Puppy Brunch with Remix The Dog 3/14/20

Puppy Brunch with Remix The Dog
Sunday, 03/14/2020 – 03/14/2020 10:30 am – 03:30 pm
Phuc Yea
7100 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33138
Website
Cost: $35

Saturday, March 14th Phuc Yea will open for brunch on a Saturday. Say WHAT?! To benefit the urgent dogs of Miami, we will be hosting a day of doggy play with our friend, @RemixTheDog.
Beginning at 10:30 AM, bring your pup & experience a DOGA (that’s dog yoga) class in the lantern garden with @LaurenBAngueira. Suggested $20 donation to our rescue partner. [Class limited to 10.]
After all that namaste will have you working up an appetite — so book your brunch for the 11:30 seating (or sleep in & we’ll see you at 1:30pm)!
Your $35 Brunch ticket includes:
+ A preset menu created by Chef Ceez for the human kind & a doggie meal provided by @WynwoodDogFood for your four-legged friend.
+ A welcome cocktail courtesy of Cazadores Tequila and some @BowserBeer — because no dog likes to be left behind!
+ A meet & greet opportunity with Remix
+ Access to our outdoor doggy park — complete with a Bonebar with a REAL life Bonetender brought to you by @Pupandpantry
+ Raffle opportunity featuring photography by Jaime Seymour Photography & doggie goodies!
+ The opportunity to join our raffle for doggie goodies & your very own doggie bag (gift bag)!

For the human brunch — Bottomless Brunch option is available at a $25 supplement charge (on site) & includes…
Specialty Cazadores Cocktail in honor of Remix
Mimosas
Frozen Palomas
Bloody Marias
& an uber boozy Michelada
We will also feature a specialty cocktail menu for this brunch including a la carte cocktails like a skinny spicy margarita — not to miss!
Get ready to PAWTY!

Namaste to Doga and Brunch this Valentine’s Weekend at Phuc Yea 2/15/20

Namaste to Doga and Brunch this Valentine’s Weekend at Phuc Yea
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 10:30 am – 03:30 pm
Phuc Yea
7100 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33138
Website
Cost: $45

Doga, brunch, drinks and “Puppy Love” at Phuc Yea this Valentine’s Day weekend, where Dog owners and lovers will be namastaying and brunching! The event will be taking place Saturday, February 15th, at 10:30 AM, “Puppy Love” will be hosted by @RemixTheDog, with a doggy play, DOGA, and brunch for dogs and their owners. @LaurenBAngueira will be leading a DOGA (yoga with dogs) at the lantern garden, (class is limited to 10) patrons are suggested to donate $20 benefitting rescue partner, Urgent Dogs that day after the class.

After all that namaste Dog Foodies and their owners can indulge on brunch bites, bones and booze for $45.00 at “Puppy Love” featuring:
A pre-set brunch menu created by Chef Ceez for Dog Owners
A doggie meal provided by @WynwoodDogFood for your four-legged friend,
A welcome cocktail courtesy of Cazadores Tequila and some @BowserBeer — because no dog likes to be left behind!
A meet & greet opportunity with Remix
Access to Phuc Yea’s outdoor doggy park — complete with a Bonebar with a REAL life Bonetender brought to you by @Pupandpantry
Raffle opportunity featuring photography by Jaime Seymour Photography & doggie goodies, raffles, & a doggie bag (gift bag)! – Tax & Tip is included in the $45.00 fee, first seating will begin at 11:30 AM.

Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33138

To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puppy-love-puppy-brunch-with-remix-the-dog-tickets-93224205107

Phuc Yea is a flavorful Vietnamese-Cajun cuisine restaurant created by Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold in 2016. Wearing the hats of co-owner and Executive Chef, Cesar Zapata helms the kitchen, where he creates Phuc Yea’s signature Vietnamese-Cajun fare, and Aniece Meinhold, whose German and Vietnamese heritage brings a new take on Asian cuisine to Miami. FOH, beverage programs and design. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Blvd and is open Wednesday –Monday, where it serves lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and daily happy hour.

Dolphin Mall to Host Annual Pet Night with Santa 12/18/19

Dolphin Mall to Host Annual Pet Night with Santa
Wednesday, 12/18/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
Website
Cost: Free

Dolphin Mall will offer pet parents a chance to celebrate the holiday season and visit with Santa on Wednesday, December 18 from 7:30 p.m.– 9 p.m. at the holiday Santa’s Flight Academy attraction located on the second floor of Ramblas. A variety of photo packages are available for purchase, each will include a complimentary Lovepop card. Please note that pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and must either be on a leash or carried in a lightweight, portable pet carrier with harness. For more information on holiday events and promotions, visit www.shopdolphinmall.com/events.

Pet photos with Santa; Pet owners will receive a free water bowl with the purchase of a photo package on Pet Nights with Santa (while supplies last).

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/25/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 11/25/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/2/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 12/02/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/3/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/03/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/9/19

Santa Paws Pet Photos at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 12/09/2019 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $29.99

Don’t forget your fur babies this season. Frame your holidays with a fetching photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights on select evenings at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination. Santa will welcome pets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 25, Monday, December 2, Tuesday, December 3 and Monday, December 9. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Keepsake Santa photo packages start at $29.99.

Reservations are required by calling (954) 990-7815. For more information, please visit https://www.galleriamall-fl.com/holiday-hours/.

Bayfront Holiday Village 11/28/19 – 12/25/19

Bayfront Holiday Village
Thursday, 11/28/2019 – 12/25/2019 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost: Free

Bayfront Holiday Village — A Bustling Wonderland Filled with Brilliant Lights, Shopping, Food and Entertainment Awaits in Downtown Miami

Bayfront Holiday Village Brings Daily Christmas Tree Lights Shows, Waterfront Roller-Skating, Local Vendors, Nightly Music and Top Food and Drink Offerings

Downtown Miami’s iconic Bayfront Park will transform into the magical Bayfront Holiday Village offering free, family-friendly programming all season long. Guests of all ages will enjoy daily 50 ft. Christmas tree LED light shows, waterfront roller-skating by Bayskate, over 50 local vendors, festive music and al fresco food and drinks.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, locals and tourists alike will come for the weather, but stay for great shop-ping, entertainment and Miami’s version of a tropical winter wonderland.

“We know that New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have pop-up holiday villages. We wanted to create a village where people would gather their loved ones and join in on some holiday cheer. Of course, we have something that the rest of the nation envies – our weather,” said Tony Albelo, event creator and CEO at SWARM.

Organizers want people to envision a quaint, picture-perfect, holiday outdoor venue filled with twinkling lights against Miami’s downtown skyline and waterfront Biscayne Bay. The picture-perfect, outdoor, holiday venue will be filled with twinkling lights and larger-than-life displays worthy of capturing the moment and posting it on Insta-gram.

“The only thing missing out of this Hallmark-perfect scene will be the frigid snow, but that’s why we invite our neighbors from the north to come here to enjoy Bayfront Holiday Village, Miami-style,” added Albelo.

Every night, a fully decorated, 50-foot state-of-the-art, animated Christmas Tree will feature hourly LED light shows sequenced to three different festive musical shows produced by Grammy-winning producer A.T. Molina.

New York has The Rink at Rockefeller Center, but Miami’s answer to cold-weather ice skating is Bay Skate, where adults and children can boogie to the beat of freestyle, tropical, contemporary pop and more. In the Northeast, peo-ple are ice skating and sipping hot cocoa wearing parkas. In Miami, we roller skate and sip mojitos in shorts. The Shops will offer a collection of 60 artisans in a jovial setting, each offering unique gift ideas to check off the “nice” list! Foodies will delight their senses at Bayfront Bites, where they’ll find seasonal beverages, sweet treats and food ga-lore!

The adventurous will participate in the Gnauhty Gnome Scavenger Hunt as they navigate Bayfront Park using guidebooks with clues to solve this year’s puzzle. Even fur babies will have a place of their own to hang out with free treats at the Santa Paws Dog Park, and every Sunday they’ll have Puppy Brunch!

Bayfront Holiday Village Details:

WHEN:
November 29 (Black Friday) – December 25 (Christmas Day)

WHERE:
Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami | 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33130

WEBSITE:
BayfrontHolidayVillage.com

HANDLES:
Instagram: @BayfrontHolidayVillage
Twitter: @BayfrontVillage
Facebook: facebook.com/bayfrontholidayvillage/

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public. All ages.

SCHEDULE:
Monday- Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip” 11/7/19

Adopt a Dog & Support the Humane Society of Greater Miami During “Bark & Sip”
Thursday, 11/07/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Tito’s Vodka mixed drink and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant, plus a doggie dining menu for your dog compliments of Sawa. Other $10 donations can be made for additional drink tickets. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Shops at Merrick Park’s “Bark & Sip” will offer a pet adoption expo, Tito’s Vodka photo booth and a showcase of pet-friendly products and services, plus Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Tito’s Vodka cocktails with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

A pet-themed raffle for prizes such as a luxury dog bed, a weekend of pet sitting, and photography mini-sessions with your special pup will also support the Humane Society.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to showcase adoptable dogs and accept donations. Local businesses such as Art to Save Lives, City Pooch, Creating New Tails, DogExpressions, EquiPaws, Miami Pet Concierge and PetSmart will be showcasing available pet products and services at the event.

Halloween at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 10/25/19

Halloween at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 10/27/2019 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost:

Friendly Creatures of the Night on October 25th 5:00-8:00 PM
Come to Fairchild for a night of discovery! Dress as your favorite creature to make the night more fun, and don’t forget your flashlight!

An event for the whole family! Learn all about the night creatures dwelling in within the Garden and our South Florida backyards. Take a stroll around to see what you can spot!

Howl-o-ween on October 27th 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that’s something to wag your tail about! Don’t forget to get their treats!

Halloween on the Mile 10/31/19

Halloween on the Mile
Thursday, 10/31/2019 – 10/31/2019 03:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Miracle Mile
150 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables is hosting its annual “Halloween on the Mile,” featuring an afternoon of trick-or-treating at more than 70 stores along Miracle Mile and special events for the whole family to enjoy – pets included! Throughout the event, families can capture memories at the Capital One Café photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile.

Special events from local partners include:
• 3:30 p.m. – Children’s film at the Coral Gables Art
Cinema
• 4:00 p.m. – Trick-or-treating along Miracle Mile and
adjacent streets, featuring Capital One Café
photo booth at 150 Miracle Mile
• 4:00 p.m. – Storytime at Books & Books
• 5:00 p.m. – Kiddie costume contest at the Miracle
Theatre
• 6:00 p.m. – Pet costume contest at the Coral Gables
Museum

Trivia Night: National Dog Day 8/27/19

Trivia Night: National Dog Day
Monday, 08/27/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24 ST,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Trivia night has come to Concrete Beach Brewery!

Every Monday at 7:30 PM, pull up to the brewery with your friends and prove that you’re the pop culture knowledge champs. Sign-up begins at 7 PM, so make sure to arrive early.

Bark N’ Brunch 7/27/19

Bark N’ Brunch
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th Street,

Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Website
Cost:

Brimstone Pines is hosting their popular Bark N’ Brunch on Saturday, July 27th from 11:30am to 3pm and inviting pet lovers to bring their fur babies to the paw-ty. Pups can enjoy their very own complimentary Pupachino (alcohol-free of course) and different dishes from the Dog Menu like Awoof con pollo. Humans can dig into Brimstone favorites on the patio. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Paws 4 You, join and have a paw-some time!

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 7/27/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its New River Marketplace on Saturday, July 27, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The New River Marketplace will continue to run on the fourth Saturday of each consecutive month on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Marketplace is free, however, guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 6/22/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 06/22/2019 – 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will launch its New River Marketplace on Saturday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The New River Marketplace will continue to run on the fourth Saturday of each consecutive month on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set along the banks of the New River under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Marketplace is free, however, guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Mango Mania Festival 2019 7/6/19, 7/7/19

Mango Mania Festival 2019
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 07/07/2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Casaplanta Garden Center
6825 SW 127th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33183
Website
Cost: Free

Celebrate the most popular fruit in the world with us at Casaplanta Garden Center! With over 30 varieties of mango trees to select from, we are the place to go for locally grown mango trees and other fruit trees! Our 2nd Annual Mango Mania Festival will be held at Casaplanta Garden Center on July 6th and 7th (Saturday & Sunday) from 9AM – 4PM. The event will have:
– FREE mango tastings
– 30+ varieties of mango trees and mangoes for sale
– Raffles for the chance to win free mango trees and mangoes
– A vendor village with local food and beverage vendors, handmade crafts and art vendors
– Paint-a-pot for children to decorate their own plant pots, and face-painting
– Live music & More!
See you then! :)
Event Location: Casaplanta Garden Center 6825 SW 127th Ave, Miami, FL 33183
Instagram: @casaplantamiami, Facebook: Casaplanta Garden Center

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/5/18

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 12/05/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $24.99

Fetch a photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 19, 20, 27 and 28 plus Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are required (954) 990-7815.

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/28/18

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 11/28/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $24.99

Fetch a photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 19, 20, 27 and 28 plus Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are required (954) 990-7815.

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/27/18

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 11/27/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $24.99

Fetch a photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 19, 20, 27 and 28 plus Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are required (954) 990-7815.

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/20/18

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 11/20/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $24.99

Fetch a photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 19, 20, 27 and 28 plus Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are required (954) 990-7815.

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 11/19/18

Pet Photos with Santa at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 11/19/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Professional photo packages start at $24.99

Fetch a photo of your pet with Santa as part of Santa Paw’s Pet Photo Nights at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 19, 20, 27 and 28 plus Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the Upper Level near Macy’s. Professional photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are required (954) 990-7815.

10th Annual Veterans Day Parade 11/11/18

10th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, 11/11/2018 – 11:11 am –
Ocean Drive
500 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

11:11 am-Parade with Marching Bands, Veterans and More
along Ocean Drive (5 to 14 streets)
Noon- All Veterans Parachute Team, Wreath Laying Ceremony & Picnic
Lummus Park | 1130 Ocean Drive

Bark and Brew 10/10/18

Bark and Brew
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park (Sawa)
360 San Lorenzo Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Free

Shops at Merrick Park invites pet lovers and their fur babies to a premier Bark & Brew night out where they can indulge in Sawa Restaurant’s great food and Stella beer with donations benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Friends and neighbors are invited to shop, dine and relax with their dogs at Shops at Merrick Park. A $20 donation provides one complimentary refreshing Stella and a delicious tapas and sushi buffet by Sawa Restaurant. Select items from Sawa’s award-winning doggie dining menu will also be included. Those who donate can also dine at Sawa and enjoy a 10% discount. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site to share pet adoption information and accept donations.

Tails and Ales 10/5/18

Tails and Ales
Friday, 10/05/2018 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Social Club @ Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Join us in helping our canine friends find a forever home. Stop by to adopt one of the sweet pups available, or show support by enjoying a refreshing beer from South Beach Brewing Company. A portion of the proceeds from each South Beach Brewing Company beer sold will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Kiddo-ween Party at the Falls Miami Presented by Kiddos Magazine 10/20/18

Kiddo-ween Party at the Falls Miami Presented by Kiddos Magazine
Saturday, 10/20/2018 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Falls Shopping Mall
8888 SW 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Kiddos Halloween party will feature safe trick-or-treating, character appearances by superheroes and princesses, scavenger hunt, scary faces photo boo-th, and an amazing Pumpkin Path station. As part of the celebration, kids will also be able to enjoy a fun zone with face painting, balloon artists, arts, and craft, bounce house, costume contest, music, giveaways, fun and much more! Pets are welcome.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet our exhibitors and find out more about daycare options, after-school activities, special needs programs, tutoring, sports, art academies, health and more! Featuring over 40 exhibitors, and more than 3,000 attendees, Kiddo-Ween event offers the latest in products and entertainment for kids, pre-teens, and parents.
Kiddo-Ween event is open to the public with free parking within The Falls Shopping Mall.
For more information about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities and how to participate at our event, please contact 786.260.8492 or email vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com or hjules@kiddosmagazine.com

Endless Summer First Fridays in Surfside 9/7/18

Endless Summer First Fridays in Surfside
Friday, 09/07/2018 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Avenue,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

If the iconic surf movie, The Endless Summer, taught us anything – it’s to never stop searching for the perfect wave. Pay homage to the famed film by joining Friday Beach for an Endless Summer themed beach affair at the last First Fridays event of the season in Surfside, Miami’s uptown beachtown. At First Fridays, visitors and locals can take advantage of surf and sand by enjoying sand castle-building workshops, complimentary floaties, organic frozen treats, fresh smoothies and tiki dance performances. Experience the rejuvenating sea salt scrub bar and essential oil hand massages, plus giveaways from Starskin Beauty. Maison Meneau USA also will be on-site to sample organic juices and smoothies. Not to mention, kids will love the drum circle. First Fridays is sponsored by the Surfside Tourism Board and provides visitors with the opportunity to experience Surfside like a local. It’s scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on September 7, 2018 at the 93rd Street Beach behind Surfside’s oceanfront Community Center, located at 9301 Collins Avenue. Free and open to the public. To RSVP and to also pre-purchase wraps from The Carrot, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surfside-first-fridays-endless-summer-tickets-48895129649?aff=erelexpmlt. Follow @VisitSurfside on social media, and use #uptownbeachtown and #FridayBeaching for event updates.

Perry Pup Wash at The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina 8/26/18

Perry Pup Wash at The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina
Sunday, 08/26/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina
7001 Shrimp Rd, Stock Island, FL,
Key West, Florida 33040
Website
Cost: Donation Based

This National Dog Day, The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina is celebrating with their very own Perry Pup Wash. Come pamper your precious pooch and enjoy a day of good, clean fun next to Salty Oyster and The Perry’s dog parks, featuring dog washes with soap provided by Key West Aloe, a Florida Keys SPCA meet and greet, Yappy Hour at Salty Oyster, and more! Proceeds go to PAWS Chicago and HOB Middle School.

Perched at the edge of the private, 220-slip Stock Island Marina, The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina offers guests and their canine companions an epic Key West adventure inspired by Stock Island’s iconic fishing history and the natural beauty of the Florida Keys. The 100-room boutique hotel partners with a local tour operator called Lazy Dog Adventures to offer kayak and SUP excursions where guests can explore towering mangroves and pristine waters with their pups in tow. After a day on the water, pups can lounge with their owners by the property’s posh pool deck or roam free at two parks located within the Stock Island Marina Village, which also offers restaurants, shops and a local artists’ studio.

Rooftop Brunch 8/14/18

Rooftop Brunch
Sunday, 08/26/2018 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami
1600 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Bring your pup to Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami’s Rooftop park to celebrate National Dog Day! Featuring “Reiki for Pups” by Annie the Alchemist from 12pm – 1pm. Stay for brunch and enjoy a round of mimosas on us, 15% off the menu and $5 valet parking.

First Fridays: Savasana on the Sand in Surfside 8/3/18

First Fridays: Savasana on the Sand in Surfside
Friday, 08/03/2018 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
City of Surfside
9301 Collins Avenue,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Need an OM moment this summer? Friday Beach invites yogis and non-yogis alike to celebrate the art of being zen during the next Savasana on the Sand-themed First Fridays event.

At this popular summer beach celebration, experience a sound bowl demonstration, a rejuvenating crystal healing session, a salt scrub bar, as well as a nourishing complimentary yoga class and mini-spa treatments from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. courtesy of Exhale Spa Bal Harbour. Maison Meneau USA will be on-site to sample healthy bites, organic juices and smoothies, while Starskin Beauty will provide guests with beauty giveaways. Be sure to also bring the family for entertaining activities on the sand including a drum circle at 4:30 p.m. First Fridays is sponsored by the Surfside Tourism Board and provides visitors with the opportunity to experience Surfside like a local. First Fridays is scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on August 3, 2018 at the 93rd Street Beach behind Surfside’s oceanfront Community Center, located at 9301 Collins Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Follow @VisitSurfside on social media, and use #uptownbeachtown and #FridayBeaching for event updates. The public can RSVP at https://surfsidebeachparty.eventbrite.com.

Dog Days at The Galleria 8/22/18

Dog Days at The Galleria
Wednesday, 08/22/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Admission to the event is free. $25 donation to be in the “Fashion Hounds” show.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale invites pet lovers and fur babies to celebrate the dog days of summer during its fourth annual “Dog Days” event. Benefiting seven local pet organizations, Dog Days features an adoption expo and the Fashion Hounds runway show hosted by NBC6’s Kelly Blanco and Adam Berg.

Lovable pooches will wag their tails during the pet adoption expo, with a focus on canine adoptions, featuring several participating organizations including Abandoned Pet Rescue, The Pet Project, United Dog Rescue, Good Karma Pet Rescue, Furever Family Rescue, Humane Society of Broward County and Saving Sage Animal Rescue.

Pet-focused vendors will be onsite to exhibit products and services available including Pat Cash Photography, Hunter Pet Store, Middle River Animal Hospital, Auggie’s Doggies, Ruff House, Supermoms of Broward, Canine Assisted Therapy and Michael Murphy Photography.

Fashion Hounds will feature a high-energy doggie runway show with coveted prizes awarded to trendy owners and their fashionable furry friends. Registration is $25, which will be collected via cash or check at the event and will benefit the participating pet rescue charity of your choosing. Advanced registration can be made by contacting Michael Goodman from GPR at michael@goodmanpr.com.

Wooftop Park Grand Opening 6/30/18

Wooftop Park Grand Opening
Saturday, 06/30/2018 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami
1600 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Join us in celebrating the opening of our “wooftop” dog park!

Bring your furry best friend for brunch and enjoy a specialized “Wooftop Woofé” on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 between 11 am and 3 pm.

RSVP to raphaelle@diamondpr.com

Bark in the Park 6/9/18

Bark in the Park
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Margaret Pace Park
1745 N Bay Shore Drive,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Join Home61 with your furry family for a day of real estate knowledge & fun activities.

Home61 will be hosting Bark at the Park at the beautiful waterfront Margaret Pace Park located at 1745 N Bay Shore Dr from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, June 9th.

Home61 will be answering your questions regarding home value, equity, how to sell your home, when it’s time to move, and so much more. Talk to our experts about your home and the current real estate market.

For the furry members of your family, there will doggy obstacle courses, sports, and doggy treats. The park also has a large field for soccer, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts.

Teach your dog some new tricks and spend the day with dog lovers at the park!

Galleria Lofts Pet Appreciation and Puppy Adoption Event & Fundraiser 5/12/18

Galleria Lofts Pet Appreciation and Puppy Adoption Event & Fundraiser
Saturday, 05/12/2018 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
Galleria Lofts Pet Park
1005 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Calling all pet lovers! Galleria Lofts, a collection of 48 contemporary, luxury townhomes offering sophisticated urban living in East Fort Lauderdale, is helping find some puppies a home. On Saturday, May 12, Galleria Lofts will be hosting a fundraiser for Feeling Fine Canine and Equine Rescue. There will be refreshments and treats for both guests and pets, so be sure to bring your favorite furry friends. There will also be raffle items with all proceeds benefitting Feeling Fine Canine and Equine Rescue.

Potential adopters must contact feelingfinerescue@yahoo.com and fill out an adoption form 24-hours in advance to receive pre-approval to take any puppies home. All puppies are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Adoption fee is a tax-deductible donation of at least $250.

At Galleria Lofts, pets are a part of the family, which is why the townhomes are pet friendly and include a pet park for residents to enjoy. Located at 1005 N. Federal Highway, the tranquil Galleria Lofts are located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just ½ mile away from the modernized Galleria Mall, ¾ mile from the beach, and within walking distance from the Gateway Theater, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the urban lifestyle. Incredible shopping, casual to elegant dining, nightlife and day-to-day conveniences are right at Galleria Lofts’ doorstep. Prices for the Galleria Lofts start at $500,000.

The development’s East Building features five unique models; the West Building offers six distinctive models. Offering two-bedroom, two and one half-bath; and three-bedroom, two and one half-bath models, the Galleria Lofts offer two-story homes, measuring from 1,733 to 2,428 square feet. All homes include a private garage. Immediate residences are available.

RSVP to 954-903-0254 by May 10.
Guests can park behind the retail lot just east of Galleria Lofts.

Walk for the Apes 9/30/18

Walk for the Apes
Sunday, 09/30/2018 – 07:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155,
Miami, Florida 33155
Website
Cost: $34-.39 Children under 12 free with paid admission

Walk for the Apes will be the largest outdoor 5k walk in Miami raising funds for the Center for Great Apes, a 501c nonprofit chimpanzee and orangutan rescue center. This will be a unique opportunity to take part in this historical animal advocacy movement on its first year of inception.

After the walk, participants can enjoy live presentations, Music, and interactive exhibits such as Become a Primatologist, Paint Like and Ape, Walk Like an Ape, and Dance Like an Ape. Alternatively, attendees can walk over to the Under the Sun Art & Music Festival, a partner event to the 5K Walk taking place simultaneously at Tropical Park. For more information on this walk, please visit Walkfortheapes.org

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty 5/19/18

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty
Saturday, 05/19/2018 – 05/19/2018 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027

Cost: Free

If dogs make you HAPPY, come PAWTY with us at Subaru of Pembroke Pines. On Saturday, May 19th Craig and Martine Zinn are extending their hosPETality to all fur parents and their pawfect companions as they host their 3rd Annual Dog Appreciation Pawty, benefiting Pooches In Pines. Come out to mix and mingle at this dog-friendly event and “bust a move” to the sounds provided by on-air personality GiGi Diaz from Miami’s 939 MIA variety from the 80s, 90s, and today. Spring is a great time to network with other pawtygoers; you’ll enjoy lots of FREE tail-wagging dog-themed activities, a delicious complimentary barbecue, contests, and much more. All festivities are brought to you courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines, where our customers always enjoy #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences!
Charity Partner: Pooches In Pines

Bark Walk an artwalk event for dog lovers 5/26/18

Bark Walk an artwalk event for dog lovers
Saturday, 05/26/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Girls' Club
723 NE 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Girls’ Club presents Bark Walk, an artwalk event for all the dog-lovers in South Florida that welcomes our special furry, four-legged friends too, to benefit Pets Broward, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving shelter pets and creating a community where all pets and people are valued and treated with respect, kindness, and compassion.

The evening event will feature dog-themed art exhibition Best in Show with multi-media works from local artists, a live photo booth shoot, dog and kid friendly art making activities, kiddie pools for all species, and a heart-melting Adoptable Dog Parade of the most adorable and eligible doggy bachelors and bachelorettes looking for forever homes.

At Girls’ Club Warehouse and the Madeline Denaro Studio, find the open call exhibit Best in Show. Local artists are encouraged to submit and share their hopelessly-devoted to-all-things-dogs artworks for exhibition. Entry form and guidelines available soon!

Also at Girls’ Club, Alissa Alfonso, artist and curator of the Squatter Pup Gallery, will set up a photo shoot for glamor shots of you and your best four legged friends.

The Miami Flea “Spring Love” 4/15/18

The Miami Flea “Spring Love”
Sunday, 04/15/2018 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 am
CANVAS
90 NE 17th ST., Miami, Fla.,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Spring is here! The Miami Flea is back for another community event at CANVAS. Featuring your favorite vendors and brand new vendors! Bring the kids for creative crafts, enjoy great food/craft cocktails at our Grub Garden, and listen to live music by The Goodnites, Dutch Hippies, and Seafoam Walls. Vibe to new music, take home a new treasure, and make a new friend. Families, bikes, and pets welcome!

Bunny’s Pet Expo 6/2/18

Bunny’s Pet Expo
Saturday, 06/02/2018 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Falls Shopping Mall
8888 Southwest 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
Website
Cost: Free and open to the community

About Bunny’s Pet Expo
A family-friendly event for pet owners and animal lovers!
Bunny’s Pet Expo is the perfect avenue to find pet accessories, clothes, toys & supplies, veterinarians, trainers, groomers, food, organic treats & supplements, first aids, adoptions & rescue shelters, healthcare, and pet insurance. Entertainment for the whole family, Kids Zone, costume contest, competitions, Doggie Fun Zone, pet meet and great, informative talks, and activities focused on pets and their well being. Whether you’d like to learn, shop, play, or adopt, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Who is Bunny?
Bunny is a smart, playful, affectionate, alert, curious, and energetic Basenji mix female dog. She is 21 months old and is the model and image of our event. Bunny was adopted on December 31, 2016, she brought to our home happiness and love together with the new year! She loves jumping, running, and give kisses. Ahhh and she loves to nap!

Sponsorship and Exhibitors Opportunities
Inside the Media Kit, you will find information about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities and how to participate in our event.

*Pets are welcome!
Pets must be current on all age-appropriate shots, vaccinations, and records in order to attend.
*Rules applies, visit www.kiddosmagazine.com for more details.

About The Falls
Marketing to Families
• The Falls draws from a large population of over 800,000 people within a 10-mile radius
• The Falls Shoppers has higher household income compared to Miami – Fort Lauderdale –
West Palm Beach metro area.
• Average household income of $89,255
• Compared to neighboring locations, The Falls shopper is wealthier and has a higher instance
of children in the household.

Bunny’s Pet Expo is presented and organized by Kiddos Magazine

Be Seen. Be Involved. Be Connected.
Be one of our Featured Area Sponsors, showcase your products and connect with animal and pet lovers!
For more information please contact Veronica Lepere at 786.260.8492 or email vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com

Wynwoods Finest Music Festival 4/14/18, 5/12/18, 6/9/18, 7/14/18, 8/11/18

Wynwoods Finest Music Festival
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Graffit Gardens
101 NW 36th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free RSVP/ $20 at the door

Wynwood’s Finest Music Festival is a mini music festival in the heart of Wynwood Arts District focused on curating the best local talent and providing all creatives a space to showcase their work, network, and connect with their fans. Our music festival boasts a unique collection of live music, local craft & food vendors, food trucks, drinks, live painters and muralists, graffiti, and of course, our famous Jam Session. During the Jam Session, any musician/vocalist attending the show can jump on stage with their instruments and join other artists in a completely improvised musical set. No other event brings you the raw energy of so many homegrown artists creating and exploring their craft together.
You’ll spend the evening under beautiful drapery, palm trees & barnyard lighting while taking in the moonlit sky, all while jamming out and networking with local artists. Great for all ages and pet friendly. Children under 15 years of age are admitted free.
“The soul of the city can always be found where art, music & conversations abound.” -HumanWrites

CityPlace Doral’s Feel the Green 3/17/18

CityPlace Doral’s Feel the Green
Saturday, 03/17/2018 – 02:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36th Street,
Doral, Florida 33166
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy family- friendly entertainment, green beer garden, beats by DJ Kat Lane & DJ Legato from Hits 97.3 FM, and more!

