(2013 Dog Idols, Chloe and Carmela)
If there's one reason for both you and your dog to get dressed up and have a night out on the town then the PAWS fundraiser, Petchitecture, is the place to go in San Francisco! PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) understands how important animals are to their owners and families and how much joy and companionship they bring to your life. Their mission is to help foster the human/animal bond by providing a service that helps elderly, physically challenged, or sick people keep their pets with them in their homes. Through a wonderful group of volunteers and employees, PAWS provides food, veterinarian care, and daily walks for their client's pets- all supported through generous donations.
We first heard about PAWS and Petchitecture when the Mr.'s architectural firm was asked to design a pet habitat for a sponsor, and for the past 4 years they've been asked back to design habitats for both dogs and cats. It's exciting to see the top architectural firms and contractors in San Francisco put their talents together to build these amazing pieces of furniture! It's even more exciting to see people bid on the pieces in the raffle, and this year the bidding was fierce! Over $200,000 was raised last Sunday!
The event was held at the St. Regis where the generous staff allowed the dogs to hang out throughout the hotel. Foyle's favorite place was near the bar where he said "hi" to pretty much everyone who came up to get a drink, but Hazel preferred the downstairs lounge where she could kick back in comfort and watch the hipster crowd walk by. On our way out we met the sweetest tourist who had a mastiff at home and just gushed over how nice Foyle was and how much he made him miss his dog! Enough to send a picture of Foyle to his wife! But hey, who doesn't love that mug?
We had a great time and met a lot of great dog people, all of who were there to support PAWS and their wonderful mission. If you would like to donate please click here, or if you would like to volunteer please click here! We can't wait to see what habitats are lined up for next year!