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Pet Calendar

By |2012-08-23T09:00:00-04:00August 23rd, 2012|Guides, Pets|

Humane Society of South Central Michigan Benefit
Aug. 25
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration fee: $25
(269) 963-1796 or
Featured events: Dog walk (registration begins at 9 a.m.), vendor booths, dog fashion show and costume contest, microchip your pet for $20, Pet adoption

Bark-A-Bout’s First Annual Field Day
Aug. 25
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
14660 23 Mile Rd. in Shelby Township
(586) 566-8900 or
Featured events: Air Digs Dock Diving Competition, CGC and Therapy Dog Tests, Demonstrations from Leader Dog for the Blind and Macomb County Sheriff Department

Last Day Dog Rescue Pet Extravaganza
Aug. 25
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
35725 Warren Rd. in Westland

Drinking with Dogs
Aug. 28
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rosie O’Grady’s
279 W. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale
(313) 831-3647 or visit
Every third Tuesday, Canine to Five selects various Detroit establishments with outdoor seating areas to enjoy an adult beverage while socializing your loyal pooch.

Pinckney Dogfest
Sept. 8 (Rain date Sept. 28)
10 a.m. (gates open at 9:30 a.m.) to 3 p.m.
11211 Dexter Pinckney Rd. in Pinckney
(734) 878-1928
$10 per vehicle or $5 with an on-site dog food donation to the Gleaners Pet Pantry.
Featured events: Disc Dogs of Michigan, Tidbit Catching Contest, Dog Singing Contest, Dog Tricks Contest, Triathalon Race, Dog Dress-Up Parade

Bully Splash Bash
(Celebrate bully breed friends and their families to support the Recycl-A-Bullz advocacy program)
Sept. 16
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Currey’s Family Pet Care
6261 Hannan Rd. in Romulus
(313) 943-2697 or to register
Featured events: Dock Diving, Weight Pulling, K9 Fun Run, Agility, and Canine Good Citizen Testing

Drinking with Dogs
Sept. 18
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fountain Bistro
800 Woodward at Campus Martius Park in Detroit
(313) 831-3647 or visit
Every third Tuesday, Canine to Five selects various metro Detroit establishments with outdoor seating areas to enjoy an adult beverage while socializing your loyal pooch.

9th Annual All American Pet Expo and Mega Pet Adoption
Sept. 21
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 22
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 23
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Adults $11, Seniors (60 and over) $9, $7 for children ages 5-12, free for children under four
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi
Featured events: Dock Diving Competitions and Demos, Dog World, Bird World, Cat World, and Horse World, Reptile World, Meet the Breeds, and a Dress Up Your Pet contest

Bark for Life of Canton
(To benefit American Cancer Society)
Sept. 22
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $20 for first dog, $5 for each additional dog
Save $5 and register in advance at
Heritage Park
46202 Heritage Park Rd. in Canton
(734) 340-4269 or

Last Day Dog Rescue and Plymouth Whalers Fundraiser
Sept. 29
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Compuware Arena
14900 N. Beck Rd. in Plymouth
Tickets: $12 (use promo code savedogs when ordering)

Australian Shepherd Rescue of Michigan presents Aussie Fun Day
Oct. 6
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person, $5 for children ages 3-12, Free for children under 2
9100 Ladner Farms NE in Ada
(616) 874-5057 or
Featured Events: Agility Equipment and Instruction, Rally Obedience Demo, Aussie Free Play, Adoption, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, and T-Shirt sales. All proceeds benefit Aussies in need as well as Michigan Aussie owners who need help with vet and food bills.

Michigan Humane Society’s 2012 Mega March for Animals
Oct. 7
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free to register, Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Hart Plaza
1 Hart Plaza in Detroit
Second location added:
Kensington Metropark
2240 W. Buno Rd. in Milford
(248) 283-1000, ext. 149 or visit

Last Day Dog Rescue Dinner and Drinks for the Dogs
Nov. 16
5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: $5
Walker’s Speak Easy
8701 N. Beech Daly in Dearborn Heights
(313) 274-9645 or
Featured events: Spaghetti dinner for a donation of your choice, raffles, drink specials, DJ and dancing

Last Day Dog Rescue Millionaire Party Poker Fundraiser
Dec. 4-7
3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Snookers Pool and Pub Poker Room
45100 Northpointe Blvd. in Utica
(810) 523-8896 or
Featured events: No limit Texas Hold ‘Em cash games, tournaments, and Black Jack. See for more information.

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