Do you have a Spaniel? Well, then here's a great social event for your doggy! The San Diego Spaniel Resuce periodically holds dog socials. In October, their will be one held on Saturday 10/2 at Doyle Dog Park, and one on 10/16 at Oceanside Dog Park. Their site says, "Join fellow Cocker Spaniel owners (and their dogs!) for a leisurely get together. Our Spaniel Social happens monthly beginning at 1:00pm. 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." Check out their site for more information.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Check out the 2010 Coastwise Mile & 5K at the beautiful La Jolla Cove on Saturday October 2nd! One of the events will include the The Mutt Mile & Doggy Costume Contest. Their website goes on to say, "The Mutt Mile kicks off @ 7:30am. So bring your canine compadre and run/walk a mile. All dogs must have their shots (and be up to date). And all dogs must be on a leash (8' max length). We will also be having a costume contest @ 7:15am prior to the run (so the dogs don't have to run in their costumes). So come out and have some fun at the park, and stop by the San Diego Humane Society booth. Please note that due to City Regulations all dogs must vacate the park by 9:00am." Click on the link above to view the website and get more information about the event and registration. The San Diego Humane Society is one of the beneficiaries of the event!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursdays On the Coast Art Walk is held in downtown Carlsbad at the Shops at Village Faire on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm, year-round. Sometimes people will display some of their art outside. If not, it's fun to window shop with your dog too! Check out the art, music, food and fun.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Treat your dog to some relaxation at the K9 Care Doggie Massage at Muttropolis in La Jolla on Wednesday, September 29th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Their Facebook page says, "we are happy to offer complimentary 5-minute doggie massages by Denise, owner of "K9 Care by Denise". Denise is a licensed Holistic Health Pracitioner and Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and has been practicing on humans for over 10 years. Recently, she expanded her practice to canines. Benefits of Doggie massage include increased circulation, reduced muscle spasms, relieved tension, enhanced muscle tone, quicker healing and increased range of motion in all breeds of dogs. All breeds are welcome to 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!"
Monday, September 20, 2010
Check out the Muttropolis Doggie Socials for various breeds on various Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8pm:
9/22--Oodles of Poodles & Doodles at the La Jolla location
9/22--Bulldog Bonanza at the Solana Beach location
9/29--Retriever Romp at the Solana Beach location
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!"
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Are you ready for Pugtoberfest!?! This event through Pug Rescue of San Diego County will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 2 - 5 pm at Temple Terrace (west side of the street), 92119 near Lake Murray in San Carlos. This year they are brewing up "Pudgy Pug Pale Ale," "Jackson's Orange you Glad you have a Pug!" and "Pugnacious IPA". There will be food, beverages and home-made sweets and baked goods. Their website goes on to say, "The Pug Rescue boutique will be open so you can start your early Christmas shopping. Once again we will have two wonderful raffle baskets chock full of goodies and a beautiful custom made pug-inspired quilt and television to raffle off. Our Pennies for Pug wagon will be out and about with Keggan and Robert dressed in their finest lederhosen! Save your pennies, dimes, nickels, and dollars and bring them to Pugtoberfest!! Also, take this opportunity to renew or become a Pug Rescue member - when you do, you will receive one free raffle ticket....The Pug Playpen and a small pool will be setup so all the pugs can play, have fun, and stay cool. We will also have some of our adoptable dogs at the event." For more information and to register, check out their website, www.pugbutts.com (cute name, huh?).
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Join in on the all breed social Yappy Hour at Muttropolis in Solana Beach on Wednesday, September 15th from 7-8pm. Their Facebook site says that "all breeds are welcome to attend this Yappy Hour! 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!"
Friday, September 10, 2010
I recently came across this website, FindMyDogADate.com. It's goal is to help you find a furry playmate for your dog! There will be a FREE San Diego meetup on Sunday, September 12th at 1pm Morley Field Dog Park. The site explains that, "sometimes caring for our furry friends can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to finding them new friends to play with. Locating that perfect play partner is a difficult job, especially if you are new to town or have few friends with dogs. Unfortunately, the task of finding your dog a friend often is neglected altogether. Not any more!"
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Helen Woodward Animal Center will be holding the 5th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sunday, September 12th. It will be held at North Beach in Del Mar, also known as Dog Beach or the River Mouth. We went to a dog surf event earlier this year with Penny, and it was SOOOOO much fun! The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon homepage explains, "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is a great family day at the beach for surfers and dog lovers alike. This event will help raise awareness and money for orphaned pets while promoting responsible pet ownership....The funds raised will be used to support all the programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Please remember to bring money to the beach as there will be over 40 vendors, food, and an opportunity drawing!" The HWAC website goes on to say, "Other fun animal-friendly activities include the Beach Bum Bikini BabeCanine Costume Contest and interactive Vendor Booths from the surf and pet industries.... Local and national media will be involved in the promotion andcoverage of this event, with expected attendance in the thousands!"
Monday, September 6, 2010
On Saturday, September 11th at 6pm, Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue will be holding their 2nd annual silent auction at the Carlsbad Sheraton Resort & Spa. Tickets are $65 and includes a 3-course gourmet dinner. Click on the link to find out more. (Doesn't sound like an event you could bring your dog to, but it would be a great way to support this rescue group!)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Muttropolis is partnering with Lululemon in La Jolla on Sunday, September 5th from 8-10am, to host a great dog yoga event! Muttropolis Facebook page says, "Join us in the grassy area of Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove on Sunday, September 5th at 8:15am for some Doga Yoga hosted by Lululemon La Jolla and Muttropolis! Ingrid Yang will lead you in a FREE Doga Yoga class where we will stretch and massage our furry friends. Yoga and doggie massage offers your dog health benefits like aiding digestion, lowering blood pressure, easing anxiety and engendering a whole new level of calm in your pup. It also helps to socialize and soothe your dog, but most of all, it gives you time to bond and cuddle! Doga Yoga is not just scratching bellies and rubbing ears, it’s about connecting with your canine best friend. After Doga Yoga in the park, we'll head back to the Muttropolis Store where light refreshments, juice and water will be served. Pooches can enjoy off-leash playtime and socialization, and everyone will receive a 10% discount coupon for any purchases that morning, along with a complimentary goodie bag for your pooch! Mats will be provided, and all dogs attending must have basic obedience training."
Friday, September 3, 2010
Check out the San Diego Spaniel Rescue socials. Their site says, "Join fellow Cocker Spaniel owners (and their dogs!) for a leisurely get together....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."
9/4---Doyle Park, Dog Park 1:00pm - ? at 8175 Regents Road, San Diego, CA. 92122
9/18--Oceanside Dog Park 11:00am - ? pm at 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA. 92054
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Got a grey hound? Want a greyhound? Want to go for a walk with your greyhound? Check out the Greyhound Walking Group on Saturday, September 4th, from 9 to 10:30am. Click on the link to be redirected to the Greyhound Connection website for details and more information about their organization. The site explains, "Greyhounds from all organizations are invited to this casual get-together. Walks are open to people and dogs from all rescue groups. Thinking about adopting a greyhound? Come and chat with some happy greyhound owners. "