WOOFtop & Pool PAWTY

wooftopSunday, August 27 at 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kimpton Hotel Zamora
3701 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

Support animal rescue by enjoying an afternoon of fun in the sun at the beautiful Kimpton Hotel Zamora on St. Pete Beach. There will be complimentary valet parking, DJ’s Don Pablo and  Danny Vintage spinning tunes, appetizers and 50% off drink specials!

100% of the proceeds will benefit sick, injured, and abandoned animals.

For sponsorship info or donating items for the silent auction, contact Michelle Sampson @ 727-350-2175 or email michelle@gimmeshelterpets.com

tarot card readings
photo booth
mini massages
henna tattoos
complimentary valet parking
50% off drinks
well behaved dogs welcome
silent auction

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The Rainbow Bridge Pet Memorial Walk

RainbowBridgeLargePlease join fellow pet lovers for a lovely informal morning walk over the Rainbow Bridge to pay tribute to the love you shared with your beloved pet. Everyone welcome, including your current pet. We will start with a short Memorial Service, followed by our walk over to Snell Island.

This is a free, informal event, however please consider making a tax deductible donation to Gimme Shelter Pets Adoption in memory of your beloved pet, or a bag or can of dog/cat food to go to local pet owners that are unable to afford food
or Rescue groups that need food donations.

Saturday April 15th 2017 – 8am
Meet at Northshore Dog Park
7th Ave & N Shore Dr NE, St Petersburg

Hair of the Dog – Lucky Seven

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Beulah Restaurant
1766 Main Street, Sarasota.

Thursday September 15th. 7pm–11pm

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Advanced purchase is strongly suggested due to limited space.

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE:
(Use the donation button at the top right of this page. $25 per person attending. Bring your receipt to the event).

As usual there will be music, food, and lots of fun including…Black Jack,  Tarot Card Readings, Henna Tattoos, Mojo Fotobooth, silent auction, goody bags for the first 100 people.as well as the ROCK YOUR LOCKS Hair Contest!!!

100% of the proceeds will benefit sick and abandoned animals and help fund our foster program.

Visit our Facebook Event Page for up-to-date information.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

For sponsor info or donating items for the silent auction, contact Michelle Sampson at 941-915-9274 or email michelle@gimmeshelterpets.com

Ship Ahoy! Cruise Auction

FB-L-Cruise-AuctionBid on an amazing half day cruise for up to 18 people on a PRIVATE yacht.

The Golden Eagle is a 62′ Viking Yacht complete with staterooms, sun decks, and an air conditioned salon. Board the Golden Eagle at Sarasota Yacht Club to embark on a tour of beautiful Sarasota Bay. The package includes beer, soda, water, mojitos, and is being catered by one of the most awesome Caterers in Sarasota; Hosted Gourmet.  Schedule available to Weekends only.  18 Guests Beer, Soda, & Water, Mojitos included (bring your own spirits & wine) Catering will be provided  Departs from Sarasota Yacht Club 4 hour Day Cruise OR 4 hour Sunset Cruise CATERED BY  “HOSTED GOURMET”

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PROSCIUTTO CUPS WITH MAC AND CHEESE & LOBSTER

HORSERADISH BEEF TENDERLOIN BITES

OLIVE BREAD BURRATA BRUSCHETTA

CHILEAN SEA BASS TACOS

SHRIMP MANGO AND AVOCADO CONES

COCONUT CHICKEN WITH TROPICAL SAUCE

PECAN CRUSTED PORK TENDERLOIN AND SWEET POTATO SKEWER

DUO OF BACON CANDIED BEET DIP WITH BEET CHIPS, APPLES, AND FLAT BREAD

ROASTED FENNEL AND TOMATO WITH FETA CRUDITES

SPECIAL DESSERT

MOJITOS

Visit this eBay link to bid. HAPPY BIDDING!!!!!

 

 

The Rainbow Bridge 2nd Annual Pet Memorial Walk

Rainbow_Bridge_WalkSunday, March 13 at 5 PM – 7:30
Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, Florida 34235

Please join fellow pet lovers for a lovely informal sunset walk over the Rainbow Bridge to pay tribute to the love you shared with your beloved pet. Everyone welcome, including your current pet. We will gather at Nate Benderson Park (South parking lot on Cattleman)

We will start with a short Memorial Service, followed by our Tribute Walk, and lastly our End Of the Rainbow celebration of life gathering at Cock and Bull Pub on Cattleman Road (pet friendly)

Please bring:

A photo of your pet with his or her name pinned to your shirt.
Anything that brings you comfort like a collar or favorite toy.
Poop Bags
Water

A bag or can of dog/cat food to go to local pet owners that are unable to afford food or Rescue groups that need food donations.

This is a free, informal event, however please consider making a tax deductible donation to Gimme Shelter Pets Adoption in memory of your beloved pet.

I’m also encouraging people to submit photos and a short story about your beloved pet on the Over The Rainbow Bridge Facebook Page.

Though we can not bring back our loved ones, we do have comfort in knowing they are waiting for us to join them once again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Kiss a Pooch!

KISSING BOOTH

This weekend if your looking for something fun to do, stop by the “What Women Want Expo” and while you are there stop by Gimme Shelter’s Kissing Booth and get a kiss from Dexter, one of our adorable adoptable doggies, it will only cost you a dollar. We will also be raffling off some awesome gift baskets. All proceeds go directly to the animals.

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Hair of the Dog Annual Fundraiser

CALLING ALL GODS AND GODESSES!!!!

Please join us for our Sixth Annual Fundraising Event “Hair of the Dog 6 Mighty Aphrodite” benefiting Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption.

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Thursday October 1st 2015 • 7-11pm World Of Beer Main St Sarasota will be transformed into a Labyrinth of Love with Mighty Aphrodite (Goddess of Love) reigning over this heavenly event . Bringing in some of Sarasota’s finest stylists and fashionistas – think Gods and Goddesses meets Urban Chic – including Bohemian Bliss, Nuovo Salon, and Yellow Strawberry Salon just to name a few for a fundraising Odyssey that could open up Pandora’s Box. “Hair of the Dog 6 Mighty Aphrodite” will feature Food of The Gods provided by WOB, Psychic Readings, a sexy Hair/Fashion Show with hot items from Bohemian Bliss, Hookah Lounge, Henna Tattoos, mini massages, body painting, dancers, Mojo FotoBooth, Goody bags, and of course some chic silent auction items.

All this will take place within a seductive sounds scape provided by DeeJay Imminent.

Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Space will be limited so advanced purchase is highly recommended.

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE:
(Use the donation button at the top right of this page. $25 per person attending. Bring your receipt to the event), as well as at NUOVO Salon Group, Yellow Strawberry Hair & Makeup Salon and Bohemian Bliss Boutique

TOGAS ENCOURAGED!!!!

Thank You to our Sponsors

You Can Do It! Foster…and Save a Life!

What is a Foster Parent?

A foster parent provides a temporary home for kittens, puppies,dogs, cats, or other animals in need. The length of fostering can vary from a few days to several months depending on the amount of care or behavioral modification that is needed. The devotion and care given during this time allows the animal a second chance to be adopted by a loving home. The rewards of being a foster parent are many. They include offering an animal a second chance and the added benefit of receiving the love and attention right back from the animal you nurture.

Why are Foster Parents Needed? Temporary foster families are needed for a variety of reasons. The three most common reasons are:

Limited shelter space—The number of animals received at a shelter is sometimes overwhelming and adequate housing is not available. Foster homes provide shelters with an additional option until a space becomes available.Treatment and care after an illness or injury—Foster parents provide sick and injured animals with the additional time,medication,and space they need to recover. This may include time to recover from emotional, fear, or stress based situations that the animal may have encountered in the past.

Extremely young animals—Young animals, such as kittens and puppies, which are not yet weaned, require special attention. One of the greatest rewards of nurturing these young animals is knowing that you are giving them a great start in life.

Without the additional time and care provided by temporary foster families, many of the animals that fall into the above three categories would be euthanized.

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My Rescue Dog is Smarter than your Honor Student!

I like to consider myself a bit of a “Tour Guide” for pet adoption. I can tell you pretty much any and everything about most of the Animal Rescue Groups in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. I have made it my mission to have as much information as possible, so I can help save lives and educate the locals on the resources available to them.

Ok class pay very close attention…today I will be focusing on “Sarasota County Animal Services” or the POUND as some of you like to call it. We are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful place for our (strays) or owner give-ups to go. First and foremost SCAS belongs to you…. SARASOTANS, our tax dollars pay for this amazing facility.

What people don’t understand is that SCAS must take any and all animals that come through their doors; strays, cruelty cases, owner give-ups(and there have certainly been more than I care to think about as of late). They don’t have the LUXURY of turning pets away when they’re busting at the seams. Just to clarify, ALL other rescues in Sarasota, DO have that luxury, they can say yes or no whenever they choose. The reason being, they are privately funded. AGAIN, SCAS is a County run shelter. BIG DIFFERENCE!!

Today there are over 37 dogs and 60 cats being housed at SCAS, the shelter is literally overflowing. If anyone is interested in adopting a pet…PLEASE go out to SCAS. I promise this is a beautiful facility, not dismal or depressing. In fact, I encourage you to come out and volunteer your time and walk some dogs or cuddle some cats. I love going out there, it’s very serene and you get quite the work out walking the dogs. It’s also a great family affair, SCAS is very children friendly, as long is there is someone over 18 to supervise.

So what did we learn today? Get your booty’s over to SCAS and ADOPT a shelter pet or volunteer your time, or you don’t get to pass my class!

Sarasota County Animal Services
8451 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34241-6302
(941) 861-9500
Adoption Hours

If you would like to adopt an animal, or volunteer your time….
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Peace and Pet Love!

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