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Avon
Dog Day Festival
September 20, 2008
10am - 3pm

Avon, CT
Phone:860-673-0555
Map
Comments:A Free Event for Dogs and Dog Lovers!Pet Adoptions, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Grooming Demos, Pet First Aid and Pet Care Advice, Dog Contests, Games, Activities, and More!



Avon
Dog Days of Summer
May 30, 2009
10am-3pm
60 Harris Rd.
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
Map
Comments:This is an adoption day and pet fest. We have 7-8 rescue groups here with pets available for adoption. There will be a tea cup auction fund raiser with lots of great items including an Ovation guitar. We will have food, a D.J., games and contests, face and paw print painting, pet photography, local businesses, K-9 demos, CGC testing and much more. Please call for more info or directions.



Avon
Dog Day Festival
May 22, 2010
10am-3pm
60 Harris Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
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Comments:This is our 4th annual pet rescue event for 9 local rescue groups. We have a large tea cup auction with great items from local businesses as the main fund raiser for the rescues. There are lots of games/contests, D.J., Pet photography, search and rescue demos, food, lots of pet related vendors and much more. The event is free and fun for the whole family. Bring your best friend and/or come by to find a new friend. Please contact us for more information at 860-673-0555 or avn@bestfriends.net.



Avon
Pet photos with Santa
November 20, 2010
10 am- 2 pm
60 Harris Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
Map
Comments:Bring your pet to Best Friends Pet Care in Avon to have his/her picture taken with Santa. You will get a 5X7 print and a CD of all photos taken of your pet for $20. The proceeds are donated to the Angel Tree for rescue animals.



Avon
Doggy Day Camp
December 27, 2010
8am-6pm
60 Harris Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
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Comments:Our new Doggy Day Camp room is now open! We offer indoor/outdoor day camp all year round. If your dog would love to spend his/her day playing with friends, call us today to set up an interview.



Avon
Small Dog Meetup Group
February 27, 2011
12:00pm
60 Harris Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
Map
Comments:This is a small dog playgroup for the dogs to play together and for the owners to socialize with other dog lovers. All breeds are welcome as long as they enjoy playing with smaller friends.



Avon
Dog Day Festival
May 21, 2011
10am-2pm
60 Harris Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
Map
Comments:We are hosting our 5th annual pet rescue fest with 8 rescue groups attending: Double Dog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Sunshine Golden, Labs 4 Rescues, Our Companions, Bandit's Place, Sadie Mae Foundation and Bikers against Animal Cruelty. Our main fund raiser is a tea cup auction and we also have lots of pet related vendors, pet photography, food, music, games and contests plus much more. This is a fun, free, outdoor event for the whole family and will be held rain or shine.



Avon
Dog Day Festival
June 2, 2012
10am-2pm
Best Friends Pet Care 60 Harris Rd.
Avon, CT 06001
Phone:860-673-0555
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Comments:We are hosting our 6th annual pet rescue fest on Saturday June 2nd. We will have 6 pet rescue groups attending with information about their available dogs. We will also have live music, food, games and contests, pet related vendors, police K-9 demos, Cherry the dog and much more. The main fund raiser for the rescues is a tea cup auction with lots of great items. This is a fun outdoor event for the whole family.



Bethany
Dog Day Festival
September 27, 2008
10am - 3pm

Bethany, CT
Phone:203-393-3126
Map
Comments:A Free Event for Dogs and Dog Lovers!Pet Adoptions, Pet First Aid Demos, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Low-cost Microchipping, Dog Contests, Games, Activities, and More!



Bethany
Friendly Dog Play Group
November 1, 2008
11:00-1:00
227 Cheshire Road
Bethany, CT 06524
Phone:203-393-3126
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Comments:Meet other local dog owners to trade tales while your dogs play and socialize! All breeds and sizes welcome.



Bethany
The Bethany Friendly Dog Meetup group
November 1, 2008
11am-1pm
227 cheshire rd
Bethany, CT 06524
Phone:203-393-3126
Map
Comments:Meet other local dog owners and their dogs to trade tales while your dogs play and socialize!All breeds and sizes welcome!!!!We hold a meetup group the first Saturday of every month, rain or shine.



Bethany
Basic Obidence dog Training
November 11, 2008
6:15pm
227 cheshire rd
Bethany, CT 06524
Phone:203-393-3126
Map
Comments:Does your dog need some training? Through consistent reinforcement and praise, your dog will be introduced to the basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, settle and will learn loose leash walking. The course lasts for 6 weeks and is one hour long per class. For more details call 203-393-3126



Bethany, CT
Pet Festival
June 12, 2010
11am-2pm
227 Cheshire Rd
Bethany, CT, CT 06524
Phone:203-393-3126
Map
Comments:Best Friends Pet Care in Bethany is having a Grand Re-Opening Party on Saturday June 12th! There will be pet adoptions with local rescue groups, a meet the vet table, dog training demonstrations, training & behavior advice, animal reiki, discounted nail trims for pets, pet related vendors, K9 games & contests, a raffle with great prizes & more!




Bridgeport
Puck 'n Paws
November 20, 2011
3 p.m.
600 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone:203-345-2300
Map
Comments:Bring your dog to a Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey game for the first annual Pucks 'n Paws benefit, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Webster Bank Arena. A portion of each discounted $20 ticket benefits Stratford Animal Rescue Society. Participants bring their leashed dog to their seat for an exciting afternoon of hockey. Raffles, giveaways and a pet adoption center on the concourse. Discounted tickets available through Nov. 14, regular price and a $5 donation to STARS afterward. For discounted tickets, call Kim Savino at 203-345-4828 or email her at kim.savino@harboryardse.com




Bristol
Canine Play Time
July 21, 2007
9 - 10 am

Bristol, CT 06010
Phone:
Map
Comments:Join BARK (Bristol Area Resident K-9's) for canine play time on Saturday, July 21, from 9-10am at Robert's Property in Bristol. Learn how the group is working to create an off leash dog park in Bristol. All friendly and vaccinated canines are welcome. There is no charge to attend - check out our website, www.bristoldogpark.com, for more information, directions and weather cancellations.




Cheshire
2011 Chilly Dog Walk and Run
October 29, 2011
10am
Cheshire Park
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone:203-6790849
Map
Comments:Chilly Dog Walk and Run.Fun day with your dog, walk or run.Visit animal friendly vendors, adoptable rescue dogs available.Register online at www.active.com




Clinton
Dog Days Adoption Event
December 1, 2012
11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Petco Clinton. 7 Glenwood Road
Clinton, CT 06413
Phone:800-653-3134
Map
Comments:80 dogs and puppies available for adoption! Decemeber 1st & 2nd 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.Clinton Petco7 Glenwood Road, Clinton, CT. Fill out an adoption application online to shorten the adoption process! godogdays.orgAdoption fees do no exceed $385 & includes all shots, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip, vet check, grooming & trainer evaluation.




East Hartford
Bikers Against Animal Cruelty Motorcycle Rodeo and Adoption Event
July 18, 2009
1pm-6pm
1831 Main Street, East Hartford
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone:
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Comments:FoodBeveragesVendor TablesAwesome RafflesDONATION: $20 - includes food and drink all day!North Shore Animal League and all kinds of rescues and shelters will be there with animals for adoption!Bike ShowSlow RaceWeenie BiteTire TossReceive a ?Special? raffle ticket for donating Animal Shelter items (petfood, treats, toys, blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, etc.)Proceeds from the event benefit victims of animal crueltyBikers Against Animal Cruelty, Inc. (B.A.A.C.) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Proceeds from the event benefit victims of animal cruelty.



East Hartford
Santa Claws
December 3, 2011
11 am - 4 pm
5 Main St.
East Hartford, CT 06118
Phone:860 895 1816
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Comments:The Queenie Foundation, an all volunteer non profit humane education and rescue/adoption organization, announces its fourth annual Santa Claws fundraiser at PetSmart, 5 Main St., East Hartford, Saturday/Sunday, December 3/4 and December 10/11, 11 am - 4 pm.Bring your two and four footed children to have their photo taken with Santa and PetSmart will donate $5 to The Queenie Foundation for every photo taken. Proceeds directly benefit our rescue/adoption program. Volunteers needed.



East Hartford
Santa Claws
December 10, 2011
11 am - 4 pm
5 Main St.
East Hartford, CT 06118
Phone:860 895 1816
Map
Comments:The Queenie Foundation, an all volunteer non profit humane education and rescue/adoption organization, announces its fourth annual Santa Claws fundraiser at PetSmart, 5 Main St., East Hartford, Saturday/Sunday, December 3/4 and December 10/11, 11 am - 4 pm.Bring your two and four footed children to have their photo taken with Santa and PetSmart will donate $5 to The Queenie Foundation for every photo taken. Proceeds directly benefit our rescue/adoption program. Volunteers needed.



East Windsor
Dog Days of Summer Beer & Wine Tasting Festival
July 25, 2009
5:30 pm - 8 pm
149 North Rd (RT 140)
East Windsor, CT 06016
Phone:860-627-6662
Map
Comments:The East Windsor Dog Owners Group (E.W.D.O.G.) presents "The Dog Days of Summer Beer and Wine Tasting Festival," featuring 100 beers and 100 wines to sample. Come join the fun tasting beer and wine from around the world. There will also be live music, food, a 50/50 raffle and an auction. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. Visit the following sponsors to purchase tickets:Joe's Fine Wines & Spirits, 149 North Road (RT 140 - Golden Gavel Plaza), East WindsorSweet Pea Natural Pet Foods, 860 Sullivan Avenue, South WindsorEast Windsor Parks & Rec Department, East WIndsor High School, 76 S. Main Street, East Windsor. An online order form can also be found at our website at www.freewebs.com/ewdogpark. All proceeds from this festival will go towards building East Windsor's future dog park



East Windsor
Barktoberfest and Dog Swim
September 26, 2009
10 am to 3:00 pm
27 Reservoir Ave.
East Windsor, CT 06016
Phone:627-6662
Map
Comments:Vendors and attractions free all day.Dog Swim Times:10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15 & 2:15Donation Per Swim: $10Dogs must be licensed, respond to voice commandand owner must bring a leash.Rain Date Saturday October 3rd



Easton
"Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws" AKC? Responsible Dog Ownership Day
September 4, 2010
10AM till 6PM
Staples Elementary Athletic Fields
Easton, CT 06612
Phone:2033731042
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Comments:Come.Sit.Stay at our: ?Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws? ? AKC? Responsible Dog Ownership Day Organized by the Easton Leo Club in collaboration with the Trap Falls Kennel Club.The ultimate goal of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day is to educate the dog-loving public about the importance of being a responsible owner and to help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets.A fun day for the whole family, well-behaved dogs are welcome on a 6? leash. ? All kinds of fun contests (best kisser, best trick, best outfit, best tail-wagger)? Agility and obedience demonstrations? Animal adoption groups? Silent auction (with amazing items!)? Raffle? Fly ball (tentative)? Police dog demonstration? Fidelco dog demonstration? A large number of vendors? Canine Good Citizen testing? Get your dog micro-chipped by an animal control officer? Doggy dancing (tentative)? Meet the breeds? Kids zone with activities for children? Food and drinksFor more information: eastondogday@hotmail.comBlog: http://www.eastonleoclubblog.org/?page_id=4




