Pins for Paws in Fredonia, NY

Do you like to bowl? On January 16, 2016, Lucky Lanes, Bennett Road, Fredonia, New York, is having a fundraiser for the Lakeshore Humane Society (LHS).


Pins for Paws takes place Saturday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A ticket for two games of bowling and your bowling shoes is only $10!  PetravelR™ thinks that’s a sweet deal for a fun evening and a chance to help homeless animals.  There will be several drawings for baskets that you can win, and also a 50/50. You may purchase a ticket at the LHS Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY.

Lakeshore Humane Society

Lakeshore Humane Society is a No-Kill animal shelter located in Dunkirk, New York.  LHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals and to the prevention of animal abuse in northern Chautauqua County of Western New York.

NYC Architects for Animals

The Fifth Annual Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter, an evening to benefit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, will be held on Thursday January 14, 2016, 6:00–8:00 pm, at the Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.


For the estimated tens of thousands of cats who live in backyards, vacant lots, alleys, and numerous other outdoor locations throughout New York City, wintertime is especially difficult. Many of these cats are cared for by dedicated caretakers who feed them daily, monitor their health, and go to great lengths to have them spayed or neutered through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR has proved to be the only truly humane and effective way to manage feral cat colonies and reduce their numbers over time.


For the past five years, some of New York’s most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping the city’s kitties by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. A new collection of unique, inspired Architects for Animals winter shelters will be presented for public viewing before they are donated to Certified TNR Caretakers and placed in locations throughout the city. Among the architectural firms participating in this year’s exhibition are Biber Architects, CallisonRTKL, deSoto studio Architects, Docomomo US, HLW International, Narofsky Architecture, and Spacesmith.

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Admission is a $25 donation ($10 for Certified TNR Caretakers) and includes the exhibit, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. You may RSVP in advance online through January 12, and a limited number of tickets also will be available at the door. No paper tickets will be issued; your name will be on the list at the door.

PetravelR™ encourages animals lovers in NYC to support this event!

Take the Plunge for Homeless Pets!

Looking for a something special to kick off 2016?  PetravelR™ recommends the 19th Annual Penguin Plunge benefitting Pennsylvania’s Humane Society of the Harrisonburg Area (HSHA). 

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Please come to participate or support HSHA as they “take the plunge” for homeless animals on New Year’s Day!  This annual fundraiser has become a central Pennsylvania tradition for both HSHA and the City of Harrisburg. During the event, more than 300 HSHA supporters “take the plunge” into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River, as hundreds more watch from the shore.

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There’s still time to register! At the animals’ request, each participant is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $40. Those that raise over $75 will receive an event towel. For teams to receive towels, each member must raise at least $75.


When:  Friday, January 1, 2016 – Event registration begins at 10:00 am, Plunge goes off at noon
Where: City Island, Beach Area, Harrisburg, PA

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PetravelR™ wishes you and your pets a happy and healthy New Year!


New Year’s Eve Benefit for Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare

It’s a Classic House New Year’s Eve Party to benefit the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League!

Mid Ohio New Years Party

Steve ‘Sleepy C’ Cinch and Kevin Bumpers will host their second annual New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday December 31, 2015!  Come out to the Clifton Martini and Wine Bar at 10427 Clifton Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM and help the homeless pets at the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League.

Mid Ohio Animal League dog

No cover charge.  All they ask is that you fill the donation bucket at their DJ booth.  That’s right . . . the DOOR is 100% free! Just bring a few extra bucks and drop them in the bucket on the DJ table – 100% of these donations will go to the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League. 100%!!!  PetravelR™ loves this – have a great time, help animals, and start off the New Year with some good Karma!

Mid Ohio Animal League cat

Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League is a tiny group of volunteers from Columbus to Cleveland Heights. In their 10 years of existence, they have fostered and placed over 400 cats and dogs and brought low-cost spay/neuter services to thousands of animals. They focus on helping the neediest of animals that many rescues would ignore due to health status/age/etc. Many of their current fosters are long-term or sanctuary animals due to chronic or terminal medical conditions. But they also have healthy animals available for adoption and work with a small rescue in rural KY by bringing their fosters up north where they actually have a chance to find forever families.


