There are a lot of events being planned for the month of February in different cities. The first weekend of February is packed with events alone! If you’re near any of these cities, consider checking out one of the following and bring the family:
Dog Bowl is a free event being held on February 4, 2012 from 10am to 3pm in Hollywood, Florida at Ty Park located at 3300 North Park Road. It’s an all day event where your dog can play games and win prizes. There will be bobbing for hot dogs, a race, and contests such as Best Dressed Dog and Owner/Dog Look Alike. If you have been working with your dog towards earning the Canine Good Citizen certificate and feel ready, you can sign up for the test and take it at Dog Bowl. There will also be vendors, rescue groups, and food for you and your pup. For more information call 954-646-3876.
If you’re in Santa Clara, Ca on February 4, 2012, go to the Bay Area Pet Expo! It’s free and runs from 10am to 6pm at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds Expo Hall located at 344 Tully Road. Aside from demonstrations of obedience, agility, and training for tv shows and movies, Shorty will be there. You know, Shorty from the show on Animal Planet, ‘Pit Boss.’ There will be over 200 exhibitors on hand, rescue groups, and vendors selling the latest and greatest pet products. If your pet is a bit of a ham, enter her in one of the contests that will be going on during the day like the costume contest, talent contest, and many others. Banfield Pet Hospital will also be there with over 300+ animals who are looking for forever homes. For more information call 855-PET-EXPO.
The 4th Annual Florida Week for the Animals starts on February 4th and runs till February 12, 2012. Animal World USA is sponsoring the week long event and it will promote and highlight the importance that animals play in our daily lives. The statewide event will strive to build awareness, celebrate pets, and bring together communities on behalf of animals. Educators, advocates, shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries, businesses, and many more are planning community activities such as pet adoption festivals, wildlife activities, educational events, pet fairs, and other events. The week is a unique opportunity to change the life of a homeless pet, learn how deeply intertwined we are to our environment, and what we can do to preserve, promote, and help all animals. For more information call 877-454-0807 or visit the website at http://floridaanimals.org.
Image courtesy of Bay Area Pet Expo