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Episode 207- Gnomad Home and Rehome From Home


Released Sat April 27, 2019
Length: 0:52:18
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Gnomad Home

Many of us dream of escaping the rat race and the tyranny of the nine-top-five grind. Jayme and John Serbell did just that, and the driving force behind them taking to "van life" was their beloved dogs.

With humour and honesty, Jayme and John discuss the whole process of taking on van life, and what it means to them and their dogs. You can find out more at the Gnomad Home website.

When we first got the van, and we were building it, we would only put the dogs in the van when we were going to do something fun, so that they kept associating the van with fun things.

 - Jayme Serbel

If you - and your dog - fancy learning more about vanlife, check out the Midwest Vanlife Gathering!

Rehome From Home

From time to time many pet owners need support, whether they want to rehome, or adopt, or perhaps they're desperate to keep their pet but they're struggling in some way. That's where organizations such as the Mayhew can help.

To find out more Julie spoke to Deputy Head of Animal Welfare at the Mayhew, Tanya Madden. You can find out more about the Rehome from Home scheme online.

Giving up your pet is a difficult decision, it's not something that people take lightly and we 100% understand that.

 - Tanya Madden Deputy Head of Animal Welfare

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