New TailsSpin store opens with "Project Runway for Paws"

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - Some four-legged friends were struttin' their stuff on the red carpet on Saturday.

TailsSpin pet supplies held a grand opening for their new location on Pooler Parkway. The celebration included a red carpet fundraiser, "Project Runway For Paws." Tailspin teamed up with the store's builder, Joe Marchese to raise money for several pet rescue agencies and the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

Marchese says, "working together we were able to build this store. We were able to buy the food from quantum to support people with different ability levels so just a great partnership."

For a twenty dollar donation the participants got star treatment with a pet portrait, a gift bag, coupons for a free dog wash and pet I.D. tags.

Pooler Mayor, Mike Lamb says, "it's tremendous and it's great to see all the people out here but it's great to see all the people with their dogs you know. There's a group that has dogs, pets, animals and they want to get together too so this is giving them an opportunity to come out and get together also."

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