National dress up your pet day is here – Time for cat hats!

National dress up your pet day is here – Time for cat hats!

January 14 is National Dress up your pet day No other day (well except Halloween maybe) provides you the opportunity and the excuse to dress up your pets.  Try on some new outfits.  Give them a new personality.  Just remember to keep it safe and don’t stress them out if they’re not into it.  National Dress up your pet day is the day to showcase the personality in your pet. What is national dress up your pet day all about? National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige.  […]

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National Save the Eagles day – Will you join us in making a difference?

National Save the Eagles day – Will you join us in making a difference?

January 10 is National Save the Eagles day. We love animals and we look forward to any excuse to celebrate a day inspired by one.  So welcome to January and the National Save the Eagles day.  Don’t confuse this with the sister-like day back in June for National American Eagle day.  But even if you do, there’s still reason to celebrate these majestic birds of prey. More than 60 different species of eagles to celebrate today For those of you in the U.S., you likely thought of the Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle when we mentioned the focus of today’s day.  […]

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Episode 74 – Bonney Brown

Episode 74 – Bonney Brown

Bonney Brown brings retail management experience and a background in art to her work for the animals. In her role with Humane Network Bonney works with organizations large and small across the country, helping them to save more lives and to become a vital presence in their communities. Bonney also launched the first online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program with the University of the Pacific and currently is working with communities and shelters across Nevada both to increase lifesaving from shelters, and to enhance access to veterinary care in rural and underserved communities. Through this podcast Bonney will share her […]

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It’s National Cuddle up Day – Which furry friend are you cuddled with?

It’s National Cuddle up Day – Which furry friend are you cuddled with?

January 6 is National Cuddle Up Day If you’re like us, you don’t need someone to establish a national day just to tell you to cuddle up with your favorite furry friend.  Whether you’re cuddling your dog on your couch, or snuggling in with your cats in your bed, there are a lot of good reasons to cherish this day and make it a weekly thing instead of an annual one. Cuddling reduces stress – both for you and your animals! A quick google search will tell you all you need to know about the benefits of cuddling with your […]

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Episode 73 – Ramon Castellanos

Episode 73 – Ramon Castellanos

Ramon Castellanos joins us today to talk about his start in the animal welfare world. In addition to leading the research and development team at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico he also plans and implements habitat modifications. He talks to us about why wolf sanctuaries are necessary and how the wolves end up joining them. They also have a wonderful educational program which allows you to get up close and personal with a few of their star wolves!

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues get paid for saving animals

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues get paid for saving animals

Animal rescues are dedicated volunteers with a passion for animals. We are going to round out our year with a common misconception that has plagued animal rescuers far and wide for many decades.  We’re not sure why but somehow there is a myth out there that local animal rescue organizations pay their volunteers for what they do. Myth: Animal rescuers get paid for saving animals We have explained before the difference between animal rescue organizations and your local animal shelter, and likely this is where this myth originated.   Most, but not all, animal shelters have paid staff that help […]

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