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HOW TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR DOG AND CREATE AWARENESS FOR ADOPTION THIS NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY

Pet Advocate on Bringing Awareness to the Last-to-Adopt Shelter Dogs

Dan Schachner, Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl ‘Ruff’-eree

BACKGROUND:

National Make A Dog's Day is celebrated on October 22nd and is a nationwide effort established by Subaru to help the last-to-adopt shelter dogs find loving homes. On this day, pet owners are encouraged to do something special for their pups and share their happy dog in social posts using #MakeADogsDay. How will you celebrate with your dog?

 

DAN’S TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING ‘MAKE A DOG’S DAY’ INCLUDE:

·        CHAMPION SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS:  Recognize special needs dogs, specifically senior dogs, amputees, visually and hearing-impaired dogs, and dogs with physical challenges, by adopting or fostering one of these special pets!

·        VOLUNTEER LOCALLY: Spend the day donating your time at a local shelter and spreading the word about the joy of adopting a dog.

·        SUPPORT AN ADOPTION-FRIENDLY RETAILER: Subaru and its participating retailers will hold socially distanced in-person and/or virtual adoption events, and donate $100 dollars for every pet adopted this month to 543 local partner shelters across the country.

·        HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DOG:  Don’t forget to spoil your pup by taking them to their favorite park, indulging them with a special treat or a puppy spa day!

 

For more information, please visit: www.subaru.com/pets

 

MORE ABOUT DAN SCHACHNER:

Dan Schachner has been the Puppybowl Referee and spokesperson for the past 10 years. Yes, the Ref has been pooped-on, jumped-on, and peed-on while on the job. While pups may not fully respect his authority on the field humans respect his authority as master of dog trivia. Dan’s appeared on the Today Show to quiz Hoda on her canine knowledge, and every week he produces and hosts “PUP QUIZ," a trivia + dog celebration event (in partnership NYC’s dog-friendly cafe “Boris and Horton”) with all proceeds going to animal rescue. A long-time advocate for dog rescue and fostering, Dan continues to provide a stop for pups who are crowded out of the shelters and in need of a forever home. Dan was named an ambassador for The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, and works with countless other rescue groups around the country and continues to raise money for their benefit. In 2018 Dan was awarded the prestigious “Animal Welfare Hero” award from the Baltimore Humane Society. An expert in pet safety, Dan has partnered in the past with numerous companies to promote pet adoption and safe pet travel.

From an early age, Jocelyn became aware of a universal energy that flows between all living things. She sensed an emotional spectrum on par with humans in the dogs and horses she grew up with as an only child in Port Washington, New York. There was a channel of communication between animals and humans that was waiting to be unlocked. At a young age, she discovered that her gift of deciphering this energy was also the key to understanding who we are as human beings and the deep commonalities we share with our animal counterparts.

Now living in Denver, Colorado, Jocelyn works as an energetic counselor, strengthening the connection of individuals to their animal companions all over the country. Her book, The Secret Language of Dogs: Stories From a Dog Psychic, offers enlightenment on how to improve the flow of communication between you and your pet.

