Archive for February, 2011

NYC: Mark Garrison Salon to Host “Primping for Pups” Hair Stylist Event for Humans and Dogs

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Join the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® for an evening of haute coiffure for people and their dogs when stylist Mark Garrison and Mayor’s Alliance spokesperson, Stephanie Mattera host a special I Love NYC Pets Month event at Mark’s Upper East Side salon at 108 East 60th St. on February 23 from 6 to 9pm.

Humans can enjoy styling by Mark Garrison’s professional staff, while four-legged friends undergo their own transformations by award-winning dog stylist Olga Zabelinskaya and her team of celebrity dog stylists. A photographer will be on hand for “after” shots of beautified dogs and humans.

The excitement continues with special appearances by the stars of NYC Life’s new reality show, Doggie Moms, which follows five women whose lives revolve around their dogs and provides valuable information about City resources for dog owners.

Other highlights of the event include adoptable dogs from Posh Pets Rescue, an Alliance Participating Organization, gourmet snacks for dogs provided by Evermore Pet Food, wine and delicious vegan delights from Candle Café for humans and a dog boutique featuring clothing designed by Olga Zabelinskaya with a portion of the proceeds going to the Mayor’s Alliance.

Tickets are $35 for general admission, while the prices of salon services for people and pets vary. All proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®. Tickets can be purchased via PayPal at

For more information about I Love NYC Pets Month and the many upcoming events taking place this month, visit


8 Cool Things Your Dog Could Sniff Out

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

We all know about drug-sniffing dogs, but dogs can sniff out a ton of other things too. Recently the news has been filled with reports of dogs being able to sniff out cancer in people. While amazing, we shouldn’t be too surprised as dogs have had a long history of being able to sniff out all kinds of cool things. In fact, one might be better off making a list of things a dog can’t sniff out. It seems as though a dog can sniff out almost anything if properly trained. Here are some of the cooler ones.

England: Joanna opens a cafe for canines

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

In England, unlike America, there is no law prohibiting dogs in restaurants. Here is one such coffee shop in this article.