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Pet Adoption Party Today at House of Vans!

Today from 1-4pm, ASPCA is hosting this event for pets in need of homes at the House of Vans (25 Franklin St).

Spring is officially here and what could be better than a puppy/kitten party to celebrate your re-birth into the outdoor world. Even if you can’t adopt it’ll be worth it just to hang out with (I’ll say it again) PUPPIES AND KITTENS.

There will also be food from Yeah Dawg and Calexico, drinks, a photo booth, and face painting. And if you are looking to adopt, ASPCA will be there to answer all your questions.

 

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Um. Yeah. Cats + Arts + Crafts

BK Craft Company Mascot - Fifi

Not sure if you’ve noticed but cats are everywhere! Big cats, little cats – they are the new spirit animal of this here Brooklyn life. It’s because they are the coolest – even cooler than hipsters. It’s nothing new; Ancient Egyptians sweat the shit out of cats, too.

16th Century Cat Art

Maybe we idolize them because we know if they had a choice they wouldn’t participate in our fur ball schemes. Did you see this? 500 Years ago cats were depicted wearing futuristic jetpacks in old drawings. I know my cat would NOT like a jetpack, or a tiara.

Artwork by Scott Chasse

What about beards?

Tomorrow night (3/12) as part of Scott Chasse’s OMG Webcats art show opening at Dandelion Wine, cats are taking the shape of siamese beardos.

Another glorious cat events around town worthy of your attention (even though your cat would definitely be like, “no thanks loser – I’d rather stay home and puke on your computer cables “) – is Brooklyn Craft Company’s “Cat Lady Craft Night” on 4/5.

We chatted with Brett Bara of Bk Craft Co. about why cats are just too cool for school and everything else. Continue reading

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These Pets Need a Home!

Edna, the cat!

Dog Habitat, a local rescue group, just gave us the heads up that they have a cat and dog in need in need of good homes, either via adoptees or fosters. They’ve sent us descriptions and photos (see after the jump) and beware: they are super adorable. Both pets are up to date on all of their shots and are ready to be taken home!

If you’re interested, contact Dog Habitat Rescue via email at rescue[at]doghabitat[dot]org. Continue reading

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Holiday Photos With Your Animal BFF Tomorrow (12/21)

PUPPIES! SANTA! Puppies wearing sweaters…with Santa! It’s all going down Saturday in the garden right next to the McCarren Park dog run. Dress your pet(s) in their winter best and get a holiday photo that will make your entire extended family jealous, because A) your pet is super stylish and B) their family photo was taken at a mall.

Oh, and it’s FREE.

Tomorrow – Saturday 12/21 from 12:30-2pm

Instagram your merry Dog/Cat/Santa photo and tag us @greenpointers and @gpointvet. We’ll re-gram our favs.

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GIFT GUIDE: DOG-E-DOG (DISCOUNT!)

The holidays can be very busy with travel and endless festivities. If you need support caring for your doggies or kitties this holiday season, DOG-E-DOG can help.

Mention “GREENPOINTERS” and receive a 20% discount off Gift Certificate purchases of $75+ at DOG-E-DOG!

DOG-E-DOG is your local boutique pet care service, offering pet sitting, walking and boarding. When you leave town or are at work all day, you want animal handlers that are kind yet street savvy and quick witted. That’s Dog-E-Dog!

Contact:
DOG-E-DOG
Eric Arnstein
603.496.4361
info@dog-e-dog.org 

Follow on facebooktwitter and instagram @dogedog.

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Celebrate Halloween With Your Pet at LIC Flea – This Saturday & Sunday – Costume Contest & Photo Booth!

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Costume from Spoil My Bitch

Forget about your own Halloween costume this year – tricking out your pet is so much more fun! And don’t worry – the whimpering and awkward limping really means they love it. When it comes to Pet Halloween Costume Contests – winning is all that matters!

Bring your four-legged friends this Saturday and Sunday to LIC Flea & Food for an early Halloween.

With just two weeks to go, LIC Flea is hosting a pet costume contest this weekend. Visitors will be able to bring their four-legged furry friends to participate in the first pet costume Halloween contest.

If you don’t have a costume for your pet, LIC Flea vendor Spoil My Bitch mobile pet boutique will have a selection of costumes for small to big dogs you can purchase. Options include a fantasy dragon, duck, sailor, basketball player, sailor and even a cow.

Kiki Pet Photography will be taking photos of all the participants and a winner will be awarded prizes including LIC Flea & Food Bucks, a gift card to Ricky’s, a free 20-day potty break package from LIC Dogwalk, a free dog consult from Pooch Pals, a free office exam from City Vet and a discounted photo session with Kiki Pet Photography.

Visitors will also be able to donate clean dog items and unopened food and treats to “Rock & Rawhide” for dogs in need. Those people looking for a furry friend to call their own will also have the chance to adopt a pet through the pet adoption agency Zani’s Furry Friends, which will be at LIC Flea.

