A Dog’s Journey Home (E10) – Prepping the Pittsburgh Puppies

How do you keep 62 dogs in a van happy and comfortable on a 1,600 mile journey? In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, Scott Whyatt, co-founder of Tracy'sDogs, shares his secrets for caring for all of these pups as they set out for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where their new, loving families anxiously await their arrival.

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This Farm Helps Kids and Animals Heal Each Other

Abuse leaves a scar – sometimes visible, more frequently hidden. Neglect is an unrelenting force that crushes the spirit. The Forget Me Not Farm is a place where a unique group of people and animals work together to help address both of these critical issues and demonstrate the wonders that can be accomplished by an approach based on compassion.

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Series - A Dog's Journey Home

A Dog’s Journey Home (E8) – From Hurt To Hope To Happiness

There is nothing like a Tracy'sDogs "Gotcha Day". A truck filled with rescued and rehabilitated dogs travels from San Antonio, Texas to cities across the country for the emotional first meeting with their new families. In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, we are with Scott and Tracy in Darien, Illinois, where 45 dogs are about to have the greatest moment in their lives.

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These Pets Have '9 to 5' Jobs That Are Cooler Than Yours!

In honor of National Pet Week, we wanted to share stories about a special group of hard working furry friends. We at OnlyGood TV, celebrate pets and their adventures with their families today!


1. Jake the Firefighter

OnlyGood TV Production

Years after being rescued from a fire, this Pitbull Mix was deemed an official firefighter by the Hanahan, South Carolina Mayor.

Learn more about Jake at: https://www.facebook.com/JaketheFirePibble/


2. Lulu The Funeral Dog

Ballard Durand Funeral Home

They say dogs can sense when humans are upset and try to comfort them. That's exactly what this Goldendoodle does at her owner's funeral home.

Learn more at: https://ballarddurand.com/lulu/


3. Norbert the Author

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This 3lb dog is famous for his high fives, little pink tongue, inspiring children, and his own book series. He's also quite the matchmaker!

Learn more about Norbert at: https://www.norberthood.com/


4. Arbor The Painter

FB: Go Vegas Dog

This former shelter dog knows her way around a palette and easel! She paints from the heart to raise money and awareness for both animal and human issues.

Follow Arbor on Facebook here at: Facebook.com/GoVegasDog


5. Senior Kitten Companions

FB: Catalina Springs Memory Care kittens

This partnership between Pima Animal Care Center and Catalina Spring Memory Care Center gives senior citizens the chance to nurture prenatal kittens and relive childhood memories.

Learn more at: https://catalinaspringsmemorycare.com/


6. Gizmo the Pawesome Reader!

FB: Gizmo The Therapy Dog

This therapy dog is a great listener! He helps kids overcome their fear of reading aloud through a program at a Connecticut Library.

Learn more at: https://www.gizmo4mentalhealth.org/


7. Karl the Lawyer

OnlyGood TV Production

Testifying in court can be stressful for kids but with this deaf dog who knows sign language at their side, it makes the day easier.

Learn more at: https://www.ninthcircuit.org/about/programs/k9th-circuit-program


8. Miniature Hospital Horses

FB: Gentle Carousel

These tiny, gentle equines visit hospitals, hospice programs, and police and fire stations to soothe the pain from traumatic events. They may not talk but they are great at schools and libraries, inspiring kids to read.

Learn more at: https://gentlecarouseltherapyhorses.com/


9. Spartacus the Best Friend

OnlyGood TV Production

This 125lb Akita is helping heal this little girl, who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School. They are BFFs who love to be together without having to say a word.

Learn more at: https://petpartners.org/


10. Café Companion Cats

Orlando Cat Cafe

The Cat Café not only refreshes the body, but brightens the soul. Visit the Cat Play Area where 10-15 cute kitties will cuddle, play, and make your day. Adopters are very welcome!

Learn more at: https://www.orlandocatcafe.com/


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Series - A Dog's Journey Home

A Dog’s Journey Home E7: Meet the Volunteers That Save Thousands Of Dogs

While Tracy and Scott are the co-founders and best known members of Tracy'sDogs, there is actually a large group of volunteers from coast to coast that help them manage and respond to the nearly 300 adoption applications that they receive every month. Most have come to the Darien Illinois "Gotcha Day" for their annual get together to celebrate each other and the work they love – managing the trials and tribulations of helping rescue dogs find new homes.

In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, you will meet many of the individuals on the Tracy'sDogs team, and hear how they handle all of the details of the adoption process and the emotional roller coaster of a "Gotcha Day". This is also the opportunity for Scott and Tracy to say thank you to all the staffers for the incredible work they do all year.

Scott is extremely proud of the dedicated team he and Tracy have built. "The best part of Tracy'sDogs is that it gives so many of the players that are a part of what we do an opportunity to do what they are passionate about", he explains. "It's really what drives me every day."

