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Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog

Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog

On February 4, 2012, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project partners will be hosting Bully for You!, an adoption event to promote pit bull type dogs in our community.  More than a dozen dogs will be available for adoption from the SPCA Serving Erie County and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter from 11am – 2pm in the SPCA Auditorium, 205 Ensminger Rd.

Super Adoption Event to Feature Over 200 Dogs and Cats

Super Adoption Event to Feature Over 200 Dogs and Cats

On Sep. 30th and Oct. 1st, WNY's largest adoption event is coming to the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.  Join 25 area rescue groups and shelters for the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event between 6pm and 9pm on Friday and 10am and 5pm on Saturday.

Groups from across the region, from Chautauqua County to Niagara County, will be present throughout the Pet Expo with adoptable dogs and cats.  Dogs and puppies of various breeds, as well as cats and kittens and smaller pets like rabbits will be available for adoption.  Many groups will be permitting adopters to take their new pet home on the spot.  Adoption fees will vary by organization.  In most cases, the fee includes spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.

Make Sure Your Pets Are "Red Cross Ready" For An Emergency

Make Sure Your Pets Are "Red Cross Ready" For An Emergency

BUFFALO, NY, September 23rd, 2011 – As we all know, disaster can strike anywhere at any time and without warning.  As we approach another winter storm season, it’s important that area residents take steps to prepare for an emergency in order to keep their loved ones safe.

For many of us, pets are an important part of our family, and it’s important to remember that our four-legged friends can be impacted by disaster as well.   A winter storm can force you to leave your home at a moment’s notice, or force you to stay in your home for an extended period of time.  The American Red Cross urges everyone to “Be Red Cross Ready” by following three simple steps, while keeping your pets needs in mind:

Pet Expo to Feature Canine Fashion Show

Pet Expo to Feature Canine Fashion Show

The most exciting event for area pet owners, and those looking to become pet owners, is taking place on Sep. 30th & Oct 1st at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg: the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo.  Over 85 businesses and rescue groups will be exhibiting pet-related products and services such as treats, toys and obedience training. 

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Hundreds of Dogs (and their people) from all over Western New York will be converging at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore this weekend for the first annual Dog Days of Kenmore festival event!

Businesses Sought for Area's Largest Pet Expo

Businesses Sought for Area's Largest Pet Expo

America's pet industry is booming.  According to the market research company Packages Facts, pet owners spent $55 billion on products and services for their pet in 2010.  To fulfill area pet owners' desire to shop for quality products and services for their favorite furry friend, the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project will be hosting Western New York's largest Pet Expo. 

The Pet Expo will be held on Sep 30 and Oct 1 at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.  Boarding facilities, fencing companies, gourmet pet treat makers, and other businesses that would appeal to a pet owner's lifestyle are invited to participate in this comprehensive event.  Local rescue groups can also take part in the Expo's Super Adoption Event.  Between established pet owners and those who adopt during the Pet Expo, over 2,500 people are expected to attend.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 30 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 30 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 30, will be violinist David Adamczyk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the SPCA Whisker Wag’n for the very first time. Also visiting the market this week will be the Community Music School, Child & Family Services, Wisteria Charter School Initiative and the Buffalo Animal Shelter. Liberty Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery will offer wine-tasting.