The Pennsylvania Week committee is working with shelters and organizations across the entire state. Scores of exciting life-saving & history- making events will be  in the spotlight. Please email or call us. See contact us page. Thank you!
During Week of October 22-30 and Ongoing!
Visit The War Dog Memorial

Bristol Township Municipal Building    2501 Bath Road  ristol, PA, 19007

The War Dog Memorial was dedicated to the thousands of War Dogs that served during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The memorial also recognizes the service that War Dogs give to the United States of America on countless missions around the world for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines. 

The Memorial was dedicated September 16, 2006. Joseph Pavone, of Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, created the sculpture. The Memorial is located in front of the Bristol Township Municipal Building in Bristol, PA. Bucks County. Phone 215-785-0500 Pls visit wonderful website (and memorial ) with great information about these life-saving heroes.
Saturday, October 22nd              9:00 am til   2:00 pm   
Poker Run for Petapalooza

Appalachian Harley Davidson   6695 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NEW START LOCATION: A poker run will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 to benefit the Petapalooza Pet Adoption Festival. Petapalooza is a free event that features lovable, adoptable homeless animals from local shelters and animal rescues in the Central PA area. This event is sponsored by Best Friends Furever Inc. (BFF) which is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to helping the homeless animals in our community. 

Registration will be held at Midstate Distillery, 1817 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, from 9 to 11 AM. There is a $20 registration fee per vehicle. Non-playing passengers are free. Playing passengers are $10 each. Prizes will be awarded. Cars are welcome to join in the fun.  A 50/50 raffle will be held as well. 
For more information, please send an email to

The ride will benefit the Petapalooza Pet Adoption Festival. For more info call (717) 421-9915 .
Saturday, October 22nd                      9:00 am-6:00 pm
ACCT Philly Animal Care & Control 

ACCT Philly   111 West Hunting Park Avenue           Philadelphia, PA 19140

ACCT Philly welcomes adopters 7 days a week, 365 days a year!  Adopting a new pet is easy. Our main shelter facility is open weekdays, 1pm – 8pm, and weekends, 10am – 5pm and we have numerous other adoption locations where pets are housed or visit weekly & monthly. Please bring photo ID with your current name and address.

Adoption fees vary from as low as zero dollars – that’s right, no fee – to $300 depending on the age, species and type of animal. We frequently offer special adoption discounts and promotions; check out the News page for details! Visit
Saturday, October 22nd                          9:00 am  (rain or shine)
Pet Pantry at the Millersville Parade

 MILLERSVILLE COMMUNITY PARADE   Office of Alumni Engagement, Millersville Univ  PO Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551 

Hollywood is coming to Millersville, and our own Oscar winning director "Chance" will be there calling the shots and directing all the action from atop the Pet Pantry float. Come on out and cheer the Pantry as they pass along the parade route giving out great treats for humans and pets alike. You will also get to learn more about what the Pantry does to Meet the Need for animals in Millersville and all throughout Lancaster County  Visit
Saturday, October 22nd                              Ck times. 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 

Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Pit Bull Dog Rescue Group Directory
      Saturday, October 22nd                       10:00 am – 2:00 pm                    
Rodale Institute Organic Farmers Market 

417 N. 7th St., St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, PA

Rodale Institute Organic Farmers Market  features local businesses and organic food choices. The market is conveniently located to the burgeoning downtown Allentown.   Featured Vendors:
Rodale Institute Organic Produce Stand, Monocacy Coffee Co.
Hermosa Soap Co.,  Saxman Breads
The market accepts SNAP and matches SNAP purchases dollar for dollar.
Saturday, October 22nd                    10:00 am and  All Day 
Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 22, 2016!

National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. NPBAD was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live, and it is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier.   October 22nd Pit Bull Day
October is Pit Bull Month    Pit Bull Rescue Groups in PA
Saturday, October 22nd                         10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 Nirvana Hair Gallery      152 Saxer Ave        Springfield, PA 19064

Stop by for a sweet treat at our fave Delco hair gallery knowing that your purchase is saving pets' lives. Adoptables will be visiting from 10 am-2 pm.
The Delco SPCA is a lifesaving animal rescue organization dedicated to adoption, intervention and prevention programs that protect and improve the health and welfare of companion animals and support the people who care for them. We strive to save as many lives as possible by devoting our resources to adoption, prevention, education and outreach programs . Visit
Pls note! Le Cat Café is now open at 2713 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130. All cats here are adoptable and can be seen Tuesday-Sunday.
Saturday, October 22nd                              10:00 am-4:00 pm
           Animal Rescue League Adoption Event,  presented by Subaru

Kenny Ross Subaru    11299 Lincoln Hwy,  North Huntingdon, PA 15642

We’re teaming up with Kenny Ross Subaru in North Huntingdon for a Subaru Loves Pets event! Help us Stuff a Subaru full of supplies for our animals in need and be entered into a drawing to win two Pittsburgh Penguins tickets! 
More Info: Please visit

We currently have 400+ beautiful, loving pets looking for homes.
The Animal Rescue League's Open Door Policy: We take in any animal in need of a home. Did you know that very few animal shelters in Western Pennsylvania accept all domestic animals, regardless of age, health, or temperament? "Open Door" means that every animal finds shelter here, every day. The Shelter is at   6620 Hamilton Avenue    Pittsburgh, PA 15206   412.345.7300
Saturday, October 22nd                     10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest @ SPCA of Luzerne County

SPCA of Luzerne County  524 East Main St   Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Don’t miss the SPCA’s Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest. Contests in both Cat and Dog Categories, plus the cutest, scariest and most original. Concessions will be available!    See our available pets-loving and cutie pies. Click here.

