I had the pleasure today of speaking with Jayne Vitale, Director of Education and Your Programs, Tommy Frisina, Social Media Outreach Coordinator and Debbie Hibbard, Director of Gift Planning with North Shore Animal League also called Animal League America.  Each of these individuals is responsible for a portion of the day to day operations of North Shore Animal League America, located in Port Washington, NY.   Read more

All My Children Wear Fur Coats welcomed special guest, Paula Moreschi, Development Director for Old Dog Haven, a senior dog rescue in Washington State to the show today.  Paul was first introduced to Old Dog Haven after she became interested in adopting older dogs.  She soon became a permanent foster home for a Final Refuge dog, and then began volunteering her time to fundraise for the organization.  She and her dogs have never looked back!  Read more

Our special guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats is Joan Thielen, Public Relations Manager of Dumb Friends League.  John has been with Dumb Friends League for more than fifteen years.  She started out in animal care, then joined the foster program, became a member of the volunteer services team and now works in marketing and communications.    Read more

Today’s featured guest is Kay Hyman, Director of Community Engagement at Charleston Animal Society (CAS) in North Charleston, South Carolina.  In 1874, CAS was formed as the first animal protection organization in South Carolina.  Its purpose was then, and always has been, to prevent cruelty to animals.  Originally, the organization was focused on the neglect of working animals, specifically horses,  as well as the inhumane shipping of cattle and to resolve the epidemic of stray dogs.     Read more

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance was founded in 2009 by Karen Belfi and her husband.  They became acquainted with the world of blind dogs when in 1999 they were seeking a companion for their Siberian Husky.  They found Ray Charles, a Shepherd/Collie mix that was born without eyes (a condition known as microphthalmia). Ray Charles changed their lives forever.    Read more

Today’s show focused on Town & County K9 ResQ located in Mohegan Lake, New York.  Town & County is a 501c3 charity devoted to finding loving homes for adoptable pets and keeping current pets with their owners and out of the shelter system when times are tough.   

Jen and I share a life-long passion for dogs.  Hers became a full-time career after retiring from thirty-two years in the world of finance in New York City.  She is originally from Duchess County, New York, and her dream is to return to her home-town on a 10.5 acre farm where she can carry out the mission of Town & Country.    Read more

Today’s special guest is Lisa Lunghofer, the Executive Director of The Grey Muzzle Organization.  This organization is guided by its vision – a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.  The Grey Muzzle Organization is not a shelter or a rescue but makes grants throughout the United States expressly for programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs.  Read more

This week’s guest, Lindsey Kaye is the Founder and CEO of Paws and Stripes, a not for profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with service dogs. Paws and Stripes focuses on vets that have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and/or TBI (traumatic brain injury).

Today’s special guest was Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (PAGO). Fraily is a seasoned not for profit professional with more than 15 years of experience.

Today’s guest was Cheri Wells, Executie Chairman and Co-Founder of Lovey Loaves Rescue and Sanctuary.  Cheri and her husband Ward have a heart for dogs with special needs.