Category: Brewster
Paws for Celebration this Sunday!

Pucker up, friends!  Hope to see you and your pooches in our photo kissing booth at Paws for Celebration tomorrow to benefit our Cape Cod shelter!

The second annual “Paws for Celebration” will be on Sunday, May 6 from 12-4pm at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans. Its a fun day out for all the family – including your dog!

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Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

This Sunday, May 6th, the League will host Paws for Celebration 2012. Special guest Oogy from NY Times Bestseller OOGY: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, along with his owner Larry Levin, will be at the event to sign books and meet fans.

 In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen–one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue–ran up to them and captured their hearts. Used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old, police rescued the pup and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins were unable to resist Oogy’s charms and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the family who took home the dog they eventually called “Oogy” – a twist on “ugly” – and made him one of their own.

Come down to Nauset Regional Middle School this Sunday to meet Oogy and participate in a great cause for the League.

Troop Brings Tunes to Pets

The pets in the Animal Rescue League’s Cape Cod shelter are enjoying the sweet sounds of Bach, Beethoven and other soothing classics thanks to some local Girl Scouts.  Brewster Senior Girl Scouts Troop 80930 spearheaded a fundraising effort to install a sound system in the kennel area of the shelter, knowing that a backdrop of soothing melodies can reduce stress among pets in a shelter environment.

Scouts Jessica Taylor and Alex Cassel piloted the effort, proving that Girl Scouts have some serious muscle on the Cape. The girls got Nantucket Sound in Hyannis to donate a new system. They solicited financial donations from Guapo’s Restaurant and The Lost Dog Pub to fund the audio equipment.  And they recruited a group of handy helpers to do the installation.

The new system was installed on March 31 and the kennel has been filled with the sweet sounds of the classics, some light jazz and a little R&B ever since. The initiative earned the Scouts a Silver Award.  And the dogs?  A good night’s sleep!

Thanks Girl Scouts for your enthusiastic efforts and warm support!

Paws for Celebration on Cape Cod

People and their pooches are invited to participate in a pledge walk through downtown Orleans on Sunday, May 6 from 12-4pm at Nauset Regional Middle School. In addition to the walk there will be pet-related activities, entertainment, contests, prizes, a police K9 unit demonstration, face painting, free giveaways and much more!

Register online with a $20 donation and collect pledges from friends and family. The website makes it easy to register, set up your own personal fundraising page, form teams, and collect donations online!

Participants who register by April 30 will receive a free Animal Rescue League of Boston tote bag filled with goodies.

Paws for Celebration is presented by Nauset Pet Services and generously supported by the following sponsors: Agway of Cape Cod, Cape Animal Referral and Emergency Center, Cape Cod Underdogs, Cape Rental World, Cold Nose Photo, Eventful Connections, Hammerhead Creatives, Howl-A-Day-Inn Doggy Daycare, Merrick Pet Services, Nauset Disposal, Nauset Pet Services, Nutura, The Animal Hospital of Orleans, The Brewster Book Store, The Cape Cod Dog, WCOD, Cool 102 and Wicked Local Cape Cod.

For up-to-date information:
Call: 508-255-1030
Email: brewster@arlboston.org
Website: www.arlboston.org/pawsforcelebration
Facebook: www.facebook.com/arlcapecod

Did you know about rabbits?

Did you know that rabbits make perfect household pets, especially for apartment dwellers?

You won’t have to rush home from work to let a rabbit out. They need some time outside of their cage every day but they require less attention than dogs or cats. Rabbits eat salad and hay, and love carrots as treats – in moderation.

Rabbits are curious and friendly by nature, will entertain you with their silly antics, and love to cuddle next to you on the sofa. They’re also quiet and clean – they can easily be trained to use a litterbox.

We have several rabbits available for adoption right now – two huge Angora rabbits, a very small dwarf Lop-ear, an adorable Netherland dwarf with tiny ears and several others. View our adoptable rabbits online, or come to one of our shelters to meet them, and maybe adopt one of these furry loves into your home.

