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Canine Caviar at the EcoLuxe Lounge

By Lynn Stacy-Smith 

Canine Caviar pet foods was honored to attend the EcoLuxe Lounge on Sunday, August 24. Described as a “premiere socially conscious luxury event” the EcoLuxe Lounge was both a fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and a celebration of the nominees and attendees of both the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and the MTV VMA Awards.

TV/film producer Debbie Durkin is the creator of the event and is the loving owner/pet parent to Custos, a beautiful Labrador Retriever puppy who is growing into a big strong dog with the nutrients of Canine Caviar natural dog food.

Canine Caviar Director of Public Relations Dawn Barraco attended the event along with Doreen Wong of the Social Business team. Dawn and Doreen spent the day speaking to celebrities about pet health, the benefits of Canine Caviar and Feline Caviar, the rising epidemic of cancer in pets and even were treated to celebrities photos of their pets.

“There are several celebrity gifting lounges during the award season; however, an invitation to Debbie Durkin’s Eco-Luxe Celebrity Lounge is special. In addition to focusing on products committed to using natural, holistic and environmentally friendly, ” said Doreen, “Durkin Entertainment pioneered the inclusion of pets. The highlight of each event is the ability to raise awareness about pet health and nutrition. With three EcoLuxe Lounges under our belt, it is an opportunity for Canine Caviar to reconnect with our celebrity Fur and Purr Parent friends as well as make new ones.” 

The incredible Elliott Gould, of Friends, Mash, Ray Donovan, Oceans 11, Oceans 12, Oceans 13 and many many other movies and television shows, stopped by to learn more about Canine Caviar. Beau Bridges, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Masters of Sex, also stopped by to learn more about Canine Caviar holistic pet food from Dawn Barraco.

We are always thrilled to catch up with John Littlefield of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the movie The Contractor. John is also a member of the Canine Caviar Cancer Research Foundation board of directors. HGTV’s Drew Scott, one of the stars of Property Brothers and Brother vs. Brother, also stopped by the Canine Caviar booth and was fun to talk to as he posed for photos with our bag of food.

We also were honored to speak with Heather McComb of Showtime’s Ray DonovanErica Ash of Scary Movie 5, Tenille Houston, The Canyons, and Kyle Keller, TV personality, host and correspondent. Patrick Gallagher of the Night At the Museum movies and Glee, Luke Barnett, who is known for his videos on the website Funny or Die, Daniel Nguyen of The Goldbergs and Tori & Dean: Inn Love, and David Witts of the BBC’s EastEnders television series also visited our booth to discuss Canine Caviar pet food for dogs. 

Several young celebrities also stopped by, including Blake Cooper of the movie The Maze Runner, Chad Roberts, who played a young Travis on Cougar Town, Zach Callison of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Sofia the First and Steven Universe, and of course Caitlin Carmichael who is one of the stars of both The Wiener Dog Nationals and The Wiener Dog Internationals as well as Chosen, Doc McStuffins, and 300: Rise of an Empire. 

Bruno Amato, who plays the pizza shop owner Sal in The Internship with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, is a Purr parent and stopped by the EcoLuxe Lounge to learn about Feline Caviar cat food. Fellow cat lover Wes Ramsey, who will star in the upcomingNicholas Sparks Deliverance Creek this September, also stopped by to check out Feline Caviar holistic cat food.

We spoke to Obba Babatundé of The Manchurian Candidate and The Notebook, Tommy Savas who is known for the TNT series The Last Ship and is currently filming a new series called State of Affairs and Massi Furlan of True Blood and The Dark Night Rises. We were thrilled to meet Damien Puckler of the TV show Grimm, and Tara Buck of True Blood and catch up with Erin Murphy who played Tabitha on Bewitched, who is a huge animal lover and has visited our booth at several other events. 

10616417_832808330084269_1291443037370318481_n - Canine Caviar Natural Dog FoodOf course we were also honored to meet Jiff the Pomeranian, who was in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video, which won the MTV VMA award for Best Female Video in 2014. Jiff has the distinction of being the only attendee who could personally enjoy the treats in his Canine Caviar VIP box at the end of the evening.