Dog Friendly Events That Help Rescue Dogs

I'm always searching for great Dog Events in my area.  A dog friendly event that benefits shelter or rescue animals? Even better!  I was so excited when Carol, from Fidose of Reality, told me about a Dog Friendly Breakfast event near me that would benefit Long Island Bulldog Rescue!  Needless to say, I wanted IN!

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My dog Phoebe as the "cream" in a Cocker Spaniel Sandwich with Coco and Dexter at a Pet Event to help Bulldogs in need!

DOGS LEND A PAW TO HELP PETS IN NEED


Even though Icy is a Siberian Husky and Phoebe is a Havanese, Maltese mix (we think!), my dogs are always happy to lend a paw to help any animal shelters and rescue pets in need.  I rescued Phoebe from the county animal shelter, where I volunteered when we lived in Phoenix.  Phoebe knows what it's like to be a frightened shelter dog (read her story here!)

There aren't that many Dog Friendly Restaurants on Long Island, so a pet event at a restaurant with a dog friendly patio is a welcome find!  The Refuge, in Melville New York, teamed up with Tito's Vodka to co-sponsor a fabulous dog friendly brunch to help a local Bulldog rescue.

A TRULY WELCOMING PET FRIENDLY RESTAURANT



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Phoebe relaxing in Carol's arms at the table.  Coco sittin' pretty in her mom Christine's lap  
A truly welcoming pet friendly restaurant goes out of it's way to show dogs how happy they are to see them!

Dog Friendly Restaurant The Refuge, Melville New York, offered a special dog menu at this wonderful Dog Event to benefit a local dog rescue.
Dog friendly restaurant The Refuge really knows how to welcome the pups! This little guy sure was enjoying his special doggie meal.

Talk about a dog friendly restaurant that really gets it, The Refuge even offered a special doggie menu!  On the menu were steak and brown rice or chicken and brown rice dishes made especially for dogs!  I ordered the chicken and rice for Phoebe.  Coco had the chicken and rice too, and Dexter had the steak and rice.  Our dogs thoroughly enjoyed their dog friendly meals!


Beautiful outdoor patio at The Refuge in Melville, Long Island New York. They co-sponsored a fabulous dog friendly event with Tito's Vodka
The outdoor patio at The Refuge is so nice.  It has a beautiful bar and lots of seating.

MAKING FRIENDS WITH DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE


Phoebe is a bit of a social butterfly, so she enjoyed making friends with many of the other dogs in attendance.  She met Bulldogs, Pomeranians, Schnauzers, and even a white Husky (jealous much, Icy??)!  How cute are these little sweeties!?


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My dog Phoebe made lots of friends at the dog rescue brunch!

Along with a delicious brunch, there were free flowing dog treats and raffle baskets.  One of the baskets was a Tito's Vodka gift basket!  I had visions of hosting a girl's night with fun drinks made with Tito's Vodka, which I love.  I bought $20 worth of raffle tickets and put nearly ALL of them into the Tito's gift basket.  Sadly, I did not win.  My girl's night Tito's Vodka party was not to be.  *SIGH*


Great dog event at The Refuge restaurant on Long Island NY to benefit Bulldog Rescue.  Co-sponsored by Tito's Vodka. Pet friendly events, Dog friendly restaurants
What a great dog friendly event!  Thanks to The Refuge and Tito's Vodka for sponsoring this brunch to benefit Long Island Bulldog Rescue.

Literally, BEST. OMELETTE. EVER. I can't wait to go back to The Refuge for brunch!  

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Delicious omelette at The Refuge brunch to benefit dog rescue

Have you been to, or plan to attend, any Pet Friendly Events this season?  Tell us about it in the comments.  We love hearing about adventures with your pets too!


40 comments:

  1. We had so much fun with you and so glad you came to hang out with us. I am in love with Phoebe - everyone just adored her. You have the best behaved and happiest dogs, I swear. You rock, my friend, and I am so glad our paths have connected. Great write up!

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    1. Me too! Thanks for inviting me to join you Carol. Phoebe really is s sweetie, I really lucked out finding her at my shelter. Thanks so much for your kind words, you are the sweetest!! (Forgive my late response, it's been a crazy couple of months, I'm a little behind)

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  2. Oh my gosh! That looks like SO much fun! Events like these are my favorite. What a blast :) As you know, our event season doesn't start until the fall.

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    1. We had a really great time, the dogs did too! I love events like this as well, it's a great time and it raises awareness as well as funds for great animal welfare causes.

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  3. It looks like a wonderful event! I love that photo of Phoebe, Coco and Dexter. There aren't many dog friendly places in my area, so it would be a real treat to even see other people's dogs at one. Too bad you didn't win the Tito's basket! (Maybe next year, they'll do it again and you'll win.)

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    1. It was a great event, I'm so glad I went. I love that photo too! They were so cute together and they got along great - actually, all the dogs got along great! OMG, I was so bummed at not winning the Titos basket, I wanted it so much.

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  4. This is awesome that you get the chance to attend this event that help dogs, Carol always has great suggestions fun you had the chance to hangout with her. That omelette truly looks good!

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    1. Doesn't she?! I love Carol, she is just the best. We had such a great time, all of us and so did the dogs. That omelette was literally To Die For! Honestly, the best I've ever had - I'm so glad the place isn't far from us and we will definitely be going back!

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  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see social events that benefit rescue. Fun for pups and their people with the benefit of helping out our fellow rescues! Reese would have enjoyed the steak meal. So glad you and Phoebe enjoyed the event.

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    1. Me too! You just can't beat a dog friendly event that benefits animal rescue. Carol's dog Dexter got the steak meal, it was clearly his "happy meal"!

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  6. That sounds like a fun event! This spring we went to the Rescue Dog Olympics here. Echo got to compete in the events and we brought Yoshi home that day as our foster dog. We adopted him a only week later!

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    1. Oh wow, the Rescue Dog Olympics sounds amazing! I would love that. So that's where you got Yoshi? How fun! Echo must have done great in the events. What a great day for all of you.

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  7. What a wonderful event.... I love omelettes... they're for the dogs too, right? ~ Dear Mishu

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    1. I love omelettes too! No, they weren't for the dogs, but they had great meals for the dogs; chicken & brown rice or steak & brown rice.

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  8. What a wonderful event, and I love how it brings the community together, everyone doing their part to help raise much needed funds and awareness. I bet you had a blast!

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    1. It really was such a nice event, everyone enjoying a beautiful brunch on the patio - some w/ their dogs some not, and we got to help a local rescue! It was just a great day, Hindy, thanks.

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  9. We are always looking for fresh new fund raising/awareness raising events for our shelter. Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Isn't this a great idea!? We loved it and had such a good time. I hope you can do something like this for your shelter too. My shelter in AZ once did a fun "Desperate Housecats" adoption special - just the name attracted so many people.

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  10. That sounded like such a pawsome event and there is nothing I love more than events helping rescues, they are the best

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    1. Oh me too, it's always the best kind of event - one you can bring your pet to and help other animals in the process!

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  11. This is so amazing. I wish we had events like that around here. But there aren't enough people here to put together an event, I suppose.

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    1. I love events like this! Hey, there's nothing saying you can't organize a small event like this one yourself for your favorite local charity...

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  12. What a fab event, we love a dog friendly event too! We have been to a lovely event in support of a dog rescue charity here in London. They are so much fun!

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    1. Oh, they are so creative across the pond! I just read a really fun article about a dog friendly event that was so cool. You can get as creative as you want as long as no regulations are broken LOL!

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  13. Wow a dog-friendly restaurant that actually made meals for the dogs. How cool! Sounds like a great event.

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    1. I know right!? I was super impressed by the doggie menu, I hadn't expected that. It was a terrific event.

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  14. That sounds like it was a great event. What fun. The Refuge seems like a great place. Great looking food too.

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    1. The food was delicious, especially my omelette! The event was wonderful, I'm so happy I got to go.

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  15. What a neat event! Looks like all the doggos had a blast! And what a great way to support a rescue. :)

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    1. It's a wonderful way to support a rescue and spend time with fellow pet lovers! We had a blast.

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  16. This. Is. BRILLIANT! How wonderful that dogs get a warm welcome. So many times they don't so this is lovely. I get such a great and positive impression from the pictures that they just make me smile!

    Something like is the perfect fundraiser. It gives as much as it gets.

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    1. It really was the perfect fundraiser, it doesn't get any better than this! They were so welcoming to our dogs, all the staff was. I so appreciated that.

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  17. I hope events like this become more popular...looks like you had a lot of fun and for a great cause!

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    1. I hope so too! It was so successful and such fun.

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  18. I love breakfast events and it’s even better that it’s dog friendly and supports dogs in need. One of our local rescues host a pet ball each fall. I’d love to go but not sure I want to go by myself.

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    1. Oh gosh, me too! Brunch is one of my favorite meals to enjoy and this one was extra special. I really appreciated the Refuge and Tito's sponsoring & hosting this great event. A pet ball sounds amazing! If I lived closer I'd go with you for sure.

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  19. Wow Cathy what a lovely restaurant that caters to dogs so well! A separate doggie menu? Not THAT's customer service that really caters. The food looks delicious and Phoebe is quite the social butterfly eh? Glad you had a great time and this restaurant event helps a great cause.

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    1. They really are so welcoming to the dogs and it's a beautiful place. I definitely want to go back there this month with both my dogs - if only the darn humidity would let up LOL! Phoebe is super social, she's come such a long way from her shy, frightened self when we first adopted her.

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  20. It's always lovely to find truly pet-friendly restaurants. We're planning some visits to street fairs and outdoor concerts and plays this summer.

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    1. Yes, it is great to discover pet friendly restaurants like this one. Oh street fairs & outdoor concerts sound great - I bet Mr. N will be a big hit through the Summer!

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