Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Tails and Dog-E-Harmony

“SeaWorld’s Happy Tails” is a new animal adoption program that will provide pet lovers two free single-day admissions to SeaWorld when they adopt a dog or cat from a participating animal shelter. Tickets are valid for a single-day admission to the park any time within one year of purchase. Tickets will be printed onsite at participating shelters. Details, including participating shelters, can be found on

The program launched Feb. 10 at the SPCA of Central Florida shelters in Orlando and Sanford, and the Orange County Animal Services shelter also in Orlando.

“We are pleased to partner with SeaWorld Orlando to show our gratitude for families who adopt from our shelters,” stated Barbara Wetzler, President of the SPCA of Central Florida. “We promote life-long companionships for our pets and this program demonstrates our appreciation for the families that open their lives for these homeless pets.”

And just in time for Valentines’ Day, there was a Dog-E-Harmony event last night at a wine shop here in Orlando. The invitation read: “Come meet Orlando’s most eligible canine bachelors and bachelorettes as they put their best paw forward in the hopes of finding love.” Hosted by A New Beginning, a “no - kill” rescue, Dog-E-Harmony was organized to give prospective dog parents the chance to meet some available pooches in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Modeled after speed-dating events, participants spent a few minutes getting to know each dog over some complimentary wine, appetizers and entertainment. Then it was time to decide if the match was right.