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July 29, 2011 ~ Bob here.

We had some website issues and I'd like you all to know that it is the Kat's fault. Not Bob's. Not Bob's at all. Bob is a good dog. However, it is has given Bob some ideas on how to improve the site.

April 11, 2010 ~ Bob here, with the latest news from Paws on Distinction.

Bob would like you to keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter as he's quite the techie!

As you all know, Bob thanks the lucky day that he adopted Amanda, Barbara and Mickey and saved them from a life of being Bob-less. It is truly a fate worse than death.

But other families aren't as lucky, so Bob likes to share his good fortune with the various shelters.

Today, the Roundout Valley Animals for Adoption stopped by Paws of Distinction and handed out pamplets for their cause. Their services also include a low Co$t spay/neuter clinic!

Next week, on Sunday April 18, 2010, Bob invited his friends from OOTP, Out of the Pits. They're quite excited about stopping by.

Please join us at our MEET AND GREET event being held at Paws of Distinction, 10 Main St (at the Water Street Market) New Paltz, NY. We will be at "the ultimate pet shop" in New Paltz NY with all our adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes. All of our Out of the Pits merchandise will be available for sale.

On May 2, 2010, Bob is joining BARK FOR A CURE for the American Cancer Society.

From their website.

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life TM  at Bear Mountain, formally known as Dogswalk Against Cancer at Bear Mountain is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.  There are no maximum or minimum amounts to raise, and those with pledges of $500.00 or more will receive the Golden Bone Award and those with pledges of $1,000.00 or more will receive the Wonder Dog Award

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk around Hessian Lake, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.  It's a chance to amke new friends and share memories.

Join us, Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 8:00am - 12:00pm for a fun filled day of events.  There's something for everyone to enjoy!

Outward Hounds Training with instruction Ashley Horne will be conducting classes on May 15 and May 16, 2010. Saturday is a group lesson, while Sunday is set up for private. If you're interested in more information, please contact Bob @ PawsofDistinction.

And last, but not least, Mickey's Mile for Canine Cancer Research is June 5, 2010 .

April 10, 2010


Tessa was so excited about her new shop that she decided to have a big ribbon cutting event - however, she was still getting her nails done at 11:00 AM, so BOB decided to host.

June 12, 2009 ~ Latest from Tessa!

This Sunday, June 14, is Rondout Animals for Adoption. Next Sunday the 21st, and on July 12th is Smillin’ Pit Bull Rescue.

June 2009 ~ Tessa's latest news!

Tessa is on FACEBOOK! Become a fan of Tessa by joining her fans at FACEBOOK.

Yappy Hours - every Friday night (weather depending) throughout the summer from 5 PM-8 PM starting June 5th!

Tessa wants to help out her fellow pets that aren't as lucky as her. Adoption Sundays - every Sunday throughout the summer from 12 noon -3 PM starting June 7th! The first group that will attend is GRR – Greyhound Rescue and Rehab.

April 2009 ~ Tessa's latest events.

April 25, 2009 Wags and Whiskers Walkathon Yorktown, NY

April 26, 2009 ~ 1st Annual Rosendale Pet Festival Rosendale NY – Rosendale Community Center 1055 Rt 32, Rosendale NY 11:00am to 4:00pm.

May 3rd, 2009 ~ Dogswalk09 Bear Mountain State Park

May 30, 2009 Mickey’s Mile For Canine Cancer Research ~ East Fishkill Community Center 890 Rt 82 Hopewell Jct. NY – Can't attend? Bob will be walking in honor of his Grandmother Robin, who died last year from bladder cancer. Contribute to Bob's Mickey’s Mile Fund!!!

January 2008 ~ Tessa has a new friend Petunia, who is styling with her Diamond Dog collar.

August 2008 ~
Tessa has been so busy that she hasn't been updating the news section but her pet told her that she needed to do it ASAP.

