An Animal Saved My Life

An Animal Saved My Life

An Animal Saved My Life, is an original podcast from The Dodo. In this podcast, Emmy-nominated host Rocky Kanaka will listen to and share unbelievable stories from people all over the world who have had their lives saved by an animal. From a dog pulling his owner off train tracks, to a pack of lions saving a young girl from kidnappers, this podcast tells a variety of true stories that remind us why we are so lucky to have animals in our lives.... Show More

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June 25, 2020 36 min

For the final episode of season 1, Rocky and his wife Kelly tell their own amazing story of how their rescue dog, Flip, saved Rocky's life when he had a stroke earlier this year.


You can follow Rocky and Flip at @rockykanaka

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June 18, 2020 24 min

Melanie was running an emergency vet clinic when a farmer brought her a tiny deer — Dillie — and asked for her help. Melanie gave the scared and blind deer a home, which helped Dillie come out of her shell. Dillie even became best friends with Melanie’s dog. Later, when Melanie was diagnosed with cancer, it was Dillie's turn to help take care of Melanie.


You can follow Dillie on Twitter at @dillieDeer

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June 11, 2020 28 min

LeAnne Red Owl had a rough start. She was in and out of foster care, dealt with addiction and ended up in prison. After getting out of prison, she got involved with an equine therapy program where she met a horse named Crazy Boy. LeAnne's bond with this amazing horse was immediate and life-changing. She finally found the strength and confidence she needed to forge a new path — and reconnect with her Native roots.

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June 4, 2020 28 min

Mari Sasano struggled with depression for many years, but never forgot how much it helped when she spent time with horses as a kid. So she reconnected with her love for horses, in particular a special horse named Dash, who changed her entire adult life.


You can follow Mari and Dash at @marisasano

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May 28, 2020 24 min

Andrew Kintgen was a cavalry scout in the US Army for nine years. After leaving the military in 2015, resettling into civilian life was not an easy transition. He began work at New Freedom Farm, which provides equine therapy for veterans dealing with PTSD and soon after, Andrew began to form a special bond with a mustang named Bleistein that would change his life.


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May 21, 2020 29 min

When Samantha first started caring for horses as a child, she immediately connected with a mini horse named Rocky. Ever since, she and Rocky have been inseparable, and he’s helped her through some of the toughest moments of her life.

You can follow Rocky @rockythemini and Samantha at @sammbobamm

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Zach Skow was terminally ill and struggling with addiction, until his dogs, Marley and Tug, forced him to live. After Zach miraculously recovered from a host of medical issues, he returned the favor by founding Marley's Mutts, to rescue more dogs like the ones who saved him.

You can read more about Zach and Marley here.

Follow Zach @zachskow and Marley's Mutts @marleysmutts

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May 7, 2020 27 min

After Drew survived three sudden cardiac arrests, he had to find a way to manage his stress. The prescription? Lucky the plott hound, who is able to sniff out increases in Drew's cortisol levels. Today, Lucky is still helping to keep Drew alive and their bond couldn't be stronger.

Follow Drew and Lucky on social media @luckytheplotthound & @thedrewlogan

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When Stephanie Herfel's son entered the Air Force, she opened her home to his pup, a siberian husky named Sierra Belle. Soon after, Stephanie got sick and doctors couldn’t land on a diagnosis. But Sierra's life-saving actions helped turn everything around.

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April 23, 2020 26 min

Julian, an advocate for the trans and disabled communities, was searching for the perfect service dog who would fit into his life. Then he met Atlas, a big golden retriever, who not only changed Julian's life...but saved it.

Follow Julian and Atlas on social media @thedisabledhippie

For more, check out Atlas and Julian's episode of The Dodo's Soulmates

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April 16, 2020 25 min

When Boston-based police officer David met Lilly while volunteering at an animal shelter, she jumped straight into the back of his van. That's when he knew they were going to be family, so he introduced Lilly to his mom who was in need of a companion. But after one fateful night, Lily's act of heroism would change all of their lives forever.


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April 9, 2020 26 min

PJ was recovering from addiction and was struggling to find a stable job and housing when he rescued a scared, shut down pit bull named Clove. Soon both of their lives turned around for the better, and PJ figured out that extreme hiking made Clove very happy. It ended up being their ticket to falling in love with the world again.

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An Animal Saved My Life, is an original podcast from The Dodo. In this podcast, Emmy-nominated host Rocky Kanaka will listen to and share unbelievable stories from people all over the world who have had their lives saved by an animal. From a dog pulling his owner off train tracks, to a pack of lions saving a young girl from kidnappers, this podcast tells a variety of true stories that remind us why we are so lucky to have animals i...

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