Animal House w/Deborah Roberts

Animal House w/Deborah Roberts

Love animals? Then Animal House is for you! We cover all things animal and pet-related, with experts, interviews and lots of fun.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 12 min
Carly, Heidi, and a pack of pooches join us from Polka Dogz rescue, which just celebrated its 1,000th adoption! The group has also begun renovations to its rescue, and is currently holding a fundraiser where individuals and/or companies can sponsor a doggie suite. To sponsor, foster, adopt, or just to learn more, call (352) 571-0032 or visit www.polkadogz.org.
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February 19, 2021 10 min
Sam Haught joins us from Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park, to share the latest on their recovery from a devastating fire in a reptile exhibit in December 2020, as well as National Airboat Day, February 19th. Give them a call at (407) 957-3135 or wildfloridairboats.com.
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February 11, 2021 10 min
Laura VonMutius, Education Manager for the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, joins us to talk about their ‘Love ’em, Leave ’em or Feed ’em’ fundraiser, in which they name an insect after your ex, and then feed it to raptors for Valentine’s Day! Visit their Facebook page to make your donation for this live stream event, or call (407) 644-0190 for more information.
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February 4, 2021 33 min
It’s time once again for Darryl Payne from Pawfection Dog Training to join us, and answer listener questions. He covers everything from how to get a skittish dog to use a brand-new doggy door, to how to handle food aggression. Darryl even shares a story of his time in law enforcement in London, when he unexpectedly handled live explosives! Give them a call at (407) 456-1066 or www.pawfectiondogtraining.com.
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January 28, 2021 13 min
Albert McKinney is the creator of The Scotty Foundation, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses and other animals. Albert also shares about the various groups of people who have interacted with the horses for therapy, ranging from children with autism, to adults with PTSD. There are even opportunities to help groom the horses at their facility in Apopka! Call (407) 325-8982 or send an email to info@thescott...
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January 21, 2021 11 min
Kathy, Rodney, and Mittens the kitten, join us from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to talk pet adoption, now that the White House is home to the very first shelter dog. Rodney also shares how the Alliance works to find the purrrfect pet for every family, whether that’s a cat, dog, or both! Learn more at www.petallianceorlando.org or call (407) 351-7722.
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January 15, 2021 12 min
Brittany Beard and Lucky Star the unicorn join us from Unicorn Hugs, a local nonprofit that brings trained miniature therapy horses, dressed as unicorns, into children’s hospitals and nursing homes. Learn more on their Facebook page, Unicorn Hugs.
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January 7, 2021 26 min
We kick off the New Year with Darryl Payne of Pawfection Dog Training, helping listeners tackle problems with their pups, young and old. He talks about the importance of puppies having ‘alone time,’ as well as the difference between separation anxiety and a dog that’s overexcited. Give them a call at (407)) 456-1066 or visit www.pawfectiondogtraining.com.
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December 14, 2020 31 min
It’s that time once again for Darryl Payne from Pawfection Dog Training to join us and answer listener questions about problems with their pups, young and old. He covers everything from food aggression to when is the right time to get a new pet. Learn more at www.pawfectiondogtraining.com or call (407) 456-1066.
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December 2, 2020 12 min
Lindsey Banks joins us from Seacrest Wolf Preserve, along with wolf Mr. Maverick, to talk about their breeding program, how wolves are different from dogs, and how they weathered Hurricane Sally. She also shares how their educational programs can you get up close and personal with these amazing animals. Give them a call at (850) 773-2897 or visit www.seacrestwolfpreserve.org.
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November 30, 2020 13 min
Steve Bardy, Executive Director of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, joins us via Zoom along with Piper, a 6-week-old puppy that will be available for adoption, along with her 11 other litter mates, in a couple of weeks. Steve also discusses how folks can see the animals they have available in real-time on their website, the veterinary services they offer, information about their food pantry for pets, and more. Give them a call ...
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Savannah, from Gatorland & Monsters in the Morning, Zooms in along with Lil’ Homie, a Caiman Lizard with a bad attitude! Savannah explains the difference between reptile breeds, and why some make better pets than others. Give Gatorland a call at (407) 278-8432 or check them out at www.gatorland.com.
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November 9, 2020 30 min
The first Wednesday of the month means it’s time for Darryl Payne of Pawfection Dog Training to join us via Zoom to help listeners who are having problems with their pups. Book your appointment with Darryl by calling (407) 456-1066 or www.pawfectiondogtraining.com.
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October 29, 2020 11 min
Stephanie Williams, Director of the Central Florida Zoo, joins us via Zoom to talk about all the exciting exhibits and attractions that have reopened, as well as their upcoming events for the holidays. Stephanie also shares a little bit about herself, along with the Zoo’s goals for the future. Learn more at centralfloridazoo.org or (407) 323-4450.
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October 25, 2020 11 min
Laura VonMutius, Education Manager for the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Zooms in with their newest ambassador, a 6-month-old Eastern screech owl. Laura talks about other raptors that can be found in Florida, along with details about their Owloween Skeleton Extravaganza. Contact them at (407) 644-0190 or cbop.Audubon.org.
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October 18, 2020 27 min
Dr. Deborah Smith, with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, and her rescue pup, Shelby Mustang, join us via Zoom to answer listener questions ranging from kittens losing their baby teeth, to helping older dogs with pain. Call (407) 351-7722 or check them out at www.petallianceorlando.org.
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October 9, 2020 30 min
It’s that time once again for our good friend, Darryl Payne of Pawfection Dog Training, to Zoom in and talk about problems with puppies, and other listener questions. Darryl also discusses the myriad of training programs they offer. Get in touch with him at www.pawfectiondogtraining.com or call (407) 456-1066.
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October 6, 2020 13 min
Kathy Burns, the Director of Operations for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, joins us via Zoom with Anna, a beautiful 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff now looking for her fur-ever home. Kathy discusses what folks can do if they would like to be that home for a dog, cat, or both! Check them out at www.petallianceorlando.org or call (407) 351-7722.
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September 25, 2020 14 min
Diane Delano, with the Wild Horse Rescue Center in Webster, Florida, joins us again to give an update on how the Center’s mustangs, as well as the other animals that call it home, have weathered the pandemic. She also invited everyone to pay the Center a visit, and even discussed what kinds of treats to bring! Give them a call at 321-427-1523 or send an email to diane@wildhorserescuecenter.org, or visits@wildhorserescuecent...
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September 17, 2020 11 min
Unfortunately, because of Hurricane Sally and the destruction she unleashed on Florida’s Panhandle, our guest for today, Lindsey Banks, with Seacrest Wolf Preserve, had to cancel. However, we’re going to reschedule her interview as soon as she is able. In the meantime, they could really use your help as they try to recover from the storm. If you are able to give and want more information about this truly cool wildlife experience, g...
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