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“National Purebred Dog Day”. For more information see akc.org
“Mayday for Mutts”. To shine a light on the millions of dogs entering U.S. animal shelters every year, Karen Derrico, the author behind the book Unforgettable Mutts: Pure of Heart Not of Breed, has found this first Sunday in May as National Mayday for Mutts. This event is being made possible by various animal shelters, humane organizations and pet-related businesses. These groups are promoting the adoption of dogs that are a mixed-breed. All of these events will happen during the whole month of May – so, while yesterday was the “official” day – the entire month is focused on bringing awareness to the need to adopt mix-breed dogs (lovingly called Mutts!). For more information see Mayday for Mutts.
May ? 2022
“Wag n’ Walk,” Register as an individual or as a team for a two- or four-mile walk benefiting the SPCA for Monterey County. Have your team photo taken, meet SPCA Humane Officers, get free behavior tips, contests (11 a.m.) and more.Choose between a two or four mile walk and enjoy a fun-filled morning by the bay with your pet while supporting The SPCA for Monterey County. For more information see spcamc.org.
“Be Kind to Animals Week”. This week-long event has been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May. For more information see http://www.dogtipper.com/blog/2015/05/be-kind-to-animals-week-turns-100.html
“National Specially-abled Pets Day.” For more information see speciallyabledpets.com.
May ? 2022 (beginning on Monday before Mother’s Day)
“Puppy Mill Action Week,” everywhere. Puppy mills contribute to pet overpopulation and cause countless dogs lifetimes of suffering in squalid wire cages. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty: Do your research before getting a puppy, and look into adopting a dog from your local shelter.
May 2-8, 2021 (first week in May)
“National Pet Week,” Pets have profound effects on the lives of their human owners. They provide us with love, endless hours of companionship, and wonderful relationships that help fill our our lives. National Pet Week is a celebration of those relationships. Being a pet owner is not just fun and games. Being a responsible pet owner requires that your pet’s health is properly cared for. Information on the health of your pet is included here, but make sure to talk with your veterinarian about your particular situation. “National Pet week” was,jointly founded by the American Veterinary Medical Association (Schaumburg, Ill.) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. The Auxiliary to the AVMA is celebrating “Pets and People—Healthy Together”. The Auxiliary chose this year’s theme to promote the importance of exercise for people and pets, said Ginger Morton, the Auxiliary’s vice president for public relations. The purpose of National Pet Week is to foster responsible pet ownership, recognize the human-animal bond, and increase public awareness of veterinary medicine. The AVMA and Auxiliary founded the event in 1981, and the celebration has spread throughout the United States. The AVMA continues to support the event. For more information see petweek.org.
May ?, 2022
May 10-July 5, 2021
“Trails for Tails Virtual Race, Monday, May 10 to Monday, July 5, 2021. HSTT’s Trails for Tails virtual race is the perfect opportunity to motivate and achieve your fitness goals and do something wonderful for yourself! BONUS: every step taken, stair climbed, pedal pushed or swipe of the vacuum will help our community’s homeless pets. That’s right; even household chores count!The run is available for registration from May 10th – July 5th, 2021 and only $25 to join. HSTT has set a Fitness Goal of 10,000 miles and a Fundraising Goal of $20,000. In honor of our service area, which spans North to South Lake Tahoe, we encourage our runners, steppers and doers to complete a full 170 miles within the 8 week challenge – the distance of one of our local favorites – the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participate however you are comfortable! You can walk your dog, run, sprint, yoga, dance in your kitchen – or a mixture of them all! In this race, YOU decide how to achieve your fitness goals while raising money to support our 4-legged friends! Though this run is mainly for paws – not applause, we still want to highlight your achievement. Each registrant will receive a pair of our one-of-a-kind wool running socks! For more information see hstt.org.
May 23, 2021
“Animals on Broadway Virtual Pet Festival and Fundraiser,” Animals on Broadway (AOB) is an annual opportunity to gather the whole family — including your pet — to save lives, virtually! Help ARF raise lifesaving funds for animals in need. Funds raised at Animals on Broadway support ARF’s many life-changing programs to enhance the human-animal bond including rescue and adoptions, mobile clinic services for low-income populations, disaster relief, Pets and Vets, and more. For more information see arflife.org.
