Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2015.
There are 187 days left in the year.Coming up: July is National Lost Pet Prevention MonthCREW
Jon Patch - Host
Karen Vance - Co Host
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Caryl Wolff author of Puppy Socialization will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/27/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away her new book
Yvonne Kal creator of Come Clean, pop culture soaps, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 630 PM EST on 6/27/15 to discuss and give away her pet soap line
I created Come Clean because of my love for beauty products was conflicting with my journey towards wellness. Was it possible to have something beautiful, effective and free of harsh chemicals? Yes! Check out “Come Clean” – pop culture soap, a beauty essential with attitude. These whimsical bath soaps pay homage to the most important pillars in pop culture today – New York, fashion, pets, music and media. Through research and experimentation, I have formulated a moisturizing glycerin bar that is safe for both humans and dogs. Come Clean Soap is safe to use as a hand or body soap for people and also a 'shampoo' bar for pets.
The ingredients are all made in the USA.
I love my dog and like all dog owners, there is always a product you wish existed. Being the owner of a short hair white dog for the past 9 years has taught me a lot! White dogs, like all other dogs, get dirty and require baths. If your dog is lucky enough to share your car, sofa, bed and home – my very special All Natural Dirty Dog Shampoo Bar will change your life! It is created with drops of 100% pure essential oils to naturally repel fleas and ticks, provide relaxing aromatherapy, blended with human grade moisturizing gentle glycerin soap – hand poured with love.
Bath time should be fun, stress free and quick. A 10-15 minute bonding spa session is what every dog deserves. The first experience I can remember about picking a puppy and making him 'mine' was the very first bath.
Wash your dog regularly with this soap to keep their coat clean and skin healthy and dandruff free. The coconut oil helps decrease seasonal shedding as well.
Keep away from eyes.
Some of the soaps feature the American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Bull Dog, English Bull Dog, Doberman, Rottweiler, Pug, Chihuahua, Mix Breeds and more! – these are the most common abandoned and rescued dogs in shelters across United States and Canada who bring immeasurable love to their new families.
Adopt a dog and save a life (and don't forget to wash him/her) <3 !
xoxo Yvonne & my dog Jacob
Doggie Manners Publishing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brilliant(!) New Book on Puppy Socialization Written by Caryl Wolff
The buzzword today in dog training is Puppy Socialization – acquainting puppies to the “real world” before they are 16 weeks old through positive associations. Puppy owners have previously been told to wait until puppy shots were completed before taking them outside – which is equivalent to keeping a child housebound until he is 12 years old! Veterinary behaviorists now emphasize that the more positive exposure a puppy has before vaccines are completed, the more balanced and behaviorally fit the puppy will ultimately be as an adult dog – that first 16 weeks is critical.
With contributions from top dog experts, this book is endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively.
“Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness”
Dispels many untruths and myths about socialization Bases its recommendations on scientific evidence Offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies
“I wrote this book,” says Wolff, “so more dogs will be behaviorally fit and have good doggie manners as adults so that fewer dogs will be relinquished to shelters for behavior issues, many of which would never even appear if they had been properly socialized as puppies.”
About the Author
Author and dog trainer/behavior consultant Caryl Wolff is the first dog trainer to be certified by five dog trainer organizations. She has written seven books about dog training and behavior. She lives in Los Angeles with her two adopted dogs and a 42-year-old blue-and-gold macaw, which she has had since he was a fledgling – she confirms that he is her longest relationship….
New campaign and online video encourage the public to support stronger federal animal fighting sentencing guidelines
To view the ASPCA’s video, please visit: [http://www.aspca.org/GetTough]
NEW YORK— Following today’s commendable decision by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) to consider revising the federal sentencing guidelines for animal fighting, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is launching a campaign -- including a compelling new video -- urging the public to actively support stronger sentencing guidelines.
