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Saturday April 7th   10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Heartland Rescue Ranch Cici's 'Dining for a Difference'

CiCi's Pizza  660 West 23rd Street    Panama City FL 32405

Come on in or order out anytime today and Heartland Rescue Ranch will get a portion of the proceeds. Make a difference in an animals life by dining at one of our favorite local restaurants.
At Heartland Rescue Ranch we are dedicated to the health, welfare, and survival of neglected, unwanted, and abandoned animals. With full hearts and hands, we strive to be a far reaching organization where permanency is priority.

While finding forever homes for the many animals who come to the ranch is our ultimate goal, providing proper care and training comes first. We do this to give our animals the ultimate opportunity to thrive and to lessen the chances of them being passed-off and discarded again.
Please, consider partnering with us as a volunteer, financial sponsor, foster or forever home provider.
Saturday, April 7th   10:00 am- 2:00 pm 
Lure Chasing Workout for Dogs Special Event 

Sunview Park 1500 SW 42nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33317 
(954) 357-6520

We have a SPECIAL PERMISSION to use their LARGE FIELD! Get them in SHAPE! We have special access of a HUGE 6 ACRES (98,000s.f) SOCCER FIELD! All breeds, all sizes and beginners welcome! $12 per dog for 3 runs 500 Free seats for spectators and FREE parking! Sunview Park 1500 SW 42nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale,
Saturday, April 7th 10:00 -6:00 pm
Orange County Animal Services 'Pick a Duck '
Name Your adoption fee

Orange County Animal Services Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
2769 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839  (407) 836-3111

This month in April, draw a rubber duck from the bucket to determine your adoption fee: either $5, $10, or $15! Dogs or Cats!

Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals.

Animal Services welcomes more than 23,000 animals to our shelter each year and receives nearly 65,000 calls annually. We provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities. Our Field Operations group responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to citizens' calls.
 Phone: (407) 836-3111 . Adopt.......Visit
​Saturday, April 7th     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Greyhound Rescue & Adoptions of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Meet n Greet 

New Tampa/Wesley Chapel  1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.  Wesley Chapel, FL 33543-9261     (813) 973-9067

GREAT places our greyhounds in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk & southern Hernando counties of Florida, and we do not transport/ship our greyhounds to any other areas in the US or elsewhere. Please see our list of other agencies for a greyhound rescue group in any other area. We will also be at Pet SuperMarket 4220 S. Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 619-7563

Come and meet the greyhounds! For more information or to volunteer, please call 813.971.4732. See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, April 7th     10:00 am - 1:00 noon
South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc.
Garden Story time!

South West Florida Horse Rescue   14811 State Road 31, Punta Gorda, Florida 33982

Join us for our 2nd Story Time at South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc.! Welcome Spring with our Garden Story time brought to you by Macaroni Kid and Maisy the Book Lady! Enjoy a spring related reading, a gardening craft themed craft and as always spend some time with the horses!

We are asking for a monetary donation to participate. All donations go directly to the rescue! South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to saving the lives of our local horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter by providing the best vet/farrier/feed to bring these horses back to health in a safe and positive environment. With community in mind, we strive to gain an excellent standing with all we come in contact with. Finding "forever homes" for these horses is our priority.  Visit
Saturday, April 7th                 11:00 am -3:30 pm
Paws for You
Petsmart 13621 South Dixie Hwy Miami FL 33176 (305) 253-5943

Loving dogs await their forever family. Please come out and meet the rescued dogs who are waiting to be your next BFF. Facebook

Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization based in Miami, FLMission Our top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services, where more than 27,000 unwanted pets show up each year.
  Saturday, April 7th   11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Hailes Angels & Puppy Hill Farm Adoptions 

Petsmart 3736 Southwest Archer Road Gainesville , FL 32608  
(352) 380-0112

Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue is a recognized 501(c)(3) not‐for‐profit organization.  Accordingly, our work is funded through the generous donations of our supporters.
Our mission is to help create a vibrant community by improving the lives of homeless pets and the residents of North Central Florida and beyond.
See Adoptables Album

Puppy Hill Farm is  a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible animal rescue organization whose mission is to save as many animals as possible. We work closely with Animal Services in Alachua and Bradford counties to reduce euthanasia at the county shelters.
 Saturday, April 7th             12:00 noon-til
Humane Society Greater Miami at Adventura Mall

Aventura Mall     19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180   

The Humane Society of Greater Miami has been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. Today, more than 400 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens each day are cared for at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach. We are able to give these animals a second chance by providing tender loving care, a good meal, shelter and medical care for as long as it takes to find them homes with kind, responsible and committed caregivers.

The organization works diligently at creating a more kind, just and loving community for the pets and people of Miami-Dade County. We offer programs and services to educate, inform and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and treat animals with the kindness they deserve. With the support of people from across Miami-Dade County, we are helping to create a better community for all.

