Yes, recently I was honored to receive an email invitation to attend (and pay, of course) the 2016 Pet Fashion Show on February 11 in New York City from 6 -11 pm at the Hotel Pennsylvania. (That is the weekend of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which is a TV event for most of the country.)
Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend this prestigious event: I never even knew there was a fashion show for dogs! And unfortunately, I don't believe my labrador and golden retrievers would be very interested in the latest canine fashions.
On the other hand, if it were a Dog Toy Show or Dog Treat Show, they would race me to New York! and get there first, of course.
Bargain for Dogs
A bargain at only $50 in advance ($60 at the door), you are sure to come away entertained by the theme of Music and Styles from the 80s. The event kicks off Westminster Weekend and NY Fashion Week. Cash bar, complimentary food and music, and vendors galore - also the awards* ceremony, runway show and costume contest ($40 additional entry fee).
Pets attend free but let's hope there are no snakes who are dying to get in.
An Animal Rescue Benefit
This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals (Adopt a Little New Yorker Today) and the Legacy Award will go to Pilots and Paws, two very deserving organizations.
If you can't make it, the evening will be taped - thank goodness. I would hate to have you miss it. Unfortunately we will not be there: my dogs don't have a thing to wear!
Sponsored in part by PJNY, The Friendly Traveler, Acadia Antlers, StrikingPaws, Sara England Designs, . . . .
Pilots and Paws, and earlier, in 2014, DogEval's review of Dog is My Co-Pilot
*Humanitarian of the Year, Documentary of the Year, Legacy Award, Nature Photographer, Shelter Organization of the Year and more