Fall Fur Festivals

We have some great family and pet friendly events this weekend!

Care A Lot Pet Supplies on Diamond Springs Road is having their Fall Fur Adoption Event. They will have local rescue groups with adoptable pets, a kid’s zone with crafts and games, lots of local crafters, vendors, food trucks, and working dog demos. Dress your pet up and enter the Halloween Costume Contest. There will also be a Look a Like Contest for pets and their people. They have over 100 raffle prizes valued at $75 or more that have been donated from local businesses, pet distributors, and manufacturers. The event runs from 9 to 4 tomorrow at 1617 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach.

Suffolk Animal Care is having adoption events this weekend. You can meet the shelter pets at the Chesapeake Square Petsmart tomorrow from 12 to 3. They’ll be at the Suffolk PetsMart on College drive from 12 to 3 on Sunday. You can always stop by the shelter at 124 Forest Glen Drive and meet them all.

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation Department is having their 2nd annual Canine Carnival tomorrow. Just head over to Waller Mill Park at 901 Airport Road and have fun from 1 to 4. There will be veterinarians, pet vendors, adoptable pets from Heritage Humane Society and other local rescues, demonstrations, pet info, raffles, Brandon Draws Faces Caricatures, and Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare food truck. There will also be a Costume Contest, Pet and People Look a Like Contest, and Weiner Dog Races with prizes donated by Nautical Dog. You only need vaccination papers to enter the dog park area. Forms and more info are at https://goo.gl/GSe862.

Animal Aid Society is having their Fall Yard Sale tomorrow at the shelter. They have all kinds of goodies and treasures that you can discover from 8 to 1. And the best part is that all the proceeds go to help the shelter dogs. The shelter is located at 80 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

The 2nd annual PACC Dog Pageant and Maddie’s 5th Annual Silent Auction/Art Auction/Bake Sale will be held tomorrow at the Southampton Fairgrounds. The pageant starts at 2 and the sale starts around 9. It should be a lot of fun and the events raise money for local rescues. The fairground is located at 25374 New Market Road in Courtland.

Norfolk Animal Care Center and Chesapeake Animal Services are having a Fall Feline Festival through October 22nd. You can adopt a feline friend from either shelter for just $35. It’s getting to be snuggle weather and this is a great time to get a snuggle buddy.

The Bunny Hutch is having their 2nd annual Halloween Harvest Festival at Cindy’s Produce in Virginia Beach tomorrow. There will be pumpkin picking, kid’s carnival, and Exotic Animal Encounters. You can meet Miss Scarlet if the weather is good enough. Get your picture taken with Lord Roland Watson Beldon Maxwell VIII, also known as Junior. Junior is America’s biggest bunny and he’s so cute! And make sure to get your raffle tickets for the big Halloween prize. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Cindy’s Produce is located at 2385 Harpers Road.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society is having adoption events this weekend. You can meet some adoptable cats and kittens tomorrow at the Newport News PetsMart from 12 to 5. You can meet some more adoptable pets at the Suffolk Petco on Sunday from 12 to 4.

IOWCHS is having an online auction through 6 p.m. October 23rd. They have some great items to bid on and all the money goes to vet care for the foster pets. Check it out and put in your bids at https://www.facebook.com/events/718349518376307/.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Diamond Springs Road Care A Lot from 11 to 2.

The Haunted Barn starts this weekend and they’re looking for more victims! Um, visitors, I meant visitors. It’s just $10 per vict… visitor. And the best part is the proceeds go to care for rescued horses with Diamonds in the Rough. Get your tickets at https://hauntedbarn.yapsody.com/. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at Scary Oaks, um, Merry Oaks Stables. You can buy tickets in advance too.

Critters 4 U Rescue is having a Fall Online auction through October 30th. They have some great items to bid on! Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/Critters4URescueInc/.

Fur-Ever Home Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet the adoptable pets at the Pet Supplies Plus on Kempsriver Drive in Virginia Beach. They’ll be there from 10 to 2.

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Lovely Fall Events

This is the Petco National adoption Weekend and the local rescues and shelters are getting the shelter pets out to meet everyone. It’s a great chance to find a new friend!

Bay Beagle Rescue, Ruff Road, and Saver of Souls are having a Fall Pet Picture Fundraiser event on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5. Dress up your pet and get their picture taken. Pictures will be emailed to you. The event will be at the Dog and Cat Hospital at 238 West 21st Street in Norfolk. You have a choice of 2 backgrounds for the pictures. One is a spooky Halloween back ground and the other is a lovely fall background. Donations are appreciated for the pictures.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is having a Barkin’ Bargains Giant Yard sale tomorrow at the shelter. You can find some great treasures from 8 to 12. The shelter is located at 6620 Jackson Lane in Gloucester.

