If you love songs about dogs this is for you:
SPOT THE DOG: DOGS TRUST PROMOTES CANINE TUNES ON SPOTIFY
Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity which has a rehoming centre in Roden Lane Farm, Telford, today expanded its social networking portfolio with a Spotify account dedicated to all songs ‘dog’.
The first playlist features classics such as Cat Stevens’ ‘I Love My Dog’ as well as more modern numbers like ‘Hounds of Love’ by The Futureheads. Dogs Trust staff already play music to the dogs in rehoming centres as research shows melodies help create a calm, soothing atmosphere. They expect the poochtastic playlist will be warmly welcomed by its supporters and canine residents alike.
Alex Goldstein, Dogs Trust Web Editor, explains:
‘We’ve found social networking is a brilliant way to connect with our supporters and communicate our key messages through friendly dialogue.
The results are tangible. We’ve rehomed dogs after posting their photos on Twitter, organised large scale events on Facebook and shared behind-the-scenes photos on Flickr. Hopefully our Spotify account will encourage canine-themed parties up and down the country!’
Spotify is a free music streaming website with over 1 million users worldwide.
3.8 million tracks are available and a fortnight ago Apple unveiled a Spotify iPhone application so users can listen on the move.
The first Dogs Trust playlist is
- Hounds of Love – The Futureheads
- Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Machine
- Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
- Diamond Dogs – David Bowie
- I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
- Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
- Cats + Dogs – Camille
- Can Your Monkey Do the Dog – Rufus Thomas
- Who Lets the Dogs Out – Baha Men
- Puppy Love – Donny Osmond
- I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens
and can be found here: Woofstock - Dogs Trust dog songs. To listen you need a Spotify account but it is free to download and use. To download Spotify go to www.spotify.com
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for 16,000 dogs a year. Links to our social networking sites can be found here: http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/topnavigation/ontheweb/test.htm