Dine With Your Dog Event Benefiting Pet Therapy at Phoenix Children's Hospital Saturday

100+ Dog attendees set to walk the “pet-carpet,” enjoy gourmet meal and mingle with Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s therapy dogs!

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WHAT:

 

Dine With Your Dog is a unique dog-friendly event benefiting the PetSmart Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Amazing photos will be had when 100-plus dogs hit the PetSmart Pet Carpet complete with green Astroturf, toys and catered doggie-arrival treats as the canines arrive on the scene at this posh fundraising event.

 

WHEN:

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Pet Carpet & Media Interviews: 4:45PM-6:00PM
 

WHERE:

The event will be held at the air-conditioned Pavilion at the PERA Club in Tempe starting at 5 p.m. and will feature photo opps on the PetSmart Pet Carpet, gourmet human and canine dinners, a chance to meet the hospital’s therapy dogs, and a message from a Phoenix Children’s patient whose recovery was positively impacted by the animal-assisted therapy program.

 

PHOTO OPPS:

Dogs walking a Pet Carpet (our version of a Red Carpet)
Therapy dogs from Phoenix Children’s
Trick demonstrations, dog and parent portraits, and more!
 

WHY:

Proceeds from the evening will go ‘straight to the dogs’ in support of the PetSmart Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program, which is funded entirely through charitable donations. The 9th Annual Dine With Your Dog event will raise critical funds for the program. Therapy dogs are crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of patients at Phoenix Children’s, helping them forget their pain and medical challenges, while also encouraging them through rehabilitation. Dogs often encourage patients to get up, walk, play, eat and take medications. Animal-assisted therapy dogs at Phoenix Children’s are nationally certified and required to have previous volunteer experience in a healthcare setting and with children. Therapy dog teams visit patients in The Child Life Zone and other common areas, as well as at their bedsides, and make more than 10,000 patient visits annually.

For more information about Dine With Your Dog visit http://phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/dine-with-your-dog/.

CONTACT: Melissa Wenzel, PetSmart Consumer PR 480-271-5428, mwenzel@petsmart.com to schedule time to photograph the dog arrivals on the PetSmart Pet Carpet, or for a Pet Carpet interview.

Contacts

PetSmart Consumer PR
Melissa Wenzel, 480-271-5428
mwenzel@petsmart.com

Contacts

PetSmart Consumer PR
Melissa Wenzel, 480-271-5428
mwenzel@petsmart.com