Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sparkles' Safety Spot Ranked the 7th Most Viewed Show on December 28th!

So excited that Friday's episode of Sparkles' Safety Spot ranked the 7th Most Watched Show on December 28th! Our show has gone as high as #6 and we are grateful to all our friends and fans that tune into our live streamed safety show for kids!

Episode 69 was a very special episode as we surprised our friend Chloe! Chloe is now the "Voice" of Molly and we had so much fun having her on the show!

60,000 Viewers Can't be Wrong!

Whoo hoo! Since our live streamed fire safety show for kids, Sparkles' Safety Spot, debuted in April 2011, there have been 59,649 viewers of our show! 

Sparkles' Safety Spot is brought to you by the Keep 
Kids Fire Safe Foundation and First Alert

Join us LIVE New Year's Eve!

Join us LIVE tomorrow night as we ring in the New Year at

Join Stickam (it's FREE!) and you can join the chat!!!!

Molly the Fire Safety Dog Ornament Craft Project.

Brand new from the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation and the Fire Safety Dogs! 

To learn more about the Fire Safety Dogs, visit their website. Follow the adventures of the Fire Safety Dogs on Facebook!

Countdown to 2013!

We are so excited about the New Year almost being here! Join us for our New Year's party, LIVE, from Sparkles' Clubhouse! Show starts at 11 A.M. at

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New! FREE Downloadable Coloring Page!

New Molly the Fire Safety Dog coloring page from the Keep Kids Fire Safety Foundation and the Fire Safety Dogs! Get out those colors and have some fun! 

Click on the picture and have a grown-up help you print out your very own coloring page!

Thank you!!!

Thank you to our friends at PetSmart for sharing our Smoke Alarm video yesterday on their Facebook page!

We would also like to thank Surf Dog Ricochet and Elle the Pit Bull for sharing our video on their Facebook pages and to Mission: PETS for helping spread the video as well! Thank you!

You can watch our video HERE!

Thanks, PetSmart!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fun at the Clarksville Christmas Parade!

We had so much fun at the Clarksville Christmas Parade last night! Thanks to Whitson-Morgan Motor Company for the sweet ride, to our Dad, Robert, for driving, our mom for helping us make our signs with all that glitter and for the thousands of people that came out to watch the big parade! It was so much fun!

You can watch a recording of our live stream of us riding in the parade below!

If unable to see the video, click HERE

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tango's last public fire safety presentation streamed LIVE on the web!

PEEPS! Great news! Tomorrow we will be live streaming my very last public fire safety presentation. As you may have heard, I am retiring now that I am almost 11 1/2 years old. It's been a great 4 1/2 years and I am ready to spend my "golden
years" chillaxen! This is a very RARE opportunity and we hope that you will see us in action! 
Special thanks to Principal Davis at Celia Clinton Elementary in Tulsa for letting us do this! YOU ROCK Principal Davis!!! We are excited that our friends from the Tulsa Fire Department will be there (catch that Rainbow Diamond, Spokesdog!). The live stream will begin a little before 9:30 AM CST at Hope you can join us!!!! Tango

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Skyping with our Third Country Soon!

We are soooo excited! We are going to be Skyping with a school in Latvia soon!

We started a new program that we have taken international (

and each week we have set aside Thursdays to Skype with other countries!

For those of you that may not know (we are just learning too!) Latvia is a country in Europe and the capitol of it is Riga. It is an ancient Baltic country and is officially called the Republic of Latvia.

We can't wait to meet the children and this will be our first experience with a translator. Pawsome!
Saint Peter's Church in Riga was built in 1209 and enlarged in the 15th century. Its current tower was completed in 1746 and restored in 1973 when an elevator was installed. People can now view Riga from a height of about 72 m (236 ft). 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tango the Fire Safety Dog Stick Puppet Project Tomorrow on Sparkles' Safety Spot!

Boys and girls!

Big fun in Sparkles' Clubhouse tomorrow morning when we live stream the 63rd Episode of Sparkles' Safety Spot! Whoo hoo! 

