‘Finding Fido’ Pairs People With The Perfect Pooch

You all know how much I love my little chiweenie, Jojo, so this new show from Z Living called Finding Fido is right up my alley. Finding Fido premieres Tuesday, January 17 at 9 PM ET and I think you’re going to LOVE it!


Finding Fido is all about matchmaking—that is—pairing dogs with their ideal owners. Or is it pairing people with their ideal dogs? Either way, it’s a win for both pooches and people! Whether it’s a sociable dog that can help owners overcome shyness, an active dog that encourages exercise, or even a dog that can help detect the onset of an owner’s epileptic seizure, host Seth Casteel matches each participant’s specialized needs and criteria to his or her new best friend. It’s true that it can be sort of tough finding the right dog. I know that when we decided to get a new dog two years ago, I really agonized over making the right choice for our family. While I didn’t have an expert on my side to help match me to the perfect pooch, I did get pretty lucky when this guy found his way into my life.

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I really don’t know how we got so lucky with Jojo! His personality really fits in well with our vibe as a family, which is fun-loving but also totally chill. We were looking for a dog who loves to kick back on the sofa and relax on family movie night, and it just so happens that Jojo’s favorite activity in life is being held like a little baby whilst having his belly rubbed. Done and done.

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That’s not to say that Jojo is a total lazy slug. He’s not! He loves to play with his favorite toys (a stuffed ham shank and a stuffed pork chop, both having seen better days). He also loves chasing the light of a laser pointer around the house as if catching that red dot is his mission in life! We just really love our little long-bodied buddy and I’m grateful that the perfect dog found us. Of course, if I could get a little help from Seth Casteel and the Finding Fido crew to find our next dog, I would TOTALLY love that! You can even get a sneak peek of Finding Fido before it airs, and don’t forget, Finding Fido premieres on Z Living on Tuesday, January 17 at 9pm. Z Living is the leading health entertainment TV network. Z Living is dedicated to telling compelling stories—on-air and online—to motivate you to live happier and healthier… on your own terms. Love that! Get a Z Living channel listing here.

#FindingFido Charitable Campaign

Finding Fido is partnering with Greater Good and Halo Pet Foods to give away cash grants plus pet food to animal shelters and rescue groups across the U.S.

You can join the cause by posting a pic of your pet on social media with hashtag #FindingFido. Each week leading up to the Finding Fido premiere they will also be giving away a $500 grant and $6,000 worth of Halo pet food, and you can help the pick which organizations should receive the cash, here’s how:

  1. Post a pic of your pooch on any social channel
  2. Be sure to include hashtag #FindingFido, for every hashtag used they’ll donate $1 to a Greater Good partner organization. That’s all you have to do to make a difference to an animal in need.
  3. Nominate a shelter you admire by including their social handle in your post. They’ll automatically be entered into the weekly drawing.

Winners will be announced weekly on the Z Living site and will also receive an on-air mention the night of the Finding Fido premiere. View the official campaign rules and regulations here.


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