Wednesday Nights: FREE Dog Training!
Aug
9
to Apr 18

Wednesday Nights: FREE Dog Training!

Love your dog but feeling the stress because he/she is not trained?

Two nonprofits, OPIN & the Bartlett Arboretum, join together as a community, offering:  FREE Dog Training with Trainer Rob Mullin of K9Wizard & Co. 

OPIN is pleased to announce this partnership with the Bartlett Arboretum; without their help we couldn't offer this service year round. Classes are open to everyone and are held every Wednesday night (6:30-7:30 pm) at the Bartlett Arboretum located at 151 Brookdale Road in North Stamford (map) (Silver Education Building-lower back entrance in cold and in inclement weather and outdoors on the Great Lawn in nice weather). Your dog will learn the basics: to walk nicely on a leash, to sit, stay, down, and to interact positively in the presence of other dogs.

Your dog should be outfitted with a 6’ standard lead (no retractable leads) and a choke collar.  Please bring a copy of your dog’s rabies and license certificate (not the metal tags) to the first class. 

Donations are always welcomed. 

Please sign up for our newsletter on our website or "like" us on our Facebook page to be notified of changes/cancellations to classes.  

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Support OPIN at Best Friends 2017 "Strut Your Mutt" in NYC
Oct
7
9:00am 9:00am

Support OPIN at Best Friends 2017 "Strut Your Mutt" in NYC

Team OPIN at Strut Your Mutt 2016

Team OPIN at Strut Your Mutt 2016

Click Here to Donate or Join Us Now!

2017 will be the 8th straight year that OPIN (Outreach to Pets In Need) has participated in the Strut Your Mutt event. And each year, we have a blast!

This year we are walking in honor of Bella, one of the first pets we saved this year.  After her visit to the vet, it was discovered that Bella had large bladder and anal tumors that needed immediate care.

Bella is an 8-year old poodle that we took in.

Bella is an 8-year old poodle that we took in.

Bella is just one of the stories we have this year. All year long, we are helping pets like Bella start a new life, or helping community pets stay in their homes or avoid euthanasia by offering financial assistance to owners who find themselves in a financial crisis but need emergency or other care for their furry family member. Or, maybe it's the pet owned by a victim of domestic violence. OPIN is there 24/7 to step in and offer a safe haven.

Please join us either by registering for our team or donating to one of our team members. Even if you're not planning to walk with us the day of the event, you can still register and help us fundraise or just pass along our link to family and friends.

Your donation is tax deductible and each participating animal welfare organization keeps 100 percent of the money that’s raised after transaction fees. And the best part? That money will help save the lives of homeless pets.  

.  Donate to Team OPIN or here on the OPIN website.
 

Please join or support OPIN at this great event!

Please join or support OPIN at this great event!

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SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual "Bark in the Park"
Sep
10
11:00am11:00am

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual "Bark in the Park"

SAVE THE DATE. 2nd annual DSSD sponsored Bark in the Park event. Sunday, September 10th ~ 11am - 3pm, Latham Park, Stamford Downtown, Bedford Street. Come get a FREE microchip for your dog. Last year, OPIN chipped 60 dogs, this year our goal is 100. YES, FREE really does mean FREE. This is part of our community outreach and includes lifetime registration in the HomeAgain database.

Save the Date! 09/10/2017

Save the Date! 09/10/2017

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Sep
11
11:00am11:00am

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park 09-11-2016

Bark in the Park
A special day for our four-legged friends!
Enjoy lots of activities to keep families and their pets entertained including: K9 demonstrations, agility course, fun contests, adoption area, microchip clinic, vendor booths, and much more!
 
Bark in the Park will feature:

  • Agility Course provided by Bandilane Canine Center
  • Photo Booth sponsored by Bulls Head Pet Hospital
  • Pet Healthy and Safety Demonstrations
  • Costume and Trick Contests sponsored by High Ridge Animal Hospital
  • Hydration Station/Splash Zone sponsored by Choice Pet
  • Adoption Area
  • Pet Vendors
  • Door Prize Giveaways
  • FREE HomeAgain microchips provided by OPIN
  • And More!

 

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Aug
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Yoga For Good With Exhale + Outreach to Pets in Need

Exhale + Stamford’s Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN) are teaming up to flow for (and with!) our furry friends! Co-founded by shelter volunteers, OPIN promotes adoption of homeless animals and provides assistance to pets through medical treatment, training and education. Let’s get in down dog for the dogs starting with a fur- and family-friendly flow yoga class led by the ultimate yogi (and proud pet owner!) Elysa DeMartini. Stick around after class for pet-friendly trunk shows, sips + snacks, and a summer party in the park!

$30 Suggested Donation - All Proceeds go to Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN)

Sign up on the exhale app or call 203.391.5350

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Jul
10
11:00am11:00am

RUFF RYDES at LIFE CYCLE

Come join OPIN for a RUFF RYDE on July 10th!! Or, register for a ryde any Sunday in July to support animal rescue. LifeCycle is a fantastic studio offering spin classes, yoga and TRXHiit Classes. They are located on High Ridge Road above Noelle Spa. This studio does SO MUCH to help charities locally, nationally and globally. Use this dedicated link to sign up:
http://www.lifecyclect.com/ruff-ryde

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