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Rocky Mountain Pet Expo on April 19 will have free admission

Pets are welcome at the Denver Pet Expo.
Pets are welcome at the Denver Pet Expo.
Denkai Animal Sanctuart

PET EXPO - The Rocky Mountain Pet Expo will be held Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Western Complex in Denver. Admission is free. Pets are allowed on a leash or pet container. There will be pet-friendly vendors, pet adoptions, a pet fashion show, behavioral specialists, low-cost immunizations and prizes. The complex is at 4655 Humboldt Street.

HELPING FREEDOM SERVICE DOGS - McNeil Designer Portraits has teamed up with Freedom Service dogs to put together a coffee table book called "Dogs of Denver" to raise enough money to rescue a shelter dog and put it through the rigorous training program to help a veteran in need. For a $250 tax deductible donation to Freedom Service Dogs, you get an exclusive one hour photo session of your dog, your dog gets a full page spread in the coffee table book and you get a copy of the book when it goes to print. More information: (dogsofdenver.org).

EASTER EGG HUNT - The Gabriel Foundation will hold its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages up to 13 on Saturday, April 19 at the Aviary & Adoption Center in Elizabeth. Children will be split up into groups depending on age and will be set loose to hunt for 2,000 candy-filled eggs. Volunteer help is needed. If you have availability, stop by the Elizabeth location between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendee entry to this event is $5 per vehicle (parking in pasture area). The event concludes at noon, at which time help is needed to clean up. To sign up:

CAT CARE SOCIETY - Elephant Bar locations in Belmar and Greenwood Village will raise funds for the Cat Care Society 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Twenty percent of proceeds -- excluding tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and/or gift cards -- go to the society. Bring in this flyer (/www.catcaresociety.org/docs/ElephantBarFlyer.pdf) and present it to your server for lunch or dinner. Go to (www.elephantbar.com) to view the menu.

In addition, Tuesday, April 15 is Craft night at The Crazy Merchant from 6 to 9 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Reserve your spot by calling 303.761.6100 ext. 1. You can select the Cat Care Society rom the Giving List at check-out whenever you make a purchase.

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