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: OCTOBER 7, 2017

TOPIC: DOG WALK OF THE DEAD

Halloween is just around the corner and you and your furry friends are invited to join in on all the scary fun in Sussex County.

FEATURED GUESTS: EVENT ORGANIZER ANTHONY MUZIKAR AND DEBBIE KOWALCHUK WITH ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE (OSCAR)

LINKS:
http://www.dogwalkofthedead.com/
http://www.oscaranimalrescue.org/

AIR DATES: OCTOBER 1, 2017 AND OCTOBER 8, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

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

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

TOPIC: PAWS IN THE PARK

The Paws in the Park festival returns to Passaic County for another year. 

We get the details on this annual event.

FEATURED GUESTS: SERGEANT LOWELL FORBES AND K9 OFFICER EMME WITH THE PASSAIC COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND PASSAIC COUNTY FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR SANDI LAZZARA

LINK: http://passaiccountynj.org/pawsinthepark

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: DORIA MELENDEZ WITH BERGEN COUNTY RESCUE AND PROTECT

LINK: http://www.bcrescues.org/

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

TOPIC: RIVERS EDGE HORSE RESCUE

The Newton-based animal sanctuary aims to help abused, abandoned and unwanted horses.  We learn more about how the organization gives back to animals in need.

FEATURED GUESTS: FOUNDER DIANE ROMANO-POTOCKI AND VETERINARIAN DR. NANCY FRANTZ SHAY, MVB

LINK: https://www.riversedgehorserescue.org/

AIR DATE:  SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

TOPIC: SINGER GLORIA GATOR'S ANIMAL RESCUE WORK

Gloria Gaynor is best known for hit songs like "I Will Survive,” but the music sensation is also using her voice to support animals.

VIDEO: Newark-born singer Gloria Gaynor discusses her animal rescue work

LINK: http://iwillsurvive.org/

AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 AND SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

LINK: https://monmouthcountyspca.org/

AIR DATES: SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 AND SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

TOPIC: JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM

African Penguins and Horseshoe Crabs stop by our studio today. 

We learn more about these special creatures.

FEATURED GUESTS: STAFF MEMBERS NICOLE GINSBURG AND KERRY ANDERSON WITH JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM

LINK: https://jenkinsons.com/aquarium/

AIR DATES: AUGUST 27, 2017 AND SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: ACTING DIRECTOR LIZ MORGAN AND SAMANTHA SIKKERBOL WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER 

LINKS:
http://montclairanimalshelter.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MontclairAnimalShelter/

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
 
TOPIC: MORRISTOWN DELI (PET-FRIENDLY CAFÉ)

Usually you have to leave your furry friends at home, but not at Morristown Deli and Restaurant. They cater to your pets too.

FEATURED GUESTS: RESTAURANT CO-OWNER BRITTANY MAROWITZ AND REGULAR CUSTOMER TAMMY BERGER
 
LINK: http://morristowndeli.com/outsidecafe.html

AIR DATES: AUGUST 13, 2017 AND AUGUST 20, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: VOLUNTEERS CHANTAL SMITH AND AMANDA NOLAU WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER (FOLAS)

LINK: http://folas.org/

AIR DATES: AUGUST 19, 2017 AND AUGUST 26, 2017
 
TOPIC: HEAT AND PETS

Summer is a great time to get out and about with your furry friends, but there are some potential dangers that could come up if you're not careful.
 
FEATURED GUEST: DR. LAURA O’SULLIVAN, VMD WITH MEDIA VETERINARY HOSPITAL
 
LINK: http://www.mediavethosp.com

AIR DATES: JULY 30, 2017 AND AUGUST 6, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: TOM KEYSER AND STEW CUTLER WITH RAMAPO-BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE

LINK: https://rbari.org/

AIR DATES: AUGUST 5, 2017 AND AUGUST 12, 2017

TOPIC: REBUILDING WARRIORS

Military members suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury are getting some help thanks to Rebuilding Warriors.  The non-profit organization provides service dogs to our nation's heroes.

FEATURED GUESTS: VICE-PRESIDENT JEFF MULLINS, MARKETING DIRECTOR NANCY MULLINS AND RETIRED ARMY SERGEANT SHAUN O’BRIEN

LINK: http://www.rebuildingwarriors.com/

AIR DATE: JULY 23, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

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

LINK: http://njshelter.org/
 

AIR DATES: JULY 22, 2017 AND JULY 29, 2017
 
TOPIC: WEDDING SERVICES WITH YOUR DOG

Are you getting married and want to include your four-legged friends in the wedding? We explain how it's possible.
 
FEATURED GUESTS: DIRECTOR OF PET CARE OPERATIONS KRISTEN HEDDERICH AND DEBORAH MONTGOMERY WITH MORRIS ANIMAL INN AND NEW BRIDE JESS MATLESKY-GROOMS
 
LINK: https://www.morrisanimalinn.com/


AIR DATE: JULY 16, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

LINK: https://monmouthcountyspca.org/


AIR DATES: JULY 8, 2017 AND JULY 15, 2017
 
TOPIC: THE SEEING EYE PROGRAM

Some special dogs are helping the visually-impaired in New Jersey. It takes training, hard work and a lot of help from students at Cedar Hill Elementary in Montville Township.
 