The SPCA’s mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing:
Shelter for unwanted, discarded, neglected, and often abused animals.
An adoption program to place these animals into caring, permanent homes.
Humane educations programs to enlighten the public about animal problems.
Humane law enforcement and prosecution programs to address animal cruelty.
Saturday, October 22nd                                10:00 am  -  11:00 am
         Read to a Therapy Dog---Tales for Tails at SVCL

Schuylkill Valley   1310 Washington Rd    Leesport, PA 19533  (610) 926-1555

Kelly Jacoby   610-926-1555     
One of our therapy dogs will be available to listen to stories read by your children. The child may choose any story to read. No registration required. Dogs are certified for the R.E.A.D. program** through
**Delta certified, Intermountain Therapy Dogs
Saturday, October 22nd                                     10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 
Halloween 5K Dash and Fun Walk

Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails/Cornwall Trailhead        Route 419
Lebanon, PA   17042

Mark your calendars for Halloween 5K Dash and Fun Walk!   October 22, 2016
Benefiting: Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
Race prizes and costume prizes. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., 5K and walk start at 11:00. Dogs welcome. $25 ($10 for kids under 12 with participating adult) 717-484-4799  

Our mission is simple: To provide new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles. See our loving adoptables..beautiful!
 Saturday, October 22nd               11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Humane PA Tailwagger’s Trick-or-Treat 

Beautiful Buchanan Park   901 Buchanan Ave    Lancaster, PA 17603! 

We’re doing things a little different this year!  At the request of many supporters, we’re transforming the Tailwagger’s Trot into the Tailwagger’s Trick-or-Treat, a family fun fall festival with music, costume contests, vendors and an all-around good time. This event is completely free and open to the public.  Grab a leash, grab your kids (two-legged and four) and swing by for an afternoon of fun and games!
Enjoy music provided by official radio partner Fun 101.3, munch on delicious food truck fare, and stop by Humane PA’s table for information about its shelters, vet hospitals, programs and more.

Humane PA’s mission is to increase the engagement of the Pennsylvania animal community in public policy and to elect officials who believe that all living creatures should be treated compassionately and that deliberate acts of cruelty to animals are not acceptable in a civilized society. Visit official website
Visit their Facebook  page.
Saturday, October 22nd                         11:00 am-1:00 pm 
Paws in the Park by Pine-Richland Middle School

 Pine Community Park        230 Pearce Mill Road     Wexford, PA 15090

Families and their dogs are invited to attend the 19th Annual Paws in the Park at Pine Community Park to benefit Animal Friends. For $5 each, guests can participate in a one-mile trail walk along the scenic lake, a canine costume contest and games including musical chairs for dogs and find the dog biscuit in the hay. 

Pine-Richland Middle School students will be on hand to face paint pet motifs for younger children. Participants can also purchase cookies and beverages to benefit the animals.

Walkers who collect $75 or more in pledges will get to name a resident at Animal Friends, with the top three fundraisers each receiving a dog-themed gift basket. This leisurely walk in the park can be taken at your own pace while you have fun with you dog at an event designed especially for their pleasure! Paws in the Park is held on national Make a Difference Day and all proceeds benefit Animal Friends!  Visit
             Saturday, October 22nd                     11:00 am-2:00 pm
1 One by 1 One Cat Adoption Day
Petco     4607 Perkiomen Ave.        Reading, PA, 19606   (610) 779-6176

Since 1994, One By One has been dedicated to helping cats and kittens in need by providing quality foster care and shelter through our voluntary efforts. In addition our cats receive the very best in vet care. We are staffed entirely by non-paid volunteers, so every dollar collected goes towards the care of our cats and kittens. 
Visit and adopt
Saturday, October 22nd                11:00 am -1:00pm
Home at Last Dog Rescue Adoption Day

 Pet Valu               217 West Lancaster Ave          Ardmore PA 19003

Come see us and some of our beautiful adoptable dogs fromat the Ardmore Pet Value. If you have any food or supply donations please stop by to drop them off. We hope to see you there! The pet store is located near the Ardmore Shopping Center across from the car dealership.

We are a group of volunteers whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue. We pull dogs from various shelters and provide foster homes until they are adopted.  We strive to match each dog with the right family after the dog has been observed in a foster home. Ck our website for regular meet n greets. 
Saturday, October 22nd                              11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come Celebrate the Pit Bull Breed at HSHA's Pittie Party & Parade

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area  7790 Grayson Road     Harrisburg, PA 17111      Phone: (717) 564-3320

The Pittie Party celebrates the often misunderstood Pit Bull Breed. This breed makes up a large percentage of HSHA's adoptable dog population. HSHA invites all animal lovers (and their leashed canine pals of all breeds) to join us for a free, fun-filled day celebrating breed equality. Visitors can enjoy vendors for pets and pet owners, food and drink, a photo booth, a costume contest, an adoptable pittie parade, kids activities, and adoption and retail specials!  

