Paint Nite for Animal Protection Center in West Bridgewater MA

September 1, 2014 by  
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Join us at the Charlie Horse in West  Bridgewater for a night of creative fun while supporting our shelter on Wednesday September 24th   Tickets are limited, purchase yours soon so that you don’t miss out!

We’ll be painting ‘Fall Tree Road’
Paint Nite details and tickets can be found here:


The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA operates an adoption center in Brockton, MA that cares for more than 1,000 animals each year. In addition to finding homes for animals in need, we serve as a community resource for pet owners by offering services such as dog training, low cost vaccination clinics and spay/neuter assistance, as well as humane education to teach children the importance of caring for animals.

Charlie Horse

674 Old West Center Street
Junctions of Routes 24 and 106
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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Unleashed by Petco Grand Opening Celebration in Boston South End

August 27, 2014 by  
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Stop by, sniff around and help Unleashed by Petco in Boston’s South End  celebrate our grand opening with fun events and valuable giveaways!

Bring your pets in to visit; we’d love to meet them!

Boston-South End

1310 Washington Street

In Rollins Square


Saturday August 30th  store open at 09:00am

Adoption spotlight open house
Meet local rescue animals that are looking for a lifelong home.
Free Natural Balance food
The first 50 guests get a free 5 lb. bag of Natural Balance L.I.D. Potato & Duck dog food or Green Pea & Duck cat food with any purchase. While supplies last.

Sunday August 31 st  store open at 10:00am 

Adoption spotlight open house
Meet local rescue animals that are looking for a lifelong home.
Free Natural Balance food
The first 50 guests get a free 5 lb. bag of Natural Balance L.I.D. Potato & Duck dog food or Green Pea & Duck cat food with any purchase. While supplies last.
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Unleashed by Petco’s Annual Summer Snow Day 2014 in Hingham MA

August 20, 2014 by  
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Unleashed by Petco’s Summer Snow Day will be held from 9 a.m. until the snow melts on Saturday, August 23, 2014   at the Hingham Shipyard  location.  Dogs can escape the paw-blistering heat with the ultimate treat of a Summer Snow Day in a  winter wonderland for dogs to play and prance in the cool, refreshing snow.

 There will also be several family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy including local food trucks and adoptable animals looking for their forever homes. Unleashed by Petco dog trainers will also on on-site to answer questions pet parents may have, as well as share information on their Positive Dog Training methods. Dogs can also come into the store to enjoy air-conditioning and indulge in some delectable doggie ice cream treats complements of Nature’s Variety.




6 Shipyard Drive

Hingham, MA 02043

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MSPCA Walk for Animals 2014 in Boston, Hyannis & Metheun MA

August 20, 2014 by  
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The MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals will be held simultaneously in Boston, Methuen, and Hyannis on Sunday, September 7th. Take the lead—walk with your best friend! You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals.  Each walk is about 1 mile long.

 The MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals will be held on the Boston Common Parade Grounds at the corner of Charles and Beacon Street on Sunday, September 7, 2014 (registration begins at 11:00am, the Walk begins at 12:00pm).

The MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals will be held Aselton Park in Hyannis, MA    September 7, 2014.  (registration begins at 11:00am, the Walk begins at 12:00pm).

he MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals will be held at MSPCA Nevins Farm in Methuen on September 7, 2014 (registration begins at 11:00am, the Walk begins at 12:00pm).

Protecting animals is a serious business, but this is a day when we all let our love for animals dissolve into pure joy! Get creative, get a little crazy, but most of all get going! If you start now you have the best chance to help the most animals.

Encourage your friends, family and fellow animal lovers to do the same. Or urge them to support the cause by donating or becoming one of your sponsors.

If you would prefer to send a check, please make it out to MSPCA Walk for Animals and mail to: MSPCA Walk for Animals, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA  02130.  If your donation is for a specific individual or team, please make a note of that.

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MSPCA Parvovirus Vaccination Clinics for Lowell & Lawrence Pet Owners 2014

August 20, 2014 by  
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A highly contagious viral disease has killed at least 15 dogs in Lowell.

Lowell Animal Control Officer Darlene Wood has said  there have been 15 confirmed cases of the canine parvovirus in the past two weeks


The  MSPCA-Nevins Farm, along with local veterinarians, Lawrence Animal Control, the Lowell Humane Society and the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS)—is offering four fee-waived parvovirus vaccination clinics for pet owners in Lawrence and Lowell.

