A Slice of Puppy Love: Grimaldi's Pizzeria to host Big Dog Ranch Rescue adoption event


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2012) --- Grimaldi's Pizzeria will partner with Big Dog Ranch Rescue on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an adoption event on behalf of the Wellington no-kill shelter. The event is planned to support Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s goal to place 467 dogs in permanent homes between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2012.

As a finalist in the 2012 ASPCA $100k challenge, Big Dog Ranch Rescue depends on community support to reach that goal and save the lives of hundreds of dogs. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will provide each person who adopts a dog that day with a $50 gift certificate to celebrate his or her new “slice of puppy love.” The event will take place at Downtown at the Gardens in Center Court right outside Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

John Boinis, Grimaldi’s general manager, added that anyone who drops off a donation of bedding, dog food or dog toys during the week prior to the event will receive a Grimaldi’s $5 gift card as a token of appreciation from the restaurant and Big Dog Ranch Rescue. On the day of the event, he and his staff will provide free mini pizza bites and cannoli tastings while visitors mix and mingle with the pups of all breeds and all ages.

“Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has a longstanding tradition of participating in community events centered on the protection of animals,” said Boinis. “We are very pleased to partner with Big Dog Ranch Rescue and look forward to helping them achieve their goal to save the lives of 467 dogs by October 31.”

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is famous for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts. For more information on Grimaldi's Pizzeria visit http://www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill shelter in south Florida. Located on 23 acres in Wellington, Big Dog Ranch Rescue is committed to saving lives by finding permanent homes for homeless, abandoned and abused dogs of all breeds. For more information on Big Dog Ranch Rescue visit www.bdrr.org.