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Blog Outreach Report

For the Period October 1, 2008, to Present
Last Updated: November 13, 2008

The Ultimate Pet Lover Series:
The Best Experts' Advice for Happy, Healthy Pets

by Marty Becker, D.V.M., et. al.

Published by Health Communications, Inc.

About Your Report:

Your Blog Outreach Campaign involves several activities to bring your information to the attention of the media and influential bloggers. Each day, we seek to make at least three connections, including posting comments to related news stories, pitching the authors of related news stories, posting comments to blogs in your subject area, and pitching blogmasters of those blogs. This report tracks our efforts. Please check back for updates throughout the campaign.


Thursday, October 9, 2008


Contact:
Jason Merrihew
Marketing Communications Coordinator
American Animal Hospital Association
<removed for privacy>
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://healthypet.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Veterinary care, pet health
Notes: "The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 36,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada."

Tracking:
10/09/08: Emailed pitch.

10/13/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Feel free to send me a copy of the 'Ultimate Dog Lover' by Marty Becker... Thanks and have a great day!"

10/13/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
<removed for privacy>
New York, NY 10128
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.aspca.org/; Dog Blog: http://www.aspca.org/aspcablog/labels/Dogs.html
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal welfare, animal anti-cruelty, pet health/care
Notes: "The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and we continue to battle cruelty today."

Tracking:
10/09/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Christina Duffney
Director of Public Relations
AKC Lifestyle, the American Kennel Club (AKC)
<removed for privacy>
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.akc.org/index.cfm, AKC Lifestyle: http://www.akclifestyle.com/Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog breeds, dog care, pet health
Notes: Maintained by the AKC. A fan club that "celebrates dogs."

Tracking:
10/09/08: Emailed pitch.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Contact:
Duffer Schultz
President
Animal Behavior Resources Institute, Inc.
<removed for privacy>
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://abrionline.org/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal behavior and training
Notes: "A non-profit organization where leading professionals in animal behavior and training can share their expertise and experience with the larger community of companion animal professionals." Free training and behavioral resources include interviews, articles, and videos.

Tracking:
10/10/08: Emailed pitch.

10/13/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "We'd love to look over a copy of Dr. Becker's book. I had the chance to talk with him about it last spring, and I'm looking forward to it."

10/13/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Michelle Cobey
Editor
Interactions Magazine
Delta Society
<removed for privacy>
Bellevue, WA 98005-2531
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://deltasociety.org/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animals, animal and human health
Notes: A magazine maintained by the Delta Society. The Society's mission is "improving human health through service and therapy animals." Goals include "expanding awareness of the positive effect animals can have on human health and development, removing barriers that prevent involvement of animals in everyday life, end expanding the therapeutic and service role of animals in human health, service, and education."

Tracking:
10/10/08: Emailed pitch.

10/28/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Thank you for your email. I would be interested in looking at Dr.Becker's new book for consideration for review in our magazine. We are only able to include a few reviews in our magazine, Interactions. Sincerely, Michelle Cobey, Editor, Interactions."

10/28/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Wayne Pacelle
President and CEO
Wayne's Blog
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
<removed for privacy>
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal cruelty, animal care
Notes: "The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization -- backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals -- a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty."

Tracking:
10/10/08: Emailed pitch.

10/14/08: Comments from Kathy Bauch, Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Promotions: "I'm already working with Paola Fernandez. No need to send this
elsewhere here at HSUS."


Monday, October 13, 2008


Contact:
Jenna Stregowski, RVT
Dogs Guide
About.com: Dogs
The New York Times Co.
<removed for privacy>
New York, NY 10018
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://dogs.about.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, dog behavior
Notes: Dog-themed blog, forum and newsletter maintained by the veterinarian Jenna Stregowski on About.com.

Tracking:
10/13/08: Emailed pitch.

11/04/08: Comments: "Hi Tatyana, Thanks for writing. This book sounds very interesting, and I am familiar with Dr. Becker. However, I am already rather behind with book reviews, so I cannot commit to any more at this time. I will, however, keep you in mind for the future. Thanks so much!"

11/05/08: Emailed Jenna thanking for for replying and praising her work on About.com. Jenna emailed back the same day with thanks.


Contact:
Name: Allan Reznik
Editor-at-Large
Dog World and Dog Fancy magazines
DogChannel.com
<removed for privacy>
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://dogchannel.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, dog behavior, dog grooming, dog breeds
Notes: "DOG FANCY, Dog World, Dogs in Review, Dogs for Kids, Popular Dogs, Popular Puppies, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, and DogChannel.com are part of the BowTie Inc. stable of magazines and books. BowTie, Inc. is the leader in special interest pet magazines, trade magazines, books, and websites dedicated to pet-loving consumers, pet-supply retailers, veterinarians, breeders and pet professionals worldwide."

Tracking:
10/13/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Horst and Lisa Hoefinger
Editors
For The Love Of Dog Blog
Dogster.com
<removed for privacy>
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://dogblog.dogster.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything dog
Notes: "For the love of dog" blog is one of the top blogs on a very popular Dogster.com. Lisa co-edits the blog with her husband, Horst, who is the author of "Unleashed: Memoirs Of A Man’s Best Friend" (Oct. 2009).

Tracking:
10/13/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

10/16/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, this is Lisa, Horst's wife, and partner. We are the Dogster 'For The Love Of Dog' editors. We are big fans of Dr. Marty Becker and would be happy to review a copy of his upcoming book and write a nice article.

Besides Dogster's very popular website, Horst wrote a book about our dog Bo for me as a Christmas present in 2006. It is written through Bo’s eyes about the adventures we have shared over the last fourteen years. The book, 'Unleashed: Memoirs of a Man’s Best Friend,' is being published by Kensington Books and is slated for release in October 2009.

We are currently looking for a few people to do a potential blurb for the back of the book. The person would get an advanced copy to read and then they can decide if they would like to do the blurb, no pressure. Do you think Dr. Becker would consider receiving an advanced copy of Bo's book, we would be honored.

Looking forward to hearing back from you. Best, Lisa."

10/16/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork. Notified client Lisa had an additional request.


Contact:
Dogster.com
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.dogster.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: All about dogs
Notes: "We are dog freaks and computer geeks who wanted a canine sharing application that's truly gone to the dogs. Such a site didn't exist, so we built it ourselves. The fluffy love is backed with serious technology and years of coding experience under our collars. Since launching in January 2004, Dogster.com (and its sister site Catster.com launched in August, 2004) have become the fastest growing pet destination on the internet and are now a top-five overall pet destination. Now serving over 4 million photos for over 600,000 uploaded pets by 750,000 members, Dogster and Catster serve more than 22 million pages a month to over three quarters of a million visitors."

