Today’s featured guest is Kay Hyman, Director of Community Engagement at Charleston Animal Society (CAS) in North Charleston, South Carolina. In 1874, CAS was formed as the first animal protection organization in South Carolina. Its purpose was then, and always has been, to prevent cruelty to animals. Originally, the organization was focused on the neglect of working animals, specifically horses, as well as the inhumane shipping of cattle and to resolve the epidemic of stray dogs. Read more
Monkey’s House is not what you might think. It’s not a place for primates, it’s a dog hospice & sanctuary founded in 2015 by Jeff and Michele Allen. I’m so glad these two people met each other because together they are doing some pretty fantastic things. How they met is pretty interesting because they were fixed up on a blind date where they went horse back riding. They didn’t want to disappoint the person who introduced them, so they kept dating until they fell in love.
Michele is a RN, BSN, member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and a 2017 CNN Hero Recipient. She spends her days, double full time (that’s 24/7/365) caring for the dogs as Monkey’s House. Jeff leads a dual life helping both people and dog. He serves as a manager in Human Resources for a pharmaceutical company and runs Monkey’s House with Michele. Their sanctuary has been recognized for its outstanding work saving and caring for hospice dogs and was awarded Rescue of the Year in 2017 by World Dog Expo. They live on a small farm in southern New Jersey in the vicinity of vineyards and corn fields where their dogs have plenty of room to play and thrive.
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance was founded in 2009 by Karen Belfi and her husband. They became acquainted with the world of blind dogs when in 1999 they were seeking a companion for their Siberian Husky. They found Ray Charles, a Shepherd/Collie mix that was born without eyes (a condition known as microphthalmia). Ray Charles changed their lives forever. Read more
Karen Bartoszek is a pet friendly advocate and consultant and is also the founder of Pets Living the Dream. This organization provides business consulting for the creation of pet friendly programs that help cities and businesses stand out from their competition and win the praise of pet parents – especially the much-coveted Millennials and Gen Zs. Read more
Today’s guest was Francia Vogini, President of Husky Haven of Florida. Francia began rescuing dogs seven years ago when she saw a dog on social media that needed a foster home. Although she already had three huskies of her own, her heart said she needed to get involved. She helped find a forever home for her foster and saw how much this dog helped the adopter overcome her depression. That was all it took and Francia was hooked. Read more
Today’s guest was the founder of Godspeed Horse Hotel and Humane Society (GHH), Mia Genovesi. She is a life-long horse lover and advocate for all animals. Mia started working with horses when she was 13 years old and hasn’t stopped. She has a degree in Equine Business Management, another in Metaphysical Studies and holds an Animal Policy Certificate.
Today’s guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats was Susan Briggs, a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, author, speaker and pet care business expert. Along with Robin Bennett, a previous guest on our show, she is the Co-founder of The Dog Gurus, the nation’s premier resource for dog care professionals. Read more
Today we welcomed back to the show, Johnna Devereaux. Johnna is a certified clinical pet nutritionist, founder of Fetch RI and Director of Nutrition and Wellness for Bow Wow Labs. In an earlier life she was a short sale negotiator before meeting her dog, Diego, who changed her trajectory forever. Diego is a rescue dog who had numerous health issues as a pup. This set Johnna on a path to pursue her certification in pet nutrition and interest as an herbalist. There has been no looking back. Since then she opened a unique pet boutique in Rhode Island known as Fetch RI, joined the team at Bow Wow Labs and adopted Lola. Read more
Today’s show focused on Town & County K9 ResQ located in Mohegan Lake, New York. Town & County is a 501c3 charity devoted to finding loving homes for adoptable pets and keeping current pets with their owners and out of the shelter system when times are tough.
Jen and I share a life-long passion for dogs. Hers became a full-time career after retiring from thirty-two years in the world of finance in New York City. She is originally from Duchess County, New York, and her dream is to return to her home-town on a 10.5 acre farm where she can carry out the mission of Town & Country. Read more
Jenna Landry, is the founder of American Horse Project. This is an initiative dedicated to the protection of equines within U.S. borders. Specifically, the organization is focused on the issue of horse slaughter and the atrocities associated with the practice of eating horse meat. Each year approximately 150,000 American horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and burros (equines) are shipped to Mexico and Canada where they are brutally murdered. Read more