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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Bring your pup to Columbus Square for a Dog Day Afternoon on Sunday

Whether you’re already a dog owner, or maybe you want to be in the near future, this event from the South Philadelphia Association of Dog Owners could be right up your alley.

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On Sunday, May 15 Columbus Square will become a dog’s paradise, with free roam of the park, dog adoptions, vendors, live music and more.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

PSPCA offering animal adoptions and services in South Philly through Monster Pets

Monster Pets, the family-owned and operated pet supply store at 1946 S. Columbus Blvd., has teamed up with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to offer pet adoption and other services.

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This new partnership is now allowing the PSPCA to expand into South Philadelphia and beyond as part of the organization’s initiative of “Spreading Out To Save More Lives.”

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

First Pics: Amelie’s Bark Shop opens at 1544 E. Passyunk Ave.

A new dog bakery and shop called Amelie’s Bark Shop is now open at 1544 E. Passyunk Ave. The shop, named after owner Jackie Starker’s almost eight-year-old dog, opened for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

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(Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

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The shop’s name-sake dog, Amelie (Photo: Taylor Farnsworth)

The shop carries Starker’s homemade dog treats made in-house at the shop and handmade and recycled dog and cat products, many of which are made locally in Philadelphia.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

New dog park proposed for Broad and Jackson

Chatter around South Philly High’s master greening plan is typically focused on the green roof, but did you know that a dog park is also on the agenda?

Now you do! At the corner of Broad and Jackson streets, the plan is to fence in the grassy area and make it an official dog park. This part of the master plan doesn’t depend on another phase being completed first — it’s its own mini phase. What does need to happen, though, is fundraising and support from dog owners.

Right about here.

Right about here.

Molly Devinney, of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, says that so far feedback from neighbors and community members has been positive, but all agree that the park has to be well-maintained because usage will be heavy.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Dog bakery/toy shop called Amelie’s Bark Shop coming to fountain building

An online natural dog-treat bakery is going the brick-and-mortar route across the street from the fountain.

Amelie’s Bark Shop is shooting to open this summer at 1544 E. Passyunk Ave. Owner Jackie Starker says she’ll offer natural baked in-house dog treats, as well as eco-friendly pet products from handmade crafters.

Starker, whose online business used to be called Pupcakes, said she outgrew her kitchen. The new business is named after her own dog, Amelie.

There she is with a doggie bandanna ($15 on the Etsy store, where we got this picture)

There she is with a doggie bandanna ($15 on the Etsy store, where we got this picture)

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