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Canine Companions for Independence is proud to present the eighth annual HAUTE DOG | LA. This year,
HAUTE DOG | LA goes Hollywood! Join us for an exciting evening as we honor The Lasorda Family for their loyal support of Canine Companions for Independence and HAUTE DOG | LA. The evening will feature celebrities, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a doggie runway fashion show with celebrity judges, amazing auction items and even more fun surprises! Cheer on your favorite dogs (and their people) as they take over the catwalk for this fabulous Hollywood fashion show.

Joining us this year is Paul Shaffer, John O’Hurley, Julie Chen-Moonves, Michael Nouri, Laraine Newman, Tom Kenny, Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson-Begley, Tony Dow, Peter Marshall, Laura San Giacomo, Matt Adler, Karen Sharp, Leland Sklar, Bernie Shine, Jackie Joseph, Jo Anne Worley, Todd Sherry, Al Schmitt, Michael McDonald, Amy Holland, Allee Willis, Mychael Chang and many more to come! Celebrity hairstylist Corey Powell returns to style our fashion show participants. JP Karliak and Kate Luhr return to host our red carpet! Join co-chairs Bobbi Panter and Annette Ramirez this year to see which celebrities will be walking the runway, judging, or even sitting at your table!

Our silent auction is live and you can bid from the comfort of your own home! Click here to browse the packages and begin bidding! *Please be aware that by clicking the link above to Greater Giving, you are visiting a site that is not managed by Canine Companions. Website security, accessibility and privacy policies my differ from Canine Companions' policies. Please read their policies closely.

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October 20 2019


Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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4-8 p.m.


Tommy Lasorda, Jo Lasorda, Laura Lasorda and Cathleen Smith
This year, HAUTE DOG | LA is honoring The Lasorda Family for their generous support!
Actor John O'Hurley standing in front of white background
We're welcoming back John O'Hurley as this year's emcee!
Musician Paul Shaffer sitting at a piano smiling with a microphone in front of him
Paul Shaffer is back to judge our doggie runway fashion show!
CBS Big Brother Host Julie Chen-Moonves smiling in front of gray background wearing a blue dress with a long necklace and earrings
CBS Big Brother Host Julie Chen-Moonves will be judging our doggie runway fashion show!
Actor Ed Begley Jr. smiling in front of a light pink background with writing that is unreadable
Actor Ed Begley Jr.
Actress Rachelle Carson-Begley smiling
Actress Rachelle Carson-Begley
Actor Matt Adler and Actress Laura San Giacomo sitting down hugging and smiling
Actress Laura San Giacomo and Actor Matt Adler
Actress Jackie Joseph smiling
Actress Jackie Joseph
Comedian Laraine Newman smiling
Comedian Laraine Newman
Black and white photo of actor Michael Nouri
Actor Michael Nouri
Voice actor Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny, voice actor who is well known for voicing Spongebob Squarepants
Actor Tony Dow
Actor Tony Dow, well known for playing Wally Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver
Musician Lee Sklar holding a guitar looking like he's screaming lyrics and some of the photo is blurred
Musician Lee Sklar
KOST radio host Karen Sharp standing in front of white background smiling
KOST "Love Songs on the Coast" Radio Host Karen Sharp
Magician Bernie Shine wearing a top hat with red bow sitting on stairs outside next to his dog Maggie who is also wearing a top hat with red bow
Magician Bernie Shine and his dog Maggie
Actress and Comedian Jo Anne Worley smiling at the camera
Actress and Comedian Jo Anne Worley
Todd Sherry smiling at the camera
Actor Todd Sherry
Peter Marshall smiling at the camera
Television and Radio Personality and original host of The Hollywood Squares, Peter Marshall
Singer Michael McDonald smiling in front of the camera
Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer Michael McDonald
Amy Holland smiling at the camera, against a white wall
Singer, songwriter, composer and musician Amy Holland
Songwriter Allee Willis sitting in a recording studio smiling at the camera wearing a beanie and sunglasses
Songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer, collector, and director Allee Willis
Celebrity Chef Mychael Chang smiling with her hands on her hips
Celebrity chef and caterer Mychael Chang is donated her wonderful talents to our live auction!
Celebrity Hairstylist Corey Powell smiling outside standing in front of water next to a part of a palm tree and with a boat in the background
Celebrity Hairstylist Corey Powell is back to do hair for our runway participants!
Host Kate Luhr smiling
Host Kate Luhr is back to interview guests on the red carpet!
Host JP Karliak smiling in front of black background
Host JP Karliak will be joining Kate Luhr on the red carpet to interview guests!


Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dinner, bid on exciting items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the silent and live auctions. Then enjoy our fabulous Hollywood fashion show featuring dogs and their owners taking over the catwalk!

Online tickets are no longer available for HAUTE DOG | LA. If you wish to purchase a ticket, please call Piero Berlonghi at 760-901-4358.

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Our MissionCanine Companions for Independence

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Meet Annette and Service Dog Patch

My name is Annette, and in August 2012, I lost both arms and legs (and nearly my life) due to a medical error following a surgery.

As a wife, mother of two, and working for 25+ years, I had been incredibly active in my community, my profession and in the lives of my children and husband. But after the surgery, my life changed forever. I instantly became dependent on others to simply live my everyday life.

While I was in the hospital, a former co-worker contacted me and told me about Canine Companions for Independence. She felt that one of their dogs might be a perfect match for me. In August 2016, I did indeed find my match with my forever friend Patch, a Labrador/Golden Retriever cross. Patch helps me with the tasks I am no longer able to do as a quad amputee. He opens doors, picks up items for me and even helps me with store transactions. He also provides me the companionship and confidence to experience everyday life in and outside of our home.

Your support of Canine Companions is changing lives every day with the hope, joy and love these wonderful dogs bring.

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Canine Companions for Independence provides expertly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities, completely free of charge. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has six training centers across the country and is the largest non-profit organization of its kind. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people.

Click this link or go to cci.org for more information on Canine Companions.

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Zoya & Warner

"We were looking for ways for Zoya to be more independent, and we knew an assistance dog would facilitate independence for her in many ways," shares Zoya's mom. Zoya was paired with Canine Companions Skilled Companion Warner II in November 2017. From the first moment Zoya saw Warner the two became an inseparable pair. "Warner is extremely responsive to Zoya, which gives her the security she greatly craves. He knows when she is having a hard time and takes joy in helping her work through those times physically as well as emotionally." Warner loves helping Zoya by carrying her backpack as she gets ready for school, encouraging her to play outside and take walks, picking up toys, opening doors for her and never leaving her side. "One night before bed Zoya was petting Warner’s ears and snuggling him and she said, ‘Thank you for Warner, Mom. He keeps me safe.'"

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Josh & Debra

"I have seen Debra do more things without opposable thumbs than I have seen most people do." Josh, an army veteran who was injured in the war in Afghanistan while serving our country. While on patrol, his battalion was ambushed by insurgents while overlooking a Taliban training camp. Josh woke eight months later to a new reality. In 2013 Josh was matched with Debra and everything changed. "Debra is the best thing that has happened to me since I got injured. Before her I was lonely, depressed, my mom and my sister couldn’t be there all the time, but Debra can. She gives me great encouragement. I want her to be a part of everything I do, and it gives me drive to know she is there to help me. She makes me happy and no matter what I ask, she always wags her tail and gives me a kiss."

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Janie & Haven

Janie, a current PhD candidate in the department of Disability and Human Development at The University of Illinois at Chicago, was paired with Canine Companions Service Dog Haven in November 2015. "Before I got Haven I would often get a sinking feeling in my stomach when I dropped something. I spent a good portion of my day alone, and I knew it would be a while before somebody was available to pick things up for me. Now, with her by my side, I know if I drop an important item such as my phone or my house keys, she will retrieve them for me quickly." Haven does more than just lending Janie a helping paw. "Besides helping me with physical tasks, Haven has motivated me to be more social. I can sometimes be very quiet and shy, especially when meeting new people. Haven is a great conversation starter, and our partnership has given me the opportunity to build many bridges both personally and professionally."