Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad.
In Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve (ages 10+, $12.99), readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. From Sergeant Stubby, the first dog to be given a rank for his work during WWI, to Spike, who served on more than 100 combat missions in Afghanistan to dogs who serve closer to home at places like Ground Zero, the Seattle Police Department and in airports across the nation, canine heroes are spotlighted in five different sections that detail the various roles dogs have played throughout the years.
Opening with a forward from Ronald L. Aiello, President of the U.S. War Dogs Association, the book also features text boxes with questions that kids would ask paired with answers from military-dog handlers and each section concludes with information on related topics.
"The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. The narratives are heartfelt, and there are enough photographs of the pooches in action to please any dog lover......will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives" -- Booklist
Reviews for PAWS OF COURAGE:
This compact, photo-filled book celebrates service dogs of all kinds as Furstinger profiles more than 20 real-life combat, rescue, police, and tracker dogs, among others. Furstinger explains how various breeds’ physical, behavioral, and biological characteristics enable them to excel. Descriptions of the powerful bonds between service dogs and their handlers, as well as happy service dog retirements, contribute to a lively and touching narrative.
Myriad canines loyally serve in a variety of roles aiding their human companions; National Geographic portrays the efforts of 24 working dogs. The photographs will make this highly appealing to dog lovers who will also find the brief text and short chapters easy to manage.(Nonfiction. 9-14)
The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. The narratives are heartfelt, and there are enough photographs of the pooches in action to please any dog lover. [This book]... addresses a wide range of interests and age levels and will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives.
Green Apple Entertainment Proudly Presents
Sometimes We all Need to be Rescued …
Based on a True Story, Moving Family Drama on DVD Jan. 5th
Sales Benefit the Susie’s Hope Nonprofit to End Animal Abuse
“The actors – human and canine alike – bring a palpable sincerity to their performances.”
— Yes! Weekly
“A very dramatic tale that will warm your heart.”
— The Dove Foundation
“(out of 4)”
— Winston-Salem Journal
BOCA RATON — Jan. 18, 2016 — For Immediate Release — The motion picture Susie’s Hope – which portrays the real-life story of a pit bull-attack survivor, a brutally abused, pit bull-mix puppy and their journey
to heal and forgive together – will be available on DVD Jan. 5 from Green Apple Entertainment.
Based on a touching, true story that led to the successful passing of Susie’s Law in North Carolina – which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers – Susie’s Hope brings to
life the inspirational relationship between pit bull-attack survivor Donna Lawrence and a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left to die.
The eight-week-old puppy had licked the face of her owner’s newborn baby and, for the offense, was beaten so severely that her jaw was broken and her teeth knocked out.
She was then set on fire and left for dead. Ten days later, the puppy was discovered in a Greensboro, N.C., park, barely alive. She was suffering from second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of her tiny
body—leaving the young animal with egregious injuries that would cause permanent damage and scars across her back and with her ears burned beyond recognition.
Realizing neglect and abuse were to blame for the tragic pit bull attack that Donna had endured just 10 months earlier –
which nearly claimed her life, caused her to miscarry her baby and left her with the inability to have children – Donna rescues the puppy, naming her Susie.
Despite a veterinarian’s recommendation to euthanize the critically injured puppy, Donna raises the funds for Susie’s extensive treatment (daily over the course of two months) and – despite objections from family and friends –
welcomes Susie into her home. Together, they learn to heal and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but for all animals, in this incredible story of love, loss and redemption.
Directed byJerry Rees(Disney’s California Adventure TV special, The Marrying Man, The Brave Little Toaster), Susie’s Hope stars Emmanuelle Vaugier (ABC’s Mistresses, WB’s Two and a Half Men, CBS’ CSI: NY, Saw II,
Secondhand Lions, 40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Lifetime’s Army Wives, The Reaping, Remember the Titans) and Andrea Powell
(Ender’s Game, The Twilight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2, Get Low, The Legend of Bagger Vance).
The Susie’s Hope soundtrack features recordings by Charlie Daniels (“Susie Q”) and Vince Gill (“Wake up Little Susie”).
A Dove Foundation family-approved film, Susie’s Hope will be carried in Walmart stores across the nation and is also available via Amazon.com and select digital retail outlets.
A portion of the proceeds from DVD sales benefits the Susie’s Hope Nonprofit, a 501(c)(3) charity, to foster awareness of the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end this epidemic
by providing education to people of all ages. Together, Donna and Susie attend events and visit schools, churches and other organizations. The charity also produces life-like Susie’s Hope plush animals with embroidered
scars (carried by Toys & Company), which serve as an educational tool. Susie is the 2014 American Humane Association Therapy Dog and the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog.
