4/20/2016 0 Comments
What happens to shelter dogs when they receive good training and are fed a healthy diet? “Almost anything!” says award-winning dog filmmaker and author Larry Kay. To show the world exactly what he meant by this, Kay teamed up with Halo, Purely for Pets, and created, P.I. Woof, action-comedy short film starring talented shelter dogs from Pet Orphans, a rescue organization based in Southern California.
For P.I. Woof, Kay uses movie technology to immerse shelter dogs in his animated world. The title character is a wisecracking hero, P.I. Woof, performed by Trusty, a six-year-old mutt who was sheltered at Pet Orphans for more than a year before being adopted by shelter employees and becoming one of the first graduates of Kay’s filmmaking project.
4/14/2016 0 Comments
Dog lovers forget “Netflix and Chill” this weekend it is all about Nat Geo WILD and chill, that’s because it’s #BarkFest, an entire weekend of programing dedicated to the adorable, smart and unique canines among us! So grab your favorite pups and get ready to spend a weekend on the couch!
This is the second year the network has aired the weekend long fest of doggy-centric shows and this time around viewers can expect to see a line up that includes everything from dangerous chihuahuas, to an in-depth look at what mutts are made of, why breeds come in different shapes and sizes, not to mention many funny and cute pups too.
“This is an all bark, no bite weekend guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings. We’ve uncovered fascinating stories, intriguing evolutionary anomalies, touching medical cases, and some of the world’s funniest dogs,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager, Nat Geo WILD.
Check out this clip from Nat Geo WILD’s new show, "Second Chance Chihuahuas" premiering Saturday, April 16th during BarkFest.
Nat Geo WILD’s BarkFest kicks off on Friday, April 15 at 9/8c. Check your local listings for channel!
Here is a quick rundown of the show’s premiering this weekend:
World’s Funniest Dogs - Premieres Friday, Apr. 15 at 9/8c
Who’s Your Doggie? -Premieres Friday, Apr. 15 at 10/9c
Second Chance Chihuahuas - Premieres Saturday, Apr. 16 at 9/8c
How Dogs Got Their Shapes - Premieres Sunday, Apr. 17 at 9/8c
Click here To find out more about these shows and all the programas airing during BarkFest
Join the #BarkFest conversation on social media this weekend follow @NatGeoWild on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook.
4/4/2016 0 Comments
Last week we told you about the Amazing Animal Video Upload Sweepstakes that "Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Road Chip" was hosting, asking all of you to share videos of your Amazing Animals! Well you've been sharing and now they have put together this adorable Mashup of some of the cuteness. It's the perfect way to shake off the Monday blues! There is still time to enter your Amazing Animal, just got to www.theroadchipsweepstakes.com tonight before midnight and upload your talented critters. Don't forget to use #AlvinsAmazingAnimals so everyone can see their Awesomeness.
3/28/2016 0 Comments
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The world's most famous chipmunks, Alvin, Simon & Theodore are back in their, action packed, family comedy,"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip." To celebrate the release of the movie to Blue-ray, DVD & Digital HD, the #AlvinsAmazingAnimals video upload sweepstakes has launched.
The Chipmunks have proven they have talent and the animal upload is calling everyone to submit videos of their own amazing, talented animals! It doesn't matter the talent or size, maybe you have a turtle that walks a tight rope, or know bird that belts the blues, how about a dog that does yoga or a hamster that performs ticks for you. Whatever they do this is their chance to show their stuff.
Uploading a video is easy, all you need to to is go to www.theraodchipsweepstakes.com. You can also download and set your video to the hit single, "Uptown Munk" featured in the movie. One ultimate winner will win a road trip around Florida, the setting for the movie. (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT A VIDEO TO WIN). Select videos may be featured on the Alvin and the Chipmunks Facebook page, with close to 20 Million followers! Don't forget to share your video on your social networks too, use the #ALVINSAMAZINGANIMALS so everyone can see your superstar animal doing their thing! You can Upload your videos and enter the sweepstakes now until April 4th. Be sure to check out all the official rules and regulations before you enter.
