The Woof Meow Show, airing since 2004, is hosted by Don Hanson and Kate Dutra of the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, Maine. The Woof Meow Show focuses on educating people about dogs, cats, their behavior, health care, nutritional needs, and their relationship with their people. The show airs every Saturday at 9 AM on Z62 Retro Radio AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3. Additionally, you can listen to the show via the online stream at http://bit.ly/AM620-WZON or on your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. Podcasts of the show are available after the show airs at Don’s blog ( http://www.words-woofs-meows.com/, ) and the shows podcast page ( http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/webpage , OR http://bit.ly/WfMwPodcasts ), Spotify, and the Apple iTunes store.
In the spring of 2019, The Woof Meow Show was recognized as #1 of “5 Best Dog Podcasts That Canine Lovers MUST Listen To!” by dogtime.com and #4 of “5 Of The Best Paw-some Podcasts For Cat Lovers” by cattime.com.
Past show topics have included: Acupuncture for Pets, Bach Flower Remedies for Pets, Barking, Blood Tracking, Boarding Pets, Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, Cat-Friendly Veterinary Care, Chinese Medicine for Pets, Chiropractic Care for Pets, Daycare for Dogs, Dental Health, Dog Bite Prevention, Dog Training, Essential Oils for Pets, Feeding A Raw Diet, Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family, Hemp and Phytocannabinoids for Pets, Herbs for Pets, Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets, Holistic Approaches to Chronic Disease, Homeopathic Veterinary Care, Housetraining, How to Choose A Dog Trainer, Insurance Issues for Pets, Listener Questions, Litterbox Training, Meet the Veterinarian, Off-Leash Group Play for Dogs, Pet Nutrition, Pet Obesity, Remembering Your Pet In Your Will, Respiratory Disease in Cats, Seasonal Pet Health and Safety Tips, Senior Pets and Their Special Needs, Separation Anxiety, Service and Therapy Dogs, The Danger of Shock Collars, Spaying and Neutering, Vaccinations, Wellness exams, and many others.
Past guests on the show have been local veterinarians (Dr. Chris Barry, Dr. Katie Carter, Dr. David Cloutier, Dr. Mark Hanks, Dr. Judy Herman, Dr. Julie Keene, Dr. Mike McCaw, Dr. Chris Miles, and Dr. Michael Munzer), non-local veterinarians (Dr. Christina Chambreau), Dog Bite Expert Janis Bradley, Nutrition Experts (Steve Brown, Gary Bursell, Linda Case, Dr. Nathaniel Cook, Nicole Lindsley, Dr. Richard Patton, Bette Schubert, Kymythy Schultze, and Dr. Al Townshend), Vaccination expert Dr. Ron Schultz, Dog trainers and authors (Eileen Anderson, Teoti Anderson, Mychelle Blake, Linda Case, Diana Logan, Melissa McCue-McGrath, Pat Miller, Colleen Pelar, Jennifer Shryock, Niki Tudge, and Joel Walton,) Local Non-Profits (Bangor Humane Society-Suzan Prendergast & Stacey Coventry, Cerebellar Hypoplasia Advocates of Maine- Stephanie Fournier, Eastern Area Agency on Aging- Mike Trafton and Kelly Adams, Forgotten Felines of Maine-Pamela Hansberry, Oldtown Animal Orphanage-Stephanie Fournier, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center-Brandi Moore and Claire Brunner, and Penobscot Theater-Bari Newport ) Pet Photographer-Debra Bell, Filmmakers-Professor Chad Montrie, Kohl Harington and Hugo Dorigo, Hemp and Phytocannabinoid Expert Julianna Carella, Blood Tracker Lindsay Ware, and Attorney-Christina Perkins.
Don Hanson, co-owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop since 1995, is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner, and an Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant. As a result of his studies and experiences with his pets and client pets, Don has acquired a broad base of knowledge on animal behavior, pet nutrition, and complementary and alternative healthcare. In addition to working with clients pets in Bangor, Don has presented seminars on pet behavior, dog training, pet nutrition, and Bach Flower Remedies in Canada, the Caribbean, Japan, and throughout the US. Don has also been very involved with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, serving for nine years on the APDT Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the APDT Board for two and a half years. In 2014, the APDT recognized Don as the APDT’s Dr. Ian Dunbar Member of the Year.
Don is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and currently serves as the co-chair of their Advocacy Committee, working on the PPG Shock-Free initiative. You can find more information on Don at http://bit.ly/AboutDonHanson.
Kate Dutra has been a manager and professional dog trainer at Green Acres Kennel Shop since 1992. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and works with Don on pet behavior cases. Kate’s extensive knowledge of animal behavior, especially body language and group play, has helped many clients and dogs in the community. She has presented several seminars on canine body language in Maine. Like Don, Kate also has an interest in pet nutrition and complementary and alternative healthcare.
Z62 Retro Radio focuses on hits of the 60s and 70s with local talk radio with Downtown with Rich Kimball from 4 PM to 6 PM weekdays, and The Woof Meow Show every Saturday at 9 AM. WZON is one of three stations owned by Zone Corporation, the others being WKIT (100.3 FM) and WZLO (103.1, 98.3, and 100.3 FM). The Zone Corporation is owned by authors Tabitha King and her husband, best-selling horror writer Stephen King.