Show Information for Dec. 30 & Jan. 6:

Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Bergen County Animal Shelter
100 United Lane
Teterboro, New Jersey 07608
(201) 229-4600
Fax: (201) 440-4358
Email: shelter@co.bergen.nj.us
Shelter Hours:

Monday: Closed for adoptions.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Show information for Dec. 22 & Dec. 29

Topic: Cool animals from Space Farms Zoo & Museum in Sussex
Guest: Space Farms Owner Parker Space
Space Farms

Show Information for Dec. 16 & Dec. 23

Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.
Click here for more on the refuge

2 Shelter Lane
Oakland, NJ 07436
Phone: 201-337-5180
Email

Adoption Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Show Information for Dec. 15:

Topic: Holiday Travel With Your Pets
We discuss the dos and don'ts of traveling with your furry friend during this time of year.
Guest: Pet Expert Carol Bryant

Show Information for Dec. 9:
Topic: Pet Adoption.
Guest: VCA Iselin Animal Hospital
450 Route 27Iselin, NJ 08830
732-283-2110

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Show Information for Dec. 8:

Topic: Holiday Gifts For Your Pets
It's that time of year when most of you are kicking your holiday shopping into high gear.
While it may be hard finding that perfect gift for your loved ones...getting one for your pet doesn't have to be.
Guest: Pet Expert Carol Bryant

Show Information for Dec. 2:

Topic: Pet Adoption.
Guest: VCA Iselin Animal Hospital
450 Route 27Iselin, NJ 08830
732-283-2110

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Show Information for Nov. 24 & Dec. 1:

Topic: Superstorm Sandy Animal Rescues
Sandy not only affected a lot of families here in the Garden State, a lot of pets were displaced too. Local animal response groups rescued and provided temporary shelter to the cats and dogs left behind because of the storm.
Guest: Morris County Animal Response Team (MCART)

Show Information For Nov. 18 & Nov. 25:
Topic: Pet Adoption
Guest: Monmouth County SPCA
260 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Open 7 Days a Week
Mon-Fri: 1PM – 5PM
Sat & Sun: 12PM – 5PM
PHONE: 732-542-0040

Show Information for Nov. 11:

Topic: Pet Adoption

Featured guest: St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

Madison Shelter
575 Woodland Ave.
P.O. Box 159
Madison, NJ 07940
Tel: (973) 377-2295

North Branch Shelter
3201 Route 22 East
P.O. Box 5281
North Branch, NJ 08876
Tel: (908) 526-3330

Hours: Sunday - Tuesday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Show Information for Nov. 10 & 17:

Topic: Dog Training and Tricks

You might be amazed at what you can teach your dog. Classes are offered for everything from basic obedience to advanced tricks and nosework.

Featured Guest: Jodi Kellar of Kellar's Canine Academy

Show Information for Oct. 21 & 28:

Topic: Pet Adoption
Featured Guest: Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City
Public/Adoption Hours

235 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-547-4147

Monday - Closed
Tuesday through Friday - 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Show Information for Oct. 20 & 27:

Topic: Halloween and Pets

While celebrating Halloween can be fun for the kids, it can be fun for your pets too if the right safety precautions are taken. We've got the tips on picking out the perfect costume for your little kitty or puppy. We also address the Halloween treats that could pose harm to your family pet.

Featured Guest: Dr. Deb Breitstein of Animal Health Care of Marlboro
 

Show Information for October 13 & 14:
Topic #1:
You may think training a dog not to bark is like training a fish not to swim.
It turns out, dog barking can become a nuisance -- and a stress - for the owner.
But there IS something you can do about it.
Featured Guest:
Greg Kleva, Dog Behavioral Therapist & Master Trainer with Bark Busters, Host, 'It's A Dog's Life' on Sirius X-M's Martha Stewart Living Radio
Bark Busters

Topic #2:
People don't think of heading to Point Pleasant when the weather gets cold, but one GREAT reason to check it out is Jenkinson's Aquarium, which is open ALL Year.
This weekend we have some cool creatures in our studio for a visit, including an African Penguin.
Featured Guests:
Jennifer Zebrowski, Mammal Supervisor at Jenkinsons Aquarium in Point Pleasant.
Ashley Darling, Bird Supervisor at Jenkinson's

Show Information for October 6 & 7:
Topic #1: Mystery of Pet's History
Adopting a pet is not a task to be taken lightly. One journalist found the dog of her dreams on the Internet and decided to find out exactly where he came from. She documented the results of her search in a book.
Kim Kavin is the author of "Little Boy Blue," a puppy's rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth.
Little Boy Blue

Topic #2
Space Farms Zoo and Museum has been around for about 85 years now, and has over 100 different species of animals in Sussex, New Jersey. Some of those animals are easier to care for than others.
Fred Space is owner of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Also with us is Ralph's daughter, Lori Space Day. She is a Zoologist at Space Farms.
Space Farms

Show Information for September 22 & 23:
Topic #1: Training cats
Sound impossible??
Turns out, it's not.
Training your cat is not that much different than training a dog.
It's a matter of finding out what motivates them.
Featured guest:
Dr. Emily Levine, Veterinary Behaviorist, Animal Emergency and Referral Associates in Fairfield
Animal Emergency and Referral Associates

Topic #2: Onyx & Breezy Foundation
There are many animals in need of assistance -- and the many organizations that work tirelessly to help them.
One organization is doing everything it can to meet a lot of different needs when it comes to animal welfare.
That's the Onyx & Breezy Foundation.
Featured Guest:
Mark Shefts, Founder Onyx & Breezy Foundation

Topic #3: Hounds and Harriers Run
Raising money for Eleventh Hour Rescue.
Featured Guests:
Barbara Rushman & Geri O'Brien, Hounds & Harriers Run Hounds & Harriers
Hounds and Harriers

Show Information for September 15 & 16:
Topic #1:
Senior pets take a special kind of caring touch. Who better to understand their needs then senior citizens?
Featured Guests: Claire Boyle, Hudson County Animal League

We talk a lot about therapy dogs, even therapy cats on this show. Today we want to talk about a therapy rabbit whose human owner credits with guiding her through a medical nightmare in more ways than one.
Featured Guest:
Nancy Laracy, Owner of Bunny Boy

Watch the show at 7:30am, 8:30am, 11am, 2pm and 4pm.

Show Information for September 8 & 9:
WDHA's Ultimate Rock Dog contest
Keep the Love Alive Behavior Express Tour

Show Information for August 25 & 26:
Topic #1: Senior Cats - Aging Gracefully
Cats are good at hiding their illnesses, and that doesn't change when they get older and at increased risk for health problems. Find out what to look out for.
Featured Guest: Dr. Jan Rottenberg, Just Cats in Edison

Signs of Problems:
*weight loss
*increased vomiting
*changes in litterbox behavior
*change in appetite (decrease or increase)
*increased water consumption
*slowing down
*coat looks unattractive

Topic #2: Separation Anxiety
Summer will be over soon and busy schedules will resume. It's a good time to think about how your pets will handle the separation and isolation from the family, which can be an issue for some pet owners all year long.
Featured Guest:Dr. Debbie Breitstein, animal health care of Marlboro
Animal Hospital of Marlboro

Show Information for August 11 & 12:
This weekend on the Pet Stop
Topic #1
What does it take to be a therapy dog?
Could your dog pass the test?

Featured Guests:
Joana Watsky- Dog trainer and Behavior Counselor, Sit And Stay therapy dog trainer Diane Tilley and her dog Coby, a certified therapy dog.
Sit And Stay Dog Training
Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs

Topic #2
Exercising your pet - Tips to help your pup shed some pounds.
Featured guests:
Steven and Jason Parker, Owners of K-9 Resorts Daycare and Luxury Hotel
K-9 Resorts Daycare and Luxury Hotel

Show Information for August 4 & 5:
Topic #1: Dog Body Language
Dogs communicate what they are feeling in many different ways. This weekend we'll talk about how to interpret the body language of dogs.
Featured Guest: Greg Kleva, Dog Behavioral Therapist & Master Trainer with Bark Busters, Host of 'It's A Dog's Life' on Sirius XM's Martha Stewart Living Radio
BarkBusters

Topic #2: "Paws to Read" Reading Program for Elementary School kids
It seems a friendly, furry face takes the pressure off early readers, giving them a chance to read aloud without stress to help them improve their skills.
Featured Guest: Mary Anne Dunphy, Teacher and Paws to Read program Coordinator, Harrison Library.

