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Fundraiser benefits animal groups
Adoption focus of Cupids & Canines
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

• What: Cupids & Canines celebration

• When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Camp Bow Wow, 1755 Grasslands Pkwy.

• Cost: Free to enter; vendors charge for products and services

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Puppy lovers are invited to help dogs — and maybe a few cats — in need this weekend.

Camp Bow Wow, a specialty kennel that provides day and overnight care for dogs in southwestern Forsyth County, will hold its third annual Cupids & Canines celebration.

Owner Peter Harris said the event, which is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will have a festival feel.

“We’ll have dog trainers doing demonstrations, treats for the dogs, and one of our local mobile veterinary clinics will be doing vaccines and micro-chipping,” Harris said.

“There’ll also be a lot of games and fun activities for the people and pets.”

In addition, a number of vendors will be selling food and the Humane Societys of Forsyth and Dawson counties will bring dogs, and probably a few cats, for adoption.

Proceeds from vendor sales will be split between the two agencies, Harris said.

He estimated some 20 animals, about the same number as years past, would be available for adoption Saturday.

“That’s the main reason we do this,” he said. “If we have only 30 people come, but all the animals get adopted, we consider that a great success. But if we have 100 people and no animals get adopted, then it’s not a success.”

All pet lovers are invited.

“Whether people are looking to adopt a new pet or not, it’ll be a great opportunity to get out and socialize with other pet people,” Harris said. “But once you get there it’s hard to resist those sweet little faces looking at you.”

The event has drawn about 50 to 75 visitors in the past, said Harris, who’s hoping for more this year.

“We’ve done a better job of promoting it this year and this will be the first year we’ve had outside vendors, so we hopefully that will be a draw,” he said.

“It’ll be a great, pet-friendly day.”