Hamptons Pet magazine, Issue - №5 Summer 2015

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WELLNESS

CAUSES

TRENDS

INTERVIEWS

RESCUE

LIFESTYLES

THE GLOBAL LUXURY PET MAGAZINE

EXCLUSIVE!

2015 PET

SCHMITTY

THE WEATHER DOG Forecasting poolside

HERO

AWARD WINNERS

BERNADETTE PETERS

Tony winner saving lives

ART SOPHISTICATION Barbara Ahlfield

GANSEVOORT GETAWAY

Where the chic play and stay

BRAVO’s CHANTELLE FRASER Everyone loves a milkshake

GET SMART With Justin Silver

PACK THE CAT …and go!




Features Hats Off to Heroes 32 Applauding the Pet Philanthropy Circle 2015 heroes’ accomplishments.

ON THE COVER Schmitty The Weather Dog

Gallivant at the Gansevoort 38

pawcasts a great summer.

Fall in love with the always exciting A-list hotel in none other than NYC.

PHOTOGRAPHY ELLY MCGUIRE

The Perfect Affair 42 Award-winning American fashion illustrator goes to the dogs.

Sharing the Spotlight 46 Bernadette Peters collects Tonys onstage while saving lives off stage.

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Pet Showcase We share this summer’s best-kept secrets.

Shake It Up 16 Bravo’s Chantelle Fraser and Milkshake show off their big hearts.

Pack the Cat and Go! 18 Racy Mooner takes the world in stride one paw at a time.

If It’s Hot, Beautiful and Inspired, It’s Probably Mrs. Sizzle 22 This photo director transcends the

TREAT THE PUP TO A “POOCH-INI” AT SHAKE SHACK’S MADISON SQUARE PARK LOCATION.

world of pet fashion blogging.

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HP Directory Summer welcomes back the Hampton Classic Horse Show to Bridgehampton, New York.

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Lifestyles



ALEXANDRA SITTING PRETTY WITH HER BELOVED FELINES.

Wellness

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Don’t Desensitize 52 When it comes to allergies, avoidance is out, holistic is in.

Get Smart! 54 Justin Silver keeps nonsense out of the game.

Quit Buggin’ Me 56 Focus on prevention to keep those pests away.

Life Is a Movie, Play the Lead Part 58 Fido will be beggin’ to stay here (you will, too).

A Horse Is a Horse, of Course 60

THE VESTS COME IN SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT MICROFIBER, AND A SLIGHTLY HEAVIER DENIER FABRIC. PAGE 18

Expert equine veterinarian tackles holistic and Western medicine.

Causes Now any citizen can help rescues for free—just by using an RxCard.

Critical Care 66 Dr. Hackner and her team of experts save lives.

Why Old Is Better 68 Maturity takes the cake in almost any rescue scenario. Racy heads into summer wearing this

Tau the Honu Hound 70

Sturdi Walking Vest in

This special rescue dedicates his

Crazy Kitty print.

life to rescuing others. Turtles, that is.

A Nose for the Weather 72 Celebrity, Schmitty The Weather Dog, teaches science and pawcasts.

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PAINTING BARBARA TYLER AHLFIELD | PHOTOGRAPHY MARIA PADILLA (RACY)

Pet Philanthropy Circle Partnering for Pets 64



president's LETTER

Their unsurpassed devotion and loyalty impacts us unlike any other living being.

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ets have an unsurpassed devotion and loyalty that impacts us unlike any other being. Greeting us with daily enthusiasm, their power can instantly change a bad mood into one of pure joy.

Even so, they are capable of generating the best of times and the worst of times. All those years of sloppy kisses and cutesy antics must inevitably come to an end—that day when it is time for their final departure brings us the worst of times. Though every pet has a special place in our hearts, some leave legacies that change the course of our lives. These "legacy pets" have been proudly instrumental in the welfare of others. Great were the losses of legacy pets to those I admire for dedication to pet rescue. Jack: Jill Rappaport’s beloved German Shepard altered the course of her career. When Jack developed cancer, Jill tossed her red carpet interviews with high profile celebrities aside to forge a new path of media focus on the plight of animals. Brock: Pet Philanthropy Circle Amazing Pet Hero, Brock, was a remarkable Doberman Pinscher. His story provided the impetus for Debi Boies to inspire over 5,000 pilots to devote their time, planes and gasoline to save thousands of pet lives. Gracie: Gregg Oehler’s Boston Terrier of fourteen years left him this year; no doubt the love of Gracie inspired Gregg to publish pet lifestyle magazines. Though every pet is not necessarily a life changer and certainly will never take the place of the last one, it most certainly will be memorable. Another remarkable pet, possibly a legacy pet, is

Jewel Morris

Founder

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PHOTOGRAPHY RACHAEL HALE MCKENNA

waiting with love just for you at your local shelter or rescue. We at Hamptons Pet encourage you to adopt today.



publisher's LETTER

World-renowned Dr. Marty Goldstein enlightens on summer safety.

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t Hamptons Pet, “The global luxury pet magazine,” we love the pet days of summer. Let’s embrace them together by celebrating all that our pets have to offer during this igniting and

beautiful season. To help celebrate, we are thrilled to showcase this year’s Pet Hero Award winners. Learn what these dedicated heroes do in the name of animal wellness, everywhere. Schmitty The Weather Dog graces the cover and gushes all about her new adventures with the Pet Philanthropy Circle. For a chic stay-cation with the well-traveled pet, head on over to the swanky Gansevoort Park Avenue South Hotel in NYC. Pack Your Cat and Go goes to show that traveling with one’s cat is safer and more stylish than ever. It may seem like Bernadette Peters bares it all onstage, but her heart truly belongs to a larger cause—saving lives through Broadway Barks. World-renowned Dr. Marty Goldstein enlightens on summer safety and how to treat allergies the holistic way, Nikki Moustaki explains why adopting older is better, and celebrity trainer Justin Silver shares tips on how to keep dogs safe and happy. Well-respected Dr. Susan Hackner leads the charge at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, Connecticut, saving lives and achieving strides in the pet medical industry. Our very own managing director, Tiffany Keeth, brings us inside the luxurious D Pet Hotel in Hollywood where pets are treated better than kings and queens. Jody Miller-Young shows us the perfect artistic love affair between humans and pets with none other than the talented Barbara Ahlfield. Zooey Deschanel splendidly sums it up, “Summer has always pets in the summer surely does make this one of the happiest times of the year. Gregg R. Oehler

Publisher and Editorial Director

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PHOTOGRAPHY HOLLY MOON-OEHLER

been my favorite season. I feel happier.” Spending time with



contributors

DEBI BOIES is the founder and president of Pilots N Paws that flies animals to safety. She is also the senior VP of the Pet Philanthropy Circle. pilotsnpaws.org

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BRIAN FISCHLER is a comedian and writer. He also runs the bi-coastal benefit, Laugh for Sight where the biggest names in comedy are featured. laughforsight.com

FOUNDER

Jewel Morris PUBLISHER & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Gregg R. Oehler CREATIVE DIRECTOR

PATRICK MAHANEY DVM, CVA, CVJ is a vet, certified vet acupuncturist and journalist, and belongs to California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. patrickmahaney.com

Corey Olin MANAGING DIRECTOR

Tiffany Keeth SENIOR EDITOR

JODY MILLER-YOUNG is a pet fashion expert. She has a popular blog called Bark and Swagger as well as a Pet Life Radio show of the same name. barkandswagger.com

Amber Carlton FASHION EDITOR

Jody Miller-Young TRAVEL EDITOR

LOREN MORRISSEY is an avid luxury traveler and pet lover with a passion in finding the hidden travel treasures of the world where pets are welcome. linkd.in/1vp3D0B

Loren Morrissey ADVERTISING DIRECTOR

Oehler Media CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

Dale Oehler

NIKKI MOUSTAKI is a dog trainer, pet expert and author of

IT DIRECTOR

The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir. nikkimoustaki.com;

Kyle Copley

@nikkimoustaki; facebook.com/moustakinikki Hamptons Pet magazine is published quarterly by Petfest, LLC

LISA-MARIA PADILLA’s humor writing appears in national and international pet publications, often showcasing her performing cat, Racy Mooner. facebook.com/RacyMooner

CHAIRMAN & CEO Jewel PRESIDENT & COO

Morris

Gregg R. Oehler

44 Little Noyac Path Water Mill, New York 11976

ELLY MCGUIRE travels with Schmitty The Weather Dog and Meteorologist Ron Trotta, bringing respect for animals through literacy and music. schmittytheweatherdog.com

NANCY E. HASSEL is founder and president of Long Island Pet Professionals, LLC., and recently launched American Pet

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(203) 595-5452 gregg@oehlermedia.com Enjoy your free online subscription at HamptonsPet.com/subscribe

Professionals. longislandpetprofessionals.com Printed in the USA by Fry Communications

STEPHANIE CLARKE has been writing for over ten years. She has produced thousands of content articles, press releases and eBooks. stephaniemclarke.com

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16 CHANTELLE FRASER 18 PACK YOUR CAT 22 MRS. SIZZLE 26 PET SHOWCASE

LIFESTYLES FELINE ENVY Racy Mooner goes to prove that sophistication and good looks are but a vest away in this sassy and chic Black Butterflies vest from Sturdi Products. Sharing her secret, she helps any kitty become the envy on their block.

