Archive for June, 2013

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

Heathman Hotel near Seattle offers Pet-Friendly Program

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The Heathman Hotel’s New Pampered Pet Package Caters to Discerning Two and Four-Legged Guests

The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland’s premier full-service luxury hotel, is now offering a new, luxurious pet package for its doggie visitors. The Heathman, well- known and awarded for its superior service and amenities for human guests, has announced the Pampered Pooch Package, filled with everything a pet could want in order to feel as well-rested and indulged as their owners.

“The Heathman Hotel is committed to providing all of our guests – both two and four-legged – with the best possible experience,” says Troy Longwith, general manager for the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. “Our guests treat their dogs as members of the family, and we strive to offer our canine friends the same level of service and amenities as our human visitors.”

The hotel’s Pampered Pooch Package provides a selection of dog-friendly goodies upon arrival, including a durable100% recycled dual dog dish, an EzyDog shock absorbing leash with attachable doo bag and a selection of fresh dog treats, made in-house at The Heathman’s farm-to-table restaurant, Trellis. Pet owners will also enjoy a bottle of private label “Heathman Rescue Red” wine. A portion of the proceeds from this package will benefit local animal rescue shelters.

The new Pampered Pooch Package includes:

Overnight accommodations in any of Heathman Kirkland’s room types.
“Art of Sleep Luxury Bed Menu” for YOU – choice of Tempur-Pedic, European pillow top or European featherbed
Comfortable pet bed for any size pooch to use for duration of stay
A doggie care package waiting in-room upon arrival, featuring:
Bottle of “Heathman Rescue Red” private label wine
100% recycled dual dog dish
EzyDog Zero Shock leash & attachable doo bag
Dog treats, made in-house at Trellis
A portion of the proceeds generated from this package will be donated to local animal rescue shelters

The pooch amenities can be added to any reserved room for only $60. Also great as gifts for your dog loving friends and family.

About The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland

The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, located on Seattle’s Eastside, provides guests with the ultimate in gracious service in an ambience of understated elegance and comfort. In 2013, the hotel was featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels rankings. Additionally, the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice awards ranked the property as the 88th best hotel in the world in 2012. The hotel has also garnered the AAA of Washington Four Diamond Award®, an indicator of excellence that promises travelers an unparalleled lodging experience, and is also a member of the Preferred Hotel Boutique Group. The Heathman Hotel features 91 classic guest rooms and suites, and Trellis, a 90-seat wine-country-inspired restaurant and bar helmed by Chef Brian Scheehser. Trellis’ rustic, robust menu evolves with the seasons, often featuring items from Scheehser’s own 10-acre farm. For reservations and information, visit or call (888) 264-5494.’s Seattle Guide