Rhody Pets: Mobile Treats from a Bristol Boutique

Paws in the Park returns to Riverside this month for a day of fun and Woof Wagon Treats

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For the indulgent pet parent wanting to go the extra mile for their fur baby’s birthday or an event planner organizing a dog-friendly fall festival, the Woof Wagon is the treat service you never knew you needed. Posting up across the street from or right on the field of your event, this eye-catching treat truck was custom-designed for Bristol’s popular WOOF! WOOF! Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar to bring their quality goodies all over the state. 

Owner Sherri DeChaine is a former veterinary technician with a background in human nutrition, so you can rest assured that she selects “only the very best from the vast ocean of pet products on the market.”

“All of our treats, toys, bandanas, collars, and leashes are hand-picked, researched, and tested by our staff,” DeChaine continues, and final approval comes from her English Bulldog Frannie. (You may have recently seen the pair of them interviewed on ABC6 News during their summer stint at Providence Flea.)

DeChaine supports local vendors from Rhode Island and around New England, and everything on board the wagon – from clam chowder snacks to squeaky toy sharks – is made in the US. Whatever the weather, one of the hottest items is the frozen treats – the dogs just lap them up. Best of all, if a local nonprofit rescue or shelter books the Woof Wagon for an event, DeChaine generously donates 15 percent of the profits from that day’s sales to support the host organization. 

On September 17, you and your pup can experience the Woof Wagon in pawson at one of the state’s biggest pet fundraisers, Paws in the Park. In its 20th year, this annual Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) dog-walking event is hosted by five-year-old Saint Bernard-mix Ambassa-Dog Daisy. Along with treats trundling onto the scene, there will be fun-filled pet games and activities, local vendors, and the irresistible Canine Costume Contest. 

A walker registration fee of $25 includes a free event T-shirt, and all funds raised go to support RISPCA community programs and services, including critical veterinary services at their Animal Health Center. So plan to enjoy a morning walk at the scenic Rose Memorial Park in Riverside, padding between the historic Looff Carousel and beautiful, breezy Narragansett Bay, before rewarding your pooch with a treat from the Woof Wagon.

For event details, visit RISPCA.org; to learn about the Woof Wagon, visit WoofWoofBoutique.com

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