Well-known Pit Bull advocacy groups will also be on hand at the event. A low-cost vaccination and microchipping clinic will also be available the morning of the event. During the event, adoptions of resident HSHA Pit Bulls will be 50% off. For more information contact:   Alyssa Davis at or 717-564-3320 ext. 114.  Visit
Saturday,  October 22nd                12 noon-4:00 pm
CPAA Halloween Costume Contest

PetValu      2302 Linglestown Rd       Harrisburg, PA 17110  (717) 540-1285

Join CPAA Saturday October 22nd from 11am-4pm for a Halloween celebration! Join us at the Pet Valu on Linglestown Road in Harrisburg (Blue Mountains Common Complex next to Giant Foods) for a pet costume completion! Pet Valu will be providing a prize for the best costumes pet to stop by and make an appearance!

See our loving adoptables who are waiting for their forever family. Pls share.
Saturday, October 22nd-    12:00  noon-2:00 pm
Linda Ann's Greyhound Rescue Meet n Greet

Pet Valu, 1091 Mill Creek Road (Wal-Mart Shopping Center), Trexlertown    Allentown, PA 18106              Phone: (610) 395-0100

Linda Ann's Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 registered rescue group devoted to the welfare of retired racing greyhounds. Our home base is in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  We serve the needs for greyhounds in and around the Lehigh Valley area.     

Each of our greyhounds is first placed in a foster home where they learn how to adapt to living in a home.  See our beauties waiting on a loving home.
 Saturday October 22nd                12:00 noo to 3 pm
Waggin Tails Halloween Alumni Picnic 
Chestnut Hill Park       221 PA-715      Brodheadsville, PA 18322

Costume contests, food and lots of fun.  Will be held on Saturday Waggin'Tails is a Non Profit No Kill rescue dedicated to finding homes for unwanted and homeless pets.  We are located in Kresgeville, PA. We take pride in finding the right home for all of our pets. Any questions call 570 664 3734. See adoptaBLES!
 Saturday, October 22nd                               1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Chester County SPCA 

PetSmart                     1010 E Lancaster Ave,    Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 518-0250
Please come out and meet our loving adoptables. Look at these beauties!
Chester County SPCA: To promote the welfare and humane treatment of animals and to be an advocate on their behalf.   Our Vision To be the recognized center for animal welfare fostering a community that believes life should be respected and treated with dignity. Visit
Saturday, October 22nd                           12:00 noon - 3:00 
Griffin Pond Animal  Shelter Adoption Day 

Plow & Hearth  Shoppes Montage   2111 Shoppes Blvd    Moosic, PA 18507

Stop by Plow & Hearth at the Shoppes at Montage and visit some of the Griffin Pond Furries as they get ready for "Howl-o-ween"   Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abused animals. Our charitable organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 serving Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties.
Saturday, October 22nd                             2:00 pm til
Pittsburgh Pet Halloween Contest 

Petco      6512 Steubenville Pike     Pittsburgh, PA 15205      (412) 787-4390

Bring your friends, kids and, of course, your pet! There will be photos, prizes, goody bags and other Petcos in Pittsburgh are particpating. The event will be held on October 29th as well! Come have fun and your pets will have a blast. Humans come dressed up too! Rescue groups, call ans see if you can participate or bring an adoptable(s).  Ciommunity event for everyone. 
Saturday, October 22nd                    5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Pittsburgh Vegan Meetup Fall Harvest- Vegan Dinner

First United Methodist Church  5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15232
(412) 681-4222
Apples fall from the trees, leaves change color and the autumn harvest is upon us. Pumpkin pie, apple cider, baked sweet potatoes.  Food is in full bloom.

The Conacopia of abundance is here and you are invited to come celebrate it! 
We will be serving a 3-course vegan dinner made from organic, local ingredients.
Come dressed in cozy clothes, bring a friend and enjoy food made with love. ^_^
Saturday, October 22nd              6:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
Raise Your PAWS Halloween Ball

Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey   Hershey Exit #80, I-81
604 Station Road      Grantville, PA 17028

Last chance to order tickets to the Raise Your PAWS Halloween Ball.
$60 per person - Buffet Dinner, Drinks, Wine, Beer, Dancing, Raffles, Fun
Saturday, October 22nd                                   5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center
Animal Rescue League Shelter Jam on Walnut....Halloween Edition 

Location Right On Walnut St    Shadyside. Pittsburgh, PA 15232     412.345.7300

Get those costumes ready and join us for Jam on Walnut: Halloween Edition on October 22nd! This event is a masquerade themed party on Walnut Street in Shadyside. Featuring live music from The Weathered Road and Chris Higbee plus draft wagons all along Walnut Street, a photo booth, and haunted ambulance, a $5 wristband purchase is all you need to partake in the Dos Equis beer specials from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. Come dressed in your favorite costume and be automatically entered to win $1,000 (second prize is $500)! All donations and proceeds from beer sales will go directly to the animals.
Look at their adoptables, cutie pies!

