ATLANTA, Georgia (CW69 news at 10) – Are you looking for somewhere to send your dog for a day or just want to support local animal shelters? The Puppy Friends Social Club is planning an Atlanta induction party this weekend with food and beer runs to celebrate what it is providing for pet owners in the metro area.
CW69 met up with some lucky dogs and people we should add in Grant Park on Friday afternoon. The organizers have put up signs for the events this weekend. “I love animals, so I decided to get into the dog business, so I started caring for dogs from home,” said Kisha Chavis, founder of the Puppy Friends Social Club, who founded the club in 2013 in Los Angeles. An on-demand pet care marketplace is open here in Atlanta and across the country. “Sitters will be enrolling across the country and customers across the country will be enrolling, so there should be sitters in your state who are members of the Puppy Friends Social Club,” she said.
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They make house calls and do background checks on the sitters. Many pet parents prefer this service to a kennel. “I call it a dog prison. You know, you send your dog to the kennel and he sits in jail all day, even though they say they go out to play, there’s nothing like being home, ”said Chavis.
Sitters and customers log on to the website and go through a selection process, and the sitters set their own prices. The company is celebrating its service with a grand weekend party, including a kick-off picnic in Grant Park that begins at 12 noon on Saturday.
Here is the complete calendar of events:
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Saturday 17th July
- 12:00 p.m. – Kickoff Picnic in Grant Park – (Cherokee Avenue)
- 4:30 p.m. – Puppy training with Justin Hall from The Atlanta Dog Wizard at the Village Improv Theater (349 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312)
Sunday 18th July
- 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Barks and Brews, Atlanta Beer Bus hop-on, hop-off shuttle tour.
- Stops are the FireMaker Brewery, the Round Trip Brewing, the Second Self Brewery with a final celebration at Dr. Scofflaws
- Scofflaw Brewing Co.
- Barkuterie Boards
- Atlanta beer bus
- Alpha dog package
- Village improvisation theater
- Firemaker Brewery
- Doggie pastries
- Ambary Gardens (Premium CBD Products)
- Big Daddy Cookies
- The Atlanta Dog Wizard
- Round trip brewery
- Second self-beer company
The proceeds will go to PAWS Atlanta, a non-kill, non-profit animal shelter. Over the next two years, Chavis plans to open places where you can bring your dogs and support homeless veterans and families.
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