Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stuff to do coming up

There is SO much stuff to do coming up - I can't believe it. The rest of July and August is going to be amazing.

This Sunday July 18th - there's going to be Meet ‘n’ Greet Bark-B-Que - at Flynn Park, in Halifax from 12:00pm - 4:00pm in aid of the Animal Rescue Coalitions - what it says on the facebook page is "The main attraction will of course be ARC's residents and adoptable fur babies, there to Meet and Greet you with puppy kisses" - there's tons of information on the Facebook page - so you should go check it out!

Also on Sunday (July 18th) at 1pm - if you've got a small dog, or specifically a pug or Boston - you're in luck, because there's going to be a combined pug and boston meet at the Shubie Park off leash beach area. They have a Facebook event page set up to get things organized - because those groups like to be organized, so go check out the page to see who all is going.

The Al Fresco Film Festo starts July 23rd - and in past years it's been dog friendly - so I'm really hoping that this year it will continue with that tradition - it's down on the Halifax waterfront, so take your canine life companion - and go watch Dirty Dancing together!

And in that same vein - Shakespeare By The Sea down at Point Pleasant Park is also dog friendly - if your dog can handle that kind of atmosphere - sitting quietly by your side for a couple of hours while people act silly in front of you - and other people are laughing and crying and gesticulating and having fun - and if your dog is up for that and you are crazy like me and want to spend as much time with the most important sentient being in your life - spend your hard earned dollars at a cultural event that lets you take your dog with you! Go to their website to find out what's playing and when at - - you can also check out my Point Pleasant Park page on my Charlie loves Halifax site to find out more about the park!

Saturday, July 24, 2010 H.A.R.T. is having a "Paw Raiser" - there's going to be a yard sale, chance auction, bake sale, bbq and door prize - it`s going to happen from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Centrelea Community Hall, Hwy #201 Centerlea, Bridgetown, NS - they also have a facebook event page set up for you to check out.

July 27th is one of the NS SPCA's major fundraising events - Kwik Kopy's Putting for Pets taking place at The Links at Penn Hills Golf Course. Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:15 am and tee time is 9:30 am. Prices are $170.00 per person or $600.00 per team which includes green fees, carts, dinner and prizes. This year they want to raise $12,000 - so that's a lot of golf balls that need to be putted, or teed - or whatever it is that you do on golf courses - I'm not a golfer - so I hope they have a good time on the golf course - although I do like to wear golf shirts though! haha!

The folks at Kwik Kopy are pretty passionate about the SPCA - and they're having hot dog barbeques at their store periodically throughout the summer to raise extra money for the shelter in Dartmouth - you can check out their blog which features their store dogs Gollum and Rose to look for upcoming dates!

Also benefiting the H.A.R.T. rescue is a golf tournament Saturday, July 31, 2010
11:00am - 5:00pm at the Annapolis Royal Golf and Country Club - there`s a $50 registration per person or $200 per team that will guarantee you a fun filled day of golf that will help out a ton of kitties down in the Valley. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. For more information - go to the Facebook page!

August 1st from 5-7:30PM there`s going to be a critter walk to aid Healing Animals SCARS over on the Boardwalk at Fisherman's Cove in Eastern Passage to help the kittens and cats - Please email for a pledge sheet and check out her facebook page for more info

The Pampered Paws Inn is having a Brunch! Four - one hour sittings at 10am, 11am, Noon with the final sitting at 1pm on Sunday, August 8, 2010 - it`s a fund raiser for Litters n Critters Rescue - and there`s going to be a ton of stuff going on - a live band, they`re going to have their ice cream stand open, which serves human and ice cream made just for dogs! So it`s going to be tons of fun - you can check out the menu at - or check out their facebook event page - Pampered Paws Inn is located at 1725 Hammonds Plains Road

Also on August 8th at the Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building at Dalhousie University on 6135 University Ave at 6pm - there's going to be an awesome movie showing called - An American Opera: The Greatest Animal Rescue Ever - it's being presented by The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia and it's about the rescue of the animals of the animals during the Katrina disaster down in the States - you can see more information about it and see a trailer at - and of course check out their Facebook page!

August 29th - Atlantic Small Dogs Rescue is hosting a picnic and fund raiser - at "Sandra's house" - that sounds like fun! haha! This is what it says on the Facebook event page - "This August ASDR will be having a picnic/fundraiser at Sandra's house. We hope to have a silent auction and lots of food. Everyone is welcome. Our former fosters and their families will also be invited. More details to follow." So go sign up on the Facebook page if this interests you so you can keep updated!

So that's a couple things to get you started for the coming month!

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