Chesapeake Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone this weekend. You can meet pets from CHS and Chesapeake Animal Services at the Chesapeake Petco on Hanbury Road. They’ll be there from 11 to 2 both days. They’ll also have raffle tickets for the Bark in the Park available. You can check out the prizes at http://www.chesapeakehumane.org/2017raffle.

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is having a Yankee Candle Halloween Fundraiser. They have the cutest candles and holder with pets on them! Check it out at http://yankeecandlefundraising.com. Enter Group number 999971383 and ATOH will get 40% of sales. This sale goes on until December 10th so it’s a good chance to get some holiday gifts and help the shelter too.

Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth is having a yard sale fundraiser tomorrow. You can check out all the goodies at the Suburban Christian Church at 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive in Virginia Beach. Get your treasures from 8 to 12.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be at Royster Presbyterian Church for their Noah’s Ark and Fall Festival tomorrow. There will be lots of activities for the whole family and you can meet some adoptable dogs. The festival runs from 12 to 4. The church is located at 6901 Newport Avenue in Norfolk.

Portsmouth Humane Society and other local shelters and rescues will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone tomorrow. You can meet them at the 1st Annual Blessing of the Animals and Fall Bazaar at West End United Methodist Church. Bring your pets and have them blessed or find a new furry friend at the festival. There will also be food, entertainment, and vendors. The church is located at 1800 Rodman Avenue in Portsmouth and the festival runs from 12 to 4.

PAWS of Hertford County will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone tomorrow. You can meet them at the Greenbrier PetsMart from 10 to 2. You can check out all the adoptable pets and put in an adoption application at http://www.pawsofhertfordcounty.org.

The Cat Corner is having a special on their Certified Pre-owned Cats! You can choose from many makes and models. Their adoption fee is $50 with 0% interest. You can meet them at the shelter from 10 to 2 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Or, check them out on the webpage at http://www.TheCatCornerInc.com. The shelter is located at 85 Fulton Street in Hampton.

GO Rescue is having a ticket fundraiser. Buy your tickets for Haunted Hunt Club Farm from the rescue and you save $4. They’re just $25 from the rescue and $29 at the door. The rescue also has Halloween costumes for you pets. Give them a call at 757-432-9222 for tickets or costumes. Haunted Hunt Club Farm will be held tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night. If you can’t make it this weekend, get tickets for next weekend.

Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary is having a Bake Sale tomorrow. Get your goodies at the shopping center at 464 Wythe Creek Road in Poquoson. They’ll be in front of Anna’s and Dollar Tree. I know these ladies and they can bake! They’ll also have t-shirts, cup koosies, and other items available.

4 Paws Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet some great pets at the Newport News Petco from 10 to 1. Then get your application in and start the adoption process!

Operation Save a Shelter Dog and Ruff Road are having a fundraiser at Mario’s Italian Restaurant tomorrow evening from 5 to 9. The event is Brews, Boos, and Rescues. There will be raffles, a silent auction, corn hole tournaments, food, music, and brews. And, Mario’s is donating 10% of all food sales to the rescues. Dress up your doggie buddy and enter them in the Halloween Costume Contest on the patio. If you can’t make it to the event, just call in a dinner order to go. Mario’s is located at 611 Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth.

Feral Affairs Network will be at the 2nd Annual Hampton Roads VegFest on Sunday. You can get all the details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1235219776547690/?ti=icl.

That’s all the events for this weekend. Get out there and have fun with your pets!

Find A Friend!

We have some adoption events this weekend so you can go find a new furry friend. If you have furry friends at home, maybe you can help support the local rescues and shelters by donating items from their wish lists, donating money, or buying one of the items they have for fundraising.

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some of the sweet pets they have at the Williamsburg Petco from 11 to 4. This little rescue also helps the Charles City County Animal Shelter. The shelter doesn’t provide rabies vaccinations, spay/neuter, or non-life threatening medical care. A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary raises funds to provide these services that help adoptable pets find their forever homes. So stop by and see them!

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Diamond Springs Road Care A Lot from 11 to 2.

