Save A Pooch
Save A Pooch - Episode 31 Rescue Dogs Turned Into Therapy Dogs
Can rescue dogs become therapy dogs? Rescue dogs being given another chance at a forever home is one thing, training them to become therapy dogs is another. Vancouver ecoVillage's Therapy Dog program contributes to both causes of helping dogs in need as well as humans in need. This will be discussed in today's show with Paula and Quille sharing their stories and and bringing awareness to both causes that is greatly needed. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Rescue Dogs Turned...
Save A Pooch - Episode 30 Why Dogs Go Missing and What Pet Owners Can Do
As some pet owners may know, having their dog go missing is a gut wrenching feeling that causes panic. Luckily, some are found in a reasonable amount of time. Others, unfortunately, are not. This show will highlight what pet owners can do to prevent their dog from going missing and the best tactics to find their dog should they go missing. These lessons are also beneficial to avoid owned dogs having to go to a shelter or pound. Our guest today is Amy Mall, she has worked in government and...
Save A Pooch - Episode 29 How Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Us
The bond between canine and veterans or soldiers can really only be understood between the pair. That relationship can really make or break the spirit of those serving abroad. This demonstrates that rescue dogs really can play a role in rescuing humans as well. Nowzad Charity and Pets For Vets New Brunswick are two organizations that help make that possible. From rescuing dogs, to reuniting them with veterans, to transforming them into service dogs, the end result are happier canines that...
Save A Pooch - Episode 28 Special Needs Canines
Dogs who need extra care and attention compared to other canines are deemed having special needs. Whether it be a condition from birth or a condition developed later in the dog's life, sadly, it comes with a stigma that they are too broken to keep. For this reason, in many shelters, dogs with special needs are sometimes last to find new homes. We have two amazing guests with us to share their knowledge and stories on the topic of dogs with special needs. Elaine Reiter is with the...
Save A Pooch - Episode 27 Justice For Rescue Dogs
The role that justice plays for rescue dogs can be touchy subject for many animal lovers. For some, there just isn't enough of it to make a difference to dogs in need. For others, justice is the saving grace to making an impact on their lives. Of course, there are several factors involved to determine whether justice is, in fact, even playing a role. Today's episode we have our special guests to discuss how laws can help or not help rescue dogs. Our first guest Patti Lawson, is an award...
Save A Pooch - Episode 26 One Initiative At A Time
This show is dedicated to 2 new initiatives to help rescue shelters and rescue dogs. The first guest is Judi Cogen, author of Puppy Conversations as well as the daily blog DearKidLoveMom. The second guest is Anthony DiPaolo, president and founder of Modern Puppies. Their recent launches particularly have a focus in helping rescue shelters with funding plus more. It's great to see Judi and Anthony pay it forward to our fellow canines in need. Questions or Comments? Email Beverly at...
Save A Pooch - Episode 24 Heaven on Earth For Rescue Dogs
Caring for and housing rescue dogs is a world in itself; but once rescue dogs get adopted, improving or maintaining their behavior is a whole other world. Today's guests cover both arenas to make sure rescue dogs are not only as happy as they can be but as polished as they can be once adopted. Our first guest Lya, who owns and runs the non profit organization in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates, also known as Land of the Strays. Our second guest, Jeff Reid, has been rehabilitating...
Save A Pooch - Episode 23 Cannabis For Pets
With medical marijuana making headway into North America's medical system, the research into pet benefits is also coming into full spectrum. This show features the work of Drs. Sarah Brandon and Greg Copas who are considered leaders in the research and product effectiveness for animal cannabis science. Their latest formulation Canna Companion is the world's premier site for cannabis/hemp education and products for the pet world. We will go over not only how it can benefit issues common to...
Save A Pooch - Episode 22 Paying It Forward For Our Pets
With more organizations paying it forward, more corporations have been tag teaming with charities. One particular duo, Bayer Animal Health and Adopt-a-Pet.com, shines a deacon of light for rescue shelters with their campaign called Share For Shelters. This initiative encourages pet owners to upload photos, with each photo leading to a product donation that goes to rescue shelters. With Bayer's mission to keep your pets healthy and Adopt-a-Pet.com's mission to help find rescue dogs homes,...
Save A Pooch - Episode 21 Rescue Dogs Become An Ambassador For Canine Rescues
The myth that rescue dogs are broken or second hand quality is exactly that. A myth. Truth is, rescue dogs can be one of the most loyal companions given the patience and understanding. This episode will feature 3 special rescue dogs and their stories of getting out of the shelter and becoming an ambassador for canine rescues. Our guests today are Joey, the proud forever parent of Mervin the Chihuahua, who's gained quite a following on social media; Courtney who adopted the social media...
