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Barktoberfest and Shampooch are tomorrow (Sept. 27)

September 26, 2014
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Tomorrow Orange County Animal Services hosts Barktoberfest at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can browse vendors, visit with dogs available for adoption from a bunch of rescues all over town, gorge yourself on food-truck fare and just hang out with fellow animal lovers. Right down the...
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Disney Side Dog’s Day a wagging success

September 5, 2014
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Disney Side Dog’s Day a wagging success

Disney hosts its first Disney Side Dog's Day. The doggy play date included a green carpet parade and some awesome photo opps.
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Submit a photo of you and your pet to win a $100 prize pack

January 29, 2014
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Submit a photo of you and your pet to win a $100 prize pack

CONTEST ALERT! You know what they say, after a while, owners begin to resemble their pets … We’re coming up on our annual Puppy Love issue, and to celebrate the important bond between man and beast, we’re looking for the pair of pets and owners who look the most alike. If your photo is selected,...
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission using dogs to sniff out Burmese pythons

January 16, 2014
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission using dogs to sniff out Burmese pythons

Law enforcement agencies use dogs to sniff out bombs, drugs, missing people … but only in Florida would a law-enforcement agency have to train a dog to sniff out illegal reptiles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has trained a K-9 officer, a black Labrador retriever named Mag, to alert when she detects...
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City of Orlando constructing new dog park closer to downtown

January 7, 2014
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City of Orlando constructing new dog park closer to downtown

Here’s a city improvement for you, dog lovers: The City of Orlando will start whipping up a new dog park come February, as part of a wider renovation to Park of the Americas near(ish) Lake Underhill on the east side of town. The renovation will include a fenced off-leash dog park, as well as...
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Ralph Lauren video ‘The Dog Walk’ features shelter dogs

October 18, 2013
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Ralph Lauren video ‘The Dog Walk’ features shelter dogs

Ralph Lauren released a new digital video called "The Dog Walk" featuring two things we love: beautiful, vibrantly colored leather goods and adorable shelter dogs. Ralph Lauren teamed up with the ASPCA to make the video, which showcases items from the company's fall 2013 accessories line, including handbags, shoes, leather dog carriers and leashes.
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Video: Cid Stoll with “Kia” and “Fiat” rescue kittens from Canines, Cats & Cabaret 3

September 2, 2013
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Video: Cid Stoll with “Kia” and “Fiat” rescue kittens from Canines, Cats & Cabaret 3

Are you looking for a little psychological lift this Labor Day? We here at the Orlando Weekly are proud to provide your daily recommended cuteness-induced “Two Minutes of Awwww” with the following video. Last Sunday (8/25/13), the Orlando REP hosted Canines, Cats, & Cabaret 3, the third annual theatrical fundraiser supporting Orange County Animal...
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Dolly’s Foundation offering FREE spay/neuter for pit bulls

May 31, 2013
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Dolly’s Foundation offering FREE spay/neuter for pit bulls

Hey pit bull lovers in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Volusia counties! If you (or someone you know) would like to spay or neuter your pit bull, local rescue/advocacy organization Dolly’s Foundation is sponsoring a program to offer to get the job done for FREE at the Spay-N-Save Animal Clinic in Longwood (which, by the...
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Pooches compete in the doggie dash, musical chairs and more at Doglympics

February 22, 2013
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Pooches compete in the doggie dash, musical chairs and more at Doglympics

This weekend, Orlando’s University of Doglando brings all of this good stuff (and more) to Avalon Park for the fifth annual Doglympics, a celebration of all things canine.
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