"The reaction from the dogs was just amazing," Stessel said. "They were just so cute. It was really special."
After the show, each dog was showered with plenty of treats and affection. And with any luck, thanks to this added attention, they will soon perform disappearing acts of their own — from the shelter's kennels into the hearts of new families.
"They just wanted to be loved," Stessel said. "Each one of them would be perfect to find their own forever home."