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#HipNJ Welcomes Rocky

#HipNJ  is so excited to announce the newest furry addition to our family, Rocky!

Our very own Kenny Barilari welcomed him into his home this week,  thanks to Animal Rescue ‘R’ Us in Lodi.

Rocky is originally from Alabama, and is believed to be an Australian Shepherd and Pitbull mix. He is a very sleepy pup who loves to be held.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram as we document his growth.

NJ Celebs: National Dog Day

Today is #NationalDogDay! (One of the best days of the year, obviously!) To celebrate, #HipNJ has compiled a list of your favorite New Jersey celebrities posing with their canine friends on Instagram.

Brooke Shields (Haworth)


Dog days of summer 🌸

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Joe Jonas (Wyckoff)



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Teresa Guidice (Towaco)


Good Morning from Audriana & Bella 😘

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Zach Braff (South Orange)


Bae and I are house sitting.

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Ashley Tisdale (Monmouth County)


When I tell her there’s no Real Housewives on…

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Halsey (Clark)


missing so much

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Vera Farmiga (Clifton)


The Pupster. #Muppet. #Muppypup

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Elizabeth Gillies (Haworth)


Current & always vibe.

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Jim Kutsch on The Seeing Eye

Jim Kutsch, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Seeing Eye, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss regaining independence with Seeing Eye dogs.

The Seeing Eye, founded in 1929, was the first organization in the world to breed, raise and train dogs to assist the blind while also teaching their clients how to properly care for the dogs assigned to them. 

According to their website, the organization’s main goal is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye dogs.

The Seeing Eye began exclusively with the German Shepherd breed. Later, the organization began to introduce Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Labrador Golden crosses. “They’re all dogs that are genetically made up to have a job,” Kutsch states. “We are simply applying that genetic drive to doing the guiding work.”

To learn more about The Seeing Eye, click here.