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-Ongoing
Visit The War Dog Memorial

Bristol Township Municipal Building 
2501 Bath Road               Bristol, 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 3rd                       9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pet First Aid/CPR Class

Limerick Township Building
646 W. Ridge Pike    Limerick, PA, US    610-495-6432

If your pet had an emergency will you know what to do? This CPR/first aid class will cover the important skills to save your pet. This class will teach you 3 different CPR techniques, heat and cold injuries, bites and stings, poisoning emergencies and much more! You will also receive a two year certification, pet first aid kit, and training books.  For more information, please call 610-495-6432 or email
Saturday, October 3rd              9:00 am til      
Poker Run for Petapalooza

Appalachian Harley Davidson, 6695 Carlisle Pike 
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

The ride starts at Appalachian Harley Davidson, 6695 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10.00 for passengers who are participating in the poker run. Prizes will be awarded to winners. The ride will benefit the Petapalooza Pet Adoption Festival. For more information call (717) 421-9915 .
Saturday, October 3rd                      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 3rd                     9:00 am to 12 noon 
Paws 4 Life Dog Walk

Warminster Community Park
300 Veterans Way        Warminster, PA, US 

Benefiting: Gilda's Club
Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Gilda's Club (a 501C3 nonprofit) present the 17th annual PAWS 4 LIFE DOG WALK. Take your dog for a one-mile walk at beautiful Warminster Community Park and then join us at neighboring Gilda's Club for food, music, dog contests, dog tricks, a Moon Bounce, games for kids, raffles, ven     215-441-3290 ext 101                             Benefiting: Gilda's Club
Saturday, October 3rd                            9:30 am-
To benefit Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals!

Wayne United Methodist Church  210 S. Wayne Ave, Wayne PA 19087

Bring your pet to church so that they may receive Pastor Tom’s blessing! All pets, owners, and animal lovers are welcome! Monetary donations will be accepted! ALL PROCEEDS from this event will directly benefit Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals!
Saturday, October 3rd                     9:30 am til 
"Mile for Mutts" to benefit Home at Last Animal rescue!

CrossFit Ironborough 
4110 Butler Pike      Ste 102A     Plymouth Meeting , PA  19462

Join CrossFit Ironborough at Compete Athletics, LLC for a "Mile for Mutts" to benefit Home at Last Animal rescue!   Home at Last is 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. In doing so, we hope to provide an alternative to the purchase of puppy mill and pet store dogs, thereby reducing the demand for, and ultimately, the supply of, such dogs. We strive to match each dog with the right family after the dog has been observed in a foster home.

Come out for a fun fitness event to help defray operating costs for this amazing organization.  Meet some amazing animals that are in need of their FURever homes!
All participants will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag provided by Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting and Bryn and Danes.    Have questions about Mile for Mutts? Contact CrossFit Ironborough    484-344-5424
Saturday, October 3rd                      10:00 am-til 
 Blessing of the Animals

First Lutheran Church  615 Grant Street       Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-8125

All furry, spiky, slimey, feathery friends great and small are welcome, just make sure they are on a leash or secured safely! Brought to you by:
First Lutheran Church.
Saturday, October 3rd                              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 3rd                              Check-in: 10 AM
Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farmed Animals
NOTE! The Walk has been postponed to a later date.
Ck website for further details. 

Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia (Assembly Room)
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square     Philadelphia, PA 19103           (215) 735-3456

Pre-Walk Yoga: 10:30 AM (provided by Alison Riter from Tristana Yoga Studio)
Walk: 11 AM - 1:30 PM   
Celebration: After walking, we will celebrate with vegan food, drinks, live music, prizes, and more! The Walk will be held rain or shine. Dogs and kids are welcome at this event. 
Music and Entertainment: We are excited to welcome Douglas Kaetz to perform at the Philadelphia Walk!   Kids' Activities: Fun coloring sheets and other kid-friendly crafts! Facepainting provided by Joey Hartmann-Dow. 
Route: We will start walking at 11 AM and will walk for about one hour; the 2-mile route can be found here.

