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September 3, 2013

Pier 13 Boating Club Hosting Liberty Humane Society’s Dog Adoption Event and Fundraiser Saturday September 7 3-8pm

Here is another fundraising event at Hoboken’s Pier 13 bar coming up this weekend….

Pier 13 Boating Club and Liberty Humane Society’s

Dog Adoption Event and Fundraiser

Pier 13 Boating Club (www.pier13hoboken.com) and Liberty Humane Society (www.LibertyHumane.org) are teaming up for a fun-filled adoption event and fundraiser on Saturday, September 7th from 3-8PM.

Liberty Humane will have lots of cute doggies on-hand that afternoon looking for forever homes. All of Liberty Humane’s dogs are up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed or neutered so they are ready to jump right into your arms. Can’t adopt right now? Guests can still help the animals by making a donation at the bar. Generous donations are put towards preparing the animals for adoption and the housing and care they require until their forever family comes along.

Pier 13, located at 1301 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, is Hoboken’s destination for the Shipyard Marina, Sailing School, as well as the best craft food and beer purveyors in New Jersey. Besides getting the chance to meet Liberty’s amazing pups, guests can also spend the day enjoying local food trucks, craft beers, and cocktails all while sitting right underneath the beautiful New York City skyline.

Liberty Humane Event at Pier 13 Hoboken 9-7-2013

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June 17, 2013

Feral Cat Fundraiser at Louise and Jerry’s in Hoboken June 19th 4-7pm

Filed under: Bars,fundraiser,Hoboken,pets — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 4:15 PM

Feral Cat Fundraiser Louise and Jerry's June 19 2013 Hoboken

The Tail of the Feral Feline… It’s CATastrophic

1 female + 1 male + 4 offspring + 6 years = 42,409 cats


Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) = feral cat spay/neuter +

rabies vaccine + ear tip + return to original location

Purrty with Hoboken Feral Cats to effect change

  • Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Location:  Louise & Jerry’s Tavern 329 Washington St.
  • Cost: $10 Donation = 1 Drink + 1 Feral TNR’ed
  • Features:  Happy Hour Specials + Raffles + Food = Great Time
  • For more info:  Contact Patty Drumgoole and p_drumgoole@yahoo.com or 201-424-5697
Patty Drumgoole is having a fundraiser at Louise and Jerry’s this coming Wednesday June 19th 4-7pm to help control Hoboken’s feral cat population. Here is an explanation behind what the fundraiser goes for…
“I am the social worker at Hoboken High School but my work doesn’t stop at helping students.  I also assist feral and stray cats and kittens.  Using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) approach, I humanely trap feral cats; get them spayed/neutered and rabies vaccinated; then return them to their original location.  There they are managed by a resident who feeds them regularly.  TNR is the only proven method that successfully reduces the feral cat population.  Once fixed, feral cats live a more stress free life without being a nuisance to people.  In fact, they provide benefits by preventing mice and rats from occupying our neighborhood.
I know many people in Hoboken who are concerned about the cats and others who are annoyed by them.  TNR satisfies them all.  Because cats are territorial, they do not allow new comers into their colony.  When a colony is fixed and managed, the negative behaviors cease and the colony will disappear through attrition.  Trapping and removing essentially creates a vacuum effect and other cats will simply find their way in.
I have been doing this in town for about 8 years but have been trained since 2002.  My hope is to get this endorsed by the city but first I need the support.  I started having fundraisers a few years back; this is my 3rd one.  Local establishments donate food and gifts to raffle off.  It’s always a fun time.
In 2011 I finally became official and Hoboken Feral Cats was established.  This is a 501c(3) organization and exists solely on donations.”
- Patty Drumgoole
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Hoboken Grace’s 5th Annual Dog Party Recap

Filed under: church Square Park,Hoboken,pets — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 1:15 PM

Hoboken grace is reporting an excellent turnout for their 5th Annual dog party at Church Square Park this weekend…

A Dog-Gone Good Time Had by All at Hoboken Grace’s 5th Annual Dog Party

More than 500 People Come Out To Celebrate Man’s Best Friend!

Hoboken Grace Dog Party Recap 2013Every dog had their day today when Hoboken Grace Community Church hosted the largest Free Dog Party in Hoboken, NJ this weekend on Saturday morning.

More than 500 people from Hoboken and surrounding cities came out to enjoy the festivities at Church Square Park in Hoboken, NJ in celebration of man’s best friend.  The free party featured a ton of fun activities for dog’s, dog lovers and families including pictures with your dog, paw printing, face painting and a bounce house.  Cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones were served also free of charge.

“What an amazing day! Beautiful weather and everyone had a blast,” said Chris High, Pastor of Hoboken Grace. “We love providing a chance for dog owners and families to just have a great time.”

Hoboken Grace Church further stated:

“We would like to give a big shout-out to Cozy Cuts, Colorful Dogs, Hoboken Pet, Hoby Dogy, Frosty Pooch and Bellamy Kitchen for providing the great prizes for the winning pooches in our contests.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to the City of Hoboken, as well as, all of the volunteers and vendors who came out to help make this the biggest and best Hoboken dog party to date!”

A link to all of the photos from the event should be posted on their homepage at hobokengrace.com

About Hoboken Grace Community Church

Hoboken Grace, a contemporary, non-denominational Christian Church in Hoboken, NJ is one of the fastest growing churches in the Northeast. The mission of the church is to help people find their way back to God.  Hoboken Grace offers four services on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 301 Garden Street, Hoboken and 10:30 a.m. at 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken and 158 Erie Street, Jersey City. To learn more about Hoboken Grace visit hobokengrace.com.

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May 30, 2013

Free Pet Adoptions at Liberty Humane Society June 1 and June 2 11am-6pm in Jersey City

Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City is  hosting a free adoption event this weekend, June 1 & 2. For every adoption, the shelter will receive a donation from the Maddie Fund.

Liberty Hymane Society Jersey City Adoption Event June 1-2 2013

They will have extended hours from 11am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday to make way for more potential adopters. The first 60 cat and 20 dog adopters will even get a free goodie bag to take home with their new love. They will have over 150 cats and dogs of all ages to choose from.

Check out some of LHS’s eligible dogs and cats on the adoption page. Liberty Humane is located at 235 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City, NJ. Their website is www.libertyhumane.org if you require more information.


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May 26, 2013

Hoboken Grace Hosts Fifth Annual Dog Party June 15 2013 10am- 12pm at Church Square Park

Filed under: dog park,Dogs,Hoboken,pets — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 4:15 PM

Here is the latest upcoming pet and family friendly event from the folks at Hoboken Grace Church….

Hoboken Grace Hosts Fifth Annual Dog Party

June 15 2013 10am- 12pm at Church Square Park

Calling all Dogs, Dog-Lovers and Families!

Hoboken Grace Dog Party 6-15-2013Man’s best friend will be the life of the party next month when Hoboken Grace Community Church hosts its 5th annual Dog Party.

The party, which is free to the public, will feature music and several competitions for your pups including best costume, best trick, highest jumper and more. Prizes and goodie bags will be handed out to your furry companions. In addition to the competitions there will be other fun activities, such as pictures with your dog and paw printing. Canines of all sizes are welcome!

Hoboken Dog Party 6-15-2013 #1

“Many people that live in Hoboken and Jersey City have dogs so it’s a great way to bring people together in our communities and we are excited to be able to host it again this year! said Rachel Norris, Assimilation and Connection Director at Hoboken Grace. “

The party will be held in Church Square Park. There will also be activities and treats for families including face painting, bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones.

Hoboken Dog Party 6-15-2013 #2

No registration required. Come out to Church Square Park in Hoboken, NJ on June 15th at 10 a.m.

