Jun 20, 2024

DOYLESTOWN, PA, June 20, 2024—the Bucks County Housing Group received a $1500 donation from Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center. Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center held its annual Dog Prom fundraising event on Friday, May 10, 2024. Official prom portraits were taken of the dogs whose parents donated money to the organization. A 50s Sock Hop was the theme, complete with handmade “poodle skirts” adorned with tennis balls and bones instead of the iconic poodle.

food pantries benefit from dog prom

In conjunction with the event, the resort held a people and pet food drive during the week of the fundraising event. Over 200 pounds of human and pet food were delivered to the Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG) food pantry in Doylestown.

“Recently, the food pantries have needed farm and dairy products—including milk, yogurt, and eggs—so this donation will be used to add those essential items to the pantries for our families,” said Steven Keller, food program manager for the Bucks County Housing Group.

In addition to the Doylestown location, the BCHG also operates a food pantry in Langhorne. According to Keller, the Doylestown pantry receives about 110 visits weekly. The food received at the pantry feeds around 400 people a week. Often families experiencing food insecurity are also caring for a pet. Pet food donations also help families with the cost of feeding a pet.

“We are thrilled by the success of our prom event! It’s always a good time for the dogs, the pet parents, and our staff,” said Dr. Laura Weis, who owns and operates Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center with her husband Dr. Ransome Weis adding, “We are incredibly grateful to our generous clients who embrace our mission to give back to our community.”

Prom is a milestone celebrated by high school students and their families every spring, and dogs are cherished members of their families too! The dog daycare programs at Holiday House Pet Resort support each unique dog’s social, emotional, and physical well-being in a loving, safe, and fun-filled environment.

The pet parents enjoyed an after-prom 50s diner-themed reception with complimentary refreshments during daycare dismissal hours. A raffle to benefit BCHG included a Holiday House Pet Resort gift basket featuring free resort services and pet-related items.

To see additional prom photos, visit the Holiday House Pet Resort Facebook page  (


Bucks County Housing Group has been able to operate a permanent supportive housing program for families whose members have disabling conditions, a Rapid Re-Housing project, a Bridge and Home housing program, and various other initiatives that generate and deliver funds and housing assistance to veterans, elders, and additional subgroups within the community that may need extra assistance.

Another big initiative is the community food pantry network. Currently consisting of the Doylestown and Penndel locations and a Mobile Market initiative, over 179,000 pounds of food is distributed, serving over 113,000 community members annually. This equates to millions of dollars in food for the Bucks County community.


Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats with activity packages, daycare, professional training programs, and grooming services. The facility is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, a full-service veterinary hospital located on the same property. For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit or call 215-345-6960.

Photos: Front row (l to r): Raylin Kelly, Steven Keller with the BCHG, Kate McDevitt (BCHG Pantry Coordinator) and her dog Merlin, Ro Riley, Kaitlyn Sigda, and Amanda Diehl. Prom dog: Rosie V.

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