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Conversation about Raising a Guide Dog

From my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World LISTEN HERE to my conversation with Dr. Theresa DePorter. She’s  raising a Guide dog named Ceva. Who better to socialize than a veterinarian in the process of being Boarded by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists? Dr. DePorter talks about socializing all puppies, and what we…

Service Dog In 'Jail' Because He's Part Pit Bull

Proof that no good deed goes unpunished, being a Chicago police officer for 32 years – that’s a good deed, far starters. Then Jim Sak retires and moves to a tiny town in Iowa to help care for his ailing 87 year old mother-in-law, as Fran Spielman reported in the Chicago Sun Times. Jim suffered…

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer

By Steve Dale Author Jennifer Arnold couldn’t say it all in her first book, “Through a Dog’s Eyes,” so she wrote a second book, “In a Dog’s Heart” (Spiegel and Grau, New York, NY, 2011; $25). In the new book, she focuses a lot on the connection we can develop with our dogs, and how…

WGN Radio Petcast, American Humane Association Salute to American Canine Heroes

Listen HERE to this very special WGN Radio Petcast (note, this podcast may take a few moments to load). A celebration of the The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine, seen on the Hallmark Channel on November 11. This is the first ever televised celebration of ordinary dogs (and people)…

Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel, 11-11-11

The Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine is on the Hallmark Channel, Friday night 11/11/11. I wrote a piece for my national newspaper column about the Hero Dog Awards (this is from the Los Angeles Times)... and a similar story for Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell’s Positively website on…

American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, Hollywood Gala and Touching Tribute All in One

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — The American Humane Association celebrated ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things at the Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine, Oct. 3 at the Hollywood Hilton. The gala event was taped for TV broadcast Nov. 11 on the Hallmark Channel, hosted by Carson Kressley. Guest presenters included Peter Fonda, Faith Ford,…

American Humane Associaton Hero Dog Award Winners

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards will air on November 11 on the Hallmark Channel. Hero dogs will be honored for their amazing accomplishments in eight categories. Among those attending this red carpet gala, a sort of Golden Globes for pets – except that instead of the booze flowing freely, there is Cesar Canine…

Saluting Military Dogs

After June 1, you can vote for Hero Dogs to win Hero Dog Awards….Here are some nominees in the Military Working Dog Category (you can still nominate Hero Dogs through the end of May). Military working dogs have saved thousands of lives, as I wrote about here. These dogs have devoted their lives to our…

Celebrating Dogs: American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

By Steve Dale If you have a dog, there’s no doubt your best friend is a hero to you. But some dogs’ heroic exploits are downright amazing. Heroic canines and their accomplishments will be celebrated October 1 in Los Angeles at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (sponsored by Cesar brand dog food). Finalists…

WGN Radio Petcast, America's Hero Dogs

Listen to this very special WGN Radio Petcast celebrating Hero Dogs, and the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards. Click HERE to listen. The celebration begins with Robin Ganzert, President/CEO of the American Humane Association who describes the Hero Dog Awards. Robin also describes the Lucy Fund created to support animal assisted therapy dogs to…

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