September can be a busy month for families as children go back to school, teachers say goodbye to their summer vacations, and our pets adjust to the schedule changes that Fall brings about. It?s an important month to stay mindful about our pet?s well-being. They can experience ?back to school blues? and may mope more.
How can you help keep your pet?s spirits up? Find a pet friendly event in your area to bring her/him to and spend some quality time having fun together!
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Wonder Pets Expo ? Houston
When: September 1, 2012 9am to 6pm
Where: The Legends Sports Complex 602 Pruitt Road Spring, Tx
More Information: Wonder Pets Expo
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Bring your pet to the biggest Pet Expo in Texas! Tons of vendors will be on hand selling the latest and greatest pet products, get your dog a free nail trim and ear cleaning, and meet Tia Torres from the show ?Pitbulls and Parolees? on Animal Planet. Discounts on vaccines and micro-chipping will also be available. Admission and parking is free!
Fresno Pet Expo
When: September 8-9, 2012 10am to 7pm
Where: Fresno Fairgrounds 1121 South Chance Avenue Fresno, CA
More Information: call 209-966-3890 or visit the website
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Sign your dog up for the canine costume contest and fashion show or enter in the other contests. They?ll be demonstrations, lectures, and vendors on hand selling some great pet products. If you are looking for another furry buddy to bring into your home, check out the rescue and shelter groups who will have adoptable animals on hand.
You can buy tickets on the Fresno Pet Expo website for the event to make sure you don?t miss out! The website says the dates are for May on the homepage, but the ticket page has the September dates, so don?t worry.
Dog Splash Days
When: September 7-9 Time varies
Where: Templeton Community Pool Corner of Old County Road and 6th Street Templeton, CA
Admission: $15 early bird rate or $20 day of
More Information: Parks4Pups
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In its 6th year and for 3 days, your dog can swim and splash around at the Templeton Community Pool. Friday is specifically for small dogs and senior dog from 1:30 to 3:30pm. All dogs of all sizes can swim from 3pm to 6pm on Friday September 7. Saturday and Sunday the pool is open for all dogs of any size, age, and energy level from 10am to 3pm. It?s great exercise, definitely fun, and you?ll have a tired and content pup!
Sounds For The Hounds
When: September 8, 2012 10am to 5pm
Where: Brookdale Park 473 Watchung Ave. Montclair, NJ
More Information: 717-856-1316 or visit Sounds For The Hounds
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It?s the 2nd annual Puppymill Awareness Concert. It?s free and will a fun filled day of music, food, contests, and speakers. AnnMarie Lucas, an ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agent, will be there to talk about the importance of animal welfare and puppy mills.
When: September 9, 2012 10am to 5pm
Where: New Hope Solebury High School 182 West Bridge St New Hope, Pa
More Information: DogDaddy.org
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Come on down and check out the demonstrations, lectures, and a day that promises to be fun. Food, vendors, and local rescue and shelter groups will be on hand. Meet reputable breeders, vets, and nutritionists and learn how to make your pet?s life healthier, better, and more fulfilling.
HSCC 10th Annual Pet Day 5K
When: September 15, 2012 8:30am
Where: Solomons Island
Admission: $25 for Adults $20 for Children
More Information: Humane Society of Calvert County
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The 8:30am run/walk starts on scenic Solomons Island at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Last year there were over 300 participants and 50 dogs. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. The 5k benefits the Humane Society of Calvert County.
Pups Night at PNC Park
When: September 18, 2012 7pm
Where: PNC 115 Federal St Pittsburgh, PA
Admission: $25 per pup and adult
More Information: Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets
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Bring your pup and watch the Pirates take on the Brewers! Game starts at 7:05pm. Buy your tickets now! Pup nights sell out quickly. Bring proof of vaccines when you go to the game.
9th Annual Wiener Dog Nationals
When: September 22, 2012 10am to 3pm
Where: Lucas County Fairgrounds 1406 Key Street Maumee, Oh
Admission: Free to watch, $5 to enter
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This will be funny. Come and watch Dachshunds race and see which one takes home the trophy. All proceeds benefit the local Dachshund rescues. Enter your dog if your dog has any experience with racing. The first race starts at 11am.
Hounds In A Hurry?To Find A Cure
When: September 22, 2012 9am to 2pm
Where: Hampton Cove Middle School Track 261 Old 431 Hwy Owens Cross Roads, Al
Admission: $25 to register
More Information: Russel Hill Cancer Foundation
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This is the 1st annual Hounds in a Hurry?To Find A Cure walk. Form a team or register as a individual with your dog and help raise money to benefit the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation. There will be food, music, exhibitions, and a dog fashion show, so don?t forget to bring your dog?s best outfit to change into after the walk!
Strut Your Mutt
When: September 22, 2012 9am to 11am
Where: Queeny Park 550 Weidman Road Ballwin, Mo
Admission: Registration fees vary
More Information: Strut Your Mutt
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Strut Your Mutt is hosted by Best Friends Animal Society. Join to help raise money for homeless pets and have fun with your dog and family. Take a walk with many other pet lovers and participate in the contests, games, and other fun activities planned.
There are several Strut Your Mutt events happening in the month September. Check the website to find one in your city.
Beach Bound Hounds 2012
When: September 27-30 2012, 8am Thurs to 9am Sun
Where: Sea Mist Resort
Admission: $30 per family
More Information: Beach Bound Hounds
This is an annual weekend getaway for greyhound owners held in Myrtle Beach, SC. Register and enjoy seminars, walks on the beach, and a mini vacation with your best buddy. Sea Mist Resort is right on the ocean, offering great views, and plenty of relaxation. Don?t have a greyhound? That?s ok too! Proceeds go to help Greyhound Crossroads.
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