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JANUARY 2016

 

Saturday, January 2
New Year, New Home, New Hope
10a-2p
The monthly First Saturday Celebration kicks off the New Year just right. Special adoption fees, lots of free stuff, music and refreshments. Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center,

440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa.

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday January 1, 2, 3

Barn Hunt Trial

Classes: Instinct, Novice, Open, Seniors, Masters.

Das Hund Haus, 3210 Reynolds Road, Lakeland. DashundHaus.org

 

Friday, January 8

Happy Yappy Hour

7p - 8:30p

Cappuccino’s Fine Wine & Espresso Bar

733 Broadway Street, Dunedin.

Featuring the new, private label French wines —

Dunedin Doggie Wine.

Proceeds to benefit Equestrian Equine Rescue, Tampa. 727.738.8009.

 

Saturday, January 9

Bark Island at Pine Island

7:30a - 9:30a

Bring your dog to the beach and romp in the surf n sand. Must provide proof of dog’s current vaccination record.

$7 first dog/per car; $3 per each additional dog.

Alfred McKethan Park, 10840 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill.

 

6th Annual Barkarilla

Noon - 5p

Hosted by the Krewe of Samuel Bellamy.

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza and Restaurant

1801 E. 8th Ave., Ybor City.

For vendor participation: 813.468.9491.

Benefits Animal Based Charities (ABC).

AnimalBasedCharities.org

 

4th Annual Take Me Home

Pet Adoption Event

10a - 3p

North Florida Fairgrounds

441 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee.

Adoptables from multiple rescue groups and area Humane Societies and Animal Services. Pet vendors. Food trucks. Obedience and Rally Match by Tallahassee Dog Obedience Club.

Vendor participation: 850.631.2226.

 

Saturday, January 16

4th Annual Cindy’s Pets Dog Walk & People Run

8a. Dog Show starts at 11a after the walk/runs. New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey. Benefits Cindy’s Pets. CindysPets.org

 

5th Annual Cutest Pirate Dog Contest

3p - 6p

Hosted  by The Krewe of Alegria.

Tequila’s Taqueria & Tequila Bar

1613 East 7th Ave., Ybor City.

18 winning categories, top prizes, free photos. Vendor participation: 813.760.3528.

Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay

and Kickin’ For Kids.

 

A Fetching Affair, Heroes With Heart Gala

6p - 9p

Magnolia House at Trilogy Orlando

100 Falling Acorn Ave., Groveland.

Benefits South Lake Animal League. SLAL.org


Dog Day of Winter at Bok Tower Gardens

9a - 2p
Proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Polk County.
1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales.


Florida Action for Animals
10a - 11:30a
Are you concerned about animal issues in Florida? Then consider attending these free workshops. See how you can make a difference on issues like black bear protection and Greyhound injury reporting/decoupling. Learn how to communicate with your legislators and push for legislation that will positively impact animals.

Presented by Humane Society of the United States.
Orlando and Sanford - At Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

West Palm Beach - At Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control.

 

January 14-24

Florida Gulf Coast Classic

AKC All Breed Dog Show.

Florida Classic Park, 5350 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. For times and show schedule visit FloridaGulfCoastCluster.com

 

Thursday, January 21
Canine Cocktails
6p
Hosted by Hotel Indigo, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes.
Proceeds benefit Miami-Dade County Animal Services.
HotelIndigo.com/miamilakes

 

Saturday, January 23

Bark Island at Pine Island

7:30a - 9:30a

Bring your dog to the beach and romp in the surf n sand. Alfred McKethan Park, 10840 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill.


Florida Action for Animals
10a - 11:30a
Are you concerned about animal issues in Florida? Then consider attending these free workshops. See how you can make a difference on issues like black bear protection and Greyhound injury reporting/decoupling. Learn how to communicate with your legislators and push for legislation that will positively impact animals.

Presented by Humane Society of the United States.
At the Alaqua Animal Refuge.


The Bark and Bowl
6p - 9p
Bowl America, 10333 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville.
Proceeds benefit the North Florida Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
www.BarkandBowl.com


Bark on the Ark
8a - 11a
Seas The Day and take a boat ride with your dog with Naples/Fort Myers Pure Florida. Travel from Caloosahatchee River to Picnic Island.
Call to reserve: 239.919.2965
PureFL.com


13th Annual Dachshund Winterfest
11a - 2p
After the Hot Dog Hustle (Dachshund races) there will be mingling, doxie fun, fortune telling, and shopping. The festivities will conclude with the singing of the Dachs Song and Grand Parade. Proceeds benefit the Dachshund Rescue of South Florida, Lummus Park on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
www.youtube.com.
DachshundWinterfest.com

 

Saturday and Sunday, January 23 & 24
16th Mount Dora Florida Highwaymen

Art Show & Sale
11a - 5p
The Donnelly Building, Downtown Mount Dora.
Presented by dog-friendly Heron Cay Lakeview B&B
For more information call Margie at 352.383.4050

 

Sunday, January 24
South Florida K9 Cancer Walk
9a - Registration; 10a - Opening ceremony and walk.
Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Rd., Coconut Creek.
Vendors, food, entertainment after the walk.
Hosted by Morris Animal Foundation.
www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/southfloridawalk

Wednesday, January 27

8th Annual Tennis Ball

6p

Boca Grande Club

5000 Gasparilla Road, Boca Grande.

Benefits Suncoast Humane Society. Humane.org

 

Yappy Hour for Southeastern Guide Dogs

3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg.

GuideDogs.org


Florida Action for Animals
10a - 11:30a
Are you concerned about animal issues in Florida? Then consider attending these free workshops. See how you can make a difference on issues like black bear protection and Greyhound injury reporting/decoupling. Learn how to communicate with your legislators and push for legislation that will positively impact animals.

Presented by Humane Society of the United States.
At Challenger Learning Center, Tallahassee.

 

Thursday, January 28

Mutts Gone Nuts Show

7p

Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

A canine cabaret variety show. Tightwire dogs. Dancing dogs. Magic dogs. Box Office: 727.587.6793.

Only service dogs allowed. MuttsGoneNuts.com

 

Thursday-Sunday, January 28-31

AKC Dog Shows

Hosted by Lake Eustis Kennel Club & Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association.

Greater Ocala Dog Show Grounds,

10205 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala.

 

Saturday, January 30

Pirate Pet Festival 2016

9a - 1p

300 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg.

Presented by Bright House Networks to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas. Information and vendor participation, call 727.797.7722. HumaneSocietyOfPinellas.org

 

8th Annual Pookies Rescue Fest

10a - 4p

Lake Lily, Maitland.

Multiple rescue groups, pet-related vendors, businesses in the Pet Fair area. PookiesRescueFest.org

 

10th Annual Run For The Paws

8a

Naples Municipal Airport 160 Aviation Drive N., Naples.

Benefits Humane Society Naples. HSNaples.org


Super Pug Fest
11a-2p
Bell Tower Shops, 13499 US Hwy 41 SE, Fort Myers.
Join the fun with the Superhero Look-alike Contest, honoring all Marvel Comics characters. Show off your Pug’s Super Powers & Skills in a fun competition. Captain America Obstacle Course.
All the fun is a benefit for Gulf Coast Humane Society.
Vendor info - events@GulfCoastHumaneSociety.org


Florida Action for Animals
10a - 11:30a
Are you concerned about animal issues in Florida? Then consider attending these free workshops. See how you can make a difference on issues like black bear protection and Greyhound injury reporting/decoupling. Learn how to communicate with your legislators and push for legislation that will positively impact animals.

Presented by Humane Society of the United States.
At Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River Counties.

 

Sunday, January 31

Paws & Suds Art Showcase

Noon - 5p

Presented by Harbour Island Artwalk.

800 Post Harbour Drive, Tampa.

Local artists displaying dog-themed arts and crafts. Displays. Food. Live music. Beer specials. Vendors call 813.451.7936.

 

February 2016

 

Monday, February 1
Mutt Mondays
King’s Street Food Counter,
Co-hosted by THE NEW BARKER.
Stay tuned for details. We’ll have a special dog dining menu.

Free homemade dog treats, specials and more.

 

Saturday, February 6

The Mardi Gras on Main Street

Dog Parade & Festival

9:30a - 3p

Downtown DeLand.

Presented by the Krewe of Amalee, the theme is Patriotic Pups. The parade will begin at 11a, traveling south on Woodland Blvd. Activities will include dog costume contest, adoptable dogs, demonstrations. Hounds Lounge. Traditional New Orleans food. Dog demonstrations and lots of vendors. Vendor participation: 386.490.2484. DogParadeDeland.com


Chariots of Fur Beach Run & Festival
10a - 2p
Seawalk Pavilion, 75 1st Street N., Jacksonville Beach.
After the run, enjoy the festival with vendors, music, food trucks, dog demos, adoptable dogs. Activities for kids. Raffle prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit St. Francis Animal Hospital, 2107 Mango Plcase, Jacksonville. ChariotsOfFur5k.org


First Saturday Celebration
10a - 2p
Pet Resource Center at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa.
Fun for the entire family with music, refreshments and adoption specials. Come celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled lobby at Pet Resource Center.
HillsboroughCounty.org/Pets


Annual Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Greater Tampa Bay West Coast Picnic
11a - 3p
Come for a day of fun with lots of Wheatens,

their humans and great food.
Lake Seminole Park, 10015 Park Blvd., Seminole.


Achieva Paw Park Grand Opening Celebration
11a - 2p
Puppy bowl. Kitten Room on-site. Bring your dog, dressed in the NFL best as we celebrate with a Super Bowl Pre-Game party.
1659 Virginia Street, Dunedin.


Canine Carnival at Flambe
Drink and food specials, including a new pup menu and giveaways.
Flambe, a dog-freindly restaurant at Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive S., Tampa - 813.512.8999.

 

Sunday, February 7
Dog Day in the Naples Botanical Garden
9:30a - 12:30p
A canine-focused day with a variety of activities: ice-cream eating contest, demonstrations, sports-themed fashion parade.
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. NaplesGarden.org

 

Wednesday, February 10
Baby Shower Drag Queen BINGO Night.
Hamburger Mary’s, Clearwater.
This is a benefit for DARE (Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education), specifically for the a Doxie mom and her four puppies. The mom has been abused and/or neglected at best. the puppies were abandoned until DARE stepped up to the plate. Come out, have some fun and help save five lives.
Hamburger Mary’s, 28910 US Highway 19 N., Clearwater.
DareToRescue.com

 

Thursday, February 11

Wags, Whiskers & Wine

6p

Tuscany on the Meadows

350 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando.

Benefits Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection. For more information call Michelle at 352.302.2664 or Wanda at 352.573.7821.

 

SRQ Yappy Hour

6:30p - 9:30p

Cupid’s Edition is the theme.

Clasico Sarasota, 1341 Main Street.

Benefits Donte’s Den. DontesDen.org


Yappy Hour
5p - 7p
Washington Street Dog Park, Channelside, Tampa.

 

Friday, February 12th
Happy Yappy Hour Wine Tasting
From 7p - 8:30p
$20.00 pp reservations suggested
Tasting 5 premium wines.
Also, try our Dunedin Doggie Wines.
All Premium Wines /with Fruit & Cheese selection.

Tapas menu available.
This is a benefit for Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue
https://www.facebook.com/equestrianinctampa/
co-sponsored by THE NEW BARKER Magazine.

 

Friday & Saturday, February 12 & 13
My Furry Valentine
10a - 5p
Manatee County Animal Services/Palmetto and Meowtown/Downtown Bradenton.
All adoptions will be $10 plus county tag fee.

 

Saturday, February 13

22nd Annual Paws In The Park

9a - 1p

Eola Park, Downtown Orlando.

Orlando’s largest pet walk, attracting

12,000 people and their pets.

Participate as a vendor or a walker.

Benefits Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

PetAllianceOrlando.org

 

Bark Island at Pine Island

7:30a - 9:30a

Bring your dog to the beach and romp in the surf n sand. Must provide proof of dog's current vaccination record.

$7 first dog/per car; $3 per each additional dog.

