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‘Paws at the Point’ Invites Canines to Patriots Point

Alaina Cordes Mar 26, 2014


Calling all dogs– Save the date!

Patriots Point is partnering with the Charleston Animal Society for:

Paws at the Point

Saturday, April 19th

10:00-2:00 pm


Scrappy invites the dogs of Charleston to bring their owners out to Patriots Point!

All families who bring a dog to the event will receive free admission for 1 adult and 1 child to Patriots Point. That includes touring areas of the USS YORKTOWN with your four-legged friend! And don’t worry about lunch! Sticky Fingers will be on site with some corn dogs, hotdogs, etc.

Activities will benefit the Charleston Animal Society. They will also bring adoptable dogs, and those who adopt that day will earn a year’s family pass to Patriots Point.

Please note: All dogs MUST be on leashes, and NO retractable leashes are permitted. Also, please be advised that your dog will be surrounded my many others of all shapes, sizes, and personalities. If you are unsure of how your dog will react in this type of setting, take precaution.

For more regulations, devised for the safety of the dogs and their owners, please visit  Safety Regulations for Paws at the Point.

Special thanks to our partners who will be at the event:

DI Animal Hospital Logo PAALS logo revised
Palmetto Pups Logo Charleston Dog Wizard
Dooty Calls Logo 20th_2color_NF












Click here to see the current Paws at the Point Flier.

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11 thoughts on “‘Paws at the Point’ Invites Canines to Patriots Point

  1. Wm Helt says:

    What a thrill, touring the sister ship I served on from 59/63 in fire room # 2 CV 9 Essex. After 49 years too return to an alike ship brought found memories and tears. What a day we had as I could still explain the daily chores we under went while at sea. My tour included Bay of pigs, 2 Med cruises one to the North Sea, England, Ireland, Scottland, Germany and Holland. We were also assign duty during the Cuban blockaid. I obtain rank of a 2 class BT and spent 38 years as a boiler inspector for the Hartford Ins. Co. Thanks too all who help save a great part if out military history.

  2. What does it cost for my dog. I have a receptacle pass,
    would I be able to use this?

    1. Alaina Cordes says:

      Those bringing a dog will earn 1 adult ticket and 1 child ticket for free. Hope to see you there!

  3. Laura says:

    Will dogs be able to sit in the fighter planes and take awesome pictures?

    1. Alaina Cordes says:

      Laura, we agree that that would have been a great photo op, but unfortunately, the cockpits of our aircraft will not be open. That reminds us of our 1940s Scrappy though! :http://www.aspecialdayguide.com/yorktown/pictur18.gif

  4. Kacie says:

    How much will it be for extra adults besides the one that gets in for free?

    1. Alaina Cordes says:

      Regular admission fees apply after the complimentary one. An adult ticket is $20. For all of our ticketing prices, you can see them under the “Buy Tickets” menu on our website.

  5. Beth says:

    We are in town for the weekend and were excited to see this event. That is until we saw the NO retractable leashes rule. That is all that we brought with us. Disappointed that Paws at the Point doesn’t trust dog owners to control their own dog. I am certainly not going to purchase a new leash in order to do this as what would be the point. Why not just pay the admission price. This is not an event that is “tourist friendly.” So disappointing.

    1. Alaina Cordes says:

      Hi Beth! We understand your concern and we have a solution. The no retractable leash rule is for the safety of all pets and owners, and it came at the recommendation of some organizations that hold these events on a regular basis. Yet, we did not want to leave anyone hanging or turn anyone away, so Charleston Dog Wizard has donated leashes to give out to guests who only have retractable leashes. We would never want anyone to feel they were not able to come join us. Hope this helps address your concern, and that we will see you tomorrow rain or shine!

  6. Tyler says:

    Are dogs allowed any other time?

    1. Molly Hamilton says:

      Hi Tyler. Only service animals are allowed on a daily basis at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. We also caution service animals in the summer as the flight deck and metal ships can get very heated and be difficult for sensitive paws. Further, dogs cannot easily navigate the many ladders/stairs throughout our vessels. We are happy to recommend some local dog daycare options.

      Thanks for your interest.

      Molly Hamilton
      Public Information & Media Relations

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