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Alaqua Animal Refuge Pet of the Week

Scooter a special pup with a miraculous story This irresistible face belongs to Scooter, a very special resident of Alaqua Animal Refuge.  A terrier mix with a soft tan coat, Scooter is about five years old, and has a story that borders on the miraculous.  When he first arrived at the shelter, he had been mercilessly abused.  Besides suffering from bruised ribs where he had been repeatedly kicked, another brutal injury caused him the loss of his right eye. After...

Join Alaqua Animal Refuge for a night of love Sept. 25

Animoré, an evening of entertainment and silent auctions to raise funds for refuge You are invited to Animoré, a benefit for the love of animals.  Join Alaqua Animal Refuge for and evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at Bentley’s on the Bay (old 3 Thirty 1 Restaurant) on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. Enjoy live music and views of the bay while browsing through a variety of silent auction items. Laurie Hood will present the amazing story of Alaqua Animal...

Two-Man’s Best Friend Scramble Golf Tournament Aug. 22

Origin’s Golf Course tournament benefits Alaqua Animal Refuge Enjoy a Saturday morning on a golf course designed by Davis Love III and help raise money for Walton County’s only no-kill animal shelter, Alaqua Animal Refuge. Dogs are welcome to walk with players (please no retractable leashes or prong collars). Field is limited to 40 players. Lunch is included. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Play $45 per person Call 850-376-4190 to register Registration deadline Aug. 15. All proceeds go to Alaqua....

Art for Alaqua’s sake

Ready to share the love? Local artist and animal rights advocate Teresa Cline has embarked on a new project to help raise funds for Alaqua Aminal Refuge in Freeport. The project, which is called “Art from the heart, sharing the love,” offers digital prints created by local artists, with the proceeds going to the refuge. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge, located on a 10 acre farm housing more than 300 animals daily, ranging from dog, cats, horses,...

For the love of dogs in Walton County

A dog’s life in paradise Dog n 1. A domestic carnivorous animal that typically has a long muzzle, pointed ears, a fur coat, and a long fur-covered tail, and whose characteristic call is a bark. Latin name: Canis familiaris Why is it that we love dogs? For many, having a dog in their life is a given, they are playful, energized with full of unconditional love. As a source of information, the following is a collection of resources for man’s...

Artists unite to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge

Transformations Fine Art Show and Silent Auction opening July 1 Local artists from South Walton have put their hearts and hands to work to help bring a very unique art show and silent auction to Scenic 30A. 100% of all money raised from the show will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, the area’s only no kill shelter. Art exhibit opening night July 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. 38 Main Street, Rosemary Beach (next to Cowgirl Kitchen) Exhibition runs through July...

Alaqua Animal Refuge Friend of the Week

Miss B. looking for special love Miss B. is a young, precious beagle mix who has endured enough hardship for one lifetime.  She came to the Refuge after being shot while trying to nurse her one surviving pup.  She has survived her injuries both physical and beyond.  Miss B. deserves a home that can show her the best that humanity can offer. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge, located on a 10 acre farm housing more than 300...

Alaqua Animal Refuge friend of the week

Let’s go swimming! Maddie is a playful, energetic 2 year old black lab that loves the water.  She has amazing potential and would be an excellent member of  an active family. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge, located on a 10 acre farm housing more than 300 animals daily, ranging from dog, cats, horses, goats and birds. Alaqua Animal Refuge relies on the kindness and generosity of its supporters. If you would like to adopt Maddie or any...

Alaqua Animal Refuge friend of the week

My name is Crash and I’m ready to rock! Injured pup makes speedy recovery thanks to some great folks! Crash, the Black Mouth Cur puppy brought to Alaqua Animal Refuge in late February after apparantly being dragged behind a vehicle, was released from medical quarantine Apr. 6,  and is now ready for adoption. Dozens of citizens sent donations in to care for Crash’s expensive medical care and the cards and letters poured in. There was enough money raised to pay...

Dog Talk: Curbing the jumping habit

Change a bad habit by following a simple formula Dear Niki , How can I stop my dog jumping all over my guests when they come into our home? Some of our guests insist they do not mind, but we find it troublesome.  It makes it hard to enjoy our guests. Julie in Freeport Dear Julie, Let me assure you that this is a problem easily solved and managed if you will invest some time into training your doggie in...

Woof weekend calls for a howling good time

Baytowne hosts weekend of canine fun Feb. 20th – 22nd Ultimate Air Dog Show Friday, Feb. 20 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 22 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs is one of the premier dock jumping organizations in the country that showcase a variety of jumps and demonstrations. Watch as dogs run down the dock and splash into the lagoon while performing a number of jumps. Long distance...

Pups in training

Dog socialization classes available at Bark Park Pups were learning good behavior and socialization at a class held at the Bark Park on Jan. 25. Ongoing classes will be held the fourth Sunday of each month from 1:30 – 3 p.m. For more information contact: http://www.888dogsmith.com/ The Bark Park is located on J.D. Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach....