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Lord and Taylor’s “Perfect Pairs”

21 Jun
 Written By: Charlotte Reed

I have been shopping at Lord & Taylor as long as I can remember.  My favorite sales associate, Vivian Feld, works in their flagship stores on Fifth Avenue. First, she worked with my mother and now, she works with me.  Every few months, I show up in a panic to find clothes for a TV pet segment.  Over the years, Vivian’s pics (Calvin Klein, Tahari, Lafayette, Adrianna Papell, Donna Karan, Tadashi Shoji and others) have been worn on Fox & Friends, Nate Berkus, The View, VH1 and other national and local shows in New York City and around the country.

As a pet care and lifestyle expert as well as a devoted Lord & Taylor shopper, I am thrilled that one my favorite retailers will host “Perfect Pairs” Pet Adoption Day, celebrating Lord & Taylor’s biggest sandal sale of the season. The event will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Shoppers can purchase strappy heels, colorful flats, high and low wedges, brights and neutrals by some of their favorite shoe designers (Adrienne Vittadini, Anne Klein, Bandolino, Ivanka Trump, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracey, Franco Sarto and Ralph Lauren) for work, play, day, night and even, to walk  their dog.  Regular and sale price-sandals are available.   Don’t forget to bring your coupon from the mailed, circular with you for additional savings.

Animal rescue groups that are part of Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets® Network will bring rescued pets available for adoption to select stores as part of a national effort to put shelter pets in front of retail shoppers.

According to Liz Rodbell, EVP & Chief Merchant, Hudson’s Bay Company, operator of Lord & Taylor, “Lord & Taylor is very excited to be partnering with Best Friends Animal Society in celebration of our biggest sandal sale of the season. We have incorporated adoptable dogs into our latest shoe campaign and are thrilled to be hosting Perfect Pairs Pet Adoption Day in Lord & Taylor stores nationwide. This is an important cause for our customers and we have high expectations that this event will help to draw awareness to adopting animals in need of a home.”

Adopting a dog is a 10-15 year commitment.  If you are not able to do so at this time, share this information with dog-loving friends or stop by to see the dogs and give a donation.   You can also text PETS to 50555 to give $10 to Best Friends Animal Society. Your $10 gift helps a homeless pet find a loving home.

Lastly, if you are a dog owner who just happens to love shoes, enter the Lord & Taylor Facebook Contest.  Submit a photo of your pet with your favorite shoes on the Lord & Taylor’s Facebook page for a chance to win a pair of shoes per month for a year. To enter or view complete official rules, here:

I bet dog and shoe lover, Imelda Marcus, politician and widow of Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines, wouldn’t  think to pass this one by.



Would a human do this for another?

20 Jun

Car Accident that Turns an City Into a Family

18 Jun

Reading this story was truly a roller coaster. First she wrecks with multiple animals in her vehicle, but then, social media takes over and the search begins for each and every animal until they are all found. INCREDIBLE story that you must read for yourself. The power of social media is unmatchable.

Adopted Blind Dog is Mascot for Baseball Team

15 Jun

What a heartwarming article! This dog, Stevie, is blind after a terrible accident and will never experience the world like a dog should, but, he’ll be surrounded by people all the time and be included on THEIR normal daily lives. A dog like this would most likely be put down if left at a shelter for any length of time… So good to see people reaching out to help animals like this. The video is the best part. Make sure you watch!


Shelter Pet of the Day

12 Jun

She’s a beautiful dog. Although I am partial to chocolate labs 🙂 I hope she gets an incredible home. Thanks for sharing!


Submitted by Jamie, a vol at the shelter, who writes:

Jersey’s a young adult – possibly 3 or 4 – and is the most calm lab I’ve ever seen. She doesn’t jump or get overly excited and will not leave your side, even without a leash (which is why I had trouble getting a full-body pic). She’s at least crate-trained, if not completely housebroken, listens exceptionally well and even knows how to sit. HW+ but asymptomatic.  I may have a foster for her if a rescue can pull her and vet her.

Senatobia-Tate Co. Animal Shelter
909 E.F. Hale Dr.
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662-562-0070


This shelter’s kill rate is unknown.

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Would You Take In Eight Disabled Dogs?

11 Jun

Read this story and thought it was worth sharing!


Still of video - dog in wheelchair

video still from KATU news

What started out as an amazing story – a pup run over by a motorcycle and left for dead in  Costa Rica, then brought to the US for veterinary care – just got more tearful.

Papillo’s new family already includes SEVEN disabled dogs, including a blind Lab and a Great Dane with intestinal issues.

While the new owners seem capable and rational about what constitutes humane veterinary care, would you consider taking in this many animals with disabilities?

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6 Jun

Another story, similar to the one posted earlier, about dogs bringing their calming ability forward so that others might “come out of their shell.” Great story!

As a shy 8-year-old, Emma Baer isn’t very comfortable reading out loud in school. But mom Laura Baer is hoping certified therapy dogs Norm and Chouteau will bring Emma out of her shell.

Norm, the black Labrador, and Chouteau, the mixed-breed rescue dog, were all ears — and full of cuddles — for Emma last week during their monthly visit to the Glen Carbon Public Library as part of the Sit Together And Read program.

“We’re here to help her with her reading and to build her confidence,” said Baer, who lives in Troy.

The program is one of many across the country based on research that found children are more comfortable reading out loud in the presence of an attentive non-judgmental dog as opposed to an adult or in a classroom. That comfort level encourages children to read more, which improves their reading skills.

A recent University of California study found students who read to therapy dogs once a week for 10 weeks saw their reading proficiency improve by 12 percent.