Upcoming Events

WAGS N’ WHISKERS- Bethesda, MD

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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What’s better than shopping at Bethesda Row? Shopping at Bethesda Row with your pet, of course.

Join Operation Paws for Homes at WAGS N’ WHISKERS!

Bring yours (or even find a new one!) to this fun, family-friendly event featuring 30+ onsite exhibitors and Top Dog sponsors*. The event features a range of pet services and accessories, and onsite adoptions. Get a pic of your furry friend for just $5, enjoy live music, strolling entertainment and children’s activities including face painting, balloon art, and more!

Dogs attending:
Christian Louboutin
Mary Quant
Voltorb
Dorian's Penny
Captain Marvel

Frederick, MD - Bark & Brew

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
880 N East St Suite 201, Frederick, MD 21701
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Join Operation Paws for Homes for ​a Bark & Brew event! ​​Spend the day with us at Rockwell Brewery with your dog and a cold brew! ​

10% of Sales during the event will be donated to OPH Rescue! Live Music for the entire event!

Richmond Dog Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
3215 E Broad Street Richmond, 23223
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Join us on Saturday, September 21st in Chimborazo Park from 11 AM to 4 PM for a celebration of dogs and dog lovers! The Richmond Dog Festival supports the Enrichmond Foundation’s mission of serving Richmond’s people, parks and public spaces.

Dogs are of course welcome to attend. Your four-legged friends must be socialized and leashed.

Entry Fee:
$1 suggested entry donation to Enrichmond keeps the bacon rolling! Enrichmond is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your attendance supports Enrichmond’s mission to enhance Richmond parks and activate its public spaces.

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Feel free to bring lawn chairs – we’ll have live music and tents to kick back under.
This is a rain or shine event!

New Freedom Fest

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
22 Railroad Ave New Freedom, PA 17349
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Join OPH Rescue at New Freedom Fest. This is an old-time “festival of small town life”. It includes music, arts and crafts, animals, food, games, a pie eating contest, an art tent with pumpkin painting, and much, much more – all centered around the beautiful and historic town of New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

Local artists and craftsmen including jewelers, potters, photographers, weavers and sculptors, will be selling their work and demonstrating from 10am to 4pm.

There will be kid’s games ($5 lets you play all day), a pet parade, great food from local restaurants and world-class live entertainment at the Freedom Green. Local non-profit organizations and businesses provide information and offer fun insight into small town life. Free parking and free admission make this a day fit for any budget.

Adoptable Dogs Attending:
Dorian's Buttercup
Atlanna

Puppy Mill Awareness Day: Lancaster, Pa

Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
901 Buchanan Avenue, Lancaster, Pa
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Join Operation Paws for Homes for a family fun day at the Puppy Mill Awareness Day! Bring the entire family to this fun event featuring rescue groups, vendors, food trucks and more!

There will also be a pet kissing booth, Pet Blessings, Lure Coursing, Photo Booth, Paw Painting, Doggie Pools, and more! Beau's Dream Dog Park is on-site. Please bring a blanket and stay the day.

Adoptable Dogs Attending:
DKNY
Ricky Martin

Whitehall, MD - K9&Kds - Registration Required

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
5310 Norrisville Rd, White Hall, MD 21161
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This Operation Paws for Homes program will include instruction for children on safe dog interaction, story time, crafts, and the chance to meet rescue dogs and puppies. Register all those attending, adults and children.

Event Type(s): Family Literacy, Crafts/Hands On, Choose Civility
Age Group(s): Grades K-5, Family
Presenter: Operation Paws for Homes
Norrisville Branch
(410) 692-7850
registrationorrisville@hcplonline.org

Richmond, VA: Social & Adoption Event

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
11800 W Broad St #1650, Richmond, VA 23233
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Exciting NEWS: The Orvis store at the Short Pump Mall selected Operation Paws for Homes to be the beneficiary of their September "Give Back Days". For a $10 donation to OPH, customers get a $10 Orvis credit. "Give Back Days" are Saturday, Sept. 1st -- Thursday, Sept. 26th

Join OPH Volunteers for a social event at the store on Thursday, September 26th from 6pm-8pm. Meet adoptable kittens Evanovich & Hilderbrand!

Remember Me Thursday: Reston, VA

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1617 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190
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OPH is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony. Now going into its seventh year, Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations on the fourth Thursday in September to be an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.

The candles lit will shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

Please light a candle with OPH on Thursday September 26th & be a part of the global awareness movement! OPH Rescue will be hosting a candle lighting ceremony at Kalypso's Sports Tavern in Reston, VA on Thursday Sept. 26th from 6-8pm.

We will have several raffles and we will be accepting Donations for our shelter partners.

RememberMeThursday Operation Paws For Homes

Alexandria, VA - Adoption Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
310 King Street, Alexandria, VA
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and OPH are teaming up for an adoption event! Join us and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes! Can't adopt, but want to help? Stop by and chat with our volunteers about all the ways you can make a difference!

Dogs Attending:

TBA

http://ophrescue.org/adopt
http://ophrescue.org/foster
http://ophrescue.org/volunteer

Hanover, PA - Adoption Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
416 Eisenhower Dr, Hanover, PA 17331
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Come meet OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Petco in Hanover, PA!

{Adoptable Dogs Attending}
Ricky Martin

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

Harrisburg, PA - WoofStock

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Riverfront Park, Harrisburg, PA
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Join OPH Rescue at the largest festival on the east coast for animal lovers and their dogs! WoofStock draws a crowd of thousands for this one day festival of fun.

Event is Rain or Shine and Admission is Free!

The Central PA Animal Alliance (CPAA) and Furry Friends Network (FFN) are proud to host the 15th Annual WoofStock!

Activities include: American Fido talent contest. Dog Lovers Days Lure Course, Live music,
Demonstrations and more!

Glen Burnie, MD - Petsmart Adoption Event

Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
24 Mountain Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
(410) 766-7190
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Join OPH volunteers and adoptable dogs at the Petsmart in Glen Burnie, MD

{Dogs Attending}
TBA

{VOLUNTEER} Love dogs?? We would love to have you help us at the event! You can help by holding a dog leash, handing out cards or talking to the public about OPH. Sign up to be a part of the event >> www.ophrescue.org/volunteer

{ADOPT} We love our adopters, they become family! Apply to adopt at ophrescue.org/adoptJoin OPH and meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.Submit an application to adopt prior to the event to be eligible to adopt as soon as you meet that special four-legged someone! https://ophrescue.org/adopters/new#

OPH Rescue Strut Your Mutt

Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wheaton Park, Washington, DC
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Come join OPH Rescue in saving lives while having fun at the 2019 DC Metro Strut Your Mutt.  To sign up for 2019 DC Metro Area Strut Your Mutt, please visit strutyourmutt.org and choose Operation Paws for Homes when you register or visit the Operation Paws for Homes team page!

Donate to the Campaign!

Manassas, VA: - Semper K9’s Obedience Olympiad

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, VA 20112
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Join OPH Rescue at Semper K9’s 3rd Annual Obedience Olympiad is a friendly competition hosted by Semper K9 Assistance Dogs. This fundraiser will feature competitive events, food, entertainment and demonstrations.

Visit OPH at “Adoption Alley” during the Olympiad. Come visit dogs in need of a new home. Our rescue partner Operation Paws for Homes will be on our Adoption Alley.

For more details visit the website!

Dickerson, MD - Howl-O-Wine (sponsored by Wags for Hope)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
18125 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842
(301) 605-0130
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We are happy to participate in Wags for Hope's annual fundraiser - Howl-O-Wine - at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. $25 Donation at the door includes a wine tasting and a souvenir glass. Children's admission is free - and is fun for the entire family!

Details about the event can be found here: http://www.wagsforhope.org/howlowine/

Come meet some adoptable dogs and learn more about Operation Paws for Homes while you support another great non-profit, Wags for Hope