Dog Daze of Summer
Friday, July 20 – 5 to 9 p.m.
All pets are welcome at Plaza Colonial where there will be food, entertainment, a DJ and fashion show plus merchant special. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Southern Arizona
Location: SW corner of Skyline/Campbell directly across the street from La Encantada Shopping Center
Cool Treats & Treasures
Saturday, July 21 – 2 to 4 p.m.
HOPE Animal Shelter is hosting a fundraiser at Kismet, a great locally owned resale boutique which supports animals in our community. (I bought a table at Kismet!) Buy some raffle tickets and Tucson’s favorite cool treats from Eegees will be for sale.
Location: 2627 E. Broadway (in the same plaza as Benarda Animal Hospital, Pet Designs, and Tucson Tamale Co.)
Due to HOPE’s monetary crisis they were forced to make changes to daily schedules. They are no longer able to take cats and dogs to offsite adoption centers such as PetsMart. Adoptions will now take place at the shelter only on Friday and Saturdays – 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. The Shelter is located at 2011 E. 12th Street (85719) – near Campbell east of/behind Safeway @ Broadway/Campbell/Kino
Dine for the Cats/Feast Restaurant
Wednesday, August 1 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tucson’s fabulous Feast Restaurant is generously donating 20% of your check back to cats in need.
Benefits: PAWSitively Cats (formerly Casa de los Gatos)
Feast Restaurant changes its creative menu every month and keeps some favorites (grilled halloumi cheese sandwich is my favorite) on the menu. Gluten-free fare too. In order to take advantage of this extraordinary benefit for the cats, you have to give your server a flyer which you can download here. Help the cats while supporting a wonderful locally-owned restaurant. Donations of canned cat food and cat litter will also be accepted.
Location: 3917 E. Speedway Blvd;
Dine for Sanctuary/Feast Restaurant
Wednesday, August 8 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Once again Tucson’s fabulous Feast Restaurant is generously donating 20% of your check back to the dogs.
Benefits: The SanctuaryProject – Tucson Tails hasn’t learned anything about them yet and right now doesn’t see the flyer posted but hope to update that soon.
Location: 3917 E. Speedway Blvd;
Ice Cream Social and Craft Fair
Sunday August 12 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Benefits: Hermitage Cat Shelter
The event is to honor Sister Seraphim’s birthday. Ice cream will be for sale from locally-made Isabella’s Ice Cream.
10×10 vendor spaces are available for $20 donation. Please supply your own tables, chairs, and tent. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Location: 5278 E 21st St, Tucson, Arizona 85711
Bark For Life of Pima County
Saturday, August 18 – 6:45 to 9:30 a.m.
Bark For Life is a community event to celebrate cancer survivors and their canine companions — and remember people and dogs lost to cancer. Doggie games, contest, team walks/fundraising, demos, and vendors
Location: Reid Park
Dolls for Paws Fashion Event
Saturday August 25 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Benefits Angels for Animals, featuring the AZ Desert Dolls
Lots of stuff going on — fashion show, face painting, pinups & pitbulls, refreshments, continuous raffles & silent auction, art.
Donations accepted the day of the event: dry dog food, dog beds, crates, dog runs, dog treats, leashes & collars
Location: 4648 E. Speedway (near Swan) in A/C studio
Later: Dinner with the Dolls: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Event is presented by Saguaro Sunset Photography & Weekend Warrior Construction LLC
Sunday August 26 – 4 p.m.
Fundraiser for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption
Enjoy an afternoon of greyt stories, appetizers, desserts, and wine tasting. Experience first hand greyt-encounters as members of our greyhound community share their personal adoption and rescue stories.
Location: FLUXX Studios 414 E. 9th St. /4th Avenue
Advance ticket sales may be purchased here
Saturday October 20 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Check out the food, live music, contests, family activities, doggie demos, adoptions, vendors, and more ear to ear pittie smiles than you can bare! Vendors and experts from canine behavior, training, nutrition, and wellness will be on hand to answer your questions. Raffle prize drawings and AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing will be held at the event and available to all dogs but testing will be FREE for bully breeds and mixes!
Pitbulooza! is hosted by Pit n’ Proud, In the Arms of Angels, and Adopt-a-Bull
Location: Brandi Fenton Park
Vendors & sponsors wanted
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(Photo/Hope Animal Shelter: Twyla is very special as she doesn’t have paws on her hind legs. The reason is not known as to whether or not she was born that way or something happened. She gets around well, and at the shelter prefers to be up on a high shelf so it clearly doesn’t stop her from jumping. Like many cats, she enjoys life on her own terms.)