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Thriving Dog Pawcast

May 21, 2020

What you can do to end pet homelessness!

You know the feeling - you see a photo of a cute dog hoping to find a forever home and your heart melts. You wish you could take him home, but adoption isn’t always an option.

Teri Austin of the Amanda Foundation is on the show to share some tips on what you CAN do.

She got to the bottom of the pet homelessness problem and teaches you what she’s learned.

  • The 4 states that should NEVER be on your breeder’s paperwork
  • What to watch out for when donating to an animal charity
  • The Amanda Foundation’s HOLISTIC solution to pet homelessness

Teri also shares some insight on how COVID has affected pet ownership - in a good way! Who would’ve thought the answer to common pet owner worries was so simple!

Teri has been the president of The Amanda Foundation for 35 years where their mission is “to rescue as many loyal pals from shelters and find them loving homes”.

Learn more about The Amanda Foundation at Or, give them a follow @AmandaFoundation.

Tune in to this episode of the Thriving Dog Pawcast!


  • [3:38] From actress to animal rescuer
  • [8:02] Opening your heart again when your dog has crossed the rainbow bridge
  • [10:01] The 4 states that should NOT be on your breeder’s paperwork
  • [16:00] Tips for teaching kids to care for your dog
  • [18:04] Should you foster or adopt?
  • [20:20] How COVID has taught us to be better pet parents
  • [22:15] Benefits of adopting older dogs vs. puppies
  • [28:38] Amanda Foundation’s answer to pet homelessness
  • [31:30] What to watch out for before donating to an animal charity

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