Philly Pet Happenings

super adoption day

Ahhhh… Spring is here and summer’s not too far behind! Tis the season of outdoor festivities and our lovely city has so many to offer during this time of the year. There’s something going on nearly every weekend, catering to just about every group possible — pets and pet lovers included! There are lots of pet-related events coming up, especially during the next few weekends. Grab your pups and check ’em out!:

Sunday, May 17: Citizens for A No-Kill Philadelphia’s Super Adoption Day

Featuring pet adoptions, vendors, food, special guests and more! Free parking, too!

When: Sunday, May 17; 11am-4pm

Where: The Piazza (1001 N. 2nd Street)

Click HERE for more information


Sunday, May 17: Ryerss Petapalooza

Featuring pet adoptions, food, a pet parade and more!

When: Sunday, May 17; 11am-2pm

Where: Ryerss Museum & Library/Burholme Park (7370 Central Avenue)

Click HERE for more information


Sunday, May 17: Morris Animal Refuge’s Family Fun Day

Featuring pet adoptions, food, live music, vendors, kids activities and more!

When: Sunday, May 17; 10:30am-2:30pm

Where: Lloyd Hall Patio — Kelly Drive (1 Boathouse Row)

Click HERE for more information


Wednesday, May 20: Philly Loves PAWS Day (this is not a festival, but it’s a great opportunity to help animals!)

Shop and dine all day at participating businesses and 10% of your purchase will be donated to PAWS — a personal favorite of ours!

When: Wednesday, May 20

Click HERE for more information and a list of participating businesses.


Saturday, May 30: The Spayed Club’s Dog Jog & Community Pet Fair

Featuring pet adoptions, food, vendors, animal blessings, kids activities and more!

When: Saturday, May 30; 7:30am: Dog Jog registration/9am-1pm: Pet Fair

Where: Reeves Park, Phoenixville

Click HERE for more information


Sunday, May 31: World of Animals’ Sunday Funday

Featuring pet adoptions, food, vendors, K9 Unit and agility demonstrations, kids activities and more! *All proceeds benefit Red Paw Emergency Relief Team

When: Sunday, May 31; 10am-3pm

Where: 3258 Knights Road, Bensalem

Click HERE for more information


Looking ahead…

August 22: ACCT’s Duck Dash

Details TBD. Click HERE for more information.


October 3: Monster Milers Rescue Run 5k

Lace up your sneaks and run for a great cause! Dogs are prohibited from running in the race, but are welcome to enjoy the post-race Rescue Rally.

When: Saturday, October 3; 8:30am: registration opens/10am: race start time

Where: The Navy Yard

Click HERE for more information


October 24: 9th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

Details TBD. Click HERE for more information.


Please come out and show your support for these awesome organizations! They are doing wonderful things for the animals of Philadelphia!

Gifts that Give Back

dog gift

The holiday rush is here! As you’re trimming the tree, decking the halls, fa-la-la-ing and shopping ’til you drop, keep in mind that it’s not only the season of giving, but of giving back, as well. If you’ve got some animal-lovers on your shopping list, are on the lookout for something exciting for your own pets, or maybe want to treat yourself to something new, check out the awesome companies below. They offer wonderful products for both humans and animals and each gives back to animals in need.

  • Rescue Chocolate: Seriously — who doesn’t love chocolate!? Rescue Chocolate offers an array of delectable chocolate confections (With adorable names, we might add!) and gives back 100% of its profits to animal rescues around the country. Rescue Chocolate products are available online and at select retailers. All products are vegan, kosher, organic and made with fair-trade ingredients.
  • Dog for Dog: This company, specializing in all-natural food and treats for dogs, operates on a “one-for-one” business model. You buy one, they give one. They are available online, as well as at many retail locations throughout the country. Buy your dog a treat or two for his stocking and know that your purchase is providing the same for another dog in need.
  • The Animal Rescue Site: This is a one-stop shop for all the animal-lovers on your shopping list. Here, you’ll find everything from jewelry and apparel to home decor and trinkets. A portion of sales and 100% of the site’s sponsor advertising fees are donated to programs that help homeless animals.
  • BarkBox: If you really want to spoil your dog this holiday, sign her up for a BarkBox subscription! Each month, she’ll receive a box full of goodies to keep her happy and entertained. The best part? BarkBox is all about giving back. They give a portion of their proceeds to animal charities and donate more than 1,000 BarkBoxes each year.
  • ASPCA Store: The online store of the ASPCA, one of the oldest animal-welfare organizations in the country, offers something for everyone — whether they’re four legged or two-legged. Proceeds from sales go to fund their life-saving programs.
  • Be Pawsitive: Like Dog for Dog, Be Pawsitive also operates on a one-for-one platform. They offer yummy treats for dogs and have an option for monthly subscriptions and when you buy from them, they donate product to animal shelters and rescues across the country. All treats are organic and wheat-free.
  • Thrift for Tails: Located right here in Philadelphia, Thrift for Tails is a pet-specific thrift shop, run by Street Tails Animal Rescue, which funnels all profits back into the rescue. Pick up some gently-used stuff for your pet this holiday at a nice discount and help animals at the same time! We love this concept!! The shop is always looking for donations of gently-used pet items, so if you have some stuff you’d like to get rid of, contact Thrift for Tails to find out how to donate.

Have we sparked your interest at all? Maybe given you some gift ideas for your pets or animal-lovers on your shopping list? We sure hope we have! Now… Go do some shopping! It’s for a good cause! 🙂

All of us here at Philly Pet Care wish you, your families and your pets a very happy and healthy holiday season!!

Interview With Seger Dog Park’s President

Giving back to the community whenever possible is something that Philly Pet Care strongly believes in. So when we heard about the opportunity to become a sponsor for one of Philadelphia’s own dog parks, it was a no-brainer for us to get involved.

Seger Dog Park, located at 11th & Lombard in South Philadelphia, was just recently awarded the honor of Philly’s Best Dog Park! It’s a completely member-run organization that serves as a community hub for dog owners in the area and as a sponsor, we are thrilled to know that our support goes directly toward keeping the park in pristine order.

As a member of the local community, you, too, can play an integral role in keeping Seger Dog Park in tip-top shape for park members and their four-legged friends. When you become a member of Seger Dog Park, you are supporting a wonderful organization that strives to provide a safe, fun space for dogs and their owners to mingle while fostering an important sense of community. As an added bonus, members are eligible for special perks from local business sponsors. It truly is a win-win situation for all parties!

Philly Pet Care’s own Kristie recently had the opportunity to talk one-on-one, with Seger Dog Park’s Board President, Andrew Freedman, to find out a little more about the park’s history, its membership and its future. You can check out the interview, below.

Oh, and be sure to connect with Seger Dog Park on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Have you ever been to Seger Dog Park? What did you think?