Kellie Pickler Hosts Dog-gone Good Time

Kellie Pickler, animal lover supreme, was right in her element when she hosted the fundraiser Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog Saturday night (Jan. 26) at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The event featured a fashion show for dogs who are eligible for adoption wearing clothing and other apparel from local designers who created "canine couture" pieces for the dogs.

Celebrity walkers, including singer Danielle Peck, presented the pooches on the runway. Guests attending the event paid a special fee to have dinner with their own dogs in an elegant formal setting. The Pedigree dog food company set out a "buffet" for the four-legged diners.

Kellie was hosting the Unleashed show for the second straight year. "I'm really excited to be back," Kellie told Country Weekly before the event. "All the money that we raise goes to the Nashville Humane Association and I'm glad that it all goes back to the community. Last year, we raised more than $45,000 and all of our dogs were adopted. We want the same kind of results this year."

The unique aspect of Unleashed is something Kellie particularly enjoys. "It's a really fun way to raise awareness for the cause," she said. "I really think the fashion show is so cute. This is the Toddlers & Tiaras for puppies," she added with a hearty laugh. "Everybody gets dressed up and has a fun night. But my favorite part is that it's all about the dogs."

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