Tracking:
10/13/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

10/16/08: Comments: "Thank you for your interest in the Dogster community. I have passed your book review request for 'The Ultimate Dog Lover' along to Anders, our Editorial and Content Manager, for consideration. Again, thank you for contacting us. We wish you all the best! Woofs! & Tail Wags! Watch Dog."


Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Contact:
JCom Designs, LLC
TerrificPets.com
<removed for privacy>
New Bern, NC 28561
Web: http://www.terrificpets.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, dog behavior, dog grooming, dog breeds
Notes: Contains a website directory, forums and many dog-, cat- and horse-related resources.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.
Contact:
I-Love-Dogs.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.i-love-dogs.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog breeds, humor, health, training, behavior, etc.
Notes: "Where dogs and puppies rule." Contains forums, a directory on dog-related education sites and services, links to dog clubs and breed info, etc.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Pets4You.com
<removed for privacy>
Tuscon, AZ 85702
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.pets4you.com/index.html
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pets, pet adoption, animal rescue, pet breeds
Notes: "An extensive pet directory for all animal lovers! We offer animal-related educational resources with pictures and descriptions of all pet breeds... This is a huge educational resource of information for animal enthusiasts with a directory of breeders, links to sources offering pet supplies, products, services, rescues and shelters." Contains a Pet Photo Gallery.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
GreatDogSite.com
Web: http://www.greatdogsite.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog breeds, training, behavior
Notes: "Created by dog lovers for dog lovers. Our goal is to educate our users on the good and bad for a wide variety of dogs. We try to inform our guest on as many dogs as possible. Many users come to the site looking for one breed and leave loving another. We also want our users to have as much fun as possible, which is why we are adding reviews and a wiki type feature that will allow users to update descriptions." Contains a photo gallery.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Diane Blackman
Owner
DogPlay.com
Web: http://dogplay.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog behavior, breeds, training
Notes: "Articles, information, advice and opinion on our relationships with our dogs. The purpose of this web site and the information, articles, and items produced in association with DogPlay is to improve the welfare of the domestic canine by encouraging a higher level of interaction between people and the dogs they've chosen."Resources section contains guest-submitted articles.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Holly M. Bowers
Owner
DogHaus.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.doghause.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pets, spaying and neutering, pet humor
Notes: "A playground for pets and pet lovers." Contains "fun facts," quotes, book reviews, and spay-and-neuter info.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Karin U. Szust, DVM
Web Content Administrator
PetPlace.com/Dogs
C/O Intelligent Content Corp.
<removed for privacy>
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.petplace.com/dogs.aspx
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, care, training
Notes: "With over 1,000,000 visitors per month, Petplace.com is the definitive web destination for PetCrazy people. We know that the number one priority of PetCrazy people is their pet’s health and well being. More than 85 veterinarians, including many veterinary specialists, have written for Petplace.com. With a library of over 10,000 veterinarian approved articles we offer the largest and most complete source of pet information available anywhere. We not only offer the most comprehensive resource for Pet Health and Wellness, but we also have over 4,000 heartwarming 'Pet Stories' that will make you, laugh, make you cry and make you feel good inside." Includes articles, photos and videos.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Petfinder.com
<removed for privacy>
Tuscon, AZ 85732
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.petfinder.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal adoption, beahvior, training, safety
Notes: "Petfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 10,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet database." Contains a vast library of articles on pets, pet training, behavior, etc.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Karen and Paul Watts
Owner/Webmaster
Pet Of The Day
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://dogoftheday.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pets
Notes: Showcases pets, including dogs and cats; has a forum and photos.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.

10/22/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "We would be happy to review the book if you send us a copy, and link to it on Dog of the Day as well as posting it on http://Karenwatts.com/blog where I review books!"

10/22/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
DogTime.com
Web: http://dogtime.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog care, adoption, fun facts, breeds, health, grooming, names, etc.
Notes: "We're crazy about dogs. We also like building websites and companies, among them award-winners BabyCenter, GoCityKids, ViTrue, Flycast, and Sharkle. So it felt like a no-brainer when we decided to combine our passions to produce DogTime, the place for all things dog." Contains a forum; image-heavy.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Pet Trends Blog With Maggie and Dixie/Animal Planet
Discovery.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blogs.discovery.com/pet_trends_blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet trends, behavior, health, care, etc.
Notes: Blog maintained by the Animal Planet/Discovery.com.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.


Thursday, October 16, 2008


Contact:
Lindsay Stordahl
Editor
ThatMutt.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.thatmutt.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: All about dogs (training, behavior, adoption, lifestyle).
Notes: "This blog is meant to be all about dogs, from training, behavior, adoption, stories and whatever else comes to mind." Contains photos, interviews and book reviews.

Tracking:
10/14/08: Emailed pitch.

10/16/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Tatyana, that sounds like an interesting book, and I would also be interested in Troy's article and photos. I would be happy to write a review of 'The Ultimate Dog Lover.' I do reviews for $30. You can send payment through PayPal at Lindsay@thatmutt.com. My shipping address is... Thank you, Lindsay."

10/16/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork. Noted to the client that the reviewer charges $30 for book reviews.


Contact:
Chocolate Dog Blog
Web: http://chocolatedogblog.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dogs, dog behavior, health, news
Notes: Canada-based top dog-related blog, contains images, news, educational resources.

Tracking:
10/16/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Jim Burry
Editor
<removed for privacy>
Burlington, ON L7T 4A3
CANADA
Dog Blog Fun
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.dogblogfun.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animals, pets, animal behavior; dog health, food, behavior
Notes: "Breeds and Recipes... Favorite Dogs, Cat, Pets, Stories, Experiences."

Tracking:
10/16/08: Pitched using on-site submission form, also sent to: support@jimburry.com.

10/18/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Posted the announcement. Comments: "I put the announcement on my front page. Love the picture so I'm leaving it on the front page for a week before reverting to the annoncement page. It actually is my front page so if you think the Troy Snow article, 'How to Photograph Your Pet.' will fill the space better I'd like to use it. Thanks."

10/19/08: Followup email sent with thanks, links to excerpts and artwork.

10/20/08: Comments: "Thanks Tatyana! I don't think I'll need excerpt in Microsoft Word, Text, or PDF. The excerpt I put up is working great and it looks better than the original I had up. It sure looks more like an annoncement now and fills the page up better. Thanks, Jim."


Contact:
Mod-Dog Blog
Luna Arts
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://mod-dog.com/blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet-themed, high-end art, fashion, style
Notes: "Modern art for modern pets. It is the pet project of Luna Arts, under the leadership of one ambitious dachshund. Here we bring you original prints, notecards, gifts -- all for the savvy and contemporary dog owner." Videos, links, interviews with pet artists (photographers).

