Tonight my chihuahua Gillman and I attended the swankiest green carpet occasion in New York City, Animal Fair’s St. Pawtrick’s Day Yappy Hour event at the Muse Hotel. Benefiting the Humane Society of New York, Yappy Hour proved to be the poshest pet-friendly event that had all tails wagging.
The Humane Society of New York had adoptable pooches at the event looking for forever homes. Nena is a gorgeous 4-year-old Miniature Pincher, dressed to the nines in a green Hawaiian shirt. Jana, a lovable 2-year-old Pug, was sitting pretty in her shamrock-hued sundress. Both pups would make some lucky person very happy!
Pet loving philanthropists also attended the event, serving as accessories to the real stars of the evening: their dogs. I had the opportunity to meet with Caroline Loevner and her Siberian Husky rescue, Beau. Beau is a 4-year-old therapy dog at Angel On A Leash who was recently written about in the Daily News for his work at Westminster. Beau serves at three facilities in New York, including the Ronald McDonald House, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, and Rivington House.
Ashley Speranza and her 7-year-old Pomeranian, Misty May, are a mommy/daughter celebrity team you’ll recognize from the show Doggie Moms. With a flowing black mane of hair, Misty May was every bit as primped and pageant-ready as her mom.
Roberto Negrin and his 4-year-old Toy Poodle, a rescue dog named Hec-lin, are in the fashion industry together. Roberto designs all his pup’s clothes to match his own.
Kristine Karam and her 10-year-old English Cream Dachshund, Minuda, are regulars at events hosted by Animal Fair. Kristine claims that she rescued Minuda from Manchester 10 years ago, and, like any proper Brit, Minuda has only attended “the finest Episcopal boarding schools ever since.”
The hostess of the evening, Wendy Diamond, was fluttering around looking fabulous as ever while promoting her newest book, “It’s a Dog’s World: The Savvy Guide to Four-Legged Living.”
Yappy Hour wouldn’t be complete without caninelicious cocktails and hound-d’oeuvres for the humans, and pawsitively delicious, all-natural organic dog biscuit snacks for our favorite four-legged friends, provided by Bocce’s Bakery in New York.
Gillman, my very special 10-year-old pink-nosed chihuahua, had such a howling good time, that by the end of the evening he was sneaking away to his bag, ready to snuggle up and dream about all the great treats he ate and new friends he made!
For information about adopting one of the adorable animals at the event, Nena and Jana, or for ways to get involved with helping the Humane Society of New York and their amazing cause, please visit their website.