Best Irish Attire Contest at 8pm.

Third Thursdays Pet Night in Surfside 3/15/18

Third Thursdays Pet Night in Surfside
Thursday, 03/15/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Surfside Beach
95th Street, between Collins and Harding Avenues,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Website
Cost: Free

Surfside, Miami’s Uptown Beachtown, invites all party animals to the next Third Thursdays block party. Admission is free to the public at this special edition pet-themed event, where locals and visitors are encouraged to bring their pets — furry and fine-feathered friends, reptiles… galore. Experience the Surfside lifestyle, while enjoying live music from rock & roll band, Brothers of Others; delicious fare available for purchase at food trucks, including Ms. Cheezious and Off the Wall; sweet treats courtesy of Serendipity Creamery; cocktail tastings by Miami Cocktail Company for adults 21 and up; as well as activities for kids. Located at 95th Street, between Collins and Harding Avenues. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. www.visitsurfsidefl.com / 305-864-0722.

Grillin N’ Chillin 4/9/18

Grillin N’ Chillin
Sunday, 04/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Wynwood Marketplace
2250 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Grillin N’ Chillin kicks off BBQ season with a full-blown countryside event that’s free for the entire family. Whether you’re craving backyard barbecue spare ribs, a southern brisket or a mouthwatering pulled pork sandwich, Grillin N Chillin has compiled 40-50 BBQ vendors from around town offering everything from Memphis style barbecue to Brazilian churrasco. Celebrating its 4th anniversary, this year’s festival will take place at the Wynwood Marketplace, more commonly known for hosting Wynwood Art Walk’s block party.

At Grillin’s Kitchen Lab, South Florida’s premier pit masters will take center stage to smoke the competition out at this year’s BBQ Cook Off. In between cooking demos, their saucy host will perform a ROAST comedy show. In addition, they will pit two local backyard chefs and their best burger recipe at Miami’s Best Backyard Burger competition. Those interested in participating should register their recipe at WynwoodBBQFest.com. For the first time ever, Grillin N’ Chillin will have a Veggie Corner, where Miami’s top, vegetarian and vegan eateries will showcase their menu. While kids enjoy the Family Fun Zone, adults can relax at The Pit, a pop-up BBQ-infused sports bar that will have bars and live music, or they can “Get Lost in the Sauce” at the huge sauce bar. Be sure to pick up some SWARM Bar Bucks online to save money on mixed drinks (($25 for $45 value at the bar). Also, bring your furry pups, because the Hot Dogz playground will have plenty of treats for them to enjoy. In addition, the Animal Adoption Truck will be on site for those looking to take home a pet. To round off a day of good BBQ, Grillin N’ Chillin has compiled a number of popular dessert vendors who will be ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Perhaps the coolest feature at this year’s Grillin N’ Chillin is both the humanitarian and ecological stand that it’s going to take. SWARM, the creators of this festival, will set up a Miami Rescue Mission tent, so that people can sponsor a meal for a hungry person. In addition, it will be “going green” by partnering with Debris Free Oceans to become a zero-waste event. “To date, no other event in South Florida has taken this into consideration, so we’re excited to have proper sorting, composting and recycling stations in addition to other green efforts,” says Tony Albelo, CEO at SWARM.

WHEN:
11:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday April 8, 2018

WHERE:
Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave, 33127

TICKET & INFO:
Free

To save money at the bar, pick up some SWARM Bar Bucks online at www.WynwoodBBQFest.com. For more information, visit www.WynwoodBBQFest.com. Follow SWARM on Facebook at Facebook.com/SwarmEventAgency and Instagram @SWARM_EventAgency. #GrillinNChillin.

Yappie Hour Presented By Fetch My Vet Hosted By Katie Lee 2/24/18

Yappie Hour Presented By Fetch My Vet Hosted By Katie Lee
Saturday, 02/24/2018 – 02/24/2018 04:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $95

The newly launched at-home concierge veterinary service “Fetch My Vet” will join the famed Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival as presenting sponsor of their canine friendly Yappie Hour, Saturday, February 24th from 4pm – 6:30pm at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. This fan-favorite event will be hosted by Katie Lee, cookbook author and co-host of the hit Food Network show The Kitchen along with her new best friend, a Chihuahua rescue named Gus. Also joining Katie will be: SOBEWFF® founder and director Lee Brian Schrager with his beloved dogs Charlie and Stanley; “Andy,” the Fetch My Vet mascot; and a who’s who of the canine community.

Ciclovía 1/21/18

Ciclovía
Sunday, 01/21/2018 – 01/21/2018 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Washington Avenue
500 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

In Partnership with Miami-Dade County Government and Bike305 we present Miami Beach Ciclovía!

We’re starting 2018 with #MBCiclovía on Sunday, January 21 by transforming Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 streets into a paved park for people of all ages to stroll, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade and enjoy a new experience and the businesses along Washington Avenue.

Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during this event. For attendees traveling to the event by vehicle, you are encouraged to park at the garages on Collins Avenue at 7, 13 and 16 streets.

Activities Include:
– Yoga with Green Monkey Miami Beach
– Pop-Up Park: Eco & Bike Friendly
– Bike ride with the Miami Beach PD Chief
– Learn How to Ride a Bike, Fix-A-Flat, Simple Bike Maintenance & Repair
– Bike Helmet Fittings & Helmet Giveaways with BikeSafe
– Trail Map Giveaways
– Raffles from Bike305
– Pet Adoption Mobile with Miami-Dade Animal Services
– Fitness Classes with Crunch Fitness – Washington Ave.
– Miami Beach Fire Department bicycle helmet giveaways
– Live Music & DJs
– Rock Climbing
– Kids Bike Rodeo with BikeSafe
– Food Trucks

Sponsors Include:
– Miami Dade County’s Bike305
– T-Mobile
– Coca-Cola
– Mack Cycle & Fitness
– Hubert’s Lemonade
– Miami Dade Animal Services
– Greenmonkey Yoga
– Miami Beach Suncare
– Atlantic Broadband
– Zico

Don’t forget your bikes, skates and skateboards and share your photos with us online using the hashtag #MBCiclovía

Third Thursdays in Surfside 1/1/18

Third Thursdays in Surfside
Thursday, 01/18/2018 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Surfside Community Center
Harding & 95th Streets,
Surfside, Florida 33154
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Surfside, “Miami’s Uptown Beachtown,” marks the 10-year return of its popular Third Thursdays block party with new event themes and exciting festivities, starting January 18, 2018. At January’s celebration, locals are encouraged to ride their bikes to Harding and 95th Street to enjoy live music by popular blues, soul and rock & roll band, Brothers of Others, in addition to interactive activities for kiddos such as a floral workshop by florist, Zoom Bloomz, and a Metal Monkey Workshop, empowering kids to make crafts using basic tools. The monthly block party offers families and friends a laid-back setting to experience the Surfside lifestyle, while also enjoying live music, food trucks with delicious fare available for purchase, sweet treats courtesy of Serendipity Creamery, premium sangria and mimosa cocktail tastings by Miami Cocktail Company for those who are 21 and over, ​as well as ​wellness activities. Even four-legged furry friends are encouraged to attend! Admission is free. Third Thursdays is open to the public. Located at 95th Street between Collins and Harding Avenue in Surfside. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-thursdays-event-series-surfside-ride-tickets-41439116513. www.visitsurfsidefl.com

Santa Paws Sunday 12/17/17

Santa Paws Sunday
Sunday, 12/17/2017 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Euclid Circle Stage
Lincoln Road at Euclid Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: FREE

You know what your canine pal really wants for Christmas? Here’s your chance to get that one of a kind picture with Santa that you really want.

The Lincoln Road BID presents Santa Paws December 17th 1-4 pm @ Euclid Circle Oval/Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Courtesy of KCC Productions!

Adopt a Shelter-Pet at the Hope Express Pet Adoption Event at Southland Mall! 12/9/17

Adopt a Shelter-Pet at the Hope Express Pet Adoption Event at Southland Mall!
Friday, 12/09/2017 – 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Southland Mall
20505 S Dixie Hwy,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189

Cost:

Connect, adopt and fall in love with a shelter-pet from Miami-Dade County Animal Services at the Hope Express Pet Adoption at Southland Mall on Saturday, December 9th from 3-7 p.m.. The event will be hosted by the Miami-Dade County Animal Services and Southland Mall. Hope Express Pet Adoption will take place outside the Mall entrance near Starbucks, at Southland Mall, 20505 S Dixie Hwy, Cutler Bay, FL 33189. An information table will be inside Center Court as well. Once adopted, bring your pet to Southland Mall’s Santa Paws pet photo event on December 19th to create memories that will last a life time!

Adoption fees are $75 for puppies under 4 months old, adoption fees are waived for dogs over 4 months old and cats/kittens. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, deworming, microchip and age-appropriate vaccines. Adopters will only have to pay a $30 license fee. Once your pet is adopted, bring your pet to Southland Mall’s Santa Paws event on December 19th from 6-8 p.m. at Center Court for holiday pet photos with Santa! Pets must be kept on a leash or in a carrier. Owners must clean up after their pets. Pricing for photo packages vary.

Orchards One Year Anniversary Celebration 10/28/17

Orchards One Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 10/28/2017 – 10:00 pm – 01:00 pm
Orchard Supply Hardware
2871 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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Cost: Free

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its Fort Lauderdale location, Orchard Supply Hardware will host a free family-friendly celebration. Attendees will enjoy in-store trick-or-treating with the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, a kids Halloween costume contest, arts and crafts with Young at Art Museum and pet adoptions with Abandoned Pet Rescue. The best costume will receive a $100 Orchard gift card!

Models, Mutts & Margaritas 9/27/17

Models, Mutts & Margaritas
Wednesday, 09/27/2017 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Icon Brickell
495 Brickell Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $20 online; $30 at door

Drink specials to benefit Miami Model Citizens’ Born Free Pet Shelter; unlimited margaritas for women; gentlemen receive one complimentary Patron cocktail; guests are encouraged to bring pet food to support pet food drive

Pups & Pints 9/17/17

Pups & Pints
Sunday, 09/17/2017 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St,
Miami, Florida 33127

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Fans are encouraged to bring their pups to Concrete Beach for the ultimate play date while helping other dogs find a forever home with the help of Paws 4 You, a Miami-based animal rescue. Dishes for Dogs will be on hand to provide brunch for the canines, as well as all-natural dog treats from MuttMunch, while Magic Box will be dishing out food for the humans. Dog hotel and resort, FreeDOGm, will also be out for the celebration.

Canine Film Festival 2017 7/15/17 – 7/16/17

Canine Film Festival 2017
Saturday, 07/15/2017 – 07/16/2017 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Cinepolis Movie Theater
3015 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $25 – $50

Canine Film Festival 2017 –
July 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
July 16th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Brings together pet lovers and local business owners to raise funds for local animal rescues & shelters in South Florida!
July 15, 2017 – “A Day at the Movies with your Dog” The Canine Film Festival Screening of Featured Film Entries will be showcased, a Canine Summer Fashion Show and the presentation of the “BARKER” Awards…
Cinépolis Coconut Grove Movie Theater
with an “AFTER PARTY” at Hotel Indigo in Miami Lakes…

July 16, 2017 – Sniff and Greet with Celebrity Guests, the Canine Fashion Show Designer and models, “DOGA” Yoga for you and your dog, with a delicious poolside Brunch for you and your fur-kid…
Hotel Indigo in Miami Lakes…7601 Miami Lakes Dr, Miami Lakes, FL

Festival will benefit the following groups:
Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida
South Florida Fund for Retired K9 Law Enforcement Officers Fund
Humane Society Greater Miami
Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dog Project
Cattorneys @ Paw
The Cat Network Spay Day Support
Paw Patrol Rescue and Sanctuary
Miami Veterinary Foundation

For Festival Schedule and for tickets please visit our Link.
See you and your dog at the Movies!

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty 6/17/17

Subaru of Pembroke Pines Dog Appreciation Pawty
Saturday, 06/17/2017 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Subaru of Pembroke Pines
16100 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
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Cost: Free

Who let the dogs out? Subaru of Pembroke Pines, that’s who! Come out to our DOG APPRECIATION PAWTY, where you can mix and mingle while experiencing tail-wagging dog-themed activities, contests, and much more. During this dog-friendly event, you will meet Gigi Diaz from 939 M I A and enjoy Miami’s Rhythm From the ’80s to Now. Subaru of Pembroke Pines will also be hosting dog adoptions in partnership with Abandoned Pet Rescue. You can rescue a pup, and network with other dog parents while enjoying a delicious complimentary barbecue. So, bring your four-legged pawtygoers, or come ready to adopt, and enjoy lots of FREE activities, courtesy of Subaru of Pembroke Pines where our customers always enjoy #AmaZINNAutomotiveExperiences!

Pups & Pints 6/18/17

Pups & Pints
Sunday, 06/18/2017 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost:

Bring the entire familia – grandparents, cousins, even the four-legged children – for a weekend of great food, lively music and the launch of Havana Lager cans!

Sunday, Father’s Day:
Pups & Pints, 12-5 PM: A doggy playdate paired with a human and canine brunch to support Paws 4 You Rescue.

Movie in the Street at Downtown Dadeland 5/24/17

Movie in the Street at Downtown Dadeland
Wednesday, 05/24/2017 – 05/24/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Dadeland
7250 N Kendall Dr,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Come enjoy a free screening of “Cocktail” at Downtown Dadeland’s Movie in the Street on May 24 at 8 p.m. Catch a movie under the stars and enjoy food and drinks from Downtown Dadeland’s culinary masters, including: Barley an American Brasserie, The Brick American Kitchen and Bar, Ghee Indian Kitchen, Harry’s Pizzeria, Nanndi Homemade Frozen Cream & Pastry Shop, Pasion del Cielo coffee, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, World of Beer, and more. Underground garage parking is free with retailer validation.

Connect Miami 5/22/17 – 5/31/17


Connect Miami
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Website
Cost: Free

Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.

From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.

You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.

Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners

Pups & Pints 3/19/17

Pups & Pints
Sunday, 03/19/2017 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: FREE

Doggy day at the Social Hall has earned a permanent spot on the monthly calendar! Fans are encouraged to bring their best (furry) friend and provide another with a much needed home, with the help of Paws 4 You, a Miami-based animal rescue. Enjoy half-price GROWLer fills and free dog bowl pours of Concrete Beach’s specialty dog beverage, “Woof Wort,” with the purchase of a regular beer. For hungry humans, Palomilla Grill will be serving a Concrete Beach beer-inspired brunch menu, while Dishes for Dogs will be serving up a variety of plates for the pups.

Pups & Pints 1/22/17

Pups & Pints
Sunday, 01/22/2017 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

It’s doggy day at the Social Hall! Bring your four-legged friends and provide another with a much needed home. For the pets, Concrete Beach will release “Woof Wort”, a specialty (non-alcoholic) doggy beer, and Wynwood-area vendors will provide a variety of treats, including delicious meals by Dishes for Dogs. For the humans, there will be hotdogs by Sweet Dogs and half-priced GROWLer fills. Jamie’s Rescue is a cage free, no kill, organic feed rescue that has placed thousands of dogs, with an ongoing mission to place dogs and puppies that would remain on the streets or euthanized at local shelters.

