September Jax Veg Fest

FREE to the public and DOG FRIENDLY!

Let’s have a party in the park and enjoy a day of vegan everything. Come enjoy cruelty-free living.

Vendor, volunteering & other deets at jaxvegfest.weebly.com

YUM!!!  Bacon Snack Factory Shop is coming back to hook us up again for September Jax Veg Fest ! If you’re not familiar, check them out on their social media outlets here:
Instagram: thebaconsnackfactory
Facebook: thebaconsnackfactory
Web: www.thebaconsnackfactory.com

My Kylo – It hurt my heart to let him go

My Heart Dog / Laurie Fowler
As seen in Unleash Jacksonville / No. 24 HEART Issue

Kylo

We were fostering three 7-to-8 week-old puppies for Fur Sisters Furever Urs Rescue for several weeks—two little girls and one boy who were taken from a bad situation. I was personally going through an extremely difficult time and fostering, along with my own pups, just helped ease the pain. The girls were quite hyper and would pick on the little boy. He just wanted to cuddle and be next to someone and usually that was me. He (Kylo) became a huge comfort for me. He helped me through many hard days.

Fast forward a few weeks … we’d pre-planned a vacation so another volunteer was going to take over fostering the puppies. I helped to get the girls get settled, but I just couldn’t bring myself to hand Kylo over, so I had my husband do it as I went to sit in the car crying. We’d fostered before and, although you love them all, you’re happy for them and their new lives. This time—with him—all I wanted was for his new life to be with us. But I knew my husband didn’t want three dogs. I was just so connected to him, it hurt my heart to let him go. The exchange was over and our drive home was rather quiet, minus the sniffles from my crying.

The whole time on vacation, and even when we got back home, I just felt lost.

Two days after our return, I was having a particularly bad day, and it just so happened that my husband told me that he had a meeting and would be coming home late. That just sent me deeper over the edge.

I was laying in bed when he got home. I didn’t turn around to acknowledge him, and before he said anything I felt the familiar sensation of excited little feet on the bed. I turned around to see the beautiful little puppy face I missed so much running up to me, ready for snuggles and kisses! Needless to say I burst into tears! Once composed, I asked my husband what made him bring him home and he said, “It was more important that you had him, then me not wanting a third dog.” He had planned the day after our return from vacation to pick him up after we got back. 🙂

Photos by Woof Creative Photography. See Kylo’s entire gallery!

Barks, Brunch & Brews

What could be better than a Sunday Funday food truck brunch with your dog? Enjoy Jacksonville’s hottest brunch trucks, plus bottomless mimosas and drink specials all day.

August 25 – A Flying Sausage
Pure Barre Pop Up class at 10am
Athleta store pop up at 11am!
Please bring a bag of treats to donate to JHS to be entered into a raffle for Athleta items!

September 22 – Pup Active Pop Up!
Please bring a bag of treats to donate to JHS to be entered into a raffle for swag!

First visit to Kanine Social? Please create an account using the ticket link below. All dogs must have proof of up to date rabies, bordetella and distemper. All dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed/neutered.

Clear the Shelters Jacksonville

Join us for a free adoption weekend as we aim to CLEAR THE SHELTERS in Jacksonville. Come to PetSmart in Regency and meet over 100 dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies looking for homes. This is a national movement to promote pet adoption – don’t miss it.

ADOPTIONS ARE FREE! *

Three Locations:

PetSmart
356 Monument Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225

The Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Animal Care & Protective Services
2020 Forest Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

This event is made possible from a generous grant from PetSmart Charities.

*Additional fees may apply.

Click here For more info

The Gang Saves the Pups. It’s Always Sunny Party!

WHAT UP JABRONIS!!! Ready for the party of the century? Come dressed in your most creative Sunny costume and brush up on your Sunny knowledge, because it’s about to get weird at Kanine Social.

FLIPADELPHIA tournament starts at 5:30pm
Drink specials starting at 5pm!
Bragging rights and prizes for the winning team!

TRIVIA starts at 7pm – $10 entry per person or $35 for a team of 4
CASH PRIZES for the top 3 teams!
Raffle prizes for participants!
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POST TRIVIA PARTY!
Costume contest with prizes for best individual and group costume! Ongo Gablobian, Green Man, The Waitress, Dr. Mantis Toboggan, Birds of War, Nightman, the McPoyles….the possibilities are endless!

DRINK SPECIALS!
Drink specials all night!!! Wine in a can, Riot Juice, Milk (lukewarm), plenty of Coors Light for the Wade Boggs challenge.

Eddis & Sons food truck on site serving Milk Steak, Spaghetti in a Bag, Grilled Charlies, Denim Chicken and Rum Ham (but really, they’ve got authentic Philly Cheesesteaks!)

Plenty of other Sunny themed events throughout the evening!! Rat bashing contest, dance marathon (and contest), greased watermelon, nightman musical!

Barking About Bingo

Join the Jacksonville Humane Society at Culhane’s Irish Pub- Southside for a fun night of Bingo! For a $10 donation you will receive your bingo card and a free house drink! You can enjoy some yummy food and have a great time while supporting JHS. Your donation will help JHS save the lives of more than 8,000 dogs and cats this year! For questions about bingo, please contact Culhane’s at 904-619-3177.

Dog Days of Summer

The London Sanctuary presents the Dog Days of Summer!

Because hounds love to sun and celebrate summer, we had to have an event for them . . . BUT they really want you to come too! We will bring some very special hounds that are ready to be adopted!