Plenty of things for you and your dog this fall, so be sure to save the dates for the following events:
Wine, Whiskers and Song, a fundraiser for the Roanoke Valley SPCA, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at Blue Ridge Vineyards. Well-behaved people and their leased pooches can enjoy this festival featuring wine tasting, bluegrass music and adoptable pets. Admission is $10 for tasters, $8 for non-tasters and free for dogs. Do not, however, plan on letting your dog be the designated driver.
Dogtoberfest, the annual fundraiser for St. Francis Service Dogs, happens Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a blessing of the animals, an agility course, food, music and PawCasso pooch painting. Admission is free. Click here for directions.
Spay-ghetti Supper, another SPCA fundraiser, is planned for Thursday, Oct. 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Order in bulk and save on delicious spaghetti suppers. Dinners are $6 per plate in advance, $7.50 at the door, and $5 per plate for orders of 25 or more dinners purchased in advance. All proceeds go to fund spay/neuter services at the RVSPCA.
The 16th annual Howl-O-Ween Walk for the Animals is Sunday, Oct. 16 in Elmwood Park. The event will also feature a microchip clinic and DNA testing for your pooch.
Click here and scroll down to the “donate now” button to pay in advance for the Spay-gehtti dinners, microchipping and the what’s-your-daddy? test. (Maury Povich will not be present.)