"Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport" Will Celebrate Shelter Underdogs and Animal Adoption

NEW YORK, NY—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is one of three animal welfare organizations nationwide to be featured in this weekend’s primetime television special “Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport,” which will showcase the special appeal of shelter pets. The program will air locally on NBC® 4 New York on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET and on NBC Owned Television Stations and NECN.  Viewers in other markets should check their local listings for airtimes. 
With the help of beloved actress and comedian Betty White, Olympic superstar skier Lindsey Vonn, singer Emmylou Harris and other celebrities, the half-hour special will highlight adoption centers from around the country on a search for the country’s most loveable rescue dogs. NBC correspondent, award-winning animal advocate and author Jill Rappaport is the creator, executive producer and host. 
“Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport” features categories of dogs often overlooked for adoption such as seniors, pit bulls, mutts and three-legged dogs. At each shelter, these canines will be judged by celebrity animal advocates including: journalist and host of HBO’s® Real Sports Bryant Gumbel and wife and author Hilary Gumbel at Main Line Animal Rescue® in Pennsylvania; teen actor Lou Wegner at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California; and singer/actress Bernadette Peters at the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City. One dog from each shelter will be named “Best in Shelter” and rewarded with a year’s supply of a food-filled care package from show sponsor Blue Buffalo.
“Shelter pets should be celebrated and protected, regardless of the circumstances that put them in peril,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matthew Bershadker. "The ASPCA segment features three pit bull-type dogs who were brought to the ASPCA by the NYPD and were rehabilitated and cared for by our staff so that they could be adopted into loving homes.”
Bershadker added: "Jill shares our passion for helping animal victims of cruelty and homelessness find homes, and I have no doubt this program will help save the lives of the many loving and loyal dogs--just like the ones featured--at nearby shelters."
“This show is about saving lives and finding them ALL forever loving homes,” said Jill Rappaport. “It has been my dream for years to do a show that shines a light on the plight of shelter animals, and the wonderful heart and souls they possess!”
Subaru of America, Inc., show sponsor and ASPCA Corporate Partner, has also been a long-standing supporter of animal causes. 
"Since 2007, Subaru has donated $12 million to the ASPCA and organized over 1,200 adoption events at animal shelters and at Subaru retailers nationwide,” said Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “Animal welfare is an important part of the Subaru brand and we are very proud to support Jill's mission to raise awareness for rescue dogs, especially those under-rescued animals featured in Best In Shelter."
The ASPCA estimates that of the approximately 7.6 million pets who enter animal shelters each year, approximately 2.7 million are euthanized.
About the ASPCA® Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) encompasses all aspects of the world of dogs ~ showing, performance, behavior, training, health, and the human animal bond. We recognize many kinds of media besides journalism. Artists and photographers have joined our ranks and we include mystery and fiction writers, poets, historians and veterinarians. We have members who host national radio shows and others who appear on TV programs. Blogging, website production, social networking, and videography are among the professional activities of other members.

For publishers and editors, we can recommend professional writers, help with topics for articles, and suggest sources and interview subjects. Our members share ideas for articles, help with interviews, discuss fees and contracts, and otherwise support one another.

The best-known aspect of the DWAA is the annual writing contest that is meant to encourage quality writing about dogs in all aspects of companionship plus the dog sport. The contest is open to all writers, editors, publishers, photographers, artists and others whose work falls into the designated competition categories. Entrants do not have to be DWAA members.

The contest opens in June and runs through August every year for works published from the previous September.

Susan M. Ewing has been "in dogs" for over 35 years, and has written eleven dog books, including Bulldogs for Dummies, Poodles for Dummies, and The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand. She writes a bi-weekly pet column for The Post-Journal of Jamestown, NY and has written for many national cat and dog publications. Her latest book, American Pit Bull Terrier, won a Maxwell. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dog Writer’s Association of America and Cat Writers’ Association, of which she is president. Her cat flash cards, Cats! Train Your Owner! won a CWA Muse medallion, as well as the coveted President’s Award. She lives in Jamestown, NY with her husband, Jim, and two Corgis, Rhiannon and Gael.

