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8 02, 2017

New Study Likely to Affect Debate about Shelters and Breeders

By |February 8th, 2017|Recommended Reading/Viewing|0 Comments

This morning, The Washington Post published my article about a new study from Mississippi State University showing that shelter euthanasia rates for dogs have dipped to the lowest level in modern history, with fewer than 780,000 dogs per year now dying in U.S. shelters. Researchers and scientists from groups including the ASPCA, No Kill Advocacy [...]

20 01, 2017

The Facts—and State Inspection Reports—Behind Today’s Diana’s Grove Dog Rescue Story

By |January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today, multiple media outlets in St. Louis, including the Post-Dispatch, reported that the Chesterfield Mall had canceled its agreement with a rescue group that was scheduled to open a new adoption center there this Saturday. More than 100 comments from dog lovers in the community were posted inside of about seven hours, expressing, mostly, confusion. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 06, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ Op-Ed Inspires Amendments to ‘Pet Store Puppy Mill Legislation

By |June 7th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

My publisher, Pegasus Books, just sent out the press release below. I'm thrilled to see "The Dog Merchants" and my other writing based on the book's research having such an impact, just a month after the book's publication date. “THE DOG MERCHANTS” OP-ED INSPIRES AMENDMENTS TO “PET STORE PUPPY MILL” LEGISLATION  The bill’s sponsoring senator now seeks [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 01, 2016

Video: The Queen Has Spoken

By |January 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants videos|0 Comments

https://youtu.be/ILECF0FWMlk

19 01, 2016

Video: The Smirking Yorkie

By |January 19th, 2016|The Dog Merchants videos|0 Comments

https://youtu.be/832HkiAkTmE