Chateau-Animaux Gift Basket Headed for White House, Filmed on CBS Early Show

Chateau-Animaux co-owner Dennis Bourgault and groomer Carolyn Rispus were interviewed by CBS News reporter B.J. Delia interviewed Tuesday afternoon for a story scheduled to on CBS’ The Early Show. The feature focuses on the much-anticipated arrival of President Obama’s dog Bo to the White House earlier this week.

The interview included what supplies would be necessary for the arrival of the pup, and the grooming needs of Portuguese Water Dogs. Bourgault discussed the basic items required for the First Family’s new dog, such as a bed, crate, chew toys, food, treats, collar and lead. He was also asked how the arrival of the dog would change the Obamas’ lives, and for advice for the Obamas as first-time dog owners. Rispus discussed her experience with grooming Portuguese Water Dogs, and the importance of not having them trimmed like Poodles.

“We’re glad the Obamas have finally found a dog, and hope they will consider us as their local pet store,” said Bourgault. The CBS crew filmed several shots of the dog products carried at Chateau-Animaux, as well as exterior views of the shop, located on Capitol Hill, just off of Pennsylvania Avenue.

In addition, CBS plans to present the First Family with a gift basket from Chateau-Animaux at the White House Wednesday morning. The basket features Cheese and Blueberry Zanadoo Dog Biscuits, which are baked by Chateau-Animaux at their wholesale dog bakery in Beltsville, Maryland, as well as an organic dog toy, decorated bakery -style treats and an “Obama, Yes We Did!” doggie t-shirt.

You too can grab these goodies for your best friend at Chateau-Animaux, 542 8th St SE, or online at