010: Feeding Stray Dogs in an Innovative Way – Doggie Food Bank with Julie Austin

Julie came up with a novel way to feed the dogs of homeless people.

Julie Austin is an award-winning writer, inventor, and entrepreneur. She’s appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX News, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world. Julie noticed something surprising about homeless people one day – quite a number of them had dogs by their side. For many of the homeless individuals living in the United States, dogs have become a link to their sanity and given them unconditional support when there’s been no one else to turn to. Julie started the charity Doggie Food Bank to help feed the companions of the homeless population. Find out more on today’s show.

Key Takeaways:

[3:35] Sometimes when you’ve become so busy, you don’t see things that are right in front of you.

[3:55] Julie lost her home and her life savings.

[5:05] Anybody can become homeless.

[5:35] Homeless people tend to have dogs by their side more than any other animal.

[8:25] Helping someone else will make your day better.

[9:35] Magic happens when you give without expecting anything in return.

[11:55] What’s in the work for Julie’s charity, Doggie Food Bank?

[14:00] There’s only one homeless shelter all throughout L.A. that will accept dogs.

[14:25] People would rather sleep on the street than give up their dog.

[15:00] Rob didn’t understand why homeless people even had pets at first.

[16:45] Pets have the ability to give you hope, companionship, and love.

[17:25] Julie talks about her volunteers.

[17:30] The need is out there.

[20:35] Please check out Doggie Food Bank’s GoFundMe campaign.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

www.givingbackpodcast.com

www.doggiefoodbank.org/

Doggie Food Bank on GoFundMe

The Money Garden by Julie Austin

www.dankennedy.net/

 

Tweetables:

“What do you have that you can use to help someone else?”

“Helping someone else, genuinely, will make your day better.”

“People rather sleep on the street than give up their dog.”

 

 

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