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Nationwide Events

Helping People Budget for their Pets and more
Read a comprehensive article which will help you budget for your pet and save money: saving on pet expenses and pet care; how dog expenses vary by breed; deciding whether to get insurance, emergency plan for your pet; protecting your pet if something happens to you; national organizations which provide financial assistance to pet owners in need.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Socially responsible veterinarian hospitals and clinics around the country are collecting pet food from their clients and are partnering with local food banks who then distributes the pet food to the homeless and disadvantaged. Participating clinics/hospitals are listed on the Feeding Pets of the Homeless website at www.PetsofHomeless.com along with the partnering food bank.

Citywide Events

Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter
The ASPCA's Free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood-right to your door! (And if you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large-breed dogs it's FREE!) Low income pet owners in NYC's 5 boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or public housing qualify for FREE spay/neuter services for their cat or dog.
For exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-visit instructions (Spanish and English) visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

Animal Relief Fund (ARF)
What started out as a simple act of kindness by the already-kind Yorkville Food Pantry in November 2008 with help from attorney Susan Kaufman has now evolved into its own organization. ARF's mission is keeping pets with their families and reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats by distributing pet food to local food pantries which serve New York families in need. ARF has now partnered with several pet stores throughout the New York area where food donations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For donation locations, or if you or a friend need help visit www.arf-ny.org.

Brooklyn Events

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7 - 9 am
Fido Coffee Bark in Prospect Park
Look for coffee, pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's all FREE!
In the Long Meadow beside the Picnic House
Enter Prospect Park at 9th Street, walk straight in until you come to the ball fields (on right), make a left along the meadow.
Enter Prospect Park at the Villa (PPW and 4th St), go through parking lot and out the back across Inner Drive.
For more information about FIDO visit www.fidobrooklyn.org.

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Runstreet Brooklyn Dog Art Run
Location: Brooklyn Running Co, 480 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY, US, 11217
Event Description: Come out with your dog for fun, running and art! Run at a relaxed, 10-minute-mile pace, with stops for photos at street art murals along the way. There will be a professional photographer on the run to capture all the 2- and 4-legged fun! All participants will gain access to professional photos taken on the run after the event.
Admission is $25. This event will benefit a great cause, Second Chance Rescue NYC

Form more information, send email to marnie@runstreet.com.

Ongoing - Every Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Best Friend's Dog Adoptions
Location: 238 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Big Laughs for BARC! (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition Shelter) in Williamsburg.
Stand-up comedian, Jamie Lee, has organized monthly comedy shows to benefit BARC.
Visit Jamie's web page for more information and details about future shows: www.barcshelter.org.

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Bronx Events

Saturday, February 8, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Birding: Winter Residents
Location: West 246th St. and Broadway in Vancourtlandt Park
Event Description: Park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots. To enhance your experience bring binoculars.
This is a free event.
Click HERE for a map and directions to this location. For additional information, call 718-548-0912.

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Long Island Events

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12 pm - 3 pm
Paws in Training Pet Parent Workshop
Location: Pet Valu, 987 US 6, Mahopac, NY 10541
The founder and owner of Common Ground Dog Training will be onsite for this training event where you will learn how to train your dog in a positive manner. Training a dog in this way will strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
For additional information call 845-260-7882 or email Pvm5618@petvalu.com.

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 2 pm - 5 pm
Puppy Love and Pints Adoption Event
Location: Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski St., Riverhead, NY, US, 11901
FREE ADMISSION! Dogs are welcome. 10% of all pints purchased will be donated to One Love Dog Rescue, Inc.
Adoptable dogs that need to find loving homes will be onsite.
For additional information, call 631-403-4303 or email iinfo@longirelandbrewing.com.

Third Wednesday of Every Month, starting 6:30 pm
Long Island Parrot Society Monthly Meeting.
Location: At the American Legion Post, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Talks, seminars, education, and more. Please leave your bird at home. $5.00 donation requested for non-LIPS members. Visit www.liparrotsociety.org for directions and more information.

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Manhattan Events

Saturday, January 18
Reduced Adoption Fees at Best Friends
Location: Best Friends Lifesaving Center, 307 West Broadway, NYC
Event Description: Adoption fees have been reduced to $25 for cats 1 year and older and to $50 for dogs 1 year and older on January 18th only.
Save a Life! Choose a pet from a shelter.
Click HERE to search for available pets.
For more information about this event and for adoptions requirements send email to AdoptNYC@bestfriends.org.

Friday, January 31, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Sip and Paint a Pet Portrait
Location: Barking Dog 94, 1678 Third Ave. (at 94th St.) 10128
Event Description: People paint pet portraits and gather to sip cocktails, with the step by step the guidance of the master artist- Michele Cahill. Giving pet lovers the chance to have fun with their pet and an opportunity to socialize creatively with other pet parents. No artistic background necessary. Michele draws your pet for you. Send a photo of your pet to MICHELECAHILLK9@gmail.com. It will be pre-sketched and ready for you to trace and watercolor your own masterpiece.
Please only bring dogs who are well behaved and socialized.
Admission is $65.

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

Pet adoptions at Petco, Union Square, 17th Street and Broadway.
From Earth Angels - dogs for adoption are outside, cats are inside.
For more information on dogs, please call (212) 252-3875 and for cats, phone (646) 338-2946.

Every Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
New York Siamese - Adopt beautiful Siamese cats at Petco, Lexington Ave. just 1/2 blk. north of E. 86 St. Visit www.nycsiamese.org for more information.

Every Saturday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Rabbit Adoptions - at Petco Union Square (17th Street and Broadway)

New Jersey Events

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Queens Events

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Sunday, February 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (last entry at 3:30 pm)
New Yor Metro Reptile Expo
Location:Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606
Event Description: Pet reptiles, amphibians and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices. Also being sold are repitle-related items such as cages, racks, and feeder bugs. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7 - 12. No charge for children 6 years and younger.
Many, but not all vendors take credit cards.

Every Sunday, 10:30 AM
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Location: Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY
Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.
For additional information visit www.meetup.com/pugsareus-optimum-net/events/35792832/

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at New Rochelle Humane Society
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
The New Rochelle Humane Society is collecting items to celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY! Please bring in your recycleables (printer ink cartridges and cell phones) to benefit the homeless animals at NRHS. Please share this news with your friends and family, your schools and your jobs. Let's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a good cause!
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

"Buy-A-Brick" Dog Park
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Help create a beautiful doggie park at the shelter, a place where a shelter dog can relax outside with volunteers or staff! The park will be paved with bricks bearing your name or inscription of your choice. What a wonderful tribute for your wonderful pet, an animal lover or a beloved deceased pet. Please improve a shelter dog's life with this lasting gift.
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

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For even more events, be sure to visit the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animal's site at http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/events/other.htm.

If you have an event you'd like to us to consider listing on the calendar, please submit it at least one month in advance. Send it to us using our submission form.

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