Sorry for getting a bit behind in sharing this – been super busy (but having fun!) Anyway, there aren’t too many national pet holidays that I found but there are a few to follow. After that starts the local fun!!

JULY PET HOLIDAYS
•National Lost Pet Prevention Month™. Learn how to keep your pets from becoming lost in this month-long observance launched by PetHub.
•July 1, 2019: ID Your Pet Day.
•July 4, 2019: Independence Day. This US holiday is no holiday for dogs; the sounds of fireworks causes many dogs to panic and run, resulting in many lost dogs every year. Please keep your pets safe (and consider the neighbor pets too!)
•July 5, 2019: Pet Remembrance Day.
•July 11, 2019: All-American Pet Photo Day. (feel free to post some pictures of YOUR pets on our blog!!)
•July 15, 2019: National Pet Fire Safety Day. Sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC).
•July 21, 2019: National Craft for your Local Shelters Day.
•July 21, 2019: No Pet Store Puppies Day.
•July 31, 2019: National Mutt Day. Also see Dec. 2.

Fun Pet Events Happening In July Around Northwest Indiana!

Here we go – on to the cool stuff happening around Northwest Indiana!!
JUL 6
Meet a Dog Event
Sat 8 AM · William E. Urschel Pavilion · Valparaiso, Indiana
Come on out to the Valparaiso Market! Lakeshore Paws will have some of our adorable dogs to show off!
JUL 6 – JUL 7
Tag Days at Walmart (Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.)
Sat 9 AM · Walmart Portage – US Highway 6 · Portage, Indiana
We will be at Walmart from 9am-3pm accepting monetary other donations you can purchase while you shop (we will have our wish list available). We’ll also have an animal or two there for you to love on!…
JUL 8
Dog Clinics July
Mon 6 PM · Lake County 4-H Dog Project · Crown Point, Indiana
Dog Clinics at Fair grounds in annex building or Shelter
JUL 9
Pet Food Distribution
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
JUL 11
Humane Indiana Presents
Thu 4 PM · Porter County Public Library System · Valparaiso, Indiana
Learn from local wildlife experts and their animal ambassadors all about different animal adaptations, their natural history, and how Humane Indiana cares for wildlife in need. Show information: Thursday, July 11th 4:00-5:00pm @ Valparaiso Branch: Animal Adaptations Saturday July 13th 3:00-4:00 pm @ South Haven Branch: Animal Adaptations Wednesday, July 17th 4:00-5:00pm @ Kouts Branch: Birds of Indiana Saturday, July 27th 3:00-4:00pm @ Portage Branch: Wildlife Rehabilitation Tuesday, July 30th 4:00-5:00pm @ Hebron Branch: Wildlife Rehabilitation Registration begins 2 weeks before each show. To learn more about this and our other exciting programs, check out our event calendar: http://portercounty.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?lib=ALL
JUL 12
Give Local – Fundraiser For 2×2 Rescue
Fri 3 PM · Culver’s · Crown Point, Indiana
Please show this flyer or mention 2×2 on Friday, July 12th from 3-8pm at the Crown Point Culvers. A percentage of all food sales goes to the animal’s care at 2×2 Rescue. Every little bit counts and we appreciate your support!
JUL 13
1st Annual Playing for The Pups Tournament And Adoption Event
Jul 13 – Jul 14 · Fessler Fields · Valparaiso, Indiana
Charity Softball Tournament and Pet Adoption Event. Our goal is to throw a fun tournament and at the same time raise money and awareness for Lakeshore Paws a local organization fostering and adopting pets to families all over NWI. Many local businesses and companies will be represented in one way or another. Come out and join us for a great weekend!!!
JUL 13
Grand Opening Celebration!
Sat 9 AM · Smoochie Pooch Crown Point · Crown Point, Indiana
JUL 13
1st Annual Paws Tourney
Jul 13 – Jul 14 · Fessler Fields · Valparaiso, Indiana
Tag Days at Strack and Van Til (Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.)
Sat 9 AM · Strack & Van Til · Portage, Indiana
We will be at Stracks from 9am-3pm accepting monetary other donations you can purchase while you shop (we will have our wish list available). We’ll also have an animal or two there for you to love on!
JUL 13
BARK In The PARK
Sat 9 AM · Thomas Centennial Park · Chesterton, Indiana
Shelters, Rescues, Pet Products, Games, Activities and Free Contests with Great Prizes! Right next to the Chesterton European Market! 👌 FREE ENTRY 👌
JUL 14
Tag Days at Bentley’s Pet Stuff (Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.)
Sun 9 AM · Bentley’s Pet Stuff · Schererville, Indiana
We will be at Bentley’s Pet Stuff from 9am-3pm accepting monetary other donations you can purchase while you shop (we will have our wish list available). We’ll also have an animal or two there for you to love on!…
JUL 14
Come meet our Adoptable Animals (Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.)
Sun 12 PM · Petco · Portage, Indiana
We will be at Petco in Portage from 12-2pm with some of our adoptable animals. Come see us and fall in love!
JUL 14
Evaluation for Power Paws for Kids
Sun 12 PM · Power Paws for Kids · Saint John, Indiana
Pre-registered teams will be evaluated on this date apply at powerpawsforkids.org
JUL 14
Paw a Palooza
Sun 12 PM · Festival Park · Hobart, Indiana
OUR NEW RESCHEDULED DATE We are hosting our fundraiser at the beautiful Festival park in Hobart. This day will include vendors, a bake sale, raffle baskets, kids games, live music and food. There will also be plenty of dogs for you to interact with and learn what they do. So Come out to help us continue our mission in providing service dogs to kids in need. Also your well behaved dogs are definitely welcome to come to this event! See you there!
JUL 16
Good Puppy Training Class
Tue 7 PM · Sunset Hill Farm County Park · Valparaiso, Indiana
Join Andrea from AK Dog Training for this 4 week class geared toward puppies ages 10-16 weeks and their human families. Class meets on Tuesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6 with from 7-7:50pm (with August 13 being a rain date if necessary). Students must be able to attend all 4 classes. Put your puppies best paw forward with this 4 week puppy training class. This class will teach critical socialization skills as well as safety cues such as “leave it”, “Stay” and “Come”. Loose leash walking will be featured. Students will need to pre-pay online. Please bring to class: Proof of current vaccinations (age appropriate for your puppy). Flat collar or harness. 6 foot leather or nylon leash (no retractable). High value treats (chicken, cheese, etc). Puppy’s favorite toy. Mat/Rug/Dog bed. If you have more specific questions please call Andrea directly at 219-973-7538 or email kutzko@gmail.com.

