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Nationwide Events

Helping People Budget for their Pets and more
Read a comprehensive article which will help you budget for your pet and save money: saving on pet expenses and pet care; how dog expenses vary by breed; deciding whether to get insurance, emergency plan for your pet; protecting your pet if something happens to you; national organizations which provide financial assistance to pet owners in need.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Socially responsible veterinarian hospitals and clinics around the country are collecting pet food from their clients and are partnering with local food banks who then distributes the pet food to the homeless and disadvantaged. Participating clinics/hospitals are listed on the Feeding Pets of the Homeless website at www.PetsofHomeless.com along with the partnering food bank.

Citywide Events

Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter
The ASPCA's Free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood-right to your door! (And if you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large-breed dogs it's FREE!) Low income pet owners in NYC's 5 boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or public housing qualify for FREE spay/neuter services for their cat or dog.
For exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-visit instructions (Spanish and English) visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

Animal Relief Fund (ARF)
What started out as a simple act of kindness by the already-kind Yorkville Food Pantry in November 2008 with help from attorney Susan Kaufman has now evolved into its own organization. ARF's mission is keeping pets with their families and reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats by distributing pet food to local food pantries which serve New York families in need. ARF has now partnered with several pet stores throughout the New York area where food donations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For donation locations, or if you or a friend need help visit www.arf-ny.org.

Brooklyn Events

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7 - 9 am
Fido Coffee Bark in Prospect Park
Look for coffee, pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's all FREE!
In the Long Meadow beside the Picnic House
Enter Prospect Park at 9th Street, walk straight in until you come to the ball fields (on right), make a left along the meadow.
Enter Prospect Park at the Villa (PPW and 4th St), go through parking lot and out the back across Inner Drive.
For more information about FIDO visit www.fidobrooklyn.org.

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Doggy Ice Cream Social
Location: Bond Vet - Cobble Hill, 217 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Event Description: Ice Cream for pup from The Pupper Cup and Dog treat toppings bar. Ice cream for humans too! Adoptable dogs from Waggytail Rescue and a donation-based raffle to benefit Waggytail Rescue.

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Good Dog Show: A Dog-Friendly Comedy Show
Location: 99 Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
Event Description: Bring your dog to DSK's Haus on Hanson (a Barkeasy) at 99 Hanson Place, Brooklyn for great food, German beers, and comedy. We even invite dogs onstage to do tricks. The Brooklyn Comedy Festival edition of The Good Dog Show features a lineup of great comedians:
Myq Kaplan (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan)
Shalewa Sharpe (Comedy Central, HBO)
Nore Davis (2 Dope Queens, Inside Amy Schumer)
Kelsey Caine (The New York Times, The Special Without Brett Davis)
Admission is $7 for humans. Dogs are free. (You may come without a dog.)
Click HERE for tickets before they sell out.

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Runstreet Brooklyn Dog Art Run
Location: Brooklyn Running Co, 480 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY, US, 11217
Event Description: Come out with your dog for fun, running and art! Run at a relaxed, 10-minute-mile pace, with stops for photos at street art murals along the way. There will be a professional photographer on the run to capture all the 2- and 4-legged fun! All participants will gain access to professional photos taken on the run after the event.
Admission is $25. This event will benefit a great cause, Second Chance Rescue NYC
For more information, send email to marnie@runstreet.com.

Ongoing - Every Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Best Friend's Dog Adoptions
Location: 238 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Big Laughs for BARC! (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition Shelter) in Williamsburg.
Stand-up comedian, Jamie Lee, has organized monthly comedy shows to benefit BARC.
Visit Jamie's web page for more information and details about future shows: www.barcshelter.org.

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Bronx Events

Sunday, March 8, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Spring Birding at Wave Hill
Location: West 248th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx, NY (Parking on West 252 and Independence Ave.)
Event Description: Explore the gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.
This event is for adults and children age 10+
Free with admission to the grounds. $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 Children 6+

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Long Island Events

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:30 AM
LI-DOG Pack Walk
Location: 5789 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, NY (Parking at Veterans Memorial Park off Middle Country Road)
This is a guided on-leash walk for about 2 1/2 miles through Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest in Wading River. The trail will end near Isaac Dog Park.
RSVP LI-DOG on Meetup, LI-DOG on Facebook, or email lidog_news@yahoo.com.