Concert to Benefit Sweetpea For Animals!

The Unity Center of Central Massachusetts is having a Holiday Concert on Sunday December 20, 2015 to benefit Sweetpea Friends of Rutland Animals. The concert will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at The Ranch & Saloon and will feature many of the Unity Center’s talented musicians.


One of Sweetpea’s bulidings burned down on Sunday November 22, 2015 tragically taking with it the lives of many of their precious animals. UCCM wants to support Sweetpea in its recovery and rebuilding journey.  There will be a table of crafts for sale, another table of baked goods as well as some raffle baskets. The Concert is open to everyone and is being offered on a Donation basis. All proceeds will be given to Sweetpea.


Sweetpea FOR Animals is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue organization. Sweetpea takes in animals who are on “death row” at other shelters, or whose owners can’t keep them but don’t want to surrender them to a kill shelter. They rely on donations, plus any revenue raised from boarding dogs and cats at their kennels, to run the rescue.  Unfortunately, expenses from the November fire have exhausted most of Sweetpea’s operating budget and they will need to raise significant funds to rebuild their facilities.

PetravelR™ hopes that everyone in the Paxton, MA area will support this event!

Leon County Walk & Wag

Grab your sneakers, your friends, and your family (both two- and four-legged) for the Leon County Humane Society’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag dog walk fundraiser on Sunday December 13, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida!

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You can help raise awareness and funds for local homeless pets by recruiting sponsors – or just making a donation yourself.  Then come out for a stroll inside beautiful Cascades Park with your own dog or your sponsored LCHS foster dog and celebrate the human-animal bond with hundreds of other dog-lovers on December 13 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

There is no registration fee for Walk & Wag, but participants are asked to raise/donate a minimum of $25 to walk in the event. All individual fundraisers turning in $50 or more in donations will receive this year’s specially designed Walk & Wag t-shirt as well as a bag of awesome Wag Swag!


PetravelR™ urges you to join the 2015 Walk & Wag and enjoy good music, great food, an award ceremony for the top fundraisers and much more as you help animals in need!  All funds raised from the 2015 Walk & Wag will go toward the veterinary care and special needs of LCHS animals, as well as the overall operation of the LCHS and its programs.


Glassblowing Fundraiser for Michigan Humane Society

Find some beautiful holiday gifts at the epiphany studios Holiday Open Studio benefiting the Michigan Humane Society this weekend!


Join epiphany studios as they host their Holiday Open Studio the weekend of December 4- 6, 2015. The event is free and will feature April Wagner doing live glassblowing demonstrations. There will also be lots of wonderful holiday gifts up for sale.  Proceeds of the sale of pet items will be donated to MHS.

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The pet-themed items that benefit MHS will range from $25-150 and include sleeping kitties, colorful dogs, wine glasses, drinking glasses, coasters and small and large water/food bowls featuring tiny paw print embellishments amidst the colorful glass designs.

Date: December 4, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Time: 12 – 6 p.m.
Location: 770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48341

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PetravelR™ hopes you find just the right gift for the animal-lover in your life!

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Today is #GivingTuesday

PetravelR™ reminds you that #GivingTuesday is a national day in celebration of giving.  Please consider making a special donation to your local animal shelter or favorite rescue group today.

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Give a homeless pet a new start.

Thank you.

Young at Heart Senior Adoptables!

Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions is the featured rescue on PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend in honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

Older animals make wonderful pets for so many reasons – maybe one of these dogs or cats would be just right for your family!

KIP * 10-year-old male beagle mix

KIP * 10-year-old male beagle mix

Howdy, howdy, howdy! I’m Kip, a very sweet beagle mix boy who loves loves loves people! I am good with other dogs who respect space, and I do well with kitties. I really enjoy being outside and having a yard, and I may have spent some time outdoors in my previous life. I am house-trained but I need a firm schedule to help me stay accident-free. I love to run through the yard with the wind in my ears, and then a good toss and wrestle with my toys. I am quite the sweetheart and cannot wait to have a family of my own again!