Directions and Parking: The Philadelphia Walk will be held at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia which is located at 1906 South Rittenhouse Square. Several parking lots are in the immediate area and can be viewed here. You can find more parking options and public transit suggestions on the Humanist Society’s web site. Please carpool, if possible.
Saturday, October 3rd                           10:00 am – 2:00 pm                    
Rodale Institute Organic Farmers Market 

Event Location:417 N. 7th St., St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown

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 3rd                                    10:00 am  -  11:00 am
         Read to a Therapy Dog---Tales for Tails at SVCL

Schuylkill Valley
1310 Washington Rd      Leesport, PA 19533

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. 3rd                     10 am to 2 pm 
CPAA @ Claremont Canine Carnival

Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Claremont Road Carlisle, PA

Stop by to see CPAA at the Claremont Canine Carnival on Saturday,at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Claremont Road, Carlisle.

See our loving adoptables who are waiting for their forever family. Pls share.
         Saturday, October 3rd                       10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SPCA Luzerne County, Northeast PA
Offsite Adoptions 

Petco Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville Locations
Wilkes-Barre Township,PA 18702

Petco Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville locations host an Adoption event every month.  This event promotes adopting a shelter animal.   SPCA volunteers are on hand to show cats at each location and take available dogs.

Stop by at either location and learn more about the SPCA and the wonderful animals we have available for adoption!  Dionne Bouzigard(570) 825-4111E-mail

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 3rd                     11:00 am-1:00 pm
Animal Rescue of Berks County Pet Adoption Day

4607 Perkiomen Ave.    Reading, PA, 19606 

ARL says "Stop in to the Petco in Exeter Township to meet some of our adoptable pets!"   See of these lovely animals at

Have you ever attended an event at the ARL and thought it might be fun to volunteer?  We want you! This meeting is always open to new members who have an interested in volunteering their time and talents to fundraising for the ARL.  These events could be anything from hosting a bake sale to help...See more on our website.

Through its humane education programs and animal cruelty investigations by three state-certified humane and animal control officers, the crusading spirit of founder Miss Archer lives on today in the Animal Rescue League. - See more at:
Saturday, October 3rd                     11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Fayette Friends of Animals Adoptions

Greensburg Petsmart 
RD 6 Box 214,                   Greensburg, PA 15601            (724) 850-7780

Each Saturday animals from FFOA will be looking for their FURever Homes at the Greensburg Petsmart!  Come out to greet the wagging tails that await you!

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.
 Saturday October 3rd                          11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebration and Blessing of the Animals

Celebrating the Feast of St. Franics - Patron Saint of Animals
Bellafonte Street - Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Pet Perennials will be there for an interfaith celebration of our beloved animals, and in support of the Animal Rescue League. Pls visit.
Saturday, October 3rd                        11:00 am to 3:00 pm
7th Annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair

Macungie Memorial Park
50 N. Poplar St.     Macungie, PA   18062

Everything for your pets will be offered by the vendors, from food and treats to collars and leashes and everything in between, at the 7th Annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair on Saturday, October 3  at Macungie Memorial Park in downtown Macungie. 

You may even find a new addition to your family from one of the dog and cat rescues! Food stand. Ample parking. Held rain or shine. Check out our website and find us on Facebook.   For more information, please email            Visit
October 3: Cranberry,  October 4: Gibsonia,  
October 3 and 4: Century III        11:00 am 
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Adoption Weekend
Petco Cranberry, Petco Gibsonia, Petco Century III

For each kitten, cat, puppy or dog adopted, Petco will add an additional $50 donation for animals in need. And, if 50 or more animals are adopted Petco contributes $100 for each animal!

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.
Saturday, October 3rd                                     11:00 am  til
Meet the WPHS Bunnies!

Petco Cranberry, Petco Gibsonia, Petco Century III

If you are thinking about making an addition to your family and adopting a bunny, the Western PA Humane Society is the best place to meet your new fuzzy buddy! Our bunnies have all been evaluated by a veterinarian, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Because they know how helpful litter training can be to their owners, WPHS bunnies start practicing as soon as they arrive.