Pet Dish Weekly knows there are a lot of talented animals out there. We've seen you on Instagram, Facebook and Snopchat. We've seen Bunnies, Hedge Hogs, Horses and even an lizard or two, so we can't wait to see what videos will be submitted. We think this is a perfect and fun way to show people the amazing animals among us. Comment below with the talent of your animal. Check out some of the animals who have already submitted their videos!
Keep the Chipmunk fun going even after the sweepstakes with your own copy of the movie, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Trip" now.
Fans of NBC's Today Show are likely to be feeling a little sad today, as the show said goodbye to their resident K9, Wrangler, who departs the morning show to complete his formal guide dog training. The adorable dog, who joined the cast last year as their, Puppy with a Purpose quickly became a popular staple of the show as we watched him grow from rambunctious puppy to handsome dog. While Wrangler was always meant to go on to fulfill a much more important role as a guide dog, it still hard to say goodbye to the puppy who warmed our hearts. His fellow today show members also had a hard time saying goodbye to their 4-legged friend, and shared a tear filled video send off to mark the occasion. We all wish you well Wrangler and know you;ll make us proud!
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang made their triumphant return to the big screen last year and now, THE PEANUTS MOVIE, has arrived on Blu-ray & DVD.
The family friendly film, directed by, Steve Martino and produced by, Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, Paul Feig and Miachel J. Travers, centers around everyone’s favorite underdog, Charlie Brown and his best pal, Snoopy. This time we find our favorite underdog, Charlie Brown, embarking on an epic and heroic quest, while loveable Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch- nemesis, the Red Baron, with an outcome that will prove that every underdog has his day. What better way to celebrate the big screen debut of Snoopy and his Peanut Gang friends then with a few fun historical facts about Snoopy, the little black and white Beagle and his creator, Charles Schulz.
Fact 1: Did you know Snoopy, was actually inspired by Schulz’s own childhood dog, Spike, who was not a Beagle at all but actually a cross between a Pointer and a Hound.
Fact 2: As opposed to having any particular affinity for the breed. Schulz decided to make Snoopy a Beagle, because he thought the word, Beagle was just plain funny, Though don’t let that fool you, Schulz was a huge dog lover his entire life, having several breeds of all shapes and sizes over the years, including a Boston Bull Terrier, Golden Retriever, Saint Bernard, Wirehair Terrier and of course Beagles as his personal companions during his lifetime.
Fact 3: Snoopy is the only fictional dog that is animated or otherwise to ever receive an honorary registration number Beagle -1 with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Originally known as the AKC Gazette, Snoopy appeared on the 1979 cover of the organzation’s publication posed holding his registration papers. Snoopy Appeared on the cover the November 2015 Issue of the AKC family dog magazine to celebrate the release of the movie.
Fact 4: How was Snoopy able to sleep on the top of his doghouse? Just like in real life, birds sleep standing and can do so because their brains send them a signal to clamp their feet down on a branch. Well, Charles Schulz applied the same theory to Snoopy’s sleeping habits, by having his large floppy Beagle ears act in the same way – clamping down on the sides of the roof, thereby securing him to his doghouse for a comfy and good nights sleep.
Fact 5: Snoopy, was not your ordinary dog, he listed Writer and Pilot among his many professions. His favorite food was chocolate chip cookies, which of course, any dog would be shocked to hear as chocolate is a big “no-no” for pups, but for Snoopy they were just right!.
With all the detail and history of Snoopy, it’s no wonder that Charles Schulz created a character that has lived on in the hearts of so many, for so long. It especially comes as no surprise that dog lovers relate so deeply to the bond between Snoopy and his best friend, Charlie Brown. Now a whole new generation will get to enjoy the characters and all the fun. Be sure to pick up your copy of, The Peanuts Movie today.
If you are still in the hunt for the perfect gift for your favorite pet parents & Pets Pet Dish Weekly has come up with some great gift ideas just in time.
Gifts for Pet Parents
If you’ve got a first time pet parent on your list give them the gift of knowledge. AdoptAPet.com has created the book, The Total Dog Manual, with everything a dog owner needs to know about how to meet, train and care for their new best friend. Insightful and easy to read with lots cute dog pictures who wouldn’t want to have this handy resource around. $18 dollars on Amazon.
