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!

THE PERFECT HOLIDAY READ—

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLERS A DOG’S PURPOSEand A DOG’S JOURNEY!

W. Bruce Cameron, the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (which hit the USA Today list and spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list with a movie by Dreamworks in the works) and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s Journey, returns with another inspiring novel, THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS (Forge Books Hardcover; $15.99; October 15, 2014). A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 326,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving stories. THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS is just as heartwarming and thought-provoking. 

Cameron’s latest demonstrates how the unconditional love received from dogs can make all the difference in human lives…A book about dog lovers by an author who understands the canine soul.”

Kirkus Reviews on The Dogs of Christmas

In THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, while nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh’s Colorado home. But Josh can’t resist Lucy’s soulful brown eyes, and though he’s never had a dog before, he’s determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies.

Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a vivacious woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy’s tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter’s “Dogs of Christmas” program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her.

But he’s fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh’s life. He barely has time to sit down, between chasing after adventurous Sophie and brave Oliver, but when he does, his lap is quickly filled by the affectionate Lola. And Rufus and Cody’s strong bond makes Josh wonder about his own relationships with his family. 

With Christmas and the adoption date looming, Josh finds himself wondering if he can separate himself from his beloved puppies. At odds with Kerri, Josh isn’t willing to lose her, but doesn’t know how to set things right. Can a surprise litter of Christmas puppies really change one man’s life?  THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS is a charming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies.

W. Bruce Cameron is an exceptional and talented writer whose passion and dynamic narrative vividly illuminate what’s most important in our world, and his novels resonate with adults and young adults alike.  THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS will not only entertain, but will enlighten humans everywhere about what’s most important to dogs:  Spreading the word that you can adopt a dog of any breed you desire through animal rescue.

W. Bruce Cameron is the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (a USA Today bestseller that also spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list with a movie by Dreamworks in the works), and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s JourneyA Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 325,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving tales.  He’s also the author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series; Emory’s Gift, and THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, which Fox 2000 recently acquired the rights for producer Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen's Temple Hill (Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars). He has written for television and wrote, along with his wife and co-writer Cathryn Michon, the feature film Muffin Top: A Love Story, which is releasing in Fall 2014.   Cameron was also named 2011 Newspaper Columnist of the year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. To learn more about W. Bruce Cameron and his work, visit: www.brucecameron.com &www.adogspurpose.com.

THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS For more information, contact:

By W. Bruce Cameron Karen Lovell / Forge Publicity

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS

This sweet story is told with humor and a deep understanding of the transformative value of loving a dog.  A perfect holiday read!”

Greg Kincaid, New York Times bestselling author of A Dog Named Christmas

W. Bruce Cameron is a champion of the underdog! The Dogs of Christmas is an inspiring, delightful story that deserves a special place under the tree of every canine-lover in your life.”

Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs

"As warm and bright as Christmas morning. If you don't already have a dog, reading this book will send you right to the shelter to find one to love."

Iris R. Dart, New York Times bestselling author of Beaches

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR A DOG’S PURPOSE & A DOG’S JOURNEY

An amazing book.”

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, on A Dog's Purpose

I loved the book and I could not put it down.”

Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation

on A Dog's Purpose

Once again endearing himself to animal lovers, Cameron explores the concept of canine karma with acute sensitivity and exhibits cunning insight into life from a dog’s perspective.”

Booklist on A Dog's Journey

Readers will devour this wonderful story and cry from beginning to end. Sweet and heartfelt, Cameron likely has another bestseller on his hands.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review on A Dog's Journey

Lisa Hennessy Launches Holiday Pet Recipe Books for Hanukkah and Christmas

Great Gifts Under $10!

New York, NY – October 15, 2014 – Have you ever considered preparing a healthy and nutritious homemade meal for your canine companion? Many pet parents in recent years have decided to prepare meals for their furry friends as oppose to feeding them commercial diets. Due to food recall scares as well as a human-diet emphasis on knowing what’s in the foods we eat, pet owners are beginning to understand the health benefits of providing their pets with a natural home cooked diet. Lisa Hennessy, founder of Your Pet Chef, is excited to launch two new books: “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “The 8 Days of Hanukkah,” for the upcoming holiday season.

