Puppy Day Emphasizes Need for Adoption

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National Puppy Day was established by animal advocates who saw the need for awareness and education regarding the plight of puppies in the United States. It is estimated that only 1 in 10 puppies born each year will spend their full life in a loving family home. Instead, along with their adult counterparts, over 4 million canines will enter into the shelter system this year – a number that sadly, the system cannot accommodate. Organizers of National Puppy Day strive to inform pet owners of the problem, encourage puppy adoption, and help to significantly decrease the number of unwanted puppies born each year.

Did You Know? If you are an animal lover and would like to help, it is as easy as ordering your bouquets and arrangements from Peoples Flowers. Through our Helping Hands Program, you can choose to make a donation to Animal Humane New Mexico with every online purchase.  Continue reading

Special Holiday Happenings in Albuquerque

turkeyday3November is a special month in Albuquerque full of fun and festive events for the whole family. We are an avid supporter of local community events and Albuquerque organizations that put these events because they are a great way to bring our community together.

Here are a few of the great events this month in Albuquerque:

Native American Heritage Month

The entire month of November as well as December are dedicated to celebrating the heritage, culture, and life of Native Americans. This includes the Native American Dancing and Pueblo Feast Days. These include dances, cultural exhibitions, and delicious food. It is a respectful time to celebrate culture and heritage.

The holidays are a wonderful time to visit the neighboring pueblos since many of them hold feast day celebrations over the course of the two months. It is a great way to better understand the culture and beliefs of Native Americans, a major part of our Albuquerque.turkeyday2

32nd Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale

Admission is free to this great event that helps you find some unique gifts for the holiday season. Held from November 23 through November 24, this is a tradition that has been going on for 32 years in the area. Here you will find artists and art lovers who converge to enjoy fine arts, crafts, wine, food and many fun activities.

There will be over 80 of New Mexico’s finest artists at three locations in the historic village of Placitas., including the Anaszi Fields Winery, the Presbyterian Church, and Placitas Elementary School.

Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Run

On November 28th, you can either run or walk this great event before you hit the Thanksgiving table and settle into football games, parades, movies or even shopping. This is a great event for the entire family. It starts at 9am at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center. There are three races to choose from: 10K, 5K, and Kids 5K. The last day to register is November 27th and you can do so at the organizer’s website.turkeyday