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DOGTV Available Free Aug. 23-28

Viewers will get the first look at over 500 hours of new content for dogs shot from over 30 locations around the world.

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(PRESS RELEASE) For the first time ever, all accessible U.S. cable, satellite and online streaming providers will join together to host the largest viewing party of its kind: DOGTV Unleashed! From Aug. 23-28 DOGTV will be delivered to dogs and their pet parents for free. DOGTV is available on Xfinity, Directv, SlingTV, RCN, Dish and Cox in the United States and now the newly created OTT channel can be streamed worldwide on Roku, Amazon FireTV, AppleTV, and on any IOS or Android device.

During DOGTV Unleashed, viewers will get the first look at over 500 hours of new content for dogs shot from over 30 locations around the world. The event will also include daily social media giveaways and pet parent programming during prime time hours. When pet parents are typically home with their dogs, they can enjoy programming geared for people. Shows will include: THINGS WE WOOF ABOUT, THE DOG CHEF, THE ADOPTION SHOW, DOG STAR and more!

“Some of the world’s top pet experts spent many years creating special content,” says Beke Lubeach, general manager for DOGTV North America. “This is a TV channel that meets the specific attributes of a dog’s sense of vision and hearing and supports their natural behavior patterns. This results in a confident, happy dog who is less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other problems associated with spending time alone.”

DOGTV was designed to support a dogs natural behavior patterns and is divided into three content categories: relaxation, stimulation and exposure. Relaxation programs reduce stress with dedicated soothing music and visuals to relax a dog and make them feel at ease. Stimulation programs encourage movement and playfulness through the use of more engaging videos and sounds from dogs and other animals. Exposure videos include subjects that typically make a dog nervous, i.e. vacuums, car rides, and busy streets, which are introduced gradually to acclimate dogs to these events.

Nicholas Dodman, former program director of the Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts University says, “The concept of developing TV programming that is scientifically designed for dogs is a terrific idea and one that I firmly support.” Dodman is part of a team of pet experts that played a role in developing DOGTV’s programing. Others include Victoria Stilwell, one of the worlds most recognized and respected dog trainers and Warren Eckstein, pet psychologist, pet trainer and popular radio broadcaster.

DOGTV’s team of developers have created a channel that can result in a happy dog that is less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other related problems.

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“DOGTV is no gimmick,” added Lubeach. “This is television that was created for dogs by a group of scientists and experts and it is tailored to the way that dogs see, hear and react. We really encourage people to give it a try for the week for free and see how well it works. Your dog will thank you.”

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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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