I've been busy today and wasn't able to get a full calendar together, but here's a couple events — including one taking place this Sunday. It sounds like there will be a lot to do at the first ever "Paws in the Park" event!
SUNDAY, AUG. 22
Independence Twp. — A “Paws in the Park” event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, in the Lakeview Picnic Pavilion at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road. A picnic lunch, half-mile dog walk and fun activities for dogs, kids and adults will be available. Activities for dogs include bobbing for milkbones, paw art, a kiss your owner contest, a just-for-fun agility course and massages. Several games for people, from face painting to horseshoes, volleyball, raffles and more, will also be available. The event will also offer $10 microchipping for the first 24 dogs who register at the event, nail clipping and a limited number of canine breed identification test kids. Animals will also be available for adoption. The event costs $10 per adult and is free for dogs and children younger than 13. All proceeds benefit the Troy-based Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
Northville — The “Pints & Pups” fundraiser to benefit The Detroit Bulldog Rescue will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at Poole’s Tavern. Tickets cost $10 at the door and the event is dog-friendly and open to all breeds, as well as people who do not have dogs. Dogs must be leashed and socialized. A silent auction and Bully Bakesale featuring chef-prepared wheat-free dog treats will be available, as will a variety of fun games. Call 248-739-9199.