Bunny Romp 1 --Bunnies are located at the North Shore shelter, or at the Cranberry, North Hills, and West Mifflin PetCos. We also take the rabbits out on the town regularly, so check out our events page to see what events are coming up.

To view the rabbits available for adoption and find out where they are located visit the Adoptable Animals page.
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.
Saturday, October 3rd                             11:00 am- 5:oo- pm
Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center
Celebration and Blessing of Animals, Pittsburgh 

Belfonte St & Shadyside     Pittsburgh, PA 15232

A celeration of animals. Bring you well-behaved pets. Vendors, activities, giveaways. Interfaith blessing. Psychic readings. 

Loo 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 Shelter, we care for and find permanent, loving homes for dogs, cats and other companion animals. We have no time limit on an animal’s stay with us – we keep all healthy and friendly companion animals until they are adopted. 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 3rd                         12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Delware County SPCA
TAKE ME HOME Adoption event

 PETCO WEST CHESTER  680 Downingtown Pike
West Chester, PA, 19380     610-344-0156

Join us at Petco in West Chester to meet your new best friend on Oct. 3! Adoption specials include $10.40 for all cats, plus adopt 1, get 1 free with all kittens, and $104 OFF all dogs and puppies!  

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 
Saturday, October 3rd                        12:00 noon-2:00 pm
 Green Street Rescue Cat Adoption Day 

Petco Unleashed       The Granary   
1939 Callowhill Street          Philadelphia, PA 19130

Adoptable Cats . Meet & Greet with GREEN STREET RESCUE    Stop by Petco to meet cats in need of loving homes. Whenever you adopt a pet you're eligible for our Think Adoption First Care and Savings Program. You'll get instant savings on food and supplies, as well as monthly care tips.  

Green Street Rescue(GSR) is a non-profit (501c3) located in Philadelphia. We are focused on rescuing stray and homeless cats and practicing TNRM** ( Trap, Neuter, Return, Manage) for the feral cats in the city. Our mission also includes finding foster homes and eventual adoptions for the friendly rescues.  Visit
 Saturday, October 3rd                                1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Chester County SPCA 

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 3rd                        1:00 pm til 
All About Elk

Elk Country Visitor Center 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821

Learn about the elk of Pennsylvania! KECA staff will help you discover some of the seasonal behaviors of the bulls, cows, and calves.  Explore the fascinating history of elk in the Keystone State.  Pls visit
Saturday, October 3rd                                  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
The Buzz Around Bats

Ryerson Station State Park 361 Bristoria Road, Wind Ridge, PA 

Come join us at the park to learn about Pennsylvania bats. We'll debunk the many myths about bats and learn the truth about the only mammal that can truly fly. At the end of the program there will be a children's story reading. Participants of all ages are welcome!   Exact Location       park office
Saturday, October 03rd         3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Pennsylvania Coyotes Program with 
Tom Hardisky, PGC Biologist

 Dents Run Viewing Area 3841 Winslow Hill Road Benezette PA 15821

Enjoy a fascinating program on this opportunistic wild canine. Learn about the ecological impact the coyote is having in our state and many more interesting facts about this species.

Dents Run: Travel north on Winslow Hill Road from SR 555 in Benezette (near Benezette Store). Past the Elk Country Visitors Center to the top of the hill. Go past the Winslow Hill Viewing Area about one and a half miles and the Dents Run Viewing Area will be on your left. N 41 20' 45", W 78 20' 49".
For more information call (570) 398-4744 or email pgc-ncregion(at)
Pennsylvania Wilds.
Sunday, October 4th                        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 4th                10:00 am - 11:30 am
 Telling of the Gospel and Blessing of the Animals

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock     18657 570-836-2233 or 570-878-4670

TELLING of the Gospel and BLESSING of Animals  Contact Information:Lou Divis   Fees/Admission:   Free   .....Healing

