Kitty Palooza

Well, kitten season hasn’t ended. The fall cycle of kittens showing up at shelters and rescues is starting. And, little kitties have to eat! So please donate some wet and dry kitten food, KMR, and little to your favorite rescue or shelter. And consider fostering if you can. It’s a good way to get your fill of puppies and kittens without having to keep them long. Usually it’s just a few weeks until they can be put up for adoption. So, see what you can do to help out a bit.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has a great deal for you. You can adopt 2 black kitties for 1 adoption fee. If you’re looking to adopt just 1 kitty, they have some sponsored kitties with the adoption fees paid or partially paid already. They’re ready to go home with you! So stop by the shelter and find a new friend. It’s located at 6620 Jackson Lane in Gloucester.

Hope For Life Rescue has a study buddy special for you. You can adopt a cat or kitten for just $50 with an approved application. So stop by and check them out. The shelter is located at 610 Jack Rabbit Road in Virginia Beach. Don’t forget to bring your unwanted shoes!

K-9 New Life may be having Crock for a Cause this Sunday. Food starts at 6 at Pleasure House Brewing. It’s just a $5 donation to the rescue for a good meal. And from what I’ve seen, they could fee a huge crowd of people! Pleasure House Brewing is located at 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

The Cat Corner is having a t-shirt fundraiser. Check it out at https://www.booster.com/cat-corner. And they’ll be out helping you party tomorrow evening. They’ll be pouring beer for tips and donations at the Hampton Block Party from 6 to 11. The party is on Queensway between King Street and Eaton Street. Take your friends and enjoy drinks, live music, and help the kitties.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be busy this weekend. Volunteers will be at the Macy’s in Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News tomorrow from 10 to 2. Buy your ticket for just $5 and you can get some great deals in the store. There will also be a sweet hound and some kittens there to help out too. You can see more cats and kittens at the Newport News PetsMart tomorrow from 12 to 5.

Pet Paradise is having an adoption event and Chick-fil-a fundraiser for IOWCHS tomorrow. You can meet some of the adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens from 11 to 3. Chick-fil-a sandwiches and combos will be available for purchase too. Pet Paradise is located at 13478 Carrollton Boulevard in Carrollton.

Rainbow Animal Rescue has been selling the Macy’s Shop for a Cause tickets too. And tomorrow, they’ll be at the Greenbrier Macy’s in Chesapeake. Stop by and see them from 10 to 4.

XOXO Pet Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet the adoptable pets at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson commons from 10 to 2.

Outer Banks SPCA and Feline Hope are having Kitten Palooza tomorrow at the Nags Head PetsMart. You can find a great kitten friend from 10 to 2. The adoption fee is $0. Yes, you read that right, it’s free. You also get a free kitten starter kit. All kittens have been spayed or neutered, have their vaccinations, microchip, been dewormed, seen the vet, and had a flea treatment. They’re ready to go home with you!

Pigman’s Barbeque is having Tail Waggin’ Tuesday on August 30th. You can get a great meal from 11 to 2 and meet some of the adoptable dogs. Pigman’s is located at 1606 South croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills.

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is full and tomorrow they have extended their hours. You can meet all the adoptable pets from 11 to 5 tomorrow. The adoption hours for the rest of the week are from 1 to 5 and they’re closed on Tuesdays. If you’re looking for a little pet, they have some sweet guinea pigs you can adopt for just $10. They have all sizes, ages, and colors to choose from too. The shelter is located at the intersection of Briarfield Road and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary is having a yard sale fundraiser tomorrow. You can find all kinds of goodies from 8 to 1. The sale will be at 8 Rivergate Road in Poquoson.

4 Paws Animal Rescue will be at the Yorktown Market Days tomorrow from 9 to 1. The market is at Yorktown Beach on Water Street. Go check out all the vendors and booths!

Operation Save a Shelter dog is having an adoption event on Sunday. They’ll be at the Smithfield Tractor Supply from 11 to 2. So, stop by and meet a new friend. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets! They’re raffling off a whole week of boarding at Pet Country Kennels in Carrsville. Tickets are just $1 each and the proceeds go to pay vet bills.

That’s all for this week’s events. I’ll have another post for fundraisers later this weekend. Get out there and have fun with your pets!

Don’t Get It

I’ve never quite fit in anywhere during my life. I just don’t understand some things. Maybe that’s why Mac is my best friend. He doesn’t get some things either. But people are really starting to bother me. I don’t understand why they do so many horrible things.

Don’t get me wrong. There are some wonderful and kind people in the world. The ones who are cruel and mean for no reason are the ones who I just don’t understand. And I’m thinking that maybe social media is helping them be more cruel and inhumane.

I’ve always signed petitions for people to be prosecuted for animal cruelty. It may or may not do any good but it makes me feel better because it’s the only thing I can do. But people seem to be getting worse.

I signed a petition this morning about a college football player who beat his dog and posted it online. The school wasn’t really going to do anything about it because he’s such a great player. Why does being a great football player give him a pass on decent human and humane behavior?

