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Episodes

  • Be Humane - Episode 30 All About Animal Stars

    Sep 18, 2014 | 50 min
    Celebrating the release of her new book, Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors, this week’s show is all about Hollywood’s animal actors. Up first is the husband-and-wife founders of the Angel Animals Network and co-authors of Animal Stars, Allen and Linda Anderson. Later in the show, Robin speaks with Hollywood animal trainer Christina Potter - whose dogs have made starring appearances in movies, television, and commercials - about what it’s like to prepare an animal star for the role of a lifetime. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - All About Animal Stars on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 29 Meet the 2014 Hero Dogs: Part 4

    Sep 2, 2014 | 37 min
    Robin finishes up her four-part series interviewing the eight 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards finalists. Up first is Justin Davis of the San Antonio, Texas Fire Department, the partner of Kai, winner of the Arson Dog category. Together, the pair have investigated some 200 arson cases in the San Antonio, Texas area. Later in the show, Corporal Brittney Neer of the Winchester, Virginia Police Department discusses her partner Kota, winner of the Law Enforcement Dog category. While responding to a burglary call in January, Kota fell and injured himself badly but helped Brittney and the other police officers complete the call. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petlif...
  • Be Humane - Episode 28 Meet the 2014 Hero Dogs: Part 3

    Aug 26, 2014 | 36 min
    Robin hosts the third of her four-part series interviewing the eight 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards finalists. Up first is Michelle Krawczyk, the mom of JJ, winner of the Service Dog category. Michelle’s daughter KK has been diagnosed with a rare disease and JJ is able to use her powerful nose to alert Michelle when KK’s life might be in danger. Later in the show, Denise Corliss is interviewed about Bretagne, winner of the Search and Rescue Category. Bretagne has had a long, distinguished career, including a deployment to Ground Zero in the days after 9/11, now retired, she has a new job: teaching kids to read. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com...
  • Be Humane - Episode 27 Meet the 2014 Hero Dogs: Part 2

    Aug 19, 2014 | 44 min
    Robin hosts the second of her four-part series interviewing the eight 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards finalists. Up first is Linda Hickey, the mom of Xena the Warrior Puppy, winner of the Emerging Hero category. Xena is an animal abuse survivor and has formed an extraordinary connection with Linda’s son, who has been diagnosed with autism. Later in the show, Marine vet Matt Hatala is interviewed about his dog, Military Dog category winner Chaney, who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as an IED detection dog. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meet the 2014 Hero Dogs: Part 2 on Pet Lif...
  • Be Humane - Episode 26 Meet the 2014 Hero Dogs: Part 1

    Aug 12, 2014 | 38 min
    Robin begins her four-episode series of interviewing all eight 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards finalists. First up is Donna Lawrence, whose pit bull Susie represents the Therapy Dog category. Together, Donna and Susie worked for the passage of 'Susie’s Law' in North Carolina, which brings about harsher penalties for animal abusers. Up next is Staff Sgt. Mike Malarsie, who works with Xxon, the winner of the Guide/Hearing Dog category. Xxon helped Mike become the only blind active duty airman in the Air Force and together they are working to bring more recognition to these special dogs. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episod...
  • Be Humane - Episode 16 Be Kind to Animals Week

    Aug 5, 2014 | 34 min
    Robin Ganzert celebrates the 99th edition of Be Kind to Animals Week by sharing charming stories from America's children about the importance of being kind to our animal friends. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Be Kind to Animals Week on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 12 America’s Veterinarian and a National Humanitarian

    Aug 5, 2014 | 36 min
    Robin spends the first half of her show chatting with America’s Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. Dr. Becker is author of 22 books and is well-known for his appearances on "Good Morning America" and the "Dr. Oz Show." Later, Robin catches up with Paris Hilton, the recent recipient of American Humane Association’s National Humanitarian Medal who discusses what it means to her to be humane. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - America’s Veterinarian and a National Humanitarian on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 19 Kicking off Adopt-a-Cat Month!

    Aug 5, 2014 | 42 min
    June is Adopt-a-Cat Month, and Robin kicks off the celebration by speaking with the national spokesperson, two-time Oscar nominee Carol Connors, co-writer of Gonna Fly Now, the theme from the film Rocky. Ms. Connors discusses her lifelong love affair with cats and chats about how they have inspired her music. Later, David Leavitt, the president of Palm Beach Island Cats, is interviewed on how his group is helping to care for and manage a feral cat population in South Florida. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Kicking off Adopt-a-Cat Month on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 11 Healing and Rescuing

    Aug 5, 2014 | 29 min
    Robin kicks off the week by speaking with Dr. Christine Jenkins, the Chief Veterinary Officer for Zoetis, about the innovative 'Canines and Childhood Cancer' Study, which tests the healing power of animal-assisted therapy on pediatric cancer patients. Then, she’s joined by Manny Maciel, an all-star volunteer responder with American Humane Association’s Red Star team. Manny has deployed numerous times to disaster sites with the team and has many powerful stories to share! Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Healing and Rescuing on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 25 Military Dogs Take the Hill!

