Best Friends Obedience Motivational Dog training. We still have room in September puppy and obedience classes. National Guard Armory and Kandoo Building, Lexington. Go to Bestfriendsobedience.com, click on schedule and choose your class and download registration form. Return to: Best Friends Obedience, Inc., 324 South Main St., Versailles, Ky. 40383. (859) 259-0079.
Dog Obedience - Level II: 6-7 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 10. Community Park (off C.G. Stevenson Dr.), Winchester. Meet at pavilion. $60.
Take your K-9 to the next level. After you have graduated from basic skills, you will move from loose leash walking to heeling, from brief waits to stay; also - on your bed, touch, find, bring it, and listening to others. The first class will be a dog walk and info session. Bring your shot records, and any questions or concerns you want to address. Bring tasty treats to each class! No retractable leashes, choke, prong, or shock collars.
Must register and pay in advance. email@example.com or (859) 745-3946. Community Education, 24 W. Lexington Ave., Suite 220, Winchester, Ky. 40391.
Woodford Humane Society Adoption Event. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 7. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green, Lexington. 11-3 pm. woodfordhumanesociety.org.
13th Annual Dog Paddle. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 7. Woodland Aquatic Center, Woodland Ave. Volunteers receive a free Dog Paddle T-shirt and paid admission for one dog. (Bring your dog before or after your volunteer time.) Friendsofthedogpark.org.
Paws to Read. 3 p.m. Sept. 14. Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Free. (859) 873-5191. Woodfordcountylibrary.org.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Pawty. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sept. 14. 2109 Elgin Pl., Lexington.. Cardiologist, silent auction, pot luck, dog photos, Fundraiser for CavalierRescueUSA.org. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Woodford Humane Society Sniff 'N Mingle. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green, Lexington. Friendly dogs on leash welcome. Treats by Bronte Bistro. Free to attend. woodfordhumanesociety.org.
Doggy Dash 3K run/walk benefiting Jessamine County Animal Shelter, presented by Animal Clinic at Equestrian Woods. 9 a.m. Sept. 21. Historic Camp Nelson Heritage Park, Nicholasville. (20 miles south of Lexington off U.S. 27.) Park entrance is on the original Danville Pike.
Live music, a raffle, contests, and more. Runners and walkers may bring a dog to participate.
$25 advance registration, $30 day of event. Day of event registration begins at 7:30 a.m. T-shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by Aug. 28. After Aug. 28, available while they last. Register in advance at Sites.google.com/site/doggydash3k. Facebook.com/doggydashrunwalk. Information: email@example.com or (859) 224-1418.
Bark for the Cure. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 22. Bluegrass Barkery, 152 W. Tiverton Way, Lexington. Live music from Sterling Junction. Food vendors include Raising Canes, Domino's, Melting Pot and Orange Leaf. Games, silent auction and prizes. Free; all donations and proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen and Canine Cancer. Call (859) 523-3733 for more information.
18th annual Mutt Putt, benefitting Lexington Humane Society. 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa. 1800 Newtown Pike. $500 entry fee for a team of four. Includes green fees, lunch, beverages and gift.
Tables and tickets on sale for these Lexington Humane Society fundraisers:
■ Bark in the Vines. 6 p.m. Sept. 20. Talon Winery, Lexington.
Talon wine and food from Chuy's Mexican Food and J.J. McBrewster's available for purchase. Bring chairs, tables and blankets, and snacks and non-alcoholic beverages as desired. Pets not permitted.
Tickets: $15-$150; $300 for VIP tables that seat approximately 10 people (price includes 10 event tickets.) Tables available on first-come first-served basis. Ashley Holder, firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 233-0044, Ext. 231.
Furry 5K and Family Fun Walk. 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Garrard County High School, Lancaster. Proceeds will help benefit No Kill Central KY Regional Humane Society and the Garrard Community Lion's Club eyeglasses program.
Entry: $15 by Sept. 29, $20 after that.For more information (703)-586-7278 or (859)-339-4000 or to register visit nokillcentralky.ckyrhs.org.
■ Great Gatsby Beastie Ball. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa, Lexington. Annual gala and primary fundraiser. Food, drinks, live and silent auctions, dancing, with music by Joey and the Cruisers. Black tie and 1920s attire optional. To reserve a table or tickets, email email@example.com.
Feline Lifelines Membership Meeting. 6 p.m. Sept. 9, Oct. 7. Paris-Bourbon County Public Library, 701 High St., Paris. Enter through door off parking lot.
Adopt-A-Pet has presented No Kill Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society with a $1,000 innovative Happy Beginnings grant.
Adopt-a-Pet awarded a total of five $1,000 grants nationwide, one of those going to No Kill Central Kentucky, in Lancaster.
No Kill Central KY will be using their Happy Beginnings money to produce a innovative series of marketing strategies to increase their adoption rates.
Find out how you can help by contacting No Kill Central KY Regional Humane Society. P.O. Box 875, 214 Richmond Street, Lancaster, Ky. 40444. (859) 792-4581. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Nokillcentralky.ckyrhs.org.
Would you like to be listed in the Herald-Leader pet calendar? Submit your items to email@example.com, or mail to Pet Calendar, Lexington Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Ave., Lexington, Ky. 40508. For more information, call Camille Weber at (859) 231-3557.