Erika Friedman, Founder

Who We Are

Canine Celebration is my "pet project," and was created as a result of my love of animals and those who share this passion. Planning events which benefit the animal charities close to my heart brings me the greatest joy of my life! Although I have a full time job at a Private Equity firm in Manhattan, I dedicate most of my free time to my passion for animals. My goal is to teach people how to better communicate with animals so that we can all live in harmony through knowledge, love & patience. I began on this journey by training dogs. After feeling like there was a void in both available events for our beloved and more charitable work to be done, I decided to start Canine Celebration. I plan birthday parties, weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvah’s, Valentine's Day parties, spa days and even singles events for both dogs & their owners. As much fun as these events are, my real and main focus is planning non-profit events where all proceeds are donated to various animal charities.

I work very hard to source top sponsors to donate their products and services to my events, and their participation in turn makes the evens more successful and also more enjoyable. Their involvement is rewarded with excellent promotional opportunity as their products are being seen and tested by the very people they need to establish as customers for life! I also help to promote the businesses within my network through my extensive media contacts. It is a labor of love if it means bringing more people and their four legged friends to the party! Canine Celebration does not accept payment of any kind for this work. All raffle proceeds and donations go directly to the charity I have chosen for that specific event.

Please join me & Celebrate!