Weekly listing of pet and animal phenomena and adoptions
Free Adoptions at ARF : Through June 11, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation is offering waived adoptions costs for all dogs, "cat-o-nine-tails", puppies and kittens. Standard adoption criteria applies. ARF is also lending an additional approval daylight to their weekly schedule, offering adoptions from noon to 6 p. m. on Tuesdays, throughout June. All swine are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and inoculated. Details .
Yappy Hour Series : Four dog-friendly venues play to identifies who can heighten the most fund to promotion homeless dogs and "cat-o-nine-tails". Works go at each locating but Valley Humane Society swag and a raffle award will be provided to each locating. Event times and activities are still being planned. June 9: McKays Taphouse and Beer Garden, 252 Main St ., Pleasanton. June 17: Eight Bridges Brewing, Inc ., 332 Earhart Way, Livermore. June 23: Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar,7 046 Village Parkway, Dublin. June 25: 3 Steve's Winery
Red, White and Blue Pit Bull Adoption Event: Sponsored by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers and Santa Con Hayward. Come by the shelter for a Fourth of July pet tip sheet and learn stories and happenings about Pit bulls. Approval fees for Pit bulls and Pit bull mingles will be covered by Santa Con Hayward( Hayward inhabitants pay a $17 licensing cost ). Includes spay/ neuter, 5 in 1 canine vaccinations, Bordatella vaccination, rabies vaccination, and microchip. 1-5 p.m. June 24. Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court .
Wildlife of the East Bay Area : Naturalist and Wildlife expert, James " Doc " Hale will discuss the local Pleistocene Megafauna, their extirpation, and the evolution of the East Bay Area wildlife landscape. He will also talk about his own mountain lion and Walnut Creek fisheries experiment. 1-3: 10 p.m. June 24, Lafayette Community Garden, 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Free.$ 5 subscription realized to support educatin programs. Register .
Diablo Ballet PAWS de Tutu Dog Festival : Highlights include shows by the Concord and Oakland K -9 Police components, hound yoga demonstration, hound clothing and pet manoeuvres race, adoptable puppies from ARF and Rocket Dog Rescue, free photos with your hound, goodie suitcases and more. 9 a. m.-noon June 24. Lafayette Reservoir, 3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd. $5. $ 10 -$ 20 race cost, includes admittance .
Community Concern for Cat : CC4C, an all volunteer cat salvage arrangement helping Contra Costa County for 30 years, hampers kitten and cat approval phenomena on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at three orientations: Pet Food Express, 3610 Mt. Diablo Blvd ., Lafayette, Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd ., Pleasant Hill, and Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek .
All Ears Reading : Free program for children in firstly through fifth tier is offered year-round at several Contra Costa County library orientations. Young readers are paired with a Pet Hug Pack therapy dog to help improve abilities, instill confidence, and develop a ardour of see. Preregistration compelled. Lafayette Library: 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 925-385-2280. Moraga Library: 4-5 p.m. fourth Thursdays monthly, 1500 St. Mary's Road. 925-376-6852. Ygnacio Valley Library: 3-4 p.m. fourth Tuesdays monthly, 2661 Oak Grove Road. 925-938-1481. http :// bit.ly/ 2fPhmiR .
Maine Coon Cat Adoptions : Cat adoptions harboured 11 a.m. to 3 p. m. first weekends monthly at Pet Food Express, 3868 Piedmont Ave ., Oakland .
Kitty Corner : Contra Costa Humane Society's Kitty Corner is an onsite, free-roam shelter where potential adopters can spend time with "cat-o-nine-tails" in a relaxed, living room category surrounding and find a pet that best clothings their lifestyle. All "cat-o-nine-tails" are spayed/ neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and FeLV/ FIV tested( over 6 months of age ). Hours: Noon -7 p. m. Monday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday , noon -3 p. m. Friday and 11 a.m .- 5 p. m. Saturday-Sunday. 171 Mayhew Way, Pleasant Hill, Suite 101.
Pet Representative Club : This monthly pet education succession for children of all ages offers acts like teach how to be respectful with swine, how to read animal excitements, and making animal-themed planes to take home. 1-2 p.m. third Saturday of the month. Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave ., Alameda. 510-523-7768 .
Animal Feeding at Ardenwood : Check for eggs, fetching forage to the livestock and discover the swine' favorite meat. 3 p. m. Thursdays-Sundays. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd ., Fremont. 510-544-2797 .
Fish Feeding Time : Get close to crabs and realise flounder, perch and pipefish. 3-3: 30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave ., Alameda. 510-544-3187. Reservations .
Women on Common Ground : Series of naturalist-led programs for women who love the outdoors but whose refer for personal safety keeps them from enjoying local ballparks. For a schedule of phenomena, call 510-544-3243 or kcolbert @ebparks. org .
Free Fridays : Lindsay Wildlife Experience will offer free general admittance from noon to 5 p. m. on the third Friday of the month. Lindsay Wildlife Experience is located at 1931 First Ave ., Walnut Creek .
Rabbit adoptions : Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue hampers adoption phenomena from 11 a.m. to 3 p. m. Saturdays, at Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek .
Delta Discovery : Discover the meditates of the Delta through hands-on arts and spacecraft acts. Explore a different wetland meditate each week. 11 a.m .- 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Big Break, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley .
Snake Feedings : Meet resident gopher snake, Julius Squeezer, for an up-close and personal visit and feed him lunch if he's hungry. 11-11: 30 a.m. Sundays, Del Valle, 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore. Free .
Get Outside : Lindsay Wildlife Experience is currently offering quality and conservation-themed events and activities, including" Nature Play ," a children's favorite on Member Tuesdays. Details .
Animeals : The Valley Humane Society operates a pet food pantry that renders regular free meals for puppies and "cat-o-nine-tails" of seniors and low-income families. Donations of wet or dry hound and cat food are always admitted, even if opened or lately expired and can be removed off during open hours at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St ., Pleasanton. Pet-related items such as litter, treats, and toys are also needed. Pet food distribution takes regions through partnerships with local food banks: Pleasanton: Valley Bible Church, first Thursdays monthly, 7106 Johnson Drive. Livermore: Tri-Valley Haven, third Wednesdays monthly, 3663 Pacific Ave .
Walk for Animals : Family- and dog-friendly event to make funds to support the humane care of friend animals througout Napa Valley. In addition to the sauntering parcel of the event, "theres been" live music, competitions, a silent auction, a raffle and more. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Aug. 6. Oxbow Commons, McKinstry St ., Napa. Register .
Vaccination and Microchip Clinics : Low-cost clinics supply vaccinations for rabies, FVRCP and DHPP, as well as microchips -- a permanent shape of friend animal identification. 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Peninsula Humane Society& SPCA's Coyote Point Shelter Auditorium, 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo. 650-340-7022, ext. 665.
Obedience World-class : PHS/ SPCA offers year-round obedience class( except in December ). World-class are six or eight one-hour sessions and is restricted to 12 bird-dogs. Discounts available. To register, email teaching @phs/ spca.org and supply your full epithet, mailing address and phone number .
Pick of the Litter : The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA control a resale storage featuring second-hand items including clothing, household items, furniture, art, jewelry, electronics, volumes, vintage and costume clothing and a children's department. The Pick is open 11 a.m .- 6 p. m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p. m. Sunday. All continues advantage shelter animals . .
Dog Day Mornings : Dogs romp and play off-leash in a supervised atmosphere every Saturday, rain or shine. All bird-dogs must be current on their vaccinations and have attended a basic obedience class. Dogs six months and older must be altered. Two sessions: 9:30 -10:30 a.m. is for bird-dogs of all shapes and sizes; 10:30 -11:30 a.m. is for small dogs simply. Peninsula Humane Society, 12 Airport Blvd ., San Mateo. Preregistration necessitated; no drop-ins. 650-340-7022, ext. 184.
Pet Loss Support Group : Facilitated by experienced grief counselors. Meets 7 p. m. second Thursdays, monthly. Lantos Center of Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. 650-340-7022, ext. 344.
Beginning Manners and Obedience for Dogs : Humane Society Silicon Valley offers a six-week, first education class for brand-new canine comrades five months or older. The class supplies a safe and fun memorizing milieu that provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work with your bird-dog to get the kind of behavior you like, at home and in public. 7:30 -8:20 p.m. Mondays, beginning June 26. HSSV Training Room, 901 Ames Ave ., Milpitas $125 -$ 150.
Puppy Socials : In a trainer-supervised setting, puppies learn important play-act the competences and bite inhibition and are exposed to environmental stimulus to help build confidence, assist in development and avoid fearful behaviour in adulthood. Sundays: 10-10: 45 a.m. Attend at this time if your puppy is still a little bit shy or fearful of brand-new sets. 11-11: 45 a.m. For more playful, outgoing bird-dogs. Fridays: 7-7: 45 p.m. All puppies welcome. Humane Society Silicon Valley Training Room, 901 Ames Ave ., Milpitas. $10 currency at the door .
Silicon Valley Dog Walking Academy : An intensive four-day workshop leading to professional bird-dog sauntering certification. Expand your knowledge of canine behaviour, memorize brand-new pack-management techniques and combat protocols, and run through the A-Z of operating and marketing a bird-dog amble business. 5:30 -9:30 p.m. July 27-28 and 9 a. m .- 6 p. m. July 29-30. Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames, Milpitas .
