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Celebs Come Out for Broadway Barks!






Hosted by luminaries like Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, co-creators of the event; the  11th annual “Broadway Barks” citywide adoptathon took place in Shubert Alley in NYC July 11, 2009!

The star-studded event benefits NYC animal shelters and animal adoption agencies and helps many of the NYC shelter animals find permanent homes and is sponsored by the ASPCA and Pedigree Pet Foods. There was a book-signing by Bernadette and celebrity presentation of adoptable pets, seen below.

Bernadette Peters, who adopted her dogs, Kramer and Stella, from the ASPCA and the AC&C added, “We’re doing our part to make New York City a more humane place for animals. Through our collaborative efforts, of which Broadway Barks is a part, we’re moving steadily toward our goal of ensuring that every healthy and treatable dog and cat in New York City has a home.”

From 2002 to 2008 the number of animals being euthanized in NYC shelters went down from 74% to 39%, which equates to approximately 15,000 LESS animals put to sleep! That’s HUGE!

Good on you, Bernadette and MTM! You and all the other celebs using their fame to such a great cause!


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Beth Otrosky Stern is a Lifesaver!



Beth Ostrosky Stern hosted a luncheon at Savannah’s in Southampton to launch Joseph Janus’ BODHI bags’ limited edition Animal-Friendly collection.

All profits from the sale of the clutches, totes, hobos, dog carriers and more will benefit Stern’s favorite charity, the North Shore Animal League (which should be substantial, considering the price tag on these babies!).

NSAL was on hand at Savannah’s with puppies available for adoption, who posed with Real Housewife of NYC, Bethenny Frankel and the designer Joseph Janus.

Beth and husband Howard’s dog Bianca was the star attraction at the luncheon that included guests Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon, who attended with her daughters and their two dogs. Bensimon left as soon as Bethenny arrived.

Southampton just isn’t big enough for the two of them!

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Photo Credit: Splash News

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Rachael Ray Is Honored!



This year, North Shore Animal League America  honored daytime host and best-selling author Rachael Ray with the President’s Award for Humanitarian Excellence at the 8th Annual Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon on June 3.

The event, sponsored by Simply Fido, which brings us organic pet toys from Hosung which Rachael and Beth Otrosky-Stern are pictured above with “Wally the Bear”; was hosted by Fox Network personalities, Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy from “The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet” and Beth Otrosky-Stern was closeby to lend a hand!

 Rachael’s devotion to her own dog, Isaboo, her championing of the often unfairly maligned pit bull breeds and her support of shelter and rescue groups has brought attention to the plight of homeless animals. Nutrish, Rachael’s pet food company, has generously supported the Animal League in helping us save the lives of countless pets.

That girl can do more than cook! We love you Rach! Thanks for all you do for the animals!

Pictured below are Juliet with Wally, Rachael and Beth with some of the adorable and super-adoptable shelter pets that they’re supporting!

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Ashanti To The Rescue!






Singer/songwriter Ashanti and Cairn Terrier “Nigel” hosted the “There’s No Place Like Home” dog adoption event at the New York Center in NYC May 30, 2009!

Ashanti also posed with one of the dogs for adoption, precious little “Willis”.  Awww, I hope he got a great home!

 Twenty-month-old Nigel was spotted by an animal trainer on the Humane Society website and after speaking to shelter personnel, he knew that Nigel had star potential!

Ashanti will be starring as Dorothy and Nigel as  (who ELSE?) Toto in the summer production of “The Wiz” which runs from June 12 through July 5, 2009 at the New York Center!


Celebs Race to Erase MS!





 Stars posed on the red carpet at the 16th annual Race to Erase MS cocktail reception May 8, 2009 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City CA.

I have no idea whose dog this was, but it seemed like everyone wanted their photo taken with it, including Kim Kardashian, Amanda Bynes and Daisy Fuentes! Lucky dog!


Celebs Hit the Buffet!




Celebs checked out the “must-have” luxury products for kids and their 4 legged babies at the Mother’s Day Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Buffet held May 9, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City CA.

The Buffet/Shopping extravaganza is eagerly looked forward to by the celebs and is sponsored by The Silver Spoon entertainment marketing group. Proceeds from the event go partially to the Amanda Foundation, a non-profit LA-based pet rescue organization, which had members present finding forever homes for some special pets in need!

Above, Tara Reid with her new puppy (this isn’t her Yorkie, Stoli!) and Beverly Mitchell with her chihuahua, Chico shop! Jai Rodriquez was there and it looks like little fashion plate Nemo will be getting a new pair of undies, LOL!

Looks like everybody had a great time!

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