|Got a beagle with bad breath? A poodle who piddles on the rug? A kitty who's afraid of the dark? Now you can call PetPhones for help. PetPhones is Orlando's only radio show devoted exclusively to pets and their people.
Every Saturday at 2pm ET on 660am WORL, animal-lover Disco Scottie, his wife Miss Kathleen and local veterinarian Dr. Rick take calls to answer animal-related medical and behavioral questions. They also have loads of fun along the way.
This isn't your typical boring talk radio. Irreverent humor, hard-edged music, unorthodox celebrity guests and no-holds-barred opinions combine to make PetPhones an unpredictable animal joyride.
"We like to think of it as animals with an attitude", says host Disco Scottie. "We certainly want to educate, but we also want to have a good time. Humor is an essential part of what we do."
"Disco Scottie" is Scottie Prince, co-owner of Pookie Bros. Pet Sitting, along with his wife, "Miss Kathleen" (Kathleen Prince). They are the proud parents of 16 dogs, 5 birds, 3 cats, 2 sugar gliders and 2 bunny rabbits. An entertainer since 1984, Scottie is a natural in his role as host of PetPhones. From onstage performances as a guitarist to behind-the-scenes work in television production, he's done it all.
A third-generation Orlando native, Scottie has grown up with local radio and television. His musical parody and theme work has been featured on a variety of shows on Real Radio 104.1.
Since 1992, Scottie has assisted Kathleen in rescuing, rehabilitating and placing over 200 dogs into new homes. They started Pookie Bros. Pet Sitting in 1997 and now care for over 300 clients.
"Dr. Rick" is Dr. Rick Marrinson, who has been practicing small animal medicine in Central Florida for fifteen years. A native of Oklahoma, he graduated from Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.
Following graduation, Dr. Rick moved to Central Florida and began his practice career at Sanlando Springs Animal Hospital. He became a partner there in 1993. The group purchased Longwood Veterinary Clinic in 1994 and since that time the two locations have grown to include nine veterinarians.
Dr. Marrinson appears every Monday and Friday on FOX 35's Good Day Orlando as their "animal expert". In addition to his regular practice, Dr. Marrinson has worked extensively in emergency medicine and enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and surgery. He is a past president of the Central Florida Veterinary Association and remains an active member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He also serves on the board of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.