Four-legged fashionistas flaunt their fur Sunday |

Four-legged fashionistas flaunt their fur Sunday

JENNIFER HARPERsummit daily news
Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkJava was all dressed up and looking for a place to go Friday afternoon outside the animal shelter.

BRECKENRIDGE – With celebrity A-listers like Paris Hilton pampering their pups with designer duds and diamond-studded collars, it was only a matter of time before dogs started strutting their stuff on the catwalk.Of course, the travel, outdoor and recreation wear being modeled at the Paws and Claws Fashion Show at The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge at 3 p.m. Sunday probably isn’t up to par for Hilton’s pet Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, who’s grown accustomed to donning Louis Vuitton. This show’s more for the Timberland dog.

From bright, playful leashes to functional backpacks and travel bowls, dogs and owners alike can find accessories for their summer travels. The Summit County animal shelter will also be bringing along costumes for the dogs to don.The stars of Sunday’s show will be dogs from the Summit County animal shelter, and all models are up for adoption.”We’re only bringing selected dogs that love to wear costumes and go and be sociable,” Nancy Ring, manager of the Summit County animal shelter, said.

Sunday’s fashion show will benefit the League for Animals and People of Summit County (LAPS), which raises money for a variety of programs to benefit pets and owners in the county.”We appreciate the local support … and really encourage the community to come out and see these dogs that need homes,” LAPS president Sally Beerup said.The event is free and dogs are welcome to accompany their owners. The fashion show is the wrap-up to the Lodge and Spa’s first annual Spa-Goers Week, a week of health and wellness seminars and fitness classes.

Call (970) 453-9300 or visit for more information. The Lodge and Spa is located at 112 Overlook Dr. in Breckenridge.Jennifer Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at

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