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November 2018 Calendar

ACE Dog Sports Classes. Through January, 677 Toland Place, San Francisco. Join ACE Dog Sports for new upcoming classes for beginners, including Intro to Agility, Pre Agility, and Beginners. Visit or email for more information!

ARF’s 7th Annual Leaders and Legends. Thu., Nov. 8, through Sun., Nov. 11, Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Join Hall of Fame and World Champion manager Tony La Russa for a memorable Veterans Day weