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PawNation Event Draws Pet Crowd to Park

Apr 16, 2012

The PawNation Pet Rally was a purrrrr-fect success, taking place in New York City's Tompkins Square Park this past Saturday, April 14. Featurinh more than 400 dogs -- and cats, the event was sponsored by AOL and BermanBraun to celebrate the official relaunch of PawNation. The New York Post took notice of the event and PawNation which was recently named the Web's #1 Pet Content site* and the #2 Community Pet site,** also posted a recap.

PawNation columnist and YouTube star Randall, known for his narration of the viral "Honey Badger" video, emceed the Pet Rally and surprised and delighted the crowd all day with his infamous narration skills. Randall led participants in both a pet/owner lookalike contest as well as a pet pageant with competitive rounds testing pets' talent, runway walk, costume and kissability.

When not mingling with Randall or fawning over the puppies at the adoption truck, dog owners and their pets posed for glamour shots in front of a PawNation step and repeat, received paw-dicurs from Salty Dog Groomers and cuddled with Champ, Bayer's adorable puppy mascot. The North Shore Animal Adoption Truck was also on hand and found new homes for six lucky pets. Lunch for pet owners was provided by the Gorilla Cheese Truck and Eddie's Pizza Truck, and treats for pups came from Bocce's Bakery Bike.

Look for the first video of Randall recapping the event on Wednesday on

*March 2012 comScore Media Metrix, Custom Category built by AOL
**March 2012 comScore Media Metrix