Big Dog Ranch and Downtown at the Gardens Raised a Stein for Adoptable Furry Friends at 2nd Annual Barks and Brews

1. Christopher Kraus, Lauree Simmons, John Ryan (1)


Benefit at Downtown at the Gardens spotlighted the nonprofit’s mission to ‘save dogs of all breeds and prepare dogs for their forever families’

 (Palm Beach Gardens, FL.) – Downtown at the Gardens and Big Dog Ranch Rescue (BDRR) raised a stein on October 11th for the 2nd annual Barks and Brews, which benefitted Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

“We are thrilled to partner with Big Dog Ranch Rescue for another successful Barks and Brews event,” stated Erin Devlin, Marketing Manager for Downtown at the Gardens. “BDRR is a true champion for dogs in Palm Beach County and we are honored to spotlight them and all the good they’re doing for man’s best friend.”

More than 300 guests enjoyed unlimited beer tastings from Funky Buddha Brewery, Ocean Republic Brewing Co., Twisted Trunk Brewing, Steam Horse Brewing, Tequesta Brewing Co. and Due South Brewing, delicious bites from Yard House, Grimaldi’s and Sloan’s Ice Cream and live entertainment with their favorite canines. BDRR also brought a dozen dogs of all ages and breeds that were available for adoption at the event.

“Our mission is to save dogs of all breeds from certain death, provide a loving, transitional home while preparing dogs for their forever families,” said Lauree Simmons, President and Founder of BDRR. “Our goal is to save 5,000 dogs each year, to heal and place them with loving families and to educate 250,000 people about proper dog care and the importance of spaying and neutering. A big thank you to Downtown at the Gardens for hosting this annual event. Because of their support tonight, five more furry friends have a loving place to call home.”

For more information, please visit www.downtownatthegardens.com or call 561.727.2640. To adopt a dog from Big Dog Ranch Rescue, visit https://bdrr.org/ or call 561.791.6465. 


Downtown at the Gardens is a lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, featuring a unique collection of shops and restaurants, including Whole Foods, Cobb 16 Theaters, Yard House and many more. Accented by an abundance of signature events, pet friendly atmosphere, family centric experiences, and so much more, Downtown at the Gardens is a favorite in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The stylish venue, conveniently located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL, features a collection of local boutiques and dining options sure to please any palate. Discover something special at Downtown at the Gardens! Downtown at the Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.