Archive for September, 2009

Austin Church welcomes your dog

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

If you can’t leave your dog home even when you pray, now you don’t have to. According to KXAN in Austin, Texas the City Community Church began allowing dogs to their Sunday services. The church meets a the La Zona Rosa Bar at 12 West 4th Street in downtown at 11 am on Sundays. Click here for an article about dogs at the church by KXAN in Austin. Click here for more information about the church.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Cat Fanciers’ Association host Meet The Breeds on October 17 & 18 in NYC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Calling all dog and cat lovers, the world’s largest registries of purebred dogs and cats – the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and the Cat Fanciers’ Association® (CFA) – have launched, a new website dedicated to the first stand-alone event of the same name which will showcase over 200 dog and cat breeds. Sponsored by PetPartners, Inc. a leading pet healthcare provider, Meet the Breeds will be held October 17 & 18, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The site includes event information, a special advance ticket offer and a list of vendors who will be selling unique dog and cat products. Enhancements soon to be added include interactive features such as downloadable breed banners that will allow dog and cat lovers to declare allegiance to their favorite breed on their social networking pages, a blog hosted by AOL’s Paw Nation, a “name that breed” game provided by and profiles of every dog and cat breed.

Tickets purchased at are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. Each ticket allows admittance for one day. Preview the event on YouTube.

“This is truly an exciting event,” says CFA President Pam DelaBar. “For the first time, pedigreed cat and dog lovers will be available to answer your questions on the various breeds, their unique characteristics and how one may just be the perfect pet for your home. Or if you just want information on cats and dogs in general, you will find your answers here.”

“If you’re crazy for cats or passionate about pooches this is an event you cannot miss,” says AKC spokesperson Gina DiNardo. “It’s an opportunity to get up close with dogs and cats, be entertained by amazing demonstrations, learn from experts and shop for some unique items. It’s a really fun and affordable way to spend time with friends and family too.”

From the Afghan Hound to the Turkish Angora, the Meet the Breeds event will showcase 160 AKC registered dog breeds and 41 CFA registered cat breeds in booths individually decorated to depict each breed’s country of origin, historical purpose/function, and attributes as a family pet. The family-friendly event is an opportunity for potential pet owners to interact with responsible breeders and play with dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and how to choose the right pet for them.

The event will include a number of demonstrations including Agility – where families can watch dogs and cats race against the clock over an obstacle course that includes ramps, jumps, weave poles and tunnels; law enforcement K-9s; pet first aid; an introduction to cat shows; AKC Canine Good Citizen®; dog and cat grooming and more.

NYC Dog-Friendly Excursions: Outdoor Bound’s Upcoming Outings

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Outdoor Bound’s dog excursions are ideal for city dwellers wanting to escape the urban jungle with their four-legged friend. In partnership with Leashes & Lovers, the outings give New York City residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature outside of the city with their “best friend.”

Dog, Beach & Vince
October 4th & October 17th

North Fork Wine Tour with Your Dog & Off-Leash Beach Run! A very special outing for you and your pooch. Join Outdoor Bound and Leashes and Lovers for a jaunt to the North Fork wineries, lunch and off-leash running on the beach! Could you—and your dog—be any happier? First, hit the beach and let your dogs run free! What a better way to let loose and tire out your dog than with a walk/run on the beach (leashed or unleashed).

We’ll have lunch at the beach (bring your own), then visit the dog-friendly wineries on the North Fork of Long Island for some of the most wonderful wine in the country. North Fork New York wines are fast becoming renowned for their exquisite taste. We’ll take part in two private wine-tastings at two extraordinary vineyards. Plus lots of dog-related goodies!

Price: $120: Includes transportation to and from NYC for one human & one dog, tastings, guide, insurance, taxes and tolls.

Hike & Hound 6 Mile Hike
October 10 & November 14

The Perfect Day for You and Your Dog! We invite hikers with dogs to join us for a moderate six-mile hike to Pine Meadow Lake. This is perfect for large- or medium-sized, socialized dogs or small energetic dogs capable of hiking. If you do not have a dog, but wish you did, come anyways! It will be a barking good time.

There will be plenty to sniff along Pine Meadow and Stony Brooks as we hike up craggy rises and past marshes. As you head upwards you will come to the Cascade of Slid with its many waterfalls nestled among giant boulders. Cross a bridge and then pass the Stone Giants, fantastic granite rock formations broken into blocks by weathering. We will stop for lunch at beautiful Pine Meadow Lake, where dogs will enjoy homemade, organic treats while humans eat their lunches. In partnership with Leashes and Lovers!