The Pet Stop

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The Pet Stop

The Pet Stop

The Pet Stop can be seen at 45 minutes past the hour in every daytime newscast starting at 6 a.m., both Saturday and Sunday.

Air Date: Dec. 11, 2016
Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Volunteer Diane Petruzzelli with Monmouth County SPCA

Air Date: Dec. 10, 2016
Topic: Picking the Right Pet
Featured Guest: Behavior Technician Drayton Michaels with Urban Dawgs

Thinking about getting a new furry friend?  There are a lot of factors to consider when expanding the family with a pet.  Our expert guest explains.

Air Date: Dec. 3,  2016
Topic: Pit Bull Myths
Featured Guest: Behavior technician Drayton Michaels from Urban Dawgs in Red Bank
Urban Dawgs

There are plenty of negative headlines when it comes to pit bulls; and the belief that these breed of dogs are aggressive and dangerous continues to spread. Our expert guest busts the myths and misconceptions.

Air Date: Dec. 4, 2016
Topic: Adoption Day
Featured Guest: Monmouth County SPCA
Monmouth County SPCA

Air Date: Nov. 20 & 27, 2016
Topic: Pet adoption
Featured Guest: Volunteer Donna Buccellato, with Ferndog Rescue Foundation

Ferndog Rescue Foundation

Air Date: Nov. 19 & 26, 2016
Topic: Holiday food and decoration dangers
Featured Guest: Dr. Heather Loenser, DVM with American Animal Hospital Association

The holiday season is upon us and that usually means some rich, indulgent meals and elaborate decorations in and around the home. When it comes to our pets though, those special foods can be toxic and the festive lights and displays can put our furry friends in harm's way. We get some expert tips on protecting your pets during this time of year.

American Animal Hospital Association

Dr. Heather Loenser

Air Date: Nov. 12, 2016
Topic: Pet Cancer Care
Featured Guest: Dr. M.J. Hamilton, DVM with Crown Veterinary Specialists
Cancer is not just something people have to worry about, our pets can suffer from the disease as well. Luckily there are advances in treatment to help your furry friend live a long and healthy life.
Crown Veterinary Specialists 

Air Date: Nov. 6, 2016 and Nov. 13, 2016
Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Volunteer Diane Petruzzelli with Monmouth County SPCA
Monmouth County SPCA

Air Date: Nov. 5, 2016
Topic: NJ Family Pet Show
Featured Guest: Dan Radzik, Founder of Lonely Grey Rescue
The New Jersey Family Pet Show returns to the Garden State this weekend.
The event includes a number of informative and entertaining exhibits for furry friend lovers.
NJ Family Pet Show

Air Date: Saturday, October 29
Furry friends can provide a joy to our lives like no other...but certified therapy dogs take that joy one step further.  Professional dog trainer Tricia Baker joins Dr. Voynick to talk about how therapy dogs are trained and the important role they play.
Tricia Baker - Live and Learn Dogs
 

Air Dates: October 23 and October 30
Guests: Executive director Susan Macwhinney-Ciufo and volunteer Jonathan Stone, Plainfield Area Humane Society
Topic: Pet Adoption
Plainfield Area Humane Society

Air Date: October 22
Guest: Dr. Lynn Arbach, DVM with Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital
Topic: Fear-free vet visits
Do you fear going to the dentist?  You may not realize it, but that's often how your pet feels about a trip to the vet's office.  The Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital has come with a plan to help keep your furry friends relaxed and comfortable during checkups and procedures.
Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital

Air Dates: October 9 & October 16
Guests: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter
Topic: Adoption Sunday
NJ Shelter

Air Date: October 8 & 15
Guest: Dr. Heather Troyer, Oradell Animal Hospital
Topics: Pain & Your Pet, Acupuncture treatment
Dr. Heather Troyer joins Dr. Brian Voynick to talk about how to diagnose and treat your pet’s pain.  One of those treatments includes acupuncture.  
Oradell

Air Date: October 1
Guest: Dr. Bob Gordon, DVM
Topic: Pet Hospice
Dr. Bob Gordon joins Dr. Voynick to tackle one of the most heartbreaking aspects of owning a pet … end-of-life concerns.
Oaklandish

Air Date: September 25 & October 2
Guest: Orphaned Pets, Inc.
Topic: Adoption Sunday!
Orphaned Pet Rescue

Air Date: September 24
Guest: Passaic County Freeholder Sandi Lazzara, Sheriff Deputy Lowell Forbes from the K-9 Unit and his dog Emmy
Topic: Paws In The Park
Freeholder Lazzara, Deputy Forbes and Emmy join Dr. Voynick to preview their Paws in the Park event to benefit the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit.

