Pets

Holiday-themed seminar, classes for dogs

All Paws Pet Center will present a seminar on Dec. 3 on how to keep your dog safe during the holiday season and why getting a puppy for Christmas is not a good idea.

The free discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. at All Paws, 1444 N. Maize Road, and will last about an hour. To reserve a seat, call 316-773-7297 or 316-619-4082.

Sit Stay Dog Training at All Paws also is offering classes in December in holiday manners for dogs.

The classes, which will meet once a week for three weeks, start the first week of December and are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. They are designed to help owners get dogs under control in time for the holiday season.

To register or for more information, call 316-619-4082.

Santa to pose for photos with pets

Santa Paws is coming to town, posing for photos with pets and helping to raise money for animal welfare groups.

On Dec. 4, Santa will be at PetSmart east, 3615 N. Rock Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with proceeds going to Kansas K-9 ResQ; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at All Paws Pet Center, 2250 N. Rock Road, Suite 110, and 1444 N. Maize Road, with proceeds going to Pals Animal Rescue.

On Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa will be at PetSmart east, with proceeds going to Pals; and at PetSmart west, 533 S. Tracy, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12, with proceeds benefiting Kansas K-9 ResQ.

Christmas at stables a fundraiser for LAPP

Christmas at C-Arrow Stables, a fundraiser for Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at 5911 N. Maize Road.

The cost is $15 for ages 16 and older and $10 for ages 3 to 15. Tickets may be purchased at the gate.

Events include a petting zoo, pony rides, a live Nativity scene, a visit with Santa, a hot-dog roast, hot chocolate and cookies.

A wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. that includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres is $25 per person ($35 including all the above activities).

Proceeds will benefit Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, a Wichita no-kill animal shelter.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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