2nd Annual Virginia Week for the Animals!
June 4-12, 2016!

The Virginia Week for the Animals team is connecting and working with shelters and organizations across the entire state.  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we come together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals.  Contact us!  We will be honored to work with you. 
Year Round
Saluting our Military & Working K-9's
 God Bless Our Troops!

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
Caisson Platoon (horses)
201 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard
947th Military Police Detachment
Military Working Dog (K9) Detachment 
201 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia, is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. 

Say thank you to our military working K-9's and handlers. Send a card or letter to show your gratitude. God Bless Our Troops.  Thank you for your service!  

Saturday, June 4th                                      12 noon- 3:00 pm
The Humane Society of Loudoun County Adoptions

Petco, 200 Fort Evans Rd NE. 
Leesburg, VA    20176

Mission: Our mission is "to partner with our community to save more animals."  Vision: Our vision is to establish Loudoun County as a no kill community. See adoptables. Also visit our Cat Condo at  Petco    Fort Evans Road, Leesburg, VA

Volunteers are needed to help care for our kitties in the cages at PetValu in Ashburn. If you are interested please send an email to helpanimals@humaneloudoun.org.

We rely on foster homes to rescue cats and dogs. The more fosters we have, the more animals we can save. Please consider opening your home and heart to help. 
Pls visit http://www.hslcva.org/find_a_friend0.aspx
  Throughout the Week
Children's Book Donations to VA Library System

Gryphon Children's award-winning Books will be donated to the  Richmond Library System. Variety of books that promote adoption, reponsible animal stewardship and the love of animals.  

Richmond Library Branch Youth Book Displays

Richmond Main Library
101 E Franklin St. (Main Branch) 
Richmond, VA 23219    (804) 646-4867

The Richmond Library System will have book displays and information on how  to adopt, become involved or volunteer for the animals. For more info, call Beth at 804-646-4768. The displays and flyers will be located in the children's department of each branch.  http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/
Saturday, June 4th                                 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Pumping for Pets
7-Eleven                 1108 Volvo Parkway                  Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Humane Volunteers will pump your gas and wash your windshield for a donation to benefit homeless animals.   – Lots of giveaways!  For more info (757) 546-5355 

Founded in 1972, Chesapeake Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is funded by private donors – we do not receive government subsidies. The Society supports the homeless animals of Chesapeake in the following ways:
• Providing low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services
• Offering financial assistance to shelter animals in immediate medical need
• Serving on the Chesapeake Animal Services Advisory Board
• Lending countless volunteer hours to enhance the lives of shelter pets
• Running a media program that advertises adoptable pets
•Hosting off-site adoption events to advertise adoptable pets
Saturday, June 4th                                9:00 am-12 noon
28th Annual NWRS 'Clean the Bay Day"

Visitor Contact Station   *Some locations have different clean-up days
4005 Sandpiper Road 
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Join the effort to clean up our beaches and bays!   The Chesapeake Bay Foundation began this event over 27 years ago to remove harmful debris from Virginia's streams and shorelines. Volunteers are needed at over 200 sites in the state. Last year over 6,000 volunteers picked up over 130,000 pounds of trash during the event!     

This short three-hour annual event has a massive cumulative impact. Since 1989, Clean the Bay Day has engaged over 140,000 volunteers, who have removed approximately 6.2 million pounds of debris from nearly 6,500 miles of shoreline in Virginia!

Call (757)301-7329 ext.152 to let us know you want to participate. The cleanup will start at 9 am and finish up by 12:00 noon.  Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. Please visit  http://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day
Saturday, June 4th  (& 5th)                                                   9:00 am- 3:00 pm
*Springfield Days*
~Pet Fest and Paws on Parade & Blessing of the Pets~

South Run Rec Center 
7550 Reservation Drive                                Springfield, Virginia 22035

Pet Fest and Paws on Parade at South Run Rec Center, Springfield, VA.  Part of the Springfield Days celebration, this pet event has exhibits on pet care, nutrition, training rescue groups, and the annual Paws on Parade as well as a blessing of the pets!  www.springfielddays.com
(**Only 12 miles from Washington DC. )

10:30 am Blessing of the Pets    11:00am Paws on Parade (please register at the South Run RECenter information booth) Some of the fun activities taking place throughout the day:
• Pet Related  Vendors  • Agility and Flyball Demonstrations
• Rescue Pet Adoption s  • Pet Photos             • On Stage Entertainment and Pet Tips      • Activities for kids of all ages    If you have any questions, please call: Diana Greiner at 703-866-0222 or email springfielddayspetfest@gmail.com             http://www.springfielddays.com/home/petfest/
                        Saturday, June 4th                                 10:00 am- 12 noon
Fairfax County Parks----Field Frenzy 

Hidden Pond Nature Center
8511 Greeley Blvd,       Springfield, VA 22152      (703) 451-9588

Go into the field with an experienced naturalist to find, handle, and create habitats for some of the wild animals found in our park. The animals may be placed on display in the Nature Center for you to come back and see anytime! Visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/

Check out Hidden Pond nature camps! Hidden Pond camps are run by a team of park naturalists and teen volunteers that have a love and dedication of nature?
. . . we have camps available to cover all interests, including science, nature, history, wilderness survival, and more  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-pond/camps.htm
                                       Saturday,  June 4th                    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
AARF Adoption Day
Libbie Place Shopping Center      5515 W Broad Street          Richmond, VA 23230

There are so many dogs that would cherish a loving home. AARF tries to find fulfilling and suitable matches for all foster animals. We only adopt in the Richmond, Va and touching counties. We have an adoption application that may be picked up at our adoption stand or you may request the form be emailed to you.

 If you want to meet a particular dog, it is advisable to email us to determine if the dog will be at a particular adoption stand or another event.  Pls visit http://aarf.org/      AARF only adopts puppies in the Richmond, Virginia and surrounding area because of the spay/neuter certificates. Adult dogs may be adopted in the state of Virginia after all medicals have been done.
Saturday June 4th                      10:00 am - 5:00 pm
2016 VIRGINIA Family Pet Festival

 Stafford Airport         75 Aviation Way            Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Bands      Beer Garden       Wine Garden     Great Food           50/50 Raffle
Zip Line                 Rock Wall               Huge slide      Obstacle Course         Pet Adoptions
Dog Contests    Contests for children    Wow! http://www.virginiafamilypetfestival.com/
Tel: 540-809-2625     Also Pls visit http://www.bullypaws.org/
Saturday, June 4th                                 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homewood Trails 
Fairfax Station Adoption Center Open House

 Homeward Trails Adoption Center        11116 Fairfax Station Road,
Fairfax Station, VA     22039                    (703) 249-5066

 Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a dog who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! Or you can learn how you can help homeless animals by fostering, volunteering or donating!