During tomorrow's live stream, we will be making a Tango the Fire Safety Dog Stick Puppet! Be sure to visit to print of the supply sheet! 

Join the fun! Join us at 9:00 AM CST as we come to you LIVE from Sparkles' Clubhouse! 

Watch Sparkles' Safety Spot at

Until then, stay safe! 

Brought to you by the Keep Kids Fire Safe™ Foundation and First Alert.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free New Skype Program from the Fire Safety Dogs!


We have added a new 30 minutes Skype program! This program includes children (1) meeting a real fire safety dog, (2) learning how some dogs have jobs, (3) learning a short history of Dalmatians and their role in the US Fire Service, (4) learning about Dalmatians in general, and (5) learning about what a Fire Safety Dog is. Children will also learn (1) what the Fire Safety Dogs do to train, (2) what kinds of jobs they perform, and (3) what they do during their free time. The program is followed by singing a fire safety song and administering the Junior Firefighter Oath by Hilton and a Fire Safety Dog. The visit also includes time for questions and answers. 

Follow the adventures of the Fire Safety Dogs on Facebook! and on their webpage at Watch Sparkles' Safety Spot, a weekly live streamed safety show at at 9:00 AM CST every Friday morning. This 15 minute program is perfect for classrooms!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sparkles' Safety Spot~ Episode 62

Recording of live stream of the 62nd Episode of Sparkles' Safety Spot from Sparkles' Clubhouse. In this episode, children learn how to make a fire truck craft project.

This episode ranked as the 6th most watched show on!

Sparkles' Safety Spot is streamed live every Friday morning at 9 A.M. CST at

Brought to you by the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation and First Alert. Follow the adventures of the Fire Safety Dogs on their webpage and on Facebook.

The Kindness of Others

Thank you to Alicia from Must Love Tiaras for one of the most amazing gifts. Alicia has amazing talent and gave me a beautiful necklace to wear to always keep Sparkles and Spanner close to my heart. 

Sparkles crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2010, and Spanner, in 2008. Both were rescued and went on to doing amazing things, including appearing on PBS KIDS Sprout and FOX and Friends.

Since receiving this very thoughtful gift, I have worn my necklace non-stop. Thank you, Alicia, your kindness is overwhelming and I appreciate your thoughtfulness so very much.

You can visit Alicia's site at HERE.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Molly the Fire Safety Dog and her Playdate with Finnagus Sage

Molly and her new friend, Finnagus Sage had their very first playdate!

Finnagus (Finn) is a law enforcement dog and a Bloodhound. A Bloodhound loves to work finding the bad guys!

Be sure to turn up the sound button on the video to hear the sound and watch all the fun!

If unable to see the video, please click HERE

Finnagus was very sweet and even brought Molly a new toy! Thank you for coming over Finn!

Follow Finn on Facebook at and Molly and the Fire Safety Dogs at

Until next time, stay safe!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Congratulations to PetSmart on its 25th Anniversary

Congratulations to PetSmart on their 25th anniversary! 

Tango was really excited to get a stuffed 25th anniversary toy from his friends at PetSmart!

Since May of last year, PetSmart has been tweeting our daily fire safety tips, and we are so very grateful! PetSmart has also helped the Fire Safety Dogs by tweeting other important information about the Fire Safety Dogs and have really helped them reach more children, petparents and others with the fire safety message!

So here is to another 25 years!!! Congratulations and best wishes!

About PetSmart:

This month specialty pet retail leader PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) celebrates 25 years of helping pet parents provide the best care for their pets. Over the years PetSmart, which has 1,249 stores in North America, has led several industry trends that have changed the pet shopping experience, most notably through exclusive products and services, a wide food assortment focused on natural ingredients, and by providing free space to facilitate more than 5 million local pet adoptions.
Reimagining the Pet Retail Category
By providing a specialized approach and offering many pet-care essentials under one roof, PetSmart continues to lead the industry. “We are driven by the needs of pet parents,” said Bob Moran, PetSmart’s chairman and CEO. “Our goal is to provide the best products and services that help our customers care for their pets.”

