Breakfast at Sniffany’s

Who knew raising money for animal rescue groups could be so fun!

Writer: Felicia Mumbert | Photos courtesy of Breakfast at Sniffany’s


Grab your furry friends and mingle with other animal-loving people! Join the Breakfast at Sniffany’s eighth annual breakfast event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 at The Barn at Lyons Creek Overlook in Dunkirk.
Chesapeake Grille will generously provide a bountiful brunch buffet. Guests can also expect delightful desserts, sparking cocktails and fun.
There will also be a doggie treat buffet. The furry visitors get to munch from a treat bar overflowing with gourmet dog treats provided by Chesapeake Barcuterie and dog-friendly ice cream sundaes. Dogs ranging from two pounds to 200 pounds are welcome.
Dress up your dogs in their best party attire for a chance to win a prize for best dressed. There will also be contests for best trick, biggest dog and smallest dog. Some owners even coordinate costumes with their animal sidekicks.
Pet-themed donations, including one-of-a-kind items by local artists, will be offered at a silent auction.
The brunch and auction fundraiser supports Southern Maryland animal rescues and is organized by the charity’s founder, Heather Maertens of Maertens Fine Jewelry.
The four animal rescue organizations benefitting from the event are Humane Society of Calvert County, Just One More Dachshund Rescue, Animal Relief Fund and Pets With Disabilities.
The fundraiser has raised more than $70,000 for rescue groups to date.
“Breakfast at Sniffany’s is a true community event,” Heather says. “This day could not happen without the support of our sponsors, auction donors and volunteers. It makes my heart so happy to look around and see so many smiling faces and wagging tails. I am so thankful for this wonderful area that I call home and am happy to give back when I can. I am immensely grateful for these animal rescue groups and all of the hard work that they do for our furry friends.”
It’s time to “pawty” with the pups, sip on refreshing cocktails and listen to music by the water. Don’t miss the most PAWsome event of the season!
Follow Breakfast at Sniffany’s on Facebook for more information. Those interested in becoming part of the event should email
Tickets are $35 each. Call 410-394-3990 for ticket information or visit Maertens Fine Jewelry at 11743 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. •