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MYSTEROUS CANINE VIRUS AND POSIONOUS HOLIDAY PLANTS

November 28, 2023
What is going on? Lots of talk about a horrible virus/disease affecting our canine companions. Tom Dock, our Investigative Reporter for Pet Pals RV and Noah's Animal Hospital Communications Expert...

RADIO ICON JIM DENNY RETIRES

October 23, 2023
His voice and his personality have sparkled on the radio waves for 35 years.The deep-voiced legend, the country music morning man and the humorous natural talent known as Jim Denny...

BIG CATS! AND MORE….

October 17, 2023
"Oh, let's get a baby tiger as a pet!!!"Well, that's a horrible idea. And what happens to that cute little kitty when it grows up? Those big cats end up surrendered...

PATTY HAD A BABY!!!!

September 27, 2023
Check out Patty's latest love! A little rescue pooch named Harry has joined the Spitler Household.How is Harry fitting in with big brother Stewie and two regal cats?Tom Dock, Director...

DOES YOUR DOG HAVE AN ITCH?

August 14, 2023
According to pet insurance companies, the number one reason for bringing your dog to the veterinary hospital is because of allergies!! August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month! More than 30...

ICAN AND SERVICE DOGS

July 26, 2023
Service Dogs are special, as they help humans with unique challenges. Therapy Dogs help humans with love and affection. Listen to reporter/ videographer Barney Wood as he shares what he...

Nancy Noel: Memories and More

June 27, 2023
She was an incredible, talented and generous soul whose paintings of angels and animals won her worldwide acclaim and admiration.Artist Nancy Noel passed on August 16 2020, but her legacy...

FIDO HELPING DISTRESSED DOGS IN HOT WEATHER

June 01, 2023
It's brutally hot and yes, you can go into the air conditioning or sit in a pool but what about dogs left outside, often chained?There is help in the form...

Gadget Guy!

May 30, 2023
He's into all kinds of gadgets, and that's why he's the Gadget Guy! Patty talks to David Novak who's been presenting life changing items to an eager audience for over...

NEW FABULOUS REPORTER JOINS OUR TEAM

May 02, 2023
She is a seasoned tv and media reporter who loves telling 'paws-itive' stories and is now a part of our team.Find out more about my friend Renee Jameson...ohhh, and you'll...

COATIMUNDI COMMANDS CONSIDERATION!

April 12, 2023
He's wild and wooly! Meet the charming Coatimundi who is a part of the Silly Safaris family. His name, rightly so, is 'Havoc', and his aggressive and active nature makes...

HOP INTO SPRING AT WARM GLOW!

March 28, 2023
Celebrating Spring and Easter, Warm Glow Candle Company in Centerville, Indiana. They're ready to help you enjoy the season with wonderful gifts, decorations and more! This incredible store features delightful...

HE’S BACK!!!!!

March 14, 2023
What a treat and a thrill to welcome my long-time co-anchor on WISH TV Noon News, Eric Halvorson back on to TV!Yup, my co-host for nearly 20 years is now...

Yes, they are considered veterans!

February 23, 2023
Yes, they are considered veterans! Police dogs and working dogs who literally put their life on the line to protect their handlers and apprehend the bad guys are being honored....

Indianapolis Zoo Receives More Major Recognition

February 09, 2023
Our Indianapolis Zoo is up for yet another amazing award. USA Today readers have ranked the top Zoos in the country, and the highly respected Indianapolis Zoo has been nominated...

TRAVEL LEADERS/ PET LOVERS!

January 17, 2023
A fixture on the Indy Scene for many years, these two former radio and TV icons are in charge of their own travel agency! Find out more about their passion...

COMMUNICATING WITH CATS!

December 15, 2022
Do cats really know their name? You might be surprised at what our Kitty Correspondent KJ found out about our feline friends. Tune in to Patty's Podcast and learn a...

Christmas at the Zoo!

November 30, 2022
Alie Pflum from our award winning and amazing Indianapolis Zoo stops by to chat with Patty about 'lights! camera! action!' as it pertains to this holiday attraction. She also updates...

AVOIDING HOLIDAY PROBLEMS WITH PETS

November 01, 2022
Gooey gravy for Fido? A cooked chicken bone for Fifi???? NOOOOO... Tom Dock, Communications Manager for the Noah's Animal Hospitals talks to Patty about holiday hazards and your critters. Better...

Here kitty, kitty!

October 18, 2022
Do you love cats? Do you want to know more about what your cat is thinking? Are you curious about some of your cat's attitudes? Take a listen to KJ,...

