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Calendar January 2019

ACE Dog Sports Classes 2019. Come join ACE for some new upcoming classes for beginners: intro to agility, pre-agility, and beginners classes. Please visit our website at Find a complete listing here:

All Fur Love Pet Adoption Event 2019. Sat., Feb. 9, Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court, Hawayard. Hayward Animal Shelter & Assemblymember Bill Quirk present All Fur Love Pet Adoption Event. Free pet adoptions to qualified homes $17 license fee applies to Hayward resident dog adoptions). Valentine Pet Photo Booth, noon-3 p.m., $10 suggested donation. Raffle prizes and more. 510-293-7200,

ARF’s Stars to the Rescue XXVIII. Sat., Jan. 26, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek. Join Tony LaRusa and ARF for this gala. Early confirmed performers include Grammy-Award winners Bruce Hornsby and Christian McBride and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn. Proceeds from Stars to the Rescue allow ARF to save dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kimberly Baptista at 925-296-3118; to donate an auction item, contact Briana Foster, 925-296-3154,

The Bow Wow Film Festival. Sat., Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Fort Mason Southside Theater San Francisco. More info at A benefit for San Francisco Aid For Animals,

East Bay SPCA Winter Animal Camp 2018. Jan. 2-4, Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, and 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin. Kids learn to appreciate and respect animals while having fun. Camp includes animal interactions, hands-on activities, pet-themed games, take-home crafts. Each session offered in Oakland and Dublin. For kids in first-fifth grades, $225 per child, registration opened Nov. 1. Sign up today at

Golden Gate Kennel Club’s 2019 All-Breed Dog Show. Sat.-Sun., Jan 26-27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cow Palace, Daly City. It’s for all dog lovers, big and small. Meet hundreds of dogs — about 175 breeds — all in one place (and pet many of them). Special attractions include Flyball by the Bayracers (twice daily), All-Breed Fashion show (Sat., Jan 26), Best in Show (judged daily), talk with more than 1,000 breeders and owners. $19 adults, $16 seniors (62-plus) and children (2-12), $59 Family Plan (2 adults plus 2 children).

Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., Jan. 19, Feb. 22 and 16, 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. Also these Saturdays in 2019: March 16 & 30; April 4 & 27; May 11 & 25; June 8 & 22; July 6 & 20; Aug. 3, 17 & 31; Sept. 14; Oct. 12 & 26; Nov. 9 & 23; Dec. 7 & 21.

Pup Plaza Events 2019. Dates, times vary, San Jose. Pup Plaza is a unique popup space in San Jose for dog lovers with the mission of helping dogs in need. Events include Shelter Day Out, Community Hours, Behavior Meet Up, and Adoptable Dogs. Check out Pup Plaza’s calendar of classes/events at

Winter 2019 Indoor Dog Training Classes at the Historic Carriage House. Starting Mon., Jan. 14, at Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton. These classes are for friendly, nonaggressive dogs. Written handouts. Please contact Dog Days, 650-851-5500.

Send listings to The deadline for the February 2019 issue is Fri., Jan. 11.


Main article photo by: Lynne Fried/Golden Gate Kennel Club