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Furry Fall Fun

September 17, 2010

By Brianne Harrison

Fall officially arrives next week, hopefully bringing an end to this summer’s record-breaking heat. Why not enjoy the more temperate weather by getting outside with the whole family (fuzzy members included) and helping to raise money for animals in need?

On Saturday, September 25 is Puptoberfest 2010, benefiting Eleventh Hour Rescue. Events include pet photos, games and contests for kids and dogs, an adopters’ parade, paw painting, an agility field, food, music, and entertainment for the whole family. Admission is $5 for individuals, $10 for families, and previous Eleventh Hour Rescue adopters get in free! Puptoberfest will be held at Craigmeur Picnic Grounds, 1175 Green Pond Rd. in Rockaway. For more information, contact or call 973.664.0865.

On Sunday, pack up your pet and head over to Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes for Walk for the Cause of Foreclosed Paws. Join a walk around the vineyard, and then enjoy a wine tasting, costume contest, agility course, live music, and food by Kindle Café. There will also be pet photos, face painting, Ask the Vet, Animal Communication Sessions, and a 50/50 raffle. Funds raised during the event will be used to help families facing foreclosure keep their pets and will also help support animals put in rescues due to foreclosure. Visit for more information.

Mark Your Calendars

Dogs and Cats Rule is opening its 3rd store in the Windsor Green shopping center in Princeton tomorrow, Septemeber 18. Author Kim Saunders will be on hand, signing copies of her book, The Adopted Pet Bible. Proceeds from the book signing will benefit Animal Alliance. Visit for more info.

Make sure your pets and kids live in harmony by stopping by Family Pet Safety Night at Morris K9 Campus on Friday, September 24. The evening will include a presentation by author and parenting expert Colleen Pelar, who will share secrets to maintaining a safe and happy home for both kids and dogs. Todd Kramer, executive director of Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, will also be on hand to give advice on choosing the right pet for your household. Reservations are $10 per family (please leave pets at home) and can be made by calling 973.252.5100.

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