Pet briefs: Enter the Howl-o-ween pet photo contest

10/06/2012 7:40 AM

10/06/2012 7:41 AM

Enter The Eagle’s Howl-o-ween pet photo contest

Do you dress your pet for Halloween? Post a photo of your dog, cat or other pet in costume at Kansas.com for a chance to win a $50 gift card in The Eagle’s Howl-o-ween pet photo contest.

To enter, you must be a resident of Kansas. Go to Kansas.com/pets and follow the instructions to post your photo. You must include your name, e-mail address and phone number. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 3.

We’ll narrow the entries to 15 finalists, then let you vote for your favorite, with a limit of one vote per person per day.

The finalists will be posted online and in The Eagle starting Nov. 10, and the winning photo will be featured on Nov. 24. Deadline for voting is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 18.

The winner will receive a $50 gift card to a local pet store.

Questions? E-mail online@wichitaeagle.com.

Woofstock is Saturday at Sedgwick Co. Park

Woofstock, an annual fundraiser for the Kansas Humane Society, is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W. 13th St.

The dog-friendly event includes contests, music, food, vendors and a silent auction.

Admission to Woofstock is $5, or $25 for a VIP donation, which includes a T-shirt and prize pack.

All proceeds help the Kansas Humane Society care for the more than 17,000 animals that enter its doors each year.

For more information, go to www.kshumane.org or call 316-524-9196.

Garage sale Saturday to raise money for Retain

Responsible and Ethical Treatment of Animals in Neighborhoods, or Retain, will hold a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 615 S. Roosevelt.

Proceeds from the 15th annual sale will help raise money to pay for spay and neuter surgeries for pets whose owners cannot afford them.

Low-cost microchip clinic set for Oct. 20

Kansas K-9 ResQ is sponsoring a low-cost microchip clinic at two locations on Oct. 20.

Microchips are available for $25 for dogs and cats from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at East Douglas Veterinary Clinic, 8118 E. Douglas, Suite 109, and Oakcrest Pet Hospital, 11832 W. Central, Suite 110.

All proceeds will benefit Kansas K-9 ResQ, a local dog rescue group.

Appointments are preferred but not required. To make one, or for more information, call 316-295-6534.

Special classes at Family Dog center

Family Dog Training & Behavioral Center in Valley Center is offering special classes next week for dogs and dog owners.

• Oct. 9 and 11: Knock, Knock – Where are your manners?

Does the sound of the doorbell or a knock at the door send your pup into a frenzy? Learn how to teach your dog to behave when someone is at the door. This two-day session will focus on relaxation techniques, door etiquette and ways to keep your dogs from jumping on guests. Class time is 6 p.m., and the cost is $40 for the two-day session.

• Oct. 10: At-Home Grooming 101 – What to do and how to do it

This one-evening workshop will offer helpful at-home dog grooming tips and advice on how to look for a professional groomer when the prospect of doing it at home is too demanding. Class time is 6 p.m., and the cost is $20.

Classes are at 6106 W. 69th Street North. Enrollment and proof of up-to-date vaccinations – rabies, DHP-PV and Bordetella – are required.

Call 316-755-2839 for enrollment and availability.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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