Woo hoo! Howl-iday issue of Dogs Unleashed now available!

Sure, it’s going to be 80 degrees in Michigan today, but it’s not too early to think about the holidays! And hot off the press is our latest edition of Dogs Unleashed!

Here’s the cover of the latest issue of Dogs Unleashed magazine! The photo and design for the cover were done by our awesome art director, Tom Dodson.

We’re billing it the howl-iday issue since this bi-monthly publication covers November and December, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For those who don’t live in West Michigan and can’t pick it up at the more than 300 locations in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties, feel free to “thumb” through it via our electronic version! Be sure to click on the ads to go directly to advertisers’ websites!

West Michigan residents can pick up Dogs Unleashed (have we mentioned it’s FREE?) at several locations, including grocery stores, pet supply stores, veterinarian offices, coffee shops, pet boutiques, gas stations and more! We’re just getting started with distribution, so be patient as we get them out to the public.

We hope you enjoyed the first issue of Dogs Unleashed, featuring Underwater Dogs photographer Seth Casteel. You may have noticed he has been all over television of late, with feature stories on The Insider, Inside Edition and Good Morning America. Somehow, we at Dogs Unleashed knew he would make it big-time and feel fortunate to have scored an interview with him beforehand!

Casteel is busy promoting his Underwater Dogs book (also featured in the first issue of Dogs Unleashed) and is hoping to make it to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Be sure to check it out at his website, Little Friends Photo. At less than $12, it makes a great Christmas gift.

We’d love to hear your feedback about Dogs Unleashed. Check out the “howl-iday” issue and let us know your thoughts!

‘Underwater Dogs’ a bargain and a must-have book for dog lovers

Our hardcover copy of “Underwater Dogs” arrived Thursday, and even our corgi, Truman, enjoyed the fantastic photos.

If you enjoyed the small sampling of photos in the first issue of our free bi-monthly magazine, Dogs Unleashed, you’ll really dig the hardcover book “Underwater Dogs” by photographer Seth Casteel.

I had pre-ordered mine a couple of months ago, and it arrived yesterday. I’m here to tell you, it is fantastic. And for only $11.62, you’d be wise to order a few as Christmas gifts for your dog-loving friends and family.

The book is page after page — 132 pages! — of spectacular photos of dogs diving under water and even lists the name, breed and age of each dog in the photo. Many of the photos are new to those of us who have viewed Casteel’s work on his Little Friends Photo website. At the end of the book are “mug shots” of each dog as they appear on land.

Congratulations to Casteel on a fabulous book that belongs on every dog lover’s coffee table!

To order your copy, or purchase an “Underwater Dogs” calendar, head to Little Friends Photo site.