New York Animal Shelter and Moxy Hotel Host Dog Adoption Event Featuring Puppies and Hot Dogs
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Here is an attractive combination: puppies and hot dogs.
New York-based animal rescue Animal Haven, along with Manhattan-based Moxy East Village Hotel, combined the two in a National Dog Day celebration on Friday, August 26, 2022.
The event welcomed adoptable puppies into the hotel for guests and New Yorkers alike to snuggle up with – while allowing visitors to enjoy a free national Hebrew hot dog.
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Moxy Hotels Marketing Director Julia Pandolfo summed up the event as “meet and greet and eat” in an interview with Fox News Digital.
“Who doesn’t like to meet and greet puppies?” she asked. “You can’t go wrong with a Hebrew national either.”
Animal Haven volunteers brought in three basset hound-lab mix puppies by the names of Blaze, Boone and Beckett.
The 4-month-old puppies roamed the stage and greeted guests with enthusiasm and sloppy kisses on the Moxy’s back patio, wagging their tails as they accepted people’s attention.
Those interested in adopting one of the three dogs were encouraged to inquire on the Animal Haven website.
Pandolfo said that in addition to the puppy-hotdog duo being “great fun,” the crowd interactions at the event were also a measure of success.
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“It’s really great to see all the hotel guests here and people who have come locally — some people who are looking for dogs themselves,” she said. “And other people who just want hugs.”
The director said she was also personally looking for a dog.
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“I’m a big female dog,” she said. “Adopt, don’t buy!”
Representatives from New York-based CBD dog treat company Happy Hounds also attended the event, giving information and samples.
Small company founder Rianna Young told Fox News Digital that separation anxiety is “huge” for pets and their owners, so soothing anti-inflammatory substances can do a “huge” difference in overall health, she said.
According to Pandolfo, Moxy East Village aims to plan additional “exciting” events for hotel guests as well as New York locals.
“Moxy East Village is right in the heart of East Village and there are a ton of people who live in that neighborhood,” she said.
“And we want to be a place where anyone can come and meet dogs or come to a comedy show or come to our rooftop.”
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Moxy has three hotels in New York — Times Square, Chelsea and East Village — with a Lower East Side location in the works.