The Cat Corner is having a special on all certified pre-owned cats over 8 months old. They have a great selection of makes and models. The below invoice pricing is just $50 down and 0% interest. They come with a multi-point inspection, standard 4 paw drive, and 100,000 purring warranty. You can meet them at the shelter at 85 Fulton Street in Hampton from 10 to 2, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Or check out their profiles at http://www.TheCatCornerInc.com. Some of them are at the Hampton PetsMart adoption room just waiting to meet you.

The Book Exchange is having a Charity Sale this weekend to benefit GO Rescue Pet Adoption. You can pick up some goodies for as little as 50 cents. So go find some good reading material or other media to brighten your day! The Book Exchange is located at 2720 North Mall Drive in Virginia Beach.

4 Paws Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet some of the adoptable pets at the Newport News Petco from 10 to 1.

Billy the Kidden Rescue is having a Silent Auction at Brixx Pizza on Sunday from 11 to 8. They have some great auction packages for you to bid on and items have been donated from community sponsors. Brixx Pizza is also donating a portion of sales to BTKR. So go have some great pizza and bid on some great items. You don’t need to be present to win either. You do need a copy of the flyer for the pizza fundraiser. I think you can find it on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BillyTheKiddenRescue/. They may have some at the restaurant too. Brixx Pizza is located at 1909 Landstown Centre Way in Virginia Beach.

That’s it for this weekend. Get out there and have fun with your pets!

Food Can Help!

Did you know that going out to eat a great meal can help local rescues? It can! We have several chances this week to do just that. And we have a few fundraisers too.

Cove Tavern is hosting Yappy Hour tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 8:30. Bring your dog and eat on the patio. Part of your bill will be donated to the Peninsula SPCA Barktoberfest Fundraiser. The Cove Tavern is located at 711 Lakefront Commons in City Center in Newport News.

Then you can get some Chinese food on Thursday evening. Panda Express on Victory Boulevard in Kiln Creek is having a fundraiser for PSPCA from 4 to 8. You need to download the flyer from the PSPCA Facebook page and print it, or show a digital copy, when you order. PSPCA will get 20% of event sales. If you order online, enter promo code 234235 during checkout.

Do you like to do scrapbooking, stamping, and paper crafts? GO Rescue is having a Fun Stampers Journey online fundraiser. The rescue will get 20% of sales through September 30th. Check out all the goodies at http://www.funstampersjourney.com/jessdelk. Purchase items under the “Shop” tab. At checkout, go to “Yes, help me find my host.” The first name for Host will be GO and the last name will be Rescue.

If you like Schwan’s food, order extra this week. Schwan’s is having a fundraiser for GO Rescue. And you can order online! The fundraiser runs through October 15th. The rescue will get 20% of food sales and 40% of e-gift card sales. I’ve had Schwan’s food. It’s great food and very convenient. Give it a try if you haven’t had it before. You order online and they deliver it to your home. You don’t even need to leave the house! Check it out at https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/34314-go-rescue-pet-adoption-center.

So mark your calendar and check out the menus. Then plan to eat well and help the rescues.

Wet Dogs!

We have several events this weekend where your dog can go enjoy the water. And proceeds from them go to local rescues and shelters. So get out there and have fun with your pets!

Ocean Breeze Waterpark is hosting Wags N Waves on Sunday afternoon to benefit Dogs Deserve Better. The splashing runs from 12 to 5. You do have to bring proof that your dog’s rabies vaccination is up to date. There will be food trucks, music by The Deloreans, games, swag bags for the dogs, shopping, and more. You can pre-purchase tickets at https://www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com/wags-n-waves. Ocean Breeze is located at 849 General booth Boulevard in Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Beach Tractor Supply is hosting Rescue Your Rescue day tomorrow from 10 to 2. Circle A Home for Horses will be selling BBQ and baked goods to raise funds for the horses. There will also be pony rides and face painting. Tractor Supply is located at 2000 Fisher Arch.

Southern States in Chesapeake is hosting a rabies clinic tomorrow from 9 to 1. Vaccinations are $15 and must be paid in cash. Southern States is located at 1764 Soth Military Highway.

Suffolk Animal Care is having adoption events this weekend. You can meet some new furry friends at the Chesapeake Square PetsMart tomorrow from 12 to 3. They’ll be at the Suffolk PetsMart on Sunday from 12 to 3. You can also meet a new furry friend at the shelter at 124 Forest Glen Drive.

