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PDX Pet Connection

PDX Pet Connection

By Kim Hoshal
A resource for Portland pet parents to discover pet businesses and non-profits in and around the Portland area. I will also be discussing training tips, best of lists for all things pets, and upcoming pet events in the area. If you want to connect with other pet parents, join our Facebook group. www.facebook.com/groups/pdxpetconnection
I am your host, Kim Hoshal. I am the owner of Kim Hoshal Photography specializing in creating beautiful wall art of your furry best friend in the great outdoors and Butthead Bandanaz, an over-the-collar bandana company for active dogs with attitude.

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Interview with Vesna Ader of The Ruff House
On today’s episode, I have Vesna Ader of The Ruff House. Stay tuned to hear about all of the exciting things happening at Portland's newest indoor dog park. This park has it all. Training, grooming, daycare, boarding, and you can even hang out with your furry friend and have a beer while they play with their buddies.  You can find more information and make a reservation on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
22:55
November 23, 2021
Interview with Laurine Apolloni of Apolloni Vineyards
On today’s episode, I have Laurine Apolloni of Apolloni Vineyards. Stay tuned to hear about their new Canine Club. Your pooch can become a club member at Apolloni Vineyards. They can join for just $10 which gets them a custom Cycle Dog toy and discounts on barkuterie boards plus their photo on the wall. You can find more information and make a reservation on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook.  In conjunction with the Canine Club launch, Apolloni Vineyards is partnering with Kim Hoshal Photography for a fundraiser benefitting the Oregon Humane Society. For a $5 donation, your dog is entered to win a spot in the 2022 Wine Dogs Calendar Contest. The top 13 vote-getters will have a free photo session with Kim Hoshal Photography for their calendar photo. There will also be weekly mini-contests.  To enter your dog in the 2022 Wine Dogs Calendar Contest, click here.   If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
19:49
July 30, 2021
Thanks for listening
Thank you all for another great season. We have enjoyed meeting so many new people and sharing more information that can help your pet live their best life. We will be back for Season 3, but have not set a date yet. We will be busy working on a fundraising project with Apolloni Vineyards to benefit the Oregon Humane Society. Stay tuned for a special episode for more details on the fundraiser and how you can join in on the fun. We are always looking for new pet businesses, non-profits, and tips suggestions. If you have a business, non-profit, or tip you would like to hear about on the show, just let us know. Or if you are a business or non-profit and would like to be on the show, just send us a message and we will contact you. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
03:25
July 19, 2021
Tips for Helping Find Lost Pets
On this episode, we share tips to help find your pet if they are lost or stolen.  For more information on what to do if your pet is lost, check out this blog. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
15:25
July 6, 2021
Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe in Extreme Heat
On this episode, we share tips to keep your pets safe during hot temperatures, how you can keep them entertained, and share a reminder about those nasty foxtails.  For more information on frozen treat recipes, check out this blog. For more information on the dangers of foxtails, check out this blog. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
12:32
June 29, 2021
Interview with Keiko Swagerty and Maria Zamora of Hip Hound Shop and Barkery
On today’s episode, I have Keiko Swagerty and Maria Zamora of Hip Hound Shop and Hip Hound Barkery. Stay tuned to hear about the variety of items the shop carries to give your pet their best life and learn about their new Barkery service that creates yummy baked treats and custom cakes for your favorite pooch. You can find more information about Hip Hound Shop on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. And for Hip Hound Bakery, you can find out more about them view their website, Facebook and Instagram. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
26:03
June 22, 2021
Interview with Jenny Ostoj from Wag Theory
On today’s episode, I have Jenny Ostoj of Wag Theory. Stay tuned to hear how adopting two dogs inspired Jenny to convert her bag and accessory business into a business that creates high-quality waterproof dog jackets and dog accessories. You can find more information about Wag Theory on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
42:50
June 15, 2021
Interview with Liz Pettengill of Original Woofie Pie
