In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Rob Kovler shared insights into his journey in the pet industry and the development of Therapetixx’ innovative line of supplements. With over 35 years of experience and a deep passion for animals, Rob’s expertise shines through as he delves into the intricacies of pet health and the importance of preventative medicine.
Rob Kovler’s journey in the pet industry began over three decades ago when he founded Animal Nutritional Products, a company dedicated to providing high-quality supplements for pets. His extensive experience in sales, marketing, and product development laid the foundation for Therapetixx, a brand focused on holistic pet health solutions.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking to Raphael Mattos and Elma Shipp, the dynamic husband-and-wife team behind VIP Pet Smile, a revolutionary mobile dentistry service for pets.

Raphael, a Brazilian-born oral surgery specialist, shared his personal journey and the transformative moment that led him to establish VIP Pet Smile in 2017. Battling prostate cancer, Raphael’s shift in perspective fueled the creation of a service dedicated to enhancing the oral health of our beloved pets.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats,, Peggy welcomes Bob Bryant, Chief Technology Officer of Mission K9 Rescue, shedding light on the incredible work happening at their organization. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the rescue, reunion, and rehoming of retired working dogs, particularly focusing on those who served in the military or worked for private contractors.

Bob provides an overview of the organization’s mission and the challenges faced by retired working dogs. He emphasizes the unique skills and training of these dogs, highlighting the Belgian Malinois as a predominant breed known for its intelligence and versatility in various tasks such as detection, patrol, and search and rescue.

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Red Rover.In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the privilege of speaking to Katie Campbell, Director of Collaboration and Outreach at RedRover. Katie joins us today to speak about the purple leash project. The Purple Leash project is a program that helps create more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters so survivors and pets can stay together and heal.

Katie is a lifelong animal lover; she grew up in a small town in North Carolina where her mother was president of the local humane society. Later in her life she worked in human services helping people experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. During her time working in human services, Katie realized there was a connection between domestic violence cases and animal abuse. At this point she found RedRover and decided to combine her passions of helping others and saving animals. 7 years later, she remains passionate about the work she does and continues to develop exciting new programs in the hopes of uplifting her community.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the privilege of speaking to Katherine Pendergast and  Lacie Brueckner, the authors of ‘Goodbye, Bella: A Pet Loss Story.

Katherine lives with her family in Bismarck, North Dakota. She has also written several other books, like ‘In Loving Memory: A Child’s Journey to Understanding a Funeral and Starting the Grieving Process,’ including award-winning and number-one bestsellers. 

On the other hand, Lacie lives with her family on a farm near Niagara, North Dakota. She is a licensed funeral director who has been serving families since 2005. She has a special interest in helping children through the grieving process.

Katherine’s beloved 11-year-old Great Dane, Carmela, passed away on February 19, 2022. Katherine and Carmela were a certified pet therapy team for the majority of Carmela’s life. They volunteered to work with children in their community. Carmela always knew it was time to work when she wore her uniform. She was an incredible dog and brought a smile to many children throughout her career. While her other spunky and goofy Great Dane, Meadow, also passed away on May 5th, 2022, who has brought smiles to everyone. 

By the end, Katherine dedicated her book to Carmela and Meadow.

While Lacie’s family lovingly cared for two little dogs, Max, a sweet Bichon Cairn Terrier mix, and Layla, a spunky Yorkie.

Max and Layla shared a deep and cherished friendship. They were the best of friends. In 2018, Max’s departure left a void in Layla’s heart, revealing the profound emotional connection that pets share with their human companions. Layla’s farewell to Max marked signs of sorrow and longing.

As Layla continued to age, Lacie showered her with extra cuddles and undivided attention, providing solace during the twilight years of Layla’s life. However, in 2022, Layla embarked on her journey across the Rainbow Bridge. The unspoken language of love and companionship they had shared transcended the boundaries of words, leaving Lacie with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the emotional richness of the human-pet connection.

Lacey dedicates this book to Max and Layla.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Dr. Patty Palumbo shares her insights on the world of search and rescue, her veterinary practice, and the unique challenges and rewards of both professions.

Dr. Palumbo entered search and rescue to give back to the community and bond with her dog. Her dogs are trained to be human remains detection dogs, and she highlighted the extensive training both handlers and their dogs undergo, including yearly certification tests that are stringent and challenging.