Enfield
Puppy Pride Fun Day
May 30, 2009
10AM-3PM
Moose Lodge 124 South Rd
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone:860-508-2839
Map
Comments:Free Admittance!!Contest Entry= $10 gets you into all contests!!!Contest Listing Best Costume Best Singer Best Trick Best Tail Wagger Best Kisser Best Dancer Cutest Puppy (under 1 year old) Cutest Dog (1 year and up) Bobbing for Hot Dogs Celebrity Judges Include:Christina Tolisano-Enfield American IdolAngelina Diana-Psychic Medium on 95.7FMKaty Zachary-Channel 3 ReporterDemonstrations by:Connecticut State PoliceHartford Obedience Training ClubDonna Loos Agility Demonstration The Hartford Obedience Training Club will be judging our first Dog Show!! Winner will receive a trophy for "Best in Show" (This contest is open and free to all)Vendors, Raffles, Bake Sale (dog and human) and Much More!!! Bring Your Dog and Enjoy!! RAIN DATE 5/31




Farmington
Animal Planet
August 11, 2007
10:00AM - 4PM
152 Town Farm Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone:(240) 662-2928
Map
Comments:Animal Planet, Comcast and The Makers of Fresh Step« litter, invite Hartford-area residents to bring their families-and their "fur" children-to celebrate the wonder of wildlife, the companionship of pets and the important role animals play on this planet during ANIMAL PLANET EXPO. This free, family-friendly event is jam-packed with interactive exhibits, games, activities and animal demonstrations.
Activity pavilions at ANIMAL PLANET EXPO include the following:
* R.O.A.R. Stage - Boasting a brand-new 16'x19' LCD video screen, the R.O.A.R. Stage captivates and delights visitors, featuring a feast for the eyes, ears and tails with high-flying Frisbee dog shows, interactive trivia games, and awe-inspiring live animal presentations with exotic animals like a python, an alligator, a kinkajou, a porcupine or a lemur.
* Pet Den - The makers of Fresh Step« litter, Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, Inc., and local vet Dr. Christine Terninko will be on-hand to provide pet adoption opportunities and answer any pet care related questions during one-on-one "Ask the Vet" sessions.* Discovery Kids' Endurance Experience - A hands-on adventure that lets kids experience the mental and physical competition of Discovery Kids Channel's wildly popular series ENDURANCE: HIGH SIERRAS via grueling simulated challenges and tests of wit, including a gargantuan climbing wall.
* Discovery HD Theater Dome - See firsthand the breathtaking clarity of high-definition programming from Discovery HD Theater, such as the groundbreaking series PLANET EARTH and DISCOVERY ATLAS HD. Also enter for a chance to win an HD television set.



Farmington
Animal Planet Expo
August 11, 2007
10:00AM - 4PM
152 Town Farm Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone:240.662.2928
Map
Comments:Animal Planet, Comcast and The Makers of Fresh Step« litter, invite Hartford-area residents to bring their families-and their "fur" children-to celebrate the wonder of wildlife, the companionship of pets and the important role animals play on this planet during ANIMAL PLANET EXPO. This free, family-friendly event is jam-packed with interactive exhibits, games, activities and animal demonstrations.
Activity pavilions at ANIMAL PLANET EXPO include the following:
* R.O.A.R. Stage - Boasting a brand-new 16'x19' LCD video screen, the R.O.A.R. Stage captivates and delights visitors, featuring a feast for the eyes, ears and tails with high-flying Frisbee dog shows, interactive trivia games, and awe-inspiring live animal presentations with exotic animals like a python, an alligator, a kinkajou, a porcupine or a lemur.
* Pet Den - The makers of Fresh Step« litter, Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, Inc., and local vet Dr. Christine Terninko will be on-hand to provide pet adoption opportunities and answer any pet care related questions during one-on-one "Ask the Vet" sessions.
* Discovery Kids' Endurance Experience - A hands-on adventure that lets kids experience the mental and physical competition of Discovery Kids Channel's wildly popular series ENDURANCE: HIGH SIERRAS via grueling simulated challenges and tests of wit, including a gargantuan climbing wall.
* Discovery HD Theater Dome - See firsthand the breathtaking clarity of high-definition programming from Discovery HD Theater, such as the groundbreaking series PLANET EARTH and DISCOVERY ATLAS HD. Also enter for a chance to win an HD television set.



Farmington
CT Wagapalooza
September 6, 2008


Farmington, CT 06032
Phone:860-263-0766
Map
Comments:A Dog-tastic Extravangza! The First Annual CT Wagapalooza is the last great event of the summer! It's a novelty dog show and festival on 60 acres of lush greens in the heart of the valley. There will be food concessions, dog vendors, kids activites, and dog agility demonstrations. In addition, we will host the New England Finals to the Disc Dog National Championships. A portion of our proceeds will support these notable non profits: Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, CT Humane Society, The Farmington Land Trust, and Yankee Flyers Dog & Disc Club. What are you waiting for?!



Glastonbury
Animal Health Expo
June 14, 2008
10.am to 3:30 pm
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:860-730-3382
Map
Comments:Learn how to have a joyful relationship with your pets and provide a long, healthy life for them. Domenstration and information on dogs and cats will fill the day. There will be many experts on hand to answer all of your questions. Admission:$10. 12 & under $5.00 4 yrs & under, free,
For more information visit www.ctaudubon.org/visit/glaston/htm or call 860-633-8402



Glastonbury
Fido & Whiskers' Big Day Out
September 28, 2008
1:00-4:00
Hubbard Green
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:659-8010
Map
Comments:The Second Annual Fido & Whiskers' Big Day Out is an exciting free event for local families and their pets! The day will include agility course demonstrations by Central K-9 along with opportunities for local pets to try out the course; photos of pets with their owners by Sarah McCoy Photography; a Blessing of the Animals led by Glastonbury pastor Eric Stillman, contests sponsored by Animal Bath and Burrow with celebrity judges Rachel Lutzker of Fox 61 and The River 105.9 and Joe Furey of Fox 61, Police K-9 demos, a Draw Your Pet contest sponsored by Melzen Farm Supply, a raffle sponsored by Free Range Doggy Daycare and Hidden Fencing to benefit the Protectors of Animals, pony rides by DreamPonies, face painting by Teach Art 2 Me, relay races, prizes, and more! The first 300 visitors will receive a "doggie bag" with vendor and sponsor coupons, fliers, and giveaways. This event is being organized by NewLife Christian Fellowship of Glastonbury, and all proceeds will benefit the Protectors of Animals. For more info, visit www.newlife-glastonbury.org/bigdayout or call 659-8010.



Glastonbury
International Homeless Animals' Day
August 15, 2009
3 pm - 7:30 pm
Hubbard Green
Glastonbury, CT 06040
Phone:860.649.4488
Map
Comments:Sleeping with Dogs?one of Life?s BenefitsFor immediate release ? Manchester, CT. The Queenie Foundation, a humane education organization based in Manchester, will hold its 14th annual International Homeless Animals? Day (IHAD) event, Saturday, August 15, 3 ? 7:30 pm at the Hubbard Green, Hubbard Street at Main Street, Glastonbury.The Meet ?n Greet will last all afternoon with an interfaith Blessing of the Animals at 6 pm. Diana Urban, CT Representative for the 43rd District, is the special guest speaker and Sue Mercer from Bikers Against Animal Cruelty will also speak. A candlelight remembrance will follow at 7:15 and the event will conclude at 7:30 with raffle drawings.In the past rescue/adoption organizations have tabled with their literature and donation jars. For the first time since The Queenie Foundation has coordinated this event, rescue organizations will bring their foster dogs to introduce them to the public. Although this isn?t an adoption event because the screening process can take up to three or four days, the public is invited, free of charge, to meet some of Connecticut?s adoptable dogs. Rescues will bring applications so that the process can begin that day. ?Although the main thrust of IHAD is to promote spaying and neutering, we want people to know that there are many dogs (and cats) looking for loving homes in our area. We expect at least 15 organizations to bring some of their fosters to meet the public,? said Enid Breakstone, Founder and Executive Director.The Queenie Foundation, named after a puppy Breakstone rescued in 1995 from the street outside of downtown Dallas (TX), was founded in 1996. She came back to the east coast in 2005 to be closer to family. In addition to operating a rescue/adoption program outside of Dallas run by its vice president, the organization offers spaying and neutering free of charge to low income families and individuals in Hartford and Ellis counties. Meet ?n Greet: 3:00 ? 7:30 pmSpeakers: 3:30 ? 5:30 pmB



Glastonbury
Doggy Halloween Parade
October 31, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Riverfront Community Center Lawn
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:(860)652-7679
Map
Comments:The Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department and Glastonbury Dog Park Committee are having the 1st annual Doggy Halloween Parade to raise money for the Glastonbury Dog Park. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Participants should come in costume with their dog and have a chance at winning special prizes! Lots of activities for the whole family including games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, cookie and biscuit decorating and more! Admission is $10/dog. The event will be held rain or shine on the Riverfront Community Center lawn. The parade route will be from the Riverfront Community Center lawn along the river to the Riverfront Park and then down the Welles Street sidewalk and back to the Riverfront Community Center lawn. Additional information can be found on the dog park website at http://dogpark.glastonbury-ct.gov



Glastonbury
International Homeless Animals' Day
August 20, 2011
3 - 7:30 pm
1946 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:860 649 4488
Map
Comments:The Queenie Foundation, Inc.Manchester, CT860 649 4488queeniefound@hotmail.com Bringing Families and Animals TogetherThe Queenie Foundation announces its 16th annual observance of International Homeless Animals' Day, Saturday, August 20, Hubbard Green, Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, 3 - 7:30 pm. This is a free event.New this year: Pooch Parade and Costume Contest! Prizes for the Best Little Dog (0 - 20 lbs), Best Dog in the Middle (21 - 50 lbs), Best Big Dog (50 lbs and over) and Best Companion/Guardian Look-a-Like (be creative!). Celebrity judges are Clark Denis, rockin' lead singer from local band, DiamondBack, Jason Rojas, State Representative 9th Assembly District and Bob Kester from Springfield's own Rock 102.Meet adoptable dogs and cats; eat delicious food from Hartford's Lion's Den, browse at vendors booths and while listening to groovy music provided by local duo, Unsung Heroes.Sponsors include Design 4 Paws, Be the Dog, Leaps & Bones, Sweet Pea Natural Pet Food, and BJs Wholesale Club. Services offered are ear cleaning and nail clipping, paw reading and massage from Zodiapet, reiki for you and your companion from Cosmos & Sage, healing for the whole family, and a dog wash offered by Paul Mitchell using Paul Mitchell products exclusively for animals. Event guests can also commemorate the day with their companion's paw print. Raffles include a wide array of items from fine wine to gift certificates for grooming. The event will conclude with an Interfaith Blessing of the Animals and a candlelight remembrance of the companion animals who were killed in shelters this year.All proceeds benefit The Queenie Foundation's rescue/adoption program.



