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DOG-FRIENDLY EVENTS ARCHIVE


Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Location: Birmingham, AL

Date: Oct 11th

Details: Please consider joining Generation Dog's team "Barkers for the Cure" in the upcoming Komen Race for the Cure on October 11th in Birmingham. A $35 donation is all it takes to register as a participant or to "Sleep in for the Cure" and you will receive the official race tshirt as well as a Generation Dog team shirt with our special pink ribbon logo to wear the day of the event and for team pictures. Deadline to have your materials picked up by the team captain for distribution at Generation Dog is this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

The Bark in the Park
Date: Saturday, Oct. 2
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Veteran's Park - Alabaster
Details:
A Day of Fun for the whole family (including family members with tails) Bark in the Park is a FREE event for animal lovers and their pets! The day long celebration will include contests, music, vendors, crafts, the Mutt Strut and much more! The Mutt Strut, a mile-long walk in which participants have the option to seek sponsorships to benefit Shelby Humane Society. Entry to Bark in the Park is free. For more information, check out the Bark in the Park website.




Barking Kudu
Date: Thursday, September 16th
Time: 6 p.m.
Details:
Barking at the Kudu is a benefit for BJC Animal Control. Bring your pooch, invite your friends and hang out on the patio and enjoy drink specials. We just ask that you bring an item our wish list. Or if you would like to make a small donation, we can purchase wish list items for you.

BJC consistently strives to find all healthy strays a forever home, but the number of adoptable animals far outweighs the demand. BJC advocates responsible animal owner obligations and believes it is a community problem which will take a community effort to help save shelter animals and reduce these numbers.

For more information about Barking at the Kudu, please call Cassie at 205-335-8298. For more information about BJC, please visit their website at www.bjcanimalcontrol.com.




31st Annual Do Dah Day Music Festival
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 11:01 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rhodes and Caldwell Parks, Birmingham, AL
Details:
This annual outdoor music festival raises money for local Birmingham animal shelters, including the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. In addition to the festival, members of the community can participate in the parade, shop vendor booths and more. Visit www.dodahday.org for more information.




PUBS & PUPS
Date: Sunday, April 25
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Location: ROJO, 2921 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham 35205
Details: Good food, good friends, & good cause. Join Bark supporters at Rojo, a casual neighborhood restaurant serving delicious Latin and American cuisine. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Bark for a Park. Bring your friends!

www.barkforapark.org




31st Annual GBHS Auxiliary Spring Fashion Show
Date: Wednesday, April 7th
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Cahaba Grand Conference Ctr, 3660 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 34243
Details:
Join the GBHS Auxiliary for our 31st Annual Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon! Belk will present its Spring Fashions that are sure to be a hit! For directions and venue information visit www.cahabagrand.com. Valet parking will be available courtesy of Milo's Tea. General seating will be on a first come basis. Come early to get a good seat and then be sure to bid on some of our great silent auction items! Tickets are available for online purchase at www.gbhsauxiliary.org. To purchase your ticket(s) offline, send a check or money order noting the number of tickets to GBHS Auxiliary, P.O. Box 19443, Birmingham, AL 35219. All tickets will be available at will call the day of the event.




Birmingham Kennel Club Spring Dog Show
Dates: April 9, 10, 11
Location: Shelby County Exhibition Center, 86 Argo Road, Columbiana, AL 35051
Details:
The Spring Dog Show is being moved to an indoor location this year at the Shelby County Exhibition Center so plan to attend this year. You never know, you may just see a familiar face on Animal Planet at next year s Westminster Show! More information is available at www.birminghamkc.org




First Annual Mutt Strutt
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Veteran's Park, Hoover, AL
Details:
Bring your mutt and come join Hand in Paw for the 1st Annual Mutt Strut 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! All proceeds benefit Hand in Paw. The 5K will start at 8:00 AM and the Fun Run will begin at 9:00. The cost is $ 20 for the 5K and $ 15 for the Fun Run for you and your mutt and that will get you into the race, a t-shirt and a bandana ($ 15 for each additional dog). Make sure you register online at www.sportoften.com or at www.handinpaw.org.




"Paws in the Gardens"
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 9-5pm
Location: Aldridge Gardens, Off Lorna Rd in Hoover, AL 35216 - Look for the Crane Works "Big Dog"!
Details:
Bring your "best friend" to enjoy Aldridge Gardens along with other furry friends at their first annual  Bring Your Dog to the Gardens Day. Admission is $10 per dog and a portion of the proceeds will go to Shelby Humane Society. In addition to enjoying a little fresh air before the heat comes along, current and future dog owners will benefit from meeting the many pet-related resources and professionals present at the event, such as vets, groomers and rescuers. Local celebrity  Babe Ruff from the Birmingham Barons will also be on hand, as well as a real war dog who is helping to promote the Alabama War Dogs Memorial. For directions or more information visit www.aldridgegardens.com.