Nair & Bjorn handcrafted bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings are beautiful, on trend pieces that anyone would love to wear. The line also supports rescue animals by donating 10% of the profits to animal rescue causes. We love their adorable dog tag necklaces and metal stamped cuff bracelets that feature’s cute sayings like, “Life is Better with a Yorkie” or “I Rescue” there is a saying perfect for any dog lover or breed. The designer also does custom designs, creating cherished pieces you’ll love wearing. Shop for pieces starting around $20 in their etsy store Nair & Bjorn
For the fashionista who is also a dog lover in your life check out Who Wag Wear. Definitely not just another t-shirt line, their hip, stylish shirts, tanks and tote bags could come straight of the runways. The line also gives back, donating 20% of their sales to the ASPCA. Clothing is socially conscious too, using ethical and humane manufacturing. T-Shirts start around $65.00.
Tech lovers will enjoy the EZVIZ Mini monitoring camera. Easy to use wi-fi, cloud supported cameras can give piece of mind to the pet owners who have to leave their pets at home during the day. Check in on what Fido is doing and make sure your best friend is safe and secure while you are away is priceless but these tech beauties can be found for around $70 on amazon.
For a truly unique and one-of-a-kind gift how about commissioning a portrait of their favorite pet or even them with their pet. Savvy Studios specializes in hand-painted, original works of art featuring your pet. Canadian based, artist, Christine Savella, works with you to create a master piece of your best friend that you will cherish for years to come. Check out some of her work on Instagram @Savvy_Studios_Painted_Pets For more details on work and pricing email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts for Pets
Condiments have gone to the dogs. We love the novelty of the Petchup line. These fun food toppers come in cute bottles that any pet owner is sure to find amusing, but drizzle these over your dogs food and they’ll get a boost of. Omega 3, Probiotics and Glucosamine. They are made in the USA using humane grade ingredients and come in a variety of flavors including Petchup, Muttstard, Bark-BQ, & Mutt-N-Aise. They also have feline Varieties too. flavor up your dogs food for around $16 dollars for a two pack.
Not one to dress up your pet but would still like them to have style options, check out the harnesses from Charlie and Spike. The easy fit harness features removable, and interchangeable patches that can be swapped with all kinds of design options. We personally love the tuxedo patch and the winter sweater design. The harnesses give your best friends just the right amount of stylish flair. Harness start around $28 dollars based on animal size and patch designs are each around $8.00.
When it comes to a gift that keeps on giving DOG for DOG takes the prize because for every bag of food or treats that you buy, one of equal value is donated to a rescue or shelter dog in need. Made with high grade, natural ingredients you can also feel good about giving it to your own dog. The full line features food, treats and even specially designed peanut butter for dogs. The company also just lunched a TV show airing on the CW called, SAVE our SHELTER, with a goal to help even more animals in need. DOG for DOG products can be found at PetSmart stores nationwide, prices vary.
Pet parents who love cooking for their pets will love Just Food for Dogs' DIY kits. The Southern California based retail chain cooks up delicious homemade meals and treats for dogs daily, it’s as close to a true restaurant for dogs as you’ll ever find, but if you aren’t local you can still make their gourmet, simple ingredient doggy dishes with their DIY kits. Using fresh ingredients from your local super market the kits will help ensure you have all the necessary vitamins and minerals your dog needs. Just add it to your other ingredients and your pooch will have a delicious home cooked meal. Variety of flavors and options for $19.95.
11/25/2015 0 Comments
After you feasted on your turkey and stuffing, and had your fill of football and parades, FOX invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the adorableness of the All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration. The televised event, from executive producing team Hilary Swank and Michael Levitt, has been renamed for it's second year of run on the network, but the mission remains the same, to help spread awareness of dog-related issues and encourage people to adopt one of the more than eight million rescue animals currently in the U.S. shelter system. Kaley Cuoco, star of the The Big Bang Theory, and long time animal advocate serves as the host for the show that features celebrities and heartwarming dog rescue stories.
