Stratford Animal Rescue Society

Stratford Animal Rescue Society

Please join the Stratford Animal Rescue Society on a one mile “Dog Walk” on Sunday, October 11th, leaving from Paradise Green and going down Main Street. The cost is $10.00 if you pre-registered online and $20.00 on the day of the event for up to 2 dogs.

The first 50 participants to register will receive an event T-shirt and swag bag. Participants are allowed 2 dogs per person and owners must provide a valid rabies certificate. No retractable leashes are permitted. All proceeds benefit homeless animals. For more visit their event website:

Animal Assisted Therapy Services

Embracing change this year… AATS are very excited to announce a second location for equine therapy is now available at Timber Hill Farm, Newtown! This beautiful 30 acre farm has an indoor riding arena and numerous outdoor trails.

Fall, 2015 begins our sixth year of equine and canine therapeutic services. What began as a small idea in 2009 has blossomed into a growing organization that offers multi-services to a varied population of children and adults.

Our equine therapy continues at Miles Hill Farm, Guilford this Fall. Looking ahead to the winter months, we are bringing our horses to a lovely farm in Killingworth to utilize their indoor arena. AATS will continue during winter this year through January and February.
For more call 203-804-5343.

Blessing Of The Animals

Blessing Of The Animals special service will be held, Sunday, October 4th, at Albertson Memorial Church, 293 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All welcome; FREE event. All animals must be in a carrier or on a leash to obtain a blessing.

Animal reiki and plant-based food will be offered. For more information call 914-305-5324.

Greater New Haven Cat Project

Save the date for a The Greater New Haven Cat Project event. The Feral Feline Festival will be held Saturday, November 7th from 7:00 p.m. – Midnight, New Venue… Annex YMA Club, 554 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT. Tickets on sale now, $20 until October 10th! After this time, tickets $25. Call 203-782-2287 for more info.

New York Metro Reptile Show

The New York Metro Reptile Show will be held Sunday, November 29th 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 21 of this issue. Live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale.

Dr. Seuss’ New Book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ Has Kids Of All Ages Excited

Dr. Seuss, who died nearly 24 years ago, has a new book out–and it’s pure Seussian magic: Loopy drawings, crazy rhymes, kids taking charge and even a little mystery at the end.

The release of “What Pet Should I Get?” is huge news among the sippy-cup crowd. Random House is expecting more than a wumpus of interest, putting out a whopping 1 million hardcover copies in the first edition.

Think Like Your Dog

From Mary Ellen Walsh of The Grateful Dog – Points to Consider When You Adopt a Rescue Dog… It’s not always easy to welcome a new pup into your household, and it can be even more difficult if he is a shelter animal. These dogs can form lifetime, bonds and become members of the family.

1. The first week or two is the “honeymoon” period for the new dog. They will attempt to figure out how they fit in. So expect best behavior. After two weeks the real dog personality will show through.

2. Begin your new life with your dog with an open and receptive mindset.

3. DO NOT assume your dog has been beaten or otherwise abused. If you make this common assumption, you will most certainly react emotionally to your dog rather than rationally. A fresh look and rational approach to this dog will allow you to appropriately discipline undesirable behavior.

4. To discipline means to teach. So think of disciplining your dog as an act of love and direction for your dog.

5. If you mentally write a script that “this dog must have been abused because he shies away from me when he hears a loud noise, etc., you will create an injustice for you and your dog. These characteristics and others may simply be a birthright; a matter of DNA.

6. Live the first few days/weeks with your new rescue without making judgements. Please let your dog just… BE! Do not try to force relaxation or companionship. It is important that the dog discovers you and comes to you on his own.

7. By letting your new dog just “BE”, you are demonstrating that you are in charge. Your dog will see you as confident, calm and therefore LEAD DOG… or–“CEO”.

8. When you open your heart, open your mind. Release the “myths” of rescue dogs. Not all dogs are abused. Lead from the position of, “This is the first day of the rest of our lives together!”

Pets On Wheels Of CT Growler

Please join them at this great fundraising event to help support their important mission! The 2015 Pets on Wheels of CT Growler includes: Tours of the brewery, on-tap beer samples, food, fantastic prizes. Must be 21 years or older to attend (or accompanied by someone 21+). All proceeds go to support their services. With Special Guests Mark Zinni from WFSB and Jen Bernstein from FoxCT

The Growler will be held Friday, October 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Thomas Hooker Brewery, 16 Tobey Road, Bloomfield, CT.

You can also help them visiting their website at and making a donation. Pets on Wheels of Connecticut, is a 501(3)(c) supported entirely by donations that allows them to help a person in need of the love that only a pet can provide, and to provide a rescue animal with a loving home.

For more info; 860-595-2950.

Green Chimneys

Green Chimneys, a non-profit that make human lives better through horses was the recipients of a Horse Whisper grant from the EQUUS Foundation. The grant was established in 2014 by the family of Richard L. Parish.

Founded in 1947 by Dr. Samuel B. “Rollo” Ross, Jr., and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster, N.Y., Green Chimneys is recognized as an innovator in animal-assisted therapy and nature-based education.

The Equine Education program is comprised of equine-facilitated learning, therapeutic riding, vocational training in the barn, equine sport, a small driving program, vaulting, and equine massage. This grant will help maintain the level of horse care that exemplifies the environment of caring and nurturing at Green Chimneys.