Being that it’s Thanksgiving today, a time that we reflect on and give thanks for life’s blessings, I’d like to personally give thanks to Michael Levitt, Jane Lynch, and Hilary Swank who have partnered with FOX to produce Cause for Paws, a two-hour groundbreaking dog rescue special that will air tonight (Thanksgiving at 8/7c on FOX). A huge part of Modern Dog’s mandate is to bring attention to the plight of abandoned/homeless dogs and facilitate and promote their adoption/rescue so to have a prime-time show dedicated to this cause is right up our alley! It’s my sincere wish that this prime-time special will raise awareness about the millions of perfectly wonderful dogs in shelters who are awaiting their forever homes. I’m also delighted that there will be a spotlight shone on the shelter workers who tirelessly give of themselves to help animals in need. 

The special will be both uplifting and entertaining, featuring:

• inspiring and funny stories of rescue dogs,
• the best viral videos starring rescue pups,
• games featuring dogs and celebrity participants, and
• stories honouring people who dedicate their  lives to rescuing animals in need.

There’s a whole star-studded cast of celebrities participating including:
Paula Abdul, David Arquette, Wayne Brady, Kristin Chenoweth, Kaley Cuoco, Whitney Cummings, Miley Cyrus, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Max Greenfield, Kathy Griffin, Julianne Hough, Randy Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, Queen Latifah, Wendie Malick, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR contestants Sean, Mitchell and Natalie, Cesar Millan, Olivia Munn, Olivia Newton-John, Jerry O’Connell, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, P!nk, Amber Riley, Rebecca Romijn, Emmy Rossum, Roselyn Sanchez, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Betty White.

Tune in Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, Nov. 27 at 8/7c on FOX!

For more info go to:

JOIN THE DISCUSSION: #foxcauseforpaws

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Here are some of my photos of the Red Carpet Taping of the show:

Michael Levitt gets—or gives—a kiss!


Jane Lynch


Hilary Swank


Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijin


Kathy Griffin


Kristin Chenoweth


Max Greenfield


Dog for Dog's Rocky Kanaka with publicist Vivian Mayer (left) and Modern Dog's Jennifer Nosek (right)


Paula Abdul


Dog for Dog's Rocky Kanaka with Kelly Hannaford (center) and Brie Strohmeyer (left).

Wendie Malick