WEIM & CHEESE 2010
Date: March 6, 2010
Location: Rosewood Hall, Homewood, AL
Details:
WEIM & CHEESE 2010 will be March 6th at Rosewood Hall in the trendy Soho district of Homewood, AL (Birmingham). If you've never attended, you're in a for a treat! This is a lively, casual event featuring silent & live auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, & live music. The fabulous food will be provided by Mafiaoza's. Grey bar will be serving a signature martini at their martini bar. Scott Register of Reg's coffee house will be our guest emcee. Two great bands "Mojo Rising" & "The Perishables" will be furnishing us with the entertainment! Please mark your calendar & make plans to attend!

Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Generation Dog and on the Weimaraner Rescue of the South's website at www.weimrescue.com. To pay by check, see our "donations" tab for mailing address. For more info: contactus@weimrescue.com

Please visit our Events page to view some of the fabulous items that will be up for auction.




3rd Annual Howl-o-Ween Bash
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Generation Dog and Dave's Pizza, 1825 B 29th Ave South, Homewood, AL
Details: Back by Popular Demand, Generation Dog's Annual Howl-o-Ween Bash will return to Dave's Pizza this year. Well-behaved, friendly dogs and their "staff" are invited to bring their friends - furry ones included - to enjoy music, food and fun. Dave's will be offering menu service for pizza and cocktails for the humans and Generation Dog will provide the treats for the canine companions. Special discounts will be available in the boutique that night, and more fun stuff to be determined. Save the date now to attend this fun event.

For a sneak peak at Dave's menu, visit www.davesontheweb.com. You can also see pics of Howl-o-Ween Hounds from prior years at www.generationdog.com/gallery_halloween.html. See you on the 28th!




Pugs and Pumpkins to Benefit Alabama Pug Rescue Association
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Oak Mountain State Park
Details: Bring the family for a fun day of pugs and trick or treating! There will be auction items, raffles and the ever popular costume contest so start working on your dog's costume now. More details will be posted soon at alabamapugrescue.org



Pugfest 2009 to Benefit Southeast Pug Rescue and Adoption
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Lawrenceville, GA
Details: Pugfest is SEPRA's annual fundraiser which is held the last Saturday in October of every year in the Atlanta, Georgia area. PugFest is SEPRA's biggest fundraising event of the year. For a nominal admission fee ($6 adults; $3 children under 12) pug lovers can enjoy food, drink, live entertainment, general and costume contests, silent auction and much more. Vendors will be on hand to provide nail trims, take  glamour shots and sell various pug and pet related items. You will also have an opportunity to meet rescue pugs although no adoptions will be done at Pugfest. Leashed dogs under 35 pounds are welcome and like pugs, get in free! While there don't forget to pick up a copy of the annual SEPRA calendar featuring Generation Dog's very own Harry  Pugalicious Taylor! For directions, more details on Pugfest or more info on SEPRA, visit rescuepug.com.



2nd Annual Bark for a Park Festival
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Patriot Park in Homewood
Details: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet like-minded dog lovers, enjoy food, drink and music and see a working demonstration of the type of dog parks this organization is striving to develop throughout the Birmingham metro-area. There will also be pet adoptions, blessing of the dogs, raffle prizes and more. Generation Dog is proud to join with the other vendors who will have booths to support this great event. Visit barkforapark.org for more info on this family friendly event or to learn how you can help in the efforts to bring dog parks to our area.




Bark in the Park to Benefit Shelby Humane Society
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 9am - 2pm
Location: Veteran's Park in Alabaster
Details: The third annual Bark in the Park will is an all day affair which will feature activities for both pets and people, including: the Mutt Strut, a mile-long walk in which participants have the option to seek sponsorships to benefit Shelby Humane Society; contests; live entertainment and children's activities and a photo contest. For more information, visit shelbyhumane.org




Alabama Pug Rescue Association at the 18th Annual Whistle Stop Festival
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Downtown Irondale, AL
Details: APRA will be onsite at this annual festival to answer any questions you may have regarding adoptions and pugs in general. There will also be Arts and Crafts items for sale made by APRA volunteers. For more information on the festival as a whole, visit irondalewhistlestopfestival.com.



K9 Cocktails with Santa Claus to Benefit Birmingham Boston Terrier Rescue
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2009
Time: 3 - 6pm
Location: Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Details: Santa will be on hand to pose for photos with kids, dogs or simply fun-loving adults! All proceeds from the event benefit BBTR as do a portion of food and drink purchases from Rojo. For more information, visit bhambtr.org or for info on Rojo, go to rojobirmingham.com.




GBHS Urban Outfitters Fundraiser
Where: Urban Outfitters at The Summit
When: April 25th . Set up 1:30 pm, event 2 pm - 6 pm
Details: Two DJs will be spinning while volunteers promote the GBHS with an info table. Proceeds from a bake sale will go to us as well! GBHS Child Abuse Awareness Event
Where: Lynn Park
When: April 7th. Set up 11 am, event 12 pm 2 pm
Details: We will have an information table set up. In case of rain, we will re-locate to the Boutwell Auditorium.