First of all, she'd love to introduce you to her new friends, Mr. Porter, Rex and Honeydew.

And since Tessa has such a big heart, she's been working with the local shelters and adoption agencies to help other dogs, cats and fuzzy and feathered creaters that need a good home!


We donate 10% of all sales (excluding dog and cat food) to the shelter in attendance that day

June 15 and 22, 2008Ulster County SPCA

June 29 and July 6, 2008Animals For Adoption

July 20, 2008Out of the Pits

July 27 and August 3, 2008Walden Humane

August 10 and August 17, 2008 Putnam Humane Society

August 24 and August 31, 2008 Italian Greyhound Rescue

September 14, 2008Out of thePits

September 21, 2008Dutchess County SPCA


September 13, 2008Paws in the Park Petwalk for the Dutchess County SPCA

September 20, 2008 – Strutt your Mutt - Putnam Humane Society

September 20, 2008Mid Hudson Kennel Association - Match Show

October 5, 2008 – Walk for our Shelter Pets – Port Jervis Humane Society

October 2007
~ It’s that time of year again......

Water Street Market is having their annual Harvest Fest. This year Paws of Distinction will be holding our first ever Pet Costume Parade!!!!! Whether they are big or small every one on four legs is invited to participate. The Market will have demonstrations and events all day, and the parade will start @ 1:30pm. All dogs who participate in costume will receive a goodie bag with Samples of some of Tessa’s favorite treats and Paws of Distinction’s own gourmet cookies. Help make this event fun for all.... We hope to see everyone there.

Where: Water Street Market 10 Main St New Paltz NY

When: October 20th 1:30pm

If you plan on attending, please email back and let us know. That way we have a general idea of how many goodie bags we need.... we don’t want to run out!!

August 2007 ~ Tessa will be out and about, supporting some great claws...err... causes.

Paws in the Park Petwalk, September 8, 2007 in Poughkeepsie.

Strutt your Mutt for the Putnam County Human Society, September 16, 2007.

On October 7, 2007, Tessa will be walking for shelter pets at the Neversink Valley Area Museum.

June 2007
~ Tessa added a new friend to her Tessa's Friends Pages.

May 2007 - Tessa just got back from the American Cancer Society's Dogwalk Against Cancer in Bear Mountain Park, NY, where she met up with a lot of her friends.

December 2006 ~ Tessa is quite excited to announced that Amanda Jones of Amanda Jones Photography will be having photo shoots in New Paltz on June 2-3, 2007. This is an once in a dog's lifetime opportunity to get your pet photographed by Amanda. She is the one that took the black and white photos of Tessa on the site. For more information please contact Tessa at (845) 255-3991 or email her.

Tessa is extremely excited to announce her new online shopping site. She has been working really hard to put some of her favorite things up for those friends who can’t stop by and see her. While Tessa is frequently adding new items to the online bowtique, it is still just a small sampling of what is offered in her shop.

Tessa will occasionally be sending out a newsletter that will include upcoming events she will be attending, special events at the shop, and sales. Sign up to make sure you know what's going on.


Tessa and Amanda were at the Paws in the Park Petwalk in Bowdoin Park, Poughkeepsie, NY on September 9, 2006 where they ran the DCSPCA’s boutique and donated a portion of their profits to Paws in the Park Petwalk. Tessa donated her tasty cookies for the DCSPCA to sell along with donating prizes for their games. She also included three pack cookie bags for their registration baggies!

Interested in seeing pictures? Click here!

Tessa was in the October 2006 Hudson Valley Connoisseur, which featured some of their delicious cookies along with many must have pet products!

Tessa meets one of her favorite TV personalities,
Annemarie Lucas from Animal Planet’s Animal Precinct at
Paws in the Park Petwalk in Bowdoin Park, Poughkeepsie, NY on September 9, 2006 .

November 2006 - Tessa (& Amanda, too!) are mentioned in the featured section of Hudson Valley Connoisseur online.