CINCINNATI - Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum opened its gates for a one day event to give four legged pets a chance to cool off during these dog days of summer.
The cemetery allowed owners to bring their dogs to explore 45 miles of paved roads throughout the Spring Grove Avenue location as part of the 5th annual Dog Days of Summer Event. Organizers also provided a cooling station with little plastic swimming pools for the pets.
The event raises money for Tails of Hope Animal Rescue, a non profit organization that helps dogs find permanent homes. "Tails of Hope is strictly volunteer, non profit organization. We don't have a shelter so that means all of our dogs are kept in foster homes through the week," said China Pittenger with Tails of Hope.
"We pull from kill shelters with very few exceptions," said Pittenger. "Every dog we get whether its a puppy or a ten year old dog came from a kill shelter and we just like for people to know good dogs do come from kill shelters and we try to move as many as we can so we can pull more. It's got to be a revolving door."
The event runs at Spring Grove Cemetery until 6 p.m. If you would like more information about adopting a pet from Tails of Hope, click here.
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