One thing I can say about this weekend: you’ll eat good. And have fun tasting wines. Oh, and meeting some great dogs and cats looking for a new home. What could be better than eating well and meeting your new best friend at the same time?
Head on over to River Stone Chophouse for the Passion for Paws outdoor picnic and wine tasting tomorrow. Tickets are $20 for the picnic and $25 for the wine tasting. There will be Angus Beef Burgers and House-made Hot Dogs with delicious sides, tasty doggie treats, more than 10 summer wines for tasting, games, contests, and drawings. Dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly. Proceeds benefit Suffolk Humane Society. River Stone Chophouse is located at 8032 Harbour View Boulevard in Suffolk. The picnic runs from 11 to 3.
Do you have a barn cat that needs to be spayed or neutered? SHS is having a special with the Virginia Beach SPCA Neuter Scooter. They’re offering a $20 spay/neuter for all barn cats this week. They’ll be at the Magnolia Ruritan Club on the 18th and at the SHS office on the 19th. “Barn Cats” for this special includes cats that look like a barn, are as big as a barn, have seen a barn, live in a house like a barn, have heard of a barn, or live with people who know what a barn is. In other words, all cats qualify. They do need to be up to date on shots. If not, shots are available for a reduced price. Call 757-538-3030 for more info or to make an appointment. Magnolia Ruritan Club is located at 1047 Nansemond Parkway. The new SHS office is located at 4300 Nansemond Parkway in Driver.
Heritage Humane Society, Ring Dog Rescue, and the Nautical Dog are having a Pibble Pool Party tomorrow. Head over to the Nautical Dog tomorrow from 12 to 4 and stuff the pool with supplies for RDR and HHS. There will be lemonade and a raffle to raise funds too. Nautical Dog is located at 5104 Main Street in Williamsburg.
HHS is continuing their Feline Independence Days through the month of July. Take a bag of non-clumping cat litter to the shelter and you can pick up a feline friend for no charge. Yep, you can pick out a cat or kitten to take home for free. Unaltered cats and kittens will require a spay/neuter fee but all spayed and neutered cats and kittens are free. HHS is located at 430 Waller Mill Road in Williamsburg.
If you’re participating in the Couponing for Paws for the Peninsula SPCA, they want you to drop off the items and receipts you have collected so far at the shelter today. The contest doesn’t end until August 3rd but this helps keep track of items and totals.
You can Shop for Strays on Saturday. Ten Thousand Villages is having a Shopping for Strays event and 15% of sales between 10 and 2 will be donated to the Peninsula SPCA. Ten Thousand Villages is located in Newport News City Center at 11820 Merchant’s Walk, Suite 102.
K9 Justice League will be out with the dogs this weekend. You can meet them at the Princess Anne Petco from 10 to 4 Saturday and Sunday.
Animal Aid Society will be out with the dogs tomorrow too. Look for them at the Hampton Petco, Newport News PetsMart, Tabb Walmart, and the Oyster Point Care A Lot from 12 to 4.
SEVA GRREAT is having 2 events. First is a “LIKE” event on Facebook. Benefit Wines is having a contest for charities and the picture with the most likes gets a collector’s pack of wines they can raffle off. Go to www.facebook.com/#!/BenefitWines6 and like their page. Then go to www.facebook.com/pages/Southeastern-Virginia-Golden-Retriever-Rescue-Education-and-Training/114949351595#!/media/set/?set=a.358856830826737.83507.358846217494465type=3 and like the picture of the SEVA GRREAT wine bottle collection. It’s number 76 of 91.
The second event is a fundraiser with Bissell. If you buy select products at Bissell.com, Bissell will donate 10% of the sale to SEVA GRREAT. Go to www.bissell.com/partnersforpets and purchase a select product. Then enter ADOPT at checkout and then select SEVA GRREAT. On top of donating 10%, you’ll save 20% and get free shipping. And each purchase helps SEVA GGREAT qualify for a $5,000 quarterly giveaway.
Partners Among Cats and Canines and Chesapeake Humane Society are having an adoption event tomorrow. PACC will be at the Greenbrier PetsMart from 10 to 1. And CHS will be there from 11 to 3.
Norfolk SPCA will be out with the shelter animals this weekend. Look for them at the North Military Highway Walmart tomorrow from 1 to 4. Then on Sunday they’ll be at the Diamond Spring Road Care A Lot from 1 to 4.
Portsmouth Humane Society will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at Joe’s “America’s First Chicken Salad Restaurant” from 11 to 3. Just in time for lunch! Joe’s is located at 3603 High Street in Portsmouth.
Isle of Wight County Humane Society will be out with the shelter pets this Sunday. You can meet them at the Newport News PetsMart from 12 to 5 and the Newport News Petco from 12 to 5.
PhotosByFeist is having a Summer Santa photo shoot this weekend at the Indian River Care A Lot. Get your pet’s picture taken with Santa without all the holiday hassles. Packages are $14 and they have a new digital photo printer that produces excellent quality photos. Get your photos done from 11 to 5 both days.
Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth is having a fundraiser. I know you’re dreaming of gardening in cooler weather this fall. You can order your bulbs and help the rescue too. Bulbs will be sent out this fall for a flat $5 shipping. Put your order in at www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=11661user_campaign_id=283183 and the rescue get 50% of the total sales.
Norfolk SPCA is having their 120th Anniversary Adoptathon this weekend. They’ll be open from 11 to 7 each day. Adoption prices are reduced too. Cat’s and kittens are $20 and dogs and puppies are $40.
Now for some bad news. Nature’s Variety has recalled some varieties of dog food. They’re recalling the Prairie Beef Meal and Barley Kibble because it has a bad odor. It’s not contaminated in any way but it’s not staying fresh for the shelf life either. The 5, 15, 30 pound, and 3 ounce sample size of the Prairie Beef Meal and Barley Kibble are the only ones being recalled. If you’ve purchased some, return it to the store for a full refund or exchange it for a different variety. You can call Nature’s Variety at 888-519-7387 or visit the website at www.naturesvariety.com for more info. You can also email them at www.naturesvariety.com/contactus/form.
Well, that’s it for this week. Get out there and have fun with your dog. Or go adopt a dog to have fun with!
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