Archive for June, 2012

Pet Sitters International Announces 2009 Take Your Dog To Work Day Contest Winners

Pet Sitters International Announces 2009 Take Your Dog To Work Day Contest Winners

2009 TYDTWDay Photo Contest Winner, Holly

King, NC (Vocus) October 10, 2009

As the winning photo of the 2009 Pet Sitters International’s (PSI) Take Your Dog To Work Day® photo contest attests, it’s not easy working like a dog! Danielle Kangalee captured the photo of her Brittany spaniel, Holly, napping in her office chair while participating in the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council’s (OMVIC) first-ever celebration of PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day.

The winner of the official TYDTWDay photo contest, sponsored by FetchDog, your destination for dog supplies, has named the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as the recipient of a $ 500 donation that will be made by Pet Sitters International. In addition, Danielle and Holly will receive $ 500 cash and a FetchDog prize package valued at $ 200.

The OMVIC, which licenses and regulates motor vehicle dealers in Ontario, Canada, is no stranger to supporting charitable causes. In addition to supporting Take Your Dog To Work Day this year, the OMVIC supports the Daily Bread Food Bank, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and a number of charities through proceeds collected at its annual golf tournament.

“Holly enjoyed her first time in the office,” said Kangalee, a business analyst. “Our long walk to the OMVIC, combined with the excitement of meeting so many new people, probably led to her nap in the chair that is shown in my photo.”

Working like a dog also paid off for Stella, a six-year old Yorkshire terrier from Phoenixville, PA, who accompanied mom, Polly Smith, to her salon. Polly uploaded her video, “Stella doing the meet and greet” to the TYDTWDay Facebook page and was selected as the 2009 video contest winner. She will receive a FetchDog prize pack valued at $ 100.

Three additional TYDTWDay participants were selected at random to win $ 25 FetchDog prize packages. The winners were Carol Rau of Warminster, PA; Damaris Hay of Miami Beach, FL; and Susan Cooper of Mesa, AZ.

FetchDog founder Ben Shaw shared, “We were thrilled to be a part of TYDTWDay and want to thank all of this year’s participants, Pet Sitters International, and Bring Pets Home for the opportunity to be part of an event that raises awareness of dog adoption and the positive impact of pets in the workplace.”

“We would like to congratulate the winners and thank all of the participants in this year’s Take Your Dog To Work Day event,” says Patti Moran, PSI president. “TYDTWDay’s promotion of pet adoption is more important than ever before and we encourage pet owners, businesses and the pet industry to join forces to improve the lives of homeless pets in their communities by participating in campaigns such as this one.”

Pet owners and businesses can mark their calendars for next year’s event which will take place on Friday, June 25, 2010. For more information on ways to participate, visit

Companies interested in 2010 campaign partnership opportunities are encouraged to contact Beth Stultz, TYDTWDay event manager directly at beth ( or (336) 983-7747.

About Pet Sitters International

Established in 1994, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, representing nearly 8,000 independent professional pet-sitting businesses in the United States, Canada and abroad. PSI provides members with access to affordable bonding and liability insurance and educational resources such as PSI’s Accreditation Program, The Pet Sitter’s WORLD magazine and PSI’s annual Quest for Excellence Convention. PSI provides pet owners with The Pet Owner’s WORLD magazine and For more information, visit, home of the Official Pet Sitter Locator™ or visit the PSIStoreOnline to select from more than 2,000 pet sitter and pet owner products. There should be some hyperlinks in here.


FetchDog is the online home for passionate dog people. In addition to offering high quality dog supplies, including dog beds and dog gates, the site offers thousands of ad-free pages on health, training, behavior, and other issues. Always current and fresh, FetchDog also offers dog features, news stories, celebrity and expert blogs, world-class dog photography, games, and community-oriented centers for hundreds of dog breeds.

About is a non-profit animal charity focusing on pet care for animals in shelters. Their mission is to support animals in shelters until they find permanent, loving homes. offers pet lovers the opportunity to raise money for animal shelters simply by shopping online at their favorite merchants, and provides a platform to connect with other animal enthusiasts in the online community. donates 100 percent of the money raised to animal shelters, helping homeless pets directly by paying for food, shelter and medical treatment.



Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Silver Springs, MD Author Publishes New Book

Silver Springs, MD Author Publishes New Book

Silver Springs, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011

A Mother’s Love (The Love of a Non-Biological Mother), a new book by Cassandra Mitchum has been released by RoseDog Books.

