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Ashland
Run for the Rovers
May 3, 2011
5 pm - 8 pm

Ashland, KY
Phone:
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Comments:Tickets are $30.100% of proceeds benefit the Boyd County Animal Shelter of Ashland, KY.Enjoy free hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, raffles, and wonderful friendship as we celebrate Run for the Rovers for a great cause.For more information visit us on our website at www.animaltracksmagazine.com or call 800-511-2905



Burlington
Pittie Please, Find A Cure Walk
August 26, 2012
11AM-3PM
England-Idlewild Park
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone:
Map
Comments:Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds is teaming up with Save our Shelter Dogs to bring you the fourth annual Pittie Please, Find A Cure walk. This walk brings together breeds that are commonly discriminated against, while raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year we will splitting donations with Save Our Shelter Dogs, an all breed rescue. While we strive to get as many "bullied" breeds to this event as possible, we do not discriminate. All dogs...big, small, senior, blind, deaf, and chubby are invited. This is our most important walk yet with this being a big year for pit bulls, Ohio reversed their statewide BSL and the city of Cincinnati recently ended their pit bull ban. This year also marks a new beginning for one of GD4BB's co-founders, she had a double lung transplant last fall due to Cystic Fibrosis. Her transplant was possible because of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Fundraisers like this are truly saving lives everyday, both human and canine. Date- Sunday, August 26, 2012Location- England- Idlewild Park Burlington KY 41005Time- 11AM-3PMRegistration 11AM- 12PMWalk- 12PM Booths, adoptable animals, demonstrations, and more. For more info contact: BulliedBreeds@hotmail.com




Covington
Spring Dog Festival
May 20, 2006
12-5

Covington, KY 41076
Phone:8597819193
Map
Comments:Animal communicator, Pictures with former Bengal player, Max Montoya, Dog Fashion Show Competition, Agility Demo



Covington
Spring Dog Festival
May 20, 2006
noon-5pm
Kenton Paw Park in the Pioneer Park 3951 Madison Pike
Covington, KY
Phone:
Map
Comments:Fun Day with your dog. events include Canine Good citizen test -demo, agility demo, animal communicator, spring fashion show contest, dog friendly vendors visit www.kentonpawpark.com for more info


Dayto

April 28, 2012
11am- 4pm
Gil Lynn Park, 201 Green Devil Lane,
Dayto, KY 41074
Phone:859-391-1234
Map
Comments:It's a Pet aFair and Car Show- 8th Year!!
Bring you pet & join us at SAAP's pet fair! We will have various pet rescue booths where you can find your new best friend. Vendors, food, music, demos, HW testing, nail trims, ask a Vet, pet parade & costume contest at 3, Mascot Mingle 2-3, Car Show 11-4 Something for everyone in the family!!
Car Show
Registration 9 a.m.-1pm Judging 1-4 with awards at 4. In conjunction with Stray Animal Adoption Program?s Its a Pet aFair. Trophies in various categories - Best Car, Bests include -GM, Mopar, Ford, Import, Engine, Paint, Interior, Bike & Truck. Top Ten.-- DJ, Food Mascot Mingle 2-3 and more.... Registration for car show $15 Free admission/parking to pet fair and car show No retractable leashes please!! Held at Gil Lynn Park, 201 Green Devil Lane, Dayton Ky 41074 For more info call 859 391 1234 email itsapetafair@fuse.net www.adoptastray.com www.cincycustomstreetmachines.com --




Florence
Adoption Event
February 8, 2009
10am-4pm
PO Box 6684 Florence KY
Florence, KY 41042
Phone:8597607098
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Comments:I would like to invite you, and your friends (spread the word to as many people as you can) to visit Spa 4 Paws' Grand Opening! Owned and Operated by not only a professional Groomer but also a TPC Foster Parent. Karen has over six years professional grooming experience, and truly loves dogs! SPA 4 PAWS Dog Salon is hosting our NEXT adoption event!! Sunday Feb 8th., 10:00am to 4:00pm 8075 Connector Dr. Behind La-Z-Boy on Mall Rd Vendor are invited to join the fun (must be pet friendly services a course). No set up fee, but must bring your own table (no bigger than 4 ft) SEE FLYER BELOW Print off the flyer and hand them out, forward this e-mail. Spread the word. If you would like to be apart of this event, please e-mail to make sure, space is still available! Come join the fun, and bring your pet, and or adoption your new best friend! Many dogs and some cats will be available for adoption, and applications will be accepted on site




