We have some great fairs and festivals this weekend. I’ll be here trying to unplug a toilet but I sure hope you can get out there and have some fun.
Desperado’s is having an end of summer party tomorrow at Skeleton Key. It starts at 12 and goes all day. There’s no cover charge either. They’re having a raffle for a $1,000 gift card at 3. There will also be vendors there so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. Proceeds benefit Suffolk Humane Society. Skeleton Key Bar and Grille is located at 4300 Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake.
Suffolk Animal Care is having an adoption event this weekend. They’ll have adoptable pets out meeting everyone at the Chesapeake Square PetsMart. You can meet them from 12 to 3 tomorrow and Sunday.
Peninsula SPCA is having their annual Paws for a Cause festival and dog walk tomorrow afternoon. This event has grown every year and is a big fundraiser for the shelter. And it’s a lot of fun! They have activities for everyone, a 2 mile pledge walk, a kid’s area with bounce house, vendors, food, contests, and demos. A lot of the local rescues will be there with adoptable pets too. The festival will be in Williams Field, part of the Mariner’s Museum Park, across the street from Warwick High School. It runs from 12 to 5.
Today is the last day to get your tickets for Jump, Jive, and Woof. This event is held at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society tomorrow afternoon from 4 to 7. They have a buffet-style dinner, a build your own sundae bar, and some great Big Band music. You can get your tickets at http://www.gmhumanesociety.org/. The shelter is located at 6620 Jackson Lane in Gloucester.
K-9 New Life is having Crock for a Cause on Sunday evening. The food starts at 6 and goes until it’s gone. And they have a lot of food! It’s just a $5 donation for the rescue medical fund. So come hungry! The event is held at Pleasure House Brewing, 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.
Animal Aid Society is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some of the sweet dogs from the shelter at the Oyster Point Road Care A Lot from 11 to 2.
Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center is having their biggest fundraiser tomorrow. Dogs Gone Swimming will be at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue. You can sign up for a 45 minute swim session for $20 or get an all day pass for $45. There will also be live music, contests, games, food, vendors, and more. The fun starts at 10 and runs until 3.
Happy Paws is having their Bark to School Open House on Sunday from 1 to 4. You can meet the trainers and learn about their positive training program. There will also be fun activities, freebies, and a 25% discount if you sign up for training. Happy Paws is located at 5660 Indian River Road in Virginia Beach.
Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be having an adoption event on Sunday afternoon. You can meet some great adoptable pets from 11 to 4 at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard.
Isle of Wight Animal Shelter will have some adoptable pets out meeting everyone this weekend. You can meet them at the Isle of Wight County Fair. You can have some great fun and meet a new friend too! I went last year and had so much fun. So go check it out!
Indian Rivers Humane Society will have some shelter pets out meeting everyone tomorrow too. You can meet them at the Tappahannock Farmers Market from 9 to 1.
Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Princess Anne Road Petco from 11 to 2.
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.
PAWS of Hertford County will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone tomorrow. You can meet them at the Greenbrier Petsmart from 10 to 2.This is a small rescue and they can really use our help.
Outer Banks SPCA will be at the Nags Head PetsMart from 10 to 4 today and tomorrow. So go find a new friend! The store is located at 2210 South Croatan Highway. Feline Hope will probably be there too with more furry friends.
Critters 4 U Rescue is still collecting shoes. They need to collect 100 bags with 25 pairs in each bag. They can get $1,000 for their medical fund from this collection. And they have a huge bill. So clean out your closets and drop off the shoes at 244 Beauregard Heights in Hampton. If you can’t donate shoes but still want to donate to the medical fund, you can donate through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also donate directly to the clinic at Hilton Animal Hospital, 757-223-9414.
GO Rescue is having Bingo on Tuesday evening to raise funds. This is a big event with vendors and great prizes. It’s just $20 for 20 games. Tell them when you get you pay that you’re there for GO Rescue. There will be food available to purchase too. Doors open at 5:30 and games start at 6:30. The event is held at the VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee Street, in Norfolk.
Next Generation Animal Services is having a Thirty One fundraiser. Check out all the goodies at https://www.mythirtyone.com/390877/shop/Party/EventDetail/9406791?verify=true. Get your order in by the 30th! You can get a head start on holiday shopping and help rescue animals get the vetting they need to find new homes. That’s a great reason to go shopping!
This is Pet Appreciation Week at Tractor Supply stores and they have adoption events this weekend. I know Operation Save a Shelter Dog will have adoptable dogs out meeting everyone at the Suffolk Tractor Supply on Pruden Boulevard. They’ll be there from 11 to 3. The event is actually all day from 8 to 4 with rescues being there at different times.
Well, that’s it. Get out there and have fun!