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Pawprint | animal rescue podcast for dog, cat, and other animal lovers

You found us! We are Nancy and Harold Rhee, the hosts of Pawprint, an animal rescue podcast. We’ve been married 20 years, have fostered over 60 dogs, and we love the amazing people who dedicate their lives. And of course, the dogs, cats, and other animals! We have three dogs of our own – Nacho, Lego, and Evie.

The goal for Pawprint is simple – get inspired and do something. If you’re interested in helping animals, yourself, and your community, Pawprint is here to help! We hope you enjoy our podcast. After that, get inspired. Thanks!

Sincerely, Nancy and Harold – Pawprint

Jul 14, 2016

Thomas English is a math professor with a Texas-sized heart for animal welfare. After Tom moved to Galveston County in Texas, he witnessed how animals suffered in the overcrowded conditions of his local animal shelter.

Tom was mentioned in Rescue Road, the New York times bestseller about animal rescuer Greg Mahle, written by Peter Zheutlin. In today’s episode, Tom offers his wisdom and insights from his years of helping save thousands of animals.

If you want to learn more about Tom English, go to Tom is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania.


If you would like to support Tom English and his work, he recommends that you donate to 31 Paws, which helps fund efforts at the Brazoria County Shelter.

Tom’s Vaccination Program

Tom works with Merck Animal Health

through a shelter/rescue vaccine program they have. He purchases approximately 40,000 vaccine doses per year for redistribution to rescues and smaller shelters. Larger organization often set up their own program, but many of the smaller ones are not able to handle the paperwork of such transactions, so Tom helps those organizations. This allows the smaller shelters and rescues to benefit from volume buying.

The core vaccines he uses are

  • Canine DHPP
  • Canine Intra-Trac III (Bordetella)
  • Feline RCP

Brazoria County Animal Control is the organization where Tom spends much of his time photographing dogs and cats and offering vital health assistance.

K9 Airlift is one of the organizations Tom works with.


Other Resources

Greg Mahle is founder of Rescue Road Trips. Greg drives approximately 4,000 miles every two weeks to deliver dogs in the Southern United States to rescue organizations in the Northeast.

Peter Zheutlin wrote Rescue Road, the book about Greg Mahle which also includes the story of other animal rescue heroes like Tom English

Labs4Rescue is an organization in New England that works with Tom and Greg Mahle


If you want the two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, go to Irith can be found at

All of Pawprint's music is composed by Luke Gartner-Brereton. Luke is a musician based in Australia, and he composes a wide variety of songs and musical loops

If you want to learn more about Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at or listen to our introductory podcast episode, "Fifty Puppies and a Podcast."

Pawprint (or Paw Print) is a weekly podcast dedicated to animal rescue, adoption, and the heroes who make it happen. Volunteer, walk, adopt, or foster a dog, cat, rabbit, or other wonderful pet through your local shelter, humane society, SPCA, pound, and animal control. Stop abuse, and help increase animal protection, welfare, and rights.