Break­fast at Snif­fany’s sup­ports an­i­mal res­cues

Break­fast at Snif­fany’s sup­ports South­ern Md. an­i­mal res­cue groups

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On a beau­ti­ful Sun­day morn­ing in May, ap­prox­i­mately 75 peo­ple and their ca­nine com­pan­ions gath­ered at the Hol­i­day Inn, Solomons, for the sixth an­nual Break­fast at Snif­fany’s. The fundraiser brunch and auc­tion sup­ports South­ern Mary­land an­i­mal res­cues and is or­ga­nized by the char­ity’s founder, Heather Maertens of Maertens Fine Jew­elry, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

With mi­mosas and leashes in hand, guests leisurely bid on auc­tion items while en­joy­ing the acous­tic tunes of the lo­cal band, The Sec­ond­hand Pickles. A boun­ti­ful break­fast buf­fet was gen­er­ously pro­vided by Isaac’s Restau­rant. Furry friends munched from a treat bar over­flow­ing with gourmet dog treats. Blondie’s Bak­ery do­nated a tempt­ing se­lec­tion of its fa­mous cup­cakes.

There were con­tests and prizes for cat­e­gories such as Best Dressed, Best Trick, Big­gest Dog and Small­est Dog. Dogs in at­ten­dance ranged from un­der three pounds to al­most 200 pounds. A pre­cious pair of fe­male dachshunds, Miele and An­nie, won the prize for Best Dressed. They were decked out in frilly cus­tom dresses with match­ing hats and co­or­di­nat­ing feath­ers in their ears.

The four an­i­mal res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tions ben­e­fit­ting from the event are Patux­ent An­i­mal Wel­fare So­ci­ety, the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Calvert County, Calvert An­i­mal Wel­fare So­ci­ety, and Sugar Faces Se­nior Dog Res­cue. Adopt­able dogs were in at­ten­dance in search of their for­ever homes.

Melissa Carnes, founder of Sugar Faces said in the re­lease, “I look for ward to Break­fast at Snif­fany’s. The event ra­di­ates fun and flair. There are so many things to do, so many peo­ple to min­gle and chat with and of course, so many dogs to play with. The event has also pro­vided an in­cred­i­ble amount of fi­nan­cial sup­port, which helps us pay ve­teri­nary costs for our se­nior dogs.”

“Break­fast at Snif­fany’s is a true com­mu­nity event. This day could not hap­pen with­out the sup­port of our spon­sors, auc­tion donors and vol­un­teers. It makes my heart so happy to look around and see so many smil­ing faces and wag­ging tails. I am so thank­ful for this won­der­ful area that I call home and am happy to give back when I can. I am im­mensely grate­ful for these an­i­mal res­cue groups and all of the hard work that they do for our furry friends,” Maertens said in the re­lease.

This year’s fundraiser raised more than $12,000 for the ben­e­fit­ting res­cue groups. Top spon­sors for Break­fast at Snif­fany’s 2017 were Isaac’s Restau­rant, Maertens Fine Jew­elry and Floor Sys­tems of Hunt­ing­town. To be­come part of the event, email Maertens at break­fas­tat­snif­fanys@gmail.com or stop by Maertens Fine Jew­elry in the Lusby Com­mons Shop­ping Cen­ter.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

Melissa Carnes of Sugar Faces Se­nior Dog Res­cue, left, and Heather Maertens of Maertens Fine Jew­elry pose for a pic­ture with a res­cue dog at Break­fast at Snif­fany’s.

A pair of fe­male dachshunds from Sugar Faces Se­nior Dog Res­cue, Miele and An­nie, won the prize for Best Dressed. They were decked out in frilly cus­tom dresses with match­ing hats and co­or­di­nat­ing feath­ers in their ears.

Melissa Carnes of Sugar Faces Se­nior Dog Res­cue with res­cued dog.

A cou­ple of dogs check each other out.

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