Kiddies 2 Kitties Reading Program : Kids in first through fifth tier practise reading aloud to adoptable "cat-o-nine-tails", sharpening their skills while also getting cuddle hour with the animals. The program is held in conjunction with the Palo Alto Humane Society, who facilitate the program at SVACA. 3:30 -5 p. m. first and third Wednesdays, 3370 Thomas Road, Santa Clara. 408-764-0344 .
Companion Animal Loss Support Group : Meetings help mourning pet proprietors work through their thoughts of loss, fury and depression. Participates may attend an unlimited number of gratifies and are encouraged to return to help others work through their grief. 6:30 -7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays monthly. Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave ., Milpitas. Donations accepted .
Vets for Healthy Pets : This veterinary clinic for pets of the homeless offers access to preventative veterinary care including inoculations, parasite care, microchipping, flea medication, nail trims, medications and any extra medical procedures the animals may need. Clinics also give free pet supplies and pet meat. Clinics are held on one day of the last weekend of the month at HomeFirst, 2011 Little Orchard St ., San Jose. 408-794-7245 .
Volunteers opportunity : Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is searching volunteers very interested in a long-term commitment of caring for its educational animal envoys. Duties include but are not is restricted to: cleaning swine enclosings, feeding/ rendering ocean to animals, workout/ time outside, filling in log volumes and other duties as they are assigned. Suffer with animals is .
Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic : The City of San Jose is offering a low-priced spay/ neuter clinic at the San Jose Animal Care Center, 2750 Monterey Road. For a limited period of time the City is partnering with HSSV to give free bird-dog and feline spay/ neuter for tenants of zip codes: 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122 and 95127. Low-cost spay/ neuter services will still be available for neighbourhood Chihuahuas, Pit Bulls and "cat-o-nine-tails" outside of these zip codes .
Dog Training : The Mission City Dog Training School, in collaboration with the Santa Clara Parks& Recreation Department, offers dog obedience and puppy education class on Saturdays at Maywood Park. The program is retain throughout the year, and is open to residents and non-residents. For complete information on class, contact Walt at 831-465-1491 or wenagle @yahoo. com .
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics : San Jose Animal Care Center: 9 -11 a.m. first and third Saturday's of the month, 2750 Monterey Road, San Jose. Andy's Pet Store: 2-4 p.m. third Saturday of the month, January-November, 51 Notre Dame Ave ., San Jose. Canine Corral: 2-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month, 2045 Woodard Road, San Jose. Details .
Outdoor Environmental Science Home School Program : Guadalupe River Park Conservancy produces hands-on, outdoor programs that focus on the Guadalupe River watershed and the culture and natural history of Santa Clara County, integrating scientific memorizing with an intimate suffer of nature and place. For ages 5-12. 1:30 -3 p. m. Thursdays, Guadalupe Visitor& Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave ., San Jose. Drop ins welcome but preregistration is preferred. $15 per student, per class. 408-298-7657 .
The Dancing Cat : Silicon Valley's first cat approval lounge offers a place for feline admirers and potential adopters to socialize with friends, speak, examine, or just lounge with adoptable "cat-o-nine-tails" in a comfortable, open room. Guests are invited to bringing their own meat and beverages. A small-scale selection of boozes and cookies are available for acquire. Wi-fi and catnip are on the house. Through November. Details .
Rabbit Haven foster postures : The Rabbit Haven controls exclusively with Foster residences to care for more than 90 rabbits at any given time. Foster's usually have 1-2 promote rabbits in their home. Minimum foster date is three months. The Haven provides the pen, floor cover, meat and ocean dishes, a toy and littler container. Foster families supply an indoor dwelling and daily care. To utilize, email Director @therabbithaven. org. 831-600-7479 .
Rabbit Advocates : The Rabbit Haven is searching Haven shelter advocates 18 and older in the San Jose area to help with exercising, cleaning, and grooming bunnies. Transport assistance is also needed on occasion. For an application, email Director @therabbitHaven. org or call Sarah, 415-531-7138 or Heather, 831-600-7479 .
Walk-in Vaccinations/ Microchipping : Humane Society Silicon Valley offers vaccinations, deworming and microchipping services on a walk-in basis at its Medical Center, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas. Walk-in hours: 9 a. m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. For costs and datum, call 408-262-2133, ext. 108.
Free Chihuahua Spay/ Neuter : The San Jose Animal and Care Shelter in partnership with Humane Society Silicon Valley is offering free spay/ neuter surgeries for Chihuahua/ Chihuahua mixes to residents who live in ZIP codes with high Chihuahua population. Owners must live in one of the following ZIP codes: 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122 or 95127. Bird-dogs must be between four months and 7 years old and be a Chihuahua or Chihuahua mix under 25 pounds. For complete details, go here and click on spay/ neuter datum .
