Ferndale is Going to the Dogs

(Crystal A. Proxmire)


Several pooch-related festivities are planned for Ferndale this month, including a Blessing of the Pets, a barbecue for Waggs and Wishes, and Woof Wednesdays each week at the Kulick Center.




Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 2441 Pinecrest Avenue in Ferndale, will be holding their second annual “Blessing of the Pets” Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11:30am. 


Pastor Scott Miller will preside over a short service dedicated to those trusted four-legged family members who never let us down.  Afterwards pets treats, fellowship, and tours of the building will be available.  Please bring your friends, family and your pets to this very special occasion.  Call the church office at 248.546.8360, or visit us at www.draytonavenue.org for more information.




Please join Waggs and Wishes Animal Rescue and Events To Remember Photography for an exciting afternoon of fun and games for the whole family at our BARK-B-QUE event September 25, 2010 at Geary Park in Ferndale, MI.

BARK-B-QUE event has delicious food, exciting games, fun activities for dogs and kids alike, contests, raffles, vendor booths, professional pet portraits, low cost animal vaccinations, and MUCH MUCH MORE! Don't miss out on this exciting event - bring your whole family for a picnic lunch and lots of laughs in our contests and games!

Check out the activity schedule listed below for more information!

Events To Remember Photography has put together an awesome deal for our supporters. For a $25 donation to Waggs and Wishes Animal rescue, you will receive a professional pet or family portrait session, one color 8X10 and one color 5X7 photo of your choice! All proceeds go directly to providing clean water, food, shelter, and vet care for the very deserving animals in need. Contact Aaron at (586) 604-6552 to schedule your photograph appointment TODAY! Spots are limited and are filling up fast for this awesome deal!

All Day Fun! 12:00pm – 6:00pm
• Have professional pictures taken of your precious pet or take advantage
of this great opportunity to have a beautiful family portrait taken!
• Delicious food – bring a blanket and have a family picnic!
• Fabulous face painting for kids!
• Exciting games and fun activities for kids!
• Let your Pooch be Picasso! Pet painting will be available all day!
• Participate in many different raffles for a chance to win one of many
awesome prizes!
• Low cost vaccinations and micro-chipping will be available on site!

Game and Raffle prizes include HUGE gift baskets from local businesses, gift certificates to local restaurants and entertainment venues, Detroit Zoo Tickets, and much more!

Dog and Cat Adoptions 12:00pm – 4:00pm
• Check out our great adoptable cats and dogs at our Adoption Station!
Find a furry friend to take home and love!
• Check out our available kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs on our website:
www.waggsandwishes.org for more information!

Special Activity Schedule:
• 12:30pm Doggie Red Light Green Light Game & Kids Egg
and Spoon Race

• 1:00pm Doggie Howling/Barking Contest & Kids Penny Hunt in a
Sandbox Game

• 1:30pm Kids Water Balloon Toss

• 2:00pm Doggie Bobbing for Hot Dogs Contest

• 2:30pm Doggie Musical Sit Game

• 3:00pm Kids Three Legged Race

• 3:30pm Pet Talent Contest

• 4:00pm Snoopy Say’s Game

• 4:30pm Kids Hoola Hooping Contest

• 5:00pm Kids Popsicle Eating Contest

• 5:30pm Cutest Dog and Cat Photo Contest

Are you interested in volunteering at the event? Would your business like to have a booth at the event? Please contact Angie at (734) 658-1268 Your help is VERY much appreciated!!!




This new weekly events connects families with pets at the Kulick Center at 1201 Livernois.  It’s a great time for dogs, kids and grownups to play. There are also dog-themed speakers and vendors when available.  On September 22 there will be a representative from Gozo dog collars on hand to show off their custom pet leashes and collars.  Come to the Kulick Center on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm to be part of Ferndale’s Woof Wednesdays.