Wow – June is here and so are all these fun pet days!!
Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA.
National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.
National Microchipping Month.
June 2-8, 2019: Pet Appreciation Week. First week in June.
June 4, 2019: Hug Your Cat Day.
June 8, 2019: Best Friends Day
June 9, 2019: World Pet Memorial Day. Second Sunday in June.
June 11, 2019: Just One Day.
June 16-22, 2019: Animal Rights Awareness Week.
June 17-21, 2019: Take Your Pet to Work Week®.
June 17, 2019: Take Your Cat to Work Day®.
June 19, 2019: National Garfield the Cat Day.
June 21, 2019: Take Your Dog to Work Day®.
I think that “Take your dog to work day” would become a day off for The Pet Parlor, lol! (If people take their dogs to work they wouldn’t need us to come let them out during their work day) … stay with me, people….
Adoption Event (Treasured Friends)
Sat 12 PM · PetSmart · Schererville, Indiana
Come join us at the Schererville PetSmart for our adoption events. We have many loving animals waiting for their new home.
2019 Garage Sale 2X2 Rescue
Sat 9 AM · Beauty & the Beach · Crown Point, Indiana
Sat 10 AM · Coyne Veterinary Center · Crown Point, Indiana
Come visit us for a fun filled day June 1st and 2nd from 10am-2pm filled with tours, raffles, snacks and more!
Sat 10 AM · Sunset Hill Farm County Park · Valparaiso, Indiana
One of their most popular programs! Come meet their farm animals and their caregivers on the first Saturday and second Friday of the month. Their animals include horses, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and bunnies. Learn about each species while taking the opportunity to feed, pet, and groom them. No registration is required for this free program. Meet by the animal barn. If we’ve had recent rain or melted snow, there might be mud, so wear some boots or play shoes! Also remember that their Family Hike program takes place right after Meet the Animals each month, so check out their Facebook events.
Public Goat Walks (this one sounds different, lol!)
Sat 10 AM · Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest · Valparaiso, Indiana
Join the goats on their daily walk and see first hand what it’s like to leash them and take them out on the trails. Public goat walks will be every Wednesday at 5 pm and Saturdays at 10 am starting May 1st. Meet at the goat shed and be prepared for some fun. The goats do not like the rain so if it’s raining, plan on the walks to be cancelled.
Sat 11 AM · Winfield Branch Library · Crown Point, Indiana
Come read to the Power Paws for Kids therapy dogs.
Rockin’ the Rescue for Giant Paw Prints Rescue
· Hosted by Giant Paw Prints Rescue
Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center
3201 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
21 and over event
Tickets are $5
Mon 9 AM · Humane Indiana Wildlife · Valparaiso, Indiana
Native wildlife host some truly incredible superpowers in order to help them to survive. From super strength and super speed, to the power of invisibility, these animals are capable of so much thanks to their unique adaptations. Join the education staff and team of wildlife ambassador animals as they delve into the amazing powers of their wild animals. AGES 6-11 JUNE 3-7, 2019 9:00AM–2:00pm WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER $150/5-day camp (per child) $135/5-day camp for additional children and returning families (per week, per child) $40/day (per day, per child) USE CODE: 15OFF5DAYCAMP when you register 2 or more kids you’ll get 15% OFF!
Thu 6 PM · Sunset Hill Farm County Park · Valparaiso, Indiana
Dogs 16 weeks and older are invited to attend this 4 week dog training class that focuses on manners and listening skills. Safety cues such as “leave it”, “stay”, and “come” will be taught in addition to heeling. Class begins Thursday June 6, 2019 and meets from 6:00 to 6:50pm. Registration is $80 and is for 4 weeks. Advance payment and sign up is required through the event link or by calling our office at 219-734-0203. All dogs must have current vaccinations.
Thu 7 PM · Sunset Hill Farm County Park · Valparaiso, Indiana
Put your puppy’s best paw forward with this 4 week puppy training class. Open to puppies 10-16 weeks this class teaches critical socialization skills as well as safety cues such as “leave it”, “stay”, and “come”. Loose leash walking will be featured. This class is open to puppies 10-16 weeks and their families. Class is $80 and participants will receive email information regarding some of the supplies needed (treats, leash, etc). Begins Thursday June 6, 2019 and meets from 7:00 to 7:50pm for 4 weeks. Proof of current vaccinations is required. Advance registration is also required through the event link or by calling our office at 219-734-0203.
Sat 5 PM · Central Park Plaza · Valparaiso, Indiana
Elk, Moose, and Deer Antler Dog chews supplied! This event has a band playing, beer garden, and many food vendors. Fun for all! Come support Lakeshore Paws!
Sun 12 PM · Petco · Portage, Indiana
The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.