Founder & Director: Love from Luke was established in 2017 by Melissa Anne Sweeney (Lissa) . She has 25 years experience working with rescued animals. Her mission to have the rescued dogs help to emotionally heal as many people as possible. There is an special comfort animals can offer us and the is why they are blessing. Melissa is the author of the Love from Luke book series. In her spare time, which is very little, she continues to write about the dogs she has worked and the lessons they have taught her. She is originally from Milford, MA and has resided in Tampa, FL for 16 years. Hi Everyone, Hi there- my name is Melissa, thanks for visiting our page. Thisis a picture of myself and "soon to be therapy dog," Loved Luna. I am dog mom for special needs dogs and founder of Love from Luke a 5013c non-profit. 100% of items purchased from this site goes directly to our dogs. Prior to going into full-time dog rescue and non-profit work I was a military college professor for 8 years. I have a Doctorate (DBA) in International Business and conducted detailed research on various cultures to create unity and high-performing teams. My professional name is Dr. Melissa Anne Sweeney but nowadays I go by Lissa, just drop the ME off Melissa. I currently have two Love from Luke books published. Prior to that had 9 nine research/textbook published- they didn't do as good as my LFL books surprisingly (ha-ha). I was forever changed in May of 2014, when I rescued a senior Siberian Husky who I named Luke. My personal passion is animal rescue and well-being. For over 20 years I have assisted dogs and cats find forever homes where they are loved and healed from their past abuse. Caring for abused and mistreated animals is rewarding but, I won't lie, it can also be stressful! That is why I felt it was important for me to write the book Love from Luke: Lessons learned from a Rescued Dog! My goal is to help individuals who rescued animals better understand how they often communicate with us when they have had an abusive past. In this book I share the journey I had with my 11 year old senior rescue, Luke. I learned to recognize that many of Luke’s reactions were caused by his abusive past. Other times, his behavior was because he was not feeling good. While learning how to relate to Luke and meet his needs, I was introduced to the highest and closest bond a human and animal can create. This was established because mutual respect was formed. This respect created a deep love within me, not only for Luke, but for animals in need and fellow rescuers. Luke taught me how to create a loving trustworthy bond with previously neglected and/or abused dogs. Before Luke passed I promised him that I would continue to rescue animals and help educate on how people can become more involved in rescuing abused animals. GOD definitely heard the promise I made and divinely placed specials needs dogs into my life. These dogs have come from some of the most severe abuse and/or were born with physical disabilities and I became a 5013c non-profit dog sanctuary. I recognized how my dogs started to inspire others, because they are truly loved and are clueless that they are different. I realized they are a perfect example to teach others that we are beautifully and wonderfully made. PLUS they and love to serve others. After time in prayer and reflection I realized what a blessing it is to serve other and assist in contributing to ones local community. The goal of Love from Luke expanded to have previously abused individuals (unwanted, out-fostered youth, domestic violence and human traffic survivors) help heal through the animals and later have them become active in training and working with the dog too. Creating a win-win for all members of the community, the person and the dog both brings joy, laughter, companionship and entertainment (for sure) to others. Let's face it, this would needs more healing and love. Additionally, as I was writing the book more ideas came to me that I know other pet parents and animal lovers would appreciate and before I knew I had a store of healthy pet treats, custom tee-shirts and jewelry with the photos of my rescues. If you live in the Florida area or come to visit please look for me at local crafts shows or any outdoor events where vendors are welcomed! If you bring your fur-baby they can sample my treats!

Delcianna Winders

Assistant Clinical Professor & Director, Animal Law Litigation Clinic

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Delcianna (Delci) Winders is a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she directs the Animal Law Litigation Clinic (ALLC)—the nation’s only clinic focused exclusively on animal law litigation.

Professor Winders’ animal law and administrative law scholarship has appeared in the Denver Law ReviewFlorida State Law ReviewOhio State Law JournalNYU Law Review, and Animal Law Review. She has also published extensively in the popular press, including The HillNational GeographicNewsweekNew York Daily NewsSalon, and U.S.A. Today.

Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Winders was vice president and deputy general counsel for the PETA Foundation, the first academic fellow of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program, and a visiting scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Winders received her BA in Legal Studies with highest honors from the University California at Santa Cruz, and her JD from NYU School of Law.

Following law school, Winders clerked for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced animal law in a variety of settings. She has also taught animal law at Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. 

Winders has been interviewed by numerous major news outlets, gives frequent presentations, and was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “Six Women Who Dare.”

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • JD, 2006, New York University School of Law
  • BA, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz

Bibliography

Scholarship

Captive Wildlife Under the Endangered Species Act, in Endangered Species Act (Donald C. Baur & Ya-Wei Li eds., 3d ed. forthcoming 2019) (with Jared Goodman and Heather Rally).

The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty, 24 Animal L. 155 (2019).

Animal Welfare Act Enforcement, 24 Animal L. 249 (2019).

Animal Welfare Act Interaction with Other Laws, 24 Animal L. 185 (2019).

Administrative License Renewal and Due Process—A Case Study, 45 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 539 (2018).

Administrative Law Enforcement, Warnings, and Transparency
, 79 Ohio St. L. J. 451 (2018).

