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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

Oct 28, 2016

Ken Wyrsch traveled to Northern Iraq earlier in 2016 to find a way to help after ISIS overtook parts of Iraq. Ken had served in the United States Armed Forces previously, but this time went on his own initiative, away from his everyday life, to volunteer. In the months Ken spent there he made friends with several dogs, including Oli, who eventually took a trip to the US to join Ken.

Ken and Oli’s story went viral, and in today’s episode, Ken tells the rest of the story in greater detail.
Thank you to Ken Wyrsch for sharing his story and to SPCA International for reuniting Oli with Ken.

Operation Baghdad Pups



Video of Ken and Oli’s reunion
Note: Oli’s name was misspelled in the initial news reports that went viral, incorrectly as Ollie. Ken shortened the name Oliver to Oli.
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 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.