Posts Tagged ‘pet adoption’

There are plenty of opportunities in June
to show your love for your pets (and wildlife).

American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​

National Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week
June 3-9
First full week in June

Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 10
Second Sunday in June

​​National Pollinator Week​
June 18 – 24

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 22

How will you celebrate?

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Thomas kittens


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Of the items on this list, the Earthquake Shakeout truly captures my imagination. Remember the little temblor felt up and down the East Coast in 2011? I do!

I was reclining on a cot and felt it shaking. My first thought was that one of my cats had run beneath it and was bouncing around. Then I noticed the model airplane that was attached to a ceiling light fixture — the airplane was swaying! That’s when I knew I had experienced an earthquake. Luckily for all of us, it was a relatively  minor incident.

Will the next one be as cute and harmless? Maybe not. October 20th is the day to practice for The Big One (also good if you’re moving out West.)

American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Dog Month

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

World Animal Day
October 4

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 7

National Walk Your Dog Week
October 1-7

World Food Day
October 16

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
Dates vary by state

Winter Weather Preparedness Week
Dates vary by state

Reptile Awareness Day
October 21

National Cat Day
October 29

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Sept. 17: Furry Friends Fest
Join the fun from 10 AM to 1 PM
Bow Creek Recreation Center
3427 Club House Road, Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation wants you to bring the family – including your furry friends – out to Bow Creek Recreation Center and Park for carnival games for kids and pets alike!
Join the free event on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Virginia Beach Police K-9 Unit and Mounted Patrol will be on-site along with a variety of pet-related vendors and adoption groups.
There will be plenty for the kids to see and do at this free event!

Join the event on Facebook

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  • Katie
  • Tarot
  • Frodo
  • Bruiser
  • Max
  • Cherish
  • Sasha
  • Opie
  • Chica


  • Precious
  • Jamie
  • Capt. Jack


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You’ve probably heard of PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day — after all, it’s been around since 1999. But did you know this special day was founded by Pet Sitters International? I guess someone decided they needed a day off! 

In reality, Take Your Dog To Work Day was created by PSI to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption.

Fast Facts
A 2006 survey by the APPA found that:

• 55 million Americans believe having pets in the workplace leads to a more creative environment.

• 50 million believe having pets in the workplace helps co-workers get along better.

• 38 million believe having pets in the workplace creates a more productive work environment.

• 37 million believe having pets in the workplace helps improve relationships between managers and their employees.

Take Your Dog To Work Day has proven popular throughout the years, which is why it has such staying power. Thousands of employers have welcomed many different sizes and breeds of dogs into their businesses over the years. 

Did you know?

  • Take Your Dog To Work Day is always celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day.
  • June 20-24 is Take Your Pet To Work Week — so that cats, frogs, and other pets aren’t left out of the fun!
  • About 300 businesses participated in the very first Take Your Dog To Work Day.
  • You can follow Take Your Dog To Work Day on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Inspired to host Take Your Dog To Work Day at your place of business?
Go to https://www.petsit.com/takeyourdog and download their free step-by-step guide with everything you need to know, to make this day a success. Afterwards, visit our Facebook page and share your photos!

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