Bow Wow Brunch

We are lucky to have the ONLY dog friendly Champagne Brunch Cruise in California here in San Diego! Dogs were invited to the exclusive Bow Wow Buffet at the 10th Annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise. Pets and their owners helped raise funds and about orphaned pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Save the date for this year’s brunch on October 21.

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Children’s Nature Retreat

Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine celebrated its 1st Anniversary with a fun filled party. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of games, special prizes, birthday cake and more. It has been a busy year and they now have more than 120 animals, two new Halfinger horses, a Sulcata tortoise and two desert tortoises, goats, peacocks and parrots that needed homes that you can see and feed when you visit! The Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families.

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Make it a Date Spring 2018

April

Thousands of children, senior citizens, and postal workers, among others, are unnecessarily bitten by dogs each year, often sustaining injuries. As this can be both traumatic and expensive, protect your pup and others by becoming educated about preventing dog bites during National Dog Bite Prevention Week from April 8th – 14th.

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Giving in Action

Known as America’s Finest City, San Diego is all heart and believes in making a difference for animals. Looking for a way to give back? In addition to the many already listed or spotlighted on our pages, we share a list of San Diego pet non-profits who would love your support:

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Helping dogs and cats find forever homes

Southwest Airlines.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue teamed up with Southwest Airlines to help with relief efforts by flying rescue animals from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the D.C. area for adoption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In partnership with Puerto Rico animal rescue organization, PR Animals, Lucky Dog Staff and medical personnel from Friendship Hospital for Animals identified more than sixty animals from across the island in need of forever homes.

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Watch Out For Dry Eye!

By Emily Moeller, DVM, DACVO
Veterinary Specialty Hospital

What is dry eye?

The surface of the eye is covered with tears that are produced by glands located around the eye. Tears provide oxygen, sugar, proteins and healing factors to the surface of the eye. Dry eye, or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, is a disease of low tear production.

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EarthWise Pet Supply

Russ, Mary Anne & Luke with Henry.

Meet the Novak Family, the proud owners of EarthWise Pet Supply East Village which offers full service grooming, self-wash stations, as well as a variety of foods and treats.

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BOW WOW Beer Bash

Cammies & Canines.

Earthwise Pet Supply in the East Village hosted Bow Wow Beer Bash to help raise funds for Cammies & Canines, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs and healing homeless veterans. Hundreds of guests and their pets all showed up in amazing costumes!

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Bunnyfest

Bunnyfest in Balboa Park.

San Diego House Rabbit Society's hosted its annual fundraiser Bunnyfest in Balboa Park. A fun event featuring arts & crafts vendors, veterinary information booths, bunny services, games, a silent auction, and bunny agility contests, apparel and activities for the bunny lover in all of us.

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Make it a Date Winter 2018

January.

National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Take this opportunity to learn more about the benefits of training for both your relationship and your dog’s overall well-being. Special events and videos will also be available to show how simple the process can be when you work with an experienced professional.

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Plan the Purrrfect Pet Party

Pampurred Pet.

We all want to recognize another year of love and happiness that our pets have brought into our lives, and these birthday party tips are sure to please both two- and four-legged guests for a fun-filled day.

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