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Loving Animals - Episode 86 Are You All About Dogs?

This week Robin chats with Luigi Colantoni, the co-founder of All About Dogs, a South African company that specializes in the manufacture and distribution of stylish and functional premium pet beds. Robin and Luigi discuss their mutual love for dogs and what led Luigi to launch All About Dogs (hint: a goofy Great Dane is involved). Later, Luigi shares some exciting plans with Robin to support the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Are You All...


Loving Animals - Episode 85 Fostering a Love for Animals

This week Robin chats with Beth Stern – actress, author, model, co-host of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, and compassionate animal lover. Beth shares a spirited message against puppy mills, which breed puppies for sale, typically in inhumane conditions. Later, Robin and Beth talk about our country’s current shelter crisis, Beth describes her amazing relationship with her many foster animals and shares why she’s a self-proclaimed “Cat Lady”. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast...


Loving Animals - Episode 84 A Lifesaving Bond: A Shelter to Service Graduate Tells His Story

Former Army Sergeant Chris Ellis met service dog Lex, a two-year-old Labradoodle, through American Humane’s Shelter to Service program, which rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to become lifesaving service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. In this emotional episode, Chris shares how Lex has turned his life around, and why he thinks other struggling veterans should consider getting a service dog of their own. More details on this...


Loving Animals - Episode 83 By the Grace of Dogs: A Rescue Story

This week Robin is joined by Zach Skow, the founder of nonprofit organization Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue and owner of 2016 American Hero Dog Hooch, a rescue dog with an incredible story. Zach talks about the powerful bond he shares with Hooch and his other rescue dogs and shares how they helped heal him during struggles with addiction. Later, Robin and Zach chat about the excitement of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, and Zach shares updates on Hooch since his big win. More details...


Loving Animals - Episode 82 A Musical Powerhouse Finds Her Voice

Pop superstar Taylor Dayne joins Robin on this week’s podcast to discuss her incredible musical career, her love of animals, and her work with American Humane. Taylor shares how she became passionate about animal care while on a trip to France, and later, the pair reminisce about last year’s American Humane Hero Dog Awards kickoff party, at which Taylor kept the animal-loving crowd dancing and singing—all on behalf of the four-legged Hero Dog winners! More details on this episode MP3...


Loving Animals - Episode 81 Acting on Behalf of our World’s Animals

This week, Robin chats with Alison Sweeney—actress, animal lover, and American Humane Ambassador! Alison talks about her advocacy efforts against puppy mills, her work with Pilots and Paws, an organization that flies animals from kill shelters to rescue groups around the country, and why she believes animals hold a special place in all of our hearts. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Acting on Behalf of our World’s Animals on Pet Life Radio


Loving Animals - Episode 80 A Home & Family of Animal Lovers

Robin catches up with Mark and Julie Steines, longtime American Humane friends and supporters and new parents to baby Parker Rose. Mark and Julie share stories of their four-legged family members: Fred, a golden retriever, and Norbert, their special therapy dog and star of the bestselling picture books Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?, Norbert: What Can Little YOU Do?, and Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - A Home & Family of Animal Lovers...


Be Humane - Episode 79 Making the World a More Humane Place for Pets, Wildlife, and ALL Animals

Robin catches up with Lorenzo Borghese, a devout animal advocate and supporter of animal causes. Lorenzo shares his work with Animal Aid USA, the nonprofit organization he co-founded in 2012 and reveals that the organization has saved over 16,000 innocent dogs and cats from being euthanized since it began. Robin and Lorenzo then discuss their shared passion for improving the laws surrounding animal care—from eliminating gas chamber euthanizing of shelter pets, to protecting the world’s...


Be Humane - Episode 78 Rescuing, Fostering, Loving: How Animals Change Our Lives

This week, Robin chats with Beth Stern, animal champion, much-loved celebrity, and co-host of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. In this episode, Robin and Beth share stories of the pets that run their lives, how Beth’s love of animals began as a family affair, and her current foster kittens. Beth also shares what’s next on her plate: the upcoming Hallmark Channel show, “Meow Madness” and again co-hosting this fall’s star-studded American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Questions or Comments?...


Be Humane - Episode 76 Heroically Helping our Nation’s Veterans

This week, Robin chats with First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.), a true American hero and American Humane national ambassador. Sgt. Eversmann tells his inspiring story of survival during the Battle of Mogadishu, which was immortalized in the film Black Hawk Down. Robin and Sgt. Eversmann discuss their shared commitment to providing our nation’s military veterans in need with lifesaving PTS service dogs, before Robin surprises Sgt. Eversmann with a special opportunity at the upcoming...