The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL) was formed in 1909 by a group of citizens with a shared concern for both animal welfare and the public health. Since opening our doors in 1910, we have remained true to our mission of helping all animals in need, regardless of species or breed. At our Wildlife Center, we rehabilitate wild animals native to Pennsylvania that have been harmed or displaced by encounters with man. We are the only shelter in the region that takes in and cares for both wild and companion animals.
Saturday, October 22nd                                6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Vega’s New Leash on Life 2nd Annual Catsquerade Ball 

 American Legion       528 E Middle St       Gettysburg,  PA 17325

Order your tickets now!!! LIMITED AVAILABILTY at door!  We are super excited to spend a fun-filled evening with our friends and fellow animal lovers!!! Entrance fee includes dinner… there will also be a cash bar and lots of silent auction items! Cat masks will be available at the door for an additional $5. Come dressed to impress or just comfortably… your choice! COST: 40.00     Call Hope Baum   717-321-3705  Link to order your tickets

Our mission is to do everything in our power to rescue, rehabilitate and place as many animals in need while educating the public on ways to alleviate the issues that cause pet overpopulation so that one day a no-kill nation can be achieved!
Saturday, October 22nd                                   7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Assn Haunted Hayride
Proceeds to Benefit...
SPCA of Erie County, WNY Heroes & Lanc Unleashed 

Station 1 Grounds      36 Main St.   Bowmansville NY  14026   (716) 683-9811

Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Assn Haunted Hayride is going to be FUN! Only 
Donation $5 per Person  Price Includes Hayride, Cider and Donuts  Coffee and Hot Chocolate    Costume contest will be held both nights!   Featuring WNY’s Only Handicap/Wheelchair Accessible Haunted Hayride Proceeds to Benefit:   SPCA of Erie County, WNY Heroes & Lanc Unleashed   716-683-9811
Sunday, October 23rd    9:00 am -til
PAWS Mutt Strut

The Navy Yard              4500 S. Broad Street    Philadelphia, PA 19112

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. 
See loving adoptables 
Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.   
 PAWS  Event
Pls visit
                       Sunday, October 23rd                        9:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Reading Farmer's Market

 Marketplace    500 block of Penn Avenue        Pittsburgh, PA   19606

The West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation is happy to present a new season of the West Reading Farmers’ Market! The market will be held every Sunday in the 500 block of Penn Avenue (same side as the West Reading Drug Store.)
Sunday, October 23rd                     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Home at Last Adoption Meet n Greet

Pet Valu      217 West Lancaster Ave    Ardmore PA 19003

Come out to the Pet Value in Blue Bell to meet some of our adoptable dogs between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm!  If you have any dog food to donate please bring it!

We are a group of volunteers whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue. 
Sunday, October 23rd            10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pittsburgh ZooBoo

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium    1 Wild Place       Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Venture through the Zoo collecting treats, enjoying the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way. Get spooked at the no-so-haunted house. Conjure up a frightfully fun costume for the halloween parade and costume contest.

Make sure to go green for Halloween and bring your reusable bag to fill with treats throughout the park.
Sunday, October 23rd         11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cat Shack & VCA Animal Hospital's 1ST Annual Adoption Event
VCA ANIMAL HOSPITAL   1020 Chestnut St    Emmaus, PA 18049                        610-967-2156 

The Cat Shack and VCA Animal Hospital hopes to see everyone come out and enjoy this awesome event that will help us continue to save cat lives and get the best pet care!  CONTACT PERSON: JESSIE    JVCATSHACK@YAHOO.COM
There will be lots to do, along with our fur babies looking for their furever homes with you!
Sunday, October 23rd                 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
 Nittany Greyhounds Meet n Greet

Petco    40 Colonnade Way       State College, PA 16803    (814) 235-9890

Join Nittany Greyhounds at our upcoming events and fundraisers. Our events are designed to raise awareness and benefit greyhound adoption. If you would like to help or support an event, contact the event coordinator and let them know!
Fantastic info about Greyhounds! See
The 4th Sunday every month. We will have a table with information and greyhounds to interact with at our monthly Meet & Greet. See cuties.

     Sunday, October 23rd               12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Offsite Adoption Day

PetValu   570 Shrewsbury Commons Avenue      Shrewsbury, PA 17361

OPH is happy to be back at PetValu with our amazing adoptable dogs and wonderful volunteers.
Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of our dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina. With limited resources, the shelters are forced to put down anywhere between 50% and 90% of the animals that come in the front door. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
Sunday, October 23rd              12pm - 4pm
Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue @Run for Rescue
Warminster Community Park     300 Veterans Way     Warminster, PA 18974

Please come out, join the fun, and show your support for Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue!
 Come out, introduce yourselves, and meet some of our adopt-a-bulls!  Dis you know October 22nd is Pit Bull Awareness Month?!
Sunday, October 23rd                           1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Justice Fur All Howl-O-Ween Pawty and 
Grand Opening Celebration in Richboro

Justice Fur All          700 2nd Street Pike           Richboro, PA  18954

Get dressed up with your pet and come pawty with us on Sunday, October 23rd from 1PM to 4PM for our Howl-O-Ween Pawty and Grand Opening Celebration! Prizes, FREE pet samples, kids activities, the Justice Rescue Dog Soldiers and more!
Sunday, October 23rd                  1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Animal Friends Pottery Barn Adoption Event

Pottery Barn             1000 Ross Park Mall Drive      Pittsburgh, PA 15219          (412) 635-7534

Our loving adoptable dogs will be taking Ross Park Mall by storm! Stop in to the Pottery Barn on Sunday afternoon for an opportunity to meet some of the pups that are waiting to find families.
 Sunday,  October 23rd                            4:00 pm -til
Blessing of the Animals Hosted by Bethany United Methodist Church 