On today’s episode, I have Liz Pettengill of Original Woofie Pie. Stay tuned to hear how Liz combined her love of dogs and the whoopie pie to create delicious treats your dog will love. You can find more information about Original Woofie Pie on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Listeners can receive 10% off their purchase with code: WoofiePDX If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
19:58
June 8, 2021
Interview with Mel MacManiman of Wildhearts Rescue and Photography
On today’s episode, I have Mel MacManiman of Wildhearts Rescue and Photography. Stay tuned to hear how Mel and Wildhearts are saving dogs from the dog meat industry and finding them loving forever homes. They also bring awareness to issues of animal cruelty and the dog meat industry around the world. Being a photographer, Mel uses her talents to give these dogs the best chance of finding the perfect home. You can find more information about Wildhearts on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
49:47
June 1, 2021
Interview with Natasha Bui of Amicus Animal Rehabilitation
On today’s episode, I have Natasha Bui of Amicus Animal Rehabilitation. Stay tuned to hear how Natasha uses customized physical therapy treatment programs to help your cat or dog live their best life.  You can find more information about Natasha and Amicas Animal Rehabilitation on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
32:55
May 25, 2021
Interview with Nancy Martin of Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (FIDO)
On today’s episode, I have Nancy Martin of Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (FIDO). Stay tuned to hear how FIDO is feeding pets in need through their various programs whether those needs be every day or during a crisis. You can find more information about FIDO on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
44:16
May 18, 2021
Dog Mom's Day Celebration
On today's episode, I share the stories that were submitted for the Dog Mom's Day Celebration event. I think that you will enjoy them as much as I did. If you prefer to see the photos while you listen to the podcast, here is the video link. Thank you to everyone who submitted stories and photos. My week was much brighter reading your stories and seeing the photos of those adorable pups.  I would also like to thank our sponsor companies. If you haven't checked them out before, I highly recommend them. ( okay, two of them are mine, but I still think they are pretty great. LOL) Hip Hound Shop and Hip Hound Barkery Surf's Pup Doggie Lounge Original Woofie Pie Butthead Bandanaz Kim Hoshal Photography
14:36
May 11, 2021
Interview with Paul Mardesich from Fetch
On today’s episode, I have Paul Mardesich of Fetch. Stay tuned to hear how Fetch delivers fresh, local, all-natural human-grade doggie meatloafs straight to your door. You can find more information about Fetch on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
22:33
May 4, 2021
Interview with Dr. Nell Ostermeier of People and Pet Integrative Therapies
On today’s episode, I have Dr. Nell Ostermeier of People and Pet Integrative Therapies. Stay tuned to hear how Dr. Nell is teaching pet parents about choosing the right food and supplements along with acupressure techniques to improve their pets' overall health and wellness. She is also educating veterinarians on how to integrate acupuncture and alternative therapies into their practices. You can find more information about Dr. Nell and People and Pet on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Get Dr. Nell's "5 Best Tips" for senior pet parents  Dog Mom's Day Celebration info Facebook Group  Rules/Prizes Entry form
50:52
April 27, 2021
Interview with Jennifer Johnson of House of Dreams
On today’s episode, I have Jennifer Johnson of House of Dreams. Stay tuned to hear how Jennifer got involved with House of Dreams as a volunteer and board member. Discover how House of Dreams is saving cats at their all-volunteer, no-kill shelter. They take cats of all ages, medical conditions, and circumstances and find them loving forever homes.    You can find more information about House of Dreams on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. You can donate on a monthly or recurring basis, become an Angel Sponsor or purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
54:28
April 20, 2021
Interview with Janis Sandlin of Surf's Pup Doggie Lounge
On today’s episode, I have Janis Sandlin of Surf's Pup Doggie Lounge. Stay tuned to hear how Janis and her team use their mobile Doggie Lounge to take your pup to the spa, to run doggie errands, or go on an exciting pupventure.  You can find more information about Surf's Pup Doggie Lounge on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
25:50
April 13, 2021
Interview with Barbette Falk of Street Savvy Dog Rescue
On today’s episode, I have Barbette Falk of Street Savvy Dog Rescue. Stay tuned to hear how Street Savvy Dog Rescue saves dogs from high kill shelters and gives them the opportunity to find them a forever home. You can find more information about Street Savvy Dog Rescue on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