Glastonbury
International Homeless Animals' Day
August 20, 2011
3 - 7:30 pm
Hubbard Green, Hubbard St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:860 649 4488
Map
Comments:The Queenie Foundation, Inc.Manchester, CTqueeniefound@hotmail.com Bringing Families and Animals TogetherThe Queenie Foundation announces its 16th annual observance of International Homeless Animals' Day, Saturday, August 20, Hubbard Green, Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, 3 - 7:30 pm. This is a free event.New this year: Pooch Parade and Costume Contest! Prizes for the Best Little Dog (0 - 20 lbs), Best Dog in the Middle (21 - 50 lbs), Best Big Dog (50 lbs and over) and Best Companion/Guardian Look-a-Like (be creative!). Celebrity judges are Clark Denis, rockin' lead singer from local band, DiamondBack, Jason Rojas, State Representative 9th Assembly District and Bob Kester from Springfield's own Rock 102.Meet adoptable dogs and cats; eat delicious food from Hartford's Lion's Den, browse at vendors booths while listening to groovy music provided by local duo, Unsung Heroes.Sponsors include Design 4 Paws, Be the Dog, Leaps & Bones, Sweet Pea Natural Pet Food, and BJs Wholesale Club. Services offered are ear cleaning and nail clipping, paw reading and massage from Zodiapet, reiki for you and your companion from Cosmos & Sage, healing for the whole family, and a dog wash offered by Paul Mitchell using Paul Mitchell products exclusively for animals. Event guests can also commemorate the day with their companion's paw print. Raffles include a wide array of items from fine wine to gift certificates for grooming. The event will conclude with an Interfaith Blessing of the Animals and a candlelight remembrance of the companion animals who were killed in shelters this year.All proceeds benefit The Queenie Foundation's rescue/adoption program.



Glastonbury
International Homeless Animals' Day 2011
August 20, 2011
3 - 7:30 pm
Hubbard Green, Hubbard St
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:860 649 4488
Map
Comments:Bringing Families and Animals TogetherThe Queenie Foundation announces its 16th annual observance of International Homeless Animals' Day, Saturday, August 20, Hubbard Green, Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, 3 - 7:30 pm. This is a free event.New this year: Pooch Parade and Costume Contest! Prizes for the Best Little Dog (0 - 20 lbs), Best Dog in the Middle (21 - 50 lbs), Best Big Dog (50 lbs and over) and Best Guardian/Companion Look-a-Like (be creative!). Celebrity judges are Clark Denis, rockin' lead singer from local band, DiamondBack, Jason Rojas, State Representative 9th Assembly District and Bob Kester from Springfield's own Rock 102.Meet adoptable dogs and cats; eat delicious food from Hartford's Lion's Den, browse at vendors booths while listening to groovy music provided by local duo, Unsung Heroes.Sponsors include Design 4 Paws, Be the Dog, Leaps & Bones, Sweet Pea Natural Pet Food, Lesson Pros and BJs Wholesale Club. Sponsored services are ear cleaning and nail clipping, paw reading and massage from Zodiapet, reiki for you and your companion from Cosmos & Sage - healing for the whole family, and a dog wash offered by Paul Mitchell using Paul Mitchell products exclusively for animals. Event guests can also commemorate the day with their companion's paw print. Raffles include a wide array of items from fine wine to gift certificates for grooming. The event will conclude with an Interfaith Blessing of the Animals and a candlelight remembrance of the companion animals who were killed in shelters this year.All proceeds benefit The Queenie Foundation's rescue/adoption program.



Glastonbury
Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
March 23, 2013
Begins at 10:00 a.m. (please arrive early)
200 Welles Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone:(860)652-7679
Map
Comments:Grab your dog and Easter basket and join us for the 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on Saturday, March 23rd at the Riverfront Park (200 Welles Street) in Glastonbury, CT. Cost is $10/Dog and Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. so please make sure to arrive early! Over 6,000 eggs will be hidden and every egg contains a treat (donated by Appalachian Tails) or a prize for you and your dog including gift certificates and other surprises. Bring the kids for games and activities! Dogs must be on leash. No aggressive dogs please. Dogs must be wearing current rabies tag. Event will be held rain or shine.



Granby
Town of Granby DOGGS Daze of August
August 27, 2006
Starts at 1 pm
Salmon Brook Park
Granby, CT 06035
Phone:
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Comments:It's a virtual doggie festival - DOGGS Daze of August - and loads of fun for dogs and their owners. We'll have retail vendors, dog adoption agencies, the Connecticut Humane Society, local Vets, dog trainers/behavioral experts to conduct training and educational sessions. We'll also have lots of goodies (both doggie and human!) and treats available for everyone. The day also includes a DOG SWIM in our local Salmon Brook Pond where for a small donation, owners can purchase a ticket for a scheduled a swim time and their dog(s) can romp in the water to its heart's content!



Granby
Town of Granby 3rd Annual DOGGS Daze of August
August 26, 2007
12Pm to 5PM
Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035
Phone:
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Comments:MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! The 3rd annual "DOGGS Daze of August" FUNdraising event will be held at Salmon Brook Park in Granby, Connecticut on Sunday, August 26th from 12pm to 5pm.
This annual event celebrates dogs and their owners and gives everyone the opportunity to observe exciting and educational canine demonstrations, learn about new health practices, training techniques, nutritional updates as well as enjoy some private pooch beach time!
The canine beach parties will feature five separate canine swims in Salmon Brook Pond throughout the afternoon. We're limited to how many dogs we can allow per swim so be sure to get to the park early or get your tickets in advance by contacting us at granby-ct_dogpark@cox.net today! Check our website at www.granbydogpark.org to find out more about DOGGS Daze and the planned activities and vendors who will be participating.



Granby
Granby's 4th Annual D.O.G.G.S. Daze of August
August 24, 2008
Noon - 5pm
Salmon Brook Park, Route 10
Granby, CT 06035
Phone:860-653-4090
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Comments:Join in the canine fun at Granby's 4th Annual D.O.G.G.S. Daze of August from 12:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, August 24th at Salmon Brook Park.
Admission is FREE and there'll be food, entertainment, and canine professionals demonstrating K-9 security techniques, dancing and flying disc competitions, agility course skills, and search and rescue exercises. Visit with local pet rescue and adoption agencies and the many canine-related retail and commercial vendors. Highlighting the day is the CANINE SWIM where, for a small donation, your dog will be allowed to swim in the completely enclosed Salmon Brook Pond. This FUNdraising event benefits Granby's D.O.G.G.S. Park and all proceeds will be used to manage and maintain the park during the year.
The Granby D.O.G.G.S. (Dog Owners of Granby Getting Social) Park officially opened in April, 2006 and has become very popular with local (and many out of town) residents in two short years. It is the first public dog park to be opened in the Farmington Valley and has become the benchmark for other Towns seeking assistance in establishing their own off-leash parks throughout the area. The park is open to the public and there is no admission or membership fee to use the off-leash area. All monies used to manage and maintain the park are derived from donations and the park is maintained by a group of local volunteers.



Greenwich
Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase
May 12, 2007
8:00am - 6:00pm
500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone:203-413-3534
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Comments:The Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase, May 11-13, 2007, will be held on the docks of DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor. This unique event offers visitors and dreamers alike the chance to see what's on offer from the world's finest shipyards in the rare personalized environment of DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor, a world away from the large Boat Show experience.



Yachts will be tied up Med-style along 600 feet of dock at the base of DELAMAR, a small luxury hotel in the heart of Greenwich, one of America's most affluent communities.



Greenwich
Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase
September 28, 2007
10:00am - 7:00pm daily
500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone:203-413-3534
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Comments:The Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase, September 28-30, 2007, will be held on the docks of DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor. This unique event offers visitors and dreamers alike the chance to see what is on offer from the finest shipyards in the rare personalized environment of DELAMAR Greenwich Harbor, a world away from the large Boat Show experience.


Yachts will be tied up Med-style along 600 feet of dock at the base of DELAMAR, a Small Luxury Hotel in the heart of Greenwich, one of Americas most affluent communities.



Greenwich
Puttin' On The Dog
September 21, 2008
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Greenwich, CT
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Comments:A for-fun dog show with 17 competition classes (such as Mighty Mites and Just Like Me) with demonstrations, children's entertainment area, vendors, hot food, celebrity judges, dogs and cats for adoption.



Greenwich
Howl & Prowl
October 25, 2008
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Greenwich Town Hall
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone:203.869.6444
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Comments:Pets and people on parade for free starting at Town Hall and ending at Pet Pantry Warehouse where there will be a costume contest -- Grand Prize plus four other prizes for Most Unusual; Most Creative; Scariest; Cutest. Registration for costume contest is $20 per person or $35 per family. Light refreshments available at Pet Pantry.



Greenwich
Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase
May 9, 2009
11:00AM - 5:00PM
DELAMAR HOTEL, 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone:203-661-9800
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Comments:The Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase takes place this spring, May 9th and 10th, from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at the DELAMAR, a luxury waterfront hotel and private pier in the heart of Greenwich, CT. This unique, semi-annual event offers buyers and dreamers alike the chance to see what?s on offer from the world?s finest shipyards and luxury retailers. Exhibitors for 2009 include Aston Martin, Chopard, Chris Craft, Ferretti, Hinckley, plus many more. Admission is complimentary. 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. For more information, visit www.thedelamar.com or call 203-413-3534.



Greenwich
2nd Annual Howl & Prowl, sponsored by Adopt-a-Dog and Pet Pantry Warehouse
October 31, 2009
1:00 p.m. gather, 1:30 parade step-off
Gather at the Island Beach Commuter parking lot at Steamboat Rd and Arch Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone:203-869-6444
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Comments:Bring your costumed pet and join us for the 2nd Annual 'Howl & Prowl' Halloween Parade for Pets and People. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 31, at 1:00 p.m. 'Howl & Prowl' is sponsored by the Pet Pantry Warehouse and Adopt-a-Dog, with all proceeds from the event will go to support Adopt-a-Dog. Pets and families will gather at the Island Beach Commuter parking lot, located at Steamboat Road and Arch Street. Costume parade will step off at 1:30 p.m., and participants will parade up the west side of Greenwich Ave. The parade will end at the Delamar Hotel on Steamboat Road, where a costume contest will be held (prizes awarded!) and refreshments will be served. Registration fee is $20 per entry. Hope to see you and your pets on Halloween!



Greenwich
Adopt-A-Dog's 24th Annual Puttin' On The Dog For-Fun Dog Show and Festival
September 25, 2011
10:00AM to 5:00PM
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St,
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone:203-629-9494
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Comments:Puttin On the Dog, Adopt-A-Dog's for-fun dog show and festival takes place on Sunday, September 25th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT (Exit 3 off I-95). All-day admission is $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and children over 5; under 5 are free. Each year more than 5,000 people attend this popular family event. Throughout the day, there will be a dog show with seventeen categories, such as Biggest Lap Dog, K-9 Krooners, A Pooch Who Can Smooch, and Clever K-9 Tricks to enter your dog in. All contestants receive a ribbon. Good Luck!This family venue is a crowd pleaser with dogs and cats for adoption, police demonstrations, celebrity judges, great food, clowns, children's play area, silent auction, grab bags, lots of vendors, and much, much more.



