Marsha Boulton

August 24, 2009 05:00 ET

Boulton Going to the Dogs in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2009) - It worked in New York, Toronto and Tampa Bay facilitating over 1,000 shelter dog adoptions in one week periods. Now best-selling author Marsha Boulton is bringing "Wally's Week" to the Maryland SPCA in Baltimore and The SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis.

Named after Boulton's kid-in-a-dog-suit bull terrier, Wally, who inspired her pet-centric memoir "Wally's World: Life with Wally the Wonder Dog" (St. Martin's Press), anyone adopting a dog from the Maryland SPCA in Baltimore and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis between August 24 through August 31 and August 27 through September 3 respectively, will receive a quality canvas adoption gift bag filled with great stuff for dogs to smooth the transition from shelter life to forever home for dog and adopter. Among many other things, each bag contains a copy of Boulton's book, yummy Wellness Natural Snacks for Pets and a half-a-dozen other useful items including biodegradable poop bags and a dog-training DVD from Animal Planet.

"I saw a window in the minor celebrity writing a book affords and decided to use it to good purpose," says Boulton who has written about the adoption program for actress Glenn Close's philanthrophic/ retail website

Some shelters have reported adopting as many dogs in one "Wally's Week" as they do over an entire summer.

More extensive information about Ms. Boulton and "Wally's Week" to be had at

Ms. Boulton will be in Baltimore/Annapolis area all week and available for discussion and interviews.

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