Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Virginia Beach Nightlife Mobile App

I am thrilled to be a part of the NEW VB Nightlife/Daylife mobile app!

If you haven't heard about VB Nightlife, please visit the website and download the FREE mobile app.

When you want to "Know Where To Go" this app will show you the best places to find Happy Hour, local bands, restaurants, fundraising events, family friendly events, and more!

You can even find coupons, Hot Deals and Military Discounts!

Happy At Home Professional Pet Care is proud to to be listed as a local business that offers a Military Discount.

Monday, September 15, 2014

September & October 2014 Dog and Family Friendly Events

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, not only for the cool weather and beautiful colors, but because there are SO MANY pet friendly events happening here in Hampton Roads!  Follow the links below to find out more and to see what else they have coming up!

Do you know of a event that is not listed?  Please let me know, I am Happy to include it on the list.

September 20th --- VA PetExpo at the VA Beach Convention Center
10AM to 6PM

September 21st --- Paws for a Cause -- NN SPCA Dog Walk -- Mariners Museum in Newport News
10AM to 4PM

September 21st -- Passion for Paws Picnic  Suffolk Humane Society
River Stone Chophouse  8032 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk  Picnic and Wine Tasting
Noon to 4PM

September 26 ---  13th Annual Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament – VBSPCA 

September 27 ----Taylor Farms "HOWL-O-WEEN FAMILY FUN DAY" benefiting K9 Justice League. 2599 Dam Neck Road, VB from 10-5pm. 
This is our BIGGEST Fundraiser of the year. Just $5.00 per person and you will have the best day ever. Admission includes: hayride, pumpkin, face and pumpkin painting, animal park, bounce houses, games, DJ and much more! There will also be pony rides, bake sale and snack bar for an additional fee. Let's make this the BEST year ever so we can save even more dogs. 
If you can volunteer, 18 years or older, please contact Cindy

September 28 ---- Whole Foods Virginia Beach  Barktoberfest!  11am – 2pm  
Bring your furry friend or come find a new one from participating dog rescue groups. We'll be set up in our side parkign lot with live music, children's activities, food and drink specials and more. Enter the "Cutest Canine" photo contest for a $10 donation. Everyone who enters will be eligible for raffle prizes and a $100 gift card, and all funds raised will be split between participating rescue groups.
All dogs must be leashed and accompanied by a well-behaved human. Dogs, except service dogs, are not allowed inside the store.
October 4th ----  2nd Annual aMAZEing Corn Dog Adoption and Fundraising Event.  10am – 2pm
Presented by Bergey’s Corn Maze and GiveTreatLove.
October 4th ---- 7th Annual Bring on the Bulls – VBSPCA 12- 4pm  Join us for our annual bull breed awareness and adoption event! This event is free to the public and includes obstacle courses, play pits, doggie pools, crafts, educational activities, music, peanut butter licking station for the doggies, and much more. Come celebrate all bully breeds and even bring yours on down!  Please contact Kathy Shambo for more information or to become a sponsor at
October 11th ---Barktoberfest – Norfolk SPCA --2pm-6pm
Bay Front Club in East Beach  4550 East Beach Drive
October 19th ---Grab Your Leash and Hit the Beach!  Come out and join the VBSPCA for our largest fundraiser of the year.  Bring your friends, family and pets to enjoy a day at the Oceanfront featuring a 5K Run (Dogs Welcomed!) contests, activities, demonstrations, vendors, and of course, the one-mile pledge walk down the Boardwalk.
October 24th ---Fitness with Fido - Norfolk SPCA --- 10am-4pm 
Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd.

October 26th ---Bow-wow-ween ---Norfolk SPCA --- 1pm-4pm
Ghent  Hosted by: Ghent Bar Tours 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Tired Dog is a Good Dog....right?

Have you heard people say "A tired dog is a good dog?" 

 It's true!  

Here is an excellent article from Dog Lover's Digest titled Reasons Dogs Misbehave.  

One of the most important benefits of hiring a Professional Dog Walker is the assurance your dog is getting the exercise it needs in order to cut down on common misbehaviors!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center's Annual Dogs Gone Swimming!

Bring your friends, family and pooches to the 6th Annual Dogs Gone Swimming!

When:  Saturday, September 13Where: Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center @ 7300 Newport Ave., Norfolk
10 am - 3 pm
Why: To have fun with your dog and family AND help homeless pets! Proceeds benefit the animals at Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center

This will be a fun filled day for dogs and families! Our goal is to welcome over 400 dog swimmers and 1,500 humans this year! The dogs can't wait, and neither can we! We have so much planned, including:

Swim sessions from 10 am to 3 pm (each 40 minute swim session starts on the hour)
Field activities from 11 am to 3 pm
Tidewater Dock Dogs demonstration at the end of each swim session (10 minutes)
Obedience and agility demonstrations
Adoptable pets from area rescue groups
Dog swimsuit competitions
Pet focused services such as nail clipping, rabies vaccinations and City of Norfolk pet licenses

Dogs Gone Swimming is presented by Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center. When you sign up for swim sessions or purchase merchandise, you support Friends programs that help homeless animals.
Swim session fee: $15 first dog, $10 for each additional dog
All day pass: $45 first dog; $15 for each additional dog
Military discount session: At the 2 pm session, military families can register for the swim session at a reduced fee of $7 for first dog, $5 for each additional dog while space is available. To receive discount, you must show military ID and register for swim session on site the day of event (please note: discounted on-line pre-registration is not available). Military discount proudly sponsored by Team L'Hoste Real Estate

Merchandise from our Dogs Gone Swimming Store includes cookbooks, t-shirts, towels, coffee cups, and water bottles. (Can purchase in advance online and picked up day of event)