A Super Smiley Adventure with Megan Blake - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)
Summary: Welcome to A Super Smiley Adventure! In living with dogs, cats and horses, one thing I’ve learned is that if we are open to it, animals will lead us on amazing adventures. Whether it’s Super Smiley, my giant mutt, hiking and camping across New England and inspiring an entire Flash Mob Dance Campaign; Tout Suite The Travel Kitty traveling with me to Pet Friendly Resorts; or Starfire, our beautiful Arabian, leading me on inner journeys of self-discovery; my life with animals is always an adventure. Add the “happy chemicals” pets bring and a smiling dog, and voila, our show appeared. On our podcast, we explore travel destinations, inner journeys and any path of pet adventure we can find. Pets lower our blood pressure, lower our heart rates and increase our happy chemicals. We are their leaders, but if we can open to see where they lead us, we will begin our own Super Smiley Adventures. :)
Jacksonville, Florida, my hometown, is one of the nation’s largest cities, and like other sprawling metropolises, shelters are loaded. How have they gone from 23,000 killed in shelters to Zero? - Starting 2014 with a no kill quarter! Smiley and I head back home to talk with the Man with the Vision and Founder of First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Rick DuCharme, along with Program Director and Florida Times Union Nominee for ‘10 Who Make a Difference’ as ‘the Hardest Working Person in Animal Welfare,’ Cameron Moore. With Best Friends as mentors, a Prison Dog Program, and a city wide coalition working together they are getting it done! So, Listen to, celebrate and emulate their secrets of saving and placing pets! And if you’re in town, come to their Mega Adoption and Super Smiley Flash Mob with us!
Win a Luncheon with Melissa Claire Egan, the stunning 5 Time Emmy Nominee who’s using her celebrity to help the Riedel and Cody Fund raise money to help pets with cancer! Listen now to take part in this intensely creative auction and to meet this pet lovin’ luminary on one of the most fun Super Smiley Adventures ever! She plays an ex-con but is a super sweetie!
Regularly raiding puppy mills, placing 1000’s of dogs, and recently saving another burned dog, savaged at the hands of an abuser - that’s Marsha Williams, Rock Star Shelter Director of North Carolina’s Guilford County Animal Shelter. Marsha has been honored as one of the country’s top shelter directors by the Humane Society of the United States. She has hosted The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption and was the real life basis of the shelter director character in the film, ‘Susie’s Hope.’ This courageous story of burned dog, Toby, shares a hero dog's journey towards health and a forever home. Meet these true life heroes for animals on this real life Super Smiley Adventure.
Ten year old Max Charles is about the coolest and most adorable actor on the big screen today! He’s Sherman from ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman!’ He’s the young title role character in ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2!’ This mini mega star believes 'Every dog should have a boy.' And he should know - He has a dog of his own and has worked red carpets with Mr. Peabody, Lassie, and RinTinTin! Join us for this show and you will definitely Super Smile.
Whether you want some super insight into relating to your personal dog or you’re thinking about becoming a trainer, vet tech or groomer, join us now with the founder and president of the largest dog training college in North America! Steve Appelbaum! He was named one of the top 25 most influential people in the pet industry, and his training programs are in Petco! And, it’s all for the love of dogs and helping to keep them in their homes forever!
This Pawsome Dog Walk and Festival helps keep pets in their homes forever! 4 Paws Up! Pamela Magette, Executive Director of Paws LA, shares this 25 year major mission and all the fun comin’ up at this mega event! The Zoom Room’s Dave Essex drops in with a few dog behavior ideas, and he’ll be bringing their agility course to the event along with The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Kindness! Listen now and join our adventure, and we'll be looking for you in person too at Pawsapalooza!
What’s Up in The Bu? Brad Garrett and Dr. Lisa with an uber event featuring the Woofstock Dog Walk, Dog Games, Music- all to support Healthcare for Homeless Animals! And... To Celebrate Pacific Coast Animal Hospital providing this vet care so the dogs get a real 2nd chance for a home! On this adventure, hear about the way cool things these pet lovin’ peeps are doing, and if you can make it, come to Woofstock Malibu! Hosted by Emmy winner Brad Garrett! Everybody Loves Brad!
