Charity Recipient AKC Humane Fund Receiving Original Artwork
New York, NY- Winning artist Kathryn Swenson wanted to create a cosmopolitan look at urban canine diversity when she created "Vibrant City Stroll" for the 2017 New York Academy of Art contest. The winning artwork, a watercolor and graphite depicting multiple breeds out for a leashed walk, will represent the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in a commemorative poster. 
Each year The Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) partners with the Academy for the art contest to create a poster and notecards for charity. The AKC Humane Fund has been selected as the 2017 charity recipient. The selected charity will receive at least $10,000 in a check presentation at Madison Square Garden and will also receive the original artwork from the New York Academy of Art contest. 
The winning artwork was inspired by the diversity of city life, according to Swenson, who visited dog parks and watched people walking a variety of breeds from all over the world. 
Born in Lowell, MA, Swenson, a mother of three, learned her love of art from her mother, a grade-school art teacher. She later studied art history and painting at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She then went on to earn her MFA in 2008 from the New York Academy of Art. She currently resides in Nashua, NH where she works as an adjunct professor at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her current focus is on drawing, watercolors, and portraiture. Visit her at
In addition to the winner, five additional finalists were selected. All artwork will be utilized in club materials such as note cards, posters and the official Guide and Record Book. The Westminster Kennel Club and the New York Academy of Art thank their shipping sponsor, Cadogan Tate Fine Art (
Marcelo Daldoce - "Penny"
Nick Gebhart - "Pointer with Sophistication"
Amy Hughes - "Lottie in Central Park"
Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio - "Australian Shepherd"
Clarissa Wong - "New York's Finest"
The AKC Humane Fund is committed to supporting the health and happiness of dogs across the country by protecting pets, supporting pet-related organizations and celebrating the human-animal bond. The AKC Humane Fund works to give back to dogs on a broad and sustainable scale through education, grant making and outreach promoting responsible pet ownership.
The AKC Humane Fund is proud to be the leading organization providing financial assistance to domestic abuse shelters that accept pets. These grants make it easier for women's shelters to welcome pets and help break the cycle of domestic abuse. The Fund is also dedicated to assisting rescue by providing financial assistance to not-for-profit canine rescue groups that are taking on significant, rescue-related expenses. Grants are used to help cover the costs of veterinary care, spaying and neutering and vital supplies.
About The Westminster Kennel Club - The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.  Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-breed, benched dog show held every year at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Today, America's dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Piers 92/94. More than 3,000 dogs from the US and abroad makes Westminster Week like no other.Westminster. There's only one.
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About New York Academy of Art
Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, the New York Academy of Art is a graduate school and cultural institution that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. The Academy believes that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. Through major exhibitions, a lively speaker series, and an ambitious educational program, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.
About The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. - The fund unites animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. It's the only public charity that directly supports pets in domestic violence shelters. The Fund also offers Parent Club Breed Rescue grants to dog clubs rescuing and re-homing unwanted dogs and scholarships to reward students pursuing professions that strengthen the human-animal bond. The AKC Humane Fund's Awards for Canine Excellence are given each year to promote the important role dogs play in our lives. Contributions to the AKC Humane Fund are fully tax deductible as allowed by law under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. For more information, visit

Neutricks and Neutricks for Cats are an exciting new approach to healthy brain aging for the senior pet wellness market.

Based on the success of the protein “apoaequorin” (originally discovered in jellyfish) in canine trials, Neutricks developed two new supplements to support your pet’s cognitive health with a unique approach for both dogs and cats. Neutricks for Dogs has been formulated as a tasty chewable tablet that dogs love. Neutricks for Cats is available in a great tasting fish flavored sprinkle.

About Neutricks

Neutricks is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel supplements to provide support during age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s first product, Neutricks brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks is backed by research that shows it helps support brain cell health.

Just like people, animals can experience mild memory problems associated with aging. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be a candidate. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. have canine mild memory issues. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with mild memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.