We run two veterinary clinics, one in North Miami Beach and another in Cutler Bay where we strive to end our community’s pet overpopulation problem by performing more than 16,000 sterilization surgeries each year. We have programs that help the financially challenged people of our community by providing free services for vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries.
Saturday, April 7th                                                     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Manatee Observation and Education Center

Manatee Education Center 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

This educational/environmental festival features over 20 exhibitors that showcase the Treasure Coast's wildlife, natural resources and Florida's great outdoors! There will be FOOD AND FUN FOR EVERYONE AND ADMISSION IS 
Contact : For more information, contact Erin Cartmill at 772-466-1600 ext 3337 or email her at

The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront  environmental education and wildlife viewing center located on Florida's east coast in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce. The Center lies just west of the Atlantic ocean and overlooks the nationally recognized Indian River Lagoon, a saltwater estuary, and Moore's Creek, a freshwater tributary and historical resting spot for the Florida manatee.
Open All  Year                 10:00- til on Sat & Sun
Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary Florida Visits

Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy St,         Tampa, FL 33625    (813) 920-4130

Big Cat Rescue is an animal sanctuary in Tampa devoted to rescuing and housing exotic felids, rehabilatating injured or orphaned native wild cats, and ending the private trade and ownership of exotic cats via educational outreach and legislation. The center is home to more than 100 wild cats, representing 11 species.[1]

The sanctuary is located on 55 acres (22 ha) in Citrus Park, Florida.[2] It receives approximately 25,000 visitors per year.[3] Big Cat Rescue began operating in 1992, and bills itself as "the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats." It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and a member of the World Society for Protection of Animals.  Learn how to help and visit.
Saturday, April 7th    10:00 am-5:00 pm 
 Save the Manatee Club 
Free Educational Packets and Presentations

 Save the Manatee Club 500 N. Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL 32751

 Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer and songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.

Save the Manatee Club provides free manatee education packets and staff interviews for students. An educator's guide, four-color poster, and coloring and activity book are distributed free to educators across the U.S. and internationally. Phone: 407-539-0990

In addition, Save the Manatee Club has produced a video titled Manatee Messages: What You Can Do! The video has been distributed free to schools, libraries, state parks and environmental education centers throughout Florida. 

The Club also offers free in-service programs to educators throughout Florida and provides volunteer speakers to schools and civic groups in Florida and select areas across the United States. In addition, Save the Manatee Club staff work with local governments in Florida on manatee education and public awareness initiatives.

Saturday, April 7th           11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Miami-Dade Animal Services Cat & Dog Adoptions
Offsite and at the Shelter

PetSmart Dadeland 8302 S. Dixie Highway       Miami, Fl  33143  (305) 714-8948

Petsmart Coral Gables 3301 SW 22nd St, Coral Gables, FL 33145 (305) 448-4403

Miami-Dade Animal Services 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33122
 (305) 468-5900

Petsmart 8241 W Flagler St Ste 101, Miami, FL 33144  (786) 275-8300
(Fridays & Sundays) 

Connect with, adopt, and fall in love with a shelter pet at PetSmarts adoption events or at the shelter  305-418-7164. Visit
Saturday, April 7th    11:00 am  - 2:00 pm 
Paws Around Town Tour Hosted by Humane Society Naples

PetSmart 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd, Unit 2,  Palm River, Florida 34119

Join our #PawsAroundTown bus at PetSmart for a day of furry fun! The Humane Society Naples has a variety of animals who are often already trained and housebroken, making the transition into your home easier. 

All of our pets are waiting to give you their unconditional love and introduce you to the joy of pet ownership. We do our best to provide as many details on each as we can so you can find your perfect match. Your next best furry friend is waiting for you! The mission of Humane Society Naples is to shelter animals in times of need, locate life-long homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.  
See loving adoptables.
Saturday, April 7th         11:00 am-1:00 pm 
Peaceful Ridge Rescue ​Baby Girl's 38th Birthday Party
Peaceful Ridge Rescue     2995 Peaceful Ridge Road
Davie, Fl  33330      (954) 290-2395

We hope to see all volunteers there!! We want to show you how much we love and appreciate all the hard work you do.

Peaceful Ridge Rescue, Davie, Florida, is a Non-Profit Organization that provides much needed medical and dental care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for rescued horses. Our mission is to rescue horses from neglect, abuse, abandonment, and slaughter; to improve their lives by providing a safe haven for healing and rehabilitation; to find a home for every horse. See our horses!

Saturday, April 7th    12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Humane Society of Greater Miami Adoptions Adoption Outreach

Aventura Mall Adoption Outreach   Biscayne Blvd,   Aventura, FL 33180   (305) 935-1110

Adoption guarantee means that every animal that is admitted to our shelter is free from the threat of euthanasia due to time, space, or treatable medical issues. We have been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. 
See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, April 7th                      12 noon-4:00 pm
Friends Forever Humane Society Adoption Day

Colonial Palms Plaza  13621 South Dixie Highway  Miami, FL 33176

Friends Forever Humane Society, Inc. is a Florida non profit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless and unwanted Labrador Retrievers and many other dogs in need of help.

