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RiverFest, hosted by the Elizabeth River Project, is coming to Virginia Beach this Sunday, September 17th — and they’re holding a dog costume contest as part of the fun.

Enjoy kayaking, games, river animals, native plant sales, food trucks, live music, and more, all set in a lush park that is home to 20 acres of forest and wetlands on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

WHERE: Carolanne Farm Neighborhood Park
                 373 Gainsborough Rd, Virginia Beach

WHEN: 11 AM to 4 PM on September 17th

DOG COSTUME CONTEST: 2 PM
“The River’s Gone to the Dogs.” Create a river-themed costume for your pooch!

PARKING: Arrowhead Elementary School
                     5549 Susquehanna Dr.

WEB: www.elizabethriverfest.org 

FREE admission!

See what’s new at this year’s festival:
• “The River’s Gone to the Dogs,” a dog-costumed contest at 2 pm
• Free bike bells and bike valet if you come by bike
• Drawings for a stand-up paddleboard; a birthday party on the Elizabeth River Project’s
Dominion Energy Learning Barge; and tickets to Jack Johnson’s beach concert Sept. 27
• A live mermaid
• Live music with Lewis McGhee, Mountaintide and the Storyweavers
• The free kayak paddles include a tour to a planned new waterfront park
• Native plant sales and plant walks
• Girl Scouts can earn the new Elizabeth River patch
• Symbolic adoption of river otters at the Elizabeth River Project membership tent
• Satellite parking at nearby Arrowwood Elementary School.

Bringing your dog? Dr. Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic reminds you to be sure your pets are protected against common communicable diseases. Learn more here and here.

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Join us next Sunday, June 4th
 A fun day for you and your dog!


Looking for a canine addition to your family?
The Virginia Beach SPCA will have adoptable dogs onsite.

Not Yet a Member? Learn more today.

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Are you ready to shake off your cabin fever with
a pet-friendly event in Norfolk, VA?
We’ve got the perfect solution —
Norfolk Botanical Garden is opening up to dogs EVERY DAY in February!

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You can even spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love — your dog! — in Norfolk’s most beautiful natural attraction.

Date and Time:
Dates: February 1 – 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy the Garden all month in February…..ride your bike or bring FIDO for a walk.  Either way, you will enjoy discovering the Garden’s 12 miles of paved pathways – everyday, all month long.

Members: FIDO is FREE (in February), and of course, as a NBG Member, you never pay, during the day,  to come in. (Bring your bike—that’s free too!)

Not Yet Members: Admission for FIDO is just $5.  Bring your your bike – included with your Garden Admission.

FIDO GUIDELINES

  • For the safety of all of our human and furry guests, all dogs must be on a leash.
  • Please remember to bring a few doggie waste bags to pick up after your furry companion. If you forget, we have bags at the tollbooth, front desk, and bag stations in the Garden.
  • Please be mindful of our garden beds. We have 12 miles of paved pathways throughout the Garden for you and FIDO to explore – everywhere except WOW: A Children’s Adventure Garden.

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It’s time for the Norfolk Admirals’
annual Pucks and Paws event.

Game night is Friday, January 20th, at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available only until
January 18th, 11:59 PM.

Proceeds from your dog’s ticket benefits local animal shelters.

Don’t delay – claim a spot for you and your pup today!

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Halloween fun

Looks like someone’s stirring up trouble for the coast this weekend and possibly into next week. Can Halloween be saved? Or will the forces of Nature prevail? Stay tuuuuuuuned…

If you are looking forward to the Virginia Zoo’s Zoo Boo, take heart – it will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, instead of this weekend.

From my inbox:Virginia Zoo

In response to heightened weather concerns, the Virginia Zoo is moving Zoo Boo, the Zoo’s annual Halloween event, to the rain date Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, including both Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fright Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Pre-sale tickets will be honored on the new date.
 
Family Fun Day will start at 10 a.m. Guests can visit our animals at their habitats, as usual, and there will also be animal pumpkin smashing, costume contests and, of course, trick or treat candy stations. Admission for members—ages 2 and up—is $6; for nonmembers—ages 2 and up—is $11. Children under 2 are free.  Guests can take a Haunted Hayride for $1 per ride, or climb aboard the Zoo Boo Choo Choo for $3 per ride.
 
The Zoo will temporarily close at 3 p.m. and reopen for Fright Night at 6 p.m., when Zoo Boo will take on a more sinister tone, focused on thrilling adults and older children. There will still be costumes and candy, along with a Train of Terror, Haunted Hay Ride and more.  It’s so scary we have to put the animals inside! Admission for members—ages 2 and up—is $5; admission for non-members—ages 2 and up—is $8; children under 2 are free. 
 
For more information, visit http://www.virginiazoo.org
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The news is not as good from the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, where All Hallow’s Eve festivities have been cancelled for Sunday, due to the approaching storm. That’s unfortunate, since the Hermitage is a pet-friendly location – and this would have been a great excuse to haul out your dog’s Headless Horseman costume again.
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Meanwhile, our clinic will be open on Saturday this week, so be sure to stock up on your pet’s food and medicine, in case weather conditions deteriorate next week.

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