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.”... Show More

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February 24, 2021 32 min

Lucky 13 Rescue volunteer Stephanie Robinson talks about fostering dogs and other opportunities to support this wonderful organization.

Their EVENTS page has more info on the Hamburger Mary’s Charity Bingo fundraiser for Lucky 13 Rescue.

Since we mention Frenchies in this episode, here’s a link to our episode with artist Megan Levens where she talks about Ozzie and Bones, the stars of her webcomic, The Goobies. Support her on Patreon...

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Leib Dodell joins us in one of the happiest places on earth: Bar K Dog Bar. And he shares exciting news about their future.

Learn more about this unique dog park at BarKDog.com.

Leib talked about Bar K’s response to COVID-19 back in March 2020 and co-founder Dave Hensley was our first guest in January 2020.

In the Archives:

Joining Bar K as a three-time guest on Dog Words is Jesse Shroyer. Her visits include:

Huck the Hospice Foster

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Jodi Vogler tells us about the challenges and joys of raising her family’s hearing impaired dog, Greta.

Follow Greta’s Facebook page Greta Go Go

Join a community of dog lovers at DeafDogsRock.com.

If you order A Deaf Dog Joins the Family, please consider choosing Rosie Fund as the beneficiary charity.

In this episode, I reference our interview with dog behaviorist researcher Dr. Ellen Furlong. I also mention our interview with Missou...

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February 3, 2021 31 min

Science writer Emily Anthes talks about her latest book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness and the 2014 release Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, both of which are available on Amazon. If you use Amazon Smile, please select Rosie Fund as your charity. After tackling science, research, and journalism, Emily and I  move on to a fascinat...

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January 27, 2021 42 min

Today’s guest Dr. Vern Otte shares his tales as a volunteer veterinarian with the last great race: the Iditarod. He also explains how COVID-19 impacts this year’s running. More info is at Iditarod.com.

You can still commission recent guest Ashley Schanz through her Facebook Page Schanz’s Sketchbook to sketch a beautiful memento of your pet with the proceeds benefiting charities. This makes a great gift, especially if you know someon...

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Dr. Sally Barchman from State Line Animal Hospital & Holistic Health discusses acupuncture and other alternative treatments for dogs.

In episode 132 Liz Jeans discussed massage therapy for pets and in episode 0139 Dr. Kimberly Hunt covered animal chiropractic.

You can still commission recent guest Ashley Schanz through her Facebook Page Schanz’s Sketchbook to sketch a beautiful memento of your pet with the proceeds benefiting cha...

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Dog trainers Jason and Sandra Sindeldecker discuss Missouri Patriot Paws and Jason’s service dog, Maxine.

Go to MOPatriotPaws.org to learn more or directly their “How you can help” page to contribute to their work. Also, follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s our interview with Program Director Susan Hinkle.

Rosie Fund’s YouTube channel has a video of the Sindeldeckers training service dogs to wear boots and more videos are on...

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Artist Ashley Schanz tells how commissioning a beautiful memento of your pet helps charities. And maybe her story will inspire you to be the spark that starts a flame.

Follow Schanz's Sketchbook on Facebook. Message her to commission a sketch of your beloved pet and use the keyword “Rosie” to designate Rosie Fund as the beneficiary charity. That’s Ashley’s sketch of Rosie in the episode thumbnail (not shown on all podcast servic...

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December 30, 2020 37 min

Katie Harris shares how her life with her service dog Moxie has led her to empower and educate others through Moxie’s Mission. Learn more at her website AdventuresWithMoxie.com. Information and registration for Moxie's Mission 2nd 6-Legged Relay Fun Run at Bar K Dog Bar on April 11, 2021 is at RunSignup.com/MoxiesMission.

Also check out these YouTube videos featuring Moxie’s Mission from Zero Reasons Why and on Kansas City’s Fox...

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In this very special episode, author Rob Kugler tells the touching story of his journey with Bella. Listen to this episode with your family, please share it with all your friends, and have a Merry Christmas.

Learn more about Rob and see his photography at RKLifeIllustrated.com.

At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's life. You can do just that by purchasing one of our “We save each other” t-shirts ...

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December 16, 2020 39 min

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.

You and your dog can participate in virtual research with this online study.

And listen to Dr. Furlong’s audiobook Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind.

In this episode we mention our interview with Crystal Wiebe of Beer Paws and our interview with Caryn Mill...

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Missouri Patriot Paws provides Missouri military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with a trained service dog. Most of these highly-skilled dogs are rescued from local shelters. Program Director Susan Hinkle tells the story of heroes, both human and canine.

Go to MOPatriotPaws.org to learn more or directly their “How you can help” page to contribute to their work. Also, fol...

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Everyone who works with an animal shelter or rescue group needs to listen to this episode. And everyone who wants to help them raise money should, too. CUDDLY CEO and founder John Hussey tells us about the only dedicated crowdfunding platform built specifically for animal welfare organizations worldwide.

At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's life. You can do just that by purchasing one of our “W...

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Dawn Hatterman talks about adopting senior dog Peaches Delight.

Here’s a video of Peaches playing with Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy Oakley. And here’s the Dog Words episode when Jesse Shroyer told the story of Oakley’s battle with parvovirus.

At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's life. You can do just that by purchasing one of our “We save each other” t-shirts on our page at Bonfire.com. All...

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November 18, 2020 29 min

Filmmaker Rebecca Stern discusses Well Groomed, her documentary exploring the world of competitive creative dog grooming. Learn more at WellGroomedFilm.com and find out how you can watch it via download, streaming, or dvd.

Adrian Pope, a groomer featured in the film, is battling COVID-19 and pneumonia. There is a GoFundMe page to help with her medical bills.

At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's ...

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November 11, 2020 25 min

Entrepreneur Lizz Whitacre tells us about Pawlytics and how their software is helping shelters and rescue groups around the world. Learn more at Pawlytics.com and follow them on Facebook.

At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's life. You can do just that by purchasing one of our “We save each other” t-shirts on our page at Bonfire.com. All proceeds go toward supporting our mission to help senior a...

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Aja James and Sunday Shelton discuss the Black Dog Lovers' Club and remind us that we can learn a lot from dogs. Check out the club’s members only Facebook page and their public page.

Sunday’s Curbside Suds and Cuts offers personal one on one luxury full service grooming right outside your door.

Flexy staffs residential communities and commercial facilities with fitness classes, programming and events in Kansas City, Springfield,...

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October 28, 2020 28 min

Beer Paws founder Crystal Wiebe shares the challenges of building a lifestyle brand from scratch.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's life. You can do just that by purchasing one of our “We save each other” t-shirts on our page at Bonfire.com. All proceeds go toward supporting our mission to help senior and harder-to-adopt dogs have a better life.

Visit Ros...

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Dr. Kimberly Hunt discusses chiropractic treatment of animals and her Sunflower Rescue Group. You can find Dr. Hunt at chiro4paws.com and State Line Animal Hospital & Holistic Health.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make a difference in a shelter dog's life. You can do just that by purchasing one of our “We save each other” t-shirts on our page at Bonfire.com. All proceeds go toward s...

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Monica Pitzner of Three Dog Bakery — the world’s first bakery for dogs — reminds us to share joy with our dogs. Check out advice from Three Dog’s partners on their Training Tip Tuesday page.

PetTech CPR certification sessions to benefit RosieFund are scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at Bar K. Go to RosieFund.org/events for more information or to register.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. At Rosie Fund, we encourage you to make...

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