The Rusty Nail’s 2nd Annual Doggie Pageant in Cape May

Countess LuAnn DE Lesseps & Celebrity Dog Groomer Jorge Bendersky Will Visit Cape May For The Rusty Nail’s 2nd Annual Doggie Pageant To Benefit Animal Outreach of Cape May!
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CAPE MAY, N.J. - Sept. 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Beach Shack, Cape May’s foremost laid-back beachside hotel, presents the second annual Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant with celebrity judges – including Countess LuAnn De Lesseps! After receiving hundreds of entries on The Rusty Nail’s Facebook submission form, the final 10 have been selected through the Rusty Nail’s Facebook Page:

Each of these four-legged finalists will walk the “doggie-pageant runway” for a chance at the title of “The Official Rusty Nail Dog Mascot 2015”. The winning pooch will have their photo on the official Rusty Nail Doggie Ale (beer for dogs), and their owners will take home a $250 Beach Shack/Rusty Nail gift certificate.

The Rusty Nail and Beach Shack are proud to announce that this year’s event will be hosted by Jorge Bendersky, celebrity dog groomer and pet stylist, author of best-selling novel "DIY Dog Grooming: from puppy cuts to best in show, everything you need to know”. For a $25 donation to Animal Outreach of Cape May County, Mr. Bendersky will glam your pup up with one of his popular glitter tattoos or famous “pawdicures”.

Dog Finalists in pageant will be judged on:

·       Best Style/Mommy(Daddy) and Me – Let's see your pooch “work-it” down the runway -  Do you and your dog have similar style? Costumes encouraged!

·       Tricks – for treats and lots of laughs and applause

·       Musical Chairs – Can your pup sit on demand? Don’t be the last one out!

·       Beer Chugging Contest – doggy beer, non-alcoholic of course!

ENTRY COST: Open to the public with a suggested donation of $25 to Animal Outreach

of Cape May County.

PHOTOS: (from 2013)


WHO: The VIP judging panel includes:

·       Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, television personality, model, author, and singer  (@CountessLuAnn)

·       Kristin Detterline, Editor in Chief of Philadelphia Style Magazine (@PhilaStyleKM)

·       Katie Kane and Aaron Baker, proud parents of last year's pageant winner Lexi

·       Jorge Bendersky, celebrity dog groomer and pet stylist at Planet Jorge (@JorgeBendersky)


·       Saturday, September 13, 2014:  2:00-5:00pm

·       Pageant starts at 3:00pm

·       Glitter Tattoos and Pawdicures: 2:00-3:00pm

Rusty Nail – 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204


Animal Outreach is a 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated individuals who work every day to help animals throughout our South Jersey communities. We assist owners in need, sponsor strays, foster cats, kittens, dogs and puppies awaiting adoption, and provide humane education to the public. In addition, Animal Outreach has purchased a parcel of land on which to build a no-kill shelter and sanctuary. For more information, please visit


The Beach Shack is a fresh, fun alternative for beachfront vacations.  A revived beach-front motel, the Beach Shack features 65 spacious efficiency style rooms, all with an Ocean view, and a clean, sophisticated beach resort vibe.  Decorated in a casual, beach style, guestrooms are all about comfort.  The Rusty Nail, or "The Nail", as it's known by locals, is The Beach Shack’s famed iconic surfer bar that made a name for itself in the 70s.  Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top Beach Bars in 2011, the Rusty Nail attracts everyone from lifeguards and surfers to beautiful beach bunnies, who gather around the wood bar that is rumored to be the longest in Cape May.  With live music, a fire pit, shuffleboard and sand bar, The Rusty Nail is an authentic and cool beachside hangout.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with produce sourced fresh from Beach Plum Farm, The Rusty Nail offers delicious farm-to-table cuisine.

About Jorge Bendersky: Jorge Bendersky, Best Selling Author "DIY Dog Grooming: from puppy cuts to best in show, everything you need to know" & Celebrity Dog groomer and pet expert, grooms Manhattan area dogs and consults on dog grooming. He has been a finalist in the Animal Planet show Groomer Has It, a judge on TLC’s Extreme Poodles, and an expert on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101. He has also appeared on The Today Show, ABC Nightline, CW11, and E! News, and in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and more. He also is a proud member of the One Picture Saves a Life Team, where he gives shelter animals another chance.

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