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Celebrity Catwalk Paws in the City | thepupdiary.com

2 Jun

Last night we attended a Celebrity Catwalk event featuring adoptable dogs, fashion, drama, more fashion, more drama, and fun! We’ll write full details later and also post some photos! In the meantime, check out some of the dogs on the catwalk in the video we took at the event. Furry paws hit the runway in the city!

10 reasons to adopt a dog at Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days | thepupdiary.com

28 May

We were both adopted from local shelters (Ginger as an adult pup and Cubby as a puppy). Our mom always said she didn’t have time for a pup and didn’t have the space, but now she can’t imagine her life without us! Boy are we lucky pups she found us and took us in! If you have considered adopting, fostering, or volunteering, come out to meet all of the little New Yorkers who are looking for homes at the upcoming Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days this weekend on June 1 and 2. Below are 10 reasons to check it out:

1. The 2-day event features thousands of dogs and cats available for adoption for FREE! Yes, FREE! (Each shelter and rescue will have their own adoption policies and procedures.)

2. Over 50 shelters and rescue groups from the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will participate so you will see a great variety of breeds, sizes, ages, mixes. (We prefer the scruffy look!)

3. Maddie’s Fund will pay the organizations an adoption fee from $500 to $2,000 per animal adopted. That means more money in the pockets of our local groups! Maddie’s Fund has set aside $4 million to help host these adoption events across the nation!

4. The adoption events on June 1 and 2 take place all around the city including two large outdoor events in Manhattan. Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm at Petco at 92nd and Broadway. Sunday from 12 to 5 pm at Petco Union Square. Heading to the beach this weekend? There will also be adoption events in the Hamptons, Jersey, and more!

5. FREE product samples will be available at the two large outdoor events.

6. You can save a life!

7. You can host cool events honoring your adopted pup — like the recent Rescue the Runway event at the New York Fire Museum.

8. Summer is the pawfect time to adopt a pup! Especially if you will have to potty train the pooch. If you have tried to potty train a puppy in winter snow storms, you will know what we mean!

9. It can change your life. You will have a new instant best friend, travel buddy, volunteer side kick, wing man, or whatever you are looking for in a dog. Your social circles will grow and you will have a fun new reason to get out of bed every morning. Not to mention all of the doggy kisses you will receive!

10. Did we tell you the adoptions are FREE!

What are you waiting for?!

10 Memorial Day weekend activities for New York dogs | thepupdiary.com

24 May

While many dogs are hitting the road this very busy Memorial Day travel weekend, we are having a staycation in New York City to explore, relax, and have some fun! Here are 10 dog activities and events we may try to check out in the next few days:

Hester Street Fair: The Hester Street Fair at the corner of Hester and Essex is open Saturdays through October 26 from 10 am to 6 pm. This is the pawfect spot for an outdoor brunch with yummy food and cool vendors.

South Street Seaport: We luv the Seaport area! The Salty Paw’s new summer location on Pier 17 is pawsome! And we are excited to check out the Seaport’s new SEE/CHANGE program with pop-up shops and restaurants. A SmorgasBar opens at the Seaport today!

Visiting Brooklyn

Visiting Brooklyn

Smorgasburg (DUMBO): We hop the East River Ferry (dogs in bags are welcome) and head to DUMBO for beautiful views, good food, and open spaces! The Sunday Smorgasburg in the Tobacco Warehouse allows pups. It gets very crowded so come early!

Celebrity Catwalk Pawty: Celebrity Catwalk is hosting a party on Saturday evening, May 25 from 5 to 7 pm at their Pre Paws In The City Yappy Hour at Unleashed by Petco 157 Chambers Street (Between West Broadway & Greenwich)

Pup crawl: We start at the dog-friendly 105th Street Hudson Beach Cafe. Then head down to the Boat Basin Cafe at 79th Street followed by Pier I cafe. If we still feel like walking, we hit PD O’Hurley’s at Pier 84 and a final stop at The Frying Pan! A beautiful walk along the river!

Volunteer: We are spending part of the weekend doing home visits for Yorkie 911 Rescue. We compiled a list with some volunteer options for NY dogs.

Central Park time: Nuff said! We love to explore the park in the early morning and dusk. Too bad they aren’t having a Bagel Bark this weekend!

Clean: UGH! But we still have spring cleaning to do! Go through your old towels and linens and donate them to Rock and Rawhide or the Oklahoma tornado effort. Rock and Rawhide will collect linens at the Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days event on June 1 and 2.

Shop: So it looks like rain for at least part of the weekend . . . We will do some online shopping at Res-Q-Threads – we luv their new Yorkie shirt! We’ll also stroll through The Shops at Columbus Circle on our way to the park!

