Atlanta Boxer Rescue to Hold Fifth Annual Boxerstock Music Festival

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Full Day of Family and Dog-friendly Music and Fun Scheduled for October 21

Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc., will hold its fifth annual Boxerstock music festival on Sunday, October 21, from noon until 6 PM, at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic returns as the presenting sponsor of this year's event. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and only $5 for children under 12, students and members of the military with proper ID. All proceeds from Boxerstock will go toward Atlanta Boxer Rescue efforts and pet owner education.

Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide 2 fenced dog parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips throughout the day. Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog.

This year's musical lineup includes artists from a variety of genres to suit all tastes. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6:00 pm. Georgia singer/songwriter Davin McCoy hits the stage at noon to get the day's music started. Erik Smallwood brings his infectious, passionate sound to rock the crowd. American/folk-rock band The Deadfields will have the crowd stomping their feet. Indie rock band 10 Miles of Blue combines the talents of seven musicians on the Boxerstock stage. Power pop trio Kick the Robot rounds out the musical lineup with their uninhibited brand of alternative rock. Comedienne Shelly Ryan returns to Boxerstock for her third year as emcee.

This year's Boxerstock features an all new Kids' Village with fun activities for children, including Atlanta's tallest inflatable - a three-story slide, kids’ costume contest, trick or treating and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment! Other planned events include a silent auction, a dog costume contest and a canine agility demo featuring “Georgia,” who is currently the #1 agility boxer in the country. Food, drinks and a variety of merchandise from vendors will be available for purchase. Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering.

"Atlanta Boxer Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of the boxer dog breed, rescuing over 500 boxers. We provide adoption services, fostering and education to aid boxers and their owners. The fifth annual Boxerstock music festival will have an amazing lineup of musicians," said Dianne DaLee, president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. "The funds Atlanta Boxer Rescue raises at Boxerstock, our largest annual fundraiser, will allow us to continue our boxer rescue efforts."

"The Boxerstock music festival has been a hit with music fans and our practice. Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic is happy to return as the presenting sponsor for a third time," said Steven M. Whittle, DVM. "Atlanta Boxer Rescue does incredible work caring for these boxers and educating the public. We are delighted to continue our support for their rescue efforts."

Boxerstock would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. This year's presenting sponsor is Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic. Other sponsors include K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark, C&C Fence Company, Balloons & Events Over Atlanta, DaLee & Company, Inc., Marietta.com, Courier Express, Our Town Monthly, Dream Land Pet Memorial Center, Soulpup.com, RSVP Party Rentals, Signs Now, Sergeant Scooper and Eileen Kimble.

More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions to the event and a full schedule can be found at http://www.boxerstock.org. Tickets for the event are available on the Web site.

About Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of Boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc., is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit our website at http://www.atlantaboxerrescue.org or email info(at)atlantaboxerrescue(dot)org.

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