Stanley Newhall is a class act pug. Always dressed to kill, he’s become known among his pug peers as a four-legged philanthropist with a flair for hosting fabulous parties (with a bit of help from his owners, Amy and Chuck Newhall). They recently hosted a tea party at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, which promised “Millinery couture and bonnets galore!” Pug guests were asked to arrive in their best hats to enjoy biscuits, tea and a judging to award “best dressed” honors. Always one to help, Stanley asked for a donation to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter as admission to the event.
Pet Depot of Timonium donated dog-friendly treats, while Stone Mill Bakery kept the human guests content. For the task of selecting the best-dressed pugs, a panel of American Kennel Club judges was called upon. Rosie the black pug, with her veiled bonnet and painted red toenails, was selected as “best in show.” In his role as host, Stanley maintained his fashion-forward image with a miniature silk top hat from Lock & Co. Hatters of London. After spotting the chapeau in London, Amy commented that they “just had to get it.”
The whole affair lasted just two hours but had a sizable list of guests— 35 four-legged and 75 two-legged— with all in agreement that it was a doggone good time for all.