Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dog days

More dog-related events coming up this weekend and beyond.


Madison Heights — A low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic for dogs and cats will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at Debbie’s Smooch-a-Pooch Salon, 30557 Dequindre. Cost is $10 each for rabies, distemper and bordatella vaccines. Microchips cost $20. Also available will be $5 nail trims. Only cash will be accepted as payment. Reservations should be made in advance by calling 586-565-0350 or emailing The local nonprofit organization Pet Adoption Alternative of Warren is sponsoring the event.

Royal Oak — What do gorgeous blondes and wine have in common? Fundraising! The Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan will host a “Night of Wine and Goldens” wine tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Oxford Inn, 1214 S. Main Street. Tickets are $40 per person if purchased in advance or $45 at the door. Space is limited and participants must be age 21 or older. Finger foods, a silent auction, raffle and jewelry sales will be available. Funds raised benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan. E-mail or RSVP by sending a check to Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan, P.O. Box 250583, Franklin, MI 48025.

Auburn Hills — The 9th annual “Pet-A-Palooza” will be at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. The largest adoption event in the state and one of the largest in the whole country, Pet-A-Palooza will feature entertainment, contests and on-site vendors. Businesses can contact Marie Skladd at 586-914-1623 and rescue groups can contact Joe Sowerby at 586-469-8888. Go online to

Farmington Hills — The 5th annual “Bowl-4-Animal Rescue” will begin at 7 p.m. at Country Lanes, 30250 W. 9 Mile Road. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes three games, food and a shoe rental. Auctions, raffles, door prizes, music, karaoke and a cash bar will be available. Professional bowling champions Aleta Rzepecki-Sill and Michelle Mullen are hosting the event. The person with the most pledges wins a free bowling ball with a lesson. All proceeds will benefit Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter and the Michigan Animal Adoption Network. Tickets may be purchased by calling 248-615-9060 or emailing

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