Top Dog

Meet one of the most recognizable humans in the animal kingdom-Victoria Stilwell.

(Click photo below to watch Victoria’s interview with CNN.)

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Misinformation About Dog Behavior is Rampant – and Sad, Expert Says

TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell is registering an official complaint: “Dogs aren’t allowed to be dogs anymore,” she says. “It’s great they’re living in our homes, but they have less freedom.”

victoria-stilwell-smileStilwell, best known from the Animal Planet show “It’s Me or the Dog,” explains that all dogs were all bred to do something, but today most are unemployed with no outlet to express natural behaviors.

“Dogs share our bedrooms. We love them. But how often are we there for them? We’re so busy now,” she says.

All these factors combined explain why today’s dogs are suffering from more behavior problems, according to Stilwell…

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Art for Barks Nets Prestigious Attention

RANCHO SANTA FE — Art for Barks, a relatively new nonprofit founded in Rancho Santa Fe, is garnering celebrity status attention and support.

This online nonprofit mobilizes animal theme artists, authors, and educators to assist animal rescue charities and service dogs. Its recent emergence is unique, and described by many, as magnetic.

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” and world regarded pet training professional, Victoria Stilwell, have climbed on board Art for Barks and support its mission…

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Victoria Stilwell—A Shelter Dog’s Best Friend

FF55_Route661-500x400Star of the TV hit show, “It’s Me or the Dog” rallies for shelter pets as spokesperson for Fido Friendly’s “Get Your Licks on Route 66” tour.

Victoria Stilwell is big into providing second chances—especially if you happen to be a dog.

The no-nonsense star of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog” show spends many hours dealing with mutt mayhem and feuding families, but relishes the time she spends in her Atlanta area home with her husband, Van; daughter, Alexandra and a pair of rescued dogs answering to the names of Sadie and Jasmine.

When approached to be the spokesperson for the Fido Friendly’s fourth annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66” pet adoption tour, Stilwell quickly said yes.

“The appeal to me is that this special Route 66 tour highlights the plight of homeless animals,” says Stilwell. “I am happy and honored to be the spokesperson and to raise awareness and encourage people to attend the adoption days in their communities.”

For the Full Exclusive Story, see the Sept/Oct/Nov 2012 Issue of FIDO Friendly

Fourth Annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 Pet Adoption Tour

Get Your Licks on Route 66 month long pet adoption tour kicks off in Los Angeles, Oct. 6 with special appearance by Victoria Stilwell.

For the fourth year in a row, FIDO Friendly magazine is setting out on America’s Favorite Highway for this exciting month long pet adoption tour! The Get Your Licks on Route 66 Tour will raise awareness to the many adoptable pets housed in shelters from Los Angeles to Chicago. Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s, ‘It’s me or the dog,’ is the official spokesperson for the tour and will make an appearance on October 6 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the East Valley animal services in Van Nuys, California. “The appeal to me is that this special Route 66 tour highlights the plight of homeless animals,” says Stilwell. “I am happy and honored to be the spokesperson and to raise awareness and encourage people to attend the adoption days in their communities.”…

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