In this insightful episode of Starlight Pet Talk, host Amy Castro interviews Eliza Burr, a seasoned pet business coach, about the dynamic world of pet-related businesses. Eliza shares her inspiring journey from the corporate world to becoming a successful pet business coach and delves into the challenges and rewards of starting a pet business. Key Topics Discussed: Common MisconceptionsGoal Setting and SystemsCoaching and SupportAnd more!Tune in for practical tips, personal stories, and expert advice on how to successfully launch and grow a pet-related business. Whether you're just starting or looking to scale, this episode provides valuable insights to help you thrive in the pet industry. Check out Eliza's podcast, 'Off the Leash with the Pet Business Coach,' for practical tips and personal stories about starting and growing a pet business. Visit her website to learn more about how you can work with Eliza: https://www.thepetbusinesscoach.dog/ Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:47:53

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Animal Bond: Insights from The Human-Animal Bond Research Institute

5/14/2024
Hi everyone, it's Amy from Starlight Pet Talk. Before we dive into today's episode, I want to take a moment to address something important. You'll notice that portions of the audio quality in this episode is less than stellar. Unfortunately, we ran into some technical issues during recording. Despite the audio hiccups, we decided to release the episode because the content is truly valuable, and we didn't want you to miss out on the insights and information we have to share. Thank you for your understanding and continued support and for tuning in. Now, let's get into the episode!" --- In this episode, we explore the impactful work of The Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) with Lindsey Braun, HABRI VP of Research and Operations. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to researching and sharing the benefits of human-animal interaction. HABRI funds scientific studies, educates the public, and advocates for policies that support the human-animal bond. Research highlights the physiological benefits of interacting with pets, such as lowering blood pressure and stress hormones while boosting bonding hormones like oxytocin. Mental health benefits include reduced loneliness, increased social support, and improved well-being. HABRI's initiatives include making housing more pet-friendly, supporting service animals for veterans with PTSD, promoting pet-friendly workplaces, and educating about the differences between pets, emotional support animals, service animals, and therapy animals. Support HABRI by learning about their research, donating, and staying connected through their website and newsletter. Takeaways: Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:33:24

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Pet Massage Therapy: Transforming Your Pet's Life Through Therapeutic Touch

5/7/2024
In this episode of Starlight Pet Talk, host Amy Castro interviews Blanca Rodriguez, a certified canine massage therapist, about the benefits of pet massage. They discuss the history of animal massage, the similarities between human and canine massage, and the specific techniques used in canine massage. Blanca shares success stories of how massage therapy has improved the quality of life for dogs, including those with hip dysplasia and end-of-life care. She emphasizes the importance of creating a calm and safe environment for the massage and recommends using relaxation music. Overall, the episode highlights the transformative power of massage therapy for pets. Takeaways Pet massage has been practiced since ancient times and has similar benefits for both humans and animals. Shoutouts in this episode: Blanca E. Rodriguez: https://www.woundedhealer.us/ Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:44:42

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Spotlight on Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter: Transforming Lives in Texas

4/30/2024
Join us for an enlightening episode of Starlight Pet Talk as we shine a spotlight on the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in Georgetown, Texas. In this episode, we sit down with Community Programs Coordinator April Pfeiffer, to discuss the challenges and triumphs encountered by this shelter. April discusses the pivotal role of fostering, volunteering, and donating in supporting the shelter's mission. By fostering animals, volunteering time, or contributing financially, individuals can directly impact the lives of animals in need and bolster the shelter's efforts. Key Takeaways - WCRAS faces challenges due to the high number of animals they care for, but they have various programs in place to find homes for these animals. - Fostering, volunteering, and donating are important ways to support the shelter's work and help animals in need. - The shelter emphasizes the importance of finding the right match for each animal and provides resources and support to adopters and fosters. Shoutouts in this episode: Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Rehome by Adoptapet.com Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:44:10

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Raising Guide Dog Puppies: Nurturing Life-Changing Heroes for the Visually Impaired

4/23/2024
This episode explores the heartwarming journey of puppy raisers and the impact they make on both dogs and humans. Roxanne and Jim have been volunteer guide dog puppy raisers for over 18 years, and Donna is a recipient of a guide dog named Wella. They discuss the process of raising guide dog puppies, the training involved, and the importance of socializing the dogs. They also highlight the need for more puppy raisers and the life-changing impact that guide dogs have on their handlers. The episode concludes with information on International Guide Dog Day and how to support guide dog organizations. Key Takeaways Shoutouts in this episode: Donna Mack, The Disability Diplomat Guide Dogs for the Blind Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:37:32

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Critical Spring Safety Tips Every Pet Parent Must Know!