Steve Brooks is one of LA’s most sought-after celebrity dog trainers, the founder of SteveBrooksK9U, and author of the book “Dog Bites with Steve Brooks.”  Steve has been training dogs for over 20 years using force-free based solutions.  He is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Canine Behavioral Expert and licensed presenter of Family Paws and Parent Education. 

 

Beginning February 12, visit Steve at the Doggie Spa Vendors area at the Hotel Pennsylvania for his “Dog Bites” cooking demonstration and training tips he’s used on Hollywood’s A-list canines! See Steve that night at the NY Pet Fashion Show where he will be judging and signing copies of his new book.

 

More information: www.SteveBrooksK9U.com

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Roanna Sabeh-Azar was born in Toronto, Canada. Since an early age she was placed in a French school and French became her second language. At the age of 16, Spanish became a great interest to her and hence, it was learned; followed by Italian and now she is studying Portuguese and Chinese.

 

Roanna’s creative spirit was always powerful even as a child. Her energy was always vibrant and strong. She believes that energy should be harnessed and a person should evolve as a spiritual human being. Her countless hours aiding charities and similar organizations remind her everyday how very lucky she is.

 

After graduating high school with honours, she studied Psychology for one year at Western University. Studies of human behaviour and philosophy are a passion of hers, but of course so were many other things in Life. She went on to graduating with a degree in Hotel & Food and Beverage Management.

 

Her first business was an import/export company featuring high quality house wares from Mexico selling to the trade and through her own retail store and restaurant. While still running Barroco, she began Neo-Paws™ International, a company dedicated to Safety apparel for dogs inspired by her first dog, Mex, from Mexico!

 

For the past 20 years, she has diligently worked to make Neo-PawsTM International, the number one apparel company world-wide. She is dedicated to helping pets and their owners live healthier and happier lives. This business is her passion because

it meets all of her demands and allows her to play every day.

 

Somehow however, life presented a twist and Roanna’s energies were put to use in a different way. Finally another of her life-long desires took shape. She was called and offered a chance at hosting her very own television show called ‘Entrada’, Journies through Latin Americain Cuisine & Culture that now airs on many different channels worldwide.

 

Neo-PawsTMhowever demanded her full attention but her desire to continue landing new roles in different television shows or producing her own was always prominent and hence Doggie Style TVTM was born.

 

There is so much available for dogs and their owners these days and this show highlights the best of the best, industry leaders, great places to go, doggie fitness, health & nutrition, sports, products, trade shows, events and so much more!

 

We hope you enjoy what we bring to your screen and are always open to constructive feedback.

 

Yours,

 

Roanna Sabeh-Azar & the DSTV Team!

 

 

Co-Chairs Ada Nieves & Gregg Oehler invite the all "Media" to cover our 11th Annual     
              
 New York Pet Fashion Show Presented by TropiCleanKick off "Westminster Weekend" with the coolest Animal Rescue benefit in the country!Celebrities and Models on Runway and Award Recipients

 Super Model Kristy Hinze Clark of Victorias Secret & Sports Illustrated Swimsuit fame, Bravo's Chantelle Fraser from Blood Sweat & Heel's, PIX11 Lisa Mateo, Melinda Toporoff Executive Producer of the Animal Planets Puppy Bowl, Hamptons Pet magazine Travel Editor Loren Morrissey(Lulu), Kate Stoltz, model, actress from TLC's Breaking Amish 


        ~~ A "Rescue Revolution" Peace, Love, and Animal Rescue" ~~
                     A Tribute to the 60's & 70's in Fashion, Music & Attitude!
 Welcome to the biggest  Pet Fashion and Animal Rescue benefit in the country!
 
The 2015 NYPFS is a celebration of the 60's & 70's in Style, Dress, and to the iconic sounds and music that changed a generation forever! Woodstock, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Motown, and more ..Be cool be hip, and be there!Hippie Chic, Bohemian,  Retro, Mod,  designer eyewear, and hats, inspired by  Coco Chanel, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, etc..  500 hundred people and over 150 pets that include dogs, cats, and even a bearded lizard strut their stuff at the show and on the runway!

