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Wondering what you can do with your dog in Hampton Roads? Get the answers here. I'll be discussing dog care, nutrition, training, play, and games to play with your dog.

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.

Lovely Fall Events

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This is the Petco National adoption Weekend and the local rescues and shelters are getting the shelter pets out to meet everyone. It’s a great chance to find a new friend!

Bay Beagle Rescue, Ruff Road, and Saver of Souls are having a Fall Pet Picture Fundraiser event on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5. Dress up your pet and get their picture taken. Pictures will be emailed to you. The event will be at the Dog and Cat Hospital at 238 West 21st Street in Norfolk. You have a choice of 2 backgrounds for the pictures. One is a spooky Halloween back ground and the other is a lovely fall background. Donations are appreciated for the pictures.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is having a Barkin’ Bargains Giant Yard sale tomorrow at the shelter. You can find some great treasures from 8 to 12. The shelter is located at 6620 Jackson Lane in Gloucester.

Chesapeake Humane Society will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone this weekend. You can meet pets from CHS and Chesapeake Animal Services at the Chesapeake Petco on Hanbury Road. They’ll be there from 11 to 2 both days. They’ll also have raffle tickets for the Bark in the Park available. You can check out the prizes at www.chesapeakehumane.org/2017raffle.

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is having a Yankee Candle Halloween Fundraiser. They have the cutest candles and holder with pets on them! Check it out at http://yankeecandlefundraising.com. Enter Group number 999971383 and ATOH will get 40% of sales. This sale goes on until December 10th so it’s a good chance to get some holiday gifts and help the shelter too.

Great Dane Rescue of the Commonwealth is having a yard sale fundraiser tomorrow. You can check out all the goodies at the Suburban Christian Church at 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive in Virginia Beach. Get your treasures from 8 to 12.

Rainbow Animal Rescue will be at Royster Presbyterian Church for their Noah’s Ark and Fall Festival tomorrow. There will be lots of activities for the whole family and you can meet some adoptable dogs. The festival runs from 12 to 4. The church is located at 6901 Newport Avenue in Norfolk.

Portsmouth Humane Society and other local shelters and rescues will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone tomorrow. You can meet them at the 1st Annual Blessing of the Animals and Fall Bazaar at West End United Methodist Church. Bring your pets and have them blessed or find a new furry friend at the festival. There will also be food, entertainment, and vendors. The church is located at 1800 Rodman Avenue in Portsmouth and the festival runs from 12 to 4.

PAWS of Hertford County will have adoptable pets out meeting everyone tomorrow. You can meet them at the Greenbrier PetsMart from 10 to 2. You can check out all the adoptable pets and put in an adoption application at www.pawsofhertfordcounty.org.

The Cat Corner is having a special on their Certified Pre-owned Cats! You can choose from many makes and models. Their adoption fee is $50 with 0% interest. You can meet them at the shelter from 10 to 2 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Or, check them out on the webpage at www.TheCatCornerInc.com. The shelter is located at 85 Fulton Street in Hampton.

GO Rescue is having a ticket fundraiser. Buy your tickets for Haunted Hunt Club Farm from the rescue and you save $4. They’re just $25 from the rescue and $29 at the door. The rescue also has Halloween costumes for you pets. Give them a call at 757-432-9222 for tickets or costumes. Haunted Hunt Club Farm will be held tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night. If you can’t make it this weekend, get tickets for next weekend.

Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary is having a Bake Sale tomorrow. Get your goodies at the shopping center at 464 Wythe Creek Road in Poquoson. They’ll be in front of Anna’s and Dollar Tree. I know these ladies and they can bake! They’ll also have t-shirts, cup koosies, and other items available.

4 Paws Animal Rescue is having a Meet and Greet tomorrow. You can meet some great pets at the Newport News Petco from 10 to 1. Then get your application in and start the adoption process!

Operation Save a Shelter Dog and Ruff Road are having a fundraiser at Mario’s Italian Restaurant tomorrow evening from 5 to 9. The event is Brews, Boos, and Rescues. There will be raffles, a silent auction, corn hole tournaments, food, music, and brews. And, Mario’s is donating 10% of all food sales to the rescues. Dress up your doggie buddy and enter them in the Halloween Costume Contest on the patio. If you can’t make it to the event, just call in a dinner order to go. Mario’s is located at 611 Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth.

Feral Affairs Network will be at the 2nd Annual Hampton Roads VegFest on Sunday. You can get all the details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1235219776547690/?ti=icl.

That’s all the events for this weekend. Get out there and have fun with your pets!

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