PRLog - Dec. 19, 2012 - DENVER -- BlogPaws is proud to announce its first keynote speaker, who will be motivating and bringing his dynamic voice for and about pets to the 2013 BlogPaws conference on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
Steve Dale, CABC (certified animal behavior consultant), reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America and now he’ll be adding BlogPaws Keynote Speaker to his ever-expansive resume.
Steve writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services, since 1995); he’s a contributing editor at USA Weekend (since 2002) and he blogs at Petphoria. Host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on over 100 radio stations, syndicated Black Dog Radio Productions, since 2001), he is also a Chicago Tribune blogger and contributes blogs on various other websites, including for Victoria Stilwell.
Dale also appears on television, is a published and awarded author, and he gives back to and for the animals. In Chicago, Steve created the Chicago Task Force on Companion Animals and Public Safety (2000-2010), where they’ve three-times overturned proposed breed bans and twice over-turned mandated pediatric spay/neuter, as well as overturned proposed pet limit laws. The Task Force also created guidelines for ‘doggy day care.’ As a pet advocate, Steve has testified many times against breed specific bans, pet limit laws, etc.
In May of 2013, BlogPaws will host its fifth annual conference in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, right on the Washington D.C. border. BlogPaws is a pet-friendly event that has made its mark in Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah thus far. Registration is open and the founders expect another record crowd for the event: May 16-18, 2013.
BlogPaws was one of the first companies to begin promoting pet health and welfare via social media, and the first to start a conference for pet bloggers. BlogPaws’ online community site attracts thousands of pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, and pet people — on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Squidoo. BlogPaws has emerged as the go-to presence for reaching pet parents and is a trusted industry resource for pet people and brands to partner on projects and campaigns using social media tools.
Experts are available to comment on pet products, pet blogging, the pet industry, and social media trends and advances. The BlogPaws 2012-2013 media kit is available in PDF format for download at the BlogPaws website, http://www.blogpaws.com, in the Media Room.
Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws helps pet bloggers and enthusiasts connect digitally, build their online presence, enhance their social networks and support animals and shelters/rescues across the world. BlogPaws works year-round to connect bloggers and micro-bloggers to the brands they buy every day. The BlogPaws community site welcomes pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, and micro-bloggers. BlogPaws is a part of the Pet360 Media (http://www.pet360media.com/