Dog Words

Rosie Fund

Each episode explores the world of dog care and companionship. Dog Words is presented by Rosie Fund, a charitable foundation with the mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life. “We save each other.” is the motto of Rosie Fund which simply means, “The more we do for dogs, the more they do for us, and they already do a lot.”

0319: Bar K St. Louis with Leib Dodell
Sep 14 2022
0319: Bar K St. Louis with Leib Dodell
Bar K Dog Bar co-founder Leib Dodell takes us on a tour of the fabulous St. Louis location. Use the Park Wayfinder Map to follow along as Leib walks me through the facility. Learn more about this unique dog park at BarKDog.com. Dog Words’ Amazing Dog Park & People Bar! tour on YouTube.Build Trybe is part of a mentorship community that builds health and independence by empowering youth with employable skills. Learn more at BuildTrybe.com.St. Louis distillery StilL 630 takes pride in their flavorful, well-balanced, and extremely high quality whiskey, bourbon, rum, and gin. Learn more at StilL630.com.Kansas City Art Institute provides a rigorous, diverse curriculum and an immersive studio experience for students who are passionate about the realization of their ideas. Learn more at kcai.edu.Cbabi Bayoc is an internationally-known visual artist and illustrator residing in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn more at cbabibayoc.com.From the Dog Words archives:0101: The History & Future of Bar K Dog Bar with Dave Hensley0111: Bar K Dog Bar Faces COVID-19 with Leib Dodell0204: Bar K Dog Bar Expansion with Leib DodellOn AmazonSmile:Movo Edge-DI-Duo Wireless Lavalier MicsDocking Extenders Connector for iPhoneGet ready for the spooky season with our “All the Tricks, All the Treats, All the Dogs” shirts from our Bonfire store. Orders begin shipping October 6.You can also support our mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life with a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Rosie Fund social media:Facebook.com/rosiefundInstagram.com/rosiefundYouTube.com/rosiefundMusic for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0318: Abstract Thinking in Dogs with Dr. Ellen Furlong
Aug 31 2022
0318: Abstract Thinking in Dogs with Dr. Ellen Furlong
Our favorite cognitive behavior researcher Dr. Ellen Furlong returns to discuss dogs and abstract thinking.Learn more about Dr. Furlong and her work at EllenFurlong.com.Futurity.org features the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In Dogs Can “Think Back” and Form Abstract Concepts the researchers looked at dogs’ memories of their own recently performed actions to determine if they could voluntarily think back to what they had just been doing and reproduce those actions.Peaches on Rosie Fund’s YouTube channel:Dog Doing HomeworkFrom the Dog Words archives:0147: Dog Behaviorist Dr. Ellen Furlong0210: The Self-awareness of Dogs with Dr. Ellen FurlongSupport our mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life with a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Rosie Fund social media:Facebook.com/rosiefundInstagram.com/rosiefundYouTube.com/rosiefundMusic for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0313: Dog Foster and Social Media with Chris Wengert
Jun 22 2022
0313: Dog Foster and Social Media with Chris Wengert
KC Pet Project Foster Engagement Coordinator Chris Wengert introduces us to social media sensations Bella, Chloe May, and King Tut.Videos:Bella — Chocolate Lab Spent 130 Days At The Shelter - Videos | The Dodo— Chocolate Lab Growls At Her Foster Until… | The Dodo Foster Diaries - YouTubeChloe May — This Dog's Story Is Pure Christmas Magic | The Dodo Foster Diaries - YouTubeKing Tut — Foster Pittie Has A Very Specific Morning Routine | The Dodo Foster DiariesChris Wengert on Social Media:TikTok.com/@chris_foster_friendsInstagram.com/chris_foster_friendsLearn more about fostering at KCPetProject.org.Thank you to ThePopularPets.com for featuring Phil on Father’s Day in Amazing Pet Dads: Heartwarming Father’s Day Pet Stories to Celebrate Pet Dads. Check out author and founder of the website Kendra Clark’s episode in the Dog Words archives from last December.Support our mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life with a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Rosie Fund social media:Facebook.com/rosiefundInstagram.com/rosiefundYouTube.com/rosiefundMusic for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0312: Farm Dog of the Year with Terri Moore
Jun 8 2022
0312: Farm Dog of the Year with Terri Moore
American Farm Bureau Federation’s’ Vice President of Communications Terri Moore tells us how they find the Farm Dog of the Year. See video of last year’s winner here.Check out more great videos on their YouTube channel, including Sustainability on a Dairy Farm: It's Just What We Do.American Farm Bureau Federation onlineFB.orgFacebook.com/FarmBureauTwitter.com/FarmBureauInstagram.com/FarmBureauYouTube.com/user/FarmBureauTVLinkedIn.com/company/american-farm-bureau-federationSpeaking of farm dogs, our interview with Caryn Miller from Mo-Kan Border Collie Rescue is one of the most popular Dog Words episodes. That episode’s page also has links to Rosie Fund YouTube videos of her Border Collies at work.From the Dog Words archives:0128: Border Collies with Caryn MillerDog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1. Support our mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life with a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Rosie Fund social media:Facebook.com/rosiefundInstagram.com/rosiefundYouTube.com/rosiefundMusic for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0311: Imagine FURever Ranch with Debbie Mullikin and Cindi Wood
May 25 2022
0311: Imagine FURever Ranch with Debbie Mullikin and Cindi Wood
Volunteers Debbie Mullikin and Cindi Wood tell us about Imagine FURever Ranch, an open, couch-filled space for senior dogs to call home until they get their FURever homes. Don’t miss Woofstock on June 10 and the One Year Celebration Gala on August 27. More information is on their event page at ImagineFUReverRance.org. Please follow this organization on Facebook.com/ImagineFUReverRanchFrom the Dog Words archives:0103: Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary with Russell Clothier0114: Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary Adapts to a PandemicDog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1. Support our mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life with a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Rosie Fund social media:Facebook.com/rosiefundInstagram.com/rosiefundYouTube.com/rosiefundMusic for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0309: Betty White's The Pet Set with Darren Wadyko
Apr 27 2022
0309: Betty White's The Pet Set with Darren Wadyko
Television producer and distributor Darren Wadyko shares his story of working with beloved animal advocate Betty White and the quest to recover episodes of her show The Pet Set.Support Rosie Fund or the charity of your choice by ordering the box set at AmazonSmile. You can also watch episode 1 for free on Amazon Prime Video.Watch promos for Betty White’s Smartest Animals on Vimeo.Episode 1Episode 2Betty White’s The Pet Set online:BettyWhitesPetSet.netFacebookInstagramActors and Others for Animals is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of animals.The Doris Day Animal Foundation was founded in 1978 by Doris Day with a mission to help animals and the people who love them.From the Dog Words archives:0144: Senior but Sassy Peaches Delight with Dawn Hatterman0210: The Self-awareness of Dogs with Dr. Ellen Furlong0307: Hugo Coffee Roasters with Claudia McMullinSupport animal welfare groups by shopping at Hugo.coffee. Any Betty’s Brew purchase, including the “For the Love of Betty” gift pack, doubles your gift to Hugo Coffee Roasters’ Partner of the Week while honoring the memory of beloved animal advocate, Betty White.It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our dear sweet Peaches Delight. We feel so blessed to have been able to sit with her in the sun and hold her in our arms as she passed peacefully. Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Riley and Lap of Love for the sensitivity and support they provided during this difficult time.Visit the Rosie Fund YouTube channel for a brief video of Peaches living her best life on her final family trip last October.Dog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1.Support our mission to provide humans with the resources and education they need to give senior and harder-to-adopt dogs a better life with a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebo
0308: Lucy v Leawood with Katie Barnett
Apr 13 2022
0308: Lucy v Leawood with Katie Barnett
