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Gala Opening of Zoom Room for Dogs in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles

Update:  The winners of the first ever Zoomie awards were:

Zoomie Awards 2013

In the Photo: Megan Blake, Super Smiley, Sparky Malarkey, Jimmy Van Patten.
Photo credit: Kim Swartz

  • “Triple Threat Zoomie” for Best Dog Actor, Singer and Animal Advocate – Super Smiley for his award winning “Dogumentaries,” and for “The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption” National Tour and his Award Winning radio-show “A Super Smiley Adventure” on Pet Life Radio.  Smiley’s person is Megan Blake, The Pet Lifestyle Coach™.  For more on Smiley, see
  • Gold Zoomie for Best TV Dog – Hallmark Channel’s skate boarding dog, Tillman, star of “Who Let The Dog’s Out.” Tillman’s Award was accepted by Jimmy Van Patten of Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance dog food, Tillman’s sponsor.
  • Best Spokes-Dog Zoomie –  Sparky Malarkey – Smiley’s BFF and wing man,


If you are going to be in or near Los Angeles this weekend, make time to celebrate the opening of Zoom Room Sherman Oaks, this Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 6 PM – Midnight

There will be many celebrities in attendance, in addition to actor Jack McGee who is hosting the Zoom Room Sherman Oaks Grand Opening Celebration. There will also be a “green carpet”, so your pups can also feel like celebrities.

There will be plenty of food, fun, a raffle, and a silent auction. The grand prize raffle is a crate from EZ Transporter valued at $700. This crate folds up to the size of a briefcase!
Proceeds from the event benefit a wonderful charity – Strangest Angels Animal Rescue.

In addition to some surprises that are still “To Be Determined”, the event will also feature:

  • First Annual “Zoomie Awards” to be given to dogs in our community that make a difference, as well as several humans that do amazing things for the pet community!
  • Hooray for Hollywoof! photo corner, guests will receive a free 4×6 print
  • Screening of multiple Film Festival Award winning short, “Super Smileys Flashmob 4 Pet Adoption – A Dogumentary” + surprise flashmob appearance/performance of Super Smileys Flashmob 4 Pet Adoption with creator and Pet Life Radio Host Megan Blake
  • Screening of Strangest Angels video and Strangest Angels Awards

More details on Zoom Room Sherman Oaks, L.A. Grand Opening Celebration

On Sale at Only Natural Pet Store

What exactly is the Zoom Room?  It is a unique place for you and your dog. It is part training gym and part social club – for dogs and their owners. Their motto is “We don’t train dogs. We train the people who love them.”

The Zoom Room franchise was founded by top dog trainer Jaime Van Wye in 2007, with the objective of providing urban dogs with a dedicated indoor space to train, socialize and shop. There are currently over 20 locations throughout the country, offering puppy training, dog obedience, tricks training, therapy dog training and a custom-designed agility course.

Other Los Angeles and California locations include:

  • Hollywood
  • Campbell
  • Claremont
  • Culver City
  • Encinitas
  • Huntington Beach
  • Monterey Bay
  • Walnut Creek
  • Belmont

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