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TAILWAGGERS VOTED “BEST THRIFT SHOP” BY MONTEREY HERALD READERS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW !

If you have ever visited Tailwaggers, the benefit shop for AWAG, you know it’s not your average thrift store! The staff and volunteers work extra hard to make sure you feel like you are shopping at a pet friendly boutique. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are always welcome, and we have free dog treats in a treat dispenser or on the counter. We may even ask to take your furry friends photo for our Facebook page.

Tailwaggers is VERY lucky to have such generous donors who bring us beautiful items to sell at the shop. From new and like-new clothing to vintage and contemporary jewelry to amazing pieces of art, you never know what treasures you will find when you walk in the door. There is also a section for dog and cat related items, such as grooming wipes, healthy treats, food supplements and dog (or tolerant cat) clothes. Right now we also have a huge selection of high end men’s sweaters and sweater vests from the former St. Moritz of Carmel. These sweaters have original prices of $50 to $250, all are brand new with the tags and are priced at just $30. Tailwaggers is located at 206 17th St. in Pacific Grove and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. We welcome your donations!

AWAG’S FIRST EASTER EGG HUNT FOR DOGS WAS FUN FOR ALL !

AWAG held our first Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on April 8, 2017 at Carmel Middle School. While it rained before the event, the sun came out right on time! More than 1200 dog treat filled eggs were placed on the soccer field. The hunt area was divided for young dogs, “middle aged” and seniors and special needs dogs. When the hunt started, guardians allowed their dogs to sniff out the eggs and then placed them in their bags. Some dogs couldn’t wait until the hunt ended to eat their treats, but others waited patiently. There were 45 “lucky” eggs as well, and the winners received a lovely basket with a toy, treats and more! All of the dogs (and humans) were very well behaved and everyone said they had a great time with “the hunt”.

Vendors sold items from lovely succulent gardens to beautiful handmade wooden bowls to clothing and candles. AWAG also had a raffle and silent auction filled with great items and all of the proceeds from the event went to help AWAG clients. We are hoping to make this an annual event so watch out for details in 2018!

ANOTHER AWAG SUCCESS STORY: PACO LOCO

Poor Paco Loco injured his eye and his family found out it would need to be surgically removed. They knew Paco was in a lot of pain but did not have all the money for the surgery because another pet also recently had some vet bills, so they turned to AWAG for help. We recently got this update from Paco Loco’s family:

“Paco had his eye removal surgery on April 18th . We picked him up in the late in the afternoon. He was pretty out of it from the anesthesia, but he still wanted to be with his 10-year old human and the rest of the family. By the next day he was insisting he go along to school to drop off and pick up “his girl”.   Paco has adapted well to having one eye. He definitely has his spunk back!

Thank you all again for the wonderful work with you do. Without Animal Welfare Assistance Group, I am not sure what we would have done. The thought of losing Paco would be devastating to our family, especially for our daughter. We always say those two would be lost without each other. Thanks again”, signed, Melissa.