Animal Heroes is a podcast of feel-good short stories and interviews about Loving Life with Animals. Laurel Herman, inspired by her experiences meeting people through her own service dog, has recorded countless conversations with strangers about the power of the human-animal bond. Kids and adults - strangers no longer - share surprising glimpses into their lives. Laurel founded AnimalHero and AnimalHero Kids in 2005 to celebrate people who help animals, and animals who help people. All are Animal Heroes.
07-No Beautiful Bulldogs? AnimalHero story told in rhyme.
What is beauty? A rhyming story by Dave Crawley shared with school kids in 2010. Published in Dave’s book Dog Poems.
06-Stay Little Stray... A true AnimalHero story told in rhyme.
Laurel rescues a wandering homeless kitten. A true love story told in rhyme by Dave Crawley, shared with school kids in 2010. Published in Dave’s book Cat Poems.
The joy of rescuing a retired racing Greyhound. A rhyming story by Dave Crawley shared with school kids in 2010. Published in Dave’s book “Dog Poems.”
04-Too Old to Adopt a Pet? They didn’t adopt their dog at an animal shelter or rescue. Their dog adopted them. With humor and wisdom an Animal Hero in her 80’s tells Laurel Herman stories about kindness, compassion and bedtime cuddles.
An unexpected visitor walks up to the couple's car after church, on the woman's 80-something birthday. They invite the thirsty dog into the house for water. Then lunch. Then dinner. Is an owner looking for her? If not, will she be invited to stay?
03-Kids, Dogs and Grandparents! Animal Hero Paula Fasseas, Co-Founder of PAWS Chicago, tells Laurel Herman stories about her childhood dog. Daisy added laughter and love to the family.
A very patient dog lets 5-year-old Paula dress her in baby clothes and push her in a buggy. When the little girl is at school, her grandparents receive daily Daisy visits. Paula Fasseas's love for animals grew over the years. The Co-Founder of PAWS Chicago reflects on how much fun Daisy added to the life of her family.
02-Who Rescued Who? Gratitude is a 2-way street. Laurel Herman interviews Animal Hero Paula Fasseas about a letter she received from a grateful woman whose life was dramatically changed when she adopted a dog from PAWS Chicago.
PAWS Chicago Co-Founder Paula Fasseas receives a letter from a woman who reveals how a little terrier she adopted restored her hope - and renewed her life - following depression. An Animal Hero Story of gratitude.