Calendar of Events

Help support Florida Boxer Rescue!  Come out to meet our Volunteers and Boxers at one of the events below!


Ink Life Tour – Fort Myers

Florida Boxer Rescue’s 4th year at this wildly popular event! Free tattoo raffle courtesy of FBR by Ancient Art Tattoo. Lots of volunteers and foster dogs on hand.

Dates: Friday – Sunday, February 27, 28 & March 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 noon to 9 pm on Friday & Saturday, 12:00 noon to 4 pm Sunday
Place: Harborside Convention Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Downtown Fort Myers
Details: Get tattoed on the spot by over 200 of the world’s top tattoo artists. Live music by Wu Tang, Otep & Hatebreed. Jaw dropping human suspension, Steampunx Side Shows, Comedy Hypnosis Show by Matt Davis, and Free Tattoo Sunday where you can be the canvas in the hottest tattoo competition of the weekend.
Cost: $25 per day or $40 for all 3 days.


Gulfport’s Get Rescued

An opportunity help our homeless animals find their forever homes at the 11th Annual Gulfport’s Get Rescued presented by the Gulfport Merchant’s Association.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Place: Beach Boulevard, Downtown Gulfport
Details: Animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet Related activities will include a pet parade with domestic and adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, Canine Massage, food, music & Games.
Cost: Event is free, parking is free.

Tails at Twilight

Tails at Twilight

The Get Rescued evening celebration, Tails at Twilight,7pm-10pm is a popular component of a full day of festivities that begin with 11th Annual Gulfport’s Get Rescued 10am to 6pm, the beloved annual street festival and fundraiser held on Beach Blvd. on the same day. Later in the evening, after the pets have gone to bed, all are invited to a lively evening of fun for humans that will also donate to the important cause of animal rescues. The evening will include dancing and music, catered hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and festive décor to round out the party atmosphere. Opportunity drawings will take place during the evening. Proceeds from ticket sales, after expenses, will be donated to rescue groups participating in the evening event. Live and silent auctions will offer a chance to support participating non-profit rescue groups with a variety of auction items up for bids including travel, hotel stays, art, wine and food, pet accessories, restaurant gift certificates and much more. Rescue groups solicit their own items and will receive 100% of proceeds from their auctions. Tickets for the Get Rescued Evening Celebration are a $25 donation.

Date:  Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time:  7 pm to 10 pm
Place:  Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd., South, Gulfport
Details: We need to sell 10 tickets which will get us a table to place our silent auction items on. If you would like to attend please email me at or you can call/text 727-410-3940. Thank you, Stacie
Cost: $25.00 donation per ticket

Info Booth at Petco

petcoCome visit one of our info booths at a Petco near you to learn more about Florida Boxer Rescue and the breed we know and love, Boxers!

Date: Third Saturday of every month –  Mar. 21
Port Richey Location
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Place: Petco, 9638 US 19N, Port Richey

Info Booth at PetSmart

Come visit one of our info booths at a PetSmart near you to learn more about Florida Boxer Rescue and the breed we know and love, Boxers!

Date: Third Sunday of every month –  Mar. 15
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Time: Noon to 3 pm
Place: PetSmart, 2920 Little Rd, Trinity


Good Enough to Hang

Paint a Boxer, have fun, and raise money for FBR at the same time! No artistic talent needed!

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Place: Jill’s Joint, 889 N.E. 27th Lane in Cape Coral
Details: Artist will provide all materials needed.  Space is limited.
Cost: $40 – must be paid by February 15. Email Lori Walker for instructions. Please put “Painting Party” in the subject line.


9th Annual Mutt Madness

Another pet friendly event presented by Suncoast Animal League. We will have a booth with some foster dogs and some FBR alumni!

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Place: Highlander Park (Michigan Blvd. & Pinehurst Rd.), Dunedin
Details: Pet themed vendors, Dancing with Paws, Fido Idol, Pet-Owner Look-alike Contest, Food Court including vegetarian fare, Beer Tents with import & craft selections, Low Cost Vaccine Clinic. Ride 4 the Animals (separate registration & fee)
Cost: Event is free, parking is $5


12th Annual Pet Adopt-a-Thon

Brought to you by Seminole County Animal Services, this popular event has been well attended by Boxer lovers for years. Please come by and meet our volunteers and foster dogs!

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Place: Seminole  County Animal Services, Hwy 17-92 & Bush Blvd (across from Flea World), Sanford
Details: Dog games, training and agility, food trucks and bake sales, prize drawings, face painting; $10 rabies vaccinations and $15.00 microchips.  Big Red Bus will be on hand for blood donations.  Leashed and well-behaved dogs welcome, no flexi-leashes.
Cost: Event is free.


Drag Queen Bingo

It’s bingo at its best with the proceeds going to Florida Boxer Rescue!

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Hamburger Mary’s, 28910 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater
Details: Reservations required, call 727-400-6996, give your name, the date and that is for FBR.
Cost: 10 Bingo Cards $10, 20 Bingo cards $20, food for purchase.



**Updated 2/18/2015**