Duke hosting pet blessing giveaway this weekend

Do all dogs go to heaven?

Hell if I know – God works in mysterious ways and all that. But if there are any people who could improve your pet’s odds of slipping into those pearly gates, you’d expect to find them at Duke Divinity, where they’re handing out free pet blessings this weekend:

Duke Chapel ministers will bless a variety of pets at the chapel’s annual Blessing of the Animals service 3 p.m. Sunday. The 30-minute service on the chapel lawn will feature performances by the Durham Children’s Choir, Scripture readings and a reflection by Rev. McKennon Shea, director of admissions at the Divinity School. Individual animal blessings will take place immediately after the service.

So, if you really don’t want to risk leaving Fido alone to fend off the heathens after you get raptured, Duke’s got you covered. There’s just one little catch:

Limited parking is available in front of the chapel for those with large animals and trailers are permitted in convenient spaces.

Yikes, so you have to find a parking spot on campus to achieve pet salvation? I guess getting your dogs into Pet Heaven is even harder than I thought.

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