We rely on volunteers to foster and transport our dogs. Our dogs are featured on Each Saturday, we bring our dogs to Petsmart in the Falls (US 1 and SW 136th Street) from 10am to 4pm. Our  phone: (786) 229-9002
Adopt one of our beauties! Visit

Prospective families are encouraged to come to Petsmart to meet and interact with the dogs.  We would love to meet you.

Saturday, Apri7th       12:00 noon-2:00 pm 
Hosted by Husky Haven of Florida Inc.

The Refinery 5910 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 33603

Come out and find your Furever Husky! The Refinery has partnered with Husky Haven of Florida Inc. for a very special event! 

Meet the Husky Haven Match Makers and peruse the Husky Look Book to find your special and perfect Husky Match! And while at it, enjoy their beautiful atmosphere restaurant and delicious food and drinks!

Of course, the Husky Ambassadors will be onsite for a special Meet-N-Greet!! Did you know Chef Greg and Michelle adopted their furever Husky; Gary, from Husky Haven of Florida this past August? Gary will be on-site as the Host Husky! 

There will be Husky Haven fundraiser raffle baskets! Drink specials! Lunch specials! Health Mutt will be serving up a Husky Ice Cream social! (Non-Huskies welcome, too!) 
Paws 'n' Rec will be offering free training advice and funcare info!  813.237-3410
Saturday, April 7th 12:00 noon -2:00 pm
Furry Friends Ranch Adoption Event

PetSmart  6370 N Indiantown Rd  Jupiter FL 33458 (561) 972-5920

The influx of adoptable animals to our shelter is constant. While we work very hard to include our animals on our website, sometimes we fall behind. We invite you to visit our shelter to see the wonderful animals we have available.  

We are the only shelter open to the public in north Palm Beach county and we are open Monday through Saturday, 11am-6pm. Thank you for considering Furry Friends for your furry family member!!​
Saturday, April 7th          1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sarasota Audubon Society The Value of Insects 

Sarasota Audubon Nature Center 999 Center Road Sarasota, FL 34240

 Sarasota Audubon Society! We are the local chapter of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to the protection, conservation and enjoyment of birds, wildlife and the environment here in sunny Sarasota, Florida. Karen Finch will educate us on the vast and engrossing world of insects, followed by a walk in our gardens to find and watch different insects at work. $5.00 donation Organizer
Kathryn Young Phone: 612- 760-1771

What We Do Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Visit
Saturday, April 7th   2:00 pm-5:00 pm
GOLD Photo Shoot For Friends of Strays
at Dog Bar St. Pete 

Dog Bar St. Pete  2300 Central Ave,  St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Book a Photo Shoot with AGoldPhoto Pet Photography to support Friends of Strays at Dog Bar St. Pete. Spots must be booked in advance. Learn more and book your spot at

Friends of Strays will be at Dog bar til 6pm with adoptable dogs, fabulous raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle all to help homeless dogs (and cats too)!!! Adoptables

Can I be in the photo with my pet? These events are just for the pets.

NorthShore Printing will be doing LIVE T-SHIRT PRINTING at this event! Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa will be providing a gift basket to raffle and will have membership gift card specials!,agold-photo-shoot-for-friends-of-strays-at-dog-bar-st-pete
Saturday, April 7th        2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Pet Supplies Plus Grand Opening- Adoption Event
 Hosted by Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Pet Supplies Plus  Call for exact address  (321) 277-3089 or 407-359-5599 Orlando, FL 

Help us earn a $1,000 donation! Come to the Pet Supplies Plus Grand Opening on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th. Every customer gets a voting chip when they check out, and Preferred Pets Club members get two. Then you vote for your favorite animal organization in Winter Park, FL and we want you to vote for us! The group with the most votes gets a $1,000 donation. 

We will be there Saturday April 7 from 2-6 with adoptable dogs but voting is open all weekend! We hope to see you there!!!
Saturday, April 7th                        3:00 pm til
Volusia Outdoors Presentation and Guided Hike

 Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge’s Learning Center
 4490 Grand Ave.    DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

Author and Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will talk about his 10 most favorite spots for hiking, biking or just “hanging out” in the great outdoors in Volusia County. 

After his presentation, he will lead a short hike through the refuge. Free. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 386-985-4673.    Visit
Saturday, April 7th     5:00 pm-10:00 pm 
 7th Annual Have a Heart for Horses

Dover Farm 534 Dover Road  Havana, Florida 32333

Please join us Saturday, April 7, 2018 for our 7th Annual Have a Heart for Horses Fundraiser from 5:00 -10:00 p.m. at WC Dover Farm, 534 Dover Road, Havana, Florida. Special guests include world renowned professional horse trainer, Marsha Sapp and Cobra the Mustang.

