Internet Stars “A Guy and a Golden”  join the fun Saturday to Help Homeless Animals

THURSDAY | JUNE 8, 2023 | CHARLESTON, SC — Charleston Animal Society is proud to announce that military members (veterans and active duty) and their families can enjoy FREE ENTRY to Celebrity Paws in the Park presented by Crews Subaru!  Thanks to the Rachael Ray Foundation, veterans and active duty military just need to show their military ID to gain admission for two adults (children 12 and under are free). The largest animal festival in South Carolina takes place this Saturday at Riverfront Park in North Charleston (1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406).


Internet sensation Johnathan Lower and his Golden Retriever Teddy (@AGuyAndAGolden) will be joining thousands of humans and their canine companions at Celebrity Paws in the Park. The festival runs from 10 am to 3 pm.  he public can purchase discount advance tickets at

The community is invited to come sit, stay and play all day in canine activity zones, including pet adoptions, Swift Paws lure coursing and canine demonstrations. See the world famous “K9s in Flight,” the country’s premier high-flying dog entertainers and enjoy live music headlined by Midnight City.  The opening act is Bullets Benign.


The Barks & Brews craft beer festival is a new part of the 2023 Celebrity Paws in the Park!  Local and regional craft breweries such as BrewlabTideland Brewing, Frothy Beard, SnafuCommon House, Palmetto BreweryTwo Blokes, Low Tide Brewing, and Bevi Beni are participating in this inaugural activity.  Purchase Barks & Brews pre-sale tickets now through June 9th. The $25 discounted price includes entry to both Celebrity Paws in the Park and Barks & Brews, a commemorative wristband for you, and a bandanna for your dog. You’ll also receive a souvenir glass plus tastings at participating breweries.

11 different food trucks will also provide delicious options for those who come to the festival. After all the food and other fun you can elevate your Celebrity Paws in the Park experience with a balloon ride!


Charleston Animal Society is thrilled to welcome back Crews Subaru as the Presenting Sponsor for Celebrity Paws in the Park in its second year.

“As an integral part of our ‘The Subaru Love Promise’ to our community, we believe that people and pets are better together,” said Ken French, Marketing Guy for Crews Subaru. “As the 2021 Subaru Retailer of the Year, Crews supports many programs that benefit children, and Celebrity Paws in the Park brings our passions together.  We are honored to be the Presenting Sponsor for the next two years as Subaru Loves Pets!!”


Celebrity Paws in the Park would not be possible without all of our generous sponsors like Fetch Pet Insurance. “Fetch Pet Insurance is proud to participate and support Paws in the Park, to assist Charleston Animal Society with their mission and vision to prevent cruelty to animals and treat them with respect and kindness.  Together, we’re making sure pets are happy and healthy in their new forever homes,” said Bill Skubovius, Business Development with Fetch Pet Insurance.

Other sponsors are also excited to show support for homeless animals, “”Every animal deserves a loving home and Celebrity Paws in the Park is a powerful event to raise awareness for pets in need. At Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, we are proud to the support the Charleston Animal Society and other animal shelters and shelter programs that work tirelessly to place pets with their families,” said Jaime Kline, DVM, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. “As a global leader in the animal health industry, we know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier too. That’s why we’re proud to be partners in the effort to help give these pets the best chance at a happy life.”

Sponsors include: Crews Subaru, Hank and Laurel Greer, The Rachael Ray Foundation, Southern Crown Partners, Fetch Pet Insurance, HIll’s Pet Nutrition, Boerhinger IngelheimShelly Leeke Law Firm, The Paver People, Underdog Fantasy, Charleston City Paper, Live 5 News (WCSC), Charleston Radio Group, Minero RestaurantBlackbaudCharleston County Parks, Spee Dee Oil Change and Auto ServiceUnited Community Bank, Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates, Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, World’s Best Cat Litter, The Bridge Chiropractic, Affordable Family Insurance, Beacon Community Bank, McAlister Smith Pet Cremation, Pleasant Pet Care, Advanced Window Fashions, Baker Roofing, Canna Bonez, Preferred Home Service, Passanante’s Home Food Service, and the City of North Charleston.