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The following lists contain information that has been sent in by the sponsors of events or other people who are aware of the event. We do not verify all information on these pages. Please call the sponsors or go to the sponsors website to verify all information.
 


Bear
Tails and Trails Dog Walk
May 22, 2011
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lums Pond State Park
Bear, DE 19713
Phone:302-998-2281
Map
Comments:Join us for an afternoon of doggone good fun to raise money for homeless animals. The event features a scenic 1.5 mile walk along Lums Pond, canine contests, dog demonstrations, kids activities, pet friendly vendors, pet photos, rescue groups and more. Canine companions are welcome to join you, but are not required in order to walk. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the care of abused, neglected and homeless animals, and efforts to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. With no operating funds from the state or county governments, or money from national animal welfare organizations, Tails and Trails raises critical funds needed to operate our two shelters in Delaware, caring for over 4,000 animals annually. Details can be found at www.delspca.org/tailsandtrailsRegister and start your own personalized fundraising page at www.firstgiving.com/delawarespca



Bear
3rd Annual Wag-n-Walk
October 22, 2011
8:30-3:00
Glasgow Park
Bear, DE 19702
Phone:302-351-5622
Map
Comments:The Wag-n-Walk starts off with a dog-friendly 5K Run/Walk, followed by a dog friendly 1 mile Family Friendly Doggie Walk, and the PAWS Party which features food, demonstartions of rally and agility, hig-quality vendors, raffles, cutest pet contests, children's activities, and food.More details and registration information can be found on our website - PAWSforPeople.org.



Dewey Beach
DOODLESINDEWEY
April 25, 2009
9:30 am Saturday/2:30 Sat./9:30 Sunday
5100 Elm St. Bethesda, MD
Dewey Beach, DE 20814
Phone:
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Comments:The fourth annual DoodlesinDewey is held on the beach in Dewey over the last weekend in April. The event is a fundraiser for FOOD and FRIENDS, which delivers home-cooked meals to those with life-threatening illness. Join other families with doodles for a day of unrestricted play on the beach! Over 80 dogs ran free last year. The romp is coordinated by Amy Scott of Bethesda, MD. For more info, see www.doodlesindewey.com.



Dewey Beach
Spring Greyhounds At Dewey Beach
April 11, 2013

1700 Coastal Hwy
Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone:302-227-8811
Map
Comments:join us for Spring Dewey VIII April 13-15, 2012, for this year's Greyt Little Greyhound Event in Dewey Beach, Delaware. Spring Dewey is small and friendly and almost free and ocean-breezy and the weather is beautiful - ok, a little chilly at times - so join a bunch of beautiful greyhounds for a relaxed weekend of uncrowded beaches, low-key activities, and the spectacular Sunday Send-Off Beach Walk and Box Lunch Picnic



Dover
Dover Days Costumed Pet Parade
May 2, 2009
2 p.m.
The Green, S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone:800-233-5368
Map
Comments:Dogs, cats and anything but livestock are invited to participate in the Dover Days Costumed Pet Parade. Entry fee is only $5 per pet and proceeds will be donated to your choice: SPCA or Faithful Friends. Pets will assemble on The Green and parade through the Dover Days Festival to the entertainment stage in front of Legislative Mall. Ribbons will be given in several categories -- Colonial Costumes can enter "Best in Show" category, but all costumes are invited and encourages. For an entry form, you can download from www.visitdover.com or call 800-233-5368.



Dover
Dover Days Pet Parade
May 1, 2010
2 p.m.
The Green
Dover, DE 19901
Phone:800-233-5368
Map
Comments:Come one, come all to the 77th Annual Dover Days event featuring the annual Costumed Pet Parade sponsored by TD Bank. Pets of all types except livestock. Prizes will be awarded. Parade through Dover's historic area and festival site, 15,000 in attendance. Entry fee, but half of the proceeds benefit Kent County SPCA or Faithful Friends, your choice.



Frederica
Halloween Bash
October 25, 2009
12pm-5pm
200 Robbins Rd
Frederica, DE
Phone:
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Comments:Halloween Parade and Costume Contest!! Heidi Dallas (www.heididallas.com) a professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures! There will also be many other Halloween themed contests for the dogs with prizes as well as Food and Raffles. Many of our adoptable dogs will be there for you to see and give a loving home too. Come out and visit with our rescues and also bring your pups to have a fun filled day dedicated to the fur balls we love!



Glasgow
Wag-N-Walk
October 24, 2009
8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
New Castle County's Glasgow Park
Glasgow, DE 19701
Phone:302-351-5622
Map
Comments:8 a.m. for registration for 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Tri-Sports Events (you can pre-register online at TriSportsEvents.com)9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk; dogs invited to participate11 a.m. Family Friendly FUNraising Doggie Walk; kids, dogs, groups & families invited to participate. For more information or details, including pledge information, please contact PAWS for People (online at www.PAWSforPeople.org or phone 302-351-5622.)




