Dog-friendly Santa Barbara hotel and Lodi-based winery join forces

August 26, 2019, Santa Barbara and Lodi, California — Hotel Milo, in the heart of Santa Barbara, is welcoming dogs and dog lovers for a reception at the hotel from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on August 26, in honor of National Dog Day, featuring Rescue Dog Wines. The hotel is located at 202 West Cabrillo Boulevard.

Guests will enjoy a selection including Predominantly Poodle Sauvignon Blanc, Rescue Dog Wines Rose and Beloved Mixed Red Red Wine Blend.

“We’re a dog-friendly hotel where we always welcome dogs with treats, personalized water bowls and more—including of course welcoming our canine friends to spend the night with their human family,” says Adam DePree, Senior Sales Manager, Hotel Milo. The hotel’s main focus on National Dog Day will be the 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. receptions, with gifts for the dogs (including CharDOGnay, dog treats and more) and the assortment of Rescue Dog wines for humans.

“This type of collaborative effort brings us great joy,” comment Blair and Laura Lott, who founded the winery with the mission of donating half of the profits to rescue dogs across the country. To date the Lotts have participated in dog rescue related events including the Sacramento SPCA Fall Gala, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, the Lodi PALS (People Assisting Lodi Shelter), Los Angeles Found Animals Foundation, The Rescue Dog Runway Show in Los Angeles and the English Bulldog Rescue Bully Ball in Atlanta.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige. The date of August 26th is significant, as it’s the date that Colleen’s family adopted her first dog “Sheltie” when Colleen was 10 years old. National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Its mission is to galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day…for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they’re detecting cancer and seizures…things even humans cannot do. NDD was adopted by the New York State legislature in 2013.

“Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect,” Ms. Paige has said. For dogs adopted on August 26th, National Dog Day becomes many a dog’s birthday and for all dogs, it’s as popular and exciting as the Super Bowl, with the day attracting coverage by the media and also generating events and donations to animal shelters.

Hotel Milo is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s beloved West Beach, a mere five-minute walk from State Street, the Funk Zone and Sterns Wharf. The 2.5-acre property was named in honor of Santa Barbara’s most prolific hotelier, Milo Potter, who was credited for establishing the city as an iconic coastal destination. Hotel Milo’s Spanish Colonial architecture is reflective of the city’s rich history. The beach chic property features 122 oceanfront guest rooms and suites as well as lush garden courtyards, two pools, a bocce ball court, and a fleet of cruiser bikes, daily wine tasting, and pet-friendly offerings. For more, visit

Founded in 2017 by Blair and Laura Lott, Rescue Dog Wines donates half of its profits to rescue dog organizations across the country. The winery makes wines from the Lodi growing region.
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