Thursday, October 08, 2009

Celebs Go to the Dogs

The stars came out to LA Dogworks for a charity event and pet adoption, benefitting the Good Dog Animal Rescue. Hollywood celebs arrived on the orange carpet to show support. More than $4,000 was raised for the Good Dog Animal Rescue through door donations and a silent auction.

HBO’s True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently adopted a dog from Good Dog Animal Rescue and are supportive of the cause. The engaged couple spent more then 30 minutes in the park playing with the rescue dogs and chatting with fellow supporters.

Jackass’ Steve-O arrived looking healthy and happy with a big bag of items he signed for the auction including a skateboard and Jackass DVDs.

Additional celebrities who supported the event included: Tara Summers (Boston Legal), Wes Ramsey (CSI Miami, Heros), Estelle Harris (Seingfield), Nick Verreos (Project Runway), Morgan Lily (2012), Debi Mazur (Entourage), Renee Simlak (The Bachelor), Crystal Allen (Anaconda 4, Prison Break), Nancy LaScala (Vegas: Based On A True Story), Lillee Kravetz and Melissa Bacelar (The Scream).

Guests Dined on Joe’s Pizza of Bleeker Street NYC, meatballs by Oak Fire Pizzeria and sipped on Bustello Coffee and adult root-beer floats compliments of Absolut Vanilla and Margo’s Bark root beer. Margo's Bark root beer donates all the profits from their root beer to dog shelters. LA Dogworks stocks Margo's Bark in an effort to get behind this noble cause.

Andrew Rosenthal, owner of LA Dogworks, threw the fundraiser to help draw both community and media attention.

Chance and Jocelyn White, the founders of Good Dog Animal Rescue, shared some of the dogs they are fostering and some were adopted at the event. The Wag, a line of collars and leashes from Canada introduced "Leading the Way," a fundraising campaign to benefit the National Service Dogs Foundation and Fidelco Guide Dogs Foundation. Tibor Hattayer, president of the Internet-based company, has worked with autistic children and adults for more than 20 years and has seen that service dogs make a huge difference for their owners.