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Pet Connection Plans Annual ‘Tails on the Trails’ Event

Pet Connection Plans Annual ‘Tails on the Trails’ Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will hold its sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster.

In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

Does Your Pet Need a Spring Cleaning?

Does Your Pet Need a Spring Cleaning?

(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!)

Now that spring is here, your dog will be outside a lot more, and will probably need baths more frequently. But have you ever considered what is in the soaps and shampoos and other products you buy for your pet? 

For dog owners, there are no two ways about it — pets are part of the family. You want your four-legged companion to be as happy and healthy as any other member of your family. Many of the things you buy for your human loved ones — like food, medicine and beauty products — are regulated by agencies that make sure those products are safe.

Mother’s Day Dinner and Concert to Benefit Pet Connection

Mother’s Day Dinner and Concert to Benefit Pet Connection

A Mother’s Day pork chop dinner and concert featuring musical entertainment by The Easy Street Big Band will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $15 per person and include a complete pork chop dinner, dessert and an open bar featuring Genesee and Seagram’s products.

Pet Connection Lists April Community Events

Pet Connection Lists April Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of April. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Volunteers will be selling pet totes filled with treats for dogs and cats at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and 23. Puppies will be there to greet visitors as well.

Horsing Around Buffalo: Long Live The King!

Horsing Around Buffalo: Long Live The King!

  Forty five years ago this summer (1901), all Buffalo was discussing the latest innovation in family carriages with the same zest the exploits of Bob Feller and Ted Williams now receive. For Buffalo was crazy for horses both before and after the turn of the century. Every home of any size had its stable in the rear.

  Even today, the old guard in dozens of Western New York stables are making preparations for the fall horse shows, county fairs and harness meets in the old tradition. As they shine their gear in preparation for the big days ahead their talk sometimes turns to the old days when Delaware, Linwood and Richmond Avenues were the show places of the equine world. They remember stables maintained by Seymore H. Knox Sr., the Cary Family, Frank A. Babcock and hundreds of others in all stages of wealth and affluence. Perhaps some speak once in a while of Mambrino King, the "handsomest horse in the world".

Pet Connection Lists March Community Events

Pet Connection Lists March Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of March. Thanks to fundraising events like these and a group of dedicated volunteers, the shelter has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.

On Wednesday, March 2, Pet Connection volunteers will be at the YMCA Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event location is 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. 

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Volunteers from Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be at the Buffalo Home & Garden Show March 4-6 and 11-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to share information on home and garden safety for your pets. Pet Connection was founded in 1984 and has placed thousands of animals into loving homes throughout Western New York.