Resources

Here you can learn more about the wonderful organizations & guests featured on AnimalZone!

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Kerri Burns, CEO

Santa Barbara, California

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is dedicated to the welfare of animals & strives to provide a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats until we are able to find forever homes for them.

Larissa Wohl

The Pet Rescue Expert

Los Angeles, California

Larissa Wohl is a dynamic journalist best known for her energetic and relatable personality. Currently she can be seen on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” as the resident pet rescue expert.

Laura Stinchfield

The Pet Psychic

Carpinteria, California

Laura uses telepathy to have two way conversations with alive animals, deceased animals and people, and anyone who cannot speak for themselves.

C.A.R.E.4PAWS

Isabelle Gullo, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Buellton, California

Since 2009, C.A.R.E.4Paws has worked to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pets and pet owners in need in Santa Barbara County. 

RESQCATS

Jeffyne Telson, President

Santa Barbara, California

RESQCATS is a non-profit cat sanctuary located in Santa Barbara, California, dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned cats and kittens.

La Cumbre Animal Hospital

Dr. Annie O’Donnell, Associate Veterinarian

Santa Barbara, California

A graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, Dr. O’Donnell is pleased to call Santa Barbara home and to attend to the health needs of small animals within the community.

Tamar Geller

Author & Animal Behaviorist

California

New York Times bestselling author Tamar Geller is known for her innovative methods, enthusiasm, and celebrity clients such as Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Oprah.

Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter

Jean Silva & Kimmi Swann

Santa Barbara, California

BUNS is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to the care and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs. BUNS works to find bunnies and guinea pigs permanent homes, and educates the public on caring for their guinea pig and rabbit companion.

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines

Karen Atlas, PT, MPT, CCRT, Founder

Santa Barbara, California

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines is Santa Barbara’s only stand-alone canine rehabilitation and performance facility led by certified and licensed professionals.

Paw Works

Brittany Vizcara, Operations Supervisor

Thousand Oaks, California

Paw Works was founded with the clear mission: to help make Ventura County “No Kill” by forming a rescue organization designed to place unwanted animals from county and city shelters in permanent homes.

Kitten Rescue Los Angeles

Dawn Lopez

Los Angeles, California

Kitten Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for unwanted, homeless cats and kittens. We have grown into one of the largest, most well-respected animal welfare groups in LA.

Cat Therapy

Catalina Estevez, Founder

Santa Barbara, California

Cat Therapy helps save cats facing euthanasia and homelessness by fostering them at our beautiful, cage free lounge. Cat Therapy works with an amazing rescue organization called Stray Cat Alliance.

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society

Kerri Burns, CEO

Santa Maria, California

The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society rescues dogs and cats at risk from euthanasia in area animal shelters.  Our organization also serves as safe refuge for animals in crisis when their human families can no longer provide them a home.

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Denise Sanders, Director of Communications

Santa Paula, California

NDSDF’s mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.

Monty Roberts

Best Selling Author & Horse Trainer

Buellton, California

An 11-time World Champion Rider and acclaimed author, Monty Roberts has dedicated his life to horses. From compassionate training to youth education, Monty has pioneered a new way of looking at equines.

Dr. Jean Greek

Dermatology & Allergy Clinic For Animals

Santa Barbara, California

Dr. Greek is the only board certified veterinary dermatologist on the central coast and has seen cases in affiliation with CARE in Santa Barbara and the Pet Emergency Clinic in Ventura. In 2011, she opened her own practice.

Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary

Jamie McLeod, Director

Summerland, California

Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2004 by Director Jamie McLeod, who recognized the need for a rescue dedicated to unwanted and displaced companion parrots.

Greyhound Adoption Center

Allison Smith

La Mesa, California

Since 1987, the non-profit Greyhound Adoption Center, also known as Houndsavers has rescued, rehabilitated and found loving homes for thousands of greyhounds.

Give Purrs A Change

George Farnham, Founder

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Give Purrs a Chance has placed over 500 stray cats in homes. Cats currently living in the organization's two-story Victorian Mansion are allowed to roam freely and interact with visitors.

K-Nine Solutions

Eric Smith, Head Dog Trainer

Santa Barbara, California

In 2014, Eric Smith formed the dog training company, K Nine Solutions in Santa Barbara, with the intention of training and helping as many owners and dogs as possible. Their motto is “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem” and they mean it.

Pet Paintings By Zoë

Santa Barbara, California

Working in 5 mediums: Graphite, Charcoal, Digital, Acrylic, and Oils, Zoë Elliott specializes in surreal, heartfelt paintings of your pet. Examples include a meditating Golden Retriever and your pet presented as Victorian Royalty.

WinkFace Photography

Wendy Domanski, Owner

Santa Barbara, California

Wendy is the premier pet photographer in Santa Barbara County. Specializing in fine art photography of your pet, Wendy also dedicates a considerable portion of her time to photographing shelter animals in desperate need of adoption.

Elings Park Dog Membership (EPDOG)

Dean Noble, Executive Director

Santa Barbara, California

EPDOG Membership includes year-round, off-leash dog access to Elings Park 230 acres of beautiful land and open park space. Owners can explore any part of the park and take part in special events.

Diety Dogs + Goods

Ellen & Lindsay, Co-Owners

Beverly Hills, California

Deity Animal Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization based in Los Angeles. It is their passion and mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place stray, neglected and shelter dogs into loving, responsible and committed homes.

