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4th Annual Doggy Day Pawlooza Pet Fun Day

Join The Fun, Save a Life, and Support STARelief and Pet Assistance

Dog Wash – Free Rabies & Microchip Clinic – DIY Agility Course – Balloon Bust –

Ask The Vet – Stamford Police Dog Demonstration  – And Much More

2017 Sponsors

 Peter Suchy Jewelers
 Hot Tin Roof Hair Salon
Conair Pets 
Estee Lauder
    Thimble Island Brewery
         Twin Rinks, Stamford
Underground Fitness
The Loft Salon & Spa

Hope For The Holidays

Join us for an evening of Holiday Cheer & Shopping on November 30th! Special Guest: Celebrity Petographer, Jim Dratfield’s Petography will be signing his latest book “The Love of a Lab”. Proceeds will benefit our local safe pet fostering program at STARelief and Pet Assistance, a non profit that supports the pets of those in need.

Jim Dratfield will also be featuring his work and donating one of his framed pet photographs.

Special Gift Items Include: Harry Barker, the Thymes Home Collection, Archipelago Candles and Spa Line, Jewelry, Scarves, Wraps, Home Accessories, Oribe and R&Co Hair Care Products.the-loft-fundraiser-2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Contact:          Heather Scutti

June 7, 2016

STARelief & Pet Assistance

PO Box 3035

Stamford, CT 06905




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JUNE 7, 2016 (Stamford, CT) – BarBQ Stamford is bringing awareness to STARelief & Pet Assistance with a special “Yappy Hour” event on June 11, 2016 from 2pm-6pm.  With the purchase of a $20.00 wristband, all well drinks and domestic draft beers are ½ price, along with delicious ½ priced barbeque items.  Half of the proceeds from the wristbands will go to STARelief & Pet Assistance to help ensure that families experiencing financial difficulties can continue to care for their pets.

BarBQ welcomes well-behaved dogs to join the fun on the patio.   STARelief may also bring some adoptable dogs to give them the opportunity for a “meet and greet”.

STARelief & Pet Assistance is a 100% volunteer organization, based in Stamford CT, that provides life-saving pet food and veterinary care, emergency boarding and foster care to pets whose caretakers are struggling with financial hardship.  Since its inception in 2012, STARelief has provided over 35,000 pounds of food to hungry pets and funded over $77,465 in veterinary care to pets in need.  The STARelief Pet Food Pantry is located in Stamford, CT.

Heather Scutti, Executive Director of STARelief says “We’re looking forward to expanding awareness of STARelief and having some fun on the BarBQ patio!  BarBQ reached out to us with this idea, and we are really happy that a local Stamford business wants to help us help pets stay with the families who love them.”


Ruff Ryde – July 24, 2016

BEGINNERS are welcome to participate in the Ruff Ryde. You do not need experience to join the class and regular sneakers will work on the bikes!
Participants should arrive no later than 10:45am so they can get fitted for their bike.

Ruff Ryde

A hectic July for STARelief

July has begun with a flurry of activities and opportunities for us at STARelief! So here’s a quick peak into our calendar for the month.

We began the month with Web Thrift Store’s Thrift Snap contest.   After this we had the wonderful opportunity of winning a $500 donation from DGP for pets through votes on Facebook. We had our supporters vote for us on the DGP For Pets page and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support!

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The month isn’t over yet though. STARelief has organized a Pop-up tag sale on the 19th of July (yes it’s the coming Saturday!) from 9 am to 2 pm at our pet food pantry on High Ridge road (High Ridge Shopping center, 1137 High Ridge road, Stamford, CT). The proceeds from each sale will go towards assisting pet families in need. So please join us and aid in making a difference to a loved pet and his family!






We have yet another contest that we are participating in this month. It is the #ThriftyEstateDrive from Web Thrift Store. Donate anything over the value of $50 (original price paid for the item needs to exceed $50) by listing it on our store at www.starelief.webthriftstore.com and help us win 100% of the proceeds from their sale! We are right now at the 7th place, but with your help we can place much higher! So clear out your cupboards and donate those unused earrings, bags, jackets or shoes. Who knows, cleaning your closet may help keep a pet Happy, Healthy and Home!

Help us win and make a difference in the lives of numerous pets and pet owners! For after all, it’s your support that keeps us going!


Article by Madhumita Ganapathy

Madhu, having grown up in a household that always had pets, fell in love with animals at a very young age. She firmly believes that until one has loved, nurtured and cared for a pet, one’s life remains incomplete. She loves writing, travelling, and meeting new people. Madhu lives in Stamford and joined STARelief as Social Media Director to lend her marketing expertise in spreading the word and creating awareness. Connect with her on Twitter @MadhuG86


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STARelief and Pet Assistance
P.O. Box 3035
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: 203-636-0971
Fax: 203-883-0325
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