LATE NIGHT SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS
Thanks to all who took advantage of the beauty of downtown Annapolis during the 2012 holiday season and included Paws pet boutique as a shopping destination. We enjoyed extending our hours and sharing the shopping cheer with 2 Midnight Madness late nights, as well 1 Eleventh Hour last-minute late shopping night right before Christmas. We thank you for your support and positive energy throughout the season.
Happened Saturday, October 20, 2012 in our Courtyard
Check out the fabulous options below...
Special thanks to Lori with Red Leash Pet Photography for donating her time and talents to create this spooktacular fundraiser event!
Between 'Click & Treat' and our 'Dancing with the Stars' Ticket Raffle, over $1,500 was raised for Animal Legal Defense Fund!
Thanks for a Successful Ben's Dog-friendly Waterfront Benefit!
(Dick Smothers shown below with Ben, Michelle and Larry)
Cruisin' for Compassion
Ben's Waterfront Benefit Bash
Amazing...Thank you! This 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, out-of-this work 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.
Happened Friday, April 20 Pup & Person Look-Alike Contest
A great time was had kicking off the season with a Pup-Person Look Alike contest. Thanks to all who came out and supported this event, over $700 was raised for Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue. Enjoy the photos in our Facebook photo album from the night.
Happened Friday, May 18 Pooches & Pirates
$1,000 was raised thanks to all who joined us or made a purchase at Paws pet boutique to support Friends of Kent Island Dog Park. Check out our photo album on our Facebook page to enjoy the night again. Find out more about the featured group Friends of Kent Island Dog Park.
Happened Friday, June 15 Best Dog Tricks
The weather was perfect for this great gathering that raised over $800 for Fidos for Freedom. Dogs entertained us with their best dog tricks and new friends were met. Check out Fidos for Feedom and enjoy our photos from the night on our Facebook page.
Happened Friday, July 20 Hawaiian Hounds
Loved all the tropical canines that came out to support the cause...SPCA of Anne Arundel County! Enjoyed meeting the dogs for adoption and thanks to everyone over $300 was raised. Check out the SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Happened Friday, August 17 Dog Trivia
Dog Trivia night was a fun twist and taught us all something! Did you know Lucky Dog saves dogs in high-kill shelters, fosters them and finds them homes? Check out our photo album on Facebook for the 4 lovely Lucky Dogs they brought who were looking for homes. Almost $800 was raised from the great raffle and auction offered that night.
Other Events that Happened Recently...
Happened Saturday, May 12 Mother's Day with your Furbaby
Thanks to the donated time and photography talents of Red Leash Pet Photography $1,125 was raised to benefit Lab Rescue of LRCP. What a fun! Thanks to all who joined us for photos in our back courtyard!
happened Saturday, June 2Annual Lab Rescue Walk downtown Annapolis
The goal for this annual Annapolis Walk was $50,000 and $60,000 was raised for Lab Rescue of LRCP !!!
What a great day. We were so proud to be a part of it!
happened Saturday, June 23
Greyhound Absolut Tasting
What a greyt event! Check out our photo album from the event. Thanks to Greyhound Pets of America/MD for bringing beautiful, well-behaved dogs and Mills Wine & Spirits for the Absolut Tasting and hospitality. Over $400 was raised too!
happened Wednesday, July 4, Crabtowne Canines Parade March
Can't believe this is the 9th year we've organized a spirited group of people & dogs to march in the July 4 Annapolis Parade. Dogs were decked out in our exclusive red "Wag 4 the Flag" bandanas and everyone had plenty of water as we made our way down to the City Dock. Thanks to all participants $222 will be donated to the Anne Arundel SPCA.
Visit our Facebook page to view photos from our dog-friendly events.
This year's "300 Wags for the Annapolis, 1708-2008" theme reflected the city's 300 year charter celebration. An overwhelming turnout allowed us to show our Annapolis dog spirit and raise $533 for the SPCA of Anne Arundel County! The weather was a bit damp, but perfect dog marching weather in Annapolis for July.
Judy J., a local who helped originate this group of marchers, reflected on the day with a poem...