Pooch Pics with Santa at Generation Dog to Benefit Have a Heart Animal Rescue
Date: Saturday, December 6th
Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: Generation Dog, 1825 B 29th Ave South, Homewood, AL 35209
Details: Professional Photographer Teresa Musso will be at Generation Dog all day on Saturday December 6th to take photos of your favorite pet in front of a lovely holiday scene - with or without our favorite Jolly Old Fellow. To allow plenty of time for all those who are interested to have pictures made, no other back-drops will be available during this shoot.

Three photo packages priced from $25 - $35 are available - all of which include a disk with an image that you can reproduce as you see fit. A minimum of 20% of the proceeds of all photo packages will be donated to Have a Heart Animal Rescue, which strives to find new homes for abandoned or neglected pets in our area.

No appointments are necessary so make plans now to come by on Saturday, December 6th to say "cheese" and help fund a good cause. Generation Dog will also have holiday toys, scarves, hats and reindeer ears available for sale for those who want to add a little whimsy to your photo! For more information, contact us at bark@generationdog.com.

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Fur Art's Sake Gallery Opening and Holiday Open House
Date: December 4, 2008
Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Greater Birmingham Humane Society Shelter, 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
Details: For the second year, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society lobby will be transformed into an Art Gallery displaying works of art from several talented artists. This year you ll also be able to sample delicious dishes prepared by GBHS Auxiliary members from recipes that will appear in the upcoming cookbook that the Auxiliary is publishing to raise funds for GBHS. So make plans now to finish holiday shopping for your special friends and family with one-of-a-kind works of art available in the Fur Art's Sake Gallery.



Howl-iday Photos for Pets at Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Date: Saturday November: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Time: Appointments Available between 12 - 5pm each day
Location: Greater Birmingham Humane Society, 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
Details: Have Your Howl-iday Photos Taken in November and help the animals of the GBHS! Photos may be taken in your choice of a traditional Christmas background or warm, wintery scene and may be taken with or without Santa. Sittings are limited, so register today at www.gbhs.org to make sure you get the time-slot you desire!



Birmingham Boston Terrier Rescue Best in Show Event
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Bottletree Cafť, 3719 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Details: Help Boston Terrier Rescue continue the work that they do by supporting their upcoming Best in Show event which will feature a live and silent auction, doggie fashion show, Boston Terriers available for adoption, food, and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, contact Donna at tomatoe98@gmail.com. You may also visit www.bhambtr.org .




Bark for a Park - Dog Park Fundraising Event
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Future Dog Park Site at George Ward Park - Off Greensprings Highway
Details: Enjoy live music, food and drink on the site of Birmingham's Premier off-leash dog park and help raise funds to fence then park in time for spring! Admission is free and once you are in, visit the various dog-friendly vendor booths will be set up to sell their wares and there will be live music as well as food and drink available. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed for now. And don't forget to pick up your T-shirt featuring the phrase "Unleashed and Loving It" to help spread awareness of this venture to give our dogs a place to run free. For more information or to make a donation online, visit www.barkforapark.org




Petapalooza 2008
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Time: 9-2pm
Location: Hoover's Veterans Park
Details: The City of Hoover Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to this year's PET-A-PALOOZA, our annual event for pets and their humans, on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Hoover's Veterans Park. All pets should be well mannered and properly vaccinated to attend this day of fun. Admission is Free and there will be tons of fun for the whole family. The day will begin with a 5K Run and Woof Walk and later in the day there will be a doggie fashion show, kids fun zone, Blessing of the Pets and more. Dogs available for adoption and low-cost micro-chipping will be available. Operation Paws and Claws will be on hand to collect donations of needed items for area rescues. To find out more, visit www.hooveral.org or contact Dee Nance, Superintendent at nanced@ci.hoover.al.us or (205) 444-7765.



Homewood Holiday Open House
Date: Thursday, November 6th
Time: 5 - 8pm
Location: Generation Dog and Other Area Homewood Merchants
Details: Be the first to preview holiday merchandise at Generation Dog and other Homewood area merchants at our annual open house to be held the evening of November 6th. Each venue will offer their own specials and refreshments so don't miss a visit to any of the participating shops. Free trolley rides will be available to transport you to the different areas including Edgewood, 18th Street and SoHo. Dogs are welcome at Generation Dog so even if you don't feel like roaming around, make a special trip with rover in tow to see our holiday toys, ornaments, stockings and more.



