If you've ever dreamed of being able to bring your best four-legged friend to a black tie gala (because I know I have...), next year travel to Washington, DC and go to the Bark Ball! The Washington Humane Society held their 20th Anniversary Bark Ball on June 9th at the Renaissance Hotel and over 400 dogs attended with bedazzled collars and luxurious attire. Hey, you're only one butt sniff away from an icebreaker!
The ball is the Washington Humane Society's largest annual fundraiser and benefits its Good Home Guarantee, a plan that promises to find a home for every adoptable dog and cat that enters the shelter by 2010. This year the event raised more than $100,000 and many dogs were adopted.
The clever centerpieces were topiaries in the shapes of various canine companions, and the decor was a swanky fuscia and black. The Renaissance Washington, DC served vegan and vegitarian dishes to the suits, but the doggies got organic snacks, specialty ice-cream, and a cake baked by Barkley Square Bakery out of Alexandria, VA.
How FUN is this?!?!?! Louis the Pug and his owner, among others, CUTE! Double click...