Air Date: September 17
Guest: Danny Mendez, Zoologist
Topic: Unique Classroom Pets, Part 2
Zoologist Danny Mendez joins Dr. Brian Voynick with some unique suggestions for classroom pets, including a tarantula and a vinegaroon.
The Reptile Report

Air Date: September 11 & 18
Guest: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
Topic: Adoption Sunday
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge

Air Date: September 10
Guests: Zoologist Danny Mendez joins Dr. Voynick
Topic: Classroom Pets
Reptile Report
If you’re a teacher looking for a classroom pet, Zoologist Danny Mendez joins Dr. Voynick with some unique and interesting suggestions, including a Chinchilla and an Opossum. 

Air Date: September 3
Guests: Greg Kleva from Bark Busters and Dr. Voynick
Topic: Adjusting to school hours
Bark Busters
Heading back to school is not only an adjustment for you and your children, but also your pet.  Greg Kleva from Bark Busters joins Dr. Voynick with some suggestions on easing the transition.

Air Date: August 28 & September 4
Guest: Ferndog Rescue Foundation
Topic: Adoption day 
Ferndog Rescue Foundation

Air Date: August 27
Guests: Greg Kleva from Bark Busters and Dr. Voynick
Topic: Teaching dogs manners
Bark Busters
If you have an impolite pup who loses his cool when someone comes to the door, Greg Kleva from Bark Busters joins Dr. Voynick to teach your dog some manners.

Air Date: August 20
Guest: Jason Parker, co-founder of K-9 Resorts
Topic: How to find the best place for your pet
K-9 Resorts
 If you’re trying to plan a vacation, you may be wondering what to do with your furry friend.  Jason Parker, Pet Care Expert and Co-founder of New Jersey based K-9 Resorts talks about how to find the best place for your pet.

Air Date: August 14 and August 21
Topic: Adoption day with the Monmouth County SPCA
Monmouth County SPCA

Air Date: August 13
Topic: Keeping pets safe
Guests: Dr. Voynick and Jason Parker, co-founder of K-9 Resorts
K-9 Resorts
They call them the dog days of summer for a reason. Dr. Voynick talks about keeping your pets safe with Jason Parker, pet care expert and Co-Founder of K-9 Resorts, based in New Jersey.

Air Date: July 31, 2016 and August 7, 2016
Topic: Pet Adoption
Guests: New Beginnings Animal Rescue
New Beginnings Animal Rescue

Air Date: July 30, 2016 and August 6, 2016
Topic: Nature comes to inner cities
Guests: Kelly Wenzel & Christine Whorton from New Jersey Audubon
New Jersey Audubon
New Jersey Audubon is helping bring nature into some of our state’s inner cities.  We are also introduced to a box turtle and corn snake.

Air Date: July 23, 2016
Topic: The Human-Animal Bond
Guest: Dr. Janie Feldman, Psychologist and rescue dog foster mom
Dr. Janie Feldman website
If you have a pet - you definitely understand the bond we have with our animals.  But why is that bond so strong and so important?

Air Date: July 17, 2016
PET ADOPTION WITH SAMMY’S HOPE
http://www.sammyshope.org/

Air Date: July 16, 2016
TOPIC: PSYCHOLOGY OF ANIMAL HOARDING
GUEST: DR. JANIE FELDMAN, PSYCHOLOGIST AND RESCUE DOG FOSTER MOM
In the first half of 2016, there were at least six cases of severe animal hoarding, four in June alone.  We look at the psychology behind animal hoarding.
http://drjanie.com/
http://njspca.org/

Air Dates: July 3 & 10, 2016
PET ADOPTION WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER
http://njshelter.org/

Air Date: July 2 & July 9, 2016
TOPIC: PET DERMATITIS
GUEST: DR. ANDREW ROSENBERG, RIVERDALE VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY
Tackling a very common skin problem that our pets can suffer from
http://njvetderm.com/

AIR DATE: MARCH 26, 2016

TOPIC: SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE (LION AND TIGER CUB)

The Jackson theme park is raising a lion and tiger cub as siblings after their mothers abandoned them.  We learn more about their story and the other animals featured at Six Flags.