Guilford
Robin Hood Springtime Festival - Pet Weekend
June 2, 2012
11:00am - 7:00pm
Lover's Lane, Guilford CT
Guilford, CT 06437
Phone:860-478-5954
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Comments:***PET WEEKEND JUNE 2 & 3***Take an enchanted trip back in time to the Middle Ages where you can enjoy an old world festival complete with Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Friar Tuck, and other interactive characters and shows. All the festival is a stage with continuous entertainment throughout the day. Jousting knights, armored combat, magic, music, singing, dancing, comedy, and fun await thee. Huzzah!May 12,13,19,20,26,27 June 2 & 3Visit www.ctfaire.com for more info!




Hartford
First Company Governor?s Foot Guard 78th Annual Dog and Obedience Trial
February 15, 2009
All Day event 9:00am to 6:00pm
XL Center located at One Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone:(860) 249-6333
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Comments:The First Company Governor?s Foot Guard Dog and Obedience Trial is an all day dog lovers event! An AKC sanctioned all breed and obedience dog show, the show will be featuring all breeds and obedience and junior showmanship will be judged. An exciting day and warm friendly atmosphere for dog enthusiasts of all ages!




Hebron
King Arthur's Fall Harvest Faire - Pet Weekend
October 15, 2011
11:00am - 6:00pm

Hebron, CT
Phone:860-478-5954
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Comments:The Something Different youve been looking for is closer thanyou think. Escape thy cares and experience a romantic age lostto time with jousting knights, period music & dance, interactivecharacters, magicians, comedy, and continuous live showsthroughout the day included with admission. All the Faire is astage surrounded by the bright colors of fall and pageantry of theRenaissance. A day of fun awaits thee! Only 4 Weekends & Columbus Day fromSeptember 24 to October 16 (11am 6pm). Info:www.ctfaire.com or 860.478.5954.** Dont miss a special, after-hours HALLOWEEN KNIGHTSevent Saturday evening October 8 and 15. Included with youradmission to the Faire! **




Manchester
K9 Kerplunk & Manchester Dog Day Festival
September 6, 2008
10am - 2pm Rain Date Sept. 7th
Globe Hollow Pool, 100 Spring St
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone:
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Comments:Tons & Tons of Four Legged Fun
Demonstrations, Dog Activities, Sign the "Pet"-tition for the proposed Manchester Dog Park, Off-leash swim for any dog with proof of current liscense, vendors and exhibitors.
A great day for everyone from parents to pooches.



Manchester
Riverfront Family Church's Dog Days of Summer
July 26, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Laurel Grove Pavillion, Wickham Park
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone:860-269-3200
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Comments:Join us for Riverfront Family Church's Dog Days of Summer Service at Wickham Park. Bring your furry, four legged friends for a group walk. Child care available during the message on forgiveness. Live band. Free cookout following the service.



Middlebury
8th Annual Run for Rescue
April 24, 2010
10AM - 2PM
Quassy Amusement Park
Middlebury, CT 06762
Phone:203-267-6777
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Comments:Please join us for our 8th Annual Run for Rescue! This is a certified 5K Road Race starting at 10AM. Check in time starts at 9AM. We have a 2 mile fun run with your dog and a 2 mile fitness walk with or without your dog. Register online at active.com. See more information at our website: www.animalsforlifect.org. Working Dog Demos ? Dog Training Demos ? Food Concession ? Dog & Cat Adoptions. Hope you can join us!




Milford
Yappy Hours!
January 1, 2006
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Perfectly Spoiled Pet Boutique, 125 Broad Street, Milford, CT
Milford, CT 06460
Phone:203 701 0753
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Comments:Small Dog Yappy Hour every Tuesday & Thursday evening (April - November), every Thursday (December - March) 6-8:00 p.m. Come visit Perfectly Spoiled's backyard "Central Bark" which is enclosed and doubled gated for safety. Bring your well behaved dog under 30 pounds to play and socialize with other dogs while the humans enjoy wine and cheese!




Naugatuck
Responsible Dog-A-Tuck Day, an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event
September 8, 2012
10 am - 4 pm
St Francis Church Fields
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone:203-558-5911
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Comments:FREE event -Come to Responsible Dog-A-Tuck Day in Naugatuck CT, Sat Sept 8 from 10-4. It is being held on the beautiful fields of St Francis Church at 318 Church St, Naugatuck, CT. Trap Falls Kennel Club is hosting this American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day event which promotes family fun with their dogs and how you can develop a closer bond with your dog. Fun contests like Best Dressed, Best Kisser, Best Trick will be features along with tips on Training, Food, Care, a Micro-Chipping Clinic, Police Dog Demos, obedience and Rally demonstrations, plus you can take the Canine Good Citizenship test (CGC) to see if your dog is well-mannered. There will be vendors and plenty of food and photo opportunities with your pup! This is free to the public and your leashed dog. Please bring a pet care item for donation to the local animal shelters!




New Haven
Annual Tree Lighting
November 30, 2005
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
New Haven Green
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone:203-777-2800
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Comments:Kick-off the holidays on Wednesday, November 30 on the New Haven Green. Enjoy a carousel, Alpine Safari, hayrides, photos with Santa and choirs performing as Ronald McDonald and other special guests help light the 50-foot Norway spruce. Activities begin at 4pm and end at 8pm. The tree lighting ceremony starts at 5pm.



New Haven
Annual Tree Lighting
November 30, 2005
4p.m. - 8p.m.
New Haven Green
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone:203-777-2800
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Comments:Kick-off the holidays on Wednesday, November 30 on the New Haven Green. Enjoy a carousel, Alpine Safari, hayrides, photos with Santa and choirs performing as Ronald McDonald and other special guests help light the 50-foot Norway spruce. Activities begin at 4pm and end at 8pm. The tree lighting ceremony starts at 5:30pm.



New Haven
New Haven Jazz Festival
August 5, 2006
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
New Haven Town Green
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone:
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Comments:New Haven Jazz Festival:
This will be the New Haven Jazz Festival?s biggest year as it celebrates 25 years of bringing music lovers together to enjoy good company and great FREE music. Each year internationally recognized lineups and Grammy award-winners draw jazz enthusiasts from all over New England and across the country. Keep tapping into newhavenjazz.com to see who will be headlining this year.

Jazz on the Green:
August 5, 2006
August 12, 2006
August 19, 2006



New Haven
3rd Annual Connecticut National Pit Bull Awareness Day
October 24, 2009
11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone:203-407-8304
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Comments:DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2009



New Haven
4th Annual Connecticut National Pit Bull Awareness Day
October 23, 2010
11:00am to 3:00pm
Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street
New Haven, CT
Phone:
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Comments:Please join us for a day in the park for the 4th Annual CT National Pit Bull Awareness Day! In addition to doggie games, contests and demonstrations, we will have a doggie fashion show as well as a halloween costume contest. Your dog can win prizes and trophies. We also have vendors, including food and pet friendly items as well as other stuff you may like. Adoptable dogs, rescue information and a raffle table that gets better every year. This is a great day with great people and pets at a great location. Please check out the website www.ctnpbad.com for more info. Vendor inquires welcome! The park is located just off Whitney Ave, on the Hamden-New Haven line. www.edgertonpark.org for location info. Free admission! All are welcome. Pit Bull not required! Please bring your dog friendly pets and promote positive pet ownership. No retractable leashes allowed, sorry.



Newington
Dog Days of Summer
July 11, 2009
11 am - 2 pm
Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Phone:860-666-3337
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Comments:A fundraising and adoption event to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. Pet adoptions, dog wash, pet nail clipping clinic, barbeque for people and pets, sales of new and gently used pet supply products, vendors and much more. Some activities require a donation to participate.



Newington
2nd Annual Barktoberfest
October 17, 2009
12 pm - 4 pm
Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Phone:1-800-452-0114
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Comments:Come on down and visit the second annual Barktoberfest celebration. Bring the family, bring your pets?activities for all! Participate in the following activities for a donation. All funds raised will benefit the pets of CT Humane. Haunted Trail, $5 donation per person (kids under 5, free). Pet Portaits, $5 donation. Flea Market with new/gently used pet supplies, bake sale, cider/donut sales, food sales, reiki, vendors and much more. FREE costume contest for pets and their owners?prizes for cutest, scariest, most original and best human/pet team. FREE pumpkin decorating contest?bring your completed pumpkin?prizes for cutest, scariest, most original. Pet adoptions. Special guest, Cory Myers from the Country 92.5 Morning Show!! For more details visit www.cthumane.org



Newington
2nd Annual Home for the Holidays Event
December 12, 2009
11 am - 2 pm
Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Phone:1-800-452-0114
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Comments:Come on down and visit the second annual Home for the Holidays celebration. Help us give all our wonderful pets the holiday gift they are dreaming of┬?a new, forever home. Every pet adopted during this event will go home with their very own holiday stocking filled with goodies. So don┬?t be shy, now is the time to make ┬?Shelter Adoption Your FIRST Option.┬? Bring the family; bring your pets┬?there are activities for all! Participate in the following activities for a donation. All funds raised will benefit the pets of CT Humane. Pictures with Santa (for both kids and pets), $5 donation per portrait. Flea Market with new/gently used pet supplies, bake sale, hot chocolate/popcorn sales. Sponsor a pet on our ornament tree. There will be food available for sale through Lucky Dog and dozens of holiday gifts available for sale through our participating vendors.Help us make the 2009 holiday season perfect for our pets!!! Adopt YOUR next companion when you visit our Home for the Holidays event! For more details visit www.cthumane.org



Norwalk
Dog Day Festival
September 27, 2008
12pm - 4pm

Norwalk, CT
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:A Free Event for Dogs and Dog Lovers!Pet Adoptions, Licensing and Dog Ownership Info, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Pet First Aid, Police Dog Demos, Dog Contests, Games, Activities, and More!



Norwalk
Holiday Pet Photo day
November 23, 2008
10am-4pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Professional pet photos by Greengirlz Photography. Photos & holiday cards packages from $25! Holiday shopping from 12-4pm with great Pet Products Vendors! Best Friends retail sale! All items 25% off! Support our Angel Tree for local shelters!



Norwalk
Basic Manners Dog Training
December 7, 2008
1115am-1215 pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Need a little help training your dog? Teach your dog some basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, leave it, and loose leash walking. We also can help you out with potty training, chewing, digging and biting. Come check out our group classes!



Norwalk
Puppy Kindergarten training class
December 7, 2008
10-11am
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Want to have some fun with your puppy? Join us for group classes and meet other puppy owners having the same experiences as you! Help your puppy grow up by learning socialization, potty training, chewing, biting, digging and barking. Help to insure the all-important bond between you and your puppy that will last a lifetiime!



