Archive for October, 2009

Richmond, VA: Sixth Annual Cat Tales & Cocktails

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Howling good time guaranteed at this pet-friendly Howl-O-Ween party! Want to help get the word out? Click here to download and print an event flyer for posting. This year, Cat Tales and Cocktails will feature:

* Goodie bags for attendees
* DJ music to “raise the woof” from TMG Events
* Fantastic silent auction (details to be posted soon)
* Hors d’oeuvres by Crossroads Catering
* Caricature Portraits with Joe Thibodeau Caricatures. $15 per portrait, $5 from every portrait benefits the Richmond SPCA!
* Bobbing for Tennis Balls with Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
* Pets and people costume contest with prizes! Categories include best pet and person couple, best group theme (pets or people), most creative and artistic (pet or person), most obscure Halloween movie reference (pet or person), best witch (pet or person), and best character from a vampire-related movie, book or show (pet or person). Prizes TBA.
* Visit with adoptable pets in our Adoption Center.
* Get some Halloween goodies or a last minute pet costume for the contest in our Lora Robins Gift Shop.
* Be sure to stop by Baja Bean Co. at the end of the night for Costume Karaoke, starting at 10 p.m. and part of our Howl-O-Week series of events!

Hors d’Oeuvres Menu:

* Bruschetta Buffet featuring Mozzarella Caprese and pear and gorgonzola
* Wild Mushroom Pate with Toast Pointes
* Creole Deviled Eggs
* Caramel Dipped Apples
* Gourmet cookies and brownies


* Presenting Sponsor: Car Pool Car Wash & Detail
* Silent Auction Sponsor: Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
* Treats Sponsor: Three Dog Bakery
* Wine Sponsor: Cooper Vineyards
* Lighting Sponsor: Blue Ridge Light Forms
* Music Sponsor: TMG Events
* Design Sponsor: Brainchild Collective
* Media Sponsors: Richmond Times-Dispatch,
* Supporting Sponsor: Wendy’s

Location: 2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. $20 for designated drivers/non-drinkers. Includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Contact: For more information, please call Maya Erhardt at 804-521-1318 or e-mail

More information at this link

Airstream Pan American should be considered for Dog Show People and their Dogs

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Dog lovers everywhere can groom their beloved animals, while traveling to their favorite dog shows all in the comfort of a luxurious garage-equipped Airstream PanAmerica.

Originally designed for the adventurer that wants to explore every mountain road and open highway, the 34-foot Airstream PanAmerica can haul up to 2,500 pounds of grooming tables, tools, cages and food accessories in its rear garage. The 11-foot space is complete with a durable aluminum interior skin and textured floor, as well as storage cabinets, crates, tabletop work areas, tie-downs, electrical outlets for power, water bins and water access, hooks for leashes and speakers tied to the PanAmerica’s crystal-clear sound system.

In the front of the trailer, the fully equipped living space offers contemporary European luxury yacht-inspired design with flush cabinetry, flowing lines and indirect lighting. Stainless steel appliances and trim, leather appointments and a flush-mount flat screen television make this a great place to rest while traveling to the nation’s best pet shows.

“The beauty of the PanAmerica is how flexible the rear space really is,” said Airstream CEO, Bob Wheeler. “Some of our customers have even transformed the trailer’s garage into a full-time mobile grooming business.”

The PanAmerica Garage used for Grooming

The PanAmerica Garage used for Grooming

Martha Stewart’s ‘PET-ACULAR’ Holloween Show airs October 26

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

During a special taping of ‘The Martha Stewart Show’, which airs on Monday, October 26 (nationally syndicated, check local listings), daytime host Martha Stewart was joined by an audience full of creatively costumed pets and their owners. Martha’s first ever pet-centric Halloween show kicked off with a festive pet fashion show with the help of designer Isaac Mizrahi.

Picture Credit: Nick D./’The Martha Stewart Show

Picture Credit: Nick D./’The Martha Stewart Show