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Issue #33:

Resolve to bring out the best in pets in 2012! 

January 2012
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 Share Your Favorite Adoption Tale


Many of you may have adopted a pet over the holidays - or are happily reminiscing about how you adopted that special dog, cat or other pet years ago. 

In her new role as a editor, Arden Moore shares how she came to adopt Chipper, her Golden Retriever-Husky mix. She also shares vital tips on how you can survive the first 24 hours after signing those adoption papers (including bonding at bath time). Click HERE to view her savvy advice.  


Share your adoption tale and Arden will send an autographed copy of her best-selling books, The Dog Behavior Answer Book and The Cat Behavior Answer Book to a pair of lucky subscribers. Email Arden and be sure to send a photo of your furry friend.



Margaret Cho Knows...Dogs!  


The always entertaining comedienne, singer and actress Margaret Cho pops in as a special guest on the Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio to talk with host Arden Moore about dancing with the stars, being a major dogizer and what awaits her character in this season's Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime.  In her new CD called Cho Dependent, she dedicates her song, "Hey, Big Dog" to her late great mutt, Ralph. Tune in to the podcast by clicking HERE. Be the 5th person to email Arden with the code words, Cho Dependent, and win a copy of her new CD. Learn more about Margaret by clicking here.

Winners, Winners and More Winners! 


Much thanks for your patience. Many of you have been patiently awaiting the announcement of winners of pawsome pet products and books showcased in the past two e-newsletters. The wait is over and the winners are:

Tagg™ the Pet Tracker helps you keep tabs on your pet's whereabouts 24-7.  This tracking device works on smart phones, iPods, iPads, Mac and Windows-based computers. Congrats, Darlene Ehler - Tagg - you won! Learn more by visiting

Winner of Dog Gone Smart Pet Products' Dirty Dog Doormat is Leslie Gorrell. Thanks to this mat's magical way of soaking up water, mud and dirt, you can stop dirty paw prints in their tracks. Learn more by visiting

Fend off winter's chills for your canine chum, Irene Manahan. You just won the mutts-have Quinzee™ Insulated Dog Jack from Ruffwear. It features heat-trapping insulation. Learn more by visiting
Ruffwear's Beacon, a high-intensity, dog-tested, water-tight LED light clips on collars, coats and harnesses to increase visibility on night dog walks. Winning this nifty product is Tina Mortrud. Learn more by visiting
Getting her paws on Shepherd's Moon, the latest book by multi-talented pet expert Stacy Mantle is Jean Meyer. Congrats! Learn more about Stacy, the founder of Pets Weekly by clicking here

Thanks to winning travel organizers from Sturdi Products, winners Corye Donham and JoAnna Lou can travel in style with their pets. These hanging travel organizers are ideal to stash toiletries or your pet's medicine and treats. Learn more by visiting

Delicious and healthy freeze dried treats - specifically, Stella & Chewy's® Carnivore Kisses and Carnivore Crunch await the lucky dog belong to Carol Hagen. These treats are packed with vitamins and probiotics and grain free. Learn more by visiting

Drive on, Jill Jenke! You won the Solvit Front Seat Net Pet Barrier - a terrific product to keep you free from pet distractions while you drive. Learn more by visiting
Helping to keep your canine feeling cool, calm and collected, Maura Warnecke just won a special four-pack of special mists from Earth Heart™. They include Canine Calm, Travel Calm, Guard Well and Buzz Guard. Learn more by visiting

Jocelyn Shannon, you're the lucky winner of a gift basket of healthy food, treats and toys valued at $75 to be delivered to your door by IB Pet, a pet supply store in Imperial Beach, CA. Co-owners Russ and Lori Blauert also operate a pet food delivery business in San Diego. Learn more by visiting

The four-leggers belonging to Bonnie Sommerfield have reason to drool with delight. She just won a special healthy treat prize package from Wellness, the manufacturer of 100-percent nature snacks. Learn more by visiting