Kiln Creek Animal Care is having their 3rd annual Open House tomorrow from 4 to 7. There will be tours of the clinic, games, raffles, music, treats for people and pets, door prizes, and more. Animal Aid Society, 4 Paws Animal Rescue, Giant Hearts Giant Dogs Rescue, Atlantic K9 Vest fund, Foxy Roxy Grooming, and FiDough Homemade Dog Treats will be there too. Cute Clickz will have a photo booth there so you can get pics of your pets. The clinic is located at 900 Brick Kiln Boulevard.

It’s time for Dogs Gone Swimming! Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center is hosting the event tomorrow from 10 to 3. Funds raised benefit the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center. There will also be rescues there with adoptable pets. Fur-Ever Home Rescue will be there. You can get info about tickets at http://www.friendsofnacc.com/support_dgs17swim.php.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone this weekend. You can meet them at the Newport News PetsMart tomorrow and Sunday. This is a PetsMart National Adoption Weekend.

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some sweet kittens, cats, and dogs at the Williamsburg Petco from 11 to 4. This is a small rescue and they really need our support. They help find homes for the animals at the Charles City County Shelter.

Rainbow Animal Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some of the adoptable dogs at the Old Beach Farmers Market from 10 to 2. They’re going to have a costume contest with prizes too! So stop by and support the rescue. Old Beach Farmers Market is located at 1909 Cypress Avenue in Virginia Beach.

Portsmouth Humane Society is having an adoption event on Sunday. You can meet some of the shelter pets at the Saint Andrew Farmers Market from 12 to 4. This is their 1st Pet Adoption Sunday at the market so go meet a new friend! The market is located at 4811 High Street west in Portsmouth.

PAWS of Hertford County will be out with some adoptable pets tomorrow. You can meet them at the Greenbrier Petsmart from 10 to 2. This little rescue travels to find homes for the pets they care for. So go meet a new furry friend!

Bertie County Humane Society is having a special adoption event tomorrow. The shelter is full and it’s a small rural shelter. They really need our help. They’ll be open from 12 to 2 tomorrow for you to meet the shelter pets. If you can’t make it tomorrow, please call and set up a day to meet the adoptable pets. Their number is 252-325-3647. You can also contact them through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bertie-County-Humane-Society/93008103060. The shelter is located at 217 County Farm Road in Windsor, North Carolina.

Outer Banks SPCA and Feline Hope will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone this weekend. You can meet them at the Nags Head PetsMart tomorrow from 10 to 4. They’ll be there on Sunday from 12 to 3.

Currituck Animal Shelter will be busy this weekend. The shelter has been filling up quickly and they need to find homes for the pets. You can meet them tomorrow at the Currituck Heritage Festival from 1 to 5. The festival will be at the Currituck County Rural Center. The shelter will also have adoptable pets out meeting everyone at the Elizabeth City Tractor Supply. You can meet them from 10 to 2. If you’re looking for a cat or kitten, you can get a great deal. CAS has half price adoption fees for all cats and kittens. So go find a new snuggle buddy!

Tradition Brewing Company is hosting Fido Fest on Sunday to raise funds for Dogs on Deployment. There will be contests for dogs and their people, great beer and food, pet vendors, and rescues with adoptable pets. Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter will be there with pets you can meet. The festival will run from 2 to 8. Tradition Brewing Company is located at 700 Thimble Shoals Boulevard in Newport News.

Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary will be at the Poquoson Farm Fresh tomorrow from 9 to 12. They’ll have t-shirts, cups, and stickers available for purchase. You can also get a copy of the Good Morning Poquoson calendar for just $1. This little rescue does a lot for the cats, both community and adoptable cats. So go find out more about what they do! Farm Fresh is located at 460 Wythe Creek Road.

4 Paws Animal Rescue will be at the Kiln Creek Animal Care Open House tomorrow. They’ll also be at the Responsible Dog Ownership Day hosted by Gloucester Kennel Club. You can meet some of the adoptable dogs from 10 to 2. The kennel club is located at 10360 Woods Cross Road in Gloucester.

Next Generation Animal Services needs our help. They’re caring for a pregnant little Chihuahua. She’s so little and she’s expecting at least 4 big puppies. The vet wants to do a C-section so everyone will be okay. But that costs money that the rescue doesn’t have. They need to raise about $850 to cover everything including the spay. If you can donate something, please do. The PayPal is nags@cox.net.

If you’re anywhere near Snow Hill, North Carolina, tomorrow, stop by Shirley Gray Estates. Cause-N-Dog Rescue is having their Fall Fetch Fest from 11 to 4. There will be food trucks, a DJ, raffles, door prizes, vendors, bounce house and bubbles, doggy contests and yard sales. This is a dog and kid friendly event. The event location is 342 Shirley Plantation Drive in Snow Hill. So go have fun!

