Pets & Animals 04.11.19

Benefit Show by Chantal Turvey At Long Shadows Farm

CAMBRIDGE. World renowned equestrian performer Chantal Turvey will perform with her horses at Long Shadows Farm in Cambridge, NY on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30. Between 5:30 and 7:00, and there will be pony rides and entertainment as well as food and beverage concessions on site.

The event will benefit the sanctuary horses, including retired Thoroughbred racehorses, at Long Shadows Charitable Foundation (LSCF) as well as its healing programs for veterans, first-responders and others. Turvey is a highly acclaimed horse trainer, stunt rider, and trick trainer specializing in training equines for television and cinema. Her performance will be a special tribute to American veterans.

“I am thrilled to be back at Long Shadows Farm to help the beautiful rescue horses in their care and the programs that they provide for American veterans,” said Turvey.  “It is my way of helping people and horses.”

Long Shadows Farm is located at 84 Dr. Brown Lane, Cambridge, N.Y. The event will take place in the arena on the premises.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Veterans and children 10 and under get in free.

For more information: 518-928-6161 or



Pet Adoption Fair

Hugs From Henry, Inc. will hold a Pet Adoption Fair to benefit local pets for medical needs and to find their forever home. The event will be held on Sun., May 5th, Benson’s Pet Center, 3083 NY-50, Saratoga Springs, NY from 10 am to 3 pm. Local shelters and vendors will be on hand.

If you are Spring cleaning and find unneeded pet supplies to include old towels, sheets or blankets, bring them and we will provide them to people adopting a pet or the shelters will take what they need. We will give you a donation receipt.


Spring Dog Obedience Sessions

Class is in session: Spring Introduction to Basic Dog Obedience

Sessions will take place Wednesday Evenings at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds April 24th-June 5th

6:00 – 6:45 PM; Open to Rensselaer County Residents (Adults):

Designed for the new puppy, family pet, or for someone who wants to get more involved in the world of “dogs”. Dogs must be nonaggressive. This class will introduce basic obedience tasks including sit, down, attention, walking on a loose leash, recall and building drive. For those that have the basics down, we can continue working on same tasks, but introducing distractions and longevity.

7:00 – 7:45 PM Open to Rensselaer County Residents

(8-18 years old):

Designed for our children, who are able to keep control of their dogs on a leash. For those that may need some assistance with the dogs, we ask that an adult participate with them. This class will introduce or continue your work on sit, down, attention, walking on a loose leash, recall and building drive. I also will be including some tricks that everyone enjoys doing.

The cost for 4-H members and volunteers is $25 and $50 for non-members. Space is limited, so please call Kayela at 518-272-4210 to reserve your spot today!


Rabbit, Cavy, & Poultry Workshops!

These workshops are perfect for youth who have been interested in owning rabbits, cavies, and poultry or showing them at the Schaghticoke Fair! Come learn through hands-on demonstrations on topics such as: breeds, general care, and fitting and showmanship.

Rabbits & Cavies: Sunday, April 14th at 1:30 PM

Poultry: Sunday, April 28th at 2 PM

Each session will be held at the CCE Office in Troy (61 State St. Troy, NY). They are free and open to the public! For more information or to register, please contact Kayela at 518-272-4210 or



NEW Rensselaer Naturalist Program

Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance are offering the Rensselaer Naturalist Series this year. At each of the 16 outings in the series, participants can learn about a specific aspect of the natural history of Rensselaer County, such as birds, wildflowers, trees, and bogs. There will be a learning goal related to each of the outing’s topic; for example, learn 10 birds, or learn 10 wildflowers, or learn about what makes a bog a bog.

Whether you’re a beginner or already have experience with a given topic, you’ll learn something new from a Rensselaer Naturalist program. Participants will be provided with resources to review before each outing, and a list of resources for further exploration.

The series is open to adults and teens. There is an option of earning a customized Rensselaer Naturalist patch! For participants who complete learning goals for at least eight of the Rensselaer Natural Series programs they will receive a patch.

April’s programs:

April 14 • 1-4 p.m.: Amphibian Walk at Poestenkill Community Forest

April 27• 7-10 a.m. Birds and Bird Song at Poestenkill Community Forest

More information and registration at



You May Also Like

Take our Obituary Survey

April 6, 2023

Take our Obituary Survey

March 22, 2023

Take our Obituary Survey

March 16, 2023