The month of love is fast approaching. February not only embraces the love people have for one another but can also extend to the love we have for our pets. TV channels and programs don’t ignore the month of February – in fact, many bring Cupid’s arrow to the forefront.
For those who enjoy television programs featuring animals, you only have to turn to two primary stations to experience promotion of and love for animals: Hallmark Channel and Animal Planet. Both are taking February to the dogs! (and cats).
Starting Saturday, February 1, Animal Planet leads the pack with Dog Bowl (a bigger version of the annual Puppy Bowl), then on Sunday, if your forte isn’t American football and the Super Bowl, you can tune into Puppy Bowl. Going into it’s
16th season, this immensely popular program showcases puppies available for adoption in the height of play (but sometimes taking a nap!). Additionally, as
the name implies, Animal Planet shows a plethora of programs dedicated to animals of all kinds, domestic and wild.
If cats are more of your jam, check out Hallmark Channel’s Cat Bowl on February 1 and Kitten Bowl on Sunday, February 2. In it’s 7th season, this show depicts kittens available for adoption at play (competing with Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl in more than
one way, I’d say!). Kitten Bowl is hosted by a few often-seen Hallmark’s movie actors/actresses who are animal lovers and pet adoption advocates.
Hallmark Channel is a strong supporter of pet adoption. It’s promotion program, Adoption Ever After, ties in with the theme of its movies and many published romance books: Happily Ever After. In fact, Hallmark now has a book publishing branch about love of course (some feature pets)! The weekday morning show, Home and Family, often features animals available for adoption and also hosts guests that discuss various things pet. The channel also presents the annual American Rescue Dog Show. While breeders have Westminster and all the dog shows leading up to that big bonanza, adopted rescue animals receive their special dog show thanks to Crown Media/Hallmark. Tune in on February 16 and 17 and be prepared
to both laugh and cry during the American Rescue Dog Show!
New programs and movies about and/or featuring animals start on Hallmark in February: Tails of Joy premieres February 17 showcasing the rescue and adoption of 60 dogs and cats in California. The movies A Valentine’s Match and Matching Hearts appear to have pets in the films. The former premiers February 1 and the latter on February 8. If you’re a romance movie freak who loves animals, like me, check out these movies, and the above-mentioned programs,during Hallmark’s Love Ever After Month!
Get your “love on” for animals on television during the month of February!