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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

Wednesday, June 21
Yappy Hour Apollo Beach
5p-8p
Salty Shamrock,
6186 N. US Hwy 41, Apollo Beach.

Thursday, June 22
SPCA Tampa Bay Kick-Off Party
For Pet Walk 2017-Silent auction:
6p-8p
Start your team. Meet other participants and share in the pre-game excitement.
SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. SPCATampaBay.org

Friday, June 23
National Take Your Dog To Work Day
TakeYourDog.com

Saturday, June 24
Grand Opening & Dedication
Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park

9a-Noon
705 Raymond St. - under the Selmon Expressway, next to Bell Channelside.


Hair of the Dog
3p-5p
Rock and Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Rd., Oviedo.
Doggy Treat Eating Contest. Pup Trick Talent Show. Goody Bags.
Proceeds to benefit Pet Rescue by Judy.

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25
Find Summer Love
10a-4p
Three Locations in Jacksonville are hosting Free Adoptions.
Co-sponsored by Jacksonville Humane Society, Animal Care & Protective Services and PetSmart Charities.
Hundreds of pets will be available.
Visit JaxHumane.org/summerlove for locations.

Friday, June 30
Dogs, Beaches and Brews
7p
Parrot Lounge, 911 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale.
The dog beach is at A1A and Sunrise Blvd. Then walk over to the world famous Parrot Lounge for Yappy Hour.
Proceeds to benefit Everglades Angels Dog Rescue.


Hooters Pooches on the Patio
5:30p-7:30p
Hooters/Boca Raton: 2240 NW 19th St.
All proceeds go to Tri-County Animal Rescue

 

July 2017

 

Sunday, July 9
Doggies & Divas Fashion Show
3p-6p
The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
A charity benefit for Born Free Pet Shelter and The Humane Society of Greater Miami.

 

Tuesday, July 11
Superheroes On Parade Unveiling
5:30p-7p
One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa.
Presented by Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Come see how 12 life-size sculptures, created by artist Scott Moore, have been transformed and painted by area artists.

 

Wednesday, July 12
Trinity Yappy Hour
6:30p
Fiddler’s Green, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Trinity.
Featuring drink specials; dog menu and more.
A benefit for Cindy’s Pets.

July 13-16
Paw Prints in the Sand
All Breed AKC Dog Shows
8a-6p
South Florida Fair Grounds Expo Center, West Palm Beach.
Hosted by Boca Raton Dog Club and Jupiter Tequesta Dog Club.
There will be 4-6 month Puppy Competitions. Junior Handler. Veteran Competition. Parade of Therapy Dogs.

Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16
Canine Film Festival 2017
Cinepolis Coconut Grove and Hotel Indigo, Miami Lakes.
Red carpet gala. Meet and greet with celebrity guests.
Canine fashion show. Film screenings of original
shelter and rescue documentaries, canine comedies, animated films and drama. CanineFilmFestival.com

Thursday, July 20
Yappy Hour Pet Walk Kick-Off Party
Presented by the SPCA Tampa Bay.
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Downtown St. Pete
Door prizes, drink specials, free food.
RSVP{ LDean@SPCATampaBay.org

Saturday, July 22
Yappy Hour
6p-8p
Duffy’s Sports Grill, 6845 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
A benefit for Feeling Fine Canine & Equine Rescue.

Bark in the Park
9a-Noon
A meet and greet dog festival with dog-centric vendors, dog grooming, dog training. Refreshments and giveaways.
Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach.
For vendor information call 561.790.5149.

 

Saturday, July 29

Dog Swim Day

Tomorrow at 4:30p - 6p

Walter Fuller Park Pool.
7891 26th Ave. N., Saint Petersburg.

August 2017

 

Friday, August 4
First Friday Dog Days of Summer
6p-10p
Eau Gallie Square, 1452 Highland Ave., Melbourne
The event is looking for vendors. Call 321.574.2737 or email
events@eaugallieartsdistrict.com     
                                                                       

Saturday, August 5

Hot Dogs, Cool Cats
11a-2p
Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 CR 561, Tavares.
Lake County Florida Animal Shelter Facebook page.