It’s bad enough he beat this dog so badly because the dog had an accident in the house. That’s cruel and inhumane enough all by its self. And it should have stopped right there. But someone in the room had to film the whole thing. Why? Does he want to watch it again and again? Did he think it was fun? That’s sick enough. But it didn’t stop there. They posted this horrible film online for all the public to see.

What does he think we’re going to do? Praise him for being a sick, sadistic, inhumane, animal abuser? “Oh look! My favorite player is beating up a dog for peeing on the floor! He’s such a great guy!” Or maybe “Well, the dog deserved it because he should have been born potty trained. We shouldn’t judge the guy because he’s such a good football player and our team might lose without him.”

Are you kidding me? I don’t care how good a player he is. He’s a horrible human being. Punishing a dog is one thing. That means he was ignorant of positive training techniques for dogs or he didn’t realize how much time house training was going to take. I might be able to forgive that if he takes the time to learn how to properly care for a dog.

Filming and posting this horrible event just shows the kind of character he really is. It’s one thing to be cruel and inhumane. It’s something else entirely to want to brag about and celebrate it.

Behavior like this should not be tolerated by anyone. When a college just ignores behavior like this because the person is a star football player, it tells me exactly what kind of character traits they will allow just to win a game. I just don’t get it.

When did football become more important than being humane and kind? And why do “stars” at anything get a pass on being a decent human being just because they’re “stars?” I don’t get it. I never will either.

I don’t understand how people can get a dog and chain it up outside either. Why bother to have a dog if it isn’t going to be part of the family? PETA is collecting dog toys through tomorrow to give to “backyard” dogs who have no relief from the boredom of being on a chain. They have several drop-off locations in Norfolk. You can see the list at http://www.peta.org. I know some people don’t like PETA. I don’t like some of their ideas and things they do. But some of the good things they do are: provide sturdy dog houses and bedding for chained dogs, provide flea and fly strike treatments for outdoor dogs, provide food and water, and provide the community with low cost spay, neuter, and vaccinations.

So, pick up a toy for a lonely dog if you can and drop it off. I’ll be back later with events and more info.

Relief!

Finally! Cooler weather is coming and Mac can get outside and wander around the yard. He’s been so bored inside during the heat we’ve had. And it’s safer to take your pets out with you. Just don’t leave them in a car. Take them to some of the events!

Bay Beagle Rescue will have some sweet beagles out meeting people tomorrow. They’ll be at the Princess Anne Petco from 11 to 2.

Heritage Humane Society is in need of hand sanitizer. This helps keep the spread of germs down at the shelter and keeps everyone healthier. If you can donate some, drop it off at the shelter at 430 Waller Mill Road in Williamsburg.

Hope For Life Rescue has a Study Buddy special for you. You can adopt a cat or kitten for just $50 with an approved application. So go find a buddy to study with! The shelter is located at 610 Jack Rabbit Road in Virginia Beach. Don’t forget to drop off your unwanted shoes!

K-9 New Life may be having Crock for a Cause this Sunday. They have a ton of great home-cooked food and it’s just $5. So stop by Pleasure House Brewing at 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. The food starts at 6 and goes until it’s all gone.

Animal Aid Society may be out with the dogs tomorrow. This is the Saturday they usually go to the Oyster Point Care A Lot from 11 to 2. But I think they’ll be partying at Smoke BBQ instead. London, from the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, is having a Summer Pool Blast from 11 to 4. Bring supplies and items from the wish list and fill the pool. Donations go to the Peninsula Pet Pantry, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, and AAS. They’re asking you bring unopened jars of peanut butter, cat food, dog and cat toys, and Care-A-Lot gift cards. And stick around to eat! Smoke BBQ is located at 10900 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

Did you know that Wednesday was Black Cat Appreciation Day? I appreciate Wink every day. I haven’t told her about having a special day just for black cats yet. Anyway, the Virginia Beach SPCA is having a black cat special. You can adopt a black, or mostly black, cat or kitten for half the regular adoption fee through Sunday. This is good at the shelter and the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption Center.

Norfolk SPCA is also having a black cat special in honor of the day. You can adopt a cat with any black in the fur, and Carlton, for free. No fee at all through Sunday! So go find a new friend!

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

Indian Rivers Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone at the Tappahannock Farmers Market tomorrow. You can meet them from 9 to 1. They’ll also have some fundraising merchandise for sale.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will have the dogs out meeting everyone tomorrow. You can meet them at the Hilltop Petsmart from 11 to 2. Don’t forget to buy your Macy’s Shop for a Cause ticket! They’re just $5 each and it goes to the rescue. The big sale will be next weekend and the cards will be accepted at all Macy’s stores.

XOXO Pet Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. They have some adorable puppies and dogs looking for new homes. You can meet them from 10 to 2 at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons.

PAWS of Hertford County will be at the Greenbrier PetsMart tomorrow. They have some great pets you can adopt. These volunteers come a long way to find homes for the pets in their care. So stop by and show them some support. And maybe find a new friend! They’ll be there from 10 to 2.

You need to put this event on your calendar. Pigman’s Barbeque is having Tail Waggin’ Tuesday this week on the 23rd. From 11:30 to 2, you can get some great food and meet some of the pets from the Outer Banks SPCA. Pigman’s Barbeque is a big supporter of OBXSPCA so make sure you say something while you’re there.

If you’re like me and doing your holiday planning early, Critters 4 U Rescue has a deal for you. They’re having a PartyLite fundraiser through the 24th. The rescue gets $11 for each candle you order so it’s great for you and the rescue. They can pay vet bills and buy food, and you can get your decorations or gifts now, and not worry about it later. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/events/1140918265966589/.

Got a dirty car and want some wings? Head over to Hooters Norfolk on Military Highway on Sunday. The girls are having a car wash to benefit GO Rescue. The car wash runs from 11 to 3. Hooters Norfolk is located at 1160 North Military Highway. GO Rescue is not funded and relies solely on donations. So go get a clean car and some great ribs and help the rescue!

Next Generation Animal Services really needs our support right now. They have some huge vet bills that need to be paid. If you can donate, any amount will be appreciated. You can donate through PayPal at ngas@cox.net or directly to the vet at the Animal Clinic of Eagle Harbor.

Operation Save a Shelter Dog is having a Tupperware fundraiser. The rescue gets 40% of the proceeds for each item ordered. I took a look at the website and they have some great items! These would make nice gifts or help you update your own kitchen. And it helps the rescue! So check it out at http://www.tupperware.com/?fundraiser=57a9d4f4e116060c50bf1a8b.

Billy the Kidden Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet the adoptable cats and kittens at the Diamond Springs Road care A Lot from 11 to 2. And you can get everything your new friend needs while you’re there!

BTKR is also having a fundraiser on Thursday night, the 25th. The Green Onion is having Dine to Donate from 5 to 10 p.m. and the rescue gets the proceeds. So put it on your calendar! The Green Onion is located at 1603 Colley Avenue in Norfolk. If you can’t make it but want to donate, you can give through PayPal at BillytheKiddenRescue@gmail.com or donate items from the wish list at https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2DB1T6UPU2QNY.

Well, that should keep you busy this weekend. Get out there and have fun with your pets! Or adopt a pet to have fun with!

Fair Time!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks! So much to do, then it gets hot, Then cool, and even more to do. And I’m worried about Mac. This has been a hard summer on Mac. He’s almost 14 and his arthritis is getting worse. He gets the highest amount of Cosequin with vitamins and minerals every morning. But, I can tell he’s not feeling welling well. Hopefully I can get him to a vet when it’s a bit cooler. It’s just too hot to put him in a car right now.

Anyway, we have a lot of events this weekend. The New Kent County Fair will be at the New Kent High School tomorrow. Turtle Island Sanctuary will be there raising funds. Alice makes wonderful jewelry and it’s really affordable so check it out. She’ll be in the cafeteria in the A.C. There are a lot of great vendors, crafters, food booths, and activities. The school is located at 7365 Egypt Rd in New Kent. New Kent Humane Society might be there too but I’m not sure.

Bay Beagle Rescue is having a bingo fundraiser on Sunday. You can stay cool, play bingo, win great prizes, and help the rescue at the same time. It will be at the VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee Street, in Norfolk. Doors open at 1:45 for shopping and the games start at 2:30. Adult packs of 12 games with 3 door prize tickets are $15 and kids packs are $5 at the door. Contact BBR to get adult packs for $10 without the door prize tickets. Contact info is on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BayBeaglesRescue.

Hope for Life Rescue is collecting shoes to raise funds. They get money for each pound of shoes they collect. If you have any to donate, just drop them in the black trash bin in front of Suite 1 at 610 Jack Rabbit Road in Virginia Beach.

K-9 New Life may be doing Crock Pot Sunday this week. Stop by Pleasure House Brewing for some great food, craft beer, and music. Supper starts at 6 and it’s just a $5 donation to the rescue. Pleasure House Brewing is located at 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

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. This is the last time you can get your Macy’s Shop for a Cause ticket before the big sale. They’re just $5 and the money goes to the rescue.

XOXO Pet Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow too. You can meet them at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons from 10 to 2. You can see the adoptable pets and fill out an application at http://www.xoxopetrescue.org/.

SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina is celebrating their 30th anniversary this weekend. There will be refreshments, kids games, and a special adoption fee of just $30 per pet. The celebration is tomorrow and Sunday from 10 to 3:30. So head to shelter this weekend and find a new friend. The shelter is located at 102 Enterprise Drive in Elizabeth City.

Critters 4 U Rescue is having several fundraisers and has a matching donation offer. First, they’re having a PartyLite fundraiser. The link is https://www.facebook.com/events/1140918265966589/ and the rescue will get $11 for every candle ordered. The sale runs through the 24th. C4U is also collecting shoes as a fundraiser. They need to collect 100 bags of 25 pairs of shoes. So start cleaning out your closets! Any kind of shoes will do, new or gently used. You can drop off shoes at 244 Beauregard Heights in Hampton. The rescue also has a matching donor to help pay their vet bill. If they can raise $500 dollars by Monday, the 15th, this person will match it. This will pay about half their vet bill. You can donate through PayPal at critters4urescue@yahoo.com or directly to Hilton Animal Hospital, 757-223-9414.

