fourth of july is Saturday, SUMMER IS HERE…. be sure to keep your pets safe …
Happy 4th !!!
for inspiration, am reading Jon Katz book about his beautiful hospice dogs… Izzy and Lenore…
fun dog days of summer events for pooches
July 11: SurfinPaws Dog Jam
Huntington Beach, Calif. — America’s original surf city — is hosting the first annual SurfinPaws Dog Jam. All dogs are welcome. There are free surfing clinics for those who have never “hung 20” on a board before. Experienced surfing hounds can bring their own gear but the organizers will also have boards and life jackets on hand for first timers. The fun starts at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The entrance fee is $25.50 and the ticket also gives you and your dog access to the red carpet awards party being held across the street at the Waterfront Hilton Hotel from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. All pooches are invited to walk the red carpet and have their photograph taken. The event benefits the Orange Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
August 6: In the Kitchen with Rick
The Hotel Monaco in Portland, Ore., is hosting a baking demonstration to teach pet parents how to make droolicious dog treats. Rick Woodford, creator of Dog Stew, a brand of homemade dog food made in the city, and author of the upcoming book “Feed Your Best Friend Better,” will demonstrate his bacon “yappetizers”. Canine guests are invited to taste test. If you can’t make this date, the hotel hosts a Mutt Mixer on the first Thursday of every month throughout the summer between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
August 8 and 9: Dog Days of Summer
Mutt Lynch Winery is celebrating its fifth annual Dog Days of Summer event. It’s a wonderful opportunity to taste new wines, socialize in this magnificent vineyard setting and enjoy the dog art on exhibition. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Healdsburg Animal Shelter; a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Admission is $10 per person, and dogs are free. However, a “poop” tax or “bark” tax will be charged for wayward dogs and donated to the shelter too. Check here for directions and details.