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Pet Events Newsletter for August 2 - August 9, 2017 
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 
6pm - 9pm 
201 Washington Street 
Boston, M.A. 02108 

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Matilda's Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show
Thursday, August 3, 2017
3:00-7:00 p.m.: Cats and kittens for adoption in front of hotel 
5:00-7:30 p.m.: Celebration and cat fashion show 
The Algonquin Hotel 
59 West 44th Street  
New York, NY 10036
It's not quite New York Fashion Week, but eight felines will be strutting their stuff in one-of-a-kind outfits designed by certified animal fashion designer  Ada Nieves for Pets in celebration of  The Algonquin Hotel's most famous resident, Matilda III, The Algonquin Cat.This year's theme is a tribute to Tony award-winning musicals, and highlights will include:
* Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts * Cat fashion show * Special performance from  Cats the Musical * Silent auction featuring a variety of items including  Pet Tree Houses,llcSleepypod, one-year supply of  Merrick Pet Care cat food, and a pair of tickets to  Cats the Musical, featuring a backstage meet-and-greet
* Special gift for all guests from  Cat Sushi * On-site mobile adoption unit with cats and kittens available for adoption from  Linda's Feral Cat Assistance.  Tickets are available for $60 per person, which includes the reception and cat fashion show. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the  Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. Guests are encouraged to wear their best feline-inspired outfit and share photos from the event on social media using the hashtag  #AlgonquinCat. For additional information, to purchase tickets, or to bid on silent auction items, click here.

World Dog Surfing Championship
Saturday, August 5, 2017 
10am - 5pm 
Linda Mar Beach
Pacifica, CA

Bring Fido to surf or just watch! The Norcal Dog Surfing event & World Championships for Dog Surfing take place on the Northern California coast -- where the concept for the sport originated -- bringing together the best in local and international dog surfing talent. The dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold for charity. During the event there will be a number of activities including:  Surfing Competition & Exhibition;  Dog adoptions; Partner tents and activities; Pet Wellness Fair;  Dog Disc Competition; Ball-Fetch-In-Water Competition; Costume Contest; and a Yappy Hour After Event . Admission is free for spectators  and for dogs in competition it is $25 each.  For more info click here.

Who Eats What? Feeding the SoFo Animals
Saturday, August 5, 2017 
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike 
Bridgehampton, NY 11932  
Get ready for a little behind-the-scenes tour at SoFo. Ashley will give you a chance to see how we prepare the food for our animals to eat; then you'll get up-close and personal with the animals as they are fed. We'll investigate food webs and the structural differences between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. 
Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735 or click here. Price SoFo Members: Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Non-Members: Adults $15, Children $10 (Ages 3-12), Ages 2 & under free. This fee includes admission to the museum, in addition to the program. 

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals "Adoptapalooza"
Saturday, August 5, 2017 
12pm - 5pm 
Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Bartel-Pritchard Circle Prospect Park West
at 15th Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11215  

The Alliance for NYC's Animals presents its annual Prospect Park Adoptapalooza, NYC's first and original mega-pet adoption event. Featuring more than 150 lovable dogs and cats from more than a dozen different rescue organizations, it will be an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Event admission is free. Fees for pet adoptions vary by rescue organization.
  Adoptapalooza will also offer free personalized pet tag giveaways and free photos of pets and their people provided by the Mayor's Alliance. Dog licenses for only $8.50 ($34 for animals that have not been spayed/neutered) will be available from the NYC Department of Health. Important information to help pet owners prepare for emergencies will be provided by New York Emergency Management (EM) / Ready New York. And for children or the young at heart, The Cheeky Chipmunk will do free face painting and temporary tattoos. Vetco, which provides wellness services for dogs and cats at Petco and Unleashed stores, will offer free microchipping for dogs and cats. 
Note that cats should be in carriers when brought to the event, and dogs must be on a leash.

Barkin' Brunch benefitting Pit of Our Soul
Sunday, August 6, 2017 
11am - 3pm 
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Road 
Melville, NY 11747 

Raffle and merchandise sales to benefit local rescue 'Pit of Our Soul'. Adoptable dogs. Brunch is served a la carte with specially priced Brunch Cocktails. A portion of the sale of all Tito's Vodka brunch cocktails will also be donated. Leashed dogs permitted to join you at your table on the beautiful outdoor deck. Call 631-577-4444 for more info or reservations. Brunch menu with pricing visible on our website.

Seminar & Networking event in BOSTON! 
How to simplify your social media strategy with ROI results! 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 
6pm - 9pm 
Convene at One Boston Place
201 Washington Street
Boston, M.A. 02108

Are you a busy pet professional that is using social media marketing to promote your business to try get in front of potential customers - but are struggling to figure out which platforms to use to get the best Return on your Investment?   
Then you need to be at this educational seminar!
(Your time, effort and energy on social media is part your investment too!)
We are thrilled to have Senior Digital Strategist and Pet Owner Advocate,  Jane Harrell, President of   'Cause Digital Marketing  as our expert speaker and instructor at our next in-person event in Boston. 
How to simplify your social media strategy with ROI results
  • Learn how to apply evergreen, planned and timely strategies for your pet business social media and marketing 
  • Learn how social media and other channels (like SEO and blogging) can work together to enhance each other for bigger results
  • Examples of social media strategies that have worked for other pet pros
  • Understanding which social platforms are best for your business
  • How to get your social media strategy efforts to pay off
  • Q & A throughout and leave with how to's and homework!
Jane's passion for helping pet businesses and focused understanding of the online pet-owner space has earned her a reputation for innovation, expertise and proven results with businesses like Discovery Communications (Petfinder), Purina and IDEXX Laboratories.
With 16 years in the pet industry and 10+ in digital marketing, Jane's lead digital strategy and implementation from the ground-up, creating tangible financial results. Jane's entrepreneurial spirit mixes with her hands-on digital expertise to uniquely qualify her as a leader who not only envisions and creates strategy, but brings together and leads teams that get it done.
Gourmet snacks, Cheese Monger and Gourmet desserts and refreshments will be served. CLICK HERE to RSVP and for additional information.  (Parking garage right next door to our venue!).  
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Adoption Corner!
Fennel, an 8-year-old male cat, was rescued by Pets Alive in June 2015 from a horrific hoarding situation along with dozens of other cats and two dogs. Despite the deplorable conditions in which Fennel lived, he is a sweet, loving cat that enjoys being with other felines and is a favorite among our staff members and volunteers who care for him at Pets Alive. He is FIV+ (feline immunodeficiency virus) and he has a chronic upper respiratory condition, which requires routine veterinary visits. Won't you give Fennel a chance?
Pets Alive 363 Derby Road 
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 386-9738
Treble is a sweet female Pit mix who is between two and three years old. She loves her people and enjoys spending as much time with them as she can. Treble is working on her leash manners and commands, and doing very well! She gets along with other dogs and tested well with cats. 
Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

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