GableStage celebrated International Dog Day by organizing a “Dog Bone Giveaway” on Thursday, August 26, 2021, sponsored by Bubba Rose Biscuit.
GableStage invited neighbors, hotel guests and dog walkers to bring their furry friends to the theatre, get a theatrical picture, have fun and receive a dog bone. Sponsored by the local Bubba Rose Biscuit shop, a dog treat bakery, the dog bones for this event are made with locally sourced and fresh ingredients without preservatives.
The theatre company offered this special event to celebrate the more than 340,000 furry family members in Miami-Dade County –– the Miami Downtown Development Agency estimates just under 40% of households own at least one pet, and dogs account for 77% in Miami-Dade County.
About International Dog Day
International Dog Day started as National Dog Day in the US in 2004 by animal rescue advocate, and dog trainer, Colleen Paige. The Day celebrates dogs of all breeds and looks to spotlight the number of dogs looking to be rescued each year. Only in Florida, according to the Florida Shelter Census, a total of 313,547 cats and dogs were admitted to Florida shelters in 2020.