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Pawcast: Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge

It's the Pawcast! The Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge podcast. Meet the dogs, hear the adoption report, learn about opportunities to help FOTA. The Pawcast will help you connect with our organization and support our mission of saving as many dogs and puppies as possible from the East Baton Rouge municipal shelter. Happy tails!
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Jun 22, 2017

Hello Lois and HELLO Charlie! Ready for your two Dogs of the Week? Lois is sweet, pretty, ready to join her forever home. Hear about her journey from the shelter to FOTA. Up next: BIG 'un Charlie! Adorable, energetic Charlie is gonna steal your heart. PLUS: Raffle fever has STRUCK Friends of the Animals BR. The Raffle team has formed cool, unique packages of raffle prizes and Paula describes other changes that are happening for the raffle this year.  Don't forget: The Bissel Pet Foundation has a sweepstakes and FOTA could win $50,000! Please go to BissellPetFoundation.org/Sweepstakes and vote FOTA. Thanks! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

Jun 15, 2017

Look at these two twinsies! Two girls, two cute pups, both full of life. How can you tell these girls apart? Layla has floppy ears and Lettie has ears that currently resemble the flying nun. You'll have fun with these Dogs of the Week. PLUS: Wow! The raffle items are pouring in, Paula reveals some of the new items included in the available prizes. Then, double wow! The Bissel Pet Foundation has a sweepstakes and FOTA could win $50,000! Please go to BissellPetFoundation.org/Sweepstakes and vote FOTA. Thanks! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

Jun 8, 2017


Foxy is a sweet boy who likes the ladies. While he might be a little shy at first, he warms up nicely and is a great dog. In the same foster home is Burt Reynolds, a sleek black "pocket pittie" who is as happy go lucky as a pup can be. PLUS: Wow! The Bissel Pet Foundation has a sweepstake and FOTA could win $50,000! Please go to BissellPetFoundation.org/Sweepstakes and vote FOTABR. Thanks! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

Jun 1, 2017

Sugar has big, beautiful eyes, a touchable coat, and is a sweet girl. Odie is a super snuggler who also has a good sniffer and likes to play like the dickens. The show wraps with some fun, fab raffle talk.  Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

May 25, 2017

There was a storm that wasn't (well, a little bit, but not totally.) We'll tell you what it did to Pups n' Pasta. Your Dogs of the Week are Hamilton and Jack! Both are little boys, both amazingly cute. Plus: Kerchiefs! Volunteer photographers! Hooray! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

May 18, 2017

This episode of the Pawcast might promote a justifiable freak out over the cuteness of our Dogs of the Week. Meet Molly, a polka dot beauty that has brains, beauty, and bounce. Next: Jolene is a certified cuddle bug. She demonstrates her snuggly abilities and her sweet personality. Plus: Pups n' Pasta this Sunday at Digiulio's. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

May 11, 2017

Gold is the theme of the Dogs of the Week. Up first is handsome, smiling Roo. He is a tiny bit tentative as he settles into the Friends of the Animals program, but we can already tell he's a loving, lovable companion. Up next is fun Kiara! Playful and bounding, Kiara is ready to join a house with dogs and/or kids. May is full of FOTA events. Kendra Scott Gives Back is set for May 11-- don't miss this one. Plus: Digiulio's. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

May 4, 2017

It's a tweenager takeover on this week's Pawcast. Meet Pepper, a collie/border collie mix, mostly black; boundless energy. Up next is Ralph who knows something about geometry. Intrigued? Listen to the Dogs of the Week and get the scoop. May is full of FOTA events. Kendra Scott Gives Back is set for May 11-- don't miss this one. Plus: Foster 411 and Digiulio's. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Apr 27, 2017

Li'l Libby is a chi that LOVES a good lap to sit in. She's got amazing eyes and a great personality. Up next is Sheryl. A shep mix with a pretty cream coat, Sheryl is a perfect medium sized pup. Catherine and Paula go over all the amazing events that have been going on in the community for FOTA and announce some upcoming events to put on your calendar now. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

