Home
Browsing articles in media reviews
News: JoAnna Lou
Helping Dogs via Facebook
DogTime helps shelter pets through social networking games.
If you’re a member of the online community, Facebook, chances are you know someone (or perhaps yourself!) who plays games such as Farmville. While these diversions have become known largely as major procrastination tools, DogTime Media has found a way to combine social networking games with the ability to help homeless animals. Launched last year, DogTime’s apps, Save a Dog and Save a Cat, allow...
News: JoAnna Lou
iPhone App for Haiti
Silver Lining Ideas helps animals with technology
Now you can help animals in Haiti by buying Silver Lining Ideas’ latest iPhone app, Lucky Day. 100 percent of profits will be donated to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which is coordinating with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to organize an emergency relief mission in Haiti. Deployed teams will be treating injured animals, administering vaccinations...
News: Karen B. London
Puppy Bowl VI
Let the games begin!
In my family, we joke that the Super Bowl is similar to a religious holiday. By that we mean that we honor traditions, spend time together as a family and eat large amounts of wonderful food. We stop short of considering it a spiritual experience, but we do love the party atmosphere and always hope for a great game.   Since not everyone is a football fan, it’s nice to have alternatives when so...
News: Guest Posts
Shibu Cam, Returns
A little island of sweetness with no responsibility
I've been watching Shiba-TV. After a short grooming session, mom is off and the pups are sleeping. Ahhhh. Why is this live-stream of a Shiba Inu and her pups so watchable? Who thinks it's watchable? you ask. Oh, only 100,000-plus people.
News: Guest Posts
On the Radio, Tonight
Learn more about case of cattle insecticide sold for dogs
In December 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency slapped Hunte Kennel Systems and Animal Care, Inc., of Goodman, Mo., with a $56,632 civil penalty for “repackaging, relabeling and selling an insecticide meant for use on cattle and hogs as a flea and tick treatment for dogs.” In a few hours (Jan. 2 at 10 p.m. EST on WOR 710), Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins talks about the case and offers advice on...
News: Guest Posts
Worth A Bookmark
I Love My Bad Dog Blog
One of my favorite me-and-my-dog blogs is Anaheed Alani’s I Love My Bad Dog Blog and not just because Piney's problems (pancreatitis, allergies, anxiety, aggression and on and on) make my worst days with my two pups sound like a trip to the spa, but because she’s funny, and open, and honest about the challenges, and you can tell she is devoted to her gorgeous AmStaff and would do any and...
News: Karen B. London
The Power of Rescue Groups
A feel-good video makes the case
Beautiful pictures of rescue dogs who now live in loving homes make for a video with a high CQ (Cute Quotient.) And the fact that it is set to the Queen song “You’re My Best Friend” makes it captivating. I wasted an embarrassing amount of my precious writing time watching the entire video multiple times. I kept telling myself I had to know the video thoroughly before writing about it, but the...
News: Guest Posts
Mark Your Calendars
Pedigree Dogs Exposed on BBC America, Dec. 10
If you missed "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" last year--BBC’s hard-hitting look at the devastating cost of breeding for the show ring in Great Britain--it’s back. Through interviews with scientists, vets, historians, activists and representatives from the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the documentary catalogs how many purebred dogs suffer severe illness, pain,...
News: Guest Posts
Draw the Dog
A worthy web destination for dog lovers.
I love dogs—that’s obvious. And I love cartoons. I honestly believe these are two of the sublime pleasures in life. So the day I discovered Draw the Dog counts as a banner day. The website is a collection of cartoons drawn daily by ex-Disney animator Jim George. The old school drawings are animated, and appear on the screen as if they are being drawn in the moment. You see Buzz, a running dog;...
News: Karen B. London
The Fido Awards
Canine “Oscars” announced.
This past week, the winners of the Fido Awards were announced in London. These are international awards for canine movie stars. As expected the many dogs who played Marley in Marley and Me won in the category of Rom-Com Rover (for romantic comedy companionship) and Beverly Hills Chihuahua took home the award for Comedy Canine.   This is the third year of the Fido Awards, honoring canine actors...

Pages