Showing posts with label Animals & Pets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Animals & Pets. Show all posts

Sunday, June 18, 2017

An Event for Goats and their People

Goatalympics 2017
Goatalympics (New Moon Farm)
New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary present the 2017 Goatalympics at the Evergreen State Fairgounds on July 8. This free family event puts all of its energy into having fun with pet goats including foot races, obstacle courses beauty pageants and more. People’s Choices awards will be given to goats (and their people) who come up with the best trick, the longest beard, the most spots, etc. Lots of great prizes, food trucks will be on site and plenty of adoptable goats can be found here as well.

The Goatalympics is open to all ages and is free to spectators. Those choosing to enter their goat in a contest will pay an entry fee per class. All proceeds that come from the event will go to help the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of animals in need.

The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds located at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more information, visit the Goatalympics website.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

This Race is for the Dogs

Four on the 4th Dog Jog and Walk
(Bellevue Downtown)


The 5th annual “Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk” is a non-competitive 4k event and as the name implies, the event is held on July 4. This special event benefits Seattle Humane in Bellevue and to date, the race has raised $5,700 for the cause.

After the race, enjoy the festivities which includes a dog costume contest, a kids bouncy zone, interactive booths, snacks, photo booth, dog agility demonstration and Seattle Humane in Bellevue’s MaxMobile, a 38-foot bright yellow bus full of adoptable animals.

Registration for the “Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk is now open. Registration fees are $20* for individual racers, $30* for a pair of racers and $60* for a “Four-Pack” of racers. Registration deadline is July 3, 2017. (*=donation)

The big race will be held on July 4, 2017 at Ashwood Park at 9:00 a.m. The park is located at 10820 NE 10th St., Bellevue, WA 98004. For more information, visit the Bellevue Downtown website.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Bring Your Party Animal for a Good Time

Seattle Tacoma Pet-Con


Amazing Pet Expo is hosting the free Seattle Tacoma Pet-Con event this June and everyone is invited (as long as the pets are on fixed leash or a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations) and if you don’t have a pet you can adopt one here as dozens of different rescue groups and matchmakers will be on hand.

This year’s Pet-Con includes a pet talent contest, a pet costume contest and pet musical chairs as well as prize giveaways; discounts on vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm and flea preventatives; free nail trims; agility demonstrations; live entertainment; obedience demonstrations; author readers and signings; and the “latest and greatest” in pet products. You’ll also have the chance to learn about pet care, volunteerism, grooming, pet behavior & training, traveling with your pet, veterinarian FAQ and more.

Seattle Tacaome Pet-Con
The Seattle Tacoma Pet-Con takes place on June 24-25, 2017 at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Show times are from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The events center is located at 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371. For more information, visit the Pet-Con website or call (800) 977-3609

Monday, March 27, 2017

Easter Fun at the Bunny Bounce

The "Bunny Bounce" at Woodland Park Zoo.
The "Bunny Bounce" at Woodland Park Zoo


Woodland Park Zoo says to “hop, skip and jump” to the zoo for the 16th Annual Bunny Bounce which will be jam-packed with “eggs-citing” events planned all day on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Of course there will be Easter egg hunts for kids ages 1-8 but there will be more to explore as well including “bunny encounters and various zoo programs. The animals will be celebrating too exploring specially placed Easter baskets made just for them to destroy, er, enjoy that include edible flower, berries and other treats. Not only are these events fun to watch, but it is also part of Woodland Park Zoo’s care program aimed at keeping the animals mentally stimulated. Among the animals receiving baskets this year include orangutans, lemurs, grizzlies and more.

If you come, be sure to visit early as space will be limited. Each Easter egg hunt will be open on a first-come, first-served basis, but there will be several held throughout the day. Egg hunts for those age three and under will be presented continually from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the picnic shelter near the North Meadow. Egg hunts for those ages three to five and six to eight will be held every 30 minutes from 10:00 a.m. - noon and then again from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. on the North Meadow. Families will need to bring their own baskets or bags to carry the eggs in and in order to keep the animals safe, no candy will be placed inside the eggs but kids will receive their treats on the way out of the zoo. (This will probably be nice for mom and dad too.)

The Bunny Bounce is free with admission or zoo membership. You can save some time as well by purchasing admission tickets online. Tickets for Adults (13-64 years) is $20.95, Children (3-12 years) $12.95, Toddlers (0-2 years) are free. Seniors (age 65 and up) and those disabled can receive a $2 discount, however those tickets need to be purchased in person.

