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

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Summary: Talented writer and journalist Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is known for her inspired and inspiring coverage of everything from entertainment to travel to advertising to U.S. history. She contributes to many newspapers and national magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, and Adweek. She’s fast, witty, and full of stories. Oh, and she also LOVES dogs. Living in her hometown of New York City, gives Ascher-Walsh plenty of opportunities to both meet dogs and help dogs. Whether it’s timing her elevator ascent so her dogs can avoid the bulldog on fourteen heading down for his walk … or giving a shelter dog one last morning stroll before her scheduled euthanasia, she’s seen, heard, and done it all. Many of her stories eventually make their way into books published by National Geographic. Devoted, Loyal, and Love Unleashed are packed with tales of extraordinary dogs. When Ascher-Walsh is not writing about our canine companions, she’s rescuing them. As Director and founder of Deja Foundation, she ensures that medical care and training costs of dogs rescued from high-kill shelters are taken care of. Ascher-Walsh joins us to give us a peek into the world of high-kill shelters, advocacy journalism, and a deep discussion on how we in the media have a responsibility to help pit bulls regain their original reputation of being a “nanny dog.” About Rebecca Ascher-Walsh Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is the author of Devoted, Loyal, and Love Unleashed, books about extraordinary dogs and their people published by National Geographic. She lives with her family, which includes a pit bull named Joe and a rabbit named Oreo, in New York. The Deja Foundation: Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs: Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs: Love Unleashed: Tales of Inspiration and the Life-Changing Power of Dogs: *As an Amazon Associate we may earn from qualifying purchases. About The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit