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March 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

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March pet events: Egg hunts for hounds, kennel club show and a burlesque benefit

The benefit gala season gets rolling with the Fur Ball Auction, the Whiskers Wine & Dine and a game-show themed burlesque event this month. There also are at least two egg hunts slated, an event just for pugs and pug mixes and the big two-day dog show.

If you're thinking about adding a pet to your household, check out one of the many pet adoption events and the foster cat program.

Here are some of the March events.

Chihuahua adoptions: Through March 31, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue. $50 off adoption fees on Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes at least a year old. Dogs at Seattle Humane are behavior-tested, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and have a microchip ID. Most dog adoptions also include six weeks of training in a behavior course. Click here to see some of the adoptable pets. See the Seattle Humane website for details on adoption fees and tips on how to select a pet.

Empty the Dog Kennels: Through March 10, Kitsap Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Road N.W., Silverdale. Adoption fees are being cut in half for medium and large dogs as the shelter works to clear the main kennel so repair work can be done.

Fur Ball Auction and Dinner: March 2, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. 6th St., Bellevue. Gala benefits Homeward Pet Adoption Center and its efforts to provide food, veterinary care and shelter to animals. The nonprofit, no-kill shelter's programs also include a pet food bank and low-cost spay/neuter services. $125/individuals and $250/couples.

Foster Cat Orientation: 2-3:30 p.m. March 3, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle. Find out what it takes to be a volunteer foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter at a free orientation session. Sign up for the orientation by emailing before 5 p.m. March 2. Click here to read an earlier post about the program.

Pasado's Safe Haven Spring Sanctuary Tour: March 9. Meet the animals, learn about the sanctuary and discuss issues affecting animals. Directions will be mailed to participants.

Seattle Kennel Club All-Breed Shows: March 9-10, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle. Meet the breeds, see the fur fly in agility and rally events, watch demonstrations by law enforcement K9 teams and others, tour the vendor booths in this two-day event. More than 1,700 dogs representing 156 breeds will be competing.

Pawsitive Futures: 6:30-9 p.m. March 9, Portage Bay Cafe, 391 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. Live and silent auctions with refreshments to benefit Pawsitive Alliance. $45.

Showcase Showdown: 7:30 p.m. March, 14-16, Re-bar, 1114 Howell St., Seattle. A burlesque game-show event to benefit PAWS. $15 in advance. $20 at the door.

Whiskers Wine & Dine: March 16, McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, Building #23, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. An evening of auctions and a buffet dinner benefits Northwest Spay & Neuter Clinic. $60.

Cool City Pets: 1-3 p.m. March 16, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle. Meet and learn about the many small critters available for adoption including hamsters, rabbits, gerbils and mice.

"When Your Dog has Cancer" book signing and fundraiser: 3-6 p.m. March 23, Northwest Cellars, 11909 124th Ave. N.E. Kirkland. Lola Ball, author of "When Your Dog has Cancer: Making the Right Decisions for You and Your Dog" will be at the book-signing and wine-tasting event benefiting Pasado's Safe Haven and AHELP (The Animal Hospice and End-of-Life Palliative Care Project). $10 in advance. $15 at the door.

Pug-n-Brew: Noon-3 p.m. March 17, Pyramid Breweries, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle. Pugs and Pug mixes celebrate St. Puggy's Day at an event that benefits rescue pugs. $5-10. Check the Seattle Pug Rescue website for details and restrictions.

Easter B'egg Hunt: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30, Camp Charlie's off-leash area, Duvall. Event benefits Homeward Pet Adoption Center. See the website for updates.

Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, Regional Athletic Center, Lacey. Dogs on leash hunt for plastic eggs at this event benefiting Old Dog Haven, Feline Friends and Concern for Animals. There will be vendor booths and demonstrations of dog sports. A fashion show is slated for hounds that like to dress up and show off their spring bonnets, bunny ears and fancy collars. Hunt is $3 per adult. Fashion show is $3 per dog. For details, see the Pet Connection Magazine website.

Before you head out the door, check the event websites for updates and guidelines.

Do you have an event? Send us an email about it at


Sammy is one of the many adoptable cats and kittens in foster care with Seattle Animal Shelter. For information about volunteering to care for a feline, attend one of the monthly foster cat orientations.The deadline for signing up for this month's event is March 2. See the "Foster Cat Orientation" item above for details. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Animal Shelter)

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