Be Humane - Episode 75 The Heart and Soul of Animal Rescue

This week, Robin talks with Natalie Owings of The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary in New Mexico, a place of refuge for animals who otherwise would perish: the abandoned, the abused, the sick, the old, the suffering. Robin and Natalie discuss their shared commitment to animal rescue and welfare, while Owings gives Robin a glimpse of her daily life at the sanctuary, including how her and the animals live, family style, on the grounds and in the “Giant Doghouse”. Questions or Comments?...


Be Humane - Episode 74 Raising Awareness to Raise Animal Welfare Standards

This week, Robin chats with Jewel Morris, founding president of the Pet Philanthropy Circle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and enhancing the quality of animal lives by promoting greater public awareness of their welfare and the causes that protect them. In this episode, Robin and Jewel catch up and remember some of the most special moments from the American Humane Hero Dog Awards and Pet Philanthropy Circle’s Pet Hero Awards this fall. Tune in to hear them discuss their...


Be Humane - Episode 73 An American Humane Love Story

Robin chats with Mark and Julie Steines, a wonderful celebrity couple- both incredible animal advocates and longtime friends of American Humane... who first met at our American Humane Hero Dogs Awards gala in Los Angeles! The just-married pair catches up with Robin and discusses their special therapy dog and social media influencer, Norbert. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - An American Humane Love Story on Pet...


Be Humane - Episode 72 Pets Change our Lives Forever

This week, Robin chats with actress, producer, and animal lover, Barbara Niven. Barbara is one of Hollywood’s busiest actresses. You’ve seen her on Hallmark Channel, including her starring role on the prime time series, “Cedar Cove,” Lifetime, NCIS, Cold Case, and One Life to Live. Robin and Barbara catch up and discuss how our beloved pets are part of our families, and the incredible ways that experiencing this special human-animal bond changes our lives forever. Questions or...


Be Humane - Episode 71 Rescuing Shelter Pets in Need

This week, Robin catches up with Alison Sweeney, known for her role starring as Samantha Brady on Days of our Lives. Robin and Alison discuss the many opportunities for animal lovers to help shelter pets in need, and the beautiful ways that our four-legged companions impact and enhance our lives. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Rescuing Shelter Pets in Need on Pet Life Radio


Be Humane - Episode 70 Humane Zoos and Aquariums: Lifesaving Institutions for Animals

This week, Robin talks with Emmy-nominated actress, New York Times Best-Selling author, and animal advocate Carolyn Hennessy, who is known for her roles on hit television shows such as General Hospital and True Blood. Robin and Carolyn discuss their love of animals and shared appreciation for the humane zoos and aquariums who are leading wildlife conservation efforts around the world. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at More details on this episode MP3...


Be Humane - Episode 69 A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Dog Lover' Film

This week, Robin talks with renowned actor and producer, Ali Afshar, about his upcoming film, 'The Dog Lover,' a suspenseful drama based on the true story of a young animal welfare advocate who embarks on a daring rescue to save dogs from horrific abuse. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'The Dog Lover' Film on Pet Life Radio


Be Humane - Episode 68 Protecting Animals in Zoos and Aquariums

American Humane Association has just launched its Humane Conservation program, which protects millions of animals living in zoos and aquariums around the world. Listen in as we come at you live from Capitol Hill for the global launch of the program, with an interview with renowned wildlife biologist and TV host Jeff Corwin. We’re also joined by a pair of veterinarians who helped launch the program and officials from two of the first four global institutions to receive the Humane Certified...


Be Humane - Episode 67 100 Years of Animal Rescue

This year, American Humane Association celebrates a century of rescuing animals from disasters like floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. On this week’s episode, we chat with Louisa McCune, the Executive Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, who helped American Humane Association give a giant gift to America’s animals: a new 50-foot animal rescue truck. Later, we chat with Randy Collins, the national director of American Humane Association’s legendary animal rescue program, who shares some...


Be Humane - Episode 66 Honoring Hero Dogs & Humanitarians

This week’s show was recorded at American Humane Association’s 'Hero Dog Awards Gala Luncheon' in Palm Beach, Florida. Our guests this week include Food Network star Donatella Arpaia, Emmy-winning comedian Dave Konig, Dan and Rudi Taylor, the parents of 2015 American Hero Dog Harley, Sgt. Matt Eversmann, the inspiration for the movie Black Hawk Down and an American Humane Association National Ambassador, and Maureen Callahan, the New York Post reporter who was awarded the National...


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