Join Us at the Dog-Friendly RUN FUR FUN 5K!

dog friendly Miami Equipaws Pet ServicesWondering how you can raise money for homeless dogs in Miami while having fun with your pup? Wonder no more! You can join us for the second annual Paws 4 You Run Fur Fun 5K on  April 26! This is a great rain-or-shine fundraiser in which you can walk/run one mile with your dog for fun, or take part in an officially-timed race on a certified course. For those who wish they had a dog but don’t, there will be plenty of willing doggy volunteers from the Rent-a-Dog Booth! We’re excited to be a Top Dog Sponsor for the second year in a row, and hope you visit our booth before and after your run! Each participant will receive food, refreshments, a drawstring backpack with a T-shirt and bandanna, and a medal while supplies last, so be sure to register early online!

How to Enjoy the RUN FUR FUN:
There is of course the run or walk, starting at 4 p.m., but there are also many pet-friendly vendors, food trucks, and adoptable dogs about, as well! We are thrilled that Paws 4 You alum, Lucy, convinced her dad, Dave Barry, to MC the event. We take care of this special pup and know first-hand what a huge heart and giving spirit she has. Thanks for pulling through, Lucy and Dave! Who else is joining? Lots of pet care professionals, like our friends at Applause Your Paws, Fuji and Friends, Smiley Pet Stop, and Pet’s Best! We’re looking forward to Kona Ice Food Truck and and Mr. PB&J food truck.

Last year’s 5k was a lot of fun! The pups all cooled down in big plastic kiddie pools, treats were dispensed, new friends were made, and pups found new homes.  It’s a great event for family and friends, for building community, and for raising awareness for the strays in Miami-Dade County! We’ll see you there!

WHEN:
When: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Registration begins at 2:00pm
5K timed run/walk begins at 4:00pm
1-mile fun run/walk begins at 4:15pm
Celebration to follow!

WHERE
Killian Greens Golf Club
9980 SW 104th Street
Miami, FL 33176

REGISTER: Advance registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 12 ($35/$25 on-site). Each participant will receive a drawstring backpack with a T-shirt and bandana while supplies last.

SPONSOR:
Would you like to sponsor the RUN FUR FUN? Sponsoring saves lives while promoting your business! There are sponsorship levels for every budget. Please visit Paws 4 You for more information on sponsoring, rules for dogs, and stroller use (yes, you may run with your stroller!) and other details.  See you soon!
Watch last year’s festivities:

Dog-Friendly Holiday Party in Miami a Success!

dog friendly Miami Christmas

Thanks to all who came by our dog-friendly Holiday Party in Miami last weekend! We, along with our co-hosts Fuji and Friends, were so happy to welcome our clients and new friends to West Elm in Dadeland for our fundraiser benefiting Paws 4 You Rescue. The crew from Paws 4 You brought out pups for adoption; we think one may have at least found a foster, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for that!

Everyone who came mentioned how thankful they were for the opportunity to donate to a great cause. They loved the Santa Paws photo shoot and the sweets were a hit. Of course, we have a long list of people to thank ourselves! Our pet sitters were on hand to volunteer their time on a Sunday, and we are so proud and grateful for that. Sara and Sarah are wonderful employees and that’s the kind of giving spirit we appreciate. Sara also volunteered with her boyfriend, Alex Bartole, to snap the Santa Paws photos that everyone loved.

We’d especially like to thank Lee Morrisson, our wonderful Santa Paws and and photographers Alex Bartole and Sarah Robinson! Lee is always ready to lend a helping hand, be it through the South Miami Rotary Club or as a friend. The dogs all thought he made the perfect Santa Paws, and we agree! Santa’s helpers, Alex and Sara, were professional and made the photo sessions run smoothly and the photographs were beautiful and crisp. If you need a photographer for your events, Alex and Sara are a great team. Please contact bartolea@gmail.com to learn more about them. 
We are also incredibly grateful for the support from our local Miami pet-friendly businesses and rescue volunteers! We’d like to thank everyone who came out to make this holiday party special, including:

  • Fuji and Friends- for being such great co-hosts!
  • Sheep Sac- for coming through to offer her great gift bags
  • Waglet Works Adventure Dog Gear- an incredibly cool dog apparel
  • Slice of Art Bakery- for the delicious mini Christmas Cupcakes
  • Little R & R Bake Shop- delightfully mid-western & homey baked goods (vegan? no problem!)
  • Cao Chocolates- for their donation of delicous freshly made brownies
  • West Elm Dadeland- for opening their store to our dogs!
  • The Paws 4 You Rescue volunteers!

We can’t wait for what next year brings.