Adopt A Bunny Rabbit

Vicki Anderholt, Founder

Calabasas, California

Adopt A Bunny Rabbit's goal is to find forever homes for abandoned and unwanted  bunnies, while providing support for bunny adopters and assist with education about bunnies.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue

Tiffany Little

Los Angeles, California

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.

The Amazing Acro-Cats

Samantha Martin, Founder

Brooks, Geogia

The Amazing Acro-Cats supports the mission of Rock Cats Rescue by promoting animal welfare, educating audiences on feline foster and rescue, and demonstrating the benefits of clicker training.

Sherry Gaber, DC

Animal Chiropractor

Arroyo Grande, CA

Sherry received her Doctor of Chiropractic in 1977 from the Palmer college of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  She is also a certified AVCA (American Veterinarian Chiropractic Association) practitioner.

Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center

Nikki Gore-Jones, Executive Director

Santa Paula, CA

S.P.A.R.C.'s mission is to provide the resources, progressive programs and community education needed to rehabilitate and re-home the abandoned and stray animals of Santa Paula

New Life K9s & Sun Care Foundation

Dillon Jamison, Director of Administration

San Luis Obispo, CA

New Life K9s & The Sun Care Foundation partners with The California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo, where inmates teach future service dogs who are then presented to veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD.

Happy Endings Animal Sanctuary

C.C. Beaudette-Wellman, President

Solvang, California

Happy Endings Animal Sanctuary provides refuge to abused or neglected horses and other domestic animals and uplift the lives of disadvantaged youth by providing a life-changing rehabilitation experience benefiting both children and horses.

Woods Humane Society

Steven P. Kragenbrink, Director of Communications

San Luis Obispo, California

Founded in 1955, Woods Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane care of homeless dogs and cats in San Luis Obispo County.

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Mike Arms, President

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Helen Woodward Animal Center, established in 1972, is an organization where “people help animals and animals help people” by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, as well as humane care and adoption for homeless animals.

Dr. Michael Lesser, DVM ACVIM

The Pet Specialists, Cardiologist

Del Ray Oaks, California

As a board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Lesser's expertise includes non-invasive techniques such as echocardiography, color flow Doppler ultrasound, electrocardiography and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.

Andrew Dainsberg, DVM, CVA

Animal Acupuncture

Santa Barbara, California

A practicing veterinarian for over 20 years, Dr. Dainsberg earned his Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota.

One Dane At A Time

Erika Calle, Founder

Tehachapi, California

The mission of One Dane at a Time is not only to take in Danes in need and place them in forever homes, but also to educate the public on the specific needs of this amazing breed and to raise awareness about spay/neuter and responsible ownership.

Coastal Canine Magazine

Carie Broecker, Founder & Editor

Pacific Grove, California

Coastal Canine is an upbeat, entertaining, and informational magazine for dog lovers who enjoy hiking, traveling, and dining with their canine companions.

The Cypress Inn

Nancy Tran, Food & Beverage Manager

Carmel, California

Formerly owned by iconic actress Doris Day, The Cypress Inn has been a pioneer in pet-friendly accommodations, firmly believing that pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds are an integral part of the family.

Animal Friends Rescue Project

Darla Smith, Executive Director

Pacific Grove, California

AFRP is dedicated to finding good permanent homes for abandoned, stray and abused companion animals and ending the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs.

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace

J.J. Rawlinson, DVM, Senior Manager

Playa Vista, California

Annenberg PetSpace is a unique, modern community space featuring an interactive place for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute.

Pet Partners of Southern California

Shellie & Ted, Regional Representatives

Southern California

Volunteers in the Therapy Animal Program interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, and those approaching end of life.

Animal Wellness Action

Wayne Pacelle, President

Washington D.C.

Helping animals by influencing legislation and policy shaping animal protection and welfare laws to ensure better lives for wild and captive animals.

Thrive Animal Rescue

Cece Durante-Bloum, Co-Founder

Del Mar, California

Founded by Cece Durante-Bloum and Georgia Spogli, Thrive Animal Rescue, comes to the aid of abandoned and discarded dogs of all breeds, ages and situations by providing medical aid, compassionate love and support. 

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Monica Rua & Carie Broecker, Co-Founders

Pacific Grove, California

Peace of Mind's mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast, focusing on helping dogs and people from Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties

Greener Pastures Farm Sanctuary

Joe Kennedy & Diane Dieterich, Co-Founders

Santa Ynez, California

Located on 5 1/2 acres in Santa Ynez, California just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Greener Pastures rescues, rehabilitates, and provides lifelong care for dozens of animals saved from neglect, kill pens, slaughter houses, and factory farms.

Shadow's Fund

Jill Anderson Rackley, Co-Founder

Lompoc, California

Shadow’s Fund is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable shelter dogs. Senior dogs, dogs labelled as “pit bulls” and dogs with a treatable injury or illness are often passed over for adoption.

Animal Shelter Assistance Program

Angela Yates, Executive Director

Santa Barbara, California

The mission of the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) is to save the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach.

Wildlife Care Network

Ariana Katovich, Executive Director

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, including birds, reptiles and small mammals in Santa Barbara County and beyond.

Community Cat Coalition

Jayme & Debbie

Camarillo, California

The Community Cat Coalition is the feline wing of the Herman Bennett Foundation and is dedicated to sheltering, spay/neuter and care of feral cats in Ventura County.