Dogs strut their stuff on the catwalk…we mean DOGwalk.
You can’t let your dog run around naked anymore, not in a world that contains dog tutus, dog motorcycle helmets and dog bikinis. On September 19th Water’s Edge of Bradenton embraced the world of doggie fashion and animal welfare by hosting the Tea & Tails Tea Party & Dog Fashion. This event raised $1,800, all proceeds from this event benefit the Humane Society of Manatee County. “We’re very thankful for the commitment Water’s Edge’s has shown to animal welfare in this community,” says Samantha Dominis, HSMC Event Coordinator.
This sold out event treated guests to delightful and scrumptious scones, finger sandwiches, cheesecake and fresh fruit as they watched 16 dogs strut their stuff on the runway. Canine fashions included a motorcycle vest and helmet, bride and groom attire, beachwear and a cowboy outfit and hat. This event also offered a Chinese Raffle with prizes such as a Tempur-Pedic Foam dog bed, a Publix gift basket and a custom dog portrait. “Water’s Edge is a pet friendly community and we’re happy to support the cats and dogs at the Humane Society” said Jeanie Brantley, Water’s Edge Community Relations Director.
“Donations will help us to continue making this world a better place for cats and dogs” said Rebecca Neal, HSMC Board President. The Humane Society of Manatee County is a 501C3 non-profit organization that relies entirely upon donations to do their lifesaving work. They lead Manatee County in creating a No-Kill community where animals receive the compassion and respect they deserve. Fundraisers like this is what helps keep the doors open at the Humane Society of Manatee County.