Spring weather will be here soon and we know you can’t wait to ditch the treadmill. Our Spring Running Events page can help get your mind motivated and your body ready for the change in season. Check it out today and sign up for a race to walk or run. You’ll find events for every ability, including full marathons, mile walks, fun runs, and lots more. It’s almost time to lace up your shoes and head outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. Continue reading
For residents over 21, there’s another fun way to buy local. Oakland County is home to over 35 independently run breweries, distilleries, meaderies, and wineries. Together, they help propel Michigan to its national top-10 slot in number of craft beer barrels produced per year (over a whopping 769,000).
So if you’re looking for a place to fill your growler, there’s plenty to go around. Cheers! Continue reading
February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, and with Oakland County’s new Pet Resources Map, taking care of your critters is simpler than ever.
Shelters / Rescues
If you’re still looking for a new addition to the family, visit Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center or any of the other 56 shelters and rescues located in Oakland County. Each is filled with loving animals looking for equally loving homes. With so many animals and locations out there, your future pet could be waiting just around the block.
Proper care for any pet starts with the right gear. Whether it’s food, crates, tanks, or toys, the proper supplies will help keep your pet happy and healthy. Our Pet Resources Map can guide you to any of the 58 pet supply retailers in Oakland County.
Responsible pet owners know the value that medical care brings to the animals they love. Having your animal spayed or neutered lowers their risk of developing cancer and other deadly diseases. It’s also vital to take your pets to annual check-ups even if they seem healthy. Catching disease early and preventing severe illness spares both money and anguish further down the road. If you’re searching for veterinarian services, take a look at the 161 pet medical facilities on the Oakland County Pet Resources map.
Even the most responsible pet owners sometimes need help with the care of their animal friends. Luckily for those in Oakland County, there is a wide variety of pet care service offerings. Here is a breakdown of the 472 (yes, 472!) animal service providers in Oakland County:
- Boarding and Day Care Facilities: 131
- Dog License Tag Facilities: 65
- Funeral Services: 3
- Groomers: 159
- Pet Sitters: 37
- Trainers: 77
While being a responsible pet owner may sound like a lot of work, sometimes it’s a walk in the park. Dog parks offer exercise and fresh air to pups and owners alike. Let our Pet Resources Map direct you to one of the seven dog parks in Oakland County.
Find more information on the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center, adopt a furry friend or support the shelter’s efforts by visiting their website, or follow the shelter on Facebook and Twitter.
Oakland County’s best accomplishments lay ahead especially in high-tech investment, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said Wednesday evening during his annual State of the County address before an audience of more than 600 guests at the Auburn Hills Marriot Pontiac at Centerpoint. He began by spotlighting the new $40 million Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak slated to open this spring.
“It is a giant leap forward in cancer treatment – one that Oakland County’s Medical Main Street played a significant role in supporting,” Patterson said. “We personally lobbied Lansing so that Beaumont could receive state approval for its Certificate of Need for the Proton Therapy Center. We did so because we recognized the value of having advanced cancer treatment in the heart of Oakland County, both from a quality of life and business attraction standpoint.” Continue reading
The 2017 Oakland County State of the County will be held Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be addressing over 600 Oakland County business, community, and political leaders at this invitation-only event. The County Executive will highlight why 2017 will be a big year for Oakland County. From the latest in Emerging Sectors to improvements in public safety, Patterson will outline why Oakland County’s best accomplishments still lie ahead. The winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 will also be revealed during the address. Continue reading