Ready for a red carpet event with animal-loving celebrities, a kissing booth, and four-legged supermodels walking the runway with their humans? Well look no further than the 4th Annual Pawject Runway on May 13th, 2016! Tickets are already available now!
This pawtacular show is put on by Show Your Softer Side, and features adoptable cats and dogs wearing their finest and strutting down the runway. The Mr. Mo Project’s own Gremlin, the 2012 LIFE+DOG cover winner, will be there and hitting the stage in a designer gown with her mom and dad by her side.
If you’re not familiar with Gremlin’s story, it’s a tearjerker with a happy ending. She’s a former bait dog that was pulled from a dog-fighting ring by an undercover police officer, rescued from a shelter before being euthanized, and ultimately adopted by Chris Hughes, The Mr. Mo Project co-founder. From broken back legs to ruptured vocal chords, Gremlin endured almost two years of Hydro-Therapy and rehabilitation. Once she was able to climb stairs normally, she started training to become a therapy dog, got her Canine Good Citizen’s certification and became an official Registered Therapy Dog. Gremlin even started her town therapy group called Thera-pits, which included five Pit Bulls and a Bull Mastiff, all registered Therapy dogs, too. She’s overcome many obstacles, and her mission is to travel and spread the truths about dog fighting. She is truly a testament to how much love can heal.
I don’t want to name drop, but in previous years we have seen Torrey Smith, MMA fighter John Rallo of Shogun Fights, Sarah Fleischer of 98 Rock, 92Q’s Lil Black, Golden Gloves Boxer Chris Nissley, and many more high profile faces come together for this great cause to raise funds and increase adoptions. Get your tickets today and make sure you stop by to say hi to Gremmie, and her mom and dad!
Oh, and who’s manning the kissing booth you ask? Well, I can’t say for sure but I can guarantee their tail will be wagging!