3rd Annual Adopt-A-Palooza
11a-4p
Manatee County’s largest one day adoption and pet expo.
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Featuring more than 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, kittens and cats from Manatee County Animal Services, local shelters and animal rescues - all under one roof.
The family-friendly event will include vendors selling pet-centric products. Special offers on spay/neuter, chipping, vet services and more. FELD Monster Truck “Monster Mutt” and favorite FELD characters will be on hand. Demonstration by the Peace River Search and Rescue K9 team. Food and beverages, raffles and silent auction items. A KID FUN ZONE.
Admission and parking are free. Folks are asked to bring pet toys and pet treats as donations.


Nighttime Corgi Glowwalk
8:30 - until…
Hosted by the Tampa Bay Area Corgi Meet-up Group
Decorate your Corgi, yourself, your leash, stroller or cart with LED lights or glow stick jewelry and help us light up the night at The Tampa Riverwalk, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. Then, a dog-friendly meet-up at The Sail on the Riverwalk.

 

Monday, August 7
Yappy Hour
6p-8p
To benefit Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic.
Irish 31 Hyde Park, 1611 W. Swann Ave., Tampa.

Sat & Sun, August 12 & 13

19th FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ART SHOW & SALE

Heron Cay Lakeview B & B INN,
495 West Old US Highway 441, Mount Dora.

352.383.4050 - Email: InnKeeper@HeronCay.com

/www.HeronCay.com

 

Saturday, August 12
Barkin Brunch
10a-1p
Humane Society of Manatee County courtyard, 2515 14th Street West, Bradenton.
Refreshments will be served.


Doggy Swim Day
9:30a
Fossil Park Pool, 6739 D. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. St. Petersburg.
It’s the last day of pool time for the season, and it’s open for a dog swim.

 

Sunday, August 13

USDTC Summer Games

10:30a - 3:30p

Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan St., Clearwater, Florida
Phone (727) 449-8738 - www.usdtc.org

 

Wednesday, August 16
3rd Annual Dog Days 2017
5:30p-8:30p
Presented by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Come meet with several pet adoption agencies who will be showcasing their adoptable dogs.
A Fashion Hounds fashion show for stylish owners and their equally fashionable dogs walking the runway.
Great prizes. Kelly Blanco with NBC6 will host.

Saturday, August 19
Sarasota Farmers Market presents
WOODSTOCK

9a-2p
This is one of the most colorful farmers markets in Florida, and dog friendly. The Woodstock-themed event will be an all-out fun day. Dress up your dogs in their favorite tie dye bandanas and let’s get ready to party. Planning on spending the night? Check in with dog-friendly Hotel Indigo. Be sure to mention THE NEW BARKER when making your reservations.

                              

Sunday, August 20

Pet Styles By Jennifer Open House

1p-4p

Come see our new, larger salon  designed to pamper you and your pets in style, while enjoying complimentary snacks and beverages.


7th Annual Animal Adoption Fair.
War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale.
Fun, food, live music. Entertainment all day for the entire family. Animal acts. Dog Training and Police Dog demonstrations. Vaccinations. Veterinarians on-site. Micro-chipping. Ear & Teeth Cleaning. Nail Clipping. Local celebs and more.
AnimalAdoptionFair.com

Saturday, August 26
3rd Annual HANG 20 Surf Dog Classic


Doggie ICE CREAM Social
11a-5p
The Dog House of Safety Harbor, 737 Main Street, Safety Harbor.
A benefit for Canine Estates.
Adoptable dogs. All dogs will receive a frozen frosty paw treat for a minimum $1 donation.

 

Sunday, August 27
Bark at the Park with Miami Marlins
1:10 - Game time
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Broward County.
Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami.

Wednesday, August 30
Aloha Yappy Hour
6p-8p

The HONU, 516 Grant St., Dunedin.
Join THE NEW BARKER and Flooring by French

for a Lei’d Back Evening of Yappiness.
A fundraiser for Humane Education Connection’s Canines Helping Kids in Crisis. $10 donation goes directly to the cause and, in exchange, you will receive a personal dish of homemade chips and salsa. Also, 10% of alcohol and appetizers will go to the cause. Special menu and doggy dining menu available.

