This Monday, July 31, National Mutt Day is about to get a whole lot cuter with help from a Mix & Mingle pet event hosted by Rescue City.
Rescue City, a Brooklyn-based dog rescue with several foster homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and is inviting the community to come spend time with their wide variety of adorable and adoptable dogs.
The organization, whose motto is “There is a dog for every person, and a person for every dog,” aims to find loving homes for each of the 500 dogs that it has taken in each year since its inception in 2015.
“We rescue jobs from high kill shelters all over the country where they’re at risk of euthanasia every day,” said Dana Kats, Vice President of Rescue City. “We bring in about 50 dogs every two weeks to find new homes and adopters in New York City. So these dogs are typically at risk of euthanasia because of overpopulated shelters.”
Monday’s Mix & Mingle will be a partnership between Rescue City and several sponsors including Pupster Bakery, Fuzzbutt Premium Vodka, Board + Box, and Serhant, among several others.
Rescue City and its sponsors have organized an evening of pup-tastic proportions, with fun photo booths and free snacks and drinks for both attendees and dogs alike.
“We’re foster-based so we don’t always have the opportunity to host many events or have many meets and greets, so being able to partner with organizations that’s as large as Serhant and getting our name out there in front of more people is really, really helpful,” said Kats.
The undisputed star of Monday’s event, however, is seven month old Labrador Retriever mix, Butters, whose sweet freckled face and gentle disposition has earned him the title of “perfect angel dog” from his current foster family.
“Once you meet [the dogs] in person and kind of see another side of them, not just the sad kind of stories that we share, about them online,” said Kats. “In-person they really get in front of a bigger audience, and it’s a bigger opportunity for them to get adopted.”
Those interested in attending the event should be sure to RSVP on the Rescue City website. The event is set to take place in SoHo at 372 W Broadway from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.