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April 2019 Calendar

3rd Annual WAG Dog Festival. Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gabrielson Park, Humboldt Avenue and Anchor Street, Sausalito. The event is free and includes vendors, raffle, nonprofits, and rescues; the Everyday Dog Show with categories like Best Wag, Best Bark, and Best Trick; plus demonstrations and food and beverages for sale (adult beverages as well). Sausalito.gov.

 

12th Annual DogFest. Sat., April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Duboce Park. Noe Street at Duboce Avenue, San Francisco. DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids benefiting SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th streets. The festival offers something for dogs, kids, and parents of all breeds. McKinleySchool.org/dogfest.

 

Animals on Broadway. Sun., May 19, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Broadway Plaza, 1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek. Join ARF in celebrating the special bond between pets and people at this community festival. Bring the whole family — including your pet — and walk to save lives at the Pet Walk. Sign up as an individual or with friends as a team to help raise $100,000 for animals in need. The fun continues with raffles, demonstrations, and Pet Wellness Fair offering an array of health services for your best friend. ARF and other rescue groups will have furry friends of all sizes available for adoption. ArfLife.org, 925-256-1273.

 

Growl, Meow and Wine. Sun., May 5, 4-7 p.m., East Bay SPCA, 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland. Support the East Bay SPCA by attending this award-winning fundraising event full of food, craft beer, wine, and silent and live auction items. Reception, 4-5:15 p.m.; program and live auction, 5:15-7 p.m.; then a seated gathering and live auction. $110, GrowlMeowAndWine.org/event-details, EastBaySPCA.org, 510-569-0702.

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., April 4 & 27, 1:30 p.m. Guide Dogs for the Blind California Campus, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael. Honor the independence and companionship that GDB’s exceptional guide dogs provide for the people they will serve. These services also allow GDB clients to meet the committed puppy raisers who cared for their canine heroes until they were old enough to begin formal training at GDB’s campus. Show up 20-30 minutes before graduations. Graduation-day public tours of the campus are offered at 10:30 a.m. or noon on the days of the ceremonies. Pre-registered bus groups are also welcome. GuideDogs.com. Also these Saturdays in 2019: May 11 & 25; June 8 & 22; July 6 & 20; Aug. 3, 17 & 31; Sept. 14; Oct. 12 & 26; Nov. 9 & 23; Dec. 7 & 21.

 

Tailwags & Handbags. Fri., April 26, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma. This is a springtime ladies’ luncheon and silent auction featuring designer, vintage, and one-of-a-kind handbags. 707-996-4577, SonomaCommunityCenter.org.

 

Wag Hotels’ 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs, Oakland. Sat., April 6, noon-1:30, Shoreline Park, 2801 Seaview Parkway, Alameda. Bring your furry friend to this Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs to benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley. Enjoy local vendors while your dog sniffs out over 1,000 eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Pawticipants are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite oversized bunny ears and pastel colors. $7-$10, HSSV.org, WagHotels.com.

 

Wag Hotels’ 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs, Redwood City/Santa Clara. Sat, April 6, noon-1:30 p.m., Burgess Park, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Bring your furry friend to this Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs to benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley. Enjoy local vendors while your dog sniffs out over 1,000 eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Pawticipants are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite oversized bunny ears and pastel colors. $7-$10, HSSV.org, WagHotels.com.

 

Wag Hotels’ 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs, San Francisco. Sat, April 6, noon- 1:30 p.m., Wag Hotels San Francisco, 25 14th St., San Francisco. Bring your furry friend to this Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs to benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley. Enjoy local vendors while your dog sniffs out over 1,000 eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Pawticipants are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite oversized bunny ears and pastel colors. $7-$10, HSSV.org, WagHotels.com.

 

Woofstock 2019. Sun., May 19, noon-5 p.m., Marin Humane’s Novato Campus, 71 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato. Give your dogs (and family) a rockin’ day to remember at Woofstock, one of the Bay Area’s grooviest dog- (and animal-) lover’s event. Music by Eagles cover band the Illeagles. Enjoy food, beer, and wine. Visit the Kid’s Zone. Explore event booths featuring local merchants. Proceeds benefit the animals at Marin Humane. Tickets $20 kids (12 and under free), $40 adults. Eventbrite.com/e/woofstock-2019-tickets-53774082729, 415-883-4621.

 

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