Archive for April, 2011

James New York and The James Chicago hotels are introducing “Burke Barks Bites” for their Pet Programs

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

In celebration of national Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 24th, The James New York and The James Chicago hotels are introducing “Burke Barks Bites” from renowned chef David Burke, our new pet in-room dining program curated with Burke’s trademark whimsical menu items, including the Snoopy Burger for doggy diners and Poached Salmon for discerning cats. Both properties—where pets are always welcome—will waive the $75 pet fee for the month as well (the deep cleaning is on us!). The James New York and The James Chicago also offer pooch-pampering amenities courtesy of local pet boutiques Doggystyle in New York and Tails in the City in Chicago including pet beds, bowls and treats.

Dog-Friendly In Room Dining Menu

o Snoopy Burger
o Dog Biscuits
o Bison Tartar & Egg Salad

Menu for Cats:

o Chicken Liver Jar
o Grilled Chicken Paillard with Grapes
o Fluke & Cucumber

Amenities from New York’s Doggstyle

A size appropriate pet bed from local SoHo boutique Doggystyle
A two part bowl with divider for water and treats
A tin box of snacks courtesy of Doggystyle
Map of local dog runs and parks

A size-appropriate organic pet bed filled with allergy free, eco-friendly fiber from local pet boutique Tails in the City
A separate food and water bowl
A welcome treat bag with “J” shaped wheat, corn and soy free treats
15% off at the Tails in the City boutique
Raised feeders for hungry pets at the entrance of the hotel

Botanic Bow Wow Promises Doggone Good Time at Denver Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Botanic Bow Wow, Denver Botanic Gardens’ hugely popular event geared toward “man’s best friend” and their owners, is back! This dog-centric affair features pet-friendly vendors, informational booths and enough treat stations to keep tails wagging throughout the day.

Botanic Bow Wow is a unique opportunity for dog lovers to come together and celebrate their canine friends while learning new and better ways to care for their pets. Dogs and owners will mingle with other two and four-legged companions while they learn first-hand about the latest in pet food, pet fashion, pet care and pet accessories from experts from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Experts include Elizabeth Bublitz with Pawfriendly Landscapes who will be teaching her popular class: “How to Create a Beautiful Pet Friendly Yard”, and Bark Busters’ dog expert, Scott Schwab, who will address common behavioral issues many dog owners face and the reasons behind them.

Animal rescue organization resources, including the Denver Dumb Friends League mobile adoption unit, will also be on hand to help future pet owners find the perfect furry, four-legged friend.

NEW THIS YEAR!!! A doggie and parent breakfast will take place from 8-9 a.m., open to the first 200 people and 200 pets.
Ribbons will be awarded to winners of dog contests such as “Best Trick,” “Cutest Puppy” and “Best Dog-Owner Look-Alike.” Judging begins at 10 a.m.

This family-friendly day allows dogs and dog owners to play, socialize and enjoy the weather as the season transitions from spring to summer. All dogs that come with their well-behaved and leashed humans are welcome at Botanic Bow Wow.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gardens’ Annual Fund, which helps support the Gardens’ education, research, conservation and community outreach programs.

This event will take place on the upper level of the parking facility at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street.

Ticket Prices:

Adult General Ticket – $7
Adult Member Ticket – $6
Denver Botanic Gardens Neighbors – $5
Child General Ticket (ages 3-12) – $4
Child Member Ticket – $3

Admission purchased for Botanic Bow Wow includes one regular admission ticket into the Gardens to be used after the event, as dogs are not allowed inside the Gardens. Botanic Bow Wow ticket can be used as Gardens admission ticket. (This offer expires June 30.)

Tickets must be purchased onsite on the day of the event. All attendees must sign an event waiver in order to participate in Botanic Bow Wow. Visit our website for more information.

About Denver Botanic Gardens:

Green inside and out, the Gardens is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The Gardens’ dynamic, 23-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city is now in its 52nd year, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. Additional sites at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a 750-acre wildlife and native plant refuge in Jefferson County; and Mount Goliath, a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, extend this experience throughout the Front Range. For more information, visit us online at

Homer AK: Firefighters Rescue Dog in Frozen Lake

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Emma, a 40 pound mixed breed dog, fell through the ice of Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. The dog was rescued
by firefighters and is ok. For the story and a video see the link below.
from the Homer News