Luxury Pet Pavilion Announces 2008 Fall Show 'Best of Best' Winners

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The Luxury Pet Pavilion, the world's only traveling trade show for luxury pet products, is proud to announce the winners of their 2008 Fall Show "Best of Best" awards. Each year, show exhibitors enter these prestigious pet product awards in the following categories: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth Design and Best New Product.

The Luxury Pet Pavilion, host of the nation's premiere pet products showcase in a luxury atmosphere, is proud to announce the winners of their 2008 Fall Show "Best of Best" awards. Each year, show exhibitors and attendees enter these prestigious pet product awards in the following categories: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth Design and Best New Product. Industry experts David Frei, co-host Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Megan Blake, host of Animal Attractions TV served as judges.

The 2008 Luxury Pet Pavilion "Best of Best" winners are:

Best Dressed Dog: "Magnolia" a Dachshund owned by The Davis Family and dressed by Emma Rose Design. Magnolia will serve as the official model and spokesdog for the 2009 Luxury Pet Pavilion Spring Show in Los Angeles. Famed dog photographer Mary Bloom will serve as the official photographer for Magnolia and the 2009 Spring Show.

Best Booth Design: "Cat Livin," designed by company founders, Jeremy and Angela Moser. Taking both cats and presentation standards to new heights, Cat Livin swept top honors at the Luxury Pet Pavilion Fall Show by being named Best Booth Design. The clean lined and modern appeal of Cat Livin's cat furniture line was unveiled throughout their display, exemplifying the company's dedication to simple, yet sophisticated products.

Best New Product: "Doody Duffle," invented by Sylvia Carlson, science buff, mom and dog owner. Revolutionizing dog walking across the nation, the Doody Duffle is the favored alternative to carrying unattractive, see-thru bags of dog waste during time spent outdoors with your pet. The compact, fabric Doody Duffle easily attaches to your dog's leash and is ready in a moment's notice to swoop up your dog's waste. The Doody Duffle even comes in a variety of bright colors to make your walks even more attractive!

Other show highlights included the first Luxury Pet Pavilion "Take Me Home Atlanta" grooming competition in partnership with The Atlanta Humane Society. Master Groomers from around the Southeast traveled to Atlanta to participate in the competition and selected 10 lucky shelter dogs from the Atlanta Humane Society for makeovers. Ann Stafford, Certified Pet Master Stylist and national grooming expert donated her time as Contest Coordinator. Judges included Sam and Cynthia Kohl, grooming icons, award-winning authors and former owners of New York School of Dog Grooming, David Frei, co-host, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Megan Blake, host, Animal Attractions TV.

2008 Take Me Home Atlanta grooming competition winners are:

First Place: Groomer Cindy Beauman of Oxford, Alabama with shelter dog Calvin (Chow Mix)
Second Place: Groomer Debi Hilley of Albany, Georgia with shelter dog Max (German Shepherd)
Third Place: Groomer Kellie Taylor of Rockmart, Georgia with shelter dog Simba (Pomeranian)
Most Difficult to Groom Award: Groomer Brenda Mitchell of Barnesville, Georgia with shelter dog Chloe (Terrier Mix)
Most Changed in Appearance Award: Groomer Lisa Oglesby of Blackshear, Georgia with shelter dog Ella (Shih Tzu)

As the official charity of the Luxury Pet Pavilion, Angel On A Leash also received a cash donation from the organization and participating exhibitors. Angel On A Leash champions the use of therapy dogs in health care facilities, schools, rehabilitation, hospice, extended care, correctional facilities, and crisis intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and service, Angel On A Leash promotes the role of the human animal bond in enhancing human health and quality of life.

The next stop for the Luxury Pet Pavilion is Los Angeles, California where pet product designers and exhibitors will participate in the Spring Show, March 7-8, 2009 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Highlights include a celebrity pet fundraiser and exclusive pet "experience" booths where guests can view custom doggie bedrooms, pet vacation getaways, backyard pet play areas and other interactive pet parent activities.

For more information and a complete list of Best of Best winners, visit: http://www.luxurypetpavilion.com

About The Luxury Pet Pavilion
The Luxury Pet Pavilion is the nation's premiere pet products showcase hosted in a luxury atmosphere. Created in 2007 by Pet Bedding Designer Stephanie Ellis, the Pavilion allows buyers and sellers of innovative pet goods the opportunity to conduct business in a luxury atmosphere while keeping abreast of the latest industry trends. For more information visit: http://www.luxurypetpavilion.com

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