ACE Dog Sports Winter 2019 Savings. 677 Toland Place, San Francisco. To celebrate 2018 student accomplishments, ACE is offering 25 percent off winter classes. Includes intro to agility, pre-agility, and beginners agility classes that start before March 31. To get the discount, use promo code WINTER2019. ACEDogsports.com, ACEDogsports.com/classes-training/agility-beginners.
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, HaywardAnimals.org.
Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., Feb. 2 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. GuideDogs.com. 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.
Closing Night Celebration Party — SF SPCA, More Than a Cone, Wag! Wed., Feb. 13, 5-8 p.m., One Embarcadero Center, SF. Attend the closing event celebration party for the San Francisco SPCA’s Pop Up & Cat Cafe at One Embarcadero Center. It’s an indoor jungle featuring puppy and kitten cuddles, food and wine, and an art auction, including works by The Obanoth and other artists. It’s the culmination of the month-long series of cuddles where adoptable animals inspire deeper human connections with the animal kingdom. This could be the day you meet your new furry family member who is looking for a forever home.
February Visitor Day at Rancho Compasión. Sat., Feb.9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Rancho Compasión Sanctuary (Private Residence), Nicasio. Learn about and meet rescued farm animals at Rancho Compasión, which provides a forever home to cows, pigs, turkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, donkeys, ducks, and more. Every second Saturday of the month (rain or shine), Rancho Compasión opens its doors to visitors ages 10 and older. Ticket are $20 per person. Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. the night before the event and may sell out, so purchase yours early. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time to allow time for check in and parking. RanchoCompasion.org.
Furry Friends Rescue Valentine Dog Day Fundraiser 2019. Sat., Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m., Pet Food Express, 39010 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. Get your furry sweetheart spiffed up for Valentine’s Day and year-round. Purchase non-expiring “Pet Wash” tokens on Sat., Feb. 9, to benefit Furry Friends Rescue. Pet Wash proceeds go to FFR. Purchase token and get a raffle ticket to win a basket from Pet Food Express. Dog & Cat Adoption Showcase, Doggie Kissing Booth, Valentine photo backdrop for selfies, Valentine goodies and yummy dog treats. Learn more FurryFriendsRescue.org/events. Help raise funds for vet care for FFR Miracle Club dogs and cats, FurryFriendsRescue.org/about_us/miracle_club.
Paws for Love Gala 20th Anniversary. Sat., Feb. 9, 6-10 p.m., Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. Live and silent auction, wine cave auction, wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, live music, cruise raffle, and original art by shelter animals at this benefit for the Paws for Love Foundation. Tickets $50 donation advance, $60 at door. PawsForLove.info.
Paws In Need Crab Feed. Sat, Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m., Shrine Event Center, 170 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore. Treat your significant other to a tasty crab feast and help save the life of a loveable local pet while helping to prevent animal overpopulation by attending the Paws In Need Crab Feed fundraiser. Includes dinner, games, raffle baskets, and auction items. Paws-In-Need.org.
Puppy Love: A Valentine’s Day Weekend Dog & Wine Gathering. Sun., Feb. 10, noon-5p.m., The Winery SF, 30 Avenue G, San Francisco. The air is filled with love, and The Winery SF doesn’t want your doggies to feel left out. Bring them over to Treasure Island on Valentine’s Day weekend, and while you are sipping on your wine, your pooches can flirt away and find a new canine crush of their own. Visit all three San Francisco urban winery tasting rooms (Winery SF, VIE Winery, and Sol Rouge) that will be serving award-winning wine flights all afternoon. RSVP on Eventbrite and bring a dog and receive a free Puppy Love Passport ($27 value). Winery-sf.com.
Puppy Love: A Dog Valentine’s Day Event. Sat, Feb. 9, noon-4 p.m., Town Fair Plaza, 39100 State St., Fremont. Puppy Love is in the air. Enjoy a wonderful day with your special four-legged someone, your family, and friends for Valentine’s Day weekend. Event features games, beer, food trucks, music, food, toys, and games. This event is free and open to the public. TownFairPlaza.com.
San Francisco: Still Wild at Heart. Sat, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m., Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz. This film by Melissa Peabody tells the story of the return of coyotes to San Francisco and other American cities. Scientists offer insights into how wild coyotes impact city ecosystems, how to coexist with them, and why humans should. Through beautiful footage of coyotes and other wild creatures — quail, foxes, raccoons, herons, opossums, and parrots — learn how animals survive and thrive in the challenging habitat of the modern American City. Camilla Fox, founder of Project Coyote, talks and answers questions after the screening. Tickets are $10-$25.
SCTW’s Mardi Paws Bunco Night, Bark’n & Beads! Fri., Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m., Old City Hall Restaurant, 7400 Monterey Road, Gilroy. Join South County Tail Waggers for the Second Annual Bunco event at Old City Hall. Enjoy a night of bunco, complimentary heavy appetizers, refreshments, desserts, and a no-host bar. There will be prizes, a silent auction, and raffle prizes. Every dollar raised will helps SCTW save more lives. Tickets are $25. SCTailWaggers.org.
The Bow Wow Film Festival. Sat., Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Fort Mason Southside Theater San Francisco. More info at BowWowFilmFest.com. A benefit for San Francisco Aid For Animals,
2019 SF Beer Week Pints for Paws to Benefit Muttville. Sun., Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SPARK Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd North, SF. This SF Beer Week, drink to make a difference for senior dogs at SPARK’s 2nd Annual Pints for Paws fundraiser benefiting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. It’s a tail-wagging day where humans can enjoy all-you-can-drink craft beers and grub from 10-plus food trucks and pups can catch all of the puppy penalties, furry fumbles, and terrier touchdowns of the Puppy Bowl XV. Find your MVP for life with Muttville and get your craft beer and furry-friend fix at the ultimate Super Bowl tail-gating paw-ty. Muttville.org, SPARKSocialSF.com, SFSPCA.org,
Swing Into Action Fundraiser for Orangutans. Sat., Feb. 2, 3-7 p.m., Beaumont Farms, 5580 Red Hill Road, Petaluma. Help the Sumatran Orangutan Society purchase a defunct palm oil plantation and transform the land to a rainforest to create a forest home for displaced orangutans. This is a special afternoon with a presentation about orangutan conservation by wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas, live music by The 2 of Us, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and more. Tickets are $100.
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