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Sam Ratcliffe-D'Arrigo on Pet Life Radio


Vegas Rock Dog Radio is a show all about pets, people, and pop culture. Sam 'The queen of rock 'n' roll dogs' covers all topics related to dogs, interview experts and celebrities, cover pet related events, host giveaways, and cover news, views, and info you can use all in one rocking' hour!

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Episode 53 - Big News In The Veterinarian World, Catnip Tips, and Anal Sac Disorder

There was big news in the veterinarian world this week. Mars one of the largest pet food manufacturers, purchase the VCA chain of vets. Learn why this could be problematic for pet parents. Do you know what catnip is and does? I found some great tips by Cat Obsessed. Anal Sac Disorder Not the loveliest of topics but nonetheless an important topic for pet parents. It was problematic for me with a British accent saying anal sacs. There's' a laugh in there.


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Episode 52 - Celebrating National Cat Day And A Trip To Dino Man's House

In today's show, we celebrate national cat day and provide you with some kitty cat feeding tips. We talk about our random trip to Dino Man's House and share Mr. Twix' Halloween safety tips. Enjoy the show.


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Episode 51 - Deaf Dogs Rock!

It's deaf dog awareness week with Bernard Lima-Chavez of Dog and His Boy. This show has it all, from how to train your deaf dog or transition a senior dog who is experiencing hearing loss, to advocacy groups, deaf dog myths, deaf dogs and street art, and most importantly celebrating deaf dogs! Join us, I know you're going to love Bernard.


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Episode 50 - Dog Cafes, Fear Free Vet Visits, and Why You Should Never Pet A Service Dog

In this show I delight in telling you about Dog Cafe in LA, explain how you can do your part in Fear Free vet visits, and why you should never pet a service dog.


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Episode 49 - The Animal Legal Defense Fund

Enjoy listening to my show with guest Stephen Wells, Executive Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives of animals through the legal system. ALDF accomplishes their mission by filing lawsuits to protect animals from harm and by providing free legal assistance and training for prosecutors. ALDF is also a resource for law students and professionals to advance in the emerging field of animal law. I know you'll find this show interesting and I hope you get behind this great organization. Enjoy the show.


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Episode 48 - Deaf Dogs Rock

Christina Lee the founder of Deaf Dogs Rock talks about why deaf dogs rock. Her personal experience of adopting a deaf dog led her to start a 501c3 organization to help other deaf dogs. Christina and her team have increased the adoption rate of deaf dogs, saved countless lives, and are a resource for anyone with a deaf dog or wanting to adopt their first deaf dog. You are going to love this show.


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Episode 47 - Paw-ternity Leave

Today I'm talking about paw-ternity leave. Have you ever heard of that or been fortunate enough to work for a company that offers it? It's Dog Bite Prevention Week, a time to educate and reduce the incidents of dog bites. Enjoy the show!


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Episode 46 - Go Cat Go

To quote Daniel 'DQ' Quagliozzi of Go Cat Go, 'Cats live in the meow'. DQ is a cat behavior consultant and founder of Go Cat Go. He's the man with an action plan and he's the 911 call you make when your cat starts thinking out of the litter box. Enjoy the show, Sam The Queen of Rock n Roll Dogs.


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Episode 45 - Harley's Hope

Cynthia Bullock founder and executive director of Harley's Hope Foundation is in the studio today. Get to know what her foundation is doing for pet parents and their pets, who find themselves in an emergency situation.


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Episode 44 - No Tail Left Behind

Jenny Lewis and her dog Pixel Blue Eyes share their message about the dangers of tail docking in dogs. No Tail Left Behind is an education and awareness campaign. Together Jenny and Pixel are spreading this important message, where their sole purpose is to help bring awareness to the suffering that dogs are enduring at the hands of tail docking.