The current sentencing guidelines do not reflect the maximum penalty allowed under federal law, which can discourage federal prosecutors from pursuing animal fighting charges that may only yield a sentence as paltry as six months in jail.
“The current guidelines for dog fighting are woefully inadequate, and don’t come close to matching the heightened seriousness with which Congress, law enforcement, and the public view this barbaric activity,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President & CEO. “By proposing to amend the animal fighting guidelines, the U.S. Sentencing Commission moves us one step closer to giving judges the tools they need to punish these criminals more appropriately, as well as to deter potential criminals.”
In 2008, Congress acknowledged the depravity of dog fighting by increasing the maximum penalty for participating in animal fighting from 3 to 5 years. They again strengthened animal fighting statutes a few years later when they made attending an animal fight a federal offense and added additional penalties for bringing a child. However, federal sentencing guidelines have not been updated to include these increased penalties, creating a discrepancy between what is allowed under federal law and what is expressed in sentencing guidelines. As a result, convicted dog fighters are receiving unacceptably weak sentences.
To help raise awareness about the need for stronger sentences, the ASPCA has released a video as part of their #GetTough campaign to crack down on animal fighting. Featuring interviews with the public, the video reveals the surprise and disappointment of average Americans once they become aware of the terrible disparity between horrific animal crimes and their inadequate penalties.
“This video clearly illustrates the strong public sentiment that dog fighting is a vicious blood sport that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations. “Congress already spoke up on behalf of animals when they strengthened the federal laws on animal fighting, and we hope the U.S. Sentencing Commission will follow their lead.”
Dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Although illegal everywhere in the U.S., dog fighting still occurs in every part of the country and in every type of community. For more information on the ASPCA’s #GetTough campaign and their work to end dog fighting, please visit http://www.aspca.org/GetTough.
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 Instagram.
--On June 27, Animal Planet, the ASPCA® and PAWS Chicago Present a Free Festival Hosted by Eugene Mirman and Featuring Stars from Animal Planet’s PIT BULLS AND PAROLEES, MY CAT FROM HELL, TREETOP CAT RESCUE, DOGS 101, Lil BUB, Manny the Frenchie and Music from JC Brooks and Uptown Sound and The Suffers--
--Register for WOOFSTOCK Today at AnimalPlanetWoofstock.comand Use Hashtag #WoofstockAPL--
--Bring Your Furry Friends and Help Set the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Adopted Pets--
(Silver Spring, MD)-It’s widely known that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is one of the most renowned and influential independent bands of the last decade, however, it’s less known that they love animals as much as they love music. That’s why they are headlining the first ever WOOFSTOCK: ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL in Chicago on June 27. WOOFSTOCK: ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL is a free festival hosted by Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) at the Stadium Green at Soldier Field from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and is open to the general public - and their dogs.
Individuals with rescued dogs are encouraged to being their furry friends, as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “largest gathering of adopted pets,” at 2:30 PM. For specific rules and guidelines for the World Record attempt and to register for WOOFSTOCK please visit AnimalPlanetWoofstock.com. WOOFSTOCK is presented with special support from AT&T U-verse®, which carries Animal Planet on Channel 252 in SD/1252 in HD, as well as PAWS Chicago, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Lagunitas Brewing Company, and DogVacay.
The main stage hosted by Mirman offers a full day of entertainment featuring Animal Planet stars; including MY CAT FROM HELL’s Jackson Galaxy, PIT BULLS AND PAROLEES’ Mariah, Kanani and Moe, Shaun Sears and Tom Otto from TREETOP CAT RESCUE; as well as some other spectacular bands, including JC Brooks and Uptown Sound and The Suffers. The day also offers additional surprises and animal attractions; including pet advice from Andrea Arden of DOGS 101, a Puppy Bowl reenactment, and special appearances by internet sensations Lil BUB and Manny the Frenchie.
