Dogs in Pajamas

The 2nd Annual Paws & PJs event was held at the tail end of Fashion Week at SVA Theater in Chelsea, New York City. It was a smashing success and raised money for NYC’s homeless animals. It was hosted by

Jennifer Bartok and Celebrity Catwalk last Sunday. Owners and their dogs strutted down the red carpet in flashy pajama costumes. Fun and silliness was had by all and money was raised.

Gigi Maldonado won 3rd place for her designer negligee. Congratulations goes to Mercy Maldonado
Thing 1 & Thing 2

Teresa Costanza won 1st place in the “Mommy Made It” category. Here are her Fashion Week fasionistas, Lollipop and Yum Yum. The prize was a $1000 dollar shopping spree at Posh Puppy Boutique.  Summer Strand won a $200 gift certificate to Poochie of Beverly Hills. Grace Foster, star of Reality TV’s Doggie Moms, is the proud parent of Rosie and Portia. They won 3rd place for their pink satin stripes jammies and pearls. Gigi won 4th prize for her beaming mommy Mercy Maldonado.

The passionate dog loving crowd included:

Joyful smiles were provided by an enthusiastic group of volunteers from St. Jean’s Baptiste High School that served as ushers along both sides of the red carpet. The students included Rosalie, Emely, Kamila, Beatrice, Ileanna, and Courtney Essien. It’s inspiring to meet young doggie supporters who may become our future fundraisers for dog shelters and other animal causes here in New York City. Kudos to them for doing such a great job.

Summer Strand
Summer Strand and her pooch-duck

Over 50 Silent Auction items, sponsor donated prizes, raffle, and swag bag included:

  • A custom made hat by the talented Roni Goldberg
  • Discounts at Max & Ruffy’s natural organic treats for dogs, and Snoozer pet products
  • Jewelry and accessories donated by Joan Rivers
  • Spiderman on Broadway tickets—scooped up by Summer Strand. Yvette Ruta Luxury Pet Couture
  • Vienna Canine Couture Designs
  • Christian Louboutins donated by professional poker player Beth Shak

In the overall Paws & PJs contest the winner was Bella Mia who made her mommy Rose Ann Bolasny very proud.

Lollipop and Chi Yum Yum won 1st place.

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