Pet lovers and foodies to support Emancipet by staying home, enjoying local treats


Emancipet’s popular Sit Stay Day returns; Valentine’s-inspired kits now available to order!

Animal lovers and foodies, rejoice! Emancipet’s sixth annual Sit Stay Day, a unique fundraiser that lets pets and their humans stay in and enjoy homegrown Austin treats while raising money for pets in need, returns for 2016.

Dozens of local businesses donate gourmet food and drink items, gift cards, and other goodies that are assembled into 250 kits and delivered to homes and offices before Valentine’s Day.

The Sit Stay Day kits contain the makings for an evening for two plus pets on Valentine’s Day—Tito’s Handmade Vodka, baked goods including sugar cookies from Cowgirl Treatery and treats from LovePuppies Brownies, bags of popcorn from Cornucopia, healthy snacks from KIND Healthy Snacks and Rhythm Superfoods, local beers and wines, gift cards to local hot spots, assorted pet treats and toys, and much more.

Each kit costs $175 and includes delivery in the Austin area on Friday, Feb. 12 and can be ordered online now through Feb. 5 at More than 65 kits have already been spoken for, so people are strongly encouraged to order theirs early before they sell out.

The money raised helps Emancipet provide affordable, accessible spay/neuter and veterinary care to pets in need. Emancipet has spayed and neutered nearly 250,000 dogs and cats since it was founded in 1999.

“We love that the Sit Stay Day kits are fun and delicious, and that each kit helps Emancipet serve pets in need and the families who love them,” says Emancipet CEO Amy Mills. “This fundraiser helps us meet the need for affordable, accessible veterinary care and spay/neuter services in underserved communities.”

Sponsors and in-kind donors to date include Alamo Drafthouse, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Austin Dogtown, Buddha’s Brew, The Container Store, Cornucopia, Cowgirl Treatery, Fabi + Rosi, Go Local, Hat Creek Burger Co, Hillside Farmacy, Hopdoddy’s Burger Bar, KIND Healthy Snacks, La Patisserie, LovePuppies, Maine Root, P. Terry’s, Rhythm Superfoods, Saint Arnold Brewing, Shiner Beers, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Texas Coffee Traders, Tito’s Vodka, Uchi, Vigilante Bar, World Peas, and Zocalo Cafe/Top Notch/Galaxy Cafe.

(Although each kit will have approximately the same contents, specific vendors represented within a kit may vary slightly.)

For more information or to order a kit, visit

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