4/16/2024
In this episode, Dr. Zoo from Family Animal Hospital in Friendswood, Texas, is back with host Amy Castro to discuss crucial tips for pet parents to be able to keep pets safe during the spring and summer seasons. The conversation provides valuable information for pet parents to ensure the safety and well-being of their pets during the spring season. Key Takeaways · Allergies are common in pets, and testing can help you identify specific allergens and provide proper treatment. · Many plants are toxic pets. It's important for pet parents to know what plants are in their pets' environments. · Hydration and protection from heat/sun are critical to pet health as the weather warms. · Fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and other creatures can pose major risks for pets. · When spring cleaning, don't forget your toys, bowls, bedding, and more, but be careful about cleaning products to ensure they're pet-safe. · Prepare for outings, trips, and more by ensuring your pet has a great leash and inescapable collar, provide basic obedience training to ensure pet safety. · Be prepared for emergencies - whether you're at home, in town, or on the road! Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:52:12

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Home Hospice and Euthanasia for Pets: Saying Goodbye with Love and Dignity

4/9/2024
Join Amy Castro and Dr. Mary Gardner from Lap of Love in-home pet hospice and euthanasia as they have a poignant yet frank discussion about the benefits of in-home pet hospice and euthanasia and offer insights into navigating the emotional journey of a pet's end-of-life. Discover the nuances of end-of-life care, managing chronic conditions, and coping with anticipatory grief. They share tips on preparing for and coping with pet loss, including: - Creating meaningful end-of-life experiences - Communicating about the decision - Understanding and navigating the journey - Managing the guilt about decisions made and not made - Letting go of the guilt pet parents may feel over the relief of a pet's death - And more. Celebrate the uniqueness of each pet's journey and explore compassionate care options to ensure their final chapter is filled with dignity and love. Tune in for heartfelt conversations and support during this challenging part of the pet parenting journey. Shoutouts in this episode: Parkwood Animal Hospital, Friendswood Texas End-of-Life Pet Photography from One Last Network Nancy Gordon - Pet Loss and Grief Expert "I Miss You Already: Bearing the Unbearable Loss of Your Pet."Pet Vet Animal Hospital - Deerfield Beach, Florida Additional Resources Provided By Dr. Mary Gardner: Mary's personal website: https://www.drmarygardner.com/ Lap of Love website: lapoflove.com Dog Quality of Life Scale: https://www.drmarygardner.com/resources/forms/dog/dog_QOL.pdf Cat Quality of Life Scale: https://www.drmaryga Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:49:07

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Help! I Found Baby Kittens: Now What?

4/2/2024
In this episode of Starlight Pet Talk, join host Amy Castro as she sheds light on the crucial steps to take if you stumble upon a litter of kittens. As spring blooms in Texas, Amy offers invaluable advice on navigating the delicate balance between intervention and observation. Drawing from her experience as the president of Starlight Outreach and Rescue, Amy addresses key questions: Through practical insights and real-life examples, Amy guides listeners through the complexities of kitten rescue, emphasizing the importance of informed decision-making and responsible action. Tune in to discover essential tips on assessing kitten health, identifying maternal care, and determining appropriate intervention strategies. Whether you're a seasoned rescuer or a concerned passerby, this episode equips you with the knowledge and confidence to make a difference in the lives of abandoned kittens. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from an expert and become a champion for vulnerable animals. Subscribe to Starlight Pet Talk on your favorite podcast platform and embark on a journey of compassion and advocacy. Together, we can make a meaningful impact in the world of animal welfare. Shoutouts in this episode: www.kittenlady.org/age Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:21:04

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Lens of Love: Exploring the Beauty in End-of-Life Pet Photography

3/26/2024
Step into the world of end-of-life pet photography with Angela Schneider, the heart and soul behind Big White Dog Photography & One Last Network. In this emotional episode, Angela shares profound insights into the transformative power of immortalizing our beloved animal companions through photography. Through heartfelt anecdotes and profound wisdom, Angela shares the importance of cherishing every moment with our pets and the healing power of these precious photos. Takeaways: Learn more about Angela and her work at: https://bigwhitedogphotography.com/ https://onelastnetwork.com/ Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:33:08

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Parenting a Chronically Sick Pet: A Journey of Challenges and Triumphs

3/19/2024
Taking care of a pet with a long-term illness can often add another level of stress and commitment to being a pet parent. In this episode, I interview fellow pet podcaster Julie Marty Pearson to explore caring for special-needs pets. Discover the challenges and triumphs faced by pet parents like Julie when our furry friends receive unexpected medical diagnoses. Key Takeaways: This candid exploration is balanced by the resilience and love that define our bonds with these special animals. Join us and discover the joy of adopting, fostering, and loving a pet with special needs. Shoutout's in this episode: The Story of My Pet podcast Podcast Your Story Now Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:37:57

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Mission K9 Rescue: Bringing Heroes Home

3/12/2024
Join us as Kristen Maurer from Mission K9 Rescue shares heartwarming tales of reuniting retired working dogs with their former companions. We explore the emotional journey of rescuing these canines from military and police backgrounds, highlighting their transition to a peaceful retirement. Key Takeaways: As we wrap up, we're reminded of the profound connections between handlers and their partners. Your support, big or small, makes a difference in ensuring these remarkable dogs are recognized for their service. To support this incredible rescue, go to: https://missionk9rescue.org/donations-to-mission-k9-rescue/ Tune in to Starlight Pet Talk for more heartwarming tales and insights on making a difference in our furry friends' lives. Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:40:16

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Are You Guilty of Breaking These Dog Etiquette Rules?