37:22
April 6, 2021
Interview with Dr. Valli Partasarathy of Synergy Behavior Solutions
On today’s episode, I have Dr. Valli Parthasarathy of Synergy Behavior Solutions. Stay tuned to hear how Dr. Valli and her team combine veterinary medicine, behavior, and training to help clients address their pets’ problem behaviors. You can find more information about Synergy Behavior Solutions on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
33:55
March 30, 2021
Interview with Devo Hier of PurriPaw
On this episode, I  talk with Devo Hier of PurriPaw.  We talk about how Devo is fostering harmony between humans and felines by dispelling common misconceptions about cat behavior. You can find more information about PurriPaw on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
17:14
March 23, 2021
Interview with Sassafras Lowrey
On this episode, I  talk with Sassafras Lowrey of Introvert Circus.  Sassafras is an award-winning author and trick dog trainer. We talk about her books, training philosophy and her award-winning Newfoundland, Sirius. You can find more information about Sassafras and Introvert Circus on their website and by following them on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this episode, head over the Sassafras' Patreon for more info. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
17:56
March 16, 2021
Interview with Whitney Gassaway of Revive Animal Massage
On this episode, I  talk with Whitney Gassaway of Revive Animal Massage.  We talk about how Whitney became an animal massage practitioner and how massage can benefit our furry friends. You can find more information about Revive Animal Massage on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
36:45
March 9, 2021
Interview with Elizabeth Entenman of Shampooch Dog Wash
On this episode, I  talk with Elizabeth Entenman of Shampooch Dog Wash.  We talk about what inspired Elizabeth to start Shampooch and how she  created an environment where all dogs can feel comfortable getting a bath. You can find more information about Shampooch Dog Wash on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
24:08
March 2, 2021
Interview with Angela Medlin of House Dogge
On this episode, I  talk with Angela Medlin of House Dogge.  We talk about what inspired Angela to start House Dogge, her passion for sustainable materials for her products and what it was like to be on Oprah's Favorite Things list. You can find more information about House Dogge on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend.  Angela is also available for virtual mentoring appointments. For more information about Angela's work as a mentor/founder of FAAS Design Collab, check out their website and their Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
23:22
February 23, 2021
Interview with Christie Drew of Clyde Dog Treats
On this episode, I  talk with Christie Drew of Clyde Dog Treats.  Christie talks about what inspired her to create Clyde Dog and how she sources her locally grown human-grade ingredients. You can find more information about Clyde Dog Treats on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Hopefully with a bag of Clyde Dog Treats. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
15:41
February 16, 2021
Interview with Fences with Fido volunteer, Jennifer Adams
On this episode, I talk with Jennifer Adams of Fences for Fido. Jennifer discusses how she got involved with Fences for Fido and how the organization helps dogs who spend the majority of their day on a chain. Fences for Fido creates a fenced space with a dog house so the dog can roam free in the yard and ultimately bring the family closer together.  You can find more information about Fences for Fido and how you can help on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
27:18
February 9, 2021
Interview with Hayley Martinez CPDT-KA of Nakama Dog Training
On this episode, I talk with Hayley Martinez CPDT-KA of Nakama Dog Training. Hayley talks about how she got started in dog training, her philosophy, and what a training session looks like when you work with her.  We also talk about why she is passionate about fear-free, science-based positive reinforcement training and how it informs her process. You can find more information about Nakama Dog Training on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
49:51
January 26, 2021
Gift Guide Episode
On today's episode, I talk a little about our Holiday Gift Guide. I split the gift guide into four parts: Dog Edition, Dog-Lover Edition, Donations Edition, and Services/Experiences Edition. Check it out and enter to win one of two prizes.  Prize #1: A matching dog bandana and facemask from Butthead Bandanaz. Prize #2: A photography session with Kim Hoshal Photography that includes a 60-minute photo session plus one of my favorite products that is special to this offer, a 6x8 Acrylic Block Print. Only two episodes left in the season. Now is the time to catch up if you have missed an episode.