Alfred McKethan Park, 10840 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill.


Lola’s Barkfest
8:30a - 11:30a
Come to St. Pete Beach and celebrate Valentine’s Day with your furry Valentine and THE NEW BARKER. For $10, you will have a delicious unlimited breakfast. A portion of the proceeds of sales will be donated to Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Bring a donation item on the Pet Pal Animal Shelter Wish List and your name will be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at The Keystone Motel which includes dinner for two at The Hurricane.
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, 102 9th Ave., St. Pete Beach.


Hearts For Homeless Pets Adoption Event
9a - 2p
Hosted by the Bradenton Farmer’s Market, Realize Bradenton and The New Barker.
4th Avenue West and Old Main Street, Bradenton


Bark on the Beach
8a - 11a
Presented by Pasco County Parks, Rec and Natural Resources.
Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, 4835 Green Key Rd., New Port Richey.

 

Monday-Friday, February 15-20
Love Is Just A Leash Away.
Visit Pinellas County Animal Services during Valentine’s week and adopt a new love. Name Your Own Price on all adoptables during this week. Call 727.582.2600 or visit the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Rd. in Largo.
www.PinellasCounty.org/animaservices

 

Thursday-Sunday, February 18-21

Patel Conservatory presents Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS, a fur-raising adventure.

Straz Theater for the Performing Arts,

1010 N. Macinnes Place, Tampa.

Only service animals are permitted. A portion of ticket sales to benefit Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay. DalRescueTampaBay.org

 

Saturday, February 20

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Rossi Waterfront Park,

808 Third Ave. W. Bradenton.

Includes a family fun zone after the walk. GuideDogs.org

 

Unconditional Love Gala

6:30p

Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota.

Benefits Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC)

AnimalRescueCoalition.org


Woofstock Festival - A Celebration of Dogs & the 3rd Annual Columbia County Doxie Derby.

8:30a - 5p
Pet Races. Contests. Best Nose. Best Trick. Best Singer. Best Dressed. Rescue Groups, Vendors.
Woofstock Parade of Paws along Marion Street.
Hosted by Covenant Pet Trust to benefit Florida Dachshund Rescue. Darby Pavilion at DeSoto Lake in beautiful Lake City.
CovenantPetTrust.org


Bark on the Ark
8a - 11a
Seas The Day and take a boat ride with your dog with Naples/Fort Myers Pure Florida. Travel from Caloosahatchee River to Picnic Island.
Call to reserve: 239.919.2965
PureFL.com


Unconditional Love Gala
6:30p
A benefit for Animal Rescue Coalition.
Micheal’s On East, 1212 East Avenue, Sarasota.
AnimalRescueCoalition.org

 

Sunday, February 21
Yappy Hour
11a
Motorworks Brewing, 1014 9th St. W., Bradenton.

 

Saturday, February 27
Paws & Claws Gala
6p-11p
The largest fundraiser of the year for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. Venue is the Mansion at Tuckahoe,

1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach.

 

Bark Island at Pine Island

7:30a - 9:30a

Bring your dog to the beach and romp in the surf n sand. Must provide proof of dog's current vaccination record.

$7 first dog/per car; $3 per each additional dog.

Alfred McKethan Park, 10840 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill.

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NW, St. Petersburg.

 

Gulfport’s 12th Annual Get Rescued

10a-6p

3129 Beach Blvd., S, Gulfport.

 

Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed.

An evening for the love of wine, art and pets.

Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St, Orlando.

Benefits Franklin’s Friends. www.FranklinsFriends.info


7th Annual Ponies For Pups Charity Polo Match
11a
A benefit for Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue
Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Ln., Sarasota
HonorAnimalRescue.org


Celebration Posh Pooch
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Posh Pooch is an annual one-day festival that features a variety of dog related activities, dog vendors, and entertainment for all spectators to enjoy. The event will also feature acrobatic pet shows, pet contests, entertainment, food and vendors selling items for your four-legged pup.
Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore Street, Celebration, FL 34747
http://www.celebration.fl.us/events/posh-pooch-2/
Celebration Parks & Recreation, 407-566-1200, parks.rec@celebrationtownhall.com

 

March 2016

 

Saturday, March 5

10th Annual Paws In Motion Walk-a-Thon

8a - 2p

Sutton Park, 6th Street W., Palmetto.

Benefits Humane Society of Manatee County.

Vendor participation: 941.747.8808. HumaneManatee.org

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

The Polo Club, 703 N. Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages.

GuideDogs.org

 

Walk For The Animals

Huizenga Plaza, Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Benefit for Humane Society of Broward County.

HumaneBroward.com

 

Love Me Do Gala

6:30p - 11p

Sarasota Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts.

Beatles-themed extravaganza featuring Beatlemaniax.

Benefits Cat Depot, Sarasota. CatDepot.org


Annual Doggie Derby
10a - 2p
A 25-yard race between dogs of equal size. The winner of the race is the champion of his or her weight class. The winners of each weight class can also race for the title of Doggie Derby Grand Champion. Whether your dog is a Yorkie or a Great Dane, all dogs can participate.
Baldwin Park, 1913 Meeting Place, Orlando.
DoggieDerby.com


Mutt March 2016
9a - 1p
Pet walk - create your own team. Vendor festival with Kids Zone. Live music by The Committee. Silent Auction and more. The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville. Proceeds to benefit Jacksonville Humane Society.
JaxHumane.org


First Saturday Celebration
10a - 2p
Come see the brand new facility at Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center. Complimentary vendor space available. Contact Marti Ryan, 813.356.9711
440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa


Shredding Goes to the Dogs
10a - 2p
Largo Downtown Market, 301 W. Bay Drive, Largo.
Shred on site, $5/box. Proceeds benefit Florida Boxer Rescue.

 

Friday, March 11

16th Annual Pet Lovers Gala

7p

Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Dr, Naples.

Benefits Humane Society Naples. HSNaples.org


Woofstock: Peace, Love & Paws
3p - 10p
Music, food and drink specials. Vendors. Dancing Dream (an Abba Tribute Band) performs.
All proceeds support Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Vendor info - events@GulfCoastHumaneSociety.org


Florida Keys SPCA Spring Social
5:30p - 9:30p
Key West Golf Club Clubhouse, 6450 College Rd., Key West.
Live entertainment. Drinks. Silent and Live Auctions.
FKSPCA.org


Happy Yappy Hour
7p - 8:30p
Tasting of 5 premium French wines with fruit and cheese selection.
Cappuccino’s Fine Wine & Espresso Bar, 733 Broadway Street, Dunedin.
Proceeds to benefit Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue.

 

Saturday, March 12

Bark Island at Pine Island

7:30a - 9:30a

Bring your dog to the beach and romp in the surf n sand. Must provide proof of dog's current vaccination record.

$7 first dog/per car; $3 per each additional dog.

Alfred McKethan Park, 10840 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill.

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Baldwin Park, 4990 New Broad Street, Orlando.

GuideDogs.org

 

Sunday, March 13
Wine Women & Shoes
Mar-A-Lago Club Palm Beach
Luncheon. Fashion Show. Silent and Live Auction. Shopping. Adorable Adoptable Dogs.
Benefit for Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
For more information, contact jackie.ssig@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, March 16
Annual Fur Affair
6:30p - 9p
Earthscapes Garden Room, 816 Al 19, Palm Harbor.
A benefit for the Humane Society of Pinellas. You’ll be treated to food stations sponsored by area restaurants in a fantastic outdoor venue. HumaneSocietyOfPinellas.org

 

Thursday, March 17
PaddyFest - Erin Go Bark
11a - 11:30p
Fergs Live at Channelside, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Wear your green and help save animals in need. Benefits Vets4Pets.

 

Saturday, March 26

Bark Island at Pine Island

7:30a - 9:30a

Bring your dog to the beach and romp

in the surf n sand. Must provide proof of dog's current vaccination record.

$7 first dog/per car; $3 per each additional dog.

Alfred McKethan Park, 10840 Pine Island Dr, Spring Hill.


Bark on the Ark
8a - 11a
Seas The Day and take a boat ride with your dog with Naples/Fort Myers Pure Florida. Travel from Caloosahatchee River to Picnic Island.
Call to reserve: 239.919.2965
PureFL.com


Family and Pet Photo Day with Laura Allen Studios
9a - 2p
Pet Food Warehouse, 1830 61st Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
To reserve your sitting appointment, call 727.521.6191.


Thursday, March 31
SPCA Florida Grand Slam Adoption Event

11a - 1:05p - first pitch.
Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland.

Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees.
www.SPCAFlorida.org

 

April 2016

 

Friday, April 1
7th Annual Cause FORE Paws Golf Tournament
A Fools Day Of Fun.
8:30a - Best Ball Scramble
Brooksville Country Club
Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Brooksville.
For more information, contact Jeff Webb, 352.442.1394
HumaneRescue.org

 

Saturday, April 2

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park,

601 Old Water Street, Tampa. GuideDogs.org


7th Annual Florida Wiener Dog Derby.
Billed as Florida’s largest wiener dog racing event.
Seminole County Fair, 440 Hickman Drive, Sanford.
Benefits GetALong Dachshund Rescue, headquartered in Florida.
www.facebook.com/floridawienerdogderby/


6th Annual Bark in the Park Pet Adoption & Expo.
10a - 2p
Demonstrations. Pet-related vendors. Sponsored by the City of Pinellas Park to raise funds for the Pinellas Park K-9 Unit and their Police Dog Memorial Fund.
Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th Street North, Pinellas Park.


First Saturday Adoption Event
Heartworm Awareness Month
10a - 2p
Receive 6 months of heartworm prevention FREE to the first 100 dogs adopted, weighing 26 lbs and over.
$20 adoptions for all Ready-to-Go pets.
Refreshments. Music. Special guests. Exhibitors. Rescue partners. Free parking and admission.
Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center,

440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa.

 

Sunday, April 3

12th Annual Park Avenue Doggie Art Festival

Presented by The Doggie Door, Winter Park.

Call for artist and vendor participation - 407.644.2969.


8th Annual Dog Day Afternoon.
Nail trims, pet adoptions, pet photographs, demonstrations, dog washes. Flyball. Low cost micro-chipping. Vendors and more. Proceeds to benefit St. Augustine Humane Society.
Plantation Park, 875 Davis Pond Blvd., Julington Creek Plantation.
StAugHumane.org

 

Thursday, April 7

10th Annual Paws on the Catwalk

10:30am - 2pm

The Ritz Carlton, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota.

Benefits Humane Society of Sarasota County. HSSC.org

 

Friday, April 8
Happy Yappy Hour
7p - 8:30p
Co-hosted by The New Barker

to benefit Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue.
Cappuccino’s Fine Wine & Espresso Bar,

733 Broadway Street, Dunedin.
For information and reservations, call 727.738.8009.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10
Greater Orange Park Dog Club
Conformation, Obedience & Rally

Includes the German Shepherd Regional, Jacksonville Shetland Sheepdog Club, Greater Jacksonville Collie Club and the Sunshine Belgian Tervuran Club.
Family friendly fun and events.
St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 SR 207, Elkton, FL.

 

Saturday, April 9

10th Annual Pawfest

9a - 2p

Largo Central Park

101 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Presented by Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. One of Florida's top dog-friendly events. Bring the entire family for fun, food, shopping, demonstrations. live entertainment. Emcee, Fox 13's Jennifer Epstein.  For vendor participation, contact Michele Simmons, 727.776.7250.

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway S. Drive, Fort Myers.

GuideDogs.org

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Greenbrook Adventure Park,

13400 Adventure Place, Lakewood Ranch. GuideDogs.org

 

Sunday, April 10

14th Annual Doggie Ball

5:30p

Boca West Country Club,

20583 Boca W. Drive, Boca Raton.

Benefits Tri-County Animal Rescue. TriCountyHumane.org


Droolapalooza 2016
Noon: Meet & Greet the Newfies.
1p - 3p: Bowling for the Newfies.
Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave., St. Pete
Proceeds to benefit Newfoundland Club of Florida Rescue
NewfFla.com
For more information, call 727.381.1010


Hawgs For Dawgs
Brandon Harley-Davidson, 9841 E. Adamo Drive, Tampa.
Hosted by Animal Based Charities featuring rescue groups with adoptable animals. Food. Beer. Dog wash. Bike Wash. Vendors. Raffles and Prizes. DJ and Line Dancing.
Free family fun event. Rain or shine.