Healing continues to be a large part of who and what St. Peter’s is.  The Order of St.
Luke the Physician is ready to become a full chapter.  A group from the parish continues to offer healing through meditation, song, reflection, and laying on of hands, with anointing, usually on the fourth Monday of each month (check calendar!).  Several parishioners assist the rector to provide healing services in two local nursing homes.
Pls visit
Sunday, October 4th                       10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Home at Last 
Meet & Greet - Puppy Palooza

Blue Bell PetValu      1301 Skippack Pike                       Blue Bell,  PA 19422

Come out to the Pet Value in Blue Bell to meet some of our adoptable dogs between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm! The store is in the Kohl's shopping center. If you have any dog food to donate please bring it!
Sunday, October 4th           11:00  am - 3:00  pm
Haven to Home 
 Paws In The Vineyard 2015

Spyglass Ridge Winery            105 Carroll Rd                    Sunbury, PA 17801

We have will be hosting our annual FREE Paws In The Vineyard event on October 4th from 11 am to 3 pm at Spyglass Ridge Winery, outside of Sunbury. The public and their furry friends are welcome to attend. We will have many vendor and nonprofit animal organizations on hand as well as delicious food. For more information visit,

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 4th                               12 noon- til 
St John's Blessing of the Animals

St John's Evangical Lutheran Church 
355 St. John's Circle         Phoenixville, Pennsylvania  19460
Phone:  610-933-3947

We are an intergenerational congregation that is passionately committed to sharing God's love through word and deed with one another in our community and throughout the world. 

In our community of faith:
     +  We delight in worship and God's wonderful gift of music
     +  We engage in learning with enthusiasm
     +  We warmly welcome all, wherever they are in their journey of faith
     +  We support and care for one another with love
Sunday, October 4th                12 noon - til
Annual Ex-PAWS-ition 

Christian Clay Winery    412 Fayette Springs Road    Chalk Hill,PA 15421

Phone: 724-439-3424    Price: $5 donation benefits animal charities   
Website: Christian Clay Winery Event Details

Fayette Springs Farm was a suitable place for the Klays’ venture as the farm had a long history of entertaining and welcoming guests.  At the turn of the century, the farm was owned by U.S. Senator William E. Crow who opened his mountain estate to many visitors including President Harding and Black Jack Pershing.

Today, the winery offers guests entertaining special events, informative and educational tours, ideal venues for private events, wine tasting, and shopping in six locations.  An active partner in the community, the winery also hosts annual benefits for Fayette Friends of Animals and other non-profit organizations.
When:  Sunday, October 4th            12 noon  - 4:00 pm
1st Annual Woof-a-Palooza!

 Knights of Columbus Field    1492 Woodbourne Road      Levittown, PA 19057 

This fun-filled event...Come out, introduce yourselves, and meet some of our adopt-a-bulls!. Meet some of our loving adoptables!
Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue,   Southampton, PA 18966
Sunday, October 4th                 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Paint for PAWS

The Expressive Hand    622 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bring your pet to create and decorate a clay imprint of their paw and meet adoptable PAWS animals! Center City Veterinary Hospital and The Pet Snobs Boutique will be joining us.  Cost: $12-$15; a portion of proceeds will benefit PAWS.

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. 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.   Pls visit
Sunday, October 4th                                1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Animals In Distress    5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036

Our annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 4 at the shelter. This very special day will include a memorable service highlighted by live music and thoughtful readings and reflections on the joy pets bring into our lives. Each pet that is blessed will receive a St. Francis medal.

Live music, a craft and gift bazaar, and refreshments will be available from 1:00 to 3:30.    Also, if you can’t attend the Blessing, you may send in the name of your pet(s) on the donation coupon available in our printed newsletter, and those pets will be included in a special blessing at the event.   Pls visit
Sunday, October 4th                         1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adams County SPCA Bingo
Designer Purses & Watches

Heidlersburg Fire Co    2720 Heidlersburg Road   Gettysburg, PA 17325

We are dedicated to helping both pets and people and to saving the lives of animals in the community.

Serving Adams County since April 30,1976. The Adams County SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, and rescuing animals in emergency situations.  Lear much more about event on our website. 
Sunday, October 4th                         2:00 pm til
 Keystone Greyhound Strut

Call/email at info below for location!

