- Category: Events
- Published: Saturday, 04 January 2014 16:31
Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide; most of them suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).The K9s For Warriors Program/Rescue saves dogs from being euthanized and trains them to be service dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. a pet’s life magazine was proud to be a media partner and help support The Bark Business Breakfast along with celebrated pet author Wendy Diamond to benefit K9 for Warriors.
Two great events took place this summer, Hounds for Hope sponsored by Furlocity and Doggie Street Festival. Hounds of Hope was a fun-filled event helping raise funds for canine cancer awareness & wellness while Doggie Street Festival, California's largest pet adoption focused on helping place dogs and cats in loving homes.
Bunnyfest was held at Balboa Park featuring an open-air fair with veterinary information booths, grooming services, bunny-themed apparel and more. Proceeds benefited rescue, education, spay/neuter and adoption of abandoned domestic rabbits through San Diego House Rabbit Society and local shelters.
Canine Companions for Independence hosted emBARKadero a 4K Run, Walk, Roll, and Wag event. All proceeds benefitted Canine Companions, a non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs and ongoing support for people with disabilities. The agility dogs were amazing!
Pug Rescue San Diego County called on all pugs to join them for their annual Pug Party. This year's theme called for all Pug Super Heroes to fly into the fairgrounds and amaze everyone with their super powers. All proceeds help the all-volunteer organization help pay for medical and surgical costs for Pugs that come into their care, for foster care expenses and to help place them in their forever home. The day was filled with vendors, raffles, amazing boutique, contests, adoptions booth, membership and so much more. See you next Pug year, same Pug venue!
Helen Woodward Animal Center held its fourth Annual Puppy Love Run/Walk in Solana Beach. Dogs of all type and sizes, and even Kevin Bacon the pig, joined the race to help raise funds for programs and animals at Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Wagging Wellness Village featured free face-painting, relay races, costume contests for kids and dogs, make-and-take crafts, food and fun, of course.
Are you looking for something exciting to do that won't break the bank? The Reptile Super Show provides a unique family experience at an affordable price. Imagine a huge, 50,000 square foot exhibition hall filled to capacity with countless species of reptiles and amphibians, supplies and more for sale and on exhibit. The Reptile Super Show is the premier exotic reptile and amphibian expo, attracting vendors and attendees from countries all over the world including Japan, Canada, South Africa and many from Europe. With this level of diversity there is little you can't find, rare or common. There is also plenty to learn as all the vendors are happy to share their experiences and many of the booths are strictly educational and informative.
San Diego's most prestigious dog competition, Silver Bay Kennel Dog Show held its annual event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The most lovable dogs competed in the categories of Conformation, Obedience, Rally & Agility. Guests also experienced a Meet the Breeds extravaganza and the chance to walk by the staging areas and watch the dogs being groomed and pampered.