OPIN Events Prior to Spring 2016
Looking for Love That Lasts? OPINPets and Best Friends Animal Society Can Help You Adopt a Pet to Realize Those #RelationshipGoals.
OPINPets, Best Friends and Hallmark Channel Team Up to Encourage Everyone to Swipe Right to Find "The One" at National Pet Adoption Event Stamford, CT - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Oh. Now the bad news... As sincerely as we try, statistics show that being consciously coupled is often fraught with failure. According to bestselling author Hellen Chen, more than 85 percent of dating relationships end in a breakup. Not to mention, nearly a third of marriages end in divorce.
But don't fret, there is a way to set realistic #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet.
When looking for love, you're more likely to find the real deal at OPIN than at your local bar, or on Tinder, or Ashley Madison for that matter. Just for starters, about 81 percent of people on dating sites and apps lie about height, weight or age in their profiles (according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study). But dogs and cats don't lie about tail length or being housebroken, what you see is what you get.
Instead of roses this year, OPIN is joining Best Friends Animal Society's national Valentine's Day adoption campaign, "The One". OPIN is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets ® Network which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.
WHEN: Sunday, October 18, 2015
TIME: Game starts at 1pm sharp
WHERE: Binney Park on Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Every year, a group of young women battle it out in a Powder Puff Football Charity game! For a second year in a row, the girls will be supporting and raising money for OPIN (Outreach to Pets in Need).
Your donation will help Astro, a 5-month old pitbull; who was recently hit by a car. With no funding allocated for surgeries, a Connecticut high kill shelter would have put him down. Then OPIN came to his rescue!
Astro is in good care now after receiving hip socket surgery, but he still needs to be watched. They're hopeful that his surgery will be a success. Astro is currently up for adoption and looking for a good home. The funds raised will not only help Astro, but the next critically ill pet in need of urgent care.
Please make a small donation online today, or on game day by credit card, cash, or check.
The event is public, so please invite your friends, loved ones, and bring your pets along to come watch!
Astro will be waiting to meet you.
Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk, 5K run, and dog-themed festival benefiting animal welfare groups and Best Friends Animal Society as they work to save the lives of pets in shelters. The event takes place Saturday, September 26, 2015 in New York City at Hudson River Park's Pier 26 but we are asking for you pledge now
Please join us either by registering for our team (walk with us - with or without a dog) or consider donating to one of our team members. Your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps 100 percent of the money we raise (after transaction fees).
The money we raise will be used to help us continue preventing pet homelessness. With your help, we can continue offering FREE dog training and microchips to the community and provide a temporary safe haven for pets owned by victims of domestic violence. Our SNIP program provides spay/neuter services to low income families which utimately impacts the number of pets entering shelters. Our medical assistance program helps owners in financial crisis take care of the emergency vet costs for their pets. And of course, with your help, we can take in many more pets into OPIN's foster family, providing them with a loving and safe temporary home until a permanent home can be found. We realize the work we do for the animals is only made possible by you, our generous donors. Thank you!
- VCA Vet Referral & Emerg. Center
- VCA Shoreline Vet. Referral & Emerg. Center
- VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital!
Have you ever dreamed of finding “the one?” You know, that special one who melts your heart from the moment your eyes meet? Someone you know you just can’t live without? Well, dream no more. This Valentine’s Day weekend (February 13-16) during Best Friends “The One" adoption promotion, adopt your special “one” for just $10. Whether you’re looking for a cute cat to cuddle with on the couch or a loveable dog to have fun with outdoors, we know there’s a special animal who thinks you’re "the one," too. You can find him or her at the Adoptables area here.
This season, bring joy to your world. Adopt a pet from Outreach to Pets In Need for just twenty five dollars! We think everyone should go home for the holidays, so we've reduced adoption fees throughout December!
- SKYPE conversation with Nathan Winograd, No Kill Equations
- Presentation by animal behavior expert Chris Onthank
- Report on lecture with Humane Society of the US President Wayne Pacelle
- Review of current situation, including start of the new volunteer program, of the Animal Control Center, Tilford Cobb, Acting Animal Control Officer
- Approve pet adoption documents prepared by Law Department
- Revision of Stamford animal ordinance(s)
What: Enjoy Dinner at Luigi’s ... Dine In, Take Out or Delivery… Mention OPIN (Outreach to Pets In Need), and Luigi’s will donate 10% of your dinner check to OPIN, Inc. Enjoy a fabulous meal at Luigi’s and know that you are helping the community pets in need!!
Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
100 Arch Street
Greenwich CT (Map)
What: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park will host this popular day of fun, music, competitions, demonstrations and activities for dogs, their families and pet lovers. OPIN will be exhibiting and showing dogs, and we can use some volunteer help with those things as well as with setup and breakdown. Please stop by and say hello!