petHarmony: Pet Speed Dating Event and Dance Party

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 234 W Hancock Ave Athens GA 30601  See map

The Athens Area Humane Society is proud to present its first-ever petHarmony event (to accompany its “Find the Love of Your Life” Valentine’s week promotion) at Cine (234 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601) on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:00pm. During the week of Valentine’s Day, AAHS decorates its Adoption Center in the back of Pet supplies Plus to get more attention for our adoptable animals looking for families to give them new homes and to simply love them. We encourage supporters to sponsor our adoptable pets to help lower their adoption fees and receive a special Animal Friend certificate, and we encourage kids (and adults) to bring in Valentines to give to the animals so potential adopters will see how special they are.

At petHarmony, AAHS will set up a speed-dating area for both dogs and cats so attendees can meet each of them in five-minute increments to see who their best matches are, and then they can spend additional time with their favorites according to their scorecards to decide if they want to adopt their “match.” Potential adopters will complete a Meet Your Match questionnaire that will allow AAHS to refer them to the animals that will be the best fit for their homes and lifestyles, as well.

Because we know everyone will not find a match or may not be “available” to adopt a new pet, we will offer an amazing Valentine’s package raffle, chocolates to purchase for themselves or a Valentine, an event dessert ticket (with cheeses, chocolates, and fruits), and then a dance party after the event. The dance party will include a short performance and a professional dance lesson provided by Swung, and then we will have a DJ play for the couples and singles to dance the night away!

The speed dating portion of petHarmony will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, and the dance part will start at 8:00pm. Entry to petHarmony is free, the optional dessert ticket is $5 per person, raffle tickets are $25 each, and the dance party is $10 per person. Event adopters will receive $20 off the adoption fee and will receive a pet care package from Pet Supplies Plus in addition to our usual adopter package. All of the proceeds from petHarmony will benefit the Athens Area Humane Society and its adoptable animals.


The Valentine’s raffle tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at petHarmony or online through February 13, 2013. The winner will be announces on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2013).  Items in the raffle package are valued at over $1,000 total and include:

  •       1-night stay at Hotel Indigo

  •       Color, cut and facial package at Model Citizen Salon

  •       8-week ballroom dance pass for 2 at DanceFX

  •       1 pet session and 4x6 print by H. Browns Photography

  •       2 tickets to CCNEGA’s Taste of Athens

  •       $50 gift certificate to Flirt Fashions

  •       $25 gift certificate to Flowerland

  •       Dinner for 2 at DePalma’s Italian Cafe

  •       Breakfast for 2 at Big City Bread


Please visit www.AthensHumaneSociety.org for more information or to purchase raffle tickets.


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