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6 Dogs From the Bark Ball Who Are Living Their Truth

Each year, Washington D.C. holds a Bark Ball which helps to raise money for the Humane Rescue Alliance. The 30th anniversary of the event was this past Saturday and proved that dogs can be dapper! From feathered boas to miniature ties, here are 6 of the best-dressed dogs (and one cat) of the Bark Ball.

Scott LaGanga on Twitter

Rudy G is all set for #BarkBall 2017!

Rudy G. is harness is inner prep with this dark blue and yellow tie. The white collar accent stunningly clashes with his long black hair making him a handsome, good boy.


Debra Arthur, CFP® on Twitter

Winston and Erin attended the #BarkBall

These two puppers, Winston and Erin, knew they looked stunning when this picture was taken! It seems like Winston has a blue jacket on while Erin color blocked with a yellow bow tie. As we are sure you can tell by their faces, they know they look fabulous.


Humane Rescue on Twitter

Thank you to everyone who made tonight's 30th Annual #BarkBall such a success and helped us raise $690,000!

The top photo made us scream “who is she?!” We are loving the fabulous red boa with matching lace mask. It is very masquerade ball meets Las Vegas royalty.


Tera Brostoff on Twitter

I promised Lucy - a @HumaneRescue alum - that we'd get her something floral to wear to her first #BarkBall

Lucy kept it classy with a simple pink flower on her collar. By the looks of this photo, she was just prepping to take a perfect Instagram photo. Needless to say, she succeeded.


Humane Rescue on Twitter

Anyone can bid, anyone can win! Bidding for the #BarkBall online auction closes TONIGHT at 8:00PM. https://t.co/2VtQMmvJ3Q

This dapper little guy rocker an entire tuxedo! The classic black and white number brought a simple elegance to the evening.


Humane Rescue on Twitter

200+ items up for grabs in the #BarkBall online auction, benefiting the more than 60K animals HRA serves annually! https://t.co/2VtQMmvJ3Q

Just because this is known for being a dogs only event does not mean that cats cannot join in on the fun! Here is a cute little cat rocking an all black bow tie which really brings out his fur!


Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp