Pints for Paws SRQ – October 25, 2015
The next Pints For Paws SRQ event will be held at the Cock & Bull Pub at 975 Cattlemen Road on Sunday October 25th. This year’s Halloween fundraiser will benefit Vintage Paws Sanctuary and Satchel’s Last Resort, both are Sarasota-based nonprofit organizations. Tickets are on sale now!
From 3-6, dog lovers and their pups will take over the spacious beer garden for food, fun and games.
A costume contest for dogs, and the very popular pie-eating contest will be back, this time with a hint of pumpkin for some holiday flair. Dogs are divided into two groups, large and small for the competition. Here’s the small dog group from the last event.
Live music, food and raffles will round out the event. Dog-related raffle prizes from artwork to services are offered, as well as some new surprise items this year.
If you are new in town, this is a great way to meet other dog people! Already have your own pack of pals? Bring your friends and their leashed dogs to support these two incredible animal rescues.
Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Why is it important to get tickets in advance? It helps everyone. You save money and we can plan accordingly on the number of attendees.
Pints for Paws SRQ is presented by the Sarasota Animal Advocates and SarasotaDog.com
About Vintage Paws Sanctuary:
Vintage Paws, a non-profit 501(c)3 senior dog sanctuary, was started (officially) in 2012 by Jennifer Hummel, a long-time animal lover and owner of ACE Pet Resort. Jennifer experienced first-hand the devastating plight of senior dogs when their owners can no longer care for them. When Jennifer was 16, her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her mother knew that when she passed, her teenage daughters would be unable to afford care for their three senior dogs, let alone care for themselves. When the end was near, Jennifer’s mother made the difficult decision to bring the dogs to Bishop’s Animal Shelter. Due to their age and health conditions, they were most certainly euthanized.
Fast forward to 2004, when ACE Pet Resort opened its doors. From its inception, ACE provided a home for wayward senior dogs. Some live out the remainder of their lives here, being given the medical attention they need and the love they deserve. Others have been placed in their own forever homes.
The goal of Vintage Paws is to give senior and terminally-ill dogs a home of their own. Vintage Paws will raise funding through grants, fundraising and private donors to build these dogs a home to live out their remaining days, months or years. Vintage Paws will educate the public about caring for their senior dogs and ways to make the senior years more enjoyable for the dog and the owner. Vintage Paws will obtain pet therapy certification for eligible dogs so they may be ambassadors for senior dogs and provide therapy to nursing home residents, children and the community.
Due to the present issue of limited space, Vintage Paws currently accepts a small number of senior dogs on a case-by-case basis. These dogs are dogs whose owners have passed, whose owners can no longer care for them, dogs who have been abandoned at a shelter, or otherwise deemed unadoptable due to age or illness.
About Satchel’s Last Resort
At Satchel’s Last Resort, we provide lifelong shelter to dogs deemed unadoptable, nurture and train borderline dogs, and offer temporary shelter to adoptable dogs whose owners can no longer care for them.
We believe all dogs are created equal and deserve to live the life of a beloved pet. Each dog that comes to us has its own unique and personal history. We get to know each dog individually – his favorite toy, his favorite game, his favorite foods. The residents (dogs forever with Satchel’s) and guests (adoptable dogs) live in an airy shelter with spacious kennels, go for three romps or walks per day, and even take the occasional car ride to let their fur flap in the wind.
Most important to us, we keep our dogs safe from other residents and from humans who may want to harm them. Behaviorists work with the dogs a few times a week to teach them that they can trust humans and other animals.
We actively seek forever homes tailored to the needs of our adoptable dogs so that they can live the rest of their lives among a family of their own. We believe that by harnessing the unconditional love that the dogs in our sanctuary put forth everyday, the world becomes a brighter place for animals and people.
Each and everyday we try to give a little of their love back – back to the dogs and back to our community.