About Hoboken Grace Community Church:

Hoboken Grace, a contemporary, non-denominational Christian Church in Hoboken, NJ is one of the fastest growing churches in the Northeast. The mission of the church is to help people find their way back to God. Hoboken Grace offers four services on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 301 Garden Street, Hoboken and 10:30 a.m. at 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken and 158 Erie Street, Jersey City. To learn more about Hoboken Grace visit www.hobokengrace.com.


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April 24, 2013

Operation Bad Dog Owner – Hoboken 311 to the Rescue!

Filed under: Hoboken,pets — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:45 AM

This post is reprinted at the request of Sean Iaquinto from the website www.philly2hoboken.com. He has been active as a blogger in Hoboken since 2004. Please note that opinions of guest posters or columnists are strictly those of the author and not of this website.

Operation Bad Dog Owner – Hoboken 311 to the Rescue!

Ask anyone in Hoboken what is their biggest pet peeve behind lack of parking or potholes and you probably will hear about dog owners who aren’t picking up after their dog. Its disgusting to walk down the street and see brown bombs all over the sidewalk. As a dog owner, it pisses me off when I notice dog owners that aren’t cleaning up after their dogs “do their business”.

When you walk dogs in your neighborhood, often you meet other dog owners and get to know them. Some you know by name. Some you know just by their dogs name. While there are others that you haven’t met, but have seen them walk their dog often enough that you recognize them.

One owner, in particular, got my attention. After walking Rocco for the last three years, I notice that there was one dog owner who consistently was not picking up after their dog. This wasn’t a once or twice thing, but it was Every. Single. Time. Every time I saw him walk his dog, he would let the dog poop – and then sort of do a quick “is anyone watching me” look to the left or the right and walk away.

At first I was going to say something. If you know me well enough i’m not someone that minces words, nor do I have a very good filter. This isn’t the first time I confronted a bad dog owner. In fact, I remember once before I confronted someone else about not picking up after their dog – and they went so far to accuse me of needing glasses. I remember another time the guy was going to punch me that he was so angry that I caught him.

Perhaps third time is a charm, so I didn’t say anything – I let my government do the work. I’m friendly with a few of the hardworking people in city hall, so I reached out to them and asked their advice. I first thought calling the police would be the logical step. Maybe they could do an undercover sting operation! This was met by laughter and correction – that I should contact the health department.

It turns out that by using Hoboken311: http://www.hobokennj.org/311/, I was able to report what I saw. I had a pretty detailed account of the guy who was letting his dog poop all over the place, he had a regular morning routine which was right outside his building. I knew what he looked like and knew what kind of dog he had. I basically wrote all the details in a request.

Hoboken 311 Screenshot

My honest thought was that no one would really do anything. I mean, how often do you really see the “little guys” get anyone to notice them in City Hall? I’m not some big campaign contributor or own a big business in town. I’m just a regular guy who gets easily annoyed at the double parked cars outside of Piccolo’s. But that’s a story for another day.

Imagine my surprise when I received this email only a few days later (with some details left out):

“Please be advised that earlier this morning, beginning at 6:45am, our Office conducted a surveillance of the area described in your complaint (Hoboken Health Department Complaint #[redacted]) in which the individual you described in your e-mail, was found in violation of 93-16 of the Code of the City of Hoboken (not picking up dog feces) and has been issued a summons to appear in Hoboken Municipal Court, on [redacted].

Director Pellegrini and myself would like to again thank you for taking the time to send the detailed information that you did which led to the catching of this individual in the act of creating a public health nuisance.

Frank Sasso”

Wait, what? It worked? This town isn’t perfect. There’s always going to be someone who is going to complain about everything City Hall does – and rarely do you ever hear someone complimenting City Hall on a good job. This is just an example that sometimes government works, and that Hoboken311 is a pretty nifty site.

-Sean aka “Furey”


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April 17, 2013

Bow Wow and Meow Brunch and Cocktails Fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society at Charito’s April 28th

Here is the latest from Liberty Humane which does a great job in this area saving as many pets for adoption as it can….

