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Archive for April 2013
- Dr. Katy with
This week on The Pet Show, we've got an update on the ASPCA's Animal Agenda, the "Paw-scar" winning star of the movie "Seven Psychopaths," a camp designed to educate our youth about pets and an Adorable Adoptable from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and who better to tell us how we can help prevent these atrocities than Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the ASPCA.
We're excited to welcome Nancy back to The Pet Show as she tells us what the ASPCA is doing on Capitol Hill to pass legislation to enact harsher punishment for those who are spectators at animal fighting events, to ensure the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act by Congress, and to close the loophole in the Animal Welfare Act by pushing the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act through Congress.
Did you know that 98 percent of movie dogs come out of shelters? However, when they get older and are retired, they often do not have a focus or a 'creative outlet' anymore.
Barbara Gordon, Hollywood Dog Trainer, and her dog "Bonnie," the "Paw-scar" winning canine star of the movie "Seven Psychopaths," join us to talk about Barbara's new venture. Barbara started the non-profit R.O.M.P Reconnecting with Our Military Personnel... through the love of dogs in conjunction with Old Friends Animal Shelter in Los Angeles.
R.O.M.P. focuses on helping our military personnel cope with PTSD by training retired Hollywood dogs as therapy dogs.
Barbara has also invented a gentler version of the training collar called the "Loving Answer" training collar with a portion of the proceeds going to fund R.O.M.P. You've got to see how simple, gentle and easy these collars are to use.
This time of year, we're all trying to figure out what our kids are going to do this Summer. If you're considering getting a new pet for your family, perhaps you'll consider Camp Wannadog. We've got Nancy Katz-Triplett on to talk about all the things that your kids can learn, the fun they'll have, and even how they can come home with a rescue (if you so choose) while at one of the sessions of Camp Wannadog this Summer.
And finally, Sally Harte joins us with the Adorable Adoptable. This week, it's Frankie, a Catahoula-Pitbull Terrier cross.
This huge, friendly boy is one of the sillier canine guests that we've ever had on The Pet Show! You'll get the giggles at his antics. Plus, Sally tells us all about the 18th Annual Walk for the Animals happening on May 11 at Bluemont Park.
Plus, Sally announces the 'special guest' who will be the Mistress of Ceremonies this year...hint, hint!
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Joining us this week from Montgomery County Humane Society are BJ Altschul, Director of External Relations and Kim Harlow, Volunteer Coordinator. They're telling us all about their "Paws in the Park" event coming up on April 28th from noon to 4pm at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg.
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It's the one-year anniversary of The Pet Show this week and we're celebrating with all new guests, and a trip down memory lane!
Representative John Campbell, R-CA, joins us this week to tell us about his role as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. Rep. Campbell is a lifelong animal lover, and fights passionately, both in life, as well as on the floor of the House of Representatives, for both domesticated animals and wildlife.
Rep. Campbell will be honored on Saturday, April 13 at Washington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws with the Humane Hero Award for his outspoken support of rescue animals and animal rights. Tickets are still available at www.fashionforpaws.org if you'd like to be there for Rep. Campbell's honor and the rest of the fun!
Zoom Room Rockville's owner Steve Mulder comes on the show to tell us all about their new dog training facility and "Canine Social Club!"
The 2,739-square-foot facility is a sporty indoor dog gym that will offer pet owners dog training classes both in small groups and in private one-on-one sessions using positive reinforcement. Activities will include coaching in agility, obedience and scent discrimination as well as therapy instruction, puppy preschool, scent tracking, and shy dog training.
For very active dog owners, Zoom Room offers a Canine Cross Training class that gives not only the pooches a workout, but the owners too!
In addition to group and private classes, Zoom Room serves as a dedicated event center for dog birthday parties, which will include Zoom Room’s famous Doggy Disco® nights that feature laser light shows, charitable fundraisers and other canine events.
Zoom Room also offers the perfect alternative to the dog park with its affordable “private gym” sessions in its immaculate, spacious and game-filled gym. D.C.-area dog owners will also enjoy the carefully-curated selection of solution-oriented pet retail products, including training gear, all-natural treats, eco-friendly toys and puzzles, and hand-crafted leather leashes.
We also have the opportunity to meet Megan Webb, the new Executive Director of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Megan served as the Director of Oakland Animal Services in Oakland, Calif. for the past 3 years, but is excited to take on this new role in Alexandria.
While in that role, Webb significantly improved the care of the shelter’s animals, increased the number of animal adoptions/transfers, and led her team of Animal Control Officers to investigate and rescue animals from multiple felony abuse cases. Here in the D.C. area, Webb says that she is impressed with Alexandrians’ compassion and activism, and plans to harness that energy to assist more animals in need.
Stick around for Dr. Katy's tribute to her amazing staff, her own pups, and to you...the fans of The Pet Show! Cheers to more years to come!
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The Pet Show this week has some notable personalities, and LOADS of Adorable Adoptables!