Pet Sitters International , Weruva Pet Foods and Esser Vineyards, a US winery, announced their creation of the first "Esser Take Your Dog to Dinner Night," to be held in restaurants nationwide on June 26, 2009.

The three companies put together a list of dog-friendly restaurants nationwide where pet owners can take part in the event, with a portion of the evening's proceeds going to local shelters or animal rescue operations.

Esser Vineyards donated its wines for pet owners to enjoy, while Weruva Pet Foods donated petfood for the dogs.