While I am not lucky enough to have my own four-legged friend at home (let’s just say I can barely keep a plant alive) I do have the good fortune of having a business partner and friend who has not one, not two, but three rescue pups which are the most adorable, loving, affectionate, hilarious beasts on the planet, Â So while I am officially an auntie and not a mom, I love these girls just as much as their mom Lindsay.Â Frankly, I fawn all over dogs quite frequently and anytime there is an event surrounding man’s best friend, I go.Â It’s an auntie’s dream. Play, pet, spoil and then leave before barking, baths, and soiling begin.
The Top Dog Contest which will take place at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View happens tonight, October 6th.Â Twenty-six (26) dogs will take part in this competition.Â That day, notable judges like FRESH FM Morning Show Host Tommy McFly, Fox 5 Anchor Steve Chenevey and Tara DeNicolas, Executive Director of Fashion For Paws Arlington County K-9 officers Dr. Katy Nelson and Bark Busters Trainer Lee Trimble will watch, listen and score the pooch parade.Â They will finally crown a doggie mascot for the pet friendly extended- stay hotel.
One lucky winner will be selected.Â Contestants will be put through a series of challenges and scored in an American Idol style competition.Â The proud Top Dog owners will receive Â a 3 night stay at their choice of over 2000 Marriott hotels including breakfast as well as 10% off at restaurant SOCCi Â Italian Bar + Grill for one year. The Top Dog will serve as the hotel mascot and make appearances, receive discounts and will be a guest “blogger” for the hotel through May 31st, 2012.
It all takes place October 6th from 6pm-8pm at 2850 South Potomac Avenue in Arlington, VA.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.