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DOGNY: America's Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs

Doyle "Dogs in Art" Raises Nearly $10,000 For DOGNY

New York – February 9, 2004

Bejeweled Chihuahuas, Chinese Crested dogs bearing all, and jolly Labrador Retrievers with families in tow... Doyle New York's Dogs in Art brunch was great fun for dogs of all kinds and their human companions who came together from all over the country to enjoy superb examples of sporting art, free flowing mimosas, dog treats from Pedigree, and wonderful company while supporting a very worthy cause. The event, which was attended by 200 people, raised nearly $10,000 for DOGNY, the American Kennel Club's charitable program that supports professional and volunteer canine search and rescue organizations in the United States through the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund.

"The Dogs in Art brunch offers a rare opportunity for people to appreciate sporting art in the company of dogs," said Daphna Straus, Project Manager of DOGNY. "We were honored that Doyle New York chose DOGNY as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the event. The terrific turn-out of the media and the record number of attendees says a lot about the public's support of what AKC is doing to uphold canine search and rescue efforts nationwide."

The festivities at Doyle New York continue with Highlights from the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, a free slide lecture by museum Executive Director, Barbara Jedda McNab on Monday, February 9 at 6 pm, and the Dogs in Art auction on Tuesday, February 10 at 1pm.

Click on image for caption and larger view. Photos by Mary Bloom.