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Hallmark Channel Original Series Premiere

Friday, Feb. 1 (1 p.m. ET/PT, 12C)

He skateboards! He surfs! He snowboards! And he’s…a dog? Yes! But not just any dog, of course.  We’re talking about the one and only Tillman the Skateboarding Dog - known as the most popular dog in the United States - who rolls onto the Hallmark Channel in the new original series “Who Let the Dogs Out,” premiering Friday, Feb. 1 (1 p.m. ET/PT, 12C).  “Who Let The Dogs Out” is the story of a very special, hugely adventurous bulldog named Tillman who has a taste for outdoor recreation.  The Hallmark Channel Original Series chronicles Tillman and his owner Ron as they travel the nation in search of the most spectacular, high-flying canines, while running into some celebrity guests along the way, including Betty White, Florence Henderson, Gary Sinise and many more.

Named after the great U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, Tillman the dog is described by Ron as less a bulldog and more “a ballerina, in the shape of a pot roast.” Tillman learned skateboarding because Ron’s other pooch, a Rottweiler, had a thing for small wheeled contraptions, pushing them around, but never actually riding them.  However, when Tillman saw the skateboard, it was love at first ride.  Ron picked up Tillman his very own board, and the rest is history. Now, man and dog have hit the road with their skateboards looking for a little decent opposition.  In “Who Let the Dogs Out,” they recruit a colorful cast of the most talented hounds in America in hopes of selecting a single lucky mutt to wear the title of the country’s “Most Talented Dog.”  The doggie cast travels all over the nation to meet some of the most amazing pooches who are not only talented, but also supply service to the disabled, law enforcement and military.  These aren’t mere dogs, but true American heroes.  At the center of it all is Tillman, whose talents on small boards will astound you.  There is simply no fear in this dog when it comes to land, snow or water.  Hop on and come along for the ride!


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Portland, OR, December 12th, 2012:  After winning two awards for his first children’s book based on his best friend “Bernice”, local author Rob Adamowski has just recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a second book.  Adamowski who lives in the greater Portland, OR area was recently awarded an Independent Publisher’s National Silver Medal (IPPY) & a Moonbeam award for Best First Book for his delightful art-filled 32 page full color children’s book, Bernice.

Cashing out a Starbucks 401K to produce his first children’s book, Adamowski founded his own publishing company (OctiRam Publishing Inc.,) to support the project and commissioned Kellee Beaudry, a Portland artist and native, to create the book’s beautiful illustrations.

Adamowski now turns to Kickstarter and a fundraising effort in hopes of gaining the support for the second book through contributions that will be connected to a number of attractive & compelling rewards.

Plug the following link into your url now through December 19th at Midnight Pacific and check it out.

In the first story, Bernice learns that it’s OK to be different as a big brown dog mistaken for a bear everywhere she goes.  “It’s a very positive message about how it feels to be called something you’re not, to be different from others and the importance of learning to embrace these differences at a young age” says Adamowski.

The second book will take on the subject of “bullying”, another timeless and important issue which children face.  The book will star Bernice as the same real-life bear-like character and will be brought to life with 20 – 24 beautiful new original acrylic illustrations by artist Kellee Beaudry (Illustrator of “Bernice – Oh My Gosh it’s a Bear!”). With your assistance through Kickstarter, Adamowski hopes to be able to go to press with the book by this time next year.

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects covering everything from films, games, music, art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is dedicated to providing a platform for ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects to be brought to life through the direct support of others.

Bernice “Oh my gosh it’s a bear!” can be ordered at,,, is available on the Nook & Kindle and can also be found at 20 area retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest (see for locations, events, Bernice’s baby picture, fun video clips and more).

