Maria's Mutts & Stuff

Maria's Mutts & Stuff

Maria Milito is the voice of Q104.3 New York's middays and an advocate for animal rights. Now she's taking her passion for animals to on-demand audio and the iHeartRadio app! Remember to subcribe and, as always, #AdoptDontShop!

Episodes

June 7, 2021 19 min
Maria chats with Doug Thron who travels around the world to disaster areas with his drone and helps find animals! It's all been captured in the 6-part series "Doug To The Rescue" on CuriosityStream. Learn more at DouglasThron.com.
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Maria chats with Marie Geerman, founder of Aruba Flight Volunteers. Marie works with New Life For Paws and together they rescues puppies out of Aruba. You can become a volunteer flight volunteer as well and bring a pup to the states. Visit newlifeforpaws.org!
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Maria chats with zoologist Arik Kershenbaum about his book "The Zoologist's Guide To The Galaxy"...He explains how we can know what alien life must be like (not like creatures from The Twilight Zone!) just by looking around at the animals around us!
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Maria chats with Lisa Bast who invented The WoofPack; the perfect accessory for carrying bagged doggy poop whether you're on a walk, an errand, at the vet etc. You can carry your keys, your phone, treats and more while the poop bag stays separate in an antimicrobial lined compartment.

Enter to win one at Q1043.com! Plus, Lisa is offering 10% off when you enter TAKE10 at woofpacktrails.com
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March 31, 2021 25 min
Did you know that veterinarians are four times more likely to commit suicide?? Maria chats with author Sandy Weaver about her book "Happy Vet Happy Pet". Learn the 3 rules on how you can help your vet stay happy and healthy--and it's very simple! This is a must read for pet owners! Learn more at centerforworkplacehappiness.com.
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March 10, 2021 27 min
Blasko, Ozzy's bass player and manager of Black Veil Brides, chats with Maria about his work getting cats (especially black cats) adopted; LA's Kitten Rescue and his Black Cat Social Club (follow it on IG and buy merch!) Blasko also offers advice on adopting a cat or kitten.
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February 22, 2021 23 min
Dagger aka DogVinci is known as "The Do Good Dog", whose message is education and community service"! Dagger is a world-renowned dog who paints for charity. He's featured in an upcoming episode of the award-winning PBS series "Shelter Me" in episode 9 "The Art of Kindness". Learn more about Dagger at dogvinci.com
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Maria chats with author (and veteran Broadway manager) Peter Bogyo about his book "A Dog's Life", a collection of humorous tributes celebrating a dog's life. These funny obituaries will make you laugh and cry and laugh again! (I'd like my obituary written in this style!)
Learn more at adogslifebook.com.
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Griffin's Heart is the debut book by actress Reagan J. Pasternak. This book is a keepsake for your pet with places for photos, journals, and tributes, letting you mourn your pet with no apologies. Reagan is still collecting stories at griffinsheart.com.
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Maria chats with author, speaker, and animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca about her book "Dog As My Doctor, Cat As My Nurse" This guide not only helps you learn about your animals but it helps you learn about yourself, your health, and more!
Give a listen and check out animalhumanhealth.com.
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A return guest! Undercover animal investigator Pete Paxton (HBO's Dealing Dogs documentary) has been busy doing surveillance at dairy auctions and at greyhound training. What he has seen is shocking, and will inspire you to get involved.
Pete's book "Rescue Dogs" makes an excellent holiday gift!
Learn more at caps-web.org.
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Maria chats with Nathalie Bibeau: Writer, director and producer of "The Walrus & The Whistleblower" documentary. This is the story of a Marineland (outside Niagara Falls) trainer turned activist, Phil Demers, who is still trying to rescue and save his walrus Smooshi. The film is eye-opening, heart-breaking and must-see for anyone who has empathy for animals in amusement parks.
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Maria chats with America's VetDogs: President and CEO John Miller; Service Dog Instructor Mike Devlin; and US Navy Veteran Joe Worley about their mission to help those who have served our country by providing a free service dog to both veterans and first responders!
To learn more, visit vetdogs.org.
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If you've been to a Bon Jovi concert, then you know Lorenza--she's the violinist in the band! But she's also a bee farmer. Maria chats with her about how she got into bee farming, how important bees are to OUR existence, and so much more! Give a listen and learn more at LorenzaPonce.com.
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Maria chats with director Gorman Bechard about his documentary "Seniors: A Dogumentary"
The film features Old Dogs Senior Sanctuary in TN; Dr John Pilley and his dog Chaser (who knew over 1000 words!!) and so much more, including Gorman's dog Springsteen!

Available on DVD and VOD Sept 29th. Visit seniorsdogumentary.com
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Maria chats with author Kendra Atleework about her memoir "Miracle Country". Kendra grew up in Swall Meadows (pop 200) in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. The book is about love for her family and for the desert; climate change; conservation; and respecting the land.
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Maria chats with Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter who directed and produced the documentary "Space Dogs" The film focuses on a pack of street dogs in Moscow--from the dogs' perspective! And we learn about Laika, the first dog sent into space by the Soviet Space Program.
The documentary premieres Sept 11th by Alamo on Demand, and worldwide Sept 18th. #AdoptDontShop
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Maria chats with veterinarian Dr. Caitlin DeWilde about how to protect your pets this fall; the coronavirus and your pets; how to spot a tick, and more!
Learn more at protectyourdognow.com #AdoptDontShop
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Maria chats with Stix from Steel Panther about their second virtual concert this Sunday 8/16: Rockdown In The Lockdown is raising money for local LA Animal Rescue and CrewNation! The show will include comedy bits and surprises too! They also talk about the upcoming drive-in shows in Sept, cats, Prince (!) and more.
Get your tickets for Sunday (only $15!!) at SteelPantherRocks.com.
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Assuming he had a good time after all (and now has street cred), Maria's dog Fredo returns for an encore performance to chat on the podcast. A deeper insight into a dog's brain and why he does the things he does! #AdoptDontShop
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