Many of our readers have advanced in their lives well past anything resembling small potatoes. They’re college graduates. They’ve worked hard to pay off their student loans, while maintaining mortgages, vehicle payments, and the cost of raising children. They succeed at their jobs, in their personal lives, and in their respective pursuits and recreational activities. The long and the short of it is, they’ve got money to spend. And they want to do it in a socially conscious manner.
If you count yourself among those we’ve described above, and you’re a dog person, dust off your tux or little black dress, because it’s time for the Inaugural Planet Dog Ball, a gala to take place at the Westin Portland Harborview (157 High St) on Saturday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planet-dog-ball-tickets-32230612630 , are $150 for a single admission, $1,500 for a full table of ten, and, since they are the honorees, well-behaved dogs are invited to attend for a ticket price of $50 each.
Among the amenities to be enjoyed in the ballroom are a chef-prepared dinner and dessert, drinks, doggy treat bar and day care, and the pièce de resistance, an appearance by perhaps the country’s most famous living dog, the Today Show’s Puppy with a Purpose, Charlie. How many times do you get to snap a selfie with a dog who has probably piddled on Matt Lauer’s shoe? Show your passion and generosity and plan to be there Saturday night. Just think, on the way home, you’ll have the opportunity to say, “I don’t generally go for dog balls, but that was fun.”