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Pet Connection and Woof Grooming to Host Adoption Event

Pet Connection and Woof Grooming to Host Adoption Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity shelter located in Marilla, will hold a special adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Woof Grooming, 4271 Lake Ave., Blasdell.

Kitten, puppy and adult dog adoptions will be held at the event. Individuals interested in adopting must email Pet Connection at admin@petconnectionprogramsinc.com for an adoption application before the event.

Your pooch can also create a dog canvas masterpiece on a 30- by 24-inch canvas during the event. The cost is just $15 for this unique keepsake.

Helping Your Pet Get Ready for the Road

Helping Your Pet Get Ready for the Road

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Investing a little time and effort before you leave can pay big dividends when traveling with your pet. Here are some tips that can help keep you and your pet on the road to happiness:

• If traveling by car, the experts at the ASPCA recommend using a well-ventilated crate or carrier. Make sure it’s large enough for your pet to move around in. It can help if you let your pet get used to the carrier before you leave.

Pet Health Care Primer: What You Need to Do and When

Pet Health Care Primer: What You Need to Do and When

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

For pet owners, there are few things more exciting than bringing home a new companion. And while it's fun to play with that new furry friend during those first months together, there's also some business to take care of. Setting a pet up for a long, rich life is in your hands, so it's important to know how to take care of his health from the start. 

Five Simple Ways Anyone Can Support Animal Shelters

Five Simple Ways Anyone Can Support Animal Shelters

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

It's staggering to think that each year an estimated 5 to 7 million companion animals find their way into the care of animal shelters like Pet Connection Programs Inc. across the entire United States.

Buffalo Bandettes to Lead Pet Connection’s Tails on the Trails Dog Walk Event

Buffalo Bandettes to Lead Pet Connection’s Tails on the Trails Dog Walk Event

Three members of the Buffalo Bandettes dance team will lead two- and four-legged walkers participating in the 7th annual Tails on the Trails dog walk to benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Como Lake Park casino in Lancaster.

Immediately following the walk, the Bandettes will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos for a donation to Pet Connection. Other highlights of the event include dog agility and Good Citizen demonstrations, canvas dog paintings created by your dog,   dog contests, a wide variety of vendors and even a pet psychic! Additionally, there will be a caricature artist, air brush and face painting, artistic balloons and a pet blessing at 10:30 a.m. 

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Pets, like humans, have been anxiously waiting for warm weather to play outdoors and enjoy nature. However, pet owners should prepare for a pest battle unlike in previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey — of the two- or four-legged kind.

Are Pets, Birds and Insects Making a Mess of Your Car?

Are Pets, Birds and Insects Making a Mess of Your Car?

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Is Fido your favorite road trip companion? You're not alone. A recent Canadian Tire survey revealed that 23 percent of drivers typically travel with pets but only 14 percent of them make an effort to limit dirty paw prints, hair and unwanted slobber smears by putting them in a travel carrier.