This will be a fun-filled evening with dinner, dancing, cash bar, live band, and a silent auction. Tickets are $60.00 each. All proceeds for this fundraiser will go directly to Triple R Horse Rescue to help horses in need. (850) 878-1670

Tickets can be purchased online below, at the door, or at the following local locations: The Feed Store, Havana Pony Express Tack Shop  Tallahassee Farm and Feed   Town and Country

Additional Information about our Special Guest: Marsha Sapp Marsha Sapp is a professional horse trainer and competitive rider residing in Tallahassee, Florida. She is the owner and head trainer at Southern Oaks Equestrian Center, where she also coaches the FSU Equestrian team.
 Saturday, April 7th     5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Canine Film Festival and Doggie Bag Cafe will host the 1st Annual Speed Dating for Dog Lovers
 Oasis Courtyard of the Hotel Indigo located at 7601 Miami Lakes Dr, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

 Whether you are looking for that Special Someone or just a Friend to share fun times with your dogs, this Event is for You and Your Dog!  This is a “BYOD” (bring your own dog) Event…Pls visit

The Canine Film Festival and Doggie Bag Cafe will host the 1st Annual “Speed Dating for Dog Lovers” Event  on the beautiful Oasis Courtyard of the Hotel Indigo located at 7601 Miami Lakes Dr, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

Participants in the Speed Dating for Dog Lovers will get a 2 minute rotation with all the guests and their pups. You will receive a pre-determined set of questions you can ask the other participants and 1 fill in question of your choice. Afterwards, there will be a 10-minute “blind date”. Dates can enjoying their meals together, walking the pups on the beautiful grounds, going for a swim in the pool (without the doggies please) and getting to know dog owners in the Oasis Courtyard more exclusively. All ages over 21 are welcome to participate!!!

To sign up for this event, please visit

For tickets and a portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Animal Rescue or Foundation of the Month…  For more info , contact (305) 710-7266 or email 
For a Fun and Enjoyable way to bring dogs and pet lovers together in a casual, fun and pressure-free environment, get signed up for our “Speed Dating for Dog Lovers”… Today for a Howlin’ Great Time!!!
 Saturday April 7th  5:30 pm-10pm
 Big Cat Habitat's Jungle Jam Fundraiser

Big Cat Habitat 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Great Food & Libations, Silent Auction, and Talented local bands, including Maiden Cane, Copperhead Band, bootyshaker and Mad Hatter.
Join us at the VIP party, the Ultimate Wild Time, including special animal guests. Tickets at, or from our Facebook Event

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is an ever-growing large-animal rescue in eastern Sarasota County. Founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire, the nonprofit sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of exotic animals, offers placement for animals in need, and works to educate the public about animal care and conservation.

Big Cat Habitat is a labor of love, with all income generated by admission going to the feeding and care of the animals. We always need more help,
Saturday,  April 7th          6:30 pm-8:00 pm 
Florida Voices for Animals Vegan Buffet 

Loving Hut   1905 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 977-7888

Florida Voices for Animals (FVA) is a local 501c(3), non-profit, animal-rights organization servicing west and central Florida. We are based in the Tampa Bay area. Our two primary mission statements are to educate the public about the abuses that animals go through (and what the public can do to help) and to promote the awesome health benefits of veganism lifestyle.
Sunday, April 8th              7:00 am til
Dog Parks in Cape Coral area
Sunday, April 8th    8:00 am- til 
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve 2500 SE 24th St, Cape Coral, FL 33990

At 365 acres, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is currently the largest preserved green space in Cape Coral. Located just north of Veteran’s Parkway, “Eco Park” features a 6600’ nature trail & boardwalk, two observation piers, a visitor center and a seasonal kayak rental operation. Visitors of any age can walk through the preserve on the boardwalk. 

There is an 800’ portage along the kayak trail • This trail is not for beginners •Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, ibis, herons, other… Phone: 239- 549-4606. Pls visit 
Sunday, April 8th Ongoing                              9:00 am-10:30 am
 Tigertail Beach Walks, Birding Paradise
Eco Cruises 

Center 1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, Florida 34102

Shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more! Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour of this natural beach. A designated destination on the Great Florida Birding Trail, Tigertail Beach is well-known to birders worldwide. 

The tidal lagoon and mudflats offer great views of many of the Gulf Coast’s seasonal and year-round avian residents such as ospreys, pelicans, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills, some of which are rare or endangered. Walks are 1-2 hours. Bring water shoes and binoculars. Mondays - Fridays (except holidays).  COST free. 7 days a week thru mid April 
 For  directions, go to
Sunday April 8th     9:00 am- 1:00 pm
S.H.A.R.E. at Parkland Farmers' Market
Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort 

 Parkland Farmers Market  8350 Ranch Road Parkland FL  33067 

Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort, Inc. or S.H.A.R.E. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Florida corporation whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for German Shepherd Dogs in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. We work tirelessly to save these regal dogs from high kill shelters throughout the South Florida region. 

