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26 06, 2017

‘The Dog Merchants’ Author in The New York Times

By |June 26th, 2017|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

The New York Times recently published this article about New Jersey beach communities that are wrestling with dog lovers and non-dog lovers, and the desire that both have to enjoy the sun and surf. Kim Kavin, author of "The Dog Merchants" book, is quoted several times, discussing how such arguments are part of a bigger-picture [...]

19 05, 2017

DogMerchants.com Wins Best Independent Blog Award

By |May 19th, 2017|Recommended Reading/Viewing, The Dog Merchants book, The Dog Merchants website|0 Comments

The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of its annual writing competition today (for work done in 2016). I'm thrilled and honored to share the news that I earned three prizes in this year's competition in my home state, all for articles about dog industry. Each of the three awards [...]

24 04, 2017

Forbes Video about Dog Auctions with ‘The Dog Merchants’ Author

By |April 24th, 2017|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Forbes just posted this really cool video and Q&A about the topic of chapter one in "The Dog Merchants" book: breeders and rescuers sitting side-by-side in legal dog auctions, trying to outbid each other for the same exact pups. Watching this video come together was really fun. The producer asked me to talk into my [...]

12 02, 2017

DWAA Names ‘The Dog Merchants’ A Best Book of 2016

By |February 12th, 2017|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

The Dog Writers Association of America, at its banquet today in Manhattan, named The Dog Merchants a best book for 2016. The Dog Merchants tied for the top spot in our category with Reporting for Duty: True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs by Tracy Libby. I'm both honored and humbled to win this [...]

27 12, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ is a Finalist for DWAA Best Reference Book of 2016

By |December 27th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

I'm both honored and humbled to share the news that The Dog Merchants has been named one of four finalists in the category of Best Reference Book for 2016 by the Dog Writers Association of America. My book is in excellent company. The other finalists in the category are Laurren Darr's Pet Business Planning Almanack 2016; Janice Koler-Matznick's Dawn [...]

21 12, 2016

Video: ‘The Dog Merchants’ Author Kim Kavin on HomeTowne Television

By |December 21st, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

HomeTown Television just sent me this two-part series of shows that the channel is preparing to air in my home state of New Jersey. Each video is a half-hour long, adapted from a full-hour conversation that I had with the show's host about my books Little Boy Blue and The Dog Merchants---and all the issues they touch [...]

28 09, 2016

Listen: ‘The Dog Merchants’ Book on Wharton Business Radio

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

I was thrilled to be invited for a live half-hour interview about The Dog Merchants today with Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM. Host Dan Loney and I had a terrific conversation about the business of dogs, covering a lot of territory about breeding and rescue alike. If you haven't already checked out Wharton Business Radio (@whartonknows on Twitter), [...]

26 09, 2016

Video: ‘The Dog Merchants’ on Business Insider, Problems with Dog Breeds

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

Business Insider just uploaded this video, which is based on information in the half of The Dog Merchants book about breeding. The producer asked me to discuss a few examples of problem dog breeds that are mentioned in my book, so you can hear me talking about the German Shepherd, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and [...]

1 09, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ Book Inspires Colorado Legislation

By |September 1st, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Late last night, I learned from Google that my book has inspired legislation in Aurora, Colorado. I found out when I read this story in the Aurora Sentinel, which reported that the councilman who introduced the legislation "said he was inspired to do something locally after reading Kim Kavin’s book The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business [...]

6 08, 2016

Hydra: New Jersey’s Just Pups and the ‘Puppy Mill Monster’

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

Well-intentioned officials in my home state of New Jersey are combining forces to exile Vincent LoSacco and his Just Pups stores, where, among other things, 67 puppies and dogs were left outside in a 38-degree van earlier this year. First came hundreds of animal cruelty charges, followed by the closing of Just Pups [...]