20 South Court Street, Athens, Ohio 45701

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Wait…I can bring my dog to the Athena Cinema to watch a movie?? For this event, YES!!

Join us on March 4th at 1pm for a screening of BEST IN SHOW: Fundraiser for Friends of the Shelter Dogs. Bring your dog, or come and hang out with adoptable dogs from the Athens County Dog Shelter!

Afraid your dog won’t be able to sit through the film? We will have red carpet photos available for purchase during our open house session.

In addition to the screening, we will be offering red carpet photos with your pet, homemade treats and a raffle for a stained glass custom pet portrait courtesy of Sun Spots by Adria (Instagram: @sunspotsbyadria, Facebook: Sun Spots). Admission for the film is $10 and includes a treat for your friend. Raffle tickets are one for $3, two for $5. Red carpet photos are $5. All proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Shelter Dogs.

Event Schedule

1 – 2pm: Open house (photos, treats, hang-out)

2pm: Film starts

2:45 – 3:15pm: Film intermission

4pm: Film ends


We require that dogs be current with vaccinations. Please leave aggressive dogs at home for everyone’s safety. All dogs must be on a regular, non-retractable leash.

About Friends of the Shelter Dogs

Friends of the Shelter Dogs is a is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to the dogs in the Athens County Dog Shelter by providing veterinary support for sick and injured dogs, spaying and neutering, rescue operations and the promotion of the dogs in the shelter. All this is done in order to save the lives of adoptable dogs.

Red Carpet Photos

Every dog can feel like Best in Show with their own red carpet photo! Photos are $5.

Custom Stained Glass Pet Portrait

We will be raffling off a custom stained glass pet portrait created by Sun Spots by Adria (Instagram: @sunspotsbyadria, Facebook: Sun Spots)! Raffle tickets are one for $3, two for $5. (Image on our website!)

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