Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Pet Events

My favorite time of the year is upon us. The leaves are changing, there is a slight chill in the air....it's the perfect time to get out there with your pets and enjoy what the season has to offer!

Check out some of the hair raising events coming up in Polka Dot Pup's neck of the woods -

Wag N' Walk
September 27, 2008, 8:00AM
Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone:(805) 579-8047
Event Details: Wag N' Walk is an annual fundraising event and insures quality care for the animals throughout the year. Join and "walk" for a dog or cat! For more information about this event, please visit http://www.arvsimi.org/events.htm

Bark for the Cure
October 4, 2008, 8:00am-2:00pm
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (866)789-3737
Event Details: Bark for the Cure is a series of 5K events taking place across the country to raise money and awareness for canine cancer research. The first leg of the event, Bark for the Cure Los Angeles, kicks off with a 5K Fun Run/Walk and continues with a Canine Celebration immediately following. Dogs and dog lovers who would like to take part in the run/walk can register at BarkfortheCure.com. To participate, adults are asked to donate $15 per adult and $1 for dogs. Children can join for free. Admission is free for those not in the 5k but wish to participate the canine celebration following the 5k.

October 5, 2008, 10:30 am - 3 pm
1021 Havard Way, EL Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Event Details: Dog demonstrations, dog vendors, rescue groups, prizes and lots of dog-gone fun! Hosted by El Dorado Hills Recreation Dept, just east of Folsom, CA. For more info call Janet at 916-358-3575

PAWED's Furry Friends Walk & Geocache
October 5, 2008, 9 AM to 2 PM
El Dorado Hills Blvd. & St. Andrews Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95682
Event Details: Participate in the 1 or 2 mile walk around the park for PAWEDs (People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County) Furry Friends Walk & Geocache. Registration begins at 9 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM ($15/person or $25/family, or preregister online at www.pawedpets.org). Funds raised will benefit the PAWEDs Mobile Spay/Neuter & Disaster Response Clinc, the only one in El Dorado County. Immediately following the walk is the EDH CSD's Bark in Community Park, a fun filled FREE event for the entire family which runs from 10:30-3 PM.

4th Annual Nuts for Mutts - The Walk
October 19, 2008, Starts 8:30 AM
Shepard Stadium, Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA
Event Details: Dog lovers and their best friends will unite when the 4th Annual Nuts for Mutts - The Walk returns to Shepard Stadium at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills on Sunday, October 19. This fun-filled family event features a 5K walk-a-thon through the rolling hills of Pierce College, overlooking the San Fernando Valley. Route highlights will include "pawzstations" with plenty of water, food and fun for pets of all kinds and their human partners as they walk to benefit nonprofit animal rescue group, New Leash on Life. A pre-walk breakfast will greet the walkers when registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and a post-walk award ceremony will immediately follow, where the top fundraiser will be awarded a cruise to the Caribbean for two. Attendees will also enjoy live music and a dog-friendly fair. Funds raised from Nuts for Mutts - The Walk will help support New Leash on Life's education, rehabilitation and adoption programs, including Lend a Paw. The Lend a Paw program rescues and trains homeless animals as Social/Therapy dogs to enhance the lives of people in need, visiting hospitals and care centers to offer healing, love and acceptance. To register and start signing up your walk sponsors, visit www.nutsformutts.org or call (661) 255-0097.

For more pet friendly events in and around California and the US, please visit DogFriendly.com. Do you know of an event in your area? We want to hear about it, please send the event information to polkadotpupblog@aol.com.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

POLKA DOT PRODUCT PICK - Ashley & Co. Designer Jewelry for Pet Lovers

Ashley & Co. Designer Jewelry for Pet Lovers
Product Review by Becca Plummer

At Polka Dot Pup, our objective is to scan the Internet for anything and everything pet. One of our toughest challenges is locating quality products perfect for every pet lover. Lucky for us we sniffed out Ashley & Co. whose designer jewelry proves to be top breed.

Wrapped in a small black box with paw ribbon accent, Vixen and I unwrapped a Sterling Silver Pet Collar Charm and matching Paw Print Tag Bracelet from the Ashley & Co. Amanda Collection. Vixen, whom many may call a tomboy dog, was delighted to be dolled up with a little bit of collar bling. The 5/8 inch large pet collar charm was the perfect size for a larger dog and the teardrop lobster clasp allowed for easy attachment to her collar. I was equally excited about the matching Paw Print Bracelet. The cable chain bracelet with charm was light weight and offers a simplistic design that allows you to wear the piece as an accessory to almost any outfit. The jewelry duo is a huge hit when Vixen and I hit the dog park, a definite great gift idea for any pet lover or pet in the family.

Ashley & Co. designer Vanessa Wensing is a veterinarian turned jewelry designer who designs her jewelry collections after animals that have touched her life and the lives of people around her. Her designs have a simple, elegant flare and are crafted from precious metals. One of the greatest gifts of purchasing one of the Ashley & Co. pieces is a portion of the proceeds will go towards benefiting nonprofits supporting animals in need.

To learn more about Ashley & Co. Jewelry, please visit www.ashleyandco.com

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pets On The Tube - Rescue Dog Rock

Two little pups named LuLu and Lolly are making a lot of noise but in a good way with their world's first doggy rock music video! Created to call attention to the amazing work the Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) has been doing to reunite pets and humans after the devastating Hurricane Katrina, it's a sure hit with all the dogs out there (and humans like it too!)

To learn more about LuLu and Lolly, visit luluandlolly.com

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