05:12
December 12, 2020
Interview with Kim Woodell and Dr. Mike Salewski of Patika Pets
On this episode, I talk with Kim Woodell and Dr. Mike Salewski of Patika Pets. Kim and Dr. Mike talk about how they developed their pet cleaning products and what makes them so different from other products on the market. They also discuss some exciting products that are coming soon. You can find more information about Patika Pets on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
40:10
December 12, 2020
Guest Host, Marika Moffitt Interviews Kim Hoshal
To wrap up Season 1 of the PDX Pet Connection podcast, I invited fellow podcaster and dog photographer Marika Moffitt to join me.  We talk about why I created the podcast and where I see it going in the future. We also talk about what it is like to be a dog photographer as well as how I pivoted with my bandana business during the pandemic. Check the links below to learn more about our businesses and social media platforms. PDX Pet Connection will return at the end of January. In the meantime, have a safe and wonderful holiday season with your two-legged and four-legged family members. Kim Hoshal Holiday Gift Guide 2020 Kim Hoshal Photography https://www.kimhoshalphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kimhoshaldogphotography https://www.instagram.com/kimhoshaldogphotography/ Butthead Bandanaz https://www.buttheadbandanaz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/buttheadbandanaz https://www.instagram.com/buttheadbandanaz/ PDX Pet Connection http://www.pdxpetconnection.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdxpetconnection https://www.instagram.com/pdx_pet_connection/ Marika Moffitt Dirtie Dog Photography https://www.dirtiedogphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dirtiedogphotog https://www.instagram.com/dirtiedogphotography/ Seattle Pet Collective https://www.seattlepetcollective.com/ https://www.facebook.com/seattlepetcollective https://www.instagram.com/seattlepetcollective/
46:50
December 8, 2020
Interview with Heather Macfarlane of Wild Pet Provisions
On this episode, I talk with Heather Macfarlane of Wild Pet Provisions. Heather discusses how she took the knowledge she gained after 10 years as a vet tech and created a pet nutrition consulting business and then grew that into a brick-and-mortar location to focus on pet nutrition. You can find more information about Wild Pet Provisions on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
24:29
December 1, 2020
Interview with Molly Neher from Atlas Assistance Dogs
On this episode, I talk with Molly Neher from Atlas Assistance Dogs. Molly talks about how Atlas helps owners train their own dogs to become the assistance dogs that they need. She shares the challenges, such as cost and timing,  that people may encounter when trying to obtain a service dog through the usual channels. Molly also shares how she trained her dog to be her service dog. You can find more information about Atlas Assistance Dogs on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
31:01
November 10, 2020
Interview with Amy Sacks of The Pixie Project
On this episode, I  talk with Amy Sacks, founder and Executive Director of The Pixie Project. Amy tells us about all of the great things that they are doing to help the pets of Portland and what makes them unique. You can find more information about The Pixie Project on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. They have an upcoming event. For details, go to http://pixie.givesmart.com/ Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
12:50
November 3, 2020
Interview with Holly Cook from Holly Cook Photography
On this episode, I will talk with Holly Cook of Holly Cook Photography. She talks about how she got started in dog photography and what inspired her to create her first book, "Send Me". You can find more information about Holly, Holly Cook Photography, and her book projects on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
28:03
October 27, 2020
Interview with Norman Duffett of Friends of Wallace Park
On this episode, I speak with Norman Duffett of Friends of Wallace Park. We talk about everything that the organization is doing to help keep the park clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. The idea to create the group came during a conversation in the dog park. Norman also discusses the upkeep of the dog park area. You can find more information about Friends of Wallace Park and how you can become a member on their website. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
18:32
October 20, 2020
Interview with Ute Luppertz of Pet's Point of View
On this episode, I  talk with Ute Luppertz of Pet's Point of View. We discuss how she facilitates the bond between people and animals. Ute also talks about being a holistic healing coach for animals, a senior pet specialist, a pet death doula, and an animal communicator.  You can find more information about Pet's Point of View on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Ute is offering a PET HOSPICE & DEATH DOULA WORKSHOP starting on October 23rd.  End of Life Blog If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
59:30
October 13, 2020
Interview with the team from Force Free Oregon
