By Hillary Latos
Proving that dogs can get a second chance at love, life and happiness, two of Instagram’s most famous dogs, Toast Meets World and Finn celebrated a dream wedding at The High Line Hotel. Influencers on hand to celebrate the joyous occasion were legendary gossip reporter Cindy Adams, who officiated the wedding, designer Simon Doonan, who walked Toast down the aisle, and celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, who helped plan the evening. Through their Zola registry, Toast and Finn were able to support the National Mill Dog Rescue in its mission to stop illegal puppy mills, a cause Toast and Finn are so passionate about.
As weddings are becoming more personalized, the Your Wedding, Your Way trend is a unique way of thinking that is transforming the wedding industry, according to Zola’s Newlywed at Large, Jennifer Spector. Zola is an innovative wedding registry similar to crowdfunding where guests can share or buy into gifts and couples can customize and update their registry page and even exchange gifts before they are shipped. Zola believes that love is love and it should be celebrated in all its forms and they help to design a registry for the modern couple, canines and humans alike.
Adorable as they may be, these Insta-lebrity dogs are also committed to building awareness against puppy mills and the harsh realities of purchasing dogs from pet stores. Toast Meets World was a King Charles puppymill rescue who lost all her teeth due to neglect from the original owner. Thanks to her famous parents, comedian Josh Ostrovsky aka “The Fat Jew” and PR maven Katie Sturino, TMW boasts over 348K followers and shows how a rescue can get a second chance at life while encouraging shelter adoptions. Finn is the mascot and inspiration for heiress Amanda Hearst’s Friends of Finn charity that works with the Humane Society to build a campaign that is committed to ending puppy mills.