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Paper dresses for dogs | thepupdiary.com

13 Jun

Our friends at Yorkie911 Rescue were inspired by the cute and extremely talented 4-year old girl who makes Oscar-worthy paper dresses that could be featured on the cover of Vogue!  If a 4-year old can make a pretty paper dress, certainly a doggy mom can give it a try!

At their recent 5th annual Rescues Rock the Runway charity event at the UpSky hotel on Long Island, Yorkie Rescue  event coordinators presented a “designer challenge” and asked doggies to rock the runway in paper dresses.  Since we love to support the all-volunteer rescue group, we decided to give it a try.  We used an Eataly brown shopping bag and a floral bouquet we had in the house. With a “natural spring” theme, we attached flowers and greenery to the paper bag with Elmer’s Glue. The bag handles made a perfect collar and the stiff paper kept its shape.  We used a simple ribbon to tie at the waist.

Time spent: 45 minutes.

Cost: zero.

Fun factor: all paws up!

The event also featured a fashion show where adoptable and rescued pups walked the runway in beautiful designs from Tuck & Tula, Belle Diva Couture, and Yvette Ruta with Hayley’s Hats.  Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch, doggy treats, vendors (the Gerrard Larriett balancing rose spray is amazing), and over 60 pawsome raffle prizes!   This is one of our favorite doggy events for a great cause!  Funds raised at the event will help the group purchase a vehicle to help transport even more pups.

An Eataly bag becomes a gown

An Eataly bag becomes a gown

Hamilton Pug’s Black Collar Gala #hampuggala | thepupdiary.com

13 Jun

We headed to Bark & Co (the geniuses behind BarkBox) headquarters last night for some doggy fun and fundraising for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Hamilton Pug, a cute pup rescued from a shelter in Ohio, organized the shindig and invited lots of doggy friends! It was so much fun to see Instagram doggy friends in person! The Pugs sure do know how to pawty! PugLove!!

Hamilton raised over $1,100 for the Mayor’s Alliance – way to go Ham! Hoping to see many of the pups at the Barkfest in Madison Square Park this summer! And if you are looking for a new furry friend, check out the new BarkBuddy app!

On the green carpet

On the green carpet

Lunch on the run with Broadway Bites | thepupdiary.com

12 Nov

We love outdoor food festivals! Well, outdoor food festivals that are dog friendly! Mom lets us try different human foods and we all get to hang out together in the sun. Broadway Bites is the newest culinary food market from UrbanSpace NYC. The market will be open daily through November 24 in Greeley Square Park at Broadway and 33rd Street. With over 2 dozen food vendors, there is something for everyone! No dog food . . . but lots of other cool items to try. We also like the Winter Village in Bryant Park for snacks. And also all of our favorite dog-friendly burger joints!

Looking for food at Broadway Bites

Looking for food at Broadway Bites

Tis the season! Already?! | thepupdiary.com

23 Oct

We haven’t even worn our Halloween outfits yet and the city has turned into one big advertisement for Christmas! I bet if we look hard enough we will see decorations for Valentine’s Day, too! What’s a doggy to do? We must admit that we do love the holiday season! Lots of presents, food, events, and vacation! We are going to be very busy pups the next few months touring the city and looking for fun!

Christmas Trees at JCPenney in October

Christmas Trees at JCPenney in October

What’s your Story | thepupdiary.com

21 Oct

We love the Story boutique on Tenth Avenue at 19th Street in Chelsea. Every four to eight weeks the shop changes concept with a different theme. The current theme, Made in America, showcases a wide variety of products from around the nation. Best of all, each new theme includes a cute pet area with carefully curated items.

Shopping at Story in NYC

Shopping at Story in NYC

If you’re looking for a unique gift, this is the place to come. We must get the DAFT Design Scotty doorstop! Other items included Bocce’s Bakery biscuits and Found My Animal leashes.

The shop is located at 144 Tenth Avenue at 19th Street.

Cute doorstop or book-end at Story

Cute doorstop or book-end at Story