October 19, 2021

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Petss Got It All

Petersburg pooches love Outdated Towne. Countrywide Dog Day is celebrated.

PETERSBURG – In recognition of Countrywide Pet Day on August 26, I dedicate this pop-up Petersburg Pooches tale to any individual or spouse and children that has adopted or fostered a fur mate.

Old Towne is a fantastic area to get snap-happy tailing canines and their companions. 

Peering into the Boppers Malt Store doorway with their leashes at their paws was 11-year-old Maltipoo Anabel Lee and 15-12 months-outdated Goldendoodle Allure. They were patiently ready for their human companion Elie Ellis to return.

“I stopped by for some candy and to water the canines,” stated Elis of Petersburg.

11-year-old Maltipoo Anabel Lee and 15-year-old Goldendoodle Charm wait patiently outside of Boppers Malt Shop for their human companion Elie Elis in Petersburg, Va. on July 3, 2021.

As I was feeding on a steak salad at Longstreet’s Deli, a fur close friend and her companion walked by my window. I woofed down my lunch so that I could go capture them.

Lauren Carpenter and her 3-yr-outdated Zuchon Maggie walk four periods a working day about the Old Towne neighborhood.

Anyone understands Maggie,” mentioned Petersburg resident Carpenter. “She likes to get bacon from DJ’s Rajun Cajun.”

3-year-old Zuchon Maggie and Lauren Carpenter of Old Towne Petersburg pose for a photo outside of Salon Blis in Old Towne Petersburg on July 19, 2021.

Given that a small birdie tweeted that Abraham Isaac Salon is pet-pleasant, I hightailed it more than to see if any 4-legged friends ended up existing.

Two canines 10-year-aged Golden Retriever Cooper and 10-12 months-old Shih Tzu Tomodachi were being hanging out together. Cooper comfortable as can be only moved an inch the complete time, but Tomodachi felt compelled to greet and meet.

“He goes all over the place with me,” claimed Stylist Abraham Sprinkle of Petersburg who styles Tomodachi’s fur.

Stylist Pam Lucy pet-sits Cooper for her friend Sarah Thacker.

“Cooper arrives to do the job with me every day,” mentioned Lucy of Prince George.

River Street Market Manager and Pickle Flight Model Cheryl Bursch gets silly and strikes a pickle mustache pose at Old Towne's Alibi in Petersburg, Va. on July 19, 2021.

Pickle mania

I popped into Previous Towne’s Alibi to say hello to Kat and ran into the River Road Industry crew sharing a pickle flight.

Industry Supervisor Cheryl Bursch hammed it up when I asked her to be my foods model. Just as I was about to take a picture of Bursch with the delicious row of goodness, doggone if she didn’t give herself a pickle mustache!

The Canine Times of Summer season pet adoption function took spot at the sector on August 21.

Pickles Pastries nine-year-old owner Arianna Hayes poses with her dog treats at the River Street Market in Petersburg on Aug. 21, 2021.

I procured Pickles Pastries home made pet dog treats from the lovable nine-year-old entrepreneur Arianna Hayes. She named her company just after her Island Canine Rescue Pickles. 

Maintaining with the canine theme, attendees were being dealt with by the market to free sizzling dogs ready by Doobie Lou’s food truck.

Old Towne resident Oscar Hidalgo poses for a photo with hot dogs topped with chili, cheese, mustard, and onions that he ordered from Doobie Lou's food truck at the River Street Market in Petersburg on Aug. 21, 2021.

Talking of sizzling canines, there was a furry, fuzzball chillin’ though listening to musician Sofia Bradham strum her guitar and sing. I met 15-calendar year-previous miniature American Eskimo Spitz Fasa Fasa who enjoys music and is a standard at the sector.

“We rescued Fasa Fasa from the Hopewell Animal Shelter 11 yrs ago,” explained Devona ‘Dee’ Cristobal of Colonial Heights. “My husband and I accomplish a personal acoustic live performance for all 3 of our pet dogs day by day at 2:00 ideal just after they watch ‘Gunsmoke.'”

Cristobal suggests her canines reside a charmed life. She invites you to adhere to Fasa Fasa on Fb.

15-year-old miniature American Eskimo Spitz Fasa Fasa listens to musician Sofia Bradham during River Street Market's Dog Days of Summer event on Aug. 21, 2021.

“Fasa sings me a bedtime lullaby,” shared Cristobal. “Most individuals refer to it as howling, but to me…it truly is the sweetest song.”

Hopewell Animal Companies, Dinwiddie County Animal Management, and Colonial Heights Animal Shelter had been on-web site supporting canine discover furever residences. Volunteers with Ring Puppy Rescue have been current lending the shelters a hand.

Ring Dog Rescue volunteer Shawn Riester keeps 4-year-old Princess company while the canine patiently waits to be adopted during the Dog Days of Summer pet adoption event hosted at the River Street Market in Petersburg on Aug. 21, 2021.

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