Fulfilling the Promise of EFOIA’s Proactive Disclosure Mandate
, 95 Denver L. Rev. 909 (2018). 

Captive Wildlife at a Crossroads—Sanctuaries, Accreditation, and Humane-Washing, 6 Animal Stud. J. 161 (2017).

Confronting Barriers to the Courtroom for Animal Advocates, 13 Animal L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Note, Combining Reflexive Law and False Advertising Law to Standardize “Cruelty-Free” Labeling of Cosmetics, 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 454 (2006).

Selected Other Writings

It’s Official—The Feds Are Protecting Animal Exploiters, Daily Caller (Apr. 26, 2019).

Costly USDA Proposal Would Spend More Tax Dollars and Help Animal Abusers, Daily Caller (Mar. 29, 2019).

Why Is It So Hard for President Trump to Flatly Forbid Trophy Hunting Imports?, N.Y. Daily News (Mar. 9, 2018).


Self-Policing Animal Research: Another Bad Idea from USDA, Law360 (May 25, 2018).

Year After Blackout, Public Still in the Dark about Animal Welfare Enforcement
, The Hill (Feb. 9, 2018).

Animal Welfare Act Could Protect Animals and Taxpayers — If It’s Enforced, U.S.A. Today (Dec. 26, 2017).


The Fish and Wildlife Service Must Atone for Tiger’s Death, Nat’l Geographic (Sept. 11, 2017).


Why Is the State of Wisconsin Propping Up a Cruel and Dying Industry?, AlterNet (Aug. 29, 2017).


USDA Blackout: Scrutinizing the Deletion of Thousands of Animal Welfare Act-Related Records, Am. Bar Ass’n Animal L. Comm. Newsletter (Summer 2017).

Wild Animal Acts Are Becoming a Thing of the Past, but Some Circuses Insist on Continuing Their Cruel Ways, AlterNet (June 26, 2017).


Ringling’s Big Cats Need New Homes—and They Could Be Headed for a Circus Overseas, Salon (June 11, 2017).

Ringling Is Dead, but Other Abusive Circuses Live, N.Y. Daily News (May 25, 2017).

Freedom of Information in Peril: What Transparency Looks Like in Trump’s Government, Salon (May 14, 2017).

Why I Sued the USDA, The Hill (Feb. 16, 2017).

Southern Halo

The Mississippi Delta, recognized by many as the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the Blues, is heavily rooted in the upbringing of the Morris sisters. Influenced by the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, Southern Halo was formed originally as a country/pop teenage trio. Now based out of Nashville and performing as a duo, sisters Nata and Tinka are bringing a fresh level of confidence and depth to the studio and stage. Live shows with Nata (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist) and Tinka (drums) consist of vibrant harmonies, instrumental versatility, and southern rock grittiness. Like champagne and whiskey, one brings the bubbly and the other brings the fire. Previously as a trio, the Morris girls became the youngest artists to compete in the Texaco Country Showdown in 2014, held at the Ryman. Their debut EP followed, produced by Alabama’s Jeff Cook. Nashville songwriters Gerald O’ Brien and Catt Gravitt produced the next two projects in 2015 and 2018 with the latter release, Just Like In the Movies, generating two MusicRow Country Breakout Top #25 hits. During that time, the sisters opened for a host of top-tier acts, including Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Maren Morris, Dionne Warwick and B.B. King. They have also thrilled audiences in the UK, at CMA Music Fest, Bluebird Café, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Nata and Tinka call Nashville their home now. 

Website: www.southernhalo.net

Current single " Don't Let Another Day Go By"
(release date April 24,2020)

Talkin' Pets News

August 22, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Gino Sassani - Lost World Reptiles

Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams

Reporter - Dan Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media / Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guest - Author of "Unlikely Friendships", Jennifer S. Holland will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 8/22/20 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her new book

 

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Praise for UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS® “Irresistible . . . heart-stopping in more than one sense.” —The New York Times Book Review “The feel-good book of the summer—maybe the year.” —USA Today ““With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections.” —National Geographic With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections.” —NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC " width="758" height="164" />

 

Who doesn’t love a dog? And who does a dog not love in return? Almost no one—or no creature—it turns out. UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS®: DOGS: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage (Workman; August 2016), by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer S. Holland, is an irresistible reminder of the affection and bravery of all breeds great and small. Bringing together 28 new stories of canine kindness, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, these heartwarming true stories will have you falling in love with man’s best friend all over again.