Dog Book Reading Club : Do you desire bird-dogs? Want to better understand their behaviour, education, hear, body language, and using positive education techniques? The Humane Society Silicon Valley Dog Book Reading Club encounters from 2-4 p.m. fourth Sundays monthly to debates a different journal. 901 Ames Ave ., Milpitas. Free. 408-262-2133 .
Tarantula Exhibit : This special exhibit focuses on the diverse and natural charm of these whales of the spider world. 10 a.m .- 5 p. m. daily at the San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway. Exhibit is included with general admission .
Best in Show: Pet-inspired art display peculiarity neighbourhood creators is on display through May 31, at Art Attack SF Gallery, 2358 Market St. Free .
Meow Luau : Visit Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter to assemble cats and kittens available for adoption. During the event, all kitten and cat approval fees are $50. All approvals include spay/ neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, routine therapy for fleas/ worms and a free pet wellness exam. There will also be educational seminars on feline health care, refreshments, and entertainment. 10 a.m .- 4 p. m. June 10. 1001 Rodriguez St ., Santa Cruz .
The World Championships for Dog Surfing proceeds once again to Linda Mar Beach on Aug. 5.( Patrick Tehan/ Bay Area News Group Archives)
World Dog Surfing Championships : Highlights include dog surfing competitor, bird-dog beach manner tournament, bird-dog approvals, marketers, acts, and ongoing interviews on TasteTV. 9 a. m .- 2 p.m. Aug. 5. Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica.
Dog Moving Academy : An intensive three-day workshop leading to professional bird-dog going certification. Expand your knowledge of canine action, read brand-new pack-management techniques and fight etiquettes, and go across the A-Z of moving and selling a bird-dog saunter business. 9 a. m .- 6 p. m. August 25-27. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd ., Building C, San Francisco .
Training Discussion Group : The Santa Cruz SPCA offers a free set discussion group once a month with a neighbourhood trainer to improve bird-dog owneds with behavioral the questions or developing queries. The small-group establish is perfect for people who have newly adopted their first swine or those who have adopted and are knowledge questions they've never dealt with before. These discussions are for people exclusively. 6:30 -7:30 p.m. first Mondays monthly, Santa Cruz SPCA Capitola Mall Adoption Center and Gift Shop, 1855 41 st Ave ., Capitola. Reservations expected .
AROUND THE STATE
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Guided Wetlands Tours : A wildlife naturalist will lead a group( minimum of eighteen people) through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Learn wildlife identification and action structures, preservation efforts and more. The experience is also possible customized to include requested information, along a half-mile saunter road. For information materials and scheduling, call 530-846-7505 or email ldieter @dfg. ca.gov. Details .
Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve docent-led feet: 10 a.m .- 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Binoculars and fowl volumes available to acquire at no cost. Visitor Center and primary overlook are fully accessible. Day use is $4.32 per person, ages 16 and older. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a separate tour .
MOBILE ADOPTION SITES
Animal Rescue Recon, Inc.
Saturdays : 10 a.m .- 1 p.m. PetFood Express, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; pups exclusively. 925-392-7654, web .
Contra Costa County Animal Services
First Saturdays monthly : Noon -3 p. m. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek; rabbits exclusively. Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek; pups and cats .
Second Saturdays monthly : Noon -3 p. m. Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd ., Pleasant Hill; pups exclusively. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek; rabbits exclusively. Petco, 170 Arnold Drive, Suite 115, Martinez; rabbits exclusively .
Third Saturdays monthly : Noon -3 p. m. 1301 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek; rabbits exclusively. PetSmart, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; rabbits exclusively .
Fourth Saturdays monthly : Noon -3 p. m. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd ., Walnut Creek; rabbits exclusively .
Sundays : 11 a.m .- 3 p. m. Petco, 1170 Arnold Drive, Martinez; rabbits exclusively .
Sundays : Noon -3 p. m. Contra Costa Animal Services, 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez; pups. 925-335-8330 .
Second Sundays monthly : Noon -3 p. m. Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; pups exclusively .
Last Sunday of the month : Noon -3 p. m. Molly's Pup Purree, 425 Hartz Ave ., Danville; pups exclusively .
Homeless Animals Response Program( HARP)
Saturdays : Noon -3 p. m. Petsmart, 4655 Century Plaza Blvd ., Pittsburg; cats exclusively .
Sundays : Noon -3 p. m. Petsmart, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; pups exclusively .
Sundays : Noon -3 p. m. Pet Food Express, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; pups and cats .
Source : mercurynews.com