Hockessin
Puptoberfest
October 13, 2007
1pm-4pm
Limestone Veterinary Hospital
Hockessin, DE 19707
Phone:
Map
Comments:Halloween Costume contest and Parade, Best Pet Trick, Rally Competition, Food, Games, Raffles, Crafts, Door Prizes every hour! Meet the wonderful Vets and Vet Techs of Limestone Animal Hospital, take a tour of their facility! Micro Chipping Available. Bark Buster's John Desiderio will be there to answer your dog training questions and help with issues you may be experiencing. Do some Christmas Shopping! Come and enjoy the day, play some games, win some raffles and buy some gifts. All proceeds go to our continuing efforts to save more great dogs. Go to www.delawarepuppyrescue.org for more information!




Millville
Nutts for Mutts
October 17, 2009
12pm-5pm
203 Atlantic Ave , Creekside Plaza Shopping Center
Millville, DE
Phone:
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Comments:Paws of Tomorrow will be hosting an adoption event. A NUTS FOR MUTTS ADOPTION DAY. A local adoption day for our pets in need?.. Please visit us at House Pets located on Rt. 26 in Millville, in the Creekside Plaza shopping center, beside Food Lion. We will have variety of young and adult dogs waiting to meet you, greet you, and most of all?.play with you.



Newark
4th Annual Canine Carnival
April 5, 2008
10:00am - 1:00 pm
Independence School
Newark, DE 19711
Phone:610 869 4902 Ext. 225
Map
Comments:Canine Partners For Life is holding their 4th Annual Canine Carnival at the Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE (Route 72) on April 5th from 10am - 1pm.

Dogs, People, Games and Food, what more could you ask for? The entire family (including the dog) will want to attend the Canine Carnival. There will be games, contests, raffles and more! We will have a variety of vendors, a microchip clinic and more! Specialty testing will be available for C.E.R.F., Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) testing. There will be ongoing educational seminars throughout the day.

Bring the kids and the family to learn about service dogs with demonstrations and to watch the dogs working first hand! Dog-friendly dogs are welcome on a regular leash, but please, no Flexi-leashes. General Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 10 and under. Tickets are available for purchase to participate in the contests and games of your choice. TDI and C.E.R.F. testing require advance registration and an additional fee. Call (610) 869-4902 x 225 for registration or information.

CPL is a non-profit organization that trains and places service dogs with individuals who have physical disabilities, mobility impairments and seizure disorders. CPL is funded entirely through donations and special events like the Canine Carnival. 100% of the proceeds go directly into the CPL program. Call (610) 869-4902 x 225, or visit our website www.k94life.org. See you there!



Newark
Find-A-Fido Adoption Event
February 12, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
301 Ruthar Drive, Newark, DE
Newark, DE 19702
Phone:3027382267
Map
Comments:Camp Bow Wow is holding their annual adoption event. The event is family friendly and FREE of charge.

-Free Admission
-Fun for the whole family
-Vendors
-Waggies By Maggie & Friends
-Complimentary snacks provided by Camp Bow Wow & Home Buddies, Michael Linder of Keller Williams Reality, and Rob Brand.

Organizations bringing adoptable dogs include:
-Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary
-Comp Animals
-Delaware Humane Association
- Delaware SPCA
- House of Hope Animal Rescue
- Senior Animal Medical Aid
-Tree Tops Animal Rescue



Newark
Easter Bone Hunt
March 31, 2012
1:00 PM
Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast
Newark, DE 19717
Phone:302-351-5622
Map
Comments:Join us for our second annual Easter Bone Hunt! An event for dogs and for people who love them. Toys, treats, and prizes are awarded--everyone wins! Everyone is wlecome--friends, family, and anyone who loves their dog and wants to have fun.Pre-register at www.pawsforpeople.org and sign up for our newsletter.



Newark
4th Annual Wag-N-Walk
October 20, 2012
8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Glasgow Park
Newark, DE 19711
Phone:
Map
Comments:PAWS for People's 4th annual Wag-n-Walk invites everyone and anyone to come run or walk with your dog in our 5K race, or stroll through the park with your pup during our 1 mile Family Friendly Doggie Walk. After the awards are announced there will be plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and meander through the vendors and doggie services that will be waiting to meet you and your pet.Enter our Cutest Pet Contest, the Breed Challenge, dress up your pet for the Howl-o-ween parade and contest, and make sure you and your pup enter the doggie contests for lots of fun and lots of prizes. Music by Kona Shame will be played all day while you pose for the roaming photographer, picnic on the green, or just stop by for the fun.



