Save the Pups / Canines and Couture Pup Fashion Show

By Bridgett Rowley

Save the Pups / Canines and Couture Pup Fashion Show

Bridgett Rowley (founder) & Kelly Barnes (co-founder) started the Canines & Couture pup fashion show five years ago. Bridgett adopted Scarlett O'Hara after she was rescued from a North Carolina puppy mill. The purpose of the Canines & Couture pup fashion show is to create awareness around the lack of puppy mill legislation in North Carolina and promote animal adoption. North Carolina currently does not have a puppy mill law in place. Bridgett is the liaison between the constituents and the politicians. She disseminates pertinent information about the status of puppy mill legislation. Kelly & Bridgett are also on the committee for CARE (Coastal Animal Rescue Effort). They have helped raise over $200,000 over the past years. CARE helps animals in the community in need. Bridgett & Kelly have also donated to Furever Friends, Race, NC Humane Society, Paws Place and many other rescue groups through the years. Kelly is heading up the merchandising line for Canines & Couture. This will enable them to help even more animals.