Pups and people will come together at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s Eighth Annual PupCrawl this August. The month-long event, presented by Wagnolia’s and sponsored by Camp Bow Wow, will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on August 1, at Mr. Jalapeño (1602 SE Federal Highway).
Pre-sale tickets are available online for $25 before August 1 ($30 after) and include VIP Passport access into more than one dozen restaurants and bars in Martin County. The VIP Passport will feature coupons for each of the participating locations and are valid for the entire month of August. Guests may visit all the venues in one stroll or spread the stops out over the course of the entire month. A 50/50 drawing and raffles will take place at the kick-off.
VIP Passports may be picked up at Mr. Jalapeño on August 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. After August 1, VIP Passports can be picked up at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Email DGreer@hstc1.org to make arrangements.
August 1 is National Girlfriends’ Day, which is the theme of this year’s PupCrawl. “We are encouraging our guests to come to our kickoff dressed in a girlfriend’s theme, which may resemble characters from Golden Girls, First Wives Club, Lucy and Ethel, Hocus Pocus, Thelma & Louise,” said HSTC Communications Manager Sarah Fisher. “You get the idea!”
Guests wearing a costume are encouraged to participate in a photo contest for their chance to win sponsored gift baskets for first and second places. To participate, guests will take photos at one of the PupCrawl-sponsored locations, post to their social media pages, tag the tag @humanesocietytc or @hstcadopt, add a location, and use the hashtag #hstcPupCrawl. The photo with the most “likes” by midnight on August 31 at midnight wins. The winner will be notified via email. Only paid PupCrawl participants may enter the contest.
The PupCrawl is open to guests ages 21 and older. The event is dog-friendly, but all dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leashes and the owner must make sure the dog is properly being cared for at all times. The humane society stresses the importance of pet owners being able to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion, aggressive behavior, overstimulation, and other problematic areas as pets’ health is paramount.
For more information, contact HSTC Community Events Specialist Debbi Greer at (772) 600-3214 or via email at DGreer@hstc1.org.