Second Dog Days of Summer event returns July 16-17 in Ellwood City


ELLWOOD CITY – The second annual Dog Days of Summer benefit will take place from 10 am to 8 pm July 16-17, rain or shine, at Ewing Park.

The event was started by Reed’s Services in 2021 as a way to help fundraise for a new K9 unit for the Ellwood City Police Department.

Thanks to donations from the event, as well as other community donations, the department purchased a new K9 – Nico.

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Now, the event is coming back for its second year, with proceeds going to benefit area K9 units, and for the Ellwood City Fire Department.

The event will begin with its second annual one-mile dog walk at 9 am at Ewing Park.

Reed Service’s co-owner Chad Reed said last year, 40-50 dogs participated in the event.

The event is to help raise funds for both the Ellwood City Fire Department, and area K9 units, such as for the Ellwood City Police Department.  Pictured is Ellwood City K9 Officer Richard Kruger with K9 Nico.

Preregistration is due by July 15. It can be done by visiting either store location at 1312 Woodside Ave., in Ellwood City, or 2613 W. State St., in New Castle.

Participants can also register the day of the event at 8:30 a.m., with Ellwood City Fire Department Chief Rick Myers and Ellwood Police Department K9 Officer Richard Kruger to speak beforehand, the latter of which will bring Nico.

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