Friday, May 7, 2010

Dog days

Lately, I've been receiving more and more notices of events for people and their dogs.
I think this great.
So, I've begun compiling a calendar that I'll post once a week to let all my local readers know about dog-friendly and dog-focused events taking place here in Oakland County.


Davisburg — A one-day training class for puppies and adult dogs will be from 11 a.m. to noon at Mill Pond Park, 495 Broadway. Fee is $20 for residents per dog or $25 for nonresidents. Call in advance, (248) 846-6558.
Holly — The Village of Holly will host a low-cost pet vaccination day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire department at 315 S. Board St. Any pet that may not be socialized or is intimidated should remain in the car and the vet will come to the pet. This is to be a low-stress event for you, your pet and other animals present.
Clawson — The Pug Rescue Network is hosting a Charity Pug Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at The Clawson Park. The “Pug Picnic” will have events for dogs and owners alike, including a variety of dog related vendors, as well as giveaways and prizes. The cost of the event is $7 for adults and $5 for kids younger than 12, pugs are free. Price includes entrance to the park, as well as lunch and dessert. For more information, call 248-432-0102.

Birmingham — Hundreds of short but stout dogs will take part in the Basset Waddle, part of the Celebrate Birmingham Parade, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, on N. Old Woodward by Booth Park. Proceeds from the Waddle will benefit the Michigan Basset Rescue from Waterford Township. Owners of basset hounds can also take part in a basset picnic on Saturday. Go to the Michigan Basset Rescue website for more information.

Clawson — The fifth annual “Claws & Paws Dog Jog” will begin will registration at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, in the Clawson City Park. The event features a fun run/walk at 10 a.m., a pet care fair and adoptions. Advance registration for the walk is $20 and includes a commemorative t-shirt and pet bandana, or $25 the day of the event. There is no fee to attend the pet care fair, which follows the walk. For more information, go to or call 248-435-6500. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit the Troy-based Guardians for Animals, a group that assists no-kill shelters.

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