Howl-o-ween at Fairchild 10/31/16

Howl-o-ween at Fairchild
Monday, 10/31/2016 – 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Howl-O-Ween-at-FairchildFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, www.fairchildgarden.org,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25

At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that’s something to wag your tail about!

Howl-o-ween Rules:
To protect our plant collections, please keep your dogs on the path or on grassy areas. Dogs are not permitted to walk onto planting beds.
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and have a current rabies tag attached to their collar.
Dogs must be leashed at all times and under the control of their handlers. Do not unleash your dog at any time.
Dog handlers are required to clean-up after their dogs. Dog handlers must use “doggie bags” and dispose of them in the designated receptacles.
Aggressive dogs are not permitted in the garden. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors or other dogs.
Dogs in heat are prohibited from entering the garden.
Most importantly, we ask that you use good judgment on all matters concerning your dog. This will ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for you and your best pal.
Print, complete and bring the Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability with your pup.
Only Certified Service Dogs will be admitted in the Wings of the Tropics

BCC Farmers Market 9/24/16 – 11/19/16

BCC Farmers Market
Saturday, 09/24/2016 – 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
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Along the paved pathway beneath the Metromover between 8th and 6th Streets,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: FREE

BCC Farmers Market / Every Saturday
Prepared Foods * Baked Goods * Organic Produce * Artisanal Foods * Arts, Crafts, & Jewelry * Plants & Flowers * Pet Products *

Bow Wow Brunch! 8/28/16

Bow Wow Brunch!
Sunday, 08/28/2016 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
image2_edited-1Mister Block Cafe
2621 NW 2nd. Ave Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
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For the dilemma of whether breakfast or lunch is the better meal, “brunch” saved the day. For the dilemma of whether you should get mimosas with friends or hang with your pet? Bow Wow Brunch is here!

Sundays are for brunching, so why not let your pooch in on the fun too? Join us at Mister Block Café this Sunday for a delicious brunch with your furry companion! For just $20 per duo, enjoy some coffee, quiche, a meal from Disher Dogs as well as a swag bag from us and Dog Hotels!

Tito’s Dog Days of Summer! 8/25/16

Tito’s Dog Days of Summer!
Thursday, 08/25/2016 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
image11Batch Gastropub
30 SW 12th St. Miami, FL 33130,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Ever needed a Bring Your Pet to Happy Hour Day? Well this Thursday you can! Join us as we team up with some amazing local vendors to bring you a dog-tastic yappy hour!

While you enjoy delicious cocktails with Tito’s vodka specials, your pooch can blow off some steam too – from their very ruff lives – as he’s joined by dozens of other furry companions!

Our pet-friendly event will feature pet adoptions, raffle items, prize giveaways and local pet care and pet store providers for you to meet. It’s what everyone will be barking about so you won’t want to miss it!

Batch Gastropub Hosts Dog Day of Summer 8/25/16

Batch Gastropub Hosts Dog Day of Summer
Thursday, 08/25/2016 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
unnamedBatch Gastropub
30 SW 12 ST,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Do you like dogs and free stuff? Correct answer: Who doesn’t? Batch Gastropub is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for a Dog Day of Summer that’ll have you wagging your tail. Beat the heat with drink specials and meet your future furry family member or shop for the one you already have!

Batch’s Dog Days of Summer takes place August 25th from 6pm-9pm, featuring local pet vendors and a raffle benefitting the Humane Society of Greater Miami! Batch Gastropub prides themselves in community and wants locals to come out and continue the cities efforts in increasing the adoption rate and making sure every 4 legged friend finds their forever home.

Come by enjoy bites from Brickell’s favorite neighborhood gastro pub and have a drink or two while meeting all the furry friends ready for adoption!

Adopt-A-Pup Day 6/24/16

Adopt-A-Pup Day
Friday, 06/24/2016 – 06/24/2016 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
BrightStar Credit Union
2400 Davie Road,
Davie, Florida 33317
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Cost: Free to attend, adoption fees are $260

Give a pup a loving home this summer! On June 24th, Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, a Broward County volunteer and foster-based, animal rescue group, will be hosting an “Adopt-A-Pup Day” event from 3-5 p.m. in Davie, Florida, at a BrightStar Credit Union branch location. They will have puppies for adoption who need a forever home.

Arf Deco at Art Deco Weekend Dog Show and Parade 1/16/16 – 1/17/16

Arf Deco at Art Deco Weekend Dog Show and Parade
January 16, 2016 at 11am
Kids Club Stage
13th and Ocean in the Park
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Free and Open to the Public
More Info

Art Deco Weekend’s annual Arf Deco activities will be held on Saturday, January 16th. Bring your favorite dog in their Art Deco best or fun costume. The parade and show is fun for dogs, dog owners and anyone who loves dogs. Parade starts and end at the Kids’ Club stage.

Doggy Meet and Greet with The Humane Society of Greater Miami
January 16th & 17th from 11am to 4pm
At the Kids Club (13th and Ocean in the Park)

Meet some of the stars of the Arf Deco Parade and learn more about how you can adopt your own star.

17th Annual Women In Distress Safewalk-Run 5K 2/27/16

17th Annual Women In Distress Safewalk-Run 5K
Saturday, 02/27/2016 – 07:30 am –
SafeWalk2015_Logo_FinalNova Southeastern University
301 College Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
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Cost: $25

Women In Distress Invites Community To Take A Step To End Domestic Violence
17th Annual Safewalk-Run 5k To Be Held Saturday, February 27, 2016 At NSU In Davie

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is hosting its 17th Annual SAFEWALK-RUN 5K on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie. Registration is now open for all walkers and runners, and their four-legged friends. Proceeds benefit Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc., the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County.

More than 1,000 community members (and their furry friends) will take to the pavement to raise awareness about domestic violence and help Women In Distress reach its goal of raising $150,000, which can provide 1,500 nights of safe shelter for adults and children affected by domestic violence. Registration begins at 7:30 am. The event will kick off with a warm up, followed by timed race for runners and a more leisurely stroll for walkers, strollers and dogs at 9:00am.

Come out and walk or run in honor of those affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence survivors will be cheering on walkers and runners along the route and also walking alongside supporters celebrating the brave steps they’ve taken toward a new violence-free life. February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and information on domestic violence will be available for all participants.

A registration fee is required in order to participate. Pre-registered adults are $25, students are $20, youth participants, ages 6-12 are $15 and dogs can walk for $10 (must be registered with a participating adult or teen). Kids ages 5 and under are free. SAFEWALK participants will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and T-shirt. Kids can enjoy a variety of fun activities and everyone can visit local vendors within our vendor village. Thank you to our sponsors, including Host Sponsor Nova Southeastern University, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., SE Toyota, Sun Sentinel, Thomas Family Foundation, and Ultimate Software for helping keep families safe.

Register now at http://widbc.convio.net/SafeWalk2016 and your registration fee can make a difference by providing the cost of answering two calls for help on our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline.

Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild 10/30/15

Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild
Friday, 10/30/2015 – 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Peacock-PumpkinFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Put your best paw forward as Fairchild opens its gates to dogs and their owners for a special Howl-O-Ween event. Come dressed up with your pup, stroll 83 acres of tropical paradise, and enjoy some trick-or-treats at the Glasshouse Café. What better way to spend a relaxing day than with man’s best friend?

New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour – Miami 10/22/15

New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour – Miami
Thursday, 10/22/2015 – 07:00 pm –
DSC_3082Margaret Pace Park
1745 N. Bayshore Dr.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free admission, beer sale benefit local nonprofit partner

New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is once again taking its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show on the road and is returning to Miami!

Clips is a national beer and film festival where guests can try beers from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series, along with some popular classics, and screen short films made by New Belgium fans. Join us Thursday, October 22, in Margaret Pace Park to sip beers under the stars. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit, Urban Oasis Project. This year marks the sixth season for Clips, which has raised more than $620,000 for nonprofits nationwide.

For the latest information on Clips, visit http://bit.ly/1O5Xrr7.

Tap 42 Hosts Kickball Tournament to Benefit PetSet & the Broward Humane Society 10/3/15

Tap 42 Hosts Kickball Tournament to Benefit PetSet & the Broward Humane Society
Saturday, 10/03/2015 – 09:00 am –
Tap42-Kickball-TournamentFloyd Hull Stadium
2800 SW 8th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
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Cost: $25 per player

As part of Tap 42’s commitment to give back to the community, Tap 42 will host a Kickball Tournament on Saturday, October 3rd at Floyd Hull Stadium, located at 2800 SW 8th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 to benefit PetSet and the Broward Humane Society. The cost is $25 per player, which includes 2 free drinks and light bites. Teams are made up of 10-15 players. All participants must be 21 years of age or older and must sign an event waiver before playing.

Kickballers of all skill levels are welcome, teams are invited to register a team online at https://humanebroward.com/petset-kickball-create-a-team/. The tournament will be a single elimination tournament and teams can also compete for the “Most Spirited” team by dressing in matching uniforms or costumes of their choice.

Proceeds will benefit PetSet and the Broward Humane Society, an organization dedicated to providing shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to their care, and educating the community about respect and kindness to all animals.

Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort Forever Dog Adoption Event 9/27/15

Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort Forever Dog Adoption Event
Sunday, 09/27/2015 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Forever-Dog-EventNewport Beachside Hotel & Resort
16701 Collins Ave,
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
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Cost: Free

The Newport will host a dog adoption event to support local rescues. Inspired by the recent nationwide “Clear the Shelters” campaign and in honor of “National Adopt a Shelter Dog” month beginning October 1, the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort will host its own “Forever Dog” adoption event on Sunday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Following the event, the hotel will open its doors to pet lovers across the globe with the launch of its pet-friendly program, “Pampered Paws.”

National Dog Day Yappy Hour 8/26/15

National Dog Day Yappy Hour
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Aug-26-Yappy-HourBougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern
7221 SW 58th Ave,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Come celebrate National Dog Day with us by bringing your pet to Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern for a Yappy Hour! Enjoy Tito’s Handmade Vodka mixed drinks for $4, Bougie’s cocktails, wine, and beer, raffles, and music to benefit our Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Walk for the Animals 2/27/16

Walk for the Animals
Saturday, 02/27/2016 – 08:30 am –
Header2016Bayfront Park
301 North Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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“Walk for the Animals” is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s largest community fundraiser that brings thousands of animal lovers together to walk the walk and show their support for all of our four-legged friends. On Saturday, February 27, 2016, people and packs of all sizes will gather together at Bayfront Park, Miami, for a morning filled with tons of fun under the sun. Raffles, games, contests, yummy treats and pet adoptions are just a few things you can expect during this morning of merriment, where you will surely be walking on air. Visit www.walkfortheanimalsmiami.com to register today!

Florida Residents Dive Into Animal Encounter Deals at Miami Seaquarium 9/8/15

Florida Residents Dive Into Animal Encounter Deals at Miami Seaquarium
Tuesday, 09/08/2015 – 12/13/2015 12:00 am – 11:30 pm
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4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Seal Swim, Dolphin Odyssey, and Dolphin Encounter: $68 plus tax; Sea Trek Reef Encounter: $79 plus tax.

Sunshine state residents are in for a special dolphin, seal, and reef encounter deal. Florida residents will enjoy up to 35 percent off animal encounter programs at Miami Seaquarium including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, Seal Swim and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. This Florida resident discount fee includes same day admission to the park. Proof of Florida residency is required. Advance reservations are required.

The “Seal Swim” experience includes an interactive educational segment and a 15-20 minute swim with harbor seals in the park’s seal exhibit pool. The program provides a unique in-water interaction where you’ll swim freely alongside the seals as well as receive hugs, kisses, and take part in a fun training session with these inquisitive marine mammals.

Dolphin Odyssey is a two-hour experience, which includes feeding, touching and learning about these magnificent animals plus the opportunity for a deep-water interaction with a dolphin. Guests must be at least 52 inches tall to participate in the Dolphin Odyssey program

Dolphin Encounter is the program that allows guests to wade out into the pool and have a shallow water experience meeting the dolphins. The two-hour program features an educational seminar and the chance to feed and touch a dolphin as well as learn about dolphin training techniques. Dolphin Encounter participants must be at least five years of age and for those children under 9 years, an older sibling or adult must accompany the child as a participant

The Sea Trek Reef Encounter is an underwater helmet diving experience that allows guests to dive 15 feet below the surface of the water in the 300,000 gallon reef aquarium and be eye to eye with marine life. Feels like walking on the moon, only you are submerged in a surreal underwater paradise where colorful tropical fish, large groupers, lobsters, cownose stingrays and moray eels abound. Sea Trekking can be experienced by non-divers, ages 10 and above.

Florida Tax Free Holiday Savings at Miami Seaquarium 8/7/15

Florida Tax Free Holiday Savings at Miami Seaquarium
Friday, 08/07/2015 – 08/16/2015 12:00 am –
Seal-Swim-at-Miami-SeaquariumMiami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Save 7% on animal encounter experiences

Miami Seaquarium will be celebrating the 2015 Back to School Tax Free Holiday by offering Florida resident savings on animal encounter experiences including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor, Seal Swim and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. Proof of Florida residency is required and guests must redeem their animal encounter on or before October 31, 2015.

Miami’s First Annual Doggy Fest at Bayfront Park 1/10/15

Miami’s First Annual Doggy Fest
Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
DOGGYFESTPOSTERBayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

Calling all animal lovers! The First Annual Doggy Fest will be making its way to Bayfront Park offering a fun-filled day for pooches and dog lovers alike. On Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., families and their canine companions are invited to attend Doggy Fest where there will be a lineup of doggy fashion and talent shows, live music and entertainment, pet adoptions, contests, obstacle courses, vendor booths, food trucks, doggy treats and much more.

The event, presented by Duquesa Promotions, is the first of its kind in Miami, drawing an expected couple thousand attendees. Among guests attending are local celebrities and media personalities with their four-legged friends.

Highlights of Doggy Fest include the Owner/Dog Lookalike Contest, Cutest/Ugliest Contest, Doggy Fashion Show, Obstacle/Agility Course, live music and entertainment by Ricky Valido, No restrictions and Yeshiva.

Sponsors include 1-800-PetMeds, car2go, Laser Eye Center of Miami, Doggie Bag Café, Baru Urbano, D.O.G. Miami, Pet Limo, Pet Heaven, JustLikeGrass.com, The Canine Line and many more.

Ciclovia Miami 12/14/14

Ciclovia Miami
Sunday, 12/14/2014 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
Ciclovia-GEN-ENGCiclovia Miami
SW 8 Street from SW 9 Ct to SW 22 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is excited to announce that together with local partners, we are bringing Ciclovia to Calle Ocho on Sunday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SW 8 Street from SW 9 Ct to SW 22 Avenue will be open to the community to enjoy as a park. We invite you to come walk, ride your bicycle, dance and explore all the sounds, flavors and culture of this historic Miami place.

Free Yoga by Domino Park at 10:30 a.m. (Please bring mat)

Cars will be temporarily re-routed along SW 7 Street as Calle Ocho becomes a park.

