To Do Wednesday: A Puppy in a Pear Tree

Santa

While you’re out there trying to find your little hell-raiser a dress for her coming-out at the International Debutante Ball later in the month, we’re grateful that we only have to worry about taking care of our pup! And Rufus will absolutely adore tonight’s Toys for Dogs benefit party, a human-and-canine shindig where the humans open their wallets and donate toys for Sandy relief, and the dogs get a photo op with Santa Claus. For those not blessed with a four-legged plus-one, the Humane Society of New York is bringing rescue dogs for guests to check out—you know you say you’ll be leaving alone, but after one candy-cane martini, you might just find that cuddly friend you’d been hoping Santa might bring. (That’s the joy of Christmas as an adult: you’re old enough to buy yourself presents.)

Amnesia, 609 West 29th Street, 6:30pm, tickets and information can be found at animalfair.com.