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Join Jamie Damato Migdal for a weekly look at the business of working with pets. She'll be talking to industry professionals, animal advocates, thought leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs about how they live and work with, and for, companion animals. The pet industry is booming, and there are tens of thousands of jobs available across all sectors of the market. Jamie will be talking to everyone from CEO's of multi-million dollar national chains to mid-life career changers; animal welfare volunteers and professionals to independent business owners to get their professional and personal perspectives on the passion that drives them to work in the pet industry.

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Join Jamie Damato Migdal for a weekly look at the business of working with pets. She'll be talking to industry professionals, animal advocates, thought leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs about how they live and work with, and for, companion animals. The pet industry is booming, and there are tens of thousands of jobs available across all sectors of the market. Jamie will be talking to everyone from CEO's of multi-million dollar national chains to mid-life career changers; animal welfare volunteers and professionals to independent business owners to get their professional and personal perspectives on the passion that drives them to work in the pet industry.

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By 101 Reasons Why - May 02 2019
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My beaver Lucky is the only beaver on Earth with perfect teeth, not dopey buck teeth like the other beavers have (take, for example, my buddy Boyd’s beaver Bub). I have made good money thanks to Lucky—neighbors (even Bub) and total strangers line up to see Lucky and his Charming Chompers®️. Lucky is a keeper!

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3 Ratings
Average Ratings
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🍀🐝ver = 💵

By 101 Reasons Why - May 02 2019
Read more
My beaver Lucky is the only beaver on Earth with perfect teeth, not dopey buck teeth like the other beavers have (take, for example, my buddy Boyd’s beaver Bub). I have made good money thanks to Lucky—neighbors (even Bub) and total strangers line up to see Lucky and his Charming Chompers®️. Lucky is a keeper!
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Pets Mean Business on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

Latest release on May 24, 2018

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Rank #1: Pets Mean Business - Episode 14 Veronica Boutelle: Dedication is Not Enough: The Importance of Both Financial and Emotional Support for Pet Business Owners

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Jamie talks to Veronica Boutelle about the changing nature of the pet industry, and how dog*tec supports pet industry business owners and entrepreneurs by helping them to set up their businesses in a financially and emotionally sustainable way.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Veronica Boutelle: Dedication is Not Enough: The Importance of Both Financial and Emotional Support for Pet Business Owners on Pet Life Radio.

Aug 27 2015

38mins

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Rank #2: Pets Mean Business - Episode 18 Susan Briggs: Education, Professionalization, and Certification in the Pet Industry

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Jamie talks to Susan Briggs, founder of Crystal Canine and one of the Dog Gurus, about being a pet industry educator, business owner, and consultant, and the strides being made by the PACCC to bring independent testing and certification to pet care services.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Susan Briggs: Education, Professionalization, and Certification in the Pet Industry on Pet Life Radio.

Oct 27 2015

37mins

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Rank #3: Pets Mean Business - Episode 40 Dion Leonard: Finding Gobi, and Finding Himself

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Dustin talks to ultra-marathoner, author, and dog lover Dion Leonard about the fateful day in the desert when he first met Gobi, how they bonded during the race, and the moment he finally fell for her. They also talk about the terrible days when Gobi was missing in Urumqi, and how their joyful reunion and unshakeable connection became a symbol of hope and inspiration for people all over the world. Their book, “Finding Gobi”, comes out in the U.S. in June 2017.

Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dion Leonard: Finding Gobi, and Finding Himself on Pet Life Radio.

Jun 09 2017

26mins

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Rank #4: Pets Mean Business - Episode 41 Nicole Morris: Passion is Alive in Corporate America... How One Woman Followed Her Heart to a Big Job in a Big Company

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Jamie talks to Nicole Morris of PetSmart about her passion filled career trajectory. They’ll discuss the learning track at the PetSmart Grooming Academy as well as the pros of working in a big company. This is a don’t miss episode as Jamie gets real about her opinion of starting a career at PetSmart.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Nicole Morris: Passion is Alive in Corporate America... How One Woman Followed Her Heart to a Big Job in a Big Company on Pet Life Radio.

