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Compassion in the Community | August 2019

They don’t call it the dog days of summer for nothing! From Bark to School to National Dog Day, grab your two-legged and four-legged friends and have some fun this August – all for a good cause! Paint a pet portrait, eat delicious food, try some new craft beer, or adopt a new best friend! In addition to Clear the Shelters adoption specials this month, the VBSPCA is having a Clear the Shelves sale on pet products. You can even meet an owl – or three – at VBSPCA’s Wildlife Education Series event! Take a look below to learn more. 

Month of August – Beach Eyecare Donation Drive
All month long, our friends at Beach Eyecare will be hosting a donation drive for the VBSPCA. To participate, check out our wish list and visit any of their five locations. Thank you Beach Eyecare!

Month of August – Papa John’s Charity Cookie Fundraiser
Papa John’s located on Princess Anne is hosting a pretty sweet fundraiser. Place your order at the Princess Anne location, add a cookie, and $1 will be donated to the animals! How sweet is that?

Thursday, August 1st – Pizza with a Purpose
All day, California Pizza Kitchen in Town Center is having a fundraiser for the VBSPCA. All you have to do is mention the VBSPCA fundraiser or present the flyer and 20% of your tab will be donated to the animals. More pizza please!

Saturday, August 3rd – Bark to School Sale
It’s Tax-Free Weekend and Second Chance Thrift on Shore Drive is ready to help you save some money with their Bark to School sale. Stop by on Saturday between 11am and 2pm, and there will even be some adoptable special guests for you to meet!

Sunday, August 4th – VBSPCA Wildlife Education Series: Owls
Come celebrate International Owl Awareness Day with the VBSPCA and Tommy White from Altons’ Keep Wildbird Rescue. Tommy will share fascinating information about these beautiful birds. Plus – guests will meet a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, and Red Morph Screech Owl! All proceeds from this event will go towards the Grandy Match Campaign which benefits the VBSPCA Wildlife and Humane Education Programs. Since it’s a match campaign – your support gives double the impact! Tickets are $20, or $10 for VBSPCA Members (contact outreach@vbspca.com to get your member discount code). Space is limited, so get your tickets before they’re gone!

Sunday, August 4th – Barks and Brews
Enjoy live music, tasty beer, and check out the Barkitecture exhibit at Norfolk Botanical Garden, 12pm-6pm. Make sure to stop by and say hello to the VBSPCA, and meet some adorable adoptable dogs 12pm-2pm! Click here for more information. 

Thursday, August 8th – Paint for a Cause / Paint Your Pet
MUSE Paintbar in Town Center is hosting a special Paint Your Pet benefiting the VBSPCA! Join the VBSPCA from 7pm-10pm for a night of painting and pets! A talented paint instructor will guide guests through the painting process, and all guests will leave with a painted canvas of their furry, or feathered, friend! You will be asked to submit a photo of your pet which will be illuminated onto your canvas, so the class is beginner friendly! If you want to participate but don’t have a pet, that’s ok! You can paint one of our shelter animals. We’ve got many adorable faces from which you can choose. The last two VBSPCA Paint Your Pet events have sold out, so get your tickets today!

Saturday, August 10th-17th – Clear the Shelters at the VBSPCA
The VBSPCA will be participating in the national Clear the Shelters Campaign all week long. There will be discounts on qualifying adoptions, and all adopted animals will go home with a snazzy Clear the Shelters bandana. 

Saturday, August 10th – Clear the Shelters at Petsmart Dam Neck
Stop by Petsmart in Landstown Commons for a special Clear the Shelters celebration! Not only are there adoptable cats, but you can also meet some of our adoptable dogs 12pm-2pm. Interested in adopting a new furry family member? Click here to find out more information on how you can adopt from the VBSPCA!

Saturday, August 10th – Poochella Continued
From 12pm-6pm, head on over to O’Connor’s Brewing Company for part two of PETA’s Poochella adoption event! Meet adoptable dogs from the VBSPCA and local shelters from 12pm-3pm, and enjoy live music 3pm-6pm don’t forget about the delicious beer and food all day long!

Wednesday, August 14th – Waggin Wednesday at O’Connor Brewing
The VBSPCA will be back at O’Connor Brewing to have some fun at Waggin Wednesday! From 5:30pm-8:30pm,bring your floofs and support other floofs who don’t have their furrever homes yet. You can even check out our wish list – if you bring an item from the list, you will receive a discount on your beer! We hope to see you there!

Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th – Clear the Shelves
Stop by the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption Center for a retail sale you don’t want to miss! There will be markdowns on every single product, plus customers who spend more than $30 will receive a free gift! Even better – customers who spend $100 or more will receive a free pet bed! You get to support the animals and take home some quality pet products for your own furry friends. 

Monday, August 26th – National Dog Day Yappy Hour
New Realm is celebrating National Dog Day with the VBSPCA! Stop by 6pm to 8pm and meet some adoptable animals. Plus, VBSPCA members receive an exclusive discount on beer. Cheers!

All Year Long – Sustainable Support
Let your dollar make a difference every time you purchase your pet supplies at VBSPCA’s Pet Supplies and Adoption Center. Carrying a full line of cruelty-free toys, treats, supplies, and nutrition, the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption Center in Kempsville has everything you need to keep your pet healthy and happy. Plus, 100% of the proceeds help animals find loving homes just like yours! 

Give animals a second chance at finding forever homes of their own when you shop at Second Chance Thrift on Shore Drive, where a portion of all proceeds are donated to the VBSPCA!

Help homeless animals anytime you buy groceries at Kroger! Simply sign up, swipe your Plus Card when you shop, and a portion of the sale will be donated back to the VBSPCA! Sign up to participate here.

Every Tuesday, VBSPCA Members get 10% off their tab at Reaver Beach during Tuesday Tail Wag. (For dine-in patrons only.) Not a member yet? Find out how you can be a sustainable supporter of the VBSPCA below.

Become a Member
As a VBSPCA Member, every adoption we complete, every wildlife animal we rescue, every child we reach, and every pet we treat in our clinic connects back to you. YOU make our mission possible, and all it takes is $10 a month. Plus, VBSPCA members receive exclusive perks and discounts in gratitude for their dedication to sustaining our mission! Interested? Click here to become a VBSPCA Member.

#VBStrong
In solidarity with our two legged and four-legged community, VBStrong T-shirts and tanks are available at the VBSPCA main shelter, 3040 Holland Road, and the VBSPCA Pet Supplies & Adoption Center, 983 Providence Square Shopping Center. 100% of the proceeds will go to families of those who were lost on May 31st. 

The Virginia Beach SPCA is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or event supporting the VBSPCA, please contact Jessica Traynor at jessica.traynor@vbspca.com.