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Dog-friendly wine festival Pittie Palooza returns to Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott Twp. on June 10

Dog-friendly wine festival Pittie Palooza returns to Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott Twp. on June 10
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From a press release:

Wine festivals are popping up more and more frequently in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but Pittie Palooza is the only one that you can bring your dog to.

Hosted by the nonprofit Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club and Pittie Chicks, which sells apparel and accessories for pit bull lovers, the pet friendly festival will be held for the second year at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars (32 Cabernet Dr., Scott Township) on Saturday, June 10 with wine, food, vendors, artisans, live music, animal welfare groups, and adorable adoptables from local rescues from noon-4 p.m. If you don’t already have a best four-legged friend, you just might meet one.

Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance via Eventbrite or $25 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $10. Each ticket entitles patrons to two glasses of wine, entry to the festival, and a souvenir wine glass for the first 100 people.

All proceeds benefit the Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club, a 501c3 animal welfare association, and will be distributed between the local animal rescue organizations in attendance.

The Pittie Palooza Festival is open to friendly, well-socialized dogs of all breeds. It is limited to one dog per handler, and no retractable leashes are allowed. Owners should be prepared to pick up after their dog; poop bags will be provided. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but this is not a BYOB/food event, so no outside foods or coolers are allowed.

The Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club is a nonprofit organization created in 2010. Its mission is to present the public with a positive image of the bully breeds and to serve as a hub for unbiased information and resources for pit bull owners, lovers, and skeptics. They aim to educate the general public and help push aside the negative stigma associated with these dogs.

LVPAC advocates for dogs, responsible owners, and the shelters and rescues that do right by the American Pit Bull Terrier. It is not an animal rescue, but it is very very rescue-oriented. While existing solely to educate the public about pit bulls and other bully breeds, they also work to help link rescues with potential adopters with the goal of finding forever homes.

Shelters are overrun with dogs, and pit bull breeds lead the list of those behind bars, waiting for a home. Many never find one. A cage is no place to live. Before buying, visit your local shelters and contact your local rescues.

Founded in 2012, Pittie Chicks sells unique apparel and accessories geared toward pit bull lovers, including designs with a feminine touch for the ladies, bold designs for the men called Powered by Pit, cute bibs for the little ones, and some fun stuff for pups.

A portion of the proceeds from their sales go to the deserving and dedicated pit bull rescues in NEPA and Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc.