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Saturday, 24 October 2020 15:24

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

October 24, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Pet Supplies Plus - Tampa Bay

Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary is truly Where Dogs Go To Live! Author Jeff Allen will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/24/20 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away his new book

Erika Lacroix, President of EZ Breathe Ventilation Systems will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/24/20 at 630pm ET to discuss The EZ Breathe system and why you need this system for your, home, office and clinic. EZ Breathe..the healthy, happy home people

Saturday, 24 October 2020 02:48

Borat Subsequent MovieFilm

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Borat Subsequent MovieFilm

Amazon Prime Videos and Four by Two Films present an R rated, 95 minute Comedy, directed by Jason Woliner, written by Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines with a release date of October 23, 2020.


Who Are We...Really.

Thank you for wanting to learn more about who we are. We believe our story is a good one, one based on a passion to help people. This passion has been passed down through the generations of our family as well as our company.

We are a 2nd generation family owned and operated business that has been working in homes with basements and crawl spaces for over 35 years.  We have been waterproofing and sealing about 500 foundations a month during that time as the largest Waterproofing contractor in the Midwest with 15 locations servicing 8 states.

20 years ago we would seal a foundation and recommend a standard dehumidifier to address the additional water vapor (humidity in the air) inherently found in below grade environments, such as basements and crawlspaces.  Back then, dehumidifiers were the industry standard to help with this problem. However, many of our customers were looking to us as the “foundation expert”, asking…

“What else do you have? I really am not getting results with this messy, expensive dehumidifier. My foundation is dry, walls are dry, floor is dry, so why does it still smell and feel like a basement?” 

We needed to find something better. Our company’s core values include offering world class customer service to every customer, every time.   So, we challenged our Research and Development department to find a real solution for our customers to combat not only the moisture, but also the odors, pollutants and unhealthy environment our customers were concerned about. We found, tested and installed a ventilation product for a period of three years. We private labeled that product as the EZ Breathe Ventilation System. The feedback in those first three years from our customers, as well as our installation crews, did not live up to the standard of quality to be included in our waterproofing process that offered a life time warranty. Once again, we needed something better.

We valued not only the results, but what we were learning from our customers. So, we went back to the drawing board, took matters into our own hands and made quality improvements to that first generation ventilation unit.

Our own EZ Breathe Ventilation System was born…reengineered, redesigned and much improved! We quickly learned that our crews were thrilled with the quality improvements, ease of operation and installation, but more importantly, our waterproofing customers loved the new, improved EZ Breathe unit as well.

Their feedback told us the air in their basements and crawlspaces felt better, but their entire home was benefiting from their EZ Breathe as well. We received countless letters thanking us because their whole house felt different, less odors, fresher air upstairs too, family members were feeling better, needing less allergy medicine, husbands were no longer snoring, children were no longer coughing as much, the home and it’s family were living healthier lives!

It was time for us to move beyond simply offering this innovative technology to just our waterproofing customers. Our passion and commitment to helping people improve their indoor air environments is what drove us to incorporate EZ Breathe Ventilation Systems as an independent company in 2003. We strongly believe that homeowners everywhere deserve a healthy indoor air quality.

We have spent the last 15 years dedicated to learning about the relationship between our home and our health; indoor air quality, the home as a system, building science and how it relates to indoor air quality as well as the challenges our modern day practices pose to the quality of air we breathe in our homes.

EZ Breathe staff members hold the following credentials:

  • Healthy Home Specialists – H.H.S. by the National Environmental Health Association
  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist – C.I.E. by Indoor Air Quality Association
  • Certified Residential Mold Inspector – C.R.M.I. – by American Council for Accredited Certification
  • Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge – by Building Performance Institute

EZ Breathe Ventilation Systems and EZ Breathe Healthy Home Solutions is a proud member of the following organizations:

  • Indoor Air Quality Association
  • Ally of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star – Indoor Air Plus Program
  • National Environmental Health Association
  • National Center for Healthy Housing
  • Building Performance Institute
  • Ohio Healthy Homes Network
  • Basement Health Association
  • Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Home Ventilation Institute

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Building on our commitment to helping people improve the indoor air quality, our EZ Breathe Ventilation System has evolved through three generations of improvements. Since those early days, we also expanded our product line to include specific products for specific applications such as:

EZ Breathe Ventilation Systems and EZ Breathe Healthy Home Solutions are proud to include over 100,000 (and growing!) homeowners all over North America into our EZ Breathe family. It is that call we receive from a grandmother to thank us for her grandchildren can now sleep over without coughing, or from a husband to tell us that his wife no longer complains about the odors, or from a woman who is so grateful that her basement is truly a healthier space for her children’s playroom that drives us to get up every day and go to work, we know we are making a difference…and who could ask for anything more?

Uplift Your Spirits with a Visit to a Unique and Inspiring Dog Rescue.

Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary is truly Where Dogs Go To Live!

Southampton, NJ October 22 - How sad it would have been had Cole disappeared into that dark room in the back of the shelter, alone and frightened, as if he never existed. This is often the fate of dogs afflicted with medical issues. Cole, a senior dog with cancer, was discarded by his owner, much like throwing away an old pair of shoes. Michele and Jeff Allen said enough is enough and started a dog hospice and celebrate the beauty each dog has to offer. They have welcomed over 100 hospice dogs into their home, thankfully Cole was one of those dogs that experienced the final chapter of his life filled with dignity and love.

