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THIS PAGE is dedicated to two of the joys of my life -- my English Bulldogs named Rosie and Riley. We eat breakfast together in the mornings, we exercise together at least twice a day, we work together, we play, we laugh at each other, we hug, we entertain each other, and we get to keep each other company during the night in a big bed!
THEY BRING ME joy and laughter, and I see them make other people smile every day.
I love them VERY MUCH.
WHAT IS HAUTE DOGS?
THE HAUTE DOG organization (pro-nounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.
EDUCATE & INFLUENCE
Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.
This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldogs Rosie & Riley and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.
Community Action Team
a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.
C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Dog-themed Poetry contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4So Cal Adult Spelling Bee
4Sidewalk Chalk Art & Poetry Contest
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Easter Parade
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: winners listed below.
8th ANNUAL ROSIE AWARDS
The "Rosie" Awards Go to...
CONGRATS TO the following films. To coincide each year with the Oscars, we have the "Rosie Awards" or simply "The Rosies." For years, Rosie (Justin Rudd's English Bulldog, shown) sniffed out dogs that played outstanding, "paw"sitive roles in movies. After her passing, that selection task has now gone to her little 50-lb. brother Riley. This is the 8th year for the awards.
Best Actor nominees
Luiz - Rio WINNER
Jack – The Artist
Arthur – Beginners
Marley – Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
Best Actress nominees
Queenie – Water for Elephants
Chloe – Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Tao – The Day The Dogs Disappeared
Snowy - Tintin
Skeletor - 50/50
Blackie - Hugo WINNER
Best Film nominees
click: article in the Press-Telegram
Because of Rosie's Inspiration, the only dog beach in Los Angeles County is now "Rosie's Dog Beach"
Where: Rosie’s Dog Beach, Belmont Shore, between Argonne and Roycroft avenues. The signage is where the beachfront parking lot meets the sand - directly in front of the off-leash area.
She has 1,667 fans on Facebook; she appeared on Animal Planet and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno; she was on the cover of Westways magazine; she inspired the “Bulldog Beauty Contest” – the world’s largest gathering of bulldogs that takes place annually in Long Beach. As of Aug. 3, this bulldog now has Los Angeles County’s only dog beach named in her honor.
The Long Beach City Council voted to rename the 3-acre Long Beach Dog Zone after the late bulldog that inspired the beach’s creation more than nine years ago. Justin Rudd’s English bulldog “Rosie” was the inspiration that allowed dogs to be leash-free in Belmont Shore after a more than 30 year prohibition. Rosie, who lived within blocks of the beach for her 12-year life, wanted a place where she and other dogs could frolic off-leash in the surf and sand. After 20 months of off-leash special events hosted by Rudd and Rosie and another 15-month pilot program, the off-leash beach area became fulltime in Oct., 2004. Hundreds of dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and mixes visit this area daily, and it remains the only off-leash beach in Los Angeles County.
Fan page for Rosie the Bulldog on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosieTheBulldog