WHO: Canine Companions for Independence and Lead Sponsor Disney VoluntEARS will host a doggie runway fashion show to raise funds for Canine Companions. A Disney “friend” will open the fashion show, which will be judged by a panel of VIPs and celebrities. Local clients with Canine Companions assistance dogs will participate.
WHAT: Dozens of pet dogs will model outfits of their owner’s choosing and Canine Companions dogs will sport their distinguished vests on the runway. The event will include a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction before couture canines give new meaning to the catwalk!
WHY: Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Canine Companions assistance dogs are trained in up to 50 commands designed to make everyday life easier for adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities. They open and close doors, retrieve dropped objects and activate light switches. Along with performing physical tasks, Canine Companions assistance dogs provide immeasurable emotional benefits to their human partners. The dogs, their training and ongoing follow up services are provided free of charge, thanks to Canine Companions’ generous supporters.
WHERE: The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
COST: General admission is $85. Tickets for fashion show participants are $135, which includes one fashion show registration and a single general admission ticket. Registration for the fashion show is extremely limited and will be first come, first serve. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.cci.org/hautedogla or call (760) 901-4300.