Portland, October 2014. Hundreds of DoveLewis’ top supporters gathered at the Portland Art Museum for DoveAdore featuring Boutiques Unleashed raising $322,000 in support of DoveLewis. The evening included a silent auction, live auction, dinner, award presentation and benefit, culminating in a fashion show featuring local human and animal boutiques. Honorary Chair Flo Newton opened the evening as a supporter of DoveLewis. DoveLewis CEO Ron Morgan and Flo Newton presented Dr. Richard Werner, DVM and Dr. Steven Skinner, DVM, DACVIM with DoveLewis Lifetime Achievement Awards in appreciation and recognition of their commitment to DoveLewis and the advancement of veterinary medicine. (photo credit, Erik Schultz)
Celebrity humans and pets showcased the hottest fashions for both ends of the leash. 24 human models and 26 animal models took to the runway dressed by supporting boutiques. Willis the Weather Dog, Rojo the Llama, DoveLewis volunteer canine blood donor Diamond, and Flynn of Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams are just some of the animals that walked the runway. The fashion show featured a custom ensemble for Penelope the skunk by renowned fashion designer Michelle DeCourcy.