MCABSL 6th annual Pit Bull BBQ 11/2/14

MCABSL 6th annual Pit Bull BBQ
Sunday, 11/02/2014 – 11/02/2014 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
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Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, 3300 N Park Rd,
Hollywood, Florida 33021
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Cost: Donation welcome at entrance of event at Pavillion 12

Please come & join the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation MCABSL for our 6th Annual Pit Bull BBQ. Celebrate these beautiful dogs with their responsible owners. We’ll have food, activites, great raffles & beautiful Pit Bulls. If you bring your dog please have them leashed at all times
(no retractable leashes allowed), no female dogs in heat, your dog must be up to date on vaccines & good tempered with other dogs, people & kids. Bring lots of water for your dog too. We hope to see you there at Pavillion 12.

Walk for the Animals Miami 2015 2/28/15

Walk for the Animals Miami 2015
Saturday, 02/28/2015 – 08:30 am –
HeaderBayfront Park, Downtown Miami
125 S Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost:

All the money raised for the Walk for the Animals, helps the Humane Society of Greater Miami provide care for the homeless and neglected animals brought to our shelter. With your donations, we provide them with the food, shelter, medical attention, and most importantly they need us to find them a forever home.

Humane Society of Greater Miami is awarded four stars by Charity Navigator for it’s financial responsibility, accountability, transparency and faithfulness to our mission.

Pawpurrazzi 1/23/15

Pawpurrazzi
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
3-x-3-Pawpurrazzi-2Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 550.00

Through the love, devotion, and guidance of the Pawpurrazzi Chairmen, Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian, Pawpurrazzi drives more than 500 of Miami’s most influential and well-known pet loving philanthropists together to enjoy an evening filled with great food, great music, an exciting silent auction, and fun activities for both our two-legged and four-legged guests.

First Aid Care For Your Pets Class 6/21/14

First Aid Care For Your Pets Class
Saturday, 06/21/2014 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
PetTechApplause Your Paws
4423 SW 74 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: $99 per person

Equipaws Pet Services will offer Pet Tech’s acclaimed pet first aid and care classes for pet owners, “First Aid & Care For Your Petsâ„¢.” The class is 5 hours and will cover topics including CPR, rescue breathing, shock management, bleeding, injury assessment, heat injuries, and cold injuries. – See more at: http://www.communitynewspapers.com/event/first-aid-care-for-your-pets-class/#sthash.35ilFiQD.dpuf

Meet Me in Miami for the Picnic with the Pets at Miami Beach Botanical Garden 7/5/14

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Meet Me in Miami for the Picnic with the Pets at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Saturday July 5, 2014 from 11AM to 3PM
picnicwiththepetsMiami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Facebook Link
This event is Free and open to the public. Rain Or Shine.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Princess Oberle-Lopez Present Picnic With The Pets
Internationall Renowned Artist Anastasia The Great Lends Her Talents To Picnic With The Pets
Picnic With The Pets Will Honor International Socialite And Philanthropist Cladine Smurfit

Celebrate the dog days of summer at Picnic With The Pets, a pet-friendly picnic at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden on July 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event offers an opportunity for the entire family to bring their canine friends for a celebration. Picnic With The Pets will transform the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Garden into a pet-friendly picnic playground. Picnic With The Pets offers a variety of activities including leash-walking workshops with ABC certified dog trainer Rose Lesniak. Anastasia The Great, internationally renowned artist, will make a special appearance at the event and will be drawing sketches of pets for a donation to the Botanical Garden. Doggie Bag Café and G Girl Productions sponsors a Canine Fashion Show and Parade with prizes at 2 p.m. Miami Dade Animal Services and The Cat Network will be on hand to offer animal adoptions. Guests can bring a picnic lunch or purchase freshly grilled hotdogs or soy dogs for a picnic on the lawn. Krispy Kreme donuts will be sold for those with a sweet tooth.

Picnic With The Pets also offers pets and their owners an opportunity to be pampered. Beauty services will be available (by donation) from Haircuts by Anarkali, eyebrow threading by Brow Obsession, Makeup by Inglot, hairbrushes and styling by Anthony Battaglis, and skincare by Rodan & Fields. A shoppers’ bazaar will offer products for pets and their owners including jewelry by Josette Redworld and dog care products by Princess Oberle-Lopez Luxury Pet Line.

Picnic With The Pets features a variety of Children’s Events in the Art Activity Tent including Face-Painting, a booth for making their own homemade dog treats and an art table for crafting paper puppies. Slinky the Clown will entertain the children and create balloon animals.

Everyone is encouraged to bring your pets (leashed with current shots) to enjoy the activities. Dogs can show their owners love at the doggie kissing booth or cool off in the pool park. Doggies and their owners can create art at the paw-print station.

Picnic With The Pets sponsor Edward Oberle-Lopez will present socialite and philanthropist Claudine Smurfit a special Philanthropy Award during a ceremony at 1 p.m. with Ex-Vice Mayor Michael Gongora.

Internationally renowned artist Anastasia The Great will make a special appearance and present an exhibition of her artwork that will be displayed during the event.

Gift bags filled with beauty products and other treats will be given to attendees while supplies last. The event also includes a raffle offering a variety of prizes including Dog Baths from the Miami Animal Hospital.

Picnic With The Pets is a fundraiser started last year by Edward Oberle-Lopez in celebration of his dog Princess Oberle-Lopez for the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the beautiful urban greenspace located in Miami Beach across from the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Garden was designed by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles and showcases native Florida plants and trees including bromeliads, palms, cycads, and orchids. The Garden also includes a Japanese garden, native garden, bio-swale, and water gardens that include ponds, fountains, and a wetland with mangrove and pond apple trees.

Marlins Park To Host Adopt-O-Mania 5/4/14

Marlins Park To Host Adopt-O-Mania
AdoptOMania_Flyer2Sunday, May 4; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marlins Park West Plaza
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, FL, 33125

Miami Marlins, Miami-Dade Animal Services, Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network

The first 100 guests to adopt a cat or dog will receive two (2) FREE tickets to a select Marlins regular season home game in June 2014. Over 100 pet recruits will be on-site and available for adoption. There will be reduced fee pet adoptions at 50 percent off, free vaccinations and free spay/neuter (MUST call and register for appointment prior to event; call 3-1-1 for appointments for dogs, and call 305-233-9958 or email meowmobile@thecatnetwork.org for appointments for cats).

Mega Pet Adoption Event by Humane Society of Greater Miami 4/19/14

Mega Pet Adoption Event by Humane Society of Greater Miami
Mega_Pet_Flyer_engSaturday, April 19, from 09:00am till 09:00pm
Equestrian Center – Tropical Park
7900 Bird Road
Miami, FL
Admission is free and complimentary parking is available in the park.

It’s every animal lover’s fantasy come true! Going to an event and being surrounded by hundreds of animals of all breeds, sizes, colors and personalities, and all eager to find a forever home. On that night, without stopping, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida will hold a Mega Event where hundreds of animals will be available for adoption. We would love to match you up with the perfect four-legged friend. Who will you take home?

This is a family affair with fun games for children of all ages. There will be entertainment and refreshments for everyone to enjoy. Not to miss is our Egg Hunt scheduled to take place at 12:30pm. For more information call 311 or 305-749-1825.

1st annual Bark Brunch with guest host and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dana Wilkey 4/26/14

1st annual Bark Brunch with guest host and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dana Wilkey
Saturday, 04/26/2014 – 10:30 am – 01:30 pm
AWS-WEB-INVITEThe Standard Spa
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $50 per person (including pooch)

The Animal Welfare Society of South Florida and celebrity guest host former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dana Wilkey cordially invite you & your canines to attend the 1st annual Bark Brunch.

Serving a scrumptious buffet brunch, bottomless mimosas & bloody marys!

At the event, you can take photos with your pooch at our Smooch-a-Pooch Booth, show off your pooch in our Best Trick Contest, and take part in our fabulous raffles to receive prizes and more!

Seating is limited. For reservations please contact Renee Bleemer at info@awsfl.com or call 305.710.5779 or purchase tickets online at awsfl.com

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind’s Walk, Waggle & Stroll Dog Walk 3/16/14

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind’s Walk, Waggle & Stroll Dog Walk
waggleSunday, March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL
Please click here to register.

Strut your stuff at Miami Lighthouse’s seventh annual Walk, Waggle & Stroll Dog Walk, an exciting St. Patrick’s day themed dog walk dedicated to raising awareness for dog guides and service dogs of all kinds at the Shops at Midtown Miami. This year’s grand prize winner for most participant pledges collected will receive a Romero Britto signed Azul dog sculpture.
 
The walk will include dog guides, other service animals and regular pet companions, on a walk to pledge support for Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This year’s event is hosted by Honorary ‘Dog’nitaries” Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, NBC 6’s Chief Meteorologist John Morales and Honoree World Renowned Pop Artist Romero Britto.
 
De‘tails’ include: Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s at 9:00 am; the dog walk at 9:30 am followed by contest prizes for “Best St. Patrick’s Day Dog Costume” (remember to wear green!), “Dog-Owner Look-alike” and “Most Talented Dog” contests. Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage; on-site registration is $30, which includes a Britto “Azul” dog walk t-shirt and doggy bandana; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers.

Paint your Pet at Aloft Miami Brickell 1/25/14

Paint your Pet at Aloft Miami Brickell
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 01/25/2014 04:00 pm – 07:00 am
Paint-your-dog-01.21.2014Aloft Miami Brickell Hotel
1001 SW 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33131
RSVP Link
Cost: $40

Join us to mingle, sip on drink specials, and paint your favorite pet for a great cause!
A portion of proceeds will go toward the Miami Humane Society.

This Saturday January 25th 2014 from 4-7pm

Hosted by Bottle and Bottega, for more information call 786-505-9344

Bow-Wow Brunch and Miami-Dade Animal Services Adoption Event 1/19/14

Bow-Wow Brunch and Miami-Dade Animal Services Adoption Event
Sunday, 01/19/2014 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
bowwowbrunch-lous-2Lou’s Beer Garden
7337 Harding Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Sunday, January 19th from 12pm to 4pm
Bring your own (Dog) or ADOPT a new Best Friend

Join Lou’s Beer Garden and Miami-Dade Animal Services
for a special and fun Event with our furry friends

Select your next pet from a collection of homeless animals from the Miami-Dade Animal Services

Fun for all! Brunch served for all Doggies!!

Delray GreenMarket 1/4/14

Delray GreenMarket
Saturday, 01/04/2014 – 05/10/2014 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
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25 NE 2nd Avenue,
Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Started in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, The GreenMarket has become one of the most popular and charming aspects of “the season” in beautiful downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace offering fresh local produce including organic, citrus and herbs, Animal Welfare Approved and heritage breed, hen, duck and Japanese quail eggs from Heritage Hen Farms, raw milk, fresh butter and yogurt, locally produced cheeses, artesian breads and baked goods including gluten and sugar free, Fla. grass fed-beef and poultry (hormone and antibiotic free), raw honey, exotic loose teas and spices, seafood so fresh its still wet, cut flowers and blooming plants, 18 yr. old balsamic vinegars and Kosher olive oils, pasta, fresh juice and coffee, handmade soaps and herbal tincutures, organic pet treats and other unique gourmet fare, as well as live music, a playground for the kids, special events and plenty of free parking in the City parking garage next door. Come for breakfast or stay for lunch!

DreamAwake Records presents Beats and Barks Label Launch 1/9/14

DreamAwake Records presents Beats and Barks Label Launch
Thursday, 01/09/2014 – 01/10/2014 09:00 pm – 04:00 am
Bardot
3456 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Dog rescue fundraiser/label launch party. All proceeds from event will be donated to local dog rescue organizations. Donations are welcome from 9-11pm; cover charge as determined by Bardot after 11pm.

Dog Day at Fairchild 1/5/14

Dog Day at Fairchild
Sunday, 01/05/2014 – 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Miami, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under

Throughout 2014, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will open its gates on select days to our special four-legged friends as part of Dog Days. Visitors can bring their dogs and explore Fairchild’s 83 acres of wide, open spaces. Discover the Garden on foot or by tram with hourly tram tours, relax to the sounds of the waterfalls in the Rainforest, walk beside the swaying palm trees, grab lunch at the Glasshouse Café, and spend a peaceful Sunday among nature with your dog.

ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon 10/19/13

ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon
Saturday, 10/19/2013 – 10/19/2013 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
3x3-Match-a-Thon-2013-2Tropical Park
7900 Bird Road,
Miami, Florida 33155
Webpage Link
Cost: 0.00

The Nationwide ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon comes to Miami! On Saturday, October 19, from 09:00am till 09:00pm, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida will hold a 12 hour adoption marathon where 500 deserving animals will be available for adoption. Sponsored by the ASPCA, the event will take place at Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. Who will you take home? There will be a Kid’s Arena, entertainment and refreshments for everyone. Admission is free and complimentary parking is available in the park.

Howl-O-Ween: Bring your dog to Fairchild 10/31/13

Howl-O-Ween: Bring your dog to Fairchild
Thursday, 10/31/2013 – 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Miami, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, and $12 for kids 6-17. Free for members and children 5 and under

Put your best paw forward and bring your dog to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Howl-O-Ween! Dress up your pup and enter the costume contest, get some trick-or-treats at vendor booths like Shake Shack, and stop by local animal organization tables for information and freebies. The day features tons of special activities for dogs and their owners as they parade through the Garden in their best Halloween costumes. This is one of the few times Fairchild opens its gates to our four-legged friends. What better way to spend Halloween than with man’s best friend?

Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens 10/26/13

Howl-O-Ween
howl-o-weenSunday, October 27th, noon – 5:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Admission: $3 Adults, $2 (Children 2-17), Children under 2 & pets admitted free
Pet Costume Contest $10 Donation (per 4 legged participant)

Pet Fair: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pet Parade: 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a Halloween “prequel” with a day full of activities for everyone in the family especially your four legged friends. The celebration begins with a Pet Fair featuring pet adoption agencies, vendors, and all kinds of fun activities for dogs, kids and grown-ups too. The day ends with a costume parade for humans and pets alike, and a dog costume contest with wonderful prizes.

Parking is free! Overflow parking access will also be available with the Pinecrest People Mover making continuous stops for pick-up and drop-off from 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. to Pinecrest Gardens from the following locations: Pinecrest Elementary (10250 Red Road), Palmetto Middle School (7351 SW 128 Street), Miami Palmetto Senior High School (7460 SW 118 Street) This community celebration benefits Friends Forever Rescue and the Pet Trust.

Walk, Waggle and Stroll! Dog Walk 3/16/14

Walk, Waggle and Stroll! Dog Walk
Sunday, 03/16/2014 – 03/16/2014 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lighthouse-logo-colorThe Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 3312
Webpage Link
Cost: $30 Registration

Walk, Waggle and Stroll!
Sunday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Strut your stuff at Miami Lighthouse’s sixth annual ‘Walk, Waggle and Stroll’ Dog Walk, an exciting St. Patrick’s Day-themed dog walk dedicated to raising awareness for guide dogs and service dogs of all kinds at the Shops at Midtown Miami (3401 N. Miami Avenue). De‘tails’ include: “Bagels and Bones Breakfast” at 9:00am; the dog walk at 9:30am followed by contest prizes for “cutest,” “look-alike,” “most talented dog”, “Dog-Ummy, “Musical Paws”, and more contests. Collect pledges to support the event from your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to compete for the grand prize that goes to the person who gets the most pledges. Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage, and walkers are welcome with or without dogs. On-site registration is $30; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers. To register please visit www.miamilighthouse.org.

Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue
786-362-7515 (Cameron Sisser)

Picnic with the Pets at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens sponsored by Dream Labs South Beach 7/7/13

Picnic with the Pets at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens sponsored by Dream Labs South Beach
picnicpetsSunday July 7, 2013, 11 AM to 3 PM
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Hair – Cut – a Thon for the Animals and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and So Much More!

