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.

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.

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