Archive for September, 2011

Vancouver BC: Fairmont Hotel “Pets Stay Free” Program

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Entire Family Welcome with “Pets Stay Free” Program at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

There won’t be any sad faces left behind this fall when visitors travel to Vancouver and stay with The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The hotel has always been pet-friendly, but they’re taking it to the next level this fall by encouraging guests to bring Fido along for free. It’s all woofs and wags with special welcome treats and toys, a pets-only in-room dining menu and of course, a welcome from the hotel’s friendly Canine Ambassadors, Mavis and Beau.

The “Pets Stay Free” promotion will run throughout September and October and means the $30 pet fee is waived. All pets will receive the hotel’s usual pet amenities: welcome mat in the room, pet dish, welcome treats and toy, plus an information sheet on local pet activities and hot spots.

Mavis & Beau, Canine Ambassadors: When it comes to celebrity status and the most photographed colleagues at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, there is no doubt this honour belongs to a pair of tail-wagging personalities, Mavis and Beau. Mavis holds court in the hotel’s lobby with her prince of a companion, Beau. Both Canine Ambassadors are yellow Labrador Retrievers and BC Guide Dog trainees who found their calling in the hospitality industry. Ten-year-old Mavis and six-year-old squeeze, Beau, can usually be found on duty next to the Concierge desk to meet and greet visitors, shake a paw, or take a walk with hotel guests. Both hotel dogs take guest relations seriously and regularly respond to their email: and

Deluxe Pet Menu: Mavis and Beau have been influential on the culinary side with the creation of the hotel’s gourmet Pet Menu. After several tastings, the two gourmet hounds selected mouthwatering treats such as Organic Venison and Cranberry Pepperoni (made with organic venison and juicy cranberries), Organic Beef Granola Bars (protein-rich snacks made with certified organic extra lean beef, whole oats, eggs, fresh veggies and apples) and Turkey & Spinach “Paw-Stickers” (made with all-natural ingredients like hormone-free turkey breast and fresh spinach). The hotel didn’t forget feline friends with offerings such as Succulent Salmon Stew for Cats (a hearty stew made with salmon and veggies like zucchini, pumpkin and carrots) and Wild Salmon Jerky (a high protein snack chock full of omega-3’s and local BC flavour).

Fairmont’s Canine Ambassadors Worldwide: Known for thoughtful and welcoming service, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers a distinctive service at select hotels with resident hotel dogs known as Canine Ambassadors. Travellers missing their own furry friend or looking for a companion while taking a walk can bring along the resident Fairmont dog for extra security and the comfort of home. Currently, there are nine Canine Ambassadors working with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. See here for a full list, photos and bios.

Vancouver’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a castle in the heart of the city. Historic yet timeless, modern yet classic, the hotel’s ambience, service and hospitality never fail to impress. Griffins Restaurant features exceptional dining, a decadent Sunday brunch and daily dessert buffet, while 900 West Lounge offers traditional Afternoon Tea and comes alive in the evening with live entertainment and perfectly crafted cocktails. To learn more about the hotel, visit: or follow us on Twitter @FairmontVan.

Miami FL: Dog-Friendly Concert, Wine & Cheese

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

For more information on this dog-friendly concert and event on October 13 in Miami, see this website.

Paws 4 You Miami

Los Angeles: Employing the New Bandwidth of Healing Frequencies to Give Animals a Second Chance

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Spend a Day at the Gentle Barn Animal Sanctuary on Oct. 27 Being Trained by Reconnective Healing Experts

The powerful new form of healing practiced by 60,000 people in 60 countries to heal themselves, heal others and heal their loved ones is now being applied to alleviate the suffering of animals. People who formerly felt helpless in the face of their pet, horse or farm animal’s pain and anguish are now singing the praises of Reconnective Animals™. Even veterinary and other animal healthcare professionals are jumping on the bandwagon.

Reconnective Animals is being introduced in Los Angeles on Thursday October 20 with a basic introduction to this extraordinary new healing practice for animals. People interested in being trained in Reconnective Healing for Animals may participate in a one-day workshop on Oct. 27.

Reconnective Animals takes the knowledge gained from Reconnective Healing®–which uses energy, light and information via a new, more comprehensive spectrum of healing frequencies to bring the human mind, body and spirit into total balance—and applies it to animals to restore them to a state of wellness. Reconnective Healing was founded by Dr. Eric Pearl, an international leading authority on transforming healing globally. As featured in Dr. Pearl’s book The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in 36 languages, Reconnective Healing has been the subject of rigorous studies by renowned scientists who are documenting the ability of Reconnective Healing Practitioners to interact with these frequencies to effect oftentimes miraculous and instantaneous emotional, physical and spiritual healings in their clients.

By learning to act as an intermediary for this new bandwidth of energy, light and information, newly-trained Reconnective Animal “healers” can affect greater health and more peaceful attitudes with household pets, horses, farm animals, and even rescued wildlife.

“Often you can see immediate results in animals we have interacted with in terms of freedom of movement,” said Reneé Coltson, Director of the Reconnective Animals program. “Often spontaneous healings occur, but sometimes the healing becomes more apparent over time—a shift in attitude where the animals appears more lively and approachable, or perhaps becomes more venturesome and willing to be active. As with humans, it is different with each individual animal. But animal owners continue to encourage us to come back and those who learn this work are exceedingly grateful for what it does for their beloved creatures.”

A case in point is the Gentle Barn, a sheltering facility in Southern California that serves as abused animal refuge. Ellie Laks, founder the Gentle Barn calls Reconnective Healing on her animals a “miracle.” A roping cow, Delilah, had come to the facility after being roped so hard that it had broken her pelvis. She escaped to run down a main highway, being side swiped by cars. When she arrived at the Gentle Barn, she would not allow any human to come near her, cowering in fear and rebelling against the species that had caused her such pain. Only a non-invasive form of healing could even be considered.

Enter the “healers” from the Reconnective Healing program in Los Angeles. Here’s how Laks described what happened: “The morning before they came, Delilah was hobbling along, barely able to walk. The night the Reconnective Healing practitioners arrived, one of them stood near her, holding their hands facing her. The next morning I could not believe my eyes when I saw her, not only walking, but running around with no limp! Since they were here, Delilah has been pain-free and sound. She will now approach us and even eat out of our hands. She has come so far, so fast and it’s all because of Reconnective Healing.”

Reneé Coltson will lead the Reconnective Animals programs in Los Angeles.

Introduction to Reconnective Animals (Thursday Oct. 20, 5:30 pm – 7:00 p.m.) will be offered at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608. Explore the basics of Reconnective Healing and learn to help animals live happier and healthier lives in this free open-to-the-public program. This presentation is filled with practical information and allows you to explore a powerful new spectrum of healing frequencies that help animals heal on all levels. You will learn valuable insights through demonstrations on companion animals in this complimentary overview of the Reconnective Animals program.

Reconnective Healing® with Animals Mentoring Course (Thursday Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m./Location: Gentle Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, California, 91390). Experience a new way to heal your animal companions during this one-day intensive and interactive workshop. Whether you want to work with your own pets or any animal species, you will learn practical applications and achieve a powerful understanding of the art, science and philosophy of Reconnective Healing. (Pre-Requisite: Reconnective Healing Level I/II Seminar) The fee is $399.