PHOTOGRAPHY MARIA PADILLA

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LIFESTYLES

profile

Shake It Up Chantelle Fraser and her love affair with work and Milkshake. BY BRIAN FISCHLER

Certainly not a nine-to-fiver, in addition to being the office dog

Economics, an entrepreneur who founded

at Flawless NYC, Milkshake occasionally squeezes a modeling

Flawless NYC, and a reality TV star having

gig in here and there. “She was in a Capitol One ad, and she

appeared on Bravo’s Blood, Sweat, and Heels, a real

has even walked a few runways,” Fraser boasts. But on the

life version of Sex and the City, Chantelle Fraser is a dog lover first

inside, Milkshake is a true down to earth, humble girl. “Runways

and foremost. This past February, Fraser co-hosted the New

are not her favorite thing as she does get a little intimidated by

York Pet Fashion Show and has newly brought her talents

the crowds.”

and support to the Pet Philanthropy Circle as an Advisory

A girl’s girl, Milkshake is the first one out of her seat to

Board Member.

accompany a girlfriend to the powder room. “She is kind of the

“As a child, I was never allowed to have a dog, but I knew as

hall monitor here at Flawless NYC. She will sit in the corridor

soon as I was old enough and independent that I would have

of the office, and is basically the gatekeeper of the bathroom.

one,” says Fraser. “Once I had the time to give a pet the attention

Milkshake will roll over, and one must pay the toll of a belly rub

it needed, I rescued Milkshake. I wanted a very social dog; not

for admittance.”

a dog that I was going to keep in a Manhattan apartment all

All belly rubbing aside, Milkshake and Fraser make time for

day. Milkshake pretty much goes everywhere with me. She is

each other despite their busy careers.

extremely sensitive, and gives me dirty looks when I have to

To learn more about Fraser and Milkshake's exciting NYC life,

leave her at home.”

visit flawlessnyc.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY MARIE DARNBOROUGH

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esides being a graduate of the London School of


PHOTOGRAPHY MARIE DARNBOROUGH

MILKSHAKE PRETTY MUCH GOES EVERYWHERE WITH ME.

INSEPARABLE

Chantelle Fraser and partner-in-success, Milkshake, are truly down to earth gal pals.

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LIFESTYLES

travel

Pack the Cat and Go! The feline traveler is safer and more stylish than ever. B Y L I S A-M A R I A PA D I L L A

SAFETY AND STYLE ABOVE , A cosmopolitan cat does a little

sightseeing in San Diego, wearing the sophisticated Cheetah pattern Sturdi Walking Vest; LEFT, Stepping out for a summer evening stroll in the soft and lightweight Black Butterflies pattern.

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he view was stunning off the sunny coast of Laguna Beach as I shared it with none other than the gregarious Racy Mooner. It was a welcomed reprieve from the East’s brutal winter. However, at

that moment, Racy was far more interested in the lizard An Abyssinian cat, Racy is usually as eager as I to hit the road, catch a flight or take a scenic stroll. Although her idea of “scenic” might be a bit different from mine (i.e. lizards, low-flying birds and unattended grilled steaks), like many of her fellow felines, she is no longer content to plot world domination from atop her comfortably high pedestal at home. Racy is happy to tag along, striding in safety, comfort and style in an array of walking vests designed for the delicate feline figure. Cats get a bad rap for not being volunteers when it comes to

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PHOTOGRAPHY LISA-MARIA PADILLA

scurrying past her feet than she was of the view of the Pacific.



their portability, but for them, comfort is everything. The newest cat-specific walking vests are lightweight, secure enough to deter escape and flatter in a range of colors and patterns. Training kitty to walk on a leash need not be an exercise in frustration. A first time vest-wearer may flop to the ground and become an immobile lump. However, careful use of treats will convince a reluctant cat to play along. The trick is in holding a favorite treat just far enough in front of the flopped-down floor-bound feline so that she has to move slightly to get to it. Repeating the process and holding the treat out a little farther each time will soon have a cat rediscovering her legs, while creating a positive mental connection of reward with wearing the vest. Then, it is time to attach the leash and venture forth with feline in tow. Perhaps start with a front yard foray, and then graduate to a trip to the pet store. In no time, that confident and nattily attired feline will be ready to expand her horizons. SAFETY AND STYLE RIGHT, A feline is sure to get noticed in a bright

pink walking vest; BELOW, A big world out there—even if a feline’s travels are limited to attending the backyard barbeque. Parents enjoy greater peace of mind when their cat wears a walking vest and leash.

FOR CATS, COMFORT IS EVERYTHING.

TREAT-SAVVY TRAINING The feline mind wants to know, “What’s in it for me?” Sure, our cats love us—but love alone will not get them to do what we want. Cats expect immediate reward for following instructions, but food treats work for training only if a cat is not used to having food left out all day. If an for him to follow commands. Try two daily meals instead of grazing. By removing that all-day food bowl, one can also go a long way in preventing feline obesity and diabetes.

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PHOTOGRAPHY LISA-MARIA PADILLA

animal is free-fed, there is less incentive



LIFESTYLES

portrait

Hot, Beautiful and Inspired Glamour magazine photo director Suzanne Donaldson focuses her bold new site on the world’s most wonderful dog fashion and art. B Y J O DY M I L L E R-YOU N G

fashion and conscious dog rescue coverage. It was one of her colleagues, Richard Finn, who made her see shelter dogs through fresh eyes. “Richard is a very talented fashion photographer who donates his time to taking pictures of dogs at The Humane Society of New York,” Donaldson describes. “When I saw these images, not of dogs suffering in cages, but of these faces looking lovingly at you through these wonderful eyes, the truth in them focused me and made me see what I was going to be doing.” The shelter dog became a core thread in the fabric of Mrs. Sizzle. When she is showcasing a dog fashion brand, she does not call an agent to get the models. Instead, she reaches out to one of the thirty-plus shelter resources she shares on her site, and features their dogs in the shoot. “I am hopefully raising awareness in the fashion world, where people care so much about how they look and may not have spent the time to seek out their perfect dog at a shelter,” she explains. What is the Mrs. Sizzle experience? Think professional photo shoots on location with such bold-faced names as childhood Mizrahi. Think inspired dog photography or art pictorials by some of the most talented in their fields. Think cool, new products and rescue Instagram feeds. Think fashion, fashion, fashion.

"Torunn & the Gentle Giants."

“Florals are in for spring, so whether it is Thakoon, Diane

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izzle: to be very hot, to fry or make a hissing sound. Mmm hmmm, that sounds about right. The sizzling is none other than the hot new website, MrsSizzle.com. Who is this Mrs. Sizzle? She is

Suzanne Donaldson, taking a fresh new look at dog fashion and changing the face of the pet fashion blog. Entrenched in the ultra-cool world of supermodels, iconic fashion photographers and celebrities through her 12 years as head Photo Director for Glamour magazine, Donaldson is deep in the mix of runway shows, art and photography debuts and…the shelter dog. Suffice it to say, Mrs. Sizzle has found the sweet spot between beautiful photography, pet-inspired

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Mrs. Sizzle shares a bone with Ratu.

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PHOTOGRAPHY TRULS BAKKEN @ DOGSBESTMAN; THE DOGIST (BONE)

friend and Veep star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus or dear friend, Isaac



MRS. SIZZLE HAS FOUND THE SWEET SPOT BETWEEN BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY, PET-INSPIRED FASHION AND CONSCIOUS DOG RESCUE COVERAGE.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT, Mrs.Sizzle carrying Edie and Clair with fashion icon Andre Leon Talley during New York Fashion

Week; Out for a city stroll with Barney in Love Thy Beast leash; These models work it at the Animal Haven shoot.