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Episode 43 - Odie A Rock Star Dog With Over 30,000 Fans On Instagram

Odie of Odie's Eyes was back in the studio again with his mum Alicia Halloran. Alicia is an Animal Communicator at The Healing Habitat and Odie is her famous sidekick. Odie has no eyes and is an inspiration to other dogs without eyes.


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Episode 42 - Rachel Roberts-Levi Founder of One Family Animal Sanctuary

Meet Rachel Roberts-Levi, she runs her Las Vegas animal sanctuary with an artistic flair and tons of passion. It's a unique safe haven for animals with special needs. Join us in this inspiring conversation.


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Episode 41 - Rescuing & Returning Galgos to Their Rightful Place in Our Hearts

Tina Wales-Solera founder and owner of Galgos Del Sol calls in to the show from Spain. We revisit the progress she’s made in the last year with her Galgos rescue. The Galgo Español or Spanish greyhound is an ancient breed and a member of the sighthound family. Despite being called a “greyhound”, the Spanish Galgo is not closely related to the English or Irish Greyhound, the lineage of the two breeds being different.


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Episode 40 - The Neighbors

This week Sam and Jim talk about incidents with their neighbors and dogs, in and around the neighborhood and in the park.  Can you tell the difference between a squirrel and a chipmunk?  Also covered is a lip sync competition to benefit Noah's Animal House and much more!


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Episode 39 - Saving Today's Hedgehogs for Tomorrow's Generation

This week Sam and Jim chat with Joan Lockley, who has been running the West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue out of her home in Walsall, a town in the West Midlands of England, since 2002.  She estimates she’s cared for more than 5,000 of the little spiny creatures in what she calls her 'Hedgehog Hosprickal.'  She received an Animal Action Award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare in recognition of her work.


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Episode 38 - Tricks about Treats

Sam and Jim give tips and tricks to keep your pets safe this Halloween.  Other topics include pet appreciation day, dolphins and a lot more!


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Episode 37 - Dogtober

Sam and Jim talk about the latest goings-on in this month of Dogtober... er October!  From cat bites and mushrooms to TV's falling on pets and kids it's all here in one fun fall episode!


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Episode 36 - Beggin' For Magic

This week Sam chats with celebrity magician Murray SawChuck, discussing his fundraiser for animal rescue, Beggin' For Magic.  Beggin’ For Magic  was at Murray's Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood.  It's a variety show including Murray,  magicians Lefty, Ben Young and Mike Hammer, plus the gorgeous electric violinist Lydia Ansel and powerhouse singer Lorena Peril. There’s a two-fold benefit to rescuing a dog or any animal. You get unconditional love, and they get a new lease on life because of you! So adopt, don’t shop!


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Episode 35 - Help Your Dog Get a Doggone Grip!

Dr. Julie Buzby joins Sam this week to discuss animal quality of life and her health improving product for dogs (Toe Grips).


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Episode 34 - Tales from England

Sam and her husband Jim, chat about their recent trip to England, and summer safety tips for your dogs.


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Episode 33 - Healing Habitat

This week Sam's guests include Odie, Sam Raymond (foster parent), and animal communicator Alicia Halloran of Healing Habitat.  Alicia uses a combination of intuitive reading and healing to shine a neutral light on your relationship with your animal companion so that you can understand your pet.


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Episode 32 - Rockin' for Animals

Sam is rocking the studio this week with friend and partner in fundraising, Pam Webb, founder of Rockin 4 Rescues Fundraiser.  Also, Lara Mirkovich and Claire Golightly of The Churchill Foundation, Alice Goldstein of Alice Goldstein Entertainment, Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat, a representative of the Vegas Shepherd Rescue and singer Robert Hussey of the band Cyanide.


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Episode 31 - 80's Hairball Fundraiser

Fire up your hot tub time machine because we're going back to the 80's. Tease your mullet and practice your air guitar skills for a night of aquanet laced rock 'n' roll fun for animal rescue. Enjoy food, music, raffles, silent auction, and enter yourself into the air guitar playing contest.


