14th Annual Park Avenue Halloween Pet Costume Contest

Halloween pet costume contest

Once again it will soon be time for the 14th Annual Park Avenue Halloween Pet Costume Contest and Halloween pet trick or treating! This event has grown into a very big and popular event. My friend Ashley entered her little doggie Jazzie last year as little red riding hood. 🙂

This year it will be Sunday, October 27th from 10 AM to 3 PM. This year the costume contest will be held on the stage in Central Park in a fenced- in area, something different from last year.

I think that will be a big improvement from the parking garage area they used last year. It was too dark and too crowded. This way there will be more room and more light. Highlights of the event will be:
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Barktoberfest at Orlando’s Lake Eola park


Fall is the time a lot of pet events take place around the Orlando area. It’s a bit cooler out so it’s not so hard on pets to be walking around outside for most of the day.

One pet event coming up this weekend is Barktoberfest! Brought to you by the Orange County Animal Services, this event will be at Orlando’s downtown Lake Eola park Saturday Sept. 28th from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a lot of pets looking for a loving home there, so be sure to go if your looking for a new member of the family. Besides lots of pets up for adoption there will be many pet vendors also.

Plus great food and drinks, free microchipping, raffles and a lot of other fun things to do. It’s a fun way to spend the day and maybe find that perfect pet you’ve been wanting. Go to the Barktoberfest website for more info and be sure to go! 🙂

New local pet event, Athletes and Animals July 28th!

Athletes and Animals pet event

There’s not many pet events going on during the summer, due to the heat. We don’t want to make our pets walk around a hot field or dress up on a hot Florida day.

But there are a few that take place inside, and they don’t really require you to bring your pet. One of these is called the Athletes and Animals event, brought to you by a local Stanley Steamer company.

Mark & Connie Gellner, Owners of Stanley Steemer of Central Florida, are active in the local community and they decided to start a fund raising event for two unlikely groups; Special Olympics Florida and The SPCA of Central Florida.

They decided to hold a bowling event that would benefit these two groups last year and it was a great success. So this year they hope the Athletes and Animals event will be even better.

This year it will be held on July 28th. All donations are greatly appreciated and you can come out and have fun without having to be on a team. Go to their website below for lots more information. Thanks! 🙂

Athletes and Animals event
July 28th

National Dog Party Day in Maitland June 21st!

National dog party day

It’s time for another local pet event! This time it’s the National Dog Party Day, which will be held at the Maitland Civic Center at Lake Lily on June 21st. That’s next Friday!

This year DOGS 4 DISABLED VETERANS has been chosen as this year’s benefactor at the National Dog Party Day™ Orlando event. Basically it’s a fun interactive dog event. Because it’s interactive event your encouraged to bring your best friend.

There will be lots of cool games you and your dog can play in, raffles, prizes and more. Plus great food and drinks from Orlando’s mobile food trucks, many pet vendors and more.
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2nd annual Winter Park dog walk!

2nd annual winter park dog walk

Are you looking for a fun filled event for pet owners? Then you might want to check out the 2nd Annual Winter Park Dog Walk. This event will take place on May 18, 2013 in Orlando.

Participants will receive lots of great prizes, including free microchips for their pets, as well as free snacks and refreshments, free dog toys, T-shirts, and goodie bags filled with toys, coupons and surprises.

The 2nd Annual Winter Park Dog Walk is a special event presented by a local veterinary clinic. The funds raised are going to be donated to the Lost Pets Foundation.
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1st Annual Running of the Chihuahuas at Cocina!

Cocina running of the Chihuahuas

Hey everyone, it’s been a very busy spring for me, lots going on. Speaking of what’s going on, I wanted to give you a heads up about another pet event going on real soon.

It’s the 1st Annual Running of the Chihuahuas at Cocina! For those who don’t know, Cocina is a Tex-Mex restaurant and bar located at 151 Welbourne Avenue East, Winter Park, FL 32789.

The event will take place May 4th, Cinco de Mayo weekend. It’s at 10 AM and anyone can register their doggy to be in the race. All proceeds will benefit Florida little dog rescue and Winter Park lost pets foundation.

I’m not really sure just what kind of race it is, how long it is or too much about it really. I just know it sounds like fun! Check out the Cocina website to find out more and be a part of this cool event! 🙂

10th Annual Pet Adopt-a-Thon in Sanford this weekend

10th annual pet adopt a thon

Would you like to have a pet? Are you ready for a new family member? The Seminole County 10th Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon is your chance to find a loving pet for your family!

This special event will bring together hundreds of dog lovers and rescue groups. Guests will have access to various recreational activities such as dachshund races, agility demonstrations, face painting, canine games, training tips, raffles, and contests with prizes.

This annual event will take place in the parking lot of the Criminal Justice Center in Sanford on Saturday March 9, this weekend. Pets vaccinated against rabies are welcome to attend.
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Sanford Pints N Paws pet event

Sanford Pints N Paws beer event

Pints n Paws Craft Beer Fest is an annual festival that you can share with your beloved pet! This year’s event will offer enjoy free activities and entertainment for the whole family.

The funds raised will be donated to pet rescue organizations. This festival also aims to provide an educational experience to those who want to learn more about craft beer.

Experience the taste of home brewed craft beer and have fun at the 2nd Annual Pints and Paws Craft Beer Festival in Sanford! Guests are encouraged to bring their pets for a fun-filled night. The event features live entertainment and dog contests sponsored by Paw Park Place.
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Mardi Paws, Paws in the Park at Orlando’s Lake Eola 2013

Paws in the park at Lake Eola, Orlando

Are you ready to attend the biggest and best fun raising pet walk in Central Florida? During the month of February, pet lovers take time to celebrate Mardi Gras in a doggone friendly way.

It’s Mardi Paws, Paws in the Park at Orlando’s Lake Eola 2013! This fun filled event will take place on February 9, 2013. Join this annual canine parade and get ready to have fun!

Paws in the Park or Mardi Paws caters to pet lovers and their furry friends. All donations received will go back to support the SPCA of Central Florida.
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Pookie’s Winter Rescue Fest pet event 2013

Pookie's rescue fest

Every dog has its day. Make your pet happy and bring him to the 5th annual fundraiser and adoption day hosted by Pookie’s! In case you want to adopt a pet, this is the best time to do it.

Pookie’s 5th Annual Winter Rescue Fest seeks to promote the adoption of homeless pets and raise awareness. Last year’s event has raised over $12,000, featuring 36 local rescue groups. More than 65 dogs and cats have been adopted by loving families.

Pookie’s Rescue Fest will take place at Lake Lily Park and the Maitland Civic Center January 26th, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lots of pet lovers and rescue groups will be there to support a great cause.
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