On the show this week, we've got a very special canine guest, plus some super cool humans, too...oh, and an adorable adoptable kitty.
We're so happy to have Iain Langridge, General Manager of Petfinder, make his return to The Pet Show to tell us about the new Petfinder Seal of Approval Program.
This is a special designation for partner products, services and initiatives that have met strict pet-friendly criteria. The first three recipients are HomeAgain, PetFirst Healthcare and Thundershirt. We even have five Thundershirts to give away to our viewers courtesy of Petfinder and Thundershirt! Check out The Pet Show Facebook page Saturday after the show airs to see how to win!
Also, Iain tells us about the new and improved Petfinder App that you can download for your Apple or Droid product, and Dr. Katy gives her personal experience with the app. Did you know that Dr. Katy found her new pup Eddie Underbite throught this app?
Eddie was being fostered by Mutts Matter Rescue and with one look at his picture, Dr. Katy knew that he belonged with her family! Meet Eddie as he models the Thundershirt for you all!
Next, Tony Corbo, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch joins us to continue our conversation about the dramatic increase in dog and cat food imports from China, and what we can do to protect our pets. In the year 2000, only about 100,000 pounds of pet food was imported from China. In 2012 that number was over 95 million pounds.
It's an unbelievable increase, and it's important because of the number of deaths and illnesses being reported to the FDA since 2006.
We'll show you our interview with Kathy Parks of the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, where we got to meet "Godrick," one of their first graduates from their "Puppy Love Program," a partnership between the community and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Godrick is the largest Labrador Retriever that Guiding Eyes has ever had as part of their program, and he's now in New York where he's going through the final paces of determining his course in the organization. He's a gorgeous boy, and his story is quite touching. Special thanks to the super pet-friendly Residence Inn Arlington Capitol View for allowing us to shoot in their gorgeous hotel!
Finally, Danielle Bays, the Community Cats Manager from Washington Humane Society joins us with the gorgeous and ever-so-patient "Tammy," who's looking for a home. Tammy and Eddie did so well together! Danielle tells us about the impending "Kitten Season" and how we as a community can help!
Don't miss out, and make sure you check out our Facebook page to see how you can win a Thundershirt after the show!!!