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Do you have a doggy dilemma? Single and looking for love but your mutt is getting in the way? Don't know the right breed to adopt that would match your personality? Do you struggle with an overweight dog? Do you have a working dog that needs some stress relief? Having trouble integrating your new dog into your existing family? Is your dog about to have pups and you're not sure what to do? Whatever the challenge, we want to help!

Now seeking dog owners with BIG personalities, who have stories about their dogs' behavior that is causing some kind of dilemma or challenge in their lives!

To submit yourself OR refer someone please email the following information:

• Full name and age, phone number and email (ALL members of the home)
• Location (Must live in NYC or surrounding areas)
• Brief Bio (about you and your dog)
• Recent photos of yourself and your dog

Email to: DOG@SHEDMEDIAUS.COM

***DEADLINE: May 25th, 2012***

CBS announced the new reality series DOGS IN THE CITY, starring New York City dog guru Justin Silver, a master at resolving issues between canines and their owners - no matter whose behavior is at fault. The series will premiere Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

In Manhattan, Justin Silver is known as the "go-to guy" for all things dog-related. He has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his canine customers while solving dilemmas for their two-legged masters. In each episode, he meets with clients who present a range of relationship problems, lifestyle changes or domestic issues - from a couple looking to move in together, but she's terrified of his golden retriever, to a recently divorced couple whose dog is having a rough time adjusting to joint custody. Justin gets as imaginative as necessary to reach a satisfying resolution, often finding that the owners can be a special breed themselves.

"Dogs are at the center of the story here, but this is a show that reveals as much about human nature as man's best friend," said Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn. "Dogs are often a lightning rod for their owners' emotions and dysfunction at home. Justin has an amazing gift to break down these complex issues with incredible heart, humor and, sometimes, much-needed candor."

Justin Silver has been taking care of dogs and their owners for more than a decade. A dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of a pet care company, Silver is also a comedian and founder of Funny for Fido, a nonprofit that raises money for homeless animals by producing a yearly stand-up comedy event. Silver firmly believes that every dog can be trained to be a wonderful companion by working on issues calmly and confidently with both his four- and two-legged clients.

Julie Weitz, Carol Mendelsohn, Jen O'Connell and Nick Emmerson are executive producers. Gerry Greengrass serves as co-executive producer. DOGS IN THE CITY is produced by CBS's Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Shed Media US Inc. and Carol Mendelsohn Productions.