Free Community Event at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden Pet Friendly Day . Having a pet is not mandatory to attend this community event

Please join Dream Labs South Beach, Princess Oberle-Lopez Luxury Canine Line, Naomi Alvarado Jones Luxury organic body care and Anarkali Eyebrow Threading as they support this community event to bring the community for a day of fun for the entire family with live entertainment by Ariel Rose and a special guest and Art by Anastasia Bogatcheva AKA Anastasia The Great. Just bring your blanket to sit in the Gardens and enjoy nature and enjoy ONE Coconut Water, Hot Dogs and Celebrate with Sugar. Stop by and see Princess Oberle-Lopez , Anastasia Bogatcheva and Ariel Rose. We will have gifts for the dogs too so it’s a beauitful event at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Brining our Community Together.

Have your dog and eat it too! Join us at the Garden for this pet-friendly picnic, sponsored by Dream Labs South Beach. We will be serving freshly grilled hotdogs and soydogs, with beverages and treats provided by O.N.E. Coconut Water and Celebrate with Sugar. There will also be live painting by Anastasia the Great and a performance by guest singer Ariel Rose. Take Fido for a walk and check out our raffle prizes, dog activities, children’s art projects, and shelter animals available for adoption during these dog days of summer!

Miami’s Cutest Pet Contest 6/1/13

Miami’s Cutest Pet Contest
Saturday, 06/01/2013, 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
Cutest-Pet-ContestFrames USA & Art Gallery
6822 sw 40th street,
Miami, Florida 00355
Webpage Link

Does your pet have what it takes to be Miami’s Cutest Pet? Then enter them into Frames USA Miami Cutest Pet contest!!! It’s free to enter and the rewards are GREAT!!!! Now through September 30, 2013!!! Enter now and get as many votes as you can to be the winner of… Miami’s Cutest Pet contest!!!!!

Marlins Adopt-O-Mania 6/2/13

Marlins Adopt-O-Mania
AdoptOMania_FlyerSunday, June 2, 9am-2pm
Miami Marlins Park West Plaza
501 Marlins Way (N.W. 16th Ave. and N.W. 6th St.)
Miami, FL 33125
For more information, please call 3-1-1 or visit www.miamidade.gov/animals
Parking will be available on West 3 Lot (NW 16th Avenue and NW 3rd Street)

Come to Marlins Park when the Marlins host the New York Mets and find a furry new member for your home team at the Miami-Marlins Adopt-O-Mania pet adoption event!

Over 150 Pet Recruits Will Be On-Site And Available For Adoption!
• Reduced fee pet adoptions
• Free vaccinations
• Free spay/neuter – MUST call and register for appointment prior to event
• Dogs – Call 3-1-1 for appointment
• Cats – Call 305-233-9958 or email meowmobile@thecatnetwork.org for appointment
• Animals will be on-site on West Plaza of Marlins Park

The first 100 guests to adopt a cat or dog will receive 2 FREE tickets to any Marlins regular season home game in July 2013.

Join the Miami Marlins Ayudan Team, The Voice , Miami-Dade Animal Services along with the Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network for a day of fun and pet adoptions with live entertainment, food and fun activities for the whole family.

Mega- Pet-Adoption Event 4/6/13

Mega- Pet-Adoption Event
Saturday, 04/06/2013, 09:00 am – 09:00 am
Mega-Match-A-Thon-4x6-Postcard-13-1Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th Street,
Miami, Florida 33155
Webpage Link

Every animal lover’s fantasy is coming true! Following the amazing success of 726 furr-ever, loving and happy homes found at the two Mega Adoption Events hosted last year, Miami’s Mega Pet Adoption Event is back again at Tropical park!

Sponsored by ASPCA, the event will be held on Saturday, April 06, 2013 from 09:00am till 09:00pm – without stopping – and will have more than 500 homeless animals of all breeds, sizes, colors and personalities, and all eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kittens will kick-off the festivities at 09:00am (Who will you take home?)

The ASPCA, the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, will host the event in Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. This is a family affair with a Kid’s Arena, presented by Pet Supermarket, complete with fun games for children of all ages.

Miami Lighthouse Sixth Annual ‘Walk, Waggle and Stroll’ Dog Walk 3/3/13

Miami Lighthouse Sixth Annual ‘Walk, Waggle and Stroll’ Dog Walk
Sunday, 03/03/2013, 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Front-pageShops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue ,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

Strut your stuff on Sunday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Miami Lighthouse’s Sixth Annual ‘Walk, Waggle and Stroll’ Dog Walk, an exciting event dedicated to raising awareness for guide dogs and service dogs of all kinds at the Shops at Midtown Miami (3401 N. Miami Avenue). Grand Marshall Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman and Emcee David Bernard, CBS4 News’ Chief Meteorologist will lead the walk.

The dog walk is taking place at the Shops at Midtown Miami, the event’s Top Dog Sponsor, and de‘tails’ include: “Bagels and Bones Breakfast” at 9:00am sponsored by The Fresh Market and Miami Global Colombian Lions Club; the dog walk at 9:30am followed by contest prizes for “Cutest,” “Look-alike,” “Most Ttalented Dog”, “Dog-Ummy,” “Musical Paws”, and Go Doggy Staying contests. You can also collect pledges to support the event from your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Grand Prize for Most Participant Pledges Collected is two Tickets with Meet and Greet Passes to see Cesar Millan “The Dog Whisperer”! Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage, and walkers are welcome with or without dogs. On-site registration is $25; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers. Please click here to register.

Special thanks to all our sponsors: the Shops at Midtown Miami, Brickell Motors, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, GrayRobinson, Milton and Patricia Wallace, Rugsies, BizSolutions, Britto Central, Inc., Group M Advertising & Design, Susan Conroy Design, Absolute Graphics, The Fresh Market and Miami Global Colombian Lions Club.

Mega Adoption Event at Tropical Park – K-9 for Love 10/27/12

Mega Adoption Event at Tropical Park – K-9 for Love
Saturday, 10/27/2012, 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
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7900 SW 40th St,
Miami, Florida 33155
Webpage Link

Once more K-9 for Love Inc, a non profit 501(c)3 dog rescue organization will be participating at the Mega Match-a-Thon adoption event taking place at the Tropical Park (Equestrian Center) on Saturday October 27th.
We will have a raffle, Halloween costume contest and we’ll be there with several adoptable dogs.
Please check out www.k9forlove.net/newsandevents for more info
The event is organized by MDAS, the Humane Society of Greater Miami and ASPCA.
Come and meet your best friend and have a good time with your family. There’s will be entertainment for the whole family, music, food trucks, etc.
Come and visit us! We’ll be at the Purina Pro Plan Rally 2 Rescue tent!
See ya!

Bring Your Pooch to Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild 10/31/12

Bring Your Pooch to Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
image002Fairchild
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida, 33156.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members.
www.fairchildgarden.org

Don’t miss out on one of the only days of the year that guests can bring their pooch to Fairchild on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween event, now in its fourth year, guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy special activities just for pups as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on a special 1:00 p.m. doggy tram ride too!!
 
Enjoy samplings of 100% natural food and treats including doggie beer courtesy of Pepe Le Pooche Resort & Spa pet boutique. Get in on their raffle for a free grooming and products boutique offering unique styles for your pooch, personalized collars, leather leashes, and much more! Shake Shack will be giving away Pooch-ini® comp cards redeemable at local Shake Shack locations. Pooch-ini is a chilly treat for those with four feet featuring ShackBurger® dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla frozen custard.
 
Now that’s something to wag your tail about!
 
Howl-o-ween Rules:
To protect our plant collections, please keep your dogs on the path or on grassy areas. Dogs are not permitted to walk onto planting beds. 
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and have a current rabies tag attached to their collar.
Dogs must be leashed at all times and under the control of their handlers. Do not unleash your dog at any time.
Dog handlers are required to clean-up after their dogs.  Dog handlers must use "doggie bags" and dispose of them in the designated receptacles.
Aggressive dogs are not permitted in the garden. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors or other dogs.
Dogs in heat are prohibited from entering the garden.
Most importantly, we ask that you use good judgment on all matters concerning your dog. This will ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for you and your best pal.

Patterns for PAWS at DCOTA 10/10/12

Patterns for PAWS
PFP InviteWednesday, Oct. 10th at 11:00 a.m.
DCOTA
1855 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Tickets start at $85.00 or designer seats are available at $125.00 (designer seats are limited).
For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 954-266-6827.

Pedigree pups and adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Broward County will sashay down the runway, presenting a collection of couture canine apparel on Wednesday, October 10 at PAWS’ 4th annual “Patterns for PAWS” event.   This highly popular event, taking place at the newly renovated Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), has become a favorite among animal lovers.  Event co-chairs, Luann Alorro and Tara Forman, promise that guests will be astounded by the one-of-a-kind collaborations from the industry’s most celebrated designers and showrooms.
 
The day begins at 11:00 a.m. with a cocktail hour where guests will be able to bid on an array of items in the silent auction.  In addition, there will be prize drawing tickets available for the chance to win a fabulous spa on location package from Tease Salon and also a custom made designer dog bed.  Guests will also have the opportunity to visit with some of the adorable pets from the Humane Society of Broward County and even adopt while they are there.  Once lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. a highly anticipated doggie fashion show will be underway. 
 
This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors: DCOTA, Christine & Austin Forman, Christy & Andrew Gumberg, Lys & Bill Rubin, Dianne & George Bunnell and Ingrid & Brian Poulin, Tara & Miles Forman, Jeannie & Steve Hudson – Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill, Tease Salon, Lilac And Lilies, Premier Beverage Company, Wilson Daniels, Laetitia, Sweeter Days, Fresh & Fabulous Creations, Little’s Photography and Betty’s Model Group.

Proceeds from Patterns for PAWS will benefit the Humane Society of Broward County and will help find homes for thousands of homeless animals.

PetsTrust Animal Shelter Sit-In 10/5/12-10/7/12


PetsTrust Animal Shelter Sit-In
Saturday Oct. 6th, 12pm
Miami-Dade Animal Shelter
7401 NW 74th Street
Miami, FL 33166
www.petstrustmiami.com

The goal of Pets’ Trust Miami is to stop the killing of 20,000 adoptable dogs and cats in Miami-Dade County each year.

Pets-Trust-Miami-Evite-for-publicOn October 5th pm Michael Rosenberg will be “checking in” to Miami Dade County Animal Services where he will live in a cage among homeless dogs and cats to spread a message of awareness that we need to vote for YES for #240 on Nov. 6th.

Visit MDAS on Oct. 5th-7th to see Micheal and adopt a dog or a cat for a discounted $25 adoption fee.

Pets’ Trust Miami Founder, Michael Rosenberg, is a man of his word and truly a dog’s (and cat’s) best friend. He is spending this weekend in a cage at Miami-Dade Animal Services on behalf of the Pets’ Trust ballot measure #240 to address the plight of overpopulated, abandoned and homeless pets. Rosenberg will be surrendered (like thousands of unwanted pets each year) and housed in a concrete, chain-link cage for two nights, while Animal Services steps up adoption efforts with a weekend goal of finding “forever homes” for the nearly 600 abandoned pets currently in the shelter. Animal Services is reducing adoption fees to $25 on October 6 & 7.

Pets’ Trust Miami is an unprecedented effort to help save the lives of thousands of animals and assist our community’s pet owners. Miami-Dade Animal Services takes in up to 37,000 dogs and cats every year and kills more than 20,000 adoptable pets annually due to overpopulation and abandonment. It is estimated that more than 400,000 stray cats roam the streets of Miami-Dade County. This initiative aims to perform up to 100,000 spay and neuter surgeries per year, as well as to provide educational programs and low-cost veterinary care for qualified residents. For more information on the Pets’ Trust, please visit www.PetsTrustMiami.com or call Michael Rosenberg at 305-439-3571.

Midnight to Midnight Mega Pet Adoption Event 10/26/12-10/27/12

"Midnight to Midnight" Mega Pet Adoption Event
October 26, 2012 to October 27, 2012, 11:59pm to 11:59 pm (the next day)
Tropical Park,  Equestrian Center
7900 Bird Road
Miami, FL 33155
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A non-stop 24 hour adoptathon with more than 800 homeless animals will start at midnight October 26 and end midnight on October 27
 
It’s really big; it’s humongous; it’s colossal; it’s immense. And it’s every animal lover’s fantasy come true. Miami’s Mega Pet Adoption Event, sponsored by PetSmart Charities, will be held from Friday night, October 26, at 11:59, until Saturday night, October 27 at 11:59pm—without stopping— and will have more than 800 homeless animals eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kitties will kick-off the festivities at midnight and then continue with the older animals for the rest of the 24 hour-long event. (Who will you take home?)
 
The Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, will host the event at the covered Equestrian Center in Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. This is a family affair with an entire Kid’s Festival, presented by the ASPCA, complete with rides, and fun games for children of all ages.
 
There will be entertainment and refreshments by a variety of vendors and performers including Ballet Dance Exchange, Belly Motions, Inc., Blood Centers of Florida, Canine Counselors, Carioca Capoeira Miami, D.J. Uneeq, Doggie Bag Café Chefs, Dogzy Collars, Alex Murga & Ezpinaz, Game Time, Glamour by J’s, Gourmet Truck Expo, Grove Naturals, Hurricane Jumpers, Ice Cream Time, Live! Modern School of Music, Maria Verdeja School of Arts, Mary Lundberg Art, Natalia Dance Show-Cabaret, PetSmart, Yomo Essentials, and more. Admission to the park is free and complimentary parking is available in the park.
 
“Our goal this year is to find homes for at least 600 deserving cats and dogs,” says Donna Tallon, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “With the communities’ help, I am confident that we can do it!”

Dog Days of Summer Party 9/9/12

WoodysEMAIL[2]Dog Days of Summer Party
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3-7pm
Woody’s West End Tavern
600 Payne Dr
Miami Springs, FL 33166

With your $10 donation to Caring About the Strays, a non- profit animal rescue group, get a complimentary cocktail and assorted appetizers. Puppies and dogs for adoption • Raffle • Pet fashions – Bring cash!
The Twisted Williee Band rocks for the animals!

National Dog Party at Chalk Miami 6/22/12

Friday June 22 7-10 p.m. (arrive a bit early as this party kicks off on time!)
National Dog Party at Chalk Miami
Chalk
1234 Washington Ave
Miami Beach
305.532.8662
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Important Party Rules:
– Limit one dog per person.
– A schedule of events will be posted so guests can participate in the different events during the 3-hour celebration.
– Only well-mannered, socialized dogs are permitted for the safety of all.
– Doggy guests should have been walked or exercised before the event to help calm them before arrival.
– People must chaperone their dogs at all times.
– Dogs must be on short leashes (6-foot or 4-foot) and NO zip-line leashes allowed.
– No choke collars or spiked collars are permitted.
– All canine guests must be neutered or spayed.
– All doggy guests must be current on their vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella.
– Party organizers have the right to show the exit door to dogs who do not behave.
– You can attend solo and receive a goody bag for your home-alone dog who isn’t into a party scene.

Calling all South Floridians blessed to have cool canines living in the Sunshine State! Yes, you have Biscayne Bay, the Miami Dolphins and you never have to worry about shoveling snow from your driveway. You can dine with your dog at upscale dog-friendly eateries, let your pup romp on the beach and pamper your canine pal at indoor doggy day cares 365 days a year.

