Paws for a Cause at Gables Upper Rock (PHOTOS)

paws1Gables Upper Rock’s first-ever “Paws for a Cause” event was held this past Saturday at the community campus, 70 Upper Rock Circle, in Rockville.

About 200 people and pooches turned out, helping to raise more than $400 for MCPAW—Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being, a partner of the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. Even better, several rescue dogs who attended looking for forever families ended the day on track for good homes.

Festivities included a dog costume contest, free food truck fare, free doggie ice cream, face painting, music and more. More than a dozen pet-friendly vendors also offered freebies, merchandise and helpful information, including Tiki’s Playhouse, Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic, Sniffers Doggie Retreat, Unleashed by Petco and Whole Pet Central.

Gables Upper Rock gave away a number of pet-themed freebies such as Frisbees, pet food scoops and doggie clean-up bag dispensers.

When complete, Gables Upper Rock will offer 441 pet-friendly apartment homes along with a private on-site dog park and a dog spa area for bathing and grooming. In addition, only pet-friendly community care products are used at Gables Upper Rock, and paths that connect the community’s four residential buildings are ideal for dog walking.

“We are about creating places where people want to live, and we recognize that more than ever, our residents’ pets are important members of their families,” said Greg Gaisor, vice president, REIT Operations—East for Gables residential. “We want our residents, including the four-legged ones, to be content and happy and work to ensure they are.”

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