As it starts getting chillier we sadly see much less in the way of fun outdoor doggie events. This is ironic as most of our dogs would be happier attending these fetes in colder weather. Just like how they hold off peeing so they can talk longer a walk even though you’re totally freezing because you hadn’t gone out with you warm jacket on…. Sorry bit of a tangent. (Pip, you know what I’m talking about.)
Anyhoo! Even if there aren’t as many Doggie Jamborees as we’ve had over the past couple of months there is a huge doggie event taking place and tons of great opportunities to adopt a pet – particularly this weekend.
Let’s start with an event for people who feel the need to enrich their dog’s understanding of science and want to take a road trip…
Oct. 14; 10 am-5 pm in Portland at the World Forestry Center, Washington Park.
This Celebration of All Things Dog has it all – treats and toys, training advice, a fashion show, a costume contest. Even more stupendous, this is the one day in the year that dogs are allowed in the Discovery Museum. As all dog lovers know, dogs LOVE being able to go places that are clearly not meant for dogs. They think going to the Post Office is cool. So a museum?!!! Heck yeah they want to go and check out exhibits! I mean if they can get that much information from sniffing butts then, imagine how much they’d learn from going to a museum.
Now if you’re not up for taking a long drive this weekend, that’s cool, because this is a great weekend for adopting a pet!
Seattle Humane is having a FREE adoption blitz. During this weekend only all adoption fees will be waived on every dog and cat in Seattle Humane’s care. The adoption blitz kicks off this Friday, Oct. 11 at 11 am and on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 am –3 pm they will have a TAILgate party to give you more chances to check out adoptable pets. So fill out your pre-adoption questionnaire and visit Seattle Humane’s site to see the dogs and cats up for adoption. (I know it’s BarkofSeattle, but when it comes to getting homes for pets then I got to give the kittehs some love too!)
Another big adoption event will be Wags and Whiskers Pet Adoption and Block Party;Oct. 14 from 11 am-2 pm at the Fred Meyer parking lot, corner of Alderwood Mall Parkway and 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Eight animal shelters and rescue groups will be there with dogs and cats available for adoption. There will be a Halloween costume contest for pets, activities for kids and vendors. For more information visit http://www.northpointeah.com/.
Finally, the fine folks at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville are offering Free ID Microchips Oct. 12-13 from 10 am – 2 pm; 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Free identification microchips for dogs and cats will be given while supplies last. Pets must be spayed or neutered to get the free chip. For more information visit http://www.homewardpet.org/.
Check back on Monday for a full listing of Halloween pet events, because your dog really wants to dress up like Thor.