But here’s your chance to participate in an event that happens only once a year in one of America’s GRRRR-eat Cities National Dog Party Day! Due to public demand, we have expanded this year’s celebration to include a Miami party site. All donations will benefit Paws 4 You Rescue.

K9 for Love Dog Adoption and Fundraiser Event 5/6/12

K9 for Love Dog Adoption and Fundraiser Event
May 6th 2012, 2PM till 7PM
Ronselli Park
Ronselli Park is located behind the MasCanosa Center
250 SW 114th Ave
Miami FL 33174
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We will have our Dog Adoption and Fundraising event this Sunday May 6th at the Ronselli Park in Sweetwater (Last Sunday event was cancelled due to heavy rain).
Please come and visit us and meet our puppies and small/medium/big dogs ready for adoption. Our dogs are fully vetted and they have all shots.
We will have a big Garage Sale.

We are a non profit dog rescue organization and we focus on rescuing abandoned and homeless dogs from the Redlands/Homestead and Greater Miami Area.
Please stop by and show your support and come ready to fall in love with our puppies and dogs!!

Kiki Hamann 2012 Summer Collection Runway Extravaganza Benefiting Three Animal Charities 5/19/12

Kiki Hamann 2012 Summer Collection Runway Extravaganza Benefiting Three Animal Charities
Maison Kiki Hamann
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8:00pm until 12:00am
23400 SW 214TH Place
Redland, FL 33031
RSVP Required on Facebook.

Homestead is the major point in South Florida where people are literally dumping dogs on the streets daily.

Celebrity designer Kiki Hamann will be hosting a major event on May 19th 8 to 11pm in conjunction with 3 major charities! Sponsored by many SF companies wishing to make a change!

FF Humane Society
I Love My Human

A door list will be enforced at the entrance gate of the Maison by KH security team.
All guests are requested to please wear all white in order to have entrance granted through the gate!

This will be my best Summer Runway Ever! Your eyes will love what they are about to witness!

We are setting up VIPs Lounge rooms with table and service at the top head of the runway to benefit the “I Love My Human” cause!

Please help buying a Room or a single chair if you can!
And you are going to watch my runway as royalty and also help a great cause!
You can buy the whole room and invite your friends in or to share it, or you can buy a chair in it!
VIP Rooms are $2,000 donation (set up for 4)
VIP Chairs with service are $600.00 donation
Single seats at the very first runway line are $50.00 donation
No purchase necessary to attend the event!
Those are optional up grades which profit will go for charity

Need A Dog Friendly Place To Stay, With Hot Breakfast, New Building Just 15 Minutes From The Maison Kiki Hamann? Here it is. Ask For Celebrity Designer Kiki Hamann Discount Group Rates!

K9 for Love Dog Adoption Event in Sweetwater 4/29/12

K9 for Love – Dog Adoption Event in Sweetwater
April 29th 2012, 2PM till 7PM
Ronselli Park (behind MasCanosa Youth Center)
250 SW 114th Ave, Sweetwater FL
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Atention! K9 for Love is hosting an adoption event at the Ronselli Park (250 SW 114th Ave, Sweetwater, FL) on SUNDAY APRIL 29th from 2PM til 7PM. Please come and join us and meet our puppies and doggies up for adoption. We will also have raffles, garage sales and vendors and profits will be 100% for K9 for Love Inc.. We need your help! Please come and meet us! We need to keep saving more abandoned and homeless dogs. Thank you!!!

ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon 3/30-31/12

ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon
Friday, March 30th 11:59pm to Saturday, March 31st 11:59 pm
Tropical Park
7900 Bird Road
Miami

Are you ready to fall in love?
Come to the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon – a 24 hour, round-the-clock, adoption event!
Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services and The Cat Network, Inc., along with many other local rescue groups, are joining forces to SAVE lives!

Miami is one of the 55 communities nationwide selected to participate in the first event of this kind. Hundreds of deserving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be looking for forever homes. The event will start at midnight with a puppy and kittens marathon – you don’t want to miss it!

Our mission is to save more lives and we need your help.
Come to the event and ADOPT – A – PET for life.

Miami Lighthouse 5th Annual Dog Walk: Walk, Waggie and Stroll 3/25/12

Miami Lighthouse 5th Annual Dog Walk: Walk, Waggie and Stroll
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9 AM- 12 PM
The Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
www.miamilighthouse.org

Walk, Waggle and Stroll!

Strut your stuff at Miami Lighthouse’s fifth annual Walk, Waggle and Stroll Dog Walk, an exciting event that is dedicated to raising awareness for guide dogs and service dogs of all kinds at the Shops at Midtown Miami (3401 N. Miami Avenue). This year’s event will be led by ‘Dog’nitaries Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman as Grand Marshall and WPLG Local 10’s Sasha Andrade as the emcee.

The dog walk is taking place at the Shops at Midtown Miami, the events Top Dog Sponsor and de‘tails’ include: “Bagels and Bones Breakfast” at 9:00am sponsored by Brooklyn Bagels and Miami Global Columbian Lions Club; the dog walk at 9:30am followed by contest prizes for “cutest,” “look-alike,” “most talented dog”, “Dog-Ummy, “Musical Paws”, and Go Doggy Staying contests. You can also collect pledges to support the event from your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for the grand prize that goes to the person who gets the most pledges.

Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage, and walkers are welcome with or without dogs. On-site registration is $20; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers. Please click here to download PDF registration form.

Walk for for the Animals 2/18/12

Walk for for the Animals
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Bayfront Park
301 North Biscayne Boulevard

For more Walk information, visit www.humanesocietymiami.org, call us at 305-749-1825 or e-mail dani@humanesocietymiami.org
Sign up online now

The Humane Society Of Greater Miami Invites You To Support The Walk For The Animals

Sign up now for the Walk for the Animals and your T-shirt and goody bag will be waiting for you at the Registration booth on Saturday. Online registration is open till Friday, February 17, 2012 06:00 pm. You can register as well at the event. Registration opens at 08:30am. Our friendly staff and volunteers will be happy to assist you.

Walk for the Animals, presented by Pet Supermarket, is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Bayfront Park (301 North Biscayne Boulevard) and is an exciting and worthwhile activity for the entire family–and, of course–dogs. The Walk is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s largest annual community event, attracting over 3,000 people.

This year’s Grand Marshall is District 4 Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Sally A. Heyman. The Leader of the Pack is Associate Vice President and Controller of University of Miami, Theresa L. Ashman, and for the fourth year, the event’s emcee is WTVJ – NBC-6 meteorologist, Ryan Phillips.

There will be fun-filled activities for the entire family, including all of our furry friends. Sponsors will be offering music, games, prizes, product samples, and great food. There will be a special Bakery Tent filled with mouth-watering pastries to be enjoyed with a fabulous cup of Coffee Brake coffee. YUM!

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and entertainment will be provided from 9:00 a.m. ‘til noon. The one-mile stroll around the park (with or without a dog) begins at 10 a.m. The minimum donation for an individual walker is $50 and includes a Walk t-shirt, a fabulous goodie bag and doggie bandana. Or, form a Pack (team) with your family and friends and receive personalized Pack goodies! Big Dog Packs are for walkers 18 years of age and over and Proud Pup Packs for those under 18. The Pack raising the most money will be recognized at the event with a special surprise. For more Walk information, visit www.humanesocietymiami.org, or to register, go to www.firstgiving.com/hsgm.

“Every dollar raised from the Walk goes toward sheltering more than 300 homeless cats and dogs in our care every day. In addition, the funds help support our spay/neuter services, quality adoptions, humane education and pet therapy,” said Donna Tallon, Executive Director.

To date, Walk sponsors include: Pet Supermarket, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ryder Charitable Foundation, University of Miami, Invisible Fence, The Flyer, Dog Poop Bags.com, Pet Heaven, Miami-Dade County, Butler Schein Animal Health, Customlipbalmstore.com, Miami Obedience Club, Inc., Purina One, Canine Counselors, Pet Point, Paws in Town, Pet Chamber of Commerce, Webster Veterinary, Coffee Brake, WTVJ-NBC-6, The Miami Herald, Mark Tetro, and 101.5 Lite FM.

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is dedicated to placing every dog and cat into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs.

Paws 4 You Barkupy Miami Tropical Park 2/11/12

Paws 4 You Barkupy Miami Tropical Park
Saturday, February 11, 11am – 1pm
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th Street (by the stadium)
PetsTrustMiami.com

Support Paws 4 You Rescue and our Mission
~ Wear RED and look for the Paws 4 You Rescue tent ~
As you know, Paws 4 You Rescue’s Mission is to save dogs from the euthanasia list at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Our volunteers are there several times a week saving the unwanted.

Paws 4 You Rescue sees first hand what is happening at our County Shelter. By signing the Pets’ Trust petition and supporting the efforts, you, along with local animal advocates, hope to improve the lives of these animals.

The Pets’ Trust, modeled after the Children’s Trust, will create a consistent source of funds to operate and staff a new shelter due to open next year; lower the cost of spay and neuter services; and fund public awareness efforts about vaccinating and microchipping pets.

Paws 4 You Rescue believes that given the chance to vote, the citizens of Miami-Dade County will support a Pets’ Trust. Seeking a spot on the ballot is an initiative that both Houses of the Legislature need to support.

Saturday’s BARKupy Miami is to show our political leaders that Miami’s citizens should have the right to vote to improve the lives of our companion animals.

Wear a red shirt and bring your dog this Saturday to stand with Paws 4 You Rescue and the current dogs we have for adoption that were saved from death at our County Shelter. Together we can ask for the right to vote.

Brunch for the Animals 12/11/11

Sunday, December 11, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Humane Society of Greater Miami and Loews Miami Beach Hotel Cordially invite you and your dogs to attend The 15th Annual Brunch for the Animals

Bring your sunglasses and wear your “coolest” Sunday brunch attire while you enjoy a scrumptious buffet and cocktails on the scenic lawn of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

$150 per person (dogs are complimentary)
$35 per child (ages 3-10)

People friendly, dog friendly, and polite dogs are welcome!
Seating is limited so please RSVP early!

Click here to purchase your brunch tickets and raffles now!

Contact Laurie at 305-749-1815 or Laurie@humanesocietymiami.org to purchase your tickets.

Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet 75th Anniversary Celebration 11/20/11

Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet 75th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, November 20, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Soffer and Fine Adoption Center
16101 West Dixie Highway,
North Miami Beach, 33160

Debut of our new Gimme Shelter jewelry line – a must see!
A FREE, “People Only” Workshop for All Dog Owners with Canine Counselors at 1:00pm!
Come meet tennis legend and Wimbeldon Champion, Gardnar Mulloy, at 2:00pm

Family, children and pet friendly
FREE community event!
Half off adoption fees or adoption fee waived*
Food Trucks
Face Painting, Arts and Crafts
Music provided by 101.5 LiteFM
Vendors
Start Your Holiday Shopping Early!

Rummage Sale – accepting items now!
* fee waived for pets at the shelter longer than 4 months (excluding county tag for dogs)

If you have gently used items for our rummage sale, or for more information, please call Lisa at 305-749-1820

A Sophisticated Winter Runway with Designers Gucci, Kiki Hamann and Baron Siomanto 11/19/11

“A Sophisticated Winter” Runway with Designers Gucci, Kiki Hamann, and Baron Siomanto
11/19/11, 8:30pm
Mayfair Hotel and Spa
3000 Florida Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
www.kikihamann.com

Heads will turn as Kiki Hamann lights up the runway with her exuberant and “Sophisticated” winter collection. With elegance and a powerful attitude in mind, Kiki Hamann Canine Couture brings dominance once more to the fashion industry of the canine world with a remarkable line of luxury delivering utility and comfort with an unforgettable, incomparable beauty that can only be made by Kiki Hamann in her Sophisticated Collection.

From exquisite handbags and magnificent Furoshikis, to chic leashes and aesthetic cuffs, the Sophisticated Collection by Kiki Hamann Canine Couture offers Fashionistas around the globe an array of eclectic design. The previous trends of simple dog carriers in all too dull appearances and boring materials are no more. Now is the time of luscious details, intricate jewelry, delectable patterns and impeccable love.

In collaboration with other monumental designers Uberto Gucci and Baron Siamanto, Kiki Hamann prepares another spectacular fundraiser for the Friends Forever Humane Society, taking four-legged friends from an innocent death row to the caring hands of a loving human companion. A passionate heart and exceptional sense of style bound in splendor make this runway a joy to behold and an entertaining experience for all.

In a congenial contribution, Italian Designer Uberto Gucci will be displaying the launching Collection “La Collaborazione” Prepared with USA business partner Tatjana Labato and Miami local artist “Noel” offering to Kiki Hamann’s Guests the viewing of the paintings, based on his family heirlooms. Uberto Gucci’s daughter Drusilla Gucci will also be walking the runway with Prikly, the family Chihuahua. Baron Siamanto, a designer whose fashion aptitude knows no limits, is taking to the runway outfitting the human models in dazzling dresses, and stunning suits. Sharing a connate empathy for the position of homeless dogs, Baron Siamanto is bringing Chala, a lovely family rescue to walk the runway.

Kiki Haman’s Charity of Choice, “Friends Forever Human Society” is a proud part of the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project in Miami, FL, a coalition of humane organizations in Miami-Dade County working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in County shelters. This is a no kill humane society striving to find loving families for canine companions.

Holiday Pet Nights at Dolphin Mall 12/7-21/11

December 7th, 14th and 21st, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Ice Palace at Dolphin Mall

For the fifth year in a row, Dolphin Mall is bringing back its popular Pet Nights with Santa. Pet owners are invited to bring their dogs and cats to visit Santa from 7:30 pm to 9 pm on December 7th, 14th and 21st at the Ice Palace located on 2nd floor of the Ramblas area.

Visitors can select from an array of state-of-the art digital photographs offered during the traditional photos with Santa. Dolphin Mall’s holiday partnership with Snapfish offers customers a unique and user-friendly digital photo experience. The site allows shoppers to quickly share, organize and design photo gifts including holiday cards, calendars, ornaments and photo books. Shoppers can use their photos with Santa and the Ice Throne to create photo gifts.

Pet owners will receive a free bowl with the purchase of a photo package on the dates/times indicated, while supplies last. Pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and must either be on a leash or carried in a lightweight, portable pet carrier with harness.

Pawtoberfest 10/13/11

Pawtoberfest
October 13, 2011, 5pm
Downtown Athletic Club
200 S. Biscayne Blvd
Suite 15A
Miami, FL 33131
getfitmiami.com

A Taste of Downtown, benefitting the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Guests will enjoy cocktails courtesy of BACARDI, live entertainment, music by DJ Dozier, silent auction personal trainer auction, pet photo contest and MUCH MORE!!!

Calling All Dogs To Strut Their Stuff 8/13/11

Calling All Dogs To Strut Their Stuff
Saturday August 13th from 2 to 5 pm
Animalia Pet Expo looking for Adorable Animal Models
Miami Beach Convention Center

Animalia Pet Expo is casting dogs on Saturday August 13 in the afternoon at Miami Beach Convention Center to model internationally acclaimed pet couture by celebrity designer Kiki Hamann. “Animalia Pet Expo is a high end show for all. We are delighted to bring fashion to Miami dogs,” stated Animalia Pet Expo show director, Jolanta Mazewski-Dryden.

