Darbster Restaurant’s Pet Project

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Many Southenders know Darbster for its delicious vegetarian offerings. What they may not know is that this bistro’s business is dedicated to a caring cause.

When Darbster owners, Ellen and Alan, opened their first restaurant in 2009 (named after their 17-year-old poodle who came to them from a puppy mill in the mid-west), they also formed the Darbster Foundation.  The goal was to assist in animal welfare and animal rights efforts through education, charitable contributions and direct sponsoring of animal care such spaying and neutering. 100% of all profits from Darbster Food go to their Darbster Foundation, which has no paid employees and operates entirely through volunteers.

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The impact the Foundation has made is huge. In 2014, the Foundation provided funds for 1,135 spay neuter surgeries- 644 of these were performed at Peggy Adams and 491 at Palm Beach Animal Care and Control. Sadly, Palm Beach County still had to put down 8,522 cats and dogs last year. The good news is that this number is down approximately 15% from 2013.

The Foundation also participated in and funded the rescue of 24 labradors (14 adults, 8 puppies and 2 pregnant females) in Palm Beach County that were being bred and in poor health, and funded and transported over a dozen kittens and a dozen dogs to new homes in New Hampshire.

The Foundation hopes to do even more in 2015.

Want to help? Here are two easy ways…

1)  Dine at Darbster. Enjoy a delightful repast on the Bistro’s waterfront deck and know that your dining will help dogs and cats in need.

2) Consider making a donation. Every dollar helps.

  • $25 funds a cat spay/neuter (receive a $5 gift card & a Darbster glass)
  • $100 funds a dog spay/neuter ($20 gift card & a Darbster glass)
  • $85 funds a trip to New Hampshire, where adoption is basically assured ($15 gift card and a Darbster glass).

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Location & Contact
Darbster West Palm
8020 South Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
(561) 586-2622
info@darbster.com

Hours
Tuesday – Friday 5pm – 10 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 3 pm – 5 pm – 10 pm
Sunday 10:30 am-3 pm – 5 pm – 9 pm

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Southend Sneak Peak: Posh Pet Hotel

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Imagine a destination with an ocean/spa-themed atmosphere and luxurious amenities where visitors are pampered unapologetically. Now imagine that this place is literally right around the corner…no airport hassles, road trips or jet lag involved. Before you go packing your bag, you should know that this five-star treatment is reserved for your four-legged friends.

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Posh Pet Hotel, opening within the next month on Dixie Highway in the Southend, marks the culmination of more than five years of research and development by owner/operator Lincoln E. Baker. With an incredible attention to detail, Baker has enhanced the traditional boarding, grooming and daycare experience by focusing on the best of everything.

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Some of the exclusive amenities include:

  • 3 indoor play parks separated by size with rubber flooring for paw and joint safety so pets of all sizes to play and interact safely
  • 3 Presidential rooms with 10ft glass fronts equipped with queen size beds and chandeliers
  • More than sixty 42” flat screen televisions and exquisite wallpaper
  • 110 spacious rooms to accommodate dogs and cats
  • 6-ft long built-in saltwater fish tank for cat enjoyment
  • Zen room where Dr. Teston will administer acupuncture, aquapuncture, Tui-Na massage, and herbal diet therapy
  • Purified air and water in every room
  • And last, but certainly not least, Post Pet Hotel offers pick-up service in Palm Beach County by EscaladeSuburban, Bentley, Lamborghini or Ferrari from Ocean Drive Exotics (fees apply).

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Posh Pet Hotel promises to be a pet destination unlike any other in the local area. The only issue is- will your vacation accommodations be as plush as your pets?

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Want to learn more? Visit the Posh Pet Hotel website and sign up for their newsletter or get in touch at:

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6710 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL  33405

(561) 225-1559
Info@PoshPetHotel.com