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Robin Ganzert on Pet Life Radio

Robin chats with famed actress and animal advocate Alison Eastwood about what she’s looking for as a Hero Dog Awards judge and her love affair with rats. Then, Robin is joined by shoe designers Donald and Lisa Pliner, who have incorporated their beloved dog Babydoll in many of their shoe lines. Hear Babydoll’s inspiring tale and more on this week’s show!


Alison Eastwood

Alison Eastwood is an actress, film director and producer but most importantly an animal advocate. She grew up in Carmel,California where

she spent her childhood riding horses, which instilled a deep love and respect for animals and nature. She is an active member of several animal welfare organizations and donates her time fundraising and volunteering to help save animals. Alison has been actively involved in trying to ban the the killing of wild horses in Nevada and is also the spokesperson for Marine Animal Rescue of Los Angeles.She is spearheading their fundraising efforts to build a new marine mammal care center. She has also  been involved in fundraising for Chimp Haven, Farm Sanctuary, and Born Free.


Lisa & Donald J. Pliner

The Donald J Pliner Company has built a reputation for its innovative materials and quality craftsmanship in men's and women's luxury footwear and accessories. Since 1989, the brand has been known for the combination of fashion, fit and comfort that embodies every design.

Inspired by Energy. Drawn from Destinations. From the beaches of Miami to Metropolitan rooftops, the lights of Las Vegas and beyond, Donald J Pliner shoes, boots and accessories are infused with uniquely bold, colorful, modern styling influenced by a mix of evocative places both near and far away.

Donald J Pliner products are sold nationwide in select specialty stores and upscale department stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale's. The entire collection is also available at the company's six retail stores – Aventura, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, San Jose and on

Welcome to the World of Donald J Pliner.

After 15 years of marriage, Donald and Lisa Pliner launched their first collaborative footwear brand. The luxurious women's collection combines Donald's creative experience with Lisa's design intuition.

Donald & Lisa Signature couples European craftsmanship and exceptional styling with the bold and eclectic heritage of the Donald J Pliner brand. Husband and wife combine their talents to create world-class designs featuring exquisite materials and exclusive detailing.

The high-end collection is sold nationwide in select specialty and upscale department stores including Neiman Marcus. The entire collection is also available at the company's six retail locations – Aventura, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, San Jose and on