Potential Adopters- The dogs at our adoption center are constantly changing!  We always have a great variety!  Come out and check us out any Saturday or Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm      Cats http://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-for-adoption/#.V1IejdQrJR0
Dogs   http://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/dogs-for-adoption/#.V1IepdQrJR0
Small Animals    http://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/small-animals-for-adoption/#.V1Iew9QrJR0
 Saturday, June 4th                             11:00 am-4:00 pm
Humane Society of Warren County Offsite Adoption Day

Petco  Crooked Run Ctr        135 Crooked Run Plaza #10     Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-7606

Come out meet the loving adoptables! Adopt and save a life. The Humane Society of Warren County was incorporated April 1st, 1947 by Julia Wagner to provide food, shelter, and care to lost, stray and abandoned animals of Warren County, Virginia.  Phone (540) 635-4734  Email 
info@humanesocietywarrencounty.org    Visit http://www.humanesocietywarrencounty.org/
                             Saturday, June 4th                                   11:00 am - 2:00  pm
Animal Aid Society PetSmart Adoption Event

PetSmart, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton, VA 23666

The Animal Aid Society is a "No-Kill" dog shelter. The mission of the Society is to provide to and/or for animals, other than Man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs. It is a nonprofit organization which receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All of the funds required to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events. Donations to the shelter are tax deductible. 
Our dogs are not euthanized. Animal Aid Society, Inc.    80 Butler Farm Road      Hampton, VA 23666         Visit our website http://www.animalaid-va.org/
Saturday , June 4th                            11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chesapeake Animal Services Adoptions 
Adoption Event at Petco – Hanbury Village

 Petco – Hanbury Village      237 Hanbury Rd W     Chesapeake, VA 23322

Come find your new best friend! Adoptable cats and dogs from Chesapeake Animal Services and Chesapeake Humane Society will be on site to meet with you.

The Chesapeake Humane Society is a Chesapeake-based non-profit that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads.  Although we are not a City Department and are not funded by the City, we do work closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to help find homes for animals in the City shelter.  http://chesapeakehumane.org/
   Saturday, June 4th                                 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Tails High Cats Adoption Day...
Bethel United Church of Christ Annual Strawberry Festival

Bethel United Church of Christ Annual Strawberry Festival
4347 Arlington Blvd                                                Arlington, VA 22203

Tails High is a cat rescue and adoption organization founded and staffed by compassionate volunteers who find joy in placing stray, abandoned, or homeless cats and kittens in permanent, loving homes. Check us out at www.tailshigh.org               email meow@tailshigh.org

Kitten season started late this year! Maybe because we had such a cold winter but it has now exploded! Shelters and concerned citizens in Virginia, Maryland, DC and neighboring states have been asking for help with all the kittens who have already been born, and new ones are being born daily. Without at least a few more kitten foster homes we are only able to take in a couple litters at a time. Are you willing to help by temporarily housing two or more kittens? 

Are you an experienced or novice kitten foster willing to care for some very cute little babies for at least a couple weeks at a time? You would work under our guidance and we'll teach you what you'll need to know. Email meow@tailshigh.org or call 703-819-5240 if you want more information about joining the Tails High Foster Team! See some of our kitties here:   https://picasaweb.google.com/TailsHighKitties
Saturday, June 4th                                       11:00 am -2:00 pm 
Rainbow Animal Rescue  Adoption Event

PetSmart Plaza Trail                          3413 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452                             (757) 486-1233

We are an all breed, canine rescue organization. We are a 501(C)(3), non-profit canine rescue group.  As we have no shelter of our own, we rely on fosters to house the animals until they can be adopted. The fosters give the animals a loving, home environment to prepare them for adoption. If you would like to foster for us, please complete the Foster Application. We pay for everything!

Mission Statement    Rainbow Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, established to rescue and place unwanted animals in qualified, loving homes. Through education, we seek to create an animal-friendly community in the Tidewater area.
See our loving adoptables       http://rainbowanimalrescue.net/available%20dogs.htm
Saturday, June 4th                12:00 noon-3:00 pm
          Mutt Love Rescue Adoptions            

Webers Pet Supermarket
11021 Lee Highway         Fairfax, VA 22030-5002         (703) 385-3766

Mutt Love Rescue, "Mutts," is a no-kill, all-volunteer group whose experienced volunteers banded together in April 2010 with the mission of spending virtually every nickel raised directly on the medical care and temporary housing of the dogs we take in pending each of his or her placement in loving, responsible homes.  With your help, we can do so much more, save so many more lives. See our avaiable loving dogs! Pls visit  http://www.muttloverescue.org/available.html

We rely heavily on foster homes to care for our dogs until permanent homes can be found. Unfortunately, however, there aren't enough foster homes available for all the dogs we take in.  MUTT LOVE RESCUE   PO Box 1005 Fairfax, VA 22038   703-577-0106     Email adopt@muttloverescue.org
Saturday, June 4th                                   12:00  noon-4:00 pm
Richmond Animal League

Richmond Animal League     11401 International Drive            Richmond, VA  23236

Please feel free to take a minute to view the many wonderful dogs and cats that are currently available for adoption at our shelter and in foster care. Although our website is kept as up to date as possible, please be aware that there are some animals (including kittens and puppies) who never make it on to our web site because they get adopted so quickly. You never know who you might find (and fall in love with) at the shelter. If you are ready to adopt a new pet, please visit our shelter.   http://www.ral.org/adopt_a_pet/
Saturday, June 4th                 12 noon-3:00 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
 7023 Columbia Pike                       Annandale, VA 22003          (703) 354-1546

Come out and meet our loving dogs! http://www.shepherdrescue.org/animals/browse
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. We provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; are owner surrenders (moving, illness, divorce, death, etc.); or are victims of abuse or neglect.  

We adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Since our inception in 2001, we have found good homes for over 3000 dogs.  Our phone (703) 435-2840   http://www.shepherdrescue.org/
Saturday, June 4th                                  12 noon- 3:00 pm
 Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Meet Your Match at the Mall

Fashion Square Mall      1600 E Rio Rd.                            Charlottesville, VA 22901

Meet your purrrfect match! Join us at the Fashion Square Mall  from 12-3pm to visit with our adoptable pets. Shelter Phone 434-973-5959.   Adoption fees are as follows and include: spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, de-worming, heartworm testing, a free medical exam from participating vets, ID tag, more.

**NEW** a Save-This-Life Microchip with lifetime registration, and a free behavior CD to help with your new pet and a lifetime of love and companionship. Seeour loving adoptables.  https://caspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog/          https://caspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-cat/
Saturday, June 4th                       12 noon-3:00 pm
Mutt Love Rescue's Adoption Day!

Webers Pet Supermarket
11021 Lee Highway           Fairfax, VA 22030-5002             (703) 385-3766

Mutts has saved so many homeless dogs since forming in April 2010, and we're ready to keep doing it for as long as needed. We are proud to be known as a group who does not shy away from old and sick dogs.. the ones no one else wants to help. We could not do
it without our wonderful volunteers and supporters.  http://www.muttloverescue.org/
Saturday, June 4th                         12 noon-3:00 pm
Homeless Animal Rescue Team

Petco Chantilly
Greenbriar Town Center         13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033                            (703) 817-9444

Our adoption days provide a great opportunity to meet lots of dogs who are looking for loving forever homes! HART volunteers are always ready to answer questions and help you find a wonderful new addition to your family! Our phone is  703-691-HART Also ask how to become a volunteer. Save lifes, have fun & save lives. 

HART is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue/support group, incorporated in 1990, that takes in and rehomes abused and unwanted dogs and cats. HART works with local veterinarians, foster homes, kennels, and trainers to provide temporary housing, medical care and, where appropriate, training for our animals until s/he is placed in a loving, carefully-screened new home. HART takes in older, sick, and injured animals as well as the readily adoptable and never takes just the pups and kittens, leaving mom behind. We seek to direct our resources where they are most needed and to alleviate or prevent suffering wherever we find it. https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=VA56
Saturday, June 4th                        12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Cat Adoption Event
PetMac Lake 
11412 Washington Plaza West                    Reston, VA 20190

Could one of the cats attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our cats who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a cat who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! FYI the new phone number for Petmac Lake Anne is 571-325-2099.  The address numbers for the stores are unusual — 1600’s for the shops near the  Just Cats Clinic and then 11400’s for the building where Petmac is located. Our cats for adoption

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.   http://www.homewardtrails.org/
Saturday, June 4th               12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Old Dominion Humane Society Adoptions

ODHS   3602 Lafayette Blvd.  Suite 102.  Fredericksburg, Virginia 220481

Our goals are to help educate the community on the importance of spaying and neutering your pets to help keep pets from entering the shelter in the first place.  We also try to work people who want to surrender their pet(s) to help them find ways work out they issues they are having with their pet(s).   We advocate for non-discrimination of breeds, by education and breaking through the stereotypes.   ODHS founder and president Chrissy Blake, was awarded Hometown Hero by Allen Allen and Allen in 2013 for her efforts in animal rescue.   http://www.olddominionhumanesociety.org/index.php/adoption
Saturday, June 4th --- ongoing
Adopt, Foster, Donate to your Community Organizations.

Saturday, June 4th                                      1:00 am-4:00 pm
World Oceans Day at The Mariners Museum

The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive                 Newport News, VA 23606       Phone: (757) 596-2222

Since 2008, the United Nations has recognized June 8 as World Oceans Day. Around the world, museums, non-profit organizations, businesses, and everyday people celebrate the many ways that the oceans connect us all and explore what we can do to keep our waterways healthy. Here at The Mariners’ Museum, we’ll be celebrating World Oceans Day on Saturday, June 4. 

Please join us for a special day filled with ocean-themed family activities, film screenings, guest speakers and other surprises! World Oceans Day events will be free with admission to the Museum.    Pls visit http://www.marinersmuseum.org/
Saturday, June 4th              Different times
BDW Summer Fun Program & Walk for Fauquier SPCA Shelter Dogs

Biscuits Dog Walking
Brookside Parkway        Warrenton, VA      540-729-9420

Biscuits Dog Walking will be providing a program called “Summer Fun”! This program will include Dog Walking, Dog Sitting, Dog Field Trips, Great Care, and awesome deals for your furry friend! “Summer Fun” will begin on Monday May 30th, 2016 and will end Saturday August 20th, 2016! We will start taking registration 4/13/16. Even better, try 2 days of “Summer Fun” for free and see if it’s a fit! 

 If you have any questions please call or email us or ask a Dog Walker. See you soon!For more information, please call 540-729-9420 or email biscuitsdogwalking@gmail.com
Ongoing-----Many shelters have extended hrs on some weekdays & weekends

    Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!
   Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster

Sunday, June 5th                            7:00 am til
Fredericksburg Regional SPCA Annual 5k Rescue Run/Walk

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Headquarters, 1201 Caroline St,                 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

It's time to dust off those old sneakers, lace 'em up, and get moving to help benefit the dogs and cats at Fredericksburg SPCA! Our Annual 5k Rescue Run/Walk is right around the corner!
The race will kick off at 7:00 am sharp in front at of the Central Rappahanock Regional Library at 1201 Caroline Street in beautiful Downtown Fredericksburg. 

General registration is $26 which includes an SPCA race t-shirt! Late registration (after May 19th) is $30 and may not include a t-shirt depending on supplies. So get your registration in early!  Registration forms are available on our website at fburgspca.org, at the VA Runner store in Central Park, at the Fredericksburg SPCA, and online at racetimingunlimited.org 

As always, the proceeds from the registration fees for the race will go towards helping us continue to care for the homeless dogs and cats in the Fredericksburg area! https://www.facebook.com/events/1580920225502082/
Sunday, June 5th                                       9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dinosaur Discoveries

Virginia Living Museum   524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.    Newport News, VA 23601

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Virginia Living Museum is bringing back some of the most popular dinosaurs, including T-rex and Triceratops, for a summer of roaring, life-like prehistoric creatures.

The summer exhibit will take visitors back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods when dinosaurs ruled the world. 

Tremble at a growling teen-aged T-rex, always a favorite with museum visitors. An Apatosaurus mother and her baby greet visitors with wide, sweeping neck motions. These peaceful plant eaters appear almost friendly as they observe their surroundings.    757-595-1900  Visit http://thevlm.org/
Sunday,  June 5th                      9:00 am - 3:00  pm.
Animal Aid Society Extended Hours Adoptions Today!

Animal Aid Society, Inc.          80 Butler Farm Road       Hampton, VA 23666 

Our next Extended Hours Sunday will be this Sunday.  The Animal Aid Society is a "No-Kill" dog shelter. The mission of the Society is to provide to and/or for animals, other than Man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for dogs in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of dogs, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to dogs. It is a nonprofit organization which receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All of the funds required to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events.  Visit our website to see small, medium and large dogs for adoption.      http://www.animalaid-va.org/
 Sunday, June 5th                                                                       11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Richmond SPCA Tail Wag’n
BROAD Appetit Offsite Adoption Event

Broad Appetit West Broad St.    ~Between Henry & Adams    Richmond, VA 23220

The Richmond SPCA’s mobile adoption vehicle, Tail Wag’N, is on a mission to find homes for our shelter pets.  On Sunday, visit some of our furry friends at "Broad Appetit." You may find your next best friend!  Visit  http://thevlm.org/

Come find our Tail Wag’N at PetSmart! Visitors are encouraged to meet our pets and may adopt them off-site. In addition, we always have adoptable kitties at Richmond's PETCO stores as well as dogs and cats at our Robins-Starr Humane Center at 2519 Hermitage Road. We hope to see you soon!Location:100-300 blocks of Broad Street, Richmond, VA
Fees:Adoption fees apply   Contact: adoption1@richmondspca.org or 804-521-1307
Visit site  https://www.richmondspca.org/
Sunday , June 5th                            11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chesapeake Animal Services Adoptions  & VIPER Rescue 
Adoption Event at Petco – Hanbury Village

 Petco – Hanbury Village      237 Hanbury Rd W     Chesapeake, VA 23322

Come find your new best friend! Adoptable cats and dogs from Chesapeake Animal Services and Chesapeake Humane Society will be on site to meet with you.

The Chesapeake Humane Society is a Chesapeake-based non-profit that works to promote the welfare of companion animals throughout Hampton Roads.  Although we are not a City Department and are not funded by the City, we do work closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to help find homes for animals in the City shelter.  http://chesapeakehumane.org/
                    Sunday, June 5th                                                      1:00- 4:00 pm
Almost Homes Adoptions & "Most Wanted" 

Nelson SPCA    29 Stagebridge Road       Lovingston, VA 22949

These dogs have been waiting a long time to find a family.  Some have been with us for years.  We believe there is a perfect family for each.  For more information, select their poster or even better and visit them at the shelter.      Website http://www.nelsonspca.org/

The Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County (HS/SPCA) strives to improve animal welfare by providing care and adoption of "unwanted" companion animals through:  our "no-kill" adoption center, foster care networks, satellite adoption venues, and Kitten & Puppy Rescue/Transport Programs; by funding veterinary services and education programs; and, by controlling over-population through low-cost Spay-Neuter-Vaccinate and Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Release programs . Open 7 days a week.
 Sunday, June 5th                  12:00  noon til 
Fancy Cats Adoption Fair

Petsmart  12971 Fair Lakes Center      Fairfax, VA 22033

Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Info@fancycats.org           (phone) 703-961-1056      The Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a passionate leader in the animal rescue community with over 20 years experience. Founded in August 1997 by Cathy Awad, Fancy Cats now has three PetSmart Adoption Centers and +70 volunteers.

