Blogs by Connie Wilson

May 9, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Between April 1st and June 30th you can vote to select the finalists in the 2012 American Hero Dog Awards. You’re allowed to vote once a day up until June 30th for dogs in each of these categories: Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs;

May 4, 2012 by Connie Wilson


If you missed the 26th Genesis Awards back in March, fear not! Tune in to Animal Planet on Saturday May 5th and help to recognize the important role media plays in animal welfare. Do it up celebrity style and throw your own red carpet party. The HSUS has put together a fun Genesis Awards party pack to get you started:

May 2, 2012 by Connie Wilson

A big box arrived in the mail today and my curious girl Penny jumped in to see what it was all about (and probably to claim it as her own)… it was a West Paw bed, a favourite among the dogs in the office

March 24, 2012 by Connie Wilson


Every day numerous parcels and boxes arrive via mail or courier; however, not all incoming packages attract the attention of our office dogs, but should there be food in any of them, the dogs just seem to know and they're all excited, prancing about, tails a-wagging as they vye for a close-up position so they can be first in line for any offerings. My dog Penny was particularly interested in a box that was dropped off on my desk. Upon opening it, I understood why... it contained

March 20, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Joining prestigious attendees Colbie Caillat and Ian Somerhalder (amongst other celebrity guests) at this year's gala Genesis Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills is Uggie, the Jack Russell star of the Academy Award-winning silent film, The Artist! Uggie will serve as a presenter at the only major award show where animals take center stage getting the chance to "speak out" on behalf of his fellow creatures

March 16, 2012 by Connie Wilson

March 24, 2012 marks the 26th Genesis Awards where tribute will be paid to major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness about animal issues. Held each year in Beverly Hills, Calif, the Beverly Hilton is once again the prestigious venue where the event will take place.    


Amongst the nominees are DreamWorks'

March 14, 2012 by Connie Wilson

I love my morning dog-walks at this time of year. Everywhere I look I see signs of spring… from budding branches beginning to show that life within is ready to start yet another cycle to the feast-for-the-eyes colours of cherry blossoms, crocuses, rhododendrons, and snow drops. After a long dreary winter and so many chilly, wet walks, it’s heartening to see that vibrant spring will soon be in full bloom gracing us with longer days and warmer weather. Yay Spring! Yay Mother Nature!

March 13, 2012 by Connie Wilson

The nominations for the American Humane Associations 2nd annual Hero Dogs award will close in just under two weeks (March 26th), so there's no time to waste. Every dog is a hero in their eyes (and in ours!), so even if your dog isn't a professional Service Dog, Therapy Dog, etc., there's an "Emerging Heroes" category so even ordinary dogs whom you think have made an extraordinary difference in your life have a chance at being honoured.


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February 15, 2012 by Connie Wilson

(continued from previous day's blog)

Tuesday, Feb 14th (Valentine's Day), marks the final day of this 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. In total 2076 dogs were entered with a total entry of 2106 in 185 different Breeds or Varieties. Throughout the day the breeds that hadn't competed the day before try their luck in the ring for the chance to go on to compete for Best of Group. Interestingly, all dogs that are in the ring either day must remain benched



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