Dog Words

Dog Words

Each episode explores the world of dog care and companionship. Dog Words is presented by Rosie Fund, a charitable foundation with the mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life. “We save each other.” is the motto of Rosie Fund which simply means, “The more we do for dogs, the more they do for us, and they already do a lot.”

Episodes

July 28, 2021 28 min

Author Kelly Conaboy discusses her delightful and engaging book The Particulars of Peter: Dance Lessons, DNA Tests, and Other Excuses to Hang Out with My Perfect Dog. Check out more of her writing at KellyConaboy.com.

Amazon is one place you can buy Kelly’s book and help Rosie Fund. If you choose a charity with Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds from all your eligible purchases — which is most things on Amazon — go to that char...

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Chloe Shorten of the RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch shares the story of Peggy, the deaf senior Border Collie rescue.

RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch online:
RSPCAnorwich.org.uk
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In the New York Post:
Deaf dog learns sign language to round up sheep

From the Dog Words archives:
0203: Raising Deaf Dog Greta with Jodi Vogler
0128: Border Collies with Caryn Miller

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Julian Javor from Pet Rescue Pilots talks about the organization’s life-saving work flying pets out of shelters and landing them safely in the loving arms of rescue groups, fosters, and forever homes.

Pet Rescue Pilots online:
PetRescuePilots.org
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Instagram
YouTube

From the Dog Words archives:
0120: Flying Dogs to Their Forever Homes with Julian Javor
0211: Best Friends Animal Society with Brent Toellner

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Kristin Des Marais and Felicia Diamond of Bergen Spay & Neuter Alliance discuss how a not-for-profit is created and evolves. The great work they are doing in Colorado offers inspiration for potential founders across the country. It’s not enough to have a heart. You also need to have a plan.

Find our guests online at BergenSpayandNeuter.org and on Facebook.

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Wes Keeling, founder and president of the Sector K9 Foundation, tells us how they’re helping to protect communities one canine at a time while also getting harder-to-adopt-dogs out of shelters.

Sector K9 Foundation’s social media:
SectorK9.org
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Instagram
LinkedIn
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From the Dog Words archives:
0147: Dog Behaviorist Dr. Ellen Furlong
0210: The Self-awareness of Dogs with Dr. Ellen Furlong

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Eileen Lambert, the founder & Executive Director of Colorado Pet Pantry tells us how they’re helping families and pets stay together.

Colorado Pet Pantry’s social media:
CoradoPetPantry.org
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Celebrate 5 years of Rosie Fund by supporting our campaign to sponsor 50 dogs. You can donate on our website or Facebook page. You can also contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website, buying a t-shirt at Bonfir...

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Corey Abramowitz gives us a tour of BarkYours, an online marketplace where dog lovers can buy and sell. You’ll find great items for people and dogs alike while supporting independent artists and makers. Visit the Rosie Fund store on BarkYours for some of our note cards and apparel.

From the Dog Words archives:
0202: Science Writer Emily Anthes
0219: American Ninja Warrior Roo Yori
0137: Pet Nation with Author Mark Cushing
0150: Dog Art ...

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Dog trainer and behaviorist Emily Pantoja from Max Canine discusses how shelter at home has impacted our dogs, what to expect from a respectable trainer, the difference between socialization and normalization, and much more.

Emily’s social media:
MaxCanine.co.uk
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Instagram

From the Dog Words archives:
0137: Pet Nation with Author Mark Cushing
0147: Dog Behaviorist Dr. Ellen Furlong
0202: Science Writer Emily Anthes
0219: American Ni...

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Roo Yori tells us about his journey from dog adopter to dog advocate to American Ninja Warrior. Watch him compete June 28 on NBC.

Roo’s social media:
RooYori.com
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Twitter
YouTube

Read all about Roo’s special dog  Wallace’s rise from unwanted shelter dog to champion in Jim Gorant’s book Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls—One Flying Disc at a Time.

Remember to watch Ameri...

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Founder and Executive Director Lisa Prince Fishler tells us how HeARTs Speak helps shelter and rescue animals find their forever home.

