➤ Dog House Repair Month
➤ National Lost Pet Prevention Month
➤ National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
➤ National Mutt Day
➤ DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
➤ Work Like a Dog Day
Hartsdale Pet Cemetery was featured in a documentary titled One Nation Under God: Stories Of Fear, Loss & Betrayal. It debuted on Monday, June 18 on HBO. The documentary presented an eye-opening, three-part portrait of America’s complex relationship with dogs.
Part One – FEAR focused on several bite incidents.
Part Two – LOSS focused on coping with the loss of beloved pets.
This segment featured a heart rendering scene filmed at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in which two women lay their dog to rest in the oldest pet cemetery in the U.S. Featured in this segment is Hartsdale’s foreman, Trevor Gill and Hartsdale’s chaplain, Rev. David James. In addition, the segment contains some stunning scenes of the Peaceable Kingdom resplendent with flowers and budding trees on a beautiful spring day.
Part Three – BETRAYAL explores issues of overpopulation, shelters, rescuing, spaying and neutering.
Ed Martin Jr., President and Bruce Fabricant, Marketing Director attended a screening at The Lighthouse in Manhattan. Visit www.petcem.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival & Walk For The Animals
Afun and fabulous event for the whole family. Join everybody on September 30 for DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society) 23rd Festival & Annual Walk for Animals. (Rain-date: October 7th)
Their annual Festival & Walk for Animals is a fun-filled day for the whole family–especially the dog(s)! This year they will once again be at the Fairfield County Agricultural Extension Council facility at 67-69 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT, registration/vendor area 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., walk begins 12:00 noon.
You will experience new activities, including an extended walk, training demonstrations and seminars, action-packed contests, and shopping with lots of vendors.
The Walk for Animals is one of their largest fundraising events and they’ve got very special treats for those who raise money and help us reach our fundraising goal of $75,000.
The first 300 Pre-Registered walk participants will receive: a reusable tote bag filled with goodies and a 2012 Walk for Animals T-shirt. For more visit www.firstgiving.com/DAWS/walkforanimals2012.
Adopt-A-Dog’s 25th Annual Puttin’ On The Dog
Adopt-A-Dog’s 25th Annual Puttin’ On The Dog “A Festival of Fun for Dogs & People” will be held September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT.
Adopt-A-Dog Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Greenwich, CT and Armonk, NY. For nearly three decades they have matched adoptable dogs and cats with responsible people who would like to adopt a new pet.
They work in cooperation with shelters, veterinarians, and other public and private organizations and individuals, from New York City to New Haven, CT and beyond to help animals who would otherwise “get lost in the shuffle” of daily life.
Every year in September they present “Puttin On The Dog (POD)” Show and Festival, a “just for fun” dog show in Greenwich, CT to raise funds for their ongoing efforts throughout the year.
Dozens of companies, non-pet product and pet product vendors alike, food vendors and non for profit organizations participate each year by reserving a space and setting it up with their products and information about their services.
Fall Festival To Benefit Animals
Save the date! The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is pleased to announce a date for their annual “Fall Festival To Benefit Animals”. Formerly known as the “Dog Walk & Festival”, a festival will be held on October 6th at Paradise Green in Stratford from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, a silent auction, low cost microchip clinic, vendors for people and pets and more.
For additional information please visit their event website: www.starsfest.com, vendors and sponsors inquire here also.
PAWS Animal Shelter
50th Anniversary Logo Contest
50years… 14,000 pets. The Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk has helped over 14,000 pets find new homes, and have provided medical assistance and critical aid to thousands of other pets. To celebrate this achievement, in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary, PAWS seeks a new logo, and asks graphic designers, artists and pet friends at large for designs. Contest participants should create a commemorative logo.
Applicants may enhance the original logo with a visually distinctive 50th anniversary (1962-2012) designation, or they may create an entirely new logo reflecting their own vision of the PAWS organization.
Contest entry is free. Winners will be chosen by a panel of designers and representatives from PAWS. The logo contest winner will receive Fairfield County restaurant gift certificates, and the logo will be featured on PAWS printed materials, and merchandise. See PAWS website at www.pawsct.org for submission rules and instructions or call the shelter at 203-750-9572.
Smiling Dog Summer Dog Camp
Smiling Dog is offering their second annual Summer Dog Camp August 4 – 18th, 2012. The Smiling Dog van will pull out of Fairfield County bright and early on August 4th. They will arrive at their family’s 500 acre farm in rural Illinois later that evening. This is an off leash active camp for active canines. In addition to daily training, each camper is given the opportunity to run and swim to their heart’s content. They will also be able to socialize extensively with all the other campers, assorted farm animals and a few crazy relatives. A good time will be had by all.
If you’re going away in August, why not send your playful pooch to camp. You’ll both have a better vacation. Space is limited. Contact them for more details email@example.com, 203-856-2511.