➤ Happy Healthy Cat Month
➤ National Disaster Preparedness Month
➤ Deaf Pet Awareness Week
➤ National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
➤ National Dog Week
➤ World Rabies Day
➤ National Fire Pup Day
➤ National Black Dog Day
➤ National Walk Your Dog Week
➤ Animal Welfare Week
“I believe it is due to a few factors. The biggest factor being the perfect circumstances for both tree and animal reproduction. Every two or three years the oaks give off an abundance of acorns so that they can survive and the animals don’t just eat all the nuts. That in combination with a mild winter helped both the trees and the animals to survive and multiply…. like wild.”
-Josh Dreisacker, Wildlife Remedies, 914-760-4241
The fundraising walkathon to benefit Danbury Animal Welfare Society Saturday will be held September 10th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine at Meckauer Park in Bethel,CT. The registration fees are $20 per adult and $10 per child ages 5-17. There will be raffles, food, games and more! To donate or register online visit DAWS.org/walk.
The American Kennel Club is gearing up for the 14th annual Responsible Dog Ownership Days this summer and fall when hundreds of clubs and dog organizations around the country will host free events to educate the public about the responsibilities and unlimited joys of dog ownership.
“AKC RDO Day is a great way for current and would-be dog owners to share knowledge, have fun, and celebrate the unconditional love we receive from our canine companions,” said President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. “Each year, the AKC invites its more than 5,000 affiliated dog clubs-and all other pet-related organizations-to educate the public in their community. We thank those who join us year after year and encourage organizations that have not yet held an event to step up to the challenge in 2016.”
All efforts are appreciated and welcomed, from hosting a public education table at a dog show or dog run to creating a day-long festival. The first 600 clubs and organizations that register by August 26th, will receive a kit full of free giveaways and an event listing on the AKC website. To learn more about AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days contact Stephanie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit their website, www.akc.org.
Adopt-A-Dog’s Puttin’ On the Dog returns to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday September 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This will be their 29th annual dog and fun festival! This annual festival doubles as a fundraiser for Adopt-A-Dog and an adoption event for multiple shelters in the surrounding area.
Adopt-A-Dog’s mission is to save, socialize and secure loving homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs and cats. They go above and beyond to accommodate the needs of every animal entering our shelter. All donations go towards helping us continue to maintain a high quality of life for all the animals staying at Adopt-A-Dog.
Puttin’ On the Dog is an event for all ages! With music, vendors, demonstrations, competitions and activities for dogs and pet lovers, there is truly something for everyone.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online or at the event the day of. Tickets are $15 for adults (kids under 12 with adults are free), $5 for seniors and kids 13-18 and $25 for the family package (two adults, up to four children).
Pet Pantry Warehouse is a sponsor for POD.
Save the date! The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is pleased to announce a date for their annual “Fall Festival To Benefit Animals”. The Festival will be held on Sunday, October 9th at Paradise Green in Stratford from 11:00 a.m. -5:00 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.
Rain date is October 16th. For more information, visit their event website: www.starsfest.org.