The case of the missing terrier at A Fetching Affair | thepupdiary.com

1 Jun

We went to the very lovely “A Fetching Affair” benefit for The Good Dog Foundation last evening. We love the work they do in animal-assisted therapy, and we have been volunteering with them for the past three years. We visit nursing homes, after-school programs, support groups, and other facilities around New York City.

The event, held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers celebrated The Good Dog Foundation’s 15-year anniversary. Yay! Founder Rachel McPherson is a pioneer in animal-assisted therapy and a down-to-earth and kind person. We spent most of the evening at the Stella & Chewy’s doggy bar. Yum!! We love Stella & Chewy’s and their commitment to animal rescue and therapy pups! And kudos to event host, Maria Milito, Q104.3 On-Air Personality.

Stella & Chewy's Doggy Bar

Stella & Chewy’s Doggy Bar

While enjoying the sit-down dinner and program, all guests were invited to adopt the cute doggy table centerpieces. Of course, mom decided to adopt the terrier at our table. He was a cute Scottie chalkboard with a solid base and erect tail. The pawfect addition to our doggy figurine collection! As the party was winding down and we were getting ready to leave, a woman snuck up from behind, grabbed our terrier, and made a run for the door! She was trying to take our little Scottie!

Scottie

Scottie

We made our way to the exit and found the woman at the check-out desk with Scottie in tow. She decided she didn’t want the little pup when she found out she had to make a donation to The Good Dog Foundation to keep him. She left him at the front desk and walked out . . . We now have a cute terrier chalkboard in our apartment!

Best part of the evening: (Well besides the Stella & Chewy’s doggy bar!) Loved the speeches by the two honorees – The New York County District Attorney’s Office and Standing Tall. Relevant, touching, funny, and kind. Good Dog therapy dogs are making a difference!

If you are interested in becoming a therapy dog team, visit The Good Dog Foundation for information on upcoming classes and requirements.

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