Attorney Katie Barnett from Barnett Law Office shares the saga of Leawood, Kansas City Council’s campaign against dogs like Lucy. Honestly, this is not a good look for Leawood and the people who’ve been elected to run the city. We welcome any and all Leawood council members who would like to present their side of this story to come on Dog Words for equal time. Anyone who runs for city council in Leawood is also welcome as a guest to share their position on breed specific legislation and any other issues.Contact Dog Words via the RosieFund.org contact form.Game Dog Guardian believes a better life for dogs starts with a better life for people, and that a better life for people can be advanced through the human canine bond.From the Dog Words archives:121: Breed Specific Legislation with Katie and Anthony Barnett0127: Socio Economic Underpinnings of Breed Specific Legislation0107: Dogs + Yoga = Doga with Jesse Shroyer0307: Hugo Coffee Roasters with Claudia McMullinPeaches’s bucket list visit to Bar K for Doga is on Rosie Fund’s YouTube Channel.Follow Bar K Dog Bar on Facebook or visit their BarKDogBar.com to stay up to date on Doga, including special pop-ups.Dog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1.Make a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Music for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0307: Hugo Coffee Roasters with Claudia McMullin
Mar 30 2022
0307: Hugo Coffee Roasters with Claudia McMullin
Founder and CEO of Hugo Coffee Roasters, Claudia McMullin, tells us why she loves Mondays, how she is helping animal welfare nonprofits across the country, and how you can, too, while drinking delicious coffee from a stylish mug.Support animal welfare groups by shopping at Hugo.coffee. Any Betty’s Brew purchase, including the “For the Love of Betty” gift pack, doubles your gift to Hugo Coffee Roasters’ Partner of the Week while honoring the memory of beloved animal advocate, Betty White. Also, if you love animals, coffee, and certainly if you love both, check out the coffee and dog blog, Dog Tails.Best of KC launches with nominations opening Monday, April 4. Nominations are open through April 22. Readers can nominate once a day. Dog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1.Our Bonfire.com campaign has been extended thanks to the many orders we’ve received. Peaches Delight’s “Be a Royal Delight” t-shirt is just one of the many options for sale.Make a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or one of our affiliates like BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Music for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0306: BestyBnB with Zoë Agnew-Svoboda and Andy Bond
Mar 16 2022
0306: BestyBnB with Zoë Agnew-Svoboda and Andy Bond
Director of Engagement and Program Development Zoe Agnew-Svoboda and Co-founder Andy Bond from BestyBnB.com talk about how providing a safe place for pets is helping domestic violence shelters give peace of mind and support to survivors of abuse.From the Dog Words archives:0302: Synergy Services with Kim Ellis-Shaw0207: Kansas City Animal Services with April Moore0304: Sarah Chauncey Discusses  Loss, Grief, and Hope0214: Pet Hospice with Dr. Shea CoxLap of Love veterinary hospice & in-home euthanasia.In-home Pet Euthanasia Directory for hospice, palliative care, pain management, acupuncture & alternative medicine and euthanasia.Dog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1.Make a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or buying a t-shirt at Bonfire.com. Also check out our page on BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Music for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.
0304: Author Sarah Chauncey
Feb 16 2022
0304: Author Sarah Chauncey
Author Sarah Chauncey discusses  loss, grief, and hope. Her book, P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna is a thoughtful and helpful gift for anyone dealing with the loss of an animal they love or even in anticipation of that event if it is an ill or aging pet. Sarah Chauncey online:SarahChauncey.comLivingTheMess.comMoreThanTuna.comP.S. I Love You More Than Tuna on AmazonSmile or go here.From the Dog Words archives:0239: Gary Lezak Returns0233: Eric Gilbert, The KC Dog Guy0214: Pet Hospice with Dr. Shea CoxTim Harford’s TED Talk addresses Trial, error and the God complex.Dog Words is a finalist in two categories for Best of KC ‘22, Kansas City magazine’s annual poll to recognize the best KC has to offer. Please vote for us as Best Local Podcast in the City Life category and in the Arts & Culture category at Vote.KansasCityMag.com. Poll closes on June 10. Vote once per category per day. Winners will be announced in print in the August issue and online on August 1.Make a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or buying a t-shirt at Bonfire.com. Also check out our page on BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Music for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com. Join The Wires as they explore new music on their show Sound Currents.