Exclusive with the Canine Celebrity Instagram Star: Dean the Basset

Toronto-based Internet celebrity canine star Dean the Basset will be attending Woofstock this weekend.  This adorable droopy-eyed, long-eared dog has more than two hundred thousand instagram fans, and his fan-base keeps climbing.  Dean the Basset has taken time out of his busy schedule of endorsement appearances and animal welfare charities, to speak, um, bark to Canine Culture.  Here’s what Dean had to say: What’s your favourite place to eat? My favourite place to eat is on the couch but I also like eating in bed. I have a TV in bed, so the two are similar. I like the back support...

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High Tea has gone to the dogs – Woofstock kick-offs its groovy 15th season.

Woofstock, Toronto’s best festival for dogs, kicked off this past weekend with its retro-themed Peace Love Woof  Doggie High Tea at the Westin Harbour Castle. This year, the dogs came dressed in costumes dedicated to the 1960s and 1970s decades. Check out our adorable photos of groovy dressed canines from an afternoon of love, peace and woof. And don’t miss Woofstock’s 15th Anniversary Pawty on May 26 & May 27 at Woodbine Park –  www.woofstock.ca for more details – an advance weekend pass is only $12.00! Photo Credit: Bianca Kapteyn / Canine Culture® Inc....

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First Canadian telemedicine service for companion animals – launches with support from CBC’s Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson – 500K investment

 Healthy Pets is the only telemedicine service in Canada to offer on-demand video consultations with veterinarians, was officially launched and was announced 500K in seed funding from District Ventures Capital, a VC fund led by Arlene Dickinson, Dickinson will be joining Healthy Pets as a board member.  The announcement followed a Dragons’ Den appearance with Healthy Pets’ Founder and CEO Emma Harris who successfully pitched her business idea and accepted an offer from Dickinson. “I was extremely impressed with Emma’s idea and her passion in the Den. Her entrepreneurial spirit is infectious,” said Arlene Dickinson, CEO of District Ventures Capital...

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A Compendium of This & That seen at Global Pet Expo 2018

By Bianca Kapteyn Orlando, Florida. Bye, bye, stodgy products and packaging. Hello, bright, bold, slick  packaging wrapped around all manner of cutting-edge consumables, beautiful wearables and “happy camper wellness” products showcased at GPE.  Blame Millennials. They have surpassed Boomers in pet ownership, according to Package Facts. They are educated, do their research, and know what’s best for their four-legged furry surrogate children more than any preceding generation.  And, so it was ‘game on’ at this year’s recent behemoth pet industry show in Orlando – presented by the American Pet Product Association (APPA) which was marking its 60th anniversary.  Pet product...

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Isle of Dogs: WES ANDERSON’S IMAGINATIVE SLOBBERY BELLY-RUB OF A MOVIE

March 20, 2018 By Jim Slotek Rating: A When you witness Wes Anderson letting his quirk flag fly in stop-motion animated films like Fantastic Mr. Fox and the current, crazily imaginative faux Japanese fable Isle of Dogs, one wonders why he bothers with actual humans. I’m a fan of Anderson’s work from Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums onward, but his attention to detail and grand visions seem to mesh so much more seamlessly in a fabricated universe…See Original-Cin’s full...

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Isle of Dogs | Making of: Animators

Isle of Dogs is a stop-motion film written and directed by Wes Anderson. Countless hours and 27 Animators were went into creating  this film. Anderson revealed to Yahoo Entertainment his two sources of inspiration – his obsession with the stop-motion pioneer, Ray Harryhausen‘s animated Christmas television specials, and his admiration for the late, great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa.  With the success of  Anderson’s first stop-motion animation feature Fantastic Mr. Fox , we can look forward to seeing another masterpiece.  Isle of Dogs opens in theatres near you March 23,...

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