Episode 90 – Dr. Matt Goetz

Episode 90 – Dr. Matt Goetz

Dr. Matt Goetz received his DVM from Oregon State University in 2010 and his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University in 2018. Dr. Matt and his wife share their lives with a menagerie of animals that includes several cats, two dogs, and two guinea pigs.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife to see their favorite music band perform as well as tinkering with technology to make a smart home.

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National Foster Care Day

National Foster Care Day

National Foster Care Day May is National Foster Care Day, a time to recognize and celebrate how each and every one of us can play a role in bettering the lives of those in foster care.  Let’s also not forget about all of the animals in foster care programs and the wonderful volunteers that care for them!  Shelters and rescues would love to house every homeless animal, but unfortunately, that is just not possible due to a lack of space and resources.  Animals that would otherwise be euthanized can be saved by those who are willing to take them into […]

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Dogs Are Not Colorblind

Dogs Are Not Colorblind

Dogs are not colorblind. They can see more than just black, white and gray, though the color range is still very limited for them. Dogs do not have receptors for “human” reds, greens and oranges, they appear somewhere on the yellow to blue spectrum. Shades of yellow and blue are the canines strongest color field.      

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Kinkajous, Have The Ability To Rotate Their Feet, Can Run Equally as Fast Forwards and Backwards.

Kinkajous, Have The Ability To Rotate Their Feet, Can Run Equally as Fast Forwards and Backwards.

Animal Facts: Kinkajous These creatures can be found in the tropical forests of Central and South America, where they spend most of their time in the trees. Kinkajous are able to turn their feet backward to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down trunks. They also have a prehensile (gripping) tail that they use much like another arm. Although the kinkajou has sharp teeth, its omnivorous diet consists mainly of fruit, particularly figs. In fact,  studies have shown that 90% of their diet consists of ripe fruit. Many believe that these mammals are related to the primate family, but […]

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National Wild Koala Day

National Wild Koala Day

National Wild Koala Day May 3rd is National Wild Koala Day, a day solely dedicated to raising awareness about endangered koalas and their threatened habitat of eucalyptus trees.  There are several organizations that have dedicated their time and efforts to protecting koalas and wildlife, including the Koala Clancy Foundation and the Echidna Walkabout. All About Koalas Koalas often called koala “bears”, are actually not bears at all!  Koalas are marsupials, meaning they are pouched animals.  After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months until the baby can see and walk on its […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 15 – Wayward Whiskers in Texas

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 15 – Wayward Whiskers in Texas

Wayward Whiskers is not your typical rescue, meaning that they actually have a shelter for their cats as they wait for their forever home. Sherry and her team are passionate about special needs cats and FIV+ cats. They have amazing partnerships in and around their community that they rely on including the wonderful support from their community. Sherry works with the PetSmart at Westover Hills, showcasing her cats and kittens that are up for adoption. Listen in to learn more about FIV+ cats and how Sherry is helping make a difference, one cat at a time! http://cast.rocks/hosting/13917/EP10-RESCUE—Wayward-Whiskers.mp3   To learn […]

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