ABC Goes to the Dogs

ABC Goes to the Dogs

Network's Daytime Programming Focuses on Furry Friends

Last Friday, ABC ditched its regularly scheduled daytime programming for a "Doggie Day in Daytime." The network's

three daytime shows -- "The View," "The Chew," and "The Revolution" all focused on dog topics, making Friday a memorable afternoon for dog lovers. Let's take a look at all of the canine-friendly fun that took place on the network last week.
  • "The View" kicked off Doggie Day in Daytime with all sorts of furry fun. The show hosted its Fourth Annual Mutt Show, giving those non-purebred pups a chance in the national spotlight. Perhaps the most famous dog in the country right now, Uggie (who we discussed here a few weeks ago), made an appearance. The show concluded with a parade of adoptable pets. Here's hoping that national exposure landed those adorable dogs in forever homes.
  • On "The Chew," the hosts' dogs visited the set and tested out some dog toys. If you missed the fun with the hosts' precious pets, the full episode is available online.
  • "The Revolution" continued the network's support of adoptable dogs, showcasing even more pups from the North Shore Animal League. If you're looking to bring a dog into your home, you can check out the adoptable dogs here.

It was refreshing to see such support for dogs -- especially dogs in need -- on a national stage last week. Here's hoping even more networks offer dog-focused programming to find homes for all of those pups in shelters.

On another note, remember to watch the Academy Awards this Sunday, as our buddy Uggie is sure to make a red-carpet appearance. We'll have more on Uggie next week.