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Celebrate being a pet owner at ‘Pittsburgh Dog Mom’s Day’ event

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
John Colombo
Tori Mistick (bottom, right) with her dogs Lucy and Burt, is the lead organizer of the Pittsburgh Dog Mom’s Day event on May 11. It became a national holiday in 2018. She says this group of dog moms have become her friends.

Calling all dog moms.

On Saturday, Tori Mistick, who writes the blog “Wear Wag Repeat,” a multi-media brand created for stylish dog moms as hosting Pittsburgh Dog Mom’s Day event from noon to 4 p.m. at Mellon Park in Shadyside.

The free event will have photo installations, lounge areas, a doggy food truck, giveaways and more.

National Dog Mom’s Day is recognized as the second Saturday in May.

Owners are asked to share photos on social media with the hashtag #DogMomsDay.

“I have made a lot of friends who love dogs,” said Mistick, who also hosts a podcast where she interviews like-minded women on the pet industry. “This event also coincides with the sixth anniversary of my blog and website. “

She met most of the other dog moms through pet Instagram accounts.

“We all love taking pictures of our dogs,” Mistick said. “When we get together it’s like social hour. It’s a wonderful community and we all enjoy meeting like-minded people and brag about our dogs.”

Donations of dog food and cleaning products will be taken for Action for Animals Humane Society based in Latrobe where Mistick rescued one of her dogs.

Nearby Bakery Square, one of the sponsors of the event, has several dog friendly stores and restaurants, Mistick said. She said more and more people want to take their dogs with them wherever they go from a restaurant to a coffee shop to a vacation.

“Some of the things I do people think are silly,” Mistick said. “But we all need to smile a little more in this world and our dogs make us laugh and enjoy life.”

Details: https://www.facebook.com/WearWagRepeat/

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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