Mutts Mania: celebration is a wonderful day for families and their pets to join in the fun

whdaruffCelebrity Judges: Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough, Host of Ruff Rules and Dog Trainer Robert Haussmann, and Blake Smith of Lifetime’s Project Runway: Under the Gunn.

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman wagging his tail…??? On Sunday, September 21, you can be a Superhero for homeless pets at this year’s Mutts Mania to benefit Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter ( this celebration is a wonderful day for families and their pets to join in the fun – there will be vendors as well as a pet adoption tent with more than 100 dogs and puppies available for adoption. Low cost microchipping will be offered for only $25.00 per dog. There will be giveaways, contests, vendors to browse, food to sample and just plain fun for both people and pets. Music will be provided by 105.5 WDHA. Ticket cost for Mutts Mania is $10.00 for adults, children and pets are free. All proceeds benefit shelter animals.

At 2:00 p.m., the catwalk will become center stage for canine companions to don their capes and superhero duds as they take over the catwalk at Unleash the Love 3: a star studded, canine couture fashion show presented by ( along with premier fashion show sponsor Wash n’ Wiggle ( The fashion show will take place at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter’s ( annual Mutts Mania which draws a crowd of approximately 1,650 patrons.

We’ve all dreamt of being a super hero – here’s your chance to “unleash,” and use your super powers for a great cause. The theme of Unleash the Love 3 is “Be a Super Hero for Homeless Pets” and the crowd is invited to participate in the show to compete for great prizes such as 2 NYC Comic Con Tickets, Red Bulls Professional Soccer Game tickets, pet related gift certificates from Bubba Rose Biscuit Co., Bark Box, Pawsitive Experience Pet Services, Big Cat Coffee, Dog Tails, Ekammeyer Accessories, 1 month membership to Sweat Fitness Club, and more. There will also be cash prizes given to rescues to help support their cause. Don’t have a costume? You can rent one for your furry friend! 105.5 WDHA midday host and Rock n’ Ruff creator, Terrie Carr will lend her talents to rock the house and MC the show. And, for the finale there will be NYC Fashion models walking adoptable dogs, to help showcase them as they search for their own personal super heroes to take them home.

Before you strut your stuff in the fashion show, come rub elbows with some of our celebrity judges!

  • Come Meet Jordan Hembrough, star of the Travel Channel’s hit show: The Toy Hunter! Bring your favorite collectible and have him evaluate it! There will be a prize given for the most unique item.
  • Have a passion for fashion? Talk to Blake Smith, from Project Runway : Under the Gunn and see what it takes to be a professional fashion designer! For those junior designers, there will be fun sketches for them to color and decorate.
  • Is it you, or the dog who needs some help? Get some training tips from Robert Haussmann – you’ve seen him featured in The NY Times, USA Today, the NY Post. Catch his training series Ruff Rules, on

There will also be signed collectibles and art to bid on at a silent auction:

  • Signed Mad magazine by Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner
  • Book and photo from Beth Stern
  • Signed DVD by Kevin Smith
  • Signed book, Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
  • Signed item by Sean Yseult, of White Zombie
  • Signed items by comedian, Judy Tenuta
  • Original artworks
  • Signed Thor graphic novels by Walter Simonson of Thor
  • Signed comic books, by Wonder Woman graphic novel artist, Cliff Chiang.

The first 25 people registered for the fashion show are eligible for a MEET & GREET with our celebrities from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. To register to enter the fashion show, please e-mail There are three judged categories: 1) Best Owner & Pet Duo, 2) Most Super, 3) Most Creative Costume. Winners will receive prize baskets, filled with gifts from our sponsors. First 50 registered will also receive a doggie bag with lots of treats and goodies.

Lastly, don’t miss the Super Hero Challenge immediately following the fashion show at the main stage. The competition by SWEAT Fitness Club, will have Super Heroes facing off against each other in a number of fitness challenges to test strength, speed and agility.  So come cheer on your favorite Super Hero and see who gets named champion!                   

For more information regarding Mutts Mania please visit To view Sent-Well’s new line of custom pet stationery or have custom holiday pet cards created, go to

More about Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization that is funded only through donations. Their mission is threefold: To provide exceptional care for homeless animals, to promote spaying/neutering, microchipping and humane education, and to place homeless cats and dogs in permanent, loving homes. At Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, no animal is ever euthanized due to lack of space.

More about Sent-Well: Sent-Well specializes in luxury greeting cards and custom pet stationery. With Sent-Well’s mailing service, you can choose real cards conveniently online, and we will hand write your personal message inside, stamp and send them for you. At Sent-Well, we understand the importance of thoughtfulness, and believe that a handwritten note communicates in a way no text or email can.

More about Jordan Hembrough: Travel Channel’s host of the hit series “Toy Hunter” is actually a huge nerd in real life too!  A self professed comic-book geek and film buff, Jordan was bitten by the collecting bug at an early age, as he adorned his bedroom with Star Wars toys and comic action hero action figures. He quickly learned that he could make more money selling toys to his school peers, than he could on any paper route. At age 16 Jordan began buying and selling toys professionally and never looked back. The New Jersey native spent 7 years as a buyer for an international chain of comic book/Sci-Fi themed retail stores, specializing in the procurement and allocation of collectible toys. In 1998, he founded Hollywood Heroes where he both sells collectible toys and film props to the collectible market and offers consulting services to toy and entertainment companies. After being in the industry for more than 20 years, Jordan still gets a thrill from meeting new collectors and seeing all the crazy and unusual items they covet.

More about Robert Haussman: Robert Haussmann is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and is the host of the web series Ruff Rules on Robert owns and operates DOGBOY NYC and has been helping dogs and their people all over NYC for more then 12 years using practical, force free methods rooted in behavioral science. Robert has been featured in The NY Times, USA Today, the NY Post and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and Huffington Post Live. He has also appeared on Good Day New York, The View, Fox News and is being featured on an NBC prime time special on pets, hosted by Hoda Kotb on September 11, 2014.

More about Blake Smith: Blake Smith is a small-town boy with a very large dream: To

change the face of fashion’s future. Smith focuses on combining modern, minimalistic and graphic elements with ethereal, heavenly details to create beautifully intricate pieces of wearable art for women who enjoy self-expression through clothing. Some of Blake’s previous accolades include competing on Lifetime’s Project Runway: Under the Gunn, winning the prestigious YMA FSF Design Award, and achieving a BFA from SCAD: The University for Creative Careers. Hailing from Hull, Georgia, Smith currently resides in the NYC area, where he designs full-time at Kohl’s NYC Design Office as Associate Designer for Princess Vera Wang. Always in constant search for inspiration and stimulation, you may find him perusing many a bookstore, art gallery, or fabric store..




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