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New Reality TV show – Dr Lisa to the Rescue

DrLisa1Forget The Bachelor! Bones replace roses when true, life-lasting love finally comes to TV with the launch of Dr Lisa to the Rescue, a riveting new reality show which finds forever homes for rescue dogs. Dr. Lisa Chimes, of Bondi Vet, is on a personal crusade to change Australia’s view of shelter dogs, one pooch at a time. The show debuts Saturday, July 18, 4:30 pm on Channel 9 (learn more here).

Finding the right match for a life-long commitment is a challenge. Dr. Lisa combs the Animal Welfare League in search of the right rescue dog for each pet-yearning family. For each case several dogs are presented, sometimes with hilarious antics, but which lucky pup will they choose? It’s a heart-warming show that has you questioning just whom is rescuing whom.

“Each year over 100,000 homeless dogs find refuge at shelters across Australia,” says Dr. Lisa. “Sadly, many Australians have misconceptions about rescue animals. They may not be aware that shelters regularly retrain and work with the animals to help them become loving lifelong companions.”

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Over the course of 10 weeks, Dr. Lisa must find and fit dogs to lifestyles ranging from a search for a companion to horses and chickens on a farm, to a single career woman in a tiny apartment; from a grieving couple looking to replace a beloved pet, to a large family excited to own a dog for the very first time. It’s a must-match of personalities and places, people and pets. Along the way, there are tips and guidance on pet care and proper set-up to ensure a happy home.

“All these rescue dogs have stories, but their stories are not over,” adds Dr. Lisa. “My goal is to ensure their stop in the shelter is just the beginning of the next chapter for them, with a very long and happy ending. They have so much love to give, and the reality is, it’s their new owners who are the lucky ones.”

DrLisa3All manner of breeds, tiny to large, some shy,others boisterous and brimming with personality, the rescue dogs have one thing in common- they’re looking for love. “You won’t get a more grateful, loving pooch than a pound dog,” she says. “These dogs know they’ve been given a second chance at life and they are so happy. They couldn’t love their owners more for giving them a home.”

Dr Lisa to the Rescue is sponsored by Nestle PURINA Petcare, who has partnered with Animal Welfare League Australia to provide the dogs and cats at AWLA affiliated shelters looking for new homes, with the best nutritional care possible and to promote the adoption of rescue pets in Australia.

For more information about the Animal Welfare League and how you can adopt an animal visit: http://www.awlnsw.com.au/

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2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals

This weekend is the 2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals. The event features amazing athletic dogs from all backgrounds and breeds competing for the title of Purina Pro Plan IDC Champion. The dogs compete in several canine sporting events, including agility, freestyle flying disc, dock diving and more.

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The Western Regionals will be taking place May 29th & 30th in Huntington Beach. If you can’t be there in person, be sure to visit this website to watch it all streaming live, or to find it broadcast on TV!

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Paw Star Game brings the cuteness!

Paw Star Game

Get ready for more kitten cuteness than you can handle! Hallmark Channel’s newest show, Paw Star Game, will be airing July 12 at 6pm ET. You’ve seen the “Kitten Bowl” but now the most adorable and adoptable kittens are going up to bat!

TV personality, author and animal advocate BETH STERN will host baseball’s newest tradition along with play-by-play announcers JOHN STERLING (iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees) and MARY CARILLO (award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator).

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As the kittens take the field to swat balls and catch line drives, they will be cheered on by celebrities including Ed Asner, Maria Menounos, Mario Lopez, Al Roker, Heather McDonald, Deidre Hall and more! Attached are the press release & trading cards of some of the PAW STARS including Derek Cheetah, Joe DiMeowgio, Mickey Meowntle, Siamese Sosa and Willie Strays.

This entertaining event that is part of Hallmark Channel’s initiative, “Pet Project,” bringing light to the plight of shelter pets and adoption. Learn more about Paw Star Game, including seeing all the adorable players, by visiting the Paw Star Game website. Don’t forget to tune in in July!

Paw Star Game kitten dugout

Photos Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Marc Lemoine

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Aloha Vet: Babe the Two-Legged Pup Gets Wheels

How adorable is Babe? This sweet two legged pup gets wheels in the next episode of Aloha Vet.

Babe the two legged pup

This Saturday, Dr. Sims helps an adorable two-legged dog named Babe become more mobile. Babe visits children’s hospitals and does lots of other volunteer work to share her positive story, and she can even walk around on her two back legs!

Enjoy a sneak peek, and be sure to tune in tomorrow to watch “Aloha Vet” – “Big Island, Big Problems” premiering Sat, May 2 at 9 PM ET/PT

Veterinary medicine is serious business, but in this episode Dr. Scott has some lighter moments and even takes some clients on a wild ride.

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Aloha Vet- Trouble in Paradise

So what happens when a tortoise shell needs some help? Call Dr. Sims! Watch as he performs a bit of shell maintenance on some of the world’s biggest (but still precious) tortoises!

Tune in tomorrow for the full episode on NatGeo Wild.

“Trouble in Paradise” premiering Saturday, April 25, at 9 PM ET/PT
When emergencies arise, Dr. Scott Sims must address them when and where they happen-whether it’s on the side of the road or in the middle of the night. Scott hops in his plane to travel to Maui to check out a chicken with an eye infection and a goat with mastitis. But tension is high in Kauai when a horse named Kolohe is brought into the clinic with a life threatening case of colic.

Dr. Sims travels barefoot or by plane, whatever it takes to rescue an animals.
Dr. Sims travels barefoot or by plane, whatever it takes to rescue an animals.
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