This Paw is For You

Paws4You Rescue Holds Kick-Off Event for Upcoming Gala

January 2019

Paws4You, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization, held a kick-off party last month in anticipation of their upcoming “Chopard presents Diamonds are Forever” black-tie gala. The fundraiser will be held on February 16, 2019 at the Coral Gables Country Club, for the non-profit’s no-kill animal shelter. 

Paws4You Rescue is a volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization dedicated to saving pets in Miami-Dade County from euthanasia and finding them loving homes. 

The kick-off event was held at Chopard’s showroom in Brickell City Center, where event co-chairwomen Rita Schwartz, Ann Rubino and Kathy Cowan gathered committee members and supporters. Guests sipped champagne as they tried on signature jewelry pieces from Chopard, one of the event’s key sponsors. The events other sponsors include la prairie and Coral Gables Magazine. Dogs from Paws4You Rescue that are up for adoption also participated in the gathering and a custom Chopard dog bowl was raffled off.  

“We are so excited about the upcoming event,” said Carol Caridad, executive director of Paw4You. “Last year was so successful as we raised money for the no-kill shelter that saves the lives of so many animals – and we are so grateful to the volunteers who work endless hours.” 

The February 16 fundraiser in Coral Gables will include a casino theme with poker, roulette and other Vegas style games to raise money for the shelter. Well-known philanthropists and Paul and Suwanne DiMare will be the honorees at this year’s gala.  

For more information about Paws4You Rescue, and to purchase tickets or sponsorships to the event, please visit

Rita Schwartz, Kathy Cowan, Ann Rubino & Lorraine Cadieux
Carol & Ron Caridad