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September has arrived and brings with it all the benefits the cooler weather – breaking out your hoodie, sending the kids back to school, and my favorite – pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING!  Besides that, it also ushers in about 2 months of awesome events to share with your dog!

We love going to these events as a company because it gives us an opportunity to see our clients stop by our booth to say HI!  It also gives us a chance to spend time together as a team.  Often, we work independently and don’t get to work together.  It’s also great to take turns leaving the booth to walk around the events, check out new pet products, meet other business owners and of course – OOGLE at all the dogs who come to the events.

What does it mean for you?  An awesome opportunity to bring your dog out for some fun each weekend!  You’ll get to enjoy the quality time with your family and pooch as you walk around the events meeting local pet businesses, talk to other pet owners, grab a bite to eat and don’t forget –

For your convenience, here’s a list of the  Fall 2014 Pet Events around the Toms River, NJ area:

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September

20th:  Dog Fest   11am-4pm

Cost: $5/adults Children under 12 are free.

The day’s festivities will include canine demonstrations, contests, prizes, various vendor’s, food and fun for our furry friends and families. RAIN DATE: October 5, 2014    Hosted by the Brick Rotary

Location:  Windward Beach, Brick NJ 08724

20th & 21st:  Annual Humane Day Celebration   11am-4pm each day

Cost: ?

Enjoy family fun, food, entertainment, jugglers, face painters, belly dancing, dog obedience demos, reptile show and MORE!   Hosted by the AHS/Popcorn Park

Location1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731

21st:  Doggie Derby 11am-3pm (rain or shine)

Cost: $5 admission, includes a goody bag!

Join us for a family day of fun!  Local dogs compete for prizes and awards, pet related vendors and businesses, & MORE!

LocationJones Road Park/Soccer Field, Lacey, NJ

Photo taken at the Canine Carnival

Photo taken at the Canine Carnival

October

4th:  Howl-O-Ween Parade     10am-Noon  

10am Registrations opens for the parade.  To pre-register, call 732.270.6960

Cost:  FREE

10am-1045am  Vendors, demonstrations, meet & greets; 11am-Noon The BIG parade

Join us for a fun event with your pooch.  Dress your dog up to join in the parade, discover adoption facilities, and learn about local pet businesses.  Hosted by the Ocean County Parks

LocationCattus Island County Park, Toms River

4th:  Wellness Day     9am-1pm

Cost:  Admission is FREE.

Pet Microchip Clinic:  When you make a $5 donation that will be given to Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter, your pet will receive an exam by one of the hospital’s technicians and Home Again Microchip Implantation!   NOTE:  There is a one-time registration fee of $17.99 to include your pet in the Home Again Database  Walk ins are welcome and will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.  To make an appointment, call 732.269.3600

Enjoy raffles, pet vendors, hospital tours, activities & MORE

Donation drive to benefit Friends of the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter will accept:  pet food (canned and dry), blankets, towels, pet beds, harnesses, and collars

LocationBerkeley Veterinary Center, Bayville NJ

12th:  Canine Carnival     11:30am – 4pm

Cost:  $3 per dog, admission includes entry into all activities

Dog Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest, Musical ‘Chairs’ & Simon Says for Dogs, Parade of Dogs, Long Sits & Downs, 50/50, New Games & Contests for 2014, America’s Got Talent Dog Edition, Gift Basket Auction, Best in Show, Exhibits, Demonstrations: Obedience, Tricks, Protective Training, & Agility, Ribbons, 12:15 Blessing Service, Prizes, Food,

Photos 12:30-3:30 pm

Location:  Morning Star Presbyterian Church

18th:  PetOberFest    11am-3pm

Cost:  FREE

Join us for a fun filled family event with Food, Music, 4-H Animals on display, Pet Costume Contest, Vendors, Pet Photos, and rescues for adoption. This event celebrates the human animal bond while bringing the community together.

Location:  Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

If you know of any other local pet events, please email info@endlesspaws.com with the information and we’ll be happy to add the event to our list.

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