Apr 20, 2017

Of course, puppies can be born anytime of year, but there is a Spring uptick in puppies coming into Friends of the Animals. Winnie, Paula, and Catherine talk about three littermates who are abundantly cute, but also use the opportunity to talk about puppy issues in general. Sunday Funday is April 23 at the Draft House, downtown BR. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

Apr 13, 2017

There is a ton of love on this episode of the Pawcast. First up is Cookie, who is a super smoocher. Her foster Sean makes his Pawcast debut to talk about this delightful dog. Up next is handsome Eddie. Paula and Catherine could be critiqued for overusing the phrase "cute" to describe Eddie. (BUT HE'S JUST SO DARN CUTE!) PLUS: Foster 411 info session TONIGHT, learn about fostering with FOTA. Sunday Funday is April 23 at the Draft House, downtown BR. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Apr 6, 2017

We love Marigold! Maybe a Great Dane, probably part hound, this big, beautiful girl is a looker and a good gal. Up next: we love Vega! Vega, Shepherd mix who gives out smooches like a champ. Breaking news: Paula got the first paid-up registration for Bark 'N BBQ! Speaking of Bark 'N BBQ, FOTA is up for SEVERAL Best Of awards in 225 Magazine! Here's the link: https://www.225batonrouge.com/article/2017-best-225-people-entertainment Please vote for FOTA and the Pawcast. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Mar 30, 2017

Alliteration abounds on this new Pawcast podcast! Up first is Maddox, with his hilarious tongue and his lush fur. Next: Mack comes barreling on the scene. He's here to squeak toys and show off his freckles (and he's almost out of squeakies.) Plus: PITA PIT tomorrow!! Be there, eat a meal and know that 15% goes to Friends of the Animals.  FOTA is up for SEVERAL Best Of awards in 225 Magazine! Here's the link: https://www.225batonrouge.com/article/2017-best-225-people-entertainment Please vote for FOTA and the Pawcast. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Mar 23, 2017

Heart strings are pulled with our first dog of the week, Oakley. What a sweet baby, she's had a bit of uprooting, so we're being especially sensitive to her. Oakley is such a doll, you're going to love her. Up next: Josh! Mr. Leopard spots is a great boy! Hmmm.... where did he get his name? Listen and find out. We've got a ton of shout-outs: Mark, Eagle Scout, who made an awesome bench for the Dog Adoption House, and the LSU Leadership Class. Get the deets on the show. FOTA is up for SEVERAL Best Of awards in 225 Magazine! Here's the link: https://www.225batonrouge.com/article/2017-best-225-people-entertainment Please vote for FOTA and the Pawcast. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Mar 16, 2017

Wow-- so much news! First, FOTA is closed Saturday for the St. Pat parade (I say it wrong on the show-- we're closed Saturday, parade day.) NEXT: Penny, an adoptable dog needs some major surgery. Paula gives an update about her status. THEN: Our Two Dogs of the Week, Ed and Steve Dave. There are several similarities about these two boys, you're going to want to hear all about these great boys. FINALLY: Woo hoo! FOTA is up for SEVERAL Best Of awards in 225 Magazine! Here's the link: https://www.225batonrouge.com/article/2017-best-225-people-entertainment Please vote for FOTA and the Pawcast. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast.

Mar 9, 2017

Brother Eldon 5k run on March 11! FOTA will be out at this well-known area fun run showing off some adoptable dogs and looking for new fosters. Stop by and say hello or tell your running pals to look out for FOTA. On to the Dogs of the Week! Up first is Magnolia who came into FOTA under some disappointing circumstances, but she's not letting that stop her! Magnolia is happy, resilient, and super cute to boot. Up next: chi-mix Sid! Sid hams it up in his segment. You'll hear him playing and romping as we tell you about what a great pupper he is. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Mar 2, 2017

