Maria chats with Best Friends Animal Society's Legislative Attorney Kelsey Gilmore Futeral about the exorbitant fees people in public housing have to pay in order to keep a pet! Learn more about this issue by listening, and please reach out to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge asking HUD to issue guidelines to landlords so pet owners can afford to keep their pet!
Caring For Senior Dogs
Did you know there are over 40 million senior dogs living in the US (and that's a dog over the age of 7!) Maria chats with nationally respected veterinarian Dr. Albert Ahn on caring for your aging dog: signs to look for; winter hazards; and more. And most important? TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! Listen and learn.
Slow Birding: How To Enjoy Birds In Your Own Backyard
Sure it's all about turkeys this time of year, but there are amazing birds flying around in your own backyard! Maria chats with author, slow-birder and animal behaviorist Joan E. Strassman about birds, their behavior and how to enjoy them! Learn more in her book "Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard"
How The Comfort Of A Dog Helped When A Shocking Secret Was Revealed
Returning guest and author Carlyn Montes de Oca ("Dog As My Doctor, Cat As My Nurse") talks about her new book: "Junkyard Girl: A Memoir of Ancestry, Family Secrets and Second Chances", her true story of discovering she was adopted at the age of 57! And how the comfort of her dogs helped her throughout her life and today!
**Carlyn is donating 10% of book sales to Animal Protection New Mexico!**
The Hero's Benefit And Patriot Paws Service Dogs
Maria chats with The Hero's Benefit Founder Gabrielle Puglia about her organization that raises funds for veterans through her fundraisers, along with Patriot Paws Development Coordinator Sarah Mathers. Patriot Paws is the benefactor of this year's fundraiser. Patriot Paws provides service dogs for free to veterans across the country!! Learn about these two great organizations!! Follow @theherosbenefit and go to patriotpaws.org.
Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween!
Maria chats with Heart + Paw's Dr. Amber Karwacki (Third Time Guest! Only one other member: Pete Paxton!) about keeping your pets safe and sound while you enjoy Halloween! Remember just because it's fun for you doesn't mean it's good for your pet.
The Answers To Why Animals Do The Things They Do!
Maria chats with with Julie Beer, a long-time contributor to Nat Geo Kids about "Why? Animals: Cool Questions and Awesome Answers!" It's a kids book that answers common questions about animal behavior. Why does a cat always land on four feet? Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Check it out, even an adult can learn something new! (I did)
Shepherd's Song: A Grazier's Solution to Ravaged Land
Maria chats with director Abby Fuller about her latest documentary "Shepherd's Song", a film about graziers Jenya Schneider and Jack Anderson who use their flock of sheep to rejuvenate land in CA that was ravaged by wild fires! What a fascinating and genius solution! Learn more at cuyamalamb.com. You can see "Shepherd's Song" on The North Face's You Tube channel as of Oct. 13th!
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue and Saving Sierra
Maria chats with Wildhorse Ranch Rescue aka Wildhorse Founder Kim Meagher and Advisory Board Member Rhona Melsky. They discuss the organization's 25+ years(!!) of rescuing horses from death, abuse and neglect. "Saving Sierra~Rescuing America's Horses" is such a film. Learn more about their amazing work at WILDHORSE.ORG.
Ann & Jane Esselstyn: Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior Cookbook
Maria chats with Ann and her daughter Jane Esselstyn about their book "Be A Plant-Based Warrior: Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious"...The Esselstyn family is three generations plant-based strong. This book is specifically for women showing how plants support a woman's body and mind.