NBC TO BROADCAST 17TH ANNUAL ‘NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA®’ ON THANKSGIVING DAY AT NOON IN ALL TIME ZONES

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NEW YORK — NBC will celebrate man’s best friend in the 17th anniversary edition of the family favorite holiday special “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” airing on Thanksgiving Day (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones), Nov. 22, following the telecast of NBC’s “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” will be hosted by award-winning … Read More

New Rescue Anthology from Major Publisher Features DWAA Members

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By Lisa Begin-Kruysman Reprinted from Ruff Drafts, Fall 2018 On September 18th, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, released a new rescue anthology titled Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us. The book features four DWAA members: President Jen Reeder, Denise Fleck, Susan Willet and myself. Working under the name of … Read More

Congratulations to DWAA member Amy Shojai for Being Named 11th Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree

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Amy Shojai, Cat Writers Association Co-Founder, Named 11th Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree Publisher, Author, Pet Lover Honored For Decades of Writing and Publishing Success Germinder + Associates has named Amy Shojai, a co-founder of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), publisher, author and pet lover, as the eleventh #Germinder20 #PowerofPink Honoree to receive the award. Shojai has designated the CWA … Read More

Aussieca vs. Corgiland

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An Original Fairy Tale By Theo Bernstein, age 8, New York City Once upon a time there was a place, Wales. Underneath that very country was Corgiland, where the Corgi Gods and Goddesses found land and claimed it. The citizens were Corgis. They worshipped their kind king, who loved to meditate and read, and liked to play Corgiball in their … Read More

Turning Devotion for Dogs Into Jobs

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Careers For Dog Lovers Abound By Kendle Frank, age 16, Parker, Colorado Every person has unique dreams, obsessions, and hobbies, some of which can be turned into professions. With a growing demand for all things dog, we are in an era where dog lovers can easily turn their passion for pooches into a well-paying job. Here are just a few … Read More

DWAA Award Banquet Keynote Speakers Announced: Jill Rappaport and Steve Dale!

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the 2019 DWAA Awards Banquet: Jill Rappaport and Steve Dale. “We’re thrilled that these two luminaries in the dog writing community will be giving keynote addresses at our annual awards banquet in New York City,” said DWAA President Jen Reeder. “They both have a wealth … Read More

Thank you to the 2018 Writing Competition Judges!

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DWAA is grateful to the volunteer judges for the annual writing competition. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us! 2018 Dog Writers Association of America Contest Judges Mary Abram Cara Sue Achterberg Tracy Ahrens Terry Albert Skye Anderson Teoti Anderson Joanne Anderson Dee Dee Andersson Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell Emelise Baughman Lisa Begin-Kruysman Skye Blaine Sue Bobeck Sheila Boneham … Read More

Why I’m Excited for the DWAA Writing Competition – And Why You Should Be Too!

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Each year, I get excited about the annual writing competition hosted by the Dog Writers Association of America. At its core, the DWAA Writing Competition is all about celebrating outstanding media that involves dogs. It’s a big umbrella – there are categories for work in newspapers, blogs, books, magazines, radio and television broadcasts, illustrations, photography, calendars, and genres like nonfiction … Read More

Cunning Corgis

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The Most Magical Dogs in the Universe By Theo Bernstein, age 8, New York City Introduction: What is a Corgi? Presenting the most magical kind of dog to step paw in this universe: The Corgi! If you want to learn more about this amazing creature, dive into this encyclopedia on the world’s most valuable dog. Taking Care: Beds, Bowls, and … Read More

Dunkin’ Dogs

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Barker Days in Parker, Colorado Story and photos by Kendle Frank, age 16 Ending the summer off with a bang isn’t just for the humans in Parker, Colorado, it’s also for all our four-legged friends! At the end of the swimming season the town’s community pool closes for the people and opens up for all the canines for an annual … Read More