Show Information for July 28 & July 29:
Friends of Animals NY/NJ
Email: jfdf2@optonline.net
Puppy-Buying Tips
Finding a Responsible Breeder

Show Information for July 21 & July 22:
Topic #1: Dogs on Duty
Guest: Marion Zilinski, founder of Lt. Dennis Zilinski foundation and memorial fund, Mother of Lt. Dennis Zilinski
Ryan Lee, Master at Arms Petty Officer 2nd Class, Canine Handler
Sgt. Denny Project: Charity organization that sends care packages to military working dogs in Afghanistan
Items to Donate to Military Working Dogs in Afghanistan:
Tennis balls (new or gently used), which are used as a training reward
One-ingredient treats (such as freeze dried liver)
Kong toys
Nylabone chews and toys
Unscented shampoo with oatmeal added to prevent dry skin
Collapsible water bowls
Leather leashes
Topic #2: Cool Critters
Guest: Lori Space Day, Zoologist
Dr. Ted Spinks, Animal Hospital of Sussex County
Space Farms

Show Information for July 14 & July 15:
Topic: Pet-Friendly Hotels
Guest: Jennifer Garfinkel, Editor, Oyster.com

Topic: Canada Lynx (Space Farms Zoo & Museum)
Guest: Lori Space Day, Zoologist, Space Farms

Topic: Adoptions
Guest: Monmouth County SPCA

Show Information for July 7 & July 8:
Topic #1:
Laser technology is making miracles happen for one type of lethal cancer in dogs. Traditionally, the days are limited for pets diagnosed with Transitional cell carcinoma, but a new surgery is changing all that.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Dean Cerf, Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
Topic #2:
We talk to a lot of people on this show who DO a lot to save homeless animals. Not many of them launched an annual fundraising event at the age of 12. Four years later, this animal advocate is almost 16 and just organized the 4th annual Run for the Animals event.
Featured Guests:
Robby Murphy, Race Director of Run for the Animals
Jerry Rosenthal, Monmouth County SPCA's Board of Trustees President and Interim Director
Race for the Animals
Monmouth County SPCA

Show Information for June 30 & July 1:
Topic #1:
Fleas & Tics
Featured Guest:
Dr. Ted Spinks, Veterinarian with the Animal Hospital of Sussex County, Augusta
Animal Hospital of Sussex County

Topic #2: Alternative to Boarding your pet
We all love our pets, but we're not always home to occupy their time and many don't like to idea of boarding them at a kennel while they're on vacation.
Featured Guest:
Marilyn Beutel, Founder Buddy's Sleepovers and Playdates.
Buddy's Sleepovers and Playdates

Show Information for June 23 & 24:
Topic #1:
Dogs love taking rides in the car, to hang their head out the window and catch the breeze. But that's not necessarily the safest way to travel. Today we want to talk about what you need to know to drive safely with pets on board, plus an alert about 'Fake' shelters here in New Jersey.
Featured Guest:
Rick Yokum, President of the New Jersey Society for the prevention of Cruelty to animals and their captain of law enforcement NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
It's time for a summer safari, right here on The Pet Stop. Turns out you don't even have to leave New Jersey to experience exotic animals.
Featured Guests: Dave Peranteau, Senior supervisor of animal training and Staci Wheeler, Supervisor of animal training from Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari

Show Information for June 16 & 17, 2012:
Topic #1:
Tarantulas might not be the first creature many of us think of when we think of the perfect pet, but for some folks, they are adored as much as the cuddliest kitten or puppy.
Featured Guest:
Mike Cummings, Insectropolis in Toms River
Insectropolis
Topic #2:
Cool creatures from Jenkinson's Acquarium -- see a baby alligator, an adult and baby Terrapin, Horseshoe and Spider Crabs
Featured Guests:
Meaghan Riccie and Laura Graziano of Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach

Show Information for June 9 & 10:
Topic #1:
The bond between pets and people are said to improve our quality of life, and even our health.
You could say the most extreme example of this kind of bond is between soldiers and their patrol dogs.
Military working dogs can LITERALLY save their handlers life.
Featured Guests:
Marion Zilinski, founder of Lt. Dennis Zilinski foundation and memorial fund, Mother of Lt. Dennis Zilinski
Ryan Lee, Master at Arms Petty Officer 2nd Class, Canine Handler
Sgt. Denny Project: Charity organization that sends care packages to military working dogs in Afghanistan
Sgt. Denny Project

Items to Donate to Military Working Dogs in Afghanistan:
Tennis balls (new or gently used), which are used as a training reward
One-ingredient treats (such as freeze dried liver)
Kong toys
Nylabone chews and toys
Unscented shampoo with oatmeal added to prevent dry skin
Collapsible water bowls
Leather leashes

Topic #2:
NJ Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Hall of Fame

Space Farms in Sussex has more than 500 animals of 100 different species.
This week they've brought some different animals, both native AND exotic: Baby foxes and emu chicks!
Featured Guests:
Lori Space Day, Zoologist
Dr. Ted Spinks, Animal Hospital of Sussex County
Space Farms Zoo & Museum

Show Information for May 26 & 27:
Rutgers Equine Science Center

Show Information for May 5 & 6, 2012:
Topic #1:
Most of the time we talk about pets of the furry variety. This weekend we'd like to talk about the ones with fins! We'll give you the 4-1-1 on fish care. We'll tell you which ones are easiest to maintain, and how to prevent health problems if you're already a fish 'parent.'
Featured Guest:
Dr. Paul Sedlacek, Director and owner of the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains.

Topic #2:
It's a problem no one expects to have: Who gets the family pet when a couple divorces? Find out about Pet custody battles.
Featured Guests:
Dana Van Leuven, Family Law Attorney at the Law Office of David O'Sullivan of Morristown
David O'Sullivan, Family Law Attorney at the Law Office of David O'Sullivan

Show Information for April 28 & 29, 2012:
Topic #1:
They're the fastest breed you'll find in the world of canines, but they also make wonderful companions and great pets.
April is national Adopt-a-greyhound month, and because greyhounds are most often bred for racing, they are in a category all their own.
Featured guest:
Maria Lutz from Greyhound friends of New Jersey
TO ADOPT: 732-356-4370
Greyhound Friends of NJ

Topic #2:
Many pet owners know that getting your pet to cooperate for that perfect picture is not easy. This weekend's guest is an expert at getting animals to cooperate for the camera.
Tricia Rosenkilde, professional pet photographer and owner of Camerawork Studio.

SOME TIPS:
* Feed your pet first, they will be more relaxed.
* Use lots of treats and toys to get your pets attention. Hold them near the camera to get their attention.
* Don't be afraid to make lots of silly noises to catch your pet's attention!
* Get close! Shoot down at their level, for example sit down low or lie on the floor to take the photos.
* Try to shoot lots of facial close ups, having the face fill the frame.
* Use another person to help direct the pet's attention in a certain direction.

