Is it possible to get all your Christmas shopping done in the three big days – Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Cyber Monday? Getting back to your job might be just what you need to regroup and plan for the great pet events coming up in Tampa Bay during the week ahead. Rest up first, then gather family and friends for some of the following events:
Monday Nov. 28th thru Friday Dec 23rd
C.A.R.E. Critter Adoption and Rescue Inc.1528 27th St SE, Ruskin, FL 33570-5436 (813) 645-2273 Map Honor your furry family member(s) with an ornament on the C.A.R.E. Christmas tree. Ornament sponsorship forms will be mailed to our C.A.R.E. friends in November or stop by the C.A.R.E. office to inquire.
The Iron Pelican Antique and Home Décor has teamed up with Pet Pal Animal Shelter 405 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (727) 328-7738 for their Presents for Pups Supply drive. Bring a donation (toys, treats, towels, etc.) to their store, located at 2454 Central Ave., St Petersburg, FL. Map
Thursday, Dec 1st
The Collier Community Cat Coalition in Naples invites you to their first Holiday Party/Fundraiser, 5 PM to 9 PM, at The Inn on Fifth, 699 5th Avenue South, Naples 34102 (239) 403-8778 Map
It is the same night as the Christmas Tree lighting on Fifth. Joint the fun on the front balcony overlooking the courtyard and Fifth Avenue. Tickets are $35 each. A Tickets of Chance Auction and a Silent Auction will help the Cat Community Coalition help the kitties. Click here to register and get your tickets online!
The Humane Society of Pinellas, Clearwater, FL (727) 797-7722, Thursday Start of Mutt Strutt Celebrations at the Brown Boxer Pub & Grilleto, 483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (727) 441-6000. Map 5 PM to 8 PM Help the Humane Society kick things off right!
Saturday, Dec 3rd
The Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 SR590, Clearwater, FL 33759 (727) 797-7722 Click Here for Map and Driving Directions. Microchip Clinic – Low cost at HSP from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. Give your pet the ticket home with a Microchip. Bring in proof of current Rabies vaccine and county license (when applicable) for your low cost microchip. Keep YOUR pet safe! Holiday Hoopla has caused more than one pet the run away from home.
Humane Society of Manatee County 2507 14th Street W Bradenton, FL 34217 (941)-747-8808. Join the HS of Manatee County for their 16th annual Alternative Christmas Market from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd, Bradenton. Visit the event site to learn more. Purchase gifts with meaning from HS and many other non-profits. Enjoy homemade cookies and take your chances on gift raffles.
Tampa Beagle Rescue, PO Box 271772, Tampa, FL, 33688 (813) 446-9663 is hosting a Beagle adoption and Meetup between 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM at the West Park Dog Park, 6299 N Occident St. Tampa FL (813) 031-2121 (get map) Meet and greet adoptable beagles at a great place to get to know each other! If you have a preapproved application on file you can adopt a dog on site. Be sure to bring children and currently owned dogs so everyone can meet!
Or, you might want to spend the day at the Pet-A-Palooza (10 AM to 5 PM) at the Florida Alliance Soccer Fields, 1900 Seminole Soccer Loop, Sanford, FL 32771 Map Animal based charities have paired up with CBS radio to host Pet-A-Palooza!! 4000 people are expected at this mega-event where you can spend the day visiting the large number of exhibitions including many animal rescue groups adopting out animals in need. There will be live music featuring the nationally know banc, Hanson. Exhibits include rescue organizations, food, retail vendors, agility and much more!
Sunday, Dec. 4th
Dunedin Doggie Rescue Dunedin, FL 34698, (813) 205-0156 (Mobile). Suds on Sunday at Dunedin Brewery, 1st Sunday of every month. Dog wash at the Dunedin Brewery/Gary & Mike’s Auto Repair 932 & 937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin Map Help Support Dunedin Doggie Rescue! There will be Live Music, Vendors, Cake, Raffles and of course Adoptable Dogs! Bring your dogs for a wash! Free 16oz Dunedin beer (YUM) with each dog you get washed! Washes: 20lbs $7, 50lbs $9, 80lbs $13. Nail Trims $7, Ear Cleanings $3 (by professional Groomers & Vet Techs) (Free nails/ears for DDR Adoptees) Mobile Vet on Site- low cost Vaccines, Rabies, HeartwormTest/med & Flea meds.
Save Out Strays Inc.P.O. Box 373, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 (727) 481-5262 is ready to get busy with Early-Start Gift Wrapping. SOS volunteers will be decorating presents for donations at the Tyrone Mall Sears Store Friends & Family nights Sunday, December 4th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm near the escalators. Map Come shop and get a head start on the holidays. Your donation in any amount is welcome and much appreciated!
Do you have a favorite pet event in Tampa Bay?