Norwalk
Small dog meet up group
February 7, 2009
11am-1pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Meet other small dog owners and socialize! Join us for a Valentines Day celebration! Contests and prizes! Visit the meet up website at www.meetup.com We can't wait to meet your small dogs!



Norwalk
Basic Manners Dog Training
February 8, 2009
1115am-1215 pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Let us help you to teach your dog basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, and loose lead walking. We will also help you to address common prolems such as potty training, chewing, biting, and digging.



Norwalk
Puppy Kindergarten training class
February 8, 2009
10-11am
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Start your new puppy out right with some puppy socialization, attention training, and learn some basic commands! This is a great introduction to dog training to start your puppy on the right paw!



Norwalk
Adoption Event
February 14, 2009
11am-3pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Open your heart this Valentines Day by finding a new best friend! Strays & Others will have cats on hand for adoption! Stop in and see if you will find the cat that steals YOUR heart this Valentines Day!



Norwalk
Small dog meet up group
March 21, 2009
11am-1pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Small dog Meet up St. Patrick's Day Party! Dress your best friends in his or her favorite green outfit and win some great prizes. Contests include: Littlest Leprechaun, Best Irish Jig, and our Pot O'Gold game! There will be off leash play so please make sure your dog is up to date on all vaccines.



Norwalk
Puppy Meet Up
April 4, 2009
11am-1pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:It's Puppy Playtime! meet other puppy owners while the puupies get a chance to socialize and make some new friends. Best Friends certified trainer Jane Bennett will be available for any questions puppy parents may have!



Norwalk
Puppy Meet Up
April 4, 2009
11am-1pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 10528
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Calling all puppies! Stop in to visit with other puppies and get some socialization with some new 4 legged and 2 legged friends! Our trainer will be on hand to answer common puppy training issues and to do demonstrations as requested! Join us for an ice cream eating contest too!



Norwalk
Basic Manners Dog Training
April 19, 2009
1115am-1215 pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Join us for some basic training skills for your dog that include learning commands like sit, down, heel, come, and walking on a loose lead. Classes are $150 for 7 weeks. We limit the class size to guarantee a more individualized experience. Call us for more info!



Norwalk
Puppy Kindergarten training class
April 19, 2009
10-11am
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Let us help you learn how to train your puppy! We teach socialization training, introduction to basic commands and some basic puppy first aid. We limit the class sizes to ensure some individual attention! Call for more information!



Norwalk
Best Friends Dog Fest 2009
June 13, 2009
noon till 4pm
528 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:June 13th 12pm to 4pm Rain or shine!A FREE Event for Dogs and Dog Lovers!The event will not be an off leash meet up group like our previous events but their will be plenty of fun games and activities for the pets and their parents! Including Bobbing for Hot Dogs, an Ice Cream Eating Competition, Doggy Paw Painting. Contests with prizes for Best Kisser, Silliest Pet Trick and many more!We will also have local vendors and vets attending. Some of the booths will include Ask the vet table, low cost micro- chipping from South Wilton Vet Group, Grooming Demos, Trainining/ Behavior Advice, Animal Artist William FellahDon't have a dog? Looking to add another member to the family?PAWS, Strays & Others and Adopt-A-Dog will be onsite with lots of great adoptable pets. Any questions 203-849-1010



Norwalk
Dog Day Festival
June 13, 2009
12-4pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:A FREE event for dogs & dog lovers! Games, activities including bobbing for hot dogs, and Ice Cream eating competition and Paw Print Painting. Prizes for Best Kisser, Silliest pet trick and more! Low cost microchipping clinic, Ask the Vet table, grooming and training demos, pet vendors, pet adoptions and more!!!



Norwalk
FREE puppy training
August 2, 2009
10-11am
528 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:We are offering a FREE 4 week puppy training class for puppies 6 months and under! We will teach some basic puppy training skills like crate training, teething, basic knowledge of commands, and puppy socialization! And it really is FREE! No strings attached! Please call ahead to sign up as we are limiting the class to only 7 people to guarantee more individual time!



Norwalk
Doodle Meet up Group
October 24, 2009
1-3pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:We are hosting a Howl-O-Ween party for all Doodle breeds! Let's see how your dog looks in a costume! Will you be the winner of a fun prize? Come in and meet other doodles and their 2 legged friends!



Norwalk
Small Dog Meet up Group
October 24, 2009
10am-12pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Come in and meet other small dogs and their owners! Join us for a Howl-O-Ween party complete with a costume contest for your dog(s)! We can't wait to meet YOUR dog!



Norwalk
Holiday Pet Photo day
December 12, 2009
10am-4pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Pet Photos by Greengirlz Pet Photography. Visit thier work at www.greengirlz.com. Photos are printed while you wait! $25 for one 8x10 or two 5x7. Additional $5 charge for 3 or more p[ets, or backdrop changes. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the CT Humane Society!



Norwalk
Small dog meet up group
December 12, 2009
11am-1pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Calling all small dogs! Join us for a holiday party on Dec. 12! Come and meet other small dogs and their owners and enjoy some fun holiday festivities too!



Norwalk
Puppy Palooza
December 19, 2009
10am-5pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Looking for a new addition to your family? We will have puppies, adult dogs, kittens, and adult cats all up for adoption! Bring a new friend to your home to keep you and your heart warm this winter!



Norwalk
Love-a-Bull adoption event
February 13, 2010
10am-4pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Looking for a new dog to warm your heart this Valentines Day? Stop by for our ?Love-a-Bull? adoption event from 10-4 pm. For more information visit www.loveabull2010.com to see a list of available dogs for adoption. We are also having Valentines Day photos! Bring your pet in for a photo for only $25! All proceeds to be donated to Bully Breed Rescue.



Norwalk
Small Dog Meet up Group
March 13, 2010
11am-1pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Do you have a small dog you enjoy socializing with other dogs and humans? Join us for our meet up group with a St. Patricks Day theme! Lot's of fun and games for you to enjoy with your dog!



Norwalk
Dog Training Classes
September 12, 2010
1130am-1230pm
528 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Join us for dog training classes! We offer a 6 week training class on Sundays! All dogs, and all breeds welcome! The cost is $150 for the full 6 week program. You will receive a graduation certificate when you complete the course. Our course has a results-oriented guarantee. Call for more information!



Norwalk
Dog Training Classes
September 14, 2010
6-7pm
528 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Join us for dog training classes! We offer a 6 week training class on Tuesday nights! All dogs, and all breeds welcome! The cost is $150 for the full 6 week program. You will receive a graduation certificate when you complete the course. Our course has a results-oriented guarantee. Call for more information!



Norwalk
DogFest
October 16, 2010
12-4pm
528 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Bring your dog to our annual DogFest! We have great contests, fun activities for you and your dogs, prizes, pets for adoption, and snacks! Is your dog the oldest pet? The biggest lap dog? Would your dog win an ice cream eating contest? Come and join us for some fun!



Norwalk
DogFest
October 16, 2010
12pm-4pm
520 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:Join us for a free event for dogs & dog lovers! We will have games, contests, & activiites, including Bobbing for Hotdogs, Paw Painting, Musical Mats, Best Tail-Wagger Contest, Best Smile, & an Ice Cream Eating Contest (for dogs). We will also have Low-Cost Microchipping Clinic & Pet First Aid Demos.Come and visit our local pet vendors! Don't have a pet Strays & Others, Bully Breed Rescue, and others will be here with great adoptable pets!



Norwalk
Bully Breed Rescue Inc. Presents Jingle Bulls 2011
December 10, 2010
11:00 am - 4:00 a.m.
Best Friends Pet Care
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:2038491010
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Comments:Join us for our annual Holiday adoption event. We will have 10+ Bullies looking for new families to spend their holidays with. Also there will be raffles, BBR gift items for sale, and a chance for your favorite pet to get a photo with Santa.



Norwalk
Small dog meet up group
November 3, 2012
1-3pm
Best Friends Pet Care
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone:203-849-1010
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Comments:FREE EVENT! Small dog families come & play with us! Join us for some great socialization & fun while you meet other families with small dogs! Bonus this visit-meet High Ridge Animal Hospital for an "ask the vet" table and $25 microchipping!



Old Saybrook
Chihuahua Meetup
November 19, 2008
10:30am
4 Center Rd
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Comments:- FREE RAFFLE, Prizes TBD- A great way to get to know each other! Bring a friend!- Fun play time for the dogs.- Snacks for people & dogs.Directions: From I-95 North take exit 66. Turn right onto Rt. 166- Spencer Plains Rd. (From I-95 South, take exit 66 and turn left onto Spencer Plains Rd.




Oxford
Dog Days of Oxford
June 10, 2006
10am - 4pm

Oxford, CT
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Comments:This is a huge event this year. Skyhounds will be there. Pet contests... best kisser, most glamourous, best tail wagger, etc. 75 vendors including crafters. Bake Sale. Pet Products. Basket Raffles. Get out of the rain, bring the pets, bring the kids and enjoy a fun-filled day. www.oxforddogpound.com -- Rain Date -- June 11.



Quaker Hill
Waterford Grand Opening Event
July 30, 2011
10: 30 am - 3:30 pm
169 Old Colchester Road
Quaker Hill, CT 06375
Phone:860-442-8583
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Comments:Announcing the Grand Opening of our new shelter in Waterford. Come one; come all to this community celebration. There will be vendors, food, games, pet adoptions and more. See what YOUR support has helped to make possible.* Dog wash to benefit CT Humane, courtesy Paul Mitchell The School, North Haven, $10 per dog.* CT Humane logo beach towel sales, courtesy Loftex USA.* The Jump Swing Fever Orchestra and Stewarts Music, LLC are co-sponsoring a LIVE performance from 1 pm - 3 pm.* Ask the Trainer, courtesy CanineWise.




Ridgefield
ROAR with Laughter
February 28, 2009
7 pm
Ridgefield Recreation Center
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone:203-664-1235
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Comments:A night of comedy, music and auctions to benefit Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. Featuring comedians Richie Byrne, Brian Kiley and Tim Washer, and Sinatra crooner Steve Kazlauskas. Silent and Live Auctions. Hors d'oeuvres and Open Bar.Tickets: $100 or $750 for a table of 8. Cocktail attire. For tickets call: 203-664-1235.




Rocky Hill
Basic Obedience Level 1
January 18, 2008
12:30pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:Train your dog in a real life situation and your dog becomes reliable in real life situations. This seven week dog training course will teach basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, settle and loose leash walking. Need help with behavior issues? The class will also adress area problems such as potty training, chewing, biting and digging. Sign your dog up today! For more information on our January session please call: (860) 721-8080.



Rocky Hill
Intermediate Obedience Level 2
January 18, 2008
1:30pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:Interested in continuing a higher education with your Basic Obedience Gradute? Sign your dog up for the intermediate seven week training course. The emphasis in this class is on reliability, working with distractions and continuance of skill learned in Basic Obedience 1. For more information please call: (860) 721-8080.



Rocky Hill
Training Classes
March 29, 2008
12:30
1511 Silas Deane Hwy
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:(860) 721-8080
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Comments:Are you having trouble teaching your dog basic skills such as: Sit, stay, down, come watch, leave it settle, or even loose leash walking? This course will also adresss common problems such as potty training, chewing, biting, and digging. Sign your dog up today for our Training classes!! The cost for training classes is $150.00 for 7 weeks.For more imformation give us a call at (860) 721-8080.



Rocky Hill
Responsible Dog Owner Day
June 13, 2008
11:00AM till 4:00PM
1511 Silas Deane Hwy
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:(860) 721- 8080
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Comments:Come join us at our annuel doggy festive at Best Friends Pet Care located on the Silas Deane Hwy. We will be holding doggy contests and doggy games and Canine Good Citizen testing to that all dogs are welcome to join!! There will also be venders, raffles, retail sale and local shelters and rescue groups with dog for adoption!!!come on down, June 13th or give us a call for more imformation, (860) 721 8080



Rocky Hill
Dog Day Festival
September 13, 2008
12pm - 4pm

Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:A Free Event for Dogs and Dog Lovers.Pet Adoptions, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Dog Games, Contests, Activities, and more!



Rocky Hill
Doggy Daycamp Halloween Party!
October 31, 2008
7am-7pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:Best Friends Pet Care in Rocky Hill is holding our annual costume party for our doggy friends! We are hosting activities such as bobbing for fingers (hot dogs) and spooky howling! Some the prizes will be for Scariest, Cutest, Best superhero, and Most Creative costumes! All pets who love to socialize are welcome. Doggy Daycamp is a supervised day of daycare; all dogs must pass an interview prior to coming to play in camp. Mention where you found this ad and we will waive the interview fee for first time campers :)


Rocky Hill
Winterwonderland Meet-up Group
December 20, 2008
12pm-2pm

Rocky Hill, CT
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Comments:We are hosting an "all breed" Winter Wonderland dog meet-up group at Best Friends Pet Care center of Rocky Hill. Our indoor doggy daycamp room is specially designed to be a playroom for dogs. It's a great space for you and your dog to socialize and make new friends. A great alternative to the dog parks during the cold winter months. Will do provide water and toys. This meet-up is FREE and open to all friendly, active dogs. For more information please call: (860) 721-8080 Or check out link: www.meetup.com/doglovers/


Rocky Hill
All Dog Meet-up Group
January 17, 2009
12-2pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:Looking for something to do with your pup during the cold winter months? Bring them to our "all dog meet-up group". This event is free to the public. We have a great indoor playroom available for friendly dogs to romp and play. We provide water, toys, and clean up. Come join the fun! Great for human and dog socializing.



Rocky Hill
Basic Obedience 1
January 18, 2009
12:30pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone:860-869-3618
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Comments:Does your dog need some training? Through consistent reinforcement and praise, your dog will be introduced to the basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, settle and will learn loose leash walking. This course also addresses common problem areas such as potty training, chewing, biting, digging and barking. Social and handling skills learned. Please call for more details! 860-721-8080



Rocky Hill
All Dog Meet-Ups
March 21, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1511 Silas Deane Hwy
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:(860) 721 8080
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Comments:Does your dog like to romp around with other dogs, but it's too cold outside to bring them to the dog park? Join us and our best friends every 1st and 3rd weekend of each month at our dog meet-up groups. All friendly dogs are welcomed to play and socialize!!! Just come on in or give us a call for more details at (860) 721-8080



Rocky Hill
Basic Manners and Intermediate Dog Training Classes
March 29, 2009
afternoon
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:Its Spring! By now, your holiday presents (if they are 4-legged) are ready for some dog training classes - and we are poised and ready to provide. We are a leader in dog training - we even guarantee that your dog will meet the requirements for graduation so you can enjoy the rest of your summer together!! Ask about the amazing AKC Training Programs we offer, too!



Rocky Hill
The Rocky Hill Dog Park Meet Up Group Get Together
April 4, 2009
12pm-2pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
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Comments:Help us build a Dog Park in Rocky Hill by bringing your best friend out to our monthly meet up groups! For 2 hours on every 1st Saturday of the month, you can relax and socialize with other pet owners while your dog romps and plays and swims and socializes with other pets! After all, aren't weekends for dogs, too? It is a $5 donation for the full two hours and we ask that you bring your vaccination records for rabies, distemper, and bordetella.


Rocky Hill
Free and Fun Doggie Meet Up!
April 18, 2009
2pm-4pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:Weekends are for dogs, too! Bring your pet to mingle, romp and play, and socialize with other local dog owners and their 4 legged family members. Bring a book and relax as your best friend finds excitement and exercise with others - or get to know some other fun loving dog owners, too! Whatever your fancy, your Fido will have a ball. Please bring proof of rabies, distemper, bordetella vaccines so we can all be sure we are all healthy. See you there!



Rocky Hill
RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER DAY!
June 13, 2009
11am-4pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:RDO Day is an educational and fun event as a service to the community to encourage dog owners to do the right thing for their pets' health and welfare. Our event will include:* Educational activities, demonstrations and advice on dog behavior, training, grooming, and pet care* Kids workshops on dog safety* Canine Good Citizen testing* Pet Adoptions* Fun interactive games, contests - from best tail wagger to silliest pet trick to an ice cream eating contest* Goodies and giveaways for attendeesCome and bring your furry friends to join in on the fun!!!



Rocky Hill
Responsible Dog Ownership Day - Huge Event!
June 13, 2009
11am-3pm
1511 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:860-721-8080
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Comments:A free event in honor of the AKC to promote Responsible Dog Owners everywhere! Last year we had a tremendous turnout - providing education, demos, information, and gift bags to all who attended. Games, doggie arts and crafts, playgroups, training and grooming questions get answered. And if you are looking for that special pet, visit the many local shelters and organizations that will be screening applicants all day - you can even meet your next family member right there as the adoption agencies will have many to choose from with them. Join us in celebrating all RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS!



Rocky Hill
Basic Obedience 1
October 19, 2009
1:30pm

Rocky Hill, CT
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Comments:Does your dog need some training? Through consistent reinforcement and praise, your dog will be introduced to the basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, settle and will learn loose leash walking. This course also addresses common problem areas such as potty training, chewing, biting, digging and barking. Social and handling skills learned. Please call for more details! 860-721-8080


Rocky Hill
Bark for Life of Central CT
August 18, 2012
Registration: 9:00am, Walk 10:00am - 1:00pm
376 Elm Street
Rocky Hill, CT
Phone:860.276.7650
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Comments:Join us as we celebrate Relay for Life with our four-legged loved ones! The American Cancer Society's Bark for Life is a community event that will honor the caregiving qualities of our canine friends. $25 registration fee per dogSpecial events, guest speakers, and contests!



Shelton
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
September 12, 2009
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Shelton River Walk - "The Slab"
Shelton, CT
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Comments:The Trap Falls Kennel Club of Upper Fairfield County will host an American Kennel Club sponsored Responsible Dog Ownership Day on September 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Shelton River Walk (100 Canal St.) in Shelton, CT. The day will be free to the public and all dogs on leash are welcomed.The goal of this initiative is to educate prospective dog owners about breeds and their personalities, help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets; as well as the responsibilities of dog ownership.The day will kick-off with a ┬?Parade of Breeds┬?. There will be wide ranging variety of vendors displaying pet products and services for ┬?All Things Dog┬?, a Micro-Chipping Clinic as well as raffles throughout the day. The public can watch dogs and their owners compete in AKC sanctioned matches in Obedience and Rally. There will be several demonstrations to introduce the owners to the many activities they can pursue with their dogs.There will be contests for local pets to demonstrate their talents and win a prize as Best Kisser, Tail Wagger, Trick and more. Visit the ┬?Kid Zone┬? for fun stuff for the little two-legged kids. The TFKC will offer Canine Good Citizen Testing which will provide your pet with a certificate as a Canine Good Citizen. Go to www.AKC.org search CDC to learn the requirements prior to registration and taking the test. Food and money donations gladly accepted for our local shelters. Go to www.trapfalls.org for more information.



Shelton
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
September 12, 2009
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Shelton River Walk - "The Slab"
Shelton, CT
Phone:203-924-5536 or 259-2865
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Comments:The Trap Falls Kennel Club of Upper Fairfield County will host an American Kennel Club sponsored Responsible Dog Ownership Day. The day will be free to the public and all dogs on leash are welcomed.The day will kick-off with a "Parade of Breeds". Also a wide ranging variety of vendors displaying pet products & services for "All Things Dog", a Micro-Chipping Clinic as well as raffles throughout the day. The public can watch dogs & their owners compete in Obedience & Rally Matches. There will be several demos to introduce the many activities they can pursue with their dogs.There will be contest for local pets to demo their talents & win a prize. Visit the "KId Zone" for the little two-legged kids. Canine Good Citizen testing, go to www.AKC.org seach CDC for requirements. Food & money donations gladly accepted for local shelters. Go to www.Trapfalls.org to register and more info.



Shelton
Howl-oween Charity Canine Event
October 23, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Riverwalk and Veteran's Memorial Park
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone:203-922-2643
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Comments:Bring your dog and join us for the third annual Howl-oween Charity Canine Event! There will be doggie costume contests and dog fun matches (best kisser, cutest dog, waggiest tail and more) held throughout the day. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category! There will also be lots of other activities for dog lovers, including pet-related vendors, rescue groups, refreshments, a Silent Auction, a police K-9 display, a canine costume parade, kid's activities (including 'Touch a Firetruck'), petcare workshops and more! This event is held in support of Presents 4 Pets, which is an annual charity campaign to collect petcare items for donation to local animal shelters and rescue groups. Attendees are asked to bring petcare items for donation. Some of the items needed are: dog & cat food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, cat litter, grooming tools, towels and blankets. There is a $ 5.00 entry fee for attendance at this event. All proceeds from and donations given at this event will benefit animals in need through the CT Presents 4 Pets program.



Shelton
Setting up A Trust Fund for your Pet(s) - Free Seminar
November 2, 2010
7pm
Shelton Lakes Health Care Center, 5 lake Rd, Shelton CT 06484
Shelton, CT
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Comments:Trap Falls Kennel Club is hosting a free Seminar on How To Set Up a Trust Fund for your Pet(s). Noted attorney Gary Seymour will explain everything you need to know on how your pets can be cared for after your death -- make sure your beloved furry friends' welfare is assured. Call Cindy Richardson for more information at 203-381-9490.


Shelton
APPLAUSE FOR PAWS!, an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
September 10, 2011
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
River Walk Park
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone:203-558-5911
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Comments:Mark your calendars for APPLAUSE FOR PAWS!! September 10, 20119:30 am to 4 pmAdmission: FREEThe American Kennel Club has created AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day to help educate first-time dog owners about the commitment required, and to help current owners enhance their relationships with their pet. Each September, all across the country, hundreds of free events are held to commemorate this day and educate people about responsible dog ownership. Join Trap Falls Kennel Club and learn what it takes to be true to your best furry friend with proper training, communication, food and more. Enjoy Obedience and Rally Demos and matches; Agility Demos; see if you dog is well mannered enough to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test (CGC). Enter your pooch in Best Kisser; Best Dressed, or Best Trick Contest. At 'Meet the Breeds', you can find out about different breeds of dogs and which one might be right for you! MIcro Chipping services will be provided by Countryside Veterinary Hospital (Shelton CT). There will be Face Painting, Great food and a variety of Dog-related and Non-dog related vendors. Best of all, it's FREE. Leashed Dogs are welcome with their human companions. We ask that you bring a Pet Care Items, which will be donated to Presents 4 Paws and local shelters.For more information, please call 203-558-5911 or email cindytfkc@gmail.com.



