Summer 2012 Dog Rescue Fundraisers
Find fundraisers in your area to help make a difference in the world of dog rescue!Published August 8, 2012
Wherever you live, it’s more than likely there are fun, summer doggie fundraisers going on right nearby. This is a great time of year to jump in the car or take a train for a day trip. I have compiled a list of 10 doggie fundraising events happening in August and September:
8/11/12 Detroit, Michigan Detroit Dog Rescue - Saturday, August 11, 10am–4pm, “Dog Days of Summer” Downtown Mount Clemens (map). This pet-centric day offers games, pet massages, groomers, obedience demonstrations, pet ID services, and I know you'll love watching the Pet Parade! Admission is FREE.
8/11/12 Bedford Heights, Ohio Camp Bow Wow / Southeast Harley-Davidson - Saturday, August 11, 10am–2pm, “Hogs and Dogs (& Cats Too!)” Southeast Harley-Davidson, 23105 Aurora Road. Here's another event offering pet massage—lucky dogs! Instruction will be given by a licensed pet massage therapist. There’s free face painting, raffles, refreshments, music by the Pop Tarts and a delightful parade of adoptable dogs. Aside from being a fundraiser, this event is also a pet supplies donation drive. Items to donate: dog and puppy shampoo and conditioner, leashes and collars, new toys, food and treats, towels and blankets, dog and cat beds, carriers, and whatever else a dog (or cat) would love. Admission is FREE.
8/11/12 La Crosse, Wisconsin Coulee Region Humane Society - Saturday, August 11, 9am–1pm (rain or shine), “Bark in the Park” Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Drive. This is the 11th annual celebration, complete with canine costumes, a crowning of a canine king and queen, doggie games, a critter cash raffle drawing and the annual big bark. I live in New York City but I tell you, this sounds so fun I feel like hopping a plane to Wisconsin. Cost $25; early bird tickets $20.
8/12/12 Trappe, Pennsylvania All 4 Paws Rescue - Sunday, August 12, 11am–3pm, “Meet and Greet” Perk Valley Pet Eatery, 325 West Main Street. Dogs onsite will be eagerly waiting for you and your kids to come along and adopt them. Everybody needs a home and a family. Admission is FREE.
8/18/12 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania All 4 Paws Rescue - Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10am–2pm “Dog Days of Summer” Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Road. Free hot dogs, live music, fun and games including a scavenger hunt, face painting, contests and the patriotic pooch parade. FREE.
8/23/12 New York City Rescuzilla and Stewie to the Rescue - Thursday, August 23, 6pm, “Raise a Pint for Stewie & Rescuzilla!” Woodrow’s, 43 Murray Street. Admission is $10 and includes a raffle ticket and a pint of beer. Also available on tap: a fundraising bake sale to benefit rescues. There will be drink specials available too.
8/25/12 Jupiter, Florida Bring Fido / Big Dog Ranch Rescue) - Saturday, August 25, 2012, 11am–2pm, “Mutts and Mimosas” Woof Gang Bakery, Abacoa, 5500 Military Trail, Suite 12. Get ready for mimosas plus dog and human snacks. Dog adoptions include a free bag of dog food. Store-wide savings will be available. FREE. Note: If you’re traveling there, discounted rates at participating pet friendly hotels are available in Jupiter.
9/6/12 Alexandria, VA Lucky Dog Animal Rescue / Doggie Walker - Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7pm and 8pm, “Canine Cruise on the Potomac” Alexandria City Marina at Cameron and Union Streets. Hit the deck at 7pm or 8pm for your 40-minute dog-friendly public cruise. Adults $15, Kids $9, Dogs ride FREE.
9/13/12 New York City Celebrity Catwalk - Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:30–8:30pm, “Paws & PJs for NYC’s Homeless Animals” to be held at Calument Photo, 20 West 22nd Street, 2nd floor, between 5th & 6th Avenues. Slip into your jammies and celebrate New York Fashion Week. What you can expect: pampering stations for pups, a silent auction spectacular, refreshments and doggie bags, pup-parazzi photos, cutest dog contest (male and female), cutest owner contest. Oooh, and you get to meet one of ABC’s Bachelors: Prince Lorenzo Borghese! Avoid waiting at the door by buying early bird tickets $30.
9/22/12 Nashville, TN Nashville Humane Association - Saturday, September 22, 2012, “Dog Day Festival” at Centennial Park, West End and 25th Avenue North. You’re in for a treat with The Music City Mutt Strut, doggie arts & crafts, a kids zone, pet portraits, microchip clinics, training and agility clinics and Teddy’s wagon with adorable, adoptable, scrumptious pets! Admission $5, Children under 10: FREE.
If my list didn't include an event near you, please go to Google and search for "dog rescue events summer 2012." Do you know of any events not listed? If so, please add them in your comments.