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A Doggie Beach Party to Raise Awareness

Bring your pup for games, food, music and tropical fun to the 10th annual Gabriel’s Angels Doggie Beach Party on Saturday, Feb. 27 to raise awareness about benefits of pet therapy for abused, neglected and at-risk children!

Taking place at the Franciscan Renewal Center, guests are invited to enjoy some fun in the Arizona sun as participants dress up their dog in their best beachwear or bathing suit to take home the title of Best Doggie Beachwear.  Other contests include Doggie Limbo, Best Dog Costume and the ever-popular Dog/Owner Look Alike contest.  Bring the kids as well because there will be tons of activities and games for the young ones. Plus stay tuned for live entertainment and more than 30 vendors and exhibitors!

“The Beach Party is a fun day for our families,” says Pam Gaber, president and founder of Gabriel’s Angels.  “There aren’t many events where you can bring your dogs and your kids and entertain them both at the same time.  Dogs can offer so much more than companionship.  We hope people will learn a bit more about Gabriel’s Angels and the progress we’ve made in the community with abused and neglected children. These children find unconditional love and acceptance from our pets, something most of them have never experienced.”

More Event Info: The 2010 event is Saturday, February 27 at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale on the East Lawn.  The festivities will commence at 10 a.m. until noon.  Families are encouraged to attend with or without their friendly canine family members.  Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and 5 and under is free.  There is ample on-site parking.

For more information on the Gabriel’s Angels 2010 Doggie Beach Party log on to www.gabrielsangels.org or call 602.266.0875.

Abut Gabriel’s Angels: Gabriel’s Angels is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, nurturing their ability to love and trust, thereby freeing them from the cycle of violence. Pet Therapy teams are owners and their dogs that visit facilities serving abused and at-risk children in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.  These visits provide children with unconditional love and teach children compassion, nurturance and trust.  The Therapy Dogs lift children’s spirits, give them hope, and provide safe and unconditional acceptance.

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