Studies show that owning a pet can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, boost immunity, help fight depression, and improve your social life (beers at the dog park anyone? …Just kidding. Kind of…). While returning home after a long day’s work to find your new designer purse ripped to shreds by your new pup may give you a heart attack, the good news is that pet owners are more likely to survive a heart attack than non-owners.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation have introduced a new way to promote healthy living for pet-lovers and celebrate the health of you and your pets!
The first Dogs with Heart Fundraiser in Support of the Health and Stroke Foundation takes place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Pawsway in Toronto. The walk-a-thon starts at the Pawsway with some fun in the dog-friendly photobooth and proceeds down the Lakeshore on a 45 minute walk, followed by refreshments back at the Pawsway afterwards. Be sure to pick up your swag bag for participating!
For only a $5 donation at the event you can also enter yourself in a draw to win one of these (AWESOME!) prizes:
- $80 Pet Grooming Gift Certificate from Metro Dog Stop
- 2-Month Program for your Dog from Fetching valued at $255 (I wrote about my experience at one of their programs here!)
- Dog Friendly Gift Baskets from Super Fetch
- $160 Pet Photography Session with photos and a CD from Toronto Pet Photography
- 2 Gift Certificates valued at $100 for Dog Grooming at Urban Dog Fitness and Spa
- An Amazon Adventurer Dog Jacket from Canada Pooch worth $50 (My fave! Moe the Boxer doesn’t know it, but he’s totally coveting one.)
You can also sign up to fundraise for a chance to win a year’s supply of Purina dog food worth $600.
Swag is awesome, but I bet the best part about the Dogs with Heart event will be returning home with a pooched pup ready to relax for the rest of the afternoon. Okay, I’m dreaming now…
Tickets for Dogs with Heart cost $25 and can be purchased here.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
10:00am-12:00pm (walk start time: approx 10:45am)
PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay, Toronto