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National Pet Day Celebration

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It's National Pet Day.

    In honor of the national holiday for four-legged friends, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the Shake Shack restaurant in Center City will host an event to raise awareness about homeless pets.

    The event will both raise funds to support the PAWS mission and give attendees an opportunity to meet some of the puppies up for adoption. Shake Shack will sell one of two dog treats on the restaurant's menu, Poochinis -- dog biscuits with peanut butter and vanilla frozen custard -- throughout the event.

    Two dollars from each poochini will be donated to PAWS.

    A formal meet-and-greet with PAWS pups will be held in the restaurant's outdoor dining area from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Event organizers say they hope to attract dog lovers from nearby Rittenhouse Square Park, a popular destination for dog walkers.

    National Pet Day was established in 2005 by Colleen Page, a pet and family lifestyle expert who also founded several other holidays to celebrate animals, including National Dog Day, National Puppy Day and National Cat Day.