You know the look — those envious, disappointed eyes your pooch throws your way whenever you’re giving another pup a little too much attention. In their mind, you are their human to give all the love and snuggles to, and they’ll let you know that.
Not to worry, we won’t tell if you stray from your fur-child to give some extra lovin’ to one of SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s 1,700 animals they have in their care.
Whether you’re looking to adopt a pet or lend your support in other ways, here are 5 SICSA programs and events you can lend a paw to:
This Dayton-wide Chipotle fundraiser is by far the tastiest and easiest way to help the homeless animals in our community. 50 percent of your purchase at Chipotle locations in the Dayton-area during the event will be donated to SICSA. Be sure to mention you’re supporting the cause to ensure that burrito in your belly is helping the animals!
When: Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:45 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Where: All Greater Dayton-area Chipotle locations
2. Yoga With Cats
Every third Saturday of the month, the kittens of SICSA get extra loose and limber to practice their best yoga poses. Cats roam the room, and occasionally claw at a yoga mat or two, as Dayton Yoga Club instructor Matt Turner leads a class into a state of zen relaxation.
The monthly class, held at the adoption center, fills up fast and your best bet to getting in the door is pre-registering on SICSA’s website.
When: Every third Saturday of the month
Where: SICSA Adoption Center,
3. Furry Film Nights
At this monthly event, kiddos ages kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to put on their comfiest PJs and come cuddle with SICSA’s cuddliest animals for a pizza and movie night.
Pre-registration for this event is required. To register a child and to see dates for upcoming Furry Film Nights, visit SICSA.org.
WHEN: Next Furry Film Night: Friday, Aug. 18, 5- 8 p.m.
WHERE: SICSA Adoption Center, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
4. Splash Your Pup Under Lights
This one-of-a-kind event is taking place Friday, but will continue into Saturday and Sunday, as Splash Your Pup hosts their first UAD/UKC Short Dock competition.
Your pooch is guaranteed to be tuckered out after Friday evening, as there will be “a fun dock dive splash, open swim and ramp races for the dogs who aren't ready to jump off the dock yet! Also a mini agility course, bobbing for hotdogs, and a trick contest,” according to the event’s Facebook page.
Admission for this event is free.
When: Friday, Aug. 25, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Splash Your Pup, 4792 South Dixie Drive, Moraine
5. Volunteer your time and love
If you can’t make any of these events, there are still plenty of ways to give your time. SICSA offers many well-organized volunteering programs for both youth and adult.
You can start your journey volunteering for SICSA at sicsa.org/volunteer.