Boudreaux ain't no baby! He's our first Dog of the Week and Paula tells us how Boudreaux likes to get comfy with new folks. He's a sweetie that would be a great addition for someone looking to add to their canine family. Up next: foster Angel (first timer on the Pawcast) tells us about her foster pup Lundi! He's handsome and happy, a real good one. Hear all about his antics on the best segment of the show.  Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Feb 23, 2017

Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! You are going to love our Dogs of the Week. First up: meet Julia. Julia is the perfect candidate to be on the Pawcast--find out why in her interview. Next is Jinx, a dramatically colored Aussie mix. Jinx is playful and alert. A real love and certainly adored by her foster family. Finally, the show wraps with the next upcoming FOTA event, the Brother Eldon 5k run on March 11! Plus last call on the Mardi Dog shirts. Get them while they last! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Feb 16, 2017

Sweet Suzette is a good bet... and she's our first Dog of the Week. She's golden and sweet-- don't let her age stop you from considering her for your family. Up next is Cullen. Playful and handsome-- things get gushy as Cullen shows off his athletic attributes and good looks. Finally, the show wraps with new Mardi Dog shirts! Get them while they last! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Feb 9, 2017

What a milestone. On Episode 100, we talk all about FOSTERING, and why it's the heart of FOTA. You'll hear a "Christmas Miracle" fostering story from Meghan. Rachel, the new Foster Recruiter for FOTA will share her role and how folks can become a foster. Finally, Sharon brings it all home with the significance of this special kind of volunteering. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast episode.

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Feb 3, 2017

Don't panic-- Callie is here as our dog of the week. This zipping sweetheart shepherd mix (Hey! Looky there! Shepherd spelled right this time!) makes the rounds in the big dog yard as we talk to her fosters, Rachel and Case. Next: Special interview with Nancy and Harold Rhee who have a podcast dedicated to people involved in animal rescue. They offer a ton of insight and perspective both from their personal fostering experience and from doing a podcast. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast episode.

Jan 26, 2017

Oooh Daisy! This gentle giant is so sweet and totally loves her people. This beautiful Anatolian Shepard mix is devoted and looking for a forever home. You have to meet this 70lb love bug. Up next is perky Pepper, the peppy girl with a distinct beauty mark. Paula describes all the transitions Pepper has been through and how she likes to warm up to folks. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast #podcast. 

Jan 19, 2017

TONIGHT is Yappy Hour at the Bulldog. A portion of the proceeds benefit FOTA, so we hope to see ya there. With that important message out of the way, it's on to the Dogs of the Week! Up first-- Nellie is a puppy who is a blonde sensation. She's playful and quite a cuddle bug. She puts on a serious face for photos, but in reality is a silly goose. Next is Kiddo who loves children and other dogs. She has precious perfect triangle folded ears. Kiddo has a teeny bit of gray on her muzzle that might lead folks to think she's older than she is. Don't be fooled! Listen, SHARE, and enjoy this new Pawcast #podcast. 

Jan 12, 2017

Hello, hello to our two Dogs of the Week-- Peggy Sue and Nona. Peggy Sue is a Walker Hound mix who is athletic and pretty. Her foster dad David tells us all about hounds and why Peggy Sue is ready for a family. Up next is golden-eyed Nona! She is soft, happy, and attractive. We talk to Case about Nona and bonus: we go through the early transition stages of bringing a new foster dog into a home. Plus: Mardi Dog shirts; FOTA is a BRSoMe FINALIST; Pawprint. Listen, SHARE, and enjoy the new Pawcast. Now on SoundCloud!

Jan 5, 2017

Hey, hey Sierra is a German Shepard, totally new to Friends of the Animals! She has a lot of love to give and is already showing off her smarts. Up next: Dasher! Handsome hound mix who is amber in color. Dasher has some shy characteristics at first, but that's not his whole story! ALSO: Car donation at FOTA (spoiler alert: lots of folks donate their cars to FOTA. Maybe you, too?) Listen, SHARE, and have a swell time with the new Pawcast #podcast. 

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