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Pet Events Newsletter for September 27 - October 4, 2017 
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Monday, October 30, 2017
6:30pm - 9pm  
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October is Adopt a
Shelter Dog Month!

See our adoption corner below or head to your own local animal shelter and bring home a dog waiting for their furever home.

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October 3 & 4, 2017 
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Woofs for Warriors Pet-Friendly Yappy Hour!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Adirondack Pub and Brewery 
33 Canada Street 
Lake George , NY 12845
Join the Adirondack Pub and Brewery for a pet-friendly Yappy Hour to support Woofs for Warriors, an upstate New York nonprofit that rescues dogs, matches them with local veterans and trains them to be service dogs.
In addition to pub drinks specials, the event will feature a dog biscuit bar, pet appropriate cocktails and great raffle prizes from businesses such as the Adirondack Winery, Adirondack Wine and Food Festival, Lucy Pet Products, Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, Kaleb's Organics, and more! 
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at the event, but not required to join in on the fun, or to enter the raffle drawings. Free event!  For more info call (518) 668-0002, email or click here
PetHero's Pet Party at Brookfield Place Benefiting Hurricane Animal Rescue Efforts
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5pm - 7pm
Brookfield Place Upper Plaza
230 Vesey Street 
New York, NY 10281
To celebrate our love of all things pets, PetHero, will host a fall pet party overlooking the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Proceeds of the event will benefit animals affected by recent hurricanes and will be used to raise awareness for NY area animal shelters. Guests are invited to bring their own pets or meet animals in need of adoption. The entire evening, which is free to the public, is a treat for pet lovers.   Featured activities will include:   Animal adoptions from Badass Brooklyn, an animal rescue . A meet-and-greet with Instagram star Manny the Frenchie, with a chance to win one of 50 copies of his book, Manny the Frenchie's Art of Happiness . Photo opportunities with your own pet , Pups 'n Pints;  Cocktails and other libations served at a waterfront bar with a portion of the night's proceeds going to Badass Brooklyn and hurricane relief efforts .  Pet games and obstacle courses .  Donation-based raffle.  All proceeds will go to Petfinder Foundation.  For more info click here.  
Mutts & Merlot
Friday,  September 29, 2017
7pm - 10pm
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard 
2114 Sound Avenue 
Baiting Hollow, NY 11901
Join us for the 5th Annual Mutts & Merlot, Friday September 29th at the Beautiful Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard! Enjoy food, wine, live music, raffles and meet the animals awaiting homes! This event is so important in helping our shelter animals. $30 per person. For more info or to purchase tickets online, click here.  
Blessing of the Pets
Saturday, September 30, 2017
9am - 12pm 
Integrative Veterinary Therapies
135 Middle Country Road 
Ridge, New York 11961

Blessing of the pets hosted by Tommy's House Animal Rescue and Minister Teresa Spencer!   All pets (furry, feathered, scaly, and more!) and all faiths are welcome!   Please make sure all pets are on a leash or in an appropriate carrier. For more info call (631) 924-7700 email, or click here.  
Shelter Choice Awards 2017 Awards & Adopt-a-thon
Saturday, September 30, 2017
11am - 3pm
Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
The 2017 Shelter's Choice Awards and Adoptathon will be hosted on Saturday, September 30th from 11am to 3pm at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, 210 South Denver Ave in Bay Shore. This is a fun event where our all-star dogs walk a red carpet and receive dog bone awards for different categories that you, the public, get to pick the winner! 
This event will be sponsored by Live.Love.Bark, who will be paying the adoption fees for ANY animal adopted that day (they'll pay for any animal so long as the animal leaves that day or the application was filed on that day, since some adoptions can't be the same day.)   We will have local vendors, raffles, a DJ, food vendors, and more! Even if you can't come down and adopt, come down and support the shelter, buy some raffles, and check out what our vendors have to offer.  Please Leave Your Pets at Home for This Event!!  For more info call 631) 742-4491 email or click here.

2017 Wines & Canines Walk/Run to Benefit Hurricane Pet Rescues
Sunday, October 1, 2017
11am - 2pm
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard 
2114 Sound Avenue 
Baiting Hollow, NY 11901
Help hurricane pet rescues transported to the Kent Animal Shelter and enjoy scenic vineyards during peak harvest season on the North Fork! Take a very special leisurely walk/run at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard then join other pet families for a prize auction, raffle, pet costume contest, pet/ower look-alike contest, pet trick contest, dogs on leashes, adoptable pets, wine and food sales, Kent's traveling pet boutique, live afternoon music & more.  $30 per person.  For more info call (631) 727-5731, email or click here.  
Doggie Day Out Pet Fair 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 
12pm - 4pm
Barb Levenson's Training Center 
130 Pennsylvania Ave. 
Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139

