DWAA Writing Contest Finalists To Be Announced on Social Media Wednesday, Dec. 5!

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DWAA will reveal the finalists for the annual writing contest on Wednesday, Dec. 5 starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Check for updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and please share any good news on your own social media sites! Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dog-Writers-Association-of-America-160756357403215/ Link to Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWAA_US On Dec. 5, we will announce the winners of categories … Read More

DWAA Announces Incoming Leadership Team for 2019

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is proud to announce the slate of incoming officers for the Executive Committee: Carol Bryant, President; Maggie Marton, Vice President; and Kristin Avery, Secretary. Marsha Pugh will continue in the role of Treasurer. “I couldn’t be more excited about these women volunteering to join the leadership team of our esteemed organization,” said outgoing … Read More

Celebrate Adopt a Senior Pet Month with Posts and Progress

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Our friends at The Grey Muzzle Organization are teaming up with DWAA Vice President Laura Coffey this month to shine a light on senior dogs! Here’s more from them: There’s never been a better time to be an old dog, or to bring one home. In the same way that dog-lovers are quick to tell others, “He’s a rescue,” more … Read More

DWAA President Jen Reeder Announced as a Category Winner for Pet Industry Woman of Year Award

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Jen Reeder, President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), has been named a category winner in the sixth annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition. Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) recognizes extraordinary women in five pet business categories. Reeder was nominated in the Solopreneur category. The other award categories are Advocate, Corporate, Entrepreneur and … Read More

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

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! 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 Mara Bovsun Connie Brittain Carol Bryant Shelley Bueche … Read More