Monthly Archives: January 2013

SuperDogSunday…Gettin’ Closer


















Our  charity beneficiary, Petfinder Foundation, is thrilled to thank our sponsors, Toby and Max, Nature’s Logic, Arenus, Luv and Emma, and Event Barkers of course, for their generous support in making this all possible.

As we anticipate the pre-game show, the Puppy Bowl, the commercials and let’s not forget the beer and chips, there will still also be Super Dog Sunday™.

 This photo contest is football-themed and all of your pets are invited. How to enter? Send your pet’s football-themed photo to

Meet the SuperDogSunday CheerTeam – Click the link below



The Petfinder Foundation works with shelters, rescue organizations and animal welfare organizations across the country. Our mission is to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home.

The Foundation helps support thousands of animal welfare organization that are members of The Foundation provides direct funding as well as training and education and grants of equipment and supplies so that hundreds of thousands of homeless pets have happier lives and so that the thousands of shelter and rescue folks who work with them can better perform their jobs.

*Excerpted from the website

Non-Profit Status

The Foundation is a 501c3 organization.
Federal Tax ID Number: 87-0694641

Think about making a difference in the life of a homeless pet with a donation to this charity

Go to to get pertinent information to enter Photo Contest

Let’s have fun. Get Ready, Get Set, Kickoff..

Two, Four, Six, Eight who do we appreciate ..Event Barkers/All Things Dog, DogTipper


Our First Ever Blogger Award -Friday 1.18.13

Wow. We are soooo excited over here at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog Blog.  Today we were notified about receiving our very first Blogger Award. The award is called

The Next Big Thing Blogger Award

The Next Big Thing Blogger Award

We are extra pawcited because we were nominated for this sought after and prestigious award by  my furriends Thomas & Keely.

Thomas, Winnie, Keely

Thomas, Winnie, Keely

Here’s what they said:

The next blog is from Chazz @ChazzTheDog:AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog  Chazz’s blog is always educational, interesting and fun. Besides cool posts about his life in Los Angeles, he also posts useful book, movie & product reviews, plus plenty of grreat contests and giveaways (Thomas just won a book prize!)


A lot of our Pet Blogger Pals have won blogger awards before….but this is our first and we couldn’t be more pleased and honored. We will have to setup a special page for Awards now. Awoooooooooooooo!!

We understand along with being a recipient of this award goes the responsibility of Pawing It Forward. And we intend to do just that. We will review the blogs we follow here at AMTCTD blog and make our choices public in an upcoming post.

We wish to thank Thomas, Keely, Winnie, Chloe, and Jessie Janey for this award; and we will treasure it for many, many years to come.

Winnie & Teddy Arrive at Guide Dog School

Winnie & Teddy Arrive at Guide Dog School

Chloe in her basket

Chloe in her basket


ChazzTheDog and AdoptedMom

Super Dog Sunday Pre-Game Kick-Off Post

Super Dog SundayCheer Team Member

Super Dog Sunday
Cheer Team Member

Hey There Efurrybuddy! AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog Blog is proud to have been chosen as a member of the newly formed Super Dog Sunday Cheer Team for this pawsome event!

Super Dog Sunday™ is a pet photo contest. All pets are invited to participate. The primary criteria is that your pet photo must be football-themed in some way. Your theme need not include a team name or even be related to an NFL team. Just plain football works for us!

You may dress up your pet, use backdrops or items in the foreground to theme your photo, and you may also use Photo editing tools available online or through programs you can purchase. You may enter only one photo per pet. However, you may enter as many pets as you wish.

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Hunter’s 2012 Photo

Our 2013 Super Dog Sunday™ sponsors are ArenusEvent BarkersLuv and EmmaNature’s Logicand Toby and Max.

Super Dog Sunday™ is a pet photo contest. All pets are invited to participate. The primary criteria is that your pet photo must be football-themed in some way. Your theme need not include a team name or even be related to an NFL team. Just plain football works for us!


