Lion’s Heart interns went to the Dashing Doggie Fashion Show, in Laguna Hills, CA. on July 23rd, to interview our Members and the event chair, while taking pictures, and helping out with the event. Here is what they found out!
Rochelle Chacon, a Real Estate broker associate, had seen the real estate housing market undergo several distressed sales. Some owners were having to give up their dogs because they were not able to afford or house them. This sparked Ms. Chacon’s passion for helping animals in need. She has taken in many rescued dogs herself, hoping to find them a home. She also took the initiative to host The Dashing Doggy Fashion Show in order to raise awareness for the organization Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA). She wanted to make a difference in the lives of all animals (especially dogs) living in Orange County. Dogs were awarded for best costume, hair, trick and owner look-alike. Putting this free event showcased the talents of several dogs and inspired donations to the OCSPCA. Ms. Chacon and her team hope to inspire others to better the lives of animals in the community.
Since Ms. Chacon’s daughter is a member of Lion’s Heart, she requested volunteers for the event on the Lion’s Heart’s website. She was hoping to get a little extra help and was overwhelmed with a response of more than 150 members. Although she was heart-broken to turn away so many who wanted to help, she was grateful for the huge response and is looking forward to connecting again with the Lion’s Heart in the future.
Q: What was your favorite part of this opportunity?
A: I liked watching the dogs and presenting the prizes.
Q:What kind of jobs did you have?
A: We passed out the prizes to everyone.
Q: Would you volunteer for this kind of activity again?
Q: Do you guys have pets of your own?
A: Yes, I have two dogs, Trixy and Rosie.
A: Yes, I have a dog, Bentley, and a lizard, Max.
Daisy B, North Irvine Girls 2022
Q: What was your favorite part of the event?
A: The awards and seeing all of the dogs.
Q: Who was your favorite dog?
A: I had two. Cloudy (because she is mine) and the aloha Princess one dressed up as a shark that won best in show.
Q:What kind of jobs did you do at this event?
A: I helped at the front table asking people how they found out about this event, with scoring, and taking pictures, and stuff like that.
Q:Would you do this event again?
A: Yes, definitely.
Lion’s Heart is thrilled that our members participated in this event. If anyone is interested in teen volunteering and getting involved with Lion’s Heart, you can visit our website here.
Written by two amazing and talented Summer interns as well as Lion’s Heart Members, Cameron and Brynne. They are both high school seniors looking forward to their bright futures!