 Three  "Revolutionary" Runway shows: Humans and Pets in 60's & 70's Attire!
1."Rescues on the Runway" - Rescues,People, and some TV personalities 

2."Designer Couture Retro Show" - Designers, Rescues, Pets...
 

3."Best in Show" Costume Contest-over 30 contestants dressed to impress

Our show will  benefit The Mayor's Alliance of NYC 150 Alliance Rescue partners

        The Best In Show winner will take home over $3,000 in  prizes!

.          Our MC Maria Milito from Q104.3 will Host our Runway Shows

The N ew York Pet Fashion Show  now in our 11th year, on Thursday February 12th,  2015,  from  6-10PM at the Historic  Hotel Pennsylvania   in NYC.            Bravo's Chantelle Fraser & Jewel Morris  Co-Host the Red Carpet!
  
                    The NY Pet Fashion Show Golden Paw Awards
 Humanitarian of the Year - Super Model Kristy Hinze Clark  Television Producer of the Year- Melinda Toporoff- Puppy Bowl Animal Planet

 

 Air Rescue Award - Pilots N Paws/Debi Boies

 Surgical Animal Care - David Crouch DVM Surgeon
 Integrative Vet - Dr Marty Goldstein
   Life Time Achievement - Bocker Labradoodle

 

 More awards to  be announced soon!
MEDIA:  To be placed on our VIP Media Guest list please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20" target="_blank">Info@NYPetFashionShow.com

 

TICKETS:  $50 in advance/$60 at the door

 

ADDRESS:  401 Seventh Ave, 33rd Street, New York, NY. 10001

 

WHERE:  Hotel Pennsylvania 18th Fl. Penntop Ballroom

 

WHEN:  Thursday February 12th, 2015 from 6 p.m. - 11

Schedule of Events: Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 6 to 11:00 pm

 6:00pm-7:00-  Red Carpet, Cash bar opens

 6:30pm-9:00pm -complimentary Hot & Cold Food 

7:00pm-7: 30pm –Introduction and Rescues on the runway Awards

 7:30pm-8:30pm–Awards part 1, Designer Couture Runway Show 

 8:30pm -9:30pm -Awards part 2, "Best in Show" Costume Contest

 9:30pm-9:45pm Crowning of "Best In Show"


*Cash Bar, complimentary food, music and vendors selling some of the best and coolest pet products in the market today.


2015 New York Pet Fashion Event Sponsors

         An Oehler Media ProductionGregg R. OehlerChairman, NY Pet Fashion Show,   Oehler Media Inc
W: www.NYPetFashionShow.com       W: www.PetMediaPR.com   
P: 203- 595- 5452    C: 646-202-3807

BASH DIBRA

"Celebrity Pet Trainer Bash dubbed the" Pet Laureate of our Times."

From coast to coast, from celebrities to casting directors, from in front of the camera to behind the scenes, the "movers and shakers" in the industry know to contact BASH DIBRA, author, pet expert and celebrity trainer-to-the-stars, who is fast becoming the "PET LAUREATE OF OUR TIMES!" proclaims the prestigious Yearbook of Experts, the in-house industry "Bible" of the media.

Bash is an animal behaviorist, author of 6 best-selling books and a video on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in both the pet and entertainment industry, and the soon-to-be-published "STARPET: How to Make Your Pet A Star." He sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets, as well as any pet owner who comes to him for help.

Bash has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Inside Edition, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show and CNN, promoting responsible pet ownership. He works tirelessly for animal welfare, promoting animals in service to mankind, and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the New York State Humane Association Award, the New York City Veterinary Medical Association�s Unsung Hero Award, American Sociiety for Protection of Animals and the North Shore Animal League�s Legendary Bond Award.

At the age of three, Bash and his parents fled from their native country of Albania to Yugoslavia. They ended up in a refugee camp where Bash had his first introduction to the forerunner of dogs, the wolf. Used to guard the prisoners and supposedly frighten them, Bash soon out-foxed the wolves and had them eating out of his hands much to the chagrin of the prison guards. From that time on Bash knew what his life career would be � working with animals.