Goshen
Ocdoberfest (all Breed Pet fair)
October 13, 2012
11am- 4pm
9325 Hwy 42
Goshen, KY
Phone:
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Comments:This years Festival will be held at Animal Resorts Training Center in Goshen, KY (Near Louisville) on Saturday October 13th from 11am- 4pm. We will have raffles, contests, vendors, demos and more! All proceeds benefit the Working Dobermans of Kentucky




Jessamine County
Skelter for the Shelter
May 26, 2007
9:00 am
Ichthus Farm
Jessamine County, KY
Phone:
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Comments:5K and 2K Fun Run/Dog Walk to benefit the Jessamine Humane Society in Nicholasville, Kentucky. First 200 entrants will receive a race t-shirt; the next 100 entrants will receive a ball cap. Registration begins at 7:45 am, race begins at 9am. Pre-registration is $15(deadline May 19);$20 on race day. Everyone is asked to bring a can or bag of dog or cat food for the shelter (or donate an additional $2 in lieu of pet food).
Door prizes and giveaways.
Sign up for these contests on race day: Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest; Best Trick; and A Dog Only a Mother Could Love. Prizes will be awarded to contest winners.
Entry forms available on-line at www.skelterfortheshelter.org




LEXINGTON
KENTUCKY DACHSHUND DERBY
May 26, 2012
10:00 AM
MASTERSON STATION PK
LEXINGTON, KY 40324
Phone:502-863-5447
Map
Comments:Free admission and parking...Doggie Dress up and Agility open to all breeds by size category...Derby open to Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes...Hot dog eating contest, music , entertainment, vendors welcome...have a fun weekend this Memorial Day ....Register pet online at www.kentuckydachshundrescue.com or call 502-863-5447...email kydoxierescue@aol.com




Lexington
Dog Agility Fun Show
October 1, 2005
Registration -8:00 AM, show begins at 9:00 AM
1140 Red Mile Pl.,
Lexington, KY 40601
Phone:859-257-5582
Map
Comments:The Faytte County 4-H Dog Club is holding an agility fun show. Classes include Open Standard, 4-H, and fun classes. Send an email fayettecounty4hdog@hotmail.com for more information or to request a flyer or registration form.


Lexington
Agility Fun Show
October 7, 2006
11 AM
1140 Red Mile Place
Lexington, KY
Phone:859-257-5585
Map
Comments:---} Show n' Go (open to everyone),
--}Fun classes (open to everyone), &
-}4-H classes(on and off lead, for members of 4-H dog clubs)


Cost - proceeds to benefit Fayette County 4-H Dog Club
Show n'Go $5 per run, $3 each additional run (same dog), $10 per dog unlimited

Fun classes $5 per dog
4-H classes $3 per dog


Registration begins at 11:00 AM, Show begins at 12:00 PM
Open Show n? Go & Fun classes begin at 12:00 PM
4-H (on-lead & off-lead) begins no earlier than 2:00 PM

Pre-registration by October 1st; Forms available at the Extension Office or by email request fayettecounty4hdog@hotmail.com.


Rain date - Sunday October 8th



Lexington
Pet Jamboree
April 27, 2008
Noon-5 p.m.
Kentucky Thoroughbred Center, Paris Pike
Lexington, KY 40544
Phone:859-494-6728
Map
Comments:We're having dog training and agility demos, information booths, rescue groups, blessing of the animals, a parade of breeds and a good old fashioned penny sale. Everyone is invited to bring their pets.



Lexington
Picnic With the Pups
September 7, 2008
Noon-5 p.m.
Keeneland Race Track - Versailles Road
Lexington, KY
Phone:859-494-6728
Map
Comments:Frisbee dog, obedience and agility course demonstrations, pet contests, over 40 vendor booths - both commercial and animal welfare related, raffle, live bluegrass music by "The Blue Dawg".



Lexington
Dog Scouts of America Seminar on becoming a Scout Evaluator
May 29, 2009
6:00 pm
Holiday Inn Lexington North, 1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone:989-389-2000
Map
Comments:This event is FREE for anyone attending either of our other seminars this weekend. If you would like to be tested for the Dog Scout Certification, you may do this also for an additional fee. Special hotel rates are offered for our group for the weekend. Tell them you're with the NADOI conference. Please see our other conferences this weekend: Brenda Aloff on "Getting Connected with your Dog" ($85.00), Chris Puls on "Conducting Safe and Confident Home Visits ($40.00). Call 989 389-2000 for more information.



