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Upcoming Event: Stamford Dog Park 5-year Anniversary

On May 10, 2014, In honor of the 5-year anniversary of the opening of the Stamford Dog Park, OPIN will be offering a FREE microchip clinic (flyer here) to all who attend with their dogs.

Saturday, May 10th 12pm–3pm at STAMFORD DOG PARK
39 Courtland Ave
Stamford CT 06902
Map NO Appointment Necessary!
Dogs must be leashed
Cats must be secured in carriers for their safety
A microchip implant takes just seconds for a vet to administer, and then your pet has permanent ID that will last its entire lifetime


Previous Events:



04/05/2014 PAW PRINTS & DRINKS

Saturday, April 5 at 1:00pm in EDT
BarQ in Stamford

15 Clark St, Stamford, CT 06901

Join us to raise funds for the Stamford Animal Care & Control Shelter and Community Pets in Need at BarQ Clark Street Stamford, CT April 5th (1-5) , meet fellow animal lovers and friends, learn how you can help the pets in need .



OPIN’s Project Chip’n 9th FREE Microchip Clinic

Sunday, March16th 11am–2pm at CHOICE PET SUPPLY
949 High Ridge Road 
Stamford CT 
Rabies vaccines will be offered at $15.00, in addition to the Free Microchip!
NO Appointment Necessary!
Dogs must be leashed
Cats must be secured in carriers for their safety
For Rabies, please bring your pet’s most recent vaccine paperwork, so the Vet does not over‐vaccinate. Thank you!



11/02/2013 Pup Hub @ Harbor Point!

OPIN Pup Hub Harbor Point Beer Garden Stamford CT
A pup hub is OPIN's signature event where animal lovers get to mingle with other animal lovers while receiving valuable information and products for your pet! It is also a place to learn about OPIN and how community can help with pets in need! Adoptable dogs will also be on hand looking for homes of their own!
Sponsored by Harbor Point /BLT   
When: Saturday 11/02/2013, 12pm-4pm
Where: The Beer Garden @ Harbor Point
       15 Harbor Point Road
       Stamford CT 06902
       right on the waterfront at the Harbor Point North Marina!



11/07/2013 "Doggy Style" at Plan B in Stamford CT!

OPIN Pets Fundraiser Plan B StamfordWhat: "Doggy Style" at Plan B, a night of fun and fundraising!   

Where: 230 Tresser Blvd., Stamford CT 06901

When: November 7, 2013 6:30pm 'til close

Plan B is teaming up with OPIN (Outreach to Pets in Need) and Dogfish Head Ales, all proceeds go to OPIN. Donations are encouraged!  

Enjoy All Dogfish Head craft brews on tap for only $3! Eat! Drink! Save!    

Download the flyer here!


Bankwell Pet Food Drive Throughout October 2013

OPIN Bankwell Pet food driveFor the month of October 2013 Bankwell is sponsoring a donation drive to help OPIN care for the community pets in need and Stamford Animal Care & Control Shelter residents.
Please bring gently used bedding, dog/cat food, treats, or any of the items on our wish list.  Dropoff locations are at the following branches: 
Stamford: 612 Bedford St.
New Canaan: 208 Elm St. & 156 Cherry St.
Fairfield: 2150 Post Rd. & 2248 Black Rock Tpke
OPIN thanks Bankwell for their time and commitment in helping others. 

10/27/2013 - Pound Around Town at Designs By Lee!

Pound around Town Stamford CT 10/12/2013

Come meet some wonderful adoptable pets!

What: Pound Around Town
When: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Designs By Lee
            129 Interlaken Road ~ Stamford
            (just north of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center,
             off Exit 35)
Learn about the work of OPIN and its support of Stamford
Animal Care and Control and our community's homeless
and needy pets.
Find out how you can help us help them




10/26/2013 FREE microchipping-Bankwell, Stamford

OPIN's 8th FREE Microchip Event!
at Bankwell formerly Stamford First Bank
612 Bedford Street 
Stamford, CT 06901
9am-12pm 10/26/2013 - FREE & No Appointment Necessary.
Cats must be secured in their carriers and dogs must be leashed.  
Takes seconds to administer and your pet will have ID for life!
Come meet our beautiful dogs looking for homes!

Download the flyer OPIN's Free Pet Microchip Clinic

OPIN thanks Bankwell for their time and commitment in bringing you this event.  


10/24/2013 - The Melting Pot Fundraiser for OPIN & Friends of Felines

Joins us at The Melting Pot in Darien for a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Felines and OPIN !
When: Thursday 10/24/13 5:00- 10:00 pm.
Where: 14 Grove Street in Darien CT
What: A special prix fixe menu for the evening includes Appetizer, Salad, Entrée, & Dessert. Just $44.95 per person Vegetarian Option. Just 39.95 per person.

The Melting Pot will donate $5 to each organization for every prix fixe meal that is purchased.  The event is open to the public and reservations are required.
Call (203) 656-4774 and please mention Friends of Felines/OPIN event.
Come and enjoy a special evening out, & help some very deserving animals!
Download the flyer for this event!