Bash�s own pets are celebrities in their own right, having been featured in motion pictures, tv commercials and ads.

For further information, visit his website at

www.bashdibra.com ,

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Bash Dibra pet expert from Fieldston Pets  wants you to know..that pets are members of the family.... www.bashdibra.com
 
   Pet Power .............        " Behind every  leash there is a Voter "
 
 
Statistics from a recent  Pet Industry survey confirm the nations' collective anthropomorphization of our pets:
  • 61 percent of women tell their dog about their problems.
  • 31 percent of women feel their dog is a better listener than their partner.
  • 24 percent of men use their dog to talk to a good-looking stranger in the park.
  • 14 percent of men say their dog showed them more affection than their loved ones.
 

Bash Dibra is a dog trainer extraordinaire, and animal beharovist.  Here's some accolades from his fans.

"Bash Dibra leads us through various and very often complex parts of the human-canine relationship and shows us not only how it can work, but how we can make it work."
-Roger Caras, Past President, ASPCA

"He doesn't train your dog; he trains you to train your dog by thinking like a dog."
-In Style

"Bash Dibra has such a cult following among Manhattan pet owners that he is known simply as Bash, like a rock star.... To clients like Alec Baldwin, he's 'top dog' among personal pet trainers."
-The New York Times

"High profile folks like Mariah Carey and Henry Kissinger rely on Bash, the trainer who can turn the most problematic pooch into a model canine."
-W

"Anyone who can teach Spike anything should be sainted."
-Joan Rivers

"I think Bash Dibra was raised by wolves."
-Nancy Friday

"Bash Dibra is recognized as an authority and deservedly so."
-William J. Kay, DVM, Past President, Animal Medical Center

"There's nobody quite like Bash when it comes to dogs! Within a few weeks my two Bichons were behaving perfectly and trotting happily on their leashes."
-Barbara Taylor Bradford

"Bash not only trains dogs, but truly loves them. And they love him too."
-Sarah Jessica Parker

"Bash did a great job in training Sally, our Border Collie, and in return, she absolutely adores him. That, to me, seems like the best endorsement of his training philosophy."
-Matthew Broderick

www.starpet.com

New Bark, More Bite!
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania Offers New, Exciting ‘Paw’menities for the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Guests
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
January 2015. (New York City, NY)—As host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is getting ready for another successful year of hosting all canine hopefuls taking part in the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The World’s Most ‘Pup-ular’ Hotel will once again be offering over-the-top treatment and is expecting this year to be better than ever! The 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place on February 16th and 17th, 2015 at Madison Square Garden directly across from the hotel with only the Breed judging and benching at Piers 92/94.
 
The Westminster Kennel Club has arranged shuttle buses to transport exhibitors and spectators directly from Hotel Pennsylvania to Piers 92/94 throughout each day – visit http://www.hotelpenn.com for details. The Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and important Best In Show will still be held at Madison Square Garden, directly across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania.  “We are ‘paws’-itively excited to be welcoming back all of the Westminster VIP’s (Very Important Pooches),” said Gene Nicotra, General Manager/All Dogs’ Best Friend at the Hotel. “Our perfect location and exclusive amenities are a treat for all Westminster hopefuls and fans alike.”
 
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is the only hotel for Westminster competitors and they know it. From ‘pup’tual Westminster wedding ceremonies to hosting an annual Pet Fashion Show, the Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year always goes the extra mile. To prepare for this special event, the hotel is planning to set up a variety of exclusive onsite daily events and amenities to coincide with the Show exclusively for guests, including:
 