That should keep you busy this weekend! Have fun!

Big Weekend!

We have some great events this weekend. Now that Irma isn’t going to be as big of a storm as first predicted, and you’re all ready just in case, we can get out and have fun while showing our local shelters and rescues some support.

Yorktown Market is having their annual Paws at the River Pet Day tomorrow. West Village Barkery will be there with some all natural pet treats. There will be pet inspired art, educational booths, agility demos, and pet related vendors including Just Say K9 Sports, Purrocious Styles Feline Designs, Reptile Education of Virginia, The Meow Manor, No More Chasin’ Tails, and critter Sitters. Animal rescues will be there too including 4 Paws, Animal Aid, Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, New Leash K9 Rescue, Collie and Sheltie Rescue of Southeast Virginia, Pit Road Rescue, Critters 4 U Rescue, and The Cat Corner. The market is in the grassy field next to the Water street parking garage from 8 to 12.

Heritage Humane Society is hosting Drool in the Pool tomorrow at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Pool passes are available at the gate. They’re $1o per dog. There will also be music, refreshments, and goodies. Proceeds go to HHS. The event runs from 9 to 1. The park is located at 1350 John Tyler Highway in Williamsburg.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone on Sunday. They’ll be at the All for Saving Lives Adoption Event at the Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard. You can meet them from 12 to 4.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Norfolk Navy Exchange Pet Event from 10 to 2.

Fur-Ever Home Rescue will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone this weekend. You can meet them at the Virginia Beach Pet Expo tomorrow and Sunday. Stop by their booth and get some free doggy kisses! The Pet Expo will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on 19th Street. Admission is free. Billy the Kidden Rescue will also be there.

Saver of Souls Pet Rescue is having an adoption event on Sunday. You can meet all the adoptable pets at Zoom Room in Virginia Beach from 2 to 5. Zoom Room is located at 1925 Landstown Center Way.

Between the Virginia Beach Pet Expo and Paws at the River, you’ll be able to see most of the local rescues and meet new furry friends. So get out there and have fun with your pets!

Finally Cooler!

Yes! I’ve been waiting for the weather to get cooler. This is a great time to get out with your pets and have some fun. And we have some great events this weekend too.

The Lynnhaven House is hosting Dog Days of Summer tomorrow from 9 to 1. They will have crafts, face painting, demos, and more for people. And, they’ll have water games, an agility park hosted by Zoom Room, and Doggie Dips for purchase for the dogs. There will also be pet adoptions so you can meet your new best friend. The Lynnhaven House is located at 4409 Wishart Road in Virginia Beach.

Suffolk Animal Care will have 2 adoption events this weekend. You can meet some of the adoptable pets at the Chesapeake Square PetsMart tomorrow from 12 to 3. Then they’ll be at the Suffolk PetsMart on Sunday from 12 to 3. You can also go by the shelter at 124 Forest Glen Drive.

Life is Good Williamsburg is hosting an adoption event for Heritage Humane Society this weekend. They’re celebrating Pawsitive Pets and all they do for us. There will adoptable pets, refreshments, raffles, and more. Ten percent of all purchases will go to HHS. They even have special edition Life is Good t-shirts available. And donations get you entries for a Life is Good Gift basket valued at $100. Donate $1 to $4 and get 1 entry. A $5 donation will get you 2 entries and a free bag of Planet Dog Treats. Bring pet supplies or food to donate and get 2 entries! Life is Good is located at 5102 Main Street in the New Town section of Williamsburg.

Rainbow Animal Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some of the adoptable dogs at the Indian River Road Care A Lot from 11 to 3. You can also stock up on LuLaRoe just in time for school. Consultant Jen Thompson will be there with inventory. So go check it out!

Hodges Ferry Ruritan Club is hosting their 1st Annual Homegrown Poker run tomorrow. Part of the proceeds will go to Portsmouth Humane Society. Registration will start at 11 tomorrow morning at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, 5615 Portsmouth Boulevard, in Portsmouth. Cars and bikes are welcome to join. You’ll get a poker hand and a car or bike wash for just $20. There are prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Stops include the Craddock Fire Station #11 to learn about local heroes, George Farish Collision Center for a wash, Portsmouth Humane Society to play with puppies, and will end at 3 at AJ Gators in Chesapeake Square for the after party. Awards will be presented at 3:30. This is a family friendly event so everyone is welcome. Call Sherry Midgett at 757-488-8665 for more info.

