As you may know, everyone who works at Maertens is a dog lover. We rescue dogs, bring our dogs to work, hold supply drives at the store… you get the idea. One of our favorite events of the year has always been our Breakfast at Sniffany’s Brunch and Benefit Auction. How can a day filled with pups and mimosas not come in a close second to Christmas?? Sniffany’s used to be an annual event that we held at our boutique on Solomons Island, but after moving the store up to Lusby, we weren’t really able to make it the big island brunch it had always been. Long story short, after a five year hiatus, we brought Sniffany back in a big way.
On Sunday, May 17th, dogs from across Southern Maryland convened at the Holiday Inn Select Solomons to raise funds for a good cause. The 4th Annual Breakfast at Sniffany’s Brunch and Benefit Auction welcomed two- and four-legged guests with a breakfast buffet provided by Isaac’s Restaurant, dog treat buffet, and silent auction. Breakfast at Sniffany’s was able to raise enough to give checks for $1,500 each to the Humane Society of Calvert County, Calvert Animal Welfare League, Patuxent Animal Welfare Society, and Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue. These organizations were all represented at the event with dogs available for adoption. One of the most memorable parts of the day was when contestants came forward to be judged in the largest dog, smallest dog, best trick and best dressed competitions... we had everything from a 4 lb Chihuahua to a 170 lb Newfoundland represented!
After taking these few years off from Breakfast at Sniffany’s, it was so wonderful to see the community rally behind us to support these local rescue groups. Most people we spoke to were so excited to hear that we were hosting it again and we cannot wait for our next event! If you can't get enough super cute fluff, check out Sniffany's Facebook and Instagram pages for more event pics!