Proceeds benefit One of A Kind Pet Rescue, Ohio Pug Rescue
— West Akron will once again be overrun with wrinkles, rolls and cute faces, as Akron Pug Fest returns Sunday, Sept. 16, to One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market St., from noon to 4 p.m.
The third annual fundraising event is coordinated to raise awareness for pet adoption, through One of A Kind Pet Rescue and Ohio Pug Rescue, with the proceeds benefiting both organizations.
Activities include pug costume contests, pug name contests, nail trims, photo booth opportunities, raffle baskets and an opportunity to win a set of handmade, original Pug Fest cornhole boards. The event also includes a putt-putt contest to for free raffle tickets.
Edge Hair Design will provide braids and hair extensions, and and Infocus Studios will set up a photo booth for pug and people portraits throughout the day. Also available is a 2018 Pug Fest T-shirt, designed by Nadia Edgar and sponsored by Kate Anderson and American Fireworks Co.
Throughout the day, a variety of live music will keep the party going with the rock n’ roll/new wave, power pop band Fancy Legs, who starts at 2:30 p.m.
Handmade and local goodies will be available to purchase with Akron’s own Crafty Mart, and attendees may grab a drink at the Pug Beer Garden, sponsored by Silveroak Landcare, or sample some of the treats for sale from Stray Dog Food Cart, Bahler Street Pizza and Western Fruit Basket. AC Ice Cream Truck also will be on hand, providing Pugsicles, along with 350 Bakery.
One of A Kind Pet Rescue, Silveroak Landcare, Infocus Studios, Kate Anderson, American Fire Works Co., Molly and Jason Beutel are all current supporters and sponsors of this year’s event.
One of A Kind Pet Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to making our community “no-kill,” where all pets have loving homes, to saving the lives of animals in imminent danger of euthanasia, and enriching the lives of people through rescue, spaying/neutering, adoption and advocacy on behalf of homeless pets. One of A Kind is a no-time-limit shelter. Ill and/or injured animals brought to the organization by Good Samaritans are often given priority. Owner surrenders and strays are accepted when space is available. For info, call (330) 865.6200 or visit www.oneofakindpets.com.
Photos: Jacob Mollohan