About Us

Fashion for Paws® (F4P) benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS) began in 2007 with the first spring Runway Show. In just its first 7 years, the Fashion for Paws® Runway Show has been a great success, selling upwards of 1,700 tickets each year, raising nearly $3 million for WHS and generating a significant amount of national and regional media coverage.

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Notables involved include: Marie Osmond, Val Kilmer, E! News' Ashlan Gorse, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, Redskin Fred Davis, Entertainment Tonight's Lawrence Zarian, Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell, Italian Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta, MSNBC’s, Luke Russert, CNN International's Philippe Cousteau, Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel, CW/VHI’s Paul Wharton, DeepDish’s Arash Shirazi, ABC7’s Steve Chenevey, ABC’s Scott Thuman, NBC's Angie Goff, ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak, and Event Chairman, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor.

Models:

The models walking the runway raise a minimum of $5,000 for WHS to participate, with many escorting their fashionably dressed dog down the runway. Designer doggie couture is organized by Wagtime, DC's premier doggie daycare, groomer and pet boutique. Women’s and men’s ready-to-wear apparel is provided exclusively by Tysons Galleria, home to the world’s most luxurious retailers.  

The event features an awards presentation to honor the F4P top fundraiser, winning "Model Washingtonian of the Year," and the first and second runner up on the runway April 12th. The winners will be chosen based on who has raised the most money in a friendly fundraising competition in the 10 weeks leading up to the event. All models who raise $10,000+ will be included in the 2015 Fashion for Paws® Runway Show Super Model Calendar.

The Runway Show Event:

There are upwards of 65 VIP seated tables ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 and a very limited number of special $10,000 tables that are located right next to the runway. Table guests are served a three course meal and are invited to arrive early for a VIP Reception beginning at 7:00 PM. VIP Tickets ($200) are available and will be located behind the tables. General Admission Tickets ($100) are available and will be located in a special section with accessible viewing of the runway.

On the Runway:

Tysons Galleria  

Nicole Miller • Intermix • Karen Millen • Basler • Sarar • Aram • Vineyard Vines. • Lilly Pulitzer • Jos. A. Bank • Ann Taylor • Tommy Bahama • INTERMIX

Toka Salon & Day Spa

Hair and make-up provided by Toka Salon & Day Spa, one of the very top salon/spas in Washington, DC and up and coming salon on Madison Avenue, created by the world renowed stylist, Nuri Yurt.  

Wagtime

All doggie couture is organized by Wagtime; DC's premier doggie daycare, groomer and pet boutique. More than 60 dogs owned by the models walking the runway are dressed to correspond with the participating retailers of Tysons Galleria's spring collections.

F4P History:

In the fall of 2009, F4P launched as a year-round program based on the brand of annual spring Runway Show. Through an array of themed fringe events, product merchandising opportunities, corporate sponsorships, individual gifts, and social media, F4P continually raises funds for WHS. All program initiatives serve as a platform to build up to the main event – the annual spring Runway Show based in Washington, DC.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Design Foundry logo audi dealers
NEW Tysons
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 Maryland Sound logo
 dc london logo  Quince Imaging
 Wagtime
Twig logo

Toka
Aba Agency

Anytime K9 logo
DJ Seyhan

 Snob Swap logo
 Philippa Tarrant logo

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Hot 995 logo
 The Hill  [object Object]  VAMD Dog Magazine Logo
uber  Mckenna long aldridge logo  Thiero.jpg  MyTruckBuddyNew
South Paws VCA Animal Hospitals  georgetown cupcake logo  Blue Moon
 Huxley logo Miller Lite
Redd's Apple Ale
 Premium Distributors logo
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 JRINK Juicery logo    
Participating Tysons Galleria Retailers:
Ann Taylor Logo Anthropologie logo aram logo Basler Logo
Intermix Logo
Joe's Jeans Logo
Lilly Pulitzer Logo
Porsche design logo
Ralph Lauren Logo
 Siqin logo  Vilebrequin logo  
Dog Clothing Designers:
  Hechlin logo Regal and pooch logo