August 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge (for people) and Frozen Yogurt (for dogs)

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Elmwood Avenue & Bidwell Parkway, across from the Bidwell Farmer's Market
Event Cost: 


Yes, this is an ice bucket challenge, but no dogs will be getting anything dumped on them! In this case, people can donate $5 to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter to dump ice on themselves, friends, or local celebrities. Nugget's Healthy Eats will be providing goodies for the dogs who come along: frozen yogurt, water, and a kiddie pool.

Facebook event announcement

Delaware Park Field Day

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:45pm
Event Location: 
Delaware Park, Meadow Dr, Buffalo, NY 14214
Event Cost: 


The full event in Delaware park lasts from 5pm-8pm, including music, dancing and food. There will be a dog walk on the inner ring of the park at 5:45 led by Animal Outfitters.

Delaware Park Field Day – “It’s a last minute flash picnic kind of thing.”, Buffalo Rising, August 27, 2014

Cause for the Paws and Open House

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Town & Country Animal Clinic, 3000 Genesee St, Cheektowaga, New York 14225

This event is a fundraiser for the Pet Emergency Fund. There will be food, kid activities, dog activities, a Basket Auction, and a 50/50 split. Dogs will receive a bandana, tag, and an opportunity to take their paw prints.

Facebook event page
Town and Country Animal Clinic event page

Yappy Hour at Tres Chic Pet Boutique

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Tres Chic Pet Boutique, 718 Main St East Aurora, New York
Event Cost: 


From the Facebook announcement:

Bring your dog and join us...We are going to have SO much fun! "Yappy Hour" begins at Très Chic Pet Boutique at 6:30 with adult beverages and a FREE photo booth by Jenelle H. Photography. After the group walk, the "Paw-Tay" continues at Firefly Cupcakes with discounted cupcakes and FREE Canine Cupcakes for your dog, gift bags and MORE!! See you Tuesday!

2nd Annual Support the Pups with Lisa and Jen

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Just Pets, 393 Rte 5 & 20 Irving NY 14081
Event Cost: 

Free. Chiavetta's Chicken Dinner is $10.

This event is a benefit for Sadie's Safe Harbor Rescue, but other rescues will be present too. The schedule of events includes contests, demonstrations, and a basket raffle. Chiavetta's chicken dinner will also be available (see the Facebook page to pre-order tickets).

Facebook Event page
Sadie's Safe Harbor Rescue Events page

Hogs for Paws

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Stan's Harley Davidson, Inc., 4455 W. Saile Drive, Batavia, NY
Event Cost: 

Attending is free, dinner is $10 presale

Hogs for Paws is a fundraiser for the Genesee County Animal Shelter. In addition to food and raffles, there are pet-centric activities like microchipping and obedience demonstrations.

Facebook announcement
Volunteers for Animals (Genesee County Animal Shelter) events page

White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt


White Rabbit is a local chain of frozen yogurt shops that is set up like an ice cream bar: you choose from among several flavors of soft frozen yogurt and use the machines to pour them into your cup. You then have a choice of toppings - there are dry toppings like chocolate chips, cookie dough bits, and fruit. And there are wet toppings like hot fudge, whipped cream, and even Nutella. Your cup is then weighed and you pay based on the weight of your sundae.

Even better, White Rabbit has a special dog-safe frozen yogurt called "Froyo Dog" available at all of their locations. Most of the locations have outdoor seating, and you and your dog are welcome to sit there together and enjoy your desserts. (The one catch is that, being food establishments, they cannot allow dogs into the shop, so your dog will need to wait outside while you make your sundae and get his/her yogurt.)

We recently took a "family outing" to the White Rabbit in Depew: me, Ren, and my husband aka Ren's Dad. They have some benches outside the shop so we were able to sit there and eat our desserts together. Ren can sometimes be a picky eater when it comes to treats, but he throughly enjoyed his yogurt (I didn't let him eat the whole cup) and he gives it "two paws up"!

White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt website
Froyo Dog
Facebook page
"Review: White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt", Buffalo Vibe, July 22, 2013

Town of Tonawanda Parks


Another town where dogs are allowed in all parks, without exception, as long as they are on a leash. Dogs are allowed in:

  • Sheridan (located by Sheridan Golf Course)
  • Lincoln (corner of Parker and Decatur)
  • Mang (Village of Kenmore)
  • Aqua Lane (foot of Sheridan by Niagara River)

Tonawanda Town Code: Chapter 142: Parks, 142-4: Dogs