Pets are family and they deserve the best. The Bark Day Planner has elevated the Dog Party game. While throwing a party may seem simple, there is SO MUCH that goes on behind the scenes. Amanda Shaw has combined her passion for planning and pets and made pet-owners dreams come true one balloon arch at a time! We cannot wait to partner with her for a bucket list party at Live Like Roo Foundation. For more: www.thebarkdayplanner.com
I have such a passion for senior dogs as many of you know, so this guest is going to be perfect for this podcast! Dr. Monica Tarantino founded Senior Dog Revolution to help pet owners deal with aging in their pets. Much of what can be done is not crazy expensive and it really is up to you to help them age gracefully! Dr. Tarantino has so much knowledge and since I have been following her, I personally have learned so much. For more: www.seniordogrevolution.com/
"SEED advocates for a shift away from these modern legal frameworks and towards a recognition that nature and animals have an inherent right to exist and flourish for their own sake. " That is just a BIT of what Cailen and Pete do. They could really use help and you can do that in your daily life with simple changes! Join us for a very candid, very REAL conversation with 2 people who are changing the world. To learn more: https://www.ethicalstrategies.org/
Also, to see our past podcasts with Cailen and Pete:
Pete on Puppy Mill Investigations: https://raisethewoof.libsyn.com/raise-the-woof-rescue-dogs-by-pete-paxton
Cailen on farm animals and Esther the Pig : https://raisethewoof.libsyn.com/raise-the-woof-cailen-labarge
"The volunteers, the vets, the organizations...they are doing the hard work ultimately. We get the glory because no one hates an airplane and a puppy and it is a great story, but the truth is, we have the easiest job. We are bus drivers for these animals." You may know Fred from The Fred Show as a popular Chicagoland (and beyond) Radio Host, but what he does in his spare time as a volunteer to save animals is truly remarkable. Fred joins me y to talk about his love of animals and flying and how he combined the 2 to help save lives via Pilots N Paws. More here: www.pilotsnpaws.org. Follow Fred on insta at @fredonair
Photographs tell a story and for The Tilly Project, they often provide comfort during a really difficult time through photography. One of my biggest regrets is that I do not have more photos of my dogs. Lauren has created an inspiring community of people that assist with end-of-life photo sessions and help for people who are going through one of the worst times in their life. For more: www.thetillyproject.org
Dr. Lisa Lippman joins me to chat about an incredible resource for pet owners. Pet Loss Community has built a much-needed community for grieving pet parents, as well as those that are facing anticipatory grief. It is such a difficult thing. I feel honored to know these humans, who are changing lives by offering an incredible program that truly changes lives. www.petlosscommunity.
Roo Yori, the K9 Ninja, joins me to chat American Ninja Warrior, Wallace, Hector, the state of rescue and shelters and so much more! Roo has used his incredible platform to promote homeless animals. He rescued one of Michael Vick's dogs, who became a therapy dog. His famous dog Wallace, who was to be euthanized at the shelter, won a freestyle disc championship. With all his success, Roo continues to raise funds for the animals! Find out more about him here: www.rooyori.com
She runs a booming business in Chicago and offers far more than day care and boarding. Catherine Crews from Canine Crews joins me for a candid conversation about running a business in Chicago since 2009! She has seen a ton and in the booming industry that is pet care, she has advice for others who have the same aspirations.
He was a therapy dog that everyone loved. His start to life was difficult, but with the help of Lilo's Promise and his Mom, Michele, Aladdin lived his life as a super star, with so many following his every move. Unfortunately, in 2022, Aladdin passed away leaving many broken hearts. His Mom has done incredible work to keep his memory alive and his legacy continues to help others! Michele joins me on this week's Unmuzzled!
Follow Aladdin here: https://www.facebook.com/aladdinnation
Join Sarah Lauch (THE HOST), the Founder of the Live Like Roo Foundation! September 8th marks the 8 year Anniversary of Roo's passing and since then, we have helped over 20,000 families and paid over $2 million in medical grants. The road to get to this point has not been easy and the day-to-day of a Foundation filled with a lot more sadness than greatness can be tough. But we are here to improve lives for the better in the hope that animals can beat cancer and go on to live a healthy, happy life. If you would like to donate in Memory of Roo and to help others going through the same thing, please go to www.livelikeroo.org
A cleft palate does not need to be a death sentence for an animal. Courtney, a registered vet tech, has created a non-profit called Techs for Clefts that is helping vets, breeders, rescues, adopters and so many more feel comfortable raising a pet with a cleft palate. It is not easy, but it is worth it and with Techs for Clefts by your side, you can help these incredible animals live a relatively normal life. Just an incredible pod with so much knowledge! For more: techsforclefts.com
Bentley's Pet Stuff has become a staple in many Chicagoland (and wayyyy beyond) communities. With a focus on nutrition, Lisa Senafe has made Bentley's a must-shop for pet parents. The path to this point happened quickly and while the first store started in a Chicago suburb, the stellar reputation has launched stores all over America. Lisa joins me for a candid conversation about pet nutrition, starting from the ground up. For more: www.petstuff.com.
