Dixie Church, a volunteer with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, is ready for “Chewrassic Bark,” the theme of this year's fifth annual Pup Crawl. Ryan Veach is "in disguise" along with his pet pug, Cocoa.

STUART – “Chewrassic Bark” is coming to The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast as the theme of its fifth annual Pup Crawl in downtown Stuart. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, 131 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, and will continue until 11 p.m.

For $25 in advance (or $30 at the door), participants will gain VIP access to five bars in the downtown district. This includes a free drink at each stop along the way. To fit in with the “Chewrassic Bark” theme, guests are encouraged to arrive in dino gear. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.

The event is dog-friendly, but all dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash and the owner must make sure the dog is properly being cared for at all times. The humane society stresses the importance of pet owners being able to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion, aggressive behavior, overstimulation and other problematic areas as pets’ health is in the organization’s best interest.

“Our annual pup crawls have proven to be a fun event for our participants year after year,” said HSTC Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti. “I also want to remind guests who are bringing pets that they will not be not permitted indoors at any of the participating bars so we recommend a buddy system for those who bring their dog and need to go inside any of the establishments.”

Participating bars include Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill (6 – 7 p.m.), Spritz City Bistro/ Vine & Barley Stuart (7 – 9 p.m.), Sneaki Tiki (9 – 10 p.m.) and The Crafted Keg (10 – 11 p.m.)

Sponsors include Stryker Electric & Air;; Planet Home Lending; Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sponsorships are still available by calling Corporate Gifts Officer Candace Callahan at (772) 600-3216 or emailing her at

For more information, contact Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti via email at or by calling (772) 600-3211.

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is a no-kill animal welfare organization located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, FL. Since 1955, it has been the leading advocate for animal protection and well-being in the Martin County area. A 501© 3 private, nonprofit organization, the HSTC is independent and locally operated and relies on donations to support its programs and services. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at http -// and Twitter at http -// For more information, visit http -// or call (772) 223-8822.

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