This solutions-based approach has resulted in PetSmart creating a unique mix of services and products. With grooming salons in every store, PetSmart is America’s leader in pet grooming services and has become the largest home-away-from-home for pets by creating PetsHotel® and Doggie Day CampSM boarding services. And in 1994 PetSmart partnered with Banfield Pet Hospital® to offer veterinarian care centers that are now in more than 800 stores.

In recent years, PetSmart initiated an industry trend of developing  generation-centric apparel, toys and products through exclusive brand partnerships with Martha Stewart Pets™, GNC Pets ™, Marvel Entertainment, Toys “R” Us®, and, most recently, Bret Michaels Pets Rock™. “We know our pet parents enjoy sharing their passions with their pets so our goal was to develop unique, pet-friendly collections with other brands that pet parents love,” Moran said.

A staple of the business, the pet food category has evolved substantially over the past 25 years becoming more focused on pets’ specific nutritional needs and health conditions such as skin and stomach sensitivities. PetSmart now sells approximately 1,000 premium varieties of natural-ingredient and expert-recommended foods to meet pet parents’ requests for high-quality and limited-ingredient foods, including grain-free and organic options. 

Saving 5 Million Lives Through PetSmart Charities
From the beginning, PetSmart chose not to sell dogs and cats, instead providing free space in every store to facilitate pet adoptions. In 1994, PetSmart formed PetSmart Charities® to provide financial support to animal-welfare organizations and to manage the in-store adoption program which is responsible for more than 5 million pet adoptions.  In fact, a homeless pet is adopted about every 60 seconds inside a PetSmart. And with the support of customer donations, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and program support to animal-welfare groups in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

PetSmart Facts
·         1,249 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
·         More than 50,000 employees
·         8 distribution centers handle more than 11,000 products
·         194 in-store PetsHotels and 195 Doggie Day Camps
·         Provide training to more than 370,000 dogs every year
·         14,000 safety-certified salon associates bathe and groom over 10.7 million pets annually
·         Helped more than 5 million homeless pets get adopted through PetSmart Charities
·         Based in Phoenix, Arizona

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About PetSmart
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,249 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 194 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information ( PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp SM day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmart   
Find PetSmart on Facebook

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fire Safety Dogs on Scratchings and Sniffings Blog!

Thanks to our friend Yvonne DeVita and her furfriends for blogging about the Fire Safety Dogs on their Scratching & Sniffings blog! We are so very fortunate to have been included in their blog as we admire them so much for all the work that they do!

We very much appreciate Scratching and Sniffings including information about Sparkles' Fire Safety Skype Tour. That was the most exciting news of all!

You can read their blog post HERE.

Fire Safety Dogs on Animal Radio with FIDO Friendly Magazine!

Thanks to Susan Sims from FIDO Friendly Magazine for the wonderful interview on Animal Radio last week!

The Fire Safety Dogs and I have fun during the interview and it was broadcast on our end from Sparkles' Clubhouse!

To listen to the interview and to learn more about the Fire Safety Dogs, Sparkles' Clubhouse and the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation's programs, click HERE.

Thank you FIDO Friendly Magazine and Animal Radio!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Live recording of Sparkles' Safety Spot Live Streamed from the Unified Fire Authority in Salt Lake City, Utah. June 22, 2012. Episode 42.

Chatting with people from all over the United States
Sparkles' Safety Spot was live streamed from Unified Fire Authority in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 22nd. This 42nd Episode was streamed live with firefighters from Unified Fire Authority from Fire Station 101.

Unified Fire is the largest Fire Department in Utah, with 26 fire stations and 450 sworn firefighters and running 40,000 calls a year. Unified Fire has 2 Hazmat Teams, 2 Heavy Rescue Teams, a Dive Rescue Team, a Swift Water Rescue Team, a Bomb Squad, and many other unique divisions.

Putting something together like this takes a lot of work! Special thanks to Monica Colby, Dean Hunt, Benjamin Sharer, Z and Captain Karen Minchow for helping us put this episode together so quickly! 

