It’s pretty fair to say our dogs are basically members of our family. While we may always want to be together, it’s simply not possible for our dogs to be with us at all times. Fortunately, Charleston offers a slew of doggie daycare spots with attentive staff + interactive experiences so your pooch can have a ball while you’re apart, literally. With everything from webcams to air conditioned rooms and pet playgrounds, Charleston’s love for dogs shines. Read on for some daycare resources we have gathered for your four-legged BFF.
Doggie Daycares 🐶 The Barker Lounge| 2337 Savannah Hwy. | This facility offers a chance for your dog to wrestle, swim, play fetch + meet new dog friends at daycare. Other services include boarding, grooming + training. Learn more here.
🐶In the Doghouse | 1032 Legrand Blvd. | Feel better about spending some time away from your pet by knowing that they are separate in play groups based on size + temperament. Learn more about the environment here.
🐶Wag Factory | 719 Folly Rd. | It’s like a home away from home for your pet. Yes, there’s even a “wagcam” to check on your precious pup. Learn more about their services here.
Looking for more doggie daycare options? Check out this sitewhere you can search + find dog sitters in your area.
Weather ○ 68º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain ○ This Thursday night, prepare to see aburst of shooting stars from the east-southeast sky. You can expect to take a glimpse of the stars a little before midnight. It’s predicted the Lowcountry skies will be clear that night, so you might get a chance to see the quick blast of stars. 💫 (Post and Courier)
Announced ○ Mayor Tecklenburg + Deborah Powell Anderson, founder of local nonprofit The Angel Alliance Inc., will announce the 2020 “Spot Light Awards”Lifetime Achievement Honorees at a press conference today at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall (80 Broad Street). During the press conference, Mayor Tecklenburg will also proclaim The Spot Light Awards 2020 Day in Charleston. The press conference will be live-streamed on the city’s Facebook page here.
Job ○ The Folly Beach Association of Business (FAB) is currently accepting proposals from event planners + event management services to produce and manage several festivals on Folly Beach throughout 2021. The event coordinator would take over the production of several existing street festivals and work with FAB to possibly launch additional limited attendance events. Those who are interested in the position should contactSunnee Clark here to receive the Request for Proposal. Requests must be completed by Wed., Nov. 25.
Cause ○ On Saturday, community members headed outside to get active as a part of the American Lung Association in South Carolina’s virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk. The event raisednearly $70,000 to fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease + support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. Learn how you can donate here. ○ While stocking up for the holidays at Bottles’ Mount Pleasant or new Summerville location, shoppers are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots, which helps provide presents for Lowcountry families in need. 🎁 Ⓟ
Trending ○ On Sunday, Rapper DMX went on a Gullah Geechee tour in the Lowcountry and made a stop for a Booze Pop while downtown on Spring St.What did the rap star order? DMX ordered an organic mango rum pop that contains 15% ABV. We learned he also had a cherry Jell-O shot to top it off. Read more about his stop in Charleston here. (Post and Courier) ○ “Outer Banks,” an adventure series filmed in + around Charleston, recently won a People’s Choice Award. The show was released in April and quickly took the #1 spot in the U.S. on Netflix. The show is currently filming its second season. (Post and Courier)
Asked ○ ICYMI – we’re looking for holiday recipes from our readers to help us compile a CHStoday cookbook. While COVID may make gathering in person difficult this year, we want to share our city’s love for food + community virtually. Send us an emailor fill out this form to include your recipe + keep an eye out for our cookbook in the next few days. 🍗
ICYMI ○ On Saturday, Mayor Tecklenburg joined volunteers, staff + students of Doors to Dream, a local nonprofit that empowers students to create positive change through social impact projects,for a press conference as they built a children’s playhouse on the grounds of The Pink House, located at 1551 Mulberry St. The completed playhouse will be a 9’ x 8’ structure with a porch + window boxes with flowers. Read more here. (WCSC)
Health ○DYKMUSC Health’s Kidney Transplant programperformed 300+ kidney transplants last year? That makes it the 12th busiest kidney transplant program in the country. See how the program has changed the lives of recipients here. Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina andaccelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more.
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Pets get lonely, too. Dorchester Pawsis making a call to the community to helpfoster shelter animals during Thanksgiving. For those who are not traveling during the holiday, they can take home a shelter pet Mon., Nov. 23 or Tues., Nov. 24 + foster until Dec. 1.
The sweet part about helping to house a furry friend during Thanksgiving – Dorchester Paws will provide food, toys + treats for the animals who receive shelter.
If you are interested in helping these animals, send an email here for more information. Dorchester Paws is located at 136 4 Paws Lane in Summerville. 🐾
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FeaturedEvent ○ RunRA, A Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Study | Open now, 50 participants max | Virtual | Free, Register | Prisma Health and UofSC researchers are seeking patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to be a part of a new study to improve communication between physicians and patients. If you are interested, you can complete this form for more details. Qualified participants will be compensated. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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