Lexington
Brenda Aloff Seminar -- Get connected with your dog!
May 30, 2009
9:00 am to 4:30ish pm (may run overtime)
Holiday Inn Lexington North, 1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone:989-389-2000
Map
Comments:Seminar cost is $85.00 and includes a nice lunch buffet, compliments of NADOI. Hotel dog fee is only $10.00 per stay. We have negotiated a special rate for the conference. Tell the Hotel you're with NADOI for the group rate. Phone 859-233-0512 for Hotel Reservations. Call 989 389-2000 for more information. To register, send check made out to NADOI to 5068 Nestel Rd East, Saint Helen, MI 48656. Please register before May 20th. Other seminars this weekend are Dog Scouts of America (5-29-2009)on becoming a Scout Evaluator, and Chris Puls - Conducting Safe and Confident Home Visits (5-31-2009)



Lexington
Chris Puls Seminar - Conducting Safe and Confident Home Visits
May 31, 2009
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn Lexington North, 1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone:989-389-2000
Map
Comments:Chris Puls will talk about keeping yourself safe during home visits. Great information for any dog trainer who does in-home private lessons, or real estate agents or anyone who conducts their business by going to people's homes. Chris is the author of "Protect yourself during home visits." Seminar fee is $40.00 (Lunch is not included). If you're staying for the weekend, the hotel has special rates for our attendees. Tell them you're with the NADOI group. Special dog fee for the weekend for hotel guests is only $10.00. Contact Lonnie Olson (989-389-2000) for more information or to register. Other events this weekend are Brenda Aloff speaking on Saturday on Getting Connected with your Dog ($85.00), and Dog Scouts of America presenting a FREE seminar on how to become a Scout Evaluator.



Lexington
Picnic for the Pups
September 6, 2009
12 noon - 5 p.m.
Keeneland Race Track
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone:859-277-5852
Map
Comments:A fun filled afternoon for dogs and their families. We're having doggy contests, raffles, door prizes, live bluegrass music, a blessing of the animals, demonstrations by the flying frisbee dogs and agility training and picnic fare.



Lexington
Clicker Expo
March 19, 2010
19-21st

Lexington, KY
Phone:1-800-47-CLICK
Map
Comments:Clicker Expo is Brought to you by Karen Pryor's Clicker Training...World Class Animal Trainers Come Together to Teach YOU!Top Faculty from Europe and the USOver 50 multimedia sessions, hands-on labs and live demonstrationsInfused with innovative sessions and labs for trainers withadvanced skills and programs for every interest and skill level!More About Clicker Training:"Clicker training" is an animal training method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it. Karen Pryor is one of the founders of clicker training, author of Don't Shoot the Dog and Reaching the Animal Mind. Find out more are clickertraining.com/clickerexpo



Lexington
ClickerExpo 2010
March 19, 2010
9am

Lexington, KY
Phone:
Map
Comments:Unparalleled interaction between you and our top teachers sets ClickerExpo apart. Fifty insightful sessions, hands-on Learning Labs, lunchtime roundtable discussions, and special dinnertime events give you the most opportunities to learn from the best.Catch Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Emma Parsons, Kathy Sdao, Steve White, and many more at ClickerExpo.



Lexington
Holiday Pet Portraits
December 4, 2010
9am-4pm

Lexington, KY 40509
Phone:859-268-4444
Map
Comments:Details Sessions will last 20 minutes There is no limit to the number of shots $10 Required at time of session Cash or Check Only $10.00 Print Package Options1. 1-Lustre 5x7 and 1-Metallic 5x52. 1-Lustre 8x103. 2-Metallic 4x6s4. 8-Die Cut Wallets and 1-Lustre 4x6 Proofs will be uploaded within 10 days to an online gallery. Prints & Packages are fully customizable Please bring your props Please contact us for more information:www.inhousestudioanddesign.comwww.sheabelpets.comJessica @ 859-268-4444*Please sign up for a time slot*



Louisville
US Disc Dog National Finals
November 12, 2005
Sat & Sun 10am-6pm

Louisville, KY
Phone:770-386-6184
Map
Comments:This action-packed event is always a crowd pleaser for spectators and this year the Saturday US Semi-Finals and Sunday US National Finals will be filmed for airing on ESPN2. This is the first time in the 32 year history of the Frisbee Dog sport that a Frisbee Dog tournament will be aired on ESPN, as its own TV show. Come see some of the world's most talented Frisbee Dogs with International teams competing for the US Semi-Finals and US National Finals Titles. Frisbee Dogs have an array of amazing tricks, leaps, flips and vaults as the teams strive to qualify for a shot at becoming the USDDN US National Finals ?US National Champion?. It's the nation's biggest weekend of Frisbee Dog action and you can bring your own pooch, whether he is a furry spectator or a four-legged competitor.



