Tricks and Treats: Benefit for Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry
7:00 PM19:00

Tricks and Treats: Benefit for Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry

Come get spooky with some of Beauty Beyond Drag’s most fun entertainers for..
Tricks and Treats: a Drag Benefit for Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry!

Date: October 12, 2019
Location: Harmony Hall, 401 Stocking Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI
Price: FREE!
Showtime: 7pm-9:30pm

This is our ONLY ALL AGES COSTUME DRAG SHOW OF THE MONTH, and we encourage you to bring your kids!


Ginger Ambrosia
Star Buxom
Blake Daniels
Chaysin Pleasures
Diondra Divine

More information coming on costume contest details!

Poster cred: Bux Dhyne

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Wag 'n' Wade Dog Swim 2019
12:00 PM12:00

Wag 'n' Wade Dog Swim 2019

The Wag 'n' Wade dog swim is back for its third year! We're closing the 2019 pool season with another paw-some event at Richmond Pool. The event is free and open to all community members.

Event Format
We're splitting the event into four 45 minute sessions this year. Pre-registration is required.

Session 1: Small Dogs
• 12:00 - 12:45 pm
• Meant for dogs under 35 pounds
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Session 2: Large Dogs I
• 1:00 - 1:45 pm
• Meant for dogs over 35 pounds
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Session 3: Large Dogs II
• 2:00 - 2:45 pm
• Meant for dogs over 35 pounds
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Session 4: Older Dogs
• 3:00 - 3:45 pm
• Meant for dogs ages 8+
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Event day reminders

We'll provide:
• Dog waste bags
• Drinking water for dogs
• LOTS of tennis balls

What you'll need to bring:
• Paper proof of rabies vaccination (if you didn't upload them when
• Leash for taking your dog in and out of the pool area
• A towel (optional)

• You may enter the water up to your knees
• Your dog(s) must be on a leash when entering and leaving the pool
• You must remain with your dog at all times
• Your dog must always be wearing a collar
• Please leave all personal toys and treats at home
• You are responsible to clean up after your dog
• If your dog(s) is acting aggressively, you will need to remove yourself and your dog(s) from the pool area

The following local dog businesses will be joining us for this year's fun! There will be donation opportunities, information on services, giveaways, treats and more.

Primary Pawtner: Humane Society of West Michigan

Nature of the Dog
Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry
Beer City Dog Biscuits
Hearts of Hope
Fido & Stitch
Camp Bow Wow Grand Rapids Airport

*This event may be photographed*

If you have any additional questions, please contact Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation at (616) 456-3696 or

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PHPFP's Grand Open House!
12:00 PM12:00

PHPFP's Grand Open House!

💚🖤💚We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting a Grand Open House on Saturday, August 3 from 12-3pm for our supporters & donors. The PHPFP team is grateful beyond words at the support that our community has showed us in the past 2 and a half years!💚🖤💚

Because of YOU, we have grown more than we could have ever imagined in this short time. Because of YOU, we have had the ability to help keep hundreds of pets in their homes & out of the shelter system. Because of YOU, we are inspired to dream bigger & help our community in so many more ways!

Join us for a behind the scenes tour, some snacks & light refreshments, a chance to win some awesome prizes, meet our amazing volunteer team, and much more!!!

*Are you a local business who would like to be involved? Interested in volunteering? Email us to find out how!*


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2nd Annual Pooch Street Party
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Annual Pooch Street Party

We are SO excited to not only be a part of the 2nd Annual Pooch Street Party on July 13 at Creston Brewery but to ALSO be a water stop for the Nature of the Dog Community Dog Walk that is kicking the event off at 11:45!

We will have a pooch pool & lots of water bowls to help your pup cool off when you walk past the pantry before you head back toward the event and get yourselves a cold beer!!!


DETAILS: Join us for another Pooch Street Party at Creston Brewery! We'll be kicking off the event with a Community Dog walk at 11:45, led by Nature of the Dog. We'll wind up back at Creston for a dog costume contest (the best dressed pup will win a prize!), live music and lots of fun vendor booths to check out. Make sure to bring a donation for Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry! Buddies Pet Photography will be offering Mini Pet & People Photo Booth Sessions. Fido & Stitch will be providing dog tattoos, A Pleasant Dog will have a dog kissing booth, Uniquely K9 will be selling their fantastic locally made dog collars, Shaggy Pines Dog Park will have their Shaggy Shuttle parked and ready for tours, and Mi Beer Dog will be offering treat samples! If your dog is people friendly AND dog friendly, this party is for you!

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