The Dog Days of Summer are almost here, although it feels like it already! For a second year in a row, area businesses have joined forces to bring savings to their customers as well as help out the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. The warm summer months are a time when the shelter sees less donations coming in but still has the need to feed and nurture the numerous animals in their care. From August 1-19, GMHS wish list or monetary donations can be brought to participating businesses, of which many are offering an incentive to the consumer to do so! The following businesses are participating in this year’s Dog Days of Summer Promotion: Gloucester Florist, Split Enz Salon, The Closing Shop, Safe Harbor Storage, Prost! Food Truck, Juan’s Mexican Café and Cantina, Consociate Media/Marker Nine, Brent and Becky’s, Whitley’s Peanuts, Bay School Community Art Center, Kelsick Market, Mike’s Tire and Automotive, Tower Park Real Estate, Grand Rental Station, Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal, Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center, The Nines Pet Boutique and Phillips Energy.

Please check out the list of incentives from these great businesses:
GLOUCESTER FLORIST: 20% off purchases with the donation of any item on the Humane Society’s wish list. (Excluding wire out orders.)

THE CLOSING SHOP: For every 5 closings we will donate a bag of dog or cat food and ask each of our customers to donate as well.

SAFE HARBOR STORAGE: Anyone who comes in with a 5lb bag of pet food, will get 10% off and the admin fee waived if they sign a 4 month lease. Safe Harbor Storage will give $25 to GMHS for every one of these leases.

RIVERSIDE WELLNESS AND FITNESS CENTER: Bring in 10 lbs or more of pet food for GMHS and sign up with no application fee. A $50-$100 savings!

KELSICK SPECIALTY MARKET: bring in a bag of pet food (or 10 or more cans) and spend $100 and receive 2 limited edition Kelsick Specialty Market 25th Anniversary wine glasses. First come, first served.

CONSOCIATE MEDIA / MARKER NINE: bring by a bag of pet food and be entered to win a Marker Nine gift basket (valued at $150).

PHILLIPS ENERGY: bring a bag of pet food by the Gloucester Point or Mathews locations and be entered to win a $50 gas gift card.

PROST FOOD TRUCK: bring a bag of pet food by the Gloucester Point Phillips Energy location and be entered to win a Prost gift certificate.

JUANS: bring a bag of pet food by the restaurant and save 10% on your meal that night.

GRAND RENTAL STATION: $10 off your next rental when you bring in a GMHS donation item. (Some exclusions apply.)

BRENT AND BECKY’S: 20% off of Bulb Shoppe purchase and 40% off of plants with a GMHS wish list donation. (On-site only, does not apply to future orders.)

MIKE’S TIRE AND AUTO: Visit Mike’s Tire & Automotive during the Dog Days of Summer, August 1st through August 13th to benefit the Gloucester – Mathews Humane Society. Bring an item from the GMHS wish list and we will give you a Free Virginia State Inspection and donate that complete value, $16.00, to the Gloucester- Mathews Humane Society! Together we can make a difference!

SPLIT ENZ SALON: Buy one, Get one! Our gift to you for supporting our local shelter. Complimentary manicure with a pedicure, complimentary Olaplex treatment with haircut or complimentary polish with shampoo and style. (choice of one, not valid with other specials or discounts)

TOWER PARK REAL ESTATE: For any potential tenant who tours the property during the Dog Days of Summer and ultimately signs a lease, we will donate $200 to GMHS. This also includes our summer special of 25% off of rental rates!

GLOUCESTER MATHEWS GAZETTE JOURNAL: Bring in a wish list item, purchase a twelve month subscription and get three months free!

BAY SCHOOL COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER: 10% off of a class or gallery item with a GMHS wish list donation.

THE NINES PET BOUTIQUE: Feeding for Smiles! For every 15lbs of cat or dog food sold the Nines will donate 5lbs to GMHS. In addition, for every pet photography session booked the Nines will donate the $15.00 sitting fee to GMHS. Photography sessions must be purchased by 8/31/17 but can be scheduled at a later date. Clients must bring an item from the GMHS wish list to donate in our bin or make a monetary donation to participate in the promotion.

WHITLEY’S PEANUTS: Bring in a donation and/or wish list item to be entered to win a Whitley’s Peanuts gift basket!

We are looking forward to a successful reception to this year’s Dog Days of Summer and seeing the community come together in support of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.

The Bulb Shoppe and Gardens at Brent and Becky’s are open Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. We are located at 7900 Daffodil Lane in Gloucester. Contact us at (804) 693-3966 x108 or For more information regarding these events and to see future events please visit

GMHS wish list items include:
Most needed items right now (in priority order)
1. Royal Canin Dry Kitten Food
2. Royal Canin dry mother and baby cat food
3. Canned cat food (patte preferred)
4. Puppy pads
5. Purina kitten chow
6. Purina cat chow
7. Purina dog chow
8. Kitten replacement milk
9. Canned dog food
10. Large durable nylabones
11. Snuggle Safe Microwavable heaters
12. Peanut Butter
13. Chewy Dog Treats (regular and grain free).
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