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april2010spca.jpgPaws pet boutique is more than just a business. We are passionate about our Community Outreach activities and work to make a difference. In 2014 we have raised and donated over $25,000 to animal welfare charities. Join us in making the world a better place for animals.

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Ben enjoys dog cake on one of 'Ben's Cruises for Compassion' to benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund. This non-profit resuced our Ben is always a focus of our fundraising.

Click here to read the article in O, The Oprah Magazine about how ALDF represented in court and rescued Ben and 300+ other dogs. 



 5th Annual CLICK & TREAT

Grab your time slot on Saturday, October 18! All proceeds donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund to help fight animal cruelty.



























Look at these fun Halloween card borders you can select from this year...




Our next dog-friendly happy hour will be on Halloween to benefit Canine Partners for Life.

We partner with the Loews Annapolis Hotel, who hosts the evenings on their fabulous outside patio!

See the details below and mark your calendar to join us!



Canines & Cocktails for a Cause 2014 Series



Our annual traditon with Loews Annapolis Hotel continues!

Join us for these dog-friendly Happy Hours with a twist on the last Friday of the month (with a bonus date in August to benefit DonorsChoose.org). We gather on the outside patio of WEST Kitchen & Tavern at Loews Hotel on West Street from 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Each spirited evening features a cause that you'll have an opporunity to learn about. Buy raffle tickets (1 for $5 or 5 for $20) for your chance to win fun raffle prizes with all the proceeds donated to the charity. Each Raffle will have a basket donated by Dogwood Acres, who will also be in attendance with their Therapy Dog group Caring Canines!

Self-parking is available at the Hotel for a special rate of $5 with all parking proceeds donated to the featured charity. It's all good!

Check out these worthy groups that you'll be able to mingle with during Canines & Cocktails. 

Friday, May 30 to benefit Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue - Thanks to everyone who joined us over $800 was raised from the raffle!

Friday, June 27 to benefit Anne Arundel County SPCA - Thanks to everyone over $1,000 was raised!

Friday, July 25 to benefit MD Animal Sanctuary & Rescue - We're excited to share almost $1,400 was raised! Thank you!

Friday, August 15 (BONUS Date) to benefit DonorsChoose.org ; Back to School Theme

Friday, August 29 to benefit Greyhound Pets of America, MD Chapter - A beautiful night! Over $1,000 raised from the raffle!

Friday, September 26 to benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund featuring Paws pet boutique's annual Dog Fashion Show - Another beautiful night! Thanks to everyone who joined us for Paws Fashion Show and supported our raffle and auction. We are still tallying, but raised over $2,000! This will really help to fight animal cruelty. ALDF is the group that rescued our Ben from a hoarder. Thank you for your support!

Friday, October 31 to benefit Canines Partners for Life; Halloween Dress-up Night

If you have any questions, give us a call at Paws pet boutique 410-263-8683.

Loews Annapolis Hotel is dog-friendly (with no size limits) if you'd like to make a special weekend of it. They are located at 126 West Street in Annapolis, MD.



We've had many special dog-friendly events over the years, which you can see on our Past Events Page.

Below are a couple that really standout. Thanks for your support...

Ben's Dazzling Auction

To benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund (August 22 to September 7, 2013). $9,400 was raised from Ben's Auction and affiliated donations. Special thanks to Dick Smothers and The Squires Group for their continued support of our fundraising efforts and to all those who help make it happen! For details on past events click here.

Ben's Dog-friendly Waterfront Benefit in 2012!

(below: Dick Smothers of The Smothers Brothers with Michelle, Ben & Larry of Paws pet boutique)

Dick of The Smothers comes to Paws pet boutique  



Ben's Benefit on Sept. 8 supports ALDF









Cruisin' for Compassion

Ben's Waterfront Benefit Bash

Amazing...Thank you! Our September 8, 2012 event sold-out and raised over $14,000 with an additional $10,000 donation from The Squires Group.

This $24,200 donation to Animal Legal Defense Fund will support their efforts to introduce Animal Law through Law Schools, work with District Attorneys to insure animal abusers are charged and convicted of their crimes and represent animals in the legal system when they need a voice!

Our dog Ben and 300+ other dogs were represented by ALDF and removed from horrific conditions with a hoarder. Their work is so important!

