Doggie Moms Vows To Fill Your TV With Even More Bitches

Just what America needs, you grumble, a show about rich ladies who spend a lot of money on their dogs, so that we can all feel better about ourselves. But wait! It might not be horrible!

As someone who's been fairly involved with a no-kill animal shelter here in Chicago, my knee-jerk reaction to learning of this show's existence was a combination of James Van Der Beek's cry-face and JWoww's "I'm about to punch you" face. I worried that it would be a bunch of oblivious, undeserving dullards with too much money on their hands and too much Botox in their foreheads having petty fights about, I don't know, whether or not it's appropriate to get a 2-year-old Pomeranian vajazzled. It seems, however, that the women on the show might actually put their money where their mouth is.

Despite a few catfights, the reality show isn't all pomp and circumstance; these doggie moms are tirelessly committed - in front and behind the camera - to raising money for local charities and animal groups, and raising awareness of animal rescue, adoption and responsible pet guardianship.

The show's cast members even boast a couple of rescued mutts of their own, in addition to promoting responsible pet ownership and adopting of homeless pups.

The event features dog and cat adoptions by Animal Care & Control of NYC; free spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats on ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics; free microchipping and vaccinations; onsite dog licensing, and advice from a range of animal experts. Those seeking free spay/neuter should arrive before 7:30 a.m. All other activities will take place from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sara B. Roosevelt Park on E. Houston St. in Manhattan.

While I can't say I'll be rushing to tune in on my TV nor would I have very much in common with the cast of Doggie Moms, I have to hand it to this show: it doesn't make me want to quit America, and in this age of dozens and dozens of Real Housewives bounding across this nation's fruited plains like so many pillow-lipped handbag-line-shilling antelopes, we have to eek out all of the good that we can from our reality TV stars, lest we find ourselves face-to-face with The Real Housewives Of The Situation Of Utah, which chronicles the daily lives of Mike "The Situation" Sorentino after he forms his own fundamentalist sect of Mormonism and recruits failed models and actresses to join him in his Christian Audigier-designed McMansion in the American Southwest. Doggie Mom on, Doggie Moms. Doggie Mom on.

Doggie Moms Show Gets NYC Dogs And The Women Who Pamper Them Ready For Their Close Up [NYDN]

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