Aug 30, 2016
Same as episode 68, but should load quicker on your podcast player.
Zach Skow is founder of Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue in Tehachapi, California. Several years ago, Zach was dying of liver and kidney failure from his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction. Amazingly, several months after a very low point for him, Zach’s health improved. He longer required an organ transplant, and now lives alcohol and drug-free. His only drugs are Veg-E-Tables.
Zach credits his survival to his rescue dogs Marley and Tug, along with his father’s love and support. As Zach says, “a pit bull saved my life.” Marley is a Rottweiler-Pit Bull mix.
Marley’s Mutts has gained an active following on social media with over 500,000 followers on Facebook, and in today’s episode Zach discusses the many programs that Marley’s offers along with the future direction of the organization.
If you want to learn more about Zach Skow and Marley’s Mutts, go to our show notes at http://thisispawprint.com/68.
Facebook, over 500,000 followers! https://www.facebook.com/MarleysMuttsDogRescue/?fref=ts
Marley’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marleysmutts/
Hooch’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hooch_pooch/
DONATE to Marley’s Mutts http://www.marleysmutts.org/donate/
Pawsitive Prison Program http://www.marleysmutts.org/marleys-mutts-prison-program/
Miracle Mutts Program http://www.marleysmutts.org/the-miracle-mutts-program/
Special thanks to Cindy Young and Amy Klein for making the interview with Zach possible.
Photo credits: Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue
Ascites is the buildup up fluid in the stomach which can be caused by liver failure
Thanks to Dave Lee of the Modern Life Podcast Network for mentioning Zach to me over Twitter. https://modernlifepodcastnetwork.com
For our Pit Bull Series, we are giving away some cool items like a collection of rescue-themed books, a dog goodie bag, and a cat goodie bag. Go to http://thisispawprint.com/giveaway to learn more.
If you want to join our animal rescue community and receive two free bonus dog-training resources from Irith Bloom, positive reinforcement dog trainer, go to http://thisispawprint.com/ask. Irith can be found at http://www.thesophisticateddog.com/
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