September 2017

Friday, September 1
Annual Dog Days Downtown Lakeland
6p
Munn Park Historic District, 201 E. Main Street, Lakeland.
A special night for families and their dogs. There will be dog demos, live entertainment, vendors and adoptable dogs from SPCA Lakeland.

Second week in September

National Dog Week

 

Saturday, September 9

2017 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

& Open House

9a-3p

Bring your dog. See demonstrations. Let your dog participate in beginner's agility. Local rescue groups with adoptables will be on-site. Pet photos. Vendors. Raffle baskets.

Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg,

4400-B 34th St. N., St. Petersburg.

 

18th Annual BOWser Ball and Auction

6p-10p

Dinner, Dancing, Casino Games; Live and Silent auctions.

Hosted by the Pinellas Animal Foundation. All proceeds support the SPC Veterinary Technician Scholarship Fund.

Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Ln, Belleair.

PinellasAnimalFoundation.org Call 727.397.7387.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September  9 & 10

Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Courses

8a both days.

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

 

Sunday, September 10

Grateful DAWG Day

Noon-8p

Monthly charity dog wash benefits Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic.

Live music by Uncle John's Band. All "Dead-Heads" and their dogs are welcome. Ferg's Live Tampa, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa.


5th Annual Canine Lantern Memorial
6:30p-8:30p
Lake Baldwin, 4990 New Broad Street, Orlando
facebook.com/FloatingLanternMemorials/

 

Tuesday, September 12

Tuesday Night At The Movies with Your Dog

6:30p-9p

Cinepolis Movie Theaters, Coconut Grove.

Presented by Canine Film Festival organizers.

Proceeds of all ticket sales will benefit Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.

CanineFilmFestival.com

Wednesday, September 13

Yappy Hour

5:30p-7:30p

Sunsetters Riverfront Bar & Grill,

115 Main St., Daytona Beach.

Benefits Halifax Humane Society. HalifaxHumaneSociety.org

 

Friday, September 15

19th Annual Toast to the Animals CANCELLED

6p

Chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife Joelle.

EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Dr., Jacksonville.

A benefit for the Jacksonville Humane Society - JaxHumane.org

 

Saturday, September 16
7th Annual Fashion, Feathers & Fur

RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 7
6:30p-9:30p
A Mardi Gras-themed event to benefit for 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue, Florida Parrot Rescue, Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic, Pennies for Pockets Veterinary Care Fund and Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services.
Plant City National Guard Armory.
FashionFeathersAndFur.com

 

Sunday, September 17

Dog Day at the Rays

1:10 game starts.

Bring your dogs and catch a ballgame.

RaysBaseball.com/SpecialEvents

 

Thursday, September 21

SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk Yappy Hour

5p-7p

The Brown Boxer, 15000 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. SPCATampaBay.org


Saturday, September 23
Florida English Bulldog Rescue’s
Bulldog Beauty Pageant

To be held at Tampa Epicenter Event Venue,

9430 Lazy Lane, Tampa.
FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com

 

2017 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Noon

Paws Up Canines, Healing Pawsabilities.

12693 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

ClaudiaBrooks@comcast.net - 239.574.9688

 

Phoebe's People & Pets Pool Party

Noon-4p

Costume Contest. Vendors. Prizes.

Sea Steps Suites, 717 S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach.

Proceeds to benefit Furever Family Rescue. FureverFamilyRescue.org

 

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

11a

Orlando Dog Training Club at the Orlando Public Library Downtown, 101 E. Central, Orlando. - ODTC.org

 

5k-Dog Run

7a-11a

Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah.

Hosted by Down 2 Earth. WorkSmartPlayHarder.com

 

Inaugural Bulldog Burlesque

A beauty pageant like none you've ever seen.

Epicenter Event Venue, 9430 Lazy Ln., Tampa.

Benefit Florida English Bulldog Rescue - FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com

 

First Annual DOGTOBERFEST

12:30p-4:30p

A family-friendly festival featuring music, food, hayrides, a kids zone, dog costume contest and lure course. A benefit for the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB). HSVB.org

 

Sunday, September 24

A Waggin TAIL-gate PAW'ty

2p-5p

Jacksonville Landing is kicking off the football season. Enjoy live music, a pet expo, games, prizes. 2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville. JacksonvilleLanding.com


13th Annual Humane Society golf tournament
7:30a for registration/continental breakfast;

8:30 shotgun start.
Laurel Oak Country Club.
www.hssc.org/golftournament/

 

Friday, September 15

19th Annual Toast to the Animals CANCELLED

6p

Chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife Joelle.

EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Dr., Jacksonville.

A benefit for the Jacksonville Humane Society - JaxHumane.org

 

Saturday, September 16
7th Annual Fashion, Feathers & Fur

RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 7
6:30p-9:30p
A Mardi Gras-themed event to benefit for 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue, Florida Parrot Rescue, Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic, Pennies for Pockets Veterinary Care Fund and Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services.
Plant City National Guard Armory.
FashionFeathersAndFur.com

 

Sunday, September 17

Dog Day at the Rays

1:10 game starts.

Bring your dogs and catch a ballgame.

RaysBaseball.com/SpecialEvents

 

Thursday, September 21

SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk Yappy Hour

5p-7p

The Brown Boxer, 15000 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. SPCATampaBay.org


Saturday, September 23
Florida English Bulldog Rescue’s
Bulldog Beauty Pageant

To be held at Tampa Epicenter Event Venue,

9430 Lazy Lane, Tampa.
FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com

 

2017 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Noon

Paws Up Canines, Healing Pawsabilities.

12693 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

ClaudiaBrooks@comcast.net - 239.574.9688

 

Phoebe's People & Pets Pool Party

Noon-4p

Costume Contest. Vendors. Prizes.

Sea Steps Suites, 717 S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach.

Proceeds to benefit Furever Family Rescue. FureverFamilyRescue.org

 

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

11a

Orlando Dog Training Club at the Orlando Public Library Downtown, 101 E. Central, Orlando. - ODTC.org

 

5k-Dog Run

7a-11a

Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah.

Hosted by Down 2 Earth. WorkSmartPlayHarder.com

 

Inaugural Bulldog Burlesque

A beauty pageant like none you've ever seen.

Epicenter Event Venue, 9430 Lazy Ln., Tampa.

Benefit Florida English Bulldog Rescue - FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com

 

First Annual DOGTOBERFEST

12:30p-4:30p

A family-friendly festival featuring music, food, hayrides, a kids zone, dog costume contest and lure course. A benefit for the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB). HSVB.org

 

Sunday, September 24

A Waggin TAIL-gate PAW'ty

2p-5p

Jacksonville Landing is kicking off the football season. Enjoy live music, a pet expo, games, prizes. 2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville. JacksonvilleLanding.com


13th Annual Humane Society golf tournament
7:30a for registration/continental breakfast;

8:30 shotgun start.
Laurel Oak Country Club.
www.hssc.org/golftournament/

Wednesday, September 27

Friday, September 29
Golden Paw Annual Gala
6p-9p
Sheraton Sand Key Island Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach.
An awards dinner to benefit the operation of the Humane Society of Pinellas.
Dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions.
Sponsorship packages for businesses available. Contact Twila Cole: Twila@HumanePinellas.org or call 727.433.3134.

 

Saturday September 30

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt

Team up with First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville for this walk and post walk event. Riverside Park, 753 Park St., Jacksonville. FCNMHP.org

 

October 2017

 

Tuesday-Thursday, October 3-5

International Boarding & Pet Services Association Conference & Trade Show

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront,

225 E. Coastline Dr., Jacksonville.

PetCareConference.com

 

Friday, October 6

New York Dog Film Festival

6p and 8p

Waterworks Park on the Tampa Riverwalk, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa. Two films. A portion of proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

DogFilmFestival.com

 

Saturday, October 7
5th Annual Pasco Pet Fest
11a-3p

Live music. Food. Wine tastings. Adoptable pets.

Florida Estates Winery, 25241 Hwy 52, Land O'Lakes.
For vendor participation info, visit PascoPetFest.com


SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk 2017

8:30a-Noon

Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg.

SPCATampaBay.org

For vendor participation, visit 3kPetWalk.org

 

Blessings of the Animals Celebration

10a-4p

St. Clement's Episcopal Church,

706 West 113th Ave., Tampa.

 

7th Annual Fashion, Feathers & Fur

RESCHEDULED FROM SEP 16.