LOUIE * 8-year-old male domestic shorthair

LOUIE * 8-year-old male domestic shorthair

Hi there, I’m Louie, an incredible adorable and sweet little dude. I get along with other kitties and enjoy a good scratch under the chin, but most of all I enjoy being loved. I’d make a great companion as I am a very good listener when you come home after a long day, a great masseuse as I “make biscuits” with my paws on your tummy, and an incredible lap warmer while you watch your favorite show on a chilly fall night. More than anything I dream of a family of my own again, and I’d love to be a part of yours.

ELLIE * 10-year-old female lab/shepherd mix

ELLIE * 10-year-old female lab/shepherd mix

Hi! I’m Ellie, a very sweet, very happy 10-year-old shepherd/lab mix. I am so happy to meet everyone, and I love other dogs. Not kitties though. I really don’t like kitties. I am a very lovely lady who enjoys spending time with people and being loved on. I would prefer a home where someone is home a lot, as it seems as that is what I was used to in my previous life. I really am a good girl, and I just adore my people. I’d love to find a nice, quiet home where someone can love me all day long. Are you the family that I’ve been dreaming of?

SASSY & SMOKEY * 12-year-old domestic shorthair and domestic longhair

SASSY & SMOKEY * 12-year-old domestic shorthair and domestic longhair

Hi there! We are the dynamic duo, Sassy & Smokey! Actually, we’re more like the laid back, snuggle with you, watch birds out the window all day sort of duo, so if you like that speed better than dynamic, let’s talk! We are about 12 years old, and have lived our whole lives together. We’d like to live them out together, too! Sassy (black) got a nice shave down of her black coat to get rid of a matted mess of hair, and got a lot of rotten teeth pulled, too. I’m so sweet and I feel so much better! Smokey (grey) is sweet as can be. We love to snuggle together and keep each other company, but we’d love to keep you company, too! You will need to have room for both of us on your lap as we both love to snuggle with you on the couch! Sassy’s mouth hangs open a little bit – she had horrible dental disease when she came in and we suspect her jaw may have been fractured in the past. It does not effect her ability to groom herself, eat, drink or breath. Sassy will need someone to brush her on a regular basis.If you have it in your heart to give two senior kitties a forever home, please fill out an adoption application!

MERLIN * 12-year-old cattle dog mix

MERLIN * 12-year-old cattle dog mix

ADOPTIVE OR SANCTUARY HOME NEEDED: Merlin, a 12 year old Cattle dog mix, is the sweetest and gentlest of dogs. He is full of love, is perfectly house trained and does well with other dogs of all kinds. He enjoys nothing better than a comfy bed and is a champion snuggle bug. He came to us after being picked up as a stray by animal control and after a thorough examination by our vet, he was found to have a substantial heart murmur that required further evaluation. After seeing a cardiologist, it was determined that he has a heart condition that will require periodic monitoring and a daily medication. He is currently in a foster home and doing very well, but because of his heart condition he is considered a dog with special health needs. While his heart may not be the healthiest it is full of love and he would be a wonderful companion.  If you would like to consider him for adoption or sanctuary, please contact Jen at

PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

Atlanta Pizza Wars Animal Fundraiser

The 1st Annual Atlanta Pizza Wars will be held Saturday November 28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta, Georgia.


PetravelR™ likes how this unique event combines a love for pizza and for pets. Your ticket will include an unlimited sampling of pies from more than a dozen participating pizzeria’s. In addition, there will be fun dog demonstrations and kids activities.  There will also be live music from some great bands throughout the day.

Pizza war Bands

The culmination of the day will include a head-to-head battle for pizza supremacy! Each pizzeria will be competing in the following 3 categories:

  • Best Specialty
  • Best Cheese
  • Fan Vote

A panel of celebrity judges will determine the out come of Best Specialty & Best Cheese.  Celebrity Judges: Victoria Stillwell, Blake Rashad, Ashley Daniele Carestia & Phipps, and Bob Otis!


Your paid admission includes 1 fan vote per adult on the day of the event. The champions in each division will be awarded a custom engraved wrestling belt for bragging rights and to proudly display in their pizzeria!

Tickets:  Adults $15, Kids 12 & under free. Leashed pets welcome!  Proceeds benefit a number of animal charities and rescue groups.