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Saturday, March 5, 2011

3/13--Ugly Dog Contest

Check out the 16th Annual Del Mar Kiwanis Ugly Dog Contest on Sunday March 13th--Rain or Shine! Check-in is at 10:00 and the contest starts at 11:15. For more information: http://www.uglydogcontest.com/index.htm

Sunday, January 2, 2011

1/5--Yappy Hour

Have fun at the Yappy Hour on Wed., January 5th from 7 to 8pm at the Solana Beach Muttropolis location.

Monday, December 27, 2010

12/29--Puppy Party

Have a new puppy? Join in on the Puppy Party at Muttropolis in La Jolla on Wednesday, December 29th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Their Facebook page says, "Calling all puppies! Join us for an evening of fun while your pooches enjoy playtime and socialization. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served for you, treats for your pooch. Receive a 10% discount coupon for any purchases during the event, along with a complimentary goodie bag for your pooch! Fully immunized pups only, please. "

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your doggy peace and joy this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12/18--Spaniel Social

Got a Spaniel? Join in on the Spaniel Social on Saturday Decemeber 18th at Oceanside Dog Park from 11:00am - ? pm at 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA. 92054. The San Diego Spaniel Rescue site says, "Join fellow Cocker Spaniel owners (and their dogs!) for a leisurely get together. Our Spaniel Social happens monthly.... Your Spaniels can run and play in the fenced-in dog park. This is a great opportunity to bond with your canine companion while providing socialization skills."

Monday, December 13, 2010

12/15--Muttropolis breed socials

Check out the socials for the breeds listed below at these Muttropolis locations on Wednesday, December 15th from 7 to 8pm:
Toy Breed in La Jolla
Cavalier Breed in Solana Beach
The Muttropolis Facebook page says, "Join us for an evening of holiday fun while your pooches enjoy playtime and socialization. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served for you, treats for your pooch. Receive a 10% discount coupon for any purchases during the event, along with a complimentary goodie bag for your pooch!"

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12/12--Pet Parade

Have fun and check out the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade on Sunday, December 12th. The Gaslamp.org website says, "Join us for the Third Annual Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Presented by Downtown Ace Hardware on Sunday, December 12th, 2010!...Once a year San Diego pets and owners are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for a special promenade throughout the Gaslamp Quarter to celebrate the holiday season. You can only imagine the fun and excitement as downtown became filled with costumed pets & their handlers all vying for prizes and bragging rights including Best Costumed Duo, Cutest Critter, Best Pet Costume & Best of Show! The Parade originates and concludes at the Hilton Park adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter at 4th Avenue and K Street. The Parade steps-off promptly at 3pm. Enjoy our Pet Expo in Hilton Park throughout the afternoon. Don your best costume with your furry friends and join in the festivities!" Check out the link for more details.

Monday, December 6, 2010

he's making a list, checking it twice...

So Penny and her friend, Buddy, got to meet Santa this last weekend and have their picture taken with him at the Escondido Humane Society (see post below). It was so much fun and the pictures turned out great.

Penny and Buddy have been very good this year, so I suspect Santa will be bringing them what they asked for!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

12/4--Pet Photo with Santa

On Saturday, December 4th the Escondido Humane Society will be holding an event where your pet can get their photo taken with Santa! How fun! Their website says, "Santa himself will be making a special visit to the Escondido Humane Society to bring good tidings and holiday cheer to animals in need at our Pet Photos with Santa and Holiday Boutique. Whether naughty or nice, all pets can meet Santa and have their photo taken with him. For a $10 donation to EHS, you will receive a keepsake 4x6 photo; for an additional $10 you can get a CD with the digital files, just in time to create holiday cards with the entire family. Those who don't have pets but still want to bring joy to homeless animals can stop by our Holiday Boutique and bake sale, where gifts for dogs and cats and homemade presents for people and pets will be available. Pet Photos with Santa and Holiday Boutique is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at EHS, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Appointments can be made by calling (760) 888-2235, but walk-in (and wag-ins!) are welcome." What a great cause!

Friday, November 26, 2010

12/4--Jingle Paws Walk for Pets

Check out the Jingle Paws Walk for Pets hosted by the Aces Foundation and Camp Bow Wow on December 4, 2010. The Aces Foundation website brochure says, "Festivities begin at 9:00am with a Blessing of the Animals, walk begins immediately after. Last years event raised over $4,000.00 all of which is used to assist the guests at El Cajon Animal Shelter. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000.00. Anyone who loves animals is encouraged to join the walk. Walkers can come with or without a companion animal. We invite you to stay for Santa’s Village, which begins immediately after Jingle Paws Walk. It’s sure to be a fun filled day with games for your pooch and the entire family! Hope to see you there. " Please check out the link for more more information and registration details.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

11/25--Happy Thanksgiving

We wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! However you spend your day, take a little time to count your blessings and give thanks for all the big and little things in your life! We are so thankful for the country in which we live, for our family, and friends. We are thankful to have found and adopted Penny this year, to make her a part of our family, for her nose nudges, her strange and funny little quirks, and her sweet little personality! Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

11/21--Encinitas Street Fair

Tomorrow, Sunday November 21st is the Encinitas Street Fair. I'm not sure how this will work out in the rain, but it's always a fun time seeing the interesting--and sometimes odd things--people are selling. Christmas is coming up so you might find some unique gifts for family and friends, and Fido will thank you for his fun walk! Check out the link for more info.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Muttropolis Doggie Socials

Check out the Muttropolis Doggie Socials for different breeds on various Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8pm:
11/17--Toy-riffic Party--Solana Beach
11/17--Yorkie Yappy Hour--La Jolla
Their site says, "Join us for a night of fun while your pooches enjoy off-leash playtime and socialization. Wine and light appetizers will be served for you, treats for your pooch. Receive a 10% discount coupon for any purchases the night of the event, along with a complimentary goodie bag for your pooch!"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11/13--CCI Graduation

This is not an event you will be able to bring your dog to, but something you may want to check out for yourself! Canine Companions for Independence graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday, November 13th at Noon in Oceanside. Graduations are open to the public and admission is free. Their website explains, "Canine Companion's graduation ceremonies occur four times a year. At these inspiring events, people with disabilities graduate with their new, highly-trained assistance dogs. These dogs have been in training for over two years and know approximately 50 commands including opening doors, turning on/off lights, and retrieving dropped objects. The graduation ceremony is the culmination of an intensive, residential, two-week Team Training course with these new human/canine partners at the Canine Companions Southwest Regional Training Center in Oceanside." Penny's cousin is a CCI doggy! He is so smart and sweet, and is such a gift to the people he serves!