Tracking:
10/16/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Jen and Allie Thomas
Founders and Senior Writers
The Swanky Pup Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.theswankypup.com/site/blog.php
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dogs: style, products, rescue
Notes: "The online lounge for trendy dog owners." Articles, reviews, chat, newsletter.

Tracking:
10/16/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Lisa Woody
Founder/Editor
Fun Stuff for Dogs Blog
<removed for privacy>
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://funstufffordogs.wordpress.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog: news, ethics, behavior, product reviews
Notes: Maintained by Lisa Woody, President of Uptown Dog Club, Inc., "a Texas corporation that owns two e-commerce websites, www.FunStuffForDogs.com and www.DogBirthdaysAndParties.com." Has book and product reviews.

Tracking:
10/16/08: Emailed pitch.

10/20/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Requested Troy Snow to be a guest on her show. Comments: "Thank you for the email. I would like a review copy of the book sent to... In addition to reviewing the book on the blog, I would like to ask Troy Snow to be a guest on the Lucky Dog Show on the topic of how to photograph your dog. You can learn more about the show at http://www.luckydogshow.com. We can showcase Troy’s photographs on the episode page for that show, which stays up on the website indefinitely.

I would like to schedule the topic for Wednesday, November 5 at 9PM Central time. If he would like to be our guest, he can go to a hidden page on our website -- http://www.luckydogshow.com/guestinstructions.html for the call-in number and more information.

Just let me know if he would be available for the interview, and if so, would you send a picture of him so I can set up the topic on our 'Upcoming Shows' (http://www.luckydogshow.com/upcomingshows.html) page?"

10/20/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork. Forwarded the request for Troy Snow to be a guest on the show to the client.


Contact:
Planet Dog Blog
Planet Dog Foundation
<removed for privacy>
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.planetdogblog.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog rescue, adoption, service ("working" dogs)
Notes: Blog maintained by Planet Dog Foundation. "The mission of the Planet Dog Foundation is to promote and celebrate programs in which dogs serve and support their best friends."

Tracking:
10/16/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
PupLife.com: Dog Blog
Web: http://puplifedogblog.com/dogblog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog products, news, health
Notes: "On the PupLife.com Dog Blog, we share our love for dogs, along with some interesting dog product news." Has an online store (dog products only).

Tracking:
10/16/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Lisa Robinson
Publisher
Urban Dog Magazine
<removed for privacy>
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.urbandogmagazine.com/index.html
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything dog
Notes: "A full-color quarterly that celebrates the magic of the canine spirit."

Tracking:
10/16/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Ask a Dog Lady
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.askdoglady.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog behavior, training, health, etc.
Notes: "Advice on dogs, love and life." Animal and human behaviorist with a weekly radio show.

Tracking:
10/16/08: Emailed pitch.


Friday, October 17, 2008


Contact:
Nancy Kerns
Editor-in-Chief
Whole Dog Journal
<removed for privacy>
Oroville, CA 95965
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog care and training
Notes: "Articles about all aspects of dog care and training. We feature natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field."

Tracking:
10/17/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Mychelle Blake
Managing Editor
The APDT Chronicle of the Dog
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
<removed for privacy>
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.apdt.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog training, behavior
Notes: A bi-monthly newsletter of the APDT. "The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual dog trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers to the veterinary profession and to increase public awareness of dog friendly training techniques." The site has many resources.

Tracking:
10/17/08: Emailed pitch.

10/20/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "You can mail a review copy to me at... Thank you for thinking of us!"

10/21/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Cesar Millan
"The Dog Whisperer"
Web: http://www.cesarmillaninc.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog training, behavior, psychology
Notes: "Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog behavior specialist, known for his uncanny ability to walk large packs of dogs at a time. Not only that but, from poodles to pit bulls, these now well-behaved canines have each been rehabilitated, rescued from a wide range of extreme behavior issues - anything from insecurity to severe 'red zone' aggression!" A host of the National Geographic Channel series Dog Whisperer.

Tracking:
10/17/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Paul Owens
"The Original Dog Whisperer"
The Dog Whisperer Blog
<removed for privacy>
Burbank, CA 91501
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://dogwhispererdvd.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog training, behavior, psychology
Notes: "Paul is an official member of the APDT-Association of Pet Dog trainers; has been certified by the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers, and is endorsed by The National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. Dog Whisperer Paul Owens has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including PBS's 'Pets: Part of the Family' and the nationally syndicated 'Pet Files.' His articles and interviews have appeared in regional and national magazines and newspapers, including Life Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, The Pet Press, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, LA Parent, The Burbank Leader, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Newsletter, among others. Paul is the author of 1999's best-selling book, 'The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training' ... as well as the newly released 'Puppy Whisperer.'"

Tracking:
10/17/08: Emailed pitch.

10/17/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Happy to oblige. Been a fan of Marty's for many years."

10/18/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Mary O'Connor
Coyote Moon, Inc.
The Pet Work
<removed for privacy>
Belchertown, MA 01007
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.petwork.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pets: behavior, rescue, health, care, etc.
Notes: "The PetWork is a national network of pet resources, pet-related web sites, and information about pets, for the people who love them. The PetWork features links to animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, feral cat programs, pet-assisted therapy programs, hospices, lost and found pet listings, low-cost and free spay/neuter programs, financial aid programs for pet care, pet loss support services, veterinarians, animal hospitals, and other pet-related resources, products, and services. The PetWork also includes listings for bird, farm animal, and wildlife organizations. New listings are added daily."

Tracking:
10/17/08: Emailed pitch.

10/17/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Thank you for contacting The PetWork. We would be happy to announce and possibly review 'The Ultimate Dog Lover.'"

10/17/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
CanineCrib.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.caninecrib.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, training, grooming
Notes: A top dog-lover site, has a book-reviews section, articles, photos, forums, etc.

Tracking:
10/17/08: Emailed pitch.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Contact:
Diana L. Guerrero
Owner/Editor
Ark Animal Answers
<removed for privacy>
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.arkanimals.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal behavior
Notes: Maintained by an "animal expert" Diana Guerrero. Has a blog that covers "topics related to wild and domestic animal behavior and training, animals careers, and contributions related to conservation."

Tracking:
10/21/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

10/21/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" and "The Ultimate Cat Lover" books. Comments: "Thanks, I read the excerpts and they were great. I also have a lot of cat readers if you want to have me review both. Usually, I charge for reviews but I've met Dr. Becker and love Gina and the gang at PetConnection.com and would be happy to do a review for them."

