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2011 Westminster Dog Show

BEST IN SHOW 2010, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Madison Square Garden Seating Chart

 It’s that time of the year!   February 14th and 15th will see some of the greatest dogs from around the world descend on Madison Square Garden for the 135th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  And Pet Chauffeur is the official pet transporter for this year!

Pet Chauffeur will be waiting on the pooches hand and paw for the two days catering to their every need.  In addition to being a pet taxi to the dogs and their handlers from the airports to various hotels throughout the city, we will also be escorting them to television studios, grooming salons, veterinary surgeries, etc.  We can help you with whatever your dog  transportation needs are.

More than 2500 dogs of 179 breeds have entered the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this year, with entrants from afar afield as Australia, Japan and Sweden. The dogs will be grouped into seven categories: Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, Hound, Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds. All dogs will be judged by the American Kennel Club (AKC). What distinguishes this show from others is that it is America’s first and only “Champions Only” dog show, so competition will be incredibly strong. The show will be broadcast live on USA Network and CNBC!

In addition to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, there are a number of speciality dog shows taking place in the Tri-State area in the days leading up to the event.  Check out  the following links to find out more: www.akc.org and www.infodog.com.

If your dog is competing at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and you need help with transportation, you can info@petchauffeur.com. To purchase tickets for the show click here.

Broadcast Information

The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding group competition will be televised live Monday on USA Network from 8-9 PM ET and continuing on CNBC from 9-11 PM ET. The Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Best In Show competition will be televised live Tuesday on USA Network from 8-11 PM ET.

Pet Chauffeur is affiliated with every pet taxi service in manhattan.If we can’t get you a pet ride we will refer you to a pet transportation service that can. Animal transportation is our profession.We also provide the most available local manhattan dog transportation. Pet shipping  by airline can be arranged  domestically or internationally around the world.


It’s a Fare Deal for Fido

     By Ralph R. Ortegas

Vicki Ungar gave up yelling, “Hey, taxi!” to go across town with Molly, her lovable cocker spaniel.”Ten taxis will pass you before one will stop. I guess most don’t like people with animals,” said Ungar, a pet hospital manager who travels to work with her pooch daily.
David Lang, owner of Pet Chauffer, picks up another fare. Ungar gets Molly there using Pet Chauffeur, one of the city’s pet-transportation companies that allow humans along for the ride. Animal lovers who travel with sizable dogs, as well as iguanas, ferrets and other exotic critters, have turned to such companies after being banned from most other modes of public transport.
Cabbies take the most heat for passing on pets, objecting because of their size and even for religious and cultural reasons. Many drivers can’t handle fur. “I’m highly allergic to cats, I choke,” said Fernando Mateo, president of the 30,000-member New York Federation of Taxi Drivers, representing livery cabs. But the biggest objection comes from the potential backseat cleanup.
“Cab drivers don’t like to stop for pets because they fear they might do their business in the car,” said David Lang, owner of the Long Island City-based Pet Chauffeur. Potty accidents are no problem for Lang, whose five-minivan fleet comes prepared for cleanups. Lang charges varying rates around town, starting at $25 for 1 to 40 blocks. He also will go out of state. Locally, owners travel free and crates are not usually required.
Ungar calls ahead to schedule her 15-minute ride to work at the Park East Animal Hospital in midtown. Drivers usually arrive early, she said, and often will tune into Molly’s favorite jazz and classical stations for the ride. Dog and owner make at least 10 trips a week, pricey for Ungar since she started taking Molly to work in January. She declined to discuss how much she pays, but explained that 12-year-old Molly has cancer. “She’s very special, and a great companion,” said Ungar, who was recently divorced. “I’ll really do anything for my dog.”
Pet movers make trips to the vet, hospital, groomers, doggie day care, airports and New York’s animal havens.
“I take a customer three times a week from Tribeca to Central Park with her giant, beautiful German shepherd, Harley!” said Larry Reilly, owner of the Manhattan-based Pet Taxi. Reilly also offers tempting excursions to grassy country settings near mountains and lakes, and provides weekend service to the Hamptons. “Reunite yourself and your dog with Mother Nature,” he urges on his Web site, “Meet other pet owners who want to give their pets a better life.”
In 1999, Gail Pierangelino, a former deli owner and groomer from Manhattan, started a one-woman pet-travel business called Petex. Ever since, she has found customers who wouldn’t travel any other way with their animals. “They have no worries,” said Pierangelino, 47. “They call me up, and I’m there. It’s like having a private car for you and your animal.”