By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Lawrenceville’s ‘Paws in the Park’ Event to Give Back to Pet Families in Need
City Partners with Camp Bow Wow of Lawrenceville to Host Dog-Lover Celebration 

The City of Lawrenceville is partnering with Camp Bow Wow of Lawrenceville to celebrate its first “Paws in the Park” event from 12 to 4 pm on Saturday, September 10th.

Sponsored by PetSmart, the event will take place on the Lawrenceville Lawn, located at 210 Luckie Street and all proceeds will be donated to the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation.

The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills. 

“We are thrilled to introduce another brand new event for our community and one that will celebrate man’s best friend,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Our community of dog-lovers will come together for a morning of fun while giving back and making a difference.”

A variety of pet-related businesses and vendors will be selling their products and services. Adoption and rescue groups will be present with adoptable dogs and an on-site artist will be illustrating dog portraits for interested pet owners. There will be demonstrations by the City of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County K9 units as well as presentations by Pet Trainers from Camp Bow Wow of Lawrenceville.

The event will also feature food trucks Triple Jay’s Pizza and King Kabob, along with music and other entertainment provided for pets and pet owners. 

Guests can expect a variety of games, activities and contests. City officials will also offering a limited number of swag bags that include a variety of goodies, including V.I.P. tickets to the upcoming Rock’n RibvilleFestival – featuring headliner Kristian Bush of Sugarland - on September 17th. 

For more information about the “Paws in the Park” celebration and about the City of Lawrenceville, please visit www.lawerencevillega.org or Facebook.com/CityofLawrenceville.