Day Trip: Hop a Metro North train and head outside the city for an afternoon. (It is even fun to just explore Grand Central Terminal without taking the train anywhere!) Where to go? Croton Point Park, Yonkers waterfront, Tarrytown . . . Here are a few options from a CBS news report.

And don’t forget to relax! We love to hang out at Madison Square Park’s Shake Shack with a Pooch-ini and a good book. There is some good doggy watching there!

Dog-friendly weekend getaway to Washington, D.C. | thepupdiary.com

22 May

We love to travel and explore! Whether we have a week, a weekend, or even just a day, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to visit!

At a distance of about 4 hours by car, Washington, D.C. is the perfect location for a weekend getaway from New York City. Here is how we do it!

At the dog-friendly FDR Memorial in DC

At the dog-friendly FDR Memorial in DC

Getting there: We always rent a car since there are 2 of us and we have a lot of stuff! Too bad Amtrak does not allow pups because that would definitely be our preferred way to travel! The car ride down to D.C. takes about 4 hours from Midtown Manhattan. Beware of the tolls! The round-trip fee is over $50 and an easy pass is pretty much a necessity to avoid the toll lines. We use our Kurgo booster seat to keep secure in the car.

Where to stay: There are dozens of pet-friendly hotels in the Washington, D.C. area. Most recently we stayed in the Tysons Sheraton in Virginia. We were hooked with the free parking, easy commute into the city and low hotel room rate! We tend to stay in Starwood properties when we travel on the east coast so we can get travel points and rewards. Trip Advisor has a great list of dog-friendly hotels. We also love Bringfido.com for travel and hotel information.

The Washington Monument is in the background

The Washington Monument is in the background

What to do: We like a combination of social events, outdoor activities, and city viewing and touring. When we travel to Washington, D.C. we always check Novadog Magazine event listing to see what dog events are taking place in the area. Washington has a big doggy social scene with black-tie events, baseball games, outdoor festivals, and more! The National Mall is dog friendly and is a great place for an (on leash) stroll to see the sites and monuments. The Eastern Market outdoor farmers market (Saturdays and Sundays) is a fun place to stop for snacks. Also check out some of the local pet boutiques. We love Howl to the Chief near the Eastern Market. Some of the Virginia wineries are dog friendly. We visited Barrel Oak Winery about 45 minutes from the city and loved it! Leashed pups are welcome at Arlington National Cemetery. Capital River Cruises welcome pups. And Potomac Riverboat Company in Alexandria hosts Canine Cruises. Annapolis, Maryland is a beautiful place to visit if you have more time.

Resources: A recent article in The Washington Times has some great tips. BringFido.com lists restaurants and other sites to visit in the area. Dogfriendly.com has a Washington, D.C. city guide for pups.

Mr. Bones & Co. presents Rescue the Runway | thepupdiary.com

17 May

Adoptable (and very adorable) pups hit the catwalk earlier this week in the first annual Rescue the Runway charity event benefiting Animal Haven, Second Chance Rescue, and Pibbles & More Animal Rescue. Celebrity human escorts (models, actors, TV personalities) played second fiddle to the precious pups – many pit bull and mixes — and we loved presenter Cindy Vero’s wit and charm as she introduced the dogs. (Funny that she works with a “Cubby” at 103.5 KTU – BOL!)

After the runway show concluded, guests were encouraged to meet the pups up close and personal and chat with rescue volunteers. We are hoping that all of the pups find loving homes! We loved the tiny 6 week-old pup, Leo! Well we actually loved all of the doggies!

Rescue the Runway models including Elli Frank, Suleika Jaouad, Ashley Scott, Emma Kenney

Rescue the Runway models

It’s only fitting that the event took place at the New York City Fire Museum where dogs play a special role. A fire doggy memorial adorned one of the walls with photos, collars, information, and even a stuffed former fire dog from years ago.

Fire dog memorial

Fire dog memorial

It’s amazing how dogs are able to inspire us to do some pretty amazing things! Mr. Bones, a rescue pup, was the doggy brain child behind this production. And happy to hear he and his human companion, Elli Frank from Eye5 Marketing & Talent, have already started work on their second annual event with a possible cat theme.



Guests were treated to an open bar, tasty bites from local restaurants Left Bank, Poco, Bell Book & Candle, yummy Crumbs cupcakes, a fabulous silent auction and raffle, and special entertainment by DJ Gabriel Valverde, Band Called Catch and Tora Fisher. Party goers headed to the Brooklyneer for an after party . . .