Pet Dish Weekly was on the red carpet ahead of the show's tapping and chatted with Levitt about bringing the show back this year. It is something he is not only passionate about but also knows the impact it can make.
"We have this incredible 2 hour platform to create awareness. The idea that we had millions of people watching and could educate them about such subjects as spay and neutering, the joy of adopting a special needs dog or a senior dog or debunking the Pit Bull myth, all of that we know has made a difference, and we believe, because of that thousands of people went to their local shelter to adopt." ~ Michael Levitt
Levitt also noted that last year of the 70 dogs that were featured on the show 67 of them were adopted, and hundreds of people signed up to become foster parents which is a huge success. He's hopeful that this year's show will prove equally successful in helping to get more dogs adopted. To help with the cause, Swank and Levitt have also invited several big name celebrities to take part in the show again. Miley Cyrus, Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum, Carrie Ann Inaba and The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan are just some of the stars on hand for the event. And no dog show would be complete without two of the current biggest canine celebrities around Marnie and Tuna, both boasting GINORMOUS Instagram followings are part of festivities this year. Levitt, who is fully aware of the demands placed on today's celebrities said,
"It warms my heart at all the names we have coming out to support dogs, dogs that don't have a voice of their own."
Be sure have your Kleenex on hand and tune in to FOX Thanksgiving night to catch all of the Paw-tastic fun.
Rocky Kanaka, DOG for DOG Founder and President along with actress Jamie Chung and her rescue dog Ewok attended the DOG for DOG launch of the BUY One GIVE One movement to feed animals in need. The event held, November 10, 2015 at the Amanda Foundation in Beverly Hills, CA brought out celebrities, both human and furry, to spread the word about the cause. Taking part is simple, all you have to do is purchase a bag of DOG for DOG DOGSFOOD at a PetSmart store and an equal bag of high grade, all natural Made in America dog food is donated to a PetSmart Charities partner animal welfare organization.
The night also celebrated the premiere of the SAVE our SHELTER episode that features the Amanda Foundation. The rescue group received a large grant from PetSmart Charities as part of their makeover on the show. The funds will help the Amanda Foundation provide much needed medical treatments for animals and will further their ability to help animals in need through their rescue. SAVE our SHELTER airs Saturday's on the CW Network, during their One Magnificent Morning program block, check your local listings for times and channels.
11/7/2015 2 Comments
Long time animal advocate, Alison Eastwood, hosted celebrity friends, family and many animal lovers on Saturday, November 7th, for a special afternoon to support her Eastwood Ranch Foundation, an animal welfare organization, focused on rescuing domestic dogs and cats from high kill shelters in the Los Angeles area communities. Guests, including her father, legendary, award winning actor and director, Clint Eastwood, enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in the heart of the sprawling Malibu Canyons sipping wine, tasting food and enjoying a cute puppy or two while raising funds to help rescue more animals and place them in forever homes.
As celebrities trickled down the red carpet, talk among them was of their desire to support their friend, Alison, as well as of the importance of organizations like the Eastwood Ranch to not only provide help for the animals but to also educate people on the importance of animal rescue and adoption. Actresses, Mariel Hemingway and Marcia Gay Harden both expressed hope that the event would encourage more people to consider adoption instead of shopping for animals online and in stores.
FOREVER PUPPY LOVE: Alison Eastwood's first rescue dog was a German Shepard named, Holly. Though Holly is no longer with us, she is never far from Alison's heart or mind.
Both actresses also expressed love for their own personal rescue pets which between them include dogs, cats and guinea pigs. The award for the most unusual rescue pet, however, went to Alison Eastwood herself, who listed a pet rat among her current animal family members which also includes two horses, dogs, cats and rabbits.
Speaking with Alison Eastwood, it was easy to see that animals hold a huge piece of her heart and helping them is one of her her life's passions. Her work and advocacy for animals extends far beyond just dogs and cats. She has spent her life working with several welfare organizations, volunteering and raising funds for the protection and well being of all animal life including everything from wild horses to marine life and, exotics. If you'd like to learn more Alison Eastwood and the work of the astwood Ranch Foundation or donate to the organization visit, www.eastwoodranch.org.
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