Many of the dogs we rescue are scheduled to be euthanized or have special needs that require medical treatment (such as heartworm disease or orthopedic issues from traumatic injuries). Support for S.H.A.R.E. is completely through the work of our unpaid volunteers and supporters through donations. Loving adoptables at
Sunday,  April 8th           9:00 am- 10:30 am
Pack Walk in the Park 

TY Park       3300 N Park Rd,           Hollywood, FL 33021

Pack Walk in the Park (group dog walk) is an opportunity to get some exercise (for you and your dog) and socialize with other dog owners (non-dog owners are welcome, too!). We will walk the two-mile loop of newly paved pathways for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. Plants to attract butterflies have also been placed along the park’s northern corridor. 

TY Park requires all dogs to be on a 6' leash (no retractable / flexi leads) at all times. TY Park's admission fee is $1.50 per person (ages 6 and up) After you enter the park through the toll booth, take your 1st right turn & park. You will see a red & white sign with a picture of a butterfly that says "Listen to Nature! Please turn down your radio." We will meet in this area and start walking at 9 AM (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc). We will have some treats, samples, and some give aways for your dogs after the walk!*

Info on TY Park:The Seminole Indian name of this 150-acre urban park, Topeekeegee Yugnee, means “meeting or gathering place.” T.Y. is well known for its shady picnic areas, numerous shelters, and a gazebo.   For additional info: 954-667-738
Sunday April 8th     10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Hillsborough County Animal Shelter/Resource Center 
The Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. Tampa, FL  33619

You can adopt dogs and cats at The Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Call (813) 744-5660.

The Pet Resource Center is the only "open-admission" facility in the County. We accept domestic animals regardless of breed, size or medical condition. Visit our center or search online to view hundreds of adoptable animals. 

Services we offer: 
Pet adoptions,   Turn-ins,  Pet fostering program,   Pet registration, adoption costs, and resource fees, as well as animal related fines, spay and neuter voucher program for income-qualifying residents, Shelter for lost pet, Info on disaster preparedness for pet protection and sheltering, Volunteer opportunities.
Loving Dogs Available for Adoption!

Cool Cats Ready for A Forever Home!
Sunday, April 8th     10:00 am-2:00 pm
'Kindness to Cats' Cat and Kitten Adoption Event!

 Pet Supplies Plus 4270 Aloma Avenue, Suite 136 Winter Park FL 32792

See how Pet Supplies Plus is giving back to our community! Come to the Winter Park, FL store between 10:00AM – 2:00PM on Sunday, April 8th to shop and say "hi" to us. Pick up a token upon checkout and vote for your favorite group – Kindness for Cats! The group with the most votes receives a $1,000 donation. Help us raise money for our tiny furry friends. 

The Pet Supplies Plus Grand Opening will be happening all weekend (4/7- 4/8), so you can vote for us even if we aren't there. But you might as well come meet our adorable adoptable kitties on Sunday. Thanks for your support!
 Sunday, April 8th                   11:00 am-til
Bay Area Greyhound (BAGA) Adoptions 

Crooked Thumb Brewery, 555 10th Ave South, Safety Harbor Safety Harbor, FL 34695   (727) 724-5953

Ck back for details on our Spring Picnic. 
Greyhounds are one of the best natured of all breeds. They are sweet, calm, gentle, quiet, and loving with children and adults.

Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable corporation founded for the purpose of finding double dogsadoptive homes for greyhounds who fail to qualify or who no longer qualify for racing. If your family is ready for a new canine member and welcomes the enjoyment and responsibility a greyhound may be right for you.

Greyhounds make loving and wonderful pets. Greyhounds require no extraordinary care and adapt to family life easily. We do not have a kennel. All of our dogs are in foster homes learning how to live in a house.
Sunday, April 8th    11:00 am-til 
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay celebrates National Empanada Day!

C. 1949 Florida Beer Garden 6905 N. Orleans Ave. Tampa, FL 33604 

To celebrate National Empanada Day we will be inviting 10 of the Bay Area’s Best Empanada creators to compete for bragging rights while raising a little money for the critters at The Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 
Empanadas, beer and a great cause, what a perfect combination! Event starts at 11:00 Empenada judging at 1:00 p.m.  Drinking all day!  Visit
Sunday, April 8th  11:00 am 6:00 pm
Reef-A-Palooza Orlando
Reef A Palooza 8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, Florida 32821

The Official Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2018 announcement. Mark your calendars now for April 7 & 8 2018. Your certainly not going to want to miss out what we have in store for you in 2018! 👏👏👏👏 #itson #savethedates #reefapalooza #reefapaloozaorlando #allmymoneygoestocoral
Sunday, April 8th   11:15 am til
Conservancy  Birding Paradise Wings of Wonder 
Conservancy 1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, Florida 34102

The tidal lagoon and mudflats offer great views of many of the Gulf Coast’s seasonal and year-round avian residents such as ospreys, pelicans, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills, some of which are rare or endangered. Walks are 1-2 hours. Bring water shoes and binoculars. Mondays - Fridays (except holidays). COST free. 7 days a week thru mid April

Sunday, April 8th                       11:30 am-2:30 pm
CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm..... Be 
An Animal's Friend!

CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm 5728 Jones Creek Road         Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Looking for a new partner to take long walks with, stare into their eyes, and receive unconditional love from? Then select one of our rescued horses, dogs, cats, goats, pigs, or other farm animals and show your new valentine how special they are!

During your "first date" with your new companion you'll be involved in training, feeding, grooming, health-care, or socialization. In addition, you'll likely "go back to their place" and assist in animal quarters' maintenance and grounds management.

This is a perfect way to pal around with a pig, hang with a horse, talk turkey with (what else) a turkey, or gab with a goat! You'll not find a more-interactive animal volunteering experience anywhere on the First Coast.

NOTE: Space is limited and must be reserved by emailing us at at least 48 hours prior to a session. If accepted, a confirm email will be sent within 12 hours of your request. Only individuals 18 years or older who receive a confirmation may attend. 
    Sunday, April 8th          11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue Adoption Day
& Helping Hands Pet Rescue 

Petsmart  3736 Southwest Archer Road      Gainesville , FL 32608  (352) 380-0112

Come see our loving rabbits! We take applications. Unless you have already been filled an application out and  have been pre-approved you meet  rabbits or pick out a rabbit at Petsmart.   We do ask for a home visit and do them prior to adoption.  We do have educational materials which we do bring to all our adoption events. Visit all would love to meet you. 

Helping Hands Pet Rescue is a 501 c 3 Non-Profit Pet Rescue dedicated to saving the lives of shelter dogs and cats. All adoptable animals are available for viewing at PetSmart on select weekends. PetSmart. Butler Plaza 3736 SW Archer Rd
Sunday, April 8th     11:00 am- til 
Lokal Burgers & Beer... Menu for Pets too!

Lokal Burgers & Beer 305-442-33773190 Commodore Plaza Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Lokal delivers tasty scratch made burgers using all local ingredients for humans. For Fido, dog biscuits are made daily and there is a doggy menu including chicken and rice, meatloaf, and even a local doggy beer. Visit
Sunday, April 8th                         12 noon-5:00 pm
Abandoned Pet Rescue Adoption Day

Abandoned Pet Rescue    1137 NE 9th Ave     Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 

Adoption Hours: Every day between Noon and 5:00 pm
Abandoned Pet Rescue (APR) founded in 1996, is a 501(C)(3) non-profit charitable organization that rescues and shelters abandoned, abused, and neglected pets, rehabilitates them and finds them new homes. APR is one of the largest no kill animal shelters in South Florida and is devoted to the welfare of all animals. Phone (954) 728-9010/

Most of the over 300 animals are Cats, Dogs, Bunnies, Iguanas, and other animals in need of help. While pet overpopulation is declining throughout the country, the number of animals brought to South Florida shelters is increasing.
Sunday, April 8th    12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Big Dog Ranch Rescue... All You Need is LOVE & a Dog -Adoption Day 

Petco Legacy Place  11262 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
 (561) 514-5219

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States. It's our mission to be a leader in the national animal welfare movement, through compassionate, innovative rescue practices and transformative educational programs. 

Our goal is to give the gift of life to as many dogs as humanly possible, enrich the lives of those who adopt them, and in doing so, help create a better world. See loving adoptables.
Sunday, April 8th   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Humane Society of Tampa 'Bark with the Bulls'

USF Baseball Stadium   11899 Bull Run  Tampa, FL 33620
Join us and the USF Softball team for the event Bark with the Bulls!! Enjoy the game along with a post-game autograph session, brunch with the Bulls, doggie related promotions, and our adoptable puppies!! It’s going to be a great day, so come have fun with us and our pups!!
Sunday, April 8th   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GoldenFest 2018! 

Dog Wood Park  Jacksonville  7407 Salisbury Rd, Jacksonville, FL  32256   (904) 296-3636

A fun-filled afternoon for you and your Golden Retriever. Enjoy contests, vendor booths, a silent auction and refreshments while your Goldens play at Dogwood Park. GoldenFest is one of G.R.E.A.T’s main fundraisers – funds raised in the auction go directly to the medical needs of rescued Goldens.

See loving Goldens waiting for their forever homes. Admission is $20 per family (2 and 4 legged!).Or contact 904-501-6899 or for more information. Visit
 Sunday, April 8th  2:30 pm-8:00 pm 
Horses & Hounds --- Tri-County Animal Rescue
w/ Live Music & Amazing Horses

Location:  11399 Piping Plover Road- Lake Worth, FL 33449

Come out and enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon in an exciting and different way. This event promises to be fun for you and entire family, including your furry family members. Horses kissies from the mini horse. See flyer.