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Episode 30 - Noah's Animal House

Sam talks to Staci Columbo Alonso, president of Noah's Animal House located in Las Vegas. Noah's Animal House is a veterinary & boarding sanctuary on the grounds of a domestic violence & crisis shelter. In an attempt to exercise power & control, the abuser threatens to harm or kill the family pet when the victim attempts to flee. In a national survey, 85% of women seeking safety in a domestic violence shelter reported pet abuse in their home.


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Episode 29 - A Puppy's New Home

This week Sam chats with author AJ Richards and artist Rayah Jaymes of  A Puppy's New Home and a series of educational books specifically for children.


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Episode 28 - Pet Dental Health Awareness Month

This week Sam talks about how to take care of your dog's teeth to keep them happy, healthy and smiling and more!


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Episode 27 - We Has Jas

American Idol Season 3 finalist Jasmine Trias and magician Ben Stone return for a doggone good time with Sam this week!  Game show!  Tune in!


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Episode 26 - Rock & Roll Fashion

In this episode Sam talks to her good friend Claire Jane Vranian from ICJUK, with cats Chanel and Cleveland and discuss what it's like to be owned by cats,  and cruelty free designing.


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Episode 25 - Keeping Your Pets Safe for the Holidays

This week Sam talks about the holidays and how to keep your pets safe!


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Episode 24 - Rockin 4 Rescues Fundraisers

Sam chats with Pam Webb founder and creator of Rockin 4 Rescues Fundraisers.  Her company specifically raises money for animals in need. Pam and her three dogs Mater, Sesi, and Shrimpy Doodle raise money through fundraisers and the sale of their products. To date they have raised thousands of dollars for many rescues and individual medical cases.


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Episode 23 - Every Boxer Loves Raymond

This week Sam talks to Sam Raymond of the Las Vegas Boxer Rescue.  Ask any boxer owner what boxers are like, and chances are you'll hear the word exuberant mentioned at least once. This is no mellow couch potato dog. Although boxers are less active than some dogs, they do best with owners who appreciate and can accommodate their natural exuberance and zest for life. If you're looking for a dog that will join you in a friendly wrestling match, the boxer is a perfect partner.


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Episode 22 - Rocktober

This week Sam is dancing with herself, and talking about Halloween, October events and goings-on, chlorophyll and much more!


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Episode 21 - Mind Your Manners

This week Sam chats with Zara Castine-Luu of Mind Your Manners Dog Training.  Mind Your Manners gives you the tools and training to turn your home into a happy home with your four-legged family!


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Episode 20 - Rocking Comedy's Crazy Jay

This week Samantha has a rocking' fun time with Crazy Jay from the Rocking Comedy Radio Show!  The Rocking Comedy Radio Show is a weekly Internet radio show featuring comedians, actors, bands, musicians and more, and voted the Best Podcast in Las Vegas by The Las Vegas Weekly.


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Episode 19 - Free The Mojave Dolphins

This week Sam welcomes Shelly, Cecelia and Jim from the group:  Free The Mojave Dolphins from The Mirage.  Free the Mojave Dolphins is a grass roots public awareness campaign started in January 2013. The movement began in Southern California, and they are now based out of Las Vegas, NV. They hold protests several times a year outside of the Mirage on Las Vegas Blvd, handing out leaflets to tourists and locals. They document the condition of the dolphins from inside the facility.


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Episode 18 - Paws to Talk

This week Sam welcomes Margo Ahlquist, founder of Paws To Talk. They chat about how she started her advice blog for pete parents, her life coaching services and a brand-new product called the Paws By Your Side Kit, helping grieving pet owners through a 21 day healing journey.


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Episode 17 - Menopause The Musical

This week Sam chats with cast members from Menopause The Musical in Las Vegas. Vita Corimbi and Laura Lee O'Connell talk about showbiz, giving back and of course their pets!


