The Yappy Hour this past weekend was a huge success! We raised an impressive amount of money for Fashion for Paws and everyone seemed to have a great time. A big thank you to Friendship, Happy Paws, Hello Cupcake, Barkley Square and Something Sweet for their support and generous donations.
This Saturday is the Yappy Hour fundraiser for Fashion for Paws
at Pete's Apizza!
Come by with your dog and spend some time with us from 5-7 pm. For just $10 you will get a Friendship Tote filled with goodies including gourmet dog treats from Barkley Square and FREE PIZZA! There will be a cash bar inside for your beer and wine needs. You can puruse our awesome raffle prizes and each guest gets a chance to win a dozen cupcakes from Hello Cupcake or a St. Patrick's Day inspired dog cake.
Don't miss out on this fun, family, dog friendly event!
4940 Wisconsin Avenue NW
If you haven't been by Friendship in the last few weeks then you are missing out on a chance to enter the Fashion for Paws raffle and win some amazing prizes.
Friendship Gift Card
Happy Paws sleepover with play days
Gift Basket courtesy of Wagtime
Six month of free food from Royal Canin
Nutramax Gift Basket with Dasuquin and Wellactin
Canine Wellness Gift Basket
Feline Wellness Gift Basket
The drawing will be held on April 5th so there is still plenty of time to buy your tickets!
In case you were not familiar with all of the amazing work that the Washington Humane Society (WHS) does for the animals of The District, the following story about a cat named Nola is just one example of why we need them in our community.
Nola was brought in to Friendship for emergency care after a Humane Law Enforcement Officer responded to a call in Northeast DC. A woman had found her curled up on her front porch with severe wounds and smelling of burnt hair. Her whiskers were completely singed off, the tips of her ears were deformed from severe burns and the right side of her body was hairless and covered in an open wound. It was presumed that someone had intentionally set her on fire. What is truly amazing is that despite this horrific act of cruelty she was purring nonstop, wanting only to curl up in someone's arms.
Nola responded very well to treatment and is now safely living with a wonderful foster family while she continues to heal. I am constantly amazed by the ability animals have for unconditional love and forgiveness. It is because of this unending capacity for love that I became a veterinarian and why I believe so strongly in WHS's mission. The animals they protect do not have a voice, therefore it is our moral responsibility to stand up and speak for them.
Fashion for Paws is now one month away and fundraising is in full swing. As of this moment in time Frank and I have raised the most money out of all the other models, we are at $10,150!! Frank is so close to his dream of runway domination and earning the coveted title of "Model Washingtonian of the Year"but we need your help to keep the momentum going.
A huge thank you to Happy Paws, Friendship, BVNS and all my wonderful clients, Polite Puppies, friends and family whose generous donations have made this possible.
There are still many opportunities if you want to get involved.
Stop by Friendship and enter our raffle for a chance to win:
Friendship $150 gift card
Weekend sleepover with play days at Happy Paws
6 months of food from Royal Canin
Gift basket full of Nutramax products
Canine Wellness gift basket
Feline Wellness gift basket
Join Friendship and Happy Paws on March 19th for Yappy Hour at Pete's Apizza!
For just $10 guests will take home a Friendship tote bag filled with goodies, a chance to enter the raffle and all the free pizza you can eat. This dog and family friendly event is not to be missed.
4940 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Attend the Fashion for Paws Runway Show
The main event will be held on April 9th at the National Building Museum. Tickets and tables are still available but selling fast so get yours now.
For more information about Fashion for Paws, to buy a ticket or make a donation please visit http://support.washhumane.org/goto/ashleyhughes
I am a veterinarian who works at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC.
I live in Northwest DC with my four dogs and three cats Poppy, Frank, Sparkle, Lilly, Furla, Vegas and Breaker. Needless to say with this crew there is never a dull moment in my house.
Working at Friendship is amazing and I cannot imagine practicing anywhere else. I hope you enjoy reading about what we do and all the ways you can give your pet the best possible care. I would be lost without the animals in my life; let me help you care for the pets in yours.