Goats that were in danger of being killed by coyotes, Ariel who was hunted by a Mountain Lion, a cow family that was saved from going to the meat market. The stories from Farm Animal Refuge are incredible. They are doing inspiring work in San Diego and beyond and Live Like Roo Foundation even helped their pig with cancer named Dora, who is NOW CANCER FREE! Matt is a great guest. Join us and learn more about what they do here: https://farmanimalrefuge.org/
When Alanna Rizzo adopted a border collie from a shelter in Colorado, her life changed forever. Eventually, so would the lives of so many others. All it takes is 1 dog to spur a movement. Hear her incredible journey and how helping others has given her hope and healing! To find out more: www.guidrysguardian.org
A small business named "Bark Pouch" was formed when a trainer noticed a need at a local Chicago rescue. Brandi Barker observed the cutting up of hot dogs and other various training techniques that just were not working. Since then, she has used food scientists and various machines to figure out the perfect combo to make these lickable treats. The road to get there was not easy, but overcoming obstacles is part of what has made her a success. To find out more about Bark Pouch: www.barkpouch.com.
Jem & The Misfit have given hope to a breed that is euthanized often and can be misunderstood. With some time, patience and love, this breed will thrive. Jem has created incredible characters that social media has embraced! Jem and I discuss what she has built and how social media can be difficult at times.
Pet Con is this weekend in Chicago. Kelsey, a Senior Talent Relations Manager at The Dog Agency, joins us to tell us how you can make your dog famous and we preview Pet Con, a gathering of social media's biggest pet influencers!
You will certainly look at squirrels differently after this episode. An incredible bond has formed between a man and a squirrel from the streets of NY! Many people checking in on Peanut have also fallen for Mark, his savior. They are a great match doing special things! Mark has turned this unique journey into a charity called Peanut's Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary. Follow Peanut at Peanut_The_Squirrel12 and the sanctuary at pnuts_freedom_farm.
I am SO honored to bring the podcast back after a 2+ year hiatus. This podcast means so much to me because I get to tell stories and there are SO MANY great stories to tell! After quitting my job in corporate America, I am now the proud owner of 2 businesses. I miss being creative and I miss interviewing people, so here we are.
My 1st guest is absolutely brilliant and the work he is doing brought me to tears so many times. Michael J. Baines quit his job as a Chef in Thailand after he met a homeless dog at the back door of his restaurant and what happened next is the stuff of legends. The Man That Rescues Dogs is a must-follow and you have to hear him on the podcast! To donate or find out more: www.tmtrd.org
Unmuzzled: A Pawcast is presented by Canines Crews, Kiki's Korner and Bark Pouch. Our supporting sponsors are The K9PT, Twin Tails Market and Barkery and Anything is Pawzible. Thank you for listening. I am SO happy to be back.
Rats! There is so much to know about them and my guest Niki is a Rat Extraordinaire!
For more on rats or to foster or adopt: firstname.lastname@example.org
When an undercover animal abuse investigator with 20+ years of experience says something bothers him, you know it is legit. Many years ago, the practice of luring racing greyhounds with live rabbits was investigated and many swept the practice under the rug or claimed "it did not happen."
Cue investigator Pete Paxton, who conducted an undercover investigation in partnership with Grey2k USA. What they found was beyond shocking and their investigation, with your help, will hopefully lead to a federal bill called the Greyhound Protection Act.
More here (NOTE: this is not for the faint of heart): https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/07/26/a-culture-of-cruelty-an-exclusive-look-inside-the-secret-world-of-greyhound-training/
This podcast has always been about learning more about animals and to say this particular one opened up my eyes is an understatement. Cailen LaBarge is the Co-Founder of SEED: Strategies for Ethical and Environmental Development. Before the pandemic, they investigated a dairy auction in Texas that revealed far more than they expected. The findings, as shocking as they may be, are so important, especially in this day and age.
For more information: https://www.seedundercoverinvestigations.com/
"He came to the door naked with a gun. We ended up with 63 snakes."
Cindy Steinle has had a LOT of experience with reptiles and while many people may be nervous around them, Cindy shares some amazing reasons why we should embrace snakes, alligators and more.
For more information or ways that you can help:
Molly Downing is the Recreation Coordinator at SEASPAR and created a Pawsitive Pet Therapy program that brings smiles to faces of the participants.
Rachel Jensen is the Founder of Pleasant Heart Pet Food Pantry in Michigan. As a former Animal Control Officer, she saw a need in her community and immediately went to work to help by building a non-profit. https://www.