ARL Animal Connection

ARL Animal Connection

ARL Animal ConnectionJoin ARL Cat Behavior Counselor Carol Griglione and Dan Sterrett as they answer all your questions about pet behavior, share fun pet information, and keep you up-to-date on programs, happenings, and success stories from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa!

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Live Local Radio: WHO Newsradio AM 1040 — Saturday from 6-7 a.m. (CST) locally in the Des Moines, IA metro

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May 7, 2022

On today's show, Dan talked about large breeds of dogs and Bernie from the Humane Action Network called in to tell us about a seminar happening next Saturday at 9:30 on how to lobby for animal rights laws at the state capital. Give this a listen.  

April 30, 2022

On today's show, the ARL Raise Your Paw Auction was last Saturday evening and it was a success! Great questions today from our listeners; one being what do you do with a kitten who bites all the time. All this and more on today's show. Give this a listen!  

April 16, 2022

On today's show, we are one week away from the Raise Your Paw Auction; it's next Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center. An online auction happens Sunday April 24- April 30. Go to for more information. It's spring and wildlife is on the move. Carol and Dan discuss tips for dealing with wildlife you may find on your property.  

April 9, 2022

On today's show, Tom Colvin, Executive Director of the ARL, joins to discuss a dog in need. Cal, the dog, was taken from an owner and is being treated by a vet. Cal is now doing much better and will be adopted in the near future. We had a caller who lives in Winterset and has a 12 yr old dog who has hip issues and wanted to know how to get the dog down into the basement. Carol and Dan discuss the options.  

April 2, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan started the show by talking about wildlife on the move. Dan spoke about chickens and how many chickens you need to start with and other details. 

March 19, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan talked about training classes at the ARL. For more information please visit A caller says she has seen a pan handler with a dog on an island at a busy intersection. Carol and Dan reminded our audience that if you see something, say something. Give this a listen.  

March 12, 2022

On today's show, it's all about the cats! Carol and Dan discuss ways to keep your pet calm during severe weather and answer questions on cat behavior. One you won't want to miss! 

March 5, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan covered many subjects and took phone calls. Visit for more information. 

February 26, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan discuss this week's events which include a puppy mill with 514 dogs. Thanks to Sherriff Davis of Wayne county, the ARL staff and volunteers who came to help. The ARL Raise Your paw Auction is April 23rd, get your tickets now at Have a great week!

February 19, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan talk about cat care, how to handle a dog who won't let you put on his leash, the best 'animal' movies, and upcoming events for the Animal Rescue League. For more information go to

February 12, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan talked about cats, dogs, and chickens. They also discussed how to introduce animals to each other, visit the ARL's website at Have a great week.

February 5, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan talk about the cold weather and outdoor pets, and also talk about caring for 'community' cats.

January 29, 2022

On today's show, Carol and Dan covered many topics this morning. How to introduce and dog and cat. Dan talked about not liking the retractable leash and believes in the old fashion nylon leash. The 30th annual Raise your paw auction is coming up in April. Tickets available at Give this a listen. For more info on this and other events, visit

January 22, 2022

On today's show, the crew is back after last week's snow storm. Does your dog love or hate the snow? Does your cat not like your boyfriend or husband? Carol gives tips on what to do. The Raise Your Paw Auction is April 23! February 24 is the basket making party at the ARL. For more info on this and other events, visit

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