Jun 30 2017

32mins

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Rank #5: Pets Mean Business - Episode 15 Denise Theobald: Taking a Passion for Pet Massage to the Next Level

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Jamie talks to Denise Theobald about how she turned the power of touch into two thriving businesses, and how she has taken canine massage into the broader pet community through outreach and the career training programs at the Chicago School of Canine Massage.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Denise Theobald: Taking a Passion for Pet Massage to the Next Level on Pet Life Radio.

Sep 16 2015

39mins

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Rank #6: Pets Mean Business - Episode 23 Jun Yun: On the Art and Philosophy of Grooming

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Jamie talks to Jun the Groomer about how he became a groomer and developed a safer, kinder, and more effective process and philosophy for working with dogs and their humans. They also talk about how he shares his passion for grooming with the world through his blog, social media, and education.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Jun Yun: On the Art and Philosophy of Grooming on Pet Life Radio.

Mar 23 2016

36mins

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Rank #7: Pets Mean Business - Episode 21 Fiona Robertson: The Journey of a [Formerly] Reluctant Entrepreneur

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Jamie talks to Fiona Robertson of Newflands Hoki Oil about how a quest to help a beloved pet with medical problems live a better life turned into an award-winning product and international company.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Fiona Robertson: The Journey of a [Formerly] Reluctant Entrepreneur on Pet Life Radio.

Jan 22 2016

33mins

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Rank #8: Pets Mean Business - Episode 43 Mike Linville: It's All About Marketing

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Jamie talks to Mike Linville of Black Dog Marketing about the challenges of working with small businesses, helping pet companies be more agile with their marketing, and the things that drive him as a biz owner and entrepreneur. Bonus: top tips for updating your marketing plan, and fireworks!

Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Mike Linville: It's All About Marketing on Pet Life Radio.

Jul 26 2017

43mins

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Rank #9: Pets Mean Business - Episode 27 Jennifer Whaley: How Self-Awareness Can Help Grow your Business (Even Without a Formal Business Plan)

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In this episode, Jamie talks to Jennifer Whaley, owner of Fetch Portraits, about her experiences as a business owner and how she developed the Pose-a-Pet app to help increase the placement of adoptable companion animals. She also talks about the life choices (as part of what she calls her "annual inventory") that led her from a corporate job to a satisfying full-time career as a pet photographer and animal rescue advocate.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Jennifer Whaley: How Self-Awareness Can Help Grow your Business (Even Without a Formal Business Plan) on Pet Life Radio.

Jul 23 2016

34mins

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Rank #10: Pets Mean Business - Episode 44 Joe Meyers: Bringing FaceTime to Fido

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In this episode, Dustin gets nerdy about pet tech with Joe Meyers of PetChatz. They talk about pet humanization, the value of customer input, and how the internet of things have all contributed to the new wave of technology that allows us to virtually interact with our pets and provide "digital doggy daycare" while we're away. They also discuss the impact of interactive technology on the health and well-being of shelter dogs.

Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Joe Meyers: Bringing FaceTime to Fido on Pet Life Radio.

Aug 08 2017

30mins

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Rank #11: Pets Mean Business - Episode 24 Brian Koester: From Bricks and Mortar to High Tech Pet Industry Solutions

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Jamie talks to Brian Koester, founder of Better Walker, about how he turned his entrepreneurial talents from his own pet care company to a software application designed to help other pet care professionals run their business more profitably and efficiently.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Brian Koester: From Bricks and Mortar to High Tech Pet Industry Solutions on Pet Life Radio.

May 10 2016

34mins

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Rank #12: Pets Mean Business - Episode 45 Phil Chang: The Next Generation of Commerce + Community

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In this episode, Dustin talks to Phil Chang of Hubba, a web-based community that connects retailers, brands, and influencers in a modern, user-friendly platform. If you're a business looking for the right outlet, or a retailer looking for great brands, Hubba can help you make that magic match. They also talk about some of the major pet industry retail trends and market forecasts.

Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Phil Chang: The Next Generation of Commerce + Community on Pet Life Radio.

Aug 24 2017

30mins

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Rank #13: Pets Mean Business - Episode 46 David Knoepfle: Changing the Way Pet Parents Nourish their Pets

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Jamie talks to David Knoepfle, founder of COAST + RANGE, about the growing demand for natural, sustainable, human-quality, and environmentally-friendly pet food. They also discuss the company’s commitment to ongoing nutrition research, keeping pet parents educated with reliable, up-to-date information, and the surprising element that drives pet food production.

Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - David Knoepfle: Changing the Way Pet Parents Nourish their Pets on Pet Life Radio.

Aug 29 2017

36mins

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Rank #14: Pets Mean Business - Episode 39 Len Horowitz: Lighting up the World of Pet Tech

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Dustin talks tech with Len Horowitz, founder of 4 Paws Tech. They talk about the community-support foundation of the company as well as their market focus on brick-and-mortar boutique shops. They also talk about the importance of charitable partnerships, both as way to help animals and to make the community stronger and more connected.

Questions or Comments? Email Dustin at dustin@pupjoy.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Len Horowitz: Lighting up the World of Pet Tech on Pet Life Radio.

May 31 2017

21mins

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Rank #15: Pets Mean Business - Episode 12 Mary Margaret Callahan: Animal Assisted Therapy and the Power of the Human-Animal Bond

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Jamie talks to Mary Margaret Callahan of Pet Partners about the difference between service and therapy animals, the future of animal assisted intervention, and the training and standards needed for the safe and effective use of therapy animal teams in the community.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Mary Margaret Callahan: Animal Assisted Therapy and the Power of the Human-Animal Bond on Pet Life Radio.

Aug 08 2015

40mins

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Rank #16: Pets Mean Business - Episode 10 Fetching a Franchise

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Jamie talks to Carolyn Alonzo, owner of Fetch! Pet Care Chicago, about the process and benefits of becoming a franchise owner, and how to determine if the franchise model is right for you.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Fetching a Franchise on Pet Life Radio.

Jul 21 2015

35mins

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Rank #17: Pets Mean Business - Episode 9 Shawna Schuh: On the Power of Women and Networking in the Pet Industry

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Shawna Schuh talks to Jamie about the importance of timing and finding the right audience when starting a business, as well as the ways in which having a strong network of passionate professionals and mentors can help take your company and career to the next level.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Shawna Schuh: On the Power of Women and Networking in the Pet Industry on Pet Life Radio.

Jul 07 2015

38mins

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Rank #18: Pets Mean Business - Episode 25 Betsy Lane: Following Your Dreams - and Your Heart

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Jamie talks to Betsy Lane, founder of PetKiDo, about her journey from office job to small business owner, dog trainer, and Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Companion Animals. They discuss how her career change combined her earlier training in education and her love of animals in a way that reflects and honors the increasing importance of pets in our lives.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Betsy Lane: Following Your Dreams - and Your Heart on Pet Life Radio.

Jun 14 2016

36mins

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Rank #19: Pets Mean Business - Episode 47 Cara Armour: Managing Emotions and Expectations in the Business of Caring

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Jamie talks to Cara Armour, award-winning founder of Active Paws (a petsitting company in Boston) and pet industry entrepreneur, about how her dogs changed her life and shaped her future career. They also discuss how important it is to set up realistic boundaries and processes in order to responsibly grow your business, avoid burnout and compassion fatigue, and maintain your sanity.

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cara Armour: Managing Emotions and Expectations in the Business of Caring on Pet Life Radio.

Sep 25 2017

33mins

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Rank #20: Pets Mean Business - Episode 16 Dr Julie Buzby: On the Challenges of Innovation, Work, and Family

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Integrative veterinarian Julie Buzby discusses how Toe Grips for Dogs came into being, and how she balances her practice and business with the demands of a growing family.

Questions or Comments? Email Jamie at jamie@petliferadio.com

More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dr Julie Buzby: On the Challenges of Innovation, Work, and Family on Pet Life Radio.

Oct 03 2015

36mins

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