Rambo’s Trip to NYC: BarkFest, Dog Friendly Hotels, and More!

Rambo’s Trip to NYC: BarkFest, Dog Friendly Hotels, and More!

i just got home from my trip to new york city! and holy moly, i’m POOPED. it was quite a lot for a little pup like me.

i went to a ton of cool places and saw some really amazing stuff while i was there. so today i’m sharing all the pawsome behind-the-scenes pics and details that i haven’t shared yet on my facebook page and instagram profile!

We’ve been waiting here all day, when the heck is our plane going to get here?

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i’m probably the most impatient pup in the world when it comes to air travel. seriously. have you ever sat for hours in a bag like this? it would make 10 minutes seem like 10 hours for anyone, not just me! 🙂

yay, we finally arrived! now please excuse me while i take a nap.

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when we arrived at the Gardens NYC i immediately flopped down onto the comfy, cozy dog bed they delivered to my room and took a long nap. i had a dream that i was staying in a HUGE hotel room in a big, big city that had a kitchen, living room and outdoor terrace, and that the nice humans at the front desk had delivered a bed, treats, and toys just for me to my room.

and then i woke up.

…and found out it wasn’t a dream at all!

the Gardens NYC is part of the Affinia Hotel Collection, which is a small group of pawsome boutique, dog friendly hotels in nyc. if you’re staying in one of them with your pup, you can request a VIPaws package, which means you get a bunch of treats, toys, a cozy bed, and more to help make your pet’s stay a comfy one. so awesome!!! i mean, i don’t know of many hotels out there that do that, do you? 🙂

in addition to giving me a free stay in exchange for sponsored posts on my facebook page and instagram profile, they treated me like mother puppin’ ROYALTY! i honestly have no idea why i ever agreed to go home after our trip. i should have just stayed there so i could get pampered every day. #WhatWasIThinking…!?

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this month, Affinia is celebrating national pet month by giving you 10% off your pawsome stay and hosting a photo contest! enter to win a free 2-night stay at any of their dog friendly hotels with your pet by posting a picture showing how you pamper your pet to facebook, twitter or instagram with the hashtag #VIPampered. learn more here!

fact: there’s nothing better than waking up to room service. and belly rubs.

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since we were soooo tired from traveling soooo far the day before, we ordered room service for breakfast the next day. #PamperedPooch #ThatsMe #AndImNotMadAboutIt 🙂

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“oh man, looks like they forgot to bring your food. because this is all mine, right?”

which way to central park?

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i took some time to get to know the city, which included a few trips to central park to tinkle on trees and smell dog bums (i mean, it’s not an easy job, but someone’s gotta do it!).

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craving chick-fil-a? must be sunday.

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on sunday, i had a hankering for chick-fil-a. figures. since they’re not open on sundays.

can you tell from this picture how disappointed i was to find that out? the human calls this look “drop ears rams,” because i hang my ears really low in an attempt to look really, really pitiful.

meet up with @chloekardoggian and some sweet senior pups.

i had a chance to meet up with chloe kardoggian at an event she hosted with dog & co and susie’s senior dogs. it was awesome! i even made a new super fluffy friend named agador.

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times square was cool…and kinda *really* loud.

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i paid a visit to times square, which was pretty overwhelming for a little pup like me.

the human held me the whole time so i wouldn’t get trampled by all the people carting around selfie sticks and weirdos dressed up in furry cartoon costumes. luckily i managed to get a few pics there before we booked it to a side street where it was finally quiet enough to think 🙂

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i took the worst picture ever at rockefeller plaza…

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yeah. let’s not talk about how terrible this picture is. i was kinda tapped out by this time, so getting a good shot was sort of impossible 🙂

partying with all the pups at barkfest nyc!

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on sunday i hit up barkfest nyc, a dog festival hosted by barkbox. the event was at pier 97, which is on the water. there were SO. MANY. DOGS. THERE. i literally have never seen so many dogs and their doting owners in one place in my life.

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while i was at barkfest, i made sure to take some cute pics that i could share with all my fans on facebook…

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“i have no idea what this is or what it’s supposed to do, but i’m pretty sure i look adorable sitting on it.”

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i made some new friends like pippin! we got along so well that we just HAD to take a selfie together wearing our fancy shades. #SoFly

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and i met up with lucy, the cutest frenchie in nyc, paws down 😉

i reached a new level of “tired” after barkfest.

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so there’s “tired,” and then there’s “barkfest tired.” it’s like, a 100 on a “how tired is this pup” scale of one to ten. #Zzzzz

Visit to barkbox hq.

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barkbox invited me to come hang out at their headquarters in chinatown, so of COURSE i had to go. there’s nothing i love more than disrupting humans when they are working on their computers, getting tons of belly rubs, and sneaking treats under the desk from as many people as possible.

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i’m pretty sure they promoted me to vp of treats and toys while i was there, and i didn’t even have an interview!

Photo shoot with the dog styler!

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and last but absolutely 100% not least, i paid a visit to the dog styler, a fancy schmancy fashion photographer based in brooklyn who takes amazing photos of dogs dressed up in aaaahhhh-maaazing outfits!

My week is all booked. – @rambothepuppy

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i got to hang out and dress up with her pup rosenburg. we were instant best friends – but i guess that’s what dressing up in human clothes and posing for the camera will do to ya’.

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“we’re in this together buddy, just a little longer and then we will get a ton of treats!”

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“wanna be part of our crew? then you gotta have SWAG. and snacks. lots and lots of snacks.”

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all in all, i had a great trip, even if i’m exxxhhhhauuusted and will probably have to sleep like a week to get my energy back. but you know what? it was totally worth it! plus the human completely forgot i was supposed to be on a diet this weekend and fed me a ton of delicious treats and snacks and i probably gained like 3lbs of fluff. #yaaas!

 

 

 



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