4 Pawz Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. They’ll have adoptable pets out meeting everyone at the Oyster Point Care A Lot in Newport News from 9 to 12. And don’t forget to eat on Tuesday! 4 Pawz is having a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Kiln Creek. Between 4 and 8 in the evening the rescue will get 10% of the bill if you show the flyer. The flyer is on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Makingtailswag/.

Operation Save a Shelter Dog is having a Tupperware fundraiser. You can get some great deals on storage and the rescue gets 40% of the proceeds. Check it out at http://www.tupperware.com/?fundraiser=57a9d4f4e116060c50bf1a8b.

Cat Rescue Inc. is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some real sweeties at the Greenbrier PetsMart from 12 to 4.

Next Generation Animal Services really needs our help. They have a huge vet bill that needs to be paid down. Any size donation is appreciated. You can donate through PayPal at ngas@cox.net or directly to the vet at the Animal Clinic of Eagle Harbor.

If you need to have a cat or dog spayed or neutered, call PETA and make an appointment. They’re having a special in their SNIP vans through September 30th. You can get a pet spayed or neutered for just $15 each. Just call 757-622-7382, extension 3, to make an appointment. You do have to leave a message but they will call you back.

That’s it for this week. Get out there and have some fun. But, be careful in this heat if you’re out with pets.

Wow!

This is going to be one busy weekend! This week has been busy too. Hope you get a chance to get out there and have fun.

Suffolk Humane Society is having a yard sale on Saturday. It will be from 8 to 12 at 412 Kings Fork Road. They have furniture, household goods, holiday decorations, kitchenware, partial estates, and a ton of odds and ends. And it’s going on rain or shine!

K9 Justice League will be out with the dogs on Saturday and Sunday. You can meet them at the Princess Anne Petco in Virginia Beach. They’ll be there from 10 to 2 both days.

K-9 New Life will be back with Crock Pot Sunday this week. I saw a video of their event and they have a ton of food. It looked delicious! You can get a great meal for just $5 and all the money goes to the rescue for their medical fund. So head over to Pleasure House Brewing on Shore Drive. Food starts at 6 and goes until all the food is gone.

Animal Aid Society will be out with the dogs on Saturday. You can meet them at the Peninsula Town Center PetsMart in Hampton from 11 to 2. The shelter will be open this Sunday too. You can stop by and meet a new friend until 3.

Animal Aid Society will also be at the Kiln Creek Animal Care clinic on Saturday afternoon. KCAC is having an open house from 2 to 5 along with Kiln Creek Community Day. They have all kinds of activities, clinic tours, doggie pools, pet obedience demos, therapy dog demos Kona Ice, and food trucks. On Command Dog Training Wild Birds Unlimited, and Foxy Roxy Pet Grooming will be there too. AAS, SEVA GRREAT, 4 Paws Animal Rescue, and Giant Hearts Giant Dogs Rescue will also be there with adoptable pets. I’ll be there too! There will be a puppy kissing booth and the KCAC photo booth, raffles, prizes and corn hole. Should be a great day so stop by and have some fun! KCAC is located at 900 Brick Kiln Boulevard on the corner where you enter for the golf course.

Chesapeake Humane Society is having adoption events on Saturday and Sunday. They’ll be at the Hanbury Village Petco from 11 to 3 both days. You can meet adoptable pets from CHS and Chesapeake Animal Services.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone on Sunday afternoon. You can meet them at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard from 11 to 4.

New Kent Humane Society will be at the 9th Annual Jenna Bash Festival on Saturday. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item or pet item for NKHS and the New Kent Animal Shelter. The festival will be at the Rockahock Campground in Lanexa from 11 to 6. There will be a waterslide, bounce houses, great BBQ and other eats, home-baked goodies, a huge silent auction, raffles, games for the kids, a hayride, train ride, and vendors. There will also be pet adoptions by NKHS and a butterfly release. Live music will be provided by The Mullins Sisters and Mixed Bag. Dancers from Muggivans School of Irish Dance will be performing too. This is a big event and is family friendly. The campground is located at 1428 Outpost Road.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will have adoptable dogs out meeting everyone on Saturday. You can meet them at the Diamond Springs Road Care A Lot from 11 to 2. Don’t forget to pick up your Macy’s Shop for a Cause ticket. They’re just $5 each and get you some great deals and savings.

Portsmouth Humane Society is having an adoption event on Saturday. They’ll be at the Hilltop Plaza Petsmart in Virginia Beach from 11 to 2. They’ll have adoptable dogs and cats out meeting everyone and they’ll be accepting donations too.

XOXO Pet Rescue may be out with the dogs on Saturday. You can meet a new friend at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons. Look for them from 10 to 2.

PAWS of Hertford County will be at the Greenbrier Petsmart on Saturday. You can meet some of the adoptable pets from 10 to 2. This little rescue works hard to find homes for the animals and they need our support. So stop by and find a new friend! You can see which animals will be there and fill out an adoption application at http://www.pawsofhertfordcounty.org.

