Announcing Saturday Swizzle: PETS! on May 16

Announcing Saturday Swizzle: PETS! on May 16

SATURDAY, MAY 16 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
@ URBAN DURHAM REALTY
401C FOSTER STREET, NEXT TO THE DOWNTOWN DURHAM FARMER’S MARKET

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Join us again as we bring together pet lovers from around Durham for our next Saturday Swizzle to celebrate the furry creatures we love like family. Stop by after your trip to the Farmer’s Market, bring a bag of dog or cat food to enter our raffle, and get a glimpse of what Durham has to offer your four-legged friends:

1) HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE BRINGS ADOPTABLE DOGS & PUPPIES!
It’s true – dogs & puppies are back again this year. We’ll have some sweet adoptable available to meet and snuggle. Enough said! Brought to you by Hope Animal Rescue.

2) PAWS ON DURHAM AT YOUR SERVICE
Don’t fret the next time you have to leave town or work late – call local business Paws On Durham to help with dog walking, in-home pet care, pet taxi, bird and other exotics visits, and more while you are away! Established in 2013 by Durham resident Anthony Garza, Paws on Durham provides local pets with warm, loving, and professional care in the comfort of their own homes.

Anthony has partnered with arcBARKS an organization founded by The ARC of Greensboro that creates dog treats made by chefs with special needs. Anthony will have arcBARKS treats and information on the program on hand at the Swizzle. He also supports Meals on Wheels of Durham and will have information about how you can help the pets of participating seniors.

3) CARICATURES OF YOUR PET
Bring your pet by and commission a caricature from artist Char Reed! Portraits cost $20 for b&w and $40 for color, with 25% of proceeds benefiting all those cute adoptables we’ll have on site that you won’t want to leave behind! You can also talk to her about commissioning more detailed works from Char (like those pictured above). Caricatures drawn on a first come, first serve basis. Char is also our featured artist for the May/June exhibition, so be sure to check out her work on our walls!

4) DOGGONE DELICIOUS
If you don’t already know about Chew Monster, you need to! Their treats are made with locally-sourced malted barley from the beer-brewing process and no more than 5 other natural ingredients sourced from local farms. No preservatives & made with love, there will be LOTS of Chew Monster treat samples available at the event!

5) IT’S RAFFLE TIME
Bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate to our on-site animal rescue organizations & have your name entered to win one of our great prizes including basic dog walking/play time sessions and in-home vacation pet care from Paws on Durham, one b&w and one color Char Reed caricature, a voucher for a free spay/neuter with SNAP-NC, and a gift basket from downtown neighbor Broadway Veterinary Hospital.

Have we mentioned how awesome we think Durham is? Hope to see you there!