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San Diego: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Helps Animals in Need

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Donations From Annual Ice Cream Give-Away Benefit San Diego Humane Society

WHAT: Join Ben & Jerry’s and the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA for the 33rd annual Free Cone Day! This annual event dishes out free cones to thank customers and encourage giving back to the community. On Free Cone Day, all donations received at the Horton Plaza Ben & Jerry’s location will go directly to support the programs and services of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.

The San Diego Humane Society will also be on-site with pets that are available for adoption during the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3

Event hours: 12 to 8 p.m.

Mobile Adoption hours: 12 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Westfield Shoppingtown Horton Plaza

Plaza Level 4, near the United Artist 14 Theatres

For more information, please contact Kelli Herwehe at or (619) 250-6801.

About the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: As the longest running non-profit in San Diego County, the San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. The Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect and educate the community on the humane treatment of animals.

NY: Puppy Manners Class at Downtown Doghouse

Monday, March 19th, 2012

All dog owners face challenges, particularly when their new dog is a young puppy. Stacy Alldredge will help owners face those challenges in her Puppy Manners Class, which will be held at Downtown Doghouse on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7PM.

“We are stylists, but we are frequently asked for advice about housebreaking, crate training, obedience, chewing­ you name it.” Nancy Chinchar, owner of Downtown Doghouse, explained. “We see many first time dog owners with their new puppies and they are overwhelmed. I want to help them get some relief.” Stacy Alldredge was also aware of the need for good puppy-raising advice. “There are often more issues with puppy-raising than new dog owners anticipate. Sometimes people who are trying to train their pups on their own run into problem areas. I wanted to offer new dog owners real life strategies and answers to how to get their dog to be well-mannered and happy.” She stated.

The class will be offered at 7PM on Tuesday, March 27th. It will cover nipping, chewing, jumping, preventing aggression and anxiety, housetraining ­ from crate to freedom, diet and exercise, and the misuse of corrections. There will be significant time allotted for questions and answers. Attendance at the seminar will be limited to 10 people (and their social dogs) so that each student can obtain the personal attention his situation requires. The cost for attending the class is $55

Downtown Doghouse is located at 168 Ninth Ave, New York, NY, 10011. 212.924.5300. Downtown Doghouse, Pet Salon & Boutique offers spa style
grooming for cats and dogs, handstripping and unique pet accessories. Downtown Doghouse has been featured on Anderson and in such publications as Gotham Magazine and New York Magazine. They can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, or at .

Join Marley & Me Author at Adirondack Dog Days of Summer

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Something to bark about! Join the Adirondack Museum and very special guest John Grogan at the museum’s Dog Days of Summer event on August 4, 2012. The Adirondack Museum announced today that Grogan will be headlining their annual event with a public program called “Marley & Me: What Man’s Best Friend Can Teach Us About Being Human.”

In addition to the public program, there will be a question and answer session, as well as a book signing with John Grogan. Visitors and their dogs are welcome at this event.

On that day, patrons and their pooches will have a special chance meet and greet with Grogan as part of two exclusive fundraisers for the Adirondack Museum. A luncheon ($75 per person) featuring tasty fare at The Hedges begins at 11:45 a.m. Also, for those wishing to stay for the entire day, or just the evening, join Grogan at a cocktail reception ($40 per person) at 5 p.m. under the museum’s Marion River Carry Pavilion. Both events have limited seating. Reservations are currently being accepted online at

Author John Grogan was a columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer when he wrote a column saying goodbye to his incorrigible 13-year-old Labrador retriever, Marley. When hundreds of messages flooded his inbox and voicemail the next day, John recalls, “That’s when I knew I had a bigger story to tell.” The story became Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, a book about what a misbehaving dog meant to his family. A touchstone for people worldwide, the book grew into a runaway #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 3 million copies in print in 30 languages. Made into a movie starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, the book is now part of Grogan’s engaging and inspirational conversation about family, loyalty, optimism, and what really matters in life. Grogan now writes a children’s book series called The Marley Series. A new DVD for children entitled Marley & Me: The Puppy Years was released in August 2011.

Grogan has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, National Geographic Channel’s The Dog Whisperer, and in The New York Times, USA Today, and People magazine. Following the release of the film, Grogan was also featured in a P.S.A. for the American Kennel Club in which he discussed responsible dog ownership.

In his popular appearances he shares what his mischievous dog taught him about patience, constancy and acceptance, “that commitment matters and that ‘in good times and bad, in sickness and health’ really means something.” Grogan’s latest New York Times bestseller is The Longest Trip Home. Publishers Weekly called it “a hilarious and touching memoir of his childhood.”

Adirondack Explorer is a media sponsor of the Dog Days of Summer event.

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit or call (518) 352-7311.