About The Host
Born and raised in Ohio, John Bartlett is a graduate of Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). He served as a designer for Will Smith and Ronaldus Shamask before launching his eponymous “John Bartlett” collection in 1991. John officially launched his newest line “The Tiny Tim Collection” in the Fall of 2011 and runs the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund to help rescues.
John has long championed the issues of animal rights and welfare. He has worked alongside the Humane Society of the United States, the North Shore Animal League and other animal rights organizations helping to raise awareness and spread the message of compassion.
“Dog Save The People” is a way to share more of the stories of people and their dogs, and bring the canine community together through the beautiful medium of a podcast. John talks to a variety of guests about their experiences with their dogs and how their hairy soulmates have changed their lives.
Ep 4 - Writing A Book On How Dogs Live in NYC w/ Ken Foster
Just because dogs in New York City don’t have as much space as dogs in the country or suburbs doesn’t mean that they don’t have as good lives. In fact, they’re pretty happy!
Ep 3 - Dogs Can Be Just As Glamorous w/ Suzanne Donaldson
Suzanne Donaldson was an executive Photo Director for Glamour Magazine for decades before she left in 2014 to start Mrs. Sizzle, a high end art and photography animal blog. She did this as a result of her love and connection to dogs, and wanting to do her part to show them in a new light, bringing her Photo Director background and connections to the dog world. She has kept the Mrs. Sizzle platform going to this day, now primarily running it through Instagram. She also now works at Nike as Senior Director of Global Brand Imaging. She has two dogs, the Sizzle Sisters, Edie and Clair, who are Morkies (Maltese / Yorkie mix).
Ep 2 - Bringing Your Own Talents w/ Mike Ruiz
Mike Ruiz is a recognized artist, specializing in photography, who creates vibrant, ultra stylized work that stands out from the crowd. He’s a queer Canadian-born photographer, director, television personality, former model, spokesperson, creative director, and actor. His work has been featured by editors at Elle, Vanity Fair, Flaunt, Interview Magazine, and many more. He’s worked for dozens of important causes, including currently being an advocate for “Pit Bulls and Buddies,” an L.A. Pit Bull rescue organization. He also does an annual photography calendar that’s proceeds go to dog rescue organizations. His first pitbull, Oliver, changed his life, and now he has another pitbull, Julia.
Ep 1- Accepting Your Dog’s Life w/ Elizabeth “Elli” Frank
Elizabeth "Elli" Frank founded Mr. Bones & Co. in 2013, which is an all-volunteer based animal welfare non-profit supporting animal rescue and advocacy in both New York City and across the country and world. They run the One Lucky Pop rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption program. Mr. Bones & Co. is named after Elli's dog, Mr. Bones, who she rescued in 2012 and had a life-changing relationship with. While he’s passed since, his legacy lives on through her company. She also has, Charlotte, a pitbull, still keeping her company.
Ep 0 - Intro (Teaser)
Welcome to Dog Save The People, a podcast about how dogs make our lives better. The show will consist of a series of interviews with dog owners and people in the dog world talking about their relationships with their dogs as well as just dogs in general. The show is hosted by John Bartlett, a fashion designer from New York City who has a unique history with dogs himself as well as his foundation the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund for dogs (named after his three legged dog by the same name). Recorded live from the Flatiron District of NYC, the show will share the perspectives and stories of people from around the city, the country, and the world.