6:30p-9:30p
A Mardi Gras-themed event to benefit for 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue, Florida Parrot Rescue, Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic, Pennies for Pockets Veterinary Care Fund and Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services.
Plant City National Guard Armory.
FashionFeathersAndFur.com

 

Friday, October 13

Happy Yappy Hour Wine Tasting

6:30p-8:30p

Back by popular demand, Cappuccino's Fine Wine and Espresso Bar, at 733 Broadway in Dunedin, hosts a wine tasting benefit for Rescue Pink. Call 727.738.8009 for ticket information and wine tasting details. RescuePink.net

 

Friday-Sunday, October 13-15

Octoberfest Weekend, featuring

Running of the Wieners

Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

 

Saturday October 14

21st Tales & Tails Gala - Southern Pawspitality.

6p-10p

The most charming Gala of the Year in Orlando. Southern inspired cuisine, live and silent auctions. Live entertainment with award-winning Nashville performers Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr.

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

Benefits Canine Companions for Independence.  CCI.org/GalaCelebration or call 407.522.3300.

 

Tuxes and Tails 2017

5:30p-11p

Tampa Convention Center.

The signature black tie gala featuring live and silent auctions, cocktails, dinner and dessert. Live entertainment featuring adoptable pets. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Honorary Co-chairs: Beau Williams and Andrea Gonzmart Williams. Master and Mistress of Ceremonies: Fox 13's Russell Rhodes and Cynthia Smoot.

TuxesAndTailsTampa.com

 

Nighttime Glowalk

8:30p

Organized by the Tampa Bay Corgi Meetup Group

The Sail on the Riverwalk, 333 S. Franklin St. Tampa.

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15
2nd Annual Tennis For Animals Tennis Tournament
8:30a-8p both days
Harbor Island Athletic Club, 900 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa.
Proceeds to benefit Animal Based Charities.
For more information go to www.TennisForAnimals.org

 

Sunday, October 15

Blessing of the Animals

10a

Followed by a special Beachside Brunch.

R.G. Kreusler Park, 2882 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth Beach.

Benefits Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue - JustinBartlettAnimalRescue.org

Saturday, October 21

Annual WOOFSTOCK

11a-3p

A free family festival for people and their pups.

Original Carrollwood Park, 11430 Orange Grove Dr., Tampa.

Visit TampaPets.org for event details and vendor info.

 

6th Annual Wienerfest

10a-4p

Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 N US Hwy. 301, Tampa.

Vendors. Races. Prizes. Benefits Florida Dachshund Rescue - FLDR.org

 

Annual FurBall - Smiles, Always

6p-10p

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

One of a kind gala.

Benefits Pet Alliance of  Orlando. PetAllianceOrlando.org

 

5th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

6p-10p

Silent auction. Raffles. Food and drinks, Casino games.

VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Rd., Spring Hill.

A benefit for Cares - Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter - Cares4Pets.org Call 352.585.7079.


BOWser Ball
Previously scheduled for September 9.
6p-10p
Belleair Country Club
Presented by the Pinellas Animal Foundation.
Dinner, Dancing, Casino Games, Live & Silent Auctions.
Order tickets by calling 727.397.7387.
PinellasAnimalFoundation.org

 

Sunday, October 22

17th Annual Stride for Strays

9:30a-2p

Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, 1201 N. Orange St., Tampa.

A dog walk and fundraiser for Animal Coalition of Tampa.

Vendors. Demonstrations. Live music. Food trucks. Prizes and more.

StrideForStrays.org

 

6th Annual Dachstoberfest

9a-1p

Great Lawn, N. Clematis & S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach.

Dachshund races, costume contest.

Benefits Dachshund Rescue of South Florida.

DachshundRescueSouthFlorida.com

 

Dogtastic HOWL-O-Ween Bash

2p-5p

Jacksonville's Largest Yappy Hour celebrates with a canine costume contest. Enjoy live music, a pet expo, games, prizes. 2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville. JacksonvilleLanding.com


Bark in the Park
10a-3p
Presented by Safety Harbor’s Market on Main.
Farmer’s market will be dog-centric during this event.

