Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter and musician, has won twelve Grammy Awards and countless fans all over the globe. And on July 3, she’s going to win the hearts of a few good dogs.

Rocket Dog Rescue (RDR) Founder Pali Boucher grew up on the streets, but for the love of one good hound named Leadbelly, Pali turned her life around. Ever since then, Pali has been paying it forward by turning thousands of homeless dogs’ lives around. When Emmylou heard about Rocket Dog Rescue (RDR), she was inspired to lend her angelic voice to their cause.

Rocket Dog Rescue’s tagline states: “Make a difference in a dog’s life. Adopt. Foster. Give. Rock on.” Emmylou Harris will rock on for RDR at the unique summertime event; and this won’t be the first time she’s lent a hand to those with paws. Her hit song “Big Black Dog” was written for a very special black lab mix named Bella who she rescued. “Bella goes on the tour bus with me now, along with another of my rescues. I think of all the years on the road I wasted without a dog. They make it so much more pleasant. I’m making up for lost time now.”

Emmylou’s own dog rescue, Bonaparte's Retreat, is partnering with RDR to bring this special event to the bay area.

The Festival for Dogs kicks off at 12 p.m. on the scenic grounds of the iconoclastic Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Tap Room and Beer Sanctuary. Throughout the day, attendees will enjoy music, arts & crafts booths, food, craft beers, a silent auction and an adoption event graced with some of the Bay Area’s finest canines. Award winning singer/songwriter Misisipi Mike Wolf takes the stage at 12:30 p.m. with his unique country songs. Next up at 2:30 p.m. is the 7-piece band Sioux City Kid, with their signature sound of catchy Americana rock songs. At 4 p.m. is a VIP dinner where generous contributors to this extraordinary day can mingle and dine on delicious victuals. At 7 p.m. the legendary recording artist herself, Emmylou Harris, hits the stage of the intimate venue.

WHAT: Festival for Dogs, starring legendary singer Emmylou Harris
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3 from 12 pm – 9 pm
WHERE: Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, CA
TICKETS: On sale now at lagunitas.com $150 VIP, $75 Regular. Sponsorship packages are available through Rocket Dog Rescue.

Rocket Dog Rescue, a non-profit 501 C3 organization, provides rescue and adoption to at-risk dogs across the California Shelter System. Since its inception in 2001, Rocket Dog Rescue has saved over 6,000 animals and been featured numerous times on TV’s Animal Planet. For more information, please visit rocketdogrescue.org.

Bonaparte’s Retreat is dedicated to providing nurturing foster care for shelter dogs when their allotted time at the shelter has elapsed. To prevent these wonderful animals from being euthanized and to find them permanent, loving homes, please visit bonapartesretreat.org.

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