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Von Furstenberg or Suno doing it for women, there are also

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designers doing florals for dogs,” Donaldson enthuses. “I spend a lot of time going through sites or Instagram and Facebook to find people who are doing this in an interesting way, and I try to partner people fashion with pet fashion.” Mrs. Sizzle has struck a popular chord with her Instagram account, garnering close to Row’s Chic Report, a bible of the hottest trends in the fashion biz. One of her most satisfying events was on April Fool’s Day. The iconic luxury store, Barney’s, announced that its restaurant, Fred’s, would now allow dogs and offer a canine menu. Donaldson set up a shoot using her dogs, Edie and Clair, and Remy, who belongs to W magazine editor Jane Larkworthy. However, she also wanted to include shelter dogs, as is a Mrs. Sizzle must. “I reached out to Social Tees, a great rescue here in NYC, and

Renowned painter, April Gornik, a Mrs. Sizzle fave, donated this piece called Survivor to The Evelyn

they came with three of the most adorable puppies. They sat at

Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, the Hamptons-based

the table shoot with us and then got adopted, probably because

organization preserving and protecting the region’s

they were cute, but also because they were sitting at that table.” For Mrs. Sizzle, synchronicity never goes out of style. For

wildlife. wildliferescuecenter.org

more information, visit mrssizzle.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY THE DOGIST; APRIL GORNIK (SURVIVOR)

7,000 followers and being written up in media like The Daily Front


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Children’s Compassion Camp teaches respect for all life. Horses, ponies and little barnyard critters are the highlight, but

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32 PET HEROES 38 GANSEVOORT NYC 42 BARBARA TYLER AHLFIELD 46 BERNADETTE PETERS

PHOTOGRAPHY ALAN GILBERT | ARTWORK BARBARA TYLER AHLFIELD

FEATURES

BEST FRIENDS In a world moving at lightning speed, Barbara Tyler Ahlfield elegantly depicts the ethereal world of beauty, one moment at a time. Best Friends shows the intimate bond between her husband, Bill, and their Borzoi, Veruschka. PAGE 42

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Hats off to Heroes No feat is too great. Hamptons Pet applauds the dedicated heroes who received Pet Philanthropy Circle 2015 Pet Hero Awards for their remarkable achievements on behalf of animals everywhere.

DR. NEAL BARNARD Lifetime Achievement Pet Hero Award

Dr. Barnard has spent the past 30 years working to replace animal testing and experimentation with non-animal methods that better help human health. In 1985, he founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. At that time, the vast majority of US medical schools used live animals— often dogs—as part of their physician training. But thanks to the work of the Physicians Committee, there are only two schools that continue to use animals, with the rest having switched to validated, human-based simulators. In 2013, the Physicians Committee learned that the Taiwanese government was planning on infecting Beagle puppies with rabies in order to develop a new rabies vaccine. Rallying support from medical experts, celebrities Ellen DeGeneres and Alec Baldwin and thousands of Taiwanese citizens, Taiwan’s Council of Barnard remains committed to making an impact in the area where most animals are killed: our plates. He has spearheaded numerous studies investigating the effects of a vegan diet and is now considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on health and nutrition, hosting three PBS specials. He has authored more than 70 scientific publications, 17 books and is currently an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

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PHOTOGRAPHY HARRY GIGLIO

Agriculture announced that the dogs would not be used. Dr.


KRISTY HINZE-CLARK Humanitarian Pet Hero of the Year

With an ardent enthusiasm and a true calling for both pets and philanthropy, Kristy Hinze-Clark is the perfect choice for the Humanitarian of the Year Award. Both Hinze-Clark and her husband Jim Clark, founder of Netscape, work tirelessly to defend both land animal and aquatic life. Fierce advocates of rescuing, they generously give to many shelters and marine conservation organizations around the world. In 2010, Jim won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the US Audience Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival for The Cove. The film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills, change Japanese fishing practices, and to inform and educate about the risks and increasing hazard of mercury poisoning. Hinze-Clark, a Ford supermodel who graced the covers of Sports Illustrated, Australian Vogue and the Victoria’s Secret catalogue, uses her celebrity status to globally promote animal welfare. The two live with their three Miniature Schnauzer rescues, Brandon, Ava and Elwood, in addition to their two daughters, Dylan and Harper. Be it horses, dogs, domestic or wild, Hinze-Clark continues to defend the voiceless.

LAST CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE'S ST. FRANCIS FARM WHITNEY KNOWLTON PHOTOGRAPHY FRED NAMEHERE LOVE (HINZE-CLARK); (REFERENCE); NAMEHERE KIMBERLY EUBANKS (REFERENCE) (KNOWLTON)

PHOTOGRAPHY HARRY GIGLIO

Outstanding Sanctuary Pet Hero of the Year

Established by Last Chance Animal Rescue founder Whitney Knowlton in 2013, St. Francis Farm is an animal sanctuary situated on 50 acres in Carlisle, SC. Home to approximately 100 dogs and 200 cats on any given day, it serves to harbor thousands of animals as they embark on their journey to find their forever families. Whether the reason for rehoming is medical or behavioral, they believe that every animal has a right to life, including seniors who just need the chance to live out the rest of their lives. St. Francis Farm has made a lifelong commitment with the firm conviction that with the proper medical care, training and socialization, no animal is a misfit. The farm supports the notion that animals should be treated just like a "member of the family." Demand for a facility like St. Francis Farm is ever growing, and with a vision of providing a place for both people and animals to connect, the possibilities are endless.

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BROCK Amazing Pet Hero of the Year This year’s Amazing Pet Hero Award winner, Brock, leaves a legacy that shadows the contributions of many human animal advocates. As a previous “bait dog,” the scars on his face were from slashes made so the blood would encourage other fighting dogs to attack him. The points of his teeth had been filed off so that when the other dogs being trained to battle attacked, he could not defend himself. In 2007, Debi Boies learned about his case and knew she had to save him. A pilot offered to transport Brock, revealing that pilots often looked for “excuses to fly.” Brock’s adoption was the genesis for Pilots N Paws, an organization Boies founded that has saved more than 75,000 lives via rescue flights. On the same day that the Pilots N Paws fan page hit a milestone of 200,000 fans, Brock passed away. He will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him as a gentle, loyal, fun-spirited companion that inspired thousands of pilots to help save other animals. This Doberman Pinscher serves as an example of recovery from animal abuse and a reminder that we, as humans, must never give up the fight to prevent animal cruelty.

CANDY UDELL Animal Advocate Pet Hero of the Year As president of London Jewelers, Candy Udell is surrounded by precious jewels, family and beloved pets while still dedicating time to animal rescue. Over the years, she has supported the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Wilds, Mainline Animal Rescue, the North Shore Animal League of America, and countless others. Udell also serves on the board of Heart, an educational organization that teaches compassion in schools, shelters, camps and other organizations. In 2011, she helped set up Rescue Paw Foundation, a 501(c)(3), to help build and sponsor humane, no-kill shelters, and to provide spay and neuter services for the numerous animals that she rescues on a monthly basis. The main fundraising vehicle for Rescue Paw Foundation is the Cause for Paws jewelry collection that she designed with the London Jewelers team. In addition to this year’s Pet Philanthropy Circle’s Animal Advocate Award, she has also been honored by the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Bideawee and received the Rescue Dog of the Year Award for Corporate Excellence.

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PHOTOGRAPHY DEBI BOIES (BROCK); LONDON JEWELERS (UDELL)

numerous causes and rescue organizations like Jack Hanna,


ANIMAL CANCER FOUNDATION DR. GERALD POST WITH BARBARA COHEN Animal Health Pet Hero of the Year Founded by Dr. Gerald Post, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), MEM, the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) is the leading philanthropic organization

committed

to

funding

and

accelerating

comparative oncology research to find a cure for the millions of pets and people affected by cancer. Since 1999, ACF has helped focus cancer research on the similarity of pet cancers and cancers in people. This has resulted in teams collaborating to understand the progression of cancer, refine and improve existing therapies, and accelerate the development of new therapies. Under the leadership of Executive Director, Barbara Cohen, the organization awards teams of veterinary and human oncology researchers collaborating across disciplines. Recipients include the Medical Center’s Molecular Oncology Research Institute and Purdue University’s Veterinary Clinical Sciences program. The Pet Philanthropy Circle shares the hope that one day, both people and animals will benefit from their commitment to eradicate cancer.

DR. MARTY GOLDSTEIN Veterinarian Pet Hero of the Year Dr. Marty Goldstein earned his DVM from Cornell University in 1973. Certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1977, he was one of the founding members of the given seminars on alternative therapies, he has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs nationwide. These programs include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Martha Stewart Show and Good Morning America. In addition to authoring The Nature of Animal Healing, he hosted “Ask Martha’s Vet with Dr. Marty” on Martha Stewart’s Sirius/XM satellite radio for six

PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT WATSON (COHEN)

PHOTOGRAPHY DEBI BOIES (BROCK); LONDON JEWELERS (UDELL)

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Having

years. Dr. Marty is well-known for specializing in integrative medicine and complementary modalities. These are used for maintaining animal wellness and treating illnesses, especially cancer. Patients come from around the world, including a very special patient, Bullet the Wonder Dog, who is currently starring in the upcoming Broadway musical, Happy Trails. Dr. Marty’s ultimate goal is to establish acceptance of integrative medicine as the norm. He, his wife and three daughters share their lives with dogs, cats, birds, lizards, chickens and a bunny.

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MAYOR’S ALLIANCE FOR NYC’S ANIMAL Outstanding Rescue Organization Pet Hero of the Year The vision for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is to transform the largest city in the US into an urban environment where no dog or cat of reasonable health or temperament would be killed simply because they did not have a home. Despite this noble endeavor, it has faced enormous adversity. Though the name might imply that this effort has been financed by the city, the Alliance is a privately funded 501(c)(3) that actually gives money to the city. With the guidance of Jane Hoffman, the nonprofit has been steadily progressing. Taking the shelter’s Live Release Rate from roughly 20 percent of the animals admitted in 2003 to more than 80 percent in 2014 is a statistical triumph. To date, with the cooperation of over 150 partner rescue groups and shelters in the NYC and tristate area, they have saved over 250,000 animals. Currently, there are three key initiatives: the Wheels of Hope transport program, the NYC Feral Cat Initiative and the Adoption Events program. PHOTOGRAPHY JOE GALKA (MAYOR'S ALLIANCE)

The Alliance has provided training and support services to more than 2,500 certified feral cat caretakers. Their six Wheels of Hope vans have transported more than 85,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals from Animal Care and Control of NYC facilities to rescue groups and shelters with the resources to find them new homes. Their adoption van brings dogs and cats for adoption “to the people” in neighborhoods throughout NYC. Through the Alliance’s Helping Pets and People in Crisis program, they provide assistance to people fleeing domestic violence, seniors requiring medical care and families facing eviction or other temporary setbacks. They also provide interim care with the hope of reunification.

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FOUND ANIMALS FOUNDATION DR. GARY MICHELSON WITH AIMEE GILBREATH Foundation Pet Hero of the Year

The Found Animals Foundation (FAF) was initiated in 2005 by Dr. Gary Michelson whose patented inventions have helped millions of patients. Today, he and his wife, Alya, focus on philanthropy with one of his many passions being the happiness and safety of animals. FAF is a privately funded nonprofit dedicated to reversing the outcome for the three to four million animals euthanized each year in the US. Since inception, FAF programs have helped over one million pets and their people through adoption, spay and neuter, micro-chipping and other initiatives. This foundation has provided more than $12 million in funding for dozens of research projects worldwide in pursuit of nonsurgical sterilization technology. They have also granted over $9 million to animal welfare organizations to support lowcost spay and neuter initiatives and pet reunification technology. More than 15,000 shelter animals have found homes through their adoption promotions and Adopt & Shop retail stores. With the devotion and leadership of Executive Director Aimee Gilbreath, the Foundation has received the support of over 400 volunteers who have donated in excess of 45,000 man hours.

PHOTOGRAPHY OG PHOTOGRAPHY (FAF)

PHOTOGRAPHY JOE GALKA (MAYOR'S ALLIANCE)

FAF has helped over one million pets and their people.

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by Loren Morrissey TRUE EAST CHARTERS PRESENTS

GALLIVANT at the Gansevoort Chill out at this NYC hotspot.

ABOVE , An Empire State view sets

the stage for the magic of the night; INSET, There is no better place to

enjoy a cocktail than surrounded by

I

n the mood for a stay-cation in the city or a

Located in Manhattan’s NoMad district (North of Madison

getaway from the burbs, but still want

Square Park), the Gansevoort Park Avenue South is a short walk

everything at arm’s reach? The ideally situated,

from Broadway shows, Gramercy Park gardens, Union Square

chic Gansevoort Park Avenue South Hotel in

shopping and Madison Square Park dining. Pack the pup up for

NYC is where it’s at.

some window shopping, meandering down the neighborhood

Sidle in from the hot city streets to the cool ambiance of the

streets to Union Square; arguably the most popular shopping-

Gansevoort lobby. A sense of lightness, color and carefreeness

dining-hangout area of the city. In the aptly named Union

fills the air and creates an instant feeling of euphoria. Starting

Square Park, locals and visitors get a snapshot of downtown

with the doorman and carrying through each staff member,

life including organized pillow fights, people watching, free Wi-Fi

guests are greeted with an upscale courtesy that appeals to

hotspots and the world famous Greenmarket. A stone’s throw

jetsetters and locals alike.

from Greenwich Village is SoHo and the East Village with summer

Bedrooms are luxurious and bright, filled with color, yet

highlights including free music and dance performances, fairs

minimalist and soothing. Floor to ceiling windows gleam with

and a variety of restaurants and shops. Oh, and a fenced dog run

sweeping views of the city. Huge feather beds, plush goose

provides happy playtime for pups of all sizes and breeds.

down pillows and exceptionally spacious bathrooms combine

Afterwards, swing back north up Broadway to the mega pet-

like magnets, inviting relaxation; but with the wonders of NYC

friendly Madison Square Park. Relax on a shady bench beneath

awaiting, it is hard to stay put.

the rows of trees or soak up the pulse of the park while the

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PHOTOGRAPHY GANSEVOORT HOTEL GROUP

Manhattan’s dramatic skyline.


PHOTOGRAPHY GANSEVOORT HOTEL GROUP

ABOVE , One of the city’s favorite

rooftop bars refreshes by day and sizzles at night; CENTER , Colorful, modern and luxurious, pleasing the most discerning guests; BOTTOM , Pet Ambassador Frank welcomes you and yours.

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LEFT, The place to cool down as the city

heats up; INSET, Work hard, play harder, then chill! FAR RIGHT, Breezy, airy and inviting with stellar views.

pooch delights in sharing sniffs and nuzzles with the many dogs who frequent this urban haven. For some easy off-leash fun, let Fido burn some energy at Jemmy’s Dog Run, named one of NYC’s best dog runs located in the park at 23rd Street

Sit, stay and play with the pup at this trendy urban oasis.

and Fifth Avenue. Work up a thirst? A trip to Shake Shack® is essential. Savor the flavor from one of their juicy burgers with a glass of exclusive Frog’s Leap wine or a Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale while the pup devours the famous Pooch-ini®, a dog-friendly treat of ShackBurger dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard. Since no meal is complete without a doggy bag, take home a 5-pack of Bocce’s Bakery Bag O’ Bones dog biscuits for later. Back at the Gansevoort, Fido will be ready to snuggle in to his comfortable doggy bed for a much-needed catnap. Meanwhile, pet parents can linger over cocktails and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city’s skyscrapers crowned by the Empire State Building at the exclusive Rooftop Pool Bar, located on the 20th floor. With services at one’s fingertips, there is no need to go further. Relax in the rooftop pool, get fit at the fully-equipped gym, sculpt with a class at Exhale Spa, luxuriate at Cutler Salon or satisfy even the most discerning of palates at Ristorante Asellina or The Windsor bar. Here, everyone is a celebrity. During special hours, the rooftop pool is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. As the nightlife heats up, room key holders receive white glove VIP treatment, being whisked to the front of the nightclub line and up to the magic of NYC’s skyline, adorned by twinkling lights of the rooftop canopy. The Gansevoort Park Rooftop ignites with several distinct bars, lounges and private party rooms, open couches interspersed in a three level wonderland. Whether one wants to be in the middle of the action or retreat for a private moment, there are pulsating lounges to mingle and dance, and nooks and crannies to get lost in. In a city of extremes, the Gansevoort Park Avenue South strikes the perfect balance. Join the cool crowd as the nightlife heats up. Sit, stay and play with the pup at this trendy urban oasis.

Complimentary pet amenities include

premium treats, plush pet bed, monogrammed pet mat, Fiji water, toys and dining bowls. Enhancements upon request. gansevoorthotelgroup.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY GANSEVOORT HOTEL GROUP

air terraces, alfresco fireplaces, cabana banquettes and cozy


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PHOTOGRAPHY GANSEVOORT HOTEL GROUP


by Jody Miller-Young

The bond with pets is exquisitely captured in Fashionable People, Fashionable Pets, a series by Barbara Tyler Ahlfield featuring her people and their pet companions.

M

agical wonder is the world fine artist, Barbara Tyler Ahlfield, conjures in her newest collection, Fashionable People, Fashionable Pets. Fresh from a solo exhibitor’s

spot at New York’s Art Expo 2015, and named a Top Emerging Artist of 2014 by Art Business News, Ahlfield is garnering much deserved attention in her newly chosen arena. After 30 years as one of the leading, awardwinning American fashion illustrators, with her

York Times and The Washington Post, Ahlfield has reinvented herself. Over the past three years, she has become a fine artist in the medium of oil painting. “I had dreamed of being a portrait painter my whole life, even as I loved working as a fashion illustrator,” shares Ahlfield. “I’ve now combined my

Barbara Tyler Ahlfield, at home in her studio.

three loves—pets, fashion and portraits.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY ALAN GILBERT

work bringing to life the creations of top designers on the pages of major newspapers like The New


PHOTOGRAPHY ALAN GILBERT

BORZOI STRUT

Alexandra struts her stuff with Veruschka and Gloria.

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STROLL AT DUSK THE GL AM AND THE MUSCUL AR

Debonair, Tony, with Ginsing, out for an evening stroll;

Horse trainer and whisperer, Cissy, with her dog, Walter, her macho and loyal sidekick.

Her portraits captivate, drawing one into an ethereal world of beauty. Featuring dramatic posing, elongated figures and the “romancing” of fabric, all signatures of fashion illustration, the beautiful, on-trend characters stand side-by-side with their pets as co-equals, fashionable in their own right with their own unique style, palette and presence. Each has a personal story, featuring people in her life and their beloved pets, with some dearly departed. “Fashionable People, Fashionable Pets seeks to capture the unique and resonant

Each human subject, portrayed with their pet, has ‘the perfect love affair,’ which I’ve tried to pay tribute to in this series.

Ahlfield. “Each human subject, portrayed with their pet, has ‘the perfect love affair,’ which I’ve tried to pay tribute to in this series.” Best Friends captures that special time her husband, Bill,

an extremely personal Borzoi, very warm and unusually direct

shares with their Borzoi, Veruschka, when Bill comes home from

and engaging. It could be partially because she is deaf and

work. “The two of them have a relationship akin to a love affair,

compensates for her inability to hear with great presence.”

where they both stare at each other exactly as you see in the

Grand Dame pays tribute to her cat, Cheeto, who lived to be

painting for minutes at a time!” Ahlfield exclaims. “Veruschka is

21 years old. “Cheeto was the official greeter in our home, and

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PHOTOGRAPHY ALAN GILBERT

bond that pet owners have with their dogs and cats,” describes


POSE OF THE PACIFIC

Sunny, former model and Borzoi shower, in a fairy-tale-like gown with her late dog, Elite, almost merging into her,

PHOTOGRAPHY ALAN GILBERT

as if they are one; LILY PAD Tyler Ahlfield’s friend, hair stylist Katie, and her pup, Jackson, depicted as if floating on a lily pad.

always ushered guests into our front hall, where she is portrayed,”

Ahlfield’s gift revealed itself at a young age. Drawing since the

Ahlfield laughs. “She was tiny, spunky and very tough; a great

age of two, she was soon decorating her bedroom walls with

combination of tart and sweet! She loved people, slept with our

crayon fashion creations. She recalls being fascinated with the

dogs for years, but avidly disliked our other cats!”

glamorous fashions she would see in the black and white films,

Borzoi Strut depicts Ahlfield’s daughter, Alexandra, with

as well as the formal oil portraits she studied during children’s

Veruschka and their late dog, Gloria. “I painted in a ghostly

classes at the Rochester, NY Memorial Art Gallery. The archive

green behind Veruschka to symbolize Gloria is gone but never

of her 30 years of illustrations offers a historically significant

forgotten,” Ahlfield says. “Alex’s gown echoes the ruffles t

retrospective of the American woman’s changing sense of

hat the Borzoi sport in their fur furnishings, and they all three

style, as well as the changing styles of illustration over the last

‘strut’ together.”

quarter century.

Stroll at Dusk features Ahlfield’s dog-walker, Tony, with his late

Today, nestled in a big turn-of-the-century home in Baltimore,

Boxer, Ginsing. Through Ginsing, Tony met many other dogs who

Ahlfield’s own brood of furry friends is always with her. “My three

became playmates. When Ginsing passed, Tony decided to start

cats and dog move with me as a pack when I go from room to

his own dog walking business called Ginsing’s Friends. “Tony

room,” she shares. “I have always loved animals, but was only

is our local ‘dog-whisperer,’ and the dogs adore him!” Ahlfield

allowed to have turtles as a child. When I went to college, I got

reports. “I painted him walking Ginseng at dusk to show that the

my first cat, and it has been cats and dogs ever since.”

spirit of Ginseng is part of every one of his dog walks.”

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by Brian Fischler

B

ernadette Peters is internationally renowned

for children nationwide. Jill Rappaport did a phenomenal story

for her critically acclaimed work onstage.

about a group that brings their Pit Bulls to a school for the

However, her tireless work rescuing animals

blind for pet therapy. The story really piqued my interest, so we

and teaching blind children to read is even

decided to put two of the books into braille for the children to

more impressive than the entertainment she

enjoy,” shares Peters.

has provided to millions. This July, Peters will bring Broadway

“It was such a hit,” she says. “Ninety percent of blind children

Barks to Broadway for its 17th year. This event has helped 200

cannot read because either there are not enough teachers

dogs and cats find loving homes, and each year Broadway’s

of braille or books have not been transcribed into braille. We

biggest stars come out to lend their support.

decided to take books that dealt with animal rescue, have them

“I have loved animals since I was a little girl. We lost our Golden

transcribed into braille and send them to schools for the blind

Retriever 17 years ago, and we went to a shelter to adopt a dog.

around the country. No group should ever fall through the cracks

That is when I saw how overcrowded the shelters in this country

when it comes to reading. Reading is such an important part in

are. I saw how many great animals were at the shelter and how

brain development—to be able to hear the words and the story

much help they needed. That is when Broadway Barks was

in your own voice; it is something I am very proud to be able to

born,” explains Peters. Since the inception of Broadway Barks,

provide and be a part of.”

the situation has improved. “Things at the shelters have gotten

Peters is not done there. She hits the road through rescue

better, but there is still room for improvement. I will not be happy

road trips. “Bill Smith of Main Line Animal Rescue asked me,

until all the shelters in this country are no kill shelters.”

‘Can we auction you off?’ People go with me to the city shelter,

Mirroring her love of animals is her love for children.

and we pull dogs to take to Main Line. I told Bill, ‘You can auction

Broadway Barks partnered with Main Line Animal Rescue to

me off as many times as you want,’” laughs Peters.

create Braille Tails, a program that converts books into braille

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This deep love of animals does not come without a cost.

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PHOTOGRAPHY KURT SNEDDON (TOP); ANDREW ECCLES (RIGHT)

Tony Award-winning actress puts the needs of others center stage.


PHOTOGRAPHY KURT SNEDDON (TOP); ANDREW ECCLES (RIGHT)

FIERCE

Bold and dynamic, this timeless inspiration proves change can be made.

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The reason dogs do not live as long as us is to teach us that we can love again.

BOOK SMARTS

In this lovable story, these former shelter pups

embark on a whole new journey, becoming the best of friends. .

Like so many who have given their heart to a pet, Peters has had to say goodbye to some of her beloved dogs. “It is pretty awful. You are so close to your dog because you communicate without words. You make a real connection with them. You think you will never love another dog the way you loved the one who passed on.” But she says despite the pain of loss, there is hope. “Somehow this new dog comes in and you are comparing it, saying ‘Well, you are no Kramer, but you are pretty cute and smart,’ and somehow they just whittle their way into your heart. Fran Drescher told me the reason dogs do not live as long as us is to teach us that we can love again. I think that is a very beautiful thing.” With Broadway, onscreen acting and all her rescuing, what else is in store for Peters? “The other day a musician friend of mine mentioned to me a report they saw on the news about pet therapy for kids with cancer. The children have responded PHOTOGRAPHY BRYAN LEVI

remarkably well to the dogs, and I know when I hold my dog an energy comes off him that is so peaceful and relaxing. It sends a good feeling, and I think it is something that we do not yet understand about our dogs and healing. It is definitely something I would like to learn more about.” For

more

information

about

Broadway

Barks,

visit

broadwaybarks.com and brailletails.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BRYAN LEVI

FROM CAGE TO CUDDLES

Bernadette Peters nuzzles an adorable pup up for adoption at last year’s Broadway Barks.

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WELLNESS 52 SUMMER ALLERGENS 54 TRAINING 56

SEASONAL SAFETY

58 D PET HOTELS 60 EQUINE

PET SUITES ARE DECKED OUT IN MODERN DÉCOR AND FLAT SCREEN TVS.

PHOTOGRAPHY D PET HOTELS

MIND, BODY & SOUL Picked up in a Lamborghini, a 6,000 square foot airconditioned exercise dream world, full-body relaxation from body wraps to vitamin baths and luxurious sleeping suites—what is the best part? It is all for the dogs. PAGE 58

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WELLNESS

au naturel

GRIZZLY PET PRODUCTS PRESENTS

Don’t Desensitize Treat summer’s allergies— the holistic way. BY D R . M A RT Y G O L D S T E I N

sense for a pet to have an immune system that is “sensitive”

marked rise in allergy conditions in our pets as all

rather than desensitized.

sorts of allergens (pollens, grasses, trees and

There are many alternative products and remedies

insects, especially fleas) harvest, then escalate.

available such as beta-sitosterol (immune supportive

Contrary to what one might think, allergies are not caused by

and anti-inflammatory); quercitin (anti-oxidant with an

allergens but by a series of sensitivities in an individual’s immune

anti-histamine effect); herbal formulations; Western (containing

system. These sensitivities result in inflammatory reactions as

ingredients as nettles, echinacea, calendula and licorice) and

certain components interact with the proteins of the allergens.

Eastern homeopathy, all of which should first be discussed with

Therefore, the proper approach to therapy should be aimed at a beneficial alteration in the individual rather than on the actual allergy signs or allergens.

CONTRARY TO WHAT ONE MIGHT THINK, ALLERGIES ARE NOT CAUSED BY ALLERGENS.

With conventional medicine,

a practitioner before beginning. I prefer the use of combination homeopathic

remedies

which

contain ingredients such as histamin,

arsenicum,

sulfur

and/or graphites. For skin rashes

the use of popular drugs such as cortisone and antihistamines

caused by allergies, topical application of products containing

merely suppress symptoms and can have negative side effects.

calendula, aloe vera and/or plantain can be highly effective.

Although these can bring about relief, especially in severe cases,

Pleasingly, high quality fish oil is now a very accepted treatment

allergy testing a patient is also usually done. A program for

across our profession.

allergy desensitization is then developed and can be effective.

Allergies are pesky, but relief is certainly available. Remember,

However, I tend to veer away from this process because with

always consult with a practitioner before beginning any allergy

the high incidents of cancer in today’s pet population, it makes

program.

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PHOTOGRAPHY ISTOCK/LAURES

A

s spring fades into summer, typically there is a



WELLNESS

training

LAMBERT VET SUPPLY PRESENTS

Get Smart! Celebrity trainer, Justin Silver, dishes out no-nonsense tips on keeping dogs safe and happy. B Y J O DY M I L L E R-YOU N G

S

ummer is in full swing. With poolside fun, romps on the beach, nautical adventures and woodsy workouts, how does one keep their dog safe and well-behaved? Training guru, author and television

personality, Justin Silver, has our backs. Here are his top tips.

The Right Message Tell the dog what you want him to do, not what you don’t. Being outdoors opens up a variety of stimuli, making it that much more important to have their commands down. Use them to direct or re-direct the dog, and avoid the “don’t do that” syndrome.

Structured Play Everything is an opportunity to train. In structured play, a dog needs to follow a certain protocol to get what she wants. It reduces anxiety and lets the dog know what is expected of her. Hikes, Frisbee and interactive games like fetch or tug of war

POOLING RESOURCES

Justin gives Ollie a swimming lesson.

using the “drop it” command are all good. Even in the dog park, with the command at the beach is the ultimate reward.

Boating and Sailing

Picnics

Motoring the high seas may be fun for some, but it is good to

From mystery meat to a nasty pile of doo, there will always be

have a safe place for Fido to rest. A comfortable mat and the

not-so-good things dogs are attracted to. Mastering the “leave

command, “go to your spot,” comes in very handy. Begin at home,

it” and “drop it” commands are critical to Fido's health and

bringing the dog to his mat and putting him in a sit/stay position.

your peace of mind. Teach with your dog on leash using a less

Reward when he stays put. Then, start lengthening the time and

exciting object to start. As you walk past and they investigate,

introducing distractions. Go slowly and reward.

happily call their name. When they look at you, say “Leave it!” Repeat frequently, upping the ante with coveted toys and treats.

Pool and Beach

For “drop it,” use a toy the dog likes, letting him hold it in its

While most dogs love to swim, some can be aqua-phobic. To

mouth. Do not tug. Introduce a treat, and when he decides the

get a dog used to water, incremental exposure is key; never just

treat is too good to refuse, he will drop the toy. At that moment

push them in. Using treats and a patient, understanding attitude,

say, “Drop it!” while showing an open hand. Practice and reward,

inch your dog to the shallow end. Go from there. At the beach,

starting when the dog loosens his grip to, eventually, waiting

the “come” command is critical. Start practicing at home by

until he actually drops it.

using a 20 to 30-foot training leash and graduate to increasingly

Learn more fun summer training tips in Silver’s new book, The

challenging environments. Testing or proving the dog’s prowess

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Language of Dogs, available at thelanguageofdogs.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS

there should be some rules. Dogs with rules benefit from burning energy without getting too amped up and creating anxiety.


PHOTOGRAPHY THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS

WITH POOLSIDE FUN, ROMPING ON THE BEACH, NAUTICAL ADVENTURES AND WOODSY WORKOUTS, HOW DOES ONE KEEP THEIR DOG SAFE AND WELL-BEHAVED?

THE OUTLOOK IS GOOD

Justin and Pacino take in the view from above.

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seasonal

ANGELS’ EYES ® PRESENTS

Quit Buggin' Me Summer is here and so are a whole new set of deadly hazards. BY PAT R I C K M A H A N E Y V M D, C VA , C VJ

IT IS BEST TO FOCUS ON PREVENTION.

so a bite or scratch from an animal carrying Bartonella can

that summer is here. The warm firefly-filled time

sicken a pet or person with “cat scratch disease.” Fleas also

that seems so far away in January. However,

carry parasites like tapeworm, which can enter a pet’s digestive

summer also means pets are prone to insect-

tract if a flea is consumed.

associated irritation and illness.

Mosquito bites can spread a variety of harmful organisms

Warm and humid weather supports the insect lifecycle, so

including parasites such as heartworm and viruses like West

spring and summer are the seasons commonly linked with pets

Nile. Ticks primarily harbor bacterial organisms, including

(and humans) suffering from bites and stings. Some continually

bacteria that cause Lyme disease, Ehrhlichiosis and Rocky

warm environments permit insects to flourish year-round. Other

Mountain Spotted Fever. Even though pets infected with one

regions lack sufficient moisture for insect eggs to develop into

of these tick-borne organisms cannot infect a person, ticks can

adults; therefore, pets are less prone to being bitten or stung.

release from pets and latch onto owners.

Fleas, flies, mosquitoes and ticks are the most common

Resolving infestations with fleas or ticks can be challenging.

ectoparasites to which pets are exposed. Such insects

Diseases spread by these insects require long-lasting and

thrive by consuming blood and can spread potentially fatal

potentially expensive treatment, so it is best to focus on

microorganisms. Stinging insects including ants, bees, hornets

prevention. Use a veterinary prescribed preventative medication

and wasps can cause mild to life-threatening hypersensitive

year-round. The veterinarian may dispense an oral or topical

(“allergic”) reactions, but luckily do not take up residence on a

treatment depending on the pet’s needs and lifestyle. Regular

dog or cat’s skin nor are disease spreading.

grooming, preventing pets’ access to parasite infected areas

Fleas harbor a variety of bacteria, including Bartonella, which

(woods, outings at dusk or dawn, etc.), frequent washing

is excreted in feces after a blood meal is consumed. Bartonella

of bedding and vacuuming can also help fend off insect

persist in the saliva or under the nails of infected dogs and cats,

infestations.

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arbeques, beach days and sunset walks all signify



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Life Is a Movie, Play the Lead Part Glitz, glamour and bling is what comes to mind in this swanky resort. B Y T I F FA N Y K E E T H

Positive reinforcement

Monroe of luxury pet hotels? Could it be the 6,000

Offered through Bad Dog Good

square foot indoor air conditioned park? The anti-

Dog LA (BDGD), classes are offered

fatigue flooring? The private luxury suites or the

as a four-week puppy program

VIP chauffeur service? Actually, it seems to go much further than

at the hotel or private at-home

aesthetics—all the way back to the resort’s beginning. With so

training. Incorporating a variety of

many of their guests being rescues, D Pet Hotels was determined

techniques, BDGD is sensitive to the

to create a safe, stress-free home away from home…fabulously!

different backgrounds of all rescues.

Cage-free

Confidence booster

Dogs deserve nothing less than the

Kick start and end your loved one’s

royal treatment. Ranging from 4 × 9

unforgettable stay with a ride in one

feet to 12 × 22 feet, suites snuggle

of their many luxury vehicles such

the most timid Chihuahua and the

as the Ferrari, Lamborghini Gallardo,

most boisterous Saint Bernard, all

Bentley, Porsche or Rolls Royce.

of which are decked out in modern

They are sure to be ridin' high—

décor and flat screen TVs.

afterall, an occasional flaunt is ok.

Indoor park

Glamour pin-up

With 6,000 square feet of indoor

Furtographs are a must-have with

park separated into three air-

photographer Andy Stolarek. One

conditioned play rooms, this

must capture the glow and beauty

social haven encourages safe and

after a full day of primping and

confident play for all sizes and

pampering at the Spa and Wellness

age. Seamless, rubberized flooring

Center. Sessions can be set up in his

is easy on joints and soft on paws.

studio or at one’s home.

Spa? Yes, please.

Stay, Play and Fluff

The Spa and Wellness Center

As one of their most popular

offers full-service pampering from

packages, dogs check into the

anesthesia-free teeth cleaning to

Sensational Suite, play in the dog

divine massages to reinvigorating

park throughout the stay and get

body wraps. Vitamin baths,

a custom grooming session before

pawdicures and aromatherapies—

checkout. Pricing starts at $120

oh, my!

per night.

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hat makes D Pet Hotels Hollywood the Marilyn


D PET HOTELS WAS DETERMINED TO CREATE A SAFE, STRESS-FREE HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

DAWGGIE DIGS Sure to make any connoisseur’s PHOTOGRAPHY D PET HOTELS

heart skip a beat, D-Boutique’s swag is nothing less than tres magnifique.

FIT FOR A DREAM

Suites feature luxury beds, some even queen-sized and all have flat screen TVs. D Pet Hotels turn any plain sit into a regal sit.

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AMARYLLIS FARM EQUINE RESCUE PRESENTS

A Horse Is a Horse, of Course Equine expert tackles ailments from an integrative and holistic perspective. B Y NA N C Y E . H A S S E L

Acupuncture and trigger points can be used for diagnostic purposes, and those same points may be used for treatment and therapy. Depending on the condition, we may use herbs and homeopathy. As one of the first to offer acupuncture on Long Island, what difference can be seen after treatment? DB Generally, a difference can be seen after the very first

treatment. The gait may have been off or a horse had an ailment prior to the acupuncture treatment. After the treatment, a rider will often tell me, “What I was feeling is gone.” What is currently happening in integrative equine medicine that excites you the most? DB Westernized herbs that have been critically evaluated by

scientific methods [and] have now been proven to have real pharmaceutical impact on the health of the horse without side

Dr. Don Baker administers a supplement

effects, and are shown to be as effective as traditional

while his daughter, Rebeca, assists.

E

pharmaceutical medicines.

quine veterinarian Dr. Donald J. Baker, DVM, CA,

What ailment do you see most that is treatable using herbs?

(Certified Acupuncturist), practices both holistic

DB Chronic musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, dermatitis,

and Western veterinary medicine in his private

allergies and autoimmune diseases. With colitis, herbs like the

practice and has been doing so for over 30 years.

System Saver are effective at quieting down the gut. Herbs can

Hamptons Pet chases him down for advice for novice horse

even be used for preventative maintenance in horses by

owners and insight into holistic veterinary care.

preventing enzymes from breaking down cartilage.

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HERBS CAN EVEN BE USED FOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.

What is the most important thing a horse

owner needs to know about equine veterinary care? Dr. Donald J. Baker One must have proper preventative care

What do you recommend as the best diet?

keep veterinarian visits to a minimum. Have good hoof care, a blacksmith, nutrition, a de-worming program, periodic dental

DB The foundation of any horse’s diet is good quality hay. They

care and necessary vaccinations.

only need grain when they are in heavy work and the hay itself is not providing enough calories. Poor quality hay requires

As a holistic equine veterinarian, what can patients expect

supplementation;

that is different?

good

quality

hay

requires

minimal

supplementation. I recommend sweet feed over pellets.

DB Holistic veterinary medicine must consider everything; I

use complementary techniques to both diagnose and treat.

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TURTLE COMBING Putting a whole new spin on "Beach Combing," Tau the Honu Hound is making his way to the world-class beaches of Hawaii. Tau is currently training with Athena Haus and Princess Yurtle Turtle to learn how he can comb the sands for sea turtle eggs for

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Pet Philanthropy Circle Partnering for Pets Building a circle of corporations and animal charities. BY STEPHANIE CLARKE

One of PPC’s proudest accomplishments was the launching of the free “Discount RxCard,” backed by Catamaran, a multibillion dollar company. Over 60,000 pharmacies like Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid accept the card. $1.00 is donated to PPC each time the card is used. Morris states, “The feel-good part of promoting this card is that it saves money for families that can’t afford Rx insurance. A volunteer presented the card at Walmart and received a ten percent discount on eye prescription glasses. She texted, ‘This is a great card! Yay!’” Anyone,

anywhere

can

download

the

free

card

at

petcircle.org. No stranger to convenience, the site also has a pharmacy locator that identifies participating pharmacies by zip code. What is the best part? PPC shares the proceeds with any 501(c)(3) animal welfare group that registers online and

Jewel and Bob Morris with their Paws of Inspiration, Nicky and Taz.

promotes the use of the card. Additionally, educational campaigns are being designed to spread animal welfare awareness. Campaigns include a series

Hamptons Pet founder Jewel Morris. Her inspiration

of Public Service Announcements featuring celebrities and

to promote animal advocacy came from her

school programs called, “Be Kind to Animals” that features pet

husband, Bob, and their rescues, Taz and Nicky.

cartoon characters. PPC is also gearing up for this year’s PHA to be held in Manhattan on October 30th.

Passionate about pets, the couple was determined to save and

For more information, visit petcircle.org.

enhance the quality of animal lives through education; thus, the birth of PPC. In addition to the organization’s educational outreach

Annie the PPC Spokespaw spreads awareness in this sleek, blue Subaru.

initiative, PPC recognizes the value in partnering. Relationships lend a great opportunity for businesses to brand their image alongside PPC. At the launch of PPC’s first PetFest and Pet Hero Awards (PHA), sponsor Subaru® of America attended along with 27 animal welfare groups including ASPCA®. The second year, Purina® promoted their Chef Michael’s® brand, setting the world record for the largest number of people dining with their pets at one meal.

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Thanks in part to PPC’s reach of over 7,000 rescue organizations and the popularity of PHA, businesses are lining up to “Join the Circle.” These collaborations are proving to be a win-win for pets, charities and sponsors.

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Kristin Gray (family); Sean McCoy (Subaru®)

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vet set

NATURVET® PRESENTS

Critical Care Setting the bar high is one doctor and her team. BY BRIAN FISCHLER

in Stamford, CT. Specializing in both Emergency Critical Care and Internal Medicine, she has given over 100 lectures and is published in over 15 chapters in veterinary textbooks. “I wanted to be a vet since I was three years old,” reminisces Hackner. “Luckily, I discovered that I also loved science. My love for animals and science was a very fortunate marriage for me. I was first interested in Internal Medicine which is problem solving. We are the private investigators of the medical world.” Different from Internal Medicine, Emergency Critical Care is what it sounds like. “There are two branches, although they are interlocking. One is Emergency which, as you would imagine, is

Many lives are saved

just like in human medicine. These are animals who either have

due to the people inside this special hospital.

an emergency or may just need after hours care. Then, Critical Care is what in human medicine would be called an intensivist.

A

ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and

That is taking care of patients in the intensive care unit whose

Prevention, one in five Americans reported visiting

problems are severe, complex and critical.”

an emergency room at least once in 2011, and

With such severe cases, one might assume Critical Care

most probably left saying they would never want

would be depressing, but Dr. Hackner thinks otherwise. “For a lot

to go back. Fortunately for the four-legged friends who are also

of us, working in Critical Care is about managing expectations. It

in need of critical care, an emergency visit is usually a much

is a lifelong challenge. With dealing with such sick animals, we

smoother experience. Human hospitals could learn a thing or

have to be focused. One has to learn how to not be completely

two from veterinarians like Dr. Susan Hackner.

derailed by loss, while still being empathetic and compassionate.

With over 20 years of experience in Critical and Emergency

A lot of us look at it as, without us, all these animals would die.

Care, Dr. Hackner is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief

The ones we are able to save makes it all worth it!”

Operating Officer at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

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THE DOOR TO CURE


PHOTOGRAPHY MATT BRANSCOMBE, BSCPHOTO.COM

WORKING IN CRITICAL CARE IS ABOUT MANAGING EXPECTATIONS.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

These guardian angels take it one day at a time, dedicated to making a difference.

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advocate

K-10+ ® PRESENTS

Why Old Is Better Top 9 reasons to adopt maturity over youth. B Y N I K K I M OU S TA K I

I

t is tempting to adopt a puppy because, let’s face it, they are so darn cute. There is also the false idea that puppies will adapt better to a family’s lifestyle than an older

dog. Because puppies are adopted more quickly, shelters are often full of overlooked, amazing adult dogs. These mature dogs come with a wealth of knowledge about cohabiting with humans that can take puppies years to learn. Before falling victim to thinking you can't teach an old dog new tricks, check out these nine reasons why adopting an adult dog over a young pup is worth it.

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bad habits that plague puppies, like

day when you are at work (i.e. is my

slobbering giant and sadly, many

destructive chewing, panicking when

sofa safe?), or be tethered to you

dogs are relinquished to the shelter

left alone and messing on the floor.

every waking hour.

for this reason.

4

6

or lush carpet for a while longer. Adults have likely outgrown

2

They will not keep you up at night whining and crying, will not worry you during the

3

You know how big your new dog will be. That tiny shelter puppy can transform into a

beloved iPhone because the puppy

a pack member. They pick up social

5

making any new training much

liked it more than his had-to-have

cues more easily than puppies and

easier. Turns out, you can teach an

designer toys.

do their best to fit in right away.

old dog new tricks.

7

energy level. Mature dogs are more

8

is no vaccination waiting period

9

mellow, can relax when you relax

before you take him to a dog park or

and show signs of deep gratitude for

and walk when you want to walk.

other public places.

being rescued.

No teething, no puppy bite marks, no ruined Jimmy Choos and no replacing the

No more feeling like you have to drink ten cups of coffee to operate at puppy's

Loyalty is hard to find and a quality hard to replace. Adult dogs know what it means to be

Get the party started. A mature dog’s immune system is already established. There

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The newly adopted adult dog might come with some training already “installed,”

Mature rescue dogs placed into loving homes bond deeply with their new owners. They

understand how good they have it,

PHOTOGRAPHY MANDY GODBEHEAR

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in service

Tau the Honu Hound This rescue rallies help and dedicates his life to rescuing others. B Y T I F FA N Y K E E T H

TURTLE POWER LEFT, Tau patiently waits for his training

to commence; INSET Tau and his trainer, Athena Haus, build trust with the help of Princess Yurtle Turtle.

them out, and she said no. So, I told her I had another friend, Athena Haus, who is a dog trainer.” The race was now on to train Tau, the rescue hand-selected by Haus, and to unite him with King and her team in Maui. Chosen for his breed and size, Tau comes from a family of five puppies, also placed in forever homes. As an Australian Cattle Dog, he was born to be a hard worker and trains daily for his important job. “Tau not only uses his nose for tracking and conservation, but he also learns basic obedience like riding on a boat, kayak and paddleboard,” says Haus. “Tau has a passive alert so that once he locates the turtle nests, he will sit and not disturb the area.” Since Hawaii is a rabies-free state, Tau must pass the stringent testing process before he can begin his work and companionship with King. Once the 120-day quarantine period is up, Haus will accompany Tau on his journey to Maui to show

I

their bond is strong, there is no telling what these two will

town of Bellbrook, Ohio had a big idea. When

accomplish together. It would not be a surprise if turtles from

visiting the beautiful, destination spot of Hawaii,

all around come just to say “mahalo” to this special rescue’s

he

lifelong quest.

saw

beyond

the

world-class

surfing

competitions, the magnificent sunsets, the sacred lava rock and

For more information on Tau’s grand mission, visit

the magical luaus to a greater cause—saving the majestic sea

turtlesareunique.blogspot.com.

turtles or, as locals fondly call them, honus. Sadly, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 10 populations of marine turtles are endangered, threatened by

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debris, contamination, entanglements in fishing lines and the

Tau the Honu Hound has

effects of rural life such as artificial lighting and beach armoring.

made it his life’s mission to

Cheryl King, a marine biologist and friend of Falzerano’s,

help save the honu’ea and

explained how her team had to comb the beaches to find buried

honu (hawksbill and green

turtle nests and help preserve them by marking them off. “I said

sea turtles). Learn more at

that had to be difficult seeing how the eggs are buried,” explains

youtu.be/gSF83A2QmJs.

Falzerano. “I asked if she ever thought of training a dog to sniff

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PHOTOGRAPHY NICK FALZERANO; ATHENA HAUS (TURTLES)

King how to handle him as they work and play together. Once t all began when Nick Falzerano from the small


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education

A Nose for the Weather Canine celebrity Schmitty The Weather Dog brings science and fun to schools. B Y E L LY M C G U I R E

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hat weighs four pounds and has a nose for weather? Schmitty The Weather Dog! Along with meteorologist Ron Trotta and children’s book author Elly McGuire, Schmitty travels to schools

across the US. Using literacy and music, she inspires kids to get excited about studying STEM subjects (science, technology, At the end of this school year, this fashion-minded pup brought her famous nose and her Schmitty The Weather Dog Weather/Science Assembly to the Bridgehampton Elementary School in the Hamptons. As always, the show concluded with Meteorologist Ron at the Schmitty-sized keyboard, the kids and teachers joining in a rabble-rousing chorus of the Schmitty The Weather Dog theme song, followed by a mini-tutorial from McGuire about respect for animals. Schmitty is no stranger to the spotlight. Besides having appeared on The Ellen Show, Access Hollywood and onstage in Central Park with Oprah, she and Meteorologist Ron are the weather team for the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the National Science Teachers Association National Conference. This summer, Schmitty The Weather Dog will be traveling to Long Beach, California, to “pawcast” the weather for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. When not chasing squirrels, Schmitty has "pawcasted" more than 500 “pawcasts” (posted on her YouTube channel). The dynamic duo are in high demand for schools, events and other worthy causes. The Schmitty The Weather Dog: Daydream book OUT AND A SNOUT FROM TOP: Bridgehampton students posing with

gives back to schools and as spokes-dog for the New Yorkie® line

Schmitty The Weather Dog and author Elly McGuire; Onstage in Central

of people and pet products, Schmitty helps support pet causes. Her tail is waggin’ to also em-“bark” on her new adventures with

Park with Oprah; at Westminster with Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Meteorologist Ron Trotta; In the green room with Betty White; with

the Pet Philanthropy Circle to teach compassion for pets.

Trotta and Candace Bergen at her book reading at Book Hampton.

For more information, visit schmittytheweatherdog.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC BRAMOFF (STUDENTS); ELLY MCGUIRE (OPRAH, BURRELL, BERGEN); RON TROTTA (WHITE)

engineering and math).


DIRECTORY BLUE RIBBON HISTORY

Jockeys come from around the globe to try their fate at one of the most anticipated events of the year.

RIDE WITH ABANDON The Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, New York, August 23rd– 30th, featuring a world-class equestrian competition, six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors and PHOTOGRAPHY SHAWN MCMILLEN

a wide selection of dining options. The Hampton Classic hosts ASPCA Adoption and Animal Welfare Day on August 24th with rescue cats, dogs and horses, all available for adoption. hamptonclassic.com

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