Greyhound lovers – join us for our monthly stroll with the hounds. Watch your email for this month’s location!! For more information, contact Gayle Leader at 717-761-8554 or by email at 

Keystone Greyhounds is non profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing Greyhounds. We are an all volunteer group based in South Central Pa. Our goal is to place the right hound in the right home and to promote public awareness about what excellent, loving pets these noble dogs make.  See ou rloving adoptables.
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 else: 570-370-6983 

Based in Central Pennsylvania, STRIKE K-9 is non-profit and affiliated with the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council (PSARC). Our volunteers are certified by Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). 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.
Sunday, October 4th                     12:00 pm-4:00 pm 
Awesome Dawgs Dog Training

Awesome Dog Training 
3052 Pricetown Rd, Upper Level      Temple, PA, 19560 

There will be a fundraising raffle table to benefit ARL + Humane Society & vendors!
Learn more about Awesome Dawgs Dog Training’s store and the services they provide!
See more at:
Sunday, October 4th                        2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Hotel Monaco presents: The Pet Connection

 Rialto Suite in the Hotel Monaco
620 William Penn Place                    Pittsburgh PA 15219

Celebrate National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month with Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh at their family-friendly 'woof-top' adoption event!  Enjoy live readings of Dr. Seuss's recently published book, What Pet Should I Get?, while you cuddle and play with Animal Friends' adoptable pets!  

Snap a pic in their photo booth and enjoy kid-friendly snacks, beverages and specialty cocktails from Wigle Whiskey (for the adults, of course!) Kids entry is $10 and includes food and beverage and adult entry is $20, which includes food, beverage and one specialty cocktail. To purchase tickets click here!  Tickets are also available at the door (cash only).
Sunday, October 4th                                3:00  pm til 
Animal Friends 'Blessing of the Animals'

Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Rd          Pittsburgh PA 15237

Join us as we celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, birds and the environment. Bring your four-footed angel and join us at the gazebo as we honor all of our pets with a special blessing.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. will be a blessing for all companion animals. 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. will be a memorial service for pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. For everyone’s safety, dogs must be on a leash (no retractable leashes, please). Cats, rabbits and exotics must be in carriers. Saint Francis of Assisi medals, raffles and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Visit
    Sunday, October 4th                   4:00 pm- til 
Blessing of the Animals   

 Reynolds Dog Park, Longford Road, Port Providence, PA  19460

All animals welcomed! Large or small.  Furry, feathery, or slithery. A favorite pet or a favorite toy
*Bring your own lawn chair
*All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier
*Don’t forget bags for waste clean up and water
*Donations of animal supplies (dog or cat food, kitty litter) will ge gratefully accepted and donated to the Chester County SPCA
Otterbein United Methodist Church * 181 Walnut Street * Mont Clare, PA 19453 * 610-933-8690
Email:    Website:
  Sunday, October 4th                   4:00 pm- til 
Blessing of the Animals  St. John's 

St. John's United Methodist Church (across from Solly Farm) 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974

Blessing of the Animals will be held under the canopy on the church front lawn (weather permitting) or in Fellowship Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend with their animal (properly restrained, of course) as we give thanks for all God’s creation, and celebrate His gift of creatures, great and small.  Each animal will receive a personal blessing, a gift, a treat and a free picture of this special event.   For more information, please contact:
Monday, October 5th              Ongoing
Low Cost, No Cost Spay & Neuter for your Pets

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 Monday(-Thursday)  October 5       10:00 am-6:00 pm
Museum Of Indian Culture
Northeastern Woodland Program

Museum Of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road             Allentown Pennsylvania  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 admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children 12-17 and seniors over 62, and FREE for children under 12. Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (special expanded summer hours).
Monday and Ongoing                 See events and campaigns on website
Humane PA

Harrisburgh/Across the state of Pennsylvania

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.

