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Dogs on Catwalks

Fifi’s closet is better endowed than your own. This isn’t your fault; dog clothes are simply cuter than their human counterparts’. Yellow galoshes? Much more charming in sets of four. And that teeny, tiny corduroy jacket? Oh, how it beckons. Yep, it’s official: Your pooch is the most adorably dressable pet around. The world should be made aware of this fact. It’s easy enough, just enter her in Get A Life Pet Rescue’s Spring Bling Fashion Show going down Friday at 8 p.m. at Pangaea.

The organization has become a big dog in South Florida’s pet rescue community since receiving its non-profit status in 2005. By focusing on a niche market — abandoned dogs weighing less than twenty pounds — it’s been able to alter public mindset about adoptable pups. “People really think that they can’t get a small breed from a rescue,” said volunteer Sharon Athanasiou, “but we’re trying to educate people.” Many of the fostered pooches were subjects of neglect, abuse, or castaways from puppy mills; Get A Life pays for their medical bills and gives them temporary lodging while searching for permanent human sidekicks. Yes, Yorkies can be homeless too.

Helping out is easy — just fluff your pooch and hit the club at 5711 Seminole Way in Hollywood. This evening’s party features raffles, a silent auction, and a whole lotta cute. Swanky fashion show prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place (there’s a piddly $10 entry fee per pet), and your $25 door cover gets you two free cocktails. Now hustle, you’ve still got to steam clean Fifi’s favorite evening gown. Call 954-629-2445, or visit for more information.
Fri., April 3, 8 p.m., 2009