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Episode 16 - That Dog Dancing Guy

This week Sam chats with Kevin Newman, aka That Dog Dancing Guy from Melbourne, Australia.  Kevin is your go-to-guide for the world of Dances with Dogs, dog training, responsible pet ownership and animal welfare. Pet blogging with a down under twist! 


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Episode 15 - Dogs ID Tagged

This week Sam talks to Sandy Dillion of Dogs ID Tagged about the importance of ID tags.


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Episode 14 - Mark Bennick, Illusionist and Animal Lover

You have seen Mark Bennick on History Channel’s HIT show ‘Pawn Stars’ and ‘Showtime at The Apollo’. Now, direct from his 8 month contract at The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui he is back in Las Vegas to talk to Sam about magic and animals!


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Episode 13 - BlogPaws

This week Carol Bryant joins Sam to talk about all things Blog Paws. Blog Paws is the pet bloggers conference in Las Vegas May 8-10, 2014.


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Episode 12 - Animal Cops

This week Sam talks to Carolan Copley.  'Cops' is a long time friend and they talk about their experiences working with animals in show business.


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Episode 11 - Megadeth... Mega Fun with their Dogs

This week Sam discusses musical projects with Jeff Young, guitarist with Megadeth and singer Sherri Klein, including life with Megadeth, living in Las Vegas and their dogs Talula and Wolfy.


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Episode 10 - Spring Planting for Pet Safety

This week Sam talks to Barbara Juergens, member of UNCE Master Gardeners Las Vegas NV about spring planting for pet safety and pet friendly garden design ideas. 


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Episode 9 - Hands-on Healthcare

This week Sam talks to Dr Brandi Bradshaw and Dr Jobe Bradshaw about the benefits of chiropractic for you and your pets.


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Episode 8 - My Big Blonde Life

This week Sam is joined by Hannah Elisabeth, comedian, entertainer, rabble rouser, sex bob, and animal advocate to discuss the entertainment industry and Hanna's passion for animals and the No Kill Las Vegas movement.


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Episode 7 - That's Incred-A-Bull!

Sam welcomes Jessica Clemens, founder of the Incred-A-Bull Organization. They discuss one of the services offered by Incred-A-Bull and that is their Owner Support program. They understand that sometimes even the most well intended dog owner finds themselves in need of a little help. Help in keeping dogs with their families is the goal of their Owner Support. Through this program they assist dog owners with basic supplies such as food, collars, leashes and dog houses.


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Episode 6 - The Dog Mistress of Dog Style

Geralynn Cada is the owner of GC Unleashed and is so much more than a dog trainer she’s a leadership trainer for pet owners. My interview with Geralynn covers the assessment of my new rescue dog Mr Twix and a five step series to better your communication and bond with your pets. The assessment took place at the brand new and very swanky Luxe Pet Hotel in Las Vegas.  


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Episode 5 - All That Jas

Sam welcomes Season 3 American Idol finalist Jasmine Trias and singer, songwriter and comedy magician Ben Stone.  They discuss their careers, their love of animals and lending their talents to charitable events for people and pets.


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Episode 4 - Little White Dog Company

Sam chats with Kristen Corral,  founder of the Little White Dog Co.  At Little White Dog Co. they hope to inspire a love of all animals through their IPTouch Massage, Pet Sitting and many other Services.  They know that your pets are part of the family and they treat them as such. Most people think of Dogs and Cats when they think of  family pets but they have experience with a variety of other pets like birds, reptiles, etc.


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Episode 3 - Pet Insurance

In this episode Sam talks about pet insurance and breeds that fit your lifestyle. 


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Episode 2 - The Importance of the TNR Program for Free Roaming and Feral Cats and Why the Trap Neuter Release Program Works

Keith Williams Founder and Director of C5, the Community Cat Coalition of Clark County in the state of Nevada.


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Episode 1 - The Year 2013 in Review

The year 2013 in review, Sam's favorite products from 2013, her predictions for 2014 and what she'll be up to in the new year.


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