The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee hosted the inaugural Adopt MUTTwaukee event on Saturday, June 15. Described as a doggie social and adoption event, the pet-friendly hotel welcomed not only pets and their people but also organizations dedicated to our four-legged friends.
Stella & Chewy’s, co-sponsor of the event and Milwaukee manufacturer of natural, raw food for dogs and cats, dished out advice (and food samples) to pet parents. Whether or not your dog suffers from allergies, he can benefit from a raw-food diet, and the very informed Stella & Chewy’s representatives were there with advice on how to easily feed your dog a new diet.
A stop at the Canine Cupids rescue booth (“a dog for every lap!”) allowed patrons to meet adoptable cupids. And for just $3, you could adorn your dog’s collar with a handmade “ugly dog tie” – perfect canine formalwear! All proceeds benefited Hailey, a cutie rescued from animal control who is now awaiting much-needed surgery. After seeking advice from two vets, she’ll have a front leg amputated due to a break that healed poorly.
Stephanie Bartz Photography snapped photos of dogs and their people on the front steps of the hotel. Brew City Bully Club had adoptables and offered a chance to buy a raffle ticket prior to their annual Rescue Ride. Others in attendance included the non-profit Seniors Rock! (where “love has no age limit”), Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center, Native Dogg, ROMP (Residents for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks) and more.
Of the social, Iron Horse spokesperson Jordan Dechambre declared a success. “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout and high dog adoption rate,” she says. In fact, the pet-friendly hotel was proud to be a part of connecting needy pets with loving families. “We believe ‘pet-friendly’ goes beyond providing food and water for our furry guests… Going the extra mile is something we do for all of our guests at the hotel, and our furry ones are no exception.”
For more information about the hotel and to view what awaits your dog on an overnight stay, visit http://www.theironhorsehotel.com/packages/the-iron-horse-hotel-big-dog-package.html.
Stella & Chewy’s
Stephanie Bartz Photography
Brew City Bully Club
Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center