Talkin' Pets News

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Jarrod Lazarus

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Jessi Burns, Mutual Rescue Film Participant, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets, 10/7/17 at 530pm EST to discuss her film "Jessi and Andi"  

Mitch Davis, Director and Writer of The Stray will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/07/17 at 630pm EST to discuss his film  

Executive Director of Found Animals, Aimee Gilbreath, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/06/17 at 721pm EST to discuss Shelters and Microchips

Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

The Mountain Between Us

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Chernin Entertainment present a PG-13, 103 minute, Action, Adventure, Drama, directed by Hany Abu-Assad, written by J. Mills Goodloe and Novel by Charles Martin with a theater release date of October 6, 2017.

The Stray movie to open nationwide this Fall

Experience the power of one dog to change everything

(June 15, 2017) LOS ANGELES, CA.. Struck Films, Purdie Distribution and Motive Entertainment announce the upcoming release of The Stray, a heartwarming family film written and directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven) based on a screenplay by Parker Davis with Ken Brailsford executive producing.

Set for release in select markets in the United States on October 6, 2017, The Stray tells the true story of how a one stray dog impacts a struggling family.

That stray dog is “Pluto” who comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, which is on the brink of falling apart. Dad (Michael Cassidy; Argo, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ), is a career-driven personality who’s neglecting his marriage and family. Mom (Sarah Lancaster; Everwood, The Judge) is at her wit’s end raising three young kids. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed. Or is it?

In just a short time with the Davis family, Pluto the “wonderdog” manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy (Connor Corum; Heaven is for Real), help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog - he’s a guardian angel.

The Stray received the Dove Family Approved seal for its portrayal of positive values and is a film you can take your entire family to see.

The Stray is a heartwarming family movie that is wonderfully entertaining, while teaching about love for a pet, love of family and making time for family,” said Donna Rolfe, Dove Foundation.

“It’s really not a stretch to say that Pluto gave me my life back,” said Mitch Davis. “He saved me and my family in more ways than one. And although The Stray reflects my personal story, I know there countless families across America who could say the same thing about a pet that greatly impacted them with its unconditional love - which is why I hope families will see this film together.”

Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything.

The Stray will be screened for leaders around the United States this summer. If your organization would be interested in partnering with us on The Stray by hosting a screening or movie premiere on October 5, 2017 in your city, please contact the Motive Screenings Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Visit The Stray movie website at www.TheStrayResources.com and follow The Stray movie on Facebook and Twitter and follow the conversation at #TheStray.

KATE MARA STARS IN THE INSPIRATIONAL FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY
 
MEGAN LEAVEY
 
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD AUGUST 22, 2017
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
Universal City, California, July 13, 2017 - Follow the devotion and partnership in the remarkable film, Megan Leavey, coming to Digital HD on August 22, 2017 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on September 5, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Kate Mara ("House of Cards," The Martian) shines in her role as a military officer, beautifully capturing the unbreakable bond between two soldiers and their fight for survival. The film also includes outstanding performances from Common (Selma, John Wick: Chapter 2), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie") and Bradley Whitford (Get Out, "The West Wing"). Megan Leavey on Blu-rayTM and DVD and Digital delivers a powerful and moving portrayal of the powerful bond between human and dog.
 
Megan Leavey is based on the life of a young Marine Corporal (Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
 
BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL HD BONUS FEATURES:
  • Never Give Up: An inside look at how Megan Leavey learned to trust Rex.  
 
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Sam Keeley, Common, Edie Falco
Directed By: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written By: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt
Produced By: Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe
Executive Produced By: Robert Huberman, Scott Holroyd, Josè Luis Escolar, Nicole Stojkovich
Director of Photography: Lorenzo Senatore
Production Designer: Ed Verreaux
Edited By: Peter McNulty
Music By: Mark Isham
Music Supervised By: Julianne Jordan
Costumes By:  David Tabbert
Casting By: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
 

Talkin' Pets News

June, 17, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jeremy Miller - SuperPet

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Jackie Bowen, Executive Director of Clean Label Project will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/17/17 at 5pm EST to discuss the top 10 and bottom 10 pet foods on the market

 
Trending petition

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it.

Petitioning United States Congress, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell

Ask Congress to Outlaw Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

Petition by Lady Freethinker
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Supporters
 
 

Did you know that dog and cat meat is completely legal in 44 states of the U.S.? That’s right — as shocked and outraged as so many of us are about the brutality to companion animals in other parts of the world, the truth is that the slaughter is happening right here in our homeland, too.

A mere 6 states have outlawed dog and cat meat; that leaves nearly 90% of the country with no law protecting these animals from being killed, butchered and eaten.

But now, there is an opportunity to finally end this atrocity. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) has introduced H.R. 1406, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017, which will prohibit the transport, sale, and possession of dogs or cats to be slaughtered for human consumption. 

"This bill allows the United States to stand in unity with other countries that have made the dog and cat meat trade illegal, while also giving the United States greater standing to urge other countries to end this brutal and inhumane practice once and for all,” said Hastings.

This legislation was cosponsored by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Dave Trott (R-MI), and Brenden F. Boyle (D-PA). And with the support of both parties, there is no excuse for Congress not to pass this lifesaving bill.

Please sign the petition urging Congress to enact the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 at once. It’s time for America to finally protect its companion animals from slaughter.


