Episode 60- Kindness is Pawsitive Change

Episode 60- Kindness is Pawsitive Change

By Anitha Rao Robinson

Children's author and conservationist Anitha Rao-Robinson invites listeners to join her as she creates a community of kindness. She speaks with children and young adults as they share their incredible stories of kindness towards animals. the environment, and people.

After a break that included a not so fun surgery and a very fun trip to Sumatra, Anitha is thrilled to be back podcasting. Here she chats with Zach Skow, the founder of Marley’s Mutts and the Pawsitive Change Program. Zach openly talks about his health struggles and how volunteering at a dog shelter literally saved his life.

As a way of giving back to the dogs who helped him when he needed it, Zach created Marley’s Mutts, a rescue dedicated to saving the lives of animals in overcrowded shelters. Zach also talks about the incredible partnership between Marley’s Mutts and California’s state prisons to create the Pawsitive Change Program. This program pairs incarcerated individuals with at-risk shelter dogs (at-risk of being euthanized). For 14 weeks, dogs and humans work together building trust and skills that happily result in the dogs being adopted into loving homes and the incarcerated humans acquiring marketable skills that increase their chances of success when they are released from the prison system.

To learn more about Zach and Marley’s Mutts and the Pawsitive Change program please check out these sites: https://www.marleysmutts.org/ https://www.instagram.com/marleysmutts/ https://www.instagram.com/pawsitivechangeprogram/ As a thank you to Zach for sharing his story, Anitha donated to Marley’s Mutts.

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