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Pet Events Newsletter for May 17 - May 24, 2017 
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This week's Pet Events Newsletter is brought to you by
Harbor Pet & Greenport Harbor Brewing Company!

This weekend!!!

Pictures courtesy of Precious and Few Photography!
Meet champion dock diving dogs!  See them fly!

Free event to attend! Pet Friendly for leashed, well behaved dogs!
(No retractable leashes).
To try or compete in Dock Diving with your dog register at

Music, Food Trucks, Pet Vendors, Brews & high flying, diving splashing dogs!

For more information click here. 
To become a vendor or sponsor call Kim Loper at (631) 477-1518.

Dock Diving at a Brewery - See you there!!!
Thanks to Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Harbor Pet for making this newsletter possible!
You can do it, Ladies!
Pet Pros check out our latest article in
Pet Age Magazine!  (page 16)

Can your
Iguana come when called, like a dog?
Check out Castro!
Click to watch!

Only a few spots left,  
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Pet, Pet Related & Nature Events For Long Island, NYC, NJ, PA & CT & now Nationwide!   

Long Island Parrot Society - Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
American Legion Hall
22 Grove Place
Babylon, NY

The May 17 Long Island Parrot Society meeting is sure to please, with doors opening at 6:30PM for socializing, shopping and refreshments! Our featured guest is Karyn Paulson, former Bird Talk editor! Learn things you never knew about our native parrot, the extinct Carolina parakeet!  on-members/Guests; $5.00 admission - please do NOT bring your birds. For more info click here.  

BlogPaws Conference  
May 18 - May 20, 2017
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2102 N Oak Street 
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

For pet brands and pet bloggers - this is the conference for you! Pet Friendly.
For more info click here and for tickets click here.  Have a great event to all my pet industry friends going!  

Rescue Runway Fashion Show
Thursday, May 18, 2017 
6:30pm - 9:30pm 
Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island
65 S. Service Road
Plainview, NY

Join Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center on May 18th for Rescue Runway Fashion Show hosted by  Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island. Come down for an evening of fun, food, fashion and adoptable dogs. Click here to RSVP.

Gold Coast Cluster 
Event is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19-21 
9am - 5pm
Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Rd. 
Oyster Bay, NY 11771 
The not-for-profit Ladies Kennel Association of American & Long Island Kennel Club presents the Gold Coast Cluster. Long Island dogs and their owners will get the chance to strut their stuff at the annual all-breed dog shows, obedience and AKC Rally® trials, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19th, 20th and 21st at the Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY beginning at 9 AM with Best In Show approximately at 3:30 pm each day. In addition to watching more than 800 dogs entered to compete in a variety of dog sports, visitors and their purebred or all-American dogs can get in on the action at AKC's My Dog Can Do That, where participants try out Agility, a fun and fast-paced obstacle course. They can also test their water skills at dock diving in the 25,000-gallon tank as part of this three-day celebration. There will also be AKC Canine Good Citizen testing and a shopping mall with tons of great vendors.$10 per person, $20 per carload each day.  For more info click here, call (212) 696-8346 or email

Paws in the Park

Saturday, May 20, 2017 
11am - 4pm 
Red Creek Park
102 Old Riverhead Road 
Hampton Bays , Ny 11946 

All are welcome for a family day of fun. Included with our dog walk there will be shopping, dancing, a doggie fashion show and lots of prizes and goodie bags. Live music performed by Hamptons' favorite, New Life Crisis, tasty food supplied by local food trucks and vendors for shopping. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking.  Cost: $25 for dog walk, $10 suggested donation for music, shopping and picnicking.  For more info click here, email or call (631) 728-7387.

Barkin' Brunch
Sunday, May 21, 2017 
11am - 3pm 
The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Road 
Melville, NY 11747

Join us for a special Barkin' Brunch with Chinese auction raffle baskets to benefit our friends at Last Hope and adoptable dogs. A la carte brunch is served from 11am to 3pm on the outdoor deck (weather permitting). Leashed dogs are welcomed. Free giveaways from Tito's Vodka. Call 631-577-4444 for additional info and reservations, or click here.

