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Mutts and Models Dog Adoption Event at Santa Rosa Plaza
Mutts and Models Dog Adoption Event at Santa Rosa Plaza

Dog Days of Summer Mutts and Models Dog Adoption

Aug 8, 2017


Combining a love for fashion and puppies, Santa Rosa Plaza is thrilled to invite fashionistas and families to celebrate back-to-school on August 12 at 2 p.m. for the 8th Annual Mutts and Models Fashion Show, hosted in conjunction with Sonoma County Animal Services and Julie Nation Academy.

Mutts and Models Julie Nation students at Santa Rosa PlazaModels will be wearing the latest in back-to-school fashion from retailers at Santa Rosa Plaza, including Forever 21, PacSun, Tilly’s Macy’s and Zumiez. Adoptable puppies and dogs from Sonoma County Animal Services will strut the runway with models. Guests have the opportunity to adopt the mutt models after the show.

From kids’ wear to young adult style, this back-to-school season students will sport cold shoulder sweaters, embellished denim and a plethora of prints such as plaid and checks, polka dots, gingham and floral. For those that love to keep it causal, athleisure is here to stay. Fun materials will be incorporated throughout outfits this fall such as faux-fur, feathers and leather. The color for fall 2017 is red, and, the bolder, the better. On that same note, silver is overwhelmingly the dominant metallic this year. Another big trend for back-to-school is backpacks that pack a punch! Today’s backpacks have evolved beyond their utilitarian purpose to be sassy with chic looks like fringe, printed, tribal, two-tone and denim with leather trim.

“The new school year is approaching, and parents and students are eager to discover what is trending for back-to-school fashion,” said Christa Williams, director of marketing and business development for Santa Rosa Plaza. “We are thrilled to partner with Sonoma County Animal Services and Julie Nation Academy to bring this family-friendly and charitable event to the community.”

Santa Rosa Plaza’s Mutts and Models event is FREE and open to the public. For more information regarding the event, please visit

Santa Rosa Plaza, 1071 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

About Sonoma County Animal Services ®

Sonoma County Animal Services provides field and animal licensing services for the Town of Windsor, City of Santa Rosa and unincorporated areas within Sonoma County. Animal Services operates a public animal shelter that cares for over 3,000 animals annually, finds new homes for over 1,000 animals annually, reunites pet owners with their lost pets and works to reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter services. Animal Services is also responsible for rabies control for the entire county and investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty. For more information about how Animal Services can keep you and your pet’s healthy and safe, visit and on Facebook as Sonoma County Animal Services.

About Julie Nation Academy®

As individuals and staff at Julie Nation Academy, it is our mission to create a supporting and loving environment. We aspire to empower each student and person whose life we touch, to grow into their potential. In order to obtain and maintain this potential we offer professional training in: Personal development, fashion and photo modeling, high fashion runway, acting for television and film, and performance singing.

About Santa Rosa Plaza

Santa Rosa Plaza is the premiere shopping destination in Sonoma County, offering unparalleled choice and shops found nowhere else in the North Bay. No trip through wine country would be complete without a visit to Santa Rosa Plaza. Anchored by Macy's, Sears and Forever 21, Santa Rosa Plaza features over 120 stores including, Michael Kors, Pandora, Sephora, LUSH Cosmetics, Francesca’s, Lorna Jane Active Living and PINK. For more information, visit, or follow Santa Rosa Plaza on TwitterInstagram andFacebook.



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