Make it a Date Summer 2018

JULY – National Mutt Day

Celebrate the unique individuality of mixed breed dogs on July 31st. On National Mutt Day, you can help raise awareness, adopt, or make a donation to your local shelter. Your participation can help some of the many mixed breed dogs left in shelters every year have a better life.

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Make it a Date Fall 2018

October - Pet Wellness Month

October is National Pet Wellness Month so take this opportunity to make sure your friends are living a full and healthy life. Schedule a visit to the vet, make sure their tags are updated, reevaluate their diet and integrate activities into their lives that keep them active both mentally and physically.

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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


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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Make it a Date Winter 2018


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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Make it a Date - Fall 2017


National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

It might seem impossible to deny your dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit, or pig their favorite treats, however, extra food can seriously impact your pet’s quality of life. Take the opportunity on October 11th, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day to learn more about caring for your animal’s diet and weight.

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Clear the Shelters

Animal shelters across the county teamed up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need. Fees were waived at the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative with had local participation from San Diego Humane Society, Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, San Diego House Rabbit Society and more.

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Paws & Pints

La Jolla Veterinary Hospital's hosted the 4th Annual Paws & Pints fundraiser benefiting FACE and Rancho Coastal Human Society. The event featured auctions, raffles and lots of fun with supporters and their furry friends.

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Pet Day on the Bay

Hornblower has offered this popular, pup-friendly Pet Day on San Diego Bay which consistently serves up a tail-wagging good time for seventeen years! Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their owners. Pet Day on The Bay - the only pet-friendly event of its kind in Southern California hosts over 500 guests and their pets every year! Pet Day is also a towel and blanket drive and fundraiser benefiting the homeless animals of Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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