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3rd ANNUAL CAWS 4 PAWS RETURNS TO BARRE, VT JUNE 3rd
This June, local radio personality JD Green brings his annual pet expo, “CAWS 4 PAWS” back to Barre. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-3pm.
The last two years have seen record crowds at the BOR ice arena and this year Green plans to make this event even bigger. The vendor list last year topped sixty-five, a third larger than the inaugural year in May of 2015. Green’s inspiration behind his CAWS 4 PAWS expo is rooted in his love for animals, mostly his passion for dogs and even more specifically his beloved partner of sixteen years, Buddy. “Th is is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but when lost Buddy I decided to start it up in his memory”, says Green, who adds that Vermont has one of the largest population of dog ownership in the country.
This spring Green hopes to move closer to his goal of 100 vendors, while teaming up with his radio station 101 THE ONE to promote. His aim this year is to expand the crowd from the reaches of Rutland, St. J, Middlebury, St. Albans, Burlington and even New York. “There is something for every pet owner —from nutrition to obedience and behavior to doggy daycare, apparel and beyond. The sky’s the limit really”, he says.
Ian Grant, Owner & Head Trainer from Vermont Dog Boarding & Behavior will be in attendance to offer dog training demonstrations. “The better we understand dogs, the better relationship we have with them”, says Grant. Clients come from Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Connecticut to have their dogs trained by Ian and his staff. He was recently featured on WCAX’s “Made in Vermont” segment. Ian will be hosting a FREE 2-Day Complicated Canines Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th, 9am-4pm at the Hyde Park, VT VFW POST 7779. For more information visit www.vermontdogtrainer.com
Green’s goal however, is to focus on the cause behind countless pet adoption organizations in New England. He welcomes clubs, rescue and therapy groups from all over New England and last year even had several from as far away as Georgia and Florida. “The word is out. It’s back this spring, and better than ever. Those who attended last year will be there again with their dogs. Those that travel from anywhere in Vermont and New England for that matter won’t be disappointed. Don’t leave your dog at home. Hop in the car and bring them with you. It’s a giant win-win for the community and the local economy and I couldn’t be more proud of what it has become already”, he closes.
To learn more, or get involved as a vendor or volunteer on June 3rd, get in touch with Green who says he’s already been contacted by several attendees from last year. Make sure to visit the CAWS 4 PAWS Facebook page.
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