Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Suncoast Animal League's annual Mutt March held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Highlander Park featured crazy contests and a Mutt March pledge walk.
Sweaters and blankets were the accessory of choice for many dogs and their owners during the Suncoast Animal League's seventh Annual Mutt March on Saturday at Highlander Park. Despite cold temperatures, furry, four-legged friends participated in crazy contests and a Mutt March pledge walk, helping to raise $34,433 for Suncoast Animal League between Mutt March and Dogtoberfest in November Show off your photos from Mutt March 2013! Just click the "Upload Photos and Video" button above to add them to the community scrapbook. The following is a list of contest winners and a tally of the amount raised during the Mutt March pledge drive, according to Beth Winship of Suncoast Animal League: Pet-Owner Look-Alike Contest Fido Idol Contest Dancing…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Suncoast Animal League's seventh annual Mutt March at Highlander Park in Dunedin on Feb. 16 will reveal more than the most talented dogs in the area. It also determines the next Honorary four-legged (or web-footed) Mayor of Dunedin.
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Thursday, February 14
Canines of all shapes, sizes and skills are running over to Dunedin's Highlander Park to cast their vote on Saturday, Feb. 16. They'll be lining up to take part in Suncoast Animal League's seventh annual Mutt March for pet look-a-like, singing and dancing competitions, pet vendors, raffles, an art corner, food and and water stations (don't worry, there's a beer garden for people). They'll be there to help their four-legged friends from more than 20 animal rescue groups get adopted to new families, as well as see who gets named the next Honorary Mayor of Dunedin, a fundraising campaign title that goes to the dog (or goose) with the most pledges. (It's not too late, start your dog's campaign or cast your vote.) The event is free to attend, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Suncoast Animal League is trying to find forever homes for these great pets.
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Tuesday, January 22
Meet Kira. With these antlers on, this 6-year-old Basset Hound looks like the Grinch's faithful "rein-dog," Max. Kira knows a few tricks, is well-behaved, house trained, and gets along well with children and other dogs. We haven't tested her yet with cats, but she's a mellow girl, so they probably wouldn't be a problem. Kira is currently living with a foster family. To make an appointment to meet her, please call the Suncoast Animal League office at 727-786-1330. Meet Kellie, a 10-month-old, buff-colored tabby cat. Kellie was abandoned at a vet's office and we honestly can't imagine why. She is so pretty, cuddly and sweet. She wants to be a constant companion, who would hang out on your lap all day. She seems to get along with children and…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The director of Suncoast Animal League is leading a class for people interested in becoming a foster parent for shelter animals. Enrollment ends Friday.
If you love animals, you might want to consider becoming a foster parent for the Suncoast Animal League. Fostering is a rewarding and much-needed volunteer task that saves hundreds of animals at Suncoast Animal League each year. Puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are in need of foster homes for a wide variety of reasons: Interested in learning more? A special class for Suncoast Animal League foster parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at The Centre. The class will be led by Executive Director Rick Chaboudy and should run approximately 1½ hours. Current foster parents are also encouraged to attend as information is updated regularly. Enroll by Friday, Jan. 18, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so register …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Bring your dog for a day of activities, including a doggie costume contest, a pet costume contest, a wiener dog race, pet vendors, live music and, of course, a beer garden.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Dunedin's dogs are taking over Highlander Park for Dogtoberfest on Saturday. Bring the dogs and lawn chairs for a day of family-friendly activities, including a doggie costume contest, a pet costume contest, a wiener dog race, pet vendors, live music and, of course, a beer garden. The event is free to attend, but a $3 parking fee and beer money goes to Suncoast Animal League. Cruises and jewelry will be raffled. Here's the lineup for you and your pup: 11a.m to 4 p.m. Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon: Fifty rescue groups are expected to participate with more than 250 adoptable dogs and a few cats, too. 11a.m to 4 p.m. Photos With Santa: Bring your dog and kids to have their photos taken with Santa Claus. 11:15 a.m. Blessing of the Animals Noon …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Got cute pets? Suncoast Animal League is recruiting them for its calendar contest. Plus, know the cheapest gas, the weather and where to vote in today's primary election.
1) National Weather Service forecast: Expect (30 percent chance) scattered showers and thunderstorms starting around midday. Otherwise, it should be mostly sunny, with a high near 91, although heat index values will make it feel as high as 99. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Tonight's low is 76 with continued chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. 2) The lowest reported gas price in Dunedin is $3.53 at the Valero, 3000 Belcher Road, according to TampaGasPrices.com. 3) Ready for running weather? Two local races you should know about: The American Running Company is hosting a free poker 5K tonight starting at 6:15 (to give away Saucony items). Runners receive cards along the route. Person with the best poker hand…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The wacky annual event raised thousands of dollars for the Suncoast Animal League.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes, and at least one pony posing as a dog, turned out for Mutt March on Saturday (Feb. 18). Suncoast Animal League's sixth annual adoption fair and fundraiser at Dunedin's Highlander Park raised more than $16,000. Local rescue groups also brought adoptable dogs to the event; 14 of those dogs found new homes. Many former rescue dogs even attended the festivities. "We had the pleasure of seeing dozens of our Suncoast Animal League "alumnis," said Rick Chaboudy, executive director of the Suncoast Animal League. "We had a large crowd and every one seemed to be having a great day. Mutt March was about enjoying the privilege of being a dog owner and we witnessed that in a abundance," he said. Editor's Note: Dunedin …