On this episode, I  talk with Hayley Martinez, Schel Harris, and Lorena Wallace of Force Free Oregon. They talk with me about how they are spreading the word about a force-free approach in all animal services and what changes they would like to see the animal training industry.  You can find more information about Force Free Oregon on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
52:49
October 6, 2020
Interview with Juli Zagrans from One Tail at a Time
On this episode, I  talk with Juli Zagrans from One Tail at a Time. Juli tells us how she started One Tail at a Time in Portland and how they are helping pets find forever homes as well as helping other facilities get the supplies they need.  You can find more information about One Tail at a Time on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you are wondering how you can help, monetary donations always go a long way, but here is their Amazon Wishlist and Amazon Smile account. Stay tuned for more news on upcoming events. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
01:10:32
September 29, 2020
Interview with Kate McCarron with Portland Pet Food Company
On this episode, I  talk with Kate McCarron of Portland Pet Food Company.  Kate talks about the inspiration for creating the company and her philosophy behind her ingredients and pet nutrition. You can find more information about Portland Pet Food Company on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
22:33
September 22, 2020
Interview with Nancy Fedelem of Salty's Pet Supply
On this episode, I  talk with Nancy Fedelem, owner of Salty's Pet Supply, Fang Pet and Garden Supply, and Three Paws Pet Supply. We discuss how she got involved in the pet industry, pet nutrition, and how she goes about selecting the best products for her stores. She also lets us in on plans to still hold their annual holiday fundraiser despite the challenges this year has brought. You can find more information about Nancy's pet supply locations on their websites (Salty's, Fang & Three Paws) and by following them on Facebook (Salty's, Fang & Three Paws) and Instagram (Salty's, Fang & Three Paws) I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. For additional information and how you can help victims of the fires in Oregon, check out this link  If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
45:08
September 15, 2020
Interview with Laura Klink of Oregon Humane Society
On this episode, I  talk with Laura Klink of the Oregon Humane Society.  Laura tells us a little about the history of the Oregon Humane Society and how they have been making adjustments to their procedures and events during the pandemic. Listen carefully because she shares an awesome tip for anyone looking to add a pet to their family. You can find more information about the Oregon Humane Society on their website and by following them on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Here is the link to their Amazon wish list  For more ways to help, check out this link here Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
36:17
September 8, 2020
Interview with Alese Acheson of Urban Animal Pet Services LLC
On this episode, I  talk with Alese Acheson of Urban Animal Pet Services LLC.  Alese talks about how she got started treating pets with therapeutic laser treatments. We also discuss the many other services and products she offers through her website. Here is the best thing, not only will your pet feel better, but she comes to you. You can find more information about Urban Animal Pet Services LLC on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
17:32
September 1, 2020
Interview with Paige España from Animal Aid Inc.
On this episode, I  talk with Paige España from Animal Aid Inc. Paige tells us about how Animal Aid is helping pets find forever homes as well as several other services that they offer.  You can find more information about Animal Aid Inc. on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Interested in working for Animal Aid Inc.? They currently have an opening. Click here for more information. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
30:23
August 25, 2020
Interview with Alison Prehoda of Walk A Poochie
On this episode, I  talk with Alison Prehoda of Walk A Poochie. Alison shares about the benefits of hiring a dog walker, tips for owners and, and how it all got started.  You can find more information about Alison and Walk A Poochie on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
33:37
August 18, 2020
Interview with Dr. Chris Zander of Portland Backsmith Chiropractic
On this episode, I will talk with Dr. Chris Zander of Portland Backsmith Chiropractic. Dr. Zander discusses the health benefits of chiropractic for your furry family members. You can find more information about Dr. Zander and Portland Backmsith Chiropractic on his website and by following his on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Special Bonus: If you would like to win a free Artisan Adventure Photography Session with Kim Hoshal Photography and get tips for taking better photos of your dog, click here. To get an added entry, follow Portland Backsmith Chiropractic on Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
14:26
August 11, 2020
Interview with Lynde Paule of Corgi Walk in the Pearl and Corgi Assistance Fund
