Believe in Dog

Believe in Dog

Hugs & belly rubs from your best ”dog mom friend.” Sharing heart-centered conversations of all the ways the love of a dog can change our lives - personally, professionally or both! We‘re the people who love our dogs as much as you do.

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May 9, 2022 56 min

A lifelong animal lover, Natalie Keegan has created a life she loves by connecting her background in psychology with her passion for dogs.

After witnessing firsthand, the difference that the love of a dog made in her son’s life, Natalie decided to learn even more about dogs by becoming a dog trainer.

Seeing the power to connect her professional work with children with her dog training skills, Natalie founded the Kids-4-K9s organiza...

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From leaving New Jersey to start a new life – and a holistic dog boutique –  in Montana to history, science and technology, Ellie and I cover a lot of ground in this episode.

Ellie’s life was forever changed when she was scrolling on social media one morning and saw a video that shook her to her core. This was a video showing laboratory testing on beagles.  A beagle owner herself, Ellie was horrified and decided she was going to do...

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Marta Negro is one of the bravest and coolest people that I’ve ever met and I can’t wait for you to hear her story.

Leaving at the end of 2019 to embark a solo adventure around the world, Marta hitchhiked her way through Poland and worked as a tour guide in Russia before landing in Thailand to volunteer at an animal rescue helping Thai street dogs.  On her first day at the rescue, Marta fell in love with a little dog named Teaspa w...

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It’s not an exaggeration for me to say that the information in this episode could save your dog’s life.

After a terrible accident, Paweenduh (you can call her “P” for short) found her purpose and has dedicated her life to raising awareness about keeping your dog safe in the car with dog seatbelts with Dogs Ride Certified.

Believe it or not, so many products for pets are not regulated.  So just because you buy a dog seatbelt that ...

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April Doherty has dedicated her career to seeing that animal abusers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As a paralegal with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney Office for the past 18 years, April shares her experiences witnessing animal abuse and neglect cases being taken more seriously by all players in the criminal justice system.  April’s impressive resume also includes training and educating law enforcement – bo...

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Episode 36. Aligning Your Heart With Your Career with Kristin von Kreisler

Today we’re welcoming award-winning, bestselling author Kristin von Kreisler to the podcast. A lifelong animal lover – and animal empathizer! – Kristin’s life was forever changed one night when she stumbled upon a terrified beagle in need of assistance.  Naming her Bea, Kristin made it her mission to show love and patience to this pup who had never experien...

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Episode 35. The Great Adventures of Paddington & Zurich: A Follow-up with Carla & Wayne Greenside

Today we’re welcoming back Carla & Wayne Greenside. When we last spoke on Episode 21, Carla & Wayne shared the story of the unlikely friendship of Paddington the Morgan Horse and Zurich the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Carla & Wayne wanted to further share Paddington & Zurich’s friendship by creating a children’...

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10 Years of Serving Baltimore’s Dogs with B-More Dog - Part 2

In September 2011, B-More Dog’s (a Baltimore-based non-profit organization)  scrappy group of volunteers launched a program called Community Pit Bull Day to provide free vaccines to dogs in under-resourced communities in Baltimore City.

Now known as the B-More Dog Wellness Clinics, over the past 10 years, more than 3300 dogs have received services from B-More Dog. The...

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10 Years of Serving Baltimore's Dogs with B-More Dog - Part 1

In September 2011, B-More Dog's (Baltimore-based non-profit organization) scrappy group of volunteers launched a program called Community Pit Bull Day to provide free vaccines to dogs in under-resourced communities in Baltimore City.

Now known as the B-More Dog Wellness Clinics, over the past 10 years, more than 3300 dogs have received services from B-More Dog...

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Presley & Taylor are country music recording artists  – and sisters! – known for creating beautiful harmonies.  They are also huge animal lovers and have 3 dogs!

Presley & Taylor recently released a heartwarming song called “Choose Me” which tells the story of a shelter dog finding their forever home. The lyrics remind me so much of how my dog Penny joined our family that I was almost in tears the first time I heard it.

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Episode 32. Building a Community of Pet Parents with the DogHood.

