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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 please visit www.arf-ny.org. If you or a friend need help please don't be shy, visit www.arf-ny.org/where.html.

Brooklyn Events

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 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, September 8, 11 am

Wild Parrots of Brooklyn
The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Wild Brooklyn Safari
Location: Brooklyn College's gate - on Campus Road at Hillel Place (just across the street from the Bene Coffee shop).

We will visit the Brooklyn College flock of parrots. I'll tell you about the parrots' history in Brooklyn and you can ask questions. We'll listen for the birds and try to determine where they're hanging out. Bring binoculars and a camera.

Contact stephencarlbaldwin@gmail.com if you plan to attend. This is a FREE EVENT.
For additional information and travel instructions, visit www.brooklynparrots.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

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Long Island Events

Sunday, September 23, Noon - 4 pm
2018 Hamptons Barking Beauty Pageant
Location: Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant
94 Dune Road
East Quogue, NY 11942
The Original Beauty Pageant for dogs, patterned after human beauty pageants. Cute Canines will Compete in Activewear, Glamourwear and Talent to Win a Crown, Medals, Banners and great gifts from our Sponsors. All dogs, regardless of size, gender, age, full breed or mutt, or whether they're conventionally "cute" or not, are eligible to enter the pageant. pre-registration is required.
Admission: $50
Benefiting RSVP Animal Welfare " Rescue Group of Eastport and Art Dawg Scholarship Fund
Purchase advance tickets by Sept. 15 at https://www.barkingbeautypageant.org/ticket-sales
Tickets include a sampling of items from Dockers' menu, and $5 Bellinis, Mimosas, & Bloody Marys & full cash bar. Original Music by Rufus Fatback. Door Prizes, Chinese Crested Auction, 50/50 Raffle and More!
Click HERE to register as a contestant ($100) or a sponsor.

Saturday, September 29, Noon - 4 pm
Second Annual Walk and Wag
Walk to Support our No Kill Mission
Location: North Hempstead Beach Park or Virtual Walk (Location is your choice)
All registrants receive a 2018 Walk & Wag T-Shirt and Pet Bandana. Plus, when you fundraise for our furry friends by September 29, 2018, you'll qualify for exciting prizes!
Registration Fee $25 (originally $40):
Register by September 21, 2018 and save 35% off the registration fee. Visit our Website at https://www.animalleague.org/get-involved/fundraising/walk-and-wag-2018/ to register or Walk & Wag.

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

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 12 pm - 5 pm (rain or shine)
Save the Date! Adoptapalooza in Union Square
Location: Union Square Park, North Plaza, Broadway and East 17th Street, New York, NY
Event Description: More than 500 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits will be available for adoption
Have your dog or cat microchipped by Vetco. The first 50 microchips will be FREE, or only $15 after the first 50. Note: Cats should be in carriers when brought to the event, and dogs must be leashed.

Purchase a dog license (required by law in NYC) from the NYC Department of Health. Licenses are $8.50, or $34.00 for dogs who have not been spayed/neutered. (Checks, money orders, and credit/debit cards only. No cash accepted.)

Learn emergency preparation tips for people with pets from representatives from New York City Emergency Management / Ready New York. and American Red Cross Greater New York Region.

Take home free, personalized pet ID tags, courtesy of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

Learn tricks and training tips from Petco certified trainers on the Dog Training Field.

Bring your children to the Kids' Korner for face painting and temporary tattoos by The Cheeky Chipmunk, caricature portraits of people and pets by Lorelei Arts, and more.

Choose your favorite background - including a Pet Lifestyles Magazine cover - for a free photo with your pet, courtesy of PetTrakr and Pet Lifestyles Magazine.

Have free photos taken with your pet by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

Take Home Free Pet Products!

Pick up free pet food samples, other products, and information from pet-related vendors.

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 am - 1 pm
Strut Your Mutt
Location: Hudson Pier Park, Pier 84, West 44th St. NYC
Event Description: Take a walk on on the pier and save lives. Register to fundraise and walk as an individual or as a team.
Registration begins at 9 am; the walk starts at 10:30 am. There will be a 1 mile short route and a 2 mile long route to choose from. There will be treat stations on these walk routes
There will be contests--Best Costume and Best Kisser.
Humans can enjoy a prize wheel of fun giveaways, raffle drawings and a silent auction.
Dogs can attend "Strut School" and learn great tricks with the use of positive training methods.

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

Monday, September 10, 7:10 pm
Come early for Dog Parade

Bark at the Park - Marlins vs. Mets
Location: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
Event Description: Join the Mets, North Shore Animal League America and Animal Rescue Foundation for Bark At The Park at Citi Field! Bring your canine companion and support these no-kill animal rescue and adoption organizations. Dogs will only be allowed in the Coca-Cola Corner at Citi Field.
Arrive early to the Bullpen Gate with your game tickets to participate in the Dog Parade* (weather permitting). This gate opens two hours before game time. Dogs not participating in the parade, must also enter via the Bullpen Gate. Approximately one half hour prior to the start of game, all dogs will be directed to the Right Field Gate for direct access to the Coca-Cola Corner.
*Due to time limitations, participation in the parade is not guaranteed as the New York Mets reserve the right conclude admission to the parade as deemed necessary for game to start at scheduled time. Early arrival is recommended.
ticket Prices:
Human ticket- Coca-Cola Corner: $25
Dog Ticket- Coca-Cola Corner: $20
Click HERE to buy tickets.

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Sunday, September 9, 1:00 pm
Blessing of the Pets & National Pet Memorial Day
Location: Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, 75 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Event Description: This event is open to people and pets of all faiths. Admission is free. All participants will be individually blessed by an interfaith minister and will receive a blessing certificate. Pets must be secured on leashes or in carriers. Participants may also bring photos of their pets or an urn with cremated remains of pets to be blessed. Children can even bring their favorite stuffed animals. It is a fun event for all.

Sunday, Oct 12, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Top Hat and Cocktails
Location: Ritz-Carlton, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY 10601
Event Description: This Annual Gala Event raises funds for SPCA of Westchester, a no-kill shelter.
Enjoy an evening of fabulous food, delicious drinks, an awesome auction and fun activities for your furry friends. Tickets are $250.
Click HERE to buy tickets.
You can also support SPCA of Westchester by donating items to the auction such as jewelry, vacations, restaurant gift certificates, or becoming a sponsor.
Visit SPCA of Westchester for complete information about this event.

Sunday, Oct 21, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free Rabies Vaccination/Low Cost Microchipping Clinic
Location: Humane Society of Westchester, 70 Portman Rd., New Rochelle, NY 10801
Event Description: All dogs must be kept on leash; cats and ferrets must remain in a carrier.
All pets must be supervised by an adult.
Dogs who are aggressive towards people or other dogs are not allowed.
This rabies clinic is sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department and is available to Westchester County residents ONLY.
For more information, email Events@HumaneSocietyofWestchester.org.

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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