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Auburndale pooch ties knot for animal rescue charity

Piper (l.), a Chihuahua from Auburndale, was married to Boo, a Pomeranian mix, during a fund-raiser for North Shore Animal League and Waggytail Rescue. Photo courtesy Denisimo Photography
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Dawn Strain, of Auburndale, and Broadway actress Orfeh (“Legally Blonde: The Musical”), a Manhattanite, are the proud moms of newlyweds Piper (the bride), a Chihuahua, and Boo (the groom), a Pomeranian mix, who celebrated their “pup-tials” Monday evening at a glitzy wedding hosted by Twenty Four Fifth in the Village.

Both human and canine guests attended the swanky event — created by Strain, president of DJS Events — benefiting North Shore Animal League and Waggytail Rescue.

“We are so appreciative of how many [amazing] people came together to make this night happen for a cause so close to our hearts. The pups brought great smiles and laughter to all, and the money we raised will help bring unconditional love to many homes [across New York and Long Island],” said Strain.

After hors d’oeuvres and Salty Dog cocktails during Yappy Hour, the furry and fabulous couple yipped their I do’s at the dog house-style altar, as Justice of the Pooch — radio personality Valerie Smaldone — officiated.

Piper wore an organza-satin gown and tiara — a Kleinfeld Bridal original — while Boo looked spiffy in his designer tux — sans trousers.

Randy Fenoli, star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and Kleinfeld’s fashion director, was the guest of honor.

“The bond between animal and human, and animal and animal, is often inexplicable and very profound. Celebrating that mystical bond is a joy,” said Smaldone.

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