 Bethany Park Bandshell          Bethany, PA   18431 

Hosted by Bethany United Methodist Church. Bethany Park Bandshell  In case of rain: Fellowship Hall Please have all pets leashed or crated. For information call the church office, 570-253-6682

Wayne County Pennsylvania offers events and festivals of all kinds including fairs, music festivals, excursions, car shows, parades and things to do throughout the county. Explore our towns of Honesdale, Hawley, Hamlin, Beach Lake, Waymart, White Mills, Lakeville, New Foundland and others when you are visiting the poconos for your next pennsylvania vacation.
Sunday, October 23rd                         4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haven to Home Spay-ghetti  & Italian Buffet

 La Primavera    Route 45 Lewisburg 2593 Old Turnpike Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837                (570) 523-1515

Spayghetti Dinner and Italian Buffet at La Primavera in Lewisburg on Rt 45 from 4 to 8pm.

Our mission is to rescue dogs in need, rehabilitate them in a quality, nurturing environment, and re-home them in a loving, responsible, permanent home as soon as possible. We will strive to promote a culture of kindness in our community through networking and education.  

We care for our rescued dogs in foster homes which become “The Haven” in the Haven to Home Rescue. Since June 2008, we have rescued and found permanent homes for over 1,250 dogs in central Pennsylvania. Haven to Home is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are totally volunteer driven and depend on the time, talent and generosity of our local community.    Contact us at 570-884-5067.     
Sunday, October 23rd                 Ongoing 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 

Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
Year Round =Ongoing
STRIKE K-9 Search and Rescue Dogs  
SAR Training and Emergency Response Team

For Emergency Dispatch: In Union County, PA: 570-742-8771 
In Lycoming County, PA: 800-555-7899  From anywhere 570-370-6983 

Based in Central Pennsylvania, STRIKE K-9 is non-profit and affiliated with the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council (PSARC). Our search and rescue dogs are available for dispatch every day of the year, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions. 

STRIKE K-9's mission is to train, equip, and mobilize personnel for the purpose of saving lives.  We work cooperatively with emergency services and law enforcement agencies in the location of missing persons.  We provide community education on the topics of Wilderness Safety and Disaster Preparedness.

Check out the very cool website with calendar, activities for kids. This is a wonderful organization with a website that will inspire you.
Monday, October 24th               Ongoing
Low Cost, No Cost Spay & Neuter for your Pets in PA

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Monday, October 24th                 Ongoing 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 
Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
       Monday, October 24th                                                   5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania SPCA Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

Penn SPCA    SPCA Fishtown Center   1546 Frankford Ave    Philadelphia PA 19125    Phone : (215) 309-6851

The PSPCA offers low-cost vaccinations at the new Fishtown Center every Monday evening (5pm-7pm) and the first and third Saturdays of the month (9am-10:30am). No appointment needed.
Adoptions Phone : (215) 309-6851     Visit
Philadelphia: (215) 426-6300 | Danville: (570) 275-0340 | Report Cruelty: 1-866-601-SPCA   Adopt!
Monday, October 24th                              5:45pm til
Hound Hike at Pine Grove Park

Pine Grove Furnace State Park    1100 Pine Grove Road       Gardners, PA 17324                         * Meet at Fuller Lake Bath House

During the program, dogs will be able to socialize and exercise outdoors. Pet owners can find out about caring for dogs in the outdoors and the flora and fauna that they may come across along the trail. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Friendly dogs are welcome.  Each dog must have a different human hiker holding the other end of the leash.
    Tuesday, October 25th                  8:00 am- til pm
No Nonsense Neutering 

NNN Clinic          1044 N. Quebec St. (rear )                Allentown, PA 18109

Clinics: Tuesday & Friday  and  2nd & 4th Sunday   NNN provides high quality, affordable spay neuter services. There are no income or residency requirements to use our clinic. This clinic is a same day clinic performing over 25 surgeries per day.  Phone: 1.866.820.2510    
No Nonsense Neutering offers monthly low cost vaccination and microchip clinics throughout the area.  Website
Visit "Our Services" for dates, locations and prices.
   Tuesday, October 25th Ongoing                                                  Schedule flight
 Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.

Brave Tide Foundation            PO Box 735                  Boyertown, PA 19512 
(484) 415-9174

The Brave Tide Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization committed to strategic humanitarian efforts including: rescue and relocation of animals that are abandoned, neglected, or otherwise in need; emergency preparedness and recovery; and financial aid to support educational programs for economically disadvantaged individuals. We 
Create partnerships with corporations, animal shelters, adoption agencies, and other non-profit humanitarian organizations.
Develop air and ground transportation networks to safely and efficiently transport volunteers, animals, resources, and supplies.
Establish short and long-term funding sources to generate working capital for Brave Tide Foundation, Inc. initiatives.   Visit
Tuesday, October 25th                  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PAWS Wine Dinner
Bistrot La Minette       623 S. 6th Street               Philadelphia, PA 19147

Wine Pairing & Exploration. Exclusive event. French Culinary Mastery of  Chef Peter Woolsley.   Beverage Director Justin Timslit of the Rittenhouse will be there All proceeds go to PAWS lifesaving programs. 
 Ph: 215-238-9901. See our loving adoptables at
         Tuesday, October 25th                         6:00 pm-8:00 pm        
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Adoption ~Subaru Loves Pets~
Cochran  Subaru 4520 William Penn Hwy   Monroeville, PA 15146  
(724) 325-2888

The Entire Month of October  -- Cochran will be teaming up with WPHS for a month-long food and supply drive for our shelter pets. Visit this Subaru location on Tues, October 25 from 6:00 - 8:00pm to win prizes and meet and adoptable pet!  Look at the loving beauties!

