A steady stream of pet lovers and the general public flocked to The PawStand’s second anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 7 at 6251 Peachtree Industrial Blvd in Doraville.
The event kicked off with a dog jog/walk hosted by the City of Doraville to benefit the Doraville Police Department's K-9 Unit for protective K-9 ballistic vests and the official celebration ran throughout the afternoon.
Mayor Donna Pittman was on hand to accept a new vest for DPD K-9 Officer Brian and his handler, Officer Jay Ferrell. The PawStand owners, Donna Raney and Jennifer Andreae, have been avid supporters of the Doraville Police Department and its K-9 Corps since opening their successful business in 2015.
Among the activities and participants at the event were Meatballerz food truck, a draft beer tent sponsored by Southbound Craft Beer (featuring local and craft brews), Jimmy’s Tacos food tent, corn hole play and doggy splash pools. Also on hand was a live music DJ, pet food and treat vendors along with many other local vendors, and dog adoptions coordinated by Rescue Me GA.
Throughout the day, raffle tickets were sold featuring prizes such as a tour of Chamblee, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Norcross, and Tucker restaurants; a painting of the winner’s pet by Carlin Leigh Art; and themed baskets with proceeds going to benefit The Florida Keys SPCA for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc. They have been catastrophically impacted by Hurricane Irma and need community support.
The event concluded with a Doraville Police Department K-9 Unit demonstration.