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GRRMF Events

Although we make every attempt to keep things up-to-date, it is always best to check online or with your local store or organizer to be sure a visit is still on.

Come join us to learn more about GRRMF and how to become involved in our rescue program through volunteering!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application today!

 
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Mark Your GRRMF Calendar ...

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Coming Events:

    Come back often and check for upcoming event.

 



Past Events:

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Event: Paws at the Mall Pet Expo and Rescue Event
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Inside Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL 32952

Pets will register when entering the Mall. They must be on a leash (no extender leashes) and all vaccines up-to-date. Any pet that is not well behaved will be asked to leave the Mall.

WSBH, The Beach Radio Station, will be in attendance with their Prize Wheel. Guests will make a donation to spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. All proceeds from this game will be divided among the attending animal rescue groups. Merritt Square Mall Merchants, The Beach Radio Station, and the participating animal rescue groups will donate the prizes.

 

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 7331 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL (next to the Lowes)

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 1500 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 7331 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL (next to the Lowes)

Come out and join us. Due to the warmer weather, we will have an education table inside the store and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 1500 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 7331 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL (next to the Lowes)

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Saturday, May 31, 2014

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 7331 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL (next to the Lowes)

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Saturday, May 24, 2014 * (Rescheuled date - rained out on May 3rd)

Event: 4th Annual Bark in the Park Pet Adoption & Expo
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Freeedom Lake Park, 9990 46th Street North, Pinellas Park, FL
Cost: Free admission and parking

This event offers something for all of your pets. Pet adoptions, pet related vendors K9 Demonstration, Plus Rescues and crafter's. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase. Bark In The Park Pet Expo is sponsored by the Pinellas Park Police Academy Alumni Association and the Pinellas Park Parks Division. Proceeds from the event will go to the Pinellas Park K-9 Unit, Police Dog Medical Fund and related items. Remember that Rescue Dogs are the best dogs. Don't shop, adopt!

 

    Sunday May 4, 2014

2nd Annual Race4Rescues

Event: 2nd Annual Racing4Resues
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Showtime Speedway , 4550 Ulmerton Road, Pinellas Park, FL
Cost: Free admission, parking $3.00.

Our community once again come together to benefit local non-profit animal rescues and shelters at the 2nd Annual Racing4Rescues. Continued support from the community will enable us to save more lives and assist with the needs of the animals that are being rescued and fostered. This family event will host a variety of activities including but not limited to Ask the Vet, K-9 Demonstrations, Pet Donation Tent, Owner & Pet Look- A- Like Contest, Variety of Vendors, Raffles, Bull Dog Beer Tent, Different Foods from the Local Venues, Local 501(c) 3 animal rescues, Meet & Greet the Race Car Drivers, Classic Car / Motorcycle Show and much, much more. Come out and stop by our table to say hi and greet our goldens.

 

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

GRRMF education table

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus at 7331 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL (next to the Lowes)

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly golden retrievers for you to meet. Come learn about GRRMF, golden retrievers and how you can make a difference in the life of an animal looking for a second chance and family to love.

 

    Friday, April 18, 2014

3rd Friday in Safety Harbor

Event: 3rd Friday in Safety Harbor
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Safety Harbor, 401 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Bring the family out for an evening filled with shopping, dining and entertainment. Enjoy live music at the gazebo and throughout downtown, and browse the arts & crafts and food vendors that are set up on both sides of the street for approx 7 blocks. The vendors sell everything from food, beer/wine and crafts and there are a number of rescue groups that participate. Each month has a theme and this month is Art & Photography Walk.

GRRMF will be there with our education booth and we will have lots of great items to sell. Be sure to stop by our table and say hello.

 

    Monday, April 14, 2014

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Event: GRRMF is honored to present author David Rosenfelt!
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm
Location: Stetson University's Gulfport campus
College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707

David Rosenfelt, author of Dogtripping, is making a special trip to our area for a talk and book signing to benefit GRRMF.

Be sure to mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to meet a very special author and help GRRMF in the process.

 

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Event: 8th Annual Pawfest
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Largo Central Park, 101 3rd St SE, Largo, FL 33771

This free event is designed to be a family day for dogs and humans alike. We will be there with our education table, golden goods, lots of Josh’s Firehouse Dog Treats and of course some wonderful goldens.

The Treasure Coast Swift Paws, a lure-chasing company will be in attendance and the Veterinarian of the Year Awards will be presented. The day will include many contest and prize drawings along with face painting by Clowns Galore and miniature train rides from the Largo Central Railroad. New this year will be a car show that will be adjacent to the Largo Fire Rescue truck display. Come out and have some fun and while your there, stop by our table to say hi, buy some dog treats and of course, pet the goldens!

 

    Beginning March 15 through Sunday, March 30, 2014

Operation Shopping Paws

Event: Operation Shopping Paws (OSP) - 4th Annual Cash for your Cause Event
Location: Merritt Square Mall, Marritt Island, FL

By coming out to the mall and doing some shopping, you will be assisting our organization.

