DogTV airing adoption show

June 18th, 2017

DOGTV, the world’s first and only television network created specifically for dogs, is airing a new show for human viewers, aiming to help dogs in need. The DOGTV “Adoption Show,” which will begin airing on Friday, June 9, is a 15 minute program featuring 10 adoptable dogs per episode from various rescue shelters across the United States, including information on how to adopt them. The show is hosted by actress Maggie Lawson, and features renowned dog trainer Victoria Stillwell, who provides tips on helping adopted dogs cope in their new home. DOGTV will be gifting those who do adopt dogs featured on the program with a DOGTV goodie bag and a special adoption kit with $600 worth of product for their new pup.

The first episode is already available for pre-viewing online at dogtv.com/adopt where viewers can also find information about all of the dogs featured on the “Adoption Show” and how to adopt them. An important component of DOGTV’s adoption initiative will be spreading the word via social media. Be sure to visit facebook.com/dogtv for adoption success stories, tips for adopting dogs and more.

“DOGTV subscribers are passionate about their own pets in addition to the wellbeing of all animals. Launching the ‘Adoption Show’ across our network will inspire this dedicated group to help dogs in need, whether they are adopting a dog themselves, or sharing information on adoptable dogs with their friends,” says Ron Levi, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, DOGTV. “We are looking forward to rewarding those who open their hearts and homes to a rescue dog from our show by offering special adoption kits to help make the transition smooth for both the pet and their owner.

DOGTV has a history of partnering with rescue shelters, providing free DOGTV programming that is scientifically designed to combat dog boredom, separation anxiety, hyperactivity and more, and has been especially helpful with calming shelter dogs and increasing their adoptability. For the “Adoption Show,” DOGTV is partnering with several shelters including the San Francisco SPCA, Chicago Canine Rescue, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and more.

In addition to partnering with rescue shelters, DOGTV has also partnered with several dog-loving brands to support the “Adoption Show” and prep new pet parents who adopt dogs featured on the show with a great care package including a DOGTV goodie bag and the following items:

Find my Pet – A smart real time tracking collar for dogs
Thundershirt – A dog anxiety vest and calming solution, helping millions of dogs
Foscam R2 Indoor Home Camera – A camera that keeps an eye on your dog and allows you to talk to him right from your phone.
G.O.A.T. Smart Pet Speaker – A speaker that plays music for your dog and even takes selfies with him
I and Love and You – 6 bags of food and treats including Naked Essentials Kibble and treats, which are made with real meat and contain no grains, fillers or any artificial ingredients
Three Dog Bakery – All natural dog cookies, including a case of Classic Crèmes Carob with Natural Vanilla Flavor Filling
My Dog Nose it – Sun protection for your dog’s nose
The Secret Language of Dogs – The new book from popular dog trainer and “Adoption Show” regular Victoria Stilwell

DOGTV’s “Adoption Show” will air everywhere DOGTV is available including on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand, DIRECTV, RCN, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Roku, iOS, Android and DOGTV’s Social Media Channels.



Book: The Grace of Dogs

June 18th, 2017

Andrew Root’s search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the vet’s office for Kirby, their beloved black Lab dog. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering why the loss of their pet still hurt so deeply, and why his son’s religious act seemed so right in the moment. As Dr. Root, a theologian by training, witnessed his family coping with the loss of Kirby, he felt compelled to explore the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of our relationships with the dogs we love.

In THE GRACE OF DOGS: A Boy, a Black Lab, and a Father’s Search for the Canine Soul (Convergent, hardcover, $22.00, June 2017), Root draws on biology, history, theology, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), paleontology, and a wealth of personal stories to trace how humans and dogs have so often helped one another—emotionally and even spiritually—to become more fully ourselves. With eloquence, humor, and sensitivity, THE GRACE OF DOGS leads readers on an unforgettable reading adventure in search of answers to questions such as:

· How did dogs and humans first develop the mutually beneficially relationship they share and that remains unique in the animal world?
· Is it accurate to say that dogs love us?
· What do psychology and physiology say about why we react to dogs in the way that we do?
· Do dogs have souls?
· Will we be reunited with our beloved pets in the afterlife?
· Why do children and many adults feel compelled to acknowledge the passing of a pet dog with a religious service or act to acknowledge the loss?

THE GRACE OF DOGS paints a vivid picture of the dog-human connection through history and describes why it’s often the wagging of the pooch at the door that reminds us best that we are worthy of love and created to share love. Please let me know if I can send you a review copy or if you’d like to know more about the book or get in touch with Dr. Root.

AKC’s The New Complete Dog Book

June 18th, 2017

The New Complete Dog Book is the American Kennel Club’s Bible of dogs. For the past 88 years it has been the ultimate breed resource—the one book that no purebred dog aficionado and expert can live without. In addition to being the longest continually published dog book in history, it is also the most successful dog book ever published, with over two million copies sold.

The revised and updated 22nd edition contains revised breed standards, changes in breed classifications, and recently recognized breeds. Dog owners, breeders, and clubs will find the most current information here on AKC registration, competitive events, and programs.

Readers will discover the following in The New Complete Dog Book:

Official standard for every AKC-recognized breed, including seven variety Groups and the Miscellaneous Class
Breed histories, puppy-buying tips, and pet attributes, each breed written by one of the 200 AKC national parent clubs
Over 800 exceptional color photographs of adults and puppies illustrate each four-page breed entry
Spotlight on finding well-bred puppies, sports and activities for dogs and owners, AKC programs, and canine anatomy
Illustrated glossary of canine terminology