Laura Coffey (author of My Old Dog) and Karen Hollish, Director of Development and Marketing, Pima Animal Care Center

Laura Coffey is as passionate about adopting old dogs, dogs who are on the opposite spectrum of cute, as adorable puppies. She loves them so much that she wrote My Old Dog and spent countless hours going all over the country to interview people who felt the same love for and appreciation of old dogs as she did.¬† Laura is also a writer, editor and producer for, the website of NBC’s TODAY show. I promise you, talking about her book and the people and pooches she met on her journey will delight you. Yes, we will ask her about how she scored an interview with none other than George Clooney.

Joining Laura on the show will be Karen Hollish from the Pima Animal Care Center. Trust me when I say Karen never met a dog she didn’t like. She is one of the people who works so very hard to raise money to support caring for the approximately 20,000 pets who come through the Center each year. Committed to what I call “the ultimate recycling – adopting the four-leggeds,” Karen will also have great stories to share about rescues from puppy factories and hoarding houses, the demand for working¬†cats and just how she and her team of committed animal lovers make it all work at the PACC. She is a wonderful human being and dear friend and I can’t wait to hear her share some stories. This show is in loving memory of Pam Hodges.