FEATURED GUESTS: PRINCIPAL DR. MICHAEL RAJ, VOLUNTEER PUPPY RAISER BONNIE DICOLA AND STUDENTS KENDALL KABBASH AND ELYSA IANNUZZELLI
 
LINKS: http://www.seeingeye.org/

https://www.montville.net/

AIR DATE: JULY 9, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT'S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

LINK: https://www.sthuberts.org/


AIR DATE: JULY 2, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

LINK: https://monmouthcountyspca.org/

AIR DATES: JUNE 24, 2017 AND JULY 1, 2017
 
TOPIC: SPACE FARMS
 
Where can you find hundreds of different wild animals all in one place? Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Sussex is the answer. We learn more about Grey Fox Kits, Woodchuck and Raccoon Pups and the Anglo-Nubian Goat.
 
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND ZOOLOGIST LORI SPACE DAY WITH SPACE FARMS
 
LINK: https://www.spacefarms.com

AIR DATES: JUNE 18, 2017 AND JUNE 25, 2017
 
TOPIC: PET ADOPTION
 
FEATURED GUESTS: MEGAN SUMMERS AND KELLY POLOCEK WITH OSCAR (ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE)
 
LINK: http://www.oscaranimalrescue.org

AIR DATE: JUNE 17, 2017

TOPIC: DOGS AND GARDENING

Got a green thumb? It may seem impossible to keep your furry friends from tearing up your garden, but taking the right steps can help you keep your greens intact.

FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST NANCY LAWSON

LINK: http://www.humanegardener.com/

AIR DATE: JUNE 10, 2017

TOPIC: WILDLIFE AND GARDENING

Curious wildlife and your furry friends can peacefully co-exist in your garden.  How is that possible?  Our expert guest explains.
          
FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST NANCY LAWSON

LINK: http://www.humanegardener.com/

AIR DATE: JUNE 4, 2017 AND JUNE 11, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: ACTING DIRECTOR LIZ MORGAN WITH MONTCLAIR ANIMAL SHELTER

LINK: http://montclairanimalshelter.blogspot.com/


AIR DATE:  JUNE 3, 2017

TOPIC: SAFE HAVEN RABBIT RESCUE

Bunnies can make great additions to the family, but they require a lot of work and care like any other pet.

FEATURED GUESTS: KAREN AUGUSTYNOWICZ WITH SAFE HAVEN RABBIT RESCUE AND METEOROLOGIST MICHELE POWERS

LINK: http://www.safehavenrr.org/


AIR DATE:  MAY 27, 2017

TOPIC: ANIMAL RESCUE-ADOPT-A-THON

The Animal Rescue Adopt-A-Thon returns for another year.  The goal is to find loving homes for some special dogs, cats, birds and even horses.

FEATURED GUESTS: EVENT ORGANIZER GINA SCHNELLER AND AMANDA WILKENS WITH MAMA'S-GONA RESCUE 

LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/events/358752387829860/
http://www.mamasgonarescue.com/


AIR DATE: MAY 20, 2017 AND MAY 27, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: AMANDA CUKIER AND RAQUEL REBELO WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER (FOLAS)

LINK: http://folas.org/


AIR DATES: APRIL 23, 2017 AND APRIL 30, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: DANIELLE MANIA WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

LINK: https://www.sthuberts.org/ 


AIR DATES: APRIL 22, 2017 AND APRIL 29, 2017

TOPIC: BARNYARD SANCTUARY

Farm animals in need of a new forever home can find it at the Barnyard Sanctuary.  The sanctuary has rescued nearly 3,000 animals since opening its doors in 2007.  We meet some of the special ones living out their days in Blairstown.

FEATURED GUEST: FOUNDING DIRECTOR TAMALA LESTER WITH BARNYARD SANCTUARY

LINK: http://barnyardsanctuary.org/ 


AIR DATEAPRIL 16, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: JILL LIVINGSTON WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

LINK: http://monmouthcountyspca.org/  


AIR DATE:  APRIL 15, 2017

TOPIC: ANIMAL ENERGY HEALING

Have you heard of energy work?  It aims to balance energy systems in the body.  The method has been widely used on humans, but it can also be administered on pets too.

FEATURED GUEST: CERTIFIED ANIMAL MASSAGE EXPERT AND ENERGY PRACTITIONER ANNE ANGELO WITH INUITIVE TOUCH ANIMAL CARE

LINK: http://www.intuitivetouchanimalcare.com/ 


AIR DATE:  APRIL 9, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: SCOTT CRAWFORD WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

LINK: http://monmouthcountyspca.org/ 


AIR DATE:  APRIL 8, 2017

TOPIC: ANIMAL MASSAGE

Love a good massage?  It's been known to help reduce stress and pain, while aiding in muscle recovery and helping improve various health ailments.  You may not know that your pet can also benefit from massage.