Their new book Where Dogs Go To Live!: Inspiring Stories of Hospice Dogs Living in the Moment highlights many of the dogs that have called Monkey’s House home. Share in their journeys, laugh at their crazy antics, and shed a few tears while witnessing miracles of transformation. Rejoice along with these dogs, knowing they experienced the greatest gift of all, the healing power of love.

The book is quickly becoming a dog lovers favorite, an Amazon Best Seller has compiled 5 Star reviews and endorsements.

“The stories in this book will deeply touch your heart…” - Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul

“An inspiring and heart-warming book that needs to be read by every dog lover.” - Rodney Habib, Founder Planet Paws

“Monkey’s House captures the few remaining moments of terminal dogs’ lives and makes each day magical for them.” - Karen Shaw Becker, Wellness Veterinarian

A portion of the proceeds benefit their non-profit and can be purchased at all book store as well as on Amazon: https://lnkd.in/gah8j4M

Jeff Allen is the cofounder of Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary, est. 2015. He leads a duel life helping people and dogs alike as a manager in Human Resources at a pharmaceutical company and by running Monkey’s House (www.monkeyshouse.org) with his wife, Michele Allen, member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and a 2017 CNN Hero recipient. Their sanctuary has been recognized for its outstanding work saving and caring for hospice dogs and was awarded Rescue of the Year in 2017 by World Dog Expo. Living a life among twenty-five hospice dogs has given them experience and hands-on knowledge you can’t find in a book. He and Michele live in Southern New Jersey with their pack of furry kids.

HOW TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR DOG AND CREATE AWARENESS FOR ADOPTION THIS NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY

Pet Advocate on Bringing Awareness to the Last-to-Adopt Shelter Dogs

Dan Schachner, Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl ‘Ruff’-eree

BACKGROUND:

National Make A Dog's Day is celebrated on October 22nd and is a nationwide effort established by Subaru to help the last-to-adopt shelter dogs find loving homes. On this day, pet owners are encouraged to do something special for their pups and share their happy dog in social posts using #MakeADogsDay. How will you celebrate with your dog?

 

DAN’S TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING ‘MAKE A DOG’S DAY’ INCLUDE:

·        CHAMPION SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS:  Recognize special needs dogs, specifically senior dogs, amputees, visually and hearing-impaired dogs, and dogs with physical challenges, by adopting or fostering one of these special pets!

·        VOLUNTEER LOCALLY: Spend the day donating your time at a local shelter and spreading the word about the joy of adopting a dog.

·        SUPPORT AN ADOPTION-FRIENDLY RETAILER: Subaru and its participating retailers will hold socially distanced in-person and/or virtual adoption events, and donate $100 dollars for every pet adopted this month to 543 local partner shelters across the country.

·        HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DOG:  Don’t forget to spoil your pup by taking them to their favorite park, indulging them with a special treat or a puppy spa day!

 

For more information, please visit: www.subaru.com/pets

 

MORE ABOUT DAN SCHACHNER:

Dan Schachner has been the Puppybowl Referee and spokesperson for the past 10 years. Yes, the Ref has been pooped-on, jumped-on, and peed-on while on the job. While pups may not fully respect his authority on the field humans respect his authority as master of dog trivia. Dan’s appeared on the Today Show to quiz Hoda on her canine knowledge, and every week he produces and hosts “PUP QUIZ," a trivia + dog celebration event (in partnership NYC’s dog-friendly cafe “Boris and Horton”) with all proceeds going to animal rescue. A long-time advocate for dog rescue and fostering, Dan continues to provide a stop for pups who are crowded out of the shelters and in need of a forever home. Dan was named an ambassador for The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, and works with countless other rescue groups around the country and continues to raise money for their benefit. In 2018 Dan was awarded the prestigious “Animal Welfare Hero” award from the Baltimore Humane Society. An expert in pet safety, Dan has partnered in the past with numerous companies to promote pet adoption and safe pet travel.

Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:02

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

October 17, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer - Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Jocelyn Kessler of Being-Animal will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/17/20 at 5pm ET to discuss her mission and challenge to redefine the relationship between animals and humans

Dan Schachner - Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl 'Ruff"-eree to discuss creating awareness for Adoption this National Make A Dog's Day presented by Subaru

Friday, 16 October 2020 20:43

Evil Eye

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 paws out of 4

Evil Eye

Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Productions present a 1 hour 29-minute, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani, written by Madhuri Shekar with a release date of October 13, 2020.

From an early age, Jocelyn became aware of a universal energy that flows between all living things. She sensed an emotional spectrum on par with humans in the dogs and horses she grew up with as an only child in Port Washington, New York. There was a channel of communication between animals and humans that was waiting to be unlocked. At a young age, she discovered that her gift of deciphering this energy was also the key to understanding who we are as human beings and the deep commonalities we share with our animal counterparts.

Now living in Denver, Colorado, Jocelyn works as an energetic counselor, strengthening the connection of individuals to their animal companions all over the country. Her book, The Secret Language of Dogs: Stories From a Dog Psychic, offers enlightenment on how to improve the flow of communication between you and your pet.

Saturday, 10 October 2020 15:48

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

October 10, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer - Urgent Care - Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guest - Kathy Callahan, author of 101 Rescue Puppies, Our Family's Stories of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1010/20 at 5pm ET to discuss & give away her new book

Thursday, 08 October 2020 22:15

Black Box

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 paws out of 4

Black Box

Amazon Studios, Blumhouse Productions and Black Bar Mitzvah present a 1 hour 40-minute, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, directed by Emmanuel Osei-Koffour, written by Wade Allain-Marcus and Stephen Herman with a release date of October 6, 2020.

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