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Wags to Whiskers Pet Fest in the Park Aug 17

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The LaPorte County Parks Department and the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter will host the 3rd annual Wags to Whiskers Pet Fest in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Luhr County Park in LaPorte.

Come and bring your pets (on leashes and up to date on vaccinations) and view pet demonstrations, obedience tips, pets available for adoption get photos taken of your pets on site, enter the pet costume and best trick contests, and view silent auction items!

And vendors of pet-related items will show their products, and offer goodies, all along one of the Luhr Park trails.

For more information, call the shelter at 326-1637 or the parks department at 324-5855.

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Portage PD K9 Back to School Fundraiser

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The Portage Police Department K-9 program will be hosting a Back to School fundraiser on August 11th 2013 at Hair Express 3291 Willowcreek Rd. Portage, IN from Noon until 5PM.  All haircuts will be $10.00 and all proceeds will go to support the Portage Police Department K-9 Program.
Stop by and meet the dogs Bolo, Bomber, and Chuckie

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Dog Wash to Help Humane Societies Aug 10

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Come help support the Humane Societies in the area! Portage Animal Clinic is hosting its annual Dog Wash on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1pm-4pm. Cost is $5.00 per dog. Fun carnival theme with lots of goodies for pets and the family! All proceeds go to area shelters.

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Dunes Dog Training Club Classes Beginning in August

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The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Beginner Obedience Class will start on August 21st.  This class is for dogs 6 months of age & older; cost for the class is $90.00 for the 8 week session.  Owners must bring proof of their dogs current vaccinations on the first night; dogs should be wearing a metal training collar attached to a 6 foot leather leash.  Experienced instructors teach owners how to train their dogs in basic obedience, using only positive reinforcement in the form of treats & praise.  For further information please call 219-996-4770, 219-916-1594, 219-756-7035.

The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Puppy Obedience Class will begin on August 28th.  This class is for puppies 2-6 months of age; cost for the class is $80.00 for the 7 week session.  Puppies should be wearing a flat, buckle-type collar, attached to a 6 foot leather leash.  Experienced instructors teach owners how to train their puppies in basic obedience, using positive reinforcement only, in the form of food and/or treats.  All Classes are held at the club building located at 110 N. Main St. in Hebron, IN.  For further information please call 219-996-4770, 219-916-1594, 219-756-7035.

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Paws in Paradise Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair Aug 10

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Second Chance 4 Pets Network, a local animal rescue, will sponsor a Paws in Paradise Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00  p.m. at the Robertsdale Little League Complex, 119th Street and Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana.

The pet fair will include a pet blessing (10:15 a.m.), vendors, animal rescues and pet adoptions, K-9 and pet safety demonstrations, food, merchandise, door prizes, and pet contests and games.  Music will be provided by Jambulance.

Second Chance 4 Pets Network will be microchipping pets for a nominal fee, and a pet photographer will be on hand to take pictures of your adorable pets in costume. There will be luau-themed activities throughout the day.

The 2014 Second Chance 4 Pets calendar featuring pets from the community will be for sale at the pet fair.

Pets are welcome to participate in the walk-a-thon and pet fair, but they must be leashed and current on vaccinations. You do not have to have a pet to participate in the walk-a-thon.

ALL proceeds benefit Second Chance 4 Pets Network and will be used for their spay/neuter services and rescue/adoption program.

For more info, contact JoAnn Palko at (219) 771-6768.

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Last Chance Rescue: Two Labs Need Home Together

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Bibbs and Sukie are both three year old female black labs, about 65 pounds each. They are very bonded and must be adopted together. They are very loving, good with other dogs and children, and housebroken. Call Last Chance Rescue, 219-677-2961, for more information.
 
Bibbs WinCE
Bibbs
 
Sukie WinCE
Sukie
 
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Indep Cat Society: Shades of Grey Adoption Promotion; Book Sale

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From the Independent Cat Society:
 
During July the Independent Cat Society will be offering our Shades of Grey adoption promotion. We will offer any grey or mix of grey cat or kitten for only $35. An additional grey or grey mix cat or kitten for only $15. Any non grey cat or kitten only $35.  We are also continuing our 'adopt a cat over 5 years of age and we will waive the adoption fee'. This adoption promotion includes the spay or neuter, current vaccines, flea treatment and nail trim. We also offer a free initial vet visit within 2 weeks of the adoption with one of our participating veterinarians. So come out and choose your new 'furrever' friend and make their dreams of a home and family of their own come true.
 
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The ICS is holding its annual Used Book Sale on July 19th from 10am to 5pm and 20th from 9am to 3pm at the American Legion Hall, 798 Wabash, Chesterton, Indiana.  Most books will be sold for $1 or less. Also for sale will be used cd's, tapes, and posters, Calico Corney's catnip, catnip mats, cat bets, cat toys, ICS car magnets, t-shirts, Black Cat Boutique items and fresh home baked goods.  A few signed books will be available for sale along with special reader/reading supplies. So come out and join us. All proceeds benefit the Independent Cat Society.
 
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Donations of used books, cds, tapes and posters are needed and can be made at the American Legion Hall on July 18th from 11am to 5pm. Because the ICS is a 501(c)3, we can offer a donation receipt for any donation of books or funds. 
 
For more information on either of these events please contact the Independent Cat Society (219) 785-4936 or visit our website at www.catsociety.org or our Facebook Page Book Sale Event.
 
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