South Windsor
Pups Go Red Wag and Walk
August 22, 2009
10am-2pm
South Windsor Bark Park
South Windsor, CT
Phone:203.294.3551
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Comments:The Pups Go Red Wag and Walk is a North Central Connecticut Go Red For Women? buzz event to interest and educate both women and men about the health benefits of having a dog. This fun filled event will bring together dog lovers all over Connecticut!Some activities at this event include:? Vendors to supply information, treats, Doggie Day Care facilities and so many more great vendors!? ?Moms? sign up for a free Heart CheckUp sponsored by our Go Red For Women? Cause Sponsor, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center? Great activities like paw painting, a dog wading pool, bobbing for tennis balls, contests and more! ? Celebrate and enhance human/animal bond ? ? Mile walks every ? hour on the scenic trail around the South Windsor Bark Park



South Windsor
Paws In The Park
January 1, 2010
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Rotary Pavilion at Nevers Park
South Windsor, CT 06074
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Comments:Paws in the Park, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospital, is a fun filled day for families and their canine friends. The event includes dog contests and demonstrations, auctions, music, more than 50 vendors, wood carver, food and more. Free kid attractions include moon bounce, spin art, crafts and fun activities. Canine activities include collar checks, rally course, nail trims, photos and more. Numerous shelters and rescues will be on hand with dogs for adoption. Proceeds benefit the South Windsor Bark Park and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation



South Windsor
Paws on the Promenade
May 22, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
501 Evergreen Way, Suite 503
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone:860-432-3398
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Comments:A fun-filled day for and your pet! Enjoy activities, support local animal charities, and visit businesses related to the health and happiness of your pet. Activities include; Parade on the Promenade Costume Contest, Look-a-Like Contest, Complimentary Pet Psychic Readings, Pictures with Your Pet, Frosty Freebies from Leaps & Bones, and more! Exhibitors include; Animal Emergency Hospital of Central CT, Best Friends Pet Care, Camp Bow Wow, CT Greyhound Adoption, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Love Veterinary Center, Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, The Good Dog Spot, and more!The Center is dog-friendly so naturally dogs are welcome at Paws on the Promenade.



South Windsor
Paws in the Park
May 14, 2011
10am-3pm

South Windsor, CT
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Comments:!!Free!! Admission Dogs Welcome (We ask that they remain on a leash) Free Contests - Sponsored by Petco (Let your dog show off their skills; top 3 per contest get prizes) Live music by Unprepared (11 - 2 p.m.) Doggie Bags (free giveaways) for the first 400 visitors (VCA Animal Hospital) Food & Vendors (Campion's, Rita's, Kettlecorn, breeders, vets, groomers, daycare providers & more) Rescues and shelters onsite with dogs up for adoption! Come out and find your best families best friend 10 a.m. dog walk w/ Country 92.5's Wendy Steele and her dog Caleb!! Special guest judges for our free dog contests; News 8 WTHN Teresa LaBarbera; NBC 30 reporter Ryan Hanrahan Demonstration by: Fidelco, Camp Bow Wow, DAWGS & Oulundsen's Tae Kwon Do Tea Cup auction and Silent auction featuring more than 50 items from local restaurants and retailers Enter our online Cutest Dog and So Ugly I'm Cute contest. Enter at Paws in the Park!Kids activities Free kids caricatures sponsored by Nature's Variety (noon - 3 p.m) Free Moonbounce courtesy of SW Park and Recreation Free Face Painting compliments of Camp Bow Wow Free craft projects and games for all the kids Scenic photo area for those great family photos



South Windsor
Paws In The Park
May 5, 2012
10 am - 3 pm
Rotary Pavilion at Nevers Park
South Windsor, CT 06074
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South Windsor
Olde England Street Market
August 25, 2012
10am - 4pm
The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone:8602817940
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Comments:A European style street market featuring artisans, crafters, vintage/antique sellers and unique local businesses. Live music, food. Dogs Welcome



South Windsor
Paws In The Park
May 11, 2013
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Rotary Pavilion at Nevers Park
South Windsor, CT 06074
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Comments:Paws in the Park, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospital, is a fun filled day for families and their canine friends. The event includes dog contests and demonstrations, auctions, music, more than 50 vendors, wood carver, food and more. Free kid attractions include moon bounce, spin art, crafts and fun activities. Canine activities include collar checks, rally course, nail trims, photos and more. Numerous shelters and rescues will be on hand with dogs for adoption. Proceeds benefit the South Windsor Bark Park and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation



Southington
5th Annual Barking BBQ & Fundraiser
April 25, 2009
1pm - 4pm
1177 West St Southington, CT 06489
Southington, CT 06489
Phone:860-621-7297
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Comments:Dog Agility, Flyball and other shows, games, prizes, Humane Society Adoption Bus is coming!!




Stamford
Pet Set Dog Friendly Cocktail Party
June 25, 2006
1:00 pm
97 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone:203-667-0504
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Comments:ThePet-Set Dog Friendly Cocktail Party
Mingling With A Mission!
Enjoy an afternoon of cocktails, appetizers, raffle tickets, and more while celebrating in the company of dogs and dog lovers!
100% of the raffle ticket sales will benefit
PAWS ? Pet Animal Welfare Society
of Norwalk, CT



Stamford
Pet Tail Video Contest and Awards
April 22, 2010
7-10pm
Avon Theatre
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone:203-667-0504
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Comments:Does your pet have what it takes to be a star? Are they just so talented that you should share a video of them? Outreach to Pets In Need is looking for you to submit a short video (between 30 seconds and 3 minutes) starring your pet, competing in one of these five (5) categories:Best Short Tail (30 seconds or less)Best PawformanceBest Real Life TailBest Belly Rubbin ComedyBest Musical TailThis is your chance to make your pet a star and win a Golden Jasper Award along with a fabulous prize!For event and contest details, official rules & submission guidelines log on to:www.OPINpets.org or www.cityofstamford.org/animalcontrol Contest Deadline is April 1, 2010



Stamford
Super Pet Adoption Day!
April 6, 2013
11:00am-3:00pm
High Ridge Shopping Center, 1137 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
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Comments:Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11-3pm at High Ridge Shopping Center in Stamford, CT for our monthly Pet Adoption Day. Adopt-a-Dog, Project Precious Rescue, Inc., Cat Assistance NY, Animals In Distress, Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, Inc - PMAR & Bully Breed Rescue will be joining us! We will also have face painting by Hollydays Creations & Face Painting - courtesy of Animals in Distress :) So bring the whole family and join us for this fun filled day!!


Stratford
4th Annual Dog Walk & Festival
October 10, 2009
10am-4pm
Main Street-Paradise Green
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone:(203) 338-7387
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Comments:Please join us as we Stroll for STARS on this 1 mile walk on Main St. Fun for the whole family will continue at the Green where Stratford's 4th celebration of the "Family Pet" will offer Music, Food, Vendors, Crafters, Face Painting, Pet Psychic, Microchip clinic, along with Best Costume, Best Trick and Dog/Owner Look a Like Contests. This event benefits the animals at the Stratford Animal Shelter.All Dogs must be Friendly, Leashed* and Vaccinated** Join us even if you can't "doo" the walk for "loads" of fun!! GUIDELINES:? Participants MUST bring proof of up to date rabies vaccination & license to register. ? No more than two friendly dogs per person recommended for $15. Max 3 dogs for $5 more. ? Please join in the walk only if you and your dog can comfortably go the distance. ? Be prepared to clean up after your dog. ? Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to walk. Some more important things to remember:? *No Retractable Leashes, Please use a 6' or shorter NON retractable leash. ? Don't forget to bring your dog to the watering hole! ? Remember....obeying leash laws, cleaning up after your dog and demonstrating responsible pet ownership is the best way to help keep Stratford dog friendly.



Stratford
Adoption Event & Spring Flower Sale
May 8, 2010
11:00am - 4:00pm
9 Frog Pond Lane
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone:(203) 338-7387
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Comments:Many animals available for adoption and ready for their forever homes. Come down to meet one!Available for purchase will be hanging baskets,annuals, vegetables, perennials and herbs. Don't forget flowers for Mother's Day or just come byto pick up some plants for the garden!



Stratford
Adoption Event & Pet Boutique
June 12, 2010
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
9 Frog Pond Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone:203-385-4068
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Comments:Adoption Event & Pet BoutiqueJune 12, 201011:00 am - 3:00 pmStratford Animal Control9 Frog Pond LaneStratford, CT 06614203-385-4068http://www.stratfordanimalrescue.com/Accepting newer clean items for tag sale fundraiser from 11 am-4pm. All donations are tax deductible.Please consider a tax deductible donation. We are very low on flea deterrent such as frontline or advantage, paper towels, laundry detergent and any gift certificates to any pet or grocery store are always welcome! Thank you!



Stratford
5th Annual Dog Walk & Festival
October 9, 2010
10am-4pm
Paradise Green
Stratford, CT 06614
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Comments:Free Admission * Fun for the whole family at S.T.A.R.S. 5th annual celebration of the "Family Pet" * Please join us as we Stroll for S.T.A.R.S. on a 1 mile walk on Main Street at 11:30am. $20.00 Registration Fee for the walk includes a "Swag Bag" and a 5th Annual Dog Walk & Festival T-Shirt * Festival includes Music, Food, Games, Vendors, K9 Demos, Microchip Clinic, Pet Psychic, Silent Auction, Touch-A-Fire-Truck, Rescue Groups and so much more...Free Contests!For more information:www.WhoLetTheDogsOutFestival.com



Stratford
Pet Food Drive - Help Families Keep Their Pets
January 15, 2011
11:00am - 3:00pm
Stratford Animal Shelter 9 Frog Pond Lane Stratford, CT
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone:(203) 338-7387
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Comments:The Stratford Animal Shelter will be accepting unopened canned & bagged pet food and treats at their 1st Annual Pet Food Drive for the needy. All donated items will be distrubuted to families/individuals in need to help them keep their pets.Please consider paying forward by making a tax-deductible donation of pet food or treats on this day.