Well, that’s all I have for this weekend. They next 3 days are going to be busy! Hope you and your pets can get out there and have fun. If your favorite rescue or shelter isn’t listed, just check their Facebook page or website. Facebook usually has the most up to date info on events.

Staying Cool?

This heat is making me melt! I have found that you can tell how hot it is by how flat against the concrete, and how spread out, a cat is. The bigger the puddle of fur, the higher the temperature.

Mac has been staying inside with me and the cats have wanted to be outside. I think they’re a bit nuts wanting to stay out. At least I can help Mac stay cool. He likes the Kong popsicles. We got a kit with a mold and several mixes at Care A Lot Pet supplies last year. They’re easy to make and he loves them. I also have a couple cooling neck wraps for him. They’re actually for people but he needed them more than I did. Those came from Hobby Hill Farm. It’s a great little business not far from here. They have a great website too.

I use to have a pool for the dogs. But I was the only one who used it. Munchkin didn’t like getting wet and Mac wouldn’t get in it. I tried bribing him with treats and balls and he would look in it. But he never stepped in. I even splashed him with water and he loves that. But he still wouldn’t get in. So I gave it away. Oh well, at least we all like popsicles of some sort.

Anyway, we have some events this weekend. Not as many as usual though. I think people are taking a break because of the heat or for vacation.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is having a special on adoption fees through the 31st. You can adopt a black cat or kitten for half the normal fee. This includes cats with black spots, stripes, patches, or splotches. So stop by and make a new friend. The shelter is located at 6620 Jackson Lane in Gloucester.

If you like to run, you can help out Hope for Life Rescue. The Virginia Beach Summer 5K Series will be next week on August 3rd. A portion of each entry fee will go to the rescue. Pre-registration is $25 and $30 on the day of the race. Registration is at 7 and the race starts at 8 in the morning. You can get more info at http://www.jandaracing.com/summerseries/.

Got a beautiful dog? Maybe one who is photogenic, or like Mac the camera hog? You should enter them in Maddie’s PACC Charity Rescue Dog Pageant. The pageant will be on October 8th but you need to get your applications in before September 15th. Proceeds go to PACC. There are prizes for the pageant and the Most Photogenic Contest too. You can get all the info at https://www.facebook.com/events/181708528896861/.

If you like to golf, you can sign up for the Puttin’ for Paws Golf Tournament. You can get all the info at http://vbspca.com/golf.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone Sunday afternoon. You can meet them at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard. They’ll be there from 12 to 4.

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. Don’t forget to buy your Macy’s Shop for a Cause ticket. They’re just $5 and the proceeds go to the rescue.

Portsmouth Humane Society is having a Kitten Shower tomorrow. You can meet all the cuddly kittens from 12 to 4:30. Don’t forget to bring a gift! They need electric heating pads that don’t turn off, microwavable hot water bottles, toys, pine litter, KMR, disposable litter boxes, and blankets. They have an Amazon wish list at http://www.portsmouthhumanesociety.org.

Bertie County Humane Society is having a Magnabilities fundraiser through August 3rd. They have some great items that will be personalized for you. Check it out at http://johnnabrowne.magnabilities.com/party/10054. This is a small rescue and they work hard to find homes for all the animals. All proceeds for the sale go to the rescue. Besides, it’s never too early to start planning for holiday gifts.

Currituck Animal Shelter has a great way for you to meet a new friend. They have cut the adoption fee in half for their long term residents. These animals are ready to go home with and have been waiting a long time. Go help them celebrate freedom! You can get all the info at https://www.facebook.com/CurrituckAnimalShelter.

Need a new t-shirt? You can get a GO Rescue shirt for just $22. All the info is at https://www.booster.com/help-a-rescue-dog. Check it out!

Well, that’s it for this week. Get out there and have fun with your pets!

Summer Party!

If you can stand the heat, this is a great time for a summer party. I’m sure your dogs would like a pool or beach party so they could have fun in the water. That’s the only kind of party to have right now! Don’t know that we have any parties on the schedule but we do have some great events.

Currituck Animal Services has a special for you. Adoption fees are half off for their long term residents. You can find a new friend to take to the beach! Their contact info and address is at https://www.facebook.com/CurrituckAnimalShelter/?fref=ts.

Froggie’s Cantina by the Bay and Pit Bull Awareness Coalition are finally having their summer party tomorrow from 12 to 4. This has been rescheduled twice because of rain. Third time is a charm! Froggie’s has a great dog friendly deck so you can bring your furry friend. There will also be a dog photo booth so you can get a family photo with your pet for just a donation. Pictures will also be taken to add to the Majority Project. There will be a 50/50 raffle and live music by Mike Proffitt and Dana Silvercloud. Fifteen percent of appetizers will go to PBAC. Join the fun from 12 to 4. Froggie’s is located at 3656 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

Suffolk Animal Hospital is having a Doggie Wash to benefit Suffolk Humane Society tomorrow. Take your doggie to get washed no matter how big or small they are. They’ll be washed brushed and dried by hospital staff and SHS volunteers. SHS will also have adoptable kittens and cats there to meet everyone. They may also have face painting and a food truck. The doggie wash starts at 12 noon. The hospital is located at 1232 Holland Road.