Get ready to Bark the Vote!
Date: November 4th, 2008- Election Day
Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: Generation Dog, 1825 29th Ave South, Homewood, AL 35209
Details: Canines care about our country too. Why not give them the opportunity to make their opinions known?. Generation Dog is doing just that on Election Day - Tuesday, November 4th - during regular business hours. All dogs that visit on election day will have the chance to "Bark the Vote" and cast their ballot for the presidential election. Homemade Elephant (Republican) and Donkey (Democrat) treats will be presented to each dog and whichever treat they eat first will log their vote. Families of voting dogs will receive a 10% discount on any purchase made in the boutique while they are here on Tuesday, as well as a coupon noting their voting preference so that if their candidate wins, they can come back and present this coupon for an additional 10% discount on their next purchase. Patriotic pooches everywhere will be excited to take part so make plans now to stop by on Tuesday. Puppy Polls will be open during Generation Dog's regular business hours - or as long as treat ballots last!



Second Annual Generation Dog Happy Howl-o-Ween Party
Date: Wednesday, October 29th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Zoe's Kitchen at SoHo Square, 1830 29th Avenue South, Suite 115, Homewood, AL 35209
Details: Generation Dog's Happy Howl-o-Ween is back by popular demand with a change of venue this year. Well-Behaved Dogs and their Humans are invited to enjoy a night of Howl-o-Ween fun on the patio at Zoe's Kitchen on Wednesday, October 29th from 6 – 8pm.

There will be a costume contest, music, a Halloween photo op and "treats" for human and dog alike. Zoe's is providing a free drink with the purchase of a meal for all the two legged attendees – and Jinsei will be open next door for those who prefer something a little less "carbonated" to drink! All dogs MUST be leashed and under your control at all times and must be friendly to other dogs and humans.

You should also come prepared to pick up after your dog in the event of "accidents." In the event of inclement weather, we will have an open house inside Generation Dog during the same time frame so you and your dog can come trick-or-treating! Contact us at 870-5085, or via email at bark@generationdog.com to RSVP or request more information.



Shower for the Shelter : Celebrating 125 Years of Serving Birmingham's Pets and People
Date: Sunday, October 26th
Time: Noon - 5pm
Location: GBHS Shelter, 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
Details: Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society by bringing a gift to the Shower for the Shelter to be held on Sunday, October 26th. This family friendly event will have lots of things to do - a cat walk, a moonwalk, clowns, face painting, arts & crafts, bake sale, blessing of the pets and opportunities to give blood. The first 100 people will receive a Guardian Angel Medal for their pets and all children in Halloween Costumes will receive a prize. Take a look at the shelter's wish list at www.gbhs.org and make plans to attend with the whole family! For more information, check the web site or call the shelter at 942-1211.



Wine Diva Event to Benefit Hand in Paw
Date: October 23, 2008
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gus Mayer - Colonial Brookwood Village
Details: This year's Wine Diva event will be held at Gus Mayer Department Store. Shop while tasting wine from Grassroots Wine and Tria market. Sample delicious cheeses from Cabot Creamery and desserts from Pastry Art Bake Shoppe! Tickets are $50 and include a t-shirt, gift bag and four chances to win great raffle prizes or be crowned Wine Diva. For tickets and more information call 322-5144 or visit www.handinpaw.org



Pugs and Pumpkins - A Fall Festival Fundraiser to benefit Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc.
Date: October 18, 2008
Time: 1 to 4pm
Location: The Fishing Center at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL
Details: Come One Pug, Come All Pugs to the annual Pugs on Parade festival to be held on October 18th. There will be lots of activities . . .including crafts, pumpkin painting, Halloween costume contests, and pictures taken with Santa. For more information, visit www.alabamapugrescue.org or call 205-999-2733.



Blessing of the Pets
Date: October 5, 2008
Time: 9:45 am
Location: DeBardleleben Park,Bessemer, Alabama
Details: Rev, Kim Pilkinton will be blessing the animals hosted by First Christian Church of Bessemer ( 205-451-7356).



Bark in the Park to benefit Shelby Humane Society
Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 9am - 2pm
Location: Veterans Park, Alabaster
Details: The City of Alabaster & Shelby Humane Society invite you to attend Bark in the Park on October 4th at Veterans Park. In addition to the 1 mile  Mutt Strut where you and your dog can enjoy a leisurely stroll on Veterans Park's scenic walking trail and raise money for homeless pets. You can register online and even set up your own personal fund raising web site, or on the day of the event. In addition to the Mutt Strut, there will be Frisbee and Flyball performances, Pet Contests, Food from such sponsors as Full Moon Barbecue, Barks & Crafts, a Kid's Play Area and Low-cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic. There will also be dogs available for adoption on site. For more information, visit www.shelbyhumane.org/bark.



Homewood Art & Design Thursdays
Dates: June 5th, July 10th, August 7th, September 4th and October 2nd
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Location: Generation Dog and other Downtown Homewood Boutiques
Details: On the first Thursday of each month (2nd in July due to Independence Day), boutiques and galleries in Downtown Homewood will stay open late to showcase their art and design offerings and allow shoppers the opportunity to shop while enjoying entertainment, refreshments and special discounts. Each merchant will plan their own festivities for the evening so keep abreast of the latest schedule at www.homewoodartanddesign.com.

The second Art & Design Thursday on July 10th will feature the Pet Portraits of Christy Funchess. Christy’s work will be on display in the store that night and she will be on hand to meet customers, answer any questions that may arise and demonstrate her technique of painting while working on a work in progress. Any commissions of Christy’s work that night will receive a 10% discount. Refreshments will also be available.



Walgreens Pet Photo Shoot - One Day Only THIS SATURDAY
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: 3000 Participating Walgreens Stores around the country. In the Birmingham Area, the following stores are participating:
2301 CENTER POINT PKWY, AL 35215 ph. 205-853-8360
101 GREEN SPRINGS HWY, AL 35209 ph. 205-942-3668
2101 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR BLVD, AL 35209 ph. 205-939-1417
1560 MONTCLAIR ROAD, AL 35210 ph. 205-595-4588
4496 VALLEYDALE ROAD, AL 35242 ph. 205-981-2362
101 DOUG BAKER BLVD, AL 35242 ph. 205-437-9467
3150 GREEN VALLEY RD, AL 35243 ph. 205-9677483
Details: On Saturday, nearly 3,000 Walgreens stores across the nation will welcome pets of all sizes for a Pet Photo Shoot benefiting Delta Society and Best Friends Animal Society - two premier organizations dedicated to animals. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Walgreens parking lots. Go to www.wphoto.com/petpics to find the nearest participating location.

For only $5.99, pet owners will receive a 5x7 photo of their pet, a CD with the photo, a gift for a dog or cat and great coupon offers including $5 off any $20 photo order. The cost of the package includes a $5 donation (split evenly) to Delta Society and Best Friends Animal Society.



Rescue and Rehabilitation Barn Fundraiser
Date: September 13, 2008
Location: Shoal Creek Country Club
Details: Join the GBHS for Rescue and Rehabilitation Barn Fundraiser on September 13, 2008! There will be live entertainment, complimentary beer and wine, and barbeque provided by Jim N Nicks. Tickets are $75 per Person or $125 per Couple. Purchase tickets on-line or by calling 205.397.8539.



Paws and Patriots Walk and Festival 2008: Salute to our Canine Veterans and their Handlers
Date: September 6, 2008
Time: 8am - Noon
Location: Heardmont Park, Shelby County, AL
Details: Spend a Saturday morning with family, friends and man s best friend while helping to raise funds to erect the Alabama War Dog Memorial. Registration fee to participate in the walk is $20 and includes a Paws and Patriots Collector T-Shirt and Dog Bandana. If you don't have a dog - or your dog is a couch potato, you can walk on your own or just come by to meet war dog handler veterans, hear their stories and enjoy patriotic entertainment. There will also be a dog agility course, a patriotic dog and walker "dress-up" contest, fly-ball demonstration, silent auction and more. For more information, visit www.awdm.org.



Crestline Village Dawg Daze Festival and Sidewalk Sale
Date: August 16, 2008
Time: The annual parage will begin promptly at 9:00 am. All queen and king contestants must be registered and in the parade line up no later than 8:45 am.
Location: Crestline Village in Mountain Brook, AL
Details: Crestline Dawg Daze is a community event to bring families and their four legged friends together to extend summer fun one last time. The Village is packed with Blues Clues, Clifford, and Dalmation moonwalks, and a small train and fire truck loaded with happy children circles Crestline. There is an abundance of ice cream, good food, and music. Local artists exhibit their work. The Incredible Dawg Daze parade is presided over by local Boy Scouts carrying the flag followed by the royal train carrying former canine Kings and Queens. Next follows a sea of doggy contestants, accompanied by their owners, and sometimes their entire families. The parade continues down Church Street in front of the reviewing stands with cheering crowds on both sides of the street.



Picasso Pets Fundraiser to Benefit Hand-In-Paw!
Date: August 16, 2008
Location: Cahaba Grand
Details: THE social event of the year! Last year, Hand-In-Paw's talented animal artists and muses created some truly masterful arf-works. This year, we've added two pigs and an award-winning Arabian stallion to our list of painters -- and they'll be making their debut along with a whole new group of creative canines. Auctioneer Ken Jackson literally loses his voice as the bidding to own these masterpieces goes higher and higher! Make plans now to attend.



Giving Grill and Dog Days of Summer Event
Date: August 16, 2008
Location: Whole Foods Market, 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243
Details: Giving Grill is a fun way to try excellent (healthy) food and support a good cause at the same time! Chefs will prepare food outside the store. Each plate is $4.00 and all proceeds will benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society! The GBHS will be there with information about our programs and services, as well as other fun things for the whole family! Additionally, Whole Foods will be handing out dog food samples and have a waterless dog wash! For additional information, contact Whole Foods at 205.912.8400 or Victoria Arrand at 205.397.8539.



