Woodford Humane Society Adoption Event. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6. Incredipet, 306 Southland Dr., Lexington. Several adoptable pets. Woodfordhumanesociety.org.
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Sniff 'n' Mingle. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington. Bring your friendly, leashed pet to the Limited Editions calendar debut party. Refreshments provided by Bronte Bistro. Free. Woodfordhumanesociety.org or (859) 873-5491.
Dog Paddle. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6. Woodland Aquatic Center, Lexington. Bring your dog for the last swim of the season. (Humans will not be allowed to swim.) $10 per dog with a limit of two people and $5 per person after the limit. All dogs must have a 2012 or 2013 rabies tag or proof of vaccination. Proceeds benefit the creation and maintenance of dog parks in Fayette County. Rain date: Sept. 7. (859) 288-2980 or Friendsofthedogpark.org.
Want to volunteer? You will receive a free Dog Paddle T-shirt and paid admission for one dog. (Bring your dog before or after your volunteer time, unless you have someone who can watch your dog while you're working.) Volunteer shifts will be in approximately 2 hour increments, beginning a half hour before the event. Jobs include checking rabies tags, sitting at a waiver/sign in table; policing the exit gate so there are no escapes; and helping to monitor the pool area (including helping to keep people out of the pool.)
"Woofstock 2014." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13. General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton.
The park and Carroll County Animal Support will present crafts and food, dog contests, sessions on obedience, a blessing of the pets, representatives from area shelters and more. There are also hiking trails and other things for people.
Interested vendors should call 1-866-462-8853.
Doggy Dash 3K Run/walk benefiting Jessamine County Animal Shelter. 9 a.m. Sept. 13. Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park (Perry House), U.S. 27, Lexington. $25 in advance, $30 day of event. (859) 224-1418.
Furry 5K Race benefiting Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society, Inc. 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Garrard County High School, 599 Industrial Road, Lancaster. Prizes awarded to the top male and female 5K winners by age groups. Registration $15 by Sept. 22, $20 after. Information: Linda Wardlow, (859) 339-4000.
Kentucky Equine Humane Center Monthly Volunteer Orientation and Open House. Noon Sept. 20. Kentucky Equine Humane Center monthly Volunteer Orientation and Open House, 1713 Catnip Hill Rd., Nicholasville. Free. Kyehc.org.
Manners Matter K9 Manner training. Mandy Eakins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-608-1877. Mannersmatterky.com
■ Basic Manners six-week session. 6:45 p.m. Sept. 2. Dogtown, 1026 Manchester St, Lexington. $90
■ Basic Manners Two 5-week session. (For those who have been through Basic Manners.) 6:45 p.m. Sept. 4. Dogtown, 1026 Manchester St., Lexington. $90.
■ Puppy Foundations 4-week session. For puppies younger than 6 months. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Kandoo Training Building, 4976 Old Versailles Rd. Crate training, house training, socialization, as well as the beginning of basic obedience. $80. Call or email Mandy to enroll. Enrollment forms can be found under Class Information online. Class spots are only reserved with a completed enrollment form and payment.
Best Friends Obedience dog training. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Rd., Lexington. 155 includes classes, training equipment, homework manual and book. (859) 259-0079. BestFriendsObedience.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 more information, call Camille Weber at (859) 231-3557.