The taping of CW Network World Dog Awards was held Saturday, January 10th at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. I’m honored to be one of the 15 press (only dog blogger) invited to the “green carpet” (yup! not red carpet) event.
It was raining like cats and dogs 🙂 and so glad I left Sugar at home. The green carpet event was set-up in a covered heated tent. It was exciting to see Golden Woofs assigned spot. This is my 1st CA Hollywood press event. It was a privilege to conduct an up-close interview with the dog stars (and their entourage) and of course the Hollywood celebrities.
World Dog Awards Green Carpet Event
The 1st dog star that walked the green carpet was Lassie, World’s Most Famous Dog. Lassie is so sweet and very poised on the green carpet.
Cooper is one of the dogs in the Budweiser commercial. Friends are Waiting.
Bodhi, Instagram-famous Shiba : Menswear Dog, looks very debonair with his custom made shirt and bow tie. According to Bodhi’s pet parents, Bohdi is philosophical. His favorite thing to do is look at the window and watch people. Bohdi’s pet parents brought out his personality by dressing him up.
3 year old Hank is the Dog of the Year. He was dashing in his tuxedo. Hank used to be a stray dog on one of the training baseball fields. Hank melted everyone’s heart and was rescued by the team. Hank is officially the mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Golden Doodle Clover is well loved by the McKenzie family. Clover is a diabetes awareness dog to 6 year old River Mckenzie. Clover has been trained to detect (through breath scent) problems with River’s blood sugar. Clover deserves to win the Super K911 Dog of the Year.
Woofs! to French Bulldog DJ Mama. LOL! His favorite music are hip-hop and loves Jay Z.
Adorable actor and model Jiff did not walk the green carpet. He brought his own chair that was moved for each press location to take photos. I wanted to interview Jiff but I was told no interview and was provided a business card from his PR Management.
Duke is the Mayor of Cormorant, a small village in Minnesota. Duke is 7 years old and won by a landslide. His main job is to keep the traffic going (which is not much) but in the Summer it gets busy. Duke is being compensated with free dog food for a year.
Junior Smokey, University of Tennessee mascot, is one of five finalists for the category of best mascot.
It was good to see Turbo-Roo, two-legged chihuahua with 3-D printed mobility cart. I 1st met Turbo Roo and his pet parents Ashley Looper and Ray Hurt at Purina. It was interesting to learn about the creation of Turbo-Roo mobility cart. Turbo-Roo has inspired many pet owners and has given hope to other pets with disability.
Of course our long time friend Tillman was present. We’ve known Tillman and his dad Ron since 2007 and they’ve come a long way. Tillman is nominated for his talent riding a skateboard.
Marti “Sandy”, golden retriever-chow mix, is the canine star in the movie Annie. Marti was in a shelter for a year and half before she was adopted. Marti’s trainer is renowned animal trainer Bill Berloni.
An award show is not complete without a Golden dog. Izzy is the Golden Retriever on You Tube that was overly excited seeing his dad after a 9 month deployment in Kuwait. Click Here to watch the video.
Peanut, the worlds ugliest dog, is nominated for dog of the year. Peanut’s pet mom Holly Chandler rescued him last year, after he was set on fire as a puppy. Peanut was nominated because he brought awareness and raised funds for animal abuse.
Giggy short for Gigolo is Lisa Vanderpump’s dog. Giggs appears from time to time with Lisa at RHOBH show. Giggy’s outfit is “more than a fashion statement.”
Paris Hilton brought her two new dogs Princess Paris Jr and Prince Hilton. According, to Paris they are amazing pets and “worth it” (since these dogs cost a lot).
My favorite celebrities at the event were Drew & Jonathan Scott, the Property Brothers from HGTV. Jonathan brought his 2 dogs, Gracie and Stewie. In his new home, he just installed a new pet door for Gracie and Stewie. “They love the door and they let themselves in and out as needed.”, according to Jonathan.
Due to the rain, the green carpet event went beyond the allotted time. Many Hollywood stars just walked the green carpet for photos only and had a short time to chat. I met and interviewed the most important celebrities of the night, the dog stars.
If you want to know the winners, make sure to watch the 1st World Dog Awards hosted by George Lopez on The CW Network Thursday, Jan 15th.
(Photos by: Rosalyn from Golden Woofs)