The Lakeland Animal Shelter in Elkhorn, WI is hosting An Affair for Animals. It is a family event, bring your family dog and the entire family. There will be all kinds of vendors, food, music, agility and a luer course for the dogs, jump house for the kids, silent auction, the Lakeland Animal Shelter Store will be selling all kinds of products including fashionable clothing. It is to raise money to build a new shelter and raise awareness for shelter animals. It is free to the public with free parking. An affair for Animals will be held on June 21st at the Walworth County Fair Grounds in Elkhorn, WI from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Can’t wait to see you there!
This ain’t your grandma’s church bingo! Join Milwaukee Pets Alive at Hamburger Mary’s in Bay View (2130 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) on THURSDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2014 from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for some good ‘ol fashioned drag-queen bingo! Touted as having some of the best prize offerings of any charity that hosts Hambingo, come out and compete for our great selection of prizes in 10 games of bingo – 10 chances to win! Also, participate in our 50/50 raffle and take a shot at leaving with more cash than you walked in with! Arrive early (we recommend 7:30 p.m.) to get a great seat and order food and drink to enjoy while you play bingo (we recommend the Tots (of course) and the “Britney Fried Spears” pickles with with ranch). They will have a great half-time performance, as always! 100% of the proceeds benefit Milwaukee Pets Alive. By helping MPA, you are helping to end the killing of homeless Milwaukee animals in YOUR Milwaukee community. Bingo!!! Be there – Thursday night, June 19th!
Tickets are now on sale for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s (LDAR) Fifth Anniversary party. This event will celebrate the work the rescue has done over the past five years – saving over 6,000 dogs who otherwise would have had no hope.
The event will be held on Saturday June 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8601 Falls Road, Potomac, MD. Dogs will be able to play off-leashed in a ½ acre fully fenced in yard. There will be a delicious BBQ and a treat bar and doggie ice cream for the dogs provided by Dogma Bakery. There will be a DJ, dog agility course, silent auction, professional dog photographer, and lots more fun for the entire family.
This event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the last five years while also raising critical funds so LDAR can continue to add to their rescue numbers.
“So many people have made our success over the last five years possible” said Mirah Horowitz, founder and executive director of LDAR. “From our dedicated volunteers and fosters to our wonderful adopters, this amazing event will give us a chance to celebrate that success and also gives us all a chance to reunite with friends, fosters and littermates, and make new friends as well”
It’s not just mail carriers that are concerned about dog bites. Each year, more than 4.5 million people are bit by a dog in the U.S.
“Many pet parents are unaware that there are several things they can do to stop their dog from biting,” said Katie Grant, CEO of PetFirst. “Dog owners can often stop a bite well before it is instigated.”
Socialize your dog. Dogs that are unfamiliar with their surroundings can often bite out of fear. Make sure your dog has interacted with a variety of breeds, so they are more comfortable. Also, be sure to introduce your dog to neighbors, family members and other people in your circle, so your dog isn’t frightened by strangers.
Train your dog. This simple tip is often overlooked by pet parents.Familiarity with basic commands like “sit”, “stay” and “come” help you remove your dog from a potentially contentious situation.
Focus on non-aggressive activities. Fetch is always a good, non-threatening game. Actions like wrestling and tug-of-war can encourage inappropriate behavior.
Respect your dog’s space, and encourage others to do the same. Ask people to get your permission before petting your dog. Also, let a dog that is sleeping, eating or drinking continue to do so without interruption.
Keep your dog on a leash. If you allow your dog to run free, make sure it is in a safe and fenced enclosure. Remember that invisible fences help keep your dog contained but may not keep other people out.
For more information on ways to prevent dog bites, contact your veterinarian.
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