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TURFMUTT TO APPEAR ON LUCKY DOG TV SHOW, AIRING ON CBS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS

November 5, 2015

D.C. Area Rescue Dog and Adopter Offer Options for Healthy Living Landscapes for Your Pets, Family

Alexandria, Va. – A D.C. area rescue dog named Lucky and his owner, Kris Kiser, will appear this season on the Emmy Award-winning “Lucky Dog” show that airs Saturday mornings on CBS as a part of the ‘CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic’ block of programming.

The CBS show, “Lucky Dog,” follows animal trainer Brandon McMillan, who rescues hard-to-love, out-of-control, untrained and unadoptable dogs. McMillan turns these pooches into perfect pets. In the end, a lucky family will adopt an even luckier dog, making each episode an adoption story that warms the heart.

Mr. Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), and his adopted dog Lucky, the “TurfMutt,” are on a mission to educate viewers on ways to create environmentally –responsible living landscapes that families and pets can enjoy.

Lucky the “TurfMutt” is a real live superhero who serves as the “spokesdog” for the OPEI Education & Research Foundation’s TurfMutt environmental stewardship and educational program by Scholastic, for children in grades K-5. The national program has reached more than 62 million children, educators and families, since 2009, showing them how they can “save the planet, one yard at a time.”

“Lucky and I are very excited to participate in the “Lucky Dog” television show. I met many families living in California as part of taping the show, and was able to visit their yards and provide tips on how to make a living landscape a home for their new pups,” said Kiser.

Kiser continued, “It’s not just about having a lawn for your dog and your kids at all costs. It’s about having the right kind of yard, including a lawn, for the environment you are living in today.”

About Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog is produced by Litton Entertainment (www.litton.tv ). Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton Entertainment provides the CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!” Those programs include Lucky Dog, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv. Get more information about the show: cbsdreamteam.com/lucky-dog

About OPEI
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program, TurfMutt.com. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces. For more information, visit www.OPEI.org.

Media contacts
Ami Neiberger-Miller, Four Leaf PR on behalf of OPEI, 703-887-4877, ami@fourleafpr.com
Suzanne Henry, Four Leaf PR on behalf of OPEI, 434-989-2108, suzanne@fourleafpr.com