We've got a great show coming up this week, folks! We've got an update on Chip McFly's weight loss with our "Fresh Fit Challenge!" Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM joins us along with Kathryn Winstanley from FreshPet and Christian Cunnane from Fetch! PetCare Alexandria. We've got some great news about Chip's progress, although he has had his share of setbacks (self-induced)!
Next up, we meet the mother of one of our nation's fallen soldiers who has started a fund not only to honor him, but also to help out our four-legged soldiers, as well. The amazing Mrs. Marian Zilinski joins us from the Sgt. Denny Project to kick off The Pet Show's holiday project and tell us about her wonderful organization. Laurel Weetall from
Our Pet Show Approved Holiday Products series continues, and we've got another great giveaway for you! Check our Facebook page on Saturday morning 12/1/12 to find the trivia question to answer! You can send your email answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, and see below for details on the products we're featuring! Congratulations to Elizabeth Berry for winning last week's "Cat Lady" package and to Dan Gardner for winning the "Dog Dude" package. Hope you guys enjoy them! Click here for contest rules.
Finally, Susan Sherman joins us from Animal Welfare League of Arlington with the incredibly Adorable Adoptable "Pig Pen!" Pig Pen is an 8 week old Lab-mix puppy who has the sweetest little puppy breath you've ever smelled! She also tells us of the fun things happening there at the shelter during the holidays. Don't miss this week's fun!!!Pet Show Approved Holiday Products:
*One of my favorite products YET!!! Customizable pillows with your pets from Urban Country Designs! Urban Country was so incredible to send us TWO pillows honoring some of ABC 7/News Channel 8's favorite pups - Dr. Katy's own "Papi" and Senior Political Reporter Scott Thuman's little Chihuahua "Olive." At $140, they're a little pricey, but it's a present that any pet-lover will treasure for a lifetime! (By the way, Papi & Olive's pillows are on the homepage of Urban Country's website!!!)
*Print Art Kids is a great way to customize a gift for a pet lover on a budget! Journals, cards, note pads, whatever you'd like can be made with your pet's mug right on them! Check them out, and order today to get them in time for Christmas!
Hugo & Beatrice creates custom stockings for your pets! Thanks so much to Hugo & Beatrice for sending a gorgeous customized stocking for Papi, and a non-custom one for our viewers! You can win one in our prize pack this week!
PupsPlace.com was kind enough to send us some "Eco Owls" to play with and a hemp rope toy for a lucky pup to win! Eco Owls are made of sustainable hemp and are an environmentally friendly way to have some fun with your pup! You can get a $10 off Coupon to use on their site, too, just by emailing email@example.com with "News Channel 8-DC" in the subject line! Tell 'em Dr. Katy sent you!
Poochi & TouTou - this is a name you'll be seeing over the next few weeks as they have sent us some of the cutest doggie gear we've ever seen! This week, you can win a gorgeous cardigan for your petite pup (or kitty) and we've got more coming up over the next few weeks. Check out the cuteness of this website!
FreshWave is a natural way of keeping your pets and you home smelling fresh. Made of all natural ingredients, FreshWave has even gained recognition from the EPA's "Design for the Environment" Program for being safe and effective. They've provided us with a room freshener and some fantastic smelling shampoo for your pup!
Hate to walk around with a bag full of 'poo' in your hand while you're out with your pup? The people at "Poopie Purse" are betting that you do! We'll have a few of these to give away over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned! The cute little purple one this week can even be strapped around your waist for hands free walking. Oh, and order online with the promo cod "Dr. Katy" and you'll receive a Replaceable Lining Sample Package FREE with any handbag or duffle purchase.
Shea Moisture Garden and Olivia Garden are back with more all-natural and cruelty-free products that you can win! These companies truly honor the code of protecting animals, as well as the environment (plus they smell delicious and work great)!
Peet's Coffee & Tea is an incredible company that truly believes in social, environmental and economic sustainability. You can win a sampler of their holiday blends that will delight the senses.
John Paul Pets, created by world-renowned hair stylist John Paul Mitchell, has sent us some fantastic Grooming System Prepacks with their products to give away to our viewers! Also included in these prize packs are collapsible water bowls for your pup, a cute "Hand Wash Only" bandana, and a brush that's perfect for keeping your pup's locks in place. By the way, these shampoos and conditioners smell AMAZING!
And finally, you'll receive a One-Year Membership to the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine, a great friend of The Pet Show! This magazine is not your grandma's doggie mag! By providing serious health, wellness and community information, this is truly a standout publication.
*Indicates not included in prize package