Goodbye to the World’s Smallest Therapy Dog

September 27, 2022
Remembering the World's Smallest Therapy Dog, owner Kelsey Burton recalls the wonder and love of Pipsqueak. At 1.8 pounds, this tiny Yorkshire Terrier was loved by many, especially visiting folks...

GET YOUR GLOW ON!

September 13, 2022
Meet Jackie Carberry, the CEO/President/Founder of the unique and amazing Warm Glow Candle Company located in Centerville Indiana. Not only is it an incredible shopping experience, but they are also...

SEA LIONS AT THE ZOO!

August 23, 2022
They are marine mammals and they love, love, love their trainers and handlers at the Indianapolis Zoo. Especially when it's feeding time!Patty gets an up-close and personal look at these...

LET’S FLASH!

July 18, 2022
That's right, it's the season for flashing, as in fireflies, or as some would say, lightning bugs!  Patty talks to Sergio Henriques an Invertebrate Conservation Coordinator at the Indianapolis Zoo...

Is Best In Show, Best for You?

June 28, 2022
For the first time ever a bloodhound has won best of show at the 146th Westminster Classic Dog Show. Now, what does that mean? Perhaps you're thinking about getting a...

CRITTER SAFETY FOR JULY 4TH

June 13, 2022
Yup, it's the most dangerous time of the year for your pet. Listen in as Certified Veterinary Journalist and Pet Pals TV reporter Tom Dock offers some solutions to keeping...

Capturing the critters on camera

June 06, 2022
Barney Wood is an exceptional videographer and, lucky for us at "Pet Pals TV," he also loves critters! We welcome him and his talent and passion for finding and sharing...

Profiling the Paws-itive Mission of the Pulliam Charitable Trust

May 24, 2022
They are in the business of giving back and making a positive difference. In this case, donating thousands of dollars to organizations that help pet owners in need. The Nina...

KITTY CONVERSATIONS!

May 11, 2022
Do you know how many litter boxes you need if you have multiple cats? Should you walk your cat on a leash? What's the latest on claw trimmings and scratch...

Emerging from Isolation-Mental Health Matters

April 27, 2022
Pets certainly have helped us deal with the pandemic, but many of us are still dealing with mental health issues. And it seems young people have been deeply affected by...

Drew Blair and her German shepherd love affair!

April 05, 2022
She is the face that greets you Monday thru Friday on News 8's "Daybreak." Drew Blair is not only an accomplished news anchor and reporter but is also the owner...

TREATS TO HELP WILDLIFE EDUCATION

March 22, 2022
Meet Dr Jasmin and Tyler Weiczorek. These founders of the Wizard of Paws Wildlife Education Inc. have great news for all of us animal lovers! This nonprofit sanctuary is poised...

NEW FURRY FAMILY MEMBER!

March 08, 2022
Award winning WISH TV reporter/ anchor Alexis Rogers has a new best friend. Meet Izzie G on my Positively Patty Podcast and find out how this adopted, rescued 2 year old...

Author & Animal Advocate

February 19, 2022
Meet Rita Rose! This veteran journalist collaborated with Patty in writing her life's story. "Patty Spitler: The Dog Who Save My Life'. Rita explains how the idea for a book came...

Author & Animal Advocate

February 19, 2022
Meet Rita Rose! This veteran journalist collaborated with Patty in writing her life's story. "Patty Spitler: The Dog Who Save My Life'. Rita explains how the idea for a book came...

BY GEORGE, HE’S GOT IT!

January 25, 2022
He's got a pleasing personality and a booming baritone voice, both perfect for his new job in Indianapolis as co-host of 'Life. Style. Live!' on WISH -TV.But there's more to...

The world-class Indianapolis Zoo

January 13, 2022
Our Indianapolis Zoo is a world-class operation! With one of the most respected Conservation Prize awards, the Zoo is expanding and increasing the monetary value of the prize. Find out...

Pet Poisons with Photojournalist Steve Sweitzer

December 20, 2021
With the celebrations underway around the holidays, it's best to be prepared to keep your pets safe from poisons. Many items that humans think are safe can be extremely dangerous...

PROTECTING PETS OVER HOLIDAYS

November 18, 2021
Holiday festivities can upset your pet! Check out The Indy Dog Whisperer’s comments and suggestions about the best ways to help your pet enjoy a safe and stress-free holiday.

After the Race…

November 03, 2021
It's been called 'The Sport of Kings'. Thoroughbred horse racing highlights the strength and beauty of this majestic equine, but what happens to the horse after his racing days are...