FEATURED GUEST: VETERINARIAN DR. KEN KEIFFER, DVM AND PREDATOR SUPERVISOR JASON HOLLOWAY

LINK: https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/attractions/safari-road-adventure


AIR DATE: APRIL 2, 2016

TOPIC: SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE (BABY BEAR)

More than 1,000 animals call Six Flags home.  We meet a special baby bear living at the Jackson theme park.

FEATURED GUEST: VETERINARIAN DR. KEN KEIFFER, DVM AND PREDATOR SUPERVISOR JASON HOLLOWAY

LINK: https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/attractions/safari-road-adventure

 

AIR DATE: APRIL 9, 2016

TOPIC: ST. HUBERT’S CANINE COTILLION

Saint Hubert's Animal Welfare Center is gearing up for a big event this month.
We learn more about the shelter's annual Canine Cotillion fundraiser.

FEATURED GUEST: CEO HEATHER CAMMISA WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

LINK: https://www.sthuberts.org/

 


AIR DATE: APRIL 10, 2016 AND APRIL 17, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH COUNTY SPCA

LINK: http://monmouthcountyspca.org/

 

AIR DATE: APRIL 16, 2016

TOPIC: ST. HUBERT’S TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN (TNR) PROGRAM

We learn how the shelter is working to control the cat overpopulation here in New Jersey.

FEATURED GUEST: CEO HEATHER CAMMISA WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

LINK: https://www.sthuberts.org/

 

AIR DATE: APRIL 3, 2016

FEATURED SHELTER: CLOSTER ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY (CLAWS)

SHELTER’S PHONE NUMBER: 201.768.0200

AIR DATE: MARCH 27, 2016

FEATURED SHELTER: CLOSTER ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY (CLAWS)

SHELTER’S PHONE NUMBER: 201.768.0200

AIR DATE: MARCH 19, 2016

TOPIC: GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NEW JERSEY

Greyhounds are known for their racing skills, but did you know that they can also make great pets?
We also talk to the organization about how greyhounds are involved in the Prison Foster Program.

FEATURED GUEST: VICE-PRESIDENT MARIA LUTZ WITH GREYHOUND FRIENDS OF NEW JERSEY

LINKS:
http://www.greyhoundfriendsnj.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Greyhound-Friends-of-NJ-Inc-162418370481034/?fref=nf

AIR DATE: MARCH 20, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: CAT KENNEL CO-MANAGER LOREN CAMERON WITH RAMAPO BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE

LINKS:
https://www.rbari.org/
https://www.facebook.com/rbarishelter/

AIR DATE: MARCH 13, 2016

TOPIC: Pet Adoption

FEATURED GUEST: Cat kennel and adoptions counselor Danielle Schulman with Bergen-Ramapo Animal Refuge

LINKS:
Bergen-Ramapo Animal Refuge
Facebook page

AIR DATE: MARCH 12, 2016

TOPIC: Puppy Up Foundation

You may not know that canine cancer is a big problem among our furry friends. Luckily, there are plenty of people and organizations raising money and awareness to help pets affected by the disease.        

FEATURED GUEST: Board member Jude Kosky with the Puppy Up Foundation

LINKS: 
Puppy Up Foundation
Facebook page

AIR DATE: MARCH 5, 2016

TOPIC: NJ Exotic Pets (Part II)

There are so many different types of animals that call New Jersey home.
We meet a couple of reptiles that may be the pet your family is looking for.

FEATURED GUEST: Zoologist Danny Mendez 

LINKS:

http://urbanjunglesradio.webs.com/whoisujr.htm

http://njexoticpets.biz

https://www.instagram.com/njexoticpets/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/route4aquarium

AIR DATE: MARCH 6, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER

LINK: http://njshelter.org/

AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2016

TOPIC: NJ Exotic Pets

Household pets can come in all shapes, sizes and species.
NJ Exotic Pets in Lodi stops by our studio to show off some of the cool creatures you’ll find at the store.

FEATURED GUEST: Zoologist Danny Mendez 

LINKS:
http://urbanjunglesradio.webs.com/whoisujr.htm
http://njexoticpets.biz/
https://www.instagram.com/njexoticpets/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/route4aquarium


AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY BERENBAK WITH MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER

LINK: http://njshelter.org/

AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: VICE-PRESIDENT SUSAN GORDON WITH FRIENDS OF RANDOLPH ANIMAL POUND

LINKS: 
Randolph Regional Animal Shelter
Facebook: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter

AIR DATE:  FEBRUARY 20, 2016

TOPIC: ANGELS ON A LEASH

Dogs are great at putting a smile on our faces, but some furry friends go beyond the role of household pet to become certified therapy dogs.  We learn about a program aimed at providing comfort to hospital patients in the area.