10/21/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork. Also talked briefly about the series via Skype as Diana knew Steve O'Keefe through the AuthorViews.


Contact:
Caveat
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://caveat.blogware.com/blog
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog news, politics
Notes: Canada-based blog on dogs, dogs in the news and in politics; mentions the Ultimate Series favorably 10/03/08.

Tracking:
10/21/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Amy Romanofsky
Editor
Pittsburgh Dogs
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.pghdogs.com/index.php
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, grooming, recreation, adoption
Notes: "A great resource for anyone seeking information on any aspect of dog ownership in Pittsburgh," including recommendations for vets, groomers, trainers, behaviorists, etc. ... dog recreation, local and state laws regarding ownership regulations, animal welfare, cruelty/neglect/abuse, dog bites; lost and found dogs.

Tracking:
10/21/08: Emailed pitch.

10/21/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, I'd love to review a copy of the book, and I would be happy to post it on the site and possibly also on our discussion group. I just read an excerpt and it looks great. I would like to include the Troy Snow article too.

10/22/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Contact:
Savvy Dog Lover
<removed for privacy>
Orinda, CA 94563
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.savvy-dog-lovers.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog care, products, news
Notes: "Each day we dig through the Web to discover the most innovative products, best specials, and top trends that are just right for your dog (and for you!)." Contains dog-care resources, articles and photos.

Tracking:
10/21/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Fetch Enterprises
FetchDog Blog
<removed for privacy>
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.fetchdog.com/blogs/fetchdogblog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog care, products, adoption, news
Notes: "FetchDog Blog is the sandbox of the management team at Fetch. Look here for... reports on our lives building a company with and about dogs." Has a book-review section, the "Book Hound."

Tracking:
10/21/08: Emailed pitch.

10/23/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Comments: "Thanks for getting in touch with us. We'd be happy to post the review of this book on our site in our Bookhound blog. What a good idea!"

10/23/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Dog Park USA
Web: http://www.dogparkusa.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog park, care, book reviews
Notes: "Dog Park USA is committed to the promotion of happy and health canine friends by advancing the awareness of responsibly maintained public dog play areas." Also has book reviews, articles, and a blog.

Tracking:
10/21/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Jaime L. Smith
Thoughts Fur Paws
<removed for privacy>
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://thoughtsfurpaws.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog and cat news, grooming, behavior, training
Notes: Has book reviews.

Tracking:
10/21/08: Emailed pitch.

10/23/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Promised to post the announcement. Comments: "I would love to review the book on my blog. I will do it next week if you send me a copy... Thank you so much for contacting me."

10/23/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.

10/24/08: Comments: "I would prefer the excerpt be in Word. Thank you so much. I will let you know when the review is posted next week."

10/24/08: Sent the excerpt in Word.


Contact:
Dr. Kim Bloomer
Bark N Blog
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.bark-n-blog.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog health, nutrition, care
Notes: Blog is maintained by a "veterinary naturopath."

Tracking:
10/21/08: Emailed pitch.

10/21/08: Requested "The Ultimate Dog Lover" book. Said would use the article the images with the review. Comments: "Hi, Tatyana, Thank you for contacting me. Yes, please send me a copy of the book to review and I'll give my honest assessment... er, my dog will since it is after HIS blog :-). The address is... Thank you! Have a tail waggin' day! Dr. Kim Bloomer."

10/21/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.

10/22/08: Comments: "Thank you, I will use the article and photos, Tatyana, with the review. Have a wonderful day!"


Contact:
Pet Publishing, Inc.
Dog and Kennel Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.petpublishing.com/dogken/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog care, health, training, behavior
Notes: "The very best about dogs and the people who love them... You'll find touching canine stories, special reports on canine medicine, breed profiles, training advice, dogs at both work and play."

Tracking:
10/23/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
CityDog Blog
City Dog Magazine
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://citydogmagazine.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dogs, city life with dogs, dog news, care, health, trends
Notes: Blog maintained by the Seattle-based City Dog Magazine. Has dog-centric book reviews and a photo gallery. "Smart, city-savvy and fun, CityDog brings the joys of life with our four-legged friends to dog lovers throughout the West -- Seattle, Portland, San Francisco -- and everywhere in between. Each quarterly issue of the print magazine overflows with informative, insightful and often humorous articles on topics from cool canine products and the latest doggie trends, to regional activities for people and their pooches."

Tracking:
10/23/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
David Revierter
Senior Editor
The American Dog Magazine
The Dog Publishing
<removed for privacy>
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.theamericandogmag.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything dog-related
Notes: A dog-centric "lifestyle" magazine w/online resources. "Our mission is everything you, as the enthusiastic dog parent need to know about taking the ultimate care of your best friend and family member for life."

Tracking:
10/23/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Cheri Moon
Blog Editor and Editor-at-Large, Pet Central
The Dish: Blog About Pets
PetCentral.com, StarTribune
<removed for privacy>
Minneapolis, MN 55488
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://petcentral.startribune.com/blog
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog, cats
Notes: The Dish is the blog maintained by Cheri Moon, Editor-at-Large for Pet Central. The Minneapolis-based Star Tribune Pet Central is a "local resource for information about living with and caring for pets."

Tracking:
10/23/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Tom Grabe
Publisher/Editor
The Canine Chronicle
<removed for privacy>
Ocala, FL 34482
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.caninechronicle.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Dog breeds, lifestyle
Notes: Dog-centric resources.

Tracking:
10/23/08: Emailed pitch.


Friday, October 24, 2008


Contact:
Franny Syufy
About.com: Cats Guide
About.com: Cats
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://cats.about.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, health, training, behavior
Notes: Has a cat-centric blog.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.

10/29/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, I love Dr. Becker's work. He's a fellow professional member of CWA, and I've already reviewed at least one of his books. Thanks for this opportunity, also the chance to us Troy Snow's photographs and link to his article.... Best regards, Franny."

10/29/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Blogging Cat
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://bloggingcat.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, life with cats, cat news, care, health, trends
Notes: The blog is written "by" a Himalayan cat named Prince Muddy Paws; is linked from About.com: Cats page.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
William of Mass Destriction
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.williamthecat.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything cat-related
Notes: A cat-centric blog that's linked to About.com: Cats.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Deborah Carney
Cool Cat Sites
<removed for privacy>
Broad Channel, NY 11693
Web: http://www.coolcatsites.net/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, cat news, lifestyle, life with cat
Notes: "All about cats... from breeder and rescue listings to the best gifts for cat lovers." Linked to About.com: Cats; has book reviews.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

10/28/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Asked for a press release from the publisher. Comments: "Yes, please send me a copy of the book for review at... If you have a press release or any other text that I can post to promote the book, in addition to the article you mention below, please forward those to me and I will get them up on the site until I do my own review. If you have any other books related to cats, dogs or general pets, I have Cool Dog Sites and Cool Pet Sites that I can post reviews to as well. Thanks for writing!"

