Archive for July, 2011

Record set for most dogs in a costume parade at a San Diego Padres Game

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

PETCO(TM) and the San Diego Padres are excited to announce they have set a Guinness World Record(R) for most dogs in a pet costume parade. Guinness World Record officials were at PETCO Park’s annual “Dog Days of Summer” event, along with 337 history-making dogs, to verify that the world record was set. The annual infield costume parade was lead by Tillman, the world famous skateboarding dog, as dogs paraded around showing off their Padres spirit. The record setting took place during the Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:05 pm game as the San Diego Padres took on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“It has been an amazing record attempt and I’m happy to say it was successful,” said Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records. “The 337 dogs in the costume parade was way above the set amount and on behalf of Guinness World Records, I’d like to say congratulations.”

“At PETCO we are passionate about having dogs active in all aspects of our life and thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Padres, this includes inviting hundreds of dogs out to the ballpark every year,” says Greg Seremetis, Vice President of Marketing for PETCO. “We were happy to sponsor tickets for two pet parents per dog in hopes of getting the community rallied behind the Guinness World Record attempt and we are thankful to all who participated.”

Dogs also had the opportunity to participate in a pre-game “tail” gate party and prior to the on-field pet parade prizes were awarded to the costumed dogs in a variety of categories. In the spirit of PETCO’s commitment to “Think Adoption First,” a local PETCO adoption partner was in attendance to educate the public on the importance of pet adoption and help find pets a loving home.

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Pet Friendly Colleges

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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Rancho Mirage CA: Desert Paws Courage in Action Celebration in October

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

This from Desert Paws

We are proud to announce our BIG fall event, where we will honor those who work on behalf of animals. Barry Manilow will be the special presenter! YOU can nominate your favorite Coachella Valley area animal advocate. You and your friends and family are invited to join the celebration at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa on Oct. 28th.

Desert Paws Courage in Action Celebration
DATE: October, 28 2011
TIME: 6 pm
LOCATION: Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
MORE: Barry Manilow will be the special presenter of the 2011 Courageous Heart Awards.

Tickets go on sale soon, but we wanted to announce this event as soon as the details were confirmed. We here at Desert Paws are proud to honor the people in our community who are dedicated to helping the lives of all animals. Winners in each category, in addition to receiving the Courageous Heart Award, will be able to direct a donation of $250 from Desert Paws to the animal welfare organization of their choosing.