Fur-Ever Home Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet some adoptable dogs from 10 to 2 at Pet Supplies Plus on Kempsriver Road. On Sunday you can go treasure hunting at the Fur-Ever Home Rescue Fundraiser Yard Sale from 9 to 2. It will be at 8490 Lynn River Road in Norfolk.

GO Rescue is having Bingo tonight. Games start at 6:30 at the VFW Post 4809 at 5728 Bartee Street in Norfolk. This is a multi-vendor event and they have great prizes. They’re also having a school supply drive and each item donated will get you a raffle ticket. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Twenty games are just $20!

4 Paws Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tonight. Ashbury Wesleyan Church is having movie night and showing The Secret Life of Pets starting at 6:30. Hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks are provided by the church. Bring your own chairs or blankets. The church is located at 605 Harpersville Road in Newport News.

4 Paws will also have a booth at Yorktown Market Days tomorrow. The market is at 331 Water Street from 8 to 12.

That’s all I have for this week. Get out and enjoy this weather with your pet. And help support our local shelters and rescues.

Shelter Clearing Progress!

This is the last week of Clear the Shelters. It ends at the close of day tomorrow. So go find your new furry friend! And check out all the events too!

Spike’s K9 Fund is having a Bake sale tomorrow. Stop by Smoke BBQ Restaurant and Bar and get some home-made treats. Every sweet sold helps to buy a ballistic vest for our K9 officers. Smoke is located at 10900 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. K9 officers will also be there to greet you!

Heritage Humane Society is having a Clear the Shelter event tomorrow. All adoption fees are waived for the day. Just print out the coupon at http://www.heritagehumanesociety.org/coupons and go find your new BFF! The shelter is located at 430 Waller Mill Road in Williamsburg.

You can go out to eat on Monday and help support the shelter too. Stop by Bonefish Grill in Williamsburg and mention HHS. Ten percent of your bill will go to the shelter. This is good only on Monday, the 21st, from 4 to 9. Bonefish Grill is located at 5212 Monticello Avenue.

If you adopt your new friend from the Peninsula SPCA tomorrow, you will get 2 free dog walk registrations to Barktoberfest in October. This includes admission, the dog walk, a festival t-shirt, and a goodie bag. You can learn more at http://peninsulaspca.org/adopt-a-pet/.

If you’re in Gloucester, stop by the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society tomorrow. All adoption fees for all the pets in the shelter are half off. Adopters will also be entered to win lots of great prizes. The shelter is located at 6620 Jackson Lane.

Hope for Life Rescue is having their Summer Barking Lot Event tomorrow and Sunday from 12 to 5. They’re going to have giveaways, food, raffles, adoptable pets, games, nail trims, photo booth and more. You can find a new furry friend and have a lot of fun too! HFL is located at 610 Jack Rabbit Road in Virginia Beach.

Animal Aid Society will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Oyster Point Care A Lot from 11 to 2.

Norfolk Animal Care Center has reduced adoption fees for Clear the Shelters. You can adopt a cat or rabbit for $25, or a dog for just $50. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and their testing. It’s a great deal! NACC is located at 5585 Sabre Road in Norfolk.

Chesapeake Animal Services has reduced adoption fees too. They’re hoping to really clear the shelter tomorrow! You can adopt a dog, puppy, cat, or kitten for just $35 each. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip. They’re open from 10 to 4 tomorrow. The shelter is located at 2100 South Military Highway.

Virginia Beach SPCA has reduced the adoption fees for adult dogs and cats by $25 through tomorrow.

Norfolk SPCA has reduced adoption fees too. Adult animals are just $20. Puppies and kittens are just $40. That’s a deal! The shelter is located at 916 Ballentine Boulevard.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society is having an adoption event on Sunday. You can meet some adoptable pets at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard from 12 to 4.

New Kent Humane Society is hoping to clear the shelter tomorrow. They’ve waived all adoption fees for the day. You get a new best friend and a $200 voucher to cover the vaccines, heartworm test, fecal, and microchip. So go by the shelter at 6301 Olivet Church Road in New Kent.

Rainbow Animal Rescue is having an adoption event and LuLaRoe fundraiser tomorrow. They’ll be at the Diamond Springs Road Care A Lot from 11 to 3. Jenn Thompson will be there with new fashions for you too.

Portsmouth Humane Society has reduced adoption fees for Clear the Shelter. Adult dogs and cats, 7 months and older, are half price. So go find a new friend!

