More Fairs!

I’m trying to get this out tonight because I won’t be here tomorrow. I’ll be at the Guinea Jubilee most of tomorrow. I’m pretty sure that the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will be there too. They were last year. If you make it to the Middle Peninsula, stop by and say “hi!”

K-9 New Life may be doing their Crock for a Cause Sunday evening. Stop by Pleasure House Brewing and get a great home-cooked meal, enjoy some music, meet some new furry friends and enjoy. They usually have a huge amount of food and it’s just a $5 donation to the rescue medical fund. They start serving at 6 and it goes until the food is gone. Pleasure House Brewing is located at 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

Animal Aid Society is having their fall yard sale Saturday morning. It will be at the shelter at 80 Butler Farm Road in Hampton. The sale runs from 8 to 1. You can find all kinds of goodies and help the shelter too!

Chesapeake Humane Society and several other local rescues will be at the Virginia Beach Pet Expo this weekend. The Expo will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at 1000 19th Street. You have 2 days of pet related fun so go check it out. Admission and parking are free and pets are welcome.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society may be at the North Suffolk Petco on Sunday afternoon. You can meet some sweet adoptable pets from 11 to 4.

XOXO Pet Rescue may be at the Newport News Petco on Saturday. They’re usually there from 10 to 2. Last time I checked they have a lot of puppies to cuddle and hug. Petco is in Jefferson Commons.

The Outer Banks SPCA will be busy on Saturday. They’ll be at the Jeep Mutiny at the Soundside Event Site from 8 to 12. Go meet some new furry friends and have fun! The site is located at 6906 South Croatan Highway in Nags Head. And the shelter will also have volunteers and adoptable pets at the YMCA Dog Walk and Swim from 8:30 to 12:30. Take your dog for a day of fun. The event is at the Nags Head YMCA.

Need a new horsey shirt? That’s a silly question at my house. I always need a new horsey, or dog, or cat, shirt. Maybe you need to get a gift for a horsey friend. Stolen Horse International a.k.a. NetPosse.com is having a fundraiser selling shirts. They have a great design, several colors and sizes, and everything from t-shirts to hoodies. I’m just waiting for pay day to order one. You can get your order in at https://www.bonfire.com/remembering-idaho-2016/.

That’s all I have for now. Hope you and your pets have fun this weekend!

Fair Time!

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 critters4urescue@yahoo.com. 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!

Catching Up

I’ve gotten really behind this year with everything that needs to be done. And I’m trying to catch up. Don’t think it’s working too well though. Maybe the rest of this month will get better. Anyway, we have some great events this weekend. Get out there and have fun with your pets!

Suffolk Animal Care is overrun with cats and kittens. All sizes, colors, and personalities are available for adoption. It’s only $75 to adopt one and includes their vaccines and spay or neuter. You can see pics and get contact info at https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkAnimalCare.

Heritage Humane Society is hosting Drool in the Pool tomorrow from 9 to 1. It’s just $10 per dog. There will be music, refreshments, and goodies. And they dogs get to swim all day! The event will be at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park at 1350 John Tyler Highway in Williamsburg.

K9 Justice League is having an adoption event tomorrow and Sunday. They’ll be at the Princess Anne Petco from 10 to 2 both days. Go meet a new furry friend!

K-9 New Life may be having Crock for a Cause this Sunday. They set up a huge amount of food at Pleasure House Brewing. You can enjoy a great meal, craft beer, music, friends, and furry friends for just a $5 donation to the rescue. The food starts at 6 and doesn’t end until it’s gone. Pleasure House Brewing is located at 3025 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

There’s a big event going on at the Yorktown Waterfront tomorrow. Paws at the River runs from 9 to 2 and features local rescues. Collie and Sheltie Rescue, The Cat Corner, 4 Paws Rescue, Animal Aid Society, Peninsula Pet Pantry, Critters 4 U Rescue, Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, more rescues, vendors, and pet related businesses will be there with info, crafts, and adoptable pets. The Yorktown Farmers Market is also there so you can pick up some fresh veggies and baked goods. There will also be agility and Frisbee demonstrations, therapy dogs, and working dogs there to meet everyone. It’s going to be a great event! You can get more info and directions at http://www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism/Events/MarketDays.aspx.

Animal Aid Society is having their Fall Dog Wash tomorrow at the shelter. You can get your pooch washed and pampered from 1 to 4. Proceeds benefit the shelter. AAS is located at 80 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be busy this weekend. Volunteers will be at the Newport News PetsMart tomorrow from 12 to 5 with adoptable cats and kittens. Then on Sunday, volunteers will be at the North Suffolk Petco on University Boulevard from 11 to 4. You can meet some of the adoptable pets looking for new homes. So go meet a new friend!

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.

XOXO Pet Rescue is having an adoption event tomorrow. You can meet some awesome dogs and lots of puppies at the Newport News Petco in Jefferson Commons. They’ll be there from 10 to 2.

Bertie County Humane Society needs our help. They have 30 cats and kittens in their care right now. That’s a lot of tummies to feed and they need food. They need donations of Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, and canned soft pate cat food. Call 252-325-3647 for directions to drop of donations. There’s a link to their Amazon wish list at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bertie-County-Humane-Society/93008103060.

Next Generation Animal Services is having a Thirty One Fundraiser. They have some huge vet bill and this will help a lot. You can get a head start on your holiday shopping without all the stress of being in a crowded store. You can order online through the 30th. Check it out at https://www.mythirtyone.com/390877/shop/Party/EventDetail/9406791?verify=true.

The Tupperware fundraiser for Operation Save a Shelter Dog may still be going on. I checked it yesterday and didn’t see anything saying it was closed. So check it out at http://www.tupperware.com/?fundraiser=57a9d4f4e116060c50bf1a8b.

That’s it for this week. Hopefully I’ll get caught up a bit more over the weekend. I hate being so behind on everything! Oh well. You get out there and have fun with your pets!

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!