If there’s one thing I love more than interior design, it’s probably dogs. And a combination of the two… WHOA. Heaven! This past Sunday, Room & Board’s Skokie showroom hosted an animal Meet & Greet with Placing Paws of Illinois, a nonprofit organization that saves animals from high risk situations. Placing Paws provides foster homes for cats and dogs and works to find the animals their new “forever homes.” Guests were invited to Room & Board to meet and play with some of Placing Paws’ furry friends and start the first step of the adoption process. The adorable belles of the ball included Jake, Kenna, Carmella, Asche, Carpenter and Malena and boy did they melt some hearts! All-in-all, it was a beautiful day spent supporting an amazing cause!

Here are a few photos from the event:




Kids at the event had the chance to decorate their own dog collars

Six-month-old brothers Carpenter and Malena were too cute for words

Jake looking extra handsome in his scarf

To learn more about Placing Paws, make a donation or find the newest four legged member of your family, visit

Brigid Parr Senior Publicist