Through the generous support of businesses and individuals, the evening offered 80 silent auction prizes, a raffle with Dick Smothers Bike, tasty food and refreshments including a wine tasting by Wine Cellars of Annapolis.  Fortunately the night's festivities were captured by Red Leash Pet Photography. Check back, we'll have the link to the photo video here shortly! Check for photos on our Facebook page too.

Dick Smothers raffles his bike for to benefit the animals


Please patronize the donors that you see listed in our Event Program below...



 Heartfelt thanks to Annapolis IT Staffing company


Thanks again to our alpha sponsors...




Want to still support the cause?
Consider picking up a Ben's Benefit T-shirt while they last. All proceeds donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Bens Benefit Shirts Give Back to the Animals

  PARKING: For more information on the free Circulator shuttle bus and Annapolis City Parking click here. The Hillman garage off Main Street and the Gotts garage by the Visitor Center are a short, nice walk to State Circle. Also close by is the Calvert Street/Government garage off Saint John's Street which is free on weekends and after 6 PM during the week.




ben-smiling08.jpgBen's Dog-friendly Cruise for Compassion #5

took place Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7-10 PM

Thanks to you & local businesses $10,800 was raised from Ben's Cruise & Raffle!

Our generous thanks to The Squires Group, an IT Staffing company in Annapolis, who matched $10,000. Amazing!!!

$20,800 was donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund to help stop animal abuse & neglect.

 Red Leash Pet Photography donated their time and talents on Ben's Cruise and created a beautiful Slideshow of the event. You have to check it out by clicking here.

Dan Haas with Ben's Bones entertained us like only they could and so many businesses came forward to donate food or Silent Auction items. We will list all the businesses here shortly. Please patronize them! Red Leash Pet Photography...Augustine's Diamond Boutique, Casa Nova...Stoney River Legendary Steaks...Harry Brownes...Galway Bay Irish Pub...Loews Annapolis Hotel...Carrol's Creek Restaurant...Davis Pub...Broadneck Grill...Garry's Grill...Greater Annapolis Vet...Paws & Possibilities Dog Training...Bowtie Cinemas...Wagging Tail Portraits...Rams Head...South River Golf...Halo Salon...Potato Valley Cafe...Chick and Ruth's Deli and Scotlauer Inn...Varuna Spa & Salon, Stella & Dot Jewelry...Zachary's Jewelers to name a few.

All proceeds donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund who rescued our Jack Russell Ben and continues to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals. Special Thanks to our sponsors...





 ALDF has a brief video of Ben's Cruise #4 festivities and some photos on their blog, which you can get to by clicking here.



We are grateful for all Animal Legal Defense Fund does improve the lives of animals.   Our little Jack Russell terrier, Ben, was rescued, 09bencakew-gs.jpgalong with over 300 other dogs, from a puppy mill/hoarder that had them “living” in unthinkable circumstances. This is one of many court cases initiated by ALDF where they speak on behalf of the animals. Thanks to ALDF, Ben’s court case was won so he and all his former fur friends can now live in homes with love. Unfortunately the work continues, so join us in supporting ALDF.

Learn more at www.aldf.org



In the News

Paws voted #1 Pet Boutique in Annapolis - 2007Paws pet boutique is voted #1 Pet Boutique in Annapolis! bestof2007.jpg

We are proud and honored that those of you who live and work in our community voted Paws pet boutique "The Best" in What's Up Annapolis magazine's "Best of Annapolis 2007 Awards". Our mission is to provide a spirited, neighborhood- friendly environment where customers find reasonably-priced, quality specialty items that celebrate pets. Along the way we want to improve the lives of as many people and pets as possible through our store, our products, our outreach to pet causes and our website. We will continue to strive to provide you, the customer, the best there is to offer in products, information and service. Thank you!


Paws pet boutique is chosen as #1



Thank you Annapolis! Paws pet boutique was voted the Best Pet Store in What’s Up? Annapolis magazine’s “Best of Annapolis 2006 Awards”.

“…Whether you’re shopping for the pooch or for the feline, Paws provides everything from novel water bowls to custom-made treats, ensuring that when it comes to your pets, they’ve thought of everything.” – What’s Up? Annapolis magazine, June 2006.

With more votes than ever, this year’s survey highlights the best of the best in Annapolis. Paws pet boutique is honored to receive this award.


Paws Sees Stars…Movie that is

The site of Paws pet boutique was chosen as one of the filming locations for the movie “Failure to Launch” starring Sarah Jessica Parker. It was exciting to watch and a pleasure to meet Sarah Jessica.

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