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Pet owners should be well informed when it comes to caring for their pet. Recalls on food ingredients, brand name foods, and toys make it necessary for pet parents to have information. But there is so much information it would make your head spin. Angie has a knack for getting and sorting this information. Having run two pet related businesses and having rescued two dogs so far, she has years of experience in pet care and training. For questions or comments, you can contact her at bigdogmom@mailpuppy.com.

Fall Fur Festivals

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We have some great family and pet friendly events this weekend!

Care A Lot Pet Supplies on Diamond Springs Road is having their Fall Fur Adoption Event. They will have local rescue groups with adoptable pets, a kid’s zone with crafts and games, lots of local crafters, vendors, food trucks, and working dog demos. Dress your pet up and enter the Halloween Costume Contest. There will also be a Look a Like Contest for pets and their people. They have over 100 raffle prizes valued at $75 or more that have been donated from local businesses, pet distributors, and manufacturers. The event runs from 9 to 4 tomorrow at 1617 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach.

Suffolk Animal Care is having adoption events this weekend. You can meet the shelter pets at the Chesapeake Square Petsmart tomorrow from 12 to 3. They’ll be at the Suffolk PetsMart on College drive from 12 to 3 on Sunday. You can always stop by the shelter at 124 Forest Glen Drive and meet them all.

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation Department is having their 2nd annual Canine Carnival tomorrow. Just head over to Waller Mill Park at 901 Airport Road and have fun from 1 to 4. There will be veterinarians, pet vendors, adoptable pets from Heritage Humane Society and other local rescues, demonstrations, pet info, raffles, Brandon Draws Faces Caricatures, and Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare food truck. There will also be a Costume Contest, Pet and People Look a Like Contest, and Weiner Dog Races with prizes donated by Nautical Dog. You only need vaccination papers to enter the dog park area. Forms and more info are at https://goo.gl/GSe862.

Animal Aid Society is having their Fall Yard Sale tomorrow at the shelter. They have all kinds of goodies and treasures that you can discover from 8 to 1. And the best part is that all the proceeds go to help the shelter dogs. The shelter is located at 80 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

The 2nd annual PACC Dog Pageant and Maddie's 5th Annual Silent Auction/Art Auction/Bake Sale will be held tomorrow at the Southampton Fairgrounds. The pageant starts at 2 and the sale starts around 9. It should be a lot of fun and the events raise money for local rescues. The fairground is located at 25374 New Market Road in Courtland.

Norfolk Animal Care Center and Chesapeake Animal Services are having a Fall Feline Festival through October 22nd. You can adopt a feline friend from either shelter for just $35. It’s getting to be snuggle weather and this is a great time to get a snuggle buddy.

The Bunny Hutch is having their 2nd annual Halloween Harvest Festival at Cindy’s Produce in Virginia Beach tomorrow. There will be pumpkin picking, kid’s carnival, and Exotic Animal Encounters. You can meet Miss Scarlet if the weather is good enough. Get your picture taken with Lord Roland Watson Beldon Maxwell VIII, also known as Junior. Junior is America’s biggest bunny and he’s so cute! And make sure to get your raffle tickets for the big Halloween prize. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Cindy’s Produce is located at 2385 Harpers Road.

Isle of Wight County Humane Society is having adoption events this weekend. You can meet some adoptable cats and kittens tomorrow at the Newport News PetsMart from 12 to 5. You can meet some more adoptable pets at the Suffolk Petco on Sunday from 12 to 4.

IOWCHS is having an online auction through 6 p.m. October 23rd. They have some great items to bid on and all the money goes to vet care for the foster pets. Check it out and put in your bids at https://www.facebook.com/events/718349518376307/.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be out with the dogs tomorrow. You can meet them at the Diamond Springs Road Care A Lot from 11 to 2.

The Haunted Barn starts this weekend and they’re looking for more victims! Um, visitors, I meant visitors. It’s just $10 per vict… visitor. And the best part is the proceeds go to care for rescued horses with Diamonds in the Rough. Get your tickets at https://hauntedbarn.yapsody.com/. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at Scary Oaks, um, Merry Oaks Stables. You can buy tickets in advance too.

Critters 4 U Rescue is having a Fall Online auction through October 30th. They have some great items to bid on! Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/Critters4URescueInc/.

Fur-Ever Home Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet the adoptable pets at the Pet Supplies Plus on Kempsriver Drive in Virginia Beach. They’ll be there from 10 to 2.

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