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Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project to Host Western NY’s Largest Pet-Themed Event

Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project to Host Western NY’s Largest Pet-Themed Event

The most exciting event for area pet owners is taking place on November 15th & 16th at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg: the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event presented by the PETCO Foundation.  The Pet Expo kicks off the holiday shopping season with over 100 vendors exhibiting pet-related products and services, from specialty collars to artisan pet treats to pet-themed artwork.

It’s a wonderful time of year to adopt a new member of the family and the Super Adoption Event provides the occasion to find the perfect match. With 30 rescue groups and shelters participating on Friday and Saturday, there will be over 200 dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. Adoption fees will vary by organization.

Get Out and Get Active With Your Dog

Get Out and Get Active With Your Dog

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Dog owners who are active with their pets often enjoy enhanced health benefits, including lower blood pressure and stress, thanks to the increased physical activity and time spent with their canine companions.

According to Dr. Brian Zanghi, research nutritionist at Nestlé Purina Pet Care, dogs should get an average of one hour of physical activity each day, more than twice the minimum recommended time for humans by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Vendors Sought for Annual Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event

Vendors Sought for Annual Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event

It is no secret that pets have become a part of the family.  The American Pet Products Association reports that, in 2012, pet owners spent over $53 billion on caring for, and spoiling, their pet. To accommodate pet owners' desire for quality products and services for their favorite furry pal, the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project will be hosting Western New York's largest Pet Expo on Nov 15 & 16.

Team Up at Paws in the Park to Help Homeless Pets

Team Up at Paws in the Park to Help Homeless Pets

On September 28, the SPCA Serving Erie County will be hosting its 20th annual Paws in the Park dog walk at scenic Beaver Island State Park.  Animal lovers are invited to take part in this two mile walk to support the varied programs and services of the SPCA.  Afterwards, festivities include a boxed lunch from Anderson's, dog contests, pet-related vendors, bounce houses, and more.

According to Bethany Kloc, Event Coordinator, "Guests at Paws in the Park say that being a part of a team is the best way to experience this event.  There is such a sense of team spirit, knowing that you are helping us to save the lives of thousands of animals."

Name Your Own Fee at the SPCA Bow Wow Meow Luau

Name Your Own Fee at the SPCA Bow Wow Meow Luau

The SPCA Serving Erie County will be hosting its first ever Bow Wow Meow Luau this Saturday, August 31st.  Taking place from noon to 4:00pm, the event will feature over 75 dogs and cats available for adoption.  Adopters will be able to name their own fee on any animal, including kittens. 

The Bow Wow Meow Luau adoption event will give families the chance to adopt the pet of their dreams at an adoption fee that fits their budget.  All dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on vaccinations.  Adopters will also receive 30 days free vet insurance and a certificate for a free physical exam by a Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society veterinarian of their choice.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

 

Wagging tails and wet noses will fill the trails at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Saturday, Aug. 24, as Pet-A-Palooza returns from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your dog along and shop for fun toys, treats and more. 

Pet-A-Palooza is a celebration of pets of all kinds, from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and reptiles. Brought to you in conjunction with Open Arms Rescue of WNY, visitors will learn about and visit local rescue organizations, and maybe even go home with a new best friend! Lectures and training sessions will also be available on-site, and the event will feature pet contests, raffles and prize giveaways.

Visit Pet Connection’s Booth at the Erie County Fair

Visit Pet Connection’s Booth at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 7-18, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular pet totes packed with goodies for man’s best friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.