A philanthropic Fido with a passion for fashion, celebrity Spot Phoebe Rose (and her Mom, Sheila Appleby Williams) recently cheered for the adorable adoptables who donned canine costumes at Patterns for Paws, an annual fundraiser for The Amanda Foundation, a Beverly Hills-based non-profit which has saved the lives of thousands of L.A. area shelter pets since its launch in 1976.
The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles was the place to be for dog devotees as tail-wagging impersonators ranging from Jennifer LoPawz to Brad Pit Bull commanded the catwalk alongside some real life luminaries who happily posed with the photogenic pug at the event:
True Blood stars Kristin Bauer van Straten and Tara Buck are true blue to The Amanda Foundation’s paws cause. Both stars of the HBO series attended a True Blood Hounds Halloween party for the benefit of the pooches and purrers helped by the notable non-profit, and recently appeared at a True Blood concert in support of the organization.
As the host of Patterns for Paws, Weeds star Kevin Nealon not only presented the pups who promenaded with paparazzi magnets on the catwalk, he also took the time to meet members of the canine crowd who were wowed by the Rovers on the runway.
Although he tickled fans’ funny bones for years on Saturday Night Live, the comic actor is serious when it comes to animal issues. A pal to all with paws, the star — who has shown his support for The Washington Wildlife Protection Association, The Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Awards– joined forces with Best Friends Animal Society and 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com in 2006 for a PSA to help pets left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
Phoebe enjoyed the chance to mingle with other stylish Spots at the event:
Phoebe also became friends with Vito Vincent, a cat actor who took on the role of the sole feline representative at Patterns for Paws. Although being among a phalanx of Fidos may be a bit intimidating to some kitties, Phoebe is happy to report that Vito Vincent “handled himself like a pro.”
For more information about The Amanda Foundation:
- visit www.amandafoundation.org
To follow the continuing L.A. adventures of A list-loving lap dog Phoebe Rose:
- visit www.atravelingpug.com
Photos courtesy Sheila Appleby Williams