Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dog Days of Summer Was A Howling Success

LeeAnne Locken, Shelby DiLena, Jason Oleniczak with Samurai, Jane McGarry, Cynthia Smoot. Photo by Bob Manzano

The second annual Dog Days of Summer event happened Thursday, August 17th, at Stanley Korshak. Creators and hosts Bret McKinney, Alison Volk, and Squirrel turned Dallas’ specialty retail boutique department store into a magical playground for dogs, while their stylish parents strolled the store and shopped to support FIDO (Fashion Industry Dog Organization) and The Street Dog Project. Lining the store, sponsors of the event greeted guests and offered special discounts and information on their local businesses. Sponsors included CycleBar Uptown Dallas, Dear Clark, E&B Couture, Lucky Dog Barkery, Mutts, Paw Lofts, and RAW by Canines First. Throughout the evening, a raffle took place, which included prizes from each sponsor. All raffle donations and a percentage of the store’s sales went to support FIDO and The Street Dog Project. Mutts catered the event, treating guests to delicious food favorites like burgers, hot dogs, fries, and chocolate desserts. Guests included Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Cary Deuber, Shelby DiLena, Kathy Fielder, Lea Fisher, Keetha Hanlin, Janet LeBarba, Leti Lackey, LeeAnne Locken, Kimberly Malouf, Jane McGarry, Zsofia Mezey, Brittanie and Jason Oleniczak, Cynthia Smoot, Kate Wagner, Suzanne Warner, Gisela and Karl Ziebarth. Click here to peruse a gallery of photos from this event.