Saturday, May 29, 2010

Save the date... Thursday, June 17th

Pause for Dinner," our first annual one-night only restaurant event, will take place on Thursday, June 17, 2010 during regular dinner hours. On this night, highly recognized restaurants from around Greater New Orleans will partner to raise money for animal welfare in our region while attracting patrons and new clients to their business. Participating in this event is SIMPLE- just eat dinner at one of the listed restaurants. Every restaurant is donating 20% of their dinner proceeds to the Louisiana SPCA!

2010 Participating Restaurants:

Bistro Daisy 5831 Magazine St., New Orleans

Broussard's Restaurant 819 Rue Conti, New Orleans

Cafe Amelie 912 Royal St., New Orleans

Cafe Bamboo 435 Esplanade Blvd., New Orleans

Cafe Rani 2917 Magazine St., New Orleans

Gott Gourmet Cafe 3100 Magazine St., New Orleans

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant 4920 Prytania St., New Orleans

La Peniche 1940 Dauphine St., New Orleans

La Petite Grocery 4238 Magazine St., New Orleans

Mona Lisa Restaurant 1212 Royal St., New Orleans

Pinkberry 5601 Magazine St., New Orleans

Semolina's 4436 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie

Tomatillo's 437 Esplanade, New Orleans

Vega Tapas Cafe 2051 Metairie Rd., Metairie

Zoe Restaurant 333 Poyrdas Street, New Orleans

Look at our new baby!

How cute is that?
We love when we get new babies!

Hi Mommy!


Going for my smellin...

This is a good vacation!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Want to help us? Grounds Krewe could use more help!

Bark Bits #6
MEMORIAL DAY THOUGHT: The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home...I have a Scottie. In him I find consolation and diversion...he is the one person to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Friends of City Park office will be closed all day Monday May 31, 2010, in observance of Memorial Day.
NOLA City Bark will be open regular hours on Monday: 6am-9pm.

MAINTENANCE HOURS: Please remember that we are closed every Tuesday until 1PMfor regular maintenance. Roosevelt Mall and the path around Big Lake (in front of NOMA) are lovely places for an "on leash" stroll with your dog. Both have dog and human drinking fountains and misters/showers for cooling off. Remember to bring a bag to pick-up the poop just as you would in the dog park.

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS: Over 16 people have volunteered to be on the grounds crew. Each grounds crew member will donate approximately 2 hours twice a month to help water, weed, plant, and keep the 4.6 acres of the dog park looking great. We would love to have about 50 people on this committee. If you can spend some time helping with this crew, email Scott Discon,, to volunteer. This is a job you can do with your pet in attendance if you are working within the dog park fence.

SURF'S UP! in the small dog park: We have placed a small, heavy-duty wading pool in the small dog area for summer splashing by our little dogs. Empty and refill the pool as needed; the grass will love the water! Use the hose in the small dog area to fill the paw-pool, but please roll it up when not in use. Also, please modify the location of the pool a little each time so that the grass is not killed by the pool resting in one spot.

Susyn Stecchi, founder of Dog Park USA and author of So You Want to Build a Dog Park, visited NOLA City Bark on Wednesday May 26. It was great to meet her and have her visit the park. Watch for her review of NOLA City Bark on and hopefully in a chapter of her next book. Ms. Stecchi is from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
SUMMER RUM: Friday June 11, from 7pm-10pm, is Friends of City Park* summer fundraiser, Summer Rum 2010: Yo Ho, Ho and a Whole lot of Rum, at the amusement park. This pirate themed event will feature 12 rum-specialty drink stations, food, live music, and unlimited rides in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Prizes will be awarded to those decked out in the best pirate gear. (Your first mate, Fido, needs to stay at home for this people only event.) Tickets may be purchased by calling (504) 483-9376 or online Tickets are $40 per person ($35 for Friends members) in advance and $45 the day of the event. Must be 21 or over to attend.
*Friends of City Park has been a major donor to NOLA CityBark and graciously shares their office space.

Important: If there is an incident between dogs, please share contact information with the owners of all dogs involved in an incident.
Many incidents can and should be avoided if you stay within voice control and view of your dog(s).
Woof! Woof!

