I can’t wait for this Sunday! Margaritaville Resort Casino is going to the dogs for their 2nd Annual Paws in Paradise pet adoption event!

For the entire month of September, Margaritaville has been hosting a series of slot tournaments with the proceeds going to area pet rescues, this Sunday is the culmination of the month long effort. The paw-ty gets started at 2pm and myself and Erin McCarty will be on hand with fur babies of our own, Cyrus and Tiger respectively. I’m bring Cyrus specifically because my husband and I adopted him less than two months ago from Pet Savers in Shreveport. We love Cyrus dearly and already can’t imagine a life without him. He’s accompanied me to several station events and he’s a hit with the kids. They just love posing for pictures with our gentle giant!

I’m passionate about animal adoption versus purchasing pets from breeders. We have more than enough unwanted pets that need homes without adding to the population. I urge you to come support our local rescues this Sunday. Admission is free and even if you don’t adopt, your being there is another form of support! You can even bring your own pet and compete for a $250 PetSmart gift card in the costume contest! There will be another $250 PetSmart gift card up for grabs in their ‘Most Photogenic Pet’ Facebook contest as well. I can’t wait to see you this Sunday afternoon at Margaritaville’s Paradise Theater!

Here’s what Margaritaville has to say about their event:

Margaritaville is thrilled to host our 2nd Annual Paws In Paradise Pet Adoption event, designed to bring awareness to the numerous rescue and shelter organizations in the Shreveport-Bossier community, raise money for those organizations, and offer a fun alternative opportunity to place pets in loving homes.

Sunday, October 2, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., Margaritaville’s Paradise Theater will open to the public for a fundraiser and showcase of area rescue pets available for adoption. Admission is free. Over 20 local animal rescues will be on hand with adoptable pets. Dr. Wise with Wise Choice Animal Hospital will offer low-cost pet microchipping. The day will also include a pet costume contest and pageant at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to bring their pets and enter them in the contest, with the winner receiving a $250 gift card to PetSmart. We will also announce the winner or our Facebook “Most Photogenic Pet” contest. That winner will also take home a $250 PetSmart gift card. Food, beverages and t-shirts will be on sale, with proceeds benefiting the rescues

According to Josh Robinson, Director of Marketing for Margaritaville, “The culmination of our month-long ‘Paws in Paradise’ events, which included a slot tournament with proceeds benefitting rescues, is the October 2nd fundraiser and adoption in Paradise Theater. We’ll have numerous local animal rescues and their adoptable pets in attendance, and this is the public’s chance to find the perfect pet for them and their family. There are so many animals in our area that need good homes. Giving the community a new way to adopt pets and raise money for the rescues is what Paws in Paradise is all about.”