Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, featured in this month’s issue of Parents Magazine in the full page article, “Kindergartner Saves Dad from Burning Home.” The article follows on the heal of a three page spread featuring Sparkles in the July issue of Cesar’s Way Magazine.
The magazine, with a circulation of 15.3 million, shares the story of 5 year old Angelica Riggins, who was able to save herself and her dad, Kenneth, from their burning home. Angelica had attended a fire safety presentation at her school by Sparkles and her owner, Firefighter Dayna Hilton just two months prior. Angelica attributed her action of knowing “exactly what to do” to save herself and her father by crawling low under the smoke to get out of the house.
Sparkles has received national recognition throughout her years as a fire safety dog and has been featured in Cesar’s Way, Dog Fancy, Dog World, DogSport, and FIDO Friendly magazines, USA Today.com, People Magazine.com, AOL.com's “Paw Nation”, FOX and Friends, PBS KIDS Sprout and on an Animal Planet e-newsletter.
To learn more about Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, visit http://www.sparklesthefiresafetydog.com.
Printable version of Press Release
Friday, July 23, 2010
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thank you to Miriam, one of Sparkle's friends from Norway, who included Sparkles in her Dalmatian Club Magazine! Miriams club has almost 600 members!
Miriam, thank you to you and to everyone in your club for sharing Sparkle's story! We are truly honored!
Click on the picture of the magazine cover to see the article!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Stay safe everyone!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on Lola Belle, the Canine Correspondent's blog!
Thank you to my good friend, Lola Belle, for a wonderful interview! Read the interview HERE!
I made Lola Belle an Honorary Fire Safety Dog today! Congratulations, Lola Belle! Woof!