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Sandy’s Rescue Pals helps shelter dogs find homes |

9 May

We were so lucky to meet Sunny, the rescued pup who currently stars on Broadway as Sandy in Annie. Bill Berloni visited A Fair Shake for Youth last fall with the pup to talk about rescuing animals, community service, and “walking the talk”. Sunny was rescued from BARC Municipal Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas hours before she was scheduled to be put to sleep. Bill is a special man with a special gift and a very kind heart!

Sunny stars as Sandy on Broadway

Sunny stars as Sandy on Broadway

Sandy’s Rescue Pals, which launched yesterday, will showcase adoptable pups from Bobbi and the Strays each week at the Wednesday matinee performance of Annie. The audience is treated to a special intermission doggy meet and greet where prospective adopters can talk to shelter staff and fill out adoption applications. This new adoption program is sponsored by PEDIGREE and the first 15 adopted pups will receive a year supply of PEDIGREE food.

Pedigree has also teamed with Annie to raise $1 million for shelter animals. For each Annie the Musical ticket sold through December 31, 2013, PEDIGREE will donate $2, up to $1 million, to PEDIGREE Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping dogs find loving homes.

Shorty Rossi and the New York Pet Expo |

4 May

We were lucky to meet Shorty and Hercules a few years ago at an event for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Today he was a special guest at the Greater New York Pet Expo.

Shorty Rossi

Shorty Rossi

We love his passion for helping dogs – especially Pit Bulls. He stars on ‘Pit Boss’ and also works with his rescue, Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue where he rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes neglected dogs. Reading the comments on the Pet Expo Facebook page, we are happy to hear that people loved meeting him as much as we did!

Fun on set of Good Morning America |

24 Apr

Living in New York City, we get to do some pretty fun, exciting, and “different” things. We are surrounded by beautiful parks and water. We have dozens and dozens of dog-friendly shops to explore. We also have amazing media opportunities including popular morning TV shows!

Pup Scouts on Good Morning America

Pup Scouts on Good Morning America

Last week, the New York Pup Scout troop was invited to be featured on Good Morning America in Times Square! We had to arrive in the green room very early in the morning. Everyone on set was so nice and seemed to genuinely like doggies. Even celebrity guests like Billy Ray Cyrus came over to say hello to all of us! (Zac Efron on the other hand . . . BOL!) Our on-air time was cut short due to important national news. But we still had fun promoting Beth Stern’s new show, Spoiled Rotten Pets.

The life of a New York doggy . . . what fun opportunities will come next?!

(Here is more about our troop leader, Tasha Bella the Manhattan Morkie.)

CNNMoney and our tax refund |

12 Apr

CNNMoney wanted to know how we’ll spend our tax refund this year.  They interviewed us a few weeks ago and published the article today ‘How I’m Spending My Tax Refund’.  The title they gave us – Spoiling her dogs – was a bit funny to us.  (Even though we will be co-starring on Spoiled Rotten Pets on Saturday, April 20!)

We are using just about every penny of the money on doggie “stuff”.  Teeth cleaning – about $600 per dog.  Therapy dog certification renewal and annual Gala – $350.  Petplan annual health insurance for two pups – about $1,000.  Trip to Glen Highland Farm doggy rescue camp – $500.  Trip to Wigglebutt Wedding supporting rescue dogs – $300.  So, I guess we are spoiled in some way!  Especially considering some doggies don’t even have warm beds and good food . . . 

Spoiled Dogs

Spoiled Dogs

Pretty in pink – we’re in The New York Times |

9 Apr

We were out and about Easter Sunday wearing our Sunday-best outfits.  Bill Cunningham from The New York Times was also out and about covering his On the Street photo diary of folks dressed up for the Fifth Avenue Easter parade.  He snapped a candid photo of Cubby as she walked along the Avenue with her pink ruffles bouncing in the wind.  A pretty in pink pup!

Bill Cunningham – Parading Video

Cubby's Easter Gown

Cubby’s Easter Gown