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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

Cute Kids and Their Dogs Around The World

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Click here for a slideshow about kids with their dogs around the world –’s World-Wide Dog Travel Guide