16 episodes

The podcast, hosted by Patricia Gardiner, Chief Marketing Officer at Animal Friends (accompanied by her faithful furry best friend, Skye, the German Shorthaired Pointer) provides a relaxed space to chat with special guests from the world of pets about the nitty gritty topics all pet owners love. Patricia invites specialists from across the UK to share the amazing work done by partners and charities and discuss current affairs in the world of conservation and animal welfare.

Patricia gives her view: “We are so excited to launch ‘A Walk in the Park…with Animal Friends’ for pet owners and animal lovers to enjoy across the globe. In a world where we are all constantly on the go, being able to learn from trusted experts about the animals we’ve made part of our family and life isn’t always easy. I love talking about pets and all kinds of animals, hearing about all the weird and wonderful things they bring to people’s lives, and I want to be able to share advice and guidance with other owners out there who may not know where to start.

As an organisation that is also deeply committed to giving a voice to some of our most vulnerable pets and wildlife, in the UK and around the world, I also feel it’s incredibly important to also talk about the challenges we still face today when it comes to animal welfare. In our new podcast, we don’t shy away from the tough topics. It is our hope that talking them through with some incredible people and organisations that are on the frontline, shining a light on issues like pet abandonment, declining ecosystems and the impact of the cost of living crisis on pet health, we can help make people stop and think and hopefully encourage change.”

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The podcast, hosted by Patricia Gardiner, Chief Marketing Officer at Animal Friends (accompanied by her faithful furry best friend, Skye, the German Shorthaired Pointer) provides a relaxed space to chat with special guests from the world of pets about the nitty gritty topics all pet owners love. Patricia invites specialists from across the UK to share the amazing work done by partners and charities and discuss current affairs in the world of conservation and animal welfare.

Patricia gives her view: “We are so excited to launch ‘A Walk in the Park…with Animal Friends’ for pet owners and animal lovers to enjoy across the globe. In a world where we are all constantly on the go, being able to learn from trusted experts about the animals we’ve made part of our family and life isn’t always easy. I love talking about pets and all kinds of animals, hearing about all the weird and wonderful things they bring to people’s lives, and I want to be able to share advice and guidance with other owners out there who may not know where to start.

As an organisation that is also deeply committed to giving a voice to some of our most vulnerable pets and wildlife, in the UK and around the world, I also feel it’s incredibly important to also talk about the challenges we still face today when it comes to animal welfare. In our new podcast, we don’t shy away from the tough topics. It is our hope that talking them through with some incredible people and organisations that are on the frontline, shining a light on issues like pet abandonment, declining ecosystems and the impact of the cost of living crisis on pet health, we can help make people stop and think and hopefully encourage change.”

    Christmas Special – Ho – Ho – How to have a happy and safe Christmas with your pet.

    Christmas Special – Ho – Ho – How to have a happy and safe Christmas with your pet.

    It may be the most wonderful time of year for some, but amongst all the excitement, food, fun and lights there may be fiendish festive fate lurking for our fabulous fur family. Dr Sam Webster, Director of Clinical Operations at Joii Pet Care and Dr Natalie Light, Director of Behaviour at Joii Pet Care, are back on the couch for our tinsel-trimmed season finale.

    • 26 min
    Dolphin and whale facts that will blow you away, with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (Let’s hope it doesn’t make you blubber!)

    Dolphin and whale facts that will blow you away, with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (Let’s hope it doesn’t make you blubber!)

    Take a deep dive into the magical ocean this week as Patricia and Skye have a ‘whale of a time’ with Beans, a beautiful rescue dog, and her human Ed Goodall, the head of intergovernmental engagement at Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC). This powerful episode discusses the incredible ways in which WDC is working towards saving these magnificent creatures and how we can play a crucial role to help.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    African wildlife at the brink of extinction: Understanding the fragments of life’s giant jigsaw, with Tusk Trust.

    African wildlife at the brink of extinction: Understanding the fragments of life’s giant jigsaw, with Tusk Trust.

    This fascinating and emotional episode ventures into the heart of African Wildlife Conservation as Patricia and Skye are joined by the CEO of TUSK, Sir Charles Mayhew OBE, who enlightens us on a journey of protecting Africa’s wildlife over the past 30 years.

    • 55 min
    Dog training and behaviour – Is yellow the new black in giving anxious dogs a voice?

    Dog training and behaviour – Is yellow the new black in giving anxious dogs a voice?

    Did you know that while dogs can’t “talk” to us, they are still great communicators? So why is it some need the colour yellow? In this episode of ‘A Walk in the Park’ Patricia is joined by Sarah Jones, Founder of My Anxious Dog, and Natalie Light, Director of Behaviour at Joii Pet Care, to understand dog anxiety.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bath time battles and poorly paws: A better understanding of keeping your pets healthy

    Bath time battles and poorly paws: A better understanding of keeping your pets healthy

    Questions about our pet’s health can be a minefield – well now’s the time to get some answers! Join Patricia and the ever-loveable Skye in welcoming back Dr Sam Webster, Director of Clinical Operations at Joii Pet Care, to discuss the dos and don’ts of helping our beloved pets stay happy and healthy.

    • 47 min
    Take a sneak beak into the wonderful world of vultures and birds of prey! ON LOCATION with the Hawk Conservancy Trust.

    Take a sneak beak into the wonderful world of vultures and birds of prey! ON LOCATION with the Hawk Conservancy Trust.

    We’re spreading our wings on location with the birds of prey, vets and carers at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Come and soar with Tom Morath, Deputy Head of Living Collection & Education Co-ordinator, and Sundance, a beautiful Hooded Vulture, as they take us on a sky-high adventure.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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