Brew City Bombshells Burlesque – A Benefit for Battle Against Dogfighting

Saturday March 6 @ the Time Cinema (59th & Vliet) Join Brew City Bombshells Burlesque and the all-female band Crazy Rocket Fuel (rockabilly) for an evening of fun, music and retro-cool! Enjoy your favorite beer, wine or cocktail with the show, meet friendly dogs looking for a good home, shop the Tool Shed’s booth and have a blast! A $10 donation at the door will help prevent dogfighting in Milwaukee. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Portable Pet Groomers Adds Holistic Pet Food Line – Pet Health and Owner Convenience Remain Common Themes

Portable Pet Groomers has expanded its business by becoming a distributor for a holistic, human grade pet food that is delivered to customers’ doors. This food segment of Portable Pet Groomers’ business, branded as Purity Pet Food and manufactured by HealthyPetNet, is among the healthiest on the market today. Unlike many other popular brands, this product does not contain hormones, steroids, animal byproducts, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors or chemical preservatives.

“We believe so much in the quality and health benefits of HealthyPetNet, we chose to become ambassadors and spread the word to fellow pet owners so they can help their pets live longer, healthier lives,” said Shelley Koenings, owner. “In addition to being packed with so much nutritional value dogs and cats actually eat smaller portions, the convenience of ordering online and having the food shipped to customers’ homes fits nicely with our mobile grooming philosophy of convenience and no stress.”

The product is formulated by a nationally-renown vet who works for HealthyPetNet full time to ensure the food is optimally nutritious. Ingredients include fresh chicken, fish, carrots, apples, celery, flaxseed, alfalfa, spinach and dried egg product, just to name a few, and it is manufactured in USDA-certified facilities with high quality standards. In fact, HealthyPetNet has never experienced a recall. The food is not stored on shelves for months and years like many other brands; in fact it is never more than three weeks old by the time it arrives at a customer’s home.

To learn more or place an order for food, treats, supplements or pet care products, go to www.puritypetfood.com or call (262) 895-4725.

Portable Pet Groomers caters to dogs of all ages and breeds, as well as cats. The primary service area includes most of Waukesha, Milwaukee and Racine counties. For more information or to schedule an appointment for your loyal companions, go to www.portablepetgroomers.com or call (262) 895-4725.

2nd Annual Winter Bully Bash

March 5th, 2010 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Brew City Bully Club Buckhead Saloon, 1044 North Old World 3rd Street, Milwaukee, WI Come help Brew City Bully Club’s End Dog Fighting in Milwaukee program from 7-10 PM @ Buckhead Saloon, 1044 North Old World 3rd Street. Live music by Left on Sunset. Free food! Raffles including signed Packers game ball and Bucks tickets. 20% of proceeds from bar donated to End Dog Fighting in Milwaukee. Fun fun fun, so stop by and bring all of your friends! For more info visit: www.brewcitybullies.org

Walks for MS (April & May) – Bring your dogs

Below is the list of 2010 Walk MS locations. Individuals may bring their dogs on the walk routes.  However dogs are not allowed to enter the buildings or (in the case of the Milwaukee location), the Summerfest Grounds. Most routes are @ three miles, but many locations also have seven mile options.

(2010) 22nd Annual Walk MS Locations and Dates.

For more information or to register, visit www.walkMSwisconsin.org.

Menomonee Falls, Saturday, April 17

 Brown County, Sunday, April 18

 Racine-Kenosha, Sunday, April 18

 Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Saturday, April 24

 Wausau, Saturday, April 24

 Sheboygan, Saturday, April 24

 Eau Claire-Chippewa Valley, Sunday, April 25

 Fond du Lac, Sunday, April 25

 Fox Cities, Sunday, April 25

 La Crosse-Seven Rivers, Sunday, April 25

 Waukesha, Sunday, April 25

Janesville, Sunday, May 2

 Summerfest Grounds, Sunday, May 2

 Information provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter

GLOSS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS PRESENTS: PROJECT STELLA – A new charity benefiting The Wisconsin Humane Society

Gloss Photography Studios of Shorewood, in its continuing dedication to serving the community, is unveiling its new charity: Project Stella.  Named after owners Jaci and Sam Sumner’s recently rescued puppy Stella, Project Stella will work directly with The Wisconsin Humane Society to raise money for their cause.

