Mutts & Mimosas

DOG FRIENDLY EVENT!

Enjoy a brunch buffet, refreshing mimosas, live music, and a silent auction all while benefiting Friends of Jacksonville Animals! Furry friends welcome!

Sip & Stay with us at the Sheraton with one of our Mutts & Mimosas hotel packages! Hotel packages includes a one night stay on May 10th along with (2) event tickets to Mutts & Mimosas on May 11th from 10 am – 1 pm. Tickets include brunch and bottomless mimosas!

Book your group rate for a Mutts & Mimosa Hotel Package

A portion of ticket proceeds to benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals. Ticket prices will increase at the door.

Bring home a new family member from Animal Care and Protective Services! ACPS will be on-site with adoptable pets.

Friends of Jacksonville Animals will gladly accept the following donations on behalf of the shelter on the day of the event: canned dog food, canned cat food, spray cheese, Velveeta cheese blocks, Pup-Peroni soft dog treats, Milk Bones dog treats, and large Kongs, medium and large snap dog collars, and puzzle feeders.

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Mutts & Mimosas

Join us for the 3rd Annual Mutts & Mimosas Saturday, June 16th from 10 am – 1 pm on the patio of the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel! Enjoy a brunch buffet, refreshing mimosas, live music, and a silent auction all while benefiting Friends of Jacksonville Animals! Furry friends welcome!

Mutts & Mimosas Hotel Package includes a one night stay on June 15th along with (2) event tickets to Mutts & Mimosas on June 16th from 10 am – 1 pm including brunch and bottomless mimosas! A portion of the proceeds to benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals.

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Friends of Jacksonville Animals works directly with Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services to benefit the lives of shelter animals by focusing on fundraising to assist with medical care, enrich the shelter environment, and promote adoptions to reduce euthanasia.

Friends of Jacksonville Animals will gladly accept the following donations on behalf of the shelter on the day of the event: canned dog food, canned cat food, spray cheese, Velvetta cheese blocks, Pup-Peroni soft dog treats, Milk Bones dog treats, medium and large Kongs, medium and large snap dog collar.

Arts in the Park – RESCHEDULED

15th Annual Arts in the Park rescheduled to Saturday, June 2nd from 10 am – 5 pm in Johansen Park with live music, over 60 art vendors and food with free face painting for the kids. Enjoy the breezy canopy tree covered Johansen Park.

Dogs and kids are welcome!

Arf Barket

Everyone loves their pups and it’s time to celebrate our furry friends at RAM. Join us for the celebrations this Memorial Day weekend.

Enjoy a variety of pet-related organizations and makers including, RAM regulars, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Bubba’s Bistro, Paws Gourmet and Pooch Pantry Foods. Special guests include Kanine Social, K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue, Inc., Kitten Army and more to be announced soon!

Adopt a four-legged creature from SAFE Pet Rescue Inc.

At 11:30 a.m., enjoy the Canine Costume Contest. Dress your canine up in a costume for a chance to win fabulous prizes from RAM! Gather behind the stage at 11:15 a.m. and parade your pooch on stage for judging by our live audience!

Riverstage Schedule includes:
9 – 10 a.m.: Morning Yoga at RAM w/ Kyle Mae
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Super Martin Bros
11:30 – Noon: Arf Barket Dog Costume Contest
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Navy VIP Jazz Combo
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: William Goin & Swing Bone

If you are interested in participating email liz@riversideavondale.org.

Riverside Arts Market (RAM) is a weekly market held on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, RAM features artists, artisans, farmers, makers, musicians and many other community organizations. RAM is a great place to grab your locally grown produce, purchase local art, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the day along the St. Johns River.

Sandcastle Showdown

You are invited to Ponte Vedra’s Inaugural Sandcastle Showdown! Please join us on Saturday, May 19th at Mickler’s Landing for a fun morning of sand, mermaids, and castles!

Families and teammates (up to 5 people) will compete to see who can build the best castle based upon difficult of design, craftsmanship, and overall appearance. Participants are responsible to bring their own tools for building, and accessories are limited to sea items. No man-made materials may become part of the sculpture.

Other Activities Include:

  • Shark Tooth Contest
  • Beach Games
  • Food & Live Music
  • Photos with Mermaid Coral Beth
  • Sea Turtle Education
  • Sun Safety presented by Baptist Health

Dog friendly!

Register your team

Pups and Sups Dog Surfing Contest

Join us for a fun day on the water surfing with your 4-legged friends to benefit K9s For Warriors. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY for your dog to enter to win! Prizes will be awarded for all divisions and the best dressed surfer dog.

Register:
$40 / PAW-ticipant. Registration is per dog, not people. You can have as many people attend as you like. Register here: www.pupsandsups.com

****Registration is limited to the first 40 Paw-ticipants, so make sure you pre-register for the event!

***Check-in Time:
8:30 am-9:00 am. All contestants must check-in at least 1 hour before their heat. Be ready with surf competitors in the waiting zone prior to your heat. Heats will not be delayed for late arrivals. Dog owners / handler teams of TWO and a dog (no entourages) will enter judging zone and meet the judges prior to entering the water dog handler and catcher and dog must wear the same color bandanna for visibility in the water.

Competition Start Time: 9:00 AM

Weight Divisions / Heats:
Large dogs (51 + lbs.)
Medium dogs (21 lbs. – 50 lbs.)
Small dogs (20 lbs. and under)

All SUP PAW-ticipants will compete with other dogs in the same weight division. They may be launched by their owners OR a handler if the wish. One finalist in each weight division will progress to the finals.

Water Support Teams:
To make sure the judges can see the action and score dogs accordingly, each PAW-ticipants will be allowed: Team of Two”‘ (1) handler/launcher and (1) assistant/catcher.

In addition, a volunteers will be available for catching dog’s closer to shore. Volunteer will meet you and your dog before each heat; owner/handler will debrief on how to handle the dogs and retrieve the surfboard and re-entry into the waves. Volunteers will assist in catching dogs as they come in, If no assistance is needed please kindly inform the staff. Any unsportsmanlike conduct will be grounds for immediate disqualification and/or If no assistance is needed please kindly inform the staff. Any unsportsmanlike conduct will be grounds for immediate disqualification and/or expulsion from event.

Equipment:
All dogs MUST wear a life vest while paddling and surfing. NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. This is for the safety of all PAW-ticipants and their team. All dogs, handlers and designated catcher must wear contest-provided Bandanna so they are visible by judges. Colors are assigned for each comPAWtitor. Leashing dogs to the board is not allowed. Dogs should be under voice command, though leashes can be hooked on the lifejacket used to catch dogs from running once on-shore. No choke chains, prong/pinch or rope collars allowed while surfing. Training/slip collars used in the water will result in a 2pt deduction

Scoring/Judging Criteria:
We want this to be a learning and fun opportunity for the teams with no pressure. The judges will score on: the biggest wave, longest ride, best style laying down, sitting or standing, best wipe out, and biggest crowd pleaser. We hope to start something fun that you and your sur-fur can do together.

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Who is K-9’s for Warriors?
This worthy cause raises, trains and provides service animals for returning military personnel with Post-traumatic Stress. From PTSD to brain injuries and more, these hard-working dogs are dedicated to helping our Military warriors return to civilian life with dignity and independence. Whether you participate in our competition, donate your time or money, or simply join us for a fun day on the beach, your support is greatly appreciated. Find out more at www.K9sforWarriors.org.