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Feb 6th Haute Dog SF Doggy Runway Fashion Show Benefits Senior Dogs

Haute Dog SF, the most posh canine runway fashion show in San Francisco returns Friday, February 6 at the San Francisco Design Center. Last year’s sold out event attracted more than 600 dog, design and fashion fans and raised more than $25,000 for charity.

Special runway guests are Jane Wiedlin & Gina Schock from The Go-Go’s and Ronn Owens of KGO Radio!

Gina Schock
Photo credit: Jane Goldman
Jane Wiedlin
Photo credit: Jane Goldman


Jane & Gina will be on the runway with Flora, a senior dog from Muttville, dressed by designer Shiree Hanson Segerstrom.

Haute Dog SF 4 features fabulous dogs strutting the runway in outfits designed specifically for them by some of the Bay Area’s most prominent interior designers with fabrics provided by showrooms at the San Francisco Design Center (SFDC), a sponsor of the event, along with The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco, and San Francisco Magazine. Hosted by local fashion icon and clothier Mr. Wilkes Bashford, Haute Dog SF 4 also offers drinks, bites and raffles from Bay Area hospitality sponsors, as well as Posh Pup Lane, a shopping emporium of doggie delights featuring unique pet products, services, specialties and gifts. 

“Our local design community really knows how to put on the dog -- especially for a good cause,” said Rhonda Hirata, VP of Marketing at the SFDC. “It’s fascinating to see how the interior designers and SFDC showrooms collaborate to create designer attire for San Francisco’s most stylish dogs, and highlight this one-of-a kind event to build awareness of the plight of many senior dogs.”


Ronn Owens and Tootsie
Photo credit: Owens Family

Ronn Owens will be walking with Tootsie, his family's sixth dog adopted from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Tootsie will be styling in an outfit created by 2014 Best in Show designer, Anastasia Steinberg Torres-Gill

Sherri Franklin and Niner of Muttville, Kira Stackhouse Photog
Photo credit: Nuena Photography







"Muttville is so honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Haute Dog SF fundraiser,said Sherri Franklin.

“Bringing light to the plight of abandoned senior dogs and raising funds to save more lives - while meeting new friends - what could be better?!"”


More Information:

Haute Dog SF 4 

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

San Francisco Design Center, Galleria Atrium,

101 Henry Adams Street in San Francisco’s Showplace Square.

Tickets for Haute Dog SF 4 are $50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:


About Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is a San Francisco-based nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs through foster, adoption, education, and community. Sherri Franklin, a longtime animal advocate and rescue worker, started Muttville in 2007. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do. Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville has rescued more than 2,800 senior dogs. For more information about Muttville, call (415) 272-4172 or visit online: or


About San Francisco Design Center

San Francisco Design Center (SFDC) is the West’s best destination for fine home furnishings and accessories. Sitting at the heart of the San Francisco’s Design District (known as Showplace Square), the SFDC is comprised of two buildings; the Showplace and Galleria. Together they house over 100 beautifully curated showrooms representing over 2,000 manufacturers including the best name brands in furnishings, accessories, flooring, wall coverings, fabric, lighting, kitchens, baths, closets, fine art and antiques. SFDC is a member of Design Centers International, the Decorative Furnishings Council, and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.  For more information, visit


About The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco

The Luxury Marketing Council, a business organization of CEOs and senior sales and marketing practitioners, is considered the global leader in the rapidly-growing arena of luxury marketing and the “Gold Standard” for the intelligent exploration of best marketing practices and trends in the luxury marketplace. Council brings together San Francisco’s smartest and most innovative marketers of luxury products and services to explore best practices, critical issues and trends. The result is a “spontaneous combustion that provides Council members with a unique platform for growing revenue, share-of-wallet and loyalty of the luxury market’s best customers…the 4 + million individuals in the U.S. with liquid portfolios of $1,000,000 or more. For further information about The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco, please visit

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