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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 2013 we have raised and donated over $25,000 to animal welfare charities

 Email us at earsup@pawspetboutique.com if you would like to be added to our email newsletter to learn about new products, specials and events. You can follow us on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for the latest too.

Here's an image of Ben enjoying his dog cake on one of 'Ben's Cruises for Compassion' to benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund we hosted. This non-profit rescued 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.  

 

 

Upcoming in 2015... 

  

Saturday, February 28, 6-8 PM: Sip & Shop AFTER HOURS with a Tracy Menz Jewelry Trunk Show

Don't forget to grab a chance to win a Southwest Airline ticket while supporting the charity Animal Legal Defense Fund too!

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Plus there's a Sip & Shop bonus! The following businesses on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis will be open until at least 8 PM and also have Raffle Tickets for the Southwest Airline ticket prize:

Annebeth's, Blue Crab Antiques, Dear Annie, Ekaa, Evergreen Antiques, Gina Fitz, Maria's Picutre Place, Niland Jewelers, Oh My Darling and Yarn Basket. Come and make it a night to enjoy our quaint town!

 Sunday, March 8, 2015: Crabtowne Canines march in the Annapolis, St. Patrick's Parade

Join our Crabtowne Canines group and march with your dog in the 3rd St. Patrick's Day Parade! Stop by to register and pick up your parade bandana for you and/or your dog to wear!

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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)

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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

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

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 Heartfelt thanks to Annapolis IT Staffing company

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Thanks again to our alpha sponsors...

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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
 
 
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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...

                                                               

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 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.

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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

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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!

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Paws pet boutique is chosen as #1

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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.

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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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