➤ National Black Cat Appreciation Day
➤ International Homeless Animals’ Day
➤ National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
➤ National Dog Day
➤ Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
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 11th 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 18th.
For additional information please visit their website www.starsfest.org.
This Fall: “Real” World Dog Training: Your dog is doing really well in a distracted setting with other dogs in “Practicing the Basics”. Now add one more challenge to their focus, concentration, and relationship with you! This course visits a variety of places such as the park, beach, retail stores, etc. If they are doing great work here, then you are ready for the next step!
Please call Chris Patella at 203-804-5343 for more information.
2015 marks the 28th Anniversary of Puttin’ On The Dog, held Sunday, September 20th, where the primary focus is adoptions! Along with other local rescues groups there will be dogs and cats for adoption.
Don’t miss the Adoptable Dog Parades held at 10:30, 12:45 and 3:15. Their for-fun dog competitions; Pooch Who Can Smooch (kissing contest), Who Saved Who (dog/person look alike contest), and our famous Puttin’ On The Dog Costume Contest are a tradition where everyone is a winner! All judged by local celebrities.
On Stage performances from local band, “Billy & The Showman”. Exciting demonstrations, such as agility, search and rescue and police dogs will be on tap all day! And bid on exciting items at their silent auction and at our chance game, Luck of the Paw. Shop their exciting vendors and have lunch at their food truck corral. Kids have fun at Puttin’ On The Dog too! They have a children’s area complete with bounces, arts & crafts and face painting.
For adoption or questions, email email@example.com or call 914-273-1674.
* Coffee & Cats… a coffee tasting fundraiser. Sunday, September 13th, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Faxon Firehouse Hall, State Highway 80 and North High Street, East Haven, CT. Admission is $20 per person. Freshly brewed coffee by New Haven-based roaster Eric Ciolino of One World Roasters! Raffle baskets, door prizes, & more! New this year: Donna Velardi will teach Crystal & Gemstone Healing for Animals. Learn about gemstone and crystal energies, how they correspond to animal chakras, and how to use pendulums and gemstone layouts to balance chakras for healing. Discussion will address abuse, trauma, allergies, stress, training problems & more.
* Feral Feline Festival. Saturday, November 7th, from 7:00 p.m. – Midnight at the Annex YMA CLUB, 554 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT.
Call 203-782-2287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these events.
Pets on Wheels of Connecticut will be holding their first annual fall fundraiser on Friday, October 9th at Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield. Be sure to mark your calendar and enjoy a tour of the brewery, on-tap samples, food, entertainment, and exciting auctions/raffles. For more details call 860-595-2950. You won’t want to miss this!
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The New York Metro Reptile Show will be held Sunday, September 6th 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 22 of this issue. Live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale.
I am a fan of The Pet Gazette (Fairfield edition) and also the fundraising director of Tails of Courage. We run a no-kill shelter in Danbury, CT and just purchased our property in December. Do you ever do stories on dog rescues? Our founder and president, Kristan Exner, is a 9/11 survivor and started the organization as a way to honor those we lost that day. We are one of the few shelters in CT to allow youth volunteers. We were just chosen by Dylan’s Candy Barn (organization started by Dylan Lauren) as one of their grant recipients and channel WB11 will be doing a story on us.
We would be honored to be featured in your publication. Thank you for your consideration, –Wendy, 203-770-5003