Lisa began preparing meals five years ago when her Rough Collie, Shelby, was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy. The disease caused her to lose control of her hind limbs. The vet had suggested a special diet for Shelby that had been designed by a leading veterinary researcher on this disease. Although Lisa was skeptical that Shelby would eat homemade meals consisting of tofu, spinach, and peppers, she decided to give it a chance. To Lisa’s surprise, Shelby loved her new healthy meals and gobbled it all up!

Lisa mixed the recipe with kibble for a few weeks, gradually decreasing the kibble and increasing the “Shelby Food.” While the food did not stop the disease from progressing, it did slow it down. Unfortunately, Shelby passed 6 months after she began eating “Shelby Food,” but Lisa was inspired to continue cooking for her two dogs. Since they had the same positive response to this diet, Lisa decided to eliminate all store bought food and exclusively feed them home prepared meals.

Lisa built a career of over 20 years in sourcing, purchasing, operations, and manufacturing in many different types of industries including textiles, metals and automotive. These experiences have helped her become a well-rounded businessperson. Starting up her own company had always been a dream for Lisa, and when the opportunity presented itself in 2012, she sprung into action.

Lisa founded Your Pet Chef as a way to share her love of preparing home cooked meals with other dogs. Every meal is prepared based upon the information either pet parent or veterinarian provides regarding a pet's medical condition. The meals are prepared using a wide variety of proteins that can be cooked or raw and organic vegetables. Learn more at: http://www.yourpetchef.com/.

In March 2014, Lisa published the “Your Pet Chef Cookbook” where she shared her recipes, helpful hints, and stories and photos of her customer’s dogs. This October 2014, Lisa is ready to launch two holiday cookbooks that will prepare pet families for the upcoming holiday season. “The 12 Days of Christmas" and "The 8 Days of Hanukkah" shares holiday inspired recipes that are all grain and gluten free. These cookbooks will make the “paw-fect” gift for under $10.00 for pet lovers everywhere!

Just like owners, pets tend to gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year. An estimated 45% of the 130 million pets in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and cancer. It’s essential we keep our four-legged friend’s diet and health a top priority as the holiday festivities begin to take place.

“Pet owners want to include their pets in the holiday celebrations, but we do not have to put their health at risk,” expresses Your Pet Chef Lisa Hennessey, “Many of the recipes contain 5 ingredients or less, which make them really easy and fun to prepare. Your canine will benefit greatly from these delicious and nutritious home prepared holiday meals!”

About Your Pet Chef: Established in 2010, after Lisa Hennessy’s dog was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, the celebrity chef began creating homemade raw food for other pets. Each meal is personally prepared to meet your dog’s needs providing not only a safe but healthy and balanced diet. For more information please visit: http://www.yourpetchef.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Pet-Chef-LLC/307281802713857.

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New Bark, More Bite!

New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania Offers New, Exciting

Paw’menities for the 2015 Westminster Dog Show

(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 the 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 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 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 improvedRoom To Groom 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.

- A live Westminster Kennel Club broadcast satellite feed from the Hotel’s Lobby.

- Hosting the Progressive Dog Club events.

- Hosting the 2015 New York Pet Fashion Show.

- Hosting a live three-hour radio broadcast of Talkin’ Pets with Jon Patch.

- Hosting the 2015 Dog Writers Association of America Banquet.

- 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).

and so much more! Visit www.hotelpenn.com for full details.

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.

Note to media contacts: For interviews and photo opportunities, please contact Jerry Grymek, LMA Communications Inc. at 1-800-387-1399/416-440-2500, Cell: 416-918-2043, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 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.

If dogs could talk, one phrase they are likely to use is “cheeese.” At least, that’s what you’ll be hearing after pawing through this adorable collection of candid canines called DOGFACE (Viking Studio, October 23rd, 2014, Hardcover & eBook). Like their human counterparts, dogs are expressive, care-free and photogenic. Their smiles, winks, head tilts, ear waves, and even the drooling will brighten even the worst of days.

DOGFACE is a one-of-a-kind collection of photographs that is a must for any dog lover. Author and photographer Barbara O’Brien profiles a wide array of dog breeds in this full-color, one-hundred page collection including a goofy Border Collie, genteel Great Dane, a curious Corgi to name a few. With incredible range of emotion, expression, and of course, cuteness, DOGFACE shows just how human dogs can be, and why they truly are “man’s best friend.”

