Animal Run: Bay Area Charity Run for Animals 2019. Sun., July 21, 7 a.m.,$45-$70, $20-$25 kids, 5551 Giant Hwy, Richmond. Run a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or canicross in this vegan-, eco-, animal-friendly event that raises funds for Bay Area animal charities. Races start at Giant Cluster Picnic Area. $5 off if you use code BAYWOOF at registration. This year’s race benefits Stockton’s Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary and San Rafael’s Wildcare. AnimalRun.us.
ARF’s Paws & Relax. Sat., Aug. 17, 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., ARF 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek. Explore your inner artist by painting a unique portrait of your pet. The canvasses are pre-sketched with your pet. Local artist Ammo will guide you through the process with step-by-step instructions; $70. ARF.ejoinme.org/pawsandrelax
Bark and Meow Around the Block, Adopt-A-Thon and Street Fair. Berkeley Humane, Sat., Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ninth & Carelton, Berkeley. Free or reduced adoption fees with 150-plus pets from 20 shelters and rescues. Family-friendly activities, live music, beer and wine, and food trucks. BerkeleyHumane.org/bark-and-meow.
Doga in the Park. Sundays, July 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25, 9-11 a.m., St. James Park, San Jose. Registration is free. SVPetProject.org.
East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon. Sun., July 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jack London Square, Oakland. Join the East Bay SPCA and other rescue groups for the blockbuster adoption event of the summer at Jack London Square where there will be hundreds of pets of all kinds up for adoption. EastBayspca.org/get-involved/events/adopt-a-thon.
4th of July Family & Dog Parade. Thu., July 4, Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Foster City combines the Family Parade and the Dog Show into one new exciting event. Dog Parade participants can choose to enter their dog into one contest category: Most Patriotic, Most Handsome (male dogs), or Most Beautiful (female dogs). Each category will be limited to the first 35 entries. Additionally, participants can enter the Fastest Eater contest, which will be limited to the first 12 dogs to sign up. FosterCity.org/parksrec/page/4th-july-family-dog-parade.
Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., July 6 & 20, 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: Aug. 3, 17 & 31; Sept. 14; Oct. 12 & 26; Nov. 9 & 23; Dec. 7 & 21.
Hiking With Dogs. Sat., July 13, 12-1:30 p.m., SFSPCA, Geraldi Building (enter via 250 Florida St.) This is a humans-only 1.5-hour seminar for fun and safe trail adventures with dogs, including behaviors to train, dog equipment, first aid, wildlife and local spots to visit. $20 suggested donation per person. SFSPCA.org/doghiking.
Intro to Agility With Erika. Fri., Aug. 16, 4:30pm, Ace Dog Sports, 677 Toland Place, San Francisco. Cost $25. Enrollment/Payment link: bit.ly/2H2Yh8G. AceDogSports.com.
K9 Gladiators. Sun., July 14, Pecadero. Register now for this fun obstacle course event for humans and dogs, including kids, teams, and families. K9 Gladiator events (and K9Ratpack!) are sponsored by Canine Sports Dynamics. For event questions, contact 510-516-1474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. K9Gladiators.com.
Napa Humane’s 8th Annual Walk for Animals. Sun., Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Oxbow Commons, 1268 McKinstry St., Napa. Registration is $35 per person before Aug. 2 and $45 at event; $15 for children 10 years and under. Registration opens 7:30 a.m., walk begins 8:30 a.m., event ends at noon. NapaHumane.org/events/walk-for-animals.
Vineyard Dog Hike & Tasting at B.R. Cohn. Sat., July 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., B.R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company, 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. Grab your pup and enjoy a morning of breathtaking views at Olive Hill Estate. Walk through the vineyard while sipping award-winning B.R. Cohn wines. This walk is mildly strenuous and a little over a mile long; dogs must be leashed. $40. Buy tickets on Eventbrite.
Wilderness First Aid Basics for Your Dog Lecture. Wed., July 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Berkeley REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. REI hosts a team of specialists from SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care who will discuss wilderness first aid basics for your dog. This free talk focuses on what first aid supplies you should carry with you and what care you can provide on the trail with the veterinarians addressing paw lacerations, heat stroke, snake bites, and other topics as well as answering questions. Do not bring your dog (service animals OK). REI.com/events/92060/wilderness-first-aid-basics-for-your-dog/241909 (Also: Wed., July 24, 2019 7-8:30 p.m., Concord REI, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Ste B100, Concord.)
Send listings to Calendar@BayWoof.com. The deadline for the August 2019 issue is Fri., July 12.
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