We are honored and excited to let you all know that Talent Hounds has recently been announced as a finalist for Pet Video of the Year for the third year in a row in the prestigious BlogPaws Awards in the US.  BlogPaws is the first and original professional association and conference designed by and for pet bloggers and social media influencers (now owned by pet retail giants Chewy.com/PetSmart).

Blog Paws Best-Video-209x300Designed to honour the best of the best in the pet blogging and pet social media influencer world, 52 finalists in 13 categories have been selected by a panel of industry professionals.

Along with 3 other amazingly talented Influencers,  Talent Hounds was selected as a finalist for the Best Pet Video Category for the PSA for Rescue Dogs “Forever” below. Please watch, share and subscribe to help (it’s a truly beautiful song and the dogs in the video will make your heart sing).

There are estimated to be more than 98 million pet dogs in North America.  According to recent estimates by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), people in the US spent more than $70 million on Pet Care in 2017. For more and more people, especially millennials, dogs are family and they have become increasingly humanized.

#RescuesRock Forever

Susie and Kilo smiling with his Bullwrinkle Bully Stick

Each year 6 million or more dogs go into rescue and many never come out so four years ago, we started the #RescuesRock program showing that Rescues can make wonderful pets. This year’s video “Forever” pays tribute to the love of a dog and raise money and awareness for rescue dogs, inspired by Susan’s Kilo the Pug.

See more about the song and inspiration here.

Kilo the Rescue Pug

See how Susan rescued Kilo the Pug in this blog post and video. Please watch share the video and subscribe to our channel if you love rescues and think they all deserve a Forever home.

The Awards Show

Susie with Best Video Award at BlogPaws 2017

We won Best Pet Video of the Year last year with the Talent Hounds anti-discrimination video “Love like a Dog” which I really love.

We were also a finalist in 2016 with the pilot of the Millennial comedy “The Backseat Barkers”.

The 13 winners will be selected by judges based on creativity, expertise and performance in their respective categories. Winners will be revealed in an exclusive red-carpet ceremony at the ninth annual pet-friendly BlogPaws Conference (http://www.blogpaws.com) which will be taking place April 18 through April 20 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Sheraton Kansas City.  Winners will receive a trophy, recognition by peers, social coverage, press coverage and more. We will be attending.

Thank you’s

Thanks to Jeff and Graydon Butler, Stuart Black, Aiko, Mark Allison, The Bell Fund, the OMDC, our sponsors like Eurocan (Bullwrinkles), Dog Lovers’ Days and Canadian Pet Expo, and all the beautiful talented dogs and dog lovers who have helped us make our videos.

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