Rehoboth Beach
Dining at Dos Loco's
October 20, 2009
4pm-9pm
208 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Phone:
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Comments:Dos Locos and Paws of Tomorrow have come together for a Fund raising event to remember. Dos Locos Fajita and Stonegrill Restaurant in downtown Rehoboth Beach DE has set aside a night totally for the dogs. They will be donating 20% OF ALL FOODS SALES to Paws of Tomorrow. So come out, eat, maybe have a margarita or two and help support the dogs!!



Smyrna
Canine Connection's 1st Annual Pooches in the Park Benefiting Delaware Humane Society
July 19, 2008
11:00 - 5:00
Smyrna Municipal Park
Smyrna, DE 19938
Phone:302-659-3390
Map
Comments:Don't miss this fun event and help support our local Humane Society! Spend time with your family and your pets and have a great time doing it. We will have games for the kids, vendors, food, silent auction and don't miss the contests!Does your dog smile?If so, enter him/her in the Best Smile Contest Tricks?? We have a contest for that too. Have you been told your dog just isn't all that cute? Let us decide!Does your dog dress to the 9's? Prove it!Come and enjoy a fun day in the park, you and your pet deserve a day of play!We look forward to seeing you there. Visit our website at www.canineconnection.biz or call Terri to register as a vendor, donate for silent auction, or register your pet. (302)659-3390



Smyrna
Pooches in the Park
July 19, 2008
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Smyrna Municipal Park
Smyrna, DE 19977
Phone:302-659-3390
Map
Comments:Don't miss this fun event and help support our local Humane Society! Spend time with your family and your pets and have a great time doing it. We will have games for the kids, vendors, food, silent auction, adoptable pets and don't miss the contests!Does your dog smile? If so, enter him/her in the Best Smile Contest, Tricks?? We have a contest for that too.Have you been told your dog just isn't all that cute? Let us decide!Does your dog dress to the 9's? Prove it!Come and enjoy a fun day in the park, you and your pet deserve a day of play! We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Terri @ (302) 659-3390 or visit our website. Volunteers needed. Call for vendor information/registration or to register your pet.



Wilmington
2007 MS Walk
April 21, 2007
Registration Starts at 8am

Wilmington, DE
Phone:
Map
Comments:Registration will start promptly at 8am
and the walk will begin at 9am.
Each adult participant that donates $25 or more will receive a long-sleeved Spicy Stuff Team T-Shirt.
Register Today!
Contact Bianca Fraser at bianca.fraser@bankofamerica.com
or
Register online at www.msdelaware.org
(when registering online, click on ?Join A Team? and register with Team Spicy Stuff)



Wilmington
3rd Annual Muttini Mixer
February 21, 2009
6:00PM
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone:302-571-8171
Map
Comments:Bring your dog to our annual cocktail party event!Mix and mingle? with your dog at the 3rd Annual Muttini Mixer. Enjoy hors d?oeuvres, cocktails (cash bar), and a live auction. All proceeds benefit Delaware Humane Association. Tickets are $35/pp. Purchase online at www.dehumane.org.



Wilmington
Petco Adoption Day - Wilmington
November 7, 2009
12pm-5pm
4491 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Phone:
Map
Comments:Paws of Tomorrow will be in northern Delaware showing off our adoptable dogs. Come out and help support our rescue and see some of this great dogs!


Wilmington
5th Annual Doggie Doo Run
October 9, 2010
7:00 AM
Hagley Museum and Library, 298 Buck Road East
Wilmington, DE 19807
Phone:610-869-4902 x222
Map
Comments:Hagley Museum and Library is sponsoring this event. It is a 5K Run and one-mile Fun Run/Walk/Roll. No personal pets. Service dogs welcome. No baby strollers for 5K portion of event. Register online at www.Active.com. Event will be held rain or shine.



Wilmington
Mid-Atlantic Regional Pet Therapy Conference/Forum
September 17, 2011
8:30 - 2:00
Harris School of Business, 1413 Fould Road
Wilmington, DE 21921
Phone:302-351-5622
Map
Comments:PAWS for People is holding our 2nd annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference/Forum for all certified therapy teams in the region as well as interested members of the public.Internationally known Dr. John Shuford, Exec. Director of NASW-DE, will present the keynote. Diane Mayer, CNRP, CCMT, will present the endnote presentation.Attendees may attend any of over 15 workshops which all focus on the therapeutic value of pet therapy, caring for our pets, and working with different populations through pet therapy. Also offered are free 15 minute private sessions for pet or human massage, Healing Touch for Animals, and with an animal communicator.Morning snacks and lunch are included.Early bird registration by Sept. 1 - certified therapy teams: $35, general public $40. Later registration - add $5.Please visit our website - PAWSforPeople.org for more details and online registraton.Due to insurance restrictions, ONLY certified therapy dogs will be able to attend. However, everyone is invited to attend without a pet and learn a lot.







 

 


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