PAWS of Hertford County will be here tomorrow with adoptable pets. You can meet them at the Greenbrier Petsmart from 10 to 2. This is a little shelter and the volunteers work hard to find homes for the pets. And they travel to get here too. So show them support and maybe find a new friend. You can see the adoptable pets and put in an adoption application at http://www.pawsofhertfordcounty.org.

SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina has reduced adoption fees. You can adopt a pet for half price tomorrow. Pasquotank Animal Hospital even has free medical exams for all pets adopted during Clear the Shelters. The shelter is located at 102 Enterprise Drive in Elizabeth City.

Currituck Animal Shelter has also reduced adoption fees. You can adopt a new friend for half price tomorrow for approved adopters. The shelter is located at 140 Aviation Parkway in Barco.

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter has reduced adoption fees for tomorrow. You can adopt a pet for half price. The shelter is open from 9 to 7 so go find a new furry friend! They’re located on Jefferson Avenue near Briarfield Road.

Head over to Chipotle on Tuesday for a good meal too. Print out the coupon at https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaRegionalAnimalShelter?fref=ts. Or save it on your smart phone. Then go to the Chipotle at 12300 Jefferson Avenue from 5 to 9 and 50% of your bill will be donated to PRAS. That’s a good deal too!

4 Paws Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet some adoptable pets at the Newport News Petco from 10 to 1.

Operation Save a Shelter Dog is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some great dogs at the Smithfield Tractor Supply from 12 to 2. They’ll be there on Sunday too from 12 to 3. So go find a friend! TSC is located at 13500 Benns Church Boulevard.

Billy the Kidden Rescue is part of Clear the Shelters too. You can adopt a cat or kitten, 6 months or older, for just $25. Check out all the available pets at http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/90641.html#featured. Then email the rescue at billythekiddenrescue@gmail.com with any questions. You can also meet some of the kitties at the Catnip Café.

The 2nd Annual Band Aid for Rescue is going on tomorrow. It will be held at the Churchland Swim Club in Portsmouth from 7 to 10. You can bring your own cooler but no glass. Free pizza is provided. The admission is just a donation to the Ruff Road Pet Rescue Medical Fund. There is no age limit so bring everyone you can find! The swim club is located at 3120 Tyre Neck Road.

That’s it for this week! Go find a new furry friend to have fun with!

Rainy Day Events

The weather report says it’s going to rain this weekend. That’s okay. We have a lot of indoor events for you.

How about Bingo on Sunday afternoon? VFW Post 4809 is hosting Muti-Vendor bingo and the proceeds go to Bay Beagle Rescue. Bingo packs are $15 for 14 games for adults and $7.50 for kids games. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 1:45 and games start at 2:30. The VFW Post is at 5728 Bartee Street in Norfolk.

Maybe you would rather go bowling on Sunday. Head over to Sparetimes in Hampton for Animal Aid Society 2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Bowling Event. This is a 9 pin no tap fundraiser to benefit AAS. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Just call or text Doreen at 757-952–7717. There are 2 time slots available. You can choose either 1 to 2:30 or 3 to 4:30. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a swag bag raffle at each time. Sparetimes is located at 1 Family Fun Place in Hampton.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be busy this weekend. They’ll have volunteers at the Newport News Petsmart with lots of kittens and cats tomorrow and Sunday. Volunteers will also be at Pet Paradise in Carrollton tomorrow for an adoption event from 11 to 3. Then on Sunday, they’ll be at the North Suffolk Petco from 12 to 4 for their regular adoption event. Did I mention that they have a lot of kittens?

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet the wonderful pets from the sanctuary at the Williamsburg Petco from 11 to 3. They’ll have dogs and kittens out meeting everyone.

Il Giardino on Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach is having a fundraiser to benefit Evelyn’s Wildlife Rescue. Go out to eat on Monday, the 14th, from 5 to 10 and enjoy a good meal while helping out local wildlife and the people who take care of them.

The Cat Corner is having a special on kittens this month. You can adopt 2 kittens for the price of one. Adopting 2 kittens is actually better for them and for you. So go find some new friends and find out why 2 kittens are better than one. The Cat Corner is located at 85 Fulton Street in Hampton.

Fur-Ever Home Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet some new furry friends at Pet Supplies Plus on Kempsriver Drive in Virginia Beach. They’ll be greeting everyone from 10 to 2.

Operation Save a Shelter Dog is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some great dogs at the Smithfield Tractor Supply on Benns Church Boulevard. They’ll be there from 11 to 3.

