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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti, Beacon Journal staff writer Published: September 3, 2013

Senior Safari at the Akron Zoo — Adults 62 and older will be admitted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday for $3 to the zoo at 500 Edgewood Ave. Senior caregivers will be admitted for $5. More than 30 informational booths will be set up offering information on senior services. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keyed-Up Quartet will perform and bingo games will be held in the zoo’s picnic area. For more information, call 330-375-2550.

Senior Safari and Teddy Bear Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Guests over 55 will be admitted to the zoo and Rain Forest for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Flu shots, blood pressure checks and blood glucose screenings will be available. Kids ages 2-11 will receive free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 when they bring a stuffed animal of any species and are accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, call 216-661-6500.

Golden retrievers picnic — Golden Retrievers in Need annual reunion picnic will be held at noon Sept. 7 at Memorial Park in Wadsworth. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Everything else will be provided.

Cleveland Pet Expo — More than 100 local exhibitors, an appearance by Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planet’s Pitt Boss, a “mega adoption event” and more will be featured from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave. Admission to the event is free. For more information, including a complete schedule of events and directions, visit or call 800-977-3609.

Kathy Antoniotti writes about pets for the Akron Beacon Journal. She is unable to help locate, place or provide medical attention for an individual animal. If you have an idea or question about pets, write her at the Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640; call 330-996-3565; or send an email to

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