June, 2023 | Lux Life Award

March, 2023 | Life Well Lived With Dogs Podcast

A conversation between LeighSiegfried of Opportunity Barks and Marianne Ahern, Glad Dogs Nation's founder.

September, 2022 | Hound Hugger DIY Interview

March, 2022 | Keith Valley Middle School Stitch Event

January, 2022 | Zach's Planet Project

The amazing Zach Hartman of Zach's Planet Project is at it again! He was featured by his school for his efforts to organize and run a stitch event using Glad Dogs Nation stitch kits. The kids are having a ball!

September, 2017 | Chestnut Hill Local 

Former Mt. Airy resident Marianne Ahern has come up with a creative way to raise money for spay and neuter programs at animal shelters by turning used stuffed animals into squeaker toys for your furry friends.

Read the whole story here.

December 2013 | The Philadelphia Inquirer 

Dexter, a purebred Australian cattle dog, gnawed on a stuffed animal until he found the sweet spot that made the toy squeak.

"They love that squeaker," Marianne Ahern said this month as Dexter and two other four-legged creatures played with the squeaky item at her half-acre house near Langhorne, Bucks County.

Read the whole story here.

Philadelphia's KYW News Radio1060 interviewed Marianne Ahern about Glad Dogs Nation. 

Angry with the over population of unwanted animals in shelters, a Langhorne woman got creative to help reduce it.

“Glad Dogs Nation” gathers kids play things, like stuffed animals, and transforms them into pet toys and then sells them on the internet.

“The toys start at 3 dollars and they go up to seven.”

Read a transcript of the interview here.

The Bucks County Courier Times, Burlington County Times and Times Intelligencer ran an article about Glad Dogs Nation's efforts.

It was December of last year, and Marianne Ahern, 57, who has been fostering rescued dogs since Hurricane Katrina, realized she was angry.

Not just angry, but starting to feel deeply discouraged, too.

The number of orphaned animals doesn’t ever seem to improve, she said.

“The flow (of unwanted animals) is as constant and as sad as it’s ever been,” Marianne said.

Read the whole story here.

Old Baby Toys Become New Dog Toys

Talk about a cute and innovative upcylcing concept! Whenever baby meets puppy, our hearts start melting ooey vegan ice cream,  but this project goes one step above by being kind to earth and animals.

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