  • Enter full-sized photos (no thumbnails, please!) by emailing them to You may begin emailing your photos as soon as you wish.
  • Bloggers may enter their own photos or photos submitted to them by their readers  beginning at 5:30 PM ET on Sunday, January 20. That’s when our #SuperDogPics Twitter Party will end and the entries officially open for viewing via a blog hop on All Things Dog Blog and Dogtipper. The code for sharing the hop will be available to  bloggers who may post the hop to their own sites as well.
    • Entries will close at 6:30 PM ET on Sunday, February 3, kickoff time for the Super Bowl. At this time our judges will go to work, grouping your entries by category and  naming a winner in each group. These winners will be announced on Monday afternoon, February 4.
    • Earlier on February 4 a photo slideshow of all entries will be split up and shared on Dogtipper and All Things Dog Blog. Be sure to check both sites to see all the entries in a fun show in a larger format.
    • Thanks for supporting Petfinder Foundation by supporting our sponsors. Good luck in the photo contest and we look forward to seeing you at#SuperDogPics on January 20. You can get another take on all these details by visiting Dogtipper.
    • Sponsor Social Media Accounts:
      Arenus on Facebook and Twitter
      Event Barkers on Facebook and Twitter
      Luv and Emma on Facebook and Twitter
      Nature’s Logic on Facebook and Twitter
      Toby and Max on Facebook and Twitter
      Gypsy Eyes Clothing on Facebook
  • Stay tuned for more information, updates, and news about the Super Dog Sunday Twitter Party, The Teams, The Game, The Sponsors, The Petfinder Foundation (The Charity)

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Two Four Six Eight….


This Monday – Pawticipate & Celebrate – January 14th, 2013 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 14th, 2013 National Dress Up Your Pet Day


National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige , and sponsored by the Animal Miracle Network as a fun way to celebrate our beloved pets and to support the pet fashion community.

“It’s important to remember though, that it’s not, however, a day to disrespect our pets with uncomfortable, vulgar and/or seasonally inappropriate costumes for the sake of a laugh or photo shoot” says Paige. Have fun with your pets by dressing them in cute outfits and safe costumes – but keep your pet’s comfort level in mind when involving him/her in this fun novelty day.

Excerpted from


It’s sense of style? Today is the perfect opportunity to break out the bejeweled collars, sassy sweaters, and fashion accessories.

Fido’s and Fluffys across America celebrate by getting all dolled up in their very best doggy duds and feline frocks. And just in case you or your furry friend are having a “ruff” day, with some simple planning you can even wear matching outfits in honor of this special day. Then head outside and go for a stroll out on the town or walk around the “bark.” And if you are lucky enough to live in warmer climates, why not go for a cruise in the convertible with the top down. You’re sure to be the cat’s meow or top dog in town!


Editorial Opinion:

We here at AMTCTD blog realize some pet owners vehemently oppose the idea and the act of dressing pets up in clothes. We can respect that choice; we just don’t share it. Responsibly interacting with your pet in this way is fine by us. Making sure the clothes or accessories you put on your dog or cat, or ferret, or mouse, etc. fit properly, do not encumber their mobility, and are comfortable is a perfectly legitimate way to express your love and bond with your pet, in our opinion. Granted some pets will not tolerate any of this; and for those animals this isn’t a wise choice. But there are many who will tolerate it, and even dare I suggest – like it. As a pet owner, you should know your own animal and you can tell whether this is okay with them. We often put sweaters or coats on our dogs and cats to make sure they are warm enough during cold weather. Dressing them up for the sheer fun is not that different. Both you and your pet can enjoy National Dress Up Your Pet Day..just make sure you are both on the same page! And Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!


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Caution – Disclaimer

It is important to remember that while dressing pets in cute costumes or outrageous outfits can be loads of fun, it is important to keep their safety and well-being in mind. Check apparel/costumes for possible choking hazards. Ensure the items fit comfortably and do not restrict their breathing. Depending where you live, make sure your pet’s outfit is weather-appropriate for your neck-of-the-woods.