Better primary medical care has led to longer-lived dogs and cats, and a subsequent increase in the prevalence of senior mild memory issues. In a study at the University of California-Davis, 62% of 11- to 16-year-old dogs showed signs in at least one category of memory impairment. In a survey of pet owners, nearly half of dogs age 8 and older showed at least one sign associated with mild memory problems. The Veterinary Journal published a recent study of pets seen by veterinarians in whom they estimated that 14.2 percent of older pets presented with mild memory problems yet only 1.9% were addressing the problems.

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New York, NY – TheAmerican Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events and Performance Events.

The Awards, created and first awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists chosen, based on nominations from AKC member clubs, have impacted the dog sport on a national level through club involvement, judging, exhibiting, breeding and teaching.

The three finalists in each category will be voted on by member clubs, with voting ending on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Winners will be announced by the end of October. Presentation of awards to the winners will be made in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida December 17th and 18th.

This year’s nominees are:


  • Patricia W. Laurens, of Newtown, Connecticut, has been active in dogs for over 50 years as an exhibitor, all-breed handler and breeder of Best in Show, National Specialty winning and top producing German Wirehaired Pointers. She has served as Delegate for the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America for over 30 years. During that time, she was elected to the AKC Board of Directors and started an AKC Breeders Education program and helped establish the Junior Scholarship program.When Pat left the Board of Directors in 2000 she was elected to the Parent Club Committee and has served as its Chairperson from 2000 to the present. During this tenure she helped establish the Parent Club Conference Program and chaired three National Parent Club Conferences. In 2013 she helped establish the AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Trailer Program and serves as its co-chairman. Read more.

Companion Events

  • Susan (Suzi) B. Bluford, of Carmel, California, is so grateful and honored to be nominated once again for this prestigious award. She began in the sport of AKC dogs during the early 1970’s with her first dog- Golden Retriever “Wendy”, who became a breed CH, UD, WC. Suzi was hooked in all areas of the sport! In 1977, her Golden Retriever, “Streaker”, was the number one obedience dog in the United States as well as a breed champion and an owner-handled group winner. She is an active participant in conformation, obedience, rally, tracking, retriever hunt tests and field trials, herding, nosework and agility, and bred “Dasu Goldens” for many years.Read more.
  • Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase, of Monson, Massachusetts, desperately wanted a Welsh pony as a child, but her sensible parents presented her with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This little dog introduced Tibby to the challenging world of dog training and was her first high in trial dog in 1961. She has been involved with dogs, dog training and Corgis ever since. While obedience is her first love, Tibby has successfully trained and shown dogs in rally, tracking, agility, herding, and conformation. One ‘special’ Pembroke, “Tyler”, Ch. Heronsway Free Style UDT ROMX, is one of a few obedience titled dogs to win the breed at Westminster. Read more.
  • Nancy Craig, Read more.
    • Jim Campbell, of Marrero, Louisiana, grew up in in rural Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s. Rabbit hunting with grade beagles instilled in him a love for the sport. In 1978, he got his first AKC registered beagles. After moving to New Orleans he met Maurice Ellis, Rannie Ladner and Tommy Moffet. Jim gives credit to them for teaching him what to look for in a hound and how to condition them. His first good dog was Jazztown T-Beau, who had a great nose, outstanding line control and check work that set the standard for what he looks for in a dog to this day. Jim has bred many worthy hounds over the years, seven of which finished as AKC field champions. He finished four field champions himself, two of which went on to win the AKC SPO Nationals. FC JO's Hustler won the Southern States Championship twice. Read more.
  • Teri Dickinson, of Lucas, TX, began her performance career with a mixed-breed dog she trained and entered in an obedience fun match. That led to the acquisition of her first Italian Greyhound in 1984, who went on to become an American Canadian Champion and Utility Dog. After putting dual titles on several more Italian Greyhounds, Teri became interested in lure coursing and other lure sports. As a board member of the Italian Greyhound Club of America, she led a successful campaign to have Italian Greyhounds added to eligible coursing breeds.She and husband, Jack Downing, bred Italian Greyhounds under the Whirlwind prefix and participated in conformation, coursing, agility and amateur racing. Teri bred the first AKC dual champion, DC Whirlwind Blew By You LCM OA NAJ GRC JOR MC. Read more.