Susie’s Hopeis presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1.78:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. A production of Susie’s Hope Movie, LLC, in association with
Stone’s Throw Films and ALTAIR Casting and Productions Services, distributed by Green Apple Entertainment.
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DVD screener available upon request.
About Susie’s Hope Nonprofit:
Susie’s Hope™ (High Point, NC) is a nonprofit organization formed to foster awareness surrounding the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end the tragic epidemic by providing
education to people of all ages. In a team effort, Donna and Susie visit schools, churches and organizations and attend pet adoption fairs and fundraisers to motivate and educate people. The life-like
Susie’s Hope plush animals with embroidered scars (carried by Toys & Company) serve as a nurturing social and educational tool. For more information, visit: www.susieshope.com.
About Green Apple Entertainment:
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading international distributor of quality, independent entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, download and streaming platforms and cable VOD. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla.,
Green Apple works directly with filmmakers to cultivate superior filmmaking for a variety of genres – including action, drama, romance, thrillers, horror/sci-fi, documentaries, family and animation –
and fresh new viewing experiences for a diverse array of audiences. Green Apple was founded in 2005 by industry veteran Tim Warren. Visit www.GreenApple.com
Green Apple Entertainment
Genre: Family Drama
Original Air Date: UP TV, August 2014
Running Time: Approx. 105 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $9.96
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Catalog #: GAE-F305
UPC Code: #818768011042
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Jon Patch - Host, Producer, Reporter, Everything Guy
Barry Seibold - The Other Guy, Vet Tech
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Steve Brooks author of Dog Bites will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away his new book
Kevin Fick, Worldwise CEO, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss and give away products from the Kathy Ireland pet line
David DeLorenzo, Fruitables President, will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 730 PM EST to discuss and give away their Vanilla Snowflake dog treats
EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY APRIL ISSUE
Spring is on the way!
Spring has sprung in the April 2014 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. It’s a time to lighten up our diets, clean our houses and revive our routines after a long, cold winter. Let’s encourage spring along in the kitchen and on our plates with lean meats on green salads, lots of fresh peas and green onions, asparagus and baby vegetables, seafood and light soups.
The New Mediterranean Diet (p. 108)It’s not just from Italy anymore! Bring this healthy, delicious cuisine home, with easy tips from chefs and a nutritionist.
30-Minute Meals (p. 92) Dig in to spring with the season’s freshest ingredients: asparagus, peas, lamb and more!
Money Talk (p.78) Save more than $1,000 in a year with eco-expert Danny Seo’s green tips for cutting waste and cost!
Word of Mouth (p. 45) April Fools’ Day restaurant pranks, futuristic forks, beauty products made from foodie leftovers, bold new breath-fresheners and concerts in the air.
Waste Not, Want Not (p. 48) Oddly enough, certain by-products of the food- and booze-making world are great skin savers in disguise—and they’ve been upcycled into some of our favorite new beauty finds.
Service with a Smile (p. 45) Eat, drink and be wary: Restaurants love a good April Fools’ Day joke! Read on for the funniest, from mock menus to nationwide advertisements of, well... see for yourself.
On the Cover: Mac & Cheese Makeover (p. 4) This ingenious recipe makes a simple dish even simpler: You don’t boil the pasta; it bakes in the creamy sauce. You’ll save around 15 minutes, plus that’s one less pot to clean!
Taste Test – Hooray for Hummus (p. 88) Three cheers for chickpeas! We picked our five fave hummus brands.
Month of Sensational Soups (insert) This month, get five classic recipes (chicken, potato, black bean and more!) and super-easy additions that will turn them into 25 different healthy and delicious meals.
Kristin Chenoweth’s Cooking Cred (p. 136) We’ve always thought the Tony- and Emmy-award winner was super sweet. When Kristin let us into her kitchen, we found out that her appetite leans to the sugary side, too!
About Every Day With Rachael Ray
Launched in 2005, Every Day With Rachael Ray and its partner website, RachaelRayMag.com, deliver a fresh, keep-it-real approach to food, travel, entertaining, beauty, style and home that helps readers take things off their to-do lists and have fun while they're doing it. Every Day With Rachael Ray is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.7 million and an audience of 7.4 million readers. Every Day With Rachael Ray was named AdAge’s 2006 Magazine Launch of the Year, and also landed on the publication’s “A List” of Top 10 Magazines in 2007.
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BagUp & Rake is the Ultimate Pet Cleanup Tool
Revolutionary home tool was voted "Best in Class" at the 2013 National Hardware Show
Poway, Calif. — Braincase Solutions introduced the Bagup & Rake Combo, the ultimate pet cleanup tool, which was voted "Best in Class" at the 2013 National Hardware Show. Cleanup is a snap with the Bagup. It holds up to 3x more debris than the average dustpan without blowing out. It's easy on your back, with no bending over. Recycle your grocery bags or use bio-degradable, compostable or kitchen plastic bags. Collect animal waste outdoors easily, or cat litter boxes and shedding pet hair indoors.
Bagup is also great for the kitchen, garage, bathroom and kid’s room.
- Household: Clean up hardwood and tile floors, house plants or Christmas tree needles, even counter-top messes.
- Garage/Workshop: Perfect for sweeping garage floors and workbenches or inside truck beds and car trunks.
- Outdoors: Use to clean your patio, deck and garden for cut grass, dead leaves and pruning trimmings.
- Events: Useful at children's parties, tailgating, and beach clean ups.
- Commercial/Industrial: Hospitals, offices, theme parks, stadiums, restaurants and churches, use the Bagup to whip any place into shape.
Bagup comes in three styles:
- The Bagup —$14.99
- Bagup + Rake Combo —$24.99
- Bagup + Broom Combo —$24.99
Bagup is sold at Amazon and Menards. For more information, visit www.bagupcleanup.com.
About Braincase Solutions
Braincase Solutions, LLC is a product house that focuses on designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative and affordable products made in the USA for commercial and consumer use, both inside and outside the business and home.
Braincase Solutions, LLC was founded by inventor and businessman, David Palmer. With over 29 years of inventing and introducing new, innovative products to the commercial and consumer markets, Palmer holds 7 U.S. patents, 3 international patents and several U.S. patents pending to produce products for the domestic and international markets.
Palmer and his team strive to provide simple and affordable solutions made in the USA to clean up commercial and consumer dwellings.
“Masson brings the behavior of his animal subjects vividly and enchantingly to life…Truly fascinating.”
– Dr. Jane Goodall on The Evolution of Fatherhood
“A masterpiece…the most comprehensive and compelling argument for animal sensibility that I've yet seen.”
– Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, on When Elephants Weep
“Masson's rare combination of passionate advocacy and scientific perspicacity makes this book unusually powerful. As a psychoanalyst, he addresses the psychological and emotional barriers that keep people from adopting a compassionate lifestyle - and one so manifestly in their own interest, as well as society's and the planet's.”
The Atlantic on The Face on Your Plate
What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has delved deep into the unexplored territory of animal emotions, but in his new book he tackles the wildest creature of all – humans. BEASTS: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil (Bloomsbury; March 4, 2014) is an illuminating account of the relationship between humans, animals, and our perception of violence.
A given person might say they fear shark attacks more than his fellow man, but there is a glaring discrepancy with this prevalent misconception: sharks, orcas, big cats, and other fearsome predators are not nearly as aggressive as humans. We are the only species responsible for killing over 200 million of our own members in the last century alone.
Masson has taught us how to explore human emotions through animal behavior – the way dogs love, cats practice independence, and elephants grieve for their lost ones. In BEASTS, Masson examines the difference between the unchecked aggression and predatory behavior that separates humans from animals, and who the real beasts are.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, an ex-psychoanalyst and former director of the Freud Archives, is the author of numerous bestselling books on animal emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep. He lives in New Zealand, but will be traveling to the U.S. at publication.
K-10+ WATER SOLUBLE DOG SUPPLEMENTS REVOLUTIONIZE PET HEALTHCARE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PRODUCT CELEBRATES NATIONWIDE PETCO LAUNCH
NEW YORK, NY – (February 3, 2014) – The recent nationwide launch of K-10+, the revolutionary new line of pre-measured, single serve water soluble vitamin packets for dogs, is a hit with dog owners. K-10+ has created an entirely new product category, and in the process has redefined what is possible with pet healthcare. The vet-approved, breakthrough proprietary formula dissolves in water, is up to 9x more effective than ordinary pills and chews. The easy to use packets solve a very common challenge for pet owners, are affordable and can be administered anywhere.
Ryan Holden Singer, founder of K-10+, shared, “I created K-10+ after realizing how difficult it was to get my dogs to take their medications and supplements. I heard from so many pet owners who relied on bizarre rituals and tricks to get their pets to swallow pills and chews. I had to find an easier and more effective way to care for my dog’s health.”
Designed for maximum hydration and palatability, K-10+ is easily added to a dog’s normal drinking water, creating a stress free experience for pets and pet owners. The packets are easy to open and dissolve quickly when emptied into a bowl and filled with fresh water. It’s that simple.
