Paws for Aimee Dog Friendly 5K and Music Festival has been scheduled for Oct. 12 at Little Tallapoosa Park in Carrollton. The festival features bands that play everything from classic rock to country and pop, food trucks and drinks. There also will be a 5K race and a fun run.
Participants are allowed to bring their dogs, but there are certain restrictions and requirements.
All proceeds from the event will go toward providing Copeland with Belle, a trained medical service dog. According to the Paws for Aimee website, PSD Academy & Registry is providing the female labradoodle to assist Copeland in her daily life.
Since July, Belle has helped her with a number of chores including turning on and off lights, opening and closing doors, opening a fridge and retrieving items, daily schedule reminders, and mobility and balance assistance."Belle just means so much to me," said Copeland in a video on the website. "From the first moment I saw her, I fell in love with her, and now, I'm obsessed. She's just such a wonderful soul to have around. She's such a wise, sweet spirit, and I'm just so, so thankful to be able to have her in my life."
See Belle and Copeland together in this video by ABC News.
Admission to Paws for Aimee Dog Friendly 5K and Music Fest is $25 until Oct. 4, when the prices increase to $30. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Little Tallapoosa Park, located at 1930 Highway 113 in Carrolton. For more information, visit pawsforaimee.org.