Our organization is known for responsiveness to our donors, adopters, volunteers, and the public. See out sweet kitties that are up for adoption.    Visit http://www.fancycats.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=39
     Sunday,  June 5th                                              8:00 am-9:00 am GMT 
Chespeake Humane Society Greenhouse Yoga    

White’s Old Mill Garden Center, 3133 Old Mill Road   Chesapeake, VA 23323

Greenhouse Yoga is a donation based class that is open to anyone that wants to come and enjoy some yoga! All you need to do is show up, bring a mat, and water (bring your friends too!). Classes are led by Ben in the Greenhouse at White’s Nursery and Garden Center. The class is free to attend but donations to the Chesapeake Humane Society are encouraged.

Check out adoptable dogs, cats, and other critters from Chesapeake Animals Services. CHS works closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to promote adoption. They have many different types of cats, dogs, bunnies, ferrets and other pets available who are waiting to find loving homes.     http://www.chesapeakehumane.org/adopt.html
Sunday, June 5th                                        12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Dog & Cat Adoption Event

Unleashed by Petco - Pentagon Row
1101 S Joyce St.       Arlington, VA 22202    (703) 412-2990

Could one of the animals attending this event be the right pet for you? Come find out! Some of our dogs who are looking for homes will be waiting to meet you and Homeward Trails volunteers will be available to talk to you about our animals available for adoption and our adoption process. If you meet a dog who’s a good potential match, you can submit an adoption questionnaire! Or you can learn how you can help homeless animals by fostering, volunteering or donating!

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from high-kill animal shelters or whose owners could no longer care for them or were found as strays.    Visit http://www.homewardtrails.org/
Sunday, June 5th                              12 noon – 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption Day

Unleashed by Petco          5400 Lee Hwy             Arlington, VA 22207 

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer run animal rescue that saves homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.  With no boarding facility or shelter of their own, Lucky Dog holds events across the District, Maryland and Virginia.  Lucky Dog seeks not only to place dogs in loving homes, but also to educate dog owners about responsible pet ownership.  Pls visit  http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org/

See our loving adoptables!   https://luckydoganimalrescue.org/adopt/pets
Sunday, June 5th                             1:00 pm - 5:00pm
 Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter 
Wine, Whiskers and Wags 2016!

Paradise Springs Winery   13219 Yates Ford Road            Clifton, VA   20124

Wine, Whiskers and Wags is a wine tasting fundraising event hosted by the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to raise funds for shelter pets in need. This event, attended by the DC Metro Area’s biggest pet lovers and their four-legged friends, will be held at the beautiful Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia. 

The event will feature delectable wines, scrumptious fare, a silent auction with dozens of desirable items for bid, and meet-and-greets with shelter pets. Admission to the event is $35  Admission price includes a raffle ticket, wine tasting, and hors d’oeuvres on the winery’s historic grounds. Attendees might want to bring a chair or picnic blanket to relax on.    Pls visit http://www.ffcas.org/?page_id=806
Sunday, June 5th                          4:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Brentwood The Humane League Presents Vegan BBQ 
- Team Humane League Kickoff Party!

Location        3712 Taylor St                       Brentwood, MD 20722

Join us for a vegan BBQ to kickoff Team Humane League 2016 in DC!  We'll provide a delicious vegan BBQ spread. Meet other veg and veg-curious DCists, play cornhole, relax with a Field Roast veggie dog in hand, and sign up for Team Humane League if you'd like at this fun and friendly meet-up.

Feel free to bring a vegan dish, but not neccessary. BYOB! We encourage bringing a folding camping chair so we have enough seating.   Parking: Plenty of open and free street parking available!  Metro: 25 minute walk from West Hyattsville Metro (Green)  
Team Humane League is The Humane League's fitness and fundraising team that welcomes supporters and athletes of all abilities. We host fun workouts and social events to showcase the benefits of plant-based eating. Our 2016 team will launch in June 2016. Stay tuned for more info!     mdvegevents@gmail.com    Visit 
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs

Table of  State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 

Meet and Invite City Council & Community Leaders, Judges, Attorneys, Paralegals to your Events.

Support your local and state  orgs who are building fences and unchaining 
dogs one dog at a time. 

Follow this link to the Fairfax County website. See a list of various dog tethering laws nationwide on the Animal Legal and Historical Society’s website.

Monday, June 6th     ONGOING                                    Times:  Pls Contact!
Richmond Wildlife Center-
Please Help Keep Our Wildlife  Hospital Open!

 Richmond Wildlife Center               3746 Winterfield Rd, Ste 200
Midlothian, VA       23113             804.378.2000 

HELP NEEDED: Anytime we have posted a plea for help our supporters have come through for our wildlife center. We could not need your help at any greater time than now. Far more than our nonprofit has ever raised in a year, we recognize the feat we face and the reality of our situation. We hope you will recognize the importance of having a formal wildlife hospital available in our community. While we know we cannot assist every animal who needs us just yet, we work very hard to help as many as we can. Please consider saving our wildlife center. Please consider donating any amount and then sharing our need for help. Please help our wildlife hospital. The time is now. More info is available here at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/rvawildlife                          Thank you for your support.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/HEALAnimals/timeline
                               Through June                                see times on website
Mariners Museum: Defending the Seas

Mariners Museum        100 Museum Drive,           Newport News, VA 23601

 Defending the Seas tells the story of the navy’s important role in our nation’s past, present, and future. Central to this story is the theory of sea power—that a nation’s economic, political, and cultural powers are strongly tied to control of the seas. 

Each of the exhibition’s five sections focuses on an important period in the navy’s history while stressing the overriding importance of sea power to our nation’s strength.   Please visit MarinersMuseum.org  for showtimes and pricing.    Please  contact   (757) 596-2222.
Ongoing                          see websites/times
Virginia Horse
Organizations and/or Equine Clubs
Monday, June 6th (and thru wk)                          Scheduled appts
Animal-Assisted Therapy Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital

Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital
1906 Belleview Avenue
Roanoke VA 24014

Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital offers pet therapy to patients and families. Therapy animals have been shown to improve health and lift the spirits of hospitalized children. We partner with the Delta Society for weekly hospital visits by therapy animals.

In pet therapy, animals become an integral part of the treatment process. Interacting with animals in a medical setting reduces stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that children benefit greatly from animal–assisted therapy. The results range from encouraging smiles and conversation to motivation during physical and occupational therapy sessions.

Some of the benefits of animal–assisted therapy: Lowers blood pressure,  Promotes socialization, Encourages caring touches, Distracts children from medical issues, Promotes laughter and play, Provides comfort, Creates home–like atmosphere, Relieves stress, Provides entertainment. https://www.carilionclinic.org/hospitals/carilion-clinic-childrens-hospital/pet-therapy
Monday, June 6th                               drop off    8:15 am-9:00 am
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Feral Cat Free Spay Neuter

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA  
 3355 Berkmar Dr.     Charlottesville, VA 22901    434-973-5959

We offer free spay/neuter services for community (feral) cats living in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. We offer other medical treatments for a small fee. If your community cat is in need of additional services, please inquire at the front desk when you drop the cat off for surgery. For cats living outside of our jurisdiction, please call the spay/neuter line for special pricing (434) 964-3333 or apply online.   
We have humane capture traps available for rental. 

If you have any questions, please call (434) 964-3327 for more information. Visit  http://caspca.org/communityferal-cats/
Monday, June 6th                                             9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
 Richmond SPCA 
CRITTER CAMP - Canine CAPERS and Feline FUN 

Robins-Starr Humane Center
2519 Hermitage Road           Richmond, VA 23220

Why do dogs wag their tails? Do cats really have nine lives? Your child will learn the answers to these questions and many others during this camp. For kids who love cats and dogs, this week-long camp full of games, crafts and activities centered around our canine companions and feline friends will surely pique their interest. 

