By Caitlin Elizabeth Cesa | Photographs by Frances Del Duca

WHO: 600 guests, including Jan Kerr and Clark Nicklas, Bob and Janine Fragasso, Brandi and Tyler Kennedy, Wallis and Lauren Katz, Jerry and Andrea McCutcheon, Max and Nancy Kuniansky, Lee and Lisa Oleinick, Catherine and Carolyn Louvner along with dog Beau, Norman and Gail Childs, Nicole Plesset, Herky and Lisa Pollock, and founders Jonathan and Megan Plesset, and Brad and Linda Childs.

WHAT: PAART’s Dog Days of Summer raised more than $150,000 for the organization and its efforts to provide a second chance at life for thousands of animals in need every year. Guests were transported back to the 1960s as they arrived in groovy travel attire indicative of the golden era of aviation. Multiple food trucks were present at the event for the enjoyment of those in attendance, along with signature cocktails and refreshments.

WHERE: The Allegheny County Airport

HIGHLIGHTS: A live PAART animal rescue mission was conducted by air, which brought rescue puppy, Chip, to safety. Guests were then given the opportunity to show Chip some love at the puppy kissing booth. Nine animals were adopted from the event! — C.C.

“The event was record-setting for attendance, money raised, and number of animals adopted.” — Jonathan Plesset

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