Last weekend Emerald City Pet Rescue had an AWESOME opportunity to participate in a unique and fun event. Rescue Dogs, a movie starring real rescue dogs premiered at SIFF’s Uptown Cinema in Lower Queen Anne and the catch was that anyone who attended the premiere showings at 12PM on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 was allowed to bring their own dogs right into the theater! The dogs that arrived with their owners were amazingly well behaved; I imagine they all had a really enthusiastic talking-to before heading to the show. “Okay Rover, today you get to go into a place you are normally not allowed to be in so please be on your best behavior!” The variety of dogs who came ranged from a few little yorkies to a Portuguese water dog, yet no matter what the size, all of the pooches were so very wonderful as they enjoyed the film. Why aren’t dogs allowed in theaters ALL the time?
Emerald City Pet Rescue, along with BarkHappy and MudBay was there to greet moviegoers, human and canine alike. We added to the festivities by teaming up with BarkHappy for a raffle at the end of the movie and we gave away some ECPR mugs! As an added bonus we also had an adoption event right across the street at MudBay.
Because we have a specific process for adoptions, we typically usually only bring a few animalss with us to events. Last weekend was the first time we ventured out of that comfort zone and brought a lot of adoptables with us! We didn’t know what to expect going to this new adventure but staff, volunteers and animals alike arrived at the MudBay across from Uptown Theater with optimism and enthusiasm. We were not disappointed!
The dogs and cats that came with us to strut their stuff really hammed it up! Tiny young pup Valentine Lee put on her “cute-face” (let’s be real, she never takes it off!) and won the hearts of nearly everyone who stopped by, but even better than that our little lady charmed one family so much that she got a contract! Mister Chico with his giant personality in a little body was next to win the hearts of a new forever family and the rest of the fur-babies that attended received so much love from the flow of visitors that they didn’t know what to do with it all! People were pouring in to visit with our pooches and kitties starting at 11AM all the way until 3PM on both days. Needless to say, the animals got a very good night’s sleep after all of the commotion!
We want to extend a special thank you to MudBay for being such wonderful hosts. Their adoption event section is stylish and comfortable for both humans and pets and their staff is amazingly kind and helpful. The event wouldn’t have been nearly as much of a success without them!
If you live in the Seattle area and you’re considering adopting a pet but did not get the chance to attend our adoption event, remember that all of our animals are posted on our website at emeraldcitypetrescue.org as well as on Petfinder and AdoptAPet. We always have an abundance of precious furry faces in need of forever loving homes!