While Purvi and Ruchi both grew up in India, it was just 2 years ago, while living in the San Francisco area that dogs brought them together.

Purvi shares her story of growing up afraid of dogs and never thinking that she’d one day be a “dog person” after giving in to her husband’s & sons’ desire for a dog.  Purvi jumped right into the deep end with Oreo, a she...

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Episode 31. Erika Kovacs with Pinups for Pit Bulls.

A lifelong dog-lover, Erika is one firecracker of a Dog Mom. Erika is a vet tech by day and spends her free time advocating for pit bull dogs with the Pinups for Pit Bulls organization. Ericka even modeled in the Pinups for Pit Bulls 2020 calendar…as Miss March 2020 … or Miss COVID!  But Erika shares with us how she was able to redeem herself in the 2022 “Greatest Pits” edition o...

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Episode 30. Ekene Okeke of Shuree’s Organics.

Ekene is a first-time Dog Mom who started her company, Shuree’s Organics to provide safe and healthy treats for dogs. After not growing up with pets, it didn’t take long for Ekene to fall in love with the Dog Mom Life, even if there have been challenges along the way – from behavioral issues to injuries.

Each of the Shuree’s Organics treats contain only one ingredient which Ekene sour...

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Episode 29. How Billie Groom of UPWARD Dogology is Helping Dogs with a "Checkered Past"

While Billie Groom didn’t grow up with pets, the dogs started finding her when she was in her 20s.  Billie’s passion was ignited when she stumbled upon a dog hiding under a log on a beach and found her a loving home.

After traveling through the U.S. in a renovated bus and running an informal dog rescue in North Carolina, Billie return...

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Episode 28. Katy McQuaid, Author of Everybody Loves Grace.

Katy McQuaid spent 32 years working for the CIA – Yes, that CIA! – and is now an award-winning children’s book author of the Everybody Loves Grace series.  Grace is Katy’s Finnish Lapphund dog.  (These dogs were actually bred to herd reindeer in Scandinavia!)

Katy’s book series shares Grace’s dog’s-eye-view perspective of their road trips throughout the U.S., the people s...

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In Part 2 with Jennifer Ganz, we’ll hear more about her work with students, the 20+ dogs she’s fostered for animal rescue organizations and the social club she started for sighthound dogs in the Baltimore area.

I give some background on the Project Mickey Humane Education Program. (Trigger warning for mentioning animal abuse.)  And also discuss the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences and how more animal-assisted p...

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Episode 27, Part 1.  Creating a Humane Education Career with Jennifer Ganz, School Psychologist.

 

I feel so fortunate to have met Jennifer Ganz through Baltimore’s animal welfare community. We had so much to talk about that it turned into 2 episodes!

A lifelong animal lover, Jen started her career as a teacher and then pursued further education to become a school psychologist.  I found Jen’s dedication to continuing her own edu...

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Episode 26. Krista Karpowich of Wag Out Loud

Krista’s passion for our dogs’ health and wellness is unmatched. As the creator and host of the Wag Out Loud Pawdcast, Krista is one of the most knowledgeable pet parents I’ve ever met! Krista’s love of dogs inspired her to obtain a certificate in Canine Nutrition and create Wag Out Loud to share everything she’s learned along the way.

 

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Episode 25. Margrit Strohmaier, Author of What to Know Before You Get Your Dog

Inspired by her daughter’s “relentless campaign” for a dog of her own, Margrit is the author of What to Know Before You Get Your Dog. When she couldn’t find a children’s book that described the responsibilities of dog ownership in a way that kids could understand, Margrit decided to write it herself.  Then with the boom of dog ownership during COVID-19,...

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Episode 24. Animal Welfare Round Table: Mythbusters Edition

On this episode, we’re welcoming back previous guests Annie Pruitt, Kaitlyn Thomas and Liz Weiner. Between the 4 of us, we have nearly 30 years combined experience in animal sheltering and community pet support.

Special thanks to Chuck Nunn,  audio engineer for the Round Table - who also joins in the conversation when we put him on the spot.

 

On this Round Table, we’r...

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