Available for rising 1st graders through rising 5th graders. Full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday. 

PLEASE NOTE: If your child attends a public school they may not have yet reached the end of their school year at this time. Please be sure to check your school's calendar before registering!   Contact:   Email khosack@richmondspca.org     http://www.richmondspca.org/
                            Monday, June 6th                          See hrs daily 
    Prince William Humane Society Warrior Buddies Program                        
Prince William Humane Society 
14807 Bristow Road                           Manassas, VA 20112

The Prince William Humane Society is in the process of creating a Warrior Buddies Training and Adoption Center, where the homeless canine candidates who have been pre-screened and evaluated as good candidates for the program by our trainers, would live and train prior to becoming a companion to a wounded service member. 

Our trainers and volunteers will work with these dogs to assure they are properly socialized and obedience trained so when they are ready to meet their potential new “Buddy”, they will reflect their true personalities and not the ones displayed at the Shelter out of a desire for attention and need to be saved. Once chosen as a Warrior Buddy to a Wounded Hero, the dogs would then go on to complete their GCG training and the service dog certification at this training center. The creation of such a center will enable us to form and train more Warrior Buddies Teams, saving even more lives and bringing unconditional love to our nation’s heroes.   Visit http://www.pwhumane.org/
Monday, June 6th                                         11:00 -7:00 pm 
Already Been Chewed  Pet Store Grand Opening (All Week)

Already Been Chewed        3845 Bonney Rd #101   Virginia Beach, VA  23452      (757) 289-5799

Have old or unwanted pet supplies ? Need a crate of kennel for your fur baby but are low on funds? Already Been Chewed is the place you need to look.  And rescue folks you are especially welcome  to see all the great deals we have! Please stop by.  Visit  https://www.facebook.com/Already-Been-Chewed-1062329237139330/

                          Monday, June 6th                                     12 noon- 6 pm today 
Loudoun County Animal Services Adoptions

Loudon Animal Services     39820 Charles Town Pike      Waterford, Virginia 20197

As Loudoun County’s leading animal resource, the Department of Animal Services is dedicated to ensure the humane treatment of animals and to serve the community with compassion, integrity and professionalism. Staff are committed to fostering the human-animal connection through an innovative and creative approach to animal sheltering, law enforcement, humane education and community outreach.  Also see the Pet pantry! 540-272-1157    Pls visit  http://www.loudoun.gov/animals
 Monday, June 6th                           3:30 pm -4:30 pm
PAWS TO READ--- Mondays with JAM-JAM 
 Read to the Sweet Dog!

 Thomas Jefferson Library
7415 Arlington Blvd      Falls Church, VA 22042            703-573-1060

Get some reading practice with our trained therapy dog. Age 5 and up. *Age(s): School Age, Preschool.  Fun activity and helping young ones to develop reading skills and confidence.
Contact is Ms. Kathy Richardson.    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/tj/

For all the READ Dog events, pls visit https://va.evanced.info/fairfaxcounty/lib/eventcalendar
"Let Freedom Ring" for Chained Dogs

Dogs Deserve Better, Inc.  1915 Moonlight Rd.,    Smithfield, VA 23430

DOGS DESERVE BETTER is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our best friend into the home and family. Our mission is to free them through education, rescue and rehabilition, grassroots legislation, and fencing programs.

Dogs Deserve Better, a national and award-winning nonprofit organization, is a voice for chained and penned dogs. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets. Learn how to help chained dogs and become involved. Pls visit http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/
Monday, June 6th                              7:00 pm- 
Prince William County Animal Shelter 
Paws and Whiskers for Families Series 

Chinn Park  Library  13065 Chinn Park Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192   (703) 792-4800

Starting in June 2016, the Prince William County Animal Shelter will be providing a monthly pet series open to the public at Chinn Park Regional Library.  This is a great way to learn about the shelter, adoptions, local laws concerning pets and more.    Pls visit  http://www.pwhumane.org/paws-and-whiskers-for-families/

The calendar of events with the topics :
June 6, 2016 @7:00 p.m. – “All About PWC Shelter” – Learn about the shelter, how it is run, what the staff does, what volunteers do, what happens to animals there, and the importance of the public. Ongoing-----Many shelters have extended hrs on some weekdays
Find A Virginia Animal Shelter!
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer, Foster, Transport

                                      Tuesday, June 7th                               8:00 am & 9:00 am
Fredericksburgh SPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Fredericksburg SPCA
10819 Courthouse Road         Fredericksburg 22408 

Spay/neuter appointments are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and vaccine appointments are offered on Fridays. If you would like to make an appointment for spay/neuter services or vaccines, please call the clinic at 540-898-1500 ext. 323 or fredspcaclinic@verizon.net.        http://fburgspca.org/services/spay-neuter/
                                     Tuesday, June 7th                                                9:00 am-5:00 pm
                             Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue

Roanoke Valley Horse 
Rescue P.O. Box 13        Hardy, Va 24101      540-721-1910

To visit & schedule adoption appts, contact us .The RVHR Herd  60 Rescue Horses Are Being Cared For By RVHR At One Of Our Two Facility At this Time. They are available for placement unless otherwise noted.  For information and more photos of each horse click on a horse's name.We are in Immediate Need of: Sponsors for all of the new intakes, Monetary donations for help cover each new intakes medical bills. Alfalfa Hay (Tractor Supply)Alfalfa cubes or pellets (TS and Feed Stores), Rice Bran, Beet Pulp, Sentinel LS, Mare & Foal(Available at Doc’s Feeds 540-380-3433)

RVHR Office Hours   Tuesday Thru Saturday   9 am to 5 pm. Visits By Appointment Only  To view more photos and videos of available horses at our facility,    Join and Like us on our Facebook Page.  Pls visit  http://www.rvhr.com/wordpress/
 Tuesday, June 7th                 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center 

Shenandoah  Valley Animal Services
1001 Mt Torrey Rd,         Lyndhurst, VA 22952                 (540) 943-5142

See adoptables here. Dogs http://shenandoah.animalshelternet.com/adoption_search_a.cfm
Cats     http://shenandoah.animalshelternet.com/adoption_search_a.cfm
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center partners with many other pet services in the area to facilitate adoptions and rescues as well as pet health services including spaying & neutering.  Please check with our Partners in Pet Services Page to find the services you may need.  We are open Mon-Saturday from 11am-4pm with extended hours on Wednesdays until 6:30 pm. We are closed on Sundays.

Animal Shelter Animals in the care of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center that are not selected by the groups that facilitate adoptions will be offered for direct adoption at the Center. Learn how to help! Pls visit 
Tuesday, June 7th          7:00pm
Wildlife Center Wildlife Book Club meeting

Wildlife Center         1800 South Delphine Ave        Waynesboro, VA 22980

Moderated Discussion    Every other month, the Center will select a book related to wildlife, ecology, or natural history to read and discuss online. 

For more information about our online book club and past books, please see our Wildlife Book Club page.  Join the Wildlife Center of Virginia in reading: The Narrow Edge  http://wildlifecenter.org/news_events/events/wildlife-book-club-meeting-8

 Month of June                                see website
DockDogs Championship at Celebrate Fairfax!

Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy           Fairfax,  VA 22035

Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration, will take place June 5-7, 2015 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run. Opens  Sat 9:00 am Sunday  10:00 am  The 25-acre site was magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, and interactive activities like the Dock Dogs Cahmpionships.

DockDogs Championship
The world’s premier canine aquatics competition, DockDogs, is a national dog jumping competition that will feature four-legged athletes from around the region. Three competitions combine to make one action-packed family-oriented show. Dogs compete in Big Air (long jump), Extreme Vertical (high jump), and Speed Retrieve by jumping off of a 20 foot dock into a 40 foot pool of water. The overall best competitor wins the Iron Dog. Dock jumping is a fun and exciting canine sport open to all dogs.
Wednesday June 8th                                All Day 
World Oceans Day 

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year round.

This year, individuals and organizations across our blue planet are celebrating with the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and are promoting prevention of plastic ocean pollution with events in their communities, with special announcements and everything in between! Sign up to celebrate now and let others know around the world what action you’re taking for our ocean!  http://www.worldoceansday.org/
Wednesday, June 8th                          7:00 am - 8:00 am
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Almost Home Pet Adoption Center
29 Stagebridge Road                Lovingston, VA 22958

Spay/neuter clinic. Contact Gretchen at 434-263-7722 – financial assistance is available. Check-in is between 7-8 am. Check on pickup time on the day of the clinic. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.   Or email at petnanna@hotmail.com      Pls visit 
Ongoing   (Pls contact if you have a low cost program! Thank you)
Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Virginia

-Spay Virginia                http://spayva.org/
-Spay, Inc.                        http://www.spay.org/
-Pet Neuter                      http://petneuter.org/
-PAW                                    http://www.paw-rescue.org/sn.php
-VB SPCA                           http://vbspca.com/medical-clinic/spay-neuter
-LionHearts, Inc.        http://kincheloeclinic.org/
-AWLA                                http://www.awla.org/services/low-cost-spayneuter/
-Porstmouth Humane     http://www.portsmouthhumanesociety.org/lowcostvet.html
-PETA Mobile Spay Neuter Clinics         http://www.peta.org/about-peta/learn-about-peta/helping-animals-in-hampton-roads/snip/
-Homeward Trails      http://www.homewardtrails.org/resources/pets/low-cost-spay-neuter-vets/
-Roanoke SPCA             http://rvspca.org/
Wednesday, June 8th                            1:00 pm- til
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Wildlife Center Classroom Series
Wildlife Center
1800 South Delphine Ave                     Waynesboro, VA 22980
On the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, the Center’s outreach department offers a class on the Center’s moderated discussion on a pre-determined topic.

Whether it is information on a particular species treated at the Wildlife Center, common causes of admission of patients at the Center, or a particular rehabilitation technique or treatment, the Classroom Series is a great opportunity to learn more about wildlife and the work at the Wildlife Center! The Wildlife Center of Virginia was formed in 1982 to provide quality health care, often on an emergency basis, to native wildlife.  Visit http://wildlifecenter.org/about-center
Ongoing                                  See schedule on website
Vegetarian Society of Richmond 
Richmond, VA 

For info,  pls visit  www.vegetarianrichmond.org .      Pls RSVP by Monday, June 8th.   Vegetarian Society of Richmond:For Health, Animals, and the Earth
VSR was founded in October, 1995 and has over 150 members.  VSR is a member of the Vegetarian Union of North America, the International Vegetarian Union, and an affiliate of the North American Vegetarian Society.  lois@vegetarianrichmond.org
Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary
PO Box 2260        Spotsylvania, VA  22553                540-972-0936

By supporting TREES you can begin to change the sad opinion that old horses are “useless”.  It is a sad fact that every year in the United States that million of horses, mules, and burros are labeled “useless”. Such a label condemns these poor equines to the terrifying end of being auctioned to slaughterhouses where their only value is as food for human consumption. Through education we can help stop the neglect and slaughter of older equines that accompanies the opinion that old equines are “useless”.  http://www.equineelders.org/

Mahatma Ghandi said one of my favorite quotes concerning the humane treatment of animals. He said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.   This may sound like a lofty goal - to create a world where all creatures have value - but it can be done in small steps. You can take one of these small steps by:
helping to educate owners of older horses who appear to be receiving inappropriate care.  Many times neglect is due to lack of education and the owners are very willing to learn new feeding and management techniques.  Help keep as many seniors as possible healthy, happy, and at home with their families.

-informing local animal control officers or humane investigators when owners appear to be ----deliberately and uncaringly neglecting or abusing horses of any age.
-adopting an older horse from a local equine rescue facility to be a companion for your working equine.
-continuing to enter your senior horses (if they are fit for the work) in shows, organized trail rides, or other events where spectators can see that "useless" is not attached to a particular age.
-providing support for the tender loving care that the residents of TREES deserve and receive in their twilight years.
-letting your own equine elders know that they have always been, and will continue to be, very valuable parts of your life.
      Thursday, June 9th                                         8:00 am - 9:00 am 
 Heritage Humane Society Neuter Scooter

Heritage Humane Society
430 Waller Mill Road  Williamsburg VA 23185     757-221-0150 (Location phone) 

Low cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination options through Heritage Humane Society.
                                                     Spay/Neuter Services:
• Dog Spay or Neuter $90      • Cat Spay or Neuter $75 
- Rabies vaccination is required by state law. If your dog or cat does not have a current Rabies vaccination, it is required to receive a Rabies vaccination on the day of surgery. Each surgery includes pain medication. If antibiotics are prescribed, there will be an extra charge.
• Feral Package (Only available on select days) $50  - (Feral package includes: surgery, rabies vaccination, ear tipping and FIV/Felv test.) • There will be extra charges if a male is cryptorchid or if a female is in heat or pregnant.

Vaccinations and other services*: Vaccinations and other services*: THERE IS A $10 EXTRA charge vaccine not done at adoption time: *Animals must be altered in order for these services to be provided.  • Rabies $20    • Other vaccinations (Distemper; Bordetella) $20  • Rabies/Distemper combo $30     • Ear cleaning (includes mite treatment) $20  • Nail trim $12       Microchip $30     Other services offered, but pricing varies: • Deworming            • FIV/Felv testing     • Flea treatment    • Heartworm preventative. YOU MUST HAVE PAYMENT OF EITHER CASH, OR CREDIT CARD. WE  DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS.  ALL ARF FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT  HERITAGE HUMANE SOCIETY.  More Info: www.heritagehumanesociety.org 
Thursday June 9th- Sunday 12th 
Passion for Compassion 4 day Adoption Event!

Sixteen Virginia Animal Shelters join together June 9th-12th to celebrate adoption and the work of shelter professionals every day!

Throughout this four day event, the 16 participating shelters will use social media and the hashtag #Passion4Compassion to recognize dedicated staff and volunteers along with their “pet pick” of the week.  Learn more. http://chesapeakehumane.org/event/passion-4-compassion/

Check with your local shelter for adoption specials during this event!  Chesapeake Humane will discount adoption fees by $20 for pets over 6 months of age.

Participating Shelters:
– Chesapeake Animal Services
– Chesapeake Humane Society
– Danville Area Humane Society
– Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter
– Heritage Humane Society
– Norfolk Animal Care Center
– Norfolk SPCA No-Kill Adoption Center & Veterinary Clinics
– Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter
– Peninsula SPCA
– PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
– Portsmouth Humane Society
– Prince William County Animal Shelter
– Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
– Suffolk Animal Care
– Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
-Virginia Beach SPCA
Youth Program or Adult Sewing Projects for Shelter Pets
Make 'Adopt Me' bandanas!