Gimme Shelter 2008: Barkitecture Tour & Charity Gig benefiting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Date: Saturday, July 25th
Location: B&A Warehouse, 1531 1st Avenue So, Birmingham, AL 35233
Details: Enjoy a night of music and fun raising money for the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Bid on custom created dog houses, hand painted bowl sets and much more. Stay tuned for more details at www.gimmeshelterbirmingham.com



Paws on the Patio to benefit Hand in Paw
Date: Every Tuesday in July
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Rojo, 2921 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205
Details: Grab a leash and your favorite four legged friend and head to Rojo at every Tuesday in July. Dine, drink and visit with some of Birmingham s sportiest canines, all for a good cause. When it s time to pay your bill, just mention Paws on the Patio or Hand-In-Paw to the cashier, and they ll donate 25% to Hand-In-Paw! Hand-In-Paw will be there every Tuesday night selling Picasso Pets tickets at a discounted price of $100 each too  a $50 discount off the regular price. To check out Rojo s menu go to www.rojobirmingham.com. For more information on Hand in Paw, visit www.handinpaw.org .



Bark It! Market

Date: Saturday, June 7th
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: On the Green at Ross Bridge Welcome Center near the Renaissance Ross Bridge Hotel and Spa.
Details: The Bark It! Market is the exciting kick off of the annual Fresh Market on the Green at Ross Bridge. It consists of a group of vendors who cater specifically to pet owners and is free of charge to attend.



Paws on the Patio to benefit Hand in Paw

Date: Every Monday from April 21st through the month of June
Location: Area 41 Pizza in Mt. Laurel, 30 Manning Place, Birmingham, AL
Details: Area 41 Pizza Company will donate 8% of the evenings' sales to Hand-In-Paw, so join us and dine with your dog for a good cause. For directions, visit www.area41pizza.com. Hand-In-Paw hopes to announce more Paws on the Patio locations in the coming weeks. Visit www.handinpaw.org to stay informed.



Do Dah Day 2008 Festival

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Time: 10:01 a.m. to 6:01 p.m.
Location: Birmingham's Caldwell and Rhodes Parks - Located between the 2500 and 2800 blocks of Highland Avenue South, on Birmingham's Southside
Details: Music Festival, Food, Drink, Arts and Crafts Fair, Kids Activities and Parade with all proceeds benefiting local animal welfare organizations. For more information, visit www.dodahday.org




29th Annual Spring Fashion Show
to benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society


Date: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Silent Auction); 12:00 p.m. (Lunch and Fashion Show)
Location: The Club 1 Robert S Smith Dr Birmingham, AL 35209
Details:
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary's 29th Annual Spring Fashion Show will be held once again this year at The Club. Major sponsors for the event include Milo's Tea Company and Helen Shirley. In addition to viewing a wonderful fashion show presented by Belk, you'll enjoy a delicious meal and have the opportunity to bid on fantastic silent auction items from a myriad of area businesses and boutiques. There will also be raffle tickets for sale to win a gorgeous diamond and sapphire necklace and an array of tempting baked goods will be available for purchase. Each attendee will receive a special goodie bag full of items from Belk and other sponsors. Tickets for the event are $40 and can be ordered by contacting Kelly Jo Morrison at 205-917-1284 or kellyjomorrison@bellsouth.net. Corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Sara Ann Polhemus at 970-1669 or via email at sarapolhemus@charter.net.




Do Dah Day presents "Croonin' For Critters"

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Time: Happy Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Twist & Shout, 2011 Highland Avenue South
Details:
Birmingham's top lawyers will sing at a new event - Croonin For Critters - Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Twist & Shout, 2011 Highland Avenue South. Happy Hour begins at 6:00pm with the show starting at 7:00pm. Cover charge is $7. Proceeds from the event will benefit Do Dah Day, which is set for May 17, 2008 in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks.

Participating law firms will sponsor a singer to perform in a live karaoke contest accompanied by dueling piano players. The audience will buy votes for their favorite lawyer ($1 each) to determine the top singer, who will be named Birmingham's Lawyer Idol. Law firms include Fawal & Spina, Cory, Watson, Crowder, & DeGaris, P. C., Ward & Wilson, LLC., Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick LLC., McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, PC. and Lanny Vines.

Croonin For Critters is sponsored by Black & White Magazine and will be hosted by FOX 6's Mickey Ferguson. The singing lawyers will be critiqued by FOX6 celebrity judges Janice Rogers, Jeh Jeh Pruitt and Paul Finebaum.




"High Fashion & Helping Hands"
Spring '08 Downtown Homewood Fashion Show


Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: corner of 18th Street South and 29th Ave. South (Previously Known As "The Curve" in Homewood)
Details:
Enjoy a day of fun and fashion in Downtown Homewood. Area shops - including Generation Dog - will be featuring apparel for women, men, children and of course - canines! Prior to the event, Homewood merchants will be selling "Shop for a Cause" cards for $10 each. These cards entitle the purchaser to 20% (or comparable savings) at participating merchants as well as reserved seating at the fashion show, access to the V.I.P. tent, and a "swag bag" filled with stuff from Homewood stores. All profits from the event go to Operation School Bell. More information will unfold as the event draws near but mark your calendars now to attend the fun-filled day of furry fashions and more.