Fun Pet Events Happening In July Around Northwest Indiana!

JUL 16
Heel Good Dog Training Class
Tue 6 PM · Sunset Hill Farm County Park · Valparaiso, Indiana
Join Andrea from AK Dog Training for this 4 week class at Sunset Hill that is for dogs of all ages and their families. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 6-6:50pm: July 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6. The rain date will be Aug. 13. The class will focus on teaching your dog to heel at your side. If your dog pulls you, switches sides or even lags behind – this class will teach your dog to stay with you on every walk. Students must pre-pay online (students must be able to attend all 4 classes as well). Please bring to first class: Proof of current vaccinations. Flat collar or harness. 6 foot leather or nylon leash (no retractable). High value treats (chicken, cheese, etc). Dog’s favorite toy. Mat/Rug/Dog bed If you have specific questions – please contact Andrea directly at 219-973-7538 or email kutzko@gmail.com.
JUL 18
Good Dog Training Class
Thu 7 PM · Sunset Hill Farm County Park · Valparaiso, Indiana
Join Andrea from AK Dog Training for this 4 week class at Sunset Hill that is for dogs of all ages and their families. Classes will meet on Thursdays from 7-7:50pm: July 18 & 25 and Aug. 1 & 8. The rain date will be Aug. 15. The class will focus on teaching your dog manners and listening skills. Safety cues such as “Leave It”, ‘Stay” and “Come” will be taught in addition to heeling. Students must pre-pay online (students must be able to attend all 4 classes as well). No late registrations (IE: 2nd week of class) will be accepted. Please bring to first class: Proof of current vaccinations. Flat collar or harness. 6 foot leather or nylon leash (no retractable). High value treats (chicken, cheese, etc). Dog’s favorite toy. Mat/Rug/Dog bed If you have specific questions – please contact Andrea directly at 219-973-7538 or email kutzko@gmail.com.
JUL 19
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Transport for CATS
Fri 6 AM · The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc. · Hobart, Indiana
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 our regular business hours to reserve your spot!
JUL 20
Family Day Dine to Donate
Sat 11 AM · Begin Again Rescue Co. · Valparaiso, Indiana
Dine at Culver’s in Valparaiso on July 20th and a portion of your purchase will be donated to BARC! Be sure to give them the coupon or sign your receipt. We will have adoptable dogs with us on the patio from 11 am – 3 pm. Be sure and stop by!
JUL 20 – 21
Tag Days at Strack and Van Til (Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.)
Sat 9 AM · Strack & Van Til · Hobart, Indiana
We will be at Stracks from 9am-3pm accepting monetary other donations you can purchase while you shop (we will have our wish list available). We’ll also have an animal or two there for you to love on!
JUL 25
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Transport for CATS
Thu 6 AM · The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc. · Hobart, Indiana
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 our regular business hours to reserve your spot!
JUL 27
Adopt A Pet at Golden LivingCenter-Valparaiso
Sat 10 AM · Golden LivingCenter – Valparaiso · Valparaiso, Indiana
Join us on Saturday, July 27 to adopt a pet and support Lakeshore PAWS! #PetAdoption #LakeshorePAWS
JUL 27
Lake County 4-H Dog Show
Sat 10 AM · Lake County 4-H Dog Project · Crown Point, Indiana
Dog show at Paw Powers Blues Dog Club on the corner of RT 2 and indianapolis Vlvd. (RT 41) located in Ronson’s Heavy Equipment Building, Check-in and Set-up 9 AM – 10 AM, show starts at 10 AM…
JUL 28
Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway
Sun 11 AM · Best Buddies Pet Pantry Inc. · Chesterton, Indiana
Will YOU be our winner this year?? This is the 8th year for our SWA Travel Giveaway. Our previous winners have been to Las Vegas, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, California. Thank you Southwest Airlines for the generous donation to benefit families & pets in need: 2 round trip tickets to any US destination, expiration July 2020. Winner will be announced at our Let’s Ride For Paws benefit on Sun July 28 (see separate post on Events page). Tickets are $10 each/ 3 for $20 and will be sold at every event we attend April 27 – July 28. Tickets will be sold at Ride For Paws on Sun July 28. (see poster in Discussion area) **Or you can mail check to: Best Buddies Pet Pantry PO Box 695 Chesterton IN 46304. Ticket stub(s) will be mailed to you for proof of purchase and entry into giveaway. Tickets cannot be purchased via PayPal (per PayPal rules)
JUL 28
BARC Fundraiser at Valpo Five Guys Begin Again Rescue Co.
Sun 10 AM · Five Guys · Valparaiso, Indiana
Dine in or carry out at the Valparaiso store and help support Begin Again Rescue Co. 20% of the sales and an extra $1 per milkshake purchased will be donated to BARC
JUL 29
Guardians of the Wild Kids Summer Camp July 29-Aug 2
Mon 9 AM · Humane Indiana Wildlife · Valparaiso, Indiana
We are all called to be guardians of those who cannot speak for themselves, our wildlife is no exception. Join our education staff for a week long camp focusing on different ways we can work together to aide in conservation efforts and truly work as guardians of the wild. Through service projects, hands on activities, and related games we will introduce your camper to native species within our community. AGES 6-11 JULY 29 – AUGUST 2, 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!
JUL 29
Eat Wings & Raise Funds for Pets N Vets! 7.29.19
Mon 5 PM · Buffalo Wild Wings · Crown Point, Indiana
Dine in OR Pick up your order from Buffalo Wild Wings at 1600 E. Summit St., Crown Point, Indiana on Monday, 7.29.19, from 5 PM until 9 PM and they will donate 15% to Pets N Vets! NOTE: you MUST present one of the fundraiser ticket copies when you order, so Pets N Vets can get credit for your purchase!

Well, that wraps up July! Hope you have fun and enjoy the first part of summer. See you in August!

 

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