Friday, October 27

Howl O'Woof

6p-8p

Celebrate a Canine Halloween on the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden with your costumed pet. There will be pet-centric vendors for shopping. Food and drinks. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St., Orlando.

MennelloMuseum.org

 

Saturday, October 28

4th Annual Puppy Paddle

11am - 1p: Dogs 18 inches and under

1:30 - 3:30p: Dogs 18 inches and over.

Bring the dogs for a dog-only swim in the pool.

$5/per dog. Dog Costume Contest.

New Port Richey Rec & Aquatic Ctr., 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey.

 

2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest and PAW-rade

11a-4p

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

Vendors. Entertainment. Pet parade with canine floats. Prizes awarded. Proceeds to benefit Humane Education Connection's Canines Helping Kids in Crisis program. HumaneEducationConnection.org

 

Annual Pet Costume Contest

Pet Food Warehouse, 1830 61st Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

3:30p - Judging begins.

Prizes awarded.

Vendors on-site with giveaways.

For more information, please call 727.521.6191.

 

Corg-A-Ween Costume Parade

1p

Tampa Bay Corgi Meetup Group is hosting the event at The Tampa Riverwalk, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa.

 

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

8a-5p

Brandon Florida Kennel Club, 2508 West Oak Ave.,

Plant City. BrandonFloridaKennelClub.com

 

Pet Fair

9a-4p

Educating pet owners with fun and entertainment. Games. Prizes. Costume event.

Benefits Florida United Methodist Children's Home.

Thonotosassa United Methodist Women hosts at the church, 11905 Fort King Highway, Thonotosassa. FUMCH.org

 

The 4th Annual Howl-O-Ween

9a-Noon

Secret Lake Park, Casselberry.

Dog Walk-a-thon and Canine Costume Contest.

Benefits Franklin's Friends.

FranklinsFriends.info

 

Annual Boo Bash

A benefit for CARES Shelter (Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort). Ruskin. CareShelter.org

At press time, we had no further information on this event.

 

Wags and Whiskers: A Hepcat Ball.

7p-10p

Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave., S., St. Petersburg.

Swing music from the 30's and 40's. Dancing. Glass blowing demonstrations. Silent auction. Benefit for Friends of Strays.

FriendsOfStrays.com

 

Sunday, October 29

17th Annual Boxer Bash Howl-O-Ween

11a-4p

Smokehouse Creek Ranch, 30218 Darby Rd., Dade City.

Vendors. Parade of Boxers. Dog and kid friendly activities. Live and silent auctions. Hayrides. Children and Canien costume contests. Water play area. Bounce house. Benefits Florida Boxer Rescue.  FLBR.org

 

Howl-O-Ween Costume Party & Parade

3p-6p

The Sail, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa.

Vendors. Food Trucks. Live DJ. Costume contest with prizes.

Benefits SPCA Florida - SPCAFlorida.org

 

Second Annual Strut, Wag and Rock

1p-7p

Ferg's Live Tampa.

Emceed by WFLA News Channel 8 Paul Mueller.

Biggest costume contest in Florida.

Benefit Vets 4 Pets Charitable Clinic.

Vets-4-Pets.org

Friday, November 3

3rd Annual Canine Estates Casino Night.

7p-10p

The evening's theme: Cool Caribbean Celebration.

Enjoy games, music, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres,

casino and cash bars.

Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Dr., Largo.

CanineEstates.com

 

Saturday, November 4

12th Annual Dox-A-Palooza

10a-4p

Rain or shine at The Sun-N-Fun Event Pavilion,

4175 Medula Rd., Lakeland.

More than 1000 attendees come from all over the state to support DARE - Dachshund Adoption, Rescue & Education. DareToRescue.com

Emceed by Fox 13's Charley Belcher and Jennifer Epstein.

 

Holy Paws Annual Auction.

6p-9p

Food. Wine. Auction. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church benefit with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Pinellas. HolyTrinityCLW.org

 

15th Annual PugsGiving

11a-5p

The largest Pug Celebration in Florida

Ramada Gateway Convention Center,

7470 Highwat 192W., Kissimmee.

Benefits Pug Rescue of Florida - PugRescueOfFlorida.org

 

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