Helping Pets & People Since 1874:
The mission of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate and humane services to enhance the lives of companion animals for families and the community; to educate and to prevent the cruelty of all animals in the region we serve.
Wednesday, October 26th                           9:00 am - 9:00 pm
 Nickels for Non-Profits promo from Whole Foods Market for Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team

Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team  15 Allegheny County Airport
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania             Call (412) 313-3544

We are extremely excited to be the recipient of the Nickels for Non-Profits promotion from Whole Foods Market! From now through January bring your own bag to checkout at either the East Liberty or Wexford location and Whole Foods will donate $.05 per bag to PAART. This is a wonderful way to not only help animals in need, but help the environment as well! We are so lucky to have an organization like Whole Foods here in Pittsburgh who does so much to support not only our charity but hundreds of others as well. Go shopping PAART followers!  Visit
 Wednesday, October 25th                   5:00 pm -9:00 pm
Howl-o-ween Yappy Hour & Pet Costume Contest 
benefit fo All 4 Paws Rescue

Appetites                       286 Main           Exton, PA    19341

Come on out to our Howl-o-ween Yappy Hour at Appetites Tuesday. We will be having an Pet Costume Contest judged by the staff at Appetites on Main! Not much is better than enjoying a night out with good food, good drinks and cute pups in costumes! Even better when you can support an awesome cause too! Appetites on Main is graciously donating 20% of sales when you provide the coupon with your order! Stop by and see us!

**Print out the Cover Photo to bring along as your coupon so All 4 Paws Rescue recieved 20% of sales from your order!

Safety Tips for Pet Costumes
Wednesday, October 26th                 6:00 pm-7:30pm
Author Maryn McKenna to Discuss Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals @ 3rd Annual Microbiome Symposium

Penn Vet’s Hill Pavilion 380 S. University Ave.   Philadelphia PA  19104    (215) 573-8803
Acclaimed journalist and author Maryn McKenna will discuss the history of antibiotic use in agriculture during the third annual Microbiome Symposium,  She is a contributor to National Geographic and writes for national and international magazines and her impressive bio is at the link below. 

The two-day symposium will begin with McKenna’s talk, “Cheap Meat and the Microbiome: The Tangled History of Growth Promoter Antibiotics,” on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 6-7:30pm  Admission to this event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is recommended at
Presentations for the scientific community will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Biomedical Research Building (421 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia).
Wednesday, October 26th              6:00 pm-til
Fayette Friends of Animals @ Uniontown Parade

Uniontown,  PA 15401                            Call Pam 724.245.7815

The dogs from Fayette Friends of Animals will be wearing their finest costumes as they appear in the 2016 Uniontown Parade. The parade will take place on October 26th . If you are a volunteer and would like to accompany one of our dogs in the parade, please contact Pam at the shelter. She will give you more details and add you to the list   724.245.7815.

Fayette Friends of Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that believes in the humane  treatment and humane quality of life for all animals.  As such, we are striving to end the practice  of euthanasia as a means of controlling pet over-population.  We do not adopt out any animal without it being spayed or neutered, and we strive to educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering.

Safety Tips for Pet Costumes
Thursday, October 27th         9:00 am for dogs ( & 5:00 for cats)
           Forgotten Felines & Fidos LowCost Spay Neuter Day
 Forgotten Felines and Fidos      6022 Mountain Rd     Germansville, PA 18053        Phone: 610-760-9009    

Dogs-Drop Off: 9:00 AM day of surgery*  Pick-up: Approx. 1:00 the day of surgery. (We will call you)   Cats-Drop Off: 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday Evening  *   Pick-up: 8:00-9:00 AM Friday Morning      Please call 610-760-9009 for an appointment.
*Payment ( cash or check) is expected at time of drop off
If you are unable to keep your appointment, kindly contact the shelter at least 24-48 hours in advance, including Saturday and Sunday. so that other cats can be scheduled. Spay & Neuter Consent form is required. Our website is  
Thursday, October 27th               t 10:00am - 3:00pm 
Golden Hawk Watch

Nescopeck State Park        1137 Honey Hole Road              Drums, PA 18222
*Carpool from Nescopeck State Park Office

Popular program!  Are you looking to try something new? Come spend the afternoon learning about the fall raptor migration at a local hawkwatch site.  Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a lunch or snack. We will carpool from Nescopeck State Park at 11am and will return by 4pm.
Participants should be in good health and able to hike two miles over moderate terrain without difficulty. Registration is required, please call (570) 403-2006 or use the blue registration button. Pls visit
Thursday, October 27th              12 noon-5:00 pm
Adams County SPCA $30 Thursdays for Cats              

Adams County SPCA    11 Goldenville Rd.    Gettysburg, PA 17325

$30 Thursdays   All cats that have been at the shelter over 30 days are $30 on Thursdays.  We are dedicated to helping both pets and people and to saving the lives of animals in the community.   We offer low cost spay & neuter services. To make an appointment, please call 717-334-8876 Ext. 28
Horses & Other Animals
Horse Rescues in our Area. 
Angel Acres Horse Haven 717.965.7901
Last Chance Ranch 215.538.2510
Lost & Found Horse Rescue 717.428.9701
Thursday, October 27th                           3:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Haven to Home Pints for Paws

 Rusty Rail Brewing Co       5 N Eighth Street    Mifflinburg PA 17844

Yappy Hour on the patio . They may even have a menu for the dogs! Bring your well behaved, leashed and vaccinated dog for a yappy good time. Meet adoptable dogs from Haven to Home. Dog treats  See all of the animals attending this event.