In the world of search and rescue, there are various types of search dogs, each specializing in different aspects, such as tracking, trailing, water rescue, and more. Dr. Palumbo emphasized that a dog’s drive and enthusiasm for work are more important than their breed, making it an inclusive field for most dog breeds.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the privilege of speaking to Nancy Zintsmaster, the Co-Founder and Master Trainer of The Resnick Method Liberty Horsemanship. 

Carolyn Resnick, the founder, and her business partner, Nancy, testify to the transformational power of the Resnick Method. Like many, Nancy had been drawn to horses since childhood and sought their company every chance she got. But it wasn’t until she found Carolyn’s book called Naked Liberty that she understood the depth of connection.

The academy is meant to empower people who need help connecting to their horse’s heart and help people understand how to use horses as our guides for self-realization to address the whole being, mind, body, and spirit. 

The mission of The Resnick Method Liberty Horsemanship is to help grow the new world consciousness ready to receive this next step in valuing horses as teachers and healers, making the horse a true partner in our journey of self-healing, personal growth, and transformation.

“When you enter a horse’s space with this method, the horse knows that you speak his language. So the results are more profound…

When we don’t understand the instincts of the horse, then the horse doesn’t really know that he can trust us.” – Nancy

The story of Nancy and The Resnick Method Liberty Horsemanship is fabulous – hearing about this kind of transformational experience changes lives forever. 

Learn more about The Resnick Method Liberty Horsemanship.

To learn a little bit more, they have a Facebook group called Liberty Resnick Method Liberty Training. They also have lots of helpful information and blogs on their website at

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Tricia’s journey into the world of pet advocacy is an inspiring one, marked by transformation, dedication, and a profound love for animals. With over 20 years of experience driving growth in the veterinary health, animal welfare, and wellness industries, Tricia’s journey led her to create Moose’s March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that’s making a real difference.

Tricia’s journey began with a visit to her veterinarian, Dr. Glenn Mayer, with her dog Louie. Dr. Mayer’s observation about Louie’s health had a profound impact. Not only did he tell Tricia that Louie was gaining weight, but he also commented on Tricia’s weight. This was a turning point that led to personal transformation, both for her and Louie.

Driven by her personal transformation, Tricia’s career path shifted. Tricia asked Dr. Mayer for a job despite her lack of experience in the field. Surprisingly, Dr. Mayer accepted. This opportunity allowed her to immerse herself in the world of veterinary health and animal welfare, laying the foundation for what was to come.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the privilege of speaking to Angela Ardolino, founder of CBD Dog Health. CBD Dog Health offers high quality, all-natural, medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets.

In 2015, Angela was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and she was prescribed Humira. Humira is a medicine that’s prescribed simply for all auto-immune diseases.  Upon inspection, Angela realized that Humira is very commonly linked to Lymphoma. At this point, Angela knew she had to turn elsewhere for help.

Angela lives a very holistic life, so she immediately turned to nature to find the best possible option for her. Nature’s answer was the cannabis plant.

Soon after using cannabis medically, her joint pain washed away. That wasn’t the only change Angela felt. She realized that her stress and anxiety levels had gone down as well. She was also able to sleep better, and overall quality of life had improved.

Angela went down a rabbit hole trying to figure out if anyone else was having these experiences with cannabis. She stumbled upon Canna-Moms. Canna-Moms is a group of mothers around the county using cannabis medically to treat their kids. These moms are treating anything from cancer to seizures using cannabis. They’ve found that using cannabis has greatly improved quality of life for the kids and their parents.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the privilege of speaking to Kathy Boyle. Kathy is the founder and president of Chapin Hill Advisors. Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc. Kathy is passionate about animal rescue and educating children about healthy alternatives for better living.

Kathy joins us today to talk about the Golden Project.

Kathy has been very passionate about animal rescue for the last 25 years. She has always had a lot of her own animals, ranging anywhere from guinea pigs and chinchillas to dogs and horses. Kathy brings to our attention that most rescues lack organization.

Most rescues are volunteer-based and bring in very little revenue, this makes it hard for a rescue to stay functional and efficient. Kathy’s frustration with rescues is that they do not run like businesses. They do not have systems in place to keep things running smoothly. They don’t use adoption software or email marketing software that is readily available and at their fingertips.

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