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Rescue the Runway: Rescue is the New Black | thepupdiary.com

22 May

We’re eating Stella & Chewy’s treats while writing this post. Our Rescue the Runway goody bag last night had lots of cool items including our fave, Stella & Chewy’s! Was the second annual runway event as good as the first? It was even better!

Barking beauties, BarkBox, Badass rescue groups, and delicious bites — we loved the second annual Mr. Bones & Co. Rescue the Runway fashion show and dog adoption benefit! Held at 91 in the West Village, the event featured adoptable dogs, a runway show, a doggy kissing booth (with a pup named Cubby from Thank Dog Rescue), a BarkBox gifting station, and a great silent auction. Runway escorts included fashion designer, John Bartlett, BarkBox CEO, Matt Meeker, and Erin O’Sullivan from Susie’s Senior Dogs. But we have to admit that we only had eyes for the pups! From a tiny Chihuahua to a beautiful old-soul Siberian Husky, ten four-legged models made their runway debuts and captivated the audience with cuteness and personality. Some of the pups received multiple adoption applications — we hope they all find forever homes! Rescue groups and shelters included Animal Haven, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, and Husky House.

Of course there was the requisite tearjerker video. This one showed Mr. Bones & Co. in action with dog rescue success stories from Iraq to the Bahamas to the U.S. Wishing them much success with their future rescue missions, too! If you’re looking for ways to volunteer with your pup, check out some of these ideas.

The Mr. Bones & Co. Team

The Mr. Bones & Co. Team

Dog party with a purpose | thepupdiary.com

13 Feb

What do you get when you cross some Pup Scouts with a Puccini? A fun dog-friendly party raising over $1,300 for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals! Puccini, a Maltipoo on a mission, decided to dedicate his 6th birthday party to one of his favorite causes – homeless animals. He enlisted his Pup Scout doggy friends to help out by donating their time and talents to the cause.

Puccini’s party kicked off Pet Fashion Week and pups from around the nation came to wish him a pawsome year. Held at Honda of Manhattan on the west side, party goers enjoyed food, drinks, doggy treats, a silent auction, games, and photo opps. Dawn Deisler made an amazing doggy portrait cake!

New York Pet Fashion Show | thepupdiary.com

8 Feb

Happy 10th anniversary to the New York Pet Fashion Show! One of the hardest working doggy moms, Ada Nieves, started a small fashion show 10 years ago and it has blossomed into an annual event with over 1,000 attendees. That is an admirable accomplishment!

Our gown designed by Dawn Deisler

Our gown designed by Dawn Deisler

Each year the event raises money for a different animal rescue — this year it was the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. We loved the extra focus on doggy adoption and rescue this year! Adoptable pups walked the runway and over 400 rescued pups sent in rescue stories to win “rescue of the year” – a new contest for the 10th anniversary. We had our money on Beau Loevner, NYC therapy dog extraordinaire, but another deserving pup won. Shotsi the terrier alerted his family when their 16-month old baby was choking. Congrats to Shotsi on her win as rescue of the year! Kudos to all of the folks who adopt dogs and help them find forever homes!

Gems of Rescue Runway Show – one of several throughout the evening. This show features adoptable dogs!:

Held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Midtown Manhattan, the event draws a crowd from around the globe. It’s not every day we are able to attend a dog-friendly event in a hotel ballroom in NYC for $40. We saw friends from Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Canada, Maryland, Louisiana . . . This is THE event on the dog fashion scene. Ada Nieves is one of the pioneers in doggy fashion and I bet she is proud to see where it has gone!

A benefit for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

A benefit for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

We wanted to hang out at the Frenchie’s Kitchen table all night! YUM!! Mom does not like crowds (BOL – we live in NYC) and it was way too crowded (and hot) for us. But we had to walk the runway to show some new designs.

A large part of the event was a designer runway show with a themed contest and “designer of the year” award. There were very strict rules: only certain designers could enter, the theme “crown jewels” would be judged, and NO props (strollers, carts, etc.) were allowed on stage. Sadly, the rules were not followed. We felt really bad for our designer and fashionista friends who followed the rules and did not win. We love Bella Mia, a fellow therapy dog, and she looked beautiful wearing a multi-layered gown by designer Anthony Rubio. But rules are rules . . . Really a shame because many people made gorgeous “crown jewel” outfits and they were overlooked. Hopefully this is a learning experience for the organizers. Congrats to Anthony Rubio who is the new designer of the year! And congrats to the New York Pet Fashion Show!

Our family!

Our family!

And the Golden Mutt Award goes to . . . PupScouts | thepupdiary.com

30 Sep

This past weekend we participated in the 4th annual NYC Strut Your Mutt doggy walk hosted by Best Friends Animal Society. It’s one of our favorite NYC doggy events! The walk is held on the beautiful Hudson River, it raises money to help homeless pets, and several cool vendors and organizations come out to support the walk each year.

What’s cool about this walk is that rescue groups can form “dog packs” and raise funds for their own rescue efforts. Our friends at Yorkie911 Rescue formed a dog pack and raised over $4,000 to help Yorkies in need! The top dog pack honor in NYC goes to Long Island Bulldog Rescue with a fundraising effort of over $33,000!

PupScouts accept their award! Photo credit:  Jim Ballard

PupScouts accept their award!
Photo credit: Jim Ballard

PupScouts of DPFamily Troop 4 formed a dog pack team to support Best Friends Animal Society and raised close to $2,000 — earning the Golden Mutt Award for raising the most money for BFAS! PupScouts Cubby and Ginger visited the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah over the summer and hope to make a return trip with some other PupScouts next spring after the Blog Paws conference in May.

The PupScouts, a group of philanthropic pups, have more fun and adventure up their doggy sleeves! Follow them on their website PupScouts.org. All pups are welcome to become PupScout members or to form other PupScout groups around the world!

PupScouts win Golden Mutt Award Photo Credit:  Susan Godwin

PupScouts win Golden Mutt Award
Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is open to visitors

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is open to visitors

French kisses in Bryant Park | thepupdiary.com

30 Sep

The Taste of France came to Bryant Park this past weekend and you know what that means. Frenchie kisses from French Bulldog rescue pups! The French Bulldog Rescue Network was on hand with a doggy kissing booth and some very adorable pups. The rescue network, a volunteer-based group, rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes French Bulldogs in need.

Le Taste of France featured special events and dozens of booths with food, wine, travel information, beauty products, and even a hot air balloon! One doggy highlight was the French Bulldog fashion show on the big stage.