They will be at Petco in Portage from 12-2pm with some of their adoptable animals. Come see them and fall in love!
Tue 9 AM · Duneland Resale · Chesterton, Indiana
Best Buddies Pet Pantry Inc.
Duneland Community Center, 801 Broadway, Chesterton, from 9-11am or until food is gone. Requirements: must be 21 years old, a resident of Porter County, provide valid IN Drivers License/State ID and proof of need: Unemployment, Disability, Social Security, SSI statement showing current benefit amount. If employed must provide current earnings statement showing earnings of less than $1500 per month. ** food distributions are dependent on weather conditions and availability of volunteers
Thu 7:30 PM · AMC Showplace 16 · Schererville, Indiana
Feline Community Network
An estimated half a million feral and abandoned cats prowl the streets, backyards and alleys of New York City, desperate for food and shelter. Meet Sassee, Claire, Tara and Stu, four passionate volunteers in Brooklyn who have come to their rescue because the city can’t. ‘The Cat Rescuers’ shows the skill, resilience and humor they bring to this challenging work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering, often at great sacrifice to themselves, has made a difference and changed their lives
Sat 1 PM · Pet Supplies Plus – Portage, Indiana · Portage, Indiana
Join them on June 15th for their KONG Stuffing Event! They will be demonstrating how to stuff a KONG, clean a KONG, and answering questions. Neighbors who stop at the table and partake in the KONG stuffing demo, will receive a PSP plastic bag and 20% coupon. Neighbors will be able to “stuff” their bag and receive 20% off their entire bag purchase once they present this coupon at the register. Bring your pup and stop by for the fun! See you here!
Sat 10 AM · Sprint · Valparaiso, Indiana
Come out to the Valparaiso Sprint Store and meet some of our available dogs!
Mon 9 AM · Humane Indiana · Munster, Indiana
One of the main goals at Humane Indiana is to ensure that animals adopted though their shelter find and stay in their perfect, forever home!! During this week’s camp, their campers will learn the ins and outs of basic animal care. Whether you have a rabbit, dog, cat, or small mammal all of their pets need and deserve the best possible care they can provide them. Through interactive games and activities you will learn how to care for our animals physical and mental health while you spend your lives and some of our closest companions. Ages 6-11. $150/5-day camp (per child) $135/5-day camp for additional children and returning families (per week, per child) $40/day (per day, per child) USE CODE: 15OFF5DAYCAMP when you register 2 or more kids you’ll get $15 OFF!
Hosted by Patriots Training Service Dogs Inc.
Sat 10 AM · American Legion Brunswick Post 485 · Schererville, Indiana
Sign up @10:00 /First bike out @11 Last bike in @ 4pm Single Rider $20/Double $25 After ride Dinner and entertainment will be provided Non riders are most welcome to participate at the same cost for Dinner and entertainment Limited Ride Shirts Will Be Available
Sun 12 PM · Festival Park at Lake George · Hobart, Indiana
The Paw Partnership is very excited to announce our free admission fundraiser this summer! We will have vendors, raffle baskets, food (Hobarts own 54 Bistro), and kids games w/ prizes. Plus we will have featured service dogs for everyone to meet! What more could you ask for on a Sunday?? So bring the whole family and Come out to support service dogs for kids!!!
Thu 6 AM · The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc. · Hobart, Indiana
Due to demand, they are adding a second transport in May!!! Come get your cat fixed for only $65! Proof of Rabies vaccination is required (the actual certificate, NOT the tag). If your cat is not current, it will receive a 1 year Rabies vaccine for an additional charge of $15. Feral and Community Cats are only $40, which includes spay/neuter, pain shot, ear tip, and rabies vaccination. You must pre-register and pre-pay at least four days prior to transport date, but spots fill up quickly! Please call the shelter at 219-942-0103 or come in during their regular business hours to reserve your spot!
Sat 12 PM · PetSmart · Merrillville, Indiana
The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.
Come meet some of their adoptable animals! They will be there from 12-3pm.
Sun 2 PM · Back Court Bar & Grill · Crown Point, Indiana
Pets N Vets Fundraiser & Outdoor Bike Show raising money to help train service dogs for our veterans with PTSD. All proceeds go directly to Pets N Vets to help train the animals. There will be free hot-dogs and burgers; bike show with trophies for best in show. Beer truck outside with drink specials inside. Pets N Vet will have 10-20 dogs on site with their veterans and some will be doing tricks! There will be 50/50 Basket Raffles with lots of raffle baskets to bid on. Will provide a list later. If you would like to make a monetary donation or make a raffle basket call Tammy: 219 669-7902. Come out and support this great cause!
That’s a ton of fun for June! We hope you can get out and support all these animal causes and have some fun too! See you in July!