PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio (Dimple Times) – Pet parents of the Pickaway County area can participate in a special week that is dedicated entirely to their animal friends! From June 8th – June 13th, the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau is hosting a week that will give pet owners the chance to show off their pets as well as show their support to local businesses.
Jenny Rhoads of the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau was able to share about a few of the awesome activities that will take place during pet week.
“Pet parents can share photos to participate in the digital pet parade. They can take their pets out in the county and take a photo. We will also be accepting donations for the Pickaway County Dog Shelter at The Welcome Center, Rosena’s Treasure’s, and Christopher’s Boutique in Circleville,” Jenny explained, when expressing the details about pet week. “The best way to get involved is to be out and about in our community and shop local whenever possible.”
The plan initially was to offer a Pet Day that would be similar to the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau’s past Third Thursday events but with social distancing guidelines put into place during the COVID-19 situation, the Visitors Bureau knew that the event would be safer to host virtually.
“When the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines came about, we realized that [a public event] would not be possible,” Jenny shared, “But as we have been working on this event, I think this will become an annual occurrence. Once social distancing guidelines are lifted, the possibilities are endless.”
Pickaway Pet Week is free to participate and will primarily be a virtual event, even for those that don’t have social media. The goal is to ultimately show love and support to the businesses of the Pickaway County area and to show off some adorable pets!
“The digital pet parade is basically a photo-sharing opportunity, it is not a contest,” Jenny explained, going on to add: “We want to see everyone’s pets! Each day has a different theme, and we hope to see a large range of types of pets.”
Throughout this all, the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau hopes to offer a fun, memorable event that is safe for all and that will hopefully give Pickaway County pet parents and businesses some recognition.
“Through the use of social media, we hope to bring awareness to pet parents and their families. This event was created with social distancing in mind,” Jenny shared. “We want our residents and visitors to see what is available right here in the county. We hope this can help make Pickaway a well-known place where visitors can bring their pets on their travels.”
Read the full press release about the event below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pickaway County Visitors Bureau Announces Pickaway Pet Week – June 8-13, 2020
Pickaway County Visitors Bureau invites you and your pet to embrace all of the county’s pet-friendly attractions and businesses!
Whether it is a visit to the Jeanine Leist McDowell Dog Park or taking your pet to one of the county’s excellent veterinarians, Pickaway is a great place for furry (or non-furry) friends!
Activities for the week include a digital pet parade, local business, and park spotlights, and more! Another way to participate is by donating to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter. Donations can be dropped off at Christopher’s Boutique (121 S. Court St.) or Rosena’s Treasures (111 S. Scioto St.) in Circleville. The shelter is currently in need of bleach, large harnesses, large leashes, squeegees, garden sprayers, and canned food.
This event is made possible with the sponsorship of Coughlin of Circleville, The Savings Bank, and Circleville Downtown Business Association.
Visit Pickaway County Visitors Bureau on Facebook or at www.pickaway.com for more information.
If you or your business in the county would like to be involved in this event, give PCVB a call at 740-474-3636.