Paws pet boutique is passionate about community outreach and loves to involve charities with our dog-friendly events. Animal Legal Defense Fund holds a special place in our hearts and efforts thanks to the inspiration from our angel dog Ben (Click here to learn more about Ben and his rescue along with 300 other dogs.) Upcoming fun events that give back are listed below. Please join us!
Thanks to all who joined us October 27 from 5- 7 PM
'Howl-o-ween Sips & Treats for a Cause'
Well-behaved humans and pups welcome for an evening of sips, snacks and smiles! ;-)
Enjoy nibbles and taste wines from our event partner Hailstone Vineyards. Meet representatives from Humane Society Naples and learn about their efforts to help animals in our community. Proceeds from Raffles and Dog Costume Contest donated to Humane Society Naples. (A $5 donation is requested for each participant in the Costume Contest.) Complimentary dog treats, stickers and more. Bring 2 friends and join us! Registration not required.
TAIL END UPDATE: What a fabulous turnout with so many creative costumes! Happy to share over $1,300 was raised for Humane Society Naples. This will be an annual event. Stay tuned for next year!
Thanks to all who joined us on November 12, 10 - 3 pm
'Merry & Bright Holiday Fundraiser Photo Day' with Pawtrography
100% of proceeds donated to Humane Society Naples! Years ago we met Joan at Paws in Annapolis and have spoken for years about putting together a fundraiser. Her award-winning photos speak for themselves!
We're super excited she is coming down to Naples from Jacksonville to host this event with us and donate 100% of the proceeds to help animals. She'll photograph your pet on a special Naples merry and bright backdrop. There are several options including a digital image (you can print or share) and printed images with holiday card and ornament add-ons. Reserve your time slot and select the package that's best for you. Thanks for your support of Humane Society Naples.
Click here for more details and to register!
TAIL END UPDATE: Amazing this event sold out so quickly! Huge thanks to Joan with Pawtography for coming down to Naples and donating her award-winning photography talent for this fundraiser. Photos from the day will be shared on our Facebook and Instagram page. Stay tuned for the final donation tally from the event. Wishing you a merry & bright holiday season.
My Furry Valentine Charm Day, Happened Jan. 29, 2022
Create a Silver Charm unique to your pet! Tracy Menz Designs is in-store to help capture your pet's fur texture in special clay. The process takes minutes. If you'd like to schedule a time, give us a ring at 239-631-8122 to secure your time slot. We are happy to accommodate walk-ins too!
Each clay mold is unique to your pet and will be used by Tracy to hand make a custom Silver Charm for you to cherish for years. Charms will be ready for pick up before Valentine's Day. You're sure to love and cherish yours for years.
If you are not able to join us, consider purchasing a Charm Kit. The kits provides instructions and clay on how to create your own mold in the comfort of your own home.
In the NEWS...
November 18, 2015
Paws pet boutique was honored with a proclamation from Maryland Comptroller Franchot in our store. Receiving this Certificate of Recognition for our small business was a humbling honor and exciting experience. We are grateful for our Paws Crew and all our supporters. Thank you!
Sorry if you missed WAG & WINE for a Cause Series
the 4th Friday, May-August 2015...It was a BLAST!
We've enjoyed hosting many dog-friendly events over the years. Click here to check them out. Below are a couple that really standout. Thanks for your support...
Paws partnered with Great Frogs Winery for these popular dog-friendly Annapolis events. Each Friday featured an animal charity and a raffle. All raffle proceeds and a portion of the wine proceeds were donated to the cause.
We are pleased to share that over $6,000 was raised from the raffles for the 4 featured charties.
Click here for Wag & Wine for a Cause photos from May 22 to benefit Rude Ranch.
Click here to view photos from Wag & Wine to benefit Maryland Westie Rescue on June 26, 2015.
Click here to enjoy photos from Wag & Wine to benefit SPCA of Anne Arundel County on July 24, 2015.
Click here to enjoy images from Wag & Wine to benefit ALDF on August 28, 2015.
For more information on the charities, please visit their websites.
Additionally, special thanks to Dogwood Acre's Caring Canines who joined us each of these Fridays. The generous raffle prize donation by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat to each evening was greatly appreciated too!
For more details on how to have your photos featured on this website or in Paws pet boutique emails click here to learn our #Pawsliving campaign!
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)
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.
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...
Ben'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...
We are grateful for all Animal Legal Defense Fund does improve the lives of animals. Our little Jack Russell terrier, Ben, was rescued, along 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!
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.