Humane PA is led by a dedicated, volunteer team of animal advocates who are deeply, involved in Pennsylvania politics, who believe that to be an effective force for preventing cruelty to animals, we need to impact public policy,  work consistently and pragmatically with legislators and be organized at the ballot box. It’s time for the animal protection movement in Pennsylvania  to get political!

Please visit our website and facebook page to learn more and become involved. 
Visit official website
Visit their Facebook  page.
Monday, October 5th                     Ongoing 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 

Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
             Monday-Wed October 5-7                        1:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley

Northampton Community College
Fowler Family Community Center    511 E. Third Street, Room 73
Bethlehem, PA 18015

See holiday hrs above. Program is for pet and families in crisis or low income. PRE-REGISTRATION  is required.  Pls call them!

For registration requirements see the Pet News and Info page,  on our website, or contact the food bank at  (484) 851-8000. Food is distributed at our location: Distribution is done on a 3 Friday a month schedule - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays from 1-5 PM. 
A  -  H -  Second Friday of the month  1 - 5 PM 
I    -  P - Third Friday of the month        1 - 5 PM
Q  -  Z  - Fourth Friday of the month     1 - 5 PM
Tuesday, October 6th                  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 
Rabies & Distemper $15 each. Microchip $25 includes Lyme $20.  Flea Treatment $15 per dose-Frontline. 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    

{Our fees package includes everything your pet will need for this surgery. Our clinic is by appointment. Check in for cats is 8:00AM - 9:00AM. Dogs check in between 9:00AM - 9:30AM and pickup is later in the day when your pet has recovered well enough to travel home.}

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 6th                     9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Giving Tuesday Bucks to Ivy Hill 
Therapeutic Equestrian
Ivy Hill Equestrian 
1 Highpoint Road 
Perkasie, PA 18944

Donate to Ivy Hill, a Giving Tuesday Bucks partner, on December 2nd. Visit our Giving Tuesday donation page IVY HILL Make a PayPal Donation. Support our programs that enrich and celebrate the unique abilities of our children and adults with special needs through equine therapy.  Visit 
At Ivy Hill:      Horses+Love= Hope 

Our Mission: Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center is committed to establishing, maintaining and delivering professional programs designed to enhance the lives of those individuals with physical, social, educational, or psychological challenges.  
Tuesday, October 6th                   10:00 - 11:00 am   &    1:00 - 2:00 pm
North Park Nature Pre-School Children's Hour

Latodami Nature Center
575 Brown Road        Wexford, PA 15090

Pre-School Children's Hour Pre-registration required - to be placed on the waiting list for openings, call (724) 935-2170.  This program is specifically designed to introduce young children to the out-of-doors. 

This class is very hands-on oriented and we spend most of our time outside for every class.Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be actively assisting in teaching/learning process their child. Dress well for outdoor explorations as we do get wet and dirty. Park and meet at the Nature Center Barn.
Phone:  (724)935-2170    Visit
Wednesday, October 7th                      Dawn to Dusk 
'Art In The Wild' Exhibit 

Friends of Wildwood Lake Nature Center, Inc.
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Visit the naturally inspired trailside creations of this environmental outdoor art exhibit sited along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and water pools.  Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations.  A map-brochure about the exhibit is available on site.  : Dawn till dusk, throughout the park. Fee: Free. Through October 31st.
Wednesday, October 7th                            10:00 am -6:00 pm            
ACCT Philly Adoption Special Adoption 
Pricing for October!  Fall in Love. 

ACCT Philly at:     
111 West Hunting Park Avenue     Philadelphia, PA 19140

Kittens (under 6 months): $75 Adult cats (over 6 months): Reduced to $25 all month long for “Fall in Love” special. We are open 7 days a week!  Older adult cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout

Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication  Puppies (under 6 months): $100   Adult dogs (over 6 months): Reduced to $25 all month long for “Fall in Love” special.Benefactor dogs: $150  This October, Fall in Love with a new best friend.                          ALL ADULT PETS ONLY 25.00    (267) 385-3800    pls visit
Thursday, October 8th                                                  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pennsylvania SPCA
“Making the Most of the Dog Park” 
Free Seminar – PetTalks Series

New Location     1546 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19125

Join us for the fourth event in the PSPCA’s FREE PetTalks Series at our NEW location in FISHTOWN, Philadelphia.   Cost : FREE
Phone : (215) 309-6851     Visit
Philadelphia: (215) 426-6300 | Danville: (570) 275-0340 | Report Cruelty: 1-866-601-SPCA

The dog park can be a complex social situation for your dog. Our certified behaviorist will help you understand the body language, signals and techniques needed to maximize fun and safety for your dog.   Join Laura Garber, the PSPCA’s Behavior and Enrichment Manager, for this informative workshop.
Snacks have been generously donated by Steap & Grind.
Starting Friday, October 9th               See various times, venues, days
                ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon Adoption Event,
 presented by Subaru

1. Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania
When: Friday, October 9 through Monday, October 12 (locations and times vary)
Where: Pittsburhg Career Institute
421 Seventh Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(Monday, October 12 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.)

2. Journeys of Life
810 Bellefonte St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, October 11 from noon to 5:00 P.M.)

3. Galleria of Mt. Lebanon Mall
1500 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(Saturday, October 10 from noon to 7:00 P.M.)

4. Baierl Subaru
9545 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 from noon to 5:00 P.M.)

5. Pittsburgh Mills Mall
590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd.
Tarentum, PA 15084
(Friday, October 9, Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11 from noon to 5:00 P.M.

6. Animal Rescue League Shelter
6620 Hamilton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(Friday, October 9 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. and October 10-12 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.)

More Info: Please visit
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
Adopt A Pet
              Saturday, October 10th              9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
2nd Annual Calling All Dogs Dog Walk

Wilson Farm Park   500 Lee Road      Wayne, PA  19087

Benefiting: Main Line Deputy Dog, New Leash on Life USA and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald Hous

The second annual fundraising dog walk – CALLING ALL DOGS -- is set for Saturday, October 10 from 9am - noon, at Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road in Wayne, PA.

 The event kicks off National Dog Show Month in Philadelphia. All dogs are welcome with their owners, friends and admirers as the Kennel Club of Philadelphia and What a Good Dog, combine forces to raise money for three important charities - The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, New Leash on Life USA, and Main Line Deputy Dog. An entire morning full of fun activities for adults, kids and canines features the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team along with agility dogs, national and Delaware Valley celebrities and pet personalities. 

The event also features contests for Top Dog Trick, Costume and Beauty, plus music, prizes, fun, food, raffles and free stuff.       Please visit
Saturday, October 10th                                        10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Humane Society of Cambria County
"Stuff A Subaru" Adoption Event!

Spangler Subaru        219 Alvin St              Johnstown, PA 15904

Stop by Spangler Subaru on Saturday, October 10, 2015 between 10:00am and 2:00pm to join the fun! Bring along items from the shelter's wish list to help stuff a Subaru! There will be photos of adoptable animals, a small basket raffle, music, and some free handouts! Feel free to bring along your well-behaved pets! We hope to see you there!

The Humane Society of Cambria County is here to serve both the  animals and the people of Johnstown and all of Cambria County,  Pennsylvania. Our primary purpose is to place homeless  companion animals into permanent, loving homes and to provide public education and awareness.
Saturday, October 10th                        10:00 am-1:00 pm 
Wildwood Lake Nature Center Volunteer Work Day

Friends of Wildwood Lake Nature Center, Inc.
100 Wildwood Way           Harrisburg, PA 17110    
(717) 221-0292

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects.  Tools and work gloves will be provided.  In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; refreshments will be available.  Pre-registration is not required; please let us know if you are bringing a group of six or more.  Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When &Where: 10am-1pm, Meet at the Nature Center.  Pre-registration: not required. Groups of 6 or more are to call ahead, 717-221-0292 ext 1.                        Fee: Free.
Saturday, October 10th  (rain or shine)                                10:00-3:00 pm 
Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
@ SFOT Fall Festival

East Goshen Park
Paoli Pike
1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380   (610) 692-7171
East Goshen, PA

Please visit our booth at this event to learn more about our rescue and available dogs and to learn how you can make a difference by adopting, fostering or volunteering with Brookline. We will have our handmade merchandise for pets and people available for sale.    JD will be making an appearance at 12:00.

