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March 2020 Calendar

Wtih the caronavirus pandemic, most events have been canceled. Check directly with organizers for their most up-to-date information..

ACE Dog Sports Leap Back Into Agility. 677 Toland Pl., San Francisco, ACE Dog Sports celebrates Leap Year with a new selection of classes and instructors. Save 20 percent on any class. Sign up before March 15. Class start date does not have to be before March 15. Enroll now using promo code: LeapBack.

CANCELED: Adoptable Dogs at Pup Plaza. Sat., March 7 (and every Saturday), 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pup Plaza (an initiative of Silicon Valley Pet Project), 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Come meet dogs available for adoption through Silicon Valley Pet Project in a relaxed fun environment at Pup Plaza. Note not all adoptable dogs attend each adoption event. Please complete an adoption application if you are interested in meeting any of the adoptable dogs.

CANCELED: Berkeley Humane’s Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic for Dogs and Cats. Sat., March 28, 9 a.m., 2700 Ninth St., Berkeley. Berkeley Humane’s low-cost vaccine clinic for dogs and cats. First come, first served, limited to first 30 pets. Core vaccines, flea preventative, heartworm treatment, and more. Visit for information. Also: Sat., June 27; Sat., Sept. 16; and Sat., Dec. 19; 9 a.m. all days. 

CANCELED: Doga at Pup Plaza. Sun., March 15, 10-11 a.m., 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Participants will learn about bonding with their dogs through Doga. While guiding the yoga practice, the Doga instructor will provide moments throughout the class for participants to bond, reward, and breathe with their dogs. The instructor will provide suggested cues for the leash and various opportunities during class to check-in and reconnect with their dogs. $15. Register at

POSTPONED: Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County’s Annual FAWNdraiser. Sat, March 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oakmont Golf Club, 7025 Oakmont Dr., Santa Rosa. Be FAWNtastic by supporting Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County at its annual FAWNdraiser. Celebrate this wildlife rescue organization at a luncheon with silent auction featuring unique experiences, one-of-a-kind products and coveted goodies. $35.  

CANCELED: Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., March. 7 & 21, 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. Occurs on Saturdays throughout the year.

CANCELED: How to Help Your Senior Dog With Arthritis. Sat., Feb. 29, 2:30-4 p.m., Pup Plaza, 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Eri Suzaki, certified massage therapist at Canine Therapeutics, conducts a class to explain arthritis, risk factors, signs, pain management options, and preventative actions. $25. Register at

CANCELED: Humane Society Silicon Valley: The Fur Ball 2020 at Levi’s Stadium. Sat., March 28, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara. You and your pup are invited to The Fur Ball at Levi’s. Choose your own experience and don’t miss out on the evening of a lifetime. Grand Gala 5-9 p.m., Dynamic Dining 6-10. Levi’s Stadium, more information at

CANCELED: Levels-Based Dog Training at Pup Plaza. Thu., March 5, 23, 19, & 26, 6:30-8 p.m.,  Pup Plaza, 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Sign up for the new and improved levels-based training class. Move through the levels at your dog’s speed and at your schedule’s convenience. The focus is on positive reinforcement-based training and setting your dog up for success, allowing for a more harmonious relationship with your pooch. Start with Introduction to Training and learn about the training, what to expect, and how best to allow your dog to learn. Level One practices basic behaviors like “sit” and “come” while laying the foundation for having a polite walking partner. Level Two teaches “down,” “stay,” and “leave it.” This series is appropriate for dogs of all ages and breeds, but is not appropriate for dogs with reactive behavior. Need help with that? Ask us for a referral to a private trainer. Register at for more details and to enroll.

CANCELED: Low Cost Microchip Clinic. Sat., March 14, 2-4 p.m., Pup Plaza, 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Have your pet microchipped. For $20, you can have peace of mind knowing that your pet has permanent identification. Bring all pets on leash or in a carrier. Walk-ins welcome — no appointment necessary.

Painting Party for My Horse Rescue! Sat, March 21, 2-7 p.m., Hecker Pass Winery and La Vigna Event Center, 4605 Hecker Pass Rd., No. 8808, Gilroy. Carolyn Barrett-LaCoe hosts a wine and paint party at Hecker Pass Winery to benefit her Gilroy horse rescue. Includes complimentary Pregnant Mare Rescue keepsake wine glass, drink ticket, hearty appetizers, chocolate fountain dessert bar, and silent auction items. No painting experience is necessary. The theme, of course, will be horsey. All proceeds benefit the pregnant mare rescue Gilroy branch. $50.

CANCELLED: Paint Your Pet. Sat., March 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Pup Plaza, 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Create your own bone-of-a-kind acrylic pet portrait on canvas, done in a colorful style inspired by American Pop Artist Andy Warhol. No artistic experience is necessary. $45. Register at

Patrick’s Pawade. Sun., March 15, 1-4 p.m., Patrick’s Park, Fort Mason 11, San Francisco. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at Patrick’s Park at this event, which gives all proceeds to Rocket Dog Rescue. The mission is to celebrate and support the lives of all dogs. DOGA (yoga + dogs), Health-Ade Kombucha, saxophonist Justin Ward, adoptable dogs dressed to impress in canine costumes from Pet Krewe — what could be better? VIP bags, Cuddle Clones, a pair of Southwest flight vouchers plus an agility course for the dogs by Ace and an animal communicator.

Pedal for Paws. Sun., March 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., CycleBar of Los Gatos, 15525 Union Ave., Los Gatos. Silicon Valley Pet Project and CycleBar of Los Gatos team up for Pedal For Paws. Proceeds support the work and mission of Silicon Valley Pet Project.  Get a workout, help a homeless pet, and feel awesome. $30 per rider. Register at 

PollinatorPalooza. Sun., March 15, 2-8 p.m., 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. The Golden Road Productions & Alliance for Resilient Communities hosts a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the country’s oldest wildlife sanctuary while raising awareness of pollinator and water issues. This is a day of hands-on workshops, speakers, music, educational booths, and short films highlighting the importance of Pollinators and Clean water. Tickets are $10., 

Reading With Dogs. Thu., March 12, 4-5 p.m., 14408 Union Ave., San Jose. Children (6+ years old and up) can practice their reading skills with  Pup Plaza canine ambassadors. Books will be provided, but children can bring their own book if they choose.  Admission is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at

Saving Gracie’s Annual Pasta Dinner. Sat., March 21, 6-10 p.m., McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Pl., Vacaville. Saving Gracie, An Angel Fund for Pets, invites you to an evening filled with pasta, meatballs, salad,  garlic bread, dessert, and a no-host bar. Proceeds will help save pets in the community. Tickets are $40. At press time, the event was sold out. But contact Lisa Hilas by email to get on the waiting list at 

St. Catty’s Day.  Sat., March 14, 5-9 p.m., Oakdale Golf and Country Club, 243 North Stearns Rd., Oakdale. Calling all party animals to join in the 6th annual St. Catty’s Day fundraiser for the ASTRO Foundation. Dinner, live music, prizes, auction, and more. Wear green, bling, cat ears … whatever makes you happy. There will be raffle prizes galore, as well as both live and silent auctions. All monies raised go toward animal rescue efforts. In 2019, the ASTRO Foundation placed over 800 homeless pets into furever homes. $60.

Walk and Wag. Sat., March 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bay Street, Emeryville. Bay Street pays homage to your best friend. This free event will encourage you and your pooch to have fun with photos, digital caricatures,  pet psychic, stupid pet tricks, trainers, vets and more.

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Main article photo by: Photo courtesy Benebone