Monday, October 20, 2008

Glenn Close and Rachael Ray Talk About Dog Adoption (and More!) on the Rachael Ray Show, Tuesday, October 21

Glenn Close and Rachael Ray, both passionate dog lovers, recently combined forces to raise awareness about dog adoption. Watch Rachael's daytime TV talk show to see Glenn go through the process of fostering a dog named Sweet Pea. She brings this loving Vizsla/Pit Bull mix into her home, introduces her to her beloved dogs Bill and Jake and works to find a "forever home" for this dog in need.

Portland, Maine – October 20, 2008 – Unlike some of the characters she has played in the movies, Glenn Close is a life-long animal lover who enjoys a passionate relationship with her dogs, Jake and Bill.

Glenn recently visited the Rachael Ray Show (airing October 21 — for local listings, please visit Rachael Ray) and the two women talked about their shared love of the four-footed animals (i.e., dogs) along with their mutual determination to promote both dog fostering and dog adoption as means of saving the many canines who are abandoned across the country.

The television show features video of Glenn fostering a dog in need of adoption, Sweet Pea (a female Vizsla/Pit Bull mix), and covers issues involved in fostering a dog to raise awareness during American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month.

Glenn is co-founder of FetchDog, an on-line resource for dog lovers, providing not only quality dog supplies, but also expert information on dogs and puppies and dog adoption.

As a companion to her dog blog on, Lively Licks: Profiles of Dogs and Their People, which features interviews with her dog-owning friends, Glenn launched the Charitable Shops earlier this year. The blog gives readers a glimpse into just how deeply her interview subjects care about their pets. The Charitable Shop allows the interviewees a chance to name and support a favorite animal charity through FetchDog purchases. Among the famous dog-lovers featured in the blog have been Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen (whose Charitable Shop benefits Little Angels Pug Rescue) and Debra Messing and Dan Zelman (whose beneficiary is Animal Rescue New Orleans).

Glenn is thrilled to combine forces with Rachael Ray to create a charitable shop on Benefiting the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. The Fund provides medical care for animals who might otherwise be euthanized. The Rachael Ray Charitable Shop features more than 8 products personally selected by Ray, ranging from design-award-winning dog bowls to earth-friendly dog toys. When shoppers make a purchase from Ray's page, 6 percent of everything they spend on is donated to the Picasso Veterinary Fund.

"The Alliance is thrilled with the relationship we are developing with Glenn Close and," says Jane Hoffman, President of the Mayor's Alliance. "Glenn's efforts to make people aware of the wonderful shelter animals just waiting for homes through her Lively Licks blog on and her visits to the NYC Animal Care & Control shelter, which will air on the hugely popular Rachael Ray Show, was an amazing gift from both these very talented ladies."

"We are very excited about the potential for Charitable Shops to benefit these animal charities," says Gretchen Kruysman of FetchDog. "This is feel-good shopping at its best. You get great products for your dog and support a worthy cause at the same time."

"And, as one reader commented about Glenn's latest blog: 'What connects us — the famous and the not — is our love for our animals.'"

For more on Glenn's blog, Lively Licks, visit to read her frequent posts and subscribe to her e-mails.

For more on Rachael Ray's daytime TV talk show visit the Rachael Ray Show website.

And for more on the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, visit


FetchDog ( is an online community for passionate dog lovers. FetchDog provides the highest quality dog supplies and expert information on dogs. The FetchDog Learn & Connect resource is loaded with expert dog information on dog breeds, dog training, dog behavior, dog health and other dog topics. We report the latest dog news and review dog movies and dog books. FetchDog... yes, that's one word. Fetch and Dog. Because we love to play Fetch almost as much as our dogs do. So it's Fetch and Dog. FetchDog. Woof.



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