On this episode, I will talk with Lynde Paule of Corgi Walk in the Pearl and Corgi Assistance Fund. Lynde talks about how Corgi Walk began, what the walk will look like this year (hint: it doesn't matter where you live), and how she created the Corgi Assistance Fund.  You can find more information about the Corgi Walk in the Pearl and Corgi Assistance Fund on their website.  I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
23:45
August 4, 2020
Interview with Taylor Welter of Honey Dog Salon
On this episode, I will talk with Taylor Welter from Honey dog Salon. Taylor shares how she came to open her own salon in Portland and her use of fear-free techniques to make sure her doggie clients are comfortable.  You can find more information about Taylor and Honey Dog Salon on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
24:28
July 28, 2020
Interview with Brian Tennison of Pacific Pug Rescue
In this episode, I will talk with Brian Tennison of Pacific Pug Rescue. We talk about all things Pug. We learn how Brian came to the rescue and why he loves Pugs so much. Most importantly, we find out how the rescue is helping these adorable dog find the right forever home. You can find more information about Pacific Pug Rescue on their website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. The rescue has many ways to support the. You can purchase items they need from Salty's Pet Supply https://www.instagram.com/pacificpugs/ They also have an Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/I7CN7U9LX7FI/ref=cm_sw_su_w Their latest T-shirt fundraiser can be found here https://pacificpugrescue.square.site/ If you shop at Fred Meyer, you can donate to the Community Rewards program www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards The rescue is also doing a Bottle Drop fundraiser and will even pick up your bags full of bottles or you can drop them off. Wag to My Heart Heirloom Photography Studio, whom you met in our last episode is doing a coffee table book project to help raise money as well. Spots in the book are going quickly, so book now. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
44:20
July 21, 2020
Interview with Danyel Rogers of Wag to My Heart Heirloom Photography Studio
On this episode, I will talk with Danyel Rogers of Wag to My Heart Heirloom Photography Studio. We are going to talk about what it is like to be a dog photographer. Danyel also shares about her current and upcoming book projects to benefit local charities. You can find more information about Danyel and WAg to My Heart Heirloom Photography Studio on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. If you would like to learn more about her book projects mentioned in this episode, you can see them here...PUGGIN Portland Coffee Table Book and the Tails of Portland Coffee Table Project (Coming soon). I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
01:04:21
July 14, 2020
Interview with Gretchen Grossaint of Sugah's Cookies and Cakes
On this episode, I will talk with Gretchen Grossaint of Sugah's Cookies and Cakes. She tells us about how she got started making cookies and cakes for dogs and how you can get some of those yummy treats for your dog. You can find more information about Gretchen and Sugah's Cookies and Cakes on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
44:09
July 7, 2020
Interview with PAW Team
On this episode I talk with PAW Team members, Nicole Perkins, Client & Volunteer Coordinator and Briana Shrode, Medical Programs Manager. We learn more about what PAW Team does to help pets and their owners that are experiencing homelessness and poverty. They also tell us how we can help. For more information on this organization, please visit their website or follow them on social media pages, Facebook and Instagram. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
39:51
June 30, 2020
Interview with Rachel Bauman of Whyld River
On this episode, I will talk with Rachel Bauman from Whyld River, a dog sleeping bag company. She tells us about what makes her product unique, what made her start the company and where she wants the company to go. Rachel also shares the story of River her rescue dog and hiking buddy. You can find more information about Rachel and Whyld River on her website and by following her on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you enjoy this episode with your furry best friend. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to become part of the PDX Pet Connection community, join our Facebook group and connect with other pet parents, businesses, services, and charities.
24:13
June 23, 2020
PDX Pet Connection Podcast
On this short, but sweet podcast I will share information on what you can expect from my podcast channel. This channel is going to cover all things pet in Portland. I will talk to pet businesses, non-profits, share tips, and more. You will also get a brief introduction to who I am. You may notice that there is a name change. After some consideration, I decided that what we are really creating here is a connection between Portland pet parents, Portland pet businesses, and Portland pet nonprofits. Want to take better photos of your furry best friend? Get these tips to improve your dog photos
03:05
June 22, 2020