Springfield, Virginia (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Olde Towne Pet Resort and fitness apparel store Metro Run and Walk recently partnered to raise both funds and important awareness for homeless pets in the Northern Virginia area by organizing a local run and walk event named Break a Sweat for a Homeless Pet which took place in Burke Lake Park on Saturday, April 14, 2013.
The joint fundraising efforts from the Break a Sweat for a Homeless Pet event were successful in raising $1,945 in donations to Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Since 2006, the FFCAS has been aiding the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in its efforts to help lost and abandoned animals in our community.
Mark Russell, founder and business owner of Metro Run and Walk, was delighted with Break a Sweat for a Homeless Pet’s fundraising outcome. “Olde Towne Pet Resort was a strong partner to have for the debut of our first-ever pet friendly fundraising run and walk. The pet resort’s General Manager, Dixie Eng, and their Business Development Coordinator, Katy Salo, helped us conceive, plan and publicize the event to a wide range of folks. They truly helped create memorable experiences for participating dogs and dog-lovers alike to thoroughly enjoy.”
“It was exciting to see more than 180 participants partake in this event to benefit the FFCAS,” adds Eng who led Olde Towne Pet Resort’s staff in support of this local fundraising endeavor and pet-friendly event. “The weather was just beautiful. Our staff brought along our bone-shaped pool, a dog bar for water bowls and even a canine ‘kissing booth’ for fun photo opportunities between participating dogs and their doting pet parents.”
Due to the event’s success, both Olde Towne Pet Resort and Metro Run and Walk are each excited to re-launch the event again next year. “We will gladly help spearhead Break a Sweat for a Homeless Pet in 2014,” says Eng. “Olde Towne Pet Resort is committed to local outreach initiatives dedicated to improving the quality of care for our area’s loving pets.”
About Olde Towne Pet Resort
For more than 10 years, the Olde Towne Pet Resort has provided quality boarding and spa services for dogs and cats in Northern Virginia. With locations in both Springfield and Dulles, Olde Towne Pet Resort is known to spare no detail to ensure the utmost of comfort, safety and joy for its customers’ pets. For more information about Olde Towne Pet Resort, please visit http://www.OldeTownePetResort.com.
About Metro Run and Walk
Metro Run and Walk is the place to go for running, walking, and active lifestyle shoes, performance sports bras, apparel, socks, and accessories. The owners and staff of Metro Run & Walk have decades of experience in running, walking and fitness. For more information, please visit http://www.metrorunwalkspringfield.com.
About Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter (FFCAS)
Each year, more than 5,000 domestic animals make their way to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Some are strays and others are pets surrendered by their owners or confiscated by the county due to neglect or mistreatment. FFCAS raises awareness — and money — to help improve the quality of life for hundreds of loving local shelter animals. For more information, please visit http://www.ffcas.org.