If you would rather be bowling, head over to Pinboy’s at the Beach. They’re hosting Bowling for Beagles tomorrow from 12:30 to 3. The event includes 3 games of bowling and rental shoes. There will also be raffles throughout the event, silent auctions, and more. Proceeds benefit Bay Beagle Rescue’s medical fund. Pinboy’s is located at 1577 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is having an adoption special. Adoption fees for black cats and kittens are half off for the month of July. This includes cats and kittens with black spots, stripes, and patches. So go find a new feline friend! The shelter is located at 6620 Jackson Lane in Gloucester.

K-9 New Life may be having Crock Pot Sunday this week. It’s held at Pleasure House Brewing starting at 6. You can eat some great home-cooked food for just a $5 donation. Proceeds go to the rescue’s medical fund. Pleasure House Brewing is located at 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society is having 2 adoption events this weekend. They’ll be at the Newport News PetsMart tomorrow from 12 to 4 with some sweet cats and kittens. Then on Sunday, you can meet some more adoptable pets at the North Suffolk Petco. They’ll be there from 12 to 4. This Petco is located on University Boulevard in Suffolk.

There will be a bingo fundraiser for local rescues and shelters on Tuesday the 26th. Twenty-four games of bingo for just $20 or $1 a card. There will also be raffles, great prizes, and snacks available for $1. Prizes are donated from local businesses, independent consultants, and local crafters. The event will be at Elm Acres, 100 Raney Street, in Lawrenceville.

GO Pet Rescue is having Bingo tonight. Get there early to do some shopping with the vendors. The vendors donate great prizes for this event. Doors open at 5:30 and games start at 6:30. There are 20 games for $20. They’ll have pizza to order and cold drinks available for purchase too. The fundraiser will be at the VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee Street, in Norfolk. The rescue is also having a t-shirt fundraiser. Shirts are just $22 and they have a goal of 50 shirts. The sale runs through August 8th. Check it out at https://www.booster.com/help-a-rescue-dog.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be at the Hurling and Camogie Tournament tomorrow. The event will be at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex, 4001 Dam Neck Road, in Virginia Beach from 9 to 3. Then on Sunday, they’ll be at the Plaza Trail PetsMart from 11 to 3. Don’t forget to buy your Macy’s Shop for a Cause ticket! They’re just $5 which goes to the rescue.

Portsmouth Humane Society is having an off-site adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some of the great shelter pets at the Suffolk PetsMart on College Drive. They’ll be there from 11 to 2.

XOXO Pet Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. They’ll have loads of cute puppies out meeting everyone at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons. They also have some great dogs of all ages and sizes. You can meet them from 11 to 2.

Bertie County Humane Society is having a Magnabilities fundraiser. This is a tiny rural shelter that really needs our help. They work really hard to find homes for the animals that come in. Magnabilities has unique magnetic charm jewelry that can be customized with your photos. And all the proceeds go to the shelter. The fundraiser goes through August 3rd. So go check it out at http://johnnabrowne.magnabilities.com/party/10054.

Outer Banks SPCA is in need of washers and dryers. If you can donate one, or more, it’s tax deductable. Give them a call at 252.475.5620. They can even arrange for pick up!

United States Equine Rescue League is having a t-shirt fundraiser. You can get a nice looking shirt with a great design for just $15. The sale only goes through July 29th so make sure you get your order in. Their goal is 50 shirts. Check it out at https://www.booster.com/hot-t-shirt-design-for-summer.

Cindi Smith has a rescue for feral cats and dogs. Right now she really needs some dry and wet kitten food. You can order some on the Amazon wish list and it will be sent right to her. The list is at http://amzn.to/2ag1PnS. She also has a list for dogs but she needs kitten food right away.

PetsMart is having an event for kids tomorrow. Secret Life of Pets: Help us Find Max will be happening at all the PetsMart stores. They’ll have fun activities, educational facts about pets, and give aways from 12 to 4. You can get more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1127641673963183/.

Get out there and have fun with your pets! And be careful in the heat!

Hot!

It’s terribly hot this week. Hope you and your pets are staying cool in the air conditioning. Weather should be better tomorrow just in time for all the events.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has a very crowded shelter. It is kitten and puppy season after all. So, they’re having a special adoption offer. Through the end of July, adoption fees for black cats and kittens are half off. This includes cats and kittens with black spots, stripes, and patches too. So stop by the shelter and find a new friend! It’s at 6620 Jackson Lane.

K-9 New Life may be having Crock Pot Sunday this week. Crock Pot Sunday is at Pleasure House Brewing in Virginia Beach. It starts at 6 and goes until the food is gone. You get a great home cooked meal, music, and craft beer for just a $5 donation to rescue medical fund. So stop by the brewery at 3025 Shore drive and have some fun!

Animal Aid Society is busy tomorrow. They’ll have dogs out meeting everyone at the Oyster Point Care A Lot from 11 to 2. And they’re hosting Give a Hound a Home at the shelter from 1 to 4. Hounds and beagles get overlooked so often and they’re great pets especially if you want a laid back dog. So this is a way for the hounds and beagles at the shelter to be the stars that they are. So go find a new friend! The shelter is located at 80 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be out with some adoptable pets on Sunday. You can meet them at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard from 11 to 4.

