Animal rescue advocate, pet and family lifestyle expert, and dog trainer Colleen Paige founded National Dog Day in 2004. Observed annually on August 26, it is the perfect time to throw a celebration for your furry friend. Luxury hotels around the country are offering some unique perks for National Dog Day – from a Pup & Pastries event with adoptable dogs at Gansevoort Meatpacking, to a pup picnic beach package in Montauk, to luxe in-room amenities at Shinola Hotel in Detroit and guesthouse Maison de La Luz in NOLA.
Pups & Pastries Event at Gansevoort Meatpacking (New York City)
The iconic Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel has recently unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation. Some guest rooms feature a luxe dog bed, food and water bowls, a toy, and other fun perks. For National Dog Day on Friday, the hotel is hosting a pop-up puppuccino bar at European-inspired cafe, Coffee + Cocktails, offering treats from local NYC pet shop Beasty Feast alongside puppuccinos for furry friends. Reservations are from 5 PM – 8 PM but those that arrive at 4 PM, will get a chance to meet adoptable dogs from PupStarz Rescue that will be on site.
Waggin’ with Walker Hotels (Greenwich Village and Tribeca in New York City)
With two properties located in iconic New York City neighborhoods, Tribeca and Greenwich Village, Walker Hotels are the ideal destinations for throwing an unforgettable celebration for four-legged friend. All throughout August, those that book a stay with their pup, get special perks including an engraved dog tag and a personalized Pupcake upon arrival from Pupster Bakery, in addition to:
Tribeca: In partnership with Pet Valet, Walker Tribeca will offer discounted dog-walking and dog stretching/yoga classes. The hotel will also offer a yappy hour on their rooftop, Happy Be, with dog-friendly mocktails on Friday August 26th from 4-7 PM.
Greenwich Village: In partnership with local neighbor, Biscuits & Bath, Walker Greenwich Village will offer discounted boarding and walking services.
Pup Beach Picnic Package at Marram Montauk (Montauk, NY)
From August 26th through the end of November, Marram Montauk will be offering a special beach picnic package with treats for both dog and owner. The talented team behind the South American café, Mostrador, helmed by argentinian chef Fernando Trocca (La Huella, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay) will be serving up eats for humans and pups alike. Package will include a Mostrador lunch for two, including homemade pastries and a pitcher of lemonade as well as locally made gourmet dog treats.
Puppy Brunch at HOWM Cocina + Cocktails (New York City)
Running every Sunday through National Dog Day on August 26th, is HOWM Cocina ‘s Puppy Brunch. Your furry friends can enjoy Avo Toast, Pan Dulce French Toast and Churro bites for people and for pets, Doggy Meatballs and a Puppy Frosty. Guests can also expect activities and products from some of NYC’s favorite pet brands, including Pet Valet (experience the brand new pet assistant app servicing dogs across NYC with your pups wellness top of mind) and Dog City (dogs can enjoy a new toy from Pet City, the one stop shop for pet services and needs located in the heart of Chelsea). 22% of the proceeds from each brunch will be donated to Animal Haven NYC so that even more deserving pups can find their forever homes.
Dog-friendly amenities at Shinola Hotel (Detroit, MI)
Shinola Hotel, the luxury boutique hotel located in the historic Woodward shopping district, welcomes all furry friends. Dog-friendly amenities include luxe beds, two bowls, treats and a fun door hanger that reads “furry friend inside.” The hotel does not charge a pet fee.
Lush Doggie Beds and In-house Gourmet Food at Maison de la Luz (New Orleans, LA)
Maison de la Luz, a 67-room guest house designed in partnership with Studio Shamshiri. The property features ornately designed rooms and suites that can be fitted with lush doggie beds and bowls. Pets can enjoy with in-house gourmet food and treats by Chef James.
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