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Pet Events Newsletter for December 14 - 21, 2016  
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The Spring Business-2-Business (B2B) Boutique Trade Show for the Pet Industry returns to New York City on Tuesday, May 2, 2017!

5th Annual
NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo!

  *** Early Bird Vendor Pricing ENDS on December 15, 2016! ***

Become a Vendor today to SAVE and be included in promotion of this event!
Get in before the price goes up!   
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Pet Parents, what concerns
you the most?
Click the picture to take our short survey - your answers are important!

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Upcoming Featured Event!

Greater Philadelphia
Pet Expo!
January 13 - 15, 2017

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, Pennsylvania

Click here for more info!



NEW Webinar

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
7pm EST
Click picture above for all details!

Pet, Pet Related & Nature Events For Long Island, NYC, NJ, PA & CT & now Nationwide!  
Best Friends Super Holiday Adoption Event 
Friday, December 16 from 4-8 p.m. 
Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Sunday, December 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NYC

Join us for a festive three-day event featuring hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats looking for loving new homes.  Adoptions start at just $25. Entry is free. What to expect: Expect to have a lot of fun, and to meet a huge number of adorable, adoptable animals. Each participating rescue group and shelter at the event has its own adoption application, interview process, and adoption fee structure. Adoption fees help cover costs such as spay/neuter, vaccinations, and other medical needs. Please note that all participating shelters and many of the participating rescue groups offer same-day adoptions, but some groups require home checks as part of the application process.  Over 30 animal rescue groups from the tri-state area! For more info click here.

5th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
Saturday, December 17, 2016
11am - 3pm
Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet Center
210 S. Denver Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

It's that time of the year again! Our 5th annual Holiday Toy Drive will be on Saturday, December 17th from 11am-3pm. Come join us to help stuff the stockings for each dog and cat at the shelter. This event helps us collect toys and snacks that last the whole year round. It's a great event where the community comes together and helps bring a little holiday cheer for the animals awaiting their forever homes.
This event will again be sponsored by Live.Love.Bark. They will have raffle baskets you can win and merchandise for you to purchase.
Here is a list of what they are looking for: Toys! (Kong toys are the best); Bones (Nylabones are the best); Dry dog and cat food; Canned dog and cat food
Kitten and puppy food; Pet beds; Leashes, collars, martingales; HE Laundry detergent; Dish soap; Hand sanitizer; Air fresheners; Bleach; Paper Towels;
Towels, sheets, and blankets.  For more info call (631) 224-5660 email or click here. See you there!

Babylon Animal Shelter Open House
Saturday, December 17, 2016
11am - 2pm
51 Lamar Street
West Babylon, NY 11704

Shelter Link is holding an open house at the shelter. Come on down and meet our amazing volunteers and our star furry friends. Our volunteers will be moving freely about the building & grounds showing off all the skills they have taught our dogs. Our dogs deserve the chance to meet their potential adopters outside of their cages where they will shine. Please leave your furkids home so that our shelter dogs can be in the spotlight with their potential adopters.  For more info click here.

Pet Photos with Santa!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
11am - 4pm
608 Patchogue Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY

Photos with Santa! Bring your kids, your pets, your love and get a pet photo with Santa for $10 printed on photo paper on the spot! All proceeds go to the care of the animals at our shelter!  For more info click here.

Holiday Light Fundraiser for Animal Cancer Foundation 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
7pm - 9pm 
958 Adams Street  
Baldwin, New York 11510  

In memory of Big Clyde, a golden retriever, and in support of Animal Cancer Foundation come see the fabulous Christmas lights and decorations. Lights are on every night 5 pm to 11 pm, and only on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 7 pm to 9 pm everyone can take photos with Santa and children receive a goodie bag. Donations are accepted for Animal Cancer Foundation in the lock box at the display to help find a cure for cancer.  For more info call 1-877-448-3223  email or click here.  

LIVE Webinar!
Learn to Use Instagram for your PET BUSINESS or RESCUE GROUP!
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
7pm EST

Since our last two in-person events on this topic there have been more updates and exciting things happening on Instagram that can help your pet business or Rescue!
  Yes the webinar will be recorded if you can't make that time. But live is best as you will be able to ask questions as we go!
Learn how to use Instagram to: Grow & Engage Your Audience; Bring in New Customers; New Adopters & Volunteers; and raise awareness about your brand or animal rescue!
- Learn how to use Instagram Stories/Go Live
- When to Post
- Who to Follow
- How to Get More EYES on your Instagram FEED who will Take Action
- Tips, Tricks and Secrets for Amazing Instagram posts.
- You will get full slides of event to refer back to
- Very hands on event - so be prepared to try what you are learning live! (It's fun, don't be scared!) (Yes even during the webinar you will be learning how to do certain insta things in real time!)
Once you register for this event,  you will be sent a confirmation email. You will be sent the sign in info a few days prior to the event!

Upcoming Event - Chicago 2017 

 - Media Training Seminar with THREE Top Media Experts in the Pet Industry  
 - Interactive Classroom Training & Education to be your best on camera 
Q & A with Director of Photography
- Hands on Training & Get Your own :30 second video spot!
- Networking and so much more!
Click the image for details & to> register, very limited seating for this Chicago event!
APP Members - email us for  your discount code!

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Adoption Corner!
Hi, I'm Dinah. I'm five and have been at the shelter for 3 years. I want a home! I am active and smart and need a family that will keep me busy and teach me fun things. I'm good with teenagers,male dogs but no kitties. Please take me home.

Smithtown Animal Shelter
410 East Main St
Smithtown, NY 11787
Bellona is a young female cat that was rescued recently along with 3 other felines. All four felines had one thing in common - congenital leg deformities. All of Bellona's feline mates have now been adopted but Bellona is still awaiting her forever home. Her hind legs are bent inwards and appear that she is in a permanent yoga position - however this does not inhibit her form scooting around our free-range shelter. She uses the litter box, plays with the other kitties and has a wonderful personality. Won't you open your home to this special kitty?

Pets Alive
363 Derby Road
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 386-9738
Barbara is a happy and healthy girl who is excited to be around people. She knows her sit, down and stay commands and is working on her leash training. Barbara needs a home without cats; but she likes dogs.

Come meet her and complete your home for the holidays.

Islip Animal Shelter/Live Love Bark
210 S. Denver Ave
Bay Shore, New York 11706 
(631) 224-5660
Bambi is a beautiful 6-year-old terrier mix. She has been here at ARF for way too long. She is a staff favorite, and for all the best reasons. She is affectionate and lives to please! Bambi radiates love and all she wants is her own human to share it with. She is super active and would enjoy an active home; she is also quite the cuddler. If her smile alone doesn't win you over, her personality will! This housebroken, obedience trained, outgoing gal needs a home!
Photo by Dee McMeekan
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
91 Daniels Hole Road
                                                                                        Wainscott, NY 11975 - (631) 537-0400

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