It’s all happening at the Zoo!

October 20, 2021
Our world class zoo has so much to offer in terms of fun, enlightenment and education. Patty talks to conservation specialist Alie Pflum and public relations specialist Carla Knapp about...

Ken Owen and his vintage media collection

October 14, 2021
Broadcaster extraordinaire Ken Owen drops by to chat with me about his impressive history behind the mic, salvaging video and pics of vintage media, and CATS! Yes, he’s now the...

Little purse pooches

September 29, 2021
Little purse pooches! That’s what some call the small chihuahua breed. Find out if this petite pet might be for you. Bridgett Davis, media manager from Inskeep Ford in Greenfield,...

Suicide Prevention

September 16, 2021
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and our Shannon Cagle Dawson drops by to share thoughts and suggestions about what you can do if you or a friend or loved one...

Let’s take a ride!

August 25, 2021
On the next Positively Patty Podcast, let's take a ride!Cruise Indy, car show and car cruise in Carmel, IN, allows car collectors to not only display their vehicle(s) in a...

Curly hair, straight hair…

August 13, 2021
Remember when you were a kid, and you longed to be like someone else. Often children don't see the value of being different or unique.Amber Hankins, co-host of WISH TV's...

Are you afraid of sharks?

August 02, 2021
We tend to fear what we don't understand. Are you afraid of sharks? Many people are. Tune in to hear what Marine Coordinator at the Global Center for Species Survival has...

Dick Wolfsie & Patty Spitler together again

July 13, 2021
He's just been inducted to the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame. I have an often meaningful and sometimes hilarious conversation with my first co-host at WISH-TV. Dick Wolfsie is a...

Wizard of Paws

June 29, 2021
Meet the president and founder of a 'wild' home for animals.Wizard of Paws is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and conservation center giving a home to captive bred critters that can't be...

Tyler’s tortoise has a special diet

June 17, 2021
What kind of pet do you have? A dog? A cat? A bird? How about ....a TORTOISE! Meet Tyler Sheller and hear him describe his bbf Boris the Tortoise. Boise is a...

My dog just ate a cicada…

June 07, 2021
Summertime is just around the corner and with the hot weather comes special challenges for your pet.Our Pet Pals TV Investigative Reporter Tom Dock has some tips on making sure the heat...

A ‘chip’ off the old block

May 31, 2021
Warmer weather and celebrations galore might not be the best combination for your pet. Colleen Walker the Community Engagement Coordinator for IndyHumane talks with Patty about how microchipping your fur...

Pet chipmunk is part of his family!

May 17, 2021
Like many of us, his job was in jeopardy during the pandemic. How did he make it through the ordeal and what is the outlook for his business? Meet the...

Bring your pet to this free event!

May 10, 2021
Ever pull a fire truck? You want to? Now's your chance as part of the GratefulFest in Muncie, to benefit the Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary. And the big, really BIG...

Crazy cat ladies

May 03, 2021

Bulldog History

April 26, 2021
Winston is an Olde English Bulldogge. (That's how this breed is spelled!)  He's a lot bigger and taller than the typical English Bulldogs you see nowadays. His owner tells us why she...

Rescued from puppy mills

April 19, 2021
The rescue is called Clancy's Dream, and you'll meet the founder and president Kenny Shuck. Kenny is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating and rehoming border collies. You'll also hear about...

A friendly, adorable dog breed

April 12, 2021
It's a puppy in high demand. The Cavalier King Charles is a toy breed, friendly, easy to train and simply adorable. But, you rarely find them in shelters and rescues....

All About Great Danes!

March 29, 2021
This big breed has so much to offer!  Great Danes can present challenges to the owners. They also come with a lot of health issues. If you like big dogs, they may...

The IN Crowd campaign shows off Hoosier pride

March 15, 2021
All eyes are on Indiana! With the world watching the Hoosier state for the basketball playoffs, seemed like the perfect time to promote all things Indiana. Director of Marketing and...

Heartland Film launches new TV show on WNDY-TV 23

March 05, 2021
We need the arts! But films, theater, dance, musical performances, comedy on stage and more have all suffered during the Pandemic. Now we're looking to rebound. But what will the...

What’s causing your dog’s bad breath?

March 01, 2021
Bad breath is ok in dog? Nope!Your cat will never have dental issues? Wrong.Dental problems do not affect the overall health of the pet? Incorrect!Tom Dock from Noah's Animal Hospitals...

