Monthly Archives: May 2016

28 05, 2016

The Chicago Tribune Names “The Dog Merchants” a Top Pick

By |May 28th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

I'm thrilled to see that The Chicago Tribune has given my book The Dog Merchants top billing in its list of great animal books for readers to pick up this summer. Here's the full list. If you'd like to read The Dog Merchants, you can get a copy here.

26 05, 2016

The Washington Post on The Dog Merchants: “Fascinating” and “Five Stars”

By |May 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Today is an amazing day: The Washington Post has published its review of The Dog Merchants book and website. My favorite parts: "The Dog Merchants [is] a sprawling, and sometimes fascinating, look at a complex industry. Her reporting reveals that by simply finding a dog to take home we are dipping into a world largely [...]

26 05, 2016

Two Incredible Nights in Morris County, New Jersey

By |May 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book, The Dog Merchants website|0 Comments

Since my new book The Dog Merchants was published earlier this month, I have been doing talks and book signings at libraries and bookstores all across my home state of New Jersey. Sometimes, only one or two people show up. Sometimes, it's a packed room. The past two weeks, at the public libraries in Chester and Randolph, New [...]

23 05, 2016

Video: ‘The Dog Merchants’ and Dog Auctions Featured on Business Insider

By |May 23rd, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

About two weeks ago, I spent more than an hour at the New York City offices of Business Insider, answering questions on camera for a series of segments about issues that "The Dog Merchants" book addresses within the breeding and rescue communities alike. The first video segment from that interview is now live at the [...]

10 05, 2016

The Dog Merchants is Featured on ‘My Rescue Rocks’

By |May 10th, 2016|The Dog Merchants radio|0 Comments

I'm super excited to share this link to the My Rescue Rocks podcast that came online today. Host Rebekah Nemethy read The Dog Merchants book, checked out and prepared truly thoughtful questions about both. I'm so grateful for the chance to have appeared on her show. This is a wide-ranging conversation that goes on for about an hour, [...]

8 05, 2016

An Open Letter to Brandi Hunter and the American Kennel Club

By |May 8th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Illustration created by Sharon Montrose for my op-ed. Copyright to this work is owned by the Albany Times-Union. On May 2, I published this op-ed in the Albany-Times Union urging New York State lawmakers to consider outright evicting, or at least prohibiting the televising of, the AKC-sanctioned Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from within [...]

6 05, 2016

HSUS ‘Horrible Hundred’: A Reminder Why The Dog Merchants Message is Key

By |May 6th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Earlier this week, the Humane Society of the United States issued the 2016 edition of its "Horrible Hundred" report. Inside are descriptions of 100 breeders that HSUS describes as "puppy mills," including some breeders who also have been listed in previous years' reports for similar ways of doing business, and who it appears have not changed their ways. [...]

5 05, 2016

The Dog Merchants Book Earns High Praise from Parade: “Required Reading”

By |May 5th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

I'm so thrilled about this article that Parade published today about The Dog Merchants. There's a wonderful Q&A about how the book discusses the good and bad going on in breeding and rescue alike, and how all of us must become far more conscious consumers the next time we go out to get our next dog. [...]

3 05, 2016

New Video: The Pink-Tongued Puli

By |May 3rd, 2016|The Dog Merchants book, The Dog Merchants videos|0 Comments

Today is a hugely exciting day: The Dog Merchants book is officially available to the general public! You can order at your favorite local bookstore, or at any of these stores online. If you'd like an autographed copy, order from the Clinton Book Shop in New Jersey. I'll head over, sign your edition and send [...]

1 05, 2016

Third Excerpt from ‘The Dog Merchants’ Book: Rescue Must Be Responsible

By |May 1st, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|Comments Off on Third Excerpt from ‘The Dog Merchants’ Book: Rescue Must Be Responsible

Today, the New York Post published the third excerpt from The Dog Merchants book. It's from a chapter in the book that explains how rising demand for rescued dogs has led to a situation where we have some rescuers doing business responsibly while others are cutting corners to fill demand quickly. I'm sure that some [...]