26 episodes

Losing a dog is heartbreaking, and if this is not hard enough, there can sometimes be an underlying stigma in society regarding the grief that follows.

So we have made it our mission to completely crush this stigma, one conversation at a time.

Join your host, John Littlefair as he chats with dog lovers from all over the globe, as they open up about their journey.

Never Just A Dog John Littlefair

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Losing a dog is heartbreaking, and if this is not hard enough, there can sometimes be an underlying stigma in society regarding the grief that follows.

So we have made it our mission to completely crush this stigma, one conversation at a time.

Join your host, John Littlefair as he chats with dog lovers from all over the globe, as they open up about their journey.

    VICTORIA WILKINSON, ASSISTANCE DOG INSTRUCTOR

    VICTORIA WILKINSON, ASSISTANCE DOG INSTRUCTOR

    In this episode your host John Littlefair chats with Assistance Dog Instructor Victoria Wilkinson.
    Victoria shares her inspirational journey, from Guide Dogs in London to Therapy and Autism Assistance dogs in Australia, this is her story.........
     

    • 32 min
    SHAY GUERRERO, HEART DOG ARTIST

    SHAY GUERRERO, HEART DOG ARTIST

    In this episode your host John Littlefair chats with Colorado artist Shay Guerrero.
    Devastated by the sudden loss of her 'heart dog' Willy, Shay talks about her incredibly personal journey. 
    From the depths of grief to the inspiration behind her beautiful Alebrije artwork and Mexican culture, this is her story.

    • 47 min
    SIRIUS, THE HERO DOG OF 9/11

    SIRIUS, THE HERO DOG OF 9/11

    In this episode, your host John Littlefair is joined by Lt. David W. Lim (ret.) of the Port Authority Police Department New York and New Jersey.
    Assigned to the World Trade Centre together, on the day of 9/11 David would miraculously survive after the North Tower collapsed on top of him.  His partner and friend, PAPD K-9 Explosive Detector Dog Sirius would not survive.
    This is his story.
    Rest in Peace Sirius

    • 55 min
    PENGUIN PROTECTING PUPS, THE HEROES OF MIDDLE ISLAND

    PENGUIN PROTECTING PUPS, THE HEROES OF MIDDLE ISLAND

    In this episode your host John Littlefair chats with Lillian Maher from the Middle Island Project.  Lillian shares the heartfelt journey with Maremma dogs Eudy and Tula who she describes as true wildlife protecting heros.

    • 19 min
    LADYBUG ART, THE LAST DAY WITH ROO

    LADYBUG ART, THE LAST DAY WITH ROO

    In this episode, World Renowned LadyBug Artist Jess shares the emotional last day with her beloved dog called Roo.

    • 43 min
    US MARINE CHRIS WILLINGHAM AND THE STORY OF HIS MILITARY WORKING DOG CALLED LUCCA

    US MARINE CHRIS WILLINGHAM AND THE STORY OF HIS MILITARY WORKING DOG CALLED LUCCA

    In this episode your host John Littlefair chats with Chris Willingham, former US Marine and President of the US War Dogs Association.
    Chris openly shares his journey with the Marines alongside his Military Working Dog called Lucca.
    Please support this incredible organisation at
    www.uswardogs.org
     

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JMHMelbourne ,

Sarah McLeod, Solo performer, singer and guitarist for SuperJesus

Incredible content from Sarah shared with John. An insight to the greatness that can come from grief - which is really love. Keep up the outstanding stories and guests John.

Tilldaisy ,

Effects on kids

What a great podcast! The loss of a beloved dog and their unconditional love can cause deep internal grief. It can manifest in all sorts of ways. Often overlooked is the impact on children and their learning and development after the loss of their best friend. Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and highly recommend to others!

cassie and charlie ,

Charlie. And thank you.

My best friend, Charlie, died last night suddenly with a stroke. She was the cheekiest miniature dachshund you’d ever meet - that’s saying a lot, I know, but if you met her you’d agree. She was only 8 and a half. I found Not Just a Dog while waiting for the train after seeing my psychologist and holding Charlie’s favourite toy in my hand. Thank you for this. I needed this.
My psychologist shared that Charlie’s love is worth all of my grief and every tear I shed. I’ve already gone through a box and a half of tissues- she’s worth all of this pain.

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