Stratford
6th Annual Fall Festival to Benefit Animals
October 8, 2011
10-5

Stratford, CT 06614
Phone:203-338-7387
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Comments:The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will have at our festival: Pet Adoptions , Microchip Clinic, Silent Auction, People & Pet Vendors/Crafters, Food, Contests, Local Celebrities, Canine Demos, Music, Games, Free Ice Cream and more....Join us for a one-mile Dog Walk. It's quite a sight to see hundreds of dogs walking down Main Street! Pre-Registration for dog walk is just $15.00 for up to 2 dogs and the first 100 people to register get an event t-shirt and swag bag. All proceeds raised go to help the animals housed at Stratford Animal Control



Trumbull
WOOFstock '09 at Pet Degree Dog Training Center
October 24, 2009
10am-2pm
100 Corporate Drive B101
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone:203 268-BARK(2275)
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Comments:WOOFstock '09 is a fun fall festival for DOGS! Bring your dog dressed for the costume contest. For more details, check our website



Trumbull
Holiday Pet Photo Day with Greengirlz at Pet Degree Dog Training Center
November 22, 2009
10am-4pm
100 Corporate Drive B101
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone:203 268-2275
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Comments:The Greengirlz professional pet photographers will be here at Pet Degree making memories taking Holiday Photos! Photos printed while you wait - $25 for one 8x10 or two 5x7. Order your greeting cards. 20% donated to the Fidelco Guide Dogs. Children welcome in the family photo too.



Uncasville
Holiday Pets Photo's with Santa on a Harley and Yappy Hour~Montville
November 27, 2011
1-4
91 Raymond Hill Rd Uncasville
Uncasville, CT
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Comments:Proceeds benefit Tomorrows DogIn the spirit of Christmas and the holidays let's not forget those less fortunate pups that do not have a warm lap to lay their heads on or anyone to rub their bellies.PIZZA~SOFT DRINKS~RAFFLES~VENDORS The lounge will be open too for Cosmo-paw-litans a Mutt-jito drinks specials $10 all you can drink Bark-wiser and Mutt Lite Draft *Your gentley used towels, blankets, and pillows are welcomed to help the Veterans and their K-9 helpers Sponsored by Montville VFW Post 10060Mikes Famous Harley Davidson-GrotonRolling Tomato-MontvilleTupperware-Bozrah Interested in being a Vendor? email me atcarol.richart@gmail.comyour $5 doantions is tax deductable



Wallingford
Chili Dog Walk to benefit Soul Friends, Labs4Rescue, and Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
November 5, 2006
Registration starts at 12 PM/walk at 1 PM
Quinnipiac Linear Trail
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone:
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Comments:2 Mile Walk with your dog! (or without!)
- Fun DOG DEMONSTRATIONS: Frisbee, Flyball, Obedience
- Adoptable Labs4Rescue dogs
- Various local dog related vendors
- Free Chili and more!



Wallingford
Ride for Rescue
August 3, 2013
Registration 9:30a
Wallingford Knights of Columbus, 190 Ward Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone:
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Comments:50 Mile Scenic Ride To Benefit Rescue Dogs Wallingford - Cheshire - Bristol - Terryville - Thomaston - WatertownRegistration: 9:30Knights of Columbus 190 Ward Street, WallingfordKickstands Up 11:00 (sharp) Last Card in by 1:00 (sharp) Festivities: 1:00Watertown, VFW Post 5157866 Thomaston Rd, Watertown Rider Tickets:$20 per Rider / $10 per passenger Pre-register & Passenger is FREE!Pre-Register with PayPal:Therideforrescue2013@gmail.comNon-Rider Tickets:$20 per person / Pre-Register $15 Under 12 yrs FREE!All proceeds will offset the costs associated with rescue.Donations of dog food, blankets, leashes, collars, bowls & newspaper acceptedCompanion Pet Rescue and Transport A non-profit dog rescue organization



Waterbury
Paws For The Cause
March 25, 2012
10am - 10pm
Immortal Ink Tattoo & Piercing
Waterbury, CT
Phone:2034650063
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Comments:A tattoo benefit for Companion Pet Rescue & Transport
Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:00a ? 10:00p

$40 per paw tattoo of your choice!
Up to approx. one square inch.
Walk-In?s Welcome
or
Custom designs at a special price
Reserve your appointment time in advance
or
Body piercing at a special price
Walk-In?s Welcome
or
Temporary paw print tattoos!

100% of the proceeds will be graciously donated to CPR!
Companion Pet Rescue & Transport is a 501(c)(3) dog rescue. To visit our Southbury, CT Adoption Center or to learn more about adopting, please visit www.cprdogs.com.

Your forever dog is waiting for you




Watertown
Bark For Life
August 11, 2012
9:30 AM
Black Rock State Park
Watertown, CT 06787
Phone:860-484-9566
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Comments:Calling all dogs!!! The Thomaston Relay For Life is sponsoring the first ever Bark For Life of Thomaston.This fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society's Thomaston Relay For Life is for dogs and their owners to remember, celebrate and "bark" back against cancer. This fun filled day will be complete with a contests, opportunity baskets and activities for dogs (and their humans). We will even be featuring a wall of photos to remember our beloved pets (not just dogs) who have passed away from cancer.Please visit our Facebook page for the most up to date information www.facebook.com/BarkForLifeOfThomastonCtFor more information, to register or to make a donation please contact event co-chairs, Kristin 860.387.1155 or Sarah 860.484.9566 or my_truth_@hotmail.com.All proceeds from the Thomaston Bark For Life will benefit the American Cancer Society's Thomaston Relay For Life.




West Hartford
Uberdog's Open Dog House
July 25, 2009
9am - 12pm
635 New Park Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone:236-UBER
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Comments:West Hartford, CT - On Saturday July 25th, 2009 ?berdog will host an Open Dog House and fundraiser for charity from 9am-12pm at 635 New Park Ave in West Hartford, CT. ?berdog will raffle off a one month unlimited playcare pass to benefit Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, which will be on site with information and dogs. There will be free dog (and people) ice cream, pet psychic, Sharon Warner, free food and vitamin water for attendees. This will be a great event to bring your dog out to socialize with other dogs, check out ?berdog?s facilities, which recently won Best Doggie Daycare from the Hartford Advocate, and donate to a great cause. Fidelco is New England?s only guide dog school. They have clients throughout North America and are dedicated to promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality German shepherd guide dogs. Fidelco has more than 100 foster families and are always looking for dedicated families and individuals to love, care for and socialize their pups. ?berdog is a dog daycare and hotel with a 10,000 square foot facility where your dogs play, socialize and exercise all day long. There is an indoor facility and outdoor play yard. Owners can come down and watch their pets play through the viewing window in the free wi-fi caf?. ?berdog also offers overnight luxury accommodations where they romp all day and rest all night, so your dog can enjoy a vacation while you enjoy yours.?berdog: Dog Playcare and Hotel635 New Park Ave.West Hartford, CT(860) 236-UBERwww.myuberdog.com?Yeah, we speak dog.?




Westport
Westport's 8th Annual Dachshund Reunion
June 3, 2006
1:00 -3:00 pm
Directions in event description
Westport, CT
Phone:
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Comments:When: Saturday, June 3, 2006 (Raindate on Sunday, June 4, 2006 )



Westport
Got Puppy Love? Raise A Future Guide Dog!
April 5, 2007
6:30 PM
Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport
Westport, CT
Phone:203-834-0069
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Comments:Guiding Eyes for the Blind for the Blind is looking for local volunteers to open their hearts and homes to a future guide dog puppy. All training, support and veterinary expenses are provided free of charge. Pre-Placement Puppy Classes for those interested in this incredible opportunity will be held at various locations. Class will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport at 6:30 PM. Please call our Region Leader at 1-203-834-0069 prior to attending class in the event of a location change.



Westport
Wild About Dogs
September 8, 2007

Wild Oats Market
Westport, CT 06880
Phone:860-919-7821
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Comments:Wild Oats Westport is Wild About Dogs!
Sunday, September 16, Noon - 3 p.m.



Westport
Wild About Dogs
September 8, 2007

Wild Oats Market
Westport, CT 06880
Phone:860-919-7821
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Comments:Wild Oats Westport is Wild About Dogs!
Sunday, September 16, Noon - 3 p.m.WHAT: The Westport Wild Oats is hosting its first ever Wild About Dogs event. Dog lovers and customers who visit the Westport Wild Oats will learn about natural and healthy ways to feed their pets and will have the opportunity to visit with pet product vendors at this free and outdoor fair. The Wild About Dogs event will also feature the Westport Humane Society pet adoption van, a natural and holistic health veterinarian, a pet communicator, pet herbalist, pet photography, food & much more! Plus, attendees are eligible to register to win a free Behavioral and Educational Consult for their furry friend provided by The Dog Doctor? .
*Customers who plan to attend the event at Wild Oats must have their pets on a leash and control them at all times. Pets are not allowed in the store and it's the owner's responsibility to loss or harm to their pets or to others.



Westport
Walk for Wildlife
September 27, 2009
10:00am-4:00pm
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center
Westport, CT 06880
Phone:(203) 227-7253
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Comments:Your dog is invited to participate at this one day special event at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center! You and your dog enjoy walking in nature; here is your chance for you and your dog to give back to nature! Join us for a two-mile walk on the Earthplace Sanctuary with fun-filled wildlife-themed watering holes along the way! All proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Programs at Earthplace.The entrance fee is only $15 (registration in advance) or, free to those who solicit sponsors for $25.00 or more. Prizes for sponsored walkers over $50 and also grand prize for highest sponsored walker!AWESOME DOOR PRIZES!!!!VENDORS GALORE!! Dog trainers, Pet suppliers, groomers, pet photographer, etc... Please see our website for the complete and updated list.Make sure to save room for Hot dogs and Ice cream┬?.and don┬?t forget to share with your four-footed pal!!If you don┬?t have a dog already, come talk with various rescue groups about their critters! You just may meet your new BFF (Best Fur-ever Friend)!Entry forms, available on line, are due by Mon, Sept 7th!!!! Entry fees and sponsorship money will be collected at the event during sign-in. You can register the day of the event but there will be an additional $5.00 fee for late registration.



Wolcott
CT Chihuahua & Top Dog Competition
May 2, 2010
10am-3pm
Woodtick Recreation Center, 201 Nichols Rd.
Wolcott, CT
Phone:
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Comments:CT's Classic Chihuahua & Top Dog CompetitionSponsored by Chihuahua Connection MagazineWill be heldMay 2, 2010at Woodtick Recreation Center, 201 Nichols Rd., Wolcott, Ct10am-3pm.FREE AdmissionTrade Show * Vendors * FoodCompetition Categories: Talent, Photogenic, and the soon to be famous, Ruff Ruff Runway Fashion CompetitionPortioned Proceeds will benefitMiss Greater Waterbury Scholarship Program& A.R.F. of Terryville, CT




enfield
Puppy Pride Day
May 31, 2008
9am-?
south rd
enfield, CT 06082
Phone:
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Comments:Our committee is working to build a dog park in Enfield Ct. We have to raise the money on our own so we have been holding fundraisers and our first big event is coming up on May 31st 2008 we are calling it puppy pride day. It will be at the moose lodge in Enfield and we will have contest for people to enter their dogs in like best smile, longest ears, best trick and more. We are also contacting local shelters to particapate. We are also working on getting vendors to set up booths like healthy dog food companies, dog sitters, and other dog related business. Please go to www.enfielddogpark.com for more information it will be updated frequently.








 

 


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