Archive for June, 2013

FinderCodes™ New Digital Pet Lost and Found Kits Exclusively at Target®

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Reinventing lost & found – digital smart tags has benefits over microchipping

For those looking for a better way to help lost pets find their way home, FinderCodes, LLC is happy to announce that Target will begin carrying its new Pet Owner Lost and Found Kit on June 6. For the launch, Target, together with Pedigree, is sponsoring a gift card promotion: for a limited time, anyone who purchases a FinderCodes Lost and Found Kit and Pedigree Pet Food will receive a $5 Target gift card.

“We’re pleased to offer this innovative product nationwide to protect pets if they become lost and safeguard their owners from identity theft.”

FinderCodes has essentially reinvented the lost and found process. (Click here for video) Using QR code-embedded “Smart Tags” and today’s technologies, a “Good Samaritan” finder of a lost pet can instantly broadcast alert messages to the owner’s multiple points of contacts, and even include a map of the pet’s location. The process is initiated by scanning the tag with a smartphone (or entering its code online). FinderCodes unique system does not expose either the finder’s nor owner’s contact information. All communication can be done anonymously through the FinderCodes system, a valuable feature given today’s continuing rise in identity theft.

FinderCodes Smart Tags offer many advantages over microchipping and traditional pet tags. Recent studies have shown that microchips are not the silver bullet most pet owners believe them to be. Due to a multiplicity of databases and a lack in the uniformity of codes, many microchips cannot be read or their data located. In fact, on its website, the Humane Society of the United States ( advises, “…microchips aren’t foolproof, and you shouldn’t rely on them exclusively to protect your pet.”

With no subscription fees, FinderCodes Smart Tags are a low-cost, ideal complement to microchips as a way to protect cherished pets against loss. Additionally, FinderCodes provides the option to share important information with the finder about a pet that traditional tags can’t. This includes a reward amount, the pet’s dietary or medical needs, and emergency veterinarian information. And since owners can always update their information at any time, the tags never become obsolete.

“Having Target—one of the nation’s largest retailers—as a retail partner and Pedigree as a promotional partner is a big win for us and pet owners everywhere,” says FinderCodes founder and CMO Blake Sohn. “We’re pleased to offer this innovative product nationwide to protect pets if they become lost and safeguard their owners from identity theft.”

FinderCodes Pet Owner Lost and Found Kits can be purchased exclusively at Target for $14.99 and include a small heart-shaped, bone-shaped, and a standard tag to fit any size pet. FinderCodes are made in USA and come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

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Newport Oregon: Rogue Ales Brewery Dog Beer Festival

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The 5th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, the Largest Dog Beer Festival in the World, raised a record $15,000 for Oregon dog charities. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Friends of Lincoln County Animal Shelters and Oregon Coast Therapy animals. More than 2,700 humans and 837 of their best friends attended the festival created in memory of Brewer, the faithful black lab companion of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier, who passed away on May 20th, 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of Chairman of the Board of Rogue Ales.

The festival was held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport and included the World’s Largest Dog Menu (also available year-round at all Rogue Ales Public Houses), Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Doggy Olympics, Dog Dancing, Brewer Says, and the Brewer Look-A-Like Contest.

50+ microbrews were poured including brews from Buckman Brewing, Amnesia Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Co., Block 15 Brewing Co., Boneyard Brewing, BridgePort Brewing Co., Burnside Brewing Company, Calapooia Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Flat Tail Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Green Dragon Brew Crew, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Issaquah Brewhouse, Laughing Dog Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Co., Track Town Ales, Upright Brewing and Rogue Ales.

Music was provided by the Ty Curtis Band, the Vicki Stevens Band and the Rob Connell Band. The event featured Oregon food from Mo’s, Local Ocean Seafood, Brewer’s on the Bay, and the Rogue Creamery.
The event was sponsored by KG Specialty, Food Services of America, Mo’s, Newport News-Times, KBCH AM 1400, KCRF 96.7 FM, U92 Country, KNPT AM 1390, KYTE FM 102.7, Great Western Malting Co., Columbia Distributing, Umpqua Bank, Local Ocean, the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and Thompson Sanitary Service.

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In Los Angeles: The Orlando on Third’s Pet Package

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Urban Pooch Package: Pet Concierge, Doggy Goodie Bag, Dog-Friendly Hiking Map

Going on vacation this summer? In an age where nearly a third of American households own a dog, there’s no need to leave your pooch at home if you’re coming to the City of Angels. The Orlando Hotel – a landmark boutique hotel on West Third Street in LA’s Mid City West – welcomes your four-legged family member with The Urban Pooch Package* that features pet concierge services, maps for dog-friendly hiking trails and doggie toys & goodies.

Find out why L.A. is considered one of the most fido-friendly cities in the country with our urban getaway pooch package that includes:

– ‘Pet Concierge’ services from PetSmart – a one-stop shop for all your pet’s needs, including: walking, grooming & veterinary services.

– Map of the city’s Runyon Canyon Park – great for ‘dog-watching’ and celeb sightings

– The Orlando’s signature Retractable Dog Bowl – for in-room or on-the-go hydration in this sunny city.

– Dog toy – because dogs just wanna have fun!

– Disposable Doggie Waste Bag Dispenser – for the ever-polite traveler.

– Doggy Confections from MAGNOLIA BAKERY – drool-worthy treats from the famous N.Y.C-based bakery.

Rates start at $255.00 per night plus tax. * Weight restrictions apply.

“Now more than ever, pets are being viewed as part of the family,” explains Sirley Cuevas, Director of Operations at The Orlando Hotel. “Since The Orlando is already considered a home-away-from-home for our guests, we thought it was only a natural to welcome their four-legged family members.”

About The Orlando on Third

The only hotel on Third Street in West Los Angeles, The Orlando Hotel is a landmark member of a community filled with creativity and authenticity – like Alexis Bittar Jewelry, Le Labo Perfumery, the Magnolia Bakery, Joan’s on Third and more. With staff eager to share insider information on shopping, dining and local events, guests get a real taste of L.A. living. And, it’s pet friendly!

The recently completed $6 million renovation means sleek new guest rooms with bigger bathrooms; high-tech, two-bedroom suites; a redone saltwater pool, an updated fitness center and massage room; all new lighting, enhanced small meetings space and a fully equipped business center. A 24-hour concierge, Wi-Fi, morning paper and evening turndown are complimentary with every room. Originally opened in 1984 as The Beverly Plaza Hotel, The Orlando has been a constant in a neighborhood that has evolved into the trendy, urban destination that it is today. The fashionable but friendly hotel is known for hosting entertainment and retail business travelers during the week and savvy L.A. visitors on the weekends.

The Orlando on Third is located at 8384 W Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800.62.HOTEL. Find The Orlando at and on Facebook.’s Los Angeles Dog Travel Guide