You can sign up for the contest online at http://queenscourier.com/lic-flea-pet-costume-contest/ or just come out to LIC Flea, located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City.

Besides pets, LIC Flea & Food has over 70 vendors selling everything from furniture, antiques, art, fashion, jewelry and amazing food vendors. Plus pick up a pumpkin at the LIC Flea Pumpkin Patch bringing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes direct from the farm. Don’t miss out because LIC Flea & Food is only open outdoors for two more weekends!

Check out www.licflea.com or www.facebook.com/licflea for more information.

Sponsored Post courtesy of LIC Flea.

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Blessing of the Animals This Sunday (10/13)

This Sunday (10/13) at 3pm, The Church of the Ascension (127 Kent Street) is offering a different kind of service…and opening its doors to some non-traditional guests.

Visitors are invited to bring their pets, big and small, to the church to receive a blessing. The names of loved pets who have died in the past year will also be read in rememberence.

“It is quite healing for people to experience grief for their beloved animals in a public and communal context,” said Reverend John Mertz.

The blessing will last approximately 20 minutes.

If anyone attends, let us know how it goes…and if your pup is acting more pious post-blessing.

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Special Greenpointers Offer: Free Dog Walks & Cat Sitting From Mobile Mutts

Mobile Mutts has been serving Brooklyn’s dogs and cats for over nine years and has expanded into Williamburg and Greenpoint.  Mobile Mutts is fully insured.  They provide online scheduling and automatic billing and they are super flexible and never charge last minute fees. Their staff can be contacted by phone or email 365 days per year.  Mobile Mutts is pleased to offer both cat & dog clients, a special deal for Greenpointers.com readers.
Free First Week of Dog Walks:  Sign up for regular dog walks and you will get your first week free (up for five walks)!
Free First Cat Visit:  Sign up for at least three cat visits and your first visit is free!
Sponsored Post Courtesy Of Mobile Mutts
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CMJ 2012, CB1, VP Debate, Art Openings, Fleas & Swaps, Animal Blessing, Record Riot, 5K Run, Rollerskate: What’s Happening Greenpoint? 10/10-10/16

WEDNESDAY 10/10

• Community Board 1 Meeting @ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie St) 6:30-9:30pm

♫ Bomb the Music Industry / The Smith Street Band / No Way @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 9pm, $7, SKA

♫ Luke Rathborne @ Cameo Gallery (93 No. 6th St) 9:30pm

THURSDAY 10/11

• VP Debate Watching @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 9pm, “Why laugh or cry alone when you can watch the Vice Presidential debate with your friends from NAG?”

♫ Butter The Children / Half Day / Kissing Is A Crime @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7

brooklyn artist Katya Usvitsky
Artwork: Katya Usvitsky

♦ Getting It @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St #216) 7-10pm, a seemingly disparate group of artists hell-bent on dousing the corrosive flames of irony and cynicism with honesty, Featurning the works of Marnie Briggs, Rich EricksonAustin LeePaul RichardsonCal Siegel

♦ Polymorph @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Work by Katya Usvitsky, More info

♫ The Library Is On Fire / Cool Serbia / Life Size Maps / Grand Resort @ The Library Is On Fire HQ (114 Forrest St $3C, Bushwick) 9pm, Watch this awesome video from Cool Serbia

SATURDAY 10/13

Flea Market @ Williamsburg High School For Architecture & Design (257 No. 6th St) 10-4pm

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Church (138 Milton St) 1-4pm, reduce, reuse, & recycle gently used & working men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, shoes, toys, & cell phones.  $5 to drop off, browse and take as much as you can carry!

• Blessing of the Animals @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) 3pm

• Oktober Feast @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, Free Oktoberfest Food, $3 Happy Hour until 8pm, Tommy Mattiolo’s Gypsy Band plays live Gyspy Swing Jazz, RSVP

♫  Le Rug / Team Spirit / Jangula / Chappo / Cool Serbia / Butter The Children / Surfing / Lazyeyes @ 171 Lombardy, 6:30pm, $7

rollerskate brooklyn lyceumSUNDAY 10/14

• Flea Market @ Williamsburg High School For Architecture & Design (257 No. 6th St) 10-4pm

• Get to The Point 5K Run @ St. Stan’s (12 Newell St) 10-4pm, Fun 5K race for all skill levels through Greenpoint! Register by Friday

Brooklyn Record Riot @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 12-7pm, $3, Live DJ’s, Polish Specialties, Over 55 dealer tables

• Rollerskate @ Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave) 2-6pm, $5, Bring your own skates!

MONDAY 10/15

♫ CMJ 2012 w/ Friend Roulette / Miniboone / Korova / KNTRLR / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards / Sloth Bear / Fan-Tan @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 6pm, $5

TUESDAY 10/16

♫ Greenpointers CMJ Showcase @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St) 7pm, $8, Presented with Permanent Wave & Campers Rule, Performances by Heliotropes / Leda / Beach Day / Backwords / The Suzan / Easy Lover, Sponsored by Narragansett (FREE BEER!) RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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