Today’s guest was Stephanie Perkins, a Director at Tallahassee Memorial Heathcare (TMH). Stephanie directs the Animal Therapy program for TMH. They currently have more than 200 volunteer teams that include dogs, cats, bunnies, parrots and horses along with their human handlers. They also had an Alpaca in their program. Read more
Today’s guest is Rebecca Rose, the founder of InClover Research. Rebecca began her professional career as a biochemist working with humans at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. She took her training and the technology and brought it over to the animal side, creating a line of products for dogs, cats and horses that address a number of health concerns.
Today’s guest, Debra Hamilton, is a fellow attorney, pet advocate and pet lover. She is passionate about helping people resolve conflict where pets are involved. She helps forge new frontiers to help pet owners, pet service providers and other passionate about animals who find themselves embroiled in conflict, live and serve more peacefully with animals. She is the author of Nipped in the Bud, Not in the Butt: How to Use Mediation to Resolve Conflicts over Animals.
Today, we welcomed to the show, Claudia Labbe, the Fundraising/Public Relations Chairperson for Your Humane Society SPCA (also known as the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Florida). Claudia has loved animals all her life but until age 21 was allergic. When she was free from her allergies her pet family grew. Today she has a horse, a donkey, a mini mule, a dog and two cats. She is a vocal advocate for estate planning for your pets reminding pet parents, “It is just one more way to be a responsible pet owner.”
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 Dr. Glenn Buckley, D.V.M., CEO and founder of Pet Rescue Rx. Dr. Buckley attended veterinary school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. As a practicing veterinarian, he worked as an emergency vet in South Florida. After closing that practice and returning to his hometown of Akron, New York (not too far from Buffalo), he and his brother Scott started Pet Rescue Rx. Dr. Buckley knew he had found a way to continue to help both loved pets and pets in rescue. 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
Today’s guest was Jodi Clock, a Certified Pet Loss Professional (CPLP) and the founder of Clock’s Timeless Pets. Clock’s Timeless Pets provides cremation services for pet parents in and around Muskegon, Michigan. Their motto is “Unconditional care for the loss of your pet.” The Clock Family has been serving both humans and their pets in the funeral industry since 1897.
The loss of a loved one is never easy. Yet, we all have questions regarding the type of end of life care we want our loved one to receive. There are many options. Clock’s Timeless Pets has an excellent Frequently Asked Questions section that can answer many of your questions. You can also find the “Pet Parent’s Guide to Planning Ahead.” Read more
What is the Paw and Feather Plan? The Paw and Feather Plan was created in 2018 by Jessica Pita to provide care for pets when a pet parent is no longer able, due to death, illness or extreme life events. They specialize in placing pets in permanent, loving homes.
Jessica has been a shelter volunteer and an employee. She has seen the sadness, the agony and heartbreak that loved pets experience when they have lost their pet parent. Pets are given up to shelters for many reasons – but one reason a pet should NEVER be in a shelter is because the pet parent didn’t have a plan. Read more