• Grosse Pointe News - This group effort has gone to the dogs

    January 01, 2015
    Three Pointers who are co-owners of an Eastern Market business are supporting a project that has gone to the dogs.

    Tammy Eugenio of Grosse Pointe Shores, who co-owns 3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe in Eastern Market with Trisha Stander and Rita Nelson, said the support of Dog Aide is a no brainer.

    Stander and Nelson are both residents of Grosse Pointe Woods.

    A series of limited edition prints by Macomb County resident Jenny Risher, featuring classic cars paired with canines, is on display at the shop through Monday, Jan. 5.

    Sales of the limited-edition prints benefit Dog Aide, a nonprofit rescue group.

    "Donations are an imperative part of animal rescue, said Beth Kuschel of Dog Aide. "Our adoptables all came with extreme medical needs - severely emaciated, hit by cars or shot. Our vet bills can total thousands of dollars for just one dog. But we feel they're worth every penny."

    Eugenio said the prints work in this area.

    "Detroit loves its dogs," she said. "Detroiters really appreciate loyalty and who can provide that better than our faithful canine companions?"

    Risher said the "Go Dog. Detroit!" series was inspired by her sons' favorite bedtime story, "Go, Dog. Go!"

    "My favorite photo in the series is a 1976 Pinto with Koda, the St. Bernard," Risher said. "It took me three months to find a mint condition Pinto. I finally found one at a Pinto Meet in Dearborn. I don't think this series could have been done in any other city than Detroit."

    The store supports several nonprofits, including the "great goodness that Dog Aide provides daily to our community," Eugenio said.

    "We love our friends at Dog Aide," she continued. "We also love the work of Ms. Risher. She is so incredibly talented and a great person to know."

    Another fundraising event with Risher will come in the spring, Eugenio said.

    3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe is at 2472 Riopelle, Detroit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Prints also are available at godogdetroit.com.

    - Joe Warner
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