Schmitty and Pudge – Yorkies Twittering and Tweeting in Manhattan for Charity

Harried New Yorkers hurrying down W. 57th St last Friday were stopped dead in their tracks by the sight of two Yorkshire terriers high fiving each other in the window of a landmark store.

Even more unbelievable – the two cute Yorkies were taking pet trick requests from followers on Twitter who were watching online from all over – even Egypt and Japan.

This Friday and Saturday, Dec, 11th and 12th, Schmitty and Pudge will once again be taking pet trick requests on Twitter in the store window of Lee’s Art Shop in Manhattan to benefit pets in need. Some of the popular requests also include their show stopping “Ring the Bell” trick, hide & seek, play dead, roll over, and speak. Passers-by and online followers alike even enjoy watching them sleep – which they do a lot. Schmitty & Pudge are becoming America’s real live virtual pets.

Besides taking donations, Schmitty’s Healthy Do’s & Don’ts 2010 calendar along Schmitty’s signature New Yorkie products sold at Lee’s Art Shop and online, they are giving a portion of the proceeds to Bobbi & The Strays – a local no-kill animal shelter. Lee’s Art Shop is matching the funds raised during the “New Yorkie In The Window” event.

Schmitty The Real New Yorkie is no stranger to giving back. Through her line of New Yorkie Greeting Cards, this five pound Yorkshire terrier began raising money for the Uniformed Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund after 9/11. Now through the Dogs Who Care Foundation, started in response to Hurricane Katrina, Schmitty The Real New Yorkie raises money to help pets in need find loving homes.

Schmitty has been on The Ellen Show, ACCESS Hollywood, Fox & Friends – even Japanese TV to bark about DOGS WHO CARE. A portion of the proceeds from all Schmitty’s products goes to Dogs Who Care to help pets in need across the country.



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