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The Individual Animal

Apr 10, 2020

We know that those of you who work in shelters and rescues want to know what we look for when we select candidates for our service dog program. Maybe there's a local program that similar to ours, or maybe you have a great dog who you think would be good for us. 

In this episode of the Individual Animal, Bernice and...


Mar 24, 2020

In the latest episode of the Individual Animal, "I'll Send You Some Tips," we interview Caitlin Quinn of HeARTs Speak to talk about marketing shelter pets.

While the entirety of the episode isn't about Covid-19, one of the reasons we wanted to have Caitlin on the show was to discuss ways shelters can market their dogs...


Feb 25, 2020

“Don't Go There, That's the Bad Part of Town,” is something people used to say to this week’s guest on the Individual Animal. When Kim Wolf lived in New York, people would tell her to stay out of neighborhoods because they judged people based on socio-economic and racial stereotypes. But Kim isn’t one to do what...


Feb 13, 2020

We confess the title of this article is a bit clickbaity, because as we learn from our podcast guest, Janis Bradley, dogs and people have been working things out and creating happy families together for centuries.

Still, we wanted to have Janis on this episode of the Individual Animal to talk about the relevance of...


Nov 12, 2019

Listen to part 1 of this series.

“Pound.” “Stray.” “Abandoned.” “Problem.” “Kill shelter.”

“Dogs nobody wants.”

These are not simply words and phrases. They are value judgments we place on dogs and people. Words have meaning and often, they have an impact that is greater than our...