Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes,” by Maria Goodavage

Author, Maria Goodavage discusses her book. She has opened up a whole new world for dog lovers in her intrepidly reported, richly illustrated, heartwarming account of the dogs who play an increasingly vital role in our military efforts. Her book describes the training that the dogs undergo and the extraordinary bond between military dogs and their handlers.  These amazing dogs give so much of themselves in order to keep our troops safe in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.  She told Renee and Karen that after Osama Bin Laden was killed, it was reported that a dog had been involved in that operation.  The dog’s name is Cairo.  To order Maria’s book, click on this link: www.soldierdogs.com.

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Foster Pet Program for our Military Service Members

Karen & Renee interview Buzz Miller who founded his non-profit organization, PACT for Animals. This is a fantastic program offered to our military service members who are deployed and have no place to put their beloved pets.  PACT offers foster care for service men and women until they return home.  PACT is in great need of donations and foster care volunteers. For more information, please visit:  http://pactforanimals.org/military-foster-program.php

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The Holocaust and how it affected 10 survivors and their beloved pets.

Renee and Karen speak to noted Behaviorist, Susan Bulanda.  Sue has written a very heartwarming book which tells the story of 10 Holocaust survivors’ and their pets who gave them comfort, suffered alongside them, and waited for their return. The name of the book is, “Faithful Friends.”  These stories clearly show the strength of the human-animal bond.  You can purchase Susan’s book at www.sbulanda.com

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Therapy dog training

Renee interviewed author Nancy Stanley, who wrote a book called “Pillow with a Heartbeat.” The book is narrated by “Truffles,” Nancy’s therapy dog.  It’s a heartwarming story about a mini-chocolate poodle puppy who has an unfortunate start, but who then takes on a very important role of being a therapy dog for the elderly and seriously ill children.  To purchase Truffles’ story, click on this link:

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Wintertime safety tips for dogs

Karen gave her listening audience incredibly important tips for keeping dogs safe during the winter.  She talked a lot about some products that can be used for preventing sore paw-pads. She also reminded everyone that when we have deep snowfalls, our 4-6 foot fences shrink up a lot so dogs can practically walk over the fence and get lost!  Renee spent time talking about her unique puppy classes that are approved by the American Kennel Club.

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