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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?!

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 . . .

Senior Soiree to benefit K9Kastle | thepupdiary.com

13 May

City Dog Expert, Kimberly Marie Freeman, hosted an event Friday evening to support the adoption and care for older pups with k9Kastle rescue group. The event, held at the new Han Nari & MG pet boutique, featured doggy treats, raffles, a photo booth with celebrity photographer Sophie Gamand, Striking Paws.

Grace Forster, Kimberly Freeman, Leslie Hughes

Grace Forster, Kimberly Freeman, Leslie Hughes

We won a doggy treat basket by Dig In Dogs – yum! And our friend gave us one of her Rams Dog Food samples to try. We had a bite at the event and loved the all-natural doggy food!

Be sure to visit the K9Kastle page to learn about their adoptable pups. Their information: K9Kastle Corp. is a volunteer run, not-for-profit rescue group that rehabilitates and rehomes both cats and dogs. K9Kastle is a proud member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, and is grateful to enjoy the generosity of Maddie’s fund.

Adoptable Pups

Adoptable Pups

Tour for Life adoption event stops in Times Square | thepupdiary.com

10 May

North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life adoption event stopped in Times Square today to celebrate the end of their 51 city and 27 state adoption tour. Over 2000 animals found loving homes in the cross country tour this year! Hoping the dogs at today’s event find homes, too!

Caroline is looking for a home

Caroline is looking for a home

Their next big adoptathon will be held on June 1 and 2 for 36 straight hours at their Port Washington, NY headquarters.