Beyond the stage, WOOFSTOCK features an array of attractions, including “The Beer Sanctuary” presented by Lagunitas. A collection of Chicago’s finest food trucks also will be onsite to delight a diverse array of pallets and appetites. Four legged guests will have a ball with doggie obstacle courses, pet swag bags, and booths from PAWS Chicago, the ASPCA, and DogVacay. Your dog also will have the photo op of a lifetime at the replica PUPPY BOWL field.
Throughout the event, homeless pets will take center stage, as PAWS Chicago hosts on-site adoptions featuring more than 40 dogs and puppies waiting to find their rock star families. The WOOFSTOCK celebration continues throughout the weekend at PAWS Chicago’s Lincoln Park and North Shore Adoption Centers, where Animal Planet will cover adoption fees for special “Rock Star” dogs and cats. Check the PAWS Chicago website for details.
WOOFSTOCK is the culmination of a successful 17-city ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL tour that found forever homes for more than one thousand animals from Baltimore to San Francisco. So, mark your calendars today, as Animal Planet, the ASPCA® and PAWS Chicago will bring together thousands Chicagoans, dog owners and pet lovers for an unforgettable event!
Saturday, June 20, the 171st day of 2015.
There are 194 days left in the year.
Jon Patch - Host
Jillyn Sidlo - Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Hour 1 – Jeff Lazarus – Author of Dogtology
Hour 2 – John Willard – Dr. Willard’s Natural Restorative Pet Care Kit
New Book By Dogtology Prophet Asks If You Are Among the Faithful?
Live. Bark. Believe.
By Jeff Lazarus
What if GOD made DOG in his own reflection to give MAN the constant happiness, content feeling, and unconditional love that he really needs on earth? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this is how the “Greatest Story Ever Told” begins when God convinces Dog to help him with “Project Man” for a little task he was working on a couple of weeks AFTER he created earth. DOGTOLOGY: Live. Bark. Believe by Jeff Lazarus (Publication: May 2015; Greenleaf Book Group Press; Pets/Dogs/Humor; Hardcover: $19.95) tells the story of man’s longstanding, fanatical devotion to dog. Dogtology is a belief that recognizes Dog as a genuinely “elevated” being. Just like the author, Dogtologists aren’t just fond of dogs – they laud them and plan their days/nights around the needs and wants of Dog.
A whimsical, satirical celebration of the relationship between dogs and humans patterned after a religious text, Dogtology will resonate with dog lovers from all walks of life and every creed. Each chapter in Dogtology reveals additional proof that humans have a deep need to believe in something more ideal than themselves. With twelve illuminating chapters with titles such as: The Book of Bones, The Book of Barks and The Book of Realizations, the devotees of Dogtology will see themselves illustrated in the same system of rituals, practices and behaviors personified by Dogtologists the world over. Oh My Dog!
Author Jeff Lazarus notes that “Dogtology,” as understood by practicing Dogtologists, can be defined as:
The unconditional, loving belief in Dog as a superior being and, in many ways, Man’s savior
Do you count yourself among the hundreds of thousands of DOG followers? Are you drinking from the dog water bowl? Author Jeff Lazarus asks the reader to be honest with themselves. Are YOU experiencing these symptoms of Dogtology:
- You relentlessly email, Facebook post, Pinterest pin dog photos, dog-toons, dog videos and dog PowerPoint slideshows to everyone on your contact lists on every social media platform regardless of the thundering silence and lack of “likes” you receive in response.
- Your dog groomer knows that the concept of “drop the dog off” does not apply to you, and you are allowed to wait in the staff lounge where you are given status reports every 15 minutes
- You give holiday gifts to and from your dog – and spend more time getting these exactly right than you do your gifts for humans.
- You happily purchase high-priced “gourmet” treats, such as “pupcakes” and “tail mix bars” for your hound while you live on Ramen Noodles to save on costs.
- You understand the sole purpose for which cell-phone cameras were invented: to capture cunning and hilarious shots of dogs behind the steering wheels of cars … wearing sunglasses … and wearing Scottish beanies!
