Drag Performers & Pets

NYC’s best drag performers are teaming up with Rock & Rawhide, to bring attention to shelter and rescue animals! A series of photo shoots dubbed “Look What the Dog (& Cat!) Dragged In” will feature Drag Queens and Kings, in their glittery glory, with fluffy and scruffy friends who need homes.

We believe that often a different, more exciting image of a shelter animal can make all the difference. With literally tens of thousands of pets hoping to catch the eye of a potential adopter on social media and on adoption forums, standing out can be difficult amongst a sea of similarly adorable faces.

“It just made sense to team up with our LGBTQ friends. Not just because drag performers look utterly fabulous and fun which makes for a great photo, but because they too have issues with society pre-judging them.” said Rock & Rawhide co-Founder, Kylie Edmond. “Both homeless pets and the LGBTQ community have high statistics of abuse, fear, preconceptions and misunderstanding. The LGBTQ community is one of the most loving and giving communities we know, it was a perfect match.“

Each month, a Drag Performer will join Rock & Rawhide at a selected shelter or rescue, for a photo shoot with the most hard to place pets, in an effort to get them some well-needed attention. The photos will be shared on social media and various websites.

To kick off the series, Kaleidoscope Collaborations helped put together a team of NYC’s best drag performers to create a show held at RockBar which included hostess Witti Repartee, Bella Noche, Celah Doore, Cherry Poppins, Ellia J. Garlands, Jessie James, Maxxx Pleasur and Scarlette Fiore, with adorable homeless pets from Adopt-A-Dog, Animal Lighthouse Rescue, Husky House and LuvFarm Rescue.

Check out the fun video and photos that captured the PAWsome evening! Thanks to Point Seven Labs for the ahhhmazzzing video and Nik Poon for the PAWsome photos!