 

Friday, April 15
Bark in the Park with the Bradenton Marauders
6:30p
Doggy Costume Contest. Free shirt giveaway to the first 750 fans in the ballpark.
McKechnie Field, 9th Street W. at 17th Ave. West, Bradenton.

 

Saturday April 16th

23rd Annual Walk for the Animals

8:00am - Noon

Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 S. Lake Avenue, Lakeland.

Live entertainment, dog demos & vendors.

Benefit for SPCA Florida in Lakeland. SPCAFlorida.org


Hogs for Dogs - Annual Charity Bike Run
Come out and go Hog Wild to help the animals of Clay Humane during a 125 mile scenic ride.
Registration begins at 9:30am at Adamec Harley Davidson on Wells Road in Orange Park. Ride ends with dinner at Whitey’s Fish Camp in Fleming Island.
ClayHumane.org


Holy Spirit Conciliar Catholic Church 2nd Annual Pet Fair and Blessing
10a - 2p
Holy Spirit Conciliar Catholic Church
3265 State Road 580, Safety Harbor, FL


Awareness Level Small Animal

Emergency Sheltering Class
8a - 6p
Florida State Animal Response Coalition (FL SARC) will hold an Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Class, certified by the Florida Department of Emergency Management. It is required to respond in Florida to help companion animals during a disaster. Course topics include personal preparedness, deployment preparedness, assisting in shelter set up, daily care and feeding, animal behavior, stress management, and more.
Held at the Cat Depot’s Education Center, 2542 17th St., Sarasota.  Call 941.366.2404 for more information.


2nd Annual Pet Fair and Blessing
10a - 2p
Holy Spirit Conciliar Catholic Church, 3265 SR 580, Safety Harbor

 

Thursday, April 21
Fur Ball 2016: Wags to Wishes
5:30p - 11p
Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Ave., Haines City.
A Black Tie optional event that includes: Cocktail Hour with Butler passed appetizers and specialty cocktails. Gourmet food stations. Open bar, live entertainment with dancing, live and silent auction and raffles/games.
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Polk County.
Contact Tracey at FurBallPolk@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 23
Block PAWty Luau
11a - 1p
Bring your pup to the Village Circle in Hyde Park for a few hours of fun. Pop-up Dog Park. Live music. Best Dressed Beach Pup Contest. Raffle Prices.
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
For more information on how to participate as a vendor, contact Gabby at 813.464.6042.

 

Sunday, April 24
Pets in the Park
9a - 3p
Raymond James Stadium, Parking Lot 6,

4201 N.Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa.
Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Jumping, Pet Costume Contest, Pet Psychic Readings, Animal Talent Show. Pet Adoptions.

 

Tuesday, April 26
Bark on the Ark
8a-11a
Seas The Day and take a boat ride with your dog with Naples/Fort Myers Pure Florida. Travel from Caloosahatchee River to Picnic Island.
Call to reserve: 239.919.2965
PureFL.com

 

Fri-Sun, April 29-May 1
Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club Agility Trial.
Manatee Fairgrounds,
Mosaic Arena, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto.

 

Saturday, April 30
8th Annual Woof Fest Dog Walk
9a - check in; Event ends at 12:30p
Peace Church (in front of 13502 Town Loop Blvd)
Advance registratants get a Doggie Swag Bag.
Benefits the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
1 mile walk is followed by costume contest. Local rescue groups and pet related businesses and vendors will be on hand. We will be accepting Pet Food donations for Pet Alliance.
For vendor information email Orlando4Paws@hotmail.com
For more information: www.4p4tc.com


8th Annual Run for the Animals & Family Fun Day
9a-3p
Micanopy Pavilion at Okeeheelee Park, Forest Hill Blvd.,

West Palm Beach.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st

Tampa Riverfest

Held along The Riverwalk in Tampa Heights and Downtown Tampa. The SPCA Florida will participate and have their adoptables on both days. SPCAFlorida.org

 

MAY 2016

 

Sunday, May 1
Running For Myles 5K
Adults, kids and dogs are invited to run to help raise money for Stray Aid & Rescue Inc.
Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie.
Hosted by Myles and Myles We Go.

 

Tuesday, May 3

 

Saturday, May 7
Square Grouper Dog Wash
& Tiki Towel Off

9a-11a
Proceeds will benefit Operation Care For Heroes, supporting US troops and Military Working K9 teams.
22658 Overseas Hwy.,
Cudjoe Key. SquareGrouperBarAndGrill.com

 

Thursday, May 12
6th Annual Happy Tails Dinner & Mingle
6p-9p
Ozona Blue Grilling Company, 125 Orange Street, Palm Harbor. 100% of ticket sales will benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas.
HumaneSocietyOfPinellas.org


Yappy Hour+Outdoor Concert
5p-7p
Free concert, hosted by the City of Tampa at Washington Street Dog Park, Channelside

 

Friday, May 13
Happy Yappy Hour Wine Tasting Goes Organic
7p-8:30p
Cappuccino’s Fine Wine & Espresso Bar, 733 Broadway Street, Dunedin.
Taste five premium organic wines.
Proceeds to benefit Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue.

 

Saturday, May 14

14th Annual Puppy Love Gala

6p - 10p

The Historic Coliseum

535 4th Street N., St. Petersburg.

Benefits Pet Pal Animal Shelter. PetPalAnimalSheter.com


2nd Annual Woofstock
11a-4p
Live music. Food & wine
tasting. Vendors. Dog festival.
Florida Estates Winery,
25241 SR 52, Land O’ Lakes.
Proceeds to benefit Pasco County Animal Services.


Bark in the Park with the Dunedin Blue Jays
Benefits Dunedin Doggie Rescue. DunedinBlueJays.com


Bark at the Park with the Tampa Yankees
Steinbrenner Field (Tampa)
TYBaseball.com

 

Sunday, May 15
Craft Bull Fest
1 - 5p
Vendors, silent auction and raffles.

Live entertainment, food and craft beer.
All to benefit Florida English Bulldog Rescue.
Held at Cage Brewery, 2001 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg
Would you like to be a vendor or donate an item?
Contact Christine at 321.229.2733.

 

Friday, May 20
Bark in the Park with the Daytona Tortugas. DaytonaTortugas.com

 

Saturday, May 21
Puttin' Fore Pups
Golf Tournament benefiting Big Dog Rescue Ranch.
7:30a - Registration; 8:30a - Shotgun Scramble
Serenoa Golf & Country Club, 6773 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota
Sponsorship opportunities available. Call Melanie at 941.809.8500. BDRR.org


Bark in the Park with the Bradenton Marauders
BradentonMarauders.com


Pups at the Point
9a-Noon
Historic Spanish Point,
337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey.
Take a tour of the Point’s 30-acre museum site. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Sarasota County. HSSC.org


Frankie’s Friends Presents

Doggone Crazy Canine Carnival
11a-3p
Jim’s Harley-Davidson, 2805 54th Ave., North, St. Petersburg
Games. Pet Portraits. Entertainment. Pups Got Talent Contest, Peanut Butter Lickin’ Contest, SuperPooper Scooper Race. Prizes and more.
FrankiesFriends.org/Florida

 

Sunday, May 22
Bow Wow Luau
Food, live music, hula dancing.
Benefit for Satchel’s Last Resort, Osprey
SatchelsLastResort.org

 

Thursday, May 26
Bark in the Park with the
Fort Myers Miracle.
MiracleBaseball.com

 

Sunday, May 29
Run for the Mutts 2016
11:30a-5p
Bikers, come help raise funds for the Humane Society of Marion County. Kickstands up at 11:30a. For more information, call Dee at 352.424.7188 or Speedy at 352.445.4926.
HSMC.org

 

20th Annual Scratch My Back Concert
2p. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd., Tampa.
Proceeds benefit Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services (FOHCAS).

 

June 2016

 

Saturday, June 4
Pet Friendly Plants
9a
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences presents a seminar on pet friendly landscaping. Pasco County Extension Office, Clayton Hall, 36702 SR 52, Dade City.


8th Annual Cruising For Critters Poker Run
9a - Hernando Animal Hospital, 5335 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill
10:30a - Kickstands up. The run will end up at dog-friendly Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee.
Enjoy a day of fun, live music, great food and refreshments.
Proceeds benefit Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Brooksville. www.CruisingForCritters.com

Sunday, June 5
Bark in the Park

with the Miami Marlins. Marlins.com


Mamas, Mutts & Mimosas
10a-Noon
A fashion show featuring hot mamas and haute dogs with fashions by Global Mamas and chic doggie fashions from The Doggie Door.
329 N. Park Ave., Winter Park.
For more information, call 407.644.8464

 

Thursday, June 9
Yappy Hour
6p - 9p
Pinellas Ale Works (PAWs), 1962 1st Ave S., St. Petersburg.
Benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter


Snappers Grill & Comedy Club FUNdraiser
6:30p -
Pre-show drawing and auction items.
Comedian John Wing. All ticket sale proceeds will benefit

Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay.
Snappers Grill & Comedy Club, 36657 US Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor.

 

Friday, June 10th

Wine Tasting Benefit For Equestrian Horse Rescue

www.facebook.com/equestrianinctampa/

7p - 8:30p

Cappuccino's Fine Wine & Espresso Bar, 733 Broadway, Dunedin.

Tasting 5 premium RED wines. $20.00 pp - reservations suggested. Served with Fruit & Cheese selection. Tapas available for purchase.

Info and reservations-727-738-8009.

co-sponsored by Anna Cooke and The New Barker Magazine.

 

Saturday, June 11

Available At The Following Dealerships:

Brandon Honda, 9202 East Adamo Drive, Tampa

Mini Of Wesley Chapel, 26645 SR 56, Wesley Chapel

BMW Of Sarasota, 5151 Clark Road, Sarasota

Honda Of Ocala, 1800 SW College Road, Ocala

Sun Toyota, 3001 US 19, Holiday

Ford Of Port Richey, 10715 US 19, Port Richey

Toyota Of Tampa Bay, 1101 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa

Honda Of Gainesville, 3801 N. Main St., Gainesville

Gainesville Buick GMC, 2101 N. Main St., Gainesville

Volkswagen Of Gainesville, 3737 N. Main St., Gainesville

 

Wednesday, June 15
Dine With Your Dog Day - A Luau
At The HONU, 516 Grant Street, Dunedin.
6p-9p
Seating is limited.
Proceeds to benefit Frankie’s Friends Charitable Pet Foundation.

www.TheHonuRestaurant.com

Thursday, June 16
Bark in the Park with the Bradenton Marauders
BradentonMarauders.com

Saturday, June 18
Pups at the Point
9a-Noon
Historic Spanish Point,
337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey.Take a tour of the Point’s 30-acre museum site. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Sarasota County. HSSC.org

Wednesday, June 22
Bark in the Park with the Fort Myers Miracle
Benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society.
MiracleBaseball.com

Pet Walk KickOff Party
6p-8p
SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave., N., Largo.
Free to attend. Includes catered buffet, beer, wine and chance drawings.

Friday, June 24
Bark in the Park with the Daytona Tortugas
DaytonaTortugas.com

Saturday, June 25
Bark in the Park with the Jupiter Hammerheads
JupiterHammerheads.com

PopUp Paws Party
11a-2p
Promenade at Tampa Palms Condominiums,

16200 Enclave Village Drive, Tampa.
A Pet Rescue and Community Pet Appreciation Event hosted by TampaPets.org. Please bring unopened cans or bags of pet food for donations to our pet rescue partners.


Woofstock
Dog costume contest. Dog Kidding Booth. Live music. Food trucks. Vendors.
$5 entry includes a goodie bag, one raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit Springfield Pet Rescue in Jacksonville.
Klutho Park, 635 3rd Street, Jacksonville.

