Episodes

Saving The Planet One Poop At A Time With Tracy Rosensteel | The Long Leash #42

Jan. 14, 2022

Meet Tracy Rosensteel, the entrepreneur who says the secret to helping to control global warming and increase human health is picking up dog poop with the proper tool.

Amy Shojai: Writing from a Dog’s View Point | The Long Leash #41

Jan. 7, 2022

Amy Shojai is an author, animal behaviorist, actor, playwright, and lightning-fast fiction writer. She’s living her childhood dream penning thrillers from a dog’s point a view.

Jenna Mahan: Weird Things Dogs Get Into At The Holidays | The Long Leash #40

Dec. 17, 2021

Jenna Mahan of Embrace Pet Insurance has tons of tips for you – and the weirdest Christmas story you’ll ever, ever hear.

David Bessler: Revolutionizing Emergency Vet Medicine | The Long Leash #39

Dec. 10, 2021

David Bessler thinks we all have a role to play in helping animals during emergencies. His chain of [truly] revolutionary Veterinary Emergency Group clinics may prove he’s on to something.

Jess Stone: Riding Far and Fast on 2 Wheels + 4 Paws | The Long Leash #38

Nov. 26, 2021

Lovebirds Jess and Greg rode continents together on their motorcycles. Could their new dog Moxie adventure with them?

Ed Jamison: When the Dog Catcher Rebrands Animal Control | The Long Leash #37

Nov. 12, 2021

This dog catcher kept finding leverage and new solutions to old problems. Ed Jamison is an animal welfare pioneer who helps both the animal in need and the people in need who love them.

Kim Bressant-Kibwe: Pet Protection Agreements & Pet Trusts for Your Dog | The Long Leash #36

Oct. 29, 2021

Many shelter dogs are there only because their owners died without specific instructions for their care. Kim Bressant-Kibwe on how to protect your loved one from a similar fate.

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh: Entertainment Reporter, Writer & Dog Devotee | The Long Leash #35

Oct. 22, 2021

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is a fast-writing, witty, knowledgeable journalist. She could write about anything … and she chooses to write about what dogs mean to humans.

James Gorman: New York Times Science Writer & Dog Lover | The Long Leash #34

Oct. 15, 2021

He has been a science writer at large for The New York Times for decades, covering everything from the invention of flea collars to the nature of consciousness. So, what next for this accomplished journalist as he retires fr…

Jane Cowan: Award-winning Journalist’s Biggest Investigative Story, Healing Her Boxer Dog in Supercanine | The Long Leash #33

Oct. 8, 2021

When award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent Jane Cowan’s Boxer dog Shiva fell ill, it set in motion what would become this reporter’s biggest investigative story yet – how to heal her dog.

Rick Bassman: From Pro Wrestling to Pit Bull Rescuing | The Long Leash #32

Oct. 1, 2021

His two biggest passions are Pit bull rescue and providing hope to people battling cancer. They are mantras that have been shaped by his life, one full of twists and turns and difficult and defining moments.

Mark Cushing’s Pet Nation And How Companion Animals Have Transformed Our Lives | The Long Leash #31

Sept. 24, 2021

How much has dog ownership changed in the past couple of decades? A whole lot, and Mark Cushing dives into the inside story of how companion animals have transformed our homes, culture and the economy.

Guest: Mark Cushing

Ciaran Walsh: One-Eyed Leo, A Love Story Told By A Special Needs Dog About Dog Ownership | The Long Leash #30

Sept. 17, 2021

Ciaran Walsh is fighting to reduce the number of dogs going to shelters and break down the puppy mill trade. But he’s going about it in a most creative and untraditional way, via a children’s book called One-Eyed Leo.

Guest: Ciaran Walsh

Patch Baker: With a PTSD service dog by his side, this former Marine builds multi-million-dollar companies | The Long Leash #29

Sept. 3, 2021

He’s been fired at… and fired, more than once. And returning to the ‘real world’ for US marine Patch Baker was – in his own words – a ‘complete disaster.’ But his determination and his service dog Reacher helped set him on a…

Guest: Patch Baker

Jim Mitchem – “Gone Dogs” Author | The Long Leash #28

Aug. 27, 2021

It may just be the greatest collection of love stories about dogs ever published, but the book “Gone Dogs” only happened after author Jim Mitchem posted a loving tribute about his own dog’s passing.

Victoria Stilwell – World-renowned Dog Trainer | The Long Leash #27

Aug. 20, 2021

Victoria Stilwell wanted to be an actress from a young age, but it was walking dogs for a living to put herself through drama school that propelled her towards her destiny.

Grieving The Loss Of A Dog With Lori Levine | The Long Leash #26

Aug. 13, 2021

Saying goodbye to a dog is never easy, in fact it is probably one of the hardest things a dog lover has to do. James Jacobson marks the loss of his beloved Roo, with this intimate conversation with Lori Levine, who knows wha…

Jess Rona - Dog Grooming Extraordinaire | The Long Leash #25

Aug. 1, 2021

It was a temporary solution on the way to stardom. Grooming dogs earned Jess Rona a few dollars, while she awaited her big break. Little did she know, this was her big break.

Nick Paumgarten – The New Yorker | The Long Leash #24

July 22, 2021

It began as a seemingly simple journalistic assignment on the pandemic pet boom for The New Yorker. But this article soon turned into a darker exploration of the strangeness of being human.

Chris Roy - Doobert And Transporting Animals | The Long Leash #23

July 14, 2021

Pilot and animal rescuer Chris Roy founded online platform Doobert, which brings shelters, rescues and volunteers together in a convenient app. The app (inspired by his cat) is used by over 27,000 volunteers and 1,200 rescue…

Nicole Kincaid - Perfectly Imperfect Pups | The Long Leash #22

July 2, 2021

Perfectly Imperfectly Pups is a dog rescue with a special difference and founder Nicole Kincaid is on a mission to save and rehome these at-risk dogs.

Celebrity Dog Adoptions with Melissa Bacelar | The Long Leash #21

June 23, 2021

Melissa Bacelar is THE celebrity pet matchmaker, with stories to match. Her intimate love for the many dogs she rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes fuels her star power … resulting in unbelievable success in Hollywood and be…

Dean Koontz: Best-Selling Author and Massive Dog Lover | The Long Leash #20

June 16, 2021

A dog strangled Dean Koontz when he was six. He still thinks dogs are magical angels with a higher-level intelligence.

Guest: Dean Koontz

“We Don’t Deserve Dogs” with Rose Tucker & Matthew Salleh | The Long Leash #19

June 9, 2021

People need dogs and perhaps they need us, but what do humans do to deserve the unconditional love that they give? Travel the world with the filmmakers behind ‘We Don’t Deserve Dogs’ as they try to answer that question.