March 2017

Eastern Hills Mall Spring Pet Expo

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd., Williamsville, New York 14221. Pet owners with pets are asked to enter through the Cinema entrance or the entrance between Orvis and Rocky's Big City Games & Sports Bar
Event Cost: 

$2 per pet entering the expo

The Eastern Hills Mall usually has a Pet Expo once or twice a year. It includes pet-related vendors and rescue groups with adoptable animals, and giveaways. As always, pets are welcome to attend.

You can also get your pet's photo with the Easter Bunny, from Cherry Hill Photography, between 12-7pm. This is in addition to their already-scheduled session on March 29th.

Facebook event page

Clarence Bark in the Park

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St, Clarence, New York 14031
Event Cost: 

TBA

Clarence's annual "Bark in the Park" event is being re-imagined, so that it is an event in itself rather than a part of their "Day in the Park" festivities. So it is a little earlier this year. The event will include vendors, demonstrations, contests, and activities for the whole family. See the current list of activities at the event website.

Facebook "Clarence Bark in the Park" fan page
Facebook "Clarence Bark in the Park 2017" event page
Clarence Bark in the Park website

Easter Bunny Photos at the Eastern Hills Mall

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Eastern Hills Mall (use mall entrance by Orvis and JCPenney), 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

The Eastern Hills mall will be having pet photos with the Easter Bunny for 3 hours on March 29th. I'm not sure yet what the cost will be, but the photos and prints are provided by Cherry Hill Photography.

Mall events webpage

Easter Bunny Photos at the Boulevard Mall

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Boulevard Mall (use mall entrance next to Bonefish Grill), 730 Alberta Drive Amherst, NY 14226
Event Cost: 

$23 to $48

The Boulevard Mall is having photos with the Easter Bunny for children in the weeks leading up to Easter. On April 9th, there will be a 2-hour time period when pets can also have photos. The printed photos are provided by Shutterfly, and their photo packages range from $23 to $48. Check out their price list.

Boulevard Mall events webpage

Meet Ash


As you may remember, my Chihuahua Ren, the inspiration for this site, passed away suddenly last year. While I'll never stop missing my "heart dog," I'm happy to say that I have adopted another Chihuahua who will carry on the work of the site with me. I've had him for a few months already, but feel now is the time for an introduction.

This is Ash, a Chihuahua who I adopted from the Lakeshore Humane Society in Dunkirk (although he has a graying muzzle, his estimated age at intake was 2 years). Like Ren, he loves people and loves going to new places. I'll be checking out some dog-friendly places with him, and writing about them here. The name of the site will stay the same, as Ren was my inspiration, and I will always think of it as his list.

Pet Friendly Gorge Walk

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Artpark, 450 S 4th St, Lewiston, New York 14092

A walk for dogs and people, with a park naturalist, to explore the history and beauty of Artpark. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. Call (716) 282-5154 to register.

Facebook event page

Knox Farm Pooch Patrol

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, New York 14052

This is a trail hike through Knox Farm for dogs and their humans. Pre-registration is required, because space is limited. Call (716) 549-1050 to register.

Facebook event page