PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 3 and May 4; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5. Contact store for participating adoption agencies.
Homeward Bound & Woodstock Animal Foundation Adoption Event. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11. Incredipet, 3080 Richmond Road, Lexington. (859) 266-9774.
Woodford Humane Society Adoption Event. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green, Lexington.
activities & Events
Bluegrass Barkery Walking Club. Owners and their dogs meet at Bluegrass Barkery for a walk at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Call ahead or go to Bluegrass Barkery's Facebook page for the location each week. (859) 523-3733, Facebook.com. BluegrassBarkery, Bluegrassbarkery.com.
Lexington Kennel Club All-Breed BOB Conformation and Obedience (mini dog show) and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Testing. 9 a.m. May 5. Agricultural Expo building, Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Rd., Lexington. Free to watch, $5 per dog to participate. Sign at the door or by downloading an application.
Fayette County 4-H club will also be having an Agility and Rally Show-n-Go. at 8 a.m.
All dates are weather permitting. For more information: Bonnie Massie, (859) 312-7700. www.lexingtonkennelclub.com.
Bark in the Park presented by Incredipet. 7-10 p.m. May 9. Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Lane, Lexington. Prizes, goodie bags and contests, including pet/owner look alike, best dressed pooch, stupid pet tricks and best kisser. Enter to win a year supply of dog food. $2 admission per dog. Benefits Paris Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
16th annual Mutt Strut (co-sponsored by PetSmart and Lexington Humane Society). 9-10 a.m. May 11. Keeneland Race course. Games, activities, vendors and a 2K dog-friendly walk. Benefits LHS. Team $20. Adult (13 and up) $20. Under 13 $15. Registration through noon May 10. Event day registration 7:30-8:45 a.m. $30.
All dogs in attendance must be up-to-date on their Fayette County city license (if applicable) and rabies vaccination.
Paws to Read. 3-5 p.m. May. 11. Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. (Grades K-5th) Kids practice reading with friendly therapy dogs. Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up. www.woodfordcountylibrary.org
Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial. Dawn to dusk. May 15-19. Masterson Station Park, Lexington. Free parking and admission.
The Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial is one of the largest, longest-running trial in the United States, drawing top handlers and dogs from all over the country and Canada. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Concessions on site. Unentered, leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Some Central Kentucky handlers and their dogs that will be competing:
Dee Alleyne, Paris, with Rhett and Blaze
Jerry Alleyne, Paris, with Jan and Nap
Beth Blankenship, Nonesuch, with Reese.
Connie Brannen, Nicholasville, with Rem and Peach
Laura Hanley, Lexington, with Chip
Mike Hanley, Lexington, with Moss and Shy
Vergil Holland, Cynthiana, with Kelly, Cap, Brooke, and Scott
Eleanor Peavy, Georgetown, with Robin and Teddy
George Rodgerson, Hillsboro, with Jack
Tom Sorrels, Dundee, with Hannah
Nisi Staley, Ft. Thomas, with Sid
Leigh Anne Tucker, Willisburg, with Twix
Paul Tucker, Willisburg, with Meg and Trump
Bob Washer, Versailles, with Clare, Dacre and Briggs
For more information on the Bluegrass Classic, contact Susan Carvalho, email@example.com or (859) 494-6189, www.bluegrassclassicsdt.com.
Fourth Annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. (held in conjunction with the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog trial). May 18-19. Masterson Station Park. Admission $3, children 12 and under free. www.kentuckysheepandfiber.com or (502) 682-7780.
Over 70 vendors with natural fiber art, yarn and fleeces. The Kentucky Proud Bistro will be there with locally raised and produced foods.
Livestock displays, sheep shearing, the annual Kentucky Proud lamb cooking competition, photo and skein competitions, live music and entertainment included with admission. Fiber art workshops, photography and beginning bee keeping classes offered each day.
Run for the Paws 5K walk/run. 2 p.m. May 19. Bluegrass Community and Technical College's Rolling Hills Trail, 2020 Rolling Hills Lane, Winchester. Benefits Clark County Animal Shelter.
Pre-registration fee: $20 plus one donated item; Race Day, $30 plus one donated item. All pre-registered par tic pants receive a T-shirt. For more information or to register: Winchesterparksandrec.org.
