Angels Helping Animals Worldwide hosted a fundraiser at the Black Dog Tavern

Dogs of all sizes and breeds got along well. — Photo by Leslie Hurd

They came in all shapes and sizes on Saturday, for the Black Dog Tavern’s “doggie paw-rade” to support Angels Helping Animals Worldwide (AHAW), a nonprofit organization that places dogs in adopted homes.

“We are excited to work with the Black Dog,” AHAW founder Leslie Hurd told The Times. “They have been raising money through their Island stores to help pay for spaying and neutering and necessary vet bills for my rescue dogs.”

Around 40 dogs were in attendance, many of whom are up for adoption.

Jamie Douglas of the Black Dog restaurant family presented Ms. Hurd with a check in the amount of $5,000. Mr. Douglas’s adopted dog, Antoine, a black lab mix rescue dog from AHAW, is one of the organization’s many success stories.

“Overall it went very well and we are excited to be a part of such a great cause,” Mr. Douglas said.

For more information about the Angels program or how to adopt, contact Leslie Hurd at

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