Barbara O’Brien, a professional photographer and animal trainer, has spent years photographing canine actors, always looking for the perfect shot. She lives on a farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin, with her family, three dogs, eighteen cats, ten rescue Morgan horses, two ponies, seven sheep, thirty-odd chickens, five ducks, and three very naughty goats. To say she is an animal lover is an understatement.

www.barbaraobrienphoto.com

Liberty Launches Revolutionary Wristband for Hands-Free Dog Walking

Patent-pending technology makes Liberty Wristband unlike anything on the market

Portland, Maine -- October 2, 2014 -- Liberty Wristband (http://www.libertywristband.com/) announced today the official launch of its signature product, a first-of-its-kind wristband that makes any leash hands-free, giving dog owners freedom and flexibility while enhancing control and maintaining safety. The Liberty Wristband solves a problem many people can relate to: walking your dog without having to hold tightly to a cumbersome leash.

"I love walking my rescue dog Henry, but like most people these days, I need to multitask," explained creator William Feldman.  "Other times, I simply want to relax my hands, let go of the leash and just enjoy our walk knowing he'd still be securely tethered to me. Nothing on the market that allowed me to free my hands and still have sufficient control, so I decided to go to the drawing board."

Why hands free? As most dog walkers know, holding on to a leash can be limiting, tiring and stressful. The Liberty Wristband, which connects to leashes of all sizes and safely holds any sized dog, allows owners to shop, drink a beverage, carry packages or talk on a cell phone with a free hand--all while enjoying that special time of day with their dogs.

Engineered with safety, comfort and convenience in mind, Liberty Wristband features a soft, weather-safe neoprene wristband with a super-strong fastening device and patent-pending, manual quick-release that allows the user to disengage from the pet quickly and easily, if needed. The result is a product that makes dog walking more convenient, safe and comfortable while also enhancing control.

"Many people struggle for control by wrist wrapping or clenching their hand...obviously taxing and stressful," explained Feldman. "Once a leash is attached to the Liberty Wristband, that issue is removed, and dog walkers transition any shock absorption to the stronger, bendable arm. In addition, if needed, they can still grab the leash because their hand is close by and free. Liberty Wristband also solves a deeper problem for those with hand or arm issues.

"I work with a lot of clients who have conditions such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis and arthritis, and not having to hold a leash eliminates the stress related to holding on and relieves a big burden," said Liz Langham, a professional dog trainer.

The patent-pending product is quickly earning rave reviews from pet owners, endorsements from dog trainers, and impressive interest from pet product retailers across the country.Liberty is available online at http://www.libertywristband.com/) and at ebay and Amazon.com. The Maine-based product has already been picked up by select retailers in Maine, California and Washington State. Just this week, the product was approved for sale in Boston-based Especially For Pets, a seven-store pet specialty store.

About Liberty Wristband

Liberty Wristband is a first-of its-kind dog wristband that allows dog owners the freedom to walk their dogs without holding on to a leash. The patent-pending technology features a comfortable, weatherproof neoprene cuff and a specially engineered quick release that, when manually activated, releases simply and instantly with any sized force or load. The Maine-based company launched in summer 2014 and is quickly earning a legion of fans and nationwide interest from retailers. Learn more at www.libertywristband.com.

BETTER PET, INC.’S DOG LAND APP CONNECTS DOG COMMUNITY WITH MORE >> THAN ONE MILLION USER SESSIONS WORLDWIDE >> >> LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2014) – Dog Land [7], a mobile >> platform currently available on iOS, has cultivated a passionate >> community of dog lovers with over one million user sessions to date. >> The app is a social networking tool for dog parents to discover >> dog-friendly locations, ask and answer questions about pet care, and >> share dog-centric photos. >> The app is seeing heavy engagement from its users, who open the app >> an average of four times a week. Nearly 50 percent of all users who >> have accessed the app still remain active members after a month. >> >> Dog Land [7] brings together features from popular apps like Waze >> and Instagram to create an immersive experience for users and their >> dogs. By conveniently crowdsourcing dog-friendly locations around >> the world, Dog Land helps guide users in deciding where to bring >> their dogs. Algorithms determine the most relevant nearby locations >> such as hotels, restaurants, hiking trails, dog parks, pet stores, >> animal shelters, veterinarians, and more. Users can “mark their >> territory” at a location, rate its pet-friendliness, and add tips >> based on their experience. >> “With Dog Land [8], we set out to create an app that connects dog >> lovers with their community by showing dog friendly places and dog >> friendly people. We see ourselves as a fun navigation tool, with >> information driven by our community,” says President & Creative >> Director Gareth Wilson. >> Upon creating a Dog Land profile, users can share photos of their >> dog, as well as “dig,” or like, photos from other dog owners >> worldwide. Users can easily edit photos in-app by adding filters and >> text, and then post their photos on additional social media >> platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. >> <image004.jpg> >> CEO Jonathan Kolker adds, “We’re creating an ecosystem to foster >> healthier and happier lives for dogs and people, and we’re >> constantly researching new features to help us achieve this goal.” >> >> >> Dog Land [7] users, or “Doglandians,” connect on a local and >> global level. The app’s messaging features allows for one-on-one >> communication between dog lovers. Users can expand their pet network >> by chatting with their favorite dog owners to exchange advice, setup >> puppy play dates and find trusted friends to help with dog care. >> Dog Land is free and available worldwide exclusively through the >> iTunes App Store [9] in the Social Networking category. Visit >> http://www.doglandapp.com/ [7] for more information, including >> details on features and screenshots of the app. >>

MAN’S BEST FRIEND LEADS ONE WOMAN TO TRUE LOVE WHEN

PARENTHOOD’S’ ERIKA CHRISTENSEN STARS IN

MY BOYFRIENDS’ DOGS’ A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE OCTOBER 18

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY DANDI DALEY MACKALL

Part of Hallmark Channel’s PET PROJECT Initiative to Help Homeless Pets Find Their Forever Home; Joyce DeWitt and Teryl Rothery Co-Star

Must love dogs! Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”) adopts a trio of canine companions while looking for love when she stars in “My Boyfriends’ Dogs” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, October 18 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C, part of PET PROJECT, the network’s evergreen initiative to help homeless animals find their forever home. The film stars Christensen as an unlucky-in-love woman who has only been able to find the loyal companionship in the unconditional love of her ex-boyfriend’s pups.  “My Boyfriends’ Dogs” is based on the popular fiction novel of the same name, written by Dandi Daley Mackall.  Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”), Teryl Rothery (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Emily Holmes (“Snakes on a Plane”), Jeremy Guilbaut (“The L.A. Complex”), Tyron Leitso (“Being Erica”) and Jesse Hutch (“Arrow”) co-star.

We are proud to adapt and bring to the screen ‘My Boyfriends’ Dogs,’ a delightful tale that our viewers will certainly love,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “The very gifted and talented Erika Christensen will grace Hallmark Channel viewers with her humor, wit and charm and we are honored to work with one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars.”

Bailey Daley (Christensen) is a hapless young bride who has run away from the altar with not one, but three dogs she adopted from past relationships. Running into a small diner one rainy evening in a soaked wedding dress with her dogs at her feet, Bailey launches into the story of her strange predicament to the restaurant owners, Louie (Michael Kopsa, “Fringe”) and Nikki (DeWitt).  She explains that she hasn’t been able to find the right love, always longing for the more loyal, stable companionship she finds in her ex-boyfriends’ canine companions.  Against the knowing advice of her mother Dina (Rothery) and best friend Amber (Holmes), Bailey tries to transform herself into the perfect fit for each new guy she meets—athletic Wade (Hutch), moody Jonathan (Oliver Rice, “On Hollowtree Farm”), and, finally, wealthy Eric (Guilbaut).  As each relationship ends, Bailey adopts her ex’s dogs, but remains hopelessly single.  Until, a twist of fate that stormy night leads her to realize that true puppy love happens only after one stops searching for it.

My Boyfriends’ Dogs” is a Boyfriend’s Dogs Films Inc. production.  Executive Producers are Howard Braunstein, Marcy Gross and Ann Weston. Christian Bruyere is the producer. Terry Ingram directed from a teleplay by Gary Goldstein and Jon Maas. Based on the novel My Boyfriends’ Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall.

 

HALLMARK CHANNEL/ ‘MY BOYFRIENDS’ DOGS’

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality family entertainment available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming featuring an ambitious slate of original content, including movies; scripted series, such as Cedar Cove, When Calls the Heart, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered; annual specials like Hero Dog Awards and Kitten Bowl; and a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Hallmark Channel is also home to annual holiday franchise, Countdown to Christmas, featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming, including The 12 New Movies of Christmas. Rounding out the networks’ lineup are television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, available in HD and SD, features a unique mix of content including original movies and acquired series that are dramatic in tone and focus on the lighter side of the mystery genre, as well as classic presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

Hallmark Channel on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter (Join the conversation at #HeartofTV), Pinterest, tvtag, YouTube

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Hi, we’re Jeff and Tommy Gay, co-founders of Big Creek Foods and creators of Look Who’s Happy treats. Dogs were always part of the family when we were growing up, including Pepper the Dalmatian, Fritz the Schnauzer and Toby the German Shepherd. Today, a Yellow Lab named Chessie is a much-loved member of Tommy’s family. In Jeff’s home, a perky Maltese named Toby is like his third son. Both of them are enthusiastic taste testers!

We also grew up in our family’s catfish and poultry processing business, providing high quality ingredients for well-known pet food brands. So what inspired us to open a natural treat company that caters exclusively to pets? Because we knew that only a handful of treats you see on the shelf are actually made by the companies that sell them.

We think caring pet parents like you deserve to know who’s making the food and treats that your dogs eat. That’s why we promise that every package of Look Who’s Happy treats is produced in small lots in our own state-of-the-art Gainesville, Georgia plant. Plus, we guarantee that every recipe is formulated to keep dogs healthy and happy. We think your dog will be grinning from nose to tail when you bring home these treats!

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www.lookwhoshappy.com

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Teresa J. Rhyne comes the next chapter in discovering how dogs come into our lives for a reason, show us how to live, and teach us how to love. 
The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) is the sequel to the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling memoir, The Dog Lived (And So Will I).  
It begins with another devastating diagnosis for Rhyne’s beloved beagle, Seamus, who successfully fought a malignant tumor just one year before Rhyne herself faced breast cancer. 
Rhyne vows to fight again and embarks on some experiments to create a healthier lifestyle for her family. She finds better food for Seamus, and trades cheese and meat for a plant-based diet for herself. 
She soon realizes that’s not enough for her…or the animals. 
As Rhyne struggles to find her place—somewhere between a hippie in a hemp skirt and a hypocrite in leather high heels—she also has to cope with the threat of Seamus slowly slipping away and whether her own health will follow the same fate. 
Enter Daphne and Percival—two dogs from dire circumstances who need help. As Rhyne and her boyfriend Chris say good-bye to Seamus, they soon find themselves rescuing a new generation of beagles (and welcoming not one, but two) into their home.  
And this turns out to be the best medicine for everyone. 
The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) Teresa J. Rhyne October 7, 2014 ISBN: 9781492603382; $14.99; Trade Paper; Memoir   
 
Teresa J. Rhyne is a work in progress (she knows that now more than ever). For the moment, she is a lawyer, writer, speaker, animal advocate, wine aficionado, and, for always, a breast cancer survivor. She lives in Southern California with Chris—her boyfriend, soul mate, and partner in all things—and their two mischievous beagles. And, yes, she’s still vegan. For more information, visit http://teresarhyne.com/1-2/  
Daphne (a.k.a. Doodlebutt) was rescued from a kill shelter in Los Angeles. She was used by a backyard breeder, shot, and left on the streets. She also was diagnosed with cancer and had a mast cell tumor removed shortly after she was adopted. 
Daphne is now cancer-free, slim, trim, and bossy as ever (just ask the neighbor dogs or beagle friends Maizy and Chloe). She channels Seamus with her devotion to food and is equally fond of toast.  
Percival spent the first 18 months of his life confined to a steel cage—the victim of animal testing in a pharmaceutical lab. He never walked on grass, saw sunshine, or had a treat or a toy, until he was rescued by Beagle Freedom Project. 
Percival is a happy, playful, little imp who loves life with a zeal that surprises everyone, given all he’s been through. He loves his squeaks, all people, other dogs, and the occasional treat, but all of that pales in comparison to his obsessive love of Chris.  
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of print copies of The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) in October 2014 will benefit Beagle Freedom Project. 
The very beloved (and diabolically cute) Seamus passed away on March 19, 2013. His story has traveled the world as The Dog Lived (And So Will I) has been translated into six languages. His legacy lives on in helping and humoring others. He touched so many lives and was truly one of a kind. He will never, ever be forgotten.

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