...Crabtowne Canines The Crabtowne Canines, a mighty brigade...Gathered together for the July 4th parade....They came by car, on foot and by boat,...Hurried past a golden dragon and a grand looking float.....Once finding their place in the parade menagerie,...They sniffed noses, exchanged stories, and lovely memories....With eyes to the heavens they nervously prayed...Fearful that rain would cancel the parade....But the brave little group would not be deterred...A few drops fell but they were not disturbed...Capital City Colonials led them on segways bold...Doing loop de loops and throwing tootsie rolls....Their banner soon followed, proclaiming their fame,...Spelling "Crabtowne Canines," their glorious name....Then came the dogs, all sizes and shapes,...They marched with a purpose in their bandanna capes...Big dogs, little dogs, old, and brand new...Marched proudly together as the applause grew....A sea of blue paws on tee shirts of white...Greeted the crowd this warm holiday night...And "Wag to the Flag" they howled and they sang...As a convertible and fire engine then joined the gang...Crabtowne Canines celebrated with pride...The city's anniversary and "Annapolis Alive."...To Michelle and Larry and the folks at Paws...We thank you a lot, your loving the dogs....To all those who helped in whatever way...We raised a pot of money for the SPCA.
Canines & Cocktails for a Cause Series
Monthly T.G.I.F. for You & Your Dog April through September 2008; 5- 8 PM
Paws pet boutique teamed up with dog-friendly Loews Annapolis Hotel again to bring you a series of special Friday evenings. Good times were had by all on the outside patio of the Weather Rail at Loews Hotel with the Paws pet boutique gang.
Over $5,000 was raised this season for 6 worthy charities, while we enjoyed the start to the weekend with our dogs. Here's what we did and who we helped this season...April 25 – Barking Contest with Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland. Thanks to everyone over $1,100 was raised to help beagles in need and Misia (recovering from jaw surgury and pictured below, left) found her forever home with Emily!
May 30 – Black Dog Night with SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County.Pam Townsend published the book “Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Dark Dogs”to tout the beauties and desirable traits of black dogs, which tend to be the least likely to be adopted. All the profits from book sales are donated to the Humane Society of Prince George’s County. Consider adopting a black dog and thanks to all who helped raise $1,000 for this group.June 27 – Luke's Party for SPCA of Anne Arundel CountyYellow lab Luke, adopted from the SPCA, now enjoys his duties as Loews Annapolis Hotel’s mascot dog. He never forgot where he came from, so this was a perfect way to give-back.July 25 – Tail Wagging Contest for Fidos for Freedom
Fidos for Freedom gives many something to wag about with their therapy and service dogs. Fidos volunteers were out in full force to enjoy a beautiful evening that raised almost $1,000 from the raffle alone!August 22 -- Ice Cream Social for Mid-Atlantic Westie RescueIn the heat of the summer it doesn't get much better than a Dog "Ice Cream" Eating contest! The competition was tough too. This rescue services a large area and takes in Westies in good health and in poor health, and make sure they all find the right forever homes. What an evening!October 3 (revised date) - Paws Fall Canine Fashion Show to help Modest NeedsCanines strutted the latest fall styles available at Paws pet boutique on the "cat walk" at Loews Annapolis Hotel. All the canines looked dynamite and all came from Animal Rescues, many of which we highlighted throughout our Canines & Cocktails series. If you weren't here, you missed out on fabulous raffle prizes and quite a finale that helped raise over $700 for the local charity Modest Needs from the raffle alone.
Special thanks to Lorraine from Pet-aw-graphy.com for donating her time to capture the show!
Pirate Pet Parade
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Watermark and Paws pet boutique partner again for this har-hardy good time as part of the Maritime Festival at the Annapolis City Dock. We enjoyed celebrating our Maryland Maritime Heritage with a little twist...
Think Spring Paw Posies
Sunday, April 6, 11 AM – 3 PM
Big dogs, little dogs, furry dogs and puppy dogs came out for some spring painting with local artists Rosemary and Patsy. Dogs made an everlasting paw print…or two…or three…or four with Patsy’s help on watercolor paper. Thanks to some added brush strokes from Rosemary, each grew into beautiful posies. A bouquet to last a lifetime that helped a special cause. Patsy recently adopted her dog Piper from the Washington Humane Society, so $4 of each Posy price was donated to help the still homeless pets there. Over $100 will be put to good use thanks to all who brought their dog our for some spring painting.
To see how this miracle on paper occurs, click on the link below to watch a recently televised segment on the Paw Posy duo.
Spring Collar Swap
Saturday, March 22, 2008
There are some good looking necks around town after all the swapping! Thanks to all who brought donations for the homeless pets at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and made monetary donations throughout the week. Over a box of goodies was brought to the SPCA. We appreciate your continued support of this event.
7th Annual GRREAT Happy Tails Day, in honor of Murphy
Saturday, March 15, 2008 from 3 PM to 6:30 PM
The most perfect weather imaginable brought a strong turnout to help non-profit, Golden Retriever Rescue, Education & Training. Raffle prize winners were drawn all afternoon with the grand prize awarded to Jenny McCoy. She’ll enjoy a night’s stay at Loews Annapolis Hotel with breakfast, thanks to Loews. Other prizes donated by Beachdecor.net, Sundance Travel and Nancy Howell, Pinky’s on West Street, AcuAnimal, Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank, Annebeth’s on MD Avenue, Happy Pet Pet-Sitting and of course Paws pet boutique. Watermark finished the day off by providing a dog-friendly “Dog Tale” Walking Tour around Annapolis.
