Dog Days of Summer


This Was.... Dog Days of Summer Heats up in 
Glendale With Four Legged Fun and Frosty Treats 
By Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet
Historic Downtown Glendale & Catlin Court was "Dog Central" on Friday, August 20th.   The third friday of every month is Friday Nite Lights in Glendale and this month was celebrating the Dog Days of Summer.   
60 dogs and their proud masters hit the pavement to participate in the merchant festivities including a pet parade and  the awarding of the coveted 'Best Dog Days of Summer ' Award 

Gaye & Kim Wineland holding Tori & Chole,  Rebecca & Mason Bartman from Peaces of Life Boutique, & Linda Moran-Whittley from Papa Ed's Ice Cream. Tori and Chole won the  competition for "Best of Dog Days of Summer" and were awarded a gift basket valued at $50.00 plus First Place Medallion from Peaces of Life.  Photo by Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet

What a great evening! There were fresh baked doggy treats, aura pictures or the cainies, animal communicator readings, a pet story time,  and  a real treat with folks having the chance to  meet  Topaz the Glendale Fire Dept. dog. 


The dog parade on 58th Avenue started from PINK HOUSE near Glendale Ave. and ended up at Papa Ed's for Frosty Pays Doggie Ice Cream Treats and these hounds needed it after that long hot walk!


There will be a competition for "Best of Dog Days of Summer" and winner will be awarded a gift basket valued at $50.00 plus First Place Medallion from Peaces of Life.


Other downtown merchants participating in the fun promotions and activities for this event were:


The Astrology Store: Pet Aura photographs.

Bears & More:  Story hour featuring Hondo & Fabian (dog & cat story). 7:30 PM

Coffee & Tea Express: Nathan's Hot Dogs

The Country Maiden:  Meet & Greet with Topaz the dog from the Glendale Fire Department  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ragazza Boutique (New location) :  Pet hair accessories, organic pet food

The Glendale Shoe Company: Watering stations

The Open Door: Free 4 x 6 photograph of your dog with a donation to the Pet Food Drive for Sun Valley Animal Shelter.  In addition an Animal Communicator giving Pet Readings on four legged friends that visited.

Shelley's Specialty Desserts: Fresh baked dog treats.

Drawn to Comics -  Free dog treat


Glendale Visitors Center   also  known as the Convention and Visitors Bureau   (CVB ) were accepting donations for the Sun Valley Animal Shelter. 


Papa Ed's Ice Cream:  $1.00 Frosty Paw special if you bring in a Back-to-School item.  Water stations in the garden.  Benefit Pet Boutique for Sun Valley Animal Shelter -  make a donation and select (1) item from clothes rack and table (merchandize valued from $8.99 - $32.99)

Pink House:  was the stating point for the Pet Parade which proceeded up 58th avenue and culminated at  Papa Ed's Ice Cream Garden.  All participants  received a FREE Frosty Paw and were entered into the competition for "Best of Dog Days of Summer" The lucky winner to   recieve a gift basket valued at $50.00 plus  the coveted First Place Medallion supplied by Peaces of Life.



 Gaye Wineland holding Award winning Chole, who along with her pal Tori  won the  competition for "Best of Dog Days of Summer" and were awarded a gift basket valued at $50.00 plus First Place Medallion from Peaces of Life.  Photo by Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet


A great time was had by all in spite of the heat!! The  Dogs were sure happy to  eat some Frosty Paws Doggie Ice Cream treats at the end of the journey!
Due to the success of the event it will be held in the downtown area but Linda  from Papa Ed's Ice Cream stated "I am gong to ask another merchant if I can switch my month sponsorship to see if I can move this event up to June"



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