Pet Tales: Celebrate with the Fairmont's lobby greeter

The canine ambassador at Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel is celebrating her fourth birthday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, and we're all invited, including friendly, well-behaved dogs. Adoptable dogs from the Animal Friends shelter are coming to the party.

Edie, a white boxer-Labrador retriever mix, works five days per week greeting hotel guests as they enter the lobby and escorting them on walks.

Instead of bringing gifts for Edie, partiers are asked to bring a donation for the Ohio Township shelter. Pastry chef James Wroblewski will prepare dog-friendly treats. There will be refreshments and a raffle for people.


The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is partnering with Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center for Xtreme Bingo from 5 to 8 p.m. March 30 at Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Downtown (15222).

Event planners promise entertainment will accompany bingo games never before played in Pittsburgh. Tickets are $20 when bought in advance at or $30 at the door, if available.

The Delta Foundation works for a high quality of life for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Easter Bunny photos

Pet photos with the Easter Bunny is a popular annual event at the Animal Friends shelter in Ohio Township. This year the event is from 1 to 3 p.m. March 30. Even turtles and ferrets have posed in the past. Photos are three for $10 and will be mailed to you after the event.

Top dogs show

Harrisburg, of all places, is the locale for a show that features top canines in national championship competitions in agility, obedience and "Rally." It's March 27-30, and more than 2,000 dogs are entered in the Companion Events Extravaganza hosted by the American Kennel Club.

Competitions are at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg (17110). Admission is free, but parking is $8.

Agility competition runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. AKC Rally and obedience is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and obedience is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pet Tales appears weekly in the Saturday Home & Garden section. Pet Tales appears weekly in the Saturday Home & Garden section. Contact Linda Wilson on her Facebook page, or 412-263-3064. Got a pet health question? Email it to It may be answered in an upcoming Pet Points column by veterinarians at the Point Breeze Veterinary Clinic.