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Pet Friendly St Patrick’s Day Events

DFW offer many pet-friendly events this St. Patrick's Day.St. Patrick’s Day is possibly the most celebrated holiday in Dallas, with the Annual Greenville Avenue St. Patty’s Day Parade being at the forefront of the revelry and several smaller festivities taking place around the Metroplex. Be sure to include your furry friends in the merriment by checking out one or more of these pet-friendly St. Patty’s Day events.

5K Mutt Strut & 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Pooch Party
Saturday, March 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony

This annual event is sure to bring pets and their people out for a morning run (or jog or even walk) and the party that follows. Registration for the 5K Mutt Strut begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 8:30 a.m. The St. Paddy’s Pooch Party starts at 10:00 a.m. and will include pet portraits, arts and crafts, low cost pet vaccines, pet contests, live music, and great food. (Official Event Website)

Lochrann’s Paddy Dash
Saturday, March 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Frisco Square, Dallas North Tollway & Main Street (FM 720), Frisco
Lochrann’s Irish Pub and Eatery is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids 50-Yard Piddy Pat Dash to benefit the Frisco Family Service Center. The event is dog-friendly, and every dog that registers for the 5k or 1-mile run/walk will receive a gift. Proceeds from canine registration fees will go towards Frisco Dog Park, Inc. to help bring a dog park to the city of Frisco. (Official Event Website)

ShamRock‘n Roll Pet Parade
Sunday, March 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
West End Market Place, Downtown Dallas

The 3rd Annual ShamRock’n Roll Pet Parade begins at the corner of Munger Avenue and Market Street at 4:00 p.m. The parade’s Grand Marshall will be Jimmy the Texas Bagpiper and will also include Shandon Irish Dancers and adoptable pets from the SPCA of Texas. Awards for Best Pet Costume and Best Pet and Pet Pal Look-a-Like will be presented. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at thePetropolitan Doggie Day Spa booth.

St. Patrick’s Day Paw-ty
Wednesday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Three Dog Bakery, 1251 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 323, Southlake

This Southlake doggie paradise will be celebrating Luck o’ the Irish Setter day as well as store mascot Diesel’s birthday. Three Dog Bakery is providing free birthday cake for your furry friends as well as appetizers and beverages for their two-legged guests. Don’t forget your dog’s green gear – prizes will be awarded for the best St. Patrick’s Day dressed dog.

Hat Tip to:  LA Examiner

St. Puppy’s Day – Saturday in St Petersburg, FL

The pet-friendly event kicks off with an Irish brunch. Dogs can roam the fenced festival ground, with music, Irish dancers, a Puppy Costume Parade, “Most Irish Dog” contest, adoptable pets and more. Dog and cat food drive benefits the Tampa Bay Humane Society. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dubliner Irish Pub, 12836 Henderson Road, Tampa. Free. (813) 300-2076. http://www.thedublineririshpub.com.

Denver Pet Friendly St. Patty’s Parade

Starts at 27th and Blake Sts., Denver
303/321-7888
www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/denver.htm

It’s not like events in Chicago or Boston, but Denver’sSt. Patrick’s Day Parade is huge and very popular. The parade winds its way through a portion of LoDo—where there are conveniently many brewpubs and bars—with a variety of things Irish or not, like bagpipers and beauty queens riding in convertibles and little dogs doing tricks.

The weather can sometimes be downright wintry in March, but people still dye their hair green to match their outfits and come out for a day of celebration. The parade is held on the weekend closest to March 17 on any given year.

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March 18, 2010 Posted by | Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monitor Your Pet

 

Monitor Your PetNow you can snoop on your pooch around the clock.  Cameras set up tomonitor pets online are becoming a staple at kennels nationwide, and animal lovers are using them at home too.

“No other tool or feedback could provide our customers with the instant gratification and satisfaction of seeing their dogs playing and having fun as video can,” says Greg Powers of Camp Bow Wow, a nationwide chain of dog daycare and overnight boarding facilities.

Dog owner Susana Trujillo, 52, agrees. “A lot of people my age are as neurotic about their pets as I am, and it gives you a good degree of comfort knowing that your dogs are in a safe environment,” she says.  She keeps tabs on Sadie Dogg, her Australian shepherd, who attends doggie daycare at Denver’s Mile High Mutts.

Pet cams also give vacationers visual access to their kennel-bound friends. “If clients call from overseas and can’t see their dog playing, we move him or her in front of the camera,” says Penni Phillips of Urban Tails in Houston.

Although dogs are the pet cam stars at most kennels, you can set up your own webcam for any home-bound pet. Buy a camera for upwards of $80, then use an Internet broadcast service like MyPetSitterCam.com while you’re away.

September 11, 2008 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pet Abuse, Pets, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment