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Studio 1212 ‘Going to the Dogs’ Sunday

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County offers St. Patrick's Day pet special and Largo opens new dog park
 
CLEARWATER — The Studio 1212 artists will celebrate the Westminster Dog show and all things New York City with a “Going to the Dogs” event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1405 Cleveland St.
 
Studio 1212 bills itself as the longest continuously running artist cooperative in the Tampa Bay area. Started as a following of local artist William Pachner, Studio 1212 continues in the Modern Expressionism motif.  Pachner who still lives, paints, and shows in New York. will celebrate his 99th birthday in April. Pachner’s work may be seen at the Tampa Museum of Art, Mindy Solomon Gallery and Florida Holocaust Museum, among others.
 
Studio 1212 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.
 
Make a pet feel lucky
 
LARGO — Take advantage of St. Patrick’s adoption specials at Pinellas County Animal Services through the end of March. As part of the St. Patrick’s specials, the adoption fee for large dogs and cats will be $25 and $75 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours.
 
The fee includes medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control and microchipping. The required Pinellas County license is also provided.
 
Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2600; www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices.
 
Newest dog park welcomes canines, owners
 
LARGO — The city’s newest dog park, Dog Bone Run, is now open at Bayhead Action Park, 375 Seminole Blvd.
 
The half-acre park is enclosed with a four-foot fence where small canines and well-behaved large breeds can enjoy the fire hydrant drinking fountain and an open field area with K9 agility challenges.
 
Dog Bone Run, open from sunrise to sunset, also offers a paw-shaped picnic table and plenty of shaded sitting areas with views of Bayhead pond. Owners can purchase a paved brick in a bone-shaped plaza in honor of their pup pal.
 
For more information about the park, the paver program and sponsorship levels, visit LargoParks.com or call (727) 586-7415.

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