Raising puppies to be service dogs

February 17, 2021
A Service Dog is a very special critter. Meet Brandt Carter who is a long time puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Hear from Brandt about the challenges and...

Patty gets personal

February 09, 2021
Critters claim her heart, but what makes Patty tick? Find out some personal revelations, some heartbreak and her passion for pets on the next Positively Patty Podcast. It's Patty unplugged!!!

When A Pet Passes Away

February 01, 2021
Fido is not just a pet, you love him. Then, you lose him. His death is harsh and hurts. Who can help you manage your grief? Jane Rose is a...

Penguin Pairs at the Indianapolis Zoo

January 25, 2021
Penguin personalities are on display! Listen in as Meagan Keen from Indianapolis Zoo highlights some fun and informative facts about these flightless birds. Plus: hear all about the same sex...

Learn about Eskenazi’s Canine Therapy Garden

January 18, 2021
Unique and amazing, just two word to describe the Canine Therapy Garden at Eskenazi Health. The purpose of this outside, enclosed area is to help patients and staff at the...

Ruby the Bulldog makes us smile

January 11, 2021
She snorts a lot and makes everyone smile! As the mascot for Senior Living Options with American Senior Communities, Ruby the bulldog is a chunky cherub celebrity. Met her and...

Therapy dogs working during the pandemic

January 04, 2021
Kelsey Burton, Executive Director of Paws and Think, joins Patty to discuss the challenges facing therapy dogs and their handlers during these social-distanced times. Paws and Think's mission is to...

Going cat crazy with KJ

December 28, 2020
Patty chats with KJ, the kitty correspondent for Pet Pals TV. The longtime radio and digital broadcaster recalls her life-long love for cats - and offers advice to all cat...

How a dog helped him heal

December 21, 2020
Learn how a dog named Ghost helped Great Day TV reporter/photographer Steve Sweitzer heal and get moving after a bike accident. Learn about the White German Shepherd breed and some...

Dogs Helping People

December 14, 2020
What's the difference between a service dog, therapy dog and an emotional support dog? Patty chats with Sean Diamond, Director of Training for the Indiana Canine Assistant Network. ICAN trains and places...

IndyHumane CEO David Horth on pet adoptions during the pandemic

December 07, 2020
IndyHumane CEO David Horth joins Patty Spitler to discuss the issue of homeless pet adoptions and animal welfare in Central Indiana.

Film festival thrives during pandemic

November 30, 2020
Heartland Film President Craig Prater chats with Patty Spitler on Heartland's success. They chat about Craig's dog, Sophie, and which actress inspired her name.

Finding your pet-friendly home with realtor Nicole Gosser

November 23, 2020
How do you find that dream home for you and your furry family?  Local realtor Nicole Gosser shares tips with Patty Spitler and offers advice in this tight real estate market.

Patty profiles Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO)

November 16, 2020
Patty chats with Darcie Kurtz, the Executive Director for F.I.D.O., Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside. What actions can you take to keep pets safe this winter?

Patty profiles Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO)

November 16, 2020
Patty chats with Darcie Kurtz, the Executive Director for F.I.D.O., Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside. What actions can you take to keep pets safe this winter?

Indy Dog Whisperer chats with Patty

November 09, 2020
Meet Nathan Lowe, known as the Indy Dog Whisperer. Get advice on communicating better with your furry friend and improving your dog’s behavior.

Podcast: Talking Pet Health with Tom Dock

November 02, 2020
Tom Dock with Noah's Animal Hospitals chats with Patty about holiday food dangers for your pet as Thanksgiving draws near. They also discuss ways to get you and your pet...

Tom Dock with Noah’s Animal Hospital

November 02, 2020
Tom Dock with Noah’s Animal Hospitals chats with Patty about holiday food dangers for your pet as Thanksgiving draws near. They also discuss ways to get you and your pet moving...

Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary founder Pamela Terhune

October 26, 2020
Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary founder Pamela Terhune tells Patty Spitler what’s unique about her 38 acre animal sanctuary in Muncie, Indiana. Learn about their efforts to stop puppy mills and how...

Patty welcomes special guest Mimi Pearce

October 19, 2020
Patty Spitler welcomes Mimi Pearce in-Studio. Mimi talks about starting a new chapter with Mimi Pearce Designs, food favorites for the Fall, traveling, designing the right work space at home...

Positively Patty Trailer

October 11, 2020
From the All INdiana Podcast Network, join Pet Pals TV's Patty Spitler as we celebrate our furry friends! Celebrate the bond between pets and people, and meet hoosier heroes saving...