Liver Treats and a Red Carpet: The Petties 2011 Arrive

For all those who voted for Grouchy Puppy and Cleo to win a DogTime Media Award, your fur of gratitude is in the wind and should arrive shortly.

In one hour, or 5:00PM EST you can tune into the Petties 2011 Awards presentation.

I'm getting my beauty sleep right up until the last minute! The cameras add years! BOL

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Influence Positively Interview - Brett Chisholm

Professional photographer and lifetime animal lover, Brett Chisholm, is dedicated to combating the animal overpopulation crisis sweeping the country. To help educate and provide free and low-cost community resources, Brett gives his time and creativity to support Texas-based nonprofit SNAP (Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.). In 2006, Brett founded SNAPshots, an annual fashion fundraiser for SNAP that has successfully helped raise funds and awareness for the group, while becoming a must-attend event in Houston.

In 2010, Brett working with SNAP created Collars For A Cause, a new fundraising initiative involving one-of-a-kind dog and cat collars designed by artists, celebrities, fashion designers and more, all with the goal of increasing awareness and funds to end the cycle of animal overpopulation. At the same time, Brett followed his dreams and launched LIFE+DOG Magazine, a monthly publication celebrating "Modern Living with Man's Best Friend". As a dog lover and the Publisher of LIFE+DOG Magazine, Brett gives a fresh view of trends, products and individuals making a difference in their communities.


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Influence Positively Interview - Shreve Stockton


Shreve Stockton is a writer and photographer living in Wyoming. She is the author of two books: Eating Gluten Free and The Daily Coyote and the creator of three blogs: Vespa Vagabond, The Daily Coyote, and Honey Rock Dawn.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Knowing, each moment, that I have such freedom, that I have love around me, that there is so much still to explore.

If you could come back as a dog or a cat, which one would it be & why? I would say a cat. I'm independent, though I can be demanding at times - those are rather cat-like traits, no? And I'd love to be able to move like a cat. I love the way they move.

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Influence Positively Interview - Aimee Gilbreath

Aimee Gilbreath Found Animals and Rufus

Aimee Gilbreath received a full scholarship to attend the University of Arizona, where she earned her B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, graduating summa cum laude in 1996. She began a career in biotechnology and was hired by Motorola Corporation’s R&D division; after spending four years in the laboratory researching single nucleotide polymorphisms, Aimee returned to school and earned her MBA at Stanford University.  Upon graduation in 2002 she was hired by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management strategy consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies to solve complex business issues.

 In an effort to introduce balance and service into her busy business career, Aimee began volunteering for a local animal rescue group when she moved to Los Angeles in 2004. This was her introduction to the issues of pet overpopulation and shelter euthanasia. And, this was where Aimee fell in love with one of the most popular yet misunderstood breeds of dog, the pit bull.  She eventually adopted a “pittie” of her own – Rufus – who is now six years old.

Rufus inspired Aimee to return to her first love – animals – and led her to take the position she holds today.  In March 2008, Aimee joined Found Animals® as the Executive Director and first employee.  Now, rather than tackling post merger integrations, she is managing a social entrepreneurship startup and applying her business skills to the creation and development of sustainable business models within animal welfare.  

What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is to always be working on a project that is meaningful and challenging, with a great team of collaborators, while surrounded by amazing friends and family.  And of course, there have to be at least a few dogs, cats, guinea pigs, or horses helping to “supervise” the whole operation.

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MSPCA Flower and Plant Sale Boston Benefit Happening Now!

Mother's Day Flowers
This is for all the adoptable pups who would love some mother's love. Shop for your mom and help homeless animals at the same time! Boston is a sister city to San Francisco. Today I'm busy reminding my female that I appreciate her and if you live in or near Boston, you can show your appreciation too by buying some nice flowers or plant at the MSPCA.

The MSPCA will have a colorful variety of arranged and cut flowers and potted plants in the lobby of the Angell Animal Medical Center and outside at the main entrance to the MSPCA available for sale.

MSPCA Mother's Day Fundraiser
100% of all sales benefit the homeless animals at the MSPCA Boston Animal Care & Adoption Center.

WHERE: Angell Animal Medical Center Lobby

350 South Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02130

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 6, 7 and 8 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM