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Adam's Pack Station - Hidden Relic of the Old California West

esterday, Heather and I leashed up the pups and took the truck up the winding Big Santa Anita Canyon to Chantry Flats and Adam’s Pack Station. Let me just say we were overwhelmingly feeling time capsuled and immediately drifted into a pleasant snooze of the Old California American Dream. Adam’s Pack Station is the last remaining pack station in America equipped with pack mules, goats, and chickens – all nestled around the general store where they serve an amazing species of pulled pork sandwiches combo’d with a rawkus lot of Americana musical acts that play once a month Sat 12-6pm. Let’s just say it felt like fate that the day we showed up just happened to feature Americana Folk Punk darlings Grit. Normally a 5 piece, Grit’s trio delivered a moving set of old standards and original tunes that meshed perfectly with the dusty oak tree surroundings. Make sure to check them out…you owe it to yourself!

I can now say we’re hooked on Adam’s Pack Station (or should I say roped) and expect to bring a full posse next time. Who knows we may even employ the pack mules and rent a cabin further up the canyon.

 

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Refinery 29 and Bruno's Pet Boutique Team Up for a Dog Day in Venice Beach

If you live in LA, have a pup of your own and don’t know about Bruno’s Boutique yet, you might wanna cruise down Lincoln Blvd. and have a looksy. They’ve only been at it a few months but they’re already making waves featuring the finest in pet foods, accessories, gourmet treats, and lifestyle goods. Recently, the lifestyle mavens at Refinery 29 partnered with Bruno’s to do a photo shoot featuring dogs from local LA shelters and adoption groups sporting gear from a few of LA’s home grown pet accessory brands…including Growler Goods.

Yes these cute little furry things are available for adoption and if you’re in the market, make it happen people – they need you. We love this whole thing – great photos for an even greater cause! You can see the magic they conjured here.

 

Denim Saguaro Tipi                                               Ocotillo Poncho in Slate

Photos Courtesy of Refinery 29 and Shot by Phoebe Chuason

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Growler Goods Found Hanging Ten in Domino Magazine's Spring 2014 Edition

We’re always excited to see what art aficionados and interior designers are doing with their personal spaces and were very pleased to learn that contemporary art advisor Meredith Darrow has welcomed Growler Goods products into her Venice Beach home – featured in the Spring 14 edition of Domino Magazine. She’s done an awesome job pairing classic design and rustic appeal that screams California. You can see Meredith’s English Bulldog Winston sporting our Ocotillo Poncho in the picture below. To read the full spread look up the Spring issue of Domingo Mag at your local newsstand!

 

 

[Image above courtesy of Domino Magazine]

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Growler Goods Video Short at Liberty Fairs, Las Vegas

Our friends at Liberty Fairs Trade Show and Grass Monkey Holdings were kind enough to feature us in a short little sizzle reel about Growler Goods. Many thanks to them and also to Grep Parkin for the countless hours he spent putting this all together.

Make sure to check out videos of some of the other great brands involved. Very cool stuff…enjoy!

 

#WHATSYOURSTORY Growler Goods powered by Grass Monkey from Grass Monkey Holdings on Vimeo.

 

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Sunset Magazine Lists Growler Goods in Best of the West September 2013

We’re excited to be featured amongst great company in Sunset Magazine’s Best of the West column in the September 2013 Issue. In a nutshell, Sunset Mag has listed their 12 favorite things for the month of September. Highlights include Pacific Northwest community-based herbalists Portland ApothecaryThe Moth, NYC’s storytelling event and weekly radio program, as well as Caldera Brewing Co in Oregon featuring 27 lagers and ales and a view of the Cascade Mountains. For the full list make sure to drop by your local newsstand and pick up a copy.
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Hotel Getaways For Pets

From Nilou Motamed ~ Travel + Leisure magazine

Need to hook your pet up rich and famous style? Check out Travel + Leisure’s roundup of the new breed of Hotel. Squeaky toy not allowed…

Paradise for Paws
There are three locations for this dog and cat resort—two in Chicago and one in Dallas/Ft. Worth—each near airports. Accommodations include large dog suites, as well as a gated community of bungalows for cats (select bungalows have window perches and fish aquariums). Dogs can exercise in the indoor grass area and splash in a bone-shaped pool. For cats, there’s an Adventure Jungle for climbing custom-made cat trees. Dog suites from $49/night; Cat bungalows from $27/night. paradise4paws.com

D Pet Hotels Collection
With hotels in Hollywood, Scottsdale, and New York your pup will live a life of luxury while you vacation. In New York, accommodations range from standard suites that have Kuranda doggie beds and flat screen TVs to the Uber suite which has modern full-size beds and 42” flat screen TVs. The New York hotels also has three indoor dog parks, a gym, and a chauffeur service. Spa services including massages, vitamin baths, Pawdicures, body wraps, aromatherapy, and more. Suites from $79/night. dpethotels.com

Related: Outrageous Hotel Perks for Pets

Hotels for both pets and their owners
Both large chain hotels and smaller boutique properties are becoming more pet-friendly. You’ll find a range of services and amenities guests and their furry friends can enjoy at these hotels.

Loews Hotels & Resorts: Loews Annapolis
Loews Loves Pets program at Loews Annapolis offers room service menus for cats and dogs, along with bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes (and litter), pooper scoopers, as well as dog-walking routes, pet placemats, water bowls, rawhide bones, catnip and scratch poles. The hotel also offers pet-walking and pet-sitting services. Pets stay for a fee of $25 per stay. Rates from $189/night. loewshotels.com

Affinia Hotels: Affinia Manhattan
An official hotel of the Westminster Dog Show, Affinia Manhattan was host to the best-in-show winner two years in a row and they have a suite available to the show dogs with puppy treadmills, treats and more during the show. Their regular pet program VIPaws is available for $25 per stay, and includes a $10 donation to the Humane Society of New York, a rope toy by Jax & Bones, allergen-free dog beds filled with eco-friendly fiber upon request, in addition food and water bowls, dog treats and more. Affinia Manhatta can help arrange additional services, including consultations with a pet psychic, walking/pet-sitting, grooming, and doggie cakes for special occasions. Rates from $199/night. affinia.com

Indigo Hotels: Hotel Indigo Asheville
Dogs visiting the Hotel Indigo hotel in Asheville are welcomed with a handmade doggie bone with their name on it. But dogs aren’t the only animals welcome here. A variety of pets can stay, from mini pigs to monkeys. Several times a year the hotel hosts a “Yappy Hour” and the proceeds benefit a local animal shelter and the Brother Wolf organization. Rates from $169/night weekdays; From $229-$299/night weekends. ihg.com/hotelindigo

Kimpton Hotels: Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
Visiting dogs at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City receive a goody bag filled with a bag of doggie treats, a map of area dog parks and walking areas, and a pooper-scooper bag upon request. They also offer pet walking and sitting services, day care, grooming and spa services through preferred pet services providers. Even better? Pets accompanied by guests at Hotel Monaco stay for free. Rates from $109/night. kimptonhotels.com

El Portal Sedona, Ariz.
El Portal was built with wood and tile flooring throughout the hotel to accommodate canine visitors and has 1,000 square feet of dog-friendly patio that’s fenced off for your pet’s protection. Rates from $159/night. elportalsedona.com

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA
Nemacolin’s Pet Proud program comes with full-service grooming, water facilities for pets to swim in, and massage services. There are also scheduled activities for owners and their pets to participate in every day. nemacolin.com