[Vid] 7th Annual Fashion For Paws

“They really are the best damn dogs out there…,” Host Ashlan Gorse (with fiance Philippe Cousteau at left) of E! News said of rescue dogs.  IMG_7586And as they strutted their stuff one after another on the runway at the National Building Museum Saturday night, they also proved to be the best in show.

Area animal lovers and fashion enthusiasts high-tailed it to the 7th Annual Fashion for Paws Runway Show to benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS), which honored Congressmen Jim Moran (D-Virginia) and John Campbell (R-California)IMG_7588 with 2013 Humane Hero Awards (recognizing individuals displaying a passion for animal welfare), and showcased styles from Tysons Galleria and Toka Salon & Day Spa on over 70 citizen models — many with accompanying pooches!

With a goal to exceed $5,000+ in fundraising for each human model (the IMG_7593night’s top model, Susan Ostrowski, raised some $37,000!), the event raised close to $700,000.  Pup participants (many in canine costumes!) showed off tricks for treats (and attention!) and even posed for pics at the end of the stage.

And after the fashion fun, crowds joined DJ Seyhan for the post-show partyIMG_7584 — continuing the drinking and dancing — but also adopting!  Two pups were saved and adopted on site.

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