Dogs chosen will model alongside with attractive human models who are also wearing designer clothing. “The fashion show will take place at the Animalia Pet Expo on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th at The Miami Convention Center. Criteria for choosing the dog models is that they are attractive, outgoing, obedient, and attentive and possess a good runway strut. It will be a different show, with both humans and pets wearing couture clothing. My designs for the event are illustrations that are brought to life and not costumes,” stated Kiki Hamann.

Animalia Pet Expo takes place on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th at Miami Beach Convention Center in South Florida. A portion of the proceeds go to The Humane Society of Greater Miami. There will be over 100 exhibits, entertainment, seminars on pets, pet rescue organizations and pet adoptions, food and pet art. This is one of the most innovative exciting pet events in South Florida.

For tickets call 305.673.7311 or visit the website www.AnimaliaPetExpo.com. For press information contact Karen Steele, karencreativeoutsourcing@msn.com or call 713.203.4959 cell.

“Unleash Your Love for Pets at Animalia’ it’s a two-day fun indoor public event benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Adopt-A-Pet. The event has been created for “pets & people of South Florida”

Animalia Pet Expo 8/27-28/11

Saturday, August 27th, 10am – 7 pm
Sunday, August 28th, 10 am – 5 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center – Exhibit Hall C
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.animaliapetexpo.com

Tickets: Adults $12.00
Children 6-14, $6.00
Children under 6, Free

Animalia Pet Expo is a two day public event scheduled for August 27 & 28th at the Miami Beach Convention Center, benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Animalia has been created for “pets & people of South Florida” and will feature over 100 booths, educational and interactive seminars, demonstrations, contests, giveaways, adopt-a-pet, advocacy groups, hobbyist, kennels & clubs, ID & location systems, publications, natural products, apparel & accessories, health products & services, pet-rescue, silent auctions, agility areas, and much more.

It is the ultimate experience for adults and children who love their pets and for companies and organizations that provide products and services to the pet-owning public. The two day extravaganza will create a spectacularly blended Expo that is interactive and a feast for the “world of pets” bringing in fun, excitement, color, creativity, comfort, sound, talent – something to tempt the pallets of the pets, owners and would be pet owners!

Animalia is for dogs, cats, birds, horses, reptiles, small mammals, fish, aquatic animals…and their owners.

Pets are welcome at the Expo.

Adopt-A- Pet… Pet Demonstrations… Entertainment… Community Outreach… Pet Fashion… Prizes & Giveaways… Pet & Services… Pets n Talent… Fun Day out for the Family & Pet

Model Casting Call – August 13th
Animalia Pet Expo is casting models and dogs on Saturday August 13 from 2 pm – 5 pm at Miami Beach Convention Center to model internationally acclaimed pet couture designer clothing Kiki Hamman. “Animalia Pet Expo is a high end show for all. We are delighted to bring fashion to Miami dogs,” stated Animalia Pet Expo show director, Jolanta Mazewski-Dryden.

Dogs chosen will model alongside with attractive human models who are also wearing designer clothing. “The fashion show will take place at the Animalia Pet Expo on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th at The Miami Beach Convention Center. Criteria for choosing the dog models is that they are attractive, outgoing, obedient, and attentive and possess a good runway strut. It will be a different show, with both humans and pets wearing couture clothing. My designs for the event are illustrations that are brought to life and not costumes,” stated Kiki Hamman. Kiki’s website is www.kikihamann.com.

3rd Annual Doggy Days of Summer Event at the Village of Merrick Park 7/31/11

Village Of Merrick Park Celebrates Man’s Best Friend With The 3rd Annual Doggy Days Of Summer
Sunday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
** The parade begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.**
Village of Merrick Park
The Garden
358 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305.529.0200

Village of Merrick Park knows it’s a dog’s world out there and what better way to enjoy summer, than with the 3rd Annual Doggy Days of Summer event. The event will take place on Sunday, July 31st with a Pooch-A-Palooza of doggy centric action including a dog parade in The Garden. Proud dog owners will be able to show off their beloved furry friends and three winners will be selected to receive various prizes based on the categories of Best Attire, Best Personality and Best Owner/Dog Look Alike. Every dog that signs up to participate in the parade will also receive a doggy bandana to wear.

Dog owners must donate $5 to the Humane Society of Greater Miami to enter the parade. The event will also feature an Adopt-a-Thon, where guests will be able to meet, greet and adopt dogs brought in by the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Representatives from the Humane Society will be on hand to help facilitate adoptions. Guests who donate new items from the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Wish List will receive a complimentary Village of Merrick Park parking voucher. Items from the wish list include doggy bowls, beds, leashes, durable toys, grooming supplies and more.

Additionally, dog owners are invited to have their pooches strike a pose for a take-home framed photo with any purchase of $25 or more within the center. Guests will enjoy special treats and in-store promotions from participating restaurants and shops. Patrons are encouraged to bring along their dogs and dine al fresco at one of Village of Merrick Park’s many dog-friendly restaurants.

Pupperoni unites dogs and people 6/25/11

Saturday, June 25, 1-3 p.m.
Mayfair Hotel
3000 Florida Avenue
Coconut Grove

Pricing: $30
**RSVP required at RSVP@zm-pr.com

Mayfair Hotel hosts “Pupperoni” for people and their dogs, benefiting Spay Neuter Miami Foundation–a new organization dedicated to the prevention of unwanted pets. Guests will enjoy a day filled with wine, bubbly, beer, pizza and accessories for beings and dogs by Vanderbitch.

Spay Neuter Miami Foundation is the unprecedented initiative that comes in response to Miami-Dade’s unwanted pet population and over-crowded shelter. With nearly 36,000 intakes at Miami-Dade Animal Services last year, this newly registered 501c3 is dedicated to sterilization programs in Miami, and with your help, is taking action to secure donor-subsidized spay and neuter programs for local communities that need it most. Spay Neuter Miami is the only organization created to address the source of the problem and prevent unwanted animals from being born.

Kiki Hamann Opens Canine Couture Boutique 5/21/11

Saturday, May 21 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Coco walk Coconut Grove
Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL
www.kikihamann.com

scheduled for May 21, 2011, an affair that promises to be the greatest dog event ever.

Kiki Hamann’s personal publicist, Edward de Valle of AMGW agency in conjunction with the Coco Walk Management Group, will coordinate the happening. Guests from around the world are expected to attend

Kiki Hamann Canine Couture is an eccentric luxury lifestyle brand that creates the very best in high-end canine merchandise. Aimed at the stylish dog lover, designs are promised an exclusive hand-made touch, and range from one-of-a-kind harnesses and handbags to chic apparel. Kiki Hamann creates in the USA unique products from imported top quality materials such as leather, suede, faux fur, fine lace and silk, with guaranteed durability and attention to artisan-ship.

Coco Walk is Miami’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining & entertainment. As the first lifestyle center in Florida, Coco Walks’ unique grounds and buildings were carefully designed to blend seamlessly into the surroundings of Coconut Grove, a bayside boating village known for being eclectic and always exciting. Coco Walk is dog friendly and welcomes visitors and their fur friends in every venue.

AMGW agency was founded on April 12th, 2001 as a media buying company; today de Valle II has strategically positioned the company to be among the world’s premiere agencies – by expanding its global reach and by providing a service that is not only desired, but essential. AMGW agency executes marketing strategies in all seven continents. AMGW agency recently formed an alliance with Trusted Translations, Inc., a global translations company that offer translations services in more than 100 languages.

Mutts ‘n’ Martinis Spring Fling 5/5/11

Mutts ‘n’ Martinis Spring Fling
May 5th, 5:30pm – 8pm
Suite 100
Next to Briny irish pub, las olas riverfront, fort lauderdale

The creators of the original fido friendly happy hour bring their Mutts ‘n’ Martinis Spring Fling and Adopt-a-Thon to Downtown Fort Lauderdale; for one very special evening along the new river, guests can bring their four legged family members to enjoy drinks, appetizers, vendors and entertainment PLUS the chance to meet dozens of adoptable dogs just waiting to find their forever families. The event benefits Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and St Bernard Rescue

Guests can buy tickets online at www.muttsnmartinis.eventbrite.com

Dog Gone Great Day at Keys Woofstock!

Yes, you read that right. WooFstock. As in, woof woof, what your doggy says to you when he needs to go out, or sees someone at your door, or hears the front gate close, or you sneeze, or….

Anyway, this isn’t about my dog’s frequent and annoying habit of barking at the air, it’s about a fantastic, free, dog-friendly event sponsored by MarrVelous Pet Rescues & Adoptions. The location? Well, this is Florida after all, and all fabulous events here take place ocean-front, and Woofstock was no exception. Beautiful Founder’s Park in Islamorada, FL played host to the thousands of furry friends and the people who obsess over them.

Every dog you could imagine was represented at Woofstock: big Great Danes, tiny Chihuahuas, new hybrid types like my unique German Sheagle, marvelous mixes of all kinds, and even a fluffy white guy who was tie-dyed pink, blue, and green in true hippie form. Speaking of tie dye, there certainly was plenty of it. From the vendors to the staff, bright colorful fabric abounded, keeping the theme of the day consistent.

The adjacent dog park served to shed some energy off the excited pups, but all animals were leashed and well-behaved as they explored the many booths. Treats and lunch for dogs and humans alike were for sale at reasonable prices. Local restaurants offering fresh seafood added spice to the usual street food type fare. But by far, the most popular and exciting areas were the doggy dock diving and lure racing. For a meager $10, your little angel could race around the track chasing a stuffed animal or fly through the air and into the pool after his favorite toy. It’s a competition so make a note of your time and distance! Ours was 10.4 seconds, heck yeah!

Plenty of scents for doggy noses and sweet tunes for human eardrums polished up the day perfectly. A local band of teenagers brought ska style funk and fun loving fans who danced hard right up front. Juxtaposed thereafter was the middle aged group of rockers whose drummer crooned 70s ballads and 90s rock anthems to which everyone sings along.

Keys Woofstock was a well-organized event that was fun for the entire family. Next year we’ll be back, and I’ll be sure to get the word out in advance so everyone can enjoy it. If you would like to support Keys Woofstock, please follow the below link to make a donation to the Marr-Velous Pet Rescues & Adoptions of the Florida Keys.

http://www.marrvelouspetrescues.org/donations.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse 4th Annual Walk Waggle and Stroll Dog Walk 3/6/11

Walk, Waggle & Stroll at the Fourth Annual Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk
presented by The Shops at Midtown Miami
Sunday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3401 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Honorary “Dog”nitaries
Sally A. Heyman, Miami-Dade County Commissioner
and
John Morales, Chief Meteorologist NBC-6, WTVJ Miami

This fun-filled event is dedicated to raising awareness for guide dogs and service dogs of all kinds.
Registration is $20, and we would love for you, your friends and colleagues
to form a “pack” and “strut your stuff”!
Gather pledges and compete for the Most Participant Pledges grand prize!

Please contact Cameron Sisser at (786) 362-7515 or csisser@miamilighthouse.org for pre-registration or more information.
Walkers are welcomed with or without a dog.

Miami Dolphins Foundation Volunteers At 4th Annual Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk

Walk, Waggle and Stroll! Members of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams organization will join walkers and their dogs, including guide dogs, other service animals and regular pet companions, on a walk to pledge support for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Sunday, March 6th. This year’s event is hosted by Honorary ‘Dog’nitaries, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman and NBC Chief Meteorologist John Morales.

“In addition to raising much-needed funds for our programs at Miami Lighthouse, which provide rehabilitation and vocational training to thousands of people every year, our fourth annual Walk, Waggle and Stroll Dog Walk will be a wonderful awareness-raiser for the presence of service animals of all kinds in our community,” said Miami Lighthouse CEO Virginia A. Jacko, who is blind and uses a guide dog, Kieran.

De‘Tails’ for the event are as follows: registration for the Dog Walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Shops at Midtown Miami located at 3401 N. Miami Avenue. Some of the morning’s activities include “Bagels and Bones Breakfast” sponsored by Publix, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks; contest prizes for cutest, look-alike and most talented dog; and raffle prizes. Free parking is available in the PetSmart garage, and walkers are welcome with or without dogs. On-site registration is $20; the fee is waived for visually impaired walkers.

The Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk is sponsored by The Shops at Midtown, Opalocka Hialeah Flea Market, NBC Miami, Miami-Dade County, Publix, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, The Miami Dolphins Foundation, Frances T. King Insurance Agency, Britto, Sudsies, BizSolutions, Susan Conroy Design, Absolute Graphics, Banfield the Pet Hospital, Mac Parking and Coral Way Columbian Lions Club.

The Miami Lighthouse is Florida’s largest and oldest private agency serving the blind and visually impaired. In addition to providing free vision care to thousands of financially disadvantaged children each year, Miami Lighthouse helps more than two thousand blind and visually impaired people and their families learn to live safe and independent lives while coping with vision loss. For more information please visit www.miamilighthouse.org or to schedule a tour call Kristina Pham at 786-382-7514.

The Miami Dolphins Special Teams is a unique volunteer organization created to enlist and mobilize the ongoing services of the community with the Miami Dolphins staff, players and alumni. The mission of the Special Teams is to offer hands-on services to communities and families in need, to partner with existing organizations on worthwhile social, civic and charitable programs, to provide assistance at Miami Dolphins Foundation events, and to support community efforts in times of emergency.

Miami Lighthouse Mission Statement: To provide vision rehabilitation and eye health services that promote independence, to educate professionals, and to conduct research in related fields.

Furever Love Fest at Midtown Cats 2/12-13/11

Furever Love Fest!
Sat & Sun, Feb 12 & 13th, 12p-5p

Midtown Cats
Petsmart Midtown Adoption Center
3101 North Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127

Don’t wait for love to find you…
The one true love has been waitin for you.

The one for you to come home to, spoon with at night, cuddle and watch a movie.
To love you with all of your flaws, no matter how you feel today.

And if you have a single pet, don’t let them be alone all day~

While you’re waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right, come meet some of our
furry loverboys and slinky femme fatales at the

Find unconditional love with our SpeedMatch process or kick back and get silly with our felines in the Lovers Lounge. Meow!

The Dog Beach of Hollywood, FL

The Dog Beach of Hollywood, FL
Between Pershing and Custer Streets on the Ocean
www.dboh.org

The emotions I felt when I took my little angel to the dog beach in Hollywood, FL for the first time were overwhelming. Boundi and the other dogs ran, swam, played fetch, chased each other, and generally had the time of their lives, all free from leash restraint.

The friendly dogs and people who shared the experience with us on this fall day smiled and laughed as we talked about our pets and threw tennis balls deep into the Atlantic. Everyone cleaned up after their pet(s) and our dog even cleaned up after some ungrateful beach goer, who had littered a plastic bag in the ocean. Ever the loyal retriever, Boundi brought the bag to our feet and we properly disposed of it.

I like very much that they have a public official or park officer of some kind there on the sand to ensure everyone’s safety, though he wasn’t utilized during my visit.

For Miami Dade dog lovers who have visited the “dog beach” on Key Biscayne: DON’T! Don’t ever go there again. I know we won’t. Even though it’s a bit of a drive to the Hollywood beach, the experience is more than worth it and the beach doesn’t even compare to the dirty area on the causeway where they allow dogs in Miami.
Bottom Line: This gorgeous beach is amazing just for human recreation, and allowing furry friends to share in the fun takes it to another fantastic level!
By Talmage