Third Wednesday of Every Month, starting 6:30 pm
Long Island Parrot Society Monthly Meeting.
Location: At the American Legion Post, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Talks, seminars, education, and more. Please leave your bird at home. $5.00 donation requested for non-LIPS members. Visit www.liparrotsociety.org for directions and more information.

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Manhattan Events

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Shop and Adopt
Location: Small Door Veterinary, 15 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Event Description: Join Small Door and Nordstrom Local for an afternoon of shopping with adoptable pups! Shop Nordstrom Local's Pop-In Pet Shop, complete with toys, treats, and accessories for you and your furry friends.
Meet adoptable dogs from PupStarz Rescue
Complementary light bites and coffee.

Saturday, April 25, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Paint and Sip Pet Portrait Picnic
Location: Central Park - Cedar Hill - Fifth Avenue & E. 79 St south entrance. Walk up path.
Event Description: People paint pet portraits with the step by step the guidance of the master artist- Michele Cahill. Giving pet lovers the chance to have fun with their pet and an opportunity to socialize creatively with other pet parents. No artistic background necessary. Michele draws your pet for you. Send a photo of your pet to MICHELECAHILLK9@gmail.com. It will be pre-sketched and ready for you to trace and watercolor your own masterpiece.
Please only bring dogs who are well behaved and socialized.
Admission is $65.
Visit http://www.PetPortraitFun.com for more details.

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

Pet adoptions at Petco, Union Square, 17th Street and Broadway.
From Earth Angels - dogs for adoption are outside, cats are inside.
For more information on dogs, please call (212) 252-3875 and for cats, phone (646) 338-2946.

Every Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
New York Siamese - Adopt beautiful Siamese cats at Petco, Lexington Ave. just 1/2 blk. north of E. 86 St. Visit www.nycsiamese.org for more information.

Every Saturday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Rabbit Adoptions - at Petco Union Square (17th Street and Broadway)

New Jersey Events

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Queens Events

Saturday, March 14, 6:00, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mobile Pet Adoption - Find your Fur Baby
Location:Waggers Pet Care, 4233 Bell Boulevard, Bayside Queens, NY 11361
Event Description:Dogs and cats and puppies and kittens are available for adoption. All are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go!
For additional information call 718-229- 9247.

Thursday, April 16, 6:00 - Gates open at 5:10 PM
Bark at the Park with the NY Mets
Location: Citi Field in Queens
Event Description: Bring your canine companion to the ballgame! Sit together with fellow dog lovers in designated Coca-Cola Corner seats. A portion of the dog ticket and of the human ticket will benefit North Shore Animal League America. Dogs will only be allowed in the Coca-Cola Corner at Citi Field.
Arrive early to the Bullpen Gate with your game tickets to participate in the Dog Parade* (weather permitting). This gate opens two hours before game time.
Admission is starting at $25/person and $20/dog.
Call 718-507-8499 or email Ticket_Services@nymets.com for more information.

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2020 SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair
Location: FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights
Event Description: A fun filled day for the entire family, including 4-legged members of the family. Food, music, games, face painting for kids, photo booth, puppy kissing booth, dog agility demonstrations and shopping.

This event is also looking for sponsors interested in promoting their products or services.
Those who wish to raise money for SPCA, a no-kill shelter, can participate in the 2.5 mile walk in the park, with or without their dog. They can also create a fund raising page.
For more details visit https://spca914.org/events/spca-event or email Lisa@spca914.org.

Every Sunday, 10:30 AM
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Location: Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY
Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.
For additional information visit www.meetup.com/pugsareus-optimum-net/events/35792832/

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at New Rochelle Humane Society
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
The New Rochelle Humane Society is collecting items to celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY! Please bring in your recycleables (printer ink cartridges and cell phones) to benefit the homeless animals at NRHS. Please share this news with your friends and family, your schools and your jobs. Let's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a good cause!
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

"Buy-A-Brick" Dog Park
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Help create a beautiful doggie park at the shelter, a place where a shelter dog can relax outside with volunteers or staff! The park will be paved with bricks bearing your name or inscription of your choice. What a wonderful tribute for your wonderful pet, an animal lover or a beloved deceased pet. Please improve a shelter dog's life with this lasting gift.
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

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For even more events, be sure to visit the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animal's site at http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/events/other.htm.

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