Pet Night on Capitol Hill

On September 18, 2014, the Animal Health Institute hosted its 18th annual Celebrity Pet Night on Capitol Hill. The event brought together Members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the animal health and agriculture community who came ready to pose for photos with the famous pets. This year’s celebrity pets included Marti (dog) who portrays “Sandy” in 2014’s urban remake of “Annie” and Orion (cat) who plays “Buttercup” in the uber-popular “Hunger Games” series.

Each year, members of Congress and their staff – along with friends of the animal health community – gather to celebrate America’s pets at AHI’s annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill.

During the reception, attendees are invited to mix and mingle with colleagues and pose for photos with the honored celebrity guests. Recent Pet Night celebrations have also featured winners of the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill photo contest. In addition to being an annual favorite among Hill staff and animal lovers alike, the event continues to bring awareness to the connection between animal health and human health.

Past celebrity pets have included:

  • Quince, the dog who plays “Baxter” in “Anchorman 2″
  • Aragon the cat, who stars as “Lord Tubbington” in the hit show “Glee”
  • Uggie, the Jack Russel Terrier who appeared in the award-winning film “The Artist”
  • Tennessee, the cat who played “Buttercup” in the hit movie “The Hunger Games”
  • Bodie, the French bulldog who starred in the movie “Due Date”
  • Cheeto, the cat who played “Azrael” in the hit movie “The Smurfs”
  • George, the friendly canine who played “Marmaduke” in the hit film
  • Charlie, the well-trained cat who played “Mr. Jinx” in “The Little Fockers” movie

Share photos from this year’s event

Marti (dog) who portrays “Sandy” in 2014’s urban remake of “Annie.”

Orion (cat) who plays “Buttercup” in the popular “Hunger Games” series.

Candid Photos from Pet Night

Media Highlights

Capitol Hill Goes to the Dogs … and Cats! | ABCNews.com | By Freda Kahen-Kashi | September 18, 2014

Who’s the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill!? | The Hill | By Judy Kurtz | September 19, 2014

Animal Health Institute Names Winners of 2014 Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill | Fishbowl DC | By Nick Massella | September 19, 2014

Animal Health Institute hosts annual ‘Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill’ contest | Red Alert Politics | By Morgan Chalfant | September 19, 2014

Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Office Fittingly Wins “Cutest Dog” at Pet Night on The Hill | Famous DC | September 19, 2014

Soooo Many Parties…Pet Night! | The Scene Bisnow | September 19, 2014

Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill | Hollywood on the Potomac | Jen Voss | September 20, 2014

Pet Night on Capitol Hill: Celebrity Cats (and Dogs) Bring Politicians Together | The Conscious Cat | By Ingrid | September 21, 2014

Capitol Hill Has Gone to the Dogs! (And Cats And Rabbits) | K Street Magazine | By staff | September 22, 2014

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