Grand Avenue to host ninth annual dog festival

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Pet owners and their furry companions will celebrate at the ninth annual Paws on Grand along St. Paul's Historic Grand Avenue. Businesses along Grand Avenue and area rescue shelters will collaborate to honor a man's best friend.

Sue Evens, Executive Director of the Grand Avenue Business Association, and Ashley Kurtz, Executive Director of Rescue Operations at Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, joined us on KARE Saturday to talk about the event.

Paws on Grand will include a pet photo contest in which the winner receives gift cards and prizes from Grand Avenue businesses. Other activities include a dog photo booth, holy "mutt-rimony" dog weddings and a paddling pool.

Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, Coulee Bank and Quince Boutique are putting on two fashion shows during Paws on Grand to showcase pets that need to be adopted.

Paws on Grand is Sunday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit


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