DOYLESTOWN, PA, January 13, 2021—Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center donated $1000 to A Woman’s Place. The dog daycare program at the resort held a special holiday fundraising event to benefit the non-profit organization. Santa spent a few fun hours posing for photos with over 25 dogs.  

pet photos raised money

L to R: Back row – Ro Riley, Grace Cashman, Mary Durante, Brandon Rosenthal and Stefanie Smilowitz. Front row – Amanda Little, Santa, Rosemary Katz (Manager, Donor Relations with AWP), Nate Weis.

A Woman’s Place (AWP) is a community resource for victims of domestic violence. The organization formed in 1976 and first provided safe shelter for a woman and her two children on Christmas Eve of that year.

AWP manages a confidential hotline, a full-service shelter for victims and their children, and counseling services and assistance. It also provides free education and training programs to help communities respond to domestic violence, support survivors, and prevent future violence. Donations ensure the programs and services remain free to the victims of domestic violence and their children.

“AWP’s partnership with Holiday House was a bright spot in the holiday season for us! Bringing awareness to domestic violence while creating an opportunity to capture the holiday spirit with our pets was a great idea. Pets can also be victims of abuse and many times survivors won’t leave a dangerous situation for fear of leaving their pets behind. Holiday House has taken such a pro-active approach to bring awareness to both domestic and animal abuse through this successful fundraiser and we are grateful for it,” said Marianne Lynch, Executive Director, AWP.

Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center holds several fundraising events each year to benefit the community and pet-related non-profit organizations. Clients receive a special photo of their pet for a donation in the amount they choose.

“Everyone at the resort is grateful to work with such generous clients. In a year as financially challenging as 2020 was for many, supporting area non-profit organizations is more important than ever. We had a wonderful opportunity to work with a client–who is dedicated to spreading joy at the holidays as Santa–to help others in the community,” said Dr. Laura Weis co-owner of Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care.

Santa’s dog attends the dog daycare program at the resort. She loved spending time playing with canine friends while Santa attended professional commitments in the Philadelphia area during the 2020 holiday season. Santa worked with the Philly Pops on their Christmas Concert, and he’s a brand ambassador for, of course, welcomesanta.com.

ABOUT A WOMAN’S PLACE

A Woman’s Place is the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A Woman’s Place has provided free, private, confidential, and comprehensive shelter, service, support, advocacy, outreach, training, and education to victims of domestic violence, their children, and the community for close to 40 years. The free, private, and confidential hotline (1-800-220-8116) is available 24-hours a day. Information about A Woman’s Place, domestic violence, In Full Swing, and how to get involved with the organization can be found at www.awomansplace.org.

ABOUT HOLIDAY HOUSE PET RESORT & TRAINING CENTER and

DOYLESTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL & HOLISTIC PET CARE

Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats with activity packages, dog daycare, professional training programs, and grooming services. The resort is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, a full-service veterinary hospital located on the same property. For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit https://www.holidayhousepetresort.com or call 215-345-6960.