The clinics have been confirmed for the following locations and dates:

MSPCA-Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, Mass.: Thursday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 22 from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

South Common Park, Lawrence, Mass.: Sunday, Aug. 24 from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Central Catholic School, Lawrence, Mass.: Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Any resident of Lawrence and Lowell is eligible for the vaccination program. If residents believe their dogs may be suffering from parvovirus—characterized by symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea—they should call their veterinarian immediately.

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Plymouth Pound Dog Walk 2014

August 17, 2014 by  
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The 2014 Friends of the Plymouth Pound will hold their Annual Dog Walk on Saturday, September 6, 10am — 2 pm, Morton Park, Plymouth — Rain Or Shine!!!

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Taunton Animal Shelter Wolf Walk 2014 in Dighton MA

August 17, 2014 by  
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The 1st Woof Walk Slated for the Friends of the Taunton Animal shelter will be   at Araujo Farms, 1522 Williams St., Dighton, MA on Sunday, September 21, 11a.m. to 3p.m. 

This is a community event to raise money for the Taunton Animal Shelter. Explore the beautiful scenery as you wind through the pumpkin patches of Araujo Farms with your 4-legged friend! The dog walk includes face painting, food, doggie photos, microchipping, Ruff Raffle, Furry Furry Friend Photo Contest, and a K-9 demonstration from the Middleborough Police K9 Unit. This event is open to non-walkers too. Walkers raising $75 or more will receive a t-shirt.



Woof photos

K-9 demonstrations

Ruff Raffle


Microchipping—$50 per dog

Free doggie bags

Furry Friend Photo Contest

Face painting

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Standish Humane Society’s DoggiePawLooza 2014 in Hingham MA

August 17, 2014 by  
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Standish Humane Society’s 20th annual  DoggiePawLooza a Fundraiser for Animals is slated for Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DCR’s Wompatuck State Park on Union Street in Hingham, MA  .  DoggiePawLooza is Standish Humane Society’s major benefit and the donations received are an essential source of support for an active spay/neuter program and a no kill cat shelter.

DoggiePawLooza is an event that has something for everyone: including a 3-mile walk through the beautiful state forest, face-painting, a bouncy house, a pet photo booth, great food, dog contests, animal behavior advice, dog agility and training dem­onstrations, raffles and much, much more. We also have a number of great exhibitors and vendors. All dogs must be wearing a rabies vaccination tag and have up to date vaccinations. The event will be co-hosted by acclaimed singer Amanda Carr and well-known radio and TV personality Todd Newton. Live music will be performed by “Amanda Carr and The Guitar Guys” and by “Don Altobello and Friends.”

Pet lovers who want to get involved can help by collecting donations, making a contribution at the event, organizing a walk team with friends and their dogs, or by participating in the events during the festival. People have the opportunity to fundraise in advance with either a pledge sheet or via our new First Giving fundraising page: www. doggiepawlooza.

Standish Humane Society and other local and regional animal rescue groups will be on hand to discuss breed specific traits and adoption options. Standish is pleased to have The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s state of the art mobile surgical unit, The Spay Waggin, on site for guided tours. Standish Humane Society is a non-profit tax-exempt organization of volunteers dedicated to the care and placement of lost, stray, and abandoned pets in southeastern Massachusetts.

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Riverside Animal Hospital Open House 2014 in Riverside RI

August 13, 2014 by  
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Riverside Animal Hospital will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 1-4 pm at 815 Willett Avenue in Riverside, RI. Join us for a free day of family fun, tour our newly upgraded facility, meet our veterinarians and more! 

Amazing Raffles, Gifts To First 100 Guests

Delicious food will be provided by Lady Copacabana Food Truck and Del’s Lemonade.

All donations from this event will go to benefit Vested Interest in K9s!

Highlights include:

RI State Police K-9 Unit Demo
Meet & Greet with Our Veterinarians
Tour Our Newly Renovated Facility
Mount Hope Farm Representatives
Healing Paws Veterinary Rehab Facility
Pampered Pets Grooming
Kobe Powell – Amazing Balloon Figures
Scavenger Hunt
Teddy Bear Clinic
Face Painting

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Vested Interest in K9 Charity Dog Wash 2014 in Beverly MA

August 13, 2014 by  
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Mark your calendars for Dog Days of Summer Charity Dog Wash on August 16, 2014 10am to 2pm at the Essex Park Rehab center in Beverly
This is a charity dog wash to raise money for bullet/stab proof vests for our hard working dogs in blue!! There will be a K-9 demo, raffle, barbecue, donation drive for NEAS, and more!! $5 donation for shampoo, rinse and Towel dry

Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
265 Essex St
Beverly, MA, US

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