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The Big Kahuna Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grille in St. Petersburg hosted Party for the Paws on Saturday, July 19. Dogs were dressed in their best Hawaiian inspired apparel, which included lots of hula skirts and bright floral shirts. Hundreds of supporters, children and four legged compan- ions attended to help raise money for the animals of the shelter. Festivities included: adoptable Pet Pal dogs, tie dye t-shirt station, doggie biscuit bar sponsored by Pet Food Warehouse, live music by cover band Screamin’ Donkey, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle, and doggie cool-off pools. The event raised more than $4,000 for the shelter. The shelter’s next big event will the their Annual Doggie Reunion at Fort DeSoto Dog Beach on October 12. PetPalAnimalShelter.com


(Left): Just some of the 70 or so voluneteers who helped make the evcent a success, surrounding Scott Daly, Pet Pal Animal Shelter’s Executive Director. (Right): Millie, a Beagle-mix puppy enjoyed her first Pet Pal Animal Shelter event. Photography and rover reporting by Heather Schulman.


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It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. The Square Grouper Tiki Bar & Castaways Marina in Jupiter recently hosted the second annual Dog Wash for Heroes. On this one occasion a year, dogs and their owners enjoy the local historical landmark. Adventurous water-loving canines swam and fetched at Grouper beach, followed by a hand wash and tiki-towel-off. Special guests included Al Dobbs with his search


They came by car, boat and paddleboard.


and rescue dogs, Tess and Aryck - all who served tours of duty in Iraq. Trainer Daniel de La Rosa from Service Dogs 4 Servicemen accompanied Hero, a retired Greyhound, now a service dog. SD4S is a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to US military veterans with mobility and/or post-traumatic stress dis- order (PTSD). “This was a great day for our military dog teams;


we are so grateful for the support from the community,” stated Kit Stewart-Legato, founder of Operation Care for Heroes. The three hour event raised a whopping $4000. Specialty and comfort items will be pur- chased and mailed to military teams serving our country. Operation Care For Heroes is a volunteer organization collecting donations and raising funds for postage to send care packages to our troops, including military canines and their handlers, stationed in war zones. Each box shipped to an APO in Afghanistan costs $15.45 and is filled with treats, personal care items, and correspon- dence from the community. The group has shipped more than 1,500 boxes since 2008.


(Left): Daniel de La Rosa and Hero smile, even though Jaws’ brother lurked behind them. Photography and rover reporting by Tina VaLant.


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Michael & Joy Cawby holding Max, event


coordinator Lynne Gibbons and Caela Bickley- Hayek from Gimme Shelter.


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