They say that every dog has its day. This year it’s on April 21 with the fifth annual “Dine with your dog” event that benefits the Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Don’t miss this “dog day afternoon” of food and fun, while you mingle with fellow animal lovers and their pets, pose for photos with your pooch, and enjoy the “catwalk” with dogs modeling the latest in canine couture.

Each day at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, their four-legged friends make their own rounds visiting with patients and families. Research shows that patients’ interaction with animals provides positive physical and emotional benefits, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety.

The Animal Assisted Therapy Program at PCH is funded solely through philanthropy and events like Dine with your Dog.

The event takes place at the PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe, on Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $125 and include one leashed dog and their well-behaved owner. For more information, visit www.dinewithyourdog.org or contact Cherry Murray at (602) 546-2663.

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