Being a dog owner, of a beloved greyhound to be exact, I would love to take my dog to dinner but she’s old (11 years 8 months) and has trouble jumping in the car. What a cool idea though. Any restaurants in Tucson participating?
Esser Vineyards, the award-winning California winery owned and run by two generations of the dog-loving Esser family, announced their creation of the first national “Esser Take Your Dog to Dinner Night”, to be held in restaurants nationwide on Friday, June 26, 2009, in conjunction with Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day.
Together with Take Your Dog to Work Day event organizer, Pet Sitters International, and independent pet food manufacturer Weruva, Esser Vineyards proprietor Manfred Esser has put together an impressive list of dog-friendly restaurants nationwide that will hold Esser Wine Dinners for diners and their dogs, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going to local shelters or animal rescue operations.
Esser Vineyards will be donating their award-winning wines, made by renowned winemaker Paul Moser, to be paired with the cuisine from each participating restaurant for the enjoyment of their pet-owning patrons, while their four-legged friends enjoy a meal donated by Weruva Pet Foods.
First celebrated in 1999, Take Your Dog To Work Day was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make, and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event encourages employers to experience the value of pets in their workplace for this one special day to promote pet adoptions. With the addition of Esser Take Your Dog To Dinner Night, Esser Vineyards hopes the message will be spread even further, with additional funds raised for shelters that house dogs until they can be adopted into suitable homes.