Stars Line Up for New Yorkie Runway Benefit

When the catwalk transforms into the ‘canine’walk for a good cause on February 7th, fashion forward Fidos will have the chance to show off their style during New Yorkie Runway with an array of animal-loving luminaries.

The following famous faces will be among those who will unleash their inner supermodel for a strut with a style-conscious Spot to raise funds for, and awareness of, Angel on a Leash— a non-profit which creates therapy dog programs for hospitals and institutions:

  • Five-time NBA champion Ron Harper
  • Real Housewives of New York City stars Sonja Morgan and Carole Radizwill
  • MTV Real World/Road Rules Challenge star Kenny Santucci
  • Schmitty the Weather Dog and meteorologist Ron Trotta

Taking place at the New Yorker Hotel, the third annual New Yorkie Runway will be hosted by Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella; emceed by David Frei, the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; and will include participation by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame; former MTV host Lynn Rodrigues and chef Sean Olnowich.

Guest can drink a toast to the couture-wearing canines at a Red Carpet Cocktail Party at 5:30 p.m. before watching the trend-setting tail-waggers swagger in their doggy duds on the runway at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are available online.

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Photo Credit: New Yorkie Runway

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.