Rescue dogs take over catwalk in DC fashion show (Photos)

WASHINGTON — Wish fashion had more bark than Blue Steel? Rescue dogs join models in designer couture on the runway in D.C. for an annual charity fashion show Saturday.

“If there’s a dog in an outfit, you can count on me being there. It’s like: Dogs in bow ties? Yes! Bring it on,” said TV personality Carson Kressley, who is the master of ceremonies for the 11th annual Fashion for Paws Runway Show.

A fundraiser for the Humane Rescue Alliance, money raised by the event goes directly to programs that include rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary care, spay-neuter services and others.

“It’s fun, it’s lighthearted and, hopefully, heartwarming, and inspires people to help with animal rescue or even adopt a pet,” Kressley said.

Many of the rescued dogs walking the fashion runway will be available for adoption.

See photos from last year’s show below.

Former Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver participated in the 2016 Fashion For Paws Runway Show. Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will attend the show this year. (Courtesy Moshe Zusman)
Former Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver participated in the 2016 Fashion For Paws Runway Show. Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will attend the show this year. (Courtesy Moshe Zusman)

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The annual Fashion for Paws event raises money for the Humane Rescue Alliance. (Courtesy Moshe Zusman)
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Former Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver participated in the 2016 Fashion For Paws Runway Show. Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will attend the show this year. (Courtesy Moshe Zusman)
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The annual Fashion for Paws event raises money for the Humane Rescue Alliance. (Courtesy Moshe Zusman)
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This year’s show starts 8 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Hyatt Washington, at 1000 H Street in Northwest.

Online ticket sales are closed, but a limited amount of general admission tickets will be available at the door $100.

The Humane Rescue Alliance has protected and served animals in the D.C. area for more than 145 years.

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.


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