Performances featuring Tom Reed and the Spanish Stallion “Encanto “along with Janne Rumbough & Junior, her Spanish Grand Prix horse! ALSO an exciting exotic Car Show, compliments of Excell Auto Group of Boca Raton, our annual “so much fun doggie show,” a silent auction, and many other exciting activities. Lite-bites and beverages will be offered.
 Sunday April 8th       5:30 pm-7:30pm
Florida SPCA Bingo to Benefit the Animals!

Grunts Bar, 409 Caroline Street, Key West Key West, FL 33040

Join the Florida Keys SPCA at Grunts Bar, 409 Caroline Street, every second Sunday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm to play Bingo to benefit the animals. 100% of the proceeds will be going toward the Florida Keys SPCA.

There will be prizes for you & your animal, a Hot Dog bar to snack on while you play, jello shots and it’s only $1 per card to play! This event is dog friendly, so bring your pups along for the fun! Happy Hour specials go until 6, so get there early, grab a seat & a drink and support your local animals looking for their furever homes! We will see you there!
See website for (Usually Tues & Fridays) times
Gulf Coast Humane Society Regular Yappy Hours

Bell Tower Shops     U.S. 41 & Daniels   Fort Myers, FL 33907

Want to have a night out and socialize with your pets? Come to the Yappy Hour. njoy food, music and drink specials to benefit the Gulf Coast  Humane Society. Make some new friends and meet some of our adoptable dogs!
Sunday, April 8th and Ongoing
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs in Florida

In addition to the low cost spay/neuter services The Cat Network provides, periodically, we are asked if we are familiar with other low cost spay/neuter programs in Florida. We have compiled this list, but please keep in mind that it is not complete. If you are interested in finding a low cost spay/neuter program in your area, we suggest doing addional search.​
Sunday, Ongoing
City of Tampa Search & Rescue K-9's and Handlers

The Tampa Police Department "employs" 22 police K-9's from six breeds trained in criminal captures, search and rescue, narcotic searches and bomb detection. The dogs go through an initial training program and are recertified each year through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

In fact, the K-9's live with their human partners and when they retire, they spend their golden years relaxing with their handler. 

The Tampa Police Departments K-9 Unit is dedicated to the apprehension of criminal suspects. Its handler and dog team search capabilities are a valuable resource to street officers and to the community to which they serve.
Contact: 306 E Jackson Street - Tampa, Florida 33602 
isit website below.
Sunday, April 8th ​
Find a Florida Animal Shelter
~Adopt, Volunteer, Donate. ~
April and Ongoing
Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc. 
Become Involved

ERAF Barn   6452 S.W. Markel Street Palm City, FL  34990

Ridable and Companion Horses Available. Qualifications must be met for adoptions to be finalized. Name your Price and the Highest Bidder gets to Adopt!  OUR CORE VALUES: To rescue equines in neglectful and abusive situations. To provide comprehensive educational opportunities. To maximize the mental, emotional and physical health of all equines. To provide compatible, permanent homes for all equines. To assist equine owners in times of natural or personal disaster. 

Sponsored horses may be excluded from the event. For information email us at:   Website
Sunday, April and Ongoing
Butterfly World 
Tradewinds Park  3600 W. Sample Road        Coconut Creek, FL  33073

Learn How to Start Your Own Butterfly Garden!
(1) Learn how to identify and attract local butterflies to their own back yards.
(2) Learn about the plants best suited to start a butterfly garden.
(3) See nectar and larval host plants for butterflies  available in South FL.
(4) Receive a FREE Photo Guide to help identify butterflies and host plants.
(5) Answer any questions you may have.  (Rain or Shine)

Educational Events and Workshops are held indoors, in our Grand Plaza.For more information please call 954-977-4434. or email us at
      Sunday, April 8th                        6:00 pm-7 pm Eastern Time 
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An official Florida Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers, meditation or to light a candle on Sunday.This is a multi-faith observance. 

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.  For ideas on this activity:

Starting Wed 11-13 April 2018    8:30 am- til 
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society Spring Meeting & Conference 
the Planation, 9301 W Fort Island Trail    Crystal River, FL 34429

The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold its annual Spring Meeting. The special meeting room rate is $91 per night with a valid tax exempt certificate. Our room block will be held until 11 March 2018, so make your room reservations soon! Rooms & info can be accessed HERE.

The conference theme is Managing Florida’s Coastal Resources, but papers and posters dealing with any wildlife-related topic are encouraged, including ecology, economics, management, restoration, risk assessment, policy, evolutionary biology, and interdisciplinary projects. Continuing education credits will be offered for the meeting. Social events will include a networking social on Wednesday, poster session mixer, and the popular awards ceremony banquet dinner on Thursday. There will be a special pre-conference scavenger hunt by kayak on Wednesday morning. Friday includes your choice of three concurrent activities: a workshop on the use of 3D printing for science or one of two field trips to local natural areas.
Wednesday, April 11th         5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
        Daytona Beach LPGA Yappy Hour!

Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA, 137 Automall Cir, Daytona Beach, FL 32124

Join us with your two and four-legged friends for an evening of fun, drinks, food and dogs! (BYOD)
$15 per person includes 2 drink tickets and light appetizers. (Children 3-10 $5 receive one drink ticket) All proceeds benefit our community's animals.

April Yappy Hour is at the Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA, 137 Automall Cir, Daytona Beach, FL 32124 We look forward to seeing you and your fur baby.

Pre-Registration Location:137 Automall Cir, Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach FL 32124 Phone:386-274-4703  Website:
Saturday, April 14, 2018             10:00 am 
Defenders of Wildlife 

Archbold Biological Station 123 Main Drive Venus , FL 33960

We have some very good news to share about Florida panthers! For the first time in 40 years, there have been sightings of female panthers north of the Caloosahatchee River – and one of them even had kittens in tow! We hope you can join us to celebrate Florida's state animal, the Florida panther!

While panthers continue to face many threats, this is a major milestone and means that these beautiful cats are inching toward recovery. To keep the momentum going, Defenders is hosting a Florida Panther Outreach Workshop to help spread the word about panther recovery.
Saturday April 14th  10:00 am — 6:00 pm
​  MOTE’S OCEAN FEST: A Community Celebration in Key West 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's Eco-Discovery Center and Truman Waterfront (35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040)

Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco­travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory's annual event, Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration. Proceeds and donations from the festival support Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef restoration and research programs. The family ­friendly fun will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's Eco-Discovery Center and Truman Waterfront (35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us for a day of fun, crafts, games, music, food, and shopping as we showcase our treasured marine environment while raising money for coral reef research and restoration. Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet live animals and experience touch tanks, view and purchase wares from local marine artists and vendors, enjoy music, try their skill at active amusements and bid on silent auction items. Meet Mote scientists and researchers, along with other conservation and environmental organizations from around Florida to learn about the work they are doing and how you can help. For more information visit our Event Website at
Saturday, April 14th              11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrating A Decade Of HOPE
Hosted by Hope Equine Rescue, Inc
Hope Equine Rescue, Inc  1200 Dixie Dr, Auburndale, Fl 33823

Come celebrate a decade of saving lives! Barn tours, meet Thelma and Louise, tack sale, raffles, Hoggy Style barbeque, educational seminars and more!

Hope Equine Rescue, Inc is devoted to the care and placement of unwanted, abused and neglected horses. Our goal is to provide for the horses when no one else can or will. We are putting hope back into the lives of horses one at a time.
  Saturday, April 21st  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Pet Project -Jump Rope for Pets

Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Join in and get sponsored for the jump rope event of the year.Register for this event today by calling (954) 568-5678.All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project ​
Respecting the power of unconditional love, THE PET PROJECT exists to promote and preserve the human/animal bond. Assisting with pet care and maintenance, THE PET PROJECT empowers people living with terminal disease to care for and keep their companion animals. Visit

The Pet Project It is the mission of the Pet Project to help people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions to keep their pets by providing pet care and ongoing support.
​Saturday, April 25-28th See times on link 
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
NAPSA Workshop 2018
North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary 13915 N. State Road 121 
  Gainesville, FL 32653

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Attend, network and learn from primate and sanctuary experts as we explore topics from the practical to the theoretical - all to ensure the highest quality of care for captive nonhuman primates. 

NAPSA's 2018 Workshop is being held in Gainesville, Florida. Workshop presentations will take place on April 25th and 26th at the Holiday Inn University Center. Registration includes breakfast and a coffee and snack break on both days. All food at NAPSA events is vegan and vegetarian. You will be on your own for lunch and dinner, but dining suggestions will be provided.

There are a number of optional events occuring before and after Workshop presentations. You will need tickets to attend all optional events. These events are not included in your standard registration, so please make sure to select these items if you would like to participate. Availability will be limited. Detailed information on these events can be found by clicking "More Info" for each event listed above.​

If you would like tobook a day for your group, please send us an email

Volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals are available at the Sanctuary. For more details on volunteer opportunities, see the Volunteer page on our website or Facebook. 

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, located on 12 acres in Gainesville, Florida. Jungle Friends is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and The Association of Sanctuaries. Jungle Friends rescues and offer a permanent, safe haven for monkeys from around the United States who have been abused, confiscated by authorities, retired from research, or who are former pets. Kari Bagnall is our Founder - her email is

At this time, Jungle Friends is the sanctuary home for 120 monkeys and we have an ever-growing waiting list. Please visit

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