10/28/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork. Also sent requests to the client for "The Ultimate Dog Lover" and "The Ultimate Horse Lover," and noted that the reviewer asked for more press materials.


Contact:
Cats.com
Web: http://www.cats.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, health, behavior, adoption, breeds
Notes: Cat-centric resources: articles, forums, expert advice, etc.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
I-Love-Cats.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.i-love-cats.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything cat and kitten
Notes: "Here you can discover many things about the world of cats, and enjoy many free feline-related services. Check out our fun and whimsical Cat Forums. Lots of kitty lovers, and many interesting comments on everything from cat breeds, cat health, cat names, cat pictures and more... I-Love-Cats also offers one of the largest cat website directories on the Internet."

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Fanc-E-Mews
The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)
<removed for privacy>
Mansquan, NJ 08736-0805
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.cfa.org/ezine/index.html
Category: E-Zine
Topics: Cats: breeds, shows, health, news, animal legislation
Notes: An E-Zine of The Cat Fanciers' Association. Has book reviews.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Susan Logan
Editor, Cat Fancy Magazine
Mewsings Blog
CatChannel.com
Web: http://www.catchannel.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything cat.
Notes: A Cat Fancy magazine's editor blog on the PetChannel.com, which contains many resources on everything cat.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
The Cat Blog/TheCatSite.com
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://thecatsite.com/blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats behavior, breeds, health, news
Notes: Has forums and many resources on health, care, breeds, etc.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Lorraine Shelton
Editor
Fanciers.com Blog
<removed for privacy>
Corona, CA 92880
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://apps.fanciers.com/Blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat fancy, shows, breeds, health
Notes: A blog stemming from the Cat Fanciers site maintained by "the Cat Fanciers Mailing List, a group of cat breeders, exhibitors, show judges, veterinarians, and other ailurophiles (cat lovers) throughout the world, representing most cat breeds and clubs worldwide."

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.

10/28/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "I would be delighted to review this book on the Fanciers blog."

10/28/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Omer Ashraf
Of Cats Blog
<removed for privacy>
Satellite Town
Bahawalpur
Punjab, Pakistan
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.ofcats.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, protection
Notes: "Resource of everything felines... that includes profiles of wild and domestic cats. The current aim of this site is to highlight the conservation issues surrounding wild cats in nature as well as discuss care of household domestic cats."

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.

10/26/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "I'll be glad to take a look at the book and mention it in a post when it's convenient for me. You can mail it here..."

10/28/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.

11/02/08: Ordered the book on Amazon and had it shipped to the reviewer. Notified the client (11/07/08) and the reviewer (11/02/08) via email. Comments: "Tatyana, Thanks for sending over the book. The excerpt is fine in html format, and the photos look great too. I'll be leaving for Tasmania, Australia, at some point in January. Hopefully I'll get the book before that and post a review on my blog. All the best, Omer."


Contact:
John Boyer
Editor
Pet Advice - Pet News
<removed for privacy>
Laughlin, NV 89029
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://pet-advice.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pets, cats, dogs, behavior, training
Notes: "Pet news, photos, advice and information for pet owners."

Tracking:
10/24/08: Emailed pitch.

10/28/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Posted an announcement. Comments: "Tatyana, I have included a short 'plug' for 'The Ultimate Cat Lover' in Saturday's (Oct. 25th) edition of 'Pet Advice'. And, yes, I would like a copy of the book. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, and will probably feature it in future 'Pet Advice' posts. Thank you, John Boyer."


Contact:
"Dear Pammy"
Way of Cats
<removed for privacy>
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.wayofcats.com/blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, rescue, behavior, adoption
Notes: Contains expert advice; resources.

Tracking:
10/24/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

10/28/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Sounds great! Send it to me at... and I'll be sure to write a review!"

11/03/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.

11/03/08: Requested the excerpt in PDF form.

11/04/08: Emailed excerpt.


Thursday, October 30, 2008


Contact:
Show Cats Online
<removed for privacy>
Blaine, WA 98231
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.showcatsonline.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pedigreed cats: breeding, grooming, showing, health, behavior.
Notes: An online magazine "devoted to all breeds of pedigreed cats."

Tracking:
10/30/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Cool Cat Care E-Zine
Web: http://yourcatcareguide.com/wordpress/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, health behavior and training
Notes: E-Zine with articles, product info and a store.

Tracking:
10/30/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Ann Kristin
Cat Care Secrets
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.catcaresecrets.com/blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care

Tracking:
10/30/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Best House Cat Care
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://besthousecatcare.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, health, products
Notes: "House cat care, health, and well being."

Tracking:
10/30/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Good Pets Weekly -- Cats
Web: http://goodpetsweekly.com/cats/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care
Notes: Resources for pet lovers, including cat-care tips.

Tracking:
10/30/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
The Cat Owner Club
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.catownerclub.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: "This site is to provide cat owners and cat lovers with relevant information and latest news going round in the dizzy world of being a cat owner."

Tracking:
10/30/08: Emailed pitch.

11/01/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, sure no problems on the announcement part. I will use the sample announcement and post it later on my blog. As for the review part, I'm not sure whether I have the time to go through the book immediately. However, if you don't mind if I post a review later on, you can ship me a copy for review. Let me know if this arrangement is OK with you. As for the article by Troy, I will just use the sample announcement and link it to the article. Best Regards, Albert."

11/01/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.

11/03/08: The reviewer posted the announcement with comments on his blog, which also came up among the top Google alerts on that day. Emailed him thanking him and asking him for his address.


Contact:
Melanie Walters
Face Kitty
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.facekitty.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care, trends, "fun tips"
Notes: "Share pictures of cats, information about cats and meet other cat lovers like you." Has articles, pics and advice.

Tracking:
10/30/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Meowlicious
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://meowlicious.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care
Notes: "Meowlicious is a blog for cat lovers."

Tracking:
10/30/08: Emailed pitch.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Contact:
Pet Style
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.petstyle.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care, advice, entertainment
Notes: A "broadband pet channel and (a) destination for dog and cat owners who want to get the most out of their relationship with their pet... Everything you want or need to know about living with your pets in one place. A trusted and entertaining resource that provides education, entertainment, community and commerce."

Tracking:
11/03/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Purrfect Companions
Web: http://www.thepurrfectcompanions.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal adoption, health, care
Notes: "Purrfect Companions is a animal welfare organization that provides foster care and adoption services for cats and kittens in New York's Capital Region. All Purrfect Companions cats and kittens live in a home environment (no cages, no cement) while they await adoption." Website has news, articles and other resources.

