Here's a look at some pet-friendly events coming up in Tampa Bay. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne
Pooch A Palooza The free pet party in Hyde Park returns with a free doggie bag full of pooch swag for the first 200 attendees. There will also be a best-dressed pooch contest, doggie-themed karaoke, sandbox digging for treats, pet photos, food and drinks. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will be there with adoptable pets. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Hyde Park Village, 1509 W Swann Ave. in Tampa.
Pets in the Park Mobile adoptions are available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa, with many cats and dogs looking for new homes.
Pet bereavement seminar A bereavement counselor will give a free talk from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N in Largo. RSVP at (727) 586-3591, ext. 134, or visit spcatampabay.org. For more on losing a pet, see Page 35
Bunfest For bunny owners or people thinking about adopting rabbits, this event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo. (727) 586-3591; spcafl.org. For tips on owning a rabbit, see Page 32.
Down the road
Taste of South Tampa, April 27. Sample food and beverages from more than 40 restaurants. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. From 1 to 5 p.m. at Hyde Park Village. See humanesocietytampa.org
Tuxes and Tails, May 17. Celebrity fashion show with their pets or a Humane Society adoptee, a silent and live auction, entertainment, dinner and a dog-themed dessert. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. (813) 876-4150.
Cat Talk, June 14. Learn about your enigmatic pet at 11:30 a.m. at the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo. Free to adopters, $15 to the public. RSVP at (727) 586-3591, ext. 134, or visit spcatampabay.org.
Pet first aid and CPR, July 26 and Sept. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo. Free. RSVP at (727) 586-3591, ext. 134, or visit spcatampabay.org.
Disaster planning with pets in mind, Aug. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo. RSVP at (727) 586-3591, ext. 134, or visit spcatampabay.org.