Bow Wow and Meow Brunch and Cocktails Fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society at Charito’s April 28th

Liberty Humane Bow Wow and Meow Lunch at Charitos Hoboken 4-28-2013

Liberty Humane Society and Charrito’s Restaurant are inviting Hoboken residents to the Bow Wow and Meow Brunch and Cocktails Fundraiser. Join them for a fiesta as they enjoy two courses of Mexican brunch specialties paired with unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas all in support of the furry dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes at Liberty Humane Society. Guests can also try their luck at the raffle with chances to win a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single Serve Beverage Machine, a fondue party set, and many other great prizes.

The Bow Wow and Meow Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 28th at noon at the Charrito’s Restaurant located at 1024 Washington Street in Hoboken. Tickets are $40 and space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today by visiting the ticket page on the Liberty Humane Society website:https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=libertyhs&id=2

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March 29, 2013

Friday Video Fun – Lulu the Barking/Croaking Dog/Frog

Filed under: Hoboken,pets,Video — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 1:55 PM

Lou Lou the Barking Croaking Dog Frog Hoboken March 2103

Animals doing cute things always seems to make for a good laugh, especially on Friday’s. Here is Lou Lou with a unique bark outside of Empire Coffee earlier this week. Luluis doing her best to either impersonate a frog or trying to say the name Abbott. You be the judge….

Here are some permutations as to what the dog might be saying:

  • Nuns wear a ____________
  • __________ and Costello
  • Its a hard ___________ to break

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November 18, 2012

Jersey Cats Adoption Day at Hoboken Pet Today 1-4pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Hoboken Pet,Kittens,pets — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:55 AM

Join www.jerseycats.org today for Adoption Day at Hoboken Pet! Handsome Shelby and his beautiful sister Shai will be looking for their perfect forever home. It is Hoboken Pet Jersey Cats Adoption Day at Hoboken Pet located at 524 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ. The event is today Sunday, November 18 1-4 pm



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October 9, 2012

Hoboken Museum 8th Annual Pet Fair & Parade Sunday October 14 12-4 pm at Maxwell Place Pier

Due to rain last Sunday, The Hoboken Museum 8th Annual Pet Fair & Parade has beend moved to this coming Sunday October 14th from 12pm-4pm…..

Hoboken Museum Moves 8th Annual Pet Fair & Parade

to Rain Date: Sunday Oct. 14, 12 – 4 pm

at Maxwell Place Pier

  • More than 20 local pet service providers to offer free advice at Pet Fair
  • Protect your pet with a low-cost microchip service administered by the NJSPCA
  • Parade starts at 1 pm, with costume and talent contests for dogs and other pets!
  • Heirloom Garlic-Tasting Festival also takes place on Oct. 14th, at the Museum

Last year’s Pet Parade had a very good turnout.

Hoboken, N.J. – Oct. 8, 2012 – Due to weather conditions, the Hoboken Museum’s 8th Annual Pet Fair & Parade is moving to its rain date of Sun., Oct. 14, and promises a great experience for animal lovers. The event will again take place at the Maxwell Place Pier, on the waterfront near 12th Street, and will feature costume contests, talent competitions and more than 20 local pet care professionals dispensing free advice and demonstrations. This year, the Museum is pleased to offer a low-cost microchip clinic administered by the NJSPCA for just $25.

There is no cost to register for the Pet Parade, and the first 100 participants will receive a free gift bag with goodies from the event sponsors. Costumes are optional, and all pets are welcome—as long as they can tolerate a lot of dogs. In years past, cats and birds have taken home ribbons!

Here are some photos from previous Pet Fair and Parades in Hoboken:

Hoboken Historical Museum
Address: 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-656-2240

  • Tues-Thurs 2-7 pm
  • Fri 1-5 pm
  • Sat-Sun 12-5 pm
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