Archive for June, 2010

Today is “Take your dog to work day”

Friday, June 25th, 2010

For over a decade a number of employers have honored a Friday in June as “Take Your Dog To Work Day” where once a year, people can take their dogs with them to work. While we appreciate the nod to dogs at the workplace, we think that, in a lot of workplaces, offices and other places of employment, we would like to see every day be “Take Your Dog To Work Day”.

K-9 Regains Mobility with Walkin’ Wheels for Handicapped Pets

Friday, June 25th, 2010

After serving as a patrol and narcotics K-9 with the Fairfax County, Virginia police department for ten years, Koal was looking forward to retirement with his partner Jose´ Arango. K-9 Koal is a 12-year old East European Shepherd who successfully located and captured numerous criminals and made several drug finds during his law enforcement career.

Koal had always been an extremely active dog who traveled everywhere with his partner both on the job and while off duty. So, the sudden loss of mobility was both physically and mentally challenging for Koal.

When back surgery proved unsuccessful and additional surgery was too risky, Koal’s owner and former handler Jose´ Arango, a retired police officer, found a solution with the Walkin’ Wheels for Handicapped Pets.

“Koal is quite the celebrity in his Walkin’ Wheels cart. He’s a much happier dog, and we’re so grateful,” Arango commented.

New York: Jumeirah Essex House Announces “CANINE TURNDOWN PROGRAM”

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Jumeirah Essex House proudly announces the launch of the iconic hotel’s first ever Canine Turndown Program designed to pamper even the most discerning four-legged guests. Set to launch July 1, Jumeirah Essex House has partnered with doggie designer to the stars, Amy Kizer of the highly-acclaimed Wagwear New York City boutique, to create luxurious five-star canine amenities for the hotel. Through this partnership and the hotel’s Canine Turndown Program, guests and their fine furry friends can indulge in the lap of luxury together.

Jumeirah Essex House in- room amenities are “A Dog’s Delight” and offered seven days a week, 365 day a year! They include:

· A sumptuous Wagwear dog bed or Wagwear “Tee Pee Hound Lounge” – a miniature pop-up tent with fleece-lined bed – for the dog’s slumbering needs during the stay;
· Delectable homemade dog treats created by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef;
· Essential Wagwear food and water bowls accompanied by a matching placemat;
· An exclusive gift bag complete with a plush Jumeirah Essex House logoed fleece blanket (monogramming is available upon request);
Stylish and colorful nylon Wagwear collars and leashes will be on loan for guests who may have forgotten theirs, or who just want their pup to have a new, chic look while they’re visiting the world’s fashion capital

With Central Park on the hotel’s doorstep, four-legged pooches can play and stay in style. Specialized doggie hospitality attendants will treat Rover and Fido to freshly-drawn water throughout the day and lay out their beautiful fleece blanket on the doggy bed should they desire a much deserved nap beside their owner after an exciting day of exploring New York City. Furthermore, the well-versed concierges at the hotel can share all of the insider information travelers need to know when bringing their pooch to the Big Apple such as the most divine trails through the city’s best parks, New York City leash laws, nearby pet sitting facilities and 24-hour veterinarians. They can even recommend dog walkers for hire and pet boutiques who deliver to the hotel. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-645-5697 or visit