Animal Care Sanctuary: 50 Years, 200 Acres in Upstate Pennsylvania

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-07-2019) #665: Featuring Ann Lewis, Wendy Mitchell, and Dr. Kris Hansen. Ann Lewis talks about the 50 years the Animal Care Sanctuary has been operating from two locations in upstate Pennsylvania on 200 acres, sanctuary, adoption, community wellness and education; Wendy Mitchell talks from London about her favorite movies featuring […]

What Love Actually Means to Our Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-22-2020) #664: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Leslie Shephard, and Nina Wertan. Marc Bekoff talks about love, and what it actually means to our dogs, from his Psychology Today article titled DOGS ARE NOT LOVE MUFFINS; Leslie Shephard, Director of Puppy Raising Services for Southeastern Guide Dogs, discusses their need for more […]

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle with Testing “Aggressive” Dogs

Is This Dog Dangerous? Shelters Struggle with Testing “Aggressive” Dogs For decades, animal shelters have evaluated whether a dog was dangerously aggressive by poking a rubber hand attached to a pole into a dog’s food bowl while he was eating — then pulling the bowl away from him. If the dog lunged or bit at […]

Getting “Down & Dirty” with Your Dog

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (08-26-2017) #539: Dr Michael Moyer talks about the “terrible paradox” that used to exist in training veterinary students to practice spay/neuter surgical techniques. To avoid taking dogs from shelters and practicing on them and then allowing them to die after surgery, “purpose bred” lab beagles were shipped in wholesale orders […]

Stray Gardens

STRAY GARDENS Photographer Julie McGuire on Dog Talk When British-born photographer Julie McGuire moved to India 11 years ago, she was shocked to find some 250,000 stray dogs living on the streets of Bangalore. The melee of homeless hounds inspired her to focus on a long-term project documenting the roles of dogs in societies around […]

“Rewarding Nothing” Explained

GOOD DOGS! (08-08-2016) #6058: Margaret Tumino Mills, who does the marketing for Halo, Purely for Pets — also volunteers as a dog trainer at the North Hempstead shelter, where she focuses on recognizing the individual personality of each dog that is up for adoption. She discusses “rewarding ‘nothing’” and what that apparent contradiction means. MP3 […]

Leptospirosis, Water-Borne Disease

Dog Talk (10-10-2015) #442: Dr .Sarah Tasse discusses the water-borne disease leptospirosis — how dogs anywhere can pick it up, and the new Idexx SNAP test that can tell a vet right in the clinic if a dog has been exposed; Clea Simon discusses the inspiration behind her feline-themed thriller Kittens Can Kill; Fred Levy […]

Beijing’s Animal Markets and “Week Long Dogs”

Mary Peng is a visionary in China, working to open hearts and minds to the wonders of pet ownership. I am proud to have her as my co-host on our new Radio Pet Lady Network show Tails From China and to share this article. The end of summer in Beijing is traditionally associated with a […]