Tracking:
11/03/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Canada's Pet Information Center (Pets.ca)
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.pets.ca/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care
Notes: "Canada's pet information center for dogs, cats and humans."

Tracking:
11/03/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Drs. Foster and Smith
<removed for privacy>
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care, health
Notes: Vet resources, expert advice on pet health, pet supplies.

Tracking:
11/03/08: Emailed pitch.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Contact:
Cats Care
Web: http://cats.brighterplanet.org/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat care
Notes: "Cats for fun and joy." The blog mentioned Dr. Becker in some posts.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
PetKnows
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://petknows.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care, lifestyle
Notes: "PetKnows is a blog written by humans who think they know a thing or two about pets, but from time to time are shown that their pets may be all the wiser... Enjoy off-the-leash commentary about everything pet related from the newest pet toys and pet foods to media coverage of the latest pet-related articles and industry news." The blog had featured Dr. Becker's advice in some posts.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Ricki Widlak
Owner/Editor
Super Cool Pets
<removed for privacy>
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Super Cool Pets
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.supercoolpets.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care
Notes: A Blog written "from the viewpoint of a pet owner with the heart of a pet lover (who is ) always on the lookout for items to keep pets safe, happy and healthy, whether at home, outdoors or on the road." Has a book section and a photo gallery. Mentions the release of the Ultimate Series.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Emailed pitch.

11/04/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Tatyana -- Yes, I would be interested in doing a review of 'The Ultimate Cat Lover' by Dr. Marty Becker. I would be happy to use the Troy Snow article as well."

11/04/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
PetHobbyist.com
Web: http://pethobbyist.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Everything pets
Notes: Many resources for pet lovers, including forums, articles, a photo gallery, news, and a bookstore. Pets include cats, dogs, horses, insects, reptiles, fish, and exotic animals.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched the CatHobbyist Coordinator using on-site submission form.

Contact:
Vanessa Rose
Editor
My Pet's Best Friend/L'Ange Gardienne
<removed for privacy>
Saint Alexandre
Joj1s0 CANADA
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://pet-sitting-montreal.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pet care, adoption, health, advice
Notes: A well maintained Canada-based blog written by a vet technician, who also offers pet-sitting services in Montreal.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Emailed pitch.

11/04/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" and "The Ultimate Dog Lover" books. Comments: "Hi, I will review his article and refer Dr. Becker's work to my clients. If he would like to create an article regarding pet sitting and its benefits to pets, feel assured I would love to provide information on my experiences and 'tips'. L'Ange Gardienne/My Pet's Best Friend wants to get the word out to provide quality service when pet owners leave for vacation or simply for a long day's work. Thanks for inviting me to use Snow Troy's Pictures."

11/04/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork. Let the reviewer know I would forward her add'l request to the publisher.

11/05/08: Emailed Vanessa asking her to provide her address and asking her if she would be interested in "The Ultimate Dog Lover" and/or "The Ultimate Horse Lover."

11/07/08: Vanessa provided the address with thanks.


Contact:
Kurt Schmitt
Publisher
Cat Lovers Only Blog
<removed for privacy>
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.cat-lovers-only.com/cat-lovers-blog.html
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat health, behavior, breeds
Notes: "The latest in cat health, behavior, products, and how to be a better cat lover."

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

11/04/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, I'll be happy to mention the book on my site. Please send the book to the following address..."

11/04/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Douglas Barnhart
Owner/Editor
CatLover.org
<removed for privacy>
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.catlover.org/index.html
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: Forums, pics, "fun facts."

Tracking:
11/04/08: Emailed pitch.

11/05/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, I'd be willing to review 'The Ultimate Cat Lover' book and post the review on my website. You can send the copy of the book to review to... Regards, Doug."

11/05/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.

11/05/08: Posted the article and the announcement. Comments: "Hi Tatyana,

I've made a new section of Catlover.org called "Education" The URL is:
http://www.catlover.org/education.html

I've gone ahead and posted the article on "How to Photograph Your Pet",
along with the images and links, as well all of your copyrights. The URL
is:
http://www.catlover.org/howtophoto.html

I've created a page for my book review to go on at:
http://www.catlover.org/bookreview.html
I will use some of Troy Snow's photos to liven up my review, but I'll be
sure to show the copyright of those images as Tony's.

If any of this layout is not the correct interpretation of your usage
policies, please let me know.

Regards,
Douglas Barnhart

11/06/08: Emailed Douglas with thanks and letting him know that the postings looked great and there were copyright issues.


Contact:
The RagaMuffin Cat Lovers Society
Email: r<removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.ragamuffincatlovers.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, breeds
Notes: Site is maintained by The RagaMuffin Cat Lovers Society, a non-profit organization "dedicated to the love of the RagaMuffin breed."

Tracking:
11/04/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Pic Cat
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://piccat.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, Photography
Notes: "Hello, cat photographers and cat lovers! This site is created for you. It's a possibility for every cat photographer, professional or amateur, to express himself freely. Read interesting cat articles. Join our cat forums and communicate with the cat lovers."

Tracking:
11/04/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Joseph Brown
Cats Tale
<removed for privacy>
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA S7M 3Z3
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.catstale.info/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: Stories, articles, poems, breed info.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

11/05/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover," "The Ultimate Dog Lover" and "The Ultimate Horse Lover" books. Comments: "Hi Tatyana. Sure I'd love to review the book. You can send a copy to... I will readily put a review on Cats Tale (http://www.catstale.info) once finished. As the article is already on a website, I will not be using it, but may use parts of it, with a statement and link to the original. Also thanks for the use of the photos. Thanks, Joseph Brown."

10/15/08: Emailed followup offering the excerpt in PDF, Text or PDF. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, I thought I would also mention the other sites. I have three other sites since I took a look at the other books from the same authors.

www.dogspaw.info (for dogs)
www.animaltales.info (for animals outside of the house)
and also www.petstale.info (for in home pets other then cats and dogs)

Joe."

11/05/08: Emailed Joe the same day letting him know that I would request all three books from the publisher, and sharing my personal story about my cats. Comments: "I have two cats myself, Rizzo the bigger one is a rescue from Nova Scotia, not much of a story, but he does have six extra toes. Monster, the smaller younger one, was found frozen to a woodpile and had frostbite to about 1/3 his body, and he has some stomach problems, but he sure has made a huge comeback, he's put on lots of weight, doesn't throw up too much anymore. As well as way too much energy. I love animals, thus why I started these sites, and have put so much time in them, and my main site www.grassrootsar.org (animal rights site). I'll be sure to read, and write reviews for them. Joe."

