Toms River Pet Sitters & Dog Trainers Connect You to Local Fall Dog Events

Fall is one of the best times of the year to head out for some fun with your canine companion.  There are so many local pet events that our community offers, it’s awesome!!  We compiled a list of the howling good events so you don’t miss them!  If you know of any pet events not listed, please email with the details.

September 2012

9/16/12 – Paws for Cancer (formally The Dog Walk for Cancer)  

10:00am – 4:00pm
Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NI
All Weather Event                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Admission: Minimum $15 donation (included goodie bag)

October 2012

10/4/12 – Blessing of the Animals 2012 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  All are welcome with their pets

NorthStar VETS

315 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd.

Robbinsville, Nj 08691
RSVP or call 609.259.8300 ext 1153

10/6/12 – Dog Fest   (Rain Date 10/13/12)


Windward Beach on Princeton Avenue in Brick, NJ

10/6/12 – Dog Day in the Park & Howl-o-ween Parade

9:00am -12:00 pm

Cattus Island County Park                                                                                                                                                                                                               Toms River, NJ                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission: Free

See rescue groups, info tables and displays. Maybe meet a new best friend to adopt. Stay for the Howl-o-Ween parade, dress up the doggie or just watch. Free admission. Please bring a dog related item to donate.

For more information, please call 732-506-9090 or email lo’

10/7/12 – Doggie Derby

11:00 am-4:00 pm     

Jones Park Soccer Field in Forked River                                                                                                                                                                           Admission: $5.00 (10 yrs and older); $2 per event registration                                                                                                                           Benefiting: Rotary Club Charitable Foundation

The 2nd Annual Forked River Rotary “Doggie Derby” is a fun day for you and your pet, featuring novelty competitions, a costume contest, canine demonstrations, unique dog products, and so much more.

10/13/12 – Canine Carnival

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Morning Star Presbyterian Church                                                                                                                                                                                                     One Morning Star Way                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (GPS: 190 Grand Central Parkway)                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bayville, NJ 08721                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Admission: Free

Bring a lawn chair! Socialized Dogs only!  Costume Contest, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Parade of Dogs, 10:15 Blessing Service, Prizes, Food, Photos 9:00a-12:00p, Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest, Musical ‘Chairs’  & Simon Says for Dogs, Small Agility Course, Long Sits & Downs, 50/50, New Games & Contests for 2012, America’s Got Talent Dog Edition, Gift Basket Auction, Kid’s Coloring Contest, & much more!!!

10/20/12 – PetoberFest

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

1623 Whitesville Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Toms River, New Jersey                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Admission:  FREE

PetOberfest is a fun filled family event with Food, Music,4-H Animals, Pet Games and Contests, Vendors, Pet Photos and rescues for adoption. This event celebrates the human animal bond while bringing the community together.

Ocean County 4-H Teen Council will have grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. Ocean County 4-H Leaders Association will be selling baked goods.

10/21/12 – Pet Photo Day for a Cause

EP Event at Training Center.  Details to be determined.


10/27/12  How to Hear the Animals Level 1 Workshop

Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 am Workshop: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Endless Pawsibilities, LLC Training Center

574 Fischer Blvd.

Toms River, NJ 08753

Have you ever wished you could understand what your animal friend was thinking or wanted to tell you?  Join us at this workshop and learn techniques you can use to increase your ability to communicate with animals.  You will enhance your relationship with your animal friends and better understand their needs, feelings, behavior and problems.

The workshop will help you recognize times you have already experienced telepathic communication with animals.

Click here or more information and to register for the class.


10/28/12 – How to Hear the Animals Level 2 Workshop

Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 am Workshop: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Endless Pawsibilities, LLC Training Center

574 Fischer Blvd.

Toms River, NJ 08753

This workshop is designed to enhance and broaden the skills learned in Level I.  You must attend Level I before taking this workshop.

Click here or more information and to register for the class.


November 2012

11/4/12 – Caregiver Canines Variety Show (last year it was called the Fashion Show)

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission: $10 adults, $5 12 and under
Benefiting: Caregiver Canines & Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

Join us for our 2nd annual Caregiver Canines Variety Show which benefits our visiting therapy dog program. The acts for this year include Prancing Paws Freestyle Group of NJ, Toms River Police Department K9 Unit, and of course our Caregiver Canines and Friends on the Runway fashion show for dogs. Come see our therapy dogs strut their stuff in the best costumes around. Doors open at 12:00, vendors, door prizes and a 50/50 also!!

No pets are allowed at this event.

For more information, please call 732-505-2273 or email



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