- Hosting the largest in-door doggie spa in all of New York, our  new and improved Room To Groom Dog S’paw’ offers canines everything they need to get ready for the Show: bathing tubs, dog grooming area, exercise/fitness area, and an in-house relieving area.
Direct shuttle bus service for Dog Show exhibitors and spectators from the Hotel to Piers 92/94 each day (courtesy of Westminster).
- Exclusive  welcome package for Westminster guests.
- Hosting the 2015 New York Pet Fashion Show taking place on February 12th; starting at 6 pm EST.
- A live Westminster Kennel Club  broadcast satellite feed from the Hotel’s Lobby on the morning of February 13th.
- Hosting the  Progressive Dog Club events at the PennTop Ballroom from February 13th through February 15th.
- Hosting a  live three-hour radio broadcast of Talkin’ Pets with Jon Patch on February 14th from 5 pm to 8 pm EST.
- Hosting the 2015  Dog Writers Association of America Annual Awards Banquet on February 15th.
- Our  exclusive on-site Doggie Concierge will be working ‘doggone’ hard to attend to all canine requirements (such as ‘pup’arazzi interviews and hotel tours).
- Additional vendor opportunities are available.
…and so much more! Visit www.hotelpenn.com for full details.
 
As a bonus for our Dog Show guests, should their dog win ‘Best in Show’ their entire Hotel stay with us will be  complimentary!
 
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is offering unbeatable room rates for Westminster guests. To stay at the host hotel where all the Westminster Dog Show action happens, contact 212-736-5000 (locally) or 800-223-8585 (toll-free) or visit www.hotelpenn.com today.
 

Westminster is the oldest, continuous sporting event in America, with the exception of the Kentucky Derby.  The Dog Show is the most prestigious of National Dog Shows and has been held every year despite power shortages, hazardous weather conditions, economic depressions and World Wars.
 
About New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania
Since 1919, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to millions of visitors to Manhattan, more than any other hotel in the world. The hotel is one of only two hotels in Manhattan to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, which exemplifies superior energy performance and efficiency. With 1,700 rooms and over 90,000 square feet of function and adjacent exhibit space, the hotel’s location on 7th Avenue at 33rd Street is conveniently located to the Midtown business district and within walking distance to many of Manhattan’s famed tourist attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District and the Empire State Building. Directly across from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, with most major subway lines within one block makes getting to and around Manhattan exceptionally easy. Reservations can be made on-line at  www.hotelpenn.com or by calling 212-736-5000 or toll-free at 800-223-8585. The World’s Most Popular Hotel is a registered trademark of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.

KATHY IRELAND DEVELOPS COLLECTION OF SOLUTION

BASED PET PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY HOME DÉCOR

SAN RAFAEL, CA (Dec. 20, 2014) -- The new kathy ireland Loved Ones™ pet product collection, inspired by home décor trends, is both functional and stylish. The collection will be launching at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL and shown at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, IL in March 2014.

Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), leads one of the country’s most successful design and marketing firms with revenues topping $2 billion in licensed products annually, according to Forbes Magazine. Kathy Ireland and the kiWW team has partnered with pet industry leader, Worldwise®, to create the kathy ireland Loved Ones™ collection which offers gorgeous fabrics, unique features and clear points of difference in the marketplace.

Kevin Fick, Worldwise CEO commented; “As a company Worldwise is excited to partner with Kathy Ireland and her team at kiWW to develop a line of pet products unique to the market. Kathy makes a great partner, she brings both her design savvy as well as her knowledge of what it means to be a busy parent to both the two footed and four footed child. Kathy’s design sense mixed with Worldwise’s ability to create innovative and solution based products is a winning combination.”

The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection is solution based and designed to support the needs of pets and their guardians. Each product is designed to fit within a system that addresses your Loved Ones needs; Play, Relax, Nourish, Explore, Restore, Indulge with a diverse range of product for both cats and dogs.

The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection of pet bedding, tailored from beautiful and durable materials are designed to meet your Loved Ones needs and sleeping styles. These beds are made to last through many naps! The collection features the patented Cuddle Cube Pet Bed© which enables the pet to sink into the bed, without the bed losing its structure. The Quilted Pet Bed with Lounge Mat, features a quilted bed base with a reversible mat inside. It can be used “as is,” or upgraded using the Mix & Match feature, enabling the pet guardian to match the bed style with the sleeping style of the pet. The Tailor Made Gusseted Pet Bed, is beautifully appointed with upholstery like details. This bed is designed to keep its shape, and continue looking great even when in use. The Pillow Hideout Bed offers a unique hood that allows the pet to snuggle in, or stash a favorite toy. The Constant Comfort Bolstered Pet Bed, gives comfort and support for both the body and the head, it will be a favorite place to rest for your dog. The attention to detail is evident, quality fill materials are used for the comfort of the pet, and for the pet guardians there are handles for easy portability, and removable covers for easy cleaning just throw them in the wash! Retails range from $40.00 $180.00

The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection of leashes, collars and accessories, provides stylish solutions for the pet and pet guardian on the go. The leash and collar collection offers patented features like the Tag Silencer© to quiet the jangling of i.d. tags as well as our easy attach leash ring which makes it super simple to put a leash on an excited pet. Our stylish leashes feature a shock absorber to help eliminate strain from a dog that pulls. Walking your pet will never be easier or more stylish. Retails range from $8.00 $30.00

Every pet needs activity and exercise for a healthy and happy life. The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection, offers innovative and solution based toys that will meet a variety of pet needs. For cats, the collection features organic catnip infused toys and refillable catnip toys for your cat’s excitement and enjoyment. Our patented Stretch and Chase© Mouse or Fish launchers will help get those cats up and moving. For dogs, the collection offers our range of durable toys which will hold up against even the strongest of chewers. Our Hide and Seek© balls are patented, waterproof, durable, with light and sound features that will make sure you never lose a ball again. Retails range from $5.00 $20.00

The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection offers scratch pieces and related furniture that include solutions for scratch, grooming and play, that will beautifully integrate into the home. Three of the modular scratch solutions from the collection are the Scratch and Climb Tower, Covered Groom and Hide Scratch Perch and the Scratch and Seek Tower with Ramp, Hammock, and Tunnel. Each works perfectly on its own, but also works together to create a completely stylish activity center for your cat. Retails range $20.00 $250.00

Exploring the world with your pet, whether it be at the market, or on a weekend getaway, needn’t be a hassle. The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection offers a range of travel accessories that provide stylish solutions for the pet and pet guardian on the go. For the pet who travels, the Reversible Travel Mat unrolls to a double sided, durable mat, providing a comfortable place to rest with quilted padding, whether it be in the back of a car, or in a bed & breakfast. The kathy ireland Loved Ones Travel Tote offers a stylish way to carry your smaller pet with padded non-skid straps for comfort of the pet guardian, and internal padding along with a leash strap for comfort and security of your pet. Meal time is a breeze when using our waterproof Travel Bowls, they feature a waterproof inner liner with a protective flap at the top to protect the zipper from dirt and debris, functional and stylish, these handy bowls fold flat when not in use. Retails range $20.00 90.00

Designed to fit beautifully into the home, the kathy ireland Loved Ones collection of ceramic feeding solutions will elegantly accent your pet’s meal. With solutions for both dog and cat, the collection features low profile dishes for cats to prevent whisker stress, and stylish yet sturdy ceramic bowls for dogs. Ceramics have metallic gold detailing and are dishwasher safe. The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection offers furniture pieces like the Grow with Me Adjustable Feeder for dogs, that adjusts in height as your pet grows older and the Double Diner with Storage Drawer which has handy storage drawer for your dog’s toys. Both furniture feeding options feature removable stainless steel bowls with silicone gaskets (to prevent drips) for easy cleaning. Retails range $5.00 130.00

For the pet owner that wants to indulge their pet even further, kathy ireland Loved Ones offers the Gracie and Delilah® collection, featuring products for both dogs and cats with extra-indulgent details, touches of shine, sparkle and luxe fabrics to pamper their Loved One.

About Worldwise®

The SmartyKat®, TrustyPup®, PoochPlanet® and Petlinks® brands are manufactured by Worldwise®, a leading consumer pet products company. Worldwise develops unique, high-quality products made from natural, recycled, reclaimed and certified organic material, and distributes them through the nation’s largest retailers. Worldwise brands are changing consumer beliefs about the look, feel, price and performance of environmentally responsible products. www.worldwise.com

About kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®)

Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,” “...finding solutions for people in love™,” and“...finding solutions for people in business™,” translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more.

kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.

Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally, by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.

Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Additional information is available at kathyireland.com

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks

The Perfect Book for Foodies & Dog Lovers!

Steve Brooks, Celebrity Dog Trainer and founder of SteveBrooksK9U, shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover how to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites as rewards for good behavior!

Steve Brooks (CPDT/KA) is a master of creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with terrific results and has been training dogs for over 20 years using “dog bites” to correctly train thousands of dogs with lasting results.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks uses food as an effective training tool. In this book, you will discover what is safe and unsafe to feed your dog while learning how to modify your favorite meals to share with your pup! While Steve cooks recipes from Organic Turkey Meatballs, Sweet Pup-Tato Fries to Chicken Pup-Pie, he shares what is safe and delicious for canine consumption. He also demonstrates the health benefits and dangers of many human foods.

  • Discover how to modify K9 behavior with Steve’s Positive Training Tactics

  • Learn how to use food (and other rewards) to correctly train your dog

  • Teach your dog to: walk without pulling on the leash, come, stay, tricks…and more!

  • Reduce fear, food-guarding and aggression issues

  • Know which foods are safe and unsafe; foods that can heal or harm your dog

  • Train your dog to take food gently right out of your hand!

Steve Brooks is a world-renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT/KA), a credential granted by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). He is a Canine Behavioral Expert and professional member of the APDT, Association of Pet Dog Trainers. He is a licensed presenter of Family Paws Parent Education, Dog & Baby Connection, Dog & Storks, and a proud member of Pet Professional Guild where he promotes force free training

Steve founded SteveBrooksK9U (www.SteveBrooksK9U.com) in Los Angeles in 1999. Since then, he’s been one of LA’s most sought-after dog trainers. Thousands of dogs have graduated from K9U. Steve’s clients include Hollywood celebrities such as: Sheryl Crow, Robert Downey Jr, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lori Alan, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, William Fichtner, Cheryl Tiegs, Dennis Dugan, William Peterson, Rick Rubin, members of the bands Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few, as well as, thousands of everyday dog lovers.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, most online bookstores and at www.SteveBrooksK9U.com

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Steve’s talents have garnered him media exposure in both national and international markets.  He has appeared regularly as the dog expert on training and safety for Fox News in both San Diego and Los Angeles and NBC news in Palm Springs. In 2009, Steve was featured as the dog training expert in Marley & Me (Blu-Ray DVD). He has appeared in programs such as Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, as well as, appearing on CBS’ “World’s Funniest Pets”,TBS’ “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” and the nationally syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition. Steve was the trainer of Presley, the rescue Boxer and winner of “The Greatest American Dog.” Many international broadcasters in Japan, Canada and Australia have also profiled Steve and his work as a professional trainer. Steve has been featured on a multitude of radio shows such as Pet World Insider and KPCC 89.3 Public Radio. He is a regular contributor to numerous publications and an ongoing writer for Fido Friendly magazine.

DISCUSSION TOPICS WITH STEVE BROOKS

A Feast For Fido - Sharing Holiday Meals With Your Dog - Creative, safe and healthy meals you can share with your dog during the holidays.

Keeping Your Home Safe For Your Dog - Ways you can ensure your home is safe for the new Christmas puppy. How to avoid dangers that may be lurking in your home that could endanger your dog.

Holistic Help For Your Dog - Natural ways to care for your dog to enhance good health.

No Kibble Needed - Throw together a healthy meal for your dog with ingredients right from your refrigerator.

Feeding Fido On the Go - On the road with no kibble, Steve shares surprising healthy fast food options you can feed your dog.

Holiday Manners For Your Pup - Quick tips to keep your pup "party polite."

PUP-tality! – What you can do NOW to help your dog live a longer life with vitality!

Superfoods For Your Dog – Turn your dog’s diet from good to great with superfoods!

First Aid For Your Dog – Learn how to handle emergencies, such as poisonous foods and choking, with techniques that could save your dog’s life.

Fido Fitness – Exercise tips for your dog at every age!

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