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A woman and her dog attend Purple Paws pet showcase outside in Eaton. Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence

Join us Oct. 1 in historic downtown Eaton  for the 7th annual Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence, presented by Parker Hannifin.

Bring your pet to compete in the Parker Hannifin Pet Showcase for prizes for “Twinning” (pet and owner lookalikes), Most “Not Dog,” Best Trick, People’s Choice and Best in Show.

Everyone who gives, supports, and joins us for our award-winning signature fundraiser helps benefit Preble County’s only domestic violence shelter and 24/7 crisis hotline (937-456-6891).

This year we are partnering with Downtown Eaton Inc., which will also be holding the Fall Food Truck Fest & Craft Show. While you’re downtown for the Pet Showcase, bring the family to grab some lunch and shop for locally made crafts.

WHAT: Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence

WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday Oct. 1, 2022

WHERE: Historic Downtown Eaton, corner of Routes 127 & 35

COST: Free admission, $10 to register your pet (includes bandana)

Follow the conversation online using #PurplePaws.

About YWCA Dayton: Preble County Office

YWCA Dayton operates the only domestic violence shelter in Preble County.

  • 66 shelter clients were served in 2021, including 31 children. That’s an 18% year over year increase.
  • 55 people attended 34 support groups.
  • We received 241 crisis hotline calls, with a 99% call satisfaction rate.
  • We provided more than 2,528 nights of stay including more than 2,640 hours of case management.

Thank you to our generous 2022 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor




Freedom Sponsors
333 Therapeutics Counseling LLC
Diamond Kennels Pet Resort
Eaton Skyline Chili
Pro Lawn Care & Concrete

Empowerment Sponsors
Beck’s Hybrid – Kevin & Becky Studebaker
Brookville VFW Post 3288
Bullen Ultrasonics Inc.
Reid Health
Smith Transport LLC
SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Tipp City Veterinary Hospital
Town & Country Veterinary Clinic
Vonderhaar Farms

Advocate Sponsors
Camden Veterinary Service
Eaton Rotary Club
Eaton VFW Post 8066
Henny Penny
Lawn Plus LLC
Lee Molding
Preble County Mental Health & Recovery Board
The Rodeo Shop
Scoular Co.

Friend Sponsors
Buckeye Jake’s Eatery
Coldwell Banker College Real Estate – Kathy Clapp
Country Mile Realtors – Marilyn Haber
Drs. Reising, Burkhart, and Schroeder
Larkin Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership
Next Step Living
Preble County Habitat for Humanity
Preble Players
Samaritan Behavioral Health
Simon Insurance Co.
Twin Valley Bank
Vancrest of Eaton
Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church