Welcome to Pawtastic Friends – The Paw Talk. In this podcast, host Tom Fox will visit with Michael and Melissa Novelli, co-founders of Pawtastic Friends as well as those who work with them at Pawtastic Friends. Michael and Melissa are dedicated to helping shelter and rescue dogs in the Las Vegas area become more adaptable, through enrichment training and activities such as yoga and aquatics training, as well as obedience and agility. This podcast is sure to tug on your heartstrings, just listen to how sweet this one dog is! Tune in See more +
Mike Novelli and Melissa Novelli are the co-founders of Pawtastic Friends, a program dedicated to understanding and catering to the unique needs and personalities of program dogs for adoption. Michael, a recognized figure in Las Vegas for his dedication to rescue dogs, co-hosts the award-winning podcast “The Paw Talk,” where he educates and inspires others about the potential of these animals. Melissa, a dedicated trainer at Paw Talk, has a heartwarming success story with Kane, a scared rescue dog who blossomed under her guidance. Both Michael and Melissa believe in the transformative power of love and training in rescue dogs, as evidenced by their work with dogs like Kane and Kenzie, who have flourished under their care. Join Tom Fox, Michael Novelli, and Melissa Novelli on this episode of The Paw Talk podcast to learn more about their inspiring work with rescue dogs.
“He looked up to me with his eyes. I could barely hold back the tears because it was just, know, heartwarming.”
“So to see him out and in the fresh air and walking and just like, really, he’s a working dog. He wants to work. He always wants to do something for his treats. He wants to sit, he wants to shake, he wants to give a high five. And he just really is coming out of his shell. He was adopted during COVID so he hadn’t had much socialization, so I think that has a lot to do with it.”
“The more people that know about what we do, the more dogs we can help, the more lives we could change, and the more lives we can save, because that’s exactly what Pawtastic Friends is.” See less –