Saturday, September 26, 2009

Licking Up The Limelight: Hollywood Paws Wolf Scores His Big Break On Film!

Hollywood Paws is most known in the Entertainment Industry for the studio training and representing of privately owned pets such as dogs and cats. While it is true that most people consider dogs and cats to be the most common of household pets, that does not mean they are the only type of household pet. Hollywood Paws receives dozens of phone calls daily from people asking how to get their ‘other’ pets into the industry – everything from birds, horses, reptiles, wolves, and yes even their children. The main focus of Hollywood Paws Studio Trainers and Talent Directors is on domestic dogs and cats, but they have been known to surprise the Industry by taking on other ‘pets,’ such as Wolfie a now eleven year old wolf who has been with Hollywood Paws for over three years. Wolfie is a wolf-hybrid which Hollywood Paws Studio Trainers have turned ‘set-ready’ by any production standard. Wolfie still has some of the predator instinct in him, but with all his Hollywood Paws training under that fur Hollywood Paws is proud to announce that Wolfie will be staring in an Independent Feature to be filmed later this month.

Originally, the casting was for either an animatronics wolf or dog which resembled a wolf, but here at Hollywood Paws we will never settle for anything but perfection and Hollywood Paws Trainers knew Wolfie, a real and trained wolf would be ideal for the feature. The production call from Hollywood Paws went out early in the morning and Wolfie was booked for the job a within minutes after the director saw his photos – how could he resist as Wolfie is the real thing! In the shoot, Wolfie is meant to run through a forest while chasing an actor as if he were truly in the wild as well as perform a variety of advanced behaviors in order to showcase his exotic nature. Hollywood Paws is confident that Wolfie will put his best paw forward at this shoot and certify his place at the top of the food chain whether it is as an A-list animal actor within the Animal Kingdom. For more information about Wolfie, his big staring role, or training questions in general, please contact Hollywood Paws at 888-781-7827 or email to!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Casting Call: Hollywood Paws Dogs Got Talent, But Do YOURS?

Hollywood Paws' phone line has been ringing of the hook today with PAWduction calls that have really got our tails wagging! First and foremost, the television show America's Got Talent has enlisted the help of Hollywood Paws in the casting for Dogs with INCREDIBLE talents. We know that Hollywood Paws dogs have talent, but the question remains, does the rest of America have talented dogs too?

Hollywood Paws is now casting for dogs of all breeds, size, and age that have special talents, party tricks, or "out-of-the-box" behaviors under their paws! We aren't talking about typical tricks like chasing tails or spinning in circles, Hollywood Paws is looking for something EXTRAORDINARY and UNIQUE! We know most of our dogs have what it takes, but casting are taking place all throughout the United States! If you think your dog has the star quality or that little 'somthing' making them perfect for this casting then submit them today!

Hollywood Paws needs your contact information, a photo of yourself with your talented pup, and most importantly a video link of the pooch's amazing talent! All submissions can be sent to Hollywood Paws at or if you need more information call Hollywood Paws at 888-781-7827! Hollywood Paws Talent Directors and Studio Trainers can wait to see what America has to offer!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hollywood Paws Announces the Start of the Hollywood Paws PAWSitive Expressions Photo Gallery!

Working at Hollywood Paws is't all hard-training and no fun, the Hollywood Paws staff has made sure to write in some play time into our job descriptions. It's not hard to do so when Hollywood Paws has a constant stream of the best-looking dogs in Southern California trotting in and out of our studio doors. We have seen everything from mini puppies resembling teddy bears to poodles with blue mohawks and Irish Wolfhounds the size of a small pony. With so many animals running in and out of Hollywood Paws, we think it's safe to say that we have seen every breed of dog and cat in the United States - if not worldwide!

Since Hollywood Paws is part of the Entertainment Industry and located in Los Angeles, CA we can't say image isn't important, but we can say it isn't everything.  Hollywood Paws Talent Directors and Studio Trainers do look at the physical apperance of a potential four-legged client, but in Hollywood Paws' world we like to have clients who also have personality and skill. Hollywood Paws loves that our canine and feline talents have some amazing personalities, or should we say "poochenalities."

When Hollywood Paws Dogs put their best paw forward last week at Hollywood Paws' phoot shoot and we just couldn't resist giving everyone a peek at some of our favorite photos! Looking back on our past Hollywood Paws photo shoots, we couldn't help but notice the fantastic "poochenalities" of our Hollywood Paws dog as they worked it on film. Some photos that did not make it to our website as headshots are now avaliable for your viewing pleasure at Hollywood Paws' Photo Gallery as part of Hollywood Paws' PAWsitive Expressions photostream.

We would love to see some PAWsitive Expressions from some dogs who have not yet made it into our offices or are located across the country.  If you have a a great photo that shows off your fido or fifi's "poochenality" then let us know by Becoming a Fan of Hollywood Paws and posting your pup's best shot!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hollywood Paws Therapy Dogs: One Smile A Day Keeps The Fleas Away!

Hollywood Paws and Therapy Dogs International got together this weekend for the testing of several Hollywood Paws dogs who have completed Hollywood Paws' Intermediate level training program. Hollywood Paws wants to congratulate nine of our dogs who are now certified with TDI as Therapy Dogs. Congratulations to Gracie Law (owner Jennifer Kalaris), Diva (owner Richard and Alexis Kent), Lola (Katie Rinaldi), Lulu (owner Mildred Haddock), Ruger (Jenifer Martin), Skhooter (owner Angela Earheart), Thunder (owner Kelly Jo McGlothlin), Casper and Max (owner Pam Chapin).

Therapy Dogs International, Inc (TDI) is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitations to various institutions, facilities, and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed.  Testing requirements for Therapy Dog certification are covered in Hollywood Paws’ Intermediate class and upon completion of this level, the dog will be evaluated to become a certified Therapy Dog.  After passing the test with TDI, the Hollywood Paws dog can participate in various Hollywood Paws community outreach programs which include monthly visits to different institutions such as hospitals and elementary schools along with Hollywood Paws trainers.

Hollywood Paws' most recent visits inclue a trip to the Ronald McDonald House and to an elementary school in Malibu which focuses on children with special needs. During these visits, certified Hollywood Paws dogs and their owners are able to give back to the community while still putting their Hollywood Paws training into good practice. If anyone would like for information about Therapy Dogs Internationl or how to get involved in Hollywood Paws' Therapy and Community Outreach programs please feel free to call us at 888-781-7827 and we will help to best answer you questions!