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All-American Licensing Expands DOG for DOG’s Paw Print

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(PRESS RELEASE) CENTURY CITY, CA – Super-premium pet food and accessory company DOG for DOG, founded in 2010, is demonstrating a renewed commitment to the marketplace for its popular family of pet food and accessory brands. Headed into this year’s trade and licensing events in coming months, DOG for DOG has signed on two new licensees. The first is The G-Mason Group, whose other brands include AKC, Animal Planet and Nickelodeon, for a comprehensive line of pet products from crate mats and toys to training pads. The second is Tzumi Pets for a robust assortment of dog food and treats. The deals were brokered by DOG for DOG’s exclusive licensing agency, All American Licensing (https://aalmg.com/).

DOG for DOG’s corporate philosophy is “You Buy, We Donate, They Eat.” The company’s mission and ethos are: any time they sell one of their nutritious—or just plain fun—dog products, they donate a portion of that sale to help a dog in need. DOG for DOG’s donation program works with local shelters nationwide as well as national organizations like Best Friends Animal Society. Dog for Dog has been carried at 15,000 retail outlets nationwide, from PetSmart to Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies to Tractor Supply Co., with 2016 sales volume of almost $10 million—making it one of the fastest-growing pet food companies in the industry.

Passionate investors and supporters of DOG for DOG include Snoop Dogg, Chelsea Handler, Michael Bublé, George Lopez, and former New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stodemire, among others. DOG for DOG, its celebrity investors and athletes are working to create a new show to help rescue shelters across North America, similar to the show the CW aired for several seasons as an unscripted shelter makeover show, SOS (Save Our Shelter), which DOG for DOG supported.

Michael Gottsegen, co-founding partner at All American Licensing, commented, “DOG for DOG continues to be a family of products—and a movement—that people want to be involved with because they want to help dogs in need and they want their dogs to have the innovative and high-quality products DOG for DOG offers. We’re thrilled to assist DOG for DOG to make an even bigger and more positive impact on the industry.”

DOG for DOG principal John Flock adds, “We are excited to expand our working relationship with the All-American Licensing team, and we look forward to their partnership as we not only strive to bring an ever-wider range of quality pet products to the market, but also to expand our services to the shelter community and national rescue organizations. Our relationships with celebrities and athletes will help with brand awareness across social and traditional marketing channels, and further engage our customers in our products and our mission.”

The family of DOG for DOG licensees plans to launch their respective products by early summer 2018. The company is also in the process of filing for an Initial Public Offering.

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Gang Bakery Unleashes First Ohio Store in Cleveland

Grand opening celebration will last through Dec. 21.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Woof Gang Bakery will celebrate the opening of the company’s first Ohio store with a grand opening event through Dec 21.

The new Woof Gang Bakery location in Shaker Heights is a locally owned franchise, offering professional pet grooming and a wide selection of healthy pet foods, gourmet baked treats, toys, accessories and pet supplies.

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The grand opening celebration is in full swing and will last through Dec. 21. Throughout the event, customers can enter to win “pawsome” raffle prizes including free pet food for a year, free dog treats for a year, stylish collar and leash sets, a gift basket filled with dog toys and more pet pampering products. Customers will also receive an upgrade on all pet grooming appointments booked during the grand opening period.

Ohio natives Natalee and Joe Gilk are the franchise owners of the new Woof Gang Bakery store. They are eager to provide customers and their pets with wholesome pet foods, quality products and full-service pet grooming in a welcoming, neighborhood setting.

With Joe’s 26 years of experience in the pet industry, the Gilks bring expertise and commitment to the well-being of their furry clientele.

“Because we adore animals and know that pets are a part of our families, it’s our goal to provide our customers with personalized service, meet their individual needs and provide them with the best products and grooming services to keep their pets healthy and happy,” said Natalee Gilk.

Natalee and Joe share a customer-focused business approach and enjoy meeting neighbors and their pets. The couple is committed to being a positive force in the local community and animal rescue. Their own family includes a rescued miniature Dachshund named Cloe.

Woof Gang Bakery is a specialty retailer of pet food, pet supplies and professional pet grooming in North America, with more than 130 locations open or under development in the U.S.

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iHeartDogs.com Holiday Dog Shelter Food Drive Tops 1.3M Meals

The goal had been 500,000 meals in four days.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Online retailer and pet media sensation iHeartDogs.com announced the results of its fundraiser from Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping on iHeartDogs.

“We launched an ambitious goal to raise 500,000 meals in just four days which had never been done before and our community responded in ways that completely blew our minds. Together we raised 1,300,000+ meals for shelter dogs in need. It was a Christmas Miracle,” said Justin Palmer iHeartDogs.com CEO.

The iHeartDogs.com team then launched its Christmas Miracle event a few days later — with partners GreaterGood and ZestyPaws — surprising 10 rescues with much needed meals, supplies and beds to get as much of the donations out as possible for the holiday season. Rescues were surprised with neatly wrapped pallets of food, a social media corner to showcase dogs that need a home and surprises for the pups.

The entire event was made possible by the what the iHeartDogs team calls their true Heroes — customers who choose to shop on iHeartDogs.com and make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs everywhere.

“We are so thankful for all the heroes who join us at iHeartDogs.com to do incredible things in the world — we couldn’t do this without them” said Marshall Morris, president.

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Cat Writers Conference Looking for Speakers

It’s set for July 16-18 in Woodbridge, NJ.

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(PRESS RELEASE) The Cat Writers’ Association announced its call for speakers for its 26th annual conference and awards banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge, NJ, July 16-18, 2020.

The association is looking for industry leaders, motivators and creative talents to present dynamic and educational sessions. CWA is seeking proposals for sessions, workshops and panels that will inspire, motivate and empower attendees. Proposals are accepted for various forms of written, visual and audio media platforms to further all stages of their careers and business development. Emphasis will be put on speakers who may have not spoken at a CWA conference before, or those with new content.

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Examples of topics, include but are not limited to: how to pitch agents and editors, making career moves that lead to increased income, publishing in all its aspects (print and e-books, magazines, online, etc.), grammar tips, editing skills, social media growth and development, tips on column, anthology, or fiction writing and back-to-basics skill workshops.

Proposals will also be welcomed on topics such as: smartphone photography and videography, workshops on how to use photo editing and digital design programs for social media platforms, effective podcast or public speaking, using humor to educate, communicating with cat-speak and casual language and more.

CWA is an organization devoted to sharing positive and relevant communications and information about anything cat-related to the general public; sessions do not have to specifically pertain to cats. CWA welcomes a variety of sessions, some of them cat-centric in nature, but for the most part, sessions should be able to stand on their own, educating and informing in a general sense.

The CWA is a nonprofit organization and is unable to offer monetary compensation for travel or presenting. Speakers receive a ticket to the full conference venue as well as one-night hotel room accommodations at the host hotel. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2020.

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