Tickets now on sale in store and online at this link
Fall Fashions, Fur and Fun on the Runway
It’s probably a record – 72 feet on one ‘catwalk’ during a single fashion extravaganza – but that’s what it takes to present our Man & His Dog Fashion Show and raise much needed funds for the Victoria Humane Society. Tickets are on sale now for the 9th year of this fun-filled annual event that will take place on October 6 at the Atrium, 800 Yates Street.
More than a dozen male models will be accompanied on the runway by either their own dog or a dog currently available for adoption. The dogs will be wearing gorgeous coats, designed by nature, that are easy care, wash and wear. The men will be in our latest fall fashions.
The adoptable ‘model’ dogs are currently in the care of the Victoria Humane Society, a favourite charity of the Outlooks staff and an amazing organization that has helped over 600 animals in just the last year alone. Many of the animals have been rescued from Northern communities where animal care is often seen as neglectful. Penny Stone, Executive Director of the VHS, often sees that it is more lack of education rather than just neglect and her team attempts to help there as well.
“In addition to bringing out the dogs who are in danger, we work with communities to present alternative ways of dealing with animal populations and go into the schools to work with the kids and affect their attitudes,” she said.
Local owner surrenders also make up a portion of the dogs in VHS care and while some are surrendered for reasons that seem inadequate, many devoted people are forced to give up their dogs due to unfortunate health, financial or family issues.
“I hear heartbreaking stories all the time from people just trying to do the right thing for the animal they truly love,” Stone said. “And we are able to help those animals and their people by placing their pet in a new home where the love will continue.”
Each and every animal that comes through VHS care receives veterinary care and is placed with a home that has applied and been approved by the volunteer adoption team.
Proceeds from the Outlooks Man and His Dog Fashion show will support this important cause. Tickets are $55. Get yours today – they sell out quickly!
Available in store or by clicking on this link
BONUS – Puppy petting station! If VHS has a litter ready for applications, they will also be at the show.