SSD In The News
|The Puppers are going to be on National Geographic TV!!
LAST UPDATED 12-15-07
The puppers at Shore Service Dogs are getting quite a bit of publicity both on air and in print. They're famous across the globe and their popularity just seems to keep growing by leaps and bounds!
They've been hailed around the world for their wonderful talents in newspapers, magazines, TV news doumentaries, syndicated TV talk shows, radio, Jay Leno, Good Morning America, CNN, French TV news TF1, as well as many other venues we keep finding out about after the fact.
But the latest and possibly most exciting news is that the the Doggie Da Vincis are going to be featured in National Geographic Television's upcoming program, "Dog Genius"! This program is the next installment of their highly acclaimed, Animal Genius series which has showcased a number of species' prodigies. Apparently National Geographic found out about our amazing canines from the puppers'
YouTube painting videos
which were uploaded last year. The guys will have a number of their Service Dog tasks shown as well as a demonstration of their famous artistic prowess. National Geographic estimates that the show will be aired most likely in Dec. of 2007!
Click here to see National Geographic's latest TV schedule
to see when the program will be shown.
Mary finds it a tad overwhelming at times and she's still learning the ropes of how to give a good interview but the dogs are naturals at it. They just have a blast showing off for everyone that wants to see them. At this rate they'll need an agent!
Much of this worldwide recognition is due to the generous sponsorship of Linda Shipp and Salisbury University's University Galleries for the Doggie Da Vincis' premiere art exhibit at the Atrium Gallery and to Kristen Wyatt for her AP story that captured the world's interest for these talented pooches. Many others have also helped spread the word about how these "pound pups" have risen from such terrible pasts to become such amazing wonderful successes. A HUGE THANK YOU! goes to everyone who's helped to get the word out about how these Monet Mutts' are making the world a better place with their Service Dog skills and their artistic endeavors.
So make sure to check back here often to see what new and interesting news updates have been done on the pupper dogs. If there are online links to the stories or videos, we'll post them here. Who knows, you may see them in an article or on TV near you!
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This section is currently undergoing a major redesign to update the links and add the latest articles. Please check back soon! In the meantime, here are a few of the previous places that have featured SSD's Doggie Da Vincis.
SHORE SERVICE DOGS' PAWTOGRAPHED WORKS PART OF MODERN DOG ART TODAY!
The puppers paintings have been a wonderful success and have even landed them in prestigious sites such as Modern Dog Art Today where everything dog around the world is featured. I'll admit, I hadn't heard of it but you can bet I'll be making it a point to visit it frequently. Incredibly neat doesn't begin to do the site justice in description! If you're looking for dog art and fine culture that includes dog motifs, they would be my first place to look. They even can point you towards dog wine... no the dogs don't drink it but if they did that'd be the wine for them!
To learn more about Modern Dog Art Today, visit their website at
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SHORE SERVICE DOGS' EXHIBIT GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE!!!
Photograpy by Matthew S. Gunby
On Tues. June 12th, Shore Service Dogs held their 2nd demonstration at the SSD premeire art exhibit and Associated Press writer Kristen Wyatt came down from Annapolis to watch our "Doggie da Vincis" do their thing. Sammy was the dog du jour of the show and he did beautifully on all his Service Dog tasks and painting demonstrations, He wowed the packed audience so much that his painting was immediately requested to be set aside so a lady could donate to the Shore Service Dogs fundraiser. While Sammy's original will be gracing the walls of a generous benefactor, numbered prints are still available as thank you gifts for various donation levels. You can read the June 17th online article of the Washington Times here
, or click this link if you'd like to obtain a print of Sammy's masterpiece.
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Photograpy by Matthew S. Gunby
SHORE SERVICE DOGS' PAINTINGS FEATURED IN REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS!
On Tues. June 5th, Shore Service Dogs held a demonstration to herald the grand opening of their 1st art exhibit. Major was the star of that day's show and even with the minor opening day glitches of forgotten blank canvases, he still rose to the challenge and created a gorgeous work of art that was not the least bit lessened for being on a lowly piece of 8.5 x11 copy paper. The original work is being donated to the Atrium Gallery for their permanent collection but numbered prints are available to the public at various donation levels.
Along with a crowd of admiring fans, the Daily Times's Marlene Jensen also attended and wrote a feature 2 page piece in the paper that came out in Fri. June 8th's Lifestyle section. Unfortunately the online article has apparently been archived and is no longer available, but we'll be scanning the newspaper article and posting it as a pdf so that you can read it that way.