Archive for the ‘adopt’ Category

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01 Jul 13

Hot cars, Cool dogs! ...

By Nancy E. Hassel

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 Bide-a-wee in Westhampton Beach hosted an adoption event along with a car show by NY AutoFest. So aside from the adorable dogs there for adoption, pet vendors and entertainment, there were cool cars and many car enthusiats too.  With about 30 dogs available for adoption at the shelter, and this is a beautiful facility, spotless as a matter of fact.  The dogs there are well socialized, happy and they have many different breeds to choose from.  Bide-a-wee also has many beautiful cats too and many programs availble for pet owners, check out their website here, and see many pictures below and even MORE on our Facebook page!

Love the color on this car!

Look at this face! So cute, and available for adoption at Bide-a-wee.

This cutie pie, was just that a wiggling, waggling bundle of joy! Go visit her and maybe you may just fall in love!

This handsome fella Riley, was there was with his mom. Riley is a Bide-a-wee alum.

Tricked out Jeep!

See MORE Photo’s by clicking here! (LOTS OF CAR PICS & DOGGIES TOO!)

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16 Jun 13

ARF Garden Tour in the Hamptons! ...

by Nancy E. Hassel,

It was a spectacular day Saturday June 15, 2013 on the east end of Long Island to take part in the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons 27th Annual Garden Tour and cocktail reception.  The weather was impeccable just as the gardens were.  After all the rain we have had in the last week, touring estates in East Hampton and their beautiful gardens to help support the wonderful work ARF does on a perfect weather day was fantastic! Plus you get a lot of ideas for your own garden too.

So what is the garden tour? It is a self-guided tour through the properties of 6 estates who’s owners generously open their gates to let people walk through and admire the beauty of their grounds.  From 10 am – 4pm the general public can buy a garden tour pass from ARF to take the lovely self guided tour and all proceeds go to help ARF’s adoptable animals – and continue the great work they do, for nearly 40 years!  The tour happens every year in a different Hamptons location, this year it was in East Hampton and the garden styles vary from house to house and are very unique with native plants and exotic plants too.  See below for more!

This home had beautiful pathways leading up to a spectacular pool complete with a pool house, and paths
beyond it that lead to a tennis court and the rest of the grounds of the house.

Adorable Doxie greeting guests as they arrived!

This year the tour was held at the homes of: Barrie Berg & Antonio Munoz, Dwyer & Michael Derrig,
Alexandra Munroe & Robert Rosenkranz, Jan & Randy Slifka, Craig James Socia, Peter Wilson & Scott Sanders.

We saw one couple do the tour on bike which is a great way to do it, otherwise you have to drive from house to house.
I am thinking next year would be great to view the houses via my bicycle!

Barbara Slifka co-chair of the ARF Garden Tour with Sara Davison Executive Director of ARF

ARF cocktail reception at a home right on Main street in East Hampton village. Many supporters were on
hand as well as the adorable pups below that are available for adoption through ARF.

Marc Fichandler Co-Chair of the Garden Tour with Lynn Lehocky committee member of the Garden Tour

To see MORE Pictures of the tour, click here!
For more information about ARF and to attend the garden tour next year, click here.

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08 Apr 13

East End big adoption event! ...

By Nancy E. Hassel,

The 2nd Annual ‘Long Island’s Best’ adoption event hosted by ARF (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) was held at the Riverhead Polish Hall on Saturday, April 6th, 2013.  In addition to ARF there were other Long Island rescue groups on hand with many adorable dogs, cats, puppies and a couple kittens looking for furever homes.

The rescue groups at the event were:

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF)

Kent Animal Shelter

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

North Fork Animal Welfare League

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

RSVP – Animal Rescue & Welfare Group

Were you at the adoption event? Did you adopt a pet?  Would love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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19 Mar 13

Dog’s in Tuxedo’s? ...

by Nancy E. Hassel,

If you haven’t heard by now the 2nd Annual Black Tie for Paws is coming up this Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 6pm – midnight, hosted by Doggie U K9 Academy in Bay Shore, NY. (41 Saxon Avenue).

This year we have a bunch of new talented dog acts as part of our entertainment, live band, lots of dancing, great food & refreshments for the humans and doggies alike and of course the Pet Fashion Show – where anyone can enter their dog into the show and walk the runway!

We have 3 guest judges from Long Island for the Pet Fashion Show, Gem Magazine Publisher Tanya Lee, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Climi and Nook & Cranny Gift Boutique owner Lori Stuck Zegel!!  Also tons of pawesome raffle baskets and much more….don’t forget the red carpet, step & repeat and photo’s from 6-9pm by none other than ThePuparazzi!

This fun filled benefit will benefit TWO amazing rescue groups that work locally here on LI with animals in our shelter, Shelter Link and Almost Home that help in the community, educate and offer many programs to help homeless and owned pets.  How cool is that? A joint benefit – we loved to see people work together!

Tickets are on sale here, and are $10 extra the night of, so you can purchase tickets online or head to Doggie U K9 Academy and purchase your tickets directly on site and save.

Cocktail attire or Black Tie attire is requested for you and your pups!!  People from all over LI are expected as well as many of our NYC, Brooklyn, Queens Pet people too!

You may have seen the News 12 coverage about it last week or some of the press about the upcoming event too!  This is great event that helps two wonderful groups – we hope you can join us in helping them continue to do what they do by attending this event!!

Oh and did we mention the gift bags for attendees as a thank you for coming? Nice!
Black Tie for Paws
Saturday, March 23, 2013
6pm – midnight
Doggie U K9 Academy
41 Saxon Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 968-7972

Can’t wait to see you and your dog dressed to the K9’s!
Check out Doggie U’s Facebook page! for updates throughout the week too!

Top hat and all this Basset is ready to Pawty! Photo Credit: ThePuparazzi

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12 Oct 12

You know what October is? ...

by Nancy E. Hassel,

By now if you are in the pet industry, you’ve known for quite a while that October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, and it is now also Pit Bull Awareness month. But to the average Joe, someone who may own a family dog but isn’t engrossed in the pet industry or rescue, what does Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month really mean to them and the rest of the world?

Plain and simple – Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month is a month to bring awareness to the general public about getting them to think of going to their local shelter to adopt a dog. Personally I see the month as a way to educate the general public about how many dogs there are available locally at their own town municipal shelters and private shelters. I would love to see more people open their minds, hearts and eyes to shelters dogs and see that they make amazing pets. And to educate themselves about why they should not buy puppies in puppy stores.

In the past four Pet Events Newsletter I have been featuring Asia, a complete sweetheart of a pit mix with two different colored eyes, who loves people, kids, and dogs. Asia has been at the Town of Islip Animal and Adopt-a-Shelter Center for 19 months (that’s a year and 7 months people). They take great care of her, and she is even a little chubby, but she came into the shelter very preggers gave birth to her pups which of course were all adopted quickly, and she remains. If I could take her, I would – I went to visit her not to long ago and she was so silly in her kennel when
I was talking to her it was a riot, I was cracking up laughing her ‘please adopt me antics’ she was doing.  She is a very good dog – and was even featured on News 12 this morning. I really hope someone opens their home and hearts for this sweet girl.

The Town of Islip is having their Annual Adopt-a-thon tomorrow, Saturday, October 13, from 11am – 3pm at the shelter (210 S. Denver Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706) with a ton of vendors, music and of course TONS of adoptable pets. They are also announcing who will be the lucky family to bring Joey the pit pull puppy home who had over 100 applications for his adoption. LINK. I really hope in honor of Joey that the hundreds of people who applied to be his new family will go into the shelter and take the time to meet some of the dogs, cats, and bunnies there waiting for love.

There have been adopt-a-thons going on all across the country and right here on LI. Another upcoming fun offsite adoption for Kent Animal Shelter will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11am to 3pm at Westhampton Pet (29 Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach – Exit 63 off of Sunrise highway south). They will have dogs available for adoption. Bring your dog down to visit dressed in their best HOWL-O-Ween costume and a prize will be awarded for best dressed dog!

October may be Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month – but any chance you can get to go to your local shelter and meet a potential new family member, take it, you won’t be disappointed. A lot of adoptive pet parents and rescuers can tell you that somehow the dogs ‘know’ that you are their new person. It’s true – and you will be much happier with your decision knowing you are adopting and taking a dog home out of a loud, stressful environment to live he or she was meant to live. By your side!

Photo credit: Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island