➤ Adopt-A-Dog Month
➤ Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
➤ National Animal Safety and Protection Month
➤ National Pet Wellness Month
➤ National Pit Bull Awareness Month
➤ National Service Dog Month
➤ National Veterinary Technician Week
➤ National Feral Cat Day
➤ National Pit Bull Awareness Day
➤ Plush Animal Lovers Day
➤ National Cat Day
The New York Metro Reptile Show will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Receive a $1 discount off adult admission with their ad on page 19 of this issue. Live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages… 200+ vendor tables. Buy breeder direct! No personal pets allowed.
Hartsdale Pet Cemetery
Hartsdale Pet Cemetery will celebrate National Pet Memorial Day with a Blessing of the Animals Ceremony on Sunday September 14 at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public. All pets that are present will be individually blessed and receive a personalized certificate. All pets must be secured by a leash or a pet carrier. For more contact them at 75 North Central Park Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530, 914-949-2583.
Green Chimneys’ Beloved
Animal Partners In Book
For decades, Green Chimneys has honored animals -from the permanent residents of its renowned Farm and Wildlife Center, to the wildlife it has rescued and rehabilitated, to service dogs and classroom pets that also share the 66-year-old therapeutic education and human services organization’s two campuses in Putnam County. Green Chimneys’ annual calendar highlighting the animals and their personal stories has been a decade-long tradition and now those years of images have been captured in a new book, “Portraits of Love & Healing: Learning with the Animals of Green Chimneys.” The book is a celebration of the hundreds of animal partners that have helped Green Chimneys educators, clinicians, and animal experts connect with children facing emotional, behavioral and learning challenges.
“Portraits of Love & Healing” is a compendium of expressive images by Jason Houston, award-winning photographer and filmmaker. The book’s foreword was provided by renowned wildlife expert and former host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Jim Fowler. To order, go to www.greenchimneys.org/animalportraitbook. All proceeds benefit Green Chimneys’ programs for children and the animals.
Puttin’ On The Dog Festival
Adopt-A-Dog’s popular Puttin’ On The Dog Festival this year is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 in Greenwich, CT.
The Puttin’ On The Dog Festival is Adopt-A-Dog’s primary resource to generate the critical dollars necessary to operate their caring sanctuary in Armonk, NY. The festival at Greenwich’s Roger Sherman Baldwin Park runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes many demonstrations, competitions, displays and fun activities for children and the entire family.
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Think Like Your Dog
Today’s Tip from Mary Ellen Walsh owner of Greatful Dog Training….. To dogs, our hands convey our intentions; our eyes convey our emotions. If you take a look at a dog that is intensely concentrated on his pet parent, you can see that his tail is wagging from left to right. This is a sign that he is trying to figure out exactly what his parent wants of him. Watch this behavior in your own dog, and marvel at how much she or he wants to please you!
The Veterinary Cancer Center
A 1 Mile Dog Walk for families and children, sponsored by The Veterinary Cancer Center of Norwalk, will take place on Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Run Walk for Health & Hunger at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Road in Stamford.
The event will follow a 5K Run at 8:15 a.m. The entry fee is $40 per adult plus three nonperishable food items and $20 per child (14 and under) plus one nonperishable food item.
Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and kept on leashes during the 1 Mile Walk. The food and $5 from each entry fee will be donated to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. The first 500 registered participants will receive a dri-fit shirt, race bib and goody bag. Medals will be awarded to participants and category winners. Register now at www.hws-expos.com and click on active.com.
After the 1 Mile Dog Walk, free doggie day care sponsored by Wagmore will be provided from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. so owners can attend the 3rd Annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014 at Chelsea Piers, CT from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday is Pet Wellness Day at Expo 2014, which is free to the public, and will feature special exhibits related to pets, as well as activities for children and complimentary health screenings for adults provided by Stamford Hospital plus more than 80 exhibitors.
For further information, call 203-531- 3047.
Fall Festival To Benefit Animals
The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is looking for vendors and sponsors of all types for their annual “Fall Festival To Benefit Animals” on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Paradise Green in Stratford.
The festival runs from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and includes a one mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, a silent auction, vendors for people and pets and more.
For additional information on how to register as a sponsor or vendor, please visit their event website www.starsfest.org or call 203-338-7387.