 

Meet Rex, a German shepherd who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. Popeye the Mastiff, who ran into a burning stable and saved 17 terrified horses by nibbling at their hooves. And a temperamental husky named Lilo, who saved a kitten from near death. These are just some of the remarkable stories you’ll find in UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS: DOGS.

       Photo Credit: TheDobieTeam

>Jennifer S. Holland’s devotion to all species sent her on a journey to discover everything she could about the animal world. As a writer for National Geographic, she became increasingly interested in animal relationships, searching the globe for unusual animal connections—first in the form of friendships, then loves, then heroes. And now, for the first time, Jennifer is bringing together her favorite stories about one of the most beloved animals: the dog.

Filled with beautiful full-color photographs, the true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery found in UNLIKELY FREINDSHIPS: DOGS are more than a lovely tribute;   they are proof that the dog is every creature’s best friend.                                                      Photo Credit: The Bui sisters/IMP FEATURES          

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer S. Holland is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships®: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, Unlikely Loves®: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom, and Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom. She has written for, among others, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, NPR, and The New York Times, specializing in science and natural history. She lives with her husband, three dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos, and divides her time between Silver Spring, Maryland, and a cabin in the woods near Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

                   Photo Credit: Scott Cromwell                        Photo Credit: David Silverman/Getty Images      Photo Credit: Alicia Williams             Photo Credit: Barcroft/Getty Images

                                                                                      

 

 

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS®: DOGS

37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage

Workman Publishing | Paperback with flaps| August 2016

ISBN: 978-0-7611-8728-8 | $13.95 U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TOUR DATES

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS®: DOGS

37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage

By New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer S. Holland

Jennifer S. Holland will be traveling across the nation for school and in-store events!

Monday, September 19

Park Road Books, Charlotte

Tuesday, September 20

Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill

Wednesday, September 21

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh

Thursday, September 22

Parnassus Books, Nashville

Friday, September 30

Schuler Books & Music, Lansing

Monday, October 3

The Book Stall, Chicago

Tuesday, October 4

The Bookworm, Omaha

Wednesday, October 5

Tattered Cover, Denver

Thursday, October 6

The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City

Monday, October 17

Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs

Tuesday, October 18

Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Wednesday, October 19

WORD, New York

Wednesday, November 2

Politics & Prose, Washington DC

Thursday, November 10

Howard County Conservancy, Woodstock, MD

Monday, November 14

Blue Willow, Houston

Tuesday, November 15

Changing Hands, Phoenix

Wednesday, November 16

Third Place Books, Seattle

Friday, November 18

The Reading Bug, San Francisco

Sunday, December 4-5

Books & Books, Miami

Tuesday, December 6

Inkwood Books, Tampa

For more information, please contact Chloe Puton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Hussey

CEO/Founder of CUDDLY

BIOGRAPHY

 

For the past 19 years, National Football League referee John Hussey has enjoyed an exciting career calling penalties, calculating down and distance numbers, and officially controlling a game played by some of the fastest, meanest, strongest, and most physically intimidating men on the planet.

He has worked on several playoff assignments including 3 Championship Games, 5 Wild Card games, 3 Divisional games and a Pro Bowl. In 2011, he was a Linejudge in the highest-level game of his NFL career at Super Bowl XLV (Green Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas, TX). Most recently, he served as the Alternate Referee in this year’s 2020 Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

Off the field, John spends his time rescuing animals in desperate need -- a pet project that has turned into an unexpected yet rewarding second career.

As the Founder and CEO of CUDDLY, John launched a purpose-driven company that helps animal rescue organizations create their own fundraisers, organize wish lists, and gain support for initiatives that save animals in the most critical of conditions. With over 2,000 animal welfare partnerships worldwide, CUDDLY helps these nonprofit organizations raise funds, awareness and assistance by providing them with essential online marketing and financing tools, including online fundraisers tied to the sale of pet products or through monetary donations.

