Pups smile at the Pup Up Market rain or shine

Andrew Fraieli
afraieli@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 9/12/22

A sudden cold snap dipping into the 40s didn’t stop the pups at the Pup Up Market in Golden from being any less excited on Sept. 10.

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Pups smile at the Pup Up Market rain or shine

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A sudden cold snap dipping into the 40s didn’t stop the pups at the Pup Up Market in Golden from being any less excited on Sept. 10. Put on by the Foothills Animal Shelter, and with almost 400 tickets sold, attendees could eat from food trucks, listen to music from the band Teledonna and shop local vendors like Bloom Bar Flower Truck.

“We’re adamant adopters,” said Michaela Macasinag, who is from the foothills area. Macasinag, along with Alex Duncan and Billy Spence, came to support the shelter. Holding their small Pekingese, Jedi, Duncan explained they recently rescued a second, with Macasinag having rescued four others in the past.

According to Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Joan Thielen, the shelter has similar events two or three times a year.

This is the second year of the Pup Up Market, and she pointed out that 100% of the proceeds go to the shelter to help support its programs such as veterinary work, including dental surgeries, orthodontic surgeries and spay and neutering, along with other programs like Better Together, where the shelter works to help keep people and pets together by sheltering pets for people who may be having housing issues.

Even as a cold mist filled the air, the band kept playing and more people arrived, like Alastair Keith-Lucas and Kelsa Warner and their dog Llewyn.

Also from the foothills, they said they’ve been to “quite a few” similar events in the past and have supported and volunteered at the shelter.

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