On Sunday May 7th from 3-6, dog and cat lovers will say Aloha and do the Hula to benefit Sarasota’s neediest pets from Satchel’s Last Resort. The Luau is a tropical party for people and pets at Bayside Pet Resort of Osprey, 718 S. Tamiami Trail.
Attendees will be treated to live music, lite bites and beverages and hula dancing lessons. Tickets are available at Eventbrite – $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome and potential adopters will have the opportunity to meet and greet with available dogs from Satchel’sIris Eastman, Satchel’s Executive Director said: “By working hand-in-hand withbusinesses and residents who love animals, our efforts to rescue-rehab-rehome these pets that deserve loving homes can be a reality, we are grateful to Bayside Pet Resortfor providing this beautiful venue for the Luau!”
Last year’s Bow Wow Luau raised more than $13,000 in just three hours, which included a matching donation from Bayside Pet Resort of $5,000. “Opening ourdoors to rescues to meet with local dog lovers is just one way that we can helpthe community. It’s our pleasure to support Satchel’s with this event and we lookforward to continuing that relationship”, Bob Huff, owner of Bayside Pet Resort, explained.
Organizers anticipate exceeding that goal this year with a variety of silent auction items including a Fishing Charter Certificate, Mommy and Doggie Spa Package andnumerous other items. The Bow Wow Luau is sponsored by SarasotaDog.com and Wilde Honda.
photos provided by Mary Lou Davidson