Good Ol’ Dog Publishing, distributed by Charlesbridge

There’s always one dog. One special dog
you’ll never forget. One dog that touched your heart in a way that lasts a lifetime . . .
Kenny Loggins • Illustrated by Joshua Nash
For singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins—whose records have sold more than 25 million copies
worldwide—that dog was Moose, his childhood pet. And this touching picture book, with its sweet and appealing illustrations, is based on one of his songs and tells the unforgettable story of that friendship.
Moose—a chubby, adorable, smiling puppy—and young Kenny do everything together. As Loggins says “Moose thinks I’m his home.” They romp, curl up together in bed, have parties with family, and go down to the riverboat near their home. The protective pup even growls and saves him from an
intimidating stranger. The two are inseparable, as a boy and his dog will be.
But the years pass, and as Loggins sets off to pursue his musical dream, he’s forced to leave the dog behind. And one night, while he’s on stage singing, he somehow knows: Moose is gone. Yet he
believes, sometime, somewhere, he and Moose will meet again.
Any child who loves and perhaps has lost a beloved pet will relate to Kenny’s story. It sends a message of love straight to the heart and will bring a smile to every child’s face.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, twelve have gone platinum. He has won two Grammy® Awards for his singing and songwriting, and co-wrote the book, The Unimaginable Life: Lessons Learned on the Path of Love. His songs have been hits over the last four decades. Who can forget This Is It, I’m Alright, Footloose, Danger Zone, Conviction of the Heart and It’s About Time. In addition to his string of successful recordings, both solo and as a member of the famed duo, Loggins & Messina, Kenny became the first major rock star to dedicate himself to recording
music for children and families. His album, Return to Pooh Corner, remains the best-selling children’s album of the last twenty years. Kenny, who reunited with Jim Messina in 2009, currently resides in Santa Barbara with his youngest children.
Joshua Nash is a graphic artist who began illustrating professionally in 2004. He has had the pleasure of working with a range of wonderful clients illustrating a number of books. He lives in Roseville, California, with his wife, dog, and cat.

Dog found tethered to a tree with neck wound is recovering
and will be made available for adoption

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the arrest of Queens resident Crystal Lashley for allegedly neglecting her 6 ½-year-old female German shepherd mix, named Briana.

On August 21, 2012, Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agents of the ASPCA responded to a complaint of a dog with an embedded collar tied to a tree outside of a residence on Foch Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. When agents arrived, they encountered the dog tethered to a tree with a visible neck wound. Ms. Lashley relinquished ownership of Briana to the ASPCA, and Briana was transported by the agents to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Upon intake, ASPCA veterinarians found Briana to be dehydrated, underweight, infested with fleas, and suffering from a painful neck wound. Briana is continuing to receive treatment for these issues and is recovering at the hospital. She will eventually be made available for adoption.

Lashley, 18, was arrested on Tuesday, October 23. She was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Lashley’s next court date is scheduled for December 6.

This year, ASPCA HLE agents have made seven arrests in Queens and 36 arrests citywide.

To report animal cruelty in New York City, the ASPCA encourages the public to contact its Humane Law Enforcement department at 877-THE-ASPCA (843-2772) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For crimes in progress, individuals should call 911.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Animation Company and Tim Burton Productions  presents a PG, 87 minute, 3D, comedy, animation, horror, directed by Tim Burton, story by Burton and Leonard Ripps, screenplay by John August with a theater release of October 5, 2012.

David Norman:  President of Goliath Games, LLC will be joining Talkin' Pets this Saturday
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Pop the Pig
Who’s going to pop the Pig??? Everyone takes turns rolling the die to see how many chomps the pig will take. Feed the pig and push down on his head the number of times shown on the burger. With every pump, the pig's stomach will get bigger, bigger and bigger! If he pops on your turn, you win!
Sonny the Seal
Sonny the Seal is the star of the show! He moves and sounds just like a real seal. The player that tosses the most rings over Sonny's bobbing head wins the game. Your kids will love watching Sonny celebrate by clapping his flippers and barking each time he 'catches' a ring. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
Doggie Doo
Doggie Doo is a hit! In 2011 he was featured on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Live! with Kelly, Chelsea Lately and more. This sensational game is easy to play: just feed and “walk” your little pup. When you squeeze his leash he makes a hilarious gassy sound that gets louder and louder until…….plop! The first player to clean up after Doggie Doo three times wins the game.
Toss the Pig™
It's time to throw around America's favorite pig! Squeeze his belly and the music begins. Toss him to your friends but make sure you aren't the one holding him when the music ends!
Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Dino Meal™
This hungry Dino has stolen another dinosaur’s eggs! Roll the die to choose which egg to rescue first, then carefully reach in and take out the egg…but watch out! You never know when Dino might leap out at you. Win the game by rescuing the eggs before the Dino gets you. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

Spaniel mix is recovering, will be made available for adoption

NEW YORK—Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Bronx resident Patricia Reddick of Parkchester yesterday for allegedly abandoning her one-year-old female Brittany spaniel mix, named Marley.

On June 23, 2012, a passerby came across a dog that was tied to a fence in a park near the intersection of Seward and Underhill avenues in the Bronx. The individual called Animal Care & Control, whose officers picked up the dog and took her to their Manhattan facility. Shortly thereafter, ASPCA HLE agents were notified and transferred the dog to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital for evaluation and treatment. After investigating the incident, it was determined that Ms. Reddick was responsible for abandoning Marley.