3/5/2024
Tired of chaotic encounters with unruly dogs in public spaces? Join host Amy Castro and guest Nancy Hassel from American Pet Professionals for an insightful discussion on dog etiquette. Gain valuable insights to enhance your canine adventures with key takeaways such as: - Deciphering your dog's body language for better communication. - Assessing breed-specific behaviors and individual quirks honestly. - Handling encounters with confidence, whether leashed or unleashed. - Creating safe and enjoyable environments for all pets in public spaces. - Understanding the unwritten rules for taking your dog to various public settings. From personal anecdotes to practical strategies, learn how to train your dog for well-mannered public outings. Tune in and transform your dog's public presence from problematic to perfect! Shoutouts in this episode: American Pet Professionals Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:42:23

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Are You Ignoring a Red Flag? Understanding Your Dog's Resource Guarding

2/27/2024
Join host Amy Castro as she delves into the world of canine behavior with Dog Behaviorist Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP. In this episode, we focus on the common challenge of resource guarding in dogs, providing expert advice for pet parents. Key Points: Discover the transformative power of modern dog training methods with practical strategies for a happier life with your furry friend. Contact Will: https://dogbehaviorist.com/ https://phoenixdogtraining.com/ Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:01:04:28

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A Day in the Life of a Cat in Rescue

2/20/2024
Join Amy Castro, founder of Starlight Outreach and Rescue, as she takes you behind the scenes of the journey of cats in rescue shelters, from intake to adoption. Gain insight into their lives in foster homes, hear heartwarming stories of resilience, and explore the process of preparing them for adoption. Key Points: - Learn about the lives of fostered cats and how their behaviors are assessed for adoption. - Hear inspiring stories like Astro's as cats transition to loving homes. - Explore the process of preparing cats for adoption, including crafting compelling profiles. - Stay tuned after the outro music for the announcement of our recent contest winner! Join us in celebrating the transformations at Starlight Outreach and Rescue and get inspired to make a difference in animal welfare. Share this episode with your friends and spread some extra love to pets in need. Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:46:35

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A Day in the Life of a Dog in Rescue

2/13/2024
Discover the captivating journey of rescue dogs with Donna Ball from Rangers Reach, a Houston-based dog rescue. Learn about the compassionate care and rehabilitation these dogs undergo on their path to finding forever homes. Dive into the challenges and triumphs of animal rescue, including medical treatments, successful adoptions, and the vital role of community support. From heartwarming stories like Beau the lab-pit mix finding love to Wallace overcoming behavioral obstacles, explore the dedication of both humans and canines. Find out how you can make a difference through fostering, volunteering, or spreading awareness. Join us for an inspiring discussion and learn how you can contribute to this noble cause. Shoutouts in this episode and please consider supporting these organizations with donations, volunteering, and more! Ranger's Reach Dog Rescue: https://www.rangersreach.org/ Starlight Outreach and Rescue: https://www.starlightoutreachandrescue.org/ Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:00:59:10

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Beyond the Fluff: Rabbit Realities and Responsible Guardianship

2/6/2024
Join Host Amy Castro as she interviews Marcy Berman, the compassionate force behind Save a Bunny Rabbit Rescue. Marcy sheds light on rabbit rescue, debunking myths and addressing challenges. From spaying/neutering to ethical dilemmas in 'no-kill' shelters, explore the complexities of small animal care. Key Points: - Marcy Berman shares stories of rescuing over 5,000 rabbits, highlighting care issues and abandonment. - Discover the importance of spaying/neutering for rabbit welfare. - Uncover ethical considerations in 'no-kill' shelters and challenges faced by rabbits. - Address behavioral challenges and fostering rewards/hurdles. - Stress the importance of educating children on pet responsibilities. Get ready to become an advocate for these often-overlooked furry companions. 🐰✨ TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAVE A BUNNY RESCUE go to: https://saveabunny.org/ or Follow on FB: https://www.facebook.com/SaveABunny Comment on this episode! For questions or if you need a reply- please email us at Amy@StarlightPetTalk.com Support the Show. Support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/starlightpettalk LISTEN & FOLLOW! ▷ Official Site: https://www.starlighpettalk.com ▶ Facebook: / starlightoutreachandrescue ▶ YouTube: -https://bit.ly/starlightsubscribe ▶ TikTok: / starlightou...

Duration:01:00:34