Can you name the breeds of the dogs in the ring at Westminster before the announcers say them? Do you know where to get cat toys that will actually be played with, without desperate urging on the owner’s part? Do your friends and family come to you for advice about their pets? Maybe it’s time you leave the amateur-pet-expert arena and start to go pro.
Or perhaps you’re no expert, but know you’d like to undergo the personal transformation of becoming a pet parent. Those who have the time, energy and resources to devote to a new furry family member can attend the Petco In-Store Adoption Event (220 Maine Mall Rd in the Mister Bagel plaza) on Saturday the 4th between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland staff will be there with adoptable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Paperwork may be completed on site. Also, this is a national event for Petco, and they are offering a Welcome to the Family book filled with $650 in savings, when you adopt. Start your new relationship off right, and pamper your pet. Call Petco at (207) 772-9119 to learn more.
Don’t have time to volunteer, and already have a furry friend at home, but still want to help? No problem. The 3rd Annual Fitness-thon is going on at Bay Club (1 City Ctr, Ste 7, 207-772-5444) on Saturday the 4th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Give a minimum ten-dollar donation to support the Refuge League, and enjoy a wide variety of Bay Club fitness and exercise classes, without having to sign up for a membership.
Don’t work out too hard, though, or you may find yourself panting like your own chihuahua.