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Nature hikes aren’t just for people — your dog can also enjoy exercising in the great outdoors, beyond your yard, at Norfolk Botanical Garden all summer.*

Stock photo by Liesbeth Koopmans via Pexels

Summer Sunday Dog Days 2019 at Norfolk Botanical Garden

*Sundays in June, July, August, September & October
9 AM – 7 PM

Members and Members’ Dogs are FREE
Not-yet-members’ Dogs: $5 (human admission applies)

Know before you go: Double-check for any changes to the schedule or hours before arriving at the Garden.

Your dog must remain on a leash at all times.
Dogs are not permitted in the Children’s Garden or Butterfly House.

Watch this blog for more dog-friendly events at Norfolk Botanical Garden — located less than 2 miles from Little Creek Veterinary Clinic!

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PARTY FOR THE PLANET
This Saturday, April 20th, celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals and learn how you can support conservation here and abroad. 

This year, the Zoo welcomes Brian Badger from the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Brian’s aim is to enlighten people from around the world on the workings and goals of front line conservation. Hear his about his holistic approach to conservation in an exciting 30-minute presentation at the ZooLive! Stage at 11 am.

[Sorry, no pets allowed at the zoo.]

Other Enrichment, Chats and ZooLive! Stage Presentations:
  • 10:30 am: Zebra & Watusi
  • 11 am: Brian Badger of the Cheetah Conservation Fund at the ZooLive! Stage
  • 11:15 am: Sun Bear
  • 11:30 am: White Rhino
  • NOON: Rhino hornbill
  • 12:30 pm: Aldabra Tortoise
  • 1 pm: ZooLive! Stage Presentation
  • 1:30 pm: ZooFarm Animals
  • 2 pm: Red Panda

More events and information at VirginiaZoo.org. 

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Virginia World Of Pets Expo

“The World of Pets Expo and Educational Experience takes place February 15-17, 2019 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, in Hampton. World of Pets Expo is a cornerstone event for East Coast pet enthusiasts and animal lovers alike. This year will mark the 7th anniversary of the Virginia World of Pets Expo; we continue to grow our Virginia show and are expecting a record breaking turnout this year. This exciting three day expo is one of Virginia’s only family and pet friendly events that is fun for all ages; it is considered the Ultimate Event for the Pet Lover.”

Show hours:
Friday: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Ticket prices:
$10 for Adults
$5 for Children 5-12
under 5 FREE

Get tickets here. 

Wondering if you can bring your pet?
Get the answer here!

World of Pets Expo

For more information, go to www.worldofpets.org/virginia-world-of-pets-expo.php

Reminder: Always check for any changes to an event’s location and schedule before you go.
Event information for this post is based on Pet Expo’s website
and is subject to change.

[Note: Little Creek Veterinary Clinic is not associated with the World of Pets Expo.]

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Dates: January 3, 4, and 5
Time: 4 PM to 8 PM
Walk through the holiday lights at
Norfolk Botanical Garden
with your canine companion.
If you don’t have a dog, no worries….
you are still welcome to walk through the lights.
During this event, there is no tram shuttle service.
This is a walk only event…..with your furry canine. 
Join the fun and see all the happy wagging tails.
Please read guidelines on the ticket page
to plan for a safe and happy visit with your dogs!

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Today, we conclude our journey through Animals in Ancient Art [Part 1 here; Part 2 here], featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so you can enjoy a day strolling amongst the exhibits.

These works of art, used for everyday purposes or ritualistic activities, come from the Roman Empire, Greece, and Egypt. As shown here, animals have long inspired the imaginations of artists and artisans. The oldest object featured in this gallery is an Egyptian tomb lintel with hieroglyphs, dated to 2375-2287 B.C.E. [Before Common Era] — which means it is over 4,300 years old!

[Related: How Do Scientists Date Ancient Things?]

Note: Photos of 4 Egyptian figurines are from Chrysler.org website; my photos of those objects did not turn out well.

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Bring your pets to a picnic and pictures with Santa for fun-filled holiday memories!

Come out to the parking lot of the MSP Design Group and have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa. (All Children and Pets Welcome)

We will have BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; homemade goodies will be on hand too!

We will also have adoptable dogs on site just in time for the Holidays!

All proceeds will go to Bay Beagle Rescue Fund, to help provide medical care and save more dogs!

When: December 2, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 641 Phoenix Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Pictures and food are courtesy of Bay Beagle Rescue, donations are appreciated!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/299572410644191/

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To our military families:

The Virginia Zoo is OPEN for Veterans Day and to honor those who have served, active duty military, veterans and their families can enjoy $5 admission November 10–18, 2018.

Go a little wild this Veterans Day —  you’ve earned it!

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