Hear the amazing journey of Afghanistan War Dog, Ivy, who continued saving troops as a bomb detection dog after her Marine handler returned to the US. Mission K9 Rescue President, Kristen Maurer, shares their mission to retrain, re-home and sometimes "re-career" these hero dogs backed by the belief that we owe it to them to ensure they are taken care of. When Ivy was retired, Mission K9 Rescue reunited her with her original Marine handler, Sergeant Steve Heath. Marine Sergeant Heath, Ivy and Kristen join us to share their amazing story.
Roma Downey won our hearts on CBS’s Touched By an Angel with her Emmy nominated role of Monica, the Angel whose Heavenly glow helped light the way. This powerful, passionate and beautiful woman of faith shares her personal insights, love of animals and a behind the scenes look at the making of2013’s most successful mini-series, The Bible, and her newly released phenomenal film success, Son of God. Her production company, Lightworkers Media, creates these amazing works, her role of Mary exemplifies its passionate mission, and with two BIG dogs at home, Roma Downey knows first hand that dogs can be our own personal angels of peace.
CEO and President of the American Pet Products Association, Bob Vetere, shares his bird’s eye view of the pet industry, an insightful prediction of trends, and more info on the profoundly deep dog/human bond we dog lovers experience. Can dogs help us in our careers? Can The Global Pet Expo fill 16 football fields with pet products? We’ll find out now, and coming up soon Smiley and I will join Bob’s adventure live at the Global Pet Expo in Florida!
A desperate start in life turns into an amazing Super Smiley Adventure. A pit bull mix abused by humans; and a human almost killed by a pit bull. Both survived to find each other! Who could be set on fire, left to die, live to meet the Governor, change animal cruelty laws and have a feature film made about her inspirational life? Meet pit bull mix Susie and her person Donna Lawrence, the true-life subjects of their inspirational feature film starring Emmanuelle Vaugier. And... Smiley and Megan are actors in 'Susie’s Hope' too!
A Film Festival for Animals! You bet! Festival Director, Shelley Frost, invites us to join the celebration. From wolves to horses, from companion animals to humans working to save them, the festival includes amazing true life subjects like a parrot who communicates in English, a man abandoning suicide after meeting a dog, and heartfelt stories like a cat and dog falling in love in their veterinarian’s waiting room. The Festival features Super Smiley’s ‘Kindness Dogumentary’ film and The Super Smiley® Kindness Program and Flash Mob! Presented by the Center for Animal Protection and Education. Listen now and find out how to Join us Live at The Animal Film Festival!
The Godfather of Hip Hop, Russell Simmons, uber rocks it for Animal Hero Kids along with Mega Kid Stars out to shine their light on animals: The Twilight Saga’s Boo Boo Stewart,Criminal Minds’ Joey Luthman, Disney’s Landry Bender, Smitty’s Brandon Tyler Russell, Deadtime Stories’ Elise Luthman, Doc McStuffins’ Jaden Betts and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Fival Stewart. Kids Against Animal Cruelty's Lou Wegner and his team are out in force; And, Former West Hollywood Mayor who helped The Paw Project win it’s battle for cats and LA School Superintendent who spearheaded Meatless Mondays for farm animals join us too with one of our personal heroes, Juliette West, star and executive producer of How I Became an Elephant. WOW! And FYI- Smiley’s World Premier opened for Juliette’s film, and Megan just starred in Deadtime Stories with Elise! Now this is A Super Smiley Adventure!
Louis Gossett Jr. is a true light in the world. From his Academy Award for an Officer and a Gentlemen, to acclaimed television series like Boardwalk Empire and Touched by an Angel, and a Lifetime Achievement Award, this angel on earth lives a higher purpose to feed the homeless, help kids, 'Eracism,' and love his dogs!
Saving troops, saving lives, and helping us embrace the lives we have, the Hero Dogs are here! The Hero Dog Awards strut out the country’s top K9 Heroes along with the most brilliant stars to shine their light on Dogs. Icon Betty White, Academy Award Nominee Ryan O’Neal, funny lady Jennifer Coolidge, Criminal Mind’s AJ Cook, NCIS Pauley Perrette, and "Positively" Victoria Stilwell join us along with even more dog loving celebrities and K9 Heroes for celebration and inspirations presented by The American Humane Association and televised on Hallmark Channel. And, Pet Life Radio’s Super Smiley is the Hero Dog Awards Spokes-Dog!