  • Melody Fair, of Noti, Oregon, and husband Roy, acquired their first Basset Hound, Misty in late 1970. Misty was their first title holder, earning her CD. Bassets have always been Melody’s primary breed, but over the years other breeds have graced their couch: four Newfoundlands, a Pembroke, a Borzoi, a retired racing Greyhound and the newest addition, a Doberman. The Bassets have earned titles in the show ring, Field Trials (over 20 Field Championships), Tracking, TD (working on number 16), TDX (working on number 6), and still hopeful for an elusive VST. Over 10 of her Bassets have earned Dual championships. They have earned titles and/or competed in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Coursing Ability, BHCA Hunting Performance Test and NACSW K9 Nosework. Read more.

For more about the nominees and the Lifetime Achievement Awards, visit the AKC website here.


About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit

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Eyenimal Inc. Announces Launch of Innovative Pet Products for the US Market

With a twenty-year history of revolutionizing the pet products industry, Eyenimal Inc. is excited to announce that it will be launching innovative new smartproducts this year. Guided by the companys mission to make man pets best friend,Eyenimal develops, designs, manufactures, and sells a wide selection of smart products for cats and dogs that aim to fortify the special relationship between owners and their pets.

One of the most exciting new products from Eyenimal is the Intelligent Pet Feeder for small pets. This interactive item stores up to 4.3 liters of food and may dispense up to twelve meals per day. Boasting the latest technology, the feeder is easily operated via an app that is supported by Android and iOS, making it an ideal solution for busy pet owners who wish to retain close control over their petsdiets even when they are away from home. This degree of control helps to prevent pet obesity, a common condition that is linked to numerous health problems. The feeder is equipped with a camera that can record videos and allows owners to connect with their pets through video chat. Owners may conveniently share videos captured by the Intelligent Pet Feeder on Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, and other platforms.

All of Eyenimals products are developed in France and incorporate cutting-edge technology combined with intuitive design. Prior to beginning the design process, the Eyenimal team undertakes extensive research to gain insight into the mysterious world of pets. Eyenimals dedication to creating superior quality pet solutions has been recognized at SuperZoo 2015 in Las Vegas and Pet Expo in Paris, where the companys Cat Videocam won awards for best cat product. This unique camera affixes to catscollars and records the world through their eyes. Compact and easy-to-use, the Cat Videocam allows owners the rare opportunity to virtually experience their beloved petsdaily adventures. It is equipped with night vision and a motion detector that halts recording while the cat is sleeping. Dog owners can enjoy the same exhilarating experience with Eyenimals Dog Videocam, a waterproof device that includes three different recording modes to correspond with a dogs typical movements.

From bubbling filtered water fountains to remote training devices, no-bark collars, and invisible fences, Eyenimals impressive selection of products addresses the various needs that pet owners face as they build close bonds with their cats and dogs. Originally based in France, Eyenimal is now headquartered in the US.

About Eyenimal: For twenty years, Eyenimal Inc. has been revolutionizing the lifestyles of pet owners with a variety of innovative products. Blending cutting-edge technology with easy-to-use design, Eyenimals smartpet solutions deliver superior quality and a uniquely French touch. Although Eyenimal is now based in the US, all products are developed in the companys original home of France. Visit to learn more about how Eyenimals solutions make man pets best friend.

Dr Lampru graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. She came to the Tampa Bay area to practice small and exotic animal medicine in 1980. She began her studies in alternative medicine in 1984 through the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association annual meetings and home study. She became certified  in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1987. She further studied acupuncture under Dr Su Liang Ku and the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received certification as a human acupuncturist in the state of Florida in 1990 but does not currently treat people. Her studies in classical homeopathy have been with Christopher Day, MRCVS; Dr Jeff Levy, Dr Christina Chambreau and Dr Richard Pitcairn. Dr Lampru, her husband Ed Greene and their children, Lillian and Paul, live in Land O’Lakes with Precious, a rescue dog and their tortoiseshell cat, Jessica. Dr Lampru’s hobbies are dancing, yoga, Thai Chi, listening to live music and swimming.




