Join the San Francisco SPCA for Cocktails and Fashion Fun at “Dogs on the Catwalk”

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Enjoy custom cocktails, check out the latest trends, and meet your new best friend!

The San Francisco SPCA invites you to the inaugural Dogs on the Catwalk cocktail party and fashion show. The festivities take place Friday, May 29, 5pm – 10pm at the SF SPCA’s Mission Campus (201 Alabama Street).

Enjoy a cocktail bar and delicious vegan and vegetarian food trucks (Hella Vegan Eats, Manna Japanese Comfort Food and Mozzeria’s cable car pizza oven) while meeting all of SF SPCA’s adoptable animals. Adoption fees will be waived this evening at both our Mission and Pacific Heights Adoption Centers! The free adoptions will continue on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, as part of Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days.

"Hosting cocktail parties gives us a chance to get adoptable animals in front of people who might not otherwise plan to visit the shelter,” said SF SPCA co-president Jason Walthall. “These parties aren’t just a fun night out; they actually save lives.”

Get a front row seat at the catwalk for the 7pm fashion show featuring Claire Farwell and Jill Milan. Many have seen designer Claire Farwell’s beautiful gowns on the Hollywood red carpets. Now you’re invited to see her latest designs in person! Luxury handbag designer Jill Milan, who counts actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway as clients, will be showing her latest Italian made, cruelty-free purses. Meanwhile, our four legged friends will be working the catwalk in Scutte and Yap apparel for dogs!

Our partners, simplicam, will be placing a camera on the runway for an up close and personal view of the dogs as they strut their stuff beside the models. The Closeli live video stream will be displayed on large screens for the audience to enjoy.

The fashion fun continues after the runway show! Check out the always fresh and effortlessly casual threads from San Francisco-based Betabrand. Dogs N Ties will also be on site with their fabulous accessories. Best of all, purchasing their colorful ties and scarves will help homeless animals.

Throughout the evening local favorites Sit Kitty Sit will provide the live soundtrack.

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