 

Sunday, June 26
Summer Mini Auction & Disco Dance
3p-7p
Presented by the Tampa Bay Cat Alliance.
Sponsored by Kapok Special Events Center & Gardens, 923 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater.
Delicious buffet. Cash bar. Five free raffle tickets. Disco music and DJ. Prizes for Best Dressed Disco Dancer. Many gifts and baskets. TampaBayCatAlliance.org


Suds on Sunday
1p-5p
Charity Dog Wash
Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa.
Proceeds to benefit Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic.

 

July 2016

 

Wednesday, July 6
Pet Walk Yappy Hour
5p-7p
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, St. Petersburg
Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay

 

Friday, July 8
Bark in the Park with the Fort Myers Miracle
MiracleBaseball.com

Saturday, July 9
Bark At The Ball Park
5p - Gates open. 6:30p - First pitch.
Bright House Field,
601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater.
Best Fan Pet Costume Contest. Doggie Splash Zone. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Pinellas. Vendor information, contact Twila at 727.797.7722 ext 222.  HumaneSocietyOfPinellas.org

Saturday, July 16
Pups at the Point
9a-Noon
Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey.
Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Sarasota County. HSSC.org

Thursday, July 21
Flicks + Food Trucks
Yappy Hour Dog Night
6p-10p
Co-sponsored by The New Barker and Tampa Bay Markets
Dog and kid friendly.
1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
www.TampaBayMarkets.com

 

Bark in the Park
10a-2p
Pinellas County Animal Services will be hosting this event. Dogs of all ages and breeds will be available for adoption at a special price. For more information, call 727.582.2600, option 8.
Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave., Largo.

 

Saturday, July 23
4th Annual Canine Memorial
7p-9:30p
Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin, 4990 New Broad Street, Orlando.
This one-of-a-kind even brings together animal lovers from all over Florida to celebrate the bond we have with our animals and to help us come to terms with the loss of a beloved canine companion. For more information, contact Jannette at 561.577.7050 or email info@FloatingLanternMemorials.com

Sunday, July 24
Bark in the Park with the Bradenton Marauders
BradentonMarauders.com

Friday, July 29
Gulf Coast Humane Society Yappy Hour
5p-7p
Cape Harbour, 575 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral
Food and drink from Fathoms Restaurant and The French Press Cafe. Dress your dog in a patriotic costume and there the Patriotic Pooch Contest. Live music and fun with 100% of proceeds going to Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Saturday, July 30
Orostani Couture Trunk Show
2p-6p
Meet the designers. Browse the beautiful dog couture.
Cocktails. Raffles. And more.
Positively Posh Pooch, 1425 4th Street N., St. Petersburg.
Call 727.892.9303


Pet Adoption Event

for Miami Dade Animal Services
Hosted by The Betsy Hotel
1p-5p
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
(Always the last Saturday of the month).

Friday, July 29
Gulf Coast Humane Society Yappy Hour
5p-7p
Cape Harbour, 575 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral
Food and drink from Fathoms Restaurant and The French Press Cafe. Dress your dog in a patriotic costume and there the Patriotic Pooch Contest. Live music and fun with 100% of proceeds going to Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Saturday, July 30
Orostani Couture Trunk Show
2p-6p
Meet the designers. Browse the beautiful dog couture.
Cocktails. Raffles. And more.
Positively Posh Pooch, 1425 4th Street N., St. Petersburg.
Call 727.892.9303


Pet Adoption Event

for Miami Dade Animal Services
Hosted by The Betsy Hotel
1p-5p
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
(Always the last Saturday of the month).

 

August 2016

 

Monday, August 1 - Saturday, August 6
2016 Havanese National Specialty Dog Show
Wyndam Resort, International Drive, Orlando.

This is a unique opportunity for those who love the Havanese breed and would like to get to know more about the breed. See hundreds of Havanese in one location. Seminars, social events, competition in agility, obedience, rally, conformation and junior showmanship. There will be parades of rescue dogs sponsored by Havanese Rescue Inc. www.HavaneseNational.com

 

Thursday, August 4
Pet Walk Yappy Hour
The Brown Boxer, 15000 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach
Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay.


Rescue Pink + The New Barker Present

The Fix is In
6:30p-9p
Our spay/neuter campaign has been so successful that our funds have been depleted. Please help us raise more money so that we may continue to offer free spay/neuter procedures to those folks who are not able to pay. We’ll have lots of raffle items to win. Enjoy dinner, drinks and a show with like-minded animal lovers at Snappers Grill & Comedy Club, 36657 US Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor. Purchase tickets at www.RescuePink.net
Please note: this is not a dog-friendly venue as dinner and the show will be held indoors.

 

Saturday, August 6
BarkAID Lomantini National Tour
At the Paul Mitchell School, Fort Myers.
To benefit Rescue Animals In Need (R.A.I.N.)


Adopt-A-Palooza
11a-4p
100+ Adoptable Pets
Free admission and Free parking. Rescue Groups. Specialty Retailers. Family fun, food and raffle prizes.
Bradenton Area Convention Center,

One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Support No Kill Manatee County.

Sunday, August 7
BarkAID Lomantini National Tour - Salon Roxy
3305 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Valrico.
Benefit for Second Chance Boxer Rescue.                                  (813) 324-8817

Summer Cinema Bark in the Park.
7p
Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts lawn for family fun.
The movie “Best In Show” starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard.
Come dressed as your favorite character from the film.
DJ, Trivia, Lawn Games, Dog Vendors.

Food from KINGS Street Diner.

 

Saturday, August 13

4th Annual Canine Memorial at Lake Baldwin
As most of you know, we got rained out last Saturday. So please join us this Saturday, August 13.

4thannualcaninememorial.eventbrite.com


One Year Anniversary Party & Grand Opening of Dog Play Yard (with splash pools).
10a-2p
The Dog House of Safety Harbor, 737 Main Street. Ribbon Cutting. Food by Southern Tropicality. Adoptables from Humane Society of Pinellas, Canine Estates, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, One Dog At A Time. Lectures, featuring Canine Good Citizen & Humane Education. Giveaways. Sales. Nail trimmings. Come join us for the fun and loads of valuable information.


Dog Days of Summer
Noon-5p
Bangin Banjo Brewing Company, 3200 NW 23rd Ave., Pompano Beach. Proceeds to benefit Coastal Boxer Rescue. Hey, and the dogs are allowed inside.

 

Saturday, August 27
Seminole Heights Pup Crawl
4p-8p
Fodder & Shine, 5910 N. Florida Ave., Tampa.
$35 registration includes: t-shurt, pub crawl food & drink deals. Check in at Fodder & Shine between 3:30 and 4:30 to collect your shirt and find out the evening’s itinerary. Proceeds to benefit Frankie’s Friends, Tampa. www.frankiesfriends.org/events

 

Month Of August
Dog Days Of Summer
Reduced adoption fees at Pinellas County Animal Services throughout the month.
Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Rd., Largo.

Call 727.582.2600, option 8.

 

September 2016

 

Sunday, September 4
Dog Days Of Summer
3p-11p
The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave NE., St. Pete.
Come have your pooch’s picture taken to grace the walls at The Ale and the Witch. Doggie treats provided by

Pet Food Warehouse.

 

Thursday, September 8
Pet Walk Yappy Hour
The Dog Bar, St. Petersburg
Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay

 

Friday, September 2

Re-scheduled for Friday, September 9 due to weather.
Dog Days Downtown
6p-9p
SPCA Florida partners with Downtown Lakeland Partnership. Munn Park, Downtown Lakeland. SPCAFlorida.org

 

Saturday, September 10
Pet Food Warehouse hosts Ewenity Farms.
11a-3p
Volunteers bring adoptable dogs.
1830 61st Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727.521.6191.

Responsible Dog Ownership Day/Open House
9a-3p. Dog Training Club of St. Pete.
5500 34th St. N., St. Petersburg.
Demos. Displays. Vendors.

9/11 Memorial Bike Run
9a - registration begins. 11:30a - Kickstands up. K9 Partners For Patriots, 16230 Aviation Loop Drive, Spring Hill. K9PartnersForPatriots.com

Purr-Fect PAW-RTY
10a-4p
Pet Costume Contest with prizes. Benefits Hands Helping Paws Rescue. Lake Wailes Park, 33 N. Lake Shore Blvd., Lake Wales.

17th Annual Bowser Ball & Auction
6p-10p
Pinellas Animal Foundation hosts casino games, dinner, dancing and auctions. Belleair Country Club, Belleair.

Sunday, September 11
Bubbly and Benedicts
10a-1p
Join us for a Champagne Brunch at Eddie V’s to help raise funds for Frankie’s Friends Charitable Pet Foundation. Extravagant brunch. Live jazz music. Bottomless champagne. Bloody Mary Bar. Auction items including a portrait of your dog which will appear on an upcoming cover of THE NEW BARKER dog magazine. This is the event of the season. http://www.frankiesfriends.org/events

 

Saturday, September 17
13th Annual Fur Ball Gala
6p-10p\Grab your cowboy boots to raise funds for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.
A fun-filled, country-themed evening of dinner, dancing and auction at the Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. www.HumaneRescue.org


Dog Days of Summer
9a-2p
Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd.,
Lake Wales. Doggie gift bag. Treats. Benefits Humane Society of Polk County. BokTower.org

Dog Wash
11a-5p
Hosted by Pedro Menendez High School RUFF Club to support SAFE, Swamp Haven, Ayla’s Acres and FUR rescue groups. St. Johns Plaza Shopping Center, 1020 Ponce De Leon Blvd., 
St. Augustine.

6th Annual Fashion, Feathers & Fur
6:30p
National Guard Armory, 4004 Airport Rd.,
Plant City. Pet Fashion Show Benefits Second Chance Boxer Rescue, Vets4Pets, Florida Parrot Rescue, Pennies for Pockets Veterinary Care. Hors D’Oeuvres. Desserts. Live & silent auction. Call 813.754.7387 for information and tickets.

Tuesday, September 20
Hands & Paws Happy Hour
5p-8p
Motorworks Brewing, 1014 9th St. W., Bradenton.
Benefit for Humane Society of Manatee County.

 

Friday, September 23
Annual Golden Paw Gala
6p-9p
A Humane Society of Pinellas benefit.
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd.,
Clearwater Beach. HumanePinellas.org

 

Saturday, September 24
19th Annual Toast to the Animals
6:30p-10p
Everbank Field, 1 Everybank Field Drive, Jacksonville
Proceeds to benefit Jacksonville Humane Society.
JaxHumane.org


Best Friends Strut Your Mutt
8a-12p

Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville.
Get excited Jacksonville, because Strut Your Mutt is no ordinary dog walking event. This fundraising festival includes interactive games and activities for you, your dog and your whole family.
Benefits Best Friends Animal Society and First Coast No More Homeless Pets FCNMHP.org

Jessie Miller, 904-274-1177, jessiem@bestfriends.org


Divas For Dogs
A multi-rescue group adoption event.
10a-3p
Fun Bike Motorsports, 1845 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland.

Hosted by Chrome Divas for Animal Based Charities.

Pints 4 PAWS
11a-2p
$10 admission. Benefits
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
Bar Louie, 7335 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando.

12th Annual Ron Gordon’s Humane Society                     Golf Tournament.                                                                Meadows Course at The Meadows Country Club, Sarasota. HumaneSocietyGolf.com

Annual Sit. Stay. Love.
10a-1p
An adoption and donation drive, hosted by Anthropologie, Hyde Park, 705 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa.

Riverwalk Fall Festival
12 noon-4p
Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale.


PawSUP & Surf Competition
7:30a (sign-in starts) - 2p
Fort Lauderdale Dog Beach, Sunrise Blvd. and A1A,                      Fort Lauderdale.
This is the inagural PawSUP & Surf Competition, benefiting Canine Companions for Independence.

 

Sunday, September 25
Suds On Sunday Charity Dog Wash
Noon-4p
Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
Benefit for Vets 4 Pets.

