• A pet adoption promotion held at Catch-a-Fire Pizza in Blue Ash, Ohio, helped get two dogs adopted into new “furever” homes.
  • Catch-a-Fire also hosts weekly Pups, Pints & Pizza on the Patio events for animal lovers.

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Man’s best friend has a helpful new pal in Catch-a-Fire Pizza in Blue Ash, Ohio. The restaurant partnered with Cincinnati Animal CARE/Humane Society to host its first-ever pet adoption event on Saturday, October 16.

Two of the three dogs brought to the event got adopted on the spot, according to Shanny Collins, marketing and communications manager for Catch-a-Fire Pizza, which also has a location in Oakley, Ohio. “The representatives from Cincinnati Animal CARE/Humane Society were quite happy,” Collins said. “They told us that it was the best turnout for this type of event they had seen.”

Catch-a-Fire’s Blue Ash location already hosts a Pups, Pints & Pizza on the Patio party every Monday (complete with special doggie treats for furry, four-legged types) and plans to hold another pet adoption event in the spring or summer, Collins said.

The restaurant will also host a Halloween costume contest for the pups on October 25.

“We have a lot of animal lovers on our staff, and it’s been fun for them, fun for our customers and a great cause to support,” Collins added.

Catch-a-Fire Pizza started out as a food truck in February 2013, offering wood-fired pies and other cuisine. Two years later, owners Jeff and Melissa Ledford opened their first brick-and-mortar store at MadTree Brewing Company.

Catch-a-Fire’s menu includes specialty pizzas like the Crazy Potatoheads (featuring crème fraiche, potatoes, bacon, jalapenos, a four-cheese blend, white cheddar, scallions and ranch) and the Cherry Oh Baby (garlic butter and olive oil, guanciale, tart cherries, taleggio, basil and fresh herbs). Also available: a selection of 10-inch breakfast pizzas, including the Lox & Everything, made with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, pickled onions, fennel fronds, capers and Everything Bagel seasoning.

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