Save A Pooch - Episode 19 Money and Pets: How Deep Does Your Wallet Really Have To Be?
This episode we'll be talking about the realities of having a pet, particularly the costs and expenses involved in owning a dog. As rescues organizations take on more surrendered dogs, it's worthwhile to discuss one of the main reasons why dogs are given up. From unexpected vet bills, to unforeseen family circumstances that makes it difficult for owners to continue the costs. Our guests today will talk to us about this topic in detail and help us better understand whats involved. Our first...
Save A Pooch - Episode 18 First Aid for Pets
Ever thought CPR can work for your pets? Knowing First Aid for humans is almost a necessity as it can save lives in the most unexpected events. But for those households with pets, not knowing first aid techniques on them can mean a hefty vet bill or possibly even worse. This show will explore the topic of First Aid for pets and how we can use some practical tools should you come across an unexpected incident. Our guests today will be Lisa Wagner, owner of Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid and...
Save A Pooch - Episode 15 How Kids Can Help Rescue Dogs
Today's show is dedicated to highlighting how kids can help rescue dogs and how parents can support this initiative. The more kids understand the concerns around homeless dogs and other domestic animals, they may want to help their cause and be more compassionate to animals. This was the case with 9 year old Selena Schulz who helps various animal shelters with monetary and supply donations. The 'Lucky Kids Club' created by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue also has a mission to educate, involve and...
Save A Pooch - Episode 14 Dog Walkers: Luxury or Necessity?
This show features 3 special dog walkers: Robin Romine from Chicago, Kara Kleindienst from Manhattan, and Melanie McKee from Toronto, who all contribute to the quality of a dog's life. They ensure canines go home not only happy but healthy dogs. West Town Walkers from Chicago takes pride in supporting rescue organizations with their fundraising efforts, The Barking Meter is New York's and San Francisco's elite dog walking services and Happy Dogs Waggin Tails is Toronto's go-to dog walker....
Save A Pooch - Episode 13 Canines Serving People In Need
Who says our canine friends can't have jobs? This show is dedicated to the canine service organizations and their dogs that help fulfill the circle of the human canine bond. These talented dogs play special roles from being service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue, or law enforcement dogs. The Planet Dog Foundation's executive director Kristen Smith will discuss some of these programs that help people in need and how Planet Dog can help canine organizations meet their goals. Questions...
Save A Pooch - Episode 12 How To Prevent or Address Dog Bites
Ever get bitten by a dog and now can't stand being near them? Ever had your dog bite someone and had to consider taking it to the pound? Today's show is about educating the public on dog bite prevention and how this can contribute to less dogs being taken to the pound. Our guests that will shed some light on this topic are: Teresa Lewin, an animal behaviour specialist of over 20 years and co-founder of Doggone Safe and recording artist & song writer Kaylin Roberson, also spokesperson for...
Save A Pooch - Episode 11 Two Rescue Dogs Voice Their Opinion
This episode is dedicated to rescue dogs who want to speak. Literally. Renowned animal communicator Sheila Trecartin is here with us today to do something very special for a couple rescue dogs and their 'now forever' parents. She will relay what our 4 legged friends want to say. Sheila practices several holistic modalities but being a bridge between animal and human is considered her specialty. Having turned skeptics into believers, her work has been featured on television and radio....
Save A Pooch - Episode 10 Can Comedy Really Be A Part Of Rescue Dogs?
With the topic of rescue dogs and the unfortunate events that come with having an overpopulation of stray or neglected dogs, there's enough to make this world depressed. But for Harris Bloom and James Uloth, they combine comedy and cause! This episode will feature their causes and how they combine humor in the topic of stray dogs. Questions or Comments? Email Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Can Comedy Really Be A Part Of Rescue Dogs on Pet...
Save A Pooch - Episode 9 Who is Part of your Dog's Healthcare Team?
Ever wished there was more that could be done to help your pet's illness or injury? We will discuss an out of the box method some veterinarians use to help treat & rehabilitate animals. This special group of people are called holistic veterinarians. Although not considered conventional, these veterinarians take on methods such as: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal medicine and Homeopathic medicine alongside their Western medical approach. Dr. Charles Loops, a veterinarian of 32 years,...
Save A Pooch - Episode 8 How to Foster Dogs
Fostering dogs has been growing traction as more rescue organizations are created to help address homeless dogs. But can anyone just foster dogs? Are there challenges to volunteering as a foster parent? This week will address the answers that many potential fosters may be questioning before signing up with a rescue organization. Renowned author Pat Miller's 'How To Foster A Dog' is a must have book for those looking to foster and she will share her insights in this episode. Questions or...