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TAMPA, Fla. (October 4, 2013) – In celebration of National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month this October,  Kristen Levine, pet lifestyle expert, author and president of Fetching Communications and, is inviting pet parents to participate in her “Unleash the Love…Adopt a Dog!” contest on Facebook.

“Everywhere I take Chilly, my 3-year-old adopted Labrador-Dalmatian mix, people ask where I got him,” said Levine. “I proudly answer ‘he’s a shelter dog!’ People are amazed to learn that, which gives me an opportunity to educate people about the fabulous shelter and rescue pets awaiting forever homes.”

To enter, visit the Kristen Levine: Pet Lifestyle Expert Facebook page and click on the “Enter to Win” link under the cover image. Users will then be asked to “Like” the page, upload a photo of their dog and answer the question, “How does your four-legged friend make your life better?” Three winners will be chosen via random drawing to win one of the following prizes from our sponsors:

The “Unleash the Love…Adopt a Dog!” Contest ends on Oct. 31 at 5p.m. EST. Winners will be notified via e-mail and announced on the Kristen Levine: Pet Lifestyle Expert Facebook page timeline. Facebook users must be a resident of the United States and are limited to one entry per user.

For more information about pet adoption, please visit or check out Kristen Levine’s blog post, “7 Ways to Celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month (with or without adopting).”

About Kristen Levine, Pet Lifestyle Expert
Kristen Levine’s volunteer work led to a 15-year career as the Public Relations Director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tampa Bay, Fla., where she played a critical role in promoting pet adoption and pet lifestyle education. With her knowledge of public relations, pet lifestyle concerns and family dynamics, she founded Fetching Communications, the nation’s first marketing and public relations firm wholly dedicated to serving the pet and veterinary industry, in 2003. In November 2011, Levine published “Pampered Pets on a Budget: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail” with co-author Jeffrey Barnes, available on Most recently, she acquired, a pet news distribution service for the pet and veterinary industries. Having logged over 1,000 live national radio and television show appearances, Levine is a frequent media guest on pet parenting or trend topics. Recently, Levine served on the Toyota Pet Expert Team (P.E.T.), where she shares her knowledge to help develop programs to teach pet parents the importance of properly protecting and securing pets in automobiles. Levine lives in Florida with her husband, dog, two cats and a pair of miniature donkeys. For more information about Levine, please visit and for more information about Fetching Communications and, please visit and


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