deBoulle Goes to the Dogs

The Dallas social scene went to the dogs at jeweler de Boulle on October 12, as the tony retailer hosted a cocktail party and silent auction to raise funds for Operation Kindness, a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization in the Dallas area. Two-legged guests enjoyed cocktails while four-legged guests bellied up to a special dog bar for Barkucinos and handmade gourmet doggie treats.

Operation Kindness, a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization, is dedicated to caring for homeless dogs and cats around Dallas. The shelter never euthanizes an animal, instead caring for all animals taken in until they are adopted. Operation Kindness cares for up to 200 or more animals every day, and adopts out more than 2,400 dogs and cats every year.

Ambassador dogs from Operation Kindness (all available for adoption, incidentally) served as greeters. Four-legged guests bellied up to a special dog bar for non-alcoholic Barkucinos and handmade, gourmet doggie treats, while their two-legged companions enjoyed cocktails, gourmet food, and live entertainment. Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, author of Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animals, was on hand to sign copies of her book, while pet psychic Susan Henson performed paw readings. And, of course, guests also had an opportunity to buy raffle tickets and bid on jewelry and watches in the silent action.


Jonnie England, and Karen and Denis Boulle with one of Dallas’s furry socialites

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman signs copies of her book

“Pawsing” in front of DeBoulle’s dog bar

Paul Goelzer and Romeo
Jonnie England, left, and Karen and Denis Boulle with one of Dallas’s furry socialites. Kimberly Schlegel Whitman signs copies of her book. Pawsing” in front of DeBoulle’s dog bar. Paul Goelzer and Romeo

Sadie Rose Walker in her party duds
Sadie Rose Walker in her party duds.