May ? 2022
“ARF’s Annual Business of Saving Lives conference,” Walnut Creek. This two-day conference offers an exciting agenda of workshops on animal behavior, shelter wellness, business and program practices to provide attendees practical information and tools for effective animal welfare operations. Register today! For more information see arf.net.
June is National Pet Preparedness Month and Social Petworking Month
June 5 2021
“Pints For Paws,” 2 PM, Berkeley Humane. Pints for Paws®, voted Best Fundraising Event in the East Bay, is returning for our 7th year. This year things will look a little different, but lots of great beer combined with the love of shelter pets! For more information see berkeleyhumane.org.
June ? 2021
“Lafayette’s Dogtown Downtown Walk,” 10 AM-12PM, Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. Join Contra Costa Animal Services’ mobile team at Lafayette’s Dogtown Downtown walk Saturday, June 1st from 10am – 12pm. Stroll down Mt. Diablo Blvd. and surrounding streets with your downtown- friendly pooch, and come visit our mobile van with adoptable dogs. There will also be some tasty treats available during the walk as well. For more information see the Facebook Event.
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June ? 2021
“Berkeley Sunday Streets Pet Parade“, Cedar and Shattuck, Berkeley. Get your pets ready for the First Annual Pet Parade in Downtown Berkeley, in partnership with Sunday Streets, on Shattuck Avenue. Dress up with your family, friends, and your pet pals for a chance to win prizes! Register for free day of event. Start at Cedar and Shattuck in the Walgreen’s parking lot. Kickoff is at 12 noon, where you will be greeted by Holistic Hound with treats and water to get your furry friends all a good start! End:Durant and Shattuck, where you will be greeted by contests, prizes, and booths from local organizations, including Berkeley Humane, Berkeley Animal Care Services, Jiminy’s, and more!
June ? 2021
“Jake’sFest 2021,” 12-6 PM, 70 East 4th Street, Morgan Hill. Jake’sFest is coming! Bring all your beer, wine, and dog-loving friends to this super fun indoor/outdoor benefit for Jake’s Wish Dog Rescue!! This year our event will be hosted by Kelly Brewing Company in downtown Morgan Hill. We’ll have a silent auction featuring fabulous vacations, wine packages, Sharks gear, and much more to bid on; a donation drawing with fabulous gifts; dog-related vendors; live music and dancing with Beagle at the Door and Knee Deep; food trucks; sales of beer and wine; and more! And best of all, all proceeds go to help Jake’s Wish save more shy, injured, abandoned, or otherwise at-risk dogs from our local shelters and community. We are an all-volunteer organization so the majority of your dollars go straight to the dogs to help us cover vaccinations, food, supplies, and most importantly – spay/neuter! Together we can make a real difference in our community. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Facebook.com/event.
June 4-10 (First Full Week in June)
Pet Appreciation Week
“World Pet Memorial Day”
June ? 2022
“Westminster Dog Show”, online. Usually, the event is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but due to COVID-19, the 145th show will be in Tarrytown, New York, from Thursday, June 11, to Sunday, June 13. See more information at westminsterkennelclub.org.
June ? 2021
“Paws for a Cause,” 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse & Feed Co., San Francisco. “Mark” this on your calendar, Rocket Doggers! Pawtrero will be donating 5% of the sales that day and giving out dog and cat swag bags! Rocket Dog Rescue will have adoptable dogs! There will also be free beer, wine and soda with donation! Come on out and join the fun! For more information see rocketdogrescue.org.
June ? 2021
“Blessing of the Animals: North Beach Festival Animal Blessing,” 2-3pm, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco. The animal blessing at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi (610 Vallejo Street) will take place from 2-3 p.m. both days during the festival. The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor Festivals. The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco’s Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue. blessing of the animals. For more information see sresproductions.com.
June ? 2021
“Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Pet Parade & Festival,” 9am-2pm, Felton Covered Bridge, Graham Hill, Felton. A fun, family friendly event focusing on the pets that make our lives so much better! For more information see the Facebook page.
“National Dog Party Day”
June 25, 2021 (yearly on the Friday after Father’s Day)
“Take Your Dog To Work Day!” This fun “Dog Day” is celebrated across the nation every year in June by thousands of participating companies. The event calls attention to what wonderful companions dogs make and encourages their adoption from rescues and shelters. Dogs will have a chance to earn their kibble, owners enjoy the companionship from their furry friends and employers have the opportunity to experience the benefits of having pets in the workplace! See theTYDTWD webpage for more information. Articles on how to have a successful day are here, and here.
