Paws in the Park 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Paws for Life Rescue’s third annual
“Paws in the Park”
Alumni Reunion, Dog Walk & Family Picnic
$10/person over age 12. Dogs and kids are free.
Make a larger impact for homeless pets! Create a Paws in the Park team with your friends, family or co-workers. Teams of six adults or more will get a 10% discount on registration. Prizes will be awarded to the largest canine crew and the team who raises the most in pledges. Enjoy the event alongside the companionship of your team and show your support for the homeless pets of Paws for Life Rescue.
- Goodie bag and wristband (PFL alumni receive an Alumni bandanna)
- Half-mile dog walk
- Picnic lunch
- Shop the vendor area
- Face painting
- Water balloon toss
- Kids’ playground
- Chair massages
- 50/50 raffles
- Canoe/paddleboat rentals
- Nail clipping
- Doggy massages
- Bobbing for milkbones
- Kiss your owner contest
- Paw art
- Canine musical “chairs”
- Adoptable pets
- Games, prizes and more!
Sunday, August 19th, noon – 4 p.m.
Dog walk: 12:45
Games and lunch follow
Independence Oaks County Park, Lakeview Pavilion, 9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston
If you'd like to sign-up to participate as a vendor or a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for a day of fun. The park charges $5 per car, which participants will pay at the gate, so car-pooling is recommended.
All proceeds benefit the homeless pets of Paws for Life Rescue,
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal rescue
Mailing address: 318 John R Rd. #244, Troy, MI 48083
When & Where
Paws for Life Rescue
Paws for Life’s mission is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; to rescue and rehome abandoned pets, matching animals and families to find the right fit for everyone and promising to exhaust all efforts to place adoptable pets in lifelong, loving homes; to promote humane education, spay/neuter initiatives and respect for all living things; to prevent and report cruelty to animals; to participate in disaster animal response; to improve the lives of animals and end the suffering created by puppy mills,
animal fighters and backyard breeders; and to be a driving force, leader and champion for animal welfare in Michigan.
Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption (PFL) is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, not-for-profit animal welfare organization run by a group of hard-working, dedicated volunteers. PFL is an Adoption Guarantee organization that rescues homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from overflowing shelters, based on pre-established collaborative agreements. PFL does not believe that time or money are acceptable reasons to end a life, ever. PFL uses a network of loving foster care homes
where animals stay until their forever homes are found.
PFL’s goal is to find the best homes possible for the homeless pets in our care. PFL operates under the philosophy of do no harm. The organization focuses on humane legislation and education initiatives to permanently improve the lives, safety and future of companion animals in Michigan and surrounding areas. PFL has no paid staff and receives no government support. Every penny donated goes directly to the animals in our care, paying vet bills and purchasing needed supplies.
In addition to rescue, PFL devotes resources to numerous local and national humane campaigns, such as End Dogfighting, Feral Cat TNR and Eliminating Puppy Mills, as well as participation in community and national Disaster Animal Response Teams.
Founded in November 2007, Paws for Life started as a small group of volunteers who wanted to do more for homeless pets. As more people joined the team, the organization grew to what it is today, caring for approximately 150 animals at a time. The core founders of PFL are still active members, leading a team of 30-50 active volunteers.
- To reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in area shelters
- To successfully match homeless dogs and cats with caring families who will provide a home for life
- To educate the public on animal welfare issues, such as pet overpopulation, importance of spay/neuter and prevention of animal cruelty
- To participate in animal disaster training, preparedness and response in order to assist the animal community when in crisis and to mitigate animal injuries and deaths
- To improve the lives of animals in Michigan through collaboration with other organizations in the fight for animals and their welfare