Episodes

November 26, 2021

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

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

November 12, 2021

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

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.

October 29, 2021

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

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.

October 22, 2021

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

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.

October 15, 2021

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

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 from the well-respected masthead?

October 08, 2021

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

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.

October 01, 2021

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

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.

September 24, 2021

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

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.

September 17, 2021

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

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.

September 03, 2021

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

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 path to ‘change the world.’

August 27, 2021

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

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.

August 20, 2021

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

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.

August 13, 2021

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

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 what it is to grieve for dogs, all too well.

August 01, 2021

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

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.

July 22, 2021

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

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.

July 14, 2021

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

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 organizations across the United States and Canada.

July 02, 2021

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

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.

June 23, 2021

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

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 beyond.

June 16, 2021

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

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

June 09, 2021

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

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.

June 03, 2021

Pet Business Success And How To Recover From Burnout with Kristin Morrison | The Long Leash #18

Kristin Morrison turned her pet sitting business into a million-dollar success and what followed was more than she could have imagined. Getting there wasn’t a walk in the ‘dog’ park, but the lessons learned along the way should be in every pet businessperson’s ‘how to’ book.

May 29, 2021

Steve Dale - Animal Behaviorist & Trainer | The Long Leash #17

Steve Dale is an award-winning journalist and certified animal behavior specialist. For more than two decades, he has been dedicated to advancing wellness in our pets, every which way he can.

May 19, 2021

How to Be There for Your Dog at the End with Lori Levine | The Long Leash #16

Lori Levine knows what it is to grieve. She also knows how to make epic celebrations for celebrities. In 2020, she had to draw on all her experience, hard-won wisdom, and strength to transform the death of her three VIP dogs into the experience they – and their human family – deserved.

May 14, 2021

London’s Urban Dogs Pamper Time with Barry Karacostas | The Long Leash #15

Chef Barry Karacostas started walking his dog Leo to overcome his own addiction. Eventually, they ran unleashed through London’s Kensington Park. Their momentum uncovered a deep, unmet canine need … and built a successful business.