Show Information for April 7 & April 8, 2012:
Topic: Top 5 dental myths about your pet
Guest: Veterinary dentist Dr. Jan Bellows from Weston, Fla.
Guests: Patrick the dog who was abandoned in a trash chute in Newark just over a year ago and had made a great recovery Guest: Pat Scavelli, administrator from Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls Guest: Dr. Kate Palmer, Veterinarian

Topic: Adoptions
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center: 908-526-3330

Show Information for Mar. 31 & April 1, 2012:
Topic: Book, "From Wags to Riches: How Dogs Teach Us to Succeed in Business and Life"
Guest: Robert Vetere, Author and President, American Pet Products Association

Topic: Pet Obesity
Guest: Dr. Ken Werner, Werner Animal Hospital, Morris Plains
Guest: Debora Montgomery, Morris Animal Inn, Morristown

Topic: Adoptions
Guest: Monmouth County SPCA

Show Information for March 10 & 11, 2012:
Topic: Animals are often lost in the shuffle when a devastating crisis occurs. We'll talk to some people who run to their rescue.
Plus, a bit of the outback in our own backyard -- some Australian animals will be right here in our studio.

Featured Guests:
Heather Cammisa, President and CEO of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
Glen Taylor
St, 'Pawtrick's' Day Fundraiser
March 15, 7-11pm
The Publick House
111 Main St., Chester

Dr. Jeremy Goodman
Turtle Back Zoo

 

Show Information for March 3 & 4, 2012:

Topic: Dogs have personalities just like you and me -- we'll talk to an expert who finds out if they're hostile, happy, and everything in between.
And don't wait till your pet needs an emergency visit for a preventable problem. Find out what you need to know to prevent a medical emergency.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Mary Beth Morgan, Veterinarian with the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
Pia Silvani, Vice President of Training and Behavior at St. Hubert's animal Welfare Center in Madison.

Show Information for Feb. 25 & 26, 2012:
Topic: Feline Tooth Resorption More than half of all cats over 3 years of age will suffer from a dental condition called Tooth Resorption. It can be very painful and debilitating if it goes unnoticed.
Symptoms:
- Excessive salivation
- Bleeding in the mouth
- Difficulty eating
Guest:
Dr. Christopher Stancel from Ridgewood veterinary hospital
Trimline Recovery Collar

Topic: Spaying and neutering your pet not only helps to reduce the thousands of unwanted pets that end up in shelters each year, it can also benefit YOUR pet's health. Guest: Jane Guillaume, the Clinic Director at People for Animals
Mount Pleasant animal shelter in East Hanover: Frankie & Tulip - 973-386-0590

Show Information for Feb. 4 & 5, 2012:
Topic: Westminster Preview
Guest: David Frei, Co-Host, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Communications Director, Westminster Kennel Club

Topic: Animal Massage
Guest: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, Licensed Massage Therapist and Author

Topic: Adoptions
Guest: Monmouth County SPCA

Show Information for Jan. 28 & 29, 2012:
Topic: Essential Puppy Training
Guest: Greg Kleva, Dog Behavioral Therapist, Master Trainer, Bark Busters and Host, "It's A Dog's Life'" on Sirius XM's Martha Stewart Living Radio

Topic: Valentine's Gift Ideas
Guest: Dara Foster, Celebrity Pet Style Expert and President and Co-founder, Pup Style

Topic: Adoptions
Guest: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

Show Information for Jan. 21 & 22, 2012:
Topic: Book, "From Wags to Riches: How Dogs Teach Us to Succeed in Business and Life"
Guest: Robert Vetere, Author and President, American Pet Products Association

Topic: Pet Obesity
Guest: Dr. Ken Werner, Werner Animal Hospital, Morris Plains
Guest: Debora Montgomery, Morris Animal Inn, Morristown

Topic: Adoptions
Guest: Monmouth County SPCA

Show Information for Jan. 14 & 15, 2012:
Guest: Travis Gale, Eyes of the Wild Center and Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo

Topic: Nation's Youngest Franchisor
Guest: Jason and Steven Parker, Co-Founders, K-9 Resorts Daycare and Luxury Hotel, Fanwood

Topic: Adoptions

Guest: Jersey Animal Coalition

Show Information for Jan. 7 & 8, 2012:
Topic: Coping with Pet Loss
Guest: Deborah Antinori, Licensed Professional Counselor and Author, "Journey Through Pet Loss"
Pet Loss Audio
Guest: Donna Kahora, Friends of Nikki Pet Loss Support Group
732-246-2124
Monmouth County SPCA