Puppy Bar Crawl raises funds for Pawmetto Lifeline

Lisa Hostetler, Jeanean Petoskey and Taylor Shurley of Sherwood Forest SC. Allen Wallace photos. 

Many participants at a bar crawl Saturday in Columbia moved from one stop to the next on all fours, but not because of anything they were drinking.

The Puppy Bar Crawl, organized by Sherwood Forest SC, offered dog owners and other fans of canines a chance to explore Five Points with their furry friends, while raising money for Pawmetto Lifeline.

“We’re just getting all the puppies and puppy lovers together to raise money for a great cause,” said Lisa Hostetler of Sherwood Forest. “A lot of people love being able to bring their dogs out. Other cities have a lot of this, and we’re trying to bring a little bit of that to Columbia.”

The event started at Pawley’s Front Porch, and then the group (humans and dogs alike) moved to Publico and finally Salty Nut.

Participants received exclusive food and drink specials throughout the afternoon, and their $10 participation fees went to Pawmetto Lifeline.

Sherwood Forest SC is a local nonprofit founded in 2017 with the mission of supporting the community through social events.

“Our tag line is “Do good. Have fun,” said Hostetler adding that the volunteer group is open to anyone, with information on joining and upcoming events available at its website.

“Just come and get involved,” said Taylor Shurley of Sherwood Forest. “We always have a great time.”

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