June ? 2021
“PAH’s Annual Check the Chip”, 10-12, Pinnacle Animal Hospital, 4724 Meridian Ave, San Jose. Join us for our 7th annual Check the Chip event! Swing by with your pet, and we’ll verify their microchip is working, and we’ll help you update your contact info. The event is open to everyone!
June ? 2021
“Annual Shiba Party,” 10-4, Orange Park, South San Francisco. Shiba Fanciers of Northern CA presents their Annual Shiba Party! For all those looking forward to a fun summer picnic event that is centered around the best breed on the planet, the Shiba Inu, than what better way to spend a day then to participate in this year’s SFNC Shiba Party! Our event is the largest gathering of Shibas in the US so if you want to meet other Shiba fanatics this is the event to be at. For those thinking about getting a Shiba or wanting to learn more about the breed please feel free to come on by (you don’t need a Shiba to attend). If you are interested in attending please RSVP Jacey Holden at JHolden@JPS.net so that we can get a proper headcount.
June ? 2021
“Northern California Beaglefest,” 11am-2pm. Sausalito Dog Park, 100 Ebbtide Ave., Sausalito. NorCal Beaglefest is a celebration of beagles! We meet every June at the Sausalito Dog Park for beagles to chase scents, meet friends and compete in friendly competitions: Doesn’t Come When Called; Best Arroooo; Longest Ears; Beagle and Parent Look-a-Like. This year we ask that you donate at least a dollar per beagle to the awesome Sausalito Dog Park – you can also make donation here in advance: sausalitodogpark.org/
July is “National Doghouse Repairs” Month
“Independence Day”, all day, everywhere. Dogs usually hate fireworks, and Independence Day weekend is one of the busiest of the year for most animal shelters. Get training tips to help you out here.
“Join the Parade,” San Jose. The Alameda Business Association is sponsoring a July 4th parade from Lincoln High School to the Alameda by the Theatre area. Need something fun to do with your dog on the 4th. of July? Join us in the annual neighborhood Rose,White And Blue Parade. Add to your participation by volunteering to help carry our Society banner at the head of the marching Hounders and their happy, tailing wagging (and barking) best buddies. Include your whole family. Kids( of all ages) LOVE being parade banner carriers! This is easy and fun. All our wonderful volunteer(s) need to do is: Arrange to pick up our banner in advance of the parade day (see below*) Be on time and in our assignment place the morning of the parade (July 4th.) so other Hounders know where to rally; Carry our banner with pride ( waving, smiling , possibly a bark here and there :>) Enjoy the always fabulous street fair at the end of the parade; Return the banner . Call our Co-Chair (408) 244-2535, Bob Walker so he can fill you in on what to expect and arrange to pick up and return the banner. Please call today!
“Basset Hound Waddle for Rescue Fourth of July Parade,” 10 AM – noon, Novato. Join the Golden Gate Basset Rescue for their annual fundraiser and basset hound promotion event, as part of the City of Novato’s Annual Fourth of July Parade! Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and the entry fee goes to benefit basset rescue. It is a good way to promote basset hounds and promote rescue because it gets dogs and their happy and proud owners out in front of the public. “Anyone with a friendly, social basset can enter; if the basset is a rescued dog, so much the better. If someone wants to participate, but he or she doesn’t have a dog, or the dog does not like crowds and commotion or is too young or too old to “waddle”, he or she can just come without a dog and volunteer to walk a dog for someone else. Many of us have more than one dog and can use an extra hand. There are almost always more than 50 bassets in the parade. We have a “bring-your-own-lunch” picnic afterward in a nearby park. The club provides sodas and prepares charcoal for anyone who wants to barbecue something. There will also be games and prizes.” For more information, see the GGBR website or call the City of Novato at 415 898-6425
“Aptos 4th of July Parade, 9 AM, 7701 Soquel Dr. (at State Park Dr.), Aptos (Santa Cruz area). Calling all Great Pyrenees! Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California invites all Great Pyrenees and their two-legged friends to join us in marching in the Aptos 4th of July Parade. The pyrs are always a crowd (and Judge) favorite! Then immediately following we’ll relax and refuel at our host Don Bowden’s mountain cabin retreat nearby for a BBQ lunch and social hour. Bring a dish to share — there’s lots of cool shade and great trails to explore at Don’s home near the parade route. We’ll provide directions at the parade lineup. We will be lining up at 9 AM (parade begins at 10 AM) (look for the group of impossibly large, fluffy white dogs – we’re hard to miss). After our march (which takes about 45 minutes), a club member with a home nearby hosts a post-parade-pyr-party with food, drink and a beautiful setting to visit with other friendly, pyr-loving folks and their four-legged fluffy pals. So add a little red and blue to your favorite big white dog and join the festivities! For more information contact Deb Michelotti at email@example.com (please use “pyr” in the subject line of your email) for further details.
“Morgan Hill 4th of July Parade,” meet between 8:30 and 9 AM, outside of The Granary Gallery, 17490 Depot St, Morgan Hill. “Come Walk with us! Show your support for a Morgan Hill Off-Leash dog park by bringing your dog to walk in the Independence Day Parade with MHDOG. Wear your stars and stripes and join us on Depot Street near the Granary between 8:30 and 9:00am (We must be completely assembled by 9:00am). For more details check out the parade route atwww.mhidi.com or the MHDOG site at www.morganhilldog.org or call (408)778-4644.
“The Annual Pooches on Parade and Dine With Your Doggie Bark BQ,” noon, Main Street, Half Moon Bay. We invite all dog owners to come celebrate the 4th of July with our Coastside Communities by walking their four-legged friends in Half Moon Bay’s Ol’ 4th of July Parade. Join us July 4 to be a part of the pageantry. Registration check-in begins at 10:45am and the parade starts at noon. There are fun events surrounding the parade, like our Yappy Hour (6/25) and our Bark BQ (immediately following the parade) that we’re certain you won’t want to miss. For more information see http://www.poochesonparade.org/
“Alameda July 4th Parade,” Alameda. Be a part of the Alameda July 4th parade! Walk the parade route with your dog and Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter staff and volunteers. For more information see alamedaparade.com.
“National Pet Fire Safety Day,” everywhere. For more information see akc.org.
July ? 2021
“Annual Carmel Dachshund Beach Pawty and Wiener Roast,” 12-4 PM, cove on Scenic Rd, between 11th and 12th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Although visitors are encouraged to explore the splendor of Carmel Beach, the primary gathering spot will be at the cove on Scenic Road, between 11th and 12th Ave. Members, visitors and guests are encouraged to bring picnic supplies, beach-blankets, portable seating, and most of all, your beloved DACHSHUNDS! Tables will be provided for those who wish to bring food, treats or side dishes to share! Dexter’s White-Dapple-Turkey-Chili will be provided to all members again this year! There is a number of pet-friendly hotels available to members and visitors traveling from out of the area. For more information contact the Carmel Dachshund Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or see carmeldachshundclub.com.
July ? 2021
“Niles Dog Show (formerly Pooch Powow),” 10 AM – 3 PM, Niles Community Park at 3rd and H Streets, Niles District, Fremont. A great day for dogs and dog lovers alike! Register your pooch in our fun competitions, enjoy the water park, and dog-related demonstrations. For more information contact Niles Main St Association at 510-742-9868 or email@example.com.
“National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day,” everywhere. National Craft for your Local Shelters Day is a day set aside to recognize that we can give back to our local shelters in a crafty way. This includes making beds, toys, vests and bandanas that say “adopt me,” leashes, and sew much more. What better way to give back to a shelter than the best way you know how – and for us, it’s crafting. For more information see sewdoggystyle.com.
July ? 2021
“2nd Annual Animal Run 5k, 10k, 1/2m or canicross,” Point Pinole, 5551 Giant Hwy, Richmond. Welcome to our 2nd Annual Animal Run 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon and canicross (canine cross-country). Your registration fees support this year’s beneficiaries: Stockton’s Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary and San Rafael’s WildCare. Enjoy free food, two raffle events, vegan vendors, dogs for adoption and a beautiful handmade eco finishers medal. Water and various vegan snacks will be provided at all aid stations. Canicrossers, kindly note that dogs must be on-leash at all times. Bib pick up starts 7am. All races stagger start between 8-8:15am. For more information see active.com.
