Charity and volunteer
Tails and Ales 2014. Feb. 7. Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington. $55. Proceeds benefit the Lexington Humane Society. Lexingtonhumanesociety.org.
Wags & Drags. 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Barrel House Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester St., Lexington. The Imperial Court of Kentucky presents this benefit for the Scott County Humane Society. $50. (502) 863-3279. Sc4paws.org.
Paws with Purpose 9th Annual Trivia Night. 6 p.m. Feb. 8. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 401 N. Upper St., Lexington. Come with your own team or join others when you arrive. Competition takes place with tables of eight. Prizes will be awarded. Benefit Paws with Purpose to help children and adults with disabilities. $15 per person or $120 in advance for a table of eight. Food and drink available but you may bring your own. RSVP (502) 689-0804 or email@example.com. Pawswithpurpose.org.
Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee is an animal rescue specializing in Boston terriers and Boston terrier mixes. Originally formed in Knoxville in 2004, it has spread to most southeastern states including Kentucky. Applications for fosters and adopters can be found at Bostonterriertn.org. If unable to foster or adopt, consider volunteering to assist with adoption or fundraising events or to help transport the animals. Contact Regional Coordinator, Allison Sparling, Allison.Sparling@uky.edu, at (513) 207-6863. Look for the BTRET this year at pet supply stores and various community events such as the Lexington Farmers Markets, and the Fourth of July celebration
Woodford Humane Society. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8. Incredipet, 306 Southland Dr., Lexington. (859) 277-9736.
The Lexington Human Society Mega Adoption Event. Feb. 15 and 16. Enhanced Adoption Center at PetSmart in Hamburg. Lots of puppies and small dogs available.
Here are the Lexington Humane Society's Featured Pets for February:
Alda is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix about 2 years old. She is friendly and loves to be on the go. She is a bit selfish with food so a home with no other animals or small children would probably be best.
Armando is 3 years old and can be a little timid at first but loves to cuddled and be held and is well-behaved.
Mandy is a 6-year-old lab/border collie mix. She is well-behaved and knows how to sit, shake and lie down.
Wolfgang is a 5-year-old husky mix whose owner moved and didn't take him along. He loves to play, so a yard would be great. But he can get a little rambunctious so a home without small kids would be best.
things to do
Dogs on Patrol! 6-8 p.m. Feb. 6. The Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington. (859) 252-5222.
Meet the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police Canine Unit, a group of highly trained dogs able to detect explosives, search buildings, sniff out illegal drugs, help with patrols and even apprehend criminals.
Best Friends Obedience Dog Training Classes. 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Kentucky National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Rd., Lexington. Teach your dog the basics, how to be a wonderful pet. All levels of training offered. Puppy socialization class, Level One Beginners and Advanced Levels. Classes meet for an hour one night a week for six weeks; you do homework during the week. $155 includes homework manual and training equipment. (859) 259-0079. Angelfire.com/ky/bestfriendsobedience.
Lexington Stub-Nosed Dog Club meeting: Open to stub-nosed dogs such as pugs, Boston terriers and French bulldogs. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 16. Lexington Humane Society Adoptions Center, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington. $5 per person per meet-up. All dogs must have proof of up-to-date rabies vaccinations and must be licensed if they reside in Lexington.
Incredipet Lunch and Learn Series. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lexington. Free. A light lunch and useful information on the following topics;
■ Feb. 19: "Puppy and Kitten 101," IncrediPet, 3080 Richmond Rd.
■ March 19: "Rotational Feeding," IncrediPet Select, 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr.
■ April 16: "Sensitive Stomachs," IncrediPet, 306 Southland Dr.
■ May 21: "Freeze-Dried/Frozen," IncrediPet, 3080 Richmond Rd.
■ June 18: "Seniors," IncrediPet 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr.
Space is limited. Send an email with your name, address, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 266-9774. Specify which session you prefer to attend.
Manners Matter — K9 Manner Training (5-week training sessions). 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19; 6:30 p.m. March 26; 6:30 p.m. May 21. Kandoo building, 4976 Old Versailles Rd., Lexington. Basic manners classes using force-free training methods. Sit, down, stay and leash manners are just some of what is covered in classes. Class space is limited, so pre-register. Starting at $90 for a five-week session. (859) 608-1877.
Rosetree Dog Training Puppy Class. 6:30 p.m. March 11, Kandoo building, 4976 Old Versailles Rd., Lexington. For puppies 5 months old and younger, emphasizes teaching puppies to "learn how to learn" and to develop self-control and basic manners, using treats, toys and games. Classes meet once a week for about one hour for six weeks. $135. (859) 797-1346. Rosetreedogtraining.com.
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 information, call Camille Weber at (859) 231-3557.