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Doggie Days

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Library unleashes pet friendly programs

Learn how to care for your furry friend

Dog Day Afternoons

Orlando Public, Library, Library Central

High tail it over to the library for a series of programs dedicated to dog friendly folks.  Learn to care for your lovable pooch and truly be dog’s best friend.

All About Puppies!

Sunday, November 8, 2 p.m.

Topics: Selecting the Right Puppy for Your Family

Preparing for Your Pup’s Arrival


Puppy Kindergarten

Fun With Your Puppy

Adopting a Rescue Dog

Saturday, November 14, 2:30 p.m.

Topics: Reasons to Adopt a Rescue

How to Find a Rescued Dog

How to Select a Dog

The First Few Days

Bonding With Your Rescued Dog

Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs

Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m.

Topics:  Canine Companions for Independence

Southeastern Guide Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Training Opportunities for You and Your Dog

Saturday, November 21, 2:30 p.m.

Topics: Obedience


Hunt Test


Search & Rescue

I Have a New Pet! Now What?

Alafaya Branch            Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Southeast Branch        Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m.

Are you a new or potential pet owner?  Then own up to your responsibilities by attending this pet ownership workshop.  Experts from the East Orlando Animal Hospital will discuss necessary vaccines, heartworm prevention, flea control, diet, nutrition, house breaking and crate training.  For more information about East Orlando Animal Hospital visit www.eoah.com. 

Canine Social

Southwest Branch      Saturday, November 7, 1 p.m.

Windermere Branch     Saturday, November 14, 1 p.m.

Bring your dog for a pooch powwow and mingle with other friendly canines and their owners.  Receive free flavorful dog treats from Woof Gang Bakery.  Enter a raffle for Woof Gang Bakery gift certificates and browse the library’s collection of dog-related books.  Grab the leash and bring the family for a fun event with your furry friend!


Tales of Zoftic

Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library

Friday, November 6, 11 a.m.

Enjoy a puppet show based on the book Tales of Zoftic.  Hear stories of Zoftic the black lab and her friends as they walk up and down and all around the town.  Ages 5 and under.

Paws to Read

Herndon Branch                  Saturday, November 7, 11:30 a.m.

North Orange Branch           Saturday, November 14, 11:30 a.m.

South Creek Branch             Saturday, November 14, 11:30 a.m.

Alafaya Branch                   Saturday, November 28, 11:30 a.m.

Orlando Public Library          Saturday, November 28, 11:30 a.m.

West Oaks Branch               Saturday, November 28, 11:30 a.m.

All end at 1 p.m.

Sign up to practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a loveable, furry listener.  Be An Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry presents this reading program for children with certified-therapy dogs.  Seating is limited.  Call 407.835.7323 to register.

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