FEATURED GUEST: FOUNDER DAVID FREI WITH ANGELS ON A LEASH

LINK:
Angel on a Leash

AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 14, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: PRESIDENT CLAUDINE CHEUNG WITH FRIENDS OF RANDOLPH ANIMAL POUND

LINKS:
Randolph Regional Animal Shelter
Facebook: Friends of Randolph Animal Pound


AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 13, 2016

TOPIC: WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

Top dogs are putting their best paws forward for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  We a special look at some of the New Jersey dogs competing this year.

FEATURED GUEST: LONGTIME CO-HOST DAVID FREI 

LINK: Westminster Kennel Club

AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: VICE-PRESIDENT OF DOG ADOPTIONS LAUREN DENOMA AND FOSTER MOM MARCI DEFORGE WITH BEST FRIEND DOG AND ANIMAL ADOPTION

LINKS:http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/bestfriend.html

https://www.facebook.com/Best-Friend-Dog-and-Animal-Adoption-Inc-and-Best-Friend-Thrift-Shop-377032950672/

AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 6, 2016

TOPIC: KEEPING YOUR DOG MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

There are plenty of ways to keep our furry friends sharp both mentally and physically.
We learn how certain toys can help improve your pets overall wellbeing.

FEATURED GUEST: TRAINING AND DAYCARE MANAGER ABBIE STUTTARD WITH MORRIS ANIMAL INN

LINK: http://www.morrisanimalinn.com/

AIR DATE: JANUARY 30, 2016

TOPIC: MILITARY VETERINARIANS, PREEMPTED DUE TO STORM COVERAGE

Veterinarians do a great job of keeping our furry friends happy and healthy, but we talk to one special pet doctor who has gone beyond the call of duty to help serve the military overseas.

FEATURED GUEST: VETERINARIAN ZACH MILLS

AIR DATE: JANUARY 24, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: PRESIDENT LORRAINE JAKUBOWSKI AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF DOG ADOPTIONS LAUREN DENOMA WITH BEST FRIEND DOG AND ANIMAL ADOPTION

LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/Best-Friend-Dog-and-Animal-Adoption-Inc-and-Best-Friend-Thrift-Shop-377032950672/

AIR DATE: DECEMBER 20, 2015

FEATURED SHELTER: FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER

SHELTER'S PHONE NUMBER: 732.388.6300

Darth: Young male cat.
He loves to cuddle and gets along with other cats and humans.
Darth is playful and a great lap cat.
***NOTE: Darth has not been dog-tested***

Hans Solo: Young male cat.
He's fantastic with cats and great with people.
Hans Solo loves to run around and play.
***NOTE: Hans Solo has not been dog-tested and does not like being held***

AIR DATES: JANUARY 16, 2016

TOPIC: SPACE FARMS

Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex is home to more than 500 animals and around 100 different species.  
We bring two special-feathered residents to our studio.

FEATURED GUEST: OWNER FRED T. SPACE WITH SPACE FARMS

LINK: http://www.spacefarms.com/

AIR DATES: JANUARY 10, 2016 AND JANUARY 17, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: KENNEL ATTENDANTS CHRIS MORELLO AND PAIGE BELLUCCI

LINKS:
http://www.montclairnjusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=43&Itemid=646
http://montclairanimalshelter.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MontclairAnimalShelter

AIR DATES: JANUARY 9, 2016

TOPIC: GLAD DOGS NATION

One organization is on a mission to control the pet population here in the U.S. and they've found a way to recycle old children’s toys to do it.

FEATURED GUEST: PRESIDENT MARIANNE AHERN WITH GLAD DOGS NATION

LINK: http://gladdogsnation.com/

AIR DATES: DECEMBER 26, 2015 AND JANUARY 2, 2016

TOPIC: BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL THERAPY DOGS

FEATURED GUEST: DIRECTOR OF EVALUATORS KIRA WRIGHT WITH BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL THERAPY DOGS

LINK: http://www.golden-dogs.org/

AIR DATES: DECEMBER 27, 2015 AND JANUARY 3, 2016

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT SABRINA JOENS WITH FERNDOG RESCUE FOUNDATION

LINK: http://ferndog.org/

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