The 3rd Annual Benefit

Paws ‘n’ Claws Pet Sitting is sponsoring The 3rd Annual Benefit on April 29 from 2-6pm. This year the money raised will go towards the Animal Rescue League of Boston-Brewster Branch and The Sampson Fund of Cape Cod.

Sons of Erin
633 Main Street West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Stop by for a round of drinks at the cash bar and enjoy some hors d’oeurves. There will also be great music, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Donations can be made towards either organization. If you can’t make the event and would still like to donate to our Brewster branch, you can stop by the shelter on Route 6A and drop off donations, bedding and/or food.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Patti McGann at (508) 385-3638.


Paws for Celebration Presenting Sponsor 2012

Nauset Pet Services in Eastham is the Paws for Celebration 2012 Presenting Sponsor in honor of its 40th anniversary, giving it top billing at the fundraiser for the Cape’s oldest humane society.

Nauset Pet Services is celebrating 40 years of serving pets and their people. They are a full service pet care facility offering boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, training, & petsitting services in Eastham. They offer everything for the pet but the vet.

The League’s Cape Cod branch will host the second annual “Paws for Celebration” fundraiser on Sunday, May 6 from 12-4pm at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans. The day-long event for people and pooches will include a pledge walk through downtown Orleans and pet-related activities, entertainment, contests and vendors.

“We are so thrilled and appreciative to have Nauset Pet Services as the presenting sponsor,” added Sandra Luppi, Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center manager. “Their support and extremely generous donation gives the fundraising initiative a huge jump start.”

281 Animals Adopted in January

Starting 2012 on a strong note, 281 animals were adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s shelters in Boston, Dedham and Brewster.

Among the January adoptions were 202 cats; 31 dogs; 11 birds (two doves and nine finches); 12 guinea pigs; 11 hamsters; seven rabbits; two degus; a ferret and a chinchilla.
Older dogs for whom the League’s Animal Care and Adoption areas found forever homes included: 12-year-old Obie (Labrador Retriever); 11–year-old Diva (Miniature Pinscher) and 9-year-old Cooper (Cocker Spaniel).

Among the older cats were three special 11-year-olds Angel, Fluffy and George – all adopted within one week (see http://home.arlboston.org/2012/01/23/in-praise-of-older-animals/); 10-year-old Jelly; 9-year-olds Diamond and Dr. Hazel (shown above with volunteer Amy Eisenman); and 8-year-olds Bandit, Little Dee, Stormy and Margo.

You can view a list of all available dogs here,  all available cats here and other animals here.

Rescheduled: Paws on Ice on Cape Cod

This event has been rescheduled from January 22nd to January 29th.

Paws on Ice
Sunday, January 29th from 5-7 PM
Charles Moore Arena, 23 O’Connor Road, Orleans

Lace up your skates for a great cause!  Our annual public skating event is a favorite among kids and adults on the Lower Cape.  Enjoy an evening of skating with special guests Sylvester and Big Red, door prizes, and more.  Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12, and includes skate rentals.  Children under 5 are free.  All proceeds benefit the shelter.

Paws for Celebration 2012

The League’s Cape Cod branch will host the second annual “Paws for Celebration” fundraiser on Sunday, May 6 from 12-4pm at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans.

The day-long event for people and pooches will include a pledge walk through downtown Orleans and pet-related activities, entertainment, contests, vendors and food on the lawn in front of the middle school.

The event will kick off at 12pm and the one-mile pledge walk will begin at 1pm. Participants can visit vendors in the park, shop, eat, enjoy demonstrations and entertainment, and participate in activities for them and their dogs, including a photo kissing booth, paw print ornament making and much more.

There is no cost to visit the lawn activities, but walkers are encouraged to register with a $25 donation and to collect pledges. A fundraising website will be online shortly where walkers can register and create personal fundraising pages.
For more information visit Paws for Celebration or contact Marci Tyldesley at marci@capepr.com or 508-317-4345.