These doggie themed parties are becoming increasingly popular for kids' birthdays and other special occasions.
Puppy parties are the latest trend in childrens event planning -- participating companies usually bring around ten puppies to your home and set up a petting zoo for guests. Some provide extras including dog toys and costumes.
Galaxy Entertainment is a Los Angeles children's entertainment company, and owner Brandon Jones says puppy parties are their most popular events. Packages range from $200-$500 and include a party full of small breed puppies such as Malteses and Yorkshire Terriers. The puppies are all around four-months-old, and their canine moms attend the parties to keep them comfortable.
Brandon says he has a partner who home-breeds and raises the puppies. The dogs are vaccinated, and they haven't had any issues with biting. Brandon doesn't use shelter dogs telling us, "You need to know the puppies are coming from a safe environment." He advises moms interested in hosting puppy parties to make sure to hire a company that knows the dogs' emotional histories.
Once the puppies from Galaxy Entertainment's parties are six-month-old, they are usually adopted by clients and party guests.
Would you host a puppy party for your child?