Indian Rivers Humane Society will be at the Tappahannock Farmers Market tomorrow from 9 to 1. They’ll have adoptable pets from the Essex County Shelter, services info, and merchandise. So go meet a new friend and pick up some fresh goodies.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Newport News PetsMart from 11 to 2.

Portsmouth Humane Society will be busy this weekend. They’re having a puppy shower tomorrow at the shelter from 12 to 4:30. They need donations of blankets, Kongs, Dawn dish soap, pet wipes, tear free puppy shampoo, and Esbilac puppy milk replacer. Bring a donation and hang out with the puppies. No one can resist puppy breath. And you might even take one, or two, home with you. The shelter is located at 4022 Seaboard Court.

Then on Sunday, PHS is having an adoption event at Pottery Barn in MacArthur Center. Adoptable pets will be greeting everyone from 11:30 to 2. There will also be a donation bin if you want to donate needed items.

XOXO Pet rescue is having a huge adoption event tomorrow. They have over 35 puppies and dogs of all ages and sizes. You can meet some of them at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons. They’ll be there from 10 to 2.

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 is a small rescue that travels here to find homes for these sweeties. So, let’s show some support and help them out. I know they always need donations and anything will be appreciated. You can see some of the pets that will be there tomorrow on the website at http://www.pawsofhertfordcounty.com. You can also fill out an adoption application there.

SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina is really busy tomorrow. There will be a rabies clinic at Eastern Pet Company in Elizabeth City. The cost is just $5 and the clinic will run from 2 to 4.

Then there’s the Paddle Party Fundraiser at Big Daddy’s Pizza from 1 to 3. You can get a $15 ticket with 1 paddle. Bring quarters for bidding! Or, you can get a $25 ticket with an all inclusive paddle. Big Daddy’s is located at 103 Capitol Trace in Elizabeth City.

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is having cat’s Night Out tonight and a Kitten Shower tomorrow. They have extended hours tonight and special adoption fees so you can meet a new furry friend. And tomorrow they’ll be having the kitten shower from 11 to 5. Their wish list includes non-clumping litter, shallow litter boxes, KMR, baby wipes, wet kitten and cat food, cat toys and stuffies, fleece blankets, heating pads, Dawn, brushes, and paper towels. So bring a donation and hang out with some realy sweet kittens and cats. Adoption fees are $25 for cats and $30 for kittens. The shelter is located at 5843 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

Next Generation Animal Services really needs our help. They need donations of Purina One cat, kitten, and dog food. And they really need monetary donations. They have a huge vet bill that needs to be paid. You can send a donation through PayPal at ngas@cox.net. Or, you can donate directly to the vet at the Animal Clinic of Eagle Harbor.

Well, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back later with tips for keeping cool in the heat and preparing for a hurricane. Get out, or in with the AC, and have fun with your pets!

Hot Enough?

Who turned on the sauna? I’m tired of this heat and humidity. Mac is too. He keeps looking at me like he wants me to make it cooler. I try to explain to him that I can’t make the air conditioner be any cooler than it is. But I feel for him. I’m roasting and he’s wearing a fur coat so I know he’s roasting too. But cooler weather is on the way. We have some great events this weekend too.

Hope For Life Rescue has a great deal for you. You can adopt a new feline friend for just $25 today and Sunday.You do have to have an approved application for this. So go find a new friend! The shelter is located at 610 Jack Rabbit Road in Virginia Beach.

K9 Justice League will be out with the dogs this weekend. You can meet them at the Princess Anne Petco in Virginia Beach. They’ll be there from 10 to 2 both days.

K-9 New Life may be having Crock Pot Sunday tomorrow evening at Pleasure House Brewing. Check their Facebook page for more info. It’s at https://www.facebook.com/K9NewLife/?fref=ts.

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center is experiencing a Purricane with a lot of thumper right now. You can adopt a kitten for just $25. Cats and rabbits are just $10. This is good today and tomorrow. So go meet a new friend! The shelter is located at 5585 Sabre Road.

Peninsula Pet Pantry is having a yard sale today. It’s being held at No More Chasin’ Tails, 1 Court House Drive, in Newport News. There are a lot of great items and the sale runs until 1 this afternoon.

Chesapeake Humane Society is having an adoption event this weekend. They’re at the Hanbury Village Petco until 3 with spme great adoptable pets.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society is at the North Suffolk Petco this weekend. They have some great kittens, dogs, puppies, and cats out meeting everyone until 1 today and from 12 to 4 tomorrow. Petco is on University Boulevard.

IOWCHS is also out with some cats and kittens in today. You can meet them from 12 to 5 at the Newport News PetsMart.

Rainbow Animal Rescue is out with the dogs today. You can meet them at the Diamond Springs Care A Lot from 11 to 2. Don’t forget to buy your Macy’s Shop for a Cause ticket! They’re just $5 and you get some great deals. The cost of the ticket goes to the RAR medical fund.