Now here's a bright idea! The creative folks at the Company of Animals unleashed their new Vivid Collar, a safety collar that illuminates up to 1,000 feet at night. Winning this collar is Mike Leon. Learn more by visiting

Leslie Galliker, it's time to be down in your dog's mouth - for a good cause. You've just won a full gift pack of dental products from TropicClean® that include the Clean Teeth Gel, Mint Foam, Water Additive and Fresh Dental Chews for Dogs. Learn more by visiting

Say goodbye to messing treats, Lourdes and the Chi Crew! You just won a three-pack of Lickety Stik™ featuring Savory Chicken, Braised Liver and Smoky Bacon flavors. This roll-on treat dispenser yields just one calorie per 10 licks. Learn more by visiting

Congrats, Sandy Friedman! You won a shampoo-conditioner gift pack from Zymox® that will help keep your pet's coat healthy and itch free. Learn more by visiting

 National Dog Party Day 2012!  


It's never too early to plan for a paw-tee! Mark your calendars for a Double Dog Day celebration on June 22, 2012. This is the day that you will "work like a dog by day and party like a pup at night" for two great events: Take Your Dog to Work Day  - sponsored by Pet Sitters International and National Dog Party Day  -- created by Arden Moore, founder of Four Legged Life. We are doubling with four party sites for 2012: New York, Miami, San Diego and LA. To get involved and become a sponsor, read the Press Release HERE.

Sign Up for Pet First Aid Classes  

Calling all pet lovers and pet professionals! Show how much you truly love your dogs and cats by enrolling in a pet first aid class. Pet Tech certified instructor Arden Moore customizes these hands-on training classes up and down the West Coast. Sign up for a pet first aid, safety, CPR and wellness class taught by Arden and earn a certificate. Depending on the class, you might get to practice your skills on Arden's very tolerant class aides: her dog, Chipper and her cat, Zeki! Register today by contacting Arden and visit her new pet first aid site called Pet First Aid 4 U. Play it safe - for your pet's sake! 



Thundershirt to the Rescue!

Does your dog shake and tremble at the sound of thunder - or get spooked by skateboards or other noises? Does he suffer from separation anxiety each time you head for work? He may benefit by wearing a Thundershirt. This therapeutic, veterinarian-endorsed jacket uses gentle, constant pressure to calm dogs and relieve anxiety.

You can win a Thundershirt for your dog by being the 10th person to email Arden with the code word, Thundershirt. Please indicate your dog's size by checking the size chart listed on Thundershirt's website.
Let Arden 'edu-tain' you! 

Looking for a professional speaker, MC or workshop leader for your next event - one guaranteed to "edu-tain" your audience? Arden is America's Pet Edu-Tainer™ She informs and delights audiences all over North America on pet trends, pet behavior, pet safety and more. Click  HERE to book Arden at your next pet event! 




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Start 2012 Off On the Right Paw! 


Check the calendar. It is 17 days into 2012. So, how are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? To help you maintain a sense of humor as you strive to be slimmer, vow to eat more broccoli and finally organize your garage, we share a few resolutions from the dog's point of view as provided by Camp Bow Wow's pet-loving crew. Among our favorites from their list:
  • I will not eat other animals' poop.
  • My head does not belong in the refrigerator.
  • I will NOT chase the stick until I see it leave my owner's hand.

    See the complete list and learn more about Camp Bow Wow by clicking here  

Happy Birthday, Betty White! 
Today should be a national holiday - after all, ageless animal advocate and actress Betty White turns 90. Arden Moore has interviewed Betty on her Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio and did a recent cover story on this Golden Girl in Fido Friendly  magazine. How does Betty plan to spend her actual birthday? "I'm going to sit back home with my golden retriever, Pontiac...and may just do crossword puzzles and indulge myself and have a wonderful time with my dog," she told People magazine.
Here are three reasons dogs, cats and other critters love Betty:
  • She has been an active board member for the Morris Animal Foundation and Greater Los Angeles Zoo since the early 1970s.
  • She turned down a role in As Good As It Gets because Jack Nicholson's character tossed a small dog down a trash chute. No pets were harmed in the movie, but she objected to that portrayal.
  • She has happily spent a lifetime plucking pet hair off her clothes and never complained.
So, what's next for Betty? She is hosting and serving as executive producer for a new NBC show aptly called, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" that features seniors pulling pranks on young people.  Be sure to tune in.