Each month we deliver content that helps you be the best human you can be for your pet. This month we're spotlighting our support of senior pet organizations, starting with Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary.


Neutricks is Committed to Giving Back to our Local Communities

As you already know, we love our furry senior friends. A LOT.

But there may be one thing that we love even more: the organizations around our country who take in, care for and find homes for our furry senior friends.

That's why starting in September, every purchase of Neutricks benefits a selected organization's efforts to care for senior pets and find them homes.

For September and October, we are featuring Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, a forever foster home based sanctuary in beautiful Mount Juliet TN, generally housing approximately twenty senior dogs at the sanctuary and others in temporary and forever foster homes.



Tell your friends to help us support Old Friends this month!
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Special Guests - Anouska Jones editor of Woof A Book of Happiness For Dog Lovers will join Jon and Talkin' Pets live from Australia 9/24/16 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her book

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Patti Lawson author of "What Happens To Rover When The Marriage Is Over" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/24/16 at 7pm EST to discuss and give away her new book

Woof A Book of Happiness for Dog Lovers



Gorgeous photography and memorable quotes combine to create the ultimate gift for dog lovers. Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They're there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment.

Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted - all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.


A Book of Happiness
For Dog Lovers
Edited by Anouska Jones
Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete.
They’re there for us through good times and bad,
with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson
to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A Book of
Happiness for Dog Lovers is a compendium of
delightful quotes that capture the essence of our
affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Huxley, Mark Twain,
Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical,
others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and
presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.
Anouska Jones is a dog-loving book editor and
publisher, who has worked in publishing for over
twenty years. She compiled the quotes from a
range of sources, in between teaching her two
new puppies to behave nicely in her office.
A Book of Happiness for Dog Lovers
Edited by Anouska Jones
ISBN: 978-1-925335095
$19.99 US $25.99 CA Hardcover 160 pages
Publication Date: Oct. 14, 2016
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"If you love your dog, this is the most important book you'll ever read.” —Jane Velez-Mitchell, New York Times–bestselling author, Editor,
What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas
By Patti Lawson
Recipient of the Maxwell Award for Dog Humor Book of the year (Dog Writer’s Association) for her first book,
The Dog Diet.
Ten years ago, the term “animal law” hardly existed: it wasn’t used by lawyers, judges, courts, or even animal rights associations. Today, animal law is well-recognized, with both the American and Canadian bar associations devoting full chapters to the subject. If you are one of the 56.7 million American households with at least one dog, how can you be sure that you know all the laws that apply to your furry family members?
What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over? (Skyhorse Publishing; September 2016; 978-1-5107-1153-2; $24.99) is a witty, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issues—and their legal consequences—that affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic counsel, every chapter covers a different issue that dogs and their pet parents may face at some time.

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Author Patti Lawson presents these issues conversationally—not couched in legalese—so every pet parent, grandparent, or sibling will know what to expect. With real-life stories and real court cases, this book covers topics people rarely think to ask about or research—until it’s too late:
 Fighting city hall when a dog runs afoul of the law
 The rights of pet parents to take their dogs on public transportation
 Providing for a canine companion after an owner’s death
 Keeping custody of their pet should they divorce or separate
 Confiscation of a pet by a humane officer if they violate a city ordinance
 Housing rights and those of their dog
 Breed-specific legislation
This is the go-to guide for keeping your pooch out of the pound and you out of court. Not to mention, it’s just plain fun to read!
About the Author
Patti Lawson is an award-winning author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and public speaker. Patti’s first book, The Dog Diet: What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking Stress, and Getting a New Leash on Life, won the Dog Writer’s Association of America Maxwell Award for Dog Humor Book. In 2012, Patti was awarded the AKC Responsible Pet Ownership Public Service Award. She lives in Elkview, West Virginia, with her dogs Sadie and Rusty.
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What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas
By Patti Lawson
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover
September 2016 978-1-5107-1153-2 ǀ $24.99

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