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I AM Rescued

A rescue dog fashion show, giveaways, photo-booths and more!


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We are so excited to be hosting the I AM RESCUED event at Surly Brewing Company on Sunday, August 26th from noon-5pm. The day includes a fun day for you and your furry friend(s) included.

All proceeds from the event will go to Canine Inspired Change. Canine Inspired Change (CIC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving vulnerable youth the social-emotional tools they need to be active participants in their schools—and their communities. Our work helps these remarkable young people transcend trauma, social struggles and isolation by sparking meaningful connections with dogs, volunteers—and each other.

Studies show that the presence of an animal can lower anxiety, motivate therapy participation and cultivate self-awareness in nonverbal or socially isolated children. That’s proof positive that dogs and their humans can be a force for good.

Live Fashion Illustrations by Claire Ward Illustration. A portion of proceeds from each drawing will go to benefit Canine Inspired Change.

Canine Inspired Change will provide an agility course for dogs to try out!

There will be a photo-booth experience sponsored by our friends at Mall of America. Take a photo of you and your pup and all donations will go to benefit Canine Inspired Change.

At 2pm there will be a fashion show featuring local Twin Cities folks and some of our friends from Surly Brewing and their dogs! The fashion show will be emcee's by Sarah Edwards.

Models include:

- Liz Krueger + Louie

- Margo Winter + Winston

- Anthony Opse + Pierre

- Claudia Camargo Torres + Milo

- Ahmed El Shourbagy and Ashley Paguyo El Shourbagy

- Emily Kanz + Shamus

- Chelsea Brink + Rosa

+10 Surly Brewing Company employees and their pups!

Enter to win fun prizes in the Luther Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis "trunk shows" as well as a weekend with a Jaguar or Land Rover! To enter, fill out a sheet with your name, email address and phone number. Winner will be notified on Monday, August 27th at noon via email.

Thank you to our sponsor East End MPLS. Stop by and say hi and learn more about their pet friendly apartments in East Town above the Trader Joe's!

Thank you Tanning Cabana Minneapolis Edition and Anagram Balloons for also sponsoring this event!

Thank you to City Pages Minneapolis for being our media sponsor!

We are thrilled to share that the day will be DJ'd by SIMS of Doomtree.

Please share your photos using the hashtag #iamrescued. See you there!

Check out all of our I AM Rescued events in August!

Want to get involved?

Drop us a note and we'll be in touch soon!

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Earlier Event: August 19
Pet Portraits
Later Event: September 19
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