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You Can Only Go To This Pool Party If You Bring A Dachshund

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There's an exclusive pool party at a gorgeous 1920s Hollywood Hills home. But the thing is, you can only go if you bring your dachshund. Susanna Zachary is the founder of SysterLi, which sells handcrafted products for dogs. Do you want your best friend wearing last year's American Apparel hoodie, or would you rather outfit your most loyal companion in a designer beach robe? This is a realistic questions for any canine-loving Angeleno to be asking themselves, as California recently made it legal to bring your dog to dinner. (Or brunch, the most stylish of meals.)

Zachary really does make fine outfits for pups. They're unique and made by hand, using top-notch fabrics. As she says, "Why would you not want to dress your dog in the same quality outfits like you do yourself?"

To promote her brand, she decided to throw a pool party on October 19, but only for a very select group of people. Upon learning that the so-called wiener dog was the seventh most popular dog breed in Los Angeles and as a beloved 'doxie' owner herself, it occurred to her that bringing together some folks with a common interest for a relaxing poolside soiree could be pretty fun. Plus, it's not like you can take your dog with you to the Hotel Roosevelt for a swim.

"The pool," she notes, "is super long, which is makes it ideal for wiener dog swimming races."

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Do these dogs like to swim? YouTube indicates yes.

To get access to the pool party, you have to send Zachary a photo of your dog, which she must approve. Once she does, she'll send you the details on the event, including the exact address. All we can tell you now is that it's located in the Hills, north of Franklin Village. A small cover charge of $15-20 will help pay for snacks and drinks, and a $5 Polaroid booth will be on site so that you can remember this doggie date forever.

I asked Zachary if she would consider hosting pool parties for other types of dogs, and she said that yes, if this one goes well, it's possible that every dog will have their day.

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