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Ashland Town Center Invites Four-Legged Friends to Shop Alongside Their Families

Ashland Town Center Invites Four-Legged Friends to Shop Alongside Their Families

Town center will host pet-friendly activities during Shop With Your Pet and DockDogs competition

Bring the entire pack to Ashland Town Center for a shopping experience that will entertain both human and furry family members alike. On Sept. 18, Ashland Town Center will host pet-friendly activities for guests and their dogs while they shop throughout the town center.  Guests are invited to shop with their pet at select Ashland Town Center retailers from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition, several events will be taking place outside on the parking lot near Belk Men and Home.

During Shop With Your Pet, pet owners can enjoy special activities including:

  • Furry Freebies: Grab some Ashland Town Center swag for you and your pet.Visit the Ashland Town Center table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your swag.
  • Pet Food Drive benefitting Ashland Animal Rescue Fund: This drive is in memory of a past Guest Services Associate and animal advocate, Cynthia Judd.She was passionate about her animals and worked closely with AARF. Guests are asked to bring donations of pet food, toys, treats, paper towels, blankets, cleaning supplies and more, which will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Chat with EarthWise Pet about their new store opening at Ashland Town Center this fall. Representatives from EarthWise Pet will be on site from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with information on the store.
  • Pets will feel right at home with pet relief stations located in the grass near the outer ring roadand a designated “dog bar” at the Ashland Animal Rescue Fund tent where four-legged friends can stay hydrated while enjoying all of the exciting activities and socializing with other pets.


In addition to Shop With Your Pet activities, DockDogs, a nationally recognized competitive sport based on rules and precedents in Track and Field competition is returning to Ashland Town Center.  The competition will run Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outside near Belk Men and Home.  Guests are invited to watch dogs compete in three categories, Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve.  A full list of events can be found here.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome the entire family – furry friends included – to this new event at Ashland Town Center,” said Vicki Ramey, General Manager, Ashland Town Center. “Shop With Your Pet is a great way to spend the day out of the house and to connect with other dog owners in the Ashland area.”

In order to ensure a safe and positive environment for all attendees, owners must ensure that all pets remain on leashes and are up-to-date on all vaccinations. This event is for pet dogs only.

Ashland Town Center remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. All Shop With Your Pet festivities will adhere to our rigorous cleaning and disinfectant practices.  We ask all guests to conduct themselves in a safe and respectful way in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations, recommendations and mandates, while also adhering to each individual tenant’s policies.

For additional information on Ashland Town Center and Shop With Your Pet, please visit