Our mission is to rescue dogs in need, rehabilitate them in a quality, nurturing environment, and re-home them in a loving, responsible, permanent home as soon as possible. We will strive to promote a culture of kindness in our community through networking and education.
Thursday, October 27th                           4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Halloween Party at the Morris Animal Refuge!

Morris Animal Refuge   1242 Lombard St      Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Refuge is throwing a Halloween Party! Come down Thursday  for a howling good time that's pet and family-friendly! There will be costume contests for kids, adults, and pets, a photobooth, facepainting, a pumpkin patch, food, drinks (both for adults and the under 21 set), adoptable pets, and more! $20 admission ($5 off with costume, kids 12 and under free).

Want to help make the party a spooky success? We're looking for donations of - well, basically anything you need for a great Halloween party: scary decorations, pet costumes, toys and treats, candy (wrapped or in sealed bags), etc. Check out our Amazon Halloween wishlist for some goodies. Don't forget to tell your friends - the more people who come, the more pets might find their forever haunted homes!
 -Thursday  October 24th       4:00 am-6:00 pm
Museum Of Indian Culture NE Woodland Program
Museum Of Indian Culture 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd    Allentown PA 18103

Our Northeastern Woodland Program includes a general history on the tribes that once lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Participants will see a variety of European and Native American goods that were commonly traded, and learn about food sources, tools, jewelry, etc.  

There is a lecture on family life , social structure, housing and survival.   Participants will see how Indigenous peoples made cordage from plants and fire from a bow drill.  Our Northeastern Woodland Program also includes demonstrations of various artifacts and an explanation of their uses.  
Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (special expanded summer hours).
Thursday, October 27th                5:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Pints for Paws benefit for Haven to Home 

 Rusty Rail Brewing Co    5 N Eighth Street             Mifflinburg PA 17844

Join us in the beer garden for a great cause. Bring your well behaved dog (on a leash, not flexi-leash, current vaccines required) and meet dogs available for adoption. 10% of all proceeds will go to Haven to Home!

Our mission is to rescue dogs in need, rehabilitate them in a quality, nurturing environment, and re-home them in a loving, responsible, permanent home as soon as possible. We will strive to promote a culture of kindness in our community through networking and education.
Thursday, October 27th                7:00 pm       
Author/Book Signing & Discussion Special event!
 V Street 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking by Rich Landau, Kate Jacoby

B & N  Rittenhouse Square         1805 Walnut Street     Philadelphia, PA 19103                    215-665-0716 

Philadelphia restaurant owners/authors Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby discuss and sign copies of their new book V Street in conversation with local food writer Michael Klein. Starred Reviews -Beautiful Book! 
From Providence Journal
“If you are looking for some inspiring vegetarian dishes, look no further than the ‘newly arrived’ shelf at your local bookstore… None is more modern than V-Street… The new book features fun recipes for Dan Dan Noodles… and Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches.”  Pls visit

Rich Landau Wants You to Eat Your Vegetables!
With the instant success of his restaurant Vedge, chef Rich Landau has turned even the most carnivorous, macho Philadelphia eaters into veggie devotees. And it only took him two decades to do it.
Thursday, October 27th                  7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Operation Paws in Hanover Halloween Parade

Downtown Hanover       John St             Hanover, PA 17331

Join us for the 75th Annual Hanover Halloween Parade! OPH will be walking in the parade with our adoptable dogs and volunteers. Come with your pup dressed up in a costume!

Operation Paws for Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs who have overcome great odds and deserve wonderful, caring forever homes. These dogs are rescued from overcrowded high kill shelters in the southern region of the United States, primarily shelters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia. 
Friday, October 28th                 Ongoing 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 
Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
Friday, October 28th                           5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Spooky Days 

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm   347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360                     570-992-6161 

A weekend of spine-chilling fun. During the afternoon hours, a variety of not-so-scary activities will be offered for our younger visitors including: wagon rides, storytelling, crafts, and a Halloween sing-a-long.  Activities will become darker after five o’clock and may not be suitable for small children.  Oct. 28 from 5 – 8pm, Oct. 29  from 1 – 8pm &  Oct. 30 from 1 – 5pm

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, is a non-profit, living history museum preserving 19th century Pennsylvania German agricultural heritage. Period dressed interpreters portray descendants of Johann Depper, re-enacting daily life on the farm.
Friday, October 28th                        7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beastly Haunted Trail $ Adopt Your Next Best Friend

Beaver County Humane Society    3394 Brodhead Rd    Aliquippa,  PA 15001                    (724) 775-5801

 Treat yourself to a Halloween scare while helping to support the pets waiting for their “furever” homes. $10.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7-10 P.M.  724-775-5801

Since 1950 the Beaver County Humane Society has been committed to helping animals in the Beaver County area. Over sixty years later, more than 4,000 animals receive comfort and care each year. See loving adoptables waiting for homes.
Friday, October 28th                 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
SPOOKY SPIRITS: Halloween Party with SPAAR
'Senior Pet and Animal Rescue' 

Wigle Whiskey            Barrel House and Whiskey Garden (North Side)
 1055 Spring Garden Ave        Pittsburgh, PA 15212              (412) 235-7796

Costumes encouraged (but not required)! Dog costume contest, cupcakes, raffles, Halloween games, a signature SPAAR drink, local music, food truck deliciousness, and MORE!

Stop by and have some drinks with us, buy a bottle, play some games, bring your dog-friendly dogs, and hang out with some really fun people and pets to kick off Halloween weekend and support your favorite senior animal rescue!

Our mission is to use grassroots community efforts to help keep senior animals with their families and rescue, re-home, rehabilitate and provide hospice for those senior pets looking for a family of their own.
Friday, October 28th                         6:00 pm-9:00  pm 
Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival w/ a Portion Benefiting Animal Friends
 Rivers Casino           777 Casino Drive           Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival will feature more than 250 varieties of spirits from around the world! Enjoy the island theme while supporting animals as a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit Animal Friends!
Adopt a Loving Dog
Adopt a Loving Cat
Friday, October 28th                               8:00 pm - 9:30 pm     
Hoot n Howl Hike at North Park 

North Park             575 Brown Road      Wexford, PA 15090   724-935-2170.   

Instructor is  Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon   Cost: Free! Pre-registration recommended.    Size: 30 people maximum
Predators roam the night! Venture out with us as we call and listen for owls, coyotes and other nocturnal wildlife. For more information, call 724-935-2170.   North Park   Ages: 6 & older

Beautiful 3,075 acres in Hampton, McCandless and Pine townships, North Park features a 65-acre lake with fishing and kayaking. Amenities include a golf course, pool, ice rink, ballfields, nature center, shelters, off-leash areas, dek hockey rink, and trails.
Saturday, October 29th                     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lansdale Farmers Market 
Hillcrest Shopping Center  664 East Main Street   Lansdale, PA 19446

This Saturday  our Puppy Costume Parade! Farm Fresh Jazz by Rick Komins, Honey Cinnamon Chèvre, Sweet Potato Pie, Brie & Spinach Panini, Apricot Tarts, Soup of the week is Mushroom! Pumpkins Fall Fruit, Cider, Veggies, Greens,  Breads, Spreads, Decorative Shrubs, Holiday items, Soaps, more! Visit
Saturday October 29th                          9:00 am-12:00 Noon
Pet Pantry of Lancaster County Dog Vaccine Clinic

Drakes Pet Place    1874 Lincoln Highway East         Lancaster, PA 17603

We hold vaccine/microchip clinics at various locations throughout Lancaster County during the year. Please see our schedule below for upcoming clinic dates and locations
Saturday, October 29th               9:00 am The walk kicking off at 10.:00 am
16th Annual Dog Walk and Contests 
'Canine's Venture Around the Shelter'

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter  5051 Letterkenny Road West
Chambersburg, PA 17201                         (717) 263-5791

We hope you can join us for our 16th annual Dog Walk and Contests on Saturday, October 29, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk kicking off at 10.

People who raise the most money will get their pick of prizes from our prize table. You could go home with some AWESOME stuff just for helping homeless pets.
Please be sure to click on our website and bring the waiver with you on the day of the walk. If you would like to walk a shelter dog, please make sure to get the waiver to us ASAP because our shelter dogs go fast for walking!!
Please remember to join us for our Dog Contests after the walk, where we will find the best kisser, best trick, best costume and most obedient for the day. dog walk
 See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, October 29th                                       9:00 am-11:00 am
SUN P.E.T.S.  Dog & Cat Rabies Vaccination Clinic 

Brady Fire Co      Fire Station      700 Maple St              Ranshaw, PA 17866
SUN P.E.T.S. will be holding a Dog & Cat Rabies Vaccination Clinic at the Brady Fire Company in Shamokin on Saturday, October 29 from 9 to 11 am. Cost will be $10 per pet. Please have your pet on a leash or in a crate.   Visit
A portion of the proceeds from this event goes towards our low cost spay/neuter program. For more information, please call us at 866-472-7387 or email us at
Saturday, October 29th                       10:00 am - 3:00 pm
BARK IN THE PARK DOG WALK/5K RUN & FALL Festival...  A dog-friendly 5K and dog walk.

Rose Tree Park                1671 N Providence Rd               Media, PA   19063

Register today to walk or run with your dog! You can register for a discounted fee until the day before the event.

Dog contests – judged by Fox29’s Sue Serio, Bob Kelly and WMMR’s Steve Morrison. Enter your dog now for reduced entry fees! Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in every category.
12:00 – Best Kisser        12:30 – Best Lap Dog 50+Lbs      1:30 – Best Ears
2:00 – Best Costume        2:30 – Best Tail Wagger     Vaccine & microchipping clinic (from 11am-1pm only)   Food trucks        Local business vendors   Raffle   Music      Pitty & Puppy Kissing Booth     Face painting    Arts & crafts   And so much more!  Nail trims   
Proceeds support the lifesaving Providence Animal Center, formerly Delco SPCA, a 501c3 nonprofit charitable animal welfare organization.  Adopt and save a life!

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