Louisville
Waggin' Trail 5K
May 19, 2007
9:00 a.m.
Seneca Park
Louisville, KY 40214
Phone:(502) 515-3143
Map
Comments:Mark your calendars for Louisville's original walk for the animals! Hosted by the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), the 13th annual fundraising walk will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Seneca Park.
Since 1884, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has been providing shelter, food and medical care for thousands of unwanted, neglected and abused animals...But we can't do it without YOUR support. The more our community lends a helping hand, the more we are able to care for our furry friends.
You and your furry friend will enjoy a full day of:
- 5K Run/Walk
- CHIP-A-THON, low-cost microchipping
- Fun, family activities and demonstrations, including the Flying Houndz of Louisville - Prizes and drawings
- Vendors of all kinds
- Healthy snacks and beverages
- and so much more!
You don't want to miss out on an exciting day for you and your furry best friend. It will be a tail-waggin' good time!



Louisville
Waggin' Trail 5K
May 17, 2008
8 a.m.

Louisville, KY
Phone:(502) 366-3355
Map
Comments:Join more than 800 animal lovers for the area's original walk for the animals, the Kentucky Humane Society's WAGGIN' TRAIL 5K, a fundraising event and tail waggin' good time from the state's oldest and largest animal welfare agency!



Louisville
Barkin' @ the Brewpub 2012
May 12, 2012
12:00 noon - ??
3929 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone:5028997070
Map
Comments:Barkin' @ the Brewpub is a fun filled day with you and your best friend to raise money for the Kentucky Humane Society and Saving Sunny. We will have a silent auction, live music, food, BBC Beer, demonstrations and adoptables. Come out with your pup and have a great time. This event also marks the reopening of our Wort Dog Cafe and our dog menu with local dog food/treat purveyors.



Louisville, Statewide
1st Annual Kentucky Week for the Animals
June 27, 2009
9am
Louisville, Statewide
Louisville, Statewide, KY
Phone:
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Comments:(Frankfort, KY) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that the honorable Governor Steve Beshear has issued an official letter of support for the 1st Annual Kentucky Week for the Animals which will kick off Saturday, June 27th and run through Sunday, July 5th, 2009. The statewide celebration is designed to celebrate and recognize the unique and life-changing role that animals play in the lives of citizens through all walks of life. The week will bring underscore community spirit as people come together on behalf of the animals across the entire Bluegrass state, that has given us a love and appreciation of horses unlike any other state in our great union.This extraordinary week will feature The John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair in Lexington, Church of the Advent Animal Food Bank Pet Food Donation Drive in Louisville, a multitude of awesome fun-filled pet adoption events, feedings for the farm animals, festivals and blessings of the animals, free and low cost spay/neuter opportunities, activities to help the feral cats, unique ways to help the horses, student activities, library animal storytelling events, free vaccinations, a salute to the military and working K-9?s so much more! Dogs Deserve Better is celebrating their annual Chain Off: Freedom for Chained Dogs campaign during this time so we will be building awareness for chained dogs during the week in unique fashion. Every kind of event imaginable is being planned, and we need everyone to share with our Kentucky friends about the amazing week approaching for Kentucky animals! Please note that Kentucky was hit exceptionally hard by a storm earlier this year. With everyone coming together for the week, the Kentucky people and animals can know further that they are very much loved and supported as they are still facing enormous challenges. The spotlight will shine on the amazing animals and compassionate people across Kentucky who love them and work tirelessly on their behalf--much of the time wi



Nicholasville
Skelter for the Shelter
May 31, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Camp Nelson - White House - Hwy 27
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone:888-757-6863
Map
Comments:This is a 5K timed race with a 2K fun run/walk fundraiser for the Jessamine Humane Society. Dogs and kids are encouraged to come out and join in the fun.