Chazz Wears His Sunday Work in Da Garden Floppy Hat

Chazz Wears His Sunday Work in Da Garden Floppy Hat

Can You Picture Your Dog As A GiveAway Winner? These Pals Did!!!

Winner of the Dog Book GiveAway:

    Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know- Courageous Canines Tell All
Thomas Archer - Winner in Australia!!

Thomas Archer – Winner in Australia!!

Thomas waiting for his Nan to read from his new book..Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You To Know

Thomas waiting for his Nan to read from his new book..Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know

GizmoGeodog with his prize BIONIC Dog Treat Stuffer Ball

GizmoGeodog with his prize BIONIC Dog Treat Stuffer Ball

GizmoGeodog learning about his GiveAway Prize..BIONIC treat ball

GizmoGeodog learning about his GiveAway Prize..BIONIC treat ball

Amy O's dogs - Winners of the BlueRay DVD GiveAway of SantaPaws2-The Santa Pups

Amy O’s dogs – Winners of the BlueRay DVD GiveAway of SantaPaws2-The Santa Pups

CONDOGULATIONS to all our Winners!!


Look Forward to more fun GIVEAWAYS at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog blog in 2013!

Upcoming: Doggie Cookbook Review & GiveAway and PupChips GiveAway



Not Exactly A Year End Wrap-Up…But Sorta

    Blog 2012 In Review

As we wave goodbye to 2012 and a hearty welcome to 2013; we decided to take a look at just what went on this past year at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog Blog. Wow, there’s been a lot!

Growth: we had so much at our blog in 2012. We inaugurated several important Pages that fixed our niche & direction among the world of Pet Blogs. Chazz’s Literary Corner, Canine Cinema Chazz Goes To Da Movies. We came out in a clear way to let Pet Brands and other marketing groups know we were available for partnering, marketing activities on behalf of their products or clients with both our Press/Media and OP/ED Pages.

With the launch of our Press/Media Page, AMTCTD blog started taking careful note of the Country Readership we were developing. Amazing, mind-blowing, to realize dog lovers or just curious folks were clicking on to our blog from where they live on the other side of the world. WooHoo exciting to say the least.

Partnership: We reached out and made new furriends this year with several people. Authors, Hy Conrad & Jeff Johnson brought our year to a smashing close with supporting a Book Review & GiveAway of their hysterical book, Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know – 11 Courageous Canines Tell All. The people over at BIONIC did another GiveAway with us for small dogs – with a Dog Treat Stuffer Ball.

We continue to value our relationship with Disney and their PR. AMTCTD was chosen to see a special screening of Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE movie at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA in September, and prepare a Film Review. The whole thing was a blast, and “Flat Chazz” made the scene too! Santa Paws2, The Santa Pups is another Film Review we did and Disney helped us to give away a BlueRay DVD copy of the film to one lucky winner!

Posting: AMTCTD blog posts on a regular basis. Included among those posts are book reviews, movie reviews, product reviews. We have also stepped up the amount of GiveAways we can offer, partnering with a lot of great folks. This is particularly a win/win for ourselves and our partners. Most of all – we continue to strive to post educational, interesting, and fun content for our reades.

Readership: AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog Blog has been read in over 54 countries worldwide to date. We are certain our largest audience comes from the USA, but it’s clear we have readers far away from these shores too. Dogs are domesticated and kept throughout the world as pets. Granted most cultures don’t go to the extremes some of us here in America do..pampering our pets, dressing them up, carrying them in designer handbags, feeding them designer diets. But lots of folks like reading about dogs, and the culture of being a Pet Parent in today’s world.

We wish to thank each and everyone who has supported our Blog. It is a pawleasure to write, and as long as that remains the case we will be here.

We are looking forward to what 2013 will bring with excitement and anticipation. ChazzTheDog will be turning 5 years old at the end of this month. I can’t hardly believe where the time has gone. He continues to be the source of such love and loyalty, I can hardly get over it. And I hope I never do….


Stick around, we are just getting started!!!!