Portsmouth Humane Society is having a special on adoptions through July 15th. All adoption fees are half off so go find a new friend. And they’re having fundraiser at Lucky Pups Pet Wash tomorrow. PHS will be there from 12 to 3. There will be a donation container for supplies and food. There will also be a donation jar for any monetary donations. You can get your dog clean and help the shelter at the same time! Lucky Pups is located at 3916 Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake.

XOXO Pet Rescue may be out with the dogs today. Look for them at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons. They’ll be there from 10 to 2.

If you’re looking for a new feline friend, head to Bertie County. The Bertie County Humane Society is at capacity and really needs new homes for their cats and kittens. You can see them in the Fantastic Felines album at https://www.facebook.com/Bertie-County-Humane-Society-93008103060/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153735134628061. The shelter also needs donations of Purina Kitten Chow in the yellow bag and pate canned food. If you would rather send a monetary donation or ship them some food, the address is Post Office Box 217, Powellsville, North Carolina, 27967.

Outer Banks SPCA is having a True Love special today. You can adopt a pet for just $17.76. This is good for dogs over 20 pounds, puppies over 6 months, cats, kittens, and pairs of kittens. The shelter is located at 1035 Driftwood Drive in Manteo.

That’s it for this week. Get out there and have fun with your pet. Or adopt a pet to have fun with. Just remember not to leave them in a car even with the windows cracked. It gets hot in there really fast and your pet could die from the heat. So be careful!

Happy Independence Day!

The actual day isn’t until Monday but a lot of people will start celebrating today. Since it’s a long weekend, get out there and have fun with your pets. Maybe you can attend on or more of the weekend events and support our local rescues and shelters. Or adopt a furry friend to have fun with.

Heritage Humane Society needs our help. This is the middle of kitten season and supplies are running low. With over 120 kittens, they go through stuff fast. They need donations of Kitten Milk Replacer or KMR, canned kitten food, Yesterday’s News cat litter, non-clumping cat litter, heating pads, and PetsMart gift cards. They have an Amazon wish list and items purchased can be delivered right to the shelter. The link should be on their website at http://www.heritagehumanesociety.org.

Peninsula SPCA is having Pups in the Pool on July 17th. It will be at the United Jewish Community Pool and space is limited so you have to register now. Just call 930-1422 or send an email to straster@ujcvp.org. You can get all the info at https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaSPCA/?fref=ts.

Hope For Life Rescue is having a fundraiser. Every Wednesday, they’ll be at the Eagle’s Nest for Yappy Hour from 5 to 8. That’s one long Yappy Hour! There is music, food, drinks, raffles, and a few adoptable pets. So go have fun! The Eagle’s Nest is located at 600 Nevan Road in Virginia Beach.

Animal Aid Society will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Peninsula Town Center PetsMart in Hampton from 11 to 2. And the shelter will be open until 3 on Sunday! So go meet a new friend!

Peninsula Pilots are having Dog Days of Summer on Tuesday from 5:30 to 8 and you can bring your dog. Peninsula Pet Pantry will be there so take some pet food to donate. Rainbow animal Rescue will be there with some adoptable dogs too. The stadium is located at 1889 West Pembroke Avenue in Hampton.

Norfolk SPCA needs our help. They need donations of pate style canned cat food. I know Friskies and 9 Lives have this kind of food. You can also order it at Amazon and have it delivered right to the shelter. The link is on their website at http://norfolkspca.com.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be out with some adoptable pets on Sunday. You can meet them at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard from 12 to 4.

New Kent Humane Society has a lot of new kitty babies. And we know what that means, lots of kitty poop. They need some donations of pellet style cat litter. You can get 40 pounds of equine bedding pellets for just $5.99 at Tractor Supply. These pellets work just like the kitty litter pellets but cost a lot less. And go meet all the little balls when you drop off your donation! The shelter is located at 6301 Olivet Church Road in New Kent.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs, a photographer, and Uncle Sam tomorrow. They’ll be at the Diamond Springs Road care A Lot from 11 to 4. You can meet a new friend and get pics of your pet and family with Uncle Sam. Photos are just $10 and proceeds go to the rescue’s medical fund. Don’t forget to buy your Macy’s Shop for a Cause tickets!

Portsmouth Humane Society is having an adoption event tomorrow. They’ll be at the Hilltop PetsMart from 11 to 2 so stop by and meet a new friend. All their adoption fees are 50% off through July 15th.

XOXO Pet Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons from 10 to 2.

PAWS of Hertford County will be out with some adoptable pets tomorrow too. They’ll be at the Greenbrier PetsMart from 10 to 2. This is a small rescue and they travel from North Carolina to find homes for the shelter pets. So stop by and show them some support. You can see the adoptable pets and fill out and adoption application at http://www.pawsofhertfordcounty.com.

Next Generation Animal Services needs our help too. They need supplies and donations to pay their vet bill. You can get their wish list and more info on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Next-Generation-Animal-ServicesInc/188989324606913.

Well, that’s it for this week. Make sure your pet is in a safe place on Independence Day. More pets go missing then than any other time. The shelter’s busiest day seems to be July 5th. Make sure they have ID or are microchipped. Have fun!