We've got a lot going on this weekend in celebration of our opening.
10% of our sales on Earth Day, Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 will be donated to World Vets in support of their rescue and relief efforts in Japan. If you haven't seen their Facebook album highlighting some of the rescues and reunions, it is worth a few minutes of your time. World Vets partners with local veterinarians to get supplies into devastated areas. With local partnerships, they have reunited many pets with their owners. Many of the uplifting stories that I saw reported after the disaster featured dogs - dogs protecting one another, being reunited with their owners, surviving weeks at sea on a pile of rubble - which, for me, highlighted the powerful connection between man and its best friend. World Vets is an organization that makes sure the medical help is there for the pets affected by these disasters and is a truly deserving organization. We are proud to support them during our Grand Opening.
We will also be giving away a Ruffwear Approach Pack to one lucky customer. . .errr . . . I should say visitor because no purchase is necessary to enter the drawing. Just come on by the store Friday or Saturday to enter. We love the Approach Pack for loads of reasons - it's made by Ruffwear, an Oregon company who also happens to be one of the Top 100 Green Companies in Oregon in 2010 and it's a high-quality pack that is perfect for dogs who are serious hikers - this pack will be there for many, many miles on the trail.
But we're not stopping there with our free giveaways - customers will receive a free pizzle with each purchase.
Our latest addition to the Grand Opening festivities is courtesy of local artist, Jill Mayberg, who has graciously donated one of her awesome prints to be auctioned off. All proceeds will be donated to World Vets as well. This print is called "I Love My Dog" and we love it!
If that's not enough to convince you to stop by, we are also throwing a Happy Hour celebration on Friday. Stop on by from 5-7pm to check us out, enjoy a few drinks and appetizers and get to meet many of the folks involved in making NoPo Paws transition from dream to reality.
We hope to see you this weekend!