Dog Days event to de­but

Pet-friendly event slated for Aug. 26

The Review - - FRONT PAGE - A press re­lease from the Manayunk De­vel­op­ment Corp.

MANAYUNK » This one has gone to the dogs!

The Manayunk De­vel­op­ment Corp. is bring­ing a brand-new event to cel­e­brate four-legged friends this Au­gust.

Dog Day of Sum­mer will be held Sun­day, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will bring pet-friendly ven­dors, ac­tiv­i­ties, pet adop­tions, food ven­dors and more to the Venice Is­land Am­phithe­ater, 7 Lock St., Manayunk.

“Manayunk is su­per pet­friendly — with our neigh­bor­hood dog park, our many op­tions for out­door din­ing and even a bak­ery just for dogs and cats,” said Me­gan Douress, Manayunk De­vel­op­ment Corp.’s direc­tor of mar­ket­ing nd events. “We thought it was about time we cel­e­brate our four­legged res­i­dents here in Manayunk, and what bet­ter day to do

it than Aug. 26, the Na­tional Day of the Dog?”

Many of Manayunk’s busi­nesses will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event, in­clud­ing Pet Friendly Dog Bak­ery, City of Paws Pet Care, Scal­ly­wags Dog Day­care, Re­gal Bea­gle, Manayunk Pooch Scoochers & Co. and Walk This Way Dog Walk­ing and Pet Sit­ting. Other lo­cal busi­nesses in­clude the Wis­sahickon Creek Vet­eri­nary Hospi­tal in Roxborough, Op­por­tu­nity Barks in East Falls and Pig­gy­back Treats. Many of the event par­tic­i­pants will be sell­ing pet-friendly good­ies or host­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, such as pawdi­cures and a kiss­ing booth.

Other pet-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties at Dog Day of Sum­mer will in­clude a photo booth with Alexa Nahas Pho­tog­ra­phy and a “beer chug­ging” con­test, where ca­nine par­tic­i­pants will com­pete against each other to see who can down a bowl of chicken broth the fastest. In ad­di­tion, Tito’s Vodka will spon­sor a week­end­long “yappy hour” at par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants, where a por­tion of drink pro­ceeds will go to the ben­e­fi­ciary.

And what’s a pet-cen­tric event with­out pet adop­tions? Lo­cal res­cues Brandy­wine Val­ley SPCA, Saved Me An­i­mal Res­cue, Sal­fid Res­cue Inc. and Home at Last Dog Res­cue will be on hand with pets ready to find their per­ma­nent homes.

Not only will the event serve as a day of fun for our furry friends, but it will raise money for the Philadel­phia Chap­ter of the Na­tional Ca­nine Can­cer Foun­da­tion, which will also have a pres­ence at the event. The mis­sion of the foun­da­tion is to elim­i­nate can­cer in dogs through ed­u­ca­tion, out­reach and re­search.

“It’s go­ing to be a re­ally fun day for both pets and their own­ers,” Douress said. “We in­vite every­one to come to the event, even fam­i­lies who don’t have a dog. Who knows, they may end up go­ing home with one!”


The Manayunk De­vel­op­ment Corp. will present Dog Day of Sum­mer Sun­day, Aug. 26.


The Manayunk De­vel­op­ment Corp. will present Dog Day of Sum­mer Sun­day, Aug. 26.

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