Posts Tagged ‘pet events’

If you’ve been looking for a good reason to dress in a matching costume with your dog before Halloween — we’ve found just the thing for you: Barktoberfest Dog Walk & Festival, featuring a Pets & People costume contest! (Details below).

Barktoberfest

This dog friendly event is happening October 20, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Point Park (100 Eaton St.) in Hampton, VA. (Just a short trip across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel!)

Admission is $5, Dog Walk Registration – $20, Barktoberfest Package – $35.

Tickets Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/pspcabarktoberfest/

Bring Fido to this fur-tastic event hosted by the Peninsula SPCA. Help raise money for the adoption-guarantee shelter by showing your support and bringing out your special furry four-legged family friends.

Highlights include:
* Live music by Lost Soul Society, vendors, local animal rescue groups, and more! 
* Bow-Wow Beer Garden featuring breweries from Hampton, including Sly Clyde Ciderworks, Bull Island Brewing Company, The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery, The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, and The St. George Brewing Co. There will also be samplings of Dog Star Vodka from Blue Sky Distillery.
* Pets and people costume contest! Guests are encouraged to participate in a costume contest (two categories: pets only and pets & people) for great prizes.

Don’t miss the Dog Walk, the showcase event of the day; a fun walk that winds along the beautiful downtown Hampton waterfront! The money raised will benefit the animals of the Peninsula SPCA! The Peninsula SPCA is an Adoption Guarantee, or no-kill, shelter that relies completely on support from the local community to help us care for the homeless animals.

Other highlights of the day include the Dog Cake Walk, Bobbing for Tennis Balls, Demonstrations, Dog Yoga, and more.

Register in advance for beer tasting tickets and dog walk to receive your t-shirt and/or souvenir glass.

Prost!

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Here’s what’s happening in February this year. Which animal health awareness event speaks to you?

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

World Whale Day
February 18

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Wildlife Day
February 22 (formerly September 4)

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

International Polar Bear Day
February 27

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26 – March 2

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December is heavy on holiday prep, light on animal-related awareness days.

My favorite this month is Visit the Zoo Day, on December 27th. Let’s hope the weather cooperates!

National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 10
Second Saturday in December

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27

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Great news! There is still time to enter your pet in one of several Halloween Pet Costume Contests!

Check these out from —

BluePearl Veterinary Partners: Click the link below to enter our Beastly Costume Contest!
http://woobox.com/iwwo8e
What you could win: Pet lovers’ gift basket up to $100 in value

Family Circle Magazine: HOW TO ENTER:  During the Contest Period, visit FamilyCircle.com/BestDressedPet  and follow the prompts to log-in to your Facebook account, if you are not logged in already. Find the designated Contest post, and follow the instructions provided to upload a photo of your pet in his/her costume along with the hashtag #FCBestDressedPetContest, to receive one (1) entry into the Contest.
What you could win: $250 gift card and 365 Dentastix

Oxyfresh:  Does your pet have the cutest costume on the block? Or maybe you’re planning on dressing them up in something new this year?
Whatever your pet’s halloween status, it’s time to dress them up, snap a pic, upload it to Howloween.Oxyfresh.com, and enter to win a free iPad Mini!
It’s all about the votes – so once you upload your picture, spread the word to your friends and family and get them to select your pet’s picture as their favorite.
What you could win: an iPad mini.

Let us know if you enter your pet in a contest so that we can vote for him [or her]!

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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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FIDO Sundays in September returns to the Norfolk Botanical Garden
this month on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Enjoy the Garden with FIDO and help support the
Norfolk Animal Care Center. 

Standard garden admission applies; Members get in free.
Pet fee is $5 per dog.

Remember to bring water for yourself and your dog.

Vet note:
All dogs should have up-to-date vaccinations before getting out and about and socializing with other dogs. Contact Us to check your pet’s status and find out whether any boosters are recommended.

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Mark your calendars for these special Pet Health Awareness dates in June!

American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Cat Month

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

National Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week
June 5-11
First full week in June

International Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 12
Second Sunday in June

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 24

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
TBD

 

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Mark your calendars!

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Pet Week®
May 1-7
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 1-7

First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Ferret Day
May 5

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 14
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 14
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 20
Third Friday in May

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
May 15-21
Third full week of May starting with a Sunday

International Turtle Day
May 23

National Heat Awareness Day
May 23

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
TBD

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If you’re like me, you’re tired of missing the boat on special events, like National Puppy Day [March 23rd] and National Squirrel Appreciation Day [January 21st].

But never again! 

I have discovered a secret font of information that tells me all the special animal-themed days of each month, and — best of all — I’m going to share it with you!

At the beginning of each month, I will give you the run-down of the special days that a powerful shadow government, staffed entirely by animals, has voted into existence. Then, you can mark your calendar and plan accordingly.

Here, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association — also staffed by animals — is the list of Pet Health Awareness Events for April 2016 [I’m especially looking forward to April 29th!]:

ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

American Red Cross’s Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

National Frog Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Every Day is Tag Day
April 2
First Saturday in April 

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 10-16

National Pet Day
April 11

National Dolphin Day
April 14

National Environmental Education Week
April 17-23

National Pet ID Week
April 17-23
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

Earth Day
April 22

World Penguin Day
April 25

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

International Guide Dog Day
April 27
Last Wednesday in April

Hairball Awareness Day
April 29
Last Friday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30

World Veterinary Day
April 30
Last Saturday in April

Est. 1973

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Baseball, beer and Beagles on tap
at Harbor Park on Sunday, April 26th.
Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets today!
Call 757-622-2222 for information.

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