Archive for May, 2011

New York City: Adoptapalooza in Washington Square Park on Saturday, June 4

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Adoptapalooza is just around the corner. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® is gearing up to bring New York City pet lovers an exciting day of activities in Washington Square Park on June 4 from 11am to 4pm, and invites everyone to come out and celebrate the joys of sharing life with a pet.

Looking to adopt? More than 100 cats and dogs will be waiting to meet you. Already have a dog? Take a spin together through the dog agility course with gold medal trainer and behaviorist Kris Seiter from SPOT, the doggy day care facility. Need advice about training or grooming? SPOT’s experts will be on hand to talk to you.

And there’s more: a pet photographer will be available to create a portrait of you and your four-legged friend. Stella & Chewy’s and Evermore will offer pet food giveaways, and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® will provide bandanas for pets and their human companions and pet adoption kits for all new adopters, plus they will have a pet caricaturist on hand from 12pm to 2pm to draw animals and their owners. A face painter will entertain the kids, and a DJ and a raffle will round out the fun.

Those who come to adopt will have a rare opportunity to meet a wide variety of dogs and cats from numerous rescue groups and shelters – all participating organizations of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Among the groups that will be represented at Adoptapalooza are Animal Haven, the ASPCA, Bideawee, Dog Habitat Rescue, Four Paws Sake, the Picasso Veterinary Fund ® of the Mayor’s Alliance, Posh Pets Rescue, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and more. North Shore Animal League America will provide mobile adoption units to showcase many of the animals.

StubbyDog, an organization dedicated to changing public perception of pit bull breeds and helping people rediscover these wonderful dogs as lifelong friends, also will be represented at Adoptapalooza.

World-renowned pet fashion stylist, TV personality, and author Dara Foster will emcee the event. Ms. Foster appears regularly on national television, serving as the pet style contributor to NBC’s TODAY show, and contributes to a number of additional television outlets, including TV Land, E!, and ABC News.

For more information, visit www.AdoptapaloozaNYC.org.

Peace of Mind Pet Trust’s “Ensure the Future”© photo contest

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Peace of Mind Pet Trust (POMPT) wants your pet on their Facebook page, and they’ll award the first 50 submissions with 50% off a pet trust ($45 value). POMPT is spreading the word that humans need to Ensure the Future for their pets, because if they don’t, who else will? A pet trust provides for a pet should an owner become incapacitated.

Each year more than 600,000 healthy pets follow their deceased owners to an early grave because no written order was left to provide for their future. POMPT was founded to help pet owners take advantage new state laws that allow for the establishment of trusts specifically for pets.

Approximately 67% of US citizens don’t leave a will that would have transferred their assets to their loved ones. Without a will or a trust, a state’s Probate Act will control the distribution of an individual’s assets. The problem is not all states recognize “pets” as anything other than personal property, to be discarded like a lamp at a rummage sale if no one steps forth to claim it.

For their facebook page, go here

“The state probate act controls the disposition of an animal if owner doesn’t leave a written legal document protecting their beloved pet. New state pet trust laws have introduced opportunities for pet owners to easily create protective documentation to set aside funds for their pet to continue to exist in the manner that their owners would have preferred; in other words: alive,” says attorney Peter Canalia, founder of PMOPT.

There are two types of trusts available from Peace of Mind Pet Trust: the traditional pet trust, which is valid in all states; and the statutory pet trust, which derives its authority from a statute, also known as the law, in the state in which an owner resides. POMPT provides an owner an affordable, understandable, easy to use method for making sure their pets are protected for the rest of their natural lives.

Norwalk CT: BooZoo’s Dog Walk – B.Y.O.D. Bring Your Own Dog

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Dog Walk 1:00 pm
Pooch Parade immediately following
Stepping Stones Museum for Children provides a playful environment of discovery for children that stimulates their curiosity of the world and supports early childhood learning. To make it possible to provide educational experiences to thousands of young children and their families throughout our community, we need your support. All proceeds support early childhood initiatives.

It’s your dog’s day out!
Join BooZoo and friends at the four-legged social event of the season and a day filled with family and canine fun. After the walk, be sure you and your dog don’t miss the Pooch Parade! Dress your dog in a favorite outfit or costume and be eligible to win the “Best Dressed” competition – just one of several categories being judged that day.

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