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Humane Society of Southern Arizona's Puttin' on the Dog

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Dogs are downright miraculous, especially in the realm of accessorizing our homes with generous gobs of fur (and maybe some other, um, "knickknacks"). So when the Humane Society of Southern Arizona holds a fundraiser called Puttin' on the Dog, why wouldn't hundreds gather to celebrate the creatures who sniff out bombs (and some cancers), lower our blood pressure, assist in tasks for those unable to do many jobs for themselves, and even help stop an autistic child's meltdown? With silent and live auctions, food from the Tucson Originals restaurant gang, and fashion shows featuring done-up doggies struttin' their stuff, Puttin' on the Dog raises thousands of dollars to support the HSSA and their impressive programs for animals in need.

Runners up:

2. The Centurions' Annual Event

3. TIE

The Angel Charity for Children's Angel Ball

El Tour de Tucson

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