Brookline is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Because we depend on donations to operate, we attend many pet fairs and other fund-raising events, including an annual Bingo event which Brookline sponsors.  To find out if we will be at an event in your locale, please see our Events section of this site. Brookline volunteers live in many parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We even have a foster home in Northern Delaware! If you would like to see if you are located in our coverage area, please see our Coverage Area section.
Saturday, October 10th                  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Offsite Adoption Day

Hanover Home and Garden
1169 Eichelberger St.                    Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331

We are back among the flowers and pumpkins with our annual Hanover Home and Garden adoption event!!! Join us as we showcase our adoptable dogs in Hanover!!! DOGS ATTENDING: Bear, Bean, NAto & Others 

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. We also partner with shelters located in Virginia and Maryland. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
Saturday, October 10th                      10:30 am (Registration)

Lake Nockamixon    Quakertown, PA

Animals In Distress Wag Walk at Lake Nockamixon

You, your pet, your family and friends are invited to a day of fun, food, fresh air and great exercise. The entire walk is approximately 2.5 miles around beautiful Lake Nockamixon, located off Route 563 in Quakertown. 
RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 11.
Download a registration form here.
Registration begins at 10:30 am    Walk begins at 11:30 am

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, visiting the pool, hiking, biking, fishing and boating.
Saturday, October 10th                                  11:00 am - 2:00pm
DogFest Walk 'N Roll Philly
Benefiting ...Canine Companions for Independence

Neshaminy State Park
3401 State Road                 Bensalem, PA  19020

Benefiting: Canine Companions for Independence
Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of friends, family members and coworkers. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you’ll get a DogFest bandana to sport at DogFest. Then come to DogFest for a tail-waggin’ good time!
Saturday, October 10th                                    11:00 am - 1:00 pm - 
Keystone Greyhounds Meet n Greet 

Petco, 420 Eastern Blvd, York, PA 17402  

Does the beauty of autumn have you wishing you had someone to take a walk with? Stop in at the Petco store at 2420 Eastern Boulevard in York this weekend. Keystone members will be on hand to introduce you to their retired racing greyhounds and answer questions about greyhound adoption.

If you're a Keystone member and would like to participate, contact Gerry & Beth Davis at 717-885-5082 or by e-mail at 
Saturday, October 10th                             11:00 am - 3:00 pm
PAWS Adoptions at The Bone Appetite

The Bone Appetite 
8517 Germantown Avenue (Chestnut Hill), Philadelphia, PA 

Bone Appetite --Second Saturday of every month: meet adoptable PAWS dogs and cats, learn how to get involved!   See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, October 10th                        11:00 am - 6:00 pm
1st Annual Fall For Animals Festival in Ford City
Crooked Creek Lake Park

Tunnelville Beach
Ford City, Pennsylvania 16226
Saturday, October 10th                       12:00 pm-til 8:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Vegan Meetup  

Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills 
2359 W. Ingomar Rd. 15237  
NOTE: This is the NORTH HILLS, not the north side.  
$5 admission (cash only, at the door) 

Free for kids 16 and under (all children must be accompanied by an adult) 

Bring money to spend on vendors! There will be so many great tastes, smells, visual displays, products, treats, foods, and activities drawing your attention, and you will definitely not want to leave empty-handed or especially not empty-bellied! 

Note: Pittsburgh Vegan Festival is not associated with Pittsburgh VegFest.

Saturday,  October 10th                   1:00pm- 3:00pm
Paw Impressions 
Petco      9717 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA    19114                 215-671-9601

Paw Impressions Event. Create a memory that lasts a lifetime! Bring your dog in to create an imprint of their paw, and it's yours to cherish. We'll provide all the supplies you need. Free Paw Impressions kit for dog parents (Limit one per customer) Saturday October 10 from 1-3pm.  For more information, please call 215-671-9601 or email   Admission: Free
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