8th Annual Gulfport’s Get Rescued Festival

8th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued FestivalTime: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Location: Along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport, FL
Cost: FREE admission
Info: (727) 322-5217; Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your family and your family dog to a fun festival featuring animal-related vendors, artists and crafters. Pet-related activities will include:
— Pet parade (with domestic and adoptable pets)
— Pet care education
— Pet services
— Pet food and supplies drive (Donations of dog and cat food, cat litter, and pet supplies are appreciated.)
— Animal rescue groups
— FREE samples
— Training demos
— Canine Massage
— Food, music and games

Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event is free for the public to attend, and plenty of FREE parking is available in and around the area.

Beach Boulevard
Gulfport, FL 33707

6th Annual Mutt March

Girl with her ChihuahuaTime: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Location: Highlander Park
Cost: FREE to attend; Parking: $3 (Proceeds from beer/wine sales help animals at the Suncoast Animal League); Food and beverages available for purchase; Pledge Walk, Live Auction, etc. incur a fee
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the whole family — including your family pet — and spend a day filled with fun pet-friendly, kid-friendly activities:
6th Annual Mutt March flyer— Pledge Walk to help Animals
— Dancing with the Paws
— Fido Idol (doggie singing)
— Pet Float Contest
— Doggie Project Runway (costume contest)
— Ride 4 the Animals (distance cycling event)
— Pup Art (artwork done by your dog)
— Dog Adoptions/Rescue Groups
— Pet-themed Vendors
— Kids’ Activity Booth
— Live auction of Tampa Bay Rays tickets

Be sure to check the schedule of events and times for the pet contests so you don’t miss anything!

A food court will offer food for purchase, including vegetarian and vegan selections. Beer and wine will be sold at the Beer garden. Proceeds from beer/wine sales help animals at the League.

Attendees are encouraged to bring:
— Lawn chairs or blankets
— Sunscreen or hats
— Your family pet!

NOTE: Guests are asked to please refrain from bringing umbrellas, tents or canopies; coolers and food/drink; glass containers or cigars.

Highlander Park
1920 Pinehurst Road (at the corner of Michigan Boulevard)
Dunedin, FL 34698

Cartoon dog: Image: Grant Cochrane / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Little girl with her Chihuahua: Image: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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