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Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Eaton Bark Park
701 Park Ave., Eaton, OH 45320

Join YWCA Dayton’s Preble County Office during Domestic Violence Awareness Month for an afternoon of family-friendly fun with fur-riends. Show off your pet for this sixth annual signature fundraiser benefiting Preble County’s only domestic violence shelter and 24/7 crisis hotline.

This year, we’re bringing back a month-long online pet photo contest leading up to our in-person event! Participants will be able to submit photos of their furry (or scaly) family members for the chance to compete for our online “Influencer Award.” Vote all month and then celebrate in person on Oct. 16. The pet with the most votes online will be announced during our Purple Paws Pet Showcase along with other award winners. Awards will be presented for: Influencer, “Twinning” (pet and owner lookalikes), Most “Not Dog,” Best Trick, People’s Choice, and Best In Show.

The in-person event will also feature special guests, food vendors, games, activities for the whole family, and more!


$10 per pet to enter; $1 = 1 vote. Voting now open!


$10 per person (includes T-shirt!) + $5 to register your pet for the Pet Showcase (includes bandana!).
Kids 17 and under are free.

Follow the conversation online using #PurplePaws.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Click HERE to support this event with a sponsorship now.




Presenting Sponsor
Parker Hannifin

Freedom Sponsors
333 Therapeutics Consulting LLC

Empowerment Sponsors
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
Reid Health
Skyline Chili
Smith Transport
SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Tipp City Veterinary Hospital
Town & Country Veterinary Clinic
VFW Post 3288
Vonderhaar Farms

Advocate Sponsors
Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc.
Camden Veterinary Service
LCNB National Bank
Lee Molding, LLC
Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery
Preble County Mental Health & Recovery Board
Becky Sorrell and Friends
Wings Etc.

Friend Sponsors
Buckeye Jake’s Eatery
Eaton VFW Post 8066
Koorsen Fire and Security
Larkin Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC
Lawn Plus LLC
Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Purrfect Additions
Samaritan Behavioral Health
Twin Valley Bank
Vancrest of Eaton
Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church

Not only does sponsorship mean increased reach for your brand, but it’s also a powerful statement of support for the women and children we serve through our range of 24/7 community services. Download a sponsorship form or contact us at events@ywcadayton.org to add your support to this year’s event.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)