Get ready for a paw-sitively fantastic day of fun with your furry friends at Paws and Pints, hosted by Beer Tree Brew at their beautiful Farm location on Saturday, September 14th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Supporting Disabled Veterans

This event promises to be a blast for the whole family, all while supporting a wonderful cause. All donations and funds raised will go to Stand With Me Assistance Dog Team Training, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing service dog training to local veterans with service-connected mental health disabilities. The best part? This program is 100% free for disabled veterans, so every dollar raised goes directly to helping our deserving heroes.

A Day of Activities and Entertainment for All Ages

Paws and Pints will be packed with activities and entertainment for everyone, including vendors selling pet-centric items and services, raffles, and a silent auction featuring pet-themed items and unique local art and wares. Get ready for exciting competitions with a pet costume contest and a best trick contest, as well as thrilling demonstrations by a canine frisbee team and the Stand With Me honor guard. And that’s not all – there will be food and beverages available for purchase to keep you energized for all the day’s festivities.

Celebrate the Bond Between Humans and Animals

This family-friendly event is open to all and free to attend rain or shine, the fun will go on! Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the event (cash only) for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

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For more information about Stand With Me Assistance Dog Training and its initiatives, visit

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