Upon intake, Marley was found to be thin and slightly dehydrated. She was given food and water and was vaccinated by ASPCA veterinarians. Marley is recovering at the hospital and will eventually be made available for adoption.

“Marley was left to fend for herself, which in addition to being illegal, is a violation of the trust your pet puts in you,” said Howard Lawrence, senior director of operations for the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department. “Thankfully for Marley, a good Samaritan encountered her and contacted the appropriate authorities. Marley will now have an opportunity to find a loving home.”

Reddick, 62, was arrested by ASPCA Special Agent Joseph Vais. She was charged with one count of abandoning an animal, a misdemeanor offense. If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Reddick is due in Kings County Criminal Court on November 20.

For people who can no longer care for their pets, the ASPCA offers the following tips:

  • Before relinquishing your pet, consult a reputable trainer or animal behaviorist for assistance. Many companion animals are given up by their guardians because of behavior problems—and in most cases, there are things that you can do to change your animal’s unwanted behavior.
  • If you have made up your mind that you cannot keep your pet, try to find your pet a new home through your own personal contacts. Under no circumstances should you simply abandon your pet.
  • Do not give up if you don’t find a home for your animal right away. Finding an ideal home for a companion animal may take considerable time and effort, but your pet’s future is in your hands.

To report animal cruelty in New York City, contact the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photo Caption: Marley upon admission to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Hi Jon,
My name is Gina Montoya I am Missy's mom. Attached is a picture of her. She is fixed and current on all her shots. She's about 2 years old, weighs 32 pounds. Recently I had a stroke and although I have no visible side effects from it I get dizzy and am weak. Therefore the little bit of exercise she used to get has been greatly reduced, I feel sorry for her because she loves to run.
She is sweet and loving and I have grown very attached to her. She needs someone who can run with her, play with her and spend time with her. She gets along great with my cat but I don't know about children. She is skiddish so maybe children wouldn't be ideal.
Having said all that you may publish my email on your website however please guide me on this, I am leary about handing her over to someone I've never met. If I give her to someone who was recommended by a friend of a friend I would be ok with that. Handing her over to complete strangers is a bit unnerving.
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Genre: Animated comedy

Rating: TBD

U.S. Release date: October 5, 2012

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Voice Cast: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell

Director: Tim Burton

Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate

Executive Producer: Don Hahn

Screenplay by: John August

Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


When Tim Burton originally conceived the idea for “Frankenweenie,” he envisioned it as a full-length, stop-motion animated film. Due to budget constraints, he instead directed it as a live-action short, released in 1984.

“Frankenweenie” follows in the footsteps of Tim Burton’s other stop-motion animated films “Corpse Bride” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”—both of which were nominated for Academy Awards®.

Over 200 puppets and sets were created for the film.

The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”).

Several of the character names—Victor, Elsa Van Helsing, Edgar “E” Gore and Mr. Burgemeister— were inspired by classic horror films.

–The Russell Terrier Gains Full AKC Recognition While Three Other Breeds Move into the Miscellaneous Class –

New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) expanded its litter of registered breeds on June 27 to welcome the Russell Terrier to the Terrier Group, growing AKC’s family to 175 breeds. Also moving up the ranks to the Miscellaneous class on the same day are the Coton de Tulear, Spanish Water Dog, and Miniature American Shepherd.

“The AKC is excited to welcome this adventurous terrier to the registry,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Energetic and full of life, the Russell Terrier will make a wonderful companion for active people.”

The Russell Terrier is feisty and playful with an enormous amount of energy and a strong instinct for hunting. Originating in England and developed in Australia, the breed was used for fox hunting as well as finding vermin below ground. They are small, confident, and highly intelligent dogs that are devoted and loving family companions. Because of their energy and intensity, Russell Terriers do best

Fiona Cheever/Courtesy Nodie Williams in a family with an active lifestyle. Their weatherproof coat requires minimal grooming beyond brushing and occasional bathing.

To become an AKC recognized breed there needs to be a certain number of dogs geographically distributed throughout the U.S. and an established breed club to watch over them. Breeds waiting to gain full recognition are recorded in AKC’s Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®). More information on the process can be found at the AKC’s Web site.

For more information about this breed, visit the American Russell Terrier Club or meet the Russell Terrier in person at AKC Meet the Breeds at the Javits Center in New York City on October 20th and 21st or at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship December 15th and 16th in Orlando, Florida. Visit for more details.

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The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit

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