 

Wednesday, September 28

Wine & Dine For Equine

 

October 2016

 

Saturday, October 1
20th Annual Tales & Tails Gala
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

6p-10p
Dinner. Complimentary wine and beer. Live entertainment with The Royals party band. All to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, Orlando campus.
Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and event details: cci.org/GalaCelebration or call 407.522.3300.


4th Annual Pasco Pet Fest
11a-3p
Florida Estates Winery, 25241 SR 52, Land O’Lakes. Vendors, music, food, wine tasting and adoptable pets. Benefits Furbabies Foundation, Inc. For vendor participation, contact trina@doggiecakes.com

29th Annual Blessing of the Animals Festival
10a-2p
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church,
706 W. 113th Ave., Tampa.
StClement@verizon.net

4th Annual Family Pet Fair & Blessing of the Pets
10a-2p
Fletcher Park, 1652 Atlantic Blvd., San Marco.

Pet Blessing
St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church,
10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo.
Call 727.595.4610 for more information.

You Must Love Dogs Fest
11a-7p
Benefits Humane Society of Pinellas.
Raymond James Stadium Tailgate Lot, Tampa.

Annual Blessing of the Pets
10:30a at St. James Cathedral,
215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando.

Waggin’ at the Waterpark
9a-1:50pm
Calypso Bay Waterpark, 151 Lamstein Lane, Royal Palm Beach.
PBCgov.com/Parks/Aquatics/WaterParks


Paws & Pages Pet Expo
10a-3p
An adoption event and pet expo presented by the Marion County Public Library System.
Adoptable dogs and cats; demonstrations, photo booth, story time crafts for children.
Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2
Jacksonville Dog Fanciers Club Annual AKC Dog Show
7a-6p both days.
Greater Ocala Dog Club ShowGrounds,                                      10205 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala.
                                                                                                 K9 Water Festivals
9a-5p
Castaway Island at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood.
Broward.org/Parks/TopeekeegeeYugneePark

11th Annual Puppies in the Pool
11:30a-3:30p
Trousdell Aquatics Center activity pool. 298 John Knox Road, Tallahassee.

 

Sunday, October 2
DOG-O-WEEN Costume Contest
7p - Free outdoor movie (Best In Show).
Food trucks, trivia and fun.
Museum of Fine Arts lawn,
255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg.


Sunday Jazz Brunch
11a-2p
Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale.


Paws in the Pool
10-4:30p
Venetian Pool, 2701 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables.
*Dogs and their owners can swim together.
CoralGAbles.com

 

Wednesday, October 5
Pet Walk Yappy Hour
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, St. Petersburg
Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay.

 

Friday and Saturday, October 6 & 7
Tarpon Springs Octoberfest &

Wiener Dog Balloon Races
7p on Friday; 6p on Saturday.
21 North Safford Ave., Tarpon Springs
FloridaWienderDogDerby.com

 

Saturday, October 8
Annual SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk
8:30a
Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. NE.,
St. Petersburg. SPCATampaBay.org

 

Annual Blessing Of The Pets

9a-1p

Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St., Seminole.

$30.00 fee for vendors. Fee is waived for Rescue groups & non pofit groups. Contact Linda Horner, Activities Chairperson, at 727-391-5509 or 482-3077 for more information.

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9
Superheroes on Parade
Southeastern Guide Dogs Artful Dog Art on display.

Palm Avenue, downtown Sarasota.
GuideDogs.org

Blessing of the Animals
Noon-2p
Lutheran Church of Our Saviour,
8401 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa.

Blessing of the Animals
9a
St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church,
2790 Sunny Breeze Ave., Largo.

Blessing of the Animals
9a-1p
Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church grounds,
8505 113th St. Seminole. Vendors, rescue groups, food, demonstrations.

BowWowWeen
9a-1p
Pembroke Pines Dog Park,
9751 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines.
For more information: 954.392.2116.

Barktoberfest
9a-3p
Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach.
Bounce houses, face-painting and a doggie marketplace. Rescue and non-profits will be participating.
Broward.org/Parks/QuietWatersPark

 

Sunday, October 9
Christmas Pet & Family Photo Day.
10a-4p
Pet Styles by Jennifer,
1153 Main Street, Dunedin.
727.584.5040 to book your session.


Walk & Wag: Humane Heroes

1p-4p
Cascades Park, 1001 S Gadsden St, Tallahassee.
Benefiting Leon County Humane Society.
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact Lisa Glunt at events@lchs.info, or (850) 224-9193.

 

Friday, October 14th 2016

Wine Tasting Benefit

For Equestrian Inc. Equine Rescue

7p-8:30p

Cappuccino's Fine Wine & Espresso Bar,

733 Broadway Street, Dunedin.

Tasting five premium red wines from Trotta Fine Wines.

$20 per person. Reservations suggested.

co sponsored by Anna Cooke and The New Barker Magazine.

727-738-8009 for info and reservations. www.facebook.com/equestrianinctampa/

 

Saturday, October 15

Lola’s Spooktacular Barkfest on St. Pete Beach
8:30a-11:30a
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, 102 9th Ave., St. Petersburg
Come join Lola, spokesdog for Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, for a Pet Pal Animal Shelter benefit. The Barkfest on the beach will include a Doggie Halloween Costume Contest with prizes. Raffle items and giveaways.

 

Bless Your Pet Day

10a

In honor of World Pet Blessing Day, a worldwide annual celebration to bring blessings to the beloved pets in our lives. Leashed, friendly pets welcomed at the ceremony.

CurlewHills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery,

1750 CurlewRoad, Palm Harbor. 727.789.2000.

www.CurlewHillsPetCemetery.com

 

Florida Dachshund Rescue 5th Annual Wienerfest

10a-4p

Artegon Marketplace, 5250 International Dr, Orlando.

Held at an INDOOR pet friendly location this year. Avoid the Florida heat and/or rain in the air conditioning at this great location. Sponsorship/Vendor Opportunities that fit any size budget. Join this exciting event to help Florida Dachshund Rescue “Save the world, one Dachshund at a time”. Attendance is not required, but we still welcome your sponsorship.

Contact Lark Kruse, Wienerfest Coordinator at fldrwienerfest@gmail.com-cell phone 407.463.1786. facebook.com/fldrwienerfest

fldrwienerfest.com.


Salty Hands & Paws Fishing Tournament
2p-6p
Gil Dawg, 5419 Treadway Dr.,
New Port Richey.
Benefits Hands & Paws Dog Rescue.
HandsAndPawsRescue.com

First International Conference
On Greyhound Advocacy

9a-9p.
Panel discussions, reception, dinner. Keynote speaker Wayne Pacelle. The Seagate Hotel, 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
christine@Grey2KUSA.org

Orlando Pet Adoption Event
10a-1p
Pug Rescue of Florida at Subaru South Orlando, 9951 Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16
K9 Water Festivals
9a-5p
Castaway Island at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood.
Broward.org/Parks/TopeekeegeeYugneePark


2016 Ocala Sunshine State                                        Autumn Grand Prix Dog Show
8a-5p
Presented by the International Canine Events (ICE)
4 ICE Conformation and 2 Petite ICE Conformation shows; 4 Rally Challenge Runs.
Greater Ocala Dog Club (outdoors), 10205 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala.
www.ICEDogShows.com

 

Sunday, October 16
Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween
Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville. JacksonvilleLanding.com


2nd Annual Bow Wow Brunch
11a-2p
Benefit for Humane Society Naples, hosted by The Continental, 3rd Street S., Naples
Theme: Havana Good Time.

Thursday, October 20
Flicks & Food Trucks Yappy Hour
6p-10p
1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
Join THE NEW BARKER for this dog friendly event and flick.

 

Friday, October 21
The Great Gatsby Casino Night
7p-11p
Royal Fiesta Event Center,
1680 SE 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach.
Benefits Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida. 954.663.7616.

 

Saturday, October 22
Woofstock ‘16
11a-3p
Original Carrollwood Park, Tampa.
Live entertainment, vendors, adoptions, dog agility and demos. Hosted by TampaPets.org - No More Homeless Pets Hillsborough. For vendor participation: info@TampaPets.org

Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest Party
11a-3p (Judging begins at 2p).
Pet Food Warehouse, 1830 61st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg. 727.521.6191.
More than $1000 in prizes. Proceeds benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. PetPalAnimalShelter.com

HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon                                 & Canine Costume Contest
9a-Noon
Secret Lake Park, 200 N. Triplet Lake Dr., Casselberry. Benefits Franklin’s Friends.
Vendor participation and more information: 260.693.7387, www.franklinsfriends.dojiggy.com

Pasta For Paws
4:30p-7:30p
Atlantic Recreation Center on Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.
A benefit for Nassau Humane Society.
Homemade spaghetti and meatballs. Dine in or take it to go. Live music.
NassauHumaneSociety.com


WAG-O-WEEN
10a-1p
Treasure Island Community Center Park
Dog costume contest; judging begins at 11a.
All registered go home with a gift bag.
Please bring pet food and treats to benefit CASA - Community Action Stops Abuse.
RSVP: WhitneyShenkman@gmail.com

 

3rd Annual Dogapalooza-RESCHEDULED TO 1/17/17
2p-4p
A festive, family-friendly celebration of the human-animal bond spreads throughout the gardens of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Music, Canine Costume Contest, Puppy Photo Experience, Obedience Demonstration, Dog Chalking. Food and refreshments. Proceeds to benefit Sophie’s Pet Food Pantry and the ARNI Foundation.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.


Fall Festival and Blessing of the Animals
9a-2p
Crystal Beach Community Church.
Blessing ceremony is planned for around noon in the church’s prayer garden.

 

Sunday, October 23

8th Annual Barktoberfest Super Pet Adoption Event
11a-3p (Barking Bash 5k & Fun Run starts at 7a)
Entertainment, prizes, family fun, vendors and Dog Costume Contest. Sim’s Park, Bank Street & Grand Blvd., Downtown New Port Richey. For more information, call 727.375.7070


5th Annual Dachstoberfest
9a-1p
A dog event with parade, costume contest, Doxie Dash 5, raffles. N. Clematis St. and S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach (Green Market area).

 

Wednesday, October 26
19th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest
10:30a-11:45a Registration; Noon - Contest begins
Phillips Farmhouse Market, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Presented by the Humane Society of Sarasota County
www.HSSC.org/howl-0-ween-registration/

 

Thursday, October 27
Compassion Fatigue Seminar
6:30p-7:30p
The holidays are here and the case load at your clinic, the shelter or rescue group may be up. Let us help you with some self-care and techniques to survive the many demands you will be facing. Come join us at The Pet Loss Center for an hour of valuable learning. Then take a sneak peek of our offices with Wine Down and Networking.
The Pet Loss Center, 6091 Johns Road, Suite 5, Tampa.
813.999.4049
The Pet Loss Center supports local rescues and shelters.
The shelter or rescue whose organization has the most attendees represented during the Open House will receive a $500 donation.


Canine Cocktails
6p-8p
Pet adoptions and a benefit: Miami Dade Animal Services
Drink specials. Free appetizers.
Hotel Indigo Miami Lakes. 305.556.0100

 

Friday, October 28
12th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party
5p-7p
Hosted by Island Paws on the patio at the Over Easy Cafe.
Includes a Pup-Kin Carving Contest.
630 Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel. Call 239.395.1464
Proceeds to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society.

 

Saturday, October 29

Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest & PAWrade
10a-3p
Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N., St. Pete.
Decorated and themed floats encouraged for the PAWrade. Benefits Canines Helping Kids 727.798.5499 for vendor participation. HumaneEducationConnection.org

Strut, Wag & Rock
Florida’s Largest Halloween Party for Pets.
2p-8p
Live music. Food. Pet related vendors.
Ferg’s Live Tampa, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa. 813.545.4411/kjhubby@verizon.net

3rd Annual Puppy Paddle
11a - 3:30
Last day of season dogs can swim in the kiddie pool.
11a-1p: small dogs; 1:30-3:30: dogs bigger than 18”
New Port Richey Rec & Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St.,

New Port Richey.


