Feb. Pet Events in Tucson
FAIR and Beading Divas to the Rescue
Every month the Beading Divas chooses a different animal charity to raise money for by selling beautiful one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets. FAIR (Foundation for Animals at Risk) located in Tucson is the February group. FAIR rescues pets from PACC’s kill line as well as badly abused animals and pets in need. You can buy bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue or Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla (in Albertsons Shopping Center) or online via Etsy.com. You can also drop off canned or dry food for dogs/cats, carriers, crates, kennels, and office supplies at Silver Sea for FAIR.
February 4 – Puppy Mill Protest
The infamous Hunte Corporation supplies puppy mill dogs to Desert Pet. Puppy mills are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dogs and puppies on a very large scale. If you abhor puppy mills, come to Desert Pet on the next four Saturdays in February (4, 11, 18, & 25) and be part of the Tucson Dog Protection group who are willing to speak out. Desert Pet is located at 4810 E. 22nd St. The protests are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a sign or use an existing sign.
February 5 – Give Skechers to the Homeless Day
Last Saturday many animal lovers turned out to protest Skechers because the shoe company filmed a commercial at the South Tucson dog track. This advertisement promotes the cruel sport of dog racing. On Super Bowl Sunday, people are asked to give their Skechers to the homeless. Please drop off your Skechers at a homeless shelter or you can drop them off at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts located at 330 N. 4th Avenue. The shopkeeper will then take them to the homeless youth center.
February 11 – Paws in the Plaza
Join the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at Casas Adobes Plaza (southwest corner of Ina/Oracle) for the 5th annual Paws in the Plaza. Enjoy a live performance by Cinderbridge and enter a raffle to win plenty of fantastic prizes, including a $1,000 shopping spree to the Plaza. Enjoy the day with your pet or, perhaps, meet a new best friend available for adoption. Bring the whole family from noon to 3 pm!
February 11 – Valentine Yard Sale
This event benefits Hope Animal Shelter. Cool stuff for sale plus Valentine candy, baked goods, and plants. Help animals in need!
From 10 am – 4 pm at HOPE Animal Shelter
February 10 from noon to 5 pm
February 11 from 8:30 – 9:30 am
February 12 – Love Your Dog Valentine Social
noon to 3 p.m.
Get those paws ready for Geronimo Plaza at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard between Park and Euclid Avenues plus free parking in the Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage. Enter your dogs in contests, get them a massage, microchip check and nail trimming, and have a photo taken with their people. Adults and kids can participate in dog-care activities and mural painting, make a kindness tag, and spin a prize wheel plus more activities for kids. KOLD News 13 Meteorologist and animal lover Erin Jordan is the MC. The event is free but some activities cost money.
Proceeds benefit the Gabriel’s Angels Southern Arizona (Facebook). GA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.
February 12 – Vaccine/Wellness Clinic
Operated by Woofs without Roofs for pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless community at the Z-Mansion, 288 North Church Avenue, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
February 14 – Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Now here’s something that looks lusciously tempting — Tucson CARES, an all-volunteer, cage free, no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization, is hosting this event at CataVinos Wine Shoppe from 5 to 7 p.m. CataVinos is located at 3063 N. Alvernon Way. The cost is $15. Indulge for the animals.
February 15 – Humane Lobby Day (pre-registration required)
This is your opportunity to join other animal advocates and talk to your legislators about the animal issues and legislation that matters most. The event is hosted by Humane Society of United States. Advance reservations are required as appointments will be made for you to speak directly to your legislators. The event is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol.
February 18 – Annual Tucson Lifestyle Cover Dog Contest
Make your dog a star! Enter your dog for a minimum $10 donation to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for the chance to be featured on the cover of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. Pre-register for $30 to receive VIP entry at 8:30 am and a mock cover photo! This year the event has moved to La Encantada shopping center, on the upper level near Firebirds. Primp your pup and have them strike a pose from 9 am – 2 pm.
February 22 – Link between Animal Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence
Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona (AWASA) hosts an evening with Mike Duffey who is an animal cruelty investigator for Pima County. Mr. Duffey will speak on the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. The free event is held at Woods Memorial Library meeting room located at 3455 N. First Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
February 25 – Original Dog Whisperer
Paul Owens who is known as the “original Dog Whisperer” is lecturing from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of his Paws for a Peaceful World Tour. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The event is held at Marshall Conference Center at TMC (corner of Grant and Craycroft) and is sponsored by Handi-Dogs. Open link for details.
March 3 – 11th Annual Arizona Animal Fair
For more details on sponsorship & volunteering, please visit the website and support the event on Facebook
March 18 – 2nd Walk To Cure Valley Fever
Held at Reid Park, Ramada 14 – Along with the Walk there will be activities for dogs & their people from 8 until 10:30 am at Reid Park, Ramada 14 (22nd & Country Club). If you register before Feb. 6 – the early bird fee is $20 or $25 afterward.
Valley Fever is an Arizona disease. Hey Arizona, time to be part of the solution.
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 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!
(Logo is courtesy of Gabriel’s Angels)