11/05/08: Replied with thanks.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Contact:
Animal Pets and Friends
Web: http://www.animalpetsandfriends.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animals, pets
Notes: "Pet and animal articles on everything from pet health to animal training as well as animal photography, bird watching and more." Has a directory.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.


Contact:
Cyber Pets: Cats
Web: http://cyberpet.com/cats/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, dogs, horses
Notes: Articles, chat, links, products for pet lovers.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
Match My Pet
Web: http://www.matchmypet.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animals, pets
Notes: The site tries to "connect pet lovers all over the world and help them share their thoughts and knowledge with others who may bark in a different place or meow in a different language." Has a blog, forums, videos, articles.

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
AnimalArticles.com
<removed for privacy>
Detroit, MI 48304
Web: http://www.animalarticles.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Pets, animals
Notes: "Articles related to pets, pet care, animal habitats and behavior."

Tracking:
11/04/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
Karen Nichols
Editor
The Cat's Meow on Catster
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Castro Valley, CA 94546-1027
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://blogs.catster.com/the-cats-meow-a-cat-and-kitten-blog/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: An amusing blog written from the point of view of one of the blog editor's cats, Skeezix the Cat.

Tracking:
11/05/08: Emailed pitch.

11/05/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "I love Dr. Becker's books, and would love to review 'The Ultimate Cat Lover' on the Cat's Meow blog. I may also want to use the Troy Snow article and how to photograph your pet."

11/05/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Robyn Harton
Editor
Cat Blogosphere
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.blog.catblogosphere.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: "All blogging cats, kittens, kitties, pussycats, and other felines are welcome to become members or email us info. We welcome blogging cats and humans who blogs about cats too."

Tracking:
11/05/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
My Himalayan Cat "Goma"
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://mycatgoma.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, politics
Notes: A funny, well designed blog by a cat-loving, politically active graphic designer.

Tracking:
11/05/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Catster
Web: http://www.catster.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cat breeds, adoption, health, care, etc.
Notes: Huge resources including blogs, forums, articles, videos, photos.

Tracking:
11/05/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Contact:
Cat Cat Cat
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://catcatcat.com/home.html
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: "The little oasis for cat lovers and friends of the feline creature." E-zine with a message board, links, gallery, chat, bookshelf, and other resources.

Tracking:
11/06/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Kate Tilmouth
OurHappyCat.com
<removed for privacy>
Walthamstow
London E17 4S1
UNITED KINGDOM
Web: http://www.our-happy-cat.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats
Notes: Site contains an e-zine, blog, books, articles, photos, etc.

Tracking:
11/06/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

11/07/08: Comments: "Hi, I have allowed other cat writers to have their own page on my website which includes a sample of the book and a picture, etc. Here is one of the pages for your info: http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-story.html

I would be happy for Troy Snow to have a similar page.

Regard(ing) the article 'How to Photograph Your Pet' I only allow original material on my site so I would not be interested in a syndicated article.

Thank you anyway. Let me know if you are interested.

Best wishes, Kate."

11/07/08: Emailed Kate excerpt and artwork in followup email arguing that the Troy Snow's article could be used as an excerpt. Comments: "Hi, the article is not specific enough about the cat book. I would be happy to insert another excerpt from the cat book as long as it had something to (do) with cats. I would also offer the book for sale directly from the page via Amazon as I am an affiliate. I look forward to your reply. Kate."

11/07/08: Emailed Kate an excerpt from "The Ultimate Cat Lover" featured on the HCI site in Word and a JPEG of the book cover.

11/11/08: Kate posted the introduction and "Love Pats" excerpts with a JPEG of a book cover and link with 'to buy' option to the book's page on Amazon.com. Comments: "Hi, I have built two pages one with the introduction to the book (and) the other with the story, 'Love Pats.' Here are the pages:

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/love-pats.html

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-lover.html

Hope these are OK, best wishes, Kate."

11/12/08: Requested "The Ultimate Cat Lover" book. Comments: "Yes, I would love a copy of the book if that is OK with you... I'm glad you like the pages, I really enjoyed reading the excerpts you sent and I definitely think my visitors will enjoy them too." Book sent from PSP's Amazon.com account to the reviewer in the UK; notified the reviewer (same day, 11/12/08) and the client (11/14/08).


Contact:
Happy Kitty Cat
Web: http://www.happykittycat.net/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, health
Notes: Site features "A Healthy Kitty Toolkit" product, but also has links, health tips from users, and a photo gallery.

Tracking:
11/06/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
Cats of the World
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://cats-life.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Cats, photography
Notes: Image-heavy, cat-lover site.

Tracking:
11/06/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Nathan J. Winograd
Publisher
The No Kill Blog
Web: http://nathanwinograd.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal advocacy, rights, adoption
Notes: "Nathan J. Winograd is the Director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and attorney, was director of operations for the San Francisco SPCA and executive director of the Tompkins County SPCA, two of the most successful shelters in the nation. He has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state and national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation."

Tracking:
11/06/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

11/06/08: Already promoted the book. Comments: "Good afternoon Tatyana,

We are already promoting the book.

Gina Spadafori donated 25 copies of each book as an inducement for people to register for the No Kill Conference. We blasted an announcement to 40,000 pet lovers nationwide on two occassions.

It is also on our website at: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/whatsnew.html

It also appeared on our director's blog at: http://nathanwinograd.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-shelter-news-from-around-country.html

If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us."


Contact:
PetStation
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.petstation.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Animal advocacy
Notes: "Dedicated to furthering awareness of natural and enlightened pet-keeping; increasing appreciation and respect for companion animals and their place in human society; and assisting in the improvement of conditions related to these pets."

Tracking:
11/06/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Kitten Care
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.kittencare.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Kitten care, behavior, training
Notes: Pics, videos, books and other resources about cats and kittens.

Tracking:
11/06/08: Emailed pitch.


Monday, November 10, 2008


Contact:
Annamaria Tadlock
Webmaster/Founder
Ultimate Horse Site
<removed for privacy>
Corvallis, OR 97339-2560
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "Horse articles, facts, message forums, free classifieds, horse stories, equine color genetics, and even horse games and jokes. (The site) receives over 800,000 monthly views, has over 25,000 email subscribers, and has international readership."

Tracking:
11/10/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Katherine Blocksdorf
Horses Guide
About.com: Horses
<removed for privacy>
New Lowell, Ontario L0M 1N0
CANADA
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://horses.about.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "There is no better place to be than on the back of a horse. My aim for this site is to provide information and resources for all horse lovers and owners, so they can understand, care for, and enjoy their equine companions safely."

Tracking:
11/10/08: Emailed pitch.

