Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Poker For Puppies

Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
Quite a long time ago my blog wasn't all fashion/personal style centered and I talked about things that really meant something to me.  While fashion is definitely one of those things, it doesn't compare to my love for animals in need.  Exactly seven years ago today, I adopted my first dog from Dawg Squad.  My little boy Punchy, or Fendi as he was originally named, was a young little chihuahua who was literally discarded by someone and then taken in by Dawg Squad.  Like all their dogs, Dawg Squad kept him with a wonderful foster, took care of all his medical needs, and didn't let him go until they found the right family for him.  Since then, I've adopted two more dogs from them and have tried to stay active with the organization ever since.


On Sunday, April 8th, Dawg Squad is hosting their 6th annual Poker For Puppies event.  The event is exactly as it sounds: you get to play poker and contribute to Dawg Squad's amazing cause!  Not only will an epic poker tournament take place, there will also be a casino lounge, silent auction, lots of adorable adoptable dogs to love on, celebrity players, a DJ, appetizers, dinner, and Sub Zero ice cream!  There are thousands of dollars worth of prizes this year, including:

  • Universal Studios passes
  • Southwest Airlines tickets
  • A trip to South Africa
  • Electronics
  • Gift Baskets
  • Gift Cards
  • And so much more!

The event is taking place at the Sportsman's Lodge Hotel in Studio City, California.  I used to live down the street from this hotel and I love this event space!  The doors open at 2pm and the poker tournament will start at 3pm.  You can purchase tickets HERE but here's a quick overview:

  • $100 for entry fee for the poker tournament
  • $40 general admission entry for casino games

You have to be at least 21 to attend and the parking is free.  Not in California or busy the day of the event?  You can still sponsor Poker For Puppies; whether it's a cash or prize donation, sponsoring a casino game, the bar, or even the presenting sponsor at the event!  You can email Carole, the event coordinator and woman behind Dawg Squad, at

Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
Players in action (with a cute distracting pup)
Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
Vinny (click his picture for more info)!
Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
Celebrity player James Woods
Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
Lilith (click her picture for more info)!
Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
High five!
Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
Haskell (click his picture for more info)!

Both Kevin and I will be in attendance that day, I hope you'll come and have some fun for a good cause with us!

For more information on Dawg Squad, the non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation established according to California laws for public benefit, or to adopt one of their amazing dogs, please visit



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