John has been married to his wife Paula for 23 years. The couple have three wonderful children and a dog named Benji.

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The Benefits of Pets for Kids During COVID-19 

Many children are experiencing a lot of fear because of the pandemic which turns into various forms of anxiety and sadness.  Parents need to tune in to each child and create a loving and nurturing environment in these uncertain times. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and continuously tell them you are there for them is key to supporting well-being and social development.

As humans we all need to feel socially connected.  Creating special family and friend times over the computer, distance activities in the park, and engaging in art projects to express love and support to others supports human connections.  Long term we are uncertain have children will feel and each one is unique.  Emphasizing resiliency is key to our mental health.

In caring and loving a pet, all family members thrive and feel better through this personal connection: unconditional love.  Even teaching children how to care for an animal, creates an emotional connection and enhances our purpose to give to others.

Children and Youth of all ages are impacted by fear and loss of human interaction.  Older children have increased cognitive abilities to understand feelings but may feel more isolated and hesitant to share with their parents or an older sibling because they are worried about being judged. Supporting all children to express their feelings is the key with love and support in return creates the security we all need in these trying times.

Feeling in control with so much uncertainty about what will happen next about school, work or family life a pet can be a constant for everyone and make people happy, have purpose and an opportunity to give back.

Pets make all people feel wanted and loved and needed.

Many dogs and cats may need homes since shelters and rescues had to close or have limited staff.  First, sit down and make this a family decision and recognize that kids of all ages may say they will do the work to care for a per but in reality Parent(s) have to ultimately take responsibility for the care of any animal:  Do you have the time? What benefits do you see for all your children?  Can your family afford the costs of caring for a pet: food, medical and other items. Make sure you explore the responsibilities of taking on a puppy or kitten, an untrained or trained pet, and what is involved?  Also realize everyone gets attached to a pet and they may get sick or die at one point which will impact your family.  That is life but given the age of your children and the age of the pet exploring this issue as adults is important.

Focus on positive life experiences and recognize each child’s unique temperament which will enhance the mental and social wellbeing of everyone in your family.  Continue to connect safely with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors: always social distance, wash your and each child’s hands several times a day for at least 20 seconds, and Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength® call for emotional help at 1-855-427=2736 got Parents, Children and Youth!

From the publisher of B. Kliban’s Cat, All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and Bad Cat, comes a new book that answers the question all cat lovers ask: How do I make my cat like me?

97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You is the perfect interactive guide to these mysterious, fickle, seemingly aloof—yet really, just particular—pets. Paired with a full-color photograph of friendly, extroverted, happy cats (in case you’ve forgotten what a cat looks like when he “likes” you), the 97 inspired, occasionally silly but always behaviorally-based tips and tricks prove that when a cat is treated right, he or she will respond in kind. Within reason.

There’s the “Eye on the Ball”—record a tennis match or a Ping-Pong game on TV to play back for your cat when he needs a bit of exercise. “Cat Burrito”—wrap your cat in a towel, burrito-style, which is particularly good for anxious pets or trips to the vet. The “Boing, Boing!”—wind pipe cleaners around a pencil in a spiral shape to create springs. Carefully slide off the pencil so the spirals go “boing” when pressed. The classic “Tickle, Tickle”—tickle Kitty under her chin and softly say “gitchy, gitchy, gitchy” in your highest-pitched voice. And for the cat owner willing to go the distance, the “There’s No Business Like Show Business”—practice your best Ethel Merman by belting out favorite show tunes for your cat. Kitty won’t care if you’re off-key and she’ll enjoy the stimulation.

Carol Kaufmann is the author of 97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You and co-author of the bestselling Photicular books SafariOcean, and Polar. A freelance writer and editor, her work for National Geographic and other publications has taken her to all corners of the globe, from the Pacific Ocean’s floor to the top the Atlas Mountains. In addition to National Geographic, her writing has appeared in the New York Times’ Draft column, Reader’s Digest, where she was the National Affairs Reporter, The Washington PostGeorge, and in the anthology A Woman’s Europe. She is also the author of the ebook, MamaTricks. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

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