"Wag-A-Tail" Event hosted by YP Birmingham to benefit the Shelby County Humane Society

Date: Wednesday, March 26th
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: The Wine Loft, 2200 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Details: This event will benefit Shelby Humane Society's "Shelter Partners" program. Shelter Partners finds homes for abandoned dogs in Shelby County, which is currently experiencing an extreme overpopulation of unwanted pets, and transports them to one of several animal shelters in New Hampshire, where spay and neuter laws have controlled the pet population. To date, this program has saved the lives of over 850 dogs! $50.00 is all it takes to sponsor a dog for this trip.

The event will include a silent auction will be held, and with great items available for bidding, including a fabulous package from Generation Dog! Admission is $5 and there will be free food and $5.00 drink specials. For directions call the Wine Loft at (205) 323-8228 or click here. For more information on the Shelby Humane Society, visit www.shelbyhumane.org.




Weim and Cheese 2008: Fundraiser for the Weimaraner Rescue of the South
Date: Saturday, March 1st, 2008
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Rosewood Hall, SoHo Square 2850 19th Street South Homewood, Alabama 35209
Details:
If you have never attended the Weim & Cheese event to benefit Weimaraner Rescue of the South, you're in for a real treat! This is a lively, casual event featuring live music, live & silent auctions, great food, plentiful drinks and guest appearances by a few of the rescue dogs who have a special story to share. Save the date & make plans to attend! Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 the day of the event. You may purchase yours at Generation Dog, or you may contact Jenny at 205-944-1186 or via email at contactus@weimrescue.com.



"Puppy Love" Valentine's Day Social at Generation Dog
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Generation Dog: Where Dogs Are Family, 1825 B 29th Ave South, Homewood, AL 35209
Details:
Tired of sitting home on Valentine's Day because your better half has four legs and barks? Or maybe you have a hot date but feel guilty leaving lovable barker at home? Well this year, come to the Valentine's Day Social sponsored by Generation Dog, It's Just Lunch, SoHo Sweets and Birmingham Magazine and make sure your furry family isn't left out of the love fest.

You and your well-behaved pooch can meet other dog lovers, indulge in some decadent delights from SoHo Sweets. There will be plenty of puppy safe treats on hand for the canines and we'll have special "Puppy Love Punch" and yummy nibbles for our two-legged friends. Fabulous door prizes available and the first 25 attendees will receive special "Puppy Love" swag bags with goodies from our sponsors and select Generation Dog vendors, including Love Your Pet Bakery, Grandma Lucy's and Zuke's Natural Treats.

Anyone who fills out an It's Just Lunch profile at the event will receive a $200 discount towards membership. Last but not least, don't pass up the opportunity to have your picture made with your dog in front of a festive Valentine's Themed Back-drop. All proceeds from the sale of pictures, as well as 10% of all Generation Dog boutique sales that night, will benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, email us at bark@generationdog.com.



Fur Art's Sake Gallery Opening and Holiday Open House at Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Time: 5-9pm
Location: Greater Birmingham Humane Society, 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
Details: Just in time for your holiday shopping, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society unveils the Fur Art⬠"!s Sake Gallery to bring together animals, art and holiday cheer! The gallery is being unveiled as a venue displaying works of art with at least 20% of the selling price of each work benefiting the GBHS. Works will be available in a variety of media - including painting, sculpture and photography. Art on display is not limited to animal related works, but there will be plenty of those on display. The winners of the children⬠"!s holiday card art contest will be present on the night of the opening to receive their awards and the cards featuring their winning designs will be for sale. All attendees will also receive a discount coupon to be used in the GBHS boutique, and have an opportunity to preview and buy tickets to win the gorgeous diamond and sapphire necklace that will be raffled off at the GBHS Auxiliary⬠"!s Spring Fashion Show. There is no charge to attend so bring your checkbook and finish up your holiday shopping!



Hoover s 4th Annual Pet-A-Palooza
When: Saturday, November 17th from 9am - 3pm
Where: Veteran s Park on Valleydale Road (in front of Spain Park High School
Details: Hundreds of people will be bringing pets of all sizes and shapes to this incredible festival for pets and pet lovers! Adopt a pet! Children s activities! Tons of Fun! Donations of pet related items are welcome. See City of Hoover website, and click on the Pet-A-Palooza logo for detailed information. Proceeds benefit the Shelby County Humane Society, a member of the Hoover Chamber. Volunteers Needed! Call Dee Nance at 444-7765 or Alicia Lee at 739-7123 to volunteer or to set up a booth.