Hello! My name is Christina George. I have a German Shepherd named Shadow who will be three years old in April 2017. Shadow needs help. He has been sadly diagnosed with severe Hip Dysplasia in his right hip. He also has severe osteoarthritis and is in great pain. Shadow also has a right hip bone deformity. His right knee is swollen and enlarged. Shadow's right hip is actually out of socket. After he was seen for his orthopedic consult, the doctors say surgery is his only option. In Shadow's severe case a total hip replacement is the only choice to give him the best chance for a long, happy, pain free life.https://www.gofundme.com/HelpSaveShadowBear 

Review written by Jon Patch with 1.5 out of 4 paws

Wilson

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises and Next Wednesday Productions present an R rated, 94 minute, Comedy, directed by Craig Johnson with screenplay and graphic novel by Daniel Clowes with a theater release date of March 24, 2017.

The Pit Bull Life

A Dog Lover’s Companion

Hardcover ● $21.95

Deirdre Franklin & Linda Lombardi

This is a book for anyone who loves their pit bulls or is looking for a comprehensive, compassionate, and fun resource before adopting one. Pit bull owners and advocates Deirdre Franklin and Linda Lombardi take down the harmful myths and misinformation that cause pit bulls to be unfairly judged. The authors also help owners and soon-to-be owners through the murky waters of breed-specific legislation, which may—believe it or not—affect where pit bulls are allowed and even what restraints they might be required to wear.

Any pit bull owner can tell you that owning one is a unique joy, but comes with certain challenges. During World War II, the pit bull became a symbol of American strength and loyalty before being painted as a thuggish, violent breed by pop culture in the 1980s and 1990s. As the authors explain, there have been too many dogs that have gone through this “dangerous dog of the moment” phase in their history. An excitable and friendly breed, Franklin and Lombardi give precise tips on training pit bulls to be gentle through positive reinforcement rather than the typical fear-driven conditioning seen on TV. Readers can also learn about adoption, rescue, and raising pit bulls along with children.

In addition to an in-depth education and lots of practical, everyday advice, readers will also enjoy gorgeous color photographs of adorable pit bulls of all types and ages. The authors have also profiled notable pit bull owners and advocates who make it their mission to make the world a more understanding place for this energetic and peaceful breed of dog.

Deirdre Franklinis the founder, president, and soul behind Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc., an education and advocacy group that helps shelters and animal rescues around the country. She earned her Master's degree in public policy at Drexel University and wrote her thesis on breed discriminatory laws. She has garnered many accolades for her efforts in dog advocacy, including the Wallace Award, by championing the relationship in the human-canine bond. She lives in Asheville, NC.

Linda Lombardi began her writing career as the pets columnist for the Associated Press. She is the author of Animals Behaving Badly, a humor book based on science and the news, and the Hannah Lilly series of zoo mysteries. Her hands-on experience with animals includes work training shelter dogs and as a zookeeper with small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

“An honest and engaging portrayal of her journey from dog lover to dedicated shelter volunteer. [Sutherland] seamlessly interweaves a narrative of the dogs she has loved over the years—warts and all. Reader, beware: you may find yourself falling in love with each one too.”
   — Booklist, starred review

“[Sutherland’s] understanding of shelter dogs—she writes that they are not so much homeless as humanless—shines through on every page....An inside look at the experiences of shelter dogs that is sure to appeal to dog and animal lovers.”

   — Kirkus Reviews

 
   

 

RESCUING PENNY JANE

One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs,

and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

By Amy Sutherland

What shelter dogs need is obvious – homes. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends best-selling writer and shelter volunteer Amy Sutherland looking for answers in her own experiences and beyond. The result is RESCUING PENNY JANE: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes (Harper; on sale February 21, 2017; $26.99), an inspiring, fascinating trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them.

A longtime shelter volunteer, Sutherland essentially lets the dogs she’s known do the talking because in their stories she finds so many answers. There’s Gwen Stefani, a ball-crazy pit bull mix who can’t find a family; Rugby, an abandoned puppy with crippled front legs, and Brody, a young German Shepherd who likes to mouth people, among many others. Readers will also meet the author’s own dogs—Penny Jane, a skittish stray from a Maine farm, and Walter Joe, a luckless terrier from a hoarder’s house—as well as Sido, the sheltie-mix who inspired the no-kill movement, and Sadie the Civil War dog who braved Gettysburg. Traveling across the country, Sutherland draws further solutions and inspiration from the experiences and stories of shelter workers and experts at the forefront of the rescue community.

Throughout her explorations, Sutherland also weaves in a wealth of practical tips, such as how to read a dog’s body language, handle behavior problems, and select your own shelter dog as well as fresh insights into what makes dogs – and humans – tick. At a time when Americans have more dogs than children, the time is ripe to end dog homelessness, and RESCUING PENNY JANE reveals how we can do it.

RESCUING PENNY JANE offers an unforgettable, poignant journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs. As the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Bettyville writes, “Sutherland gives us puppy love, yes, but she goes beyond sentiment and shows us how we can change the lives of the creatures who give the world so much.”

About the Author

Amy Sutherland is the best-selling author of three previous books, most recently What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love and Happiness. She writes for the New York Times, Smithsonian, Preservation, Women's Health and more, and has a regular column, “Bibliophiles,” in the Boston Globe's Sunday Book Section. She lives in Boston with her two rescue dogs, Walter Joe and Penny Jane.

RESCUING PENNY JANE:

One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

By Amy Sutherland

Harper

On Sale: February 21, 2017

ISBN-13: 9780062377234

Hardcover/288 pages/$26.99

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