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The 5th Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee
Saturday, December 10 – 11 am – 5 pm
Sarasota’s biggest holiday pet event is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever! In addition to animal adoptions, there will be 65+ vendors with holiday gifts for people and pets, photos with Santa, animal readings, pet blessings, live music, face painting, a caricaturist, a 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes and more!
Proceeds from the event will benefit our local animal groups in attendance, who are welcome to participate at no charge.
This year, for the first time, Jingle Paws Jubilee is being held on a Saturday—December 10—in downtown Sarasota at Five Points Park! We are expecting very large crowds holding the event in downtown Sarasota on a Saturday, when the Sarasota Farmers Market brings 12,000 attendees to downtown during season!
Sponsorships are available and pet vendors are welcome to sign up!
For more information about Jingle Paws Jubilee, visit www.JinglePawsJubileeDowntownSarasota.com.
Donte’s Den 1st Annual Tennis Ball Splash
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Imagine making a “lucky” $13 donation to a community animal organization for a chance to win a cash prize of $3,000 or more!
It can happen to you by participating in the 1st Annual Donte’s Den Tennis Ball Splash!
From now until the beginning of March, tennis balls can be purchased for $13 each by clicking here. The event, which is hosted by Suncoast Pet and PetLoversMarket.com, is a fund-raiser for Donte’s Den, a “Community of Joyful Dogs,” located in Myakka City.
The goal of the event planners is to sell 1,200 tennis balls. If that goal is met the third-place winner will take home $1,500, the second-place winner will receive $2,300 and the grand prize winner will walk away with $3,900!!
Here is how it works: On Sunday, March 5, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., there will be a spectacular party held at Donte’s Den, located at 6801 283rd Street East in Myakka City. In addition to tours of this magnificent facility, there will be live music, dog adoptions at Donte’s Den’s Joyful Dogs Adoption Center, food and beverages, pet vendors and a 50/50 drawing.
The highlight of the event will be when dogs dive into the Donte’s Den bone-shaped swimming pool to choose the winning tennis balls!
All of the tennis balls, which will be hand numbered with a permanent market, will be thrown into the swimming pool, about 100 balls at a time. A dog will then dive into the pool to retrieve one ball. The next group of balls will be thrown into the pool, and another dog will retrieve just one ball.
The winning ball from each group of tennis balls will then be thrown into the pool and three balls will be retrieved to determine the first-, second- and third-place winners.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from the tennis ball sales will benefit Donte’s Den Foundation. The remaining funds will be divided between the top three winners.
Take a chance to win BIG money for a good cause by making your donation and buying a tennis ball by clicking here!