This event was started in honor of a never-to-be-forgotten GRREAT Golden Retriever, Murphy, who lives in many a heart today. We’re grateful to be in a position to make a donation to GRREAT for over $1,100.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Local artists Rosemary and Patsy enjoyed creating hand-and-paw paintings that were turned into holiday ornaments. We look forward to hosting this event again in 2008.
Holiday Pupparazzi Photos
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Photographer Cameron Adams once again did a phenomenal job capturing pets and their people.
Another successful sold-out photo session completed. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Tails of Hope pet charity.
Meet & Greet Paws Holiday Artist
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The series of holiday cards created by local artist Rosemary Williams for Paws flew out the door this season. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2008 has in store!
Little Ben’s 2nd Big Fundraiser Cruise
Friday, September 21, 2007
A perfect night on the water aboard Watermark’s Harbor Queen to benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund proved to be a success. With 150+ people and 80+ well-behaved dogs, it looked a bit like Noah’ Ark. Over $8,000 was raised (a $2,600 increase over the first Cruise) to help stop animal abuse and neglect. ALDF rescued our little Jack Russell, Ben, along with 300+ other dogs from horrendous conditions on someone’s property in NC. Ben had the time of his life on the Cruise. Dan Haas and Ben’s Bones entertained all aboard, while generous donations from local businesses provided the food and lively bidding on the silent auction. View more photos...
Special thanks to Madeline Davis, Sarah Scheele and Judi Floyd who helped make this a reality and to Cameron Adams for capturing the experience in photos!
Canines & Cocktails for a Cause
Last Friday in July, August, September & October 2007
Howl-o-ween Barkin’ Bash
Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 11 AM to 3 PM
Fabulous! Approximately $2,500 was raised from this fun annual event at Quiet Waters Park! 100% of the proceeds go to maintaining and improving the Dog Park and Dog Beach at Quiet Waters Park. Funds raised go through Friends of Quiet Waters Park, which is a non-profit that helps to keep the Park a special place.
Paws pet boutique is proud to be a sponsor of this event that keeps tails wagging all year in Annapolis! We’re lucky to have had David Iams take the Barkin’ Bash lead the last few years. He’s done a tremendous job and donated much of his time and funds to develop this day into a well-known dog event in Annapolis. Thanks to all the volunteers and Park Rangers who worked to make this a success…even with a dreary start in the morning! If you are interested in volunteering for Barkin Bash 2008, whether the day-of or in the planning process, let us know! Plus, you can check out http://www.barkinbash.com/. Have fun at the park!
Crabtowne Canines March on July 4th
July 4, 2007 at 5pm
Our 4th year marching on the 4th with the Crabtowne Canines and the weather was perfect! No rain and not too hot for our 4-legged pals. Although the "watering hole" wading pool out front of Rams Head was a welcomed sight to those water-loving pups. Our group of Annapolitans who “marched” with their dogs in the Annapolis July 4th Parade not only had a blast, but we raised $270 to benefit the SPCA. With matching shirts and pooches in patriotic bandannas we looked "official"! The photos tell the story. We hope you think about joining us next year. Registration will start early June 2008 so we make sure everyone gets the size t-shirt they wish!
Paws is LIVE with CN8 "Your Morning" show at the City Dock
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 7 AM to 10 AM
"Your Morning" on CN8 (Comcast Channel 8 Morning Show) settled into town and showcased Annapolis to launch their Waterfront Wednesdays summer series. Paws pet boutique was tickled to be invited to represent Annapolis and showcase canine seaside styles in our dog-friendly town. Fashions making a splash this season at Paws were modeled by Dixie the dachshund with Julie from Spoiled Rotten Dogs, Joshua the westie with Kirstin, Opal the rescued designer gem with Madeline from Tails of Hope rescue and Luke the lab adopted from the SPCA by Loews Hotel and Monica. All looked like they owned the boardwalk as they strutted their stuff and wagged in style. Comcast reaches millions of households on the east coast between Virginia and Maine, so we hope we made some dog lovers smile! Thanks to all who came out to watch the live broadcast. We enjoyed handing out crab-shaped, gourmet natural dog treats to all of you who came out to bark your support! And special thanks to Karen Guay with Blue Moon Photography who captured our fashion show with these great shots and more!