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The veritable shrines humans build to their dogs—in their homes, around their communities, and in the media ---are proof positive that Dogtology is indeed a bone-a-fide belief system that stands proudly alongside all the other great –isms and –ologies of the world. Chew on that!
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About the Author:
Inspired by his BFF, Roamy, Jeff Lazarus bonded with this stray pup who had the cutest face ever – and a personality to match. Olympic athlete, President of the Canine Mensa Society, the James Dean of dogs, and a performer, much like himself. Jeff notes, “he became my confidant, my sidekick. I found I could be truer with him than with anyone else; so I wanted to hang with him day and night. He became my refuge, my sanity, my partner in crime.”
Jeff has an MBA from Pepperdine and a B.A. in speech communication from Cal State. With over twenty years’ experience in sales, marketing, and scientific consulting at Merck & Co. Inc., Lazarus has been inducted into the Merck Hall of Fame and is a five-time winner of the Vice President’s Award. He has taught public speaking and marketing at the university level, performed in various theater groups, played in a rock band, and coached championship youth baseball and soccer teams. Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe. is the first in a series of humorous pet books, with his next title, Listen Like a Dog: And Make Your Mark on the World publishing next year. For more information about his books and other Dogtology-themed products by Jeff Lazarus, please visit his website: www.Dogtology.com
DogTology: Live. Bark. Believe.
$19.95; 192 pages; Humor/Pets/Dogs; illustrated
Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press: May 2015
Dr. Willard’s – Improving Natural Water | NewsWatch Review
Published on June 16, 2015
Natural products are sweeping the marketplace, and consumers are making more informed decisions about the products they use. This includes pet care products.
In the 1960s, a scientist and chemist named, Dr. John Willard, invented a complex water catalyst that alters the molecular structure of normal water. His invention, known simply as Dr. Willard’s Water, makes water more efficient and reactive. It works to improve peoples’, plants and pets overall health and wellness by delivering nutrients at a higher rate. This product is aimed to help animals with health problems or animals that experience stress, but it can also be used for all pets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Depending on the health of the animal, different dosage amounts are recommended. More than 40 years after the birth of this invention, we had a chance to sit down with Dr. Willard’s grandson, John Willard the 3rd, to learn more about Dr. Willard’s Water.
“Dr. Willard’s water is a patented all natural solution and when its consumed it stimulates a variety of bodily functions such as improved nutrient assimilation, improved antioxidant activity, and boosted vitamin effectiveness to eliminate toxins which can cause premature cell damage.”
–John Willard the 3rd
The pet care product line has a variety of solutions for animals
“The product line itself is a natural reparative pet care kit because we believe in taking a holistic approach and providing a variety of pet care solutions. We have a pet water drop line that is designed to be added to the water that enhances the dogs overall health and well-being. We have a spray that can address a variety of different skin ailments such as minor cuts and abrasions. We also have a gel which is great for moisturizing the skin and keeping the skin in better overall health.”
–John Willard the 3rd
Willard donates 25 cents to every pet care bottle sold to animal shelters and pet care organizations around the world. So, if you want to learn more about this Dr. Willard’s invention and their other products, you can visit their website.
Watch the video here.
This month is pet-preparedness month as well as hurricane season. Even though we hate to admit it, disasters happen and advanced preparation can be the difference between life and death, for you and your furry friends. From natural disasters to everyday emergencies, The Humane Society of the United States has recommendations that will keep both you and your pet safe.
Steps for a plan include making a disaster kit, finding a pet-friendly hotel or motel, and making sure your animal has a collar and identification tag.
The HSUS Disaster Plan website also includes information such as when to evacuate with your pet and what to do if you decide to stay home with your pet.
You can find all the information and step-by-step instructions for a disaster plan on the HSUS Website.
