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David Backes Promotes Strut Your Mutt St. Louis

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An Olympic silver medalist with a heart of gold, NHL star David Backes recently stepped off of the ice and in front of camera to promote Best Friends Animal Society’s second annual Strut Your Mutt event in St. Louis, taking place September 28th. Doggedly devoted to paws causes, the captain of the St. Louis Blues […]

Attending the Purina Pet Project Event at #meetNPPC

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This past week I spent three nights in St. Louis to visit the Purina headquarters with other dog and cat bloggers. I had the chance to learn more about the company’s work with shelters and animal welfare organizations (more on that in a future post…it’s huge with over $39 million in donations last year.) On […]

Get Your Licks on Route 66, Sept.-Oct. 2010

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Join FIDO Friendly magazine and North Shore Animal League America as they team up for their exciting 2nd Annual Cross-Country Adoption Tour! One lucky adopted pup will be featured in an upcoming issue of FIDO Friendly magazine! When: September through early October, the tour bus will travel through California, Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, […]

Branson’s Titanic Museum Adds Dog Exhibit

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Located in Branson, Missouri, the world’s largest Titanic museum is now home to the world’s first tribute to the dogs of the famous ocean liner. Ten dogs were known to be among the passengers on that fateful maiden voyage including: John Jacob Astor’s Airedale named Kitty a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel two Pomeranians a Chow […]

PetSmart Weiner Dog Derby, St. Louis, Feb. 7, 2010

Following the Beggin’ Pet Parade, the 17th annual PETsMART Wiener Dog Derby invites dachshunds and all canine lovers to enjoy this annual event at Soulard Market Park. Dachshunds complete three divisions based on age: Cocktail Wienies Ballpark Franks Hot Dogs After the finals, the winners will receive trophies in a ceremony taking place, appropriately enough, […]

Beggin’ Pet Parade, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 7, 2010

It’s almost time for the 17th Annual Beggin’ Strips Pet Parade and “tail”gating party in St. Louis! Close to 8,000 participants take part in this event which has been called the biggest pet parade in the US and one of the largest pet parades in the world. The parade marches–on two and four legs–through the […]

Purina–With Terriers–Breaks Ground on Dog Event Center

Anybody can get out the shovels for a traditional groundbreaking event, but Purina did it right: they called in the terriers. This week, a team of Parson Russell Terriers broke ground on a new $10 million, world-class indoor dog show facility at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri. The St. Louis-area center will provide 84,000 […]

St. Louis Celebrates 16th Annual Barkus Pet Parade

Sunday, February 15, 2009 marks the 16th Annual Beggin’ Strips Barkus Pet Parade–the biggest pet parade in the US and one of the largest pet parades in the world. Dog lovers can not only watch the parade of costumed canines but participate as well! With about 8,000 participants, look for plenty of festive Mardi Gras […]

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