The complete K-10+ product line includes Calming, Multi-Vitamin, Glucosamine, Omega 3, UT Support, and Senior Care varieties, ensuring optimal vitality and wellness, enhancing health and longevity, and providing a higher quality of life for dogs and their owners.
Added Ryan, “The response from the team at Petco, our exclusive partner, has been overwhelmingly positive. From store managers to sales associates and their appreciative customers, we are hearing amazing stories every day of how easy and effective K-10+ really is. We’re so excited that word of mouth is spreading quickly and that we’re really making a difference in the lives of pets and their caregivers. “
K10+ is available in Petco stores nationwide and online at Petco.com. Each box of K-10+ comes with 28 packets for a one to two month supply, depending on the size of your dog. All K-10+ products are proudly manufactured in the U.S. with only the finest quality ingredients and are veterinarian recommended. To learn more visit K-10plus.com, ‘Like’ facebook.com/k10plus and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @ilovemyk10.
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD® NATURAL DOG TREATS ADDS
GOURMET OFFERINGS TO THE CUPBOARD
New Gourmet Goodies Line Brings Boutique Bakery Flavors to Heritage Brand
(Tewskbury, Mass. – January 27, 2014) Old Mother Hubbard® is going beyond biscuits and adding three new varieties of artisanal doggie delicacies to the treat mix. Old Mother Hubbard Crispers®, Soft Bakes® and Fruit’ins® combine a variety of tastes and textures that will turn every Fido into a foodie – without a trip to the doggie boutique bakery.
The Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies line delivers irresistible flavors made with natural ingredients pooches will love. With seven new options to choose from, every day can be a new canine culinary adventure.
Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies are available in 6 oz. resealable packages for $5.99 in the U.S. in the following varieties:
Crispers: Crunchy, cheesy and savory, Crispers are available in Cheddar, Chicken & Rosemary and Parmesan, Bacon & Tomato.
Soft Bakes: Moist cookies come in three varieties -- Peanut Butter & Carob, Applesauce Oatmeal and Carrot & Pumpkin.
Fruit’ins: Two delicious cookie and fruit layers are available in Honey, Oatmeal & Blueberries and Honey, Apple & Bacon.
“Pet parents have trusted Old Mother Hubbard to give their best friends high-quality, natural dog biscuits, and now they can put that same trust into giving their pooches distinctive treats like those found in dog boutiques,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, Marketing Communications Manager for Old Mother Hubbard.
Old Mother Hubbard natural dog snacks are available nationwide at pet specialty stores in nationwide and in Canada. To find an authorized retailer, visit http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/store-locator.aspx.
Old Mother Hubbard® – “Give ‘Em Some Snack Love®”
Since 1926, Old Mother Hubbard, a proud member of the WellPet family of brands, has used the same simple methods to bake our snacks for dogs. Each home-style recipe is carefully crafted from wholesome ingredients that allow dog owners to feel good about giving their dogs a reward that is healthy and heartfelt.
Pet Bed and Breakfast Owner Invents a Product to Help Keep Dogs Healthy
Woof Woof Castle didn’t have games in mind when introducing their pet safety product nicknamed, “Peek-a-Boo™”
Having a pet “Bed and Breakfast” certainly has its challenges and having years of experience in the pet care business would certainly support such an endeavor, but this pet care expert didn’t see this one coming.
For Peggy Sue Soutner, the owner of Woof Woof Castle, it was just another day in her life with her pet dog, Aussie. Until the day when she and her husband discovered their dog, Aussie, had consumed some of the waste contents in the cat litter. The dog quickly developed pancreatitis and became very ill. This event inspired Ms. Soutner and her husband to start thinking about how she and other pet owners could prevent this from ever happening again.
Introducing the very simple but effective Peek-a-Boo™ Pet Latch. This product is ingeniously designed to keep the door open just enough to allow the cat to enter the room but not the other larger animals. It is very easily installed on the door edge just above the door knob and the adjacent wall. The product comes with CD instructions for a straight forward installation by the everyday homeowner. The package includes all required hardware necessary for a secure latching mechanism with or without the use of screws.
If your circumstance presents a cat that is larger than your dog or you have an extra large more powerful dog, Woof Woof Castle suggests the following: for smaller dogs, install the product at a height that will be preventative; and for the more powerful dogs, two latches can be installed.
The costs of other litter protective products on the market are in the hundreds of dollars. The Peek-a-Boo™ Pet Latch retails for under $20 and is “shelf ready” in both a portrait and landscaping clam shell shaped plastic. Dealer volume pricing is available.
To learn more about the Peek-a-Boo™ product view video here
or visit www.woofwoofcastle.com