Zeteo ("Z")

We were so excited that Zeteo, ("Z")  and his human, Captain Karen Minchow were on the show! Z is a chocolate Lab that works for the Urban Search and Rescue Team. The USAR team is called Utah Task Force 1. Z is trained to search for live victims in urban disaster settings like collapsed buildings and he also detects live human scent and
finds it. 

Here are pictures from the big day! 

Getting ready to live stream
Captain Karen Minchow petting Tango

Firefighter Ben showing Tango the Battalion Chief's vehicle.

Tango waiting while the live stream was being set up.
Firefighter Benjamin Sharer participated in Sparkles' Safety Spot with us!

                                         If unable to see the video, please click HERE.

As always, we would like to thank our sponsor, First Alert, for providing the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation funding to bring you Sparkles' Safety Spot each week. Thank you, First Alert!

Sparkles' Safety Spot is live streamed every Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. CST. Follow Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, Tango the Fire Safety Dog and Siren the Fire Safety Dog on Facebook!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Last Day to Vote for Tango the Fire Safety Dog in Hero Dog Awards!


The more votes that Tango receives for the Hero Dog Awards, the more awareness will be raised not only about the work on the Keep Kids Fire Safe™ Foundation, but about fire safety in general. Please VOTE BEFORE 5 PM CST TODAY!

Click the button below to cast your vote!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sparkles' Safety Spot~ Streamed Live TODAY!

Today will be the 43rd EPISODE of Sparkles' Safety Spot! Join us this morning for Sparkles' Safety Spot at 9 A.M. CST, live from Sparkles' Clubhouse! Brought to you by the Keep Kids Fire Safe™ Foundation and First Alert.

We'll learn some fun things about fire safety and we will also reveal pictures of the new Fire Safety Dog truck wrap, so you won't want to miss it!

If unable to see the video, click HERE

Friday, June 22, 2012

Today! Sparkles' Safety Spot Live From Salt Lake City, Utah!

Today will be the 42nd EPISODE of Sparkles' Safety Spot! Join us this morning for Sparkles' Safety Spot at 9 A.M. CST, live from Salt Lake City, Utah! Brought to you by the Keep Kids Fire Safe™ Foundation and First Alert.

We'll learn some fun things about fire safety and we will also reveal pictures of the new Fire Safety Dog truck wrap, so you won't want to miss it!

If unable to see the video, click HERE

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tango the Fire Safety Dog's Appearance Schedule in Utah June 21-23

Thursday, June 21

1:45 P.M. CST
KSL 5 News at Noon (NBC)

3:00-6:00 P.M. CST
Tango the Fire Safety Dog and Dayna to attend Video Production workshop by Kenn Bell at BlogPaws

7:00-7:30 P.M. CST
Tango the Fire Safety Dog to attend opening of BlogPaws with Tillman, the skateboarding bulldog and Norman, the Scooter Dog

7:30-9:00 P.M. CST
Tango the Fire Safety Dog to attend Welcome Reception at Blogpaws

9:00 P.M. CST
Tango the Fire Safety Dog to attend screening of Kenn Bell’s “Hero Dogs of 9/11” at BlogPaws

Friday, June 22

9:00-9:45 AM CST
Sparkles' Safety Spot
Live from Unified Fire Authority
Brought to you by the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation and sponsored by First Alert

10:40 CST or after
Good Things Utah (KTVX-TV (ABC)

4:15-5:30 PM CST
Live Streaming your Way to Success program at BlogPaws by Firefighter Dayna and Tango

Saturday, June 23

All Day
Tango the Fire Safety Dog to attend workshops at BlogPaws

7-8 PM CST (Approximately)
Sparkles’ the Fire Safety Dog Blog up for Nose-to-Nose Award at BlogPaws 2012 Conference!

BlogPaws 2012 Conference will be streaming the Nose-to-Nose Awards this Saturday around 6/7pm EST. Follow the link watch the festivities!

9:00-11:00 PM CST
Tango the Fire Safety Dog to attend pawty at BlogPaws

Sunday, June 24

Begin return trip to Arkansas