HAHAHAHA - One of them REALLY cracks me up!

Rub my belly!

My vacation...

Is going very well so far!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NOGSR needs our help!

Wolfie Levee Pavlovic Dangermond

Found by a loving family on 01.19.09 - Passed on 01.09.10

Our client Tatjana Pavlovic asked me to pass this along... after watching the video and reading the web site, I wrote a check in memory of Wolfie. Can you help?

SUBJECT: NOGSR (New Orleans German Shepherd Rescue) run by Toby Burroughs

On March 15, Fargo, Toby Burroughs’ beloved dog, passed after he lost his battle with degenerative myelopathy.

Fargo was the catalyst for Toby to begin the New Orleans German Shepherd Rescue mission. What an amazing legacy! Because of Fargo, Toby has gone on to save and place over 600 German Shepherds in the New Orleans and surrounding area. Quite a feat!

Toby and Fargo’s NOGSR has made a profound impact on all of our lives as we have all benefited from a loving companion who came to us through them. As you already know, Toby not only brought these dogs into our lives, she continues to support us and the dogs through her advice, medical care, and her expertise about these wonderful and beautiful German Shepherds.

Watch the memorial video of Fargo:

In memory of Fargo, and the mission he inspired, we are asking you make a thoughtful contribution to a fund in his honor, the Fargo Fund. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help Toby continue to rescue these amazing creatures and place them in the loving homes that they so deserve.

We have a date for Saturday, May 29th, on the New Orleans dog levee dog park (where Magazine and Leake or River Road meet), 10:00Am, for the Fargo memorial fund raising for Toby. It turns out she can't make it, but if we can, it would be a good time to take a photo of us with our shepherds and do some other planning to help Toby continue to save shepherds in our area. Please spread the word and other thoughts you may have about this event/get together.

If you would like to help NOGSR and to celebrate Fargo's legacy but you can not make it Saturday, you could also contribute directly through the NOGSR website - (please note on the website this donation is for the Fargo Fund to help us reach our goal). Or you could give the checks, made out to NOGSR, to those organizing this event, Tatiana Pavlovic, Maureen Shea, Ray Nichols or James Lancaster.

We have received contributions ranging from $25.00 to $ 1000.00. Any amount is WELCOMED and APPRECIATED. As Toby says on her website: “One person CAN make a difference!”

All contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Please see more detailed info on NOGSR website.

For any additional info please email Tatjana or Maureen:

Tatjana Pavlovic:

Maureen Shea:

Not easy to get this shot...

Our vacation is off to a great start!

Thank you City Bark...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hi Daddy!

Hi Mommy!

We don't really miss you!

Hurricane Season - 2010

It is almost that time again! I just can't imagine what would happen if the Gulf is not cleaned up if a hurricane threatens... What a mess! I just finished the final touches on our 2010 Hurricane Plan...

I always reserve personal comment on the writer… however; the quote is one that I find myself using this time of the year. “Hope is not a plan. Don’t hope for something. Plan for it. ”-Anderson Cooper (When talking about respective response of government(s) support, or lack thereof, regarding Katrina)

My business is taking care of your family and I take that very seriously. We do not haphazardly enforce our PLAN. It may be a bit more than you want to think about but this is not our first hurricane season. If you choose another pet care company or decide upon a boarding facility, I would suggest that you are sure they have a written plan that leaves no room for ambiguity.

If you would like a copy of our Disaster Preparedness Guide For Pet Owners, please send us an email and we will be happy to send that to you. Our email address is
If you are a new client, we will send you a copy of the guide with your contract(s).

The blog turns into an emergency page (it has always been on the site, just not visible).

The blog can/will be managed from anywhere but… this year we will manage from:

Gonzales, Louisiana (225)
Dallas, Texas (214, 972)
Little Rock, Arkansas (501)

These numbers will be posted on the blog if necessary.

We HOPE to never have to execute the PLAN again... but we are prepared to do so. HOPE IS NOT A PLAN.

Rub my belly!

I want to play with this one...

Toss it, toss it, toss it!