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Pet Events Newsletter for May 10 - May 17, 2017 
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An Evening of Comedy
Friday, May 12, 2017 
7pm - 10pm
Hotel Indigo
1830 West Main Street 
Riverhead, New York 11901 
We're putting the funny in fundraiser! All are invited to An Evening of Comedy. Proceeds to benefit homeless pets at the Kent Animal Shelter and featuring comedians Joe DeVito and Tommy Gooch of Omnipop Talent Group. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, Chinese auction, raffle and more. Come laugh out loud with us! Get tickets now for this sell-out event, $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. For more info call (631) 727-5731 or email  

Pet CPR & First Aid Class
Saturday, May 13, 2017 
9:30am - 1:30pm 
Pet Safe Coalition at Bideawee
3300 Beltagh Ave. 
Wantagh, NY 11793
Do you know what to do if your pet is choking. What is he/she was hit by a car or had a seizure. What about if he/she stopped breathing? 1 out of 4 more pets would have survived if only ONE pet first aid technique was applied prior to receiving emergency care?  Learn how to handle any emergency with your pet calmly and confidently. From Bleeding to Choking to Poisoning - even insect bites, seizures, and CPR and so much more! Class is for pet owners as well as pet professionals including vet techs, groomers, trainers, pet sitters, volunteers & rescuers, dog walkers - really anyone who lays their hands on a pet in the course of a day!  Partial proceeds from this class will be donated to PetSafe Coalition - a non profit dedicated to pet emergency preparedness education.  All graduating students receive a 2yr certificate, emergency muzzle, full manual, and more! For pet pros, you can also be emailed an official logo that you may use on your website and any promotional materials, showing off that you are trained in Pet CPR & First Aid! $85 per person. For more info call (718) 347-7387, email or click here.

Paws for a Cause 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 
10am - 3pm 
Fireman's Park 
10 Dewitt Avenue 
Patchogue, NY   

We would like to invite the community to our 5th Annual "Paws for a Cause" - Walk to bring awareness to domestic violence and animal abuse.  Join us for this family fun day filled with great activities: blessing of the pets, pet parade, pet contest, doggy and children activities, food, music, entertainment and more. 
All proceeds to benefit L.I. Against Domestic Violence.  Pre-registration Fee is $15 for 1 pet and a family (5 human max), $20 at the door.  
To register as participant or vendor online click here.    

Rescue "Rodeo" No Animal Left Behind
Saturday, May 13, 2017 
11am - 4pm  
Heritage Park
Sante Fe Drive
Weatherford, Texas

Join us on May 13th for a fun day at Heritage Park as we present, "No Animal Left Behind." (It's not an actual rodeo!) Proceeds raised by the event officials benefit the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter and their medical fund.  Money will go towards helping an animal in need of medical attention may be it, heartworm treatment, medicine, or more extensive medical treatment. The event is OPEN to the public. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family and what better way to teach your children to love and respect ALL living creatures. 
* Giveaways and Raffles * Pets welcomed (must stay on a leash) * Low Cost Vaccination Clinics * Heartworm Testing * FREE Dog Training Tips * Pet Photography  * Wildlife Rescues/Sanctu aries Meet "Sassy" the Bobcat * Livestock Rescues * Shopping * Kid Zone - $10.00 first child, $5 00 thereafter. Unlimited ALL DAY PASS. 100% of the proceeds benefit the shelter. Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Pony Rides, Roping, H&T Riddle Train, McGruff, and a Creativity Craft Center for the kids, Meet the author of "Growing up Tobey" and Tobey himself and much more! Live music all day, yummy food trucks, and a Pet Pageant.  Visit our website for more information.   

Bark in the Park Long Island Ducks Game  
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 
6:35pm - 8:35pm 
Long Island Duck's Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive 
Central Islip, NY 11722

Join us for a fun night of baseball with your dogs! You read that right! Bring your dogs to the ballpark for Bark in the Park! Bring the whole family to support LLB and Islip Animal Shelter. Tickets are $15 per person or per dog. Though you don't have to buy a separate seat for your dog, we highly recommend it so you and your dogs have space and can sit comfortably throughout the game.  There will be a pre-game photo with the group and our dogs on the field to be taken at 5pm. 
Click here to go to the FB page event.  To purchase your tickets go to and write "Ducks game" in the message. Please indicate if you'll be bringing your dog.  Please leave any dogs with a history of aggression or anxiety at home.  For more info call (631) 742-4491, email or click here.   

Upcoming Featured Event!

Pet Industry 101 - How to Start a Pet Business
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
6:30pm - 9pm 
Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

Have your pet business idea ready?  Now it's time to see if you have a solid business concept and how to get your business started!  A great pet product or service needs a strategic business plan to get your pet career to take off and plan for success.  We are thrilled to have APP Member, Linda Williams, Principal and Lead Marketing Counselor at The Brand Counselors be our guest speaker at our next event!  Linda has helped a start-up pet retail business go from nearly closing their doors to being a successful retailer.  How?  Linda helped by creating a business strategy, marketing plan and teaching about profitability and how to grow and stay successful.
This is a must event for anyone ready to take the leap into the industry with their own pet business!  From the Basics of how to start your pet business to learn how to market you new pet business, how to build you pet business plan to learning how much you need to earn.  Q&A throughout the event
American Pet Professionals founder and President, Nancy Hassel, will also be speaking and helping guide aspiring pet professionals throughout the event.
To attend this event you must register below ahead of time.
We have limited seating for this event.  The event is $34.97 per person for Non-members of APP.  Click here for more info and to register. Email for any questions.

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Adoption Corner!
Sandy is a 6-year-old female Boston Terrior / American Staffordshire mix dog who was rescued and brought to Pets Alive in May 2014. Sandy loves to play with the other dogs in play groups. Her favorite activity is fetching a ball and in the summer, she likes to splash around in the pool. She also likes to snuggle with her human - when she gets to know you. She's very shy at first. She would do best with an experienced dog owner who can continue her training. Pets Alive is open Mon-Sat from 10:00-4:00 or on Sundays from 11:00-4:00.

Pets Alive
363 Derby Road
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 386-9738
Earl is a cute Pit mix who is between one and two years old. He's really just a puppy. He likes to play with toys. He sits for treats and will even catch them in the air. He needs a home without cats.

Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

Carley is a sweet female mixed breed who was found emaciated and in a pretty rough shape. . She is a complete love, very friendly, loving and gentle. She did well with other dogs and people of all ages. If you're interested in giving Carley the life she deserved all along, please come down and meet her in person!

Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

Meet Jake. He is a gorgeous dog, loves everyone and is playful and sweet. Jake is about 3 years old, and simply a huge lapdog. We are waiting for the right home, a home where he will be loved as an only pet and where his family will help him become the best dog he can be (which is amazing).
Forgotten Friends of Long Island

New Location 4/30
Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital, Farmingdale, NY
  (516) 719-0808

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