Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on April 2, 2010 at 11:19 pm
Filed under: animals, Events

Tuxes & Tails For an Arfing Good Time

Don your best duds and hang out with some beautiful and furry four-legged friends at Tuxes & Tails, the annual fundraiser to benefit the Seattle/King County Humane Society.

The theme of this year’s event is “Catsino Royale” and features the always popular Celebrity and Pet Fashion Show.  Local celebs will stylishly strut down the runway with their own pet or an adorable one that is available for adoption.  The other highlights of the evening include a gourmet dinner with beef, fish, or vegetarian entrees, live entertainment, and a live and silent auction.  Not only is this a fun night out, but you’ll be supporting the great work of the Humane Society.

Last year, the Seattle Humane Society placed 6,091 animals, the highest number ever.  All funds raised from the fundraiser will go directly to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care for animals, and to support low-fee spay/neuter services, the Pet Food Bank for pets of low-income seniors, the Pet Project for pets of people with AIDS, and a variety of other educational programs and services.

Location: Seattle Sheraton Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Downtown (map)

Date & Time: Saturday, April 24th, 2010.   Doors open at 5 pm.

Tickets: $200 per person, $300 Top Dog Patron (includes preferred seating and gift).  A portion of the ticket price may be tax deductible.  Purchase Tuxes & Tails 2010 online or by phone at (425) 373-5388.

NOTE:  Please do not bring your own pet.  There will be plenty of furry friends in attendance courtesy of the Humane Society.

Photo credit:  personal collection

1 places are mentioned in this post!
Click on the place name to learn more

No Comments


Permalink |


Recent Articles in this category

Endangered White Tiger Spotted in New Delhi

Endangered White Tiger Spotted in New Delhi
Excessive poaching and human encroachment has led to only Delhi Zoo and it's White Tigers 1411 tigers alive in the Indian wilderness. Sad, but true! Spotting a tiger in the wild is best left to chance even if you visit Tiger sanctuaries. To spot a White Tiger is an even rarer sight that requires...
March 31st, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: animals, featuredarticle, zoo

LA Tradition: Blessing of the Animals

LA Tradition: Blessing of the Animals
Angelenos may seem strange to some, but we are notorious for upholding some of the oldest traditions. The Los Angeles Blessing of the Animals ceremony has taken place every year since 1930, even though it is in the middle of the constant traffic of downtown. This familiar LA annual event, but unusual...
March 30th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: animals, Events, featuredarticle

Best of Nature Photography on Display in DC

Best of Nature Photography on Display in DC
Each year, the Windland Smith Rice International Awards Nature’s Best Photography competition recognizes some of the world’s best nature photographers and nature photos taken during the previous year. The large format photos (ranging from 2×3 feet to 4×6 feet) now on display at the Smithsonian...
January 6th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Attractions, best of week, nature, photography, Smithsonian

Woodland Park Zoo Winter Celebration

Woodland Park Zoo Winter Celebration
The entire Seattle area will be enjoying the winter holiday season, and that includes the residents of Woodland Park Zoo.  You can take a break from the hectic schedule of your holiday shopping and festivities to join the animals in their own, and very special, Winter Celebration. All your favorite...
December 15th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: animals, Family Acitivities, featuredarticle, Holiday events, zoo

Zooming In the Auckland Zoo

With school out and the start of a long holiday break coming up soon, families are making plans and one of them should surely include a trip to the Auckland Zoo, along Motions Road at the Western Springs Reserve. A giraffe takes a look at the Auckland Zoo visitors Aside from the most sought after lions...
December 6th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, auckland zoo, kidzone

Turkey Toss to Animals at Woodland Park Zoo

Turkey Toss to Animals at Woodland Park Zoo
It’s not just Seattle families who are starting to finalize Thanksgiving plans (can you believe that it’s next week?!), there are some 4-footed families that will be having their Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. A jaguar at the woodland park zoo The big cats, wolves, piranhas, primates, and other...
November 18th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Family Acitivities, zoo