Feral Affairs Network is having a Dog Wash Fundraiser tomorrow. They do ask that you RSVP by calling 757-779-9777 or 757-202-0839. The fundraiser will be at a house at the intersection of Belgrave Avenue and Orange Avenue in Norfolk from 8 to 2.

Ruff Road Pet Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some sweet puppies and kittens at the Suffolk PetsMart on College Drive from 11 to 1.

Well, that’s it for this weekend. Stay dry but get out there and have fun supporting our local rescues and shelters. Don’t forget that Clear the shelters is still going on. So, check out your favorite shelter and meet a new furry friend. They all have specials going on right now.

Happy August!

Can you believe it’s August already? I’m just glad the extreme heat is gone. The pups and I don’t do well in the high heat. I put in an order with Chewy.com for some new flea stuff late on Monday. I expected it today but it arrived yesterday. Advantage II has stopped working here so I’m trying something different. I’ll let you know how it goes next week.

We have some great events this weekend so get out there and show our local rescues and shelters some support. Peninsula Fine arts center is hosting Raise the Woof on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5. Tickets are $35 for people and pets are free. There will be a barbecue, raffles, on-site pet portraits, gourmet pet snacks, and a cash bar with beer and wine. The project features unique dog houses, cat condos, rabbit hutches, bird houses, chicken coops, and pet furniture designed and built by local builders, architects, artists, and students. Entries will be in the Raise the Woof silent auction and proceeds will benefit PFAC and the Peninsula SPCA. For more info, go to http://pfac-va.org/events/raise-the-woof/.

Middlesex Animal Shelter is hosting Paws for a Cause tomorrow at the shelter. There will be a dog show, educators, vendors, and fun activities for everyone. The shelter is in Cooks Corner and the festivities start at 11.

Animal Aid Society is having extended hours on Sunday. You can meet your new best friend because the shelter will be open until 3. So stop by! The shelter is located at 80 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society may be out with some adoptable pets on Sunday. Look for them at the Suffolk Petco from 12 to 4.

Isle of Wight Animal Shelter is overflowing with adoptable sweeties. They’re full! So go by the shelter and find a new friend or 2. They’re open from 10 to 4 tomorrow and 1 to 4 on Sunday. The shelter is located at 13044 Poor House Road in Windsor.

Rainbow Animal Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet a new friend at the Diamond Springs Road Care A Lot from 12 to 3.

PAWS of Hertford County is having an adoption event tomorrow. They’ll be at the Greenbrier PetsMart from 10 to 2. You can see the adoptable pets and put in an adoption application on their website at http://www.pawsofhertfordcounty.org.

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is having an adoption event tomorrow. They have adoptions everyday at the shelter. But, you can meet some sweet kittens and pocket pets tomorrow at the Hampton Petco in Coliseum Crossing. They’ll be greeting everyone from 10 to 2.

The Cat Corner is full of kittens and they have a deal for you. During the month of August, you can adopt 2 kittens for the price of one. It’s better for the kittens and you to adopt 2. The shelter will tell you all about it. So go find a sweet little ball of fur, or 2. The shelter is located at 85 Fulton Street in Hampton.

GO Rescue is having a yard sale for their BOB Fund tomorrow. They have all kinds of goodies and treasures for you. Stop by Back Bay Auto Repair from 8 to 1 and support the rescue. Back Bay Auto Repair is located at 1064 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach.

4 Paws Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow at the Newport News Petco. You can meet some great adoptable pets from 10 to 1. There is also a fundraiser for the rescue. One of the reps for Life’s Abundance is donating part of her commission to the rescue for the whole month of August. This is a great company. Their pet food and treats are wonderful and a portion of each sale goes to the Dr. Jane Foundation to help small and medium size rescues and shelters. I’ve talked with Dr. Jane. She’s very knowledgeable and promotes naturals remedies that really work. You can check it all out at http://www.cleospets.com.

Don’t forget about Clear the Shelters! The local shelters have reduced adoption fees, spay/neuter specials, and other specials available. Chesapeake Humane Society, Chesapeake Animal Services, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, Portsmouth Humane Society, Peninsula SPCA, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, Norfolk SPCA, Currituck Animal Shelter, Virginia Beach SPCA, Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, Suffolk Animal Care Center, Heritage Humane Society, and SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina are all participating in Clear the Shelters so stop by and find a new friend.

That’s all for this week. I’ll let you know how the new flea stuff works out next week. Get out there and have fun with your pets!