Homewood Holiday Open House
When: Thursday, November 8th from 5  8pm
Where: Downtown Homewood, Edgewood and SoHo Square
Details: Don t miss the opportunity to shop after dark in Downtown Homewood this Thursday, November 8th from 5-8pm Generation Dog, as well as other local boutiques, will be open and providing refreshments to help welcome in the holiday shopping season. The Homewood Trolley will pick up and drop off at select locations so that you can participate in the revelry at different areas. At Generation Dog, we ll celebrate with food and drink from Homewood Gourmet and the  Snuggle up for the Season Sale in which all beds, sweaters and jackets will be 20% off this one night only. For more information, contact us at bark@generationdog.com or visit the Homewood Chamber s web site at http://www.homewoodchamber.org/.



Wine Diva Event to Benefit Hand-in-Paw
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Time: 5 - 8pm
Location: TBD
Details: The premier, ladies-only wine tasting and crowning event is back! Have fun with your girlfriends and benefit a worthy cause! Tickets are $50.00, which includes all the wine you can drink as well as heavy hors d⬠"!oeuvres, five raffle tickets (your chance to win the Wine Diva crown!) and a decadent amount of chocolate. Since Wine Diva falls on the day before Halloween, there will be a costume contest sponsored by My Scoop Media (www.myscoopbhm.blogspot.com). Dress as your favorite diva and have the chance to win fabulous prizes from My Scoop! Galatea Designs fine jewelry will be on display and for sale with a portion of her profits to go to Hand-in-Paw, and all retails sales of wine that evening (either by the case or bottle) will donate a percentage back to Hand-in-Paw as well.



Greater Birmingham Humane Society Shower for the Shelter
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Time: 12pm
Location: GBHS Shelter, 300 Snow Drive, Bham, AL 35209
Details: Stop by the Greater Birmingham Humane Society Shelter for some Halloween fun with the animals. This annual shower for the shelter gives you an opportunity to bring needed items for the animals and have a little pre-Halloween fun. More details to follow soon.



Professional Pet Photograhpers at Generation Dog
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Time: 9am  7pm
Location: Generation Dog, 1825 B 29th Ave South, Homewood, AL 35209
Details: Just in time to capture the perfect pose for your Christmas cards, Professional Pet Photographer Vikki Klepacki will be at Generation Dog in Homewood to hold professional photography sittings for pets and their families. A sitting fee of $10 is due at the time you make your appointment, which covers up to 2 pets and as many humans as you d like. Each 30 minute sitting provides plenty of time for multiple setups and costume changes. You will be able to view and select your photographs immediately after your sitting. Many items are available for personalization with your favorite image.

Generation Dog will offer deep discounts on any Halloween Costumes still in stock at this time in case you want a special Halloween shot and Rub-a-Dub-Dog groomers will be on hand for special  Camera Checks to make sure your pup is ready for his close-up. To see samples of the photographer s work, click here. Appointments will book up so act now! For more information, contact us 205-267-6133 or via email at bark@generationdog.com.



Bark in the Park Benefiting Shelby County Humane Society
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2007
Time: Check in at 9am; Walk Begins at Noon
Location: Veteran s Park in Alabaster, AL
Details: Bark in the Park will be an all day affair featuring activities for both pets and people, including: the Mutt Strut, a mile-long walk in which participants have the option to seek sponsorships to benefit Shelby Humane Society; a dog agility course; contests; live music and entertainment for kids. Entry to Bark in the Park is free. Children's jump houses will also be free. Participation in other activities will require tickets purchased during the event. For more information, visit http://www.shelbyhumane.org/bark.htm/



Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary Annual Golf Tournament
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007
Time: 12pm  Lunch; 1pm  Tournament Begins
Location: Highland Golf Course, Birmingham, AL
Details: Enjoy a fun afternoon on the greens while helping to raise money for the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. $125 per player includes lunch, tournament, cocktail reception and door prizes. Bring some clients and you have the perfect excuse to sneak out of work early for a round of golf. All proceeds benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Sponsorship opportunities also available. For more information, contact Carol Waites at 205-870-1492.



Generation Dog Ribbon Cutting
Date: May 1, 2007
Location: 1825 B 29th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209
Details: For more information contact us



Grand Opening Generation Dog
Date: April 1, 2007
Location: 1825 B 29th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209
Details: For more information contact us



Weim and Cheese Fundraiser
Benefits the Weimeraner Rescue of the South
Date: March 31, 2007
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rosewood Hall - SOHO Square - Homewood, AL
Details: Tickets $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
Enjoy food, live music, silent and live auctions, goodie bags (including treats from Generation Dog) and lots of fun! For more information, call 205-944-1186 or email contactus@weimrescue.com.



LA/SPCA's Annual Dog Day Afternoon
Date: March 25, 2007
Location: Audubon Park, New Orleans, LA
Details: For more information contact shelly@la-spca.org



DAKC Agility Trial
Date: February 23-25, 2007
Location: Celebration Arena, Decatur, AL
Details: For more information contact mjmarotta@knology.net



American Red Cross Pet CPR/First Aid Certification Class
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2007
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Location: Historic Cahaba Pumping Station Museum
Cost: $35 payable to American Red Cross - covers class and take home manual
RSVP: bsmith7489@cs.com - email by Wednesday 1/10/07





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