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September 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

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September pet events: Tail waggin' fun

September gets rolling with dog walks, cat adoption specials, a concert and a pet luau. Get out there and wiggle those hips and wag those tails until the sun fades away.

Here are some of this month's pet events.


Kittens and cats like Lizzie are available for adoption at Seattle Animal Shelter. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Animal Shelter).

Fabulous Felines: Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 8, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N., Seattle. The Seattle Animal Shelter is offering special deals at this adoption event and at the shelter to move more cats and kittens into homes. Cats that are 6 months or older are free with the purchase of a license ($27), if applicable. Kittens are "two for the price of one" (plus licenses). That's a savings of about $135. See the Seattle Animal Shelter website for more information.

PAWSwalk and Pour for PAWS: Through 4 p.m. Sept. 8, Marymoor Park, Redmond. The PAWSwalk event, which wraps up at 1 p.m., includes a kids' activity zone, vendors booths, adoptable pets, contests, demonstrations and an agility course. There's also the Pours for PAWS beer and mimosa garden event from noon-4 p.m. for those 21 and older. Proceeds from the events benefit the animals at PAWS.

Music, Life and Tails III: Noon-8:30 Sept. 8, Hunter Tree Farms lot, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle. This Living Life Larger for others event includes music by Beatles tribute band British Export, Dave Ellis Band and others, food and family activities. Proceeds benefit Operation Sack Lunch, PAWS and other local charities. $20. Kids under 12 free.

Bow Wow Meow Luau: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9, Denny's Pet World, 12534 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. Hula dancers (11-11:30 a.m.) and shave ice bring a wave of aloha spirit to this Pawsitive Alliance pet adoption event. More than a dozen organizations will be attending with dogs and cats in need of homes. All the animals are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

Cat and kitten adoption special: Through Sept. 9, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle. The felines are nearly whisker to whisker at the shelter. To encourage more potential owners to give a kitty a home, adoption fees are being waived for cats and reduced for kittens. For a cat 6 months or older, the adopter pays just the $27 license fee (if applicable). For kittens, there's a "two for the price of one" deal (plus licenses if required). An adopter would save $135 for two female kittens. For more details on adopting and fees, see the Seattle Animal Shelter website.

House cats on the House: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 15-16, Homeward Pet, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville. Homeward Pet is offering free adoptions for cats 2 years and older during this two-day event. Adoptions include a free cardboard pet carrier to help get your new pal home safely. For details about the adoption center or adopting a cat, see the websites. or

Puyallup Pups and Purrs Adoption Event: Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 16, PetSmart, 10309 156th St. E., Puyallup. Meet and learn about adoptable pets. Trainers, shelter staff and volunteers will be available to assist those looking for a new pet. Animals are up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. There is a free pre-adoption workshop at 10 a.m. See the Animal Alliance of WA website for details and to register for the workshop.

Vashon Sheepdog Classic: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 7:30-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16, Misty Isle Farms, Vashon. Pack a picnic and watch more than 60 dogs compete and show off their skills at moving sheep. $5. Children 12 and under free.

Walk for the Animals and FidoFest: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23, University Village, Seattle: Walk for the Animals starts at 10 a.m. and the FidoFest activities start at 11 a.m. The events benefit Seattle Humane Society. or

The Responsi-Bull Project: Registration is going on now for this three-part program that includes free spay and neuter for pit bulls, microchip ID, a responsible pit bull ownership workshop (Sept. 22) and positive obedience classes for pit bulls and their owners (Sept. 29). BullsEye Dog Rescue has partnered with Coalition: HUMAnE Spay & Neuter Clinic, Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County, Pawsitive Alliance and Play Bow Dog Training for this month's program. The goal is to foster responsible pit bull ownership and reduce the euthanasia rates of the breed. For full details on the Responsi-Bull Project, see the website.

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