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STRUT YOUR STUFF
6:45 p.m. Tuesdays
Enjoy active, social time alongside your own pup, plus many others. Every Tuesday night at 6:45 p.m. join fellow dog owners for a 45-minute leisurely stroll in East Hill. Dogs in attendance must be leashed and well-behaved. Owners should come prepared to pick up after their pets. Meet at the entrance of Bayview Park, 20th Avenue and East Mallory Street 291-7658.

IN-STORE ADOPTION EVENTS
On Saturdays, both the Humane Society of Pensacola (HSOP) and Jr. Humane Society regularly host community adoption events at area pet stores, where they bring dogs currently available for adoption.

The Humane Society of Pensacola (HSOP)
HSOP Saturday adoption events are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at rotating locations including PetSmart and Petco. HSOP’s next adoption event is Saturday, Aug. 31, at PetSmart. 6251 N. Davis Hwy. For more information on upcoming events, call 432-4250.

Jr. Humane Society
The Jr. Humane Society Hosts adoption events every first and third Saturday of the month at PetSmart, and every second and fourth Saturday of the month at Petco. These adoption events are held from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information on upcoming events, visit jrhumanesociety.com.

IN-STORE YAPPY HOURS
Your Dog’s Business
Every third Saturday of the month, Your Dog’s Business hosts an in-store Yappy Hour. This all-day event is held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Your pet is invited to come indulge in some frozen ice cream cones, smoothies, cupcakes and more. Plus take advantage of additional specials and discounted store items. Although this month’s event has passed, mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 21.Your Dog’s Business, 4771 Bayou Blvd. Unit 15, 466-3057, yourdogsbusiness.net

The Spotted Dog
Not only do they have a booth set up most Saturdays at the Palafox Market with homemade treats, the Spotted Dog Pet Boutique and Bakery is also host to a regular in-store “Yappy Hour” event, held every last Thursday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. Yep, that means, tonight, Aug. 29 is the night. The monthly event includes snacks, drinks and specials galore. They also have guest speakers, and free treat samples. The Spotted Dog, 124 Palafox Place, 438-2008, spotteddogboutique.com

HUMANE SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA FUNDRAISING EVENTS
9.13
ARTEL GOES TO THE DOGS
6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13
In the spirit of celebrating its 20th year of celebrating the unique artistic spirit of Pensacola, and showcasing the edgier side of art, Artel Gallery is teaming up with The Humane Society of Pensacola for a mutually beneficial fundraising event. This night of fun seeks to raise awareness for both Artel, and the Humane Society of Pensacola who is in the business of saving four legged friends, with a mission that speaks to the core heart of humanity. Not only does this event allow you to support the arts; and animal protection and welfare in our community, attendees are provided the opportunity to bid on one of a kind art pieces created by over 40 local artists and celebrities. And taste fabulous food with spirits to wash it down. Tickets are $40 per individual, or $75 for couple. To purchase tickets and RSVP call 791-8070, or visit artelgallery.org Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place.

9.21 & 10.19
FALL BATHE-INS
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19
All you need to bring is a towel—and your pet of course—and the Humane Society of Pensacola (HSOP) staff and volunteers will do the rest! All proceeds go straight to help care for the pets currently housed at HSOP. Bath and dip prices range from $7 – $10 depending on the size of your pet. Nail clipping and grooming services are also available for additional charges. The Humane Society of Pensacola, 5 N. Q St., 432-4250, humanesocietyofpensacola.org

10.5
BARKTOBERFEST
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Barktoberfest is back! What better excuse to dress up your pet and head downtown to Seville Square. This signature fundraiser event includes contests, dog demonstrations, vendors, food and fun for the whole family. All proceeds benefit HSOP. For more information call 432-4250 or visit humanesocietyofpensacola.org

10.25
WATERFRONT WALK
TBD, Friday, Oct. 25
Join HSOP at Jaco’s Waterfront Bar and Grill for a waterfront walk, Costumes encouraged for dogs and humans! All to benefit our furry friends at HSOP! 997 S. Palafox St. For more information call 432-4250 or visit humanesocietyofpensacola.org

ROAD TRIP
10.12
DOG DAZE 2013—The perfect road trip for all those pooches who love a longer car ride with the windows rolled (halfway) down
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12
Dog Daze is a celebration of dogs and the families who love them. A full day of events, including contests, dog related vendors, pet adoptions, and all things canine. This year’s event will include the ribbon cutting on the new Fort Walton Beach Dog Park. Admission is $3 per dog. For more information, call 244-819. Liza Jackson Park, 318 Miracle Strip Pkwy., SW, Fort Walton Beach.