Tucson: March Pet Eventsby Karyn Zoldan on Mar. 06, 2012, under Animal Events, Cats Meow, Feline Fun, Horses, Hoofs, Goats, Pigs, Farm Animals, Pet Health & Safety
Lots of canine-friendly events happening in March to raise money for so many dog/cat/horse charities, Valley Fever research, to adopt more pets, wine tasting, dog wash, and learn how to dance with your dog. If you have a mega adoption, lecture, or fundraising event in March or April (not meet & greet), please send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 8 – Metal Arts Village
The Metal Arts Village of Tucson will hold a food drive for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at their March Full Moon event from 5 to 8 p.m. The HSSA in need of dye-free dog bones, and chopped or pate-style canned puppy and kitten food for animals in foster care. The HSSA foster care program provides care for puppies and kittens to young for adoption, and sick or injured animals.
Metal Arts Village is a Tucson-centric artists village. If you have never been there, now is the time to check it out. It’s one cool place where I sometimes like to go and walk around, view the metal art, and enjoy the silence and a cup of coffee.
Location – 3230 N. Dodge Blvd (slightly north of OK Feed & Supply)
Saturday, March 10-Pet Adoption Breakfast
Pima Animal Care Center hosts a fun morning for people interested in adopting news pets from PACC (Pima Animal Care Center). Come on down and bring the kids for fun on the jumping castle, music, free breakfast, and raffle prizes. For the first 20 adopters, there are $20 gift cards donated by Walmart. Everyone can take advantage of the discounted adoption rates courtesy of the Pima County Board of Supervisors. It all happens from 8 to 11 a.m. at 4000 N. Silverbell Road – 243-5900 –
Sunday, March 11- Wine Tasting for HOPE
4 to 6 p.m. – Join HOPE Animal Shelter at CataVinos Wine Shoppe for a tasty fundraiser as you sample six wines and munch on cheese & crackers. Enter the raffle drawing to win fun items for you and your cat. The cost is $20. You can buy tickets online. Be sure to put “Wine Tasting” in the memo box and bring your receipt. CataVinos is located at 3063 N. Alvernon Way, one block south of Ft. Lowell.
Thursday, March 15 – Stand Up Scottsdale
Laugh and the world laughs with you and they will certainly laugh with comedian Elayne Boosler when she appears at Stand Up Scottsdale. Mention ADLA (Animal Defense League Arizona) and a portion of your ticket price will benefit ADLA. Tickets cost $15/pp and you can buy them at the door or online. Stand Up Scottsdale is located at 6820 E. Fifth Avenue. Show begins at 8 p.m. but seating is limited. Plan on arriving between 7:30 to 7:45 pm.
Sunday, March 18 –2012 Tucson Walk for Valley Fever Awareness
Along with the canine-friendly Walk there will be activities for dogs & their people from 8 until 10:30 am at Reid Park, Ramada 14 (22nd & Country Club). Valley Fever is an Arizona disease. The cost is $25/entry. You can register on-line, or on the day of the event. Activities include canine obedience, rally, and agility fun course. One run is $5or 3 runs for $10. Funds raised go to support the research being done by the UA for the purpose of finding a cure for this disease that affects both people and their dogs, especially in Arizona. Donations are also appreciated; be sure to write “VFCE Companion Animal Fund” in the memo section of your check.
Sunday, March 18 – WAG
Join the Wine & Auction in the Garden Fundraiser for Handi-Dogs from 4 to 6 p.m. For this early evening wine tasting, a sommelier will pour and discuss the wines, enjoy catered hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and raffle. Tickets are $50/pp via Paypal.
March 25 – Tails and Ales Dog Wash
The Tucson Roller Derby and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will hold their annual dog wash fundraiser at Barrio Brewery (800 East 16th St). Get your dog clean for just $10 while supporting both organizations. Enjoy live music, vendors and fun while taking advantage of fantastic food and drink specials. See you at Barrio from noon – 3 pm with or without your dogs!
March 25 – Learn to dance with your dog
Tucson Musical Canine Freestyle Club starts classes in Beginning Freestyle starting. Classes will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, lasting 8 weeks. Cost is $100 per dog/human team. Your dog must be friendly with other dogs and people and have basic good manners. A meeting with you and your dog will be arranged prior to class start date to evaluate your dog’s readiness to learn Freestyle. No children are permitted in the classroom unless they are taking the class with a dog.
March 31 – A Very Special Horse Event
Equine Voices’ 8th Annual “A Very Special Horse Event”
When: March 31, 2012 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park River Rd. Tucson AZ
What: Celebrate the Rescue – Rehabilitation – Recovery of Equine Voices’ horses. Watch special horses during the horse program; their stories will tug at your heart strings. Check out the silent auction, live dessert auction, Gulliver’s Gift Shop and much more. Stay tuned for more information!
(Photos courtesy of Kate Kaemerle & HSSA)