Sugarbelle Foundation Family + Pet Holiday Photos at The Whole Dog Market in Homewood

Join Sugarbelle Foundation at the Whole Dog in Homewood on December 6, 2020 from 12p-5p by appointment (to maintain good health and safety measures) for our famous Family + Pet Holiday Photos! Please use the signup form here: https://forms.gle/r35GkXiAF8j1kqfe7 and arrive five minutes prior to your scheduled time to keep things running smoothly. Your $15 donation to Sugarbelle includes 3 digital photos with your pets and any family members you want included. Spots are limited – reserve yours now!

About the Charity: Sugarbelle Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Birmingham, AL that is dedicated to keeping pets and people together by helping struggling families afford pet care. Our goal is to prevent families from having to make the difficult decision to surrender their pets to overcrowded and under-resourced animal shelters when there may be another solution or temporary relief available allowing them to stay together.

Shelby Humane’s Paws for the Cause 5k & 1 Mile Tail Waggin’ Trek

Held Saturday, April 4th – Paws for the Cause is a certified 5k off-road cross-country race through the beautiful Veterans Park in Hoover. The course takes you on a path through the park around the lake and through tree-lined trails surrounding the park. The 5k is dog-friendly (well-behaved dogs on leash).

NEW: The Tail Waggin’ Trek was a hit last year and return for 2020! The Tail Waggin’ Trek is a 1-mile “obstacle” course run for individuals or teams and fun for adults, kids & dogs! All obstacles are family-friendly and either silly fun animal-themed challenges suitable for all ages and those that can walk a mile.

5k begins at 8:30 am and 1 mile Tail Waggin’ Trek begins at 9:30 am.

Please note to save costs we do not administer chip timing devices. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Birmingham/ShelbyHumaneSocietyPawsfortheCause.

Visit shelbyhumane.org to learn about our organization, other events we host, our volunteer and wish list needs and of course see our adoptable cats & dogs!

Shelby Humane is the only open-admission animal shelter in Shelby County. We care for over 5,000 lost, homeless & unwanted pets each year. We rely on fundraisers such as Paws for the Cause to perform our life-saving mission.

Shelby Humane’s Wolfenoot

What is “Wolfenoot”? Wolfenoot is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else. Wolfenoot is a night of Good People, Good Beer and Good Pups! A celebration of canines, kindness & humans who embrace both. No hate, only #snootboops. Bring your pup out for chance to win amazing prizes in our pet costume contest. (This event was rescheduled from Halloween due to weather). Or get ready for the holidays by dressing your pup in Christmas sweaters! Find your new family member from the adoptable pets from Shelby Humane that will be onsite. Free to attend! Donations accepted to Shelby Humane. Costume contest entry is $10 per pet. Register onsite by 6:30 pm, contest starts at 7:00 and awards at 7:30. Other fun games and activities for you & your pets! Plus, a portion of beer sales will be donated to Shelby Humane from Good People. Food available for purchase. Shelby Humane is Shelby County’s open open-admission animal shelter that cares for over 5,000 pets each year. Help us fulfill our life-saving mission by attending Wolfenoot! www.shebyhumane.org www.wolfenoot.com (Learn about its conception!)

7 doggy daycares in Birmingham for the pup parent on the go (plus cute dog pics)

Playtime sure can wear you out! Photo via We Talk Dog (number 7!)

Everyone knows there are all kinds of childcare options for the working parent. But what about the parents whose kids are a little-uh-fluffier? Don’t worry, pup parents—you’re important too. Here are 7 options for doggy daycares in Birmingham, AL!

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Birmingham’s Next Hot Dog Contest

Join the Animal League of Birmingham, Saturday, June 29th at Avondale Brewing, to find out who has the hottest dog in Bham! 100% of the proceeds from the entry/contest fees benefit animals, rescues, and shelters in and around Jefferson County.

We are calling all dogs to bring their owners and enter! We have fantastic prizes, a silent auction, vendors, food, Fetch Truck and a dancing good time with Birmingham’s Disco Amigos; plus, amazing judges and MC! With 11 categories including Dandiest Doodle, Terrific Tri “pawed”, Best Fur-do, Most Talented, Most Exotic, Best Dressed, Sassiest Senior (7+ yrs.), Most Squeezable Puppy (4-12 mos.), Best Looking Female/Male, & Cutest Couple (your dog & you), there’s something for everpawdy!

Registration begins at 11 am and the contest starts at 1 pm. Admission is a $10 donation accepted at the door. Contest Entry fee*- -$20 each dog/one category; Additional categories are $5 each.

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ALOB Hottest Dog Contest

Do YOU have a fashionable puppy or even senior dog??

The Animal League of Birmingham is hosting yet another downright awesome Hottest Dog Contest at your local Avondale Brewery! There are a dozen categories for everything from tripawds to Sassiest Senior! It’s a great time every year with our very own Bree Sison at the mic! Celebrity judge Chloe Doodle and others! Vendors and great food, not to mention, your awesome Avondale brews in the mix!

ALOB 2019 Birmingham’s Next Hot Dog Contest

Do you have the hottest dog in the ham? Join the ALOB, Saturday, May 11th at Avondale Brewing to find out! This event is a fun way to be the good for animals in need. We are calling all dogs to bring their owners and enter! We have fantastic prizes, vendors, food, Fetch Truck and a dancing good time with Birmingham’s Disco Amigos. Plus, amazing judges including Chloe Doodle, Valerie Thomas of The VAL Group, and Trace Barnett finalist on Next Food Network Star.

With 11 categories including: Dandiest Doodle, Terrific Tri “pawed”, Best Fur-do, Most Talented, Most Exotic, Best Dressed, Sassiest Senior (7+ yrs.), Most Squeezable Puppy (4-12 mos.), Best Looking Female/ Male, & Cutest Couple (your dog & you), there’s something for everpawdy!

Registration begins at 11 am and the contest starts at 1 pm. Admission is a $10 donation accepted at the door. Contest Entry fee*- -$20 each dog/one category; Additional categories $5 each

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Do Dah Day is Birmingham’s ultimate animal lover’s party

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Do Dah Day.  Photo by Larry O. Gay for Bham Now

Nearly 40 years ago some animal-loving friends got together on Birmingham’s Southside and had a party.

From that fateful day, Do Dah Day was born. Now, four decades later, that neighborhood gathering has turned into one of the largest animal loving festivals in Birmingham and the entire state.

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All-natural pet treats: quick recipes, a doggie food-truck & other local retailers

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That healthy living trend going on with people these days…well, the same can be said for our pet family members. We have the hook up on natural dog (and cat) treats in the Magic City, some easy recipes and pics of cool local dogs and cats! Continue reading “All-natural pet treats: quick recipes, a doggie food-truck & other local retailers”

Lost pet? high-tech ways to help protect and find your four-legged best friend

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This week while researching for a story about lost pets, microchipping and web sites that help reunite lost pets with their humans, I ran across an article about a Birmingham woman who lost her beloved pet Mitzy on the day she was moving away for a new job.

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