Contact local animal shelters and rescue groups in your community.

#ShelterPetIdeas #SewingClasses #Seamtresses #StudentProjects #ShelterPets #Teachers #Fabric http://www.lovetosew.com/dogbandana.htm 
Thursday, June 9th                                        Ongoing Campaign
Virginia Police Canine Association 
Buy a Survival Bracelet and Help Get A Ballistic Vest for a K9

PO Box 4955                   Manassas, VA 20108

Buy a Survival Bracelet and help a VPCA get a ballistic vest.  Due to cutbacks and budgets not all K9s have vests. Visit www.vapolicek9.com

Also see our link for shelters and agencies that specialize in adoptions.  
 Thursday, June 9th              6:00 pm-7:15 pm
Healthy Cooking Classes at the Food Pantry by Loudon Veg

 Loudoun Interfaith Relief         750 Miller Drive,  Suite A-1         Leesburg, VA 20175

Beginning in May, Loudoun Veg will be offering free weekly cooking classes at the food pantry.  We are accepting donations in the form of gently used kitchenware and small appliances such as food processors to give to participants.  We'd also welcome grocery gift cards to help purchase ingredients.  Donations can be taken directly to Loudoun Interfaith at 750 Miller Dr, SE Leesburg.  Please specify that items are for the Loudoun Veg cooking classes.    Visit  http://www.interfaithrelief.org/

Loudoun Veg is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a compassionate, sustainable community in Loudoun County by promoting consumption of plant-based foods and advocating for animal rights. Pls visit. Become Involved!  http://www.loudounveg.org/
Thursday, June 9th                  8:00 pm  til
"The Mystery Of Stonehedge"

Chesapeake Planetarium        310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 547-0153

Almost 4,000 years ago a tribe of barbarians built a large stone structure for some unknown reason. The circle of stone may have been a pagan temple, burial site or maybe a stone-age computer for predicting astronomical events. The circle of stones and their purpose has always been a mystery. We will explore the stone circle and search for alignments of stars and planets.   Admission: Free and Open to the Public.

Due to limited seating, reservations are necessary and may be made by telephoning Chesapeake Public Schools between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays at (757) 547-0153.
Visit   http://www.visitchesapeake.com/things-to-do/events/
                      Friday, June 10th        Ongoing                         Schedule appt.    See  website          Metro Ferals
Virginia Metro Ferals  PO Box 7138    Arlington, VA 22207

Helping Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland with their feral cat population. Metro Ferals is an all-volunteer organization that was established in 1997 to promote non-lethal alternatives to feral cat population control.    703-655-6710

Wild or feral cats are trapped, neutered and then returned (TNR) to their “home”, where we make sure there is a caretaker who can watch out for them and feed them. Young kittens are rescued, socialized and adopted through our adoption program. We also run a low cost spay/neuter clinic for feral cats and provide assistance to people wishing to TNR the cats they feed and maintain.  Visit http://www.metroferals.org/
Friday, June 10th                               12 noon – 2:00 pm
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption Event- 

Farragut Fridays
Farragut Square Park      17th St NW      Washington, DC 20006     (202) 245-4715

 Lucky Dog is committed to finding loving forever homes for each of our dogs.  We are also committed to finding the right match for each of our adopters.  Together we have saved over 6,700 animals since our founding. You can check out all of our current Lucky Dogs (and cats!) on our Adoptable Animal list.    Don't wait, ADOPT TODAY! luckydoganimalrescue.org
See our loving adoptables     https://luckydoganimalrescue.org/adopt/pets
Friday, June 10th(thru 12th)                  1:30 pm on Fri ---- see schedule for weekend
Virginia Society of Ornithology Summer Field Trip 

Comfort Suites University
Meet at Lobby 1020 Plantation Road      Blacksburg, VA 24060
 (540) 552-5636

The New River Valley Bird Club will host the VSO summer field trip, featuring some of the best birding areas in the New River Valley and Southern Appalachians. The varied topography and the river valley offer a wide variety of habitats and bird species. Field trips will be offered Friday afternoon, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. Bill Akers and Jerry Via will be our trip leaders, and they have planned some terrific activities for us!

Trip RegistrationTo help us plan for the weekend, please register in advance. Provide the names of participants in your party with a telephone number and email address so we can contact you if needed. Register with Meredith Bell, trip coordinator, at merandlee@gmail.com or 804-824-4958.  Please bring FRS (two-way) radios if you have them to stay in contact in our caravans when calling out bird sightings.   http://www.virginiabirds.net/f_trips.html#black2015
Friday,  June 10th  & ongoing                                 See list 
Norfolk Dog Friendly Eateries

See link for restaurants.

Bringing Fido along on your next trip to Norfolk? The city’s pedestrian-friendly streets, beaches, parks, hotels and yes, even restaurants will make you and your furry friend feel right at home! You simply can’t beat Norfolk’s walkability, weather & wide open spaces. Listed below is some information to make both you & your pet’s visit to Norfolk more enjoyable. Pet friendly eateries. Visit 
Friday, June 10th                                     6:00 pm til
FETCH a Cure
 9TH Annual PETS ON PARADE Benefit and AUCTION 

  Plant Zero Cafe             3 E 3rd St                    Richmond, VA 23224

Last year’s benefit and auction hosted over 350 people and their furry family members, and this year’s annual Pets on Parade is sure to be an even bigger success. Pets on Parade has become one of FETCH a Cure’s most popular annual events and we can promise it will one of the best Friday nights of the summer! It will be a fun evening benefiting a great cause – delectable food from an array of Richmond restaurants, delicious specialty drinks, silent and live auctions, and lots of fun!  Pls visit    http://www.fetchacure.org/

Corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations will make this event possible, so please consider how you and your business or organization can contribute to one of FETCH a Cure’s largest awareness and fundraising efforts of the year! Sponsorship Opportunities available. Please contact Tonie at tonie@fetchacure.com or call 804-525-2193 for more details!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/fetchacurefan/?fref=ts

FETCH a Cure is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education.  Our vision  A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding.
Friday June 10th                       6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Night 
w/ Special Appearance by Kirk Cousins 

 Fairfax Pet Supplies        (703) 359-2659   11054 Lee Highway          Fairfax, VA 22030

Come join us for a very special event at Fairfax Pet Supplies Plus with a special appearance by Kirk Cousins. 

Kirk and his wife, Julie, are passionate supporters of pet adoption and rescue groups and we hope you are too. Kirk and Julie will be making an appearance at Pet Supplies Plus to help raise awareness and interest in supporting local rescue groups and we hope you'll take a few moments to stop by to talk about pets or football. Mark it on your calendar because we're sure "You Like That" when it comes to helping out dogs in need of a new home.

To meet Kirk, hang out and get an autograph, stop by the store between 7:00 and 8:00 PM.

Plus, you can also pick up your official "You Like That" t-shirt and have it signed by Kirk!  When you do, 10% of your TOTAL purchase will go to support the International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org) through Kirk Cousins' non-profit foundation. Pls visit 
                                   Friday, June 10th                                           6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lost Dog & Cat Foundation Dog & Cat Adoptions

Fair Lakes PetSmart 
12971 Fair Lakes Center    Fairfax, Virginia 22033    (703) 802-1027 

The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) rescues abandoned or displaced dogs and cats from the threat of euthanasia in over-crowded shelters or other at-risk situations and places them for adoption into loving homes. All animals in the care of LDCRF are spayed or neutered and fully vaccinated prior to adoption and any special medical needs are addressed.
See our loving dogs  http://lostdogrescue.org/animals-for-adoption/all-dogs/
See our loving cats   http://lostdogrescue.org/animals-for-adoption/all-cats/
Saturday June 11th                               7:00 am -12:00 noon
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue  VGSR Charity Run

Burke Lake Park            Ox Road                     Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Come out and join us on Saturday, June 11th  as Virginia German Shepherd Rescue hosts its 2nd Annual Fun Run! Help promote breed awareness, while supporting an organization that rehabilitates, and re-homes hundreds of German Shepherds in need, every year. 

