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  • 01:43

    Pet Radio Show-Troubled Youth Finding Homes for Dogs and Training Shelter Dogs

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    Since 1993, Project POOCH has successfully paired hundreds of unwanted shelter dogs with incarcerated youths. The youths care for, groom and train unwanted shelter dogs and help to find them new adoptive “forever homes." Youths (guided by professionals) learn to train the dogs, groom them, and find them new adoptive "forever homes." The dogs leave the program ready to be great pets, while their trainers re-enter the community with new job and personal skills and increased compassion and respect for all life.

    Dog trainer Colleen Demling discusses how to address the training needs of a dog adopted from a shelter. How to evaluate if your dog from a sheltewr may have baggage that needs to be addressed and how to give a rescued dog the best possible home.

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  • 00:55

    Pet Training with Cathie Harvey, owner of Pawsitive Canine

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    Join your host Peggy Hoyt and her special guest Cathie Harvey, a certified professional dog trainer and owner of Pawsitive Canine as they discuss pet training techniques. Cathie will teach us a few secrets to keep in mind when training your pet. Tune in on  Monday, September 21st at 3:00p.m. to learn more about Pawsitive Canine and Cathie Harvey. #PetTraining

  • 02:00

    Pet Radio- Mango's Mission and Animal House Shelter

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    Mango is a 2 yr old girl, overflowing with cuteness and love. She was found on the side of the road in a ditch in Fort Worth, and was picked up by animal control on a random call and dropped at the local city kill shelter.

    After being saved by Emma’s Rescue, multiple tests indicated damage that was irreversible. She suffered a fractured back and pelvis, and now depends on a wheelcart to get around. Mango also suffers from incontinence, and has to wear a diaper .

    Emma’s Rescue has a program called Emma’s Rescue Reserve, which adopted her out to Judy who is a veteran in Ohio. Together, Judy and Mango are on a mission going to VA hospitals and clinics offering emotional support and inspiration. 

    Also joining us is Cindy Ritter from the Animal House Shelter in Huntely, IL.a no kill shelter who rescues all breeds of cats and dogs.

    Read more about Mango HERE and visit her Facebook page.


  • 01:20

    Pet Radio- Headlines: Small Town Municipal Animal Shelter Raided by State Health

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    Helmetta is a very small town in New Jersey. In 2011, under the direction of the Mayor, an animal shelter was built to not only take in strays and abused animals from the township, but for a fee they offered their services to 10 other surroundig town. From the shelters begining it ws plagued by complaints of unsanitary and unhealthy conditions, animals being euthanized without evr being put up for adoption, adopting out animals without being vetted, spayed or neutered, and even adopting out sick and pregnant dogs and cats. The New Jersey SPCA apparently agreed and issued citations against the shelter six times.Still nothing happened and as the years went by, it apparently only became worse... until a local news station did  series of reports and the sheltrs own vet. went on camera to blow the wistle. In November the NJ health department and the NJ SPCA raided the shelter nd closed it down for health code violations amd the town council turned the shelter over to the SPCA for temporary administration. According to sources the SPCA found the conditions and health of the animals even worse than what they feared. And this bizzare story continues with some questioning the Mayor's role in this.

    Two people involved in this case are joining us. First Martin Mondoker, a local activist will share with us this whole story from his standpoint, and  Michelle Dawn with Homeless Animal Lifeline, a rescue who was allowed to pull cats from the shelter and witnessed first hand the conditions inside the shelter.

    Join us to hear how a few dedicated people refused to have their voice ignored and made a difference.

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  • 02:14

    Pet Radio-Celebrating Gizmo the Therapy Dog

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    This week we honor our friend Gizmo, first with a live report from Gizmo and then a review of all of Gizmos appearances on Pet Radio including Gizmo and Jen's first appearance. Kick back and relax and listen to the adventures of the cutest therapy dog and how he brightens our world.

  • 00:26

    Grief Stages with Pet Grief Coach, Judy Helm Wright

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    There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief.  We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss.  If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes.  If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.

    If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door.  If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.

    1. Shock/Denial/Numbness.  We can not believe this has happened to us.  Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain.  The mind denies the loss.  Often we will say things like "This can't be true."  One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place. 

    2. Fear/AngerDepression.  After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back.  Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves.  "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy."  "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them.  It isn't fair!"  "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again.  I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child." 

    3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.  

    4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.




  • 01:26

    Pet Radio-Buzz the Fuzz and Friends

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    Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now  working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York.  You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.

    Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.


  • Pet Radio-Life of Dog- Tracie Hotchner/Dog Film Festival, and the Double Merle

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    Tracie Hotchner joins us to talk about the Dog Film Festival, and  Amanda and her dog Keller are here to talk about a breeding practice called Merle. They are beautiful looking dogs, but breeding two merles together creates genetic problems such as blindness and deafness. Learn more about these dogs and the breeding.

  • 01:38

    Pet Radio-The Difference Love can Make- Gizmo, Ricochet the Surf Dog and Puppies

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    Jen and Gizmo return for the Gizmo report, and Ricochet the Surf Dog and his Mom Judy will be here to share with us some special news, and Tera McCurry from Doggie Protective Services in Ventura County California will tell us how they saved 10 unweened puppies!

    They are cute, cuddly and full of love that can change our lives and the people around us. Help us celebrate the lives of our four legged friends.



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  • 00:31

    Moving Forward: How to Deal with the Death of a Beloved Pet

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    Today is the last show for the miniseries How to Deal With the Death of a Beloved pet.  The following topics will be addressed during todays show:

    Gaining resiliency
    Mindfulness, meditations
    Clear mind, caring heart
    What are your inner resources
    Volunteer and give service
    Asking for and being open to support
    When to get a new pet
    Gratitude journal

    This is the final week of this miniseries.  If you have found this information helpful or wish to know more go to www.deathofmypet.com for more info

    If you have a story that you wish to share send it to Judy at judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line.  

  • 01:00

    Navy SEAL Training - No Pain, No Gain

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    Are you ready to feel the pain? Why not? In this high impact episode of Navy SEAL Radio, host David Rutherford explores the power of pain as it relates to enhancing performance and acheiving success. David dives into the harsh world of Special Operations training and how it generates the worlds most elite performers. David relives his own incredible pain and inspires his audience to get off their butts to experience their own level of pain. He delives four Froglogic Concepts to help guide the listener into the right program for them. Don't miss this epic show so you too can begin to live for the pain. HOOYAH

    Top Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker, Author and Performance Coach, David Rutherford ignites audiences with his high energy, no nonsense approach to motivating people to succeed in any environment imaginable. As a top Behavioral Training Specialist David motives people from all walks of life with his motivational philosophy called Froglogic - A Navy SEAL Motivational Training Program. Derived from 20 years of personal exploration into the human condition David combines his incredible journey with 70 plus years of Navy SEAL operations, training and elite lifestyle performance successes. His masterful ability to inspire enables individuals and teams to Forge Self-Confidence, Live the Team Life, Embrace Fear and Live with Purpose. HOOYAH 

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