Way to Go Volunteers! There are now 105 of you signed up for Paws in the Park!
For those of you on the fence, we want to clear up some myths:
Myth: You can’t volunteer at the event AND walk with your pet
Fact: You CAN walk AND volunteer. For certain volunteer posts, you will need to have a friend or family member take your pooch for your shift but for some volunteer positions, you can have your dog with you! Please email Paige Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer on the day of the event. We need LOTS of help!
Myth: You have to walk if you register
Fact: You can volunteer, shop, watch the demos, but you DO NOT have to walk
Myth: You have to have a dog to walk
Fact: You don’t even have to own a pet, you just need to support the cause and want to support homeless animals! We need people who believe in the work Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption does and want to do their part to help make a difference!
Myth: I have to ask friends for money if I register
Fact: You DON’T have to ask your friends for money if you register. Of course, the whole point of Paws is to get the word out about what an awesome organization APRA is and to ask for support, but we know it can be uncomfortable asking friends and family for money even if it’s for a super cause like our adorable dogs and cats. We could still use your help getting the word out about the event to everyone you know! Here is an email you can edit as you like that you can send out to friends and family.
Subject: Save the Date!!
Please mark your calendars on September 23rd from 12-5 for Paws in the Park, a dog walk and pet expo to be held at Centennial Olympic Park with live music and a fabulous kids corner all to benefit the amazing work of Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (APRA). I volunteer for this fantastic organization and I love the work they do. APRA has saved over 15,000 dogs and cats since it began over ten years ago. Please support me by just showing up! There will be tons to do!
Disc Dog Demo
Live music from Always Saturday and the Non-Essentials
Arts and Crafts
Shopping with our fantastic vendors
And of course lots and lots of doggies to play with
Plus Food Trucks!!
If you would like to register to walk with your dog, please go to www.pawsintheparkatlanta.com
If you cannot make the event but you would like to support the work of APRA, please go to the page for the APRA employees and donate by clicking here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/craigstrain/paws-in-the-park-2012