Join us for a fun filled afternoon with your pup while you learn about responsible dog ownership and meet the Bichon Frise breed! Proceeds going to the AKC Canine Cancer Research.   Demonstrations will include Bichons' proficient in
Obedience, Rally and the AKC's new Trick Dog & WPA Search and Rescue Dogs searching by scent, Speakers from the Spay & Neuter Clinic and Vendors, vendors and more vendors! All local small businesses!
Raffles & Door Prizes: Brr Kees Ice Cream- 25% off for everyone and a free Pup Cup .  Admission $2.00 per person, or $5.00 per family. All dogs attending must have proof of rabies vaccination & be leashed. (No flexi leads, please).  For more info call (412) 795-6556, email or click here.  
Our Best Friends Rescue Annual Fundraiser 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 
1pm - 5pm
The Freeport Yacht Club 
533 Guy Lombardo Avenue 
Freeport, NY 11520  
Our Best Friends Rescue Inc., will be holding it's 9th annual fundraiser on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at The Freeport Yacht Club, located at 533 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport NY. Catering by Rachel's will once again be delighting us with her delicious food and of course the awesome band A Witch's Brew will have you singing aloud and dancing on the dance floor. $30 Per Person includes Catering by Rachel and Live music by A Witch's Brew. Addtional cost for Door Prizes, Chinese Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Cash Bar. Don't miss it!  For more info call (516) 640-7770, email or click here.  Humans only please!   
Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 
4pm - 6pm
Coram Country Lanes 
615 Middle Country Road 
Coram, NY 11727 
Enjoy 2 hours of bowling and dinner with your friends and family all while helping animals!  Our Pins for Pets fundraiser will take place at Coram Country Lanes on the first Sunday of October. $22 per ticket includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza and unlimited soda. We will have basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle as well. A portion of your purchase goes to the rescue to assist with medical bills for our felines as well as supplies. 
Tickets must be purchased in advance, please call Jackie at 516-532-9547 for tickets.  For more info email or click here.  
What's New at the Town of Oyster Bay Shelter - Free Program
Monday, October 2, 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm 
Syosset-Woodbury Community Center
7800 Jericho Tpke 
Woodbuy, NY 11797
A free interactive program followed by Q & A. Please come if you love animals and care about animal rescue on Long Island.
Directions: North on Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135) to Exit 14 East (Jericho Tpke). Go East on Jericho Tpke to the 2nd traffic light & then make a right into the park. (Park Entrance is across the street from the Fox Hollow.) Take the right fork to the end of the long driveway. Follow the long driveway downhill into parking lot. The Community Center is at the rear of the parking lot.  For more info call (516) 622-4770, email or click here.
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Adoption Corner!
Boris, the dog, has been waiting at Pets Alive for 863 days to find a home. Boris is a funny, playful and adorable gentleman who is looking for an active family to call his own. Boris enjoys playing with toys, going on hikes and having a nice snack. Boris would love to be your new best friend. Adoption hours are between 10-4 daily, except Sunday, when the shelter is open 11-4. For more information about Boris, email
Pets Alive
363 Derby Road 
Middletown, NY 10940 - (845) 386-9738  
Scooter is a 6 1/2 month pit bull mix looking for a home. 
He is such a good boy but a typical high energy puppy! He loves other animals and can live with cats and dogs. He is best matched with another playful dog. He is neutered, UTD on shots, house-trained and crate-trained. He is in a foster home and he is so ready now for his family. He is located on LI. Contact us for an application!.
Get A Bull
PO Box 4221
Huntington, NY 11743
(516) 714-4403
Please say hello to Rome - our 5 year old boy who came to us as an owner surrender. Rome was purchased as a puppy, from a breeder, and now finds himself homeless and in need of a new home. Rome bonds very quickly to one person. He is a happy, happy dog who loves to play with toys. He is looking for an adult only, savvy home and he must be the only pet.
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Avenue 
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 785-5220
Meet Avery, a young female cat who's been here 921 days waiting for her forever home. She loves the feather toys and the laser beams. And you might think she's trying to topple you over with all her figure 8s around your legs, but all she's trying to do is mark you as hers. She knows that one of these times she's going to mark that special person that is meant to be all hers. Is it you? We'd love to see Avery in a home before her 1,000th day here happens. 
Pets Alive
363 Derby Road 
Middletown, NY 10940 - (845) 386-9738  
Marshall is an URGENT need of a home. His is extremely stressed in his case.

Outside of his kennel, he is a great boy who LOVES people and enjoys being outside. Marshall is about 4 years old and is currently missing a lot of hair on his back and underarms which appears to be stress related as all his bloodwork came back normal.
Marshall would prefer to be the only animal in the home. If you're looking for your one and only, please consider Marshall. We are VERY open to rescues pulling this boy for foster care. 
Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

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