Betty is lending her support for the Morris Animal Foundation's K9 Cancer Awareness campaign. Click HERE to view her short video.

We hope you get on the Betty bandwagon and support the MAF in its campaign to prevent, treat and ultimately, cure cancer in dogs. Sadly, cancer is the No. 1 cause of deaths in dogs over the age of 2. Arden Moore is a media sponsor for the K9 Cancer Walk in San Diego on Feb. 18. Magali Wright serves as the San Diego K9 Cancer Walk chairperson. She organized this annual walk after her beloved dog, Teeka developed lymphoma and died. For details on the walk, including a virtual sit and stay option, please visit


Doggy Diva Delight!

No one struts their stuff on cat walks better than a pack of dogs in designer digs! Ada Nieves once again unleashes the annual Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City on Feb. 10. Can we say, fur fabulous? You bet!


This year's event is being filmed for TV and features a 4 Seasons Venetian Masquerade Runway Show and yep, event a dog wedding! Tickets are $25 with a portion of proceeds benefiting Animal Care & Control of NYC For more details, click here.


This show fashionably ushers in the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club's Champions Only Dog Show set for Feb. 13-14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Hosted by David Frei, this is America's second oldest sporting event - second only to the Kentucky Derby. Tune in on USA Network and root for your favorite breed. Learn more by clicking here. 

Spotlight: Getting Catty with Animal Planet's Jackson Galaxy   

Each month, Arden spotlights people who make this planet a better place for pets and people. This month, she salutes a real cool cat - Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell" show. Dubbed the "Cat Listener," he is your go-to-guy to tackle any type of 'cat-astrophe' and to restore harmony in your home. When he is not on the set, he does in-home and phone consultation to come with solutions for all types of cat issues. He also teams up with noted holistic veterinarian Jean Hofve, DVM, with a company called Spirit Essences that creates natural products designed to help cats with behavioral issues. Check out what he shares about all things feline as a recent guest on the Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio - click HERE.  There are many ways to learn more about Jackson - start by visiting his main site:

Are Laser Pointers Safe Cat Toys?


Just like dogs, cats need and deserve purposeful play and exercise so they don't become bored, fat and mistaken for hairy pieces of furniture. But to bring out a cat's true hunting nature, the popular laser pointer that emits a red beam of light for cats to chase is drawing caution and controversy. Marty Becker, DVM, "America's Veterinarian," recently shared insights into laser pointers in a recent posting on Dr. Becker reports that overuse of these toys can cause cats to become frustrated and develop compulsive behaviors such as excessive grooming. After all, they simply can't catch this fast-moving red 'mouse.' He recommends switching to toys that can be caught and "killed," such as a toy on the end of a fishing pole or a toy mouse. Learn more about how you can avoid driving your cat crazy by clicking HERE and reading Dr. Becker's full article.

Lights, Cameras...Fascinating Pets!  


We're on the hunt for fun, funky and fascinating videos that spotlight cats, dogs and other animals. Please send your favorites to Arden to share in the next issue.

Here is our top dog pick for this month submitted by loyal e-newsletter reader Flo Frum, whose best pal is Buddy, her very smart miniature Schnauzer. This YouTube video features two dogs "dining" - complete with plates and utensils. Take a look and be ready to giggle -- Click HERE


Cat Scratcher Giveaway! 


One lucky cat will get to hone his claws on a SmartyKat® Scratch Cabin scratcher if his two-legged pal is the 8th one to email Arden the code words, cat scratch.

SmartyKat® offers a diverse line of cat scratchers to satisfy your cat's need to scratch... and to save your sofa from being shredded. Learn more by visiting
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