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What better time to fall in love than this fall? If you’ve been searching for your dream guy or dream girl, maybe it’s time to change your relationship status by adopting a rescue pet.

Fans and future families can mingle with some of the Lowcountry’s cutest and most eligible dogs at the inaugural Mutt Mixer concert event supporting pet rescue, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at AutoNation Subaru Hilton Head.

Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beverages, door prizes, and live music by Lowcountry Boil, a local favorite bluegrass band. Attendees will also get to meet some of area’s most popular radio personalities from Bob 106.9 and Rewind 107.9.

Fee-waived pet adoptions will be available at the event, made possible through a generous grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

“The Mutt Mixer will bring people and adoptable pets together for live music, cocktails and pet rescue, which happen to be three of my favorite things,” said PAL President Amy Campanini. “PAL’s adoptable dogs love a good outing, and this event will help them meet new people, making their chance for adoption far greater.” 

The first 100 people to arrive at the Mutt Mixer with a pet supply or monetary donation for PAL’s Adoption Center in Okatie will receive a free event T-shirt. Plus, the event is “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Dog), as AutoNation Subaru Hilton Head is a dog-friendly dealership.

“We are excited to bring the community together to support animal rescue and celebrate the beauty of pet adoption,” said Bill Harper, AutoNation Subaru Hilton Head customer relations manager and delivery specialist. “Many of us have pets of our own, so the ‘Subaru Loves Pets’ mission is close to our hearts. It’s delightful to see our showroom and grounds come to life with the pitter-patter of dozens of paws.” 

As another way to support PAL’s no kill animal rescue programs, AutoNation Subaru Hilton Head will donate $100 to PAL for every dog or cat adopted in October.

“This October, PAL marks 12 years of saving lives in the Lowcountry,” said Campanini. “We are grateful to our Partner in Rescue, AutoNation Subaru Hilton Head, for helping us celebrate with a fun event that gives homeless dogs a chance to connect with potential adopters.”

Dog and music lovers alike can get all the details and RSVP to be eligible for door prizes at

Lindsay Perry is the marketing coordinator for Palmetto Animal League.