Adoptapalooza Mega Pet Adoption Event, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
Sunday, May 21, 2017 
12pm - 5pm 
Union Square Park, North Plaza
Broadway and East 17th Street 
New York, NY 10003
Adopt a Pet! More than 300 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits will be available for adoption from more than 30 New York City area shelters and rescue groups.  All animals for adoption have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Adoption fees vary by organization. Have your dog or cat microchipped by Vetco. The first 50 microchips will be FREE, or only $15 after the first 50. Purchase a dog license (required by law in NYC) from the NYC Department of Health. Licenses are $8.50, or $34.00 for dogs who have not been spayed/neutered. (Checks, money orders, and credit/debit cards only. No cash accepted.) Learn how to prepare yourself and your pets for emergencies from representatives from New York City Emergency Management / Ready New York. Take home free, personalized pet ID tags, courtesy of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.
Bring your children to the Kids' Korner for face painting and temporary tattoos by The Cheeky Chipmunk. Have free photos taken with your pet by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. Bring your donations of clean towels, blankets, pet toys, and other supplies for shelter animals to the Rock and Rawhide tent.  For more info call (917) 359-6003, email or click here.

Doggie Fun Zone Benefit  
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 
12pm - 9pm 
Cassio Pet Resort & Training Center
173 Mount Pleasant Rd U S Rte 6 between Exits 8 & 9 off I-84 
Newtown, CT 06470 
A timed event competition where dogs chase an elusive lure around a scaled down obstacle course.   The dog traverses through, jumps over or crawls under various obstacles. The course is designed for all temperament and size dogs. No previous experience or training is necessary. For $12 the dogs run the course twice, once for practice and the second run for time. Great Fun for all!  The Doggie Fun Zone is set up outside within a security fence. Phone if any weather concerns. Portions of the Proceeds will benefit the Spay & Neuter Association of Newtown, CT.  For more info call (203) 426-2881 or email    

Upcoming Featured Event!

Pet Industry 101 - How to Start a Pet Business
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
6:30pm - 9pm 
Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

Have your pet business idea ready?  Now it's time to see if you have a solid business concept and how to get your business started!  A great pet product or service needs a strategic business plan to get your pet career to take off and plan for success.  We are thrilled to have APP Member, Linda Williams, Principal and Lead Marketing Counselor at The Brand Counselors be our guest speaker at our next event!  Linda has helped a start-up pet retail business go from nearly closing their doors to being a successful retailer.  How?  Linda helped by creating a business strategy, marketing plan and teaching about profitability and how to grow and stay successful.
This is a must event for anyone ready to take the leap into the industry with their own pet business!  From the Basics of how to start your pet business to learn how to market you new pet business, how to build you pet business plan to learning how much you need to earn.  Q&A throughout the event
American Pet Professionals founder and President, Nancy Hassel, will also be speaking and helping guide aspiring pet professionals throughout the event.
To attend this event you must register below ahead of time.
We have limited seating for this event.  The event is $34.97 per person for Non-members of APP.  Click here for more info and to register. Email for any questions.

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Adoption Corner!

is a unique little man with three legs and a HUGE, entertaining personality. Monkey is between three and four years old and needs a home without other dogs.

Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

Sandy is a 6-year-old female Boston Terrior / American Staffordshire mix dog who was rescued and brought to Pets Alive in May 2014. Sandy loves to play with the other dogs in play groups. Her favorite activity is fetching a ball and in the summer, she likes to splash around in the pool. She also likes to snuggle with her human - when she gets to know you. She's very shy at first. She would do best with an experienced dog owner who can continue her training. Pets Alive is open Mon-Sat from 10:00-4:00 or on Sundays from 11:00-4:00.

Pets Alive
363 Derby Road
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 386-9738
Maci is an adorable little Pit mix who is petite gal. She's only a baby really, between 8 months and a year old. She has a lot of energy and enjoys playing with her toys and getting treats. She'd do best with kids seven or older. She needs a home without cats.
Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

Annabelle is an adorable Pittie girl who is between one and two years old. She has a lot of energy right out of the cage but tires out somewhat quickly and then just wants to mush next to you.  She knows her sit command so far and is learning more and more. She needs a home without other animals. Annabelle has been waiting over 6 months for a forever home. Her adoption fee is paid for by Live.Love.Bark.

Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, NY 

Meet Jake. He is a gorgeous dog, loves everyone and is playful and sweet. Jake is about 3 years old, and simply a huge lapdog. We are waiting for the right home, a home where he will be loved as an only pet and where his family will help him become the best dog he can be (which is amazing).
Forgotten Friends of Long Island

New Location 4/30
Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital, Farmingdale, NY
  (516) 719-0808

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