    Jul 28, 2014 | 34 min
    On this week’s special show, Robin Ganzert reports live from American Humane Association’s Capitol Hill briefing about the importance of reunification and retirement of military working dogs. She’s joined by a number of special guests including Marine Sgt. Deano Miller and his recently reunited dog Thor; Army Staff Sgt. James Harrington and his recently reunited dog Ryky; Kristen Maurer, whose organization Mission K9 Rescue is helping to bring back these dogs; Ruby Ridpath, the mother of 2013 Military Hero Dog of the Year CWD Carlos; and American Humane Association Board Chair John Payne. You won’t want to miss any of these heartwarming tales of bravery and heroism! Questions or Comments? Em...
  • Be Humane - Episode 24 Hollywood’s Good Dogs and Other Animal Stars

    Jul 22, 2014 | 38 min
    Robin sits down with Todd Kessler, the creator of the Peabody Award-winning series Blue’s Clues, to chat about his new book 'The Good Dog' and a special art contest for kids. Later, she’s joined by Joanne Horowitz, one of the biggest talent managers in Hollywood to discuss her love of dogs and the love of pets she sees all over Tinsel Town. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Hollywood’s Good Dogs and Other Animal Stars on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 23 How to Judge a Hero Dog

    Jul 15, 2014 | 50 min
    Robin chats with famed actress and animal advocate Alison Eastwood about what she’s looking for as a Hero Dog Awards judge and her love affair with rats. Then, Robin is joined by shoe designers Donald and Lisa Pliner, who have incorporated their beloved dog Babydoll in many of their shoe lines. Hear Babydoll’s inspiring tale and more on this week’s show! Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - How to Judge a Hero Dog on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 22 Happy Independence Day!

    Jun 30, 2014 | 41 min
    Robin kicks off the show by chatting with Lea Black of The Real Housewives of Miami, who has just adopted a couple of puppies and dishes about her lifelong love of pets. Then, Justin Scally, American Humane Association’s National Director of Humane Intervention, discusses important, potentially lifesaving tips for pet owners on the 4th of July. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Happy Independence Day on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 21 Sochi Dogs and Summer Blockbusters

    Jun 24, 2014 | 34 min
    Robin sits down with hockey star and U.S. Olympian David Backes and his wife Kelly as they discuss what it was like to bring home two stray dogs from the Sochi Olympics. Later, Dr. Kwane Stewart, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the No Animals Were Harmed ® program drops by to discuss how his team helped monitor the safety of the animal stars in this summer’s biggest blockbusters. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Sochi Dogs and Summer Blockbusters on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 20 A Shelter Friend is a Friend For Life

    Jun 17, 2014 | 45 min
    Robin catches up with Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford who has a heartwarming tale about how her dog Oliver saved her life. Then, Robin interviews and pays tribute to Dr. Patricia Olson, American Humane Association's retiring Chief Veterinary Advisor. Dr. Olson leaves behind a long legacy of helping animals get out of shelters and adopted into forever homes. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - A Shelter Friend is a Friend For Life on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 18 Dogs are Veterans Too

    May 20, 2014 | 39 min
    Robin celebrates Memorial Day by talking with two brave soldiers who served in Iraq along with their canine companions. Up first we feature Army Sgt. Chuck Shuck, who was the father of Military Working Dog Gabe, the 2012 American Hero Dog and Military Dog of the Year at the Hero Dog Awards. Next, she's joined by Sgt. Jason Bos, who recently had a dramatic, tearful reunion with his former partner, Military Working Dog Cila. You won't want to miss these two emotional interviews which detail the importance of dogs to our nation's military! Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dogs are Veterans Too on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 17 Healing on the Hill

    May 13, 2014 | 32 min
    Robin reports from the halls of Congress, site of an American Humane Association briefing on a study bringing therapy dogs to children with cancer. Listen in as she interviews country music star Naomi Judd, American Humane Association board chair John Payne, members of the study's research team, and of course a therapy dog handler or two! You'll be touched learning how these dogs are helping these young heroes in need of a helping paw. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Healing on the Hill on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 15 Hero Dogs are Everywhere!

    Apr 29, 2014 | 36 min
    Robin is all about Hero Dogs and those who work with them on this week’s show. First up is Amy McCullough, American Humane Association’s National Director of Humane Research and Therapy, to talk about Butler The Weather Channel Therapy Dog, who will accompany her to natural disaster sites around the country to bring the soothing touch of animal-assisted therapy. Up next, Austin Weishel, the sculptor of the National Fire Dog Monument stops by. Austin is not only a sculptor, but a firefighter himself, and his monument was recently honored by the Washington Post as the best in the nation’s capital! Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 ...
  • Be Humane - Episode 14 Pets: The Best Pop Culture Diversion

    Apr 22, 2014 | 43 min
    This week Robin chats with Ross Mathews, the host of the hit E! Network talk show 'Hey Ross' about his three rescue pups and overall love of animals. Then, she’s joined by entertainment journalist Ashlan Cousteau who memorializes her dog Aurora, who passed away last year due to cancer, and discusses the importance of protecting our friends that live in the sea. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Pets: The Best Pop Culture Diversion on Pet Life Radio
  • Be Humane - Episode 13 All About Rescuing

    Apr 15, 2014 | 29 min
    Today’s show is dedicated to the importance of rescuing animals and supporting your local shelters. First, Robin is joined by acclaimed children’s book author Diane Rose-Solomon who talks about her new book 'JJ the American Street Dog,' and the book’s message about pet adoption. Later, the head of Trupanion Pet Insurance’s Shelter Support Program, Lisa Marcotte, drops by to discuss their efforts in supporting animal shelters nationwide and their relief efforts following the recent deadly Washington State mudslide. Questions or Comments? Email Robin at behumane@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - All About Rescuing on Pet Life Radio