Thanks to your support, we’ve been very busy this month protecting cats around the country. Here are just a few of our current projects and success stories:
Cat Cruelty Goes Viral Online and Nowhere in the Courts
|The story of a Texas veterinarian depicted in a Facebook photo with a cat she claimed to have killed with a bow and arrow caused outrage. Calls for justice were heard across the US and beyond. However, the grim reality is that when it comes to enforcing animal cruelty laws, there is a shockingly low level of enforcement. Allowing animal cruelty to go unprosecuted is detrimental to society. Check out Becky Robinson’s Huffington Post blog to read more about the gap between Americans’ humane values and the lack of prosecution for crimes against animals.|
Gainesville Reaches Milestone with TNR Workshop and Spay Day
|We have been working hard in Gainesville, Texas to implement and jumpstart humane, effective programs for cats supported by our grant funding. We’d like to share a new video which details how we’re partnering with local groups and Gainesville officials through a TNR workshop and a free Spay Day and vaccination clinic sponsored by Alley Cat Allies. After just a few months collaborating with Alley Cat Allies, Gainesville has officially adopted a TNR ordinance and is beginning to practice TNR. See how we’re following through on our promise to Gainesville’s cats.|
Virginia Attorney General: Yes, TNR is Legal
|Rest easy, Virginia—TNR is legal. The Virginia Office of the Attorney General clarified their 2013 opinion on TNR, emphasizing that private organizations are allowed to practice TNR under state law. The letter also retracts a November 2013 letter by the Opinions Counsel that falsely claimed private organizations couldn’t do TNR. That misinterpretation has been dismissed. Learn more about this important clarification for cats and their caregivers in Virginia, and keep the letter handy.|
Alley Cat Allies Joins Loudoun Community Cat Coalition, Saves Over 100 Cats
|As members of the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition, we were thrilled to assist with the coalition’s TNR clinic on May 17. Over 100 cats were neutered and vaccinated at the Leesburg Veterinary Hospital. We are proud to be on the committee with other outstanding groups, including Loudoun County Animal Services, Loudoun County Animal Control, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Towne Animal Clinic, the Humane Society of Loudoun County, Friends of Loudoun County Animal Shelter, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, and CHASE. Thanks to all the volunteers, veterinary staff, advocates, and supporters who came out to help the cats! Check out the great photos of the event, and learn more about our partnership with this new coalition to save cats in Loudoun County.|
Adoptable Cat: Meet Tony
|Look at those cute floppy ears! Tony is a 10 year old tabby we found during a Trap-Neuter-Return event. At the time, he didn’t seem to feel too well. Turns out he is FIV+ and diabetic, so he needs extra care and love from a truly special person. Tony is doing great now and is ready for his forever home. He is sweet as pie, and your heart will melt when he looks at you with his big green eyes. And he never gets tired of head scratches. Be a hero for Tony—bring him home today!|
The Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats are Ready for Summer and Need You!
|Due to the hard work of our devoted volunteers, our Boardwalk Spring Cleaning went off without a hitch! Eighteen volunteers brought their high spirits and energy to tidy up the boardwalk, repair feeding stations, and refurbish the cat shelters. But caring for the Boardwalk Cats doesn’t end with spring cleaning—we need volunteers to help out all year. If you live in the Atlantic City area, sign up to volunteer today! You don’t need experience—you just need a love for cats and a desire to help. The Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project is a model program for the nation and shows that Trap-Neuter-Return works. Thanks so much to the volunteers and staff for providing this important service to the community and the cats!|
Four Cities in Two Weeks? We got this. This month we have Trap-Neuter-Return workshops scheduled in Oxon Hill, Maryland; Sedalia, Missouri; Houston, Texas; and Brenham, Texas. If you’re in any of these areas, RSVP and find out how you can protect cats in your community!
Boost Your Advocacy with a Kitten Care Kit! Young kittens require specialized care, but a Kitten Care Kit has all the tools you need. Check out how to make your own Kitten Care Kit, and share your knowledge with your friends and veterinarian!