Project Stella’s inaugural event will be held on Saturday March 27th  from 6-9 PM at Gloss Photography Studios located at 3805 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.  From now up until the event, Gloss will be doing pet photoshoots and holding various contests online.  For all the details, visit http://www.glossphotographystudios.com and click the “Project Stella” link. 

Gloss Photography Studios was founded in 2005 by Jaci Sumner and specializes in fine art portraiture for weddings, families, babies, pets, seniors and more.  Gloss is always striving to give back to the community by hosting charity events and donating to silent auctions all over SE Wisconsin.

SIT, STAY AND GET YOU PAINTBRUSH WAGGIN’ – HAWS, Waukesha County Museum team up for art contest

WAUKESHA ­­— The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County and the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum will be holding a Student Art Showcase open to anyone, Kindergarten through Post High School .

 The artwork must show one of the following values we learn from our pets: Joy/Laughter, Friendship/Compassion, Love/Kindness, Loyalty or Nurturing.  HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik noted, “We often stress the importance of core values for our youth, and our pets demonstrate these values on a daily basis. We can learn so much from our pets!”

Student artists are encouraged to choose one of the values, and be creative! Original artwork should be either an 8×10” or 11×14” and use media such as watercolors, photography, and the like. Further details can be found on the entry form on the HAWS website. The entries must be received at HAWS on or before Monday, March 15, 2010. The winners of the Student Art Showcase will be announced at www.hawspets.org by Monday, March 29, 2010.

The “top dog” from each age (K-4th, 5th-8th, high school and post high school) and each value category will be chosen. The winners will receive a ribbon, as well as having their artwork framed and displayed at the Waukesha Museum during The Nature of Dogs exhibit, which is being showcased April 10  through June 12, 2010. After the museum exhibit, the artwork will return to HAWS where it will be PROMINANTLY and permanently displayed throughout the newly remodeled shelter!

For further details, and entry form or more information, visit www.hawspets.org. The entry form must be included with the artwork when it is delivered to HAWS.

HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965, assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors to our shelter annually.  As an “open admissions” shelter HAWS assures sanctuary for all animals in need, while offering educational programs and services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse. HAWS  is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha , Wisconsin . For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at www.hawspets.org. Follow our blog at WaukeshaNOW.com.

HAWS FEBRUARY FEATURE: CAT-“NIP” CAMPAIGN & PIT “SNIP”

WAUKESHA ­­—   The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County, Inc. plans a heartwarming February with great activities and events – and our annual observance of Spay Day USA!

As part of the Humane Society of the United State (HSUS) national Spay Day USA on February 23rd, HAWS presents our Cat-“nip” Campaign and Pit “Snip.”  Our Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) clinic will offer free spay-neuter services to qualifying Waukesha County residents, focusing on cats/kittens, Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes – the species and breeds found to be most in need of sterilization services in Waukesha County .  Applications for the free surgeries can be obtained at www.hawspets.org or at our facility.  HAWS also seeks participation and donations from the community:  “Sponsor-A-Spay,” enter the HSUS online photo contest and specify HAWS as your charity of choice, or purchase a special limited edition Spay Day t-shirt from HAWS for $10!

HAWS Event Calendar:  Small animal pedicures are offered on February 20th, First Aid for Pets is February 20th, and our general HAWS volunteer orientations are scheduled for February 21st and 23rd.  Visit www.hawspets.org for all the details!

 A non-profit organization established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually.  HAWS is an “open admissions” shelter, assuring sanctuary for all animals in need.  The shelter building is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha , Wisconsin . For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto www.hawspets.org.  Follow our blog at WaukeshaNOW.com.