A perfect example is their Communication Director, Amber Hodgson, who does much of the behind the scenes work of reviewing applications and following up with potential adopters. "Gotcha Day is my favorite day of the month!" she says with a smile. "This is really the day we get to see all of our hard work in action."

After all the dogs have met their new families and are on their way to their new homes, the team joins together for dinner. Gather round to share in the stories, achievements, and hear Tracy's heartfelt words of thanks.

Learn more about Tracy'sDogs at: https://www.tracysdogs.com/

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Eat, Drink, and Adopt at Fido's - the World's First Dog Tap House!

When Fido's Rescue Founder Scott Porter was still in the discovery phase of starting a new business, he visited a Cat Café. "I didn't think the business was set up well," he remembered. "The patrons were complaining that the cats didn't want to play with them, and I'm thinking, that's because their cats!"

When he told this story at home, his son had an immediate inspiration - "if they only had dogs, that wouldn't be a problem." This was the spark that led Scott to develop the idea of creating an environment where adoptable rescue dogs could have a way to comfortably meet and play with the patrons in the friendly confines of a neighborhood Tap Room. When he reached out to discuss his vision with several local charities, they were unanimously enthusiastic about the idea. One of those charities, OFOSA (Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals), has since become a partner and provides Fido's with rescued dogs from all over California.

Fido's is the first craft beer tap room with adoptable rescue dogs roaming the establishment as patrons! They have 40 taps of craft beer, cider and wine, along with food not often seen in a small beer bar. They celebrate craft beer and "Man's Best Friend" in a place where patrons can bring their own dogs… or visit with rescue dogs in a special "Fido room".

Since opening in Tigard, Oregon, on the outskirts of Portland, Fido's Rescue has already helped over 50 pups get adopted to families and friends. They are a mom and pop business, run by Scott Porter and his wife Vee, and the couple gets great pleasure from the people that visit and their rescue work. "The joy you get every day from going home to meet your dog," Scott explains, "is what we get every single day from the 3 or 4 rescue dogs here with us."

Watch how they do it, and if you're ever in the neighborhood, join them at Fido's to Eat. Drink. Adopt!

Learn more about Fido's Rescue at: http://ilovefidos.com/

Visit the folks at the Oregon Friends Of Shelter Animals at: https://ofosa.org/

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World Farm Animal Day!

You may be familiar with the nursery rhyme about a man named Macdonald who had a farm. As children, we spend so much time celebrating farm animals but our awareness of them tends to fade as we get older. Luckily, in 2005, Animal Rescuer and Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert Colleen Paige decided that she would create a Holiday in their honor. National Farm Animal Day raises awareness about the plight of slaughter animals, as well as find homes for those that have been abandoned or abused. We have decided to take part in this celebration and are sharing a few of our most inspiring farm stories on this special day!

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Series - A Dog's Journey Home

Tracy’s Agonizing Decisions - Which Dogs Can Be Rescued? (A Dog’s Journey Home E6)

The shelter is overcrowded, dark and cold. Many of the dogs are sick or injured from lack of care. Tracy only has room to choose a few from all that need help and it's heartbreaking. "I feel like I had a spoon trying to empty the ocean," she says sadly. "I took the ones I could but the majority I had to leave." Who lives and who dies – this is the agony of every TracysDogs shelter visit.

On this episode, we will see Tracy in South Texas/Brownsville choosing and securing her new group of dogs to be prepped and readied for their Adoption day in Indianapolis. With a passion for helping sick animals, Tracy knows some of her picks are high risk – Uno has only one eye and is pregnant; Bingo and Zina are little dogs with pep but both have a cough; Juno is sweet but has a bad shoulder wound; Tucker was diagnosed with distemper, a very challenging condition to treat.

Tracy has Veterinary Techs Johnnie Denton and Crystal Villagrana with her during the walk-throughs. They do preliminary testing right in the shelters to help her make the difficult decisions of which dogs she thinks they will be able to bring to the TracysDogs facility to help recover and become adopted.

Ultimately, with the help of some friends who volunteer to foster some of the dogs, Tracy is able to rescue 69 animals on this trip. It's all hands on deck when the van pulls up with 50+ dogs who are frightened and desperate for a helping hand. Now the hard work of intake which requires immediate diagnosis, treatment, feeding, love and lots of paperwork can begin.

Watch this emotional, behind the scenes look at what rescue is really all about. Keep watching A Dog's Journey Home to see the next step of the journey for these dogs after the 3-4 week process of training, grooming and getting medically ready to meet their new families.

You can support TracysDogs on March 28th by participating in the Annual Big Give Fundraiser at: https://www.thebiggivesa.org/organizations/tracysdogs

Learn more about TracysDogs at: https://www.tracysdogs.com/

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