All breeds need caring
Homeless dogs want gifts, too
CURRIMUNDI coffee roasters from Groundskeeper Willie have recently helped homeless dogs fill their stockings.
Will Kemp and Attie O’Rourke served free “reindeer puppaccinos” at a Santa’s Little Helper event in early December to encourage dog owners to bring a dog gift for the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge.
Following a successful Pups and Chinos event in September, the team saw dogs visit from as far south as Brisbane and as far north as the beaches of Noosa and Peregian.
There was locally roasted coffee, snacks and lucky door prizes including dog bandanas and Frank Green keep cups.
Youngsters joined the fun with their furry friends, drinking the “reindeer babychinos” that were also on offer.
Mr Kemp said Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without their much loved pet.
“We spent the last four years in North America with our dachshund Ralph and couldn’t imagine spending a Christmas without our best friend.”
He said the pair enjoyed gathering the community “to make our rescue dogs’ Christmas a little brighter”.
The event was held at the site of their new roastery at 1 Allen Street, Moffat Beach.
Mr Kemp said the coffee cart would still be operating while the team fully fits out the roastery/cafe.
“We’re excited to host the event in our new space, across the road from our original pop-up,” he said.
The husband and wife team donates an ongoing $1 per kilo of coffee to dog rescues.
Groundskeeper Willie also operates a pop-up coffee shop at 2/2 Allen Street, Moffat Beach Tuesdays-Thursdays.
For more information, visit www.grounds keeperwillie.com or @willieonsocial on Facebook.
CUTE: A happy pup at the Groundskeeper Willie Santa’s Little Helper event.