Nicholasville
Skelter for the New Shelter
June 6, 2008
9 a.m.
Camp Nelson - White House - Hwy 27
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone:888-757-6863
Map
Comments:This is a timed 5K race with a 2K fun run/walk. Dogs are invited to participate in either event. The walk is a scenic walk through the countryside with a stop by a fresh water stream for a cooling off or a refreshing drink.



Nicholasville
Skelter for the New Shelter
June 6, 2009
9 a.m.

Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone:888-757-6863
Map
Comments:This is a 5K timed road race with a 2K fun run/walk. Dogs are encouraged to accompany their owners and participate in either distance.We're raising money for the Jessamine Humane Society's building fun.



Shepherdsville
Pugtoberfest 2008
October 11, 2008
9am-4pm
Paroquet Springs Conference Center at Exit 117 off I-65
Shepherdsville, KY
Phone:877-784-7988
Map
Comments:Pugtoberfest 2008 is an annual gathering of Pug people and their dogs for fun and a good cause, but this fundraising event isn't just limited to pugs. All breeds of dogs and their human friends are invited to attend. Activities include a lot of doggie socialization, costume contests, pug races, raffles, food, vendors, and more! This event offers something for people of all ages and families are invited to attend with or without their beloved family pets. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for the entire family and there is no charge for dogs. Pugtoberfest is October 11th from 9am-4pm at Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, KY. Visit www.kentuckianapugs.com for more information about this event and this great organization.



Shepherdsville
PugPalooza
June 6, 2009
9am-4pm
Paroquet Springs Conference Center
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone:
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Comments:Pugpalooza is coming to town. Pugs are party animals and they love a good time. No one enjoys food, fun, and hanging out with new friends like a pug and that is what Pugpalooza is all about.Pugpalooza is an annual gathering of Pug people and their dogs for fun and a good cause, but this fundraising event isn?t just limited to pugs. All breeds of dogs and their human friends are invited to attend. Activities include a lot of doggie socialization, costume contests, pug races, raffles, food, vendors, and more! This event offers something for people of all ages and families are invited to attend with or without their beloved family pets. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for the entire family and there is no charge for dogs. 100% of the profits from this event will go directly to the care of needy pugs. Pugpalooza is June 6, 2009 from 9am-4pm at Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, KY. Visit www.kentuckianapugs.com for more information about this event and this great organization.



Shepherdsville
PugPalooza
June 6, 2009
9am-4pm
Paroquet Springs Conference Center
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone:877-784-7988
Map
Comments:Pugpalooza is coming to town. Pugs are party animals and they love a good time. No one enjoys food, fun, and hanging out with new friends like a pug and that is what Pugpalooza is all about.Pugpalooza is an annual gathering of Pug people and their dogs for fun and a good cause, but this fundraising event isn?t just limited to pugs. All breeds of dogs and their human friends are invited to attend. Activities include a lot of doggie socialization, costume contests, pug races, raffles, food, vendors, and more! This event offers something for people of all ages and families are invited to attend with or without their beloved family pets. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for the entire family and there is no charge for dogs. 100% of the profits from this event will go directly to the care of needy pugs. Pugpalooza is June 6, 2009 from 9am-4pm at Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, KY. Visit www.kentuckianapugs.com for more information about this event and this great organization.



Wilmore
Skelter for the Shelter
May 26, 2007
9:00 a.m.
9520 Harrodsburg Road
Wilmore, KY 40390
Phone:888-757-6863
Map
Comments:This is a 5K/2K fun run/walk fundraiser for the Jessamine Humane Society. Dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate. We will have 3 dog/owner contests, an obedience demonstration and buckets of door prizes to give away.



Wilmore
Skelter for the Shelter
May 26, 2007
9 a.m.
Ichthus Farm, Hwy 68
Wilmore, KY 40340
Phone:888-757-6863
Map
Comments:This is a 5K and 2K fun run/walk fundraiser for the Jessamine Humane Society. In addition to the races, there will be contests especially for dog participants.



covington
Pictures with Santa and Xmas Dog Boutique
December 9, 2006
11 am - 2 pm
Kindred Spirit Vet Clinic 4147 Madison Pike
covington, KY
Phone:
Map
Comments:Pictures with Santa and Dog Boutique shop for your pup for Xmas. Homemade treats, Chinese raffel and FUN for all








 

 


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