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Newport Oregon: Rogue Ales Brewery Dog Beer Festival

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The 5th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, the Largest Dog Beer Festival in the World, raised a record $15,000 for Oregon dog charities. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Friends of Lincoln County Animal Shelters and Oregon Coast Therapy animals. More than 2,700 humans and 837 of their best friends attended the festival created in memory of Brewer, the faithful black lab companion of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier, who passed away on May 20th, 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of Chairman of the Board of Rogue Ales.

The festival was held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport and included the World’s Largest Dog Menu (also available year-round at all Rogue Ales Public Houses), Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Doggy Olympics, Dog Dancing, Brewer Says, and the Brewer Look-A-Like Contest.

50+ microbrews were poured including brews from Buckman Brewing, Amnesia Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Co., Block 15 Brewing Co., Boneyard Brewing, BridgePort Brewing Co., Burnside Brewing Company, Calapooia Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Flat Tail Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Green Dragon Brew Crew, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Issaquah Brewhouse, Laughing Dog Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Co., Track Town Ales, Upright Brewing and Rogue Ales.

Music was provided by the Ty Curtis Band, the Vicki Stevens Band and the Rob Connell Band. The event featured Oregon food from Mo’s, Local Ocean Seafood, Brewer’s on the Bay, and the Rogue Creamery.
The event was sponsored by KG Specialty, Food Services of America, Mo’s, Newport News-Times, KBCH AM 1400, KCRF 96.7 FM, U92 Country, KNPT AM 1390, KYTE FM 102.7, Great Western Malting Co., Columbia Distributing, Umpqua Bank, Local Ocean, the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and Thompson Sanitary Service.

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In Los Angeles: The Orlando on Third’s Pet Package

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Urban Pooch Package: Pet Concierge, Doggy Goodie Bag, Dog-Friendly Hiking Map

Going on vacation this summer? In an age where nearly a third of American households own a dog, there’s no need to leave your pooch at home if you’re coming to the City of Angels. The Orlando Hotel – a landmark boutique hotel on West Third Street in LA’s Mid City West – welcomes your four-legged family member with The Urban Pooch Package* that features pet concierge services, maps for dog-friendly hiking trails and doggie toys & goodies.

Find out why L.A. is considered one of the most fido-friendly cities in the country with our urban getaway pooch package that includes:

- ‘Pet Concierge’ services from PetSmart – a one-stop shop for all your pet’s needs, including: walking, grooming & veterinary services.

- Map of the city’s Runyon Canyon Park – great for ‘dog-watching’ and celeb sightings

- The Orlando’s signature Retractable Dog Bowl – for in-room or on-the-go hydration in this sunny city.

- Dog toy – because dogs just wanna have fun!

- Disposable Doggie Waste Bag Dispenser – for the ever-polite traveler.

- Doggy Confections from MAGNOLIA BAKERY – drool-worthy treats from the famous N.Y.C-based bakery.

Rates start at $255.00 per night plus tax. * Weight restrictions apply.

“Now more than ever, pets are being viewed as part of the family,” explains Sirley Cuevas, Director of Operations at The Orlando Hotel. “Since The Orlando is already considered a home-away-from-home for our guests, we thought it was only a natural to welcome their four-legged family members.”

About The Orlando on Third

The only hotel on Third Street in West Los Angeles, The Orlando Hotel is a landmark member of a community filled with creativity and authenticity – like Alexis Bittar Jewelry, Le Labo Perfumery, the Magnolia Bakery, Joan’s on Third and more. With staff eager to share insider information on shopping, dining and local events, guests get a real taste of L.A. living. And, it’s pet friendly!

The recently completed $6 million renovation means sleek new guest rooms with bigger bathrooms; high-tech, two-bedroom suites; a redone saltwater pool, an updated fitness center and massage room; all new lighting, enhanced small meetings space and a fully equipped business center. A 24-hour concierge, Wi-Fi, morning paper and evening turndown are complimentary with every room. Originally opened in 1984 as The Beverly Plaza Hotel, The Orlando has been a constant in a neighborhood that has evolved into the trendy, urban destination that it is today. The fashionable but friendly hotel is known for hosting entertainment and retail business travelers during the week and savvy L.A. visitors on the weekends.

The Orlando on Third is located at 8384 W Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800.62.HOTEL. Find The Orlando at and on Facebook.’s Los Angeles Dog Travel Guide

3rd Annual New Jersey Week for the Animals Coming July 6-14, 2013!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

During this extraordinary week, community leaders and humane organizations across New Jersey will be hosting wonderful animal-related events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens everywhere will be joining to celebrate and help animals!

(Trenton, New Jersey) Animal World USA is pleased to announce the 3rd New Jersey Week for the Animals is scheduled from July 6-14, 2013. During the extraordinary governor-supported week, animal shelters, rescue groups, educational institutions and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events which will be saving lives, building relationships, helping animals and strengthening communities. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across the state will be spotlighted for all they do celebrate and help animals.

Events will include adoption events across the state, low cost & free spay/neuter events, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, doggie swims/dips, educational awareness activities, book donations and author signings, blessing of the animals, community activities to help homeless animals, domestic & feral cat education, horse fundraising events, pet food donations, farm animal sanctuary events, wildlife activities, bird tours/activities, donation drives, fundraisers to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals/living assisted facilities.

Also to be included are a salute to our working K-9 and handlers, care & safety seminars, vegetarian meetups, low cost vaccinations & spay/neuter opportunities and fun-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals. Scores of precious lives will be saved and exciting new relationships will be built in communities during the dynamic week. For more info call 877-454-0807. Please see the website and learn how to become involved at’s New Jersey Dog Travel Guide