On Saturday, March 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we were there at the mall to kick off the event and pass out literature about our organization. Thank you to all who stopped by to see us. M

This year, $1,000 will be donated to the top five registered non-profit “causes” with the most receipt points turned into Guest Services between March 15 and March 30. Points will be based on total sales of receipts from different stores in the mall. Come out to the mall and complete some of your shopping needs all while helping a worthy cause.

 

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bark in the Park in Tampa

Event: Bark in the Park
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park - 601 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Voted as Tampa Bay’s favorite fundraiser event by Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, Bark In The Park will take place along the Hillsborough River, right in the heart of downtown Tampa. This year there will be live music, food trucks, vendors, dog costume contests, adoptables, the Doggy Fun Zone and our mile-long Walk for the Animals.
We will have our GRRMF education booth set up with lots of great items to sell including the popular Josh’s Firehouse Dog Treats.

 

    Saturday March, 22, 2014

Painting with a Twist

Event: Painting with a Twist for GRRMF
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: St Petersburg, FL

Our last Paint your Pet sponsored class turned out to be a successful fundraiser for GRRMF and such a hit with all participants, not only will it be repeated again this year, the class has been expanded to 50 participants.

Register with www.paintingwithatwist.com/stpetersburg being sure to navigate to the St. Petersburg location. The cost of Paint your Pet is $55.00. Once you have registered, find a photo of your pet(s) and email it to Painting with a twist.

When you arrive at the studio the artists will have drawn your pet on a 16 x 20" canvas. You will then paint your pet with the artists’ expert help and advice. You will go home after 3 hours with a beautiful painting of your loving pet that you painted. Snacks, drinks, and wine are provided by one of our members.

Sign up now and join us for some artistic fun while supporting GRRMF in the process.

 

    Friday, March 21, 2014

3rd Friday in Safety Harbor

Event: 3rd Friday in Safety Harbor
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Safety Harbor, 401 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Vendors will be set up on both sides of the street for several blocks selling crafts, food and drinks. There will be music and bands up and down the street with this month’s theme being St Patrick’s Day. GRRMF will be there with our education booth and we will have lots of great items to sell.

 

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

8th Annual Mutt Madness

Event: 8th Annual Mutt Madness
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Highlander Park, Dunedin FL

This is a very large event, with lots of fun things to do. We will have our education booth set up
and will have Josh’s Firehouse Treats for sale. Please come by and say hello.

 

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

Event: GRRMF Annual Rescue Reunion
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Lake Parker Park, Lakeland, FL

Mark your 2014 GRRMF calendar and don't miss all the fun and a field full of Golden Retreivers.

 

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

Painting with a Twist

Event: Painting with a Twist for GRRMF
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: St Petersburg, FL

Leslie at Painting with a Twist, in St Petersburg is hosting GRRMF for a fundraising event. The fee is $45.00 to paint a 16x20 portrait of your pet. Half of the fee, $27.50 will go to GRRMF, and you will leave with a beautiful portrait of your golden or whatever pet you choose to paint. Appetizers, wine and cheese, soda, and brownies will be provided by Cathy Schultz, who is co-hosting this event. You do NOT need to know anything about painting or art. After you have registered, you will email a photo of your pet. The artists will have it drawn on the canvas when you arrive. You will have so much fun, and won't believe what you made. The painting will also make a great gift for a friend or love one.
Please register by calling: Painting with a Twist at 727-327-4488 or at www.paintingwithatwist.com/stpetersburg after January 15, 2013.
Mention our rescue, and prepay. You will want to reserve your spot early, as seating is limited. If you have any questions, please contact: cschultzmom@gmail.com

 

    Saturday, January 25, 2014

6th Annual Pookie's Rescuefest

Event: 6th Annual Pookies RescueFest
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Lake Lily, 701 Lake Lilly Drive, Maitland FL

GRRMF will be there. It's a wonderfull event and we look forward to seeing you when you stop by our booth.

 

    Saturday, January 25, 2014

GRRMF education table

Event: GRRMF Education Day at Pet Supplies Plus
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 7331 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL

Come out and join us. We will have an education table outside the store, weather permitting, and will be there with a few of our crowd-friendly Goldens for you to meet.

 

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

5th Annual Parade of Rescues, adoption event

Event: 5th Annual Parade of Rescues (formally known as Rally to Rescue)
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Pet Supplies Plus, 7331 Park Blvd in Pinellas Park (next to Lowes)

GRRMF will be there and have a table of educational material and a few goods to sell. See you there.

 

    Friday, January 10, 2014

Event: Doggie Date Night at Saftey Harbor
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 940 7th Street South, Safety Harbor, FL

This dog-friendly event allows families and their dogs the opportunity to spend quality time together while participating in a fun evening. The event will include dog races, crafts, animal trick contests, a vendor scavenger hunt, a photo booth and more.
GRRMF will have a double booth for educating the public about our organization & Golden Retrievers as well as merchandise to purchase. We hope to see you there.