Thursday, February 28, 2013
From North Carolina to Gulfport and now the Willis', Chap is a well traveled pup who's fitting in already!
"Good boy Chap," Robert said as we walked our 3-month-old puppy to the dog park at Crescent Lake Tuesday night. Just three days earlier we couldn't get him to walk 3 feet on a leash and now he's leading us around like he owns the place. My husband Robert and I walked through the large dog park gates and unhooked his leash, when all but 5 seconds later; three huge dogs sprinted over to Chap and huddled around him. He just sat there, sniffed a little, but otherwise he just observed. That's his nickname, "The Observer." We really lucked out finding this gem for our first dog! That's our Chap! My husband named him on Saturday at the 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued event - even before handing over the adoption fee. "Come with me," he said as …
One animal rescue organization netted 11 adoptions as a result of the 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued pet street festival.
Animal rescue organizations return year after year to the Gulfport's Get Rescued pet street festival to find forever homes for their furry friends. Friends of Pep Border Collie Rescue were among the groups set up on Beach Boulevard on Saturday, Feb. 23 with puppies and dogs ready for adoption. Katie Scott was happy to report they had adopted out 11 dogs as a result of the event. Scott says that includes day-of adoptions and adoptions that followed on Sunday after the event. "We just want to find them good homes," she said. Friends of Pep Board Collie Rescue started in 2007 and has placed 12,800 animals from high kill shelters up and down the East Coast. Scott has been with the organization since the beginning. She and dedicated volunteers …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued event introduced numerous attendees to their new best friends.
Gulfport was full of wagging tails as the annual pet street festival filled Beach Boulevard this past Saturday, February 23. Thousands of people came to the event and some found new friends in the form of animals during the day. "It's not just a pet. It becomes part of your family," said Alexis Huzzard of Rugaz Rescue. Make sure to watch our video above to see more of the adorable adoptables that were out enjoying the day and looking for homes. Did you adopt an animal at Get Rescued? If so, show us a photo of you and your new loved one. Related Coverage: Photo Gallery: Gulfport's Get Rescued 2013 Sign up for the Gulfport Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thousands celebrated the 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued street festival this weekend. Check out our photos from the event! Did you snap a few? Add them to this gallery.
Furry friends filled the streets in downtown Gulfport Saturday, oh yes - and thousands of people came too! Check out our photos from the 9th annual event and please share your photos too! Just upload them on this gallery to share your pics with Gulfport Patch and your neighbors.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
If the pups, cats and other furry friends at Gulfport's Get Rescued made you say "awwwww," share your pics of the little guys with your neighbors on Gulfport Patch! Just add them here, to our "Pics & Clips" neighborhood gallery!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued fundraiser kicks off today at 10 a.m. in downtown Gulfport. Bring your family, friends and furry pals to Beach Boulevard. Here's what you need to know before you go!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thousands of people and hundreds of pups will be in downtown Gulfport for the 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued on Saturday! Here's what you need to know before you go!
The 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued fundraiser is expected to lure thousands to the city on Saturday, Feb. 23. The all day free event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing rescue groups from throughout the region. Here's what you need to know if you plan on coming to the event. Daytime Event: Gulfport's Get Rescued is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Gulfport on Beach Boulevard. It's free to the public. Schedule of Events: Salty's Grand Opening: Salty's Gulfport is hosting a grand opening at their new location at 5413 Shore Blvd. in conjunction with the annual event and will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to Gulfport's Get Rescued. The pup …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued animal rescue festival and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23 in downtown Gulfport!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued animal rescue festival and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23 in downtown Gulfport!
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Thursday, January 24
Are you ready for dogs, cats, and other furry friends to take over downtown Gulfport? The ninth annual animal rescue festival and fundraiser, Gulfport's Get Rescued is less than a month away! Mark your calendars: This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing as many as 60 animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfport's Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups. Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Ballroom Dancing, Gulfport's Get Rescued, Claim Your Free Business Listing and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
USA Ballroom Dance: The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Association presents a dance lesson from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by a dance. Great DJ music and dance hosts. Show at 8:30 p. m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for members, $7 for non members. Citywide Yard Sale: Mark your calendars for the next Citywide Yard Sale on Saturday, March 17! You can add your address in the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the attached form and turning it into City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Gulfport's Get Rescued: Did you stop by the 8th Annual Gulfport's Get Rescued animal fundraiser in Gulfport this weekend? Please share your photos with us in our photo gallery by uploading your pics. We're up to at …