Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Viewers can support dog adoption and the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals by shopping at the Rachael Ray Charitable Shop on

Portland, Maine – October 21, 2008 – Glenn Close, actress and co-founder of FetchDog, an on-line resource for dog lovers, today appeared on the Rachael Ray Show to discuss her love for dogs with Rachel Ray 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.

Together Ray and Close have created the Rachael Ray Charitable Shop on featuring design-award-winning dog bowls and earth friendly dog toys, among other personally selected products by Ray. When shoppers make a purchase from Ray's page, 6 percent of the proceeds are donated to the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

"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 from and her visits to the New York Animal Care & Control shelter, which aired on the hugely popular Rachael Ray Show was an amazing gift from both these very talented ladies."

As part of the segment, Close experienced the process of fostering a dog in need of adoption, Sweet Pea (a female Vizsla/Pit Bull mix). She also covered issues involved in fostering a dog to raise awareness during American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month. Support for her fostering mission came from the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. Additional support came from New York Animal Care & Control and the MuttShack of Brooklyn.

Glenn launched the Charitable Shops earlier this year to allow visitors a chance to name and support a favorite animal charity through FetchDog purchases. Rachel Ray's Shop is one of several famous dog-lovers featured on Glenn's blog, Lively Licks: Profiles of Dogs and Their People, which features interviews with her friends and their dogs, like 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).

"We are very excited about the Charitable Shops and the benefit these animal charities will receive as a result," said Gretchen Kruysman, CEO of FetchDog. "This is feel-good shopping at its best. Shoppers get great products for their dogs 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.'"

Watch Glenn Close on the Rachel Ray Show on the Rachael Ray Show website.

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


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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