Come to the Fair: The PNE until Sept.7

It’s the Pacific National Exhibition’s 99th birthday this year. I’ve been attending since I was a young teenager.  In those days, the Fair was the place to go to have fun, eat lots of candy floss and hot dogs, scare the willies out of yourself on the midway rides None of us who experienced...
August 30th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Attractions, Events, exhibitons, fair, Family Friendly, fun, History & Information, Restaurants & Bars, rides, Shows, The Arts

Summer Fun at the National Zoo in Washington, DC

The National Zoo in Washington, DC is one of the best zoos in the United States.  While there are a couple other animal attractions near DC, such as Virginia Safari Park and the Reston Zoo, none come close to this world-class zoo that covers 163-acres. Nearly one in four species at the National...
August 4th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Attractions, Family Friendly, National-Zoo, Washington DC, zoo

Where are Michael Jackson’s Animals?

Since the King of Pop’s death much emphasis has been placed on the whereabouts and well being of his three children. But how about the menagerie of exotic furry and feathered creatures that once lived at Neverland? The primates, birds, reptiles. Bubbles?? Where is Bubbles?? After the 2003 police...
July 14th, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, King of Pop, michael jackson, Neverland, News, parrots

Baby Snow Leopards at Woodland Park Zoo

Just a little over a month old (they were born May 25th, 2009), two endangered snow leopard cubs are working their way into the hearts of zookeepers as well as fans of Woodland Park Zoo. They are not yet on display at the zoo, making this video a special treat, and are being care for behind the scenes...
July 6th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Family Friendly, Woodland Park Zoo, zoo

Wild (and not so wild) Animals at Virginia Safari Park

Washington, DC has the National Zoo, but if you want a more hands-on encounter with wild animals from around the globe, visit Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia (about 3 hours from DC). There you can see wild animals in a more natural environment than a typical zoo. Plus, you can interact...
June 18th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: amimal park, animals, Attractions, Family Friendly, Natural Bridge, parks, Safari, Virginia, zoo

Western Plains Zoo in Pictures

My husband I broke up the journey from Mudgee to Orange with a stop at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Like most city girls, I hadn’t been for years but had fond memories of all that open space and happy animals. It’s lost none of its magic for me. There’s something truly special about...
May 18th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Attractions, Dubbo, Photos, Scenic & Short Trips, Western Plains Zoo

Photo Op: Grazing Giraffe at Woodland Park Zoo

Details:  As the weather warms up, lots of people will be heading out to Woodland Park Zoo (view location). The zoo is a popular family destination, as you would imagine, but it’s also a great date spot.  My parents would take my brother and I to the zoo when we were kids, and ever since, the zoo...
April 19th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Family Friendly, Photos, Woodland Park Zoo, zoos

The Reston Zoo – A Great Petting Zoo for Children

Growing up as a kid in Chicago, the only “wild” animals we saw were squirrels and pigeons.  And I suspect the same might be true for most children growing up in and around Washington, DC. So if you think your children might enjoy seeing some wild animals…located just 20 miles from Washington,...
March 15th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 4
Filed under: animals, Family Friendly, outdoors, Reston, Virginia, zoo

Merry Christmas Sydney Traveler Readers

Merry Christmas to all my Sydney Traveler readers! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day and that Santa was kind to you all! To celebrate the big day, here’s some footage of Taronga Zoo’s furry residents opening their presents. The meerkats are just priceless! Enjoy!
December 25th, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Merry Christmas, News, presents, Taronga-Zoo, video

The World Famous Dancing Horses

The internationally known Lipizzaner Stallions perform the highest level of dressage with their intricate ballet-like marching, jumping and prancing.  Choreographed to classical music by the masters, the dozen all white horses entertain horse fans across the globe with their lively performances.  ...
November 16th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Fairfax, Sports & Recreation, Virginia

Ocelot Kittens at Woodland Park Zoo

Some of the cutest residents of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo are approaching their six week birthday. Two ocelots kittens were born September 23rd to mom Bella and dad Brazil.  Ocelots are endangered, and the birth of these two kittens (both female) is great news for the Ocelot Species Survival...
November 5th, 2008 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: animals, Family Friendly, Lunch Hour Fun, zoos