The Fun Run will be held at Burke Lake Park on Ox Road, in Fairfax Station, VA. This truly is a beautiful venue, with gorgeous scenery for the whole family to enjoy! The race starts at 8:00 AM, and will be staggered to accommodate participants both with, and without K9 companions. After your run, plan to stay a little longer and join us for some prizes, and refreshments. It's guaranteed to be a good time for both pups and people.
Saturday, June 11th                                   8:00 am - 10:30 am
Hoffler Creek Early Bird Walk

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation            4510 Twin Pines Rd.     
 Portsmouth, VA 23703                             (757) 686-8684

Take a walk around Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve with our volunteer birding enthusiast Clark White to identify birds by sight and sound. Gates close at 8:15 a.m. - late arrivals cannot be accommodated. The walk is FREE; donations are always appreciated. Pls visit http://www.hofflercreek.org/       Email hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org

Mission: To conserve the last parcel of wilderness in the Hoffler Creek watershed for environmental education, research, and recreation consistent with good stewardship.
Saturday, June 11th                               8:00 am-11:00 am
Bark Party at Cross Creek Nursery

Cross Creek Nursery                501 Courthouse Rd,               Richmond, VA 23236

Animal Rescue Groups will be on site to help Cross Creek Nursery celebrate canine friends. Kids activities and crafts, a bounce house, food and drinks, and more. Come visit Ring Dog Rescue at this great event.     http://www.crosscreeknursery.com/
                                     Saturday, June 11th                                 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Norfolk SPCA

Norfolk SPCA Shelter        916 Ballentine Blvd.     Norfolk, VA 23504      557.622.3319

For more info, please call 757-622-3319 or email mwilliams@norfolkspca.org      Visit http://norfolkspca.com/

Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. Originally founded because of concerns about the mistreatment of workhorses, the Norfolk SPCA now shelters, treats, rehabilitates and rehomes household companion animals from throughout Hampton Roads to give them the extra time and care needed to find that forever home. We have more recently added an affordable veterinary clinic that is open to the public. The Norfolk SPCA will be a leader and partner in creating a community in which all healthy and treatable companion animals are saved.
Saturday, June 11th                             9:00 am - 5:00pm
The Habitat Store's 13th Birthday Celebration!

The Habitat Store       1221 Harris Street       Charlottesville, VA         434-293-6331

Benefiting--- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlotteville
Our store is dog friendly! Enjoy live music, food trucks, kids activities on the porch, and great birthday sales! Let's celebrate 13 years of the best donors, customers and volunteers around!   For more information, please call 434-293-6331.   http://www.cvillehabitat.org/
Saturday, June 11th    (& 12th)                                  Park hrs
Colonial Newfoundland Club (& Rescue Group)
Open Swim Dates at Codorus

Codorus Park       Hanover, PA 17331

The "Open Swim Dates at Codorus" listed on our Calendar have been set up with the management of Codorus State Park to allow CNC members (and members of other regional NCA clubs) to train water work with their dogs. While these open swim dates are "official" CNC events, they are very informal and only loosely coordinated through Dwight Gorsuch. If you are interested in participating, contact Dwight by email at bearnmind@baybroadband.net to get on the email list of interested persons. It is only through that email list that you can find out who (if anyone) plans to train on a particular date, whether anyone will be bringing a boat, and so on.   Visit http://www.cncnewfs.com/Home.shtml

One of the most important of the club's activities is rescuing unwanted or abandoned Newfs. When a club member is made aware of a Newfoundland in need, rescue operations immediately begin. The dog is brought into the club's fold, placed in a foster home, given any required veterinary care, and evaluated for temperament and socialization. If the dog is adoptable, the search for a new family begins. This is a great way to acquire a Newf that will be eternally grateful for his new home.
Saturday, June 11th                           10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vienna Arts Society Pet Expo & Adoption Event

Location:  Parking area for Vienna Arts Society & Marco Polo  Vienna, VA 22180

Wow what a day of fun and festivities. Sponsored by the Vienna Arts Society, Pet Rescues, Adoptions, Vendors, Bake Sale.  Pet Caricatures, Face Painting, Pet Portraits, Raffles,  Donations being accepted to benefit Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Towels, Toys, Food).      Fun day for children and adults!
Website:     http://www.viennaartssociety.org
Please visit 
Saturday, June 11th                 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*

GRACE CHURCH       5607 Gordonsville Rd         Keswick, VA      22947

Vendors, Food, Music,  Demonstrations, Childrens’ Activities   OLD KESWICK     Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation & Wildlife Center of Virginia
All Day     http://www.gracekeswick.org/farm-tour.html 

LINDEN LANE FARM       Dressage Demonstrations
10:30 am and 12:30 pm - Farm closed after 2nd demonstration

MONTANOVA STABLES    Horses & Children's Activities   All day

MERIFIELDS  Service Dogs of Virginia Demonstrations
10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm  
Saturday,  June 11th                             10:00 am – 12 noon 
 Fauquier SPCA Adoption Day

Petco Warrenton Village Center 
251 W Lee Hwy Suite 617            Warrenton, VA 20186                (540) 341-1869

Come out and meet the loving pets. The Fauquier SPCA is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a temporary refuge for stray, homeless and abandoned animals, and to placing such animals in a caring, appropriate home whenever possible. Educating the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering is also an extremely important part of our mission. Email fspca@fauquierspca.com        Pls visit http://www.fauquierspca.com/adopt/adoption-policy/

We currenty have some loving adult cats who have been at shelter for a while. Reduced fees. Learn more. http://www.fauquierspca.com/
            Saturday, June 11th                                           10:00 am -11:00 am
Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Foster Training Session

 Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA 
 3355 Berkmar Dr.      Charlottesville, VA 22901                434-973-5959

You are invited to attend our Foster Training Session in the Basement Training Room for both new and experienced fosters, which typically lasts about an hour. You’ll learn about how fostering works, why it is a crucial part of helping animals in our community, what to do and what NOT to do with your foster animal. We will also go over new processes for vet care, how to tell when your foster animal needs medical attention and how we contact folks for fostering. Learn much more! https://caspca.org/events/upcoming/
Saturday, June 11th                      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cross Creek Bark Party
Cross Creek Nursery
501 Courthouse Rd             Richmond, VA    23236                804-378-0700

Animal rescue groups will be on site to help us celebrate our canine friends! Join us and consider adopting a rescue and make a friend for life! As part of the festivities, we'll have kids activities & crafts, a bounce house, free food & drinks, raffles, and more. Feel free to bring your dog to visit that day. Remember, all dogs must be leashed.  For more information, please call 804-378-0700.  Admission: Free     http://www.bringfido.com/event/21474/
Saturday, June 11th                       10:00 am - 12:00 noon 
Richmond SPCA

Byrd Park      600 Swan Lake Drive      Richmond, VA 23221;       (804) 646-5733

Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Byrd Park, in partnership with The Valentine. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs.   Visit http://www.richmondspca.org/

$15 per person     $5 for Valentine Members  Make reservations at (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online
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