Howl-Ween Pooch Parade

at Bradenton Farmer’s Market
10:30a

 

Sunday, October 30
17th Annual Winter Park Pet Costume Contest
10a-3p
Hosted by The Doggie Door with more than 30 Park Avenue merchants participating. Vendors in the park. Call 407.644.2969.


Barktoberfest at Funky Buddha Brewery
11:30a - 4p
Funky Buddha Brewery.
Oakland Park.


All Breed K9 Oktoberfest
10:30a-4:30p
TY Park, Hollywood.

 

NOvember 2016

 

Tuesday, November 1
Puttin On The Poodle
11a-2p
Michael’s On East, 1212 E. Avenue S., Sarasota.
A luncheon benefit for Florida Poodle Rescue.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Janet Hunter 941.371.6798 JHunter@FloridaPoodleRescue.org

FloridaPoodleRescue.org

 

Friday, November 4
18th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon
11:30a-2:30p
Benefits Humane Society of Naples.
Ritz-Carlton Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.
HSNaples.org

 

Saturday, November 5
DOXAPALOOZA
10a-4p
Benefit for Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education (DARE). Sun-N-Fun, 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland. DareToRescue.com

Wine Down For Boxers
6:30p-9p
Benefits for Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida.
The Landings Clubhouse,
5350 Landings Blvd., Sarasota
FLBoxerAngels.org

25th Annual FURBALL
An evening of animals, auctions and more to benefit Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Contact Caryn Freas at 407.248.1744.

14th Annual PugsGiving
11a-5p
The Largest Pug Celebration in Florida.
Ramada Gateway Convention Center, 7470 Highway 192 W., Kissimmee.
Pugkin Patch. Meet the Adoptable Pugs. Pet Blessing. Talent Contests. Silent Auction. Costume Contest. Pet Portraits. AND a Pug Boutique.
Proceeds to benefit Pug Rescue of Florida.
www.PugRescueOfFlorida.org


Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest
6p-9p
The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland
Enjoy 99 different brands of beer to this dog-friendly event. Souvenir pilsner sample glass. Mini food truck rally. Live entertainment.
A benefit for the Humane Society of Polk County.
For vendor information, contact Jason at 863.834.8115.

 

Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th
Pet Expo
Saturday 10a-5p
Sunday 11a-4p
War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale.

Sunday, November 6
2016 Stride For Strays Dog Walk & Festival
9a-3p.
A benefit for Animal Coalition of Tampa.
Perry Harvey Park, 1201 N. Orange St., Tampa.
ACTampa.org

Parade of Pets
Noon-3p
Hosted by Congregation Kol Ami,
3919 Moran Rd., Tampa.
Vendors. Pet Adoptions & Pageants. Contact Cantor Beth Schlossberg  cantorbeth@kolami.org or 813.962.6338.

Thursday-Sunday, November 10-13
Greater Pinellas County Fair                                        6p-10p all days except Sunday: 1p-8p. Call Amanda at 727.544.4777. PinellasFair.org

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - November 11, 12, 13
2nd Annual Tennis Tournament & Fundraiser
Presented by Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services (FoHCAS). Buckhorn Springs Tennis & Swim Club, Valrico

 

Saturday, November 12 - Thursday November 17

2016 National Beagle Club of America

National Specialty

The Greater Ocala Dog Club, 10205 NW Gainesville Rd. Ocala.

Over 275 beagles will be competing in conformation, junior showmanship, agility, obedience, rally, tracking and one of American Kennel Club’s (AKC) newest events, Fast Cat. Fast Cat tests a dogs’ speed as they race a 100-yard dash. Beagles from all Corners of the US and the World Travel to Florida for this extraordinary event.        Contact Dina Stenz, National Beagle Club of America, Supporting Member at 727.403.6871 - dstenz@mac.com

For details go to www.nbcspecialty.com/where/

 

Saturday, November 12
24th Annual Auction For The Animals
6p-
The Lakeland Center.
A benefit for SPCA Florida - SPCAFlorida.org
Click here for more information and Auction Items.


Soggy Doggy Splash Day
11a-1p for small dogs
1:30p-3:30p for larger dogs
Bring your dogs for the last dip in the pool of the season (dogs only). Highland Family Aquatic Center,

400 Highland Avenue, Largo.

 

Destin Pooch Palooza
10a-3p
Destin Dog Park, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin.

For more information call 850.837.4242.

Pet Appreciation Day Walk
7:30a - Registration; 9a - Walk begins;
10a - Celebration begins. Demos, agility, Vendor Village, live entertainment, photos with Santa. Benefits Suncoast Humane Society, Englewood. Humane.org

Walk in the Woods
10a-4p
Tree Tops Park,
3900 SW 100th Avenue, Davie.
Benefits Chain of Love Abandoned Animals Rescue. Trish@ChainOfLoveDogs.org

24th Annual Hot Dogs & Cool Cats Gala
6p - Doors open
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.
Benefits Humane Society of Sarasota County
Autumn: 941.955.4131. HSSC.org

9th Annual Dogtoberfest
11:30a-5p
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin.

 

Sunday, November 13
Christmas Pet & Family Photo Day
11a-4p
Pet Food Warehouse,
1830 61st Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Call 727.584.5040 to book your session.

 

Soggy Doggy Splash BONUS Day
Noon-3p All Dogs Welcome.
Highland Family Aquatic Center,
400 Highland Avenue, Largo.

 

8th Annual Pit-Nic Bringing It Home
10a-4p
Hosted by Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL), Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th St., Hialeah. UnitedAgainstBSL.org

 

BowWow Bark N Brew
11:30a-4:30p
Vero Beach Dog Park,
3449 Indian River Drive, E., Vero Beach.
VeroBeachDogPark.org


MCABSL Pit Nic
10a-4p
Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah.

Thursday, November 17

Saturday, November 19
Canine Christmas Festival
10a-3p
Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA,
5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton.
Doggy Fashion Show. Vendors & Rescue orgs. Samantha@BishopSPCA.org

Bark For Life of Gainesville
9a - until...
Westside Park, 1001 Northwest 34th Street, Gainesville.
A fun-filled day starting with a walk, then continuing with demonstrations, contests, games and more.
For more information, contact Carin Knighton at 352.240.5063

Sunday, November 20
Bow-Wow Bonanza
10a-3p
East Greynolds Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. BowWowBonanzaMiami@gmail.com.

Peppermint Bark & Brunch
11a
Benefits Tri-County Animal Rescue.
Trump International, West Palm Beach.
TriCountyHumane.org

Ewenity Farm Friends and Family Day
1p-5p
Florida West Coast Air Dogs,
5006 34th Ave. E., Bradenton.

Yappy Hour Dogs-Giving
Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville. JacksonvilleLanding.com

Thursday, November 24
2016 Goody Goody Turkey Gobble
7a Race Start
Let’s form a dog+human walk/jog team and Do This.
Contact anna@thenewbarker.com to become part of our team. Dogs will receive a t-shirt “I ‘heart' THE NEW BARKER"

Saturday & Sunday, November 26 & 27
Christmas Pet & Family Photo Days
9:30a-5:50p: Pet Supplies Plus,
7331 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park.
9a-5p: Pet Supplies Plus,
1500 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater.
Call 727.584.5040 to book your session.

Photos with Santa
10a-3p
Humane Society of Pinellas,
3040 SR 590, Clearwater.
HumanePinellas.org

 

DEcember 2016

 

Saturday, December 3
Dine With Your Dog Holiday Brunch
11a-1p
Ox & Field, 7701 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa.
A benefit for Frankie’s Friends.
Three-course meal for humans, plus a special canine treat for your dog. Seating is limited. Please RSVP - Purchase tickets here: frankiesfriends.donordrive.com/event/DinewithYourDog

 

Saturday, December 3 & 12
Santa Pug Holiday Fun Photos
10a-3p
Complimentary professional photos of your dogs with our adorable lifesize (and real?) Santa Pug. Fluffy Puppies, 1447 S. Ft. Harrison, Clearwater. 727.446.7999.

 

Sunday, December 4
Santa Paws
1p-4p
Hosted by Marker 48, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville to benefit
Operation Kindness, a volunteer animal welfare group for Hernando County Animal Services. Pet photos with a print, free pet holiday goodie bags, other giveaways and raffle prizes.

 

Holiday Pet & Family Photo Day
9a-5p
The Dog House of Safety Harbor,
737 Main Street, Safety Harbor.
Call 727.584.5040 to book your session.

 

Friday, December 9th
Wine Tasting To Help Horses
7p-8:30p
Cappuccino’s fine Wine & Espresso Bar, 733 Broadway, Dunedin.
Proceeds to benefit Equestrian Inc. of Tampa Bay.
727.738.8009.
Co-sponsored by THE NEW BARKER dog magazine.

Saturday, December 10
Wagged Out Walk for Frankie’s Friends
10 - Registration; 10:45 - Walk begins
Food trucks, vendors and lunch.
Walter Fuller Park, 7901 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FrankiesFriends.org


Friends of Strays Art Show
4p-7p
Enjoy art, animals, beer and fun at the Friends of Strays Art Opening featuring portraits of adoptable FOS animals by the artists of St Pete High. Art will be on sale with all proceeds benefiting Friends of Strays.
Cage Brewing 2001 1st Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33712.
Claire Wray - Claire@friendsofstrays.com
727-522-6566 ext 107.

 

Friday-Sunday, December 16-18
AKC National Championship
Orlando. Orange County Convention Center.

Sunday, December 18
Yappy Hour Christmas PAW-ty
Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville. JacksonvilleLanding.com

Thursday, December 29
The Pittie Party of Central Florida
10:15a-2p
Pitbulls in Pajamas at the Florida Citrus Parade.
Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando
ThePittiePartyOfCentralFlorida.org

 

Saturday, December 31

Key West Dachshund Walk
Noon
It’s a Wiener Wonderland in the Florida Keys.
At the Courthouse on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval Streets. KeyWestDachshundWalk@gmail.com

 

January 2017

 

Friday, January 6
Canine Film Festival Kick-Off Party
6p
La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach
A star-studded evening with producers, directors and celebrities. Buffet dinner, treats for the pups from Doggie Bag Cafe. Signature cocktails.  CanineFilmFestival.com

 

Saturday, January 7

3rd Annual Dogapalooza
2p-4p
A festive, family-friendly celebration of the human-animal bond spreads throughout the gardens of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Music, Canine Costume Contest, Puppy Photo Experience, Obedience Demonstration, Dog Chalking. Food and refreshments. Proceeds to benefit Sophie’s Pet Food Pantry and the ARNI Foundation.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd.,

Ormond Beach.

 

7th Annual Barkarilla Pirate Pooch Parade
Noon-5p
A Dirty Shame’s Patio,
1929 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.
Pirate up your pup and join the parade. Costume contest. Proceeds to benefit Animal Based Charities. Barkarilla.com

 

1st Annual Greyhound Hope Greyt Gathering
Kiwanis Club, Cape Coral
Picnic. Silent Auction. Proceeds to benefit Greyhound Hope Rehabilitation & Adoption whose mission is to offer assistance to Greyhounds with a career ending broken leg.
239.242.6664. GreyHoundHope.org


Cars, Guitars + Companion Animals
7p-10p
A benefit for PACT, a non-profit organization that fosters the companion pets of children with illnesses requiring extended hospital stays. PACT also fosters companion animals of military personnel with last minute deployment orders for all 5 branches of the U.S. military. EVENT VENUE: Walt Grace Vintage, 229 NW 26th Street, Miami. www.waltgracevintage.com/pact or 786.483.8180.

Saturday, January 14
5th Annual Take Me Home
10a-3p
Multi-rescue group adoption event. Vendors. Obedience and Rally Match by Tallahassee Dog Obedience Club. Agility by 24k Retrievers.
North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee.
TakeMeHomePetAdoption.com

5th Annual Cindy’s Pets Dog & People Run
8a - run starts; 10a-12:30 dog show/main event.
Sims Park, Downtown New Port Richey.
Proceeds benefit Cindy’s Pets. CindysPets.org

Cutest Pirate Dog Contest.
2p-5p
Presented by The Krewe of Alegria.
Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Downtown Tampa. KreweOfAlegria@verizon.net or call 813.760.3528.

Bok Tower Gardens Dog Days of Winter
9a-2p
Come enjoy the winter gardens with your dogs. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. 863.676.1408.
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Polk County.                           

January 12-16 and 18-22
Florida Gulf Coast Cluster
AKC All Breed Dog Shows.
8a-5p - Florida Classic Park,
5360 Lockhart Rd., Brooksville.
FloridaGulfCoastCluster.com


Saturday, January 21
South Beach Dachshund Winterfest
11a-2p
Festivities. Grand March.
Lummus Park, east side of Ocean Drive between 11th and 12 Streets, Miami Beach.
Proceeds benefit Dachshund Rescue of South Florida. DachshundRescueSouthFlorida.com

Sunday, January 22
Run For The Paws 10K
6:45a
Largest charitable race in South Florida,
benefiting dogs and cats in need.
100% of proceeds go to the
Tri-County Animal Rescue, Boca Raton.
More information: BigAppleHerp.com

Wednesday, January 25
Ninth Annual Tennis Ball Fete For Pets
6p-9p
Benefit for Suncoast Humane Society includes a gourmet dinner, beverages, exciting live and silent auctions.
Boca Grande Club, 5000 Gasparilla Rd.,Boca Raton. Humane.org

Thursday, January 26
PinUpPaws Party
6p-9p
Mark Lance Armory, 190 San Marco Ave.,
St. Augustine.
Proceeds to benefit St. Augustine Humane Society. PupParty.org

Saturday, January 28
9th Annual Pookies Rescue Fest
10a-4p
A fun-filled day on picturesque Lake Lily Park in Maitland. 40+ breed-specific rescue groups and 60+ vendors. Music. Food trucks. PookiesRescueFest.org

Doggie-Palooza
10a-3p
A dog expo, sponsored by the City of Plantation.
Happy Tails Dog Park, 6600 SW 16th St., Plantation.
Demos. Vendors. Family fun.

 

Sunday, January 29
Hair of the Dog Party
11a-4p
A benefit for Vets4Pets Charitable Clinic.
Enjoy Bloody Mary’s and other pirate drinks made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Vodka for Dog Lovers.
Ferg’s Live Tampa, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa.

 

February 2017

 

Friday, February 3
17th Annual Pet Lovers Gala
Benefit for Humane Society Naples
Rock & Roll Over. Black tie/Rockstar optional. Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Dr., Naples. HSNaples.org

 

Saturday, February 4
2nd Annual PetFest Tailgate & Puppy Bowl
9a-1p
Pet adoptions, vendors, demonstrations, contests and more. Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Pinellas. Event location:200 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg.
ontact Twila at 727.797.7722, ext 222. HumanePinellas.org

 

Top Dog 2017
6:30p-9p
This year’s theme: Carnevale Do Cani.
A dog show like no other. Billed as a Westminster-like dog show, all dogs are eligible to enter the contest.

Proceeds to benefit Donte’s Den Foundation, a charity organization providing a homelike setting and quality care for canine companions separated from their humans.. Includes a family style Italian feast.
The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. TopDogSRQ.org

 

Chariots Of Fur Beach Run & Festival

9a-1p

Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach.


Woofstock - a festival for dogs and people
11a-3p
Sawgrass Sanctuary, 237 N. New River Circle, Sunrise.

Thursday, February 9

Tampa Tails Happy Hour
6p-9p
Hosted by Michael & Lindsay Stewart.
A benefit for Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Ava - 718 S. Howard Ave.
Adoptable pets. Drink specials. Hors d’oeuvres. Raffles.


Smoochy Poochy Yappy Hour
5p-7p
A benefit for Humane Society of Sarasota County.
At Aloft Sarasota, 1401 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Natalie Helm. Adoptable pets onsite.

 

Saturday, February 11
Lola's Valentine's Barkfest On The Beach
8:30a-11:30a
Enjoy breakfast. Valentine-Themed Doggie Costume Contest. Raffles. Prizes. Proceeds to benefit Pal Animal Shelter, St. Petersburg. Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach. TheHurricane.com

 

Annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Festival
8a-1p
Vendors. Disney Kids & Family Zone. Canine Sports Arena and more. Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St., Orlando. Benefits Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. PetAllianceOrlando.org

 

3rd Annual Pup Crawl.
4p-7p
A fun benefit for Pet Pal Animal Shelter. $30/pp includes 5 drink tickets and treats for your pup. PetPalAnimalShelter.com

 

The Edison Festival Of Light's Mutt Strut

3p-4p: Pet registration or online registration available.

4-6p: Doggie costume parade & talent contest.

Fort Myers River District at Hendry Street & Edwards Drive.

All dogs eligible to enter for trophy categories.

Food Trucks & Craft Beer.

Vendors can apply at www.edisonfestival.org

 

Sunday, February 12
11th Annual Dog Bowl
10a-3p
A benefit for Boxer Friends rescue.
Tiger Tail Dog Lake, 580 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach (south end of the lake). All breeds welcome. Vendors. Shopping. Rescues with adoptable dogs. Games and contests. Prizes. Raffles. Food. Dogs are welcome to swim in the lake.


Paws in the Park
11a-5p
Downtown Waterfront Park, West Palm Beach.
Free to the public.
Food. Shopping. Family fun. Pet psychic. Splash Dogs.


Doggie Date Day
10a-3p
Safety Harbor’s Market On Main, 401 Main Street, Safety Harbor.
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at the market. There will be a Best Dressed Dog contest, doggie vendors and more.

 

Friday, February 17
PET FAIR
10a-2p
Busch Hall at Travelers Rest Resort & Golf Course. 29129 Johnston Rd., Dade City. Vendors. Shopping. Demonstrations. Nail trimming and microchipping. Pet photos. For more information call Judy at 419.894.6331.

 

Saturday, February 18
Pours For Paws
1p-6p
Held at The Dog Bar, 2300 Central Ave., St. Pete.
A benefit for Passion for Pits and Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue.


The IMPREZA Launch Event
10a-3p
Reeves Subaru, 11111 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
Come meet the volunteers and adoptables from On The Wings Of Angels and Pasco Co. Animal Services.
food Truck. Giveaways. Complimentary copies of

THE NEW BARKER dog magazine.

 

Saturday & Sunday, February 18 & 19
Florida West Coast Air Dogs Club Lovers Leap
Bradenton
Ultimate Air Dogs

 

Sunday, February 19
Mutts Gone Nutts Show
3p
The Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Canines and comedy collide in this smash hit performance. Each dog starring in this spectacular performance was, at one time, a shelter dog. Proceeds from the show will benefit the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Reserved seating: http://www.mypalladium.org/mutts-gone-nuts-canine-cabaret-comedy-show/

 

Weekends: February 18 - April 2
Bay Area Renaissance Festival
10a-6p
Every day is dog-friendly.

Saturday, February 25
13th Annual GET RESCUED GULFPORT
10a-5p
Along Beach Blvd., Downtown Gulfport.
Vendors. Adoptables. Food. Shopping.

Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade
1p-6p
Sponsored by Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers.
Bark Side of the Moon. MysticKreweOfSaltyBarkers.com

9th Annual Mardi Gras & Dog Parade. & Festival
11a-3p

The parade starts at 11a on Woodland Avenue, Downtown DeLand. Stick around afterwards for live music, kids’ activities and food on Indiana Avenue in DeLand.
Parade theme is Fairy Tails. Presented by the Krewe of Amalee.
Main Street, DeLand. DogParadeDeland.com

 

SweetHeart Waddle 2017
9a-3p
Do you love Basset Hounds? This event is for you.
A benefit for Suncoast Basset Rescue will be held at the Greater Ocala Dog Club, 10205 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala.
More than 300 Bassets and their humans gather for fun. There will be vendors. Adoptables. Raffles. Contest. Games and more. For more information: 352.371.8082. infoASuncoastBassetRescue.org


Run for the Paws 10K Race
7:30a
A benefit for Tri-County Animal Rescue
FAU Campus, Boca Raton.
Questions? Contact Steven: sales@BigApplePetSupply.com

 

Sunday, February 26
WOOFSTOCK
11a-3p
Vendors. Rescue groups. Craft beer and wine. Humane Society Naples Paws Around Town Adoption Mobile.
Shop and dine at Mercato’s 30+ pet-friendly merchants.


U.S. War Dogs Music Buffet Event
4p-8p
East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo.
Starring famous original celebrity chef and culinary rocker Johnny Ciao and the Culinary All Stars Musicians.
Proceeds to benefit the US War Dogs Assn. and The Lucas Community Foundation. www.k9WarDogAdvocates.com

 

Tuesday, February 28
Mardi PAWS Celebration
6p-8p
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin.
Parade your dogs in HarborWalk Village’s first annual Mardi PAWS costume contest.  Proceeds to benefit Alaqua Animal Rescue and Panhandle Animal Welfare Society. Free entry with donation of dried dog food. Contact Ryan at rmagee@harborwalkvillage.com


Mardi Party Paws in the Park

Brought back by popular demand.
1p-2p: Day of Registration
2p-3p: Judging
3p-4p: Street Pet Parade
Edgewater Park, 51 Main Street, Dunedin.
Proceeds will benefit Dunedin Doggie Rescue.

 

MArCH 2017

 

Saturday, March 4
Paws In Motion Walk-a-thon
9a-2p
Vendors. Demonstrations. Raffle baskets. Food. Costume Contest. A fundraiser to benefit Sutton Park, 6th St. W., Palmetto. Humane Society of Manatee County. HumaneManatee.org


Annual Jacksonville Humane Society Mutt March

9a-1p
9a - Registration and Festival; 10:30a - Walk
Family fun zone. Vendors. Live music. Silent Auction.
The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville.
A benefit for Jacksonville Humane Society.


7th Annual Bark in the Park Pet Expo
9a-3p
Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th St. N, Pinellas Park
Pet adoptions with multiple rescue groups and Pinellas County Animal Services. Vendors and crafters. Food. Demonstrations.
Hosted by the Pinellas Park Police Academy Alumni Assoc. and the Pinellas Park Parks’ Division. Proceeds from the event will go to the Pinellas Park K9 Unit.

 

March 4 & 5

Pets & Pirate Weekend, co-hosted by THE NEW BARKER.
Wiener Dog Races. Pet Vendors and Rescues. Pirate Peg Leg Relay Race. 11315 N. 46th Street, Tampa. BayAreaRenFest.com

 

Thursday, March 9
YAPPY HOUR & Concert
5p-7p
Washington Street Dog Park, 118 N. 12th St., Tampa
Free concert with Richard O’Dell and 23 Skidoo, hosted by City of Tampa Parks & Rec.

 

Saturday, March 11
Spring Woofstock - more details to follow.
Check TampaPets.org for details.

STOP In The Name of Love Gala
6:30p - until…
A fundraising benefit for Sarasota’s Cat Depot.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts.
Dinner, dancing, entertainment, silent auction and premium raffle.
For more information and tickets, contact Claudia Harden at 941.366.2404, ext 302 or email: claudiah@CatDepot.org


POOCHAPALOOZA
9a-1p
Vendors. Exhibitors. Food & Fun. Trail hikes. Drawings for prizes.
Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont

 

Sunday, March 12
3rd Annual St. PawTrick’s Day Pet Party
11a-3p
The Corporate Pavilion in Markham Park, 16001 West SR 84, Sunrise.
A family and pet-friendly event to help raise funds and awareness to end the killing of adoptable shelter pets in Broward County. Entertainment. DJ. Gourmet food trucks. Police K09 Units of the City of Sunrise, Plantation and Davie. Face paining. Pet advice from veterinarians and pet trainers. A fashion show starring adoptable pets. A pet blessing. Vendors and plenty of shopping.
www.PetsBroward.org


St. Puppy’s Day Dog Show
Best male. Best female. Best owner look-a-like
Live music. Irish dancers. Vendors. Fun for the whole family.
Proceeds to benefit 4 Lucky Dogs Rescue and Second Chance Boxer Rescue.
O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Grill, 701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon.

Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19 

Saturday, March 18
Dogs Day in Dade City
10a-2p
Dog Wagon Parade. Dog Costume Contest. K9 Challenge. Canine Got Talent. Ice Cream/Yogurt Eating Contest. Vendors and more. For vendor information: 352.424.4972 (vendor space $20; non-profits $10). Agnes Lamb Park. Proceeds benefit My Dog’s Diggin Dog Park in Dade City. DogsDayInDadeCity.com

27th Annual Walk For The Animals
10a-Walk Starts; 11a-Main event
Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Downtown Fort Lauderdale. A benefit for Humane Society of Broward County. HumaneBroward.com

Mutt N Strutt Shredding Event
9a-11:30a
Do you have some documents that need shredding? Shred360 will be shredding to benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. It’s simple - bring up to 3 boxes (copy paper box size) per car to be shred via a drive thru process.
WHERE: 14497 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa.

 

Sunday, March 19
Yappy Hour St. Pawty’s Day
2p-5p
The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville.
Dress your pooch in the best green attire and take home the championship title of King or Queen Green.

Saturday, March 25
30th Annual Bark in the Park
11a-3p
A benefit for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, to be held at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. More than 70 vendors, rescue groups, doggy costume contest. Emceed by Fox-13’s Jennifer Epstein. Create your pack to walk at humanesocietytampa.com/


HullaDALoo

CANCELLED!!
10a-2p
A benefit for Dalmatian Rescue Tampa Bay.
Ferg’s St. Petersburg, 1320 Central Ave.
Silent auctions, drawings and 50/50. Bonnet and Costume Contest. Games. St. Petersburg Firetrucks. Dal-icious treats and more. DalRescueTampaBay.org


2nd Annual Brews for Barks
1p-4p
A benefit for K9s for Warriors.
Venue: Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave., Orlando.
For more information contact event chairperson, Kate Sajdak at 616.403.9600.  www.K9sForWarriors.com

 

Sunday, March 26
GOLDENFEST
10a-2p
Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.
Pet vendors. A Pet Spa. Exhibits. Advice from local veterinarians. There will be adoptables from rescue groups. Dock diving. Pet portraits. A benefit for Golden Retriever Rescue of SW Florida-www.GRRSWF.org.

 

Saturday, April 1
The Northdale Family Fun Festival
An annual community festival. Celebration kicks off with a parade featuring marching bands, floats and marchers. Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa. TampaPets.org for vendor information.

Saturday, April 8
11th Annual PawFest
9a-2p (rain or shine).
Turning Largo Central Park into Dog House Village. Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Vendor information: Michele Simmons: 727.776.7250.

Grand Opening Party—Bark Life St. Petersburg

10a - 3p

Huge Grand Opening! - Win a Year of Free Pet Food plus other giveaways & items on sale. Food, drinks & goodies for your pets too!
6647 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg. www.barklife.com/home

Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed.
7p-10p
An evening for the love of wine, art and pets. Benefits local animal welfare. Orlando Science Center. 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. UnleashedFundraiser.info

Woofstock 2017
Bryant Park, Lake Worth.
A benefit for Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue.
Live Bands. Food trucks. Beer. Vendors.
More details to follow.
Vendor & sponsorship information: PuppyRescue365@yahoo.com

Saturday, April 15

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
9a
Panama City Beach Conservation Park, 100 Conservation Drive. Meet at Pavilion for a short nature walk, then on to the Easter Egg Hunt)
Cost: FREE! This event comes to us courtesy of the Panama City Beach Parks and Recreation Department. You can help them by volunteering to assist. They need volunteers to gather prizes from area businesses or to donate dog treats for the eggs.  If you want to help with this great event, contact them at 233-5045 or email Dale Colby at dcolby@pcbgov.com

Thursday, April 20
11th Annual Paws on the Catwalk
10:30a-2p
A benefit for the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
Held at The Ritz-Carlton, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota. Enjoy special cocktails, shopping, a fashion show and luncheon. This event sells out fast, so purchase tickets now by calling 941.955.4131.

 

Friday, April 21
Bark at the Ball Park
Gates open at 5:30p
Fun at the Ball Park with the Clearwater Threshers to benefit Humane Society of Pinellas.
Vendors. Food. Fun. Demonstrations. Running of the bases and more.
Spectrum Field, 601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater.
HumanePinellas.org


Bark in the Ball Park
Bradenton Marauders
Lecom Park

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23
Furry Fro-Lick
Florida West Coast Air Dogs Club
Bradenton

 

Saturday, April 22
3rd Annual Holy Spirit Pet Fair and Blessing
10a-2p
Gift baskets. Raffles. Vendors. Rescue groups. Pet Blessing.
Holy Spirit Synodal Catholic Church, 3265 SR 580, Safety Harbor
For inquiries regarding vendor and rescue group participation, please contact Karen at 727.542.5113.


Dunedin Blue Jays 11th Annual Bark in the Park
Gates open at 5:30.

Dunedin Blue Jays vs Fort Myers Miracle.
Bring your dogs and catch some baseball. First 250 dogs through the gates will receive a Magnet-My Dog Watches Blue Jays Baseball.
Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

 

Sunday, April 23
Don’t Worry Be Yappy Hour
2p-5p
The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville.
Live music. Giveaways. Contest. Local pet vendors.


10th Annual Droolapalooza
A benefit for Newfie Rescue through Newfoundland Club of Florida Held at Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Avenue, St. Petersburg.www.NewfFla.com

 

Bark in the Ball Park

Daytona Tortugas

The Jack (Daytona Beach)

DaytonaTortugas.com

Saturday, April 29
St. Pete Spring Fling & Faerie Costume Contest
10a-3p
Unity Campus, 460 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Adoptions. Live music. Food. Pet-related vendors. Shopping. Proceeds to benefit Humane Education Connection’s Canines Helping Kids in Crisis. Vendor information, contact Kim at RhueEvents@yahoo.com or call 727.798.5499.
HumaneEducationConnection.org

25th Annual Walk for Animals
8a
Lake Mirror in Lakeland.
A fundraising benefit for SPCA Florida. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities, call 863.577.4608. SPCAFlorida.org

 

Bark in the Ball Park

Fort Myers Miracle

Hammond Stadium (Fort Myers)

MiracleBaseball.com

 

Bark in the Ball Park

Jupiter Hammerheads

Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter)

JupiterHammerheads.com

 

MAy 2017

 

Friday, May 5

Bark in the Ball Park

Bradenton Marauders

Lecom Park (Bradenton)

BradentonMarauders.com

 

Saturday, May 6

Bark in the Ball Park

Tampa Yankees

Steinbrenner Field (Tampa)

Benefits Southeastern Guide Dogs

TYBaseball.com

 

Bark in the Ball Park

Florida Fire Frogs

Osceola County Stadium (Kissimmee)

FloridaFireFrogs.com


Spay-Ghetti & No Balls
Noon-4p
Luncheon+Fundraiser for Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida
Music. DJ Tommy D. Silent Auction. 50/50 raffle. Vendors. Bounce House.  Hudson Eagles Lodge #3997,
6840 Beach Blvd., Hudson.

Sunday, May 7
American Stage & The New Barker present
PETS IN THE PARK THEME NIGHT 

Featuring Hairspray, The Broadway Musical.
Demens Landing Park, St. Petersburg.
Call for vendor space and general information: 727.823.7529. AmericanStage.org


5th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas
11a-2p
Cocina 214, 151 E. Welbourne Ave., Winter Park
Block party with live DJ, Corona giveaways, Tito’s Handmade Vodka samplings, Photo Booth and the big little race.
Proceeds to benefit Winter Park Lost Pets and A Cause 4 Pause Rescue.

Tuesday, May 9 through Friday, May 12
Animal Care Expo 2017
Froward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,

Fort Lauderdale  animal sheltering.org/expo

 

Saturday, May 13
Hawgs For Dawgs
10a-3p
Swap meet. Adoptable animals.
Vendors. Raffles. Bike wash.
Harley-Davidson of Brandon.
9841 E. Adamo Drive, Tampa.
Presented by Animal Based Charities (ABC). AnimalBasedCharities.org


15th Annual Puppy Love:
Whiskers In Wonderland
6p-10p
The evening of festivities will include silent and live auctions, 50/50 raffle, dinner, entertainment, photobooth, Candy Bar and more. PetPalAnimalShelter.com

Thursday, May 18
Yappy Hour
5:30p-7:30p
World of Beer, 5311 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
Hosted by Canine Companions for Independence.

 

Saturday, May 20

Third Annual Woofstock

11a-4p
A benefit for Pasco Animal Services
Vendors. Bands. Food. Vendor fee is only $35.
Event will be at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 FL 52, Land O’Lakes.
Interested in being a vendor? Contact aciesluk@pascocountyfl.net


Staying Alive With the Flea Gees.
6p
A celebrity showcase for K9s and kool kats.
The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St., Tallahassee.
Presented by Pets Ad Litem. PetsAdLitem.com


Pints 4 Paws
11a-2p
PaddyWagon Irish Pub,
7940 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando.


Suds On Sunday
Noon-4p
A charity dog wash and lots of fun.
Ferry’s Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails.
Dog’s bathed. Pup-treats. Complimentary copy of THE NEW BARKER dog magazine.
Proceeds to benefit Vets4Pets Charitable Clinic.

Friday, May 26
Sunset Music Series
5:30p-9p
Weaver Park, 1258 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin.
Bring your dogs, a picnic and blanket, cooler and chairs.
Enjoy live entertainment with Wendy Barmier Band (blues, soul, acoustic).
Adoptable with Dunedin Doggie Rescue will be there.

 

Sunday, May 28
Dunedin Doggie Rescue Adoption Party.
5p-7p
Crooked Thumb Brewery, 555 10th Ave. S., Safety Harbor.

June 2017

June 3-4
UKC Agility, Obedience and Rally Trial
Dog Training Club of St. Pete
4400 34th St. N., St. Petersburg

Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11
Summer Splash Pet Adopt-A-Thon
10:30-6:30a on Saturday.
10:30a-5:30p on Sunday.
Humane Society of Broward County, 2070 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale. Come celebrate summer with adoptables. Select pets will be featured Beach Babes with their adoption fees waived.
HumaneBroward.com

 

Sunday, June 11
Just One Day Adopt-A-Thon
This national movement is sponsored locally
by THE NEW BARKER and MORGAN AUTO GROUP. Adoption events with multiple rescue groups and shelters
participating, indoors across Tampa, Brandon, Sarasota, Clearwater, Holiday, New Port Richey, Ocala, Gainesville and Lake City. If you’re looking to adopt a dog, this will be the day find one. Stay connected to THE NEW BARKER and MORGAN AUTO GROUP on social media for more details.

TheNewBarker.com

Saturday, June 17
Juniors Time To Shine
Hosted by the St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Assn.
Come watch Junior Handlers compete in the ring with their dogs.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.

PAWS FOR A CAUSE- A Show About Cats & Dogs

6:30p-10:30p

A non profit event benefiting participating pet rescues in the Tampa Bay area. To help raise money, we are asking for items to be donated for our silent auction. A donation of goods or services worth $75 or more will also get you a 10x10 vendor space at the event. For a donation you can be listed as a sponsor. We want to feature your animalistic art. Dress To Impress for a costume contest.

ARTPool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. www.artpoolgallery.com, 727.324.3878. artpoolgallery@gmail.com

 

Small Animal Emergency Sheltering

Awareness Level 1 Class

8a-6p

This class provides expertise and practical experience required to become a professional disaster animal responder.

Cat Depot Education Center, 2525 17th Street, Sarasota.

Contact Jenn Miler-Most, Planning Manager, FSARC.
planning@flsarc.org 352-658-1224 ext. 702.

 

Sunday, June 18
City of Maitland Farmer’s Market
9a-2p
Every Sunday, year-round, this quaint market features 20+ vendors with a kid-friendly playground, restrooms and a lovely lake to walk or run around with your dog.
701 Lake Lily Dr., Maitland

 

 

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