The Woodland Park Zoo is located at 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. For more information, visit the zoo’s website or call (206) 548-2500.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Woodland Park Zoo

(All images from Woodland Park Zoo)


Woodland Park Zoo was one of the first to create natural looking and realistic exhibits that resembled each animal’s habitat. It has received seven awards from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums including the following exhibits: Humboldt penguin, Jaguar Cove, Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest, Elephant Forest and African Savanna. The zoo has also received other AZA awards for it’s "Ready, Set, Discover" programs, the Oregon Spotted Frog Reintroduction Project and the Green Award for serving as an industry leader in sustainable operations.

Founded in 1899, the Woodland Park Zoo is visited by about one million people annually. The zoo manages the largest collection of live animals in the state which includes 1,000 animals from 300 different species. 40 of those species are endangered. The zoo’s botanical garden boast of having more than 92,000 plants and trees broken down into more than 1,300 species. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, which assesses that the highest standards in animal welfare, safety, education, conservation and business practices are met.

The Woodland Park Zoo is located at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle 98103. It is open from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily from May 1 – September 25 and 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily from September 26 – April 30.

Ticket prices (from October 1 – March 31) are $14.95 for adults (ages 13-64), $9.95 for children (ages 3-12), Toddlers between the ages of 0-2 get in for free and seniors age 65 and older can receive a $2 discount at the gate.

Ticket prices (from April 1 – September 30) are $20.95 for adults (ages 13-64), $12.95 for children (ages 3-12), Toddlers between the ages of 0-2 get in for free and seniors age 65 and older can receive a $2 discount at the gate.

For more information, visit the Woodland Park Zoo's website or call (206) 548-2500.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

5th Annual Howlidays in the Square

The Downtown Seattle Association is presenting the 5th Annual Pioneer Square Howlidays on Saturday, December 10 at Occidental Square from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event includes free entertainment and activities and treats for both dogs AND their people. A Barket Market will be set up with stocking stuffers, a “pop up” Pooch Park will be set up for play time and many pups will be dolled up for the Doggy Costume Parade

DSA is proud to present the Fifth Annual Pioneer Square Howlidays. Take the whole family for a walk to Occidental Square. We will have a day of free entertainment, activities and treats - for dogs and people. Shop the Barket Market for some stocking stuffers, let your dog play in the pop-up pooch park and enjoy a doggy costume parade.

The festivities take place on 117 S. Washington St., Seattle 98104.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience comes to Bothell
(Chris Perodi's Stunt Dog Experience)
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself saying, “Oh, my dog!” when attending Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience. The stunt dog show comes to Bothell on November 12, 2016 and is led by husband and wife team Chris and Suhey Perondi who have appeared with these pups on various TV shows. The traveling show features a variety of pooches who have all been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country.

While you might find it hard just to get your dog to “sit,” the Stunt Dog Experience includes “amazing tricks, stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind!”  To get a better idea, what the video below.

The Perondi’s and their dogs have been featured on many TV shows but here is your chance to see them perform up close and personal at Northshore Performing Arts Center on November 12, 2016 with shows at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22.50 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchase online or by calling the box office at (425) 298-3449. The Northshore Performing Arts Center is located at 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Cat Café – A New Way to Get Your Caffeine and Feline Fix

Someone is waiting for you...(Meowtropolitan)
Seattle is now home to two “cat cafes” where guest come to enjoy a beverage while playing with a few cats and if you enjoy their company, you might be able to take them home with you as well.
Seattle Meowtropolitan (located in Wallingford) opened its doors last December and the Kitty Catfe (located in Edmonds) is just a few weeks old. Both work with local animal shelters in hopes of adopting more of these furry friends out, but not all the felines are available for take-out. In the case of Kitty Catfe, three of the cats act like they own the place, and that is partially true. They are full-time residents. However, any of the other kitties are open for adoption, but they are more than happy to sit in your lap for an hour as well.

Unlike dog parks, the cat café is not a place to bring your own cat to socialize and mostly likely, they wouldn’t want to socialize with other cats anyway. They want human interaction.

These cat cafes are popular too. Seattle Meowtropolitan is a full service coffee shop. Your 50 minute stay includes a beverage of your choice but you might want to reserve your spot ahead of time. Each visit cost $10 per person and is limited those age 8 and up. This location even offers “Yoga with Cats” classes for $20 and the cats are supplied.

The Kitty Catfe has plans to become a coffee shop as well, but until the health department gives the official go ahead, they can only offer canned soda pop which is included with your $5 admission charge.

The Kitty Catfe is located at 9697 Firdale Ave. in Edmonds. They don’t have a website yet, but you can give them a call at 425-622-4258. The Seattle Meowtropolitan can be found at 1225 N. 45th St. in Seattle. You can book a visit or a class on their website only. Both locations are closed on Mondays.