Joanna Konca broke down twice during this podcast. She feels real feelings and is not afraid to show them. Dogs will do that to you. She is a trainer and has an immense love for dogs from other countries. She also helped me get my start in this crazy rescue world.
I thought I would tell the story of Roo and how Live Like Roo Foundation came to be. And on #GivingTuesday, what better way to honor our boy than to give him his own podcast. Check out our Giving RoosDay incentives. www.tinyurl.com/roosday
Laura Krill is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant for Integrative Pet Care and the Vice President/Medial Case Manager for Live Like Roo Foundation. She has a LOT going on and while she juggles it all, she gives people going through one of the toughest times of their lives the support and encouragement they need
"When I am with him, I feel like he does the talking."
Melissa Lipani has an amazing therapy dog, who has been battling cancer. It is heartbreaking, but she takes it all in stride and shares "Cappy" with the world to help remedy misperceptions of pit bulls. She works for Best Friends and has fostered over 100 dogs. She is a great human.
Caragh from Wellness & Wags recently received her nation certification in canine massage. She helps Live Like Roo Foundation with their bucket list nights by giving dogs their massages in swanky hotels. She has a vast knowledge of a dog's body and what works for your dog. So much good info in this podcast. For more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not all owner surrenders and supports are bad. Many people judge without knowing the full story. I have had a lot of incidents the past few weeks that spoke volumes about this very subject. We need to remain compassionate with people that do not have the same resources as the rest of us.
What was I thinking going live and answering questions. HAAA! It all turned out well and I hope you enjoy it. A different way to do things!
"We as humans are destroying the breed (pit bulls). These puppies that are born are not programmed to say "I am going to maul a kid."
Formerly dubbed the "Pit Boss," Shorty Rossi has strong opinions about a breed that many want society to just accept. He has starred in TV and movies, but has a passion for pit bulls and has a rescue called Shorty's Pit Bull Rescue. He joined us at an event at Speakeasy Customs and Classics and gave us some insight on his unique life.
"Introductions of a dog into their life change their life. A person may not have left their house or they thought blindness was the end of their life. Then we put a dog in their hands."
Rod Haneline, Chief Programs and Services Officer of Leader Dogs for the Blind has seen so many success stories with animals and their humans that went through the Leader Dog program. What he does is simply life-changing.
Did you know that a simple peppermint can calm your nerves?
Almost every podcast, we discuss compassion fatigue. Finally, I have a guest that can talk professionally about it. Linda Harper is a Compassionate Heart Specialist and provides a guide for animals loves that is unmatched. In just 25 minutes with her, I felt so much better and learned small things that have made for a more sane Sarah.
For More: www.drlindaharper.com
"Sorry you are not a good fit."
The trials and tribulations of adopting or fostering a dog are no joke, but the application and interview process has also been difficult as Heather has tried to find the perfect fit for her home.
In this episode, I also ask Heather for advice on how to recover from a "I cannot do this anymore" moment.
"A lot of rescues are getting together and working together more and if we all come together, we may be able to influence and make some change legislation and influence our politicians and get something in place to deal with this because it is a never-ending cycle."
John Garrido has built the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation after taking in strays from the streets and trying to reunite them with the owners. It is working and he is already seeing other districts implement it as well. It could be a game-changer for the future of Chicago's animals. John joins "Raise the Woof" presented by Fetch Pet Care Chicago to talk about that and so much more.
CBD for animals, ice cream for animals. Andreana has brilliantly made amazing products because she cares and she does the research. Soooo many people ask me about CBD-this podcast is for you. She is a wealth of knowledge and is hitting the market with Blooming Culture at a PERFECT time. Raise the Woof is presented by Fetch Pet Care Chicago (fetchpetcare.com). For more information: https://bloomingculture.com/
Jodie Jean of Woof Gang Rescue often gets the challenge of rehabbing dogs no one else wants and she is magical as she gets them trained and adopted so quickly, leaving us all in awe. She also runs an amazing rescue called Woof Gang Rescue and her favorite story will surely leave you in tears. Raise the Woof is presented by Fetch Pet Care, for more information: fetchpetcare.com.
“If you are not helping a problem, you are part of a problem.”
“Raise the Woof” presented by Fetch Pet Care with Tiffany of Be Fido's Friend. She is senior dog extraordinaire and has aptly named her house the Fraley Senior Dog Center. Tiffany is a true gem and I am lucky to call her a friend.
Peace for Pits slogan "Kindness is Greatness" is one to live by and they do SO MUCH GOOD in Chicago and beyond. For Mike and Megan, building a sense of community is just as important as saving dogs. They also have a 5-year-old daughter spreading love and knowledge about their mission and Malena joined the podcast this week and definitely has a future in podcasting! She is a gem!
The newly-formed ATA Social Club is changing lives by assisting animal organizations that need their help. Organizing events and benefits to help the Chicago community is at their core and with great experience and contacts, they are braced to make a longstanding impact.
Elliott Serrano, Sinbad's dad, the Community Program Manager at Anti Cruelty joins Raise the Woof today and boy was he a fun guest. Thanks E!
“I think it is important to put the dogs out there. Let them speak for themselves through their actions. I think sometimes we get in their way.”
Roo Yori has an amazing platform for rescue dogs and pit bulls. He does not take it lightly. The American Ninja Warrior is brilliant when it comes to getting the work out about his Foundation and adopting from shelters. He is a GREAT guest.
A great conversation with Jon Mancinetti of Mancinetti Pictures. "Loss and Found" (LossandFoundMovie.com) is a true comedic story about Jon losing his best friend, his dog Russell and how that launched him into a world of fostering and dog rescue.
We will be joined by the Filmmaker for a special benefit screening of the film THIS THURSDAY July 12 at Patio Theater in Chicago.
7pm: opening reception
9pm: after party and raffle
$25 for VIP tickets that include vip seating, popcorn and non-alcoholic drink
Chicago Animal Care and Control is one of the most important city-run organizations. Yet, a few weeks ago, without warning they fired what many thought was the best Director in decades. A shit storm ensued and we are trying to sort everything out to be sure people understand WHAT is going on and HOW they can help. Oh, and would Heather ever apply for the Director job? The answer made me giggle.
“I thought of this all in bed at 11pm. I was scrolling through instagram and thought ‘this would be a great platform for fashion and a rescue dog’ and it was uncomfortable at first because I am not a model.”
Well, this is the first time the “t” word has been dropped in the podcast. Haaaa. When I first saw Rescue in Style's instagram, I was confused. But once I learned about what she was doing, I realized it was brilliant. She is a great human and an amazing podcast guest. You will love this one...