TOP-aaa-painting-master2Many talented artists bloom in their senior years and Hallie, a 14-year-old longhaired Dachshund, is no exception – even though she’s also blind.

Hallie, who was rescued when she was just 10 months old, loves to paint colorful watercolors and Christmas ornaments with the help of her human, DeeDee Murry, of Centralia, Washington.

This inspired canine artist sells out every art show she participates in and donates all proceeds from her work to the Purple Heart Rescue in Washington.

It was four years ago when DeeDee, an artist herself, wondered if her constant companion Hallie might enjoy painting, too. So, DeeDee got out an easel, a brush and some paint cups and handed Hallie her first paintbrush. Hallie grabbed the brush with her mouth and took to painting right away.

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Halo_Social_600x600When you feed your pet Halo, we feed it forward —donating over 1.5 million meals of Halo to shelter pets each year, in partnership with Freekibble.com.

Share a photo of your pet using #HaloFeeditForward, and we’ll donate a meal on your behalf.

Have a favorite shelter, organization, species or breed? Share a photo showing us what you love and we’ll do our best to honor what you care about most — up to 1.5 million meals worth.

Join the movement and pass it on.

And look who’s feeding it forward!

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newtraciepicIs your dog getting pudgy around the middle? Has she lost her girlish puppy figure? Did your boy once have a svelte outline when he was two years old, but now you can grab a big handful of “extra dog” behind his collar and over his shoulders? We have become a nation of overweight people and obese children – so it’s only logical our dogs are suffering the same fate- and all the medical problems that follow from it. We’ve got a solution for the dogs, at least!

Halo’s own expert vet Dr. Donna Spector is my co-host on THE EXPERT VET on the Radio Pet Lady Network and we have been having a great time on our show and website helping people whose dogs have packed on a few too many pounds to shed the weight using the Halo Healthy Weight kibble.

Once we discover a canine candidate, he needs to live with a human who is highly motivated to put the dog on a strict calorie-controlled diet devised by Dr. Donna. She calculates what the dog weighed at age two (a good benchmark for a healthy weight for most dogs) and then creates a diet that will burn body fat, yet keep the dog from feeling too hungry. Halo has graciously allowed us to offer three months worth of canned Spot’s Stew and their Healthy Weight Grain-Free dry food to those dogs. It’s plain for everyone to see for themselves that a super premium food like Halo’s can also be used a “diet food. When it’s in the right hands.

Dr. Donna and I have just completed another successful weight loss experience with Faith, a beautiful California pooch who lives with her fellow Siberian Huskies. Faith had gotten quite chubby over (what seemed to her Mom a short period of time) and simply cutting back on Faith’s food portions was not making a dent in those added pounds. Her mom was dismayed because she knew the negative health consequences of a dog being overweight, but she was making no headway trying to put Faith on a diet. Enter Superwoman, Dr. Donna to the rescue!

Dr. Donna put together a carefully planned diet for Faith (as she had done for Teddy and Fritz previously) and Faith’s Mom agreed to take her to the vet’s office for weekly weigh-ins, and to stick to the low-calorie vegetable snacks and other instructions from Dr. Donna that go along with Halo Healthy Weight food. Faith not only lost weight the slow-and-steady way that is healthy and can establish a new normal weight for Faith- but she is more playful and generally happier. And Faith is going to stay on the Halo food to maintain that hard-won weight loss!

Now we are on the lookout again for another lucky candidate for the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on our show. Do you have a dog you’ve come to think of as chubby? Do him a favor! Send us a note to RadioPetLady@gmail.com and tell us your dog’s age, type, weight now, and weight at age two (an optimal target weight). If we choose your dog we’ll be following you on THE EXPERT VET and giving you the Halo Healthy Weight food and Spot’s Stew in a can to turn your dog’s life around.

We are so grateful that Halo Purely for Pets shares our concern not just about the highest quality ingredients in a dog’s diet, but also that so many dogs are getting “too much of a good thing” and getting fat. With our weight loss challenge we hope to raise awareness that giving your dog even a few tablespoons of food more than what he really needs can wind up packing on the pounds over time and creating an avoidable problem. Please write us at RadioPetLady@gmail.com.

Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires. Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.

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Swank-Lynch-dogsAfter your family finishes Thanksgiving dinner, go turn on Fox’s Cause for Paws on Fox at 8pm ET. This two hour event will not only feature a performance from the Olate Dogs, but showcase and celebrate all rescue dogs. The show will feature viral videos of rescue pups and stories of inspiring and comical dogs in their new lives. It will honor those people who dedicate themselves to saving animals, and even have musical tributes to superhero pups.

Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch will host but other celebrities will include Scarlett Johansson, P!nk, Josh Duhamel, Miranda Lambert, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Paula Abdul, Betty White, LeAnn Rimes, Kesha and Carrie Ann Inaba. Awards will be provided for Cutest Puppy, Best Celebrity/Dog Lookalike, Guiltiest Dog, Best Licker, Smartest Dog, and Best Viral Dog Video.

In addition to celebrating great dogs who have already found homes, this event will help adoptable animals still waiting for such homes. The show will provide information about adoptable animals in viewers’ own local areas. In addition, viewers will have the opportunity to donate to raise money for organizations throughout the U.S. By celebrating standout rescue dogs and featuring adoptable animals near viewers, Fox’s Cause for Paws will encourage viewers to adopt one of the more than eight million rescue animals waiting for a home in the U.S.

We are thrilled that our old friend, Jane Lynch, is involved with this fantastic event featuring our other friends, the Olate Dogs. During Fox’s Cause for Paws, the Olate Dogs will give a special performance showcasing the potential of rescue dogs. The Olate Dogs do so much to prove how amazing rescue dogs can be.

This event is a perfect fit for their message and talent. We’re proud to sponsor the Olate Dogs Rescue Tour 2014-15 to continue celebrating rescue dogs. It’s an honor to know that these high-energy stars only eat Halo Vigor. Want to learn more about the event, check out the original release on the Olate Dogs site!

Need some canine talent today and can’t wait until Thanksgiving? Check out the latest #RescueFilm starring some of the Olate dogs.


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pitbullbees-lgIn an incredible act of intuition and heroism, a pit bull named Hades dragged an 8-year-old boy to safety from an angry swarm of bees.

According to Fox 12 in Oregon City, Ore., a group of neighborhood kids were playing near a creek when one child stepped into a rotten log. They soon discovered the log contained a bees nest….and the bees weren’t happy to be disturbed.

The bees swarmed around the children, stinging each of them multiple times. All of the kids but one were able to run up the embankment to safety.

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