The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida's premier shopping destinations for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, is celebrating the dog days of summer by inviting four-legged shoppers and their owners to its second annual “Dog Days” series of events. During the month of August, The Galleria’s loyal pet-loving shoppers will enjoy two dog-themed Wednesday evening events, plus new fundraising components and a photo display of locally owned dogs.

“After last year’s incredible success, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is proud to host another series of dog-focused initiatives to support dog adoption and rescue organizations,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “This effort is part of our ongoing commitment to the community and we encourage all pet lovers to join us.”

August 3-31: Starting August 3, a photo display of adorable dogs will be available for viewing near the recently opened H&M. Additionally, to raise funds for the participating dog adoption and rescue organizations, The Galleria will sell Dog Days themed t-shirts at Guest Services starting on Wednesday, August 3 at Guest Services while supplies last. The pet adoption agencies will also sell tickets for a $1,000 shopping spree prize courtesy of The Galleria. Shoppers can contact their favorite dog-focused organization for the chance to win or purchase at The Galleria on August 10 and 17 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 10 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Forever Homes Pet Adoption Expo: Adoptable dogs will wipe their paws at the door in hopes of being adopted. The Forever Homes event will feature a pet expo with an emphasis on dog adoptions through several participating organizations: Abandoned Pet Rescue, Animal Aid, Boxer Friends, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, Good Karma Pet Rescue, Friends of Greyhounds, Grateful Paws Dog and Cat Rescue and Humane Society of Broward County. Additionally, local pet-focused businesses such as Auggies Doggies, Little Bark Blankets, Hunter pet boutique, Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists, Pooch Perks and My Perfect Pet Photography will showcase available products and services.

August 17 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Fashion Hounds: Hosted by special guest host Kelly Blanco of NBC6, the Fashion Hounds event will feature a high-energy dog runway show with coveted prizes awarded to trendy owners and their fashionable furry friends. Categories for the event include Best Dog Walk, Best Dressed, Dynamic Duo and Best in Show. Registration is $25, which will be collected via cash or check at the event and will benefit the pet rescue charity of your choosing. Please contact Brittany Holtz at brittany@goodmanpr.com to sign up in advance.

Throughout the month of August, shoppers can enjoy delightful dog images each day by following @JLLRetail and @GalleriaFtLaud on Instagram or by visiting the Dog Photo Wall.

For more information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Dog Days, as well as other events, sales and a complete list of retailers, call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.