Patterns for Paws was held at the Pacific Design Center and hosted by Kevin Nealon. The celebrity guest of honor was Pauley Perrette, star of NCIS, who receied the “Worthy of Love” award at the event. Kristin Bauer, True Blood star and animal advocate, was also in attendance.
According to the Examiner, the theme for the night was “Pup-a-razzi” and the dogs walked down the runway in outfits designed to look like famous celebrity ensembles, like Jennifer Lopez’ famous Versace dress. The “models” were all shelter dogs in need of a home, and a silent auction benefitted The Amanda Foundation, a charity that rescues and finds home for dogs and cats. Nealon told ABC News, “These dogs are available for adoption, too. So, you know, if you see an outfit you really have to have, you’re going to have to take the dog with it.”
Perette attended not only as a celebrity guest, but as a supporter of the Amanda Foundation, where she has volunteered for fifteen years. “I started out as a volunteer, just walking dogs and cleaning cages. Then I adopted my first one and then my second one, one of our most difficult dogs we’ve ever had. She is brain-damaged, rescue, really badly abused and I took her home for the weekend to try to socialize her and that was 10 years ago.”
Check out the video from ABC News below!