It all began in the early fifties in a little dusty southern town in South Carolina. Annie and Luby Williams were blessed with two little girls from New York City. Cassandra Mitchum was one of the little girls. They lived in St. Stephens, a small farming community, surrounded by large acres of cotton and tobacco fields. They lived far from the city limits, yet still in walking distance from the town. Their dusty old road was connected to the main Highway 45.The drinking water came from an old hand-pumped well on the back porch. Their laundry water came from an old well in the backyard. The Williams family had no refrigerator, no television, no phone, no electric iron, and no radio, but they did have electricity.

Mitchum was five years old and her sister, Paulette, was four. Mama sat them down in the living room and showed them their birth certificates. She said their mother’s name was Pauline and their father’s name was Leroy Gordon. They both lived in New York. She explained that she and Daddy were not their real parents. She began to tell the girls the story of how they became her children.

Cassandra is also the author of a book of poems entitled God’s Divine Love (non-published). Out of this book, the National Library of Poetry, Owings Mills, MD, has published many poems in various anthologies, including The Lyrical Heritage, 1996, and Best Poems of 1997 and 1998. She has received many awards, including the Award of Merit Certificate of 1990, Golden Poet 1991, and an Editor’s Choice Award of Outstanding Achievement 1996, 1997, and 1998 for her work in poetry. She is a member of The International Society of Poetry. Her poems can be read on the Internet. Cassandra is a subject of biographical record in Marquis Who’s Who of America in the East 27th Edition 1999-2000 and also the biographical record in Marquis Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of The World, Millennium Edition 2000.

Cassandra currently resides in Maryland. She is a member of New Jerusalem Temple Church, Bible Way World Wide.

A Mother’s Love (The Love of a Non-Biological Mother) is a 106-page hardcover with a retail price of $ 30.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-9935-1. RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania published it. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

# # #

Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

More Dog Book Press Releases

Snow and Ice Can’t Stop this Dog Stroller

Check out how well the Dogger handles even in the snow and ice. These 12 inch air-filled tires can go through just about anything and the rear suspension helps to create the smoothest of rides. For more info on the Dogger please visit:

Sweet Potato Dog Chewz – 3 Pack – Regular Bichon Fries

Sweet Potato Dog Chewz – 3 Pack – Regular Bichon Fries

  • Healthy and all natural chews
  • High in Fiber. Fiber dramatically improves digestive health.
  • Smaller chew for smaller dogs or could be used as training treat.
  • Ridged design helps clean teeth and gums
  • Will not stain carpets – No foul odors.

Made of sweet potato only, but cut like french fries. Perfect for smaller dog breeds as a chew, or a treat for larger dogs. Ridging helps to clean the teeth and gums. Can be also used as a training treat.

List Price: $ 13.47

Price: $ 13.49

Find More Healthy Dog Treats Products

What does it mean to crate train a dog?

Question by Casey G has CRS disease: What does it mean to crate train a dog?
I was looking into getting a dog (german shepherd) and I’ve come across the term “crate trained”. If the dog is house broken, why put them in a crate?

Best answer:

Answer by melissa k
The crate is used to help with housetraining, to prevent accidents. It can also be used to prevent destructive behavior (which housebroken dogs will still engage in). And a dog being acclimated to a crate is very helpful if travelling with the dog.

What do you think? Answer below!

Washable Doggie Dungarees – Dog Diaper Large

Washable Doggie Dungarees – Dog Diaper Large

  • Washable Dog Diaper designed for male or female dogs and cats!
  • Great for in seasonal flow, excitable pets, incontinence, and senior pets
  • For light seasonal flow or minor excitable urination the garments may be used alone, or in conjunction with the absorbent liners.
  • Stylish denim diaper!

Our dog diapers are designed for male or female dogs that are incontinent, or for pets that experience excitable urination. They are also great for housebreaking puppies, or for female dogs in heat. THEY EVEN WORK FOR CATS!!
Each dog diaper is made of durable, soft, Cotton Denim (similar to the material that blue jeans are made of). They are lined with a soft plaid flannel fabric for added comfort and an absorbent mesh liner that can hold an absorbent liner for protection against a heavier flow

Price: $ 11.86

[wprebay kw=”dog+diapers” num=”0″ ebcat=”-1″]

Knoxville pets enjoy PetSafe dog parks, WATE’s “6 Around Town” shares

WATE’s “6 Around Town” episode on May 5 was all about pets, and many Knoxville-area dog owners know that we’re very fortunate to have PetSafe dog parks throughout town. Learn more about these off-leash dog parks and how they’re a great resource for dogs to exercise and play and for the community as a whole.

 Page 1 of 16  1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »