Mark Your Calendars!

Even though it’s winter and not as much is going on the dog world, there are a few fun events coming up to get out and support the local rescue groups. Mark down Saturday, Jan. 25 on your calendars as “Eating out to support local rescues” as there are two events covering breakfast and dinner that day.

5th Annual Pancake Barkfeast & Local Celebrity Chef Omelette Station

Secondhand Mutts’ annual fundraiser raises money for the heartworm positive dogs they take in. According to the rescue group, it can cost  up to $700  or more per dog to treat them for heart worm. In 2013 Secondhand Mutts treated 5 dogs that tested positive for heartworm and the expenses to treat these five dogs exceeded $7,000. Here’s your chance to help them cover these costs! The breakfast will be held Jan. 25 at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Cost is $ 15/adults for a Pancake Breakfast, no Omelette and $25/adults for pancake breakfast and omelete. This year the event will feature the culinary expertise of celebrity chefs:

Chef Anna Marie Harouvis, Executive Chef at Anna In the Raw and Good to Go Cafe
Chef Pete Joyce, Executive Chef at Crop Bistro
Chef Ricardo Sandoval, Executive chef/owner, Fat Cats, Lava Lounge, Felice Urban Cafe
Chef Donna Chriszt, Executive Chef, Signature of Solon
Chef John Selick, Executive Chef, Sodexo of University Hospitals
Chef Jeffrey Jarrett, Executive Chef, AMP 150, and is the co-creator of the non-profit organization, “Dinner in the Dark
Chef Matt Harlan, Michael Symon’s B-Spot

Scramble, the dog who inspired Barkfeast
Scramble, the dog who inspired Barkfeast. Photo courtesy of Secondhand Mutts, www.secondhandmutts.com

Find out more here: http://secondhandmutts.org/5th-annual-pancake-barkfeast/#sthash.16y1Jujw.dpuf

Soup-R-Bowl DinnerARF Soup R Bowl 2013

Also on Jan. 25, The Berea Animal Shelter will be hosting its annual “Soup-R-Bowl Dinner.” All proceeds from the event will benefit the animals of ARF. Supporters can feast on soup, chili, sandwiches, homemade desserts and more. There’s also a raffle basket table, sideboard betting and 50/50 raffles. Zoup Fresh Soup Co. will be sponsoring the event this year.

Tickets will be sold at the door, $10 Adults, $5 Kids 5-12 years old, kids under 5 are free. Find out more info here: http://bereaanimalrescue.com/soup-r-bowl-dinner

 

Two other fun events this month:

Elite K911 Second Annual Dog Fair
Bring your dog to this free event which will feature vendors, training demos, rescues and a 50/50 raffle. Event will be held at 33549 Liberty Parkway, North Ridgeville, starting at 12 and going til 4 p.m.

K-9 Kapers Dog Walk
10am, all ages welcome, bring a towel for muddy feet and a water bowl, non-retractrable leash, www.medinacountyparks.com.
When Sat Jan 18, 2014 10am – 11am Eastern Time
Where River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Rd, Wadsworth

Frosty Paws Dog Walk- Cleveland Metroparks
Take a winter walk with your pup. Be prepared for snow! Brecksville Nature Center is located off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance of Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville.
When Sat Jan 25, 2014 2pm – 4pm Eastern Time
Where Brecksville Nature Center, Brecksville Reservation

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What are you and your dog up to?