Los Angeles, CA, May 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Two-time shelter dog, Super Smiley, is super smilin’ to be tapped as this year’s Official Spokes-Dog for the Hero Dog Awards, created by the American Humane Association to recognize the K9 heroes in our midst. In addition to being a therapy dog with Pet Partners and a HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response Dog, Super Smiley is on a mission to help all the shelter pets get adopted.
A true game changer, he’s inspired The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption™ National Tour as his answer to the sad TV commercials for pet adoption. The Super Smiley Flash Mob, the "Happy Campaign" has inspired award-winning “Dogumentaries” that have been winning Film Festivals and sharing his message across the country. Over 50 flash mobs have energized pet adoption including flashing with the New York City’s Mayor’s Alliance for Pets; dancing on stage with the cast opening the musical Hairspray; and shimmying with the Southern CA Belly Dancers. He’s inspired Super Smiley’s Operation Kindness, a program with inner city kids that shares the values dogs teach and crescendos with The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Kindness. Super Smiley also “co-hosts” his own award-winning animal advocacy/adventure radio show, A Super Smiley Adventure, on the Pet Life Radio network.
According to Super Smiley, “The Hero Dogs save lives and change lives! Look down at the dog looking up at you now; and hug your personal Hero Dog. Then remember that at shelters right now, your Hero Dog may be waiting.”
The American Humane Association is known worldwide for the famous trademarked “No Animals Were Harmed…” phrase on film and television projects. AHA reaches millions in its efforts to protect animals. Founded in 1877, AHA created The Hero Dog Awards to recognize the K9 heroes in our midst who save lives, provide comfort, and help those needing assistance. Last year 3 million votes were cast for the hundreds of nominated dogs. News coverage reached over a billion people with support coming from legendary and award-winning celebrities such as Betty White, Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Fonda. This year’s show will be televised on the Hallmark Channel.
The Hero Dog Awards – Heroic K9s may be nominated up to April 30th by mail or at www.HeroDogAwards.org. Eight finalists will be selected in the categories of: Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Search and Rescue, Military, Therapy, Service, Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dog. The voting begins May 7. Past winners include Military Dog, Gabe, who saved soldiers’ lives in Iraq, and Roselle, who led her blind owner, Michael Hingson, down 1,463 stairs in the burning World Trade Center. Upon selection of the nominees, online voting begins.
Dr. Robin Ganzert, AHA President and CEO, shares she is “happy to say that because of the Hero Dog Awards, the public is paying more attention than ever before to the invaluable work done by millions of dogs every day to keep us healthy, safe and, yes, happy.” Dr. Ganzert is making her second appearance on Pet Life Radio’s A Super Smiley Adventure at www.PetLifeRadio.com
Smiley’s person is Megan Blake, The Pet Lifestyle Coach™, from Animal Attractions TV, Pet Life Radio, and The O’Neals on the OWN network. She and Smiley work together promoting pet adoption and keeping pets in their forever homes with The Pet Lifestyle Coach philosophy and the Super Smiley Campaigns. They recently both acted in an animal advocacy feature film, Susie’s Hope and are an official Spokes-team for the film’s message of hope and forgiveness and standing against animal abuse. They live with their “Malibu Rescue Crew,” rescued Arabian and miniature horses, Starfire and Mini HaHa, a beautiful German shepherd, Angel, and Tout Suite The Travel Kitty. For more on Super Smiley visit www.SmileyTheDog.com and to hear the Pet Life Radio "A Super Smiley Adventure" episode with AHA President, Dr. Robin Ganzert, visit www.PetLifeRadio.com.
About Pet Life Radio:
Created by award-winning producer, Mark Winter, Pet Life Radio is the largest and #1 pet radio network on the planet, featuring over 50 pet-related talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts, authors and radio and TV personalities in the world of animals and pets. With over five million monthly listeners Pet Life Radio has hosted celebrity guests like Jennifer Aniston, Betty White, Ryan O’Neal, Katherine Heigl and many more. Pet Life Radio recently won an Honorable Mention Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States.
All Pet Life Radio shows are available free, and can be downloaded from the PetLifeRadio.com website, or subscribed to in iTunes, mobile apps, and other podcast portals. Pet Life Radio's live radio stream is available worldwide from the Pet Life Radio homepage as well as free mobile apps from iTunes Radio, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher Radio, Nokia Radio and ooTunes Radio.