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World Rabies Day

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

September 28, 2012 is World Rabies Day.

The mission of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources. Even though the major impact of rabies occurs in regions of the world where many needs are present, rabies should no longer be neglected. The tools and technology for human rabies prevention and dog rabies elimination are available.

To learn more please visit

Get on Board at the Skateboard Rodeo Pet Adoption Event

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Get on board with this year’s Skateboard Rodeo Adoption Event, Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

There will be pet adoptions for 1/2 off the regular price and plenty of FREE entertainment for the entire family, including six different skating style contests for $3,000 in cash, prizes, and sponsorship’s.

For more information go to: Miami Dade Animal Services

Dog Days of Summer

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Barnacle Historic State Park

3485 Main Hwy., Miami, FL, 33133
(305) 442-6866
Dog Days of Summer

Sunday, July 29, 2012
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event free with Regular Park Admission of $2 per person ages 6 and up

Agility, K-9 Officer, and Search and Rescue demonstrations, pet tricks, a dog/owner look-alike contest, and Canine Blessings are all part the fun as The Barnacle goes to the dogs! Bring a picnic or buy hot dogs (what else!), burgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks from The Barnacle Society. As always during our regular business hours, well-behaved pets are welcome. All dogs must be on a hand held leash that does not exceed six feet in length.

Don’t own a dog? Let the Humane Society of Greater Miami introduce you to one of their loveable, adoptable pets.

Miami Dog Breed Ban Up For Repeal

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

First Annual Summer Luau Overview

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

June 23, 2012
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Admission: Free!

1700 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
954 563 0143

It’s Fort Lauderdale PetSmart’s First Annual Luau to celebrate the dog days of Summer! Join us for a Puppy Paw-ty inside PetSmart. There will be contests and prizes goodies and photos. It”ll be a howling good time!
For more information, please call 954 563 0143 or email

Dog Bite Prevention Workshop for Parents and Kids

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Saturday, May 12 9:00a to 2:00p
at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Kendall, FL
Price: Free
Phone: (305) 237-0742
Age Suitability: Kids and up
Tags: dog-bites workshop child

Come enjoy the MDC Kendall Campus’ Environmental Center and help your child learn how to avoid being bitten by an unfriendly dog.
Dog bites are preventable! Children simply need to be shown how to approach and respond to an unfamiliar dog. Trainers from the South Dade Kennel Club have joined with the Miami Dade College Environmental Center on Kendall Campus to present free dog bite prevention lessons for children and parents on Saturday, May 12th, 2012. For more information call 305-237-0905

Subaru Adopt-a-pet

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

For further details Humane Society of Greater Miami

Mega Match-a-Thon

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Miami-Dade Animal Services, The Humane Society of Greater Miami, and The Cat Network, Inc. will participate in the first ever ASPCA “Mega Match-a-Thon” 24-hour event, beginning March 30th at 11:59 p.m., in Tropical Park.

Join the nationwide effort to save lives of shelter animals. More than 500 animals will be on site waiting to be adopted for fees as low as $30 with tag included.

Call 3-1-1 for more information.

Feasts with the Beasts – March 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This euphoric event is sure to tantalize your palates with the delectable tastes of the most extraordinary dishes created by some of South Florida’s most renowned fine food establishments.

VIP Beastkeeper Party
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7 PM – 11 PM
At The Home of Irene Korge in Pinecrest, FL

VIP Beastkeeper Passport:
$500 per person

*Exclusive admission to VIP Party on Saturday, January 28, 2012
*Includes Early admission to Feaster VIP Cocktail Reception, 7 – 8:30 PM, & admission to Main Event 8 PM – Midnight.

Main Event
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8 PM – 12 AM
At Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177

Feaster VIP Cocktail Reception and Main Event Ticket:
$225 per person

*Includes Early admission to Feaster VIP Cocktail Reception, 7 – 8:30 PM, & admission to Main Event 8 PM – Midnight.

Feaster Ticket:
$175 per person (Admission to Main Event only)

*8:00 PM to Midnight along the path of Zoo Miami
*40 amazing restaurants and caterers
*Full dessert and coffee buffet
*8 open bars
*Wild animal encounters
*Dazzling entertainment & music
*Ron Magill’s Spectacular Dance Party (10 PM – Midnight)
*Attire: Safari chic

Tickets purchased on or after Friday, February 24, 2012 will be held at WILL CALL.

Attendees MUST be at least 21 years of age.
Valid photo ID required.

February is Pet Dental Health Month

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Schaumburg, IL

— It is estimated that 80 percent of people brush their teeth every day, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their pets. Pet Dental Health Month, celebrated every February, teaches pet owners proper dental hygiene is equally as important for their pets.

“Most people have no idea that dental health is so important to their pets, and that’s why Pet Dental Health Month is such a great idea,” explains Dr. Larry Corry, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). “In fact, veterinarians report that periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed problem in dogs and cats. This can lead to painful infections of the mouth, and in severe cases these infections can spread and become life-threatening conditions. During Pet Dental Health Month, the AVMA is encouraging all dog and cat owners to regularly brush their pet’s teeth and regularly see their veterinarian for checkups.”

The AVMA, a sponsor of Pet Dental Health Month, offers an informative video giving step-by-step instructions on how to brush your pet’s teeth. The Pet Dental Month Web site,, includes tips from a veterinary expert on pet dental health, Dr. Brook Niemiec.

“Periodontal disease, an infection of the gums, is incredibly common in pets, and it can be quite serious,” explains Dr. Niemiec, a board certified veterinary dental specialist. “It’s estimated that by the age of two, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal infections have been linked to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and other life threatening disorders. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by regularly brushing your pet’s teeth and by regularly visiting your veterinarian.”

For more information, please visit, and to show off your pet’s pearly whites upload their photos at the AVMA Flickr site Pearly White Pets.


The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. More than 80,000 member veterinarians are engaged in a wide variety of professional activities. AVMA members are dedicated to advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine including its relationship to public health and agriculture. Visit the AVMA Web site at to learn more about veterinary medicine and animal care and to access up-to-date information on the association’s issues, policies and activities.

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