FEATURED GUEST: CERTIFIED ANIMAL MASSAGE EXPERT AND ENERGY PRACTITIONER ANNE ANGELO WITH INUITIVE TOUCH ANIMAL CARE

LINK: http://www.intuitivetouchanimalcare.com/ 


AIR DATES: MARCH 25, 2017 AND APRIL 1, 2017

TOPIC: SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE ANIMALS

Six Flags Great Adventure is not just known for thrill rides and live entertainment, animal lovers will also love the Jackson theme park's Safari Off-Road Adventure. What do you though when you can't go to Six Flags?  You bring the fun here.

FEATURED GUEST: ANIMAL CARE SUPERVISORS STACI WHEELER AND ALICIA CHEBRA WITH SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE

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


AIR DATES: MARCH 26, 2017 AND APRIL 2, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: ADOPTION COORDINATOR DONNA BUCCELLATO WITH RESCUE HAVEN FOUNDATION

LINK: https://rescuehaven.org/


AIR DATES: MARCH 12, 2017 AND MARCH 19, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

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

LINK: http://njshelter.org/


AIR DATES: MARCH 11, 2017 AND MARCH 18, 2017

TOPIC: KELLAR CANINE ACADEMY

You may not realize how many new skills and tricks you can teach your dog if you have the right training.  The owner of Kellar’s Canine Academy in Saddle Brook shows us how to make your pooch an agility star.

FEATURED GUEST: OWNER JODI KELLAR JACKSON WITH KELLAR’S CANINE ACADEMY

LINK: http://kellarscanineacademy.com/


AIR DATES: FEBRUARY 25, 2017 AND MARCH 4, 2017

TOPIC: SPACE FARMS ANIMALS

Space Farms Zoo and Museum is home to more than 500 wild animals.  What do you get when a rooster, hedgehog and a couple of snakes drop by our station?  A whole lot of furry fun.

FEATURED GUEST: AUTHOR LORI SPACE DAY

LINK: https://www.spacefarms.com/


AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2017 AND MARCH 5, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: VOLUNTEER DIANE PETRUZZELLI WITH MONMOUTH CO. SPCA

LINK: http://monmouthcountyspca.org/


AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 18, 2017

TOPIC: ROSCOE THE BED BUG DOG

Where's Roscoe?  The answer is usually working, but the bed bug-sniffing dog recently stopped by our studios.
We're going to learn what goes into training this very special pooch.

FEATURED GUEST: ROSCOE AND KEVIN MACFIE WITH BELL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

LINK: http://bell-environmental.com/wheres-roscoe/roscoe-the-bed-bug-dog/


AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 18, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: AMANDA CUKIER AND MELISSA SNELL WITH FRIENDS OF LINDEN ANIMAL SHELTER

LINK: http://folas.org/


AIR DATES: JANUARY 29, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 5, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: DEBBIE KOWALCHUCK WITH ONE STEP CLOSER ANIMAL RESCUE (OSCAR)

LINK: http://www.oscaranimalrescue.org/


AIR DATES: JANUARY 28, 2017 AND FEBRUARY 4, 2017

TOPICS: WESTMINSTER DOG AND AGILITY SHOW

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show returns for its 141st year.
We get a sneak peek at what to expect at the annual competition and what’s new with the agility category this year.

FEATURED GUEST: DAVID HELMING WITH WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB

LINK: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/


AIR DATES: JANUARY 15, 2017 AND JANUARY 22, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUESTS: ANNEMARIE ALBERTA AND KAREN SCOTT WITH NEW BEGINNINGS ANIMAL RESCUE

LINK: http://www.newbeginningsanimalrescuenj.org/


AIR DATE: JANUARY 21, 2017

TOPIC: EQUINE RABIES

Equine rabies is a very real risk for horses.  What type of effect does it have and what steps should owners take when they believe they're horses are infected?  Our expert guest breaks down the disease.

FEATURED GUEST: DR. RICHARD ZINN JR., DVM WITH RAMAPO VALLEY EQUINE SERVICES

LINK: http://www.naarv.org/richard-zinn-jr-dvm


AIR DATE: JANUARY 14, 2017

TOPIC: EQUINE WEST NILE VIRUS

West Nile Virus doesn't just affect people; our four-legged friends can get it too.  What happens when a horse becomes infected and how is the virus treated?  Our expert guest has the answers.

FEATURED GUEST: DR. RICHARD ZINN JR., DVM WITH RAMAPO VALLEY EQUINE SERVICES

LINK: http://www.naarv.org/richard-zinn-jr-dvm


AIR DATES: JANUARY 1, 2017 AND JANUARY 8, 2017

TOPIC: PET ADOPTION

FEATURED GUEST: NORA PARKER WITH ST. HUBERT’S ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER

LINK: https://www.sthuberts.org/


AIR DATE: JANUARY 7, 2017

TOPIC: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PET BEHAVIORS

Your furry friend has suddenly become obsessed with barking, tail chasing, pacing and excessive digging.  Why is your pet exhibiting these behaviors and what can be done to solve the problem?
Our expert guest has the answers.

FEATURED GUEST: BARK BUSTERS MASTER TRAINER GREG KLEVA

LINKS: http://www.barkbusters.com/dog-training-bergen-county
http://dogtrainingnjnorth.com/

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