Donate used denim for doggies at PAWfest

A doggie shows its owner some love during last years Kissing contest. (Special Photo)

A doggie shows its owner some love during last years Kissing contest. (Special Photo)


At top right is a frisbee demonstration by K9 Einstein at last year’s PAWfest. Above, a doggie shows its owner some love during last year’s kissing contest. Bottom right, one of many dogs takes the time to “chill out” during the festival. (Special Photos)


One of the many dogs taking the time to “chill out” during last years PAWfest. (Special Photo)

Instead of trashing those old worn out jeans in the back of your closet, bring them to Lilburn City Park next Saturday and donate them to help out some furry friends.

MisterMigs.com will be holding a used denim drive at the 2014 PAWfest, hosted by the Gwinnett Humane Society and the city of Lilburn. For every piece of used denim donated the company will donate $1 to the Gwinnett Humane Society, up to $300.

MisterMigs.com is a manufacturing and retail distribution company describing their products as “seriously cool dog gear for seriously cool dogs.” In support of the green initiative, the company uses recycled denim as the core material for the design and production of its line of dog gear, including clothing, collars and other accessories.

This years PAWfest will feature a variety of activities for furry friends and their families and will be held for the first time at the Lilburn City Park.

“Gwinnett Humane Society is extremely excited about our new location for PAWfest 2014 at Lilburn City Park,” said Cori Koleszar, secretary of Gwinnett Humane Society. “It’s an amazing venue with lots of room for everyone to enjoy the day with their fury family members.”

The event will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a 3.5-mile Pack Hike on the Camp Creek Greenway Trail and a 1 mile Pack Hike Parade route around Lilburn City Park. The Camp Greenway Trail is already a popular spot for Gwinnett residents to walk their dogs, according to Nikki Perry, Public Relations Manager for Lilburn.

“PAWfest is a great opportunity to share the news that pets are now welcome on City Park trails,” Perry said.

There will also be a silent auction, concessions, live music from the band Radio Cult, canine demos, an animal wellness clinic and face painting and games for kids. Doggies will also have the opportunity to compete in contests such as dog and owner look-a-like, best kisser and best trick.

The 2014 PAWfest will be May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lilburn City Park located at 76 Main Street. Pets are not typically allowed on the fields or playground in Lilburn City Park, but the city is making an exception just for PAWfest.

For more information about PAWfest or the used denim drive, visit pawfest.com.