Support homeless animals by using the stock photography from their Images with Heart.

Their EDU Digital Learning Library offers tools and resources as well as links to other helpful sites.

HeARTs Speaks’ social media:
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
YouTube

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Janice Costa takes us to Canine Camp Getaway, the ultimate dog-friendly vacation. See rates, accommodations, and activities at CanineCampGetaway.com.

From the Dog Words archives:
0137: Pet Nation with Author Mark Cushing
0215: The Canine Stars with Keri Caraher & Ethan Wilhelm

Remember to watch America’s Got Talent June 8 on NBC and vote for The Canine Stars!

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Sherri and Don Corwin welcome us to Mixed Mutt Creamery on Kansas City’s 39th Street. They offer treats for dogs and humans alike while providing much-needed support for dog rescue groups. Peruse their products and order online at MixedMuttCreamery.com. You can also follow them on social media:
Facebook.com/mixed.mutt.23
Instagram.com/mixedmuttcreamery

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Co-founders of The Canine Stars, Keri Caraher and Ethan Wilhelm, tell us how they entertain and educate audiences with their team of shelter and rescue dogs. Check out their online Stunt Dog School for all ages with online course like PhoDOGraphy 101 at their website TheCanineStars.com and become part of their Stunt Dog Squad community group or Stunt Dog Sho-Fur rescue transport network.

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April 28, 2021 41 min

Dr. Shea Cox explains how pet hospice is so much more than facing the final days of a treasured relationship. It’s an opportunity and an obligation to make the best choices for a beloved pet long before that time comes.

Blue Pearl Pet Hospice provides senior care, pain management, hospice care and end-of-life services for your pet with in-person and virtual services available. Free access to their LearnPetHospice.com includes video ...

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Hannah Manley, co-founder of Brave Animal Rescue tells how her small but dedicated team of volunteers is making a difference. Several times during the interview we mention the special needs dog that Hannah is fostering, Basil. I’m happy to report that he has already found his forever home.

Brave Animal Rescue online:
Brave-Animal-Rescu.org
Facebook.com/BraveAnimalRescue
Instagram.com/BraveAnimalRescue

The Cat House provides a safe no-ki...

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If you have a beloved pet, you are neither too young nor too poor to consider setting up an estate plan. Attorney Tricia Lincoln with Dentons explains how we can make sure our pets are always cared for according to our wishes. Learn more about Tricia or contact her through her online bio.

We ask you to share every episode of Dog Words but this one is especially important to share with anyone you know who is newly responsible for mak...

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Best Friends Animal Society’s Senior Director of National Programs and KC Pet Project co-founder Brent Toellner discusses the goal of no more homeless pets and having no-kill shelters nationwide.

The Best Friends Network comprises public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups across all 50 states. To learn more about the professional tools and resources they have available and ...

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Dog behaviorist and researcher Dr. Ellen Furlong from Illinois Wesleyan University describes some fascinating studies that reveal we may not know dogs as well as we think we do.

This discussion was inspired by Yasemin Saplakoglu’s article in Live Science.
Dogs Know Where Their Paws End and the World Begins

Illinois Wesleyan University’s summer term (June 1-29) offers Dr. Furlong’s PSYC 322: What Does Fido Know?

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March 24, 2021 30 min

Runner and coach Nick Weis introduces us to the fascinating world of canicross. Visit Nick and Joy’s LuckyFoxKennel.com for more information or to inquire about coachinghttp://www.luckyfoxkennel.com/

Follow Nick, Joy, and their pack on social media:

Facebook (Lucky Fox Racing)

Faceback (Coaching)

Instagram (Lucky Fox Racing)

Even if you aren’t taking up canicross, check out the cool gear for dogs and humans from Non-stop Dogwear.

Plea...

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Carol Novello, author and founder of Mutual Rescue, discusses the broader impact of helping homeless and abandoned animals. Watch Mutual Rescue’s touching and informative short films at MutualRescue.org. Order the book Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too at their website or use Amazon Smile and choose Rosie Fund as the beneficiary of all of your eligible purchases.

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