Put aside your revulsion at the sight of dogs being dressed up in outlandish clothes that insult their proud wolfish heritage and pull out your wallets for Patterns for Paws Meets the Pup-a-Razzi, a benefit extravaganza for the Amanda Foundation. The Beverly Hills nonprofit remains staunchly dedicated to the rescue and placement of dogs and cats from L.A. shelters. Hosted by comedian Kevin Nealon, the foundation's second annual canine fashion show, cocktail party and silent auction benefits the organization's pet adoption and spay/neuter efforts. Celebrities, dog walkers and socialites will be on hand for this worthwhile charity, rubbing elbows with dog psychics, dog acupuncturists and possibly Bill Maher, who may not believe in G-O-D but sure does believe in D-O-G.
Wed., Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., 2011