11/11/08: Requested "The Ultimate Horse Lover" book. Comments: "Hello, a review copy of your book may be sent to... Thank you."

11/11/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Ultimate Horse Fun
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://ultimatehorsefun.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "The ultimate site for horse fun and games! This is a horse site for kids -- or for anyone who wants to have fun with horses!" Has articles on training, riding and general info on horses, targeted at young adults and children.

Tracking:
11/10/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Jeffrey Rolo
Alpha Horse
<removed for privacy>
Three Rivers, MA 01080
Web: http://www.alphahorse.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses: health, care, training, art
Notes: "A wealth of content perfect for horse lovers, ranging from information-packed articles to delightful games."

Tracking:
11/10/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

Contact:
Paige
The Equinest
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.theequinest.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: A horse-lover site with news, info on breeds, training, riding, etc.

Tracking:
11/10/08: Emailed pitch.

11/10/08: Requested "The Ultimate Horse Lover" book. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, I'd be interested, however I'm overseas at the moment in Spain and I will be (there) for the next three months. If you are willing to ship that far I can get you a postal address. If not, good luck. Paige." 11/12/08: Emailed the reviewer asking for her address in Spain.


Contact:
HorseLover.net
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://horselover.net/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "Links, forums, news and equine greeting cards."

Tracking:
11/10/08: Emailed pitch.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Contact:
Juli Thorson
Lifestyle Editor
Horse & Rider Magazine
Juli Thorson's Horse Talk -- EquiSearch.com
<removed for privacy>
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://special.equisearch.com/blog/horsetalk/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "Horse & Rider's lifestyle editor Juli Thorson covers a broad range of subjects of interest to Western riders -- everything from trend reports and tips for managing your horse life to what's new in gear, tack and riding."

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Cathy Laws
Editorial Director
EquiSearch.com
Equine Network
<removed for privacy>
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://equisearch.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: EquiSearch.com is ... part of Source Interlink Media's Equine Network, which includes magazines, websites and book publishing." Magazines: EQUUS, Practical Horseman, Horse & Rider, Dressage Today, Arabian Horse World, Discover Horses at the Kentucky Horse Park, Everything For Horse & Rider. Websites: EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, EquiShopper.com, HorseBooksEtc.com.

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Equine Wellness Magazine
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://equinewellnessmagazine.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: Online presence of a leading print magazine on all things equine.

Tracking:
11/10/08: Pitched editorial dept. using on-site submission form.

Contact:
EquestrianMag
Web: http://www.equestrianmag.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "EquestrianMag.com is an online magazine devoted to bringing the best information and resources to the horse enthusiast community."

Tracking:
11/10/08: Pitched editorial dept. using on-site submission form.

Contact:
Brenda Wright
Publisher
Hoofbeats Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Chickamauga, GA 30707
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.hoofbeatsonline.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: Online magazine "for all breeds covering the Southeast."

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Kimberly S. Brown
Publisher/Editor
The Horse Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Lexington, KY 40591-9003
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.thehorse.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Equine health and care
Notes: "News and veterinarian-approved articles on equine health care... TheHorse.com is the award-winning website of The Horse magazine, including all content from the magazine as well as additional news and feature articles on equine health and welfare."

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

11/11/08: Erin Rydel, News Editor (eryder@thehorse.com) replied. Comments: "Hi Tatyana, Thanks for the offer, but we don't do book reviews (and we already have a copy). Erin."


Contact:
Garry Stauber
Equestrian Network Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.equestmagazine.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "Equestrian Network Magazine (ENM) is an online publication dedicated to providing education and information to the Equestrian Community. ENM was born out of a concept to provide quality content for its predecessor sister sites, Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN), Southern California Equestrian Network (SCEN), Rogue Valley Equestrian Network (RVEN), and Southeast Equestrian Network (SEEN)." Site contains equine articles and book reviews.

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

11/12/08: Requested "The Ultimate Horse Lover" book. Comments: "We are willing to review you book in the magazine. Our address is..."

11/12/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Horse Illustrated -- Horse Channel
<removed for privacy>
Lexington KY 40533
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-magazines/horse-illustrated/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: Online presence of a leading equine magazine with vast resources.

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

11/12/08: Comments: "Dear Tatyana, Thank you for thinking of us; however, we have already been sent four copies of this book. Sincerely, The Editorial Staff, Horse Illustrated."

11/12/08: Emailed acknowledment of the reply w/thanks.


Contact:
Young Rider Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.youngrider.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: "Young Rider is a bi-monthly magazine written for children and teens who own horses or who take lessons at riding schools. Young Rider, along with our website, www.youngrider.com, provides essential information about equine health, nutrition, grooming and all aspects of horse care, plus English and western training solutions, breed profiles and more."

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Deanna Castro
Editor/Publisher
Professional Horse Blogazine
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://professionalhorse.blogspot.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics:
Notes: "Improving communication between horse and rider. Featuring the latest information on new product reviews, training, and tips for the horse lover." Includes articles on photographing horses.

Tracking:
11/11/08: Emailed pitch.

Contact:
Robert Leverton
Horseman Magazine
<removed for privacy>
Mount Airy, MD 21771-8422
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.horsemanmagazine.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: Online magazine for a horse lover. Contains articles on horse psychology, short stories and images.

Tracking:
11/11/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

11/12/08: Requested "The Ultimate Horse Lover" book. Comments: "Tatyana, We would be glad to take a look at the book and will consider use of the article and pictures. You may send the book to..."

11/12/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Contact:
Frank Bell
Horse Whisperer
Dances With Horses, Inc.
<removed for privacy>
Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.horsewhisperer.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horse training, behavior and care
Notes: A website of an acclaimed "horse whisperer" Frank Bell w/books, videos, articles, and other resources.

Tracking:
11/12/08: Emailed pitch.


Contact:
Scott Perowitz
Horse Lovers Central
<removed for privacy>
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: <removed for privacy>
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.horseloverscentral.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horses
Notes: Resources for the horse enthusiasts, including forums, directory, blogs, and articles.

Tracking:
11/12/08: Pitched using on-site submission form.

11/12/08: Requested "The Ultimate Horse Lover" book. Comments: "Hello, I would be happy to review this book... Please send it to..."

11/12/08: Followup email sent with links to excerpts and artwork.


Contact:
Five Star Ranch
Email: <removed for privacy>
Web: http://www.fivestarranch.com/
Category: Web Site or Blog
Topics: Horse care, riding, health, senior horse care
Notes: "Horse information for the horse enthusiast." Contains articles on "horses, kids, ranches, trail riding, and equine equipment," as well as equine-related book reviews.

Tracking:
11/12/08: Emailed pitch.

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