Swim and dine with man’s best friend and Youngwood Dog Club
As the dog days of summer wind down, dog owners whose pups enjoy a little pool time can bring their furry friends to Youngwood Dog Club’s “Doggy Swim Day.”
The second annual event will be held at noon Sept. 7 at Youngwood Park & Pool, says Rodney Little, club president.
“We will have food trucks, face painting, a caricaturist, music. Ashley Nye Funeral Home and For the Love of Furbabies are our business sponsors,” Little says.
Come bring your dog and join us for an end of summer celebration that’s bound to make a splash! 💦
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The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit club, he says.
Little plans to roll out an initiative awarding annual $500 grants to area animal shelters over the next five years.
Tickets for the event are $12 per dog, or a $5 donation for humans unaccompanied by a dog.
Dining with the dogs
On Oct. 11, the club will host its first “Dinner with the Dogs,” beginning at 6 p.m. at Ferrante’s Lakeview, 6153 Route 30, Hempfield.
“This has been a dream and vision of mine I’ve had for quite some time now,” Little says.
The event will feature dogs who are long-time shelter residents and in need of good homes, he says. The dogs will walk down a red carpet as attendees hear their names and stories.
Five nonprofit shelters are expected to bring 15 to 20 dogs to the event.
The fundraiser will include a basket raffle and 50/50, Little says.
Tickets are $35.
In addition to those activities, the club will move into a new space on Sept. 10.
A 5:50 p.m. ribbon-cutting will be held for its new location at Ignite Headquarters Coworking Space, 4 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, Little says.
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