| by: Kevin Madigan | Mister Migs at PAWfest Benefits Gwinnett Humane Society
The spirit of giving was in full swing on Saturday as the Mister Migs team appeared at the annual PAWfest day in Lilburn, Ga.
They were there with a bunch of seriously cool dog gear to show the public and to support the Gwinnett Humane Society with a denim drive. Migrubbies, of course, are made with recycled denim and Mister Migs relies on donations of used jeans to create its expanding product line.
Lots of people who came by the Migs booth liked the idea of helping the GHS and supporting its cause. The GHS received a dollar for every denim donation and Migrubbie sale, and ended up with $136 when the day was done.
The kids at Lilburn Middle School were in on the act, too, launching a successful denim drive to help out.
Dogs were brought to the Migs booth to get fitted for their own Migrubbies. "What they like is the mix of colors," said Cheryl Jones of the Migs team. One lady mentioned that the tabbys would be good to use on the 4th of July. Another popular item was the People Pouch, a small shoulder bag that can easily fit an iPad, for instance.
One happy customer was Brodie, a brindle Great Dane who went on to win the PAWfest prize for biggest dog. His owner, Arlene Johnston of Glasgow, Scotland, told us Brodie was a rescue dog from Tennessee who is "still a puppy" at age two. A suitably-sized Migrubbie was found for him, proving once again that it's not just the little dogs who wear them. Check out our video!
A slew of dogs were signed up for a Frisbee competition, and they dutifully obliged by cavorting about the enclosure, snatching their prey repeatedly out of thin air. "Plenty of people, plenty of puppies," said Christine Nash of Grayson High School, who was selling baked goodies next to the Migs tent.
Mister Migs also made an appearance at the nearby Tucker Day, with help from our partners at Furbusters. Christine Lasky was manning the booth and said reaction had been "wonderful." She told us that people were very interested about young autistic adults playing a part in producing the line of dog gear.
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