Paint a "Paw Posy" with Your Pooch for Father's Day
Sunday June 17 from 11 AM to 5 PM
Back by popular demand, local artists Rosemary and Patsy joined us for "round two" to help us create hand-and-paw painted Paw Posies. SPCA dogs, Rosie and Little Man, were on hand to shake paws and thank folks for helping to raise support for their temporary home. A $4 donation was made to our local SPCA for every Paw Posy painting. Thanks to all who participated. On a final note, as of July 4 Rosie had been adopted, but Little Man was still looking for his new home and family. If you are looking for a dog, please consider Little Man at the SPCA!
2nd Annual Pirate Pet Parade at the Annapolis City Dock
Sunday, May 6 at 11 AM
Watermark providing pet-friendly cruises
Loews Annapolis Hotel providing pet-friendly lodging downtown
Mobile Pet Vet attending to pets in their homes
Montrea's Mutt Mobile Grooming for on the spot pampering
May Day in Annapolis
May 1, 2007
Paint “Paw Posies” at Paws
Sunday, April 22 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Spring Collar Swap
Saturday, April 14 from 10 AM to 6 PM
6th Annual GRREAT Happy Tails Day, in honor of Murphy
Saturday, March 24 from 3 – 6:30 PM
Sundance Travel specializing in pet-friendly travel (phone: 800-928-8707 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Savage River Lodge (a pet-friendly top-notch resort in Frostburg, MD) http://www.savageriverlodge.com/
Pinky’s Liquor Store on West Street in Annapolis who carries Dog Tail Wine!
Before & After with beach goodies and more at http://www.beachdecor.net/
Spoiled Rotten Dogs pet-sitting, http://www.spoiledrottendogs.com/
Happy Pet pet sitting, http://www.happy-pet.net/
Muddy Paw Wash, http://www.muddypawwash.com/
Holiday Pet Photo Party
Friday, December 1 from 4 – 8 PM
Holiday Card Present-ation Party
Sunday, November 26 from 11 AM to 2 PM
Rosemary Freitas Williams, the Annapolis Artist behind Paws Exclusive Holiday Cards, enjoyed meeting everyone who came for the opening.
3rd Annual Paws’ Paw Dip
Sunday, November 19, 2006 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Howl-o-ween Barkin’ Bash at Quiet Waters Park
Saturday, October 28, 2006 from 11AM to 3PM
The rain stopped just in time to welcome dogs and people for a day of festivities. Once again everyone enjoyed watching or participating in doggie games such as the Frisbee catch and Musical Sits. Costume Contest contestants heeled across the stage this year to show off their creativity and eagerness for a treat!
Each registered participant received a goodie bag with a pumpkin treat and howl-o-ween bandanna donated by Paws pet boutique. What’s Up? Annapolis magazine helped spread the word and the Jaycees provided the food and hot coffee. Thanks to all the rescue groups and vendors who participated in this year’s Bash. Very special thanks to David Iams who once again organized this event, which is always quite an undertaking.
Little Ben’s Big Fundraiser Cruise
Friday, September 8, 7 PM – 10 PM
People outnumbered dogs just 2 to 1, with approximately 80 dogs and 165 people enjoying a perfect evening on Watermark's Harbor Queen. Someone commented "It looks like Noah's Ark with all the dogs walking up the boarding plank!" Guests came together to raise funds and awareness for animals who face unnecessary suffering. All raised funds will support Animal Legal Defense Fund whose mission is to protect animals through the legal system. Specifically the funds raised from this event, Little Ben's Big Fundraiser Cruise, will help ALDF with the Sanford, NC rescue case, from which Ben, along with 300+ other dogs, were removed from horrific conditions they'd known all their lives. See more cruise photos ....
Fall Collar Swap to benefit Tails of Hope
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2006
It Rained on Our Parade!
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 5 PM
Pirate Pet Parade…to Set Tails Sailing for Tails of Hope
Took Place on Sunday, May 7 at high Noon
Paws pet boutique joined with Watermark to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Annapolis and the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival in our fair town with a pet parade!
Spring Collar Swap for Homeless Pets
Took place on Sunday, March 12, Noon - 6 PM
With spring around the corner many took advantage of this opportunity to fetch a new look for their pet’s neck attire while helping out the SPCA
Murphy's GRREAT Golden Happy Tails Day
Took place Saturday, March 18, 2006 2 - 6 PM
For the 5th year in a row the weather was pleasant during this Happy Tails Day benefiting Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training (http://www.grreat.org/). In honor of our friends’ GRREAT golden, Murphy, all proceeds went to GRREAT to benefit older golden retrievers.
Singles Mingle Happy Tails Hour ...with Photos to Heal a Lonely Heart
Took place February 10, 2006
A phenomenal turnout made this an event to remember.
Thanks to all who joined us and made a difference that day.