Woodford Wag Cross Country 5K and 2K Dog Walk/Run presented by Woodford Vet Clinic Kennel. 8:30 a.m. May 25. 5K 8:30 am; 2K dog walk/run 8:45 am. Woodford County Park behind Falling Springs Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Rd., Versailles. To register, www.woodfordhumanesociety.org.
Charity & Volunteer
Eat, Enjoy & Give Back! Noon-10 p.m. May 6. Orange Leaf, 475 W. Main St., Danville. Orange Leaf will donate 10 percent of all sales on May 6 to Happy Paws and Critters without Litters Spay/Neuter Clinics.
Dine to Donate, Addies at the Woodford Inn. All day May 11. Enjoy lunch or dinner in a historic bed and breakfast. Addie's will donate 10 percent of your bill to the animals. Addie's at the Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street, Versailles, (859) 873-5600.
Woodford Humane Society Volunteer Orientation. 6:30-8 p.m. May 21. Woodford Humane Society Adoption Center. Learn about ways you can help the animals, see the facility and meet the pets and staff. Space is limited. Email Katie to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and training
Pet Care Pro Workshop. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 18. Woodford County Humane Society Adoption Center, 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles. Kids age 9-12 learn to become Pet Care Pros with the help of the staff and volunteers. Registration fee $5 per child; limit 10 per workshop. Email Beth to register. www.woodfordhumanesociety.org.
Paris Animal Welfare Society's "Pets 101." An ongoing, monthly educational program on proper pet care, responsible pet ownership, animal training, bite prevention, pet overpopulation, spay/neutering, and animal abuse awareness. Bourbon County Library, 701 High St Paris.
Animal Welfare at a Glance. 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 30. A discussion on topics such as pet overpopulation, euthanasia, cruelty and neglect, as well as the Paris Animal Welfare Societies mission and services.
Rosetree Dog Training Obedience classes. Chris Miara, (859) 797-1346. Rosetreedogtraining.com, FacebookcomRosetreedogtraining.
■ Puppy class. 6:30 p.m. May 2. $120.
■ Level 2 obedience class. 7 p.m. Thursdays. Kandoo Building, 4976 Old Versailles Rd., Lexington. For those interested in gaining more control over their dogs and learning more advanced obedience skills.
Best Friends Obedience Dog Training. May 14, National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Road, and June 17, Kandoo Building, 4976 Old Versailles Road, Lexington. Both locations are indoors, in western Fayette County near the airport. Agility and rally classes offered as well. Check out the classes offered and download a registration form at bestfriendsobedience.com.
Fayette County Health Department's Spring Rabies Clinic. 6-9 p.m. May 9. Third Street Fire Station, 219 E. Third Street, Lexington. $3 rabies vaccination, $8 altered pet license, $40 unaltered pet license. Rain or shine. Please put cats in carriers and dogs on leashes. First-come, first-served. (859) 252-2371.
2013 Immunization Clinic for Dogs and Cats. May 20-25. Locations vary throughout Woodford County. Sponsored by VCA Woodford Animal Hospital, Woodford County Health Department and Woodford Humane Society. For more information: VCA Woodford Animal Hospital at (859) 873-5181. www.woodfordhumanesociety.org.
Locations of clinics:
■ 6-7 p.m. May 20: Millville Sportsman Club
■ 6-8 p.m. May 21: Paddock Subdivision (corner of Paddock & Dunroven
■ 6-7 p.m. May 22: Nonesuch Fire Station (across from Irish Acres, the Glitz)
■ 6-7:30 p.m. May 23: Northside Elementary School, 500 Northside Dr, Midway
■ 6-8 p.m. May 24: Woodford Country Club, 3495 McCowans Ferry, Versailles, (Scotts Ferry Rd. entrance)
■ 2-4 p.m. May 25: Woodford Plaza Shopping Center (Next to Terry's 5 & 10)
■ Rabies vaccine, dogs & cats: $5 per animal
■ Canine distemper/parvo (5 in 1): $12 per dog
■ Canine bordetella vaccine: $12 per dog
■ Feline distemper (3 in 1) $12 per cat
■ Feline leukemia virus: $12 per cat
Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.
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.