“National Mutt Day,” everywhere. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed-breed dogs. National Mutt Day was created to be celebrated on two dates per year to raise awareness of the plight of mixed-breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate the public about the sea of mixed-breed dogs that desperately await new homes. Mixed-breed dogs are thought to be healthier and better behaved; they are thought to live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of purebred dogs – such as bomb- and drug-sniffing, search and rescue. and guiding the blind. There are millions of loving and healthy mixed-breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home. One of the county’s most famous movie dogs is Benji, is a mixed breed terrier.” For more information see nationalmuttday.com.
“Summer Pup Photos with Tonya Perme Photography, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Pup Plaza, 14408 Union Avenue, San Jose. Tonya will capture the beauty, joy and spirit of your pup during your 15-minute photo session. The session fee includes on ‘instant’ 4×6 print. You will have the option to purchase additional prints, digital files and greeting cards online. For more information see tonyaperme.com.
August is Adopt A Homeless Pet Month
“Hot Pawgust Nights Car Show Fundraiser and Adoption Event”. Classic Cars WANTED for 2020 Hot Pawgust Nights: To enter a classic car in the car show call (510) 881 – 7927 or e-mail Shelter.Volunteers@hayward-ca.gov.
August ? 2021
“19th Annual Pooch Parade,” 5:30-7:45pm, Lions Wayside Park, First & Neal st., Pleasanton. Come and joins us at The 19th Annual Pooch Parade. Bring your pups for completion in various categories and win some raffles and prizes. Cost: $10. For more information see trivalleyguidedogs.org.
August 4-10 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
“International Assistance Dog Week”, everywhere. International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations. The goals of IADW are to recognize and honor assistance dogs; raise awareness and educate the public about assistance dogs; honor puppy raisers and trainers; and recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our communities. For more information see assistancedogweek.org.
August ?, 2022
“Virtual Napa Humane’s Annual Walk for Animals,” taking place wherever you are! Move Your Paws for the Cause! Join us for Virtual Walk for Animals 2021 – Every dollar raised from Walk for Animals supports Napa Valley’s pets and their people. With your help, we can ensure every companion animal in the Napa Valley lives a healthy life. We can’t wait to see how many lives we’ll save together this year! Registered walkers will receive a goodie bag, access to the silent auction, virtual events and more as we come together virtually to raise funds for Napa Humane – serving Napa Valley pets and their people. For more information and to register contact napahumane.org.
“Spoil Your Dog Day”
August 14-15 2021
“2021 Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest,” 4:00 – 8:00 pm each day, Village at Squaw Valley. Festival-goers can take in the beautiful mountain atmosphere, sip a wide array of tasty beers (wine and cocktails available too!) and enjoy a fabulous lineup of live music while canine guests cool off in the Canine Chill Out Zone sponsored by Truckee Tahoe Pet Lodge.The music stage will be located in the Events Plaza this year with advanced ticket purchase recommended, as we will be capping attendance and may not have day-of tickets available. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. For more information visit www.hstt.org
August 14, 2021
“Stories from Beyond the Shelter”. Virtual event featuring author Amy Tan and KQED’s Michael Krasny! Which story will be crowned Best in Show? Join us for this feel-good celebration of animals, writing, and the beloved pets that grace our lives with love and joy. For more information see berkeleyhumane.org.
“Check the Chip Day,” everywhere. August 15 is Check the Chip Day, an observance to increase awareness of not only the benefits of microchips, but the critical importance of keeping the microchip registration up-to-date. After all, the microchip can only be effective in reuniting pet owners with their beloved pets if it’s registered and the information is accurate.For more information see avma.org.
“Pet Corner Fair Hot Pawgust Night,” 1245 Lincoln Ave, San Jose. Join us for Ganado Feed & Pet Supplies’ Pet Corner Fair! Event will take place on August?, 2021 at 1245 Lincoln Ave, in the heart of Downtown Willow Glen, in San Jose. Our goal is to bring the local animal lover community together to meet local rescues, and to learn about vendors/services offered in the area that meet all their furry, scaled, or feathered friends’ needs, as well as shop local products and enjoy a fun day with their pet. The event will host rescues, a variety of vendors, a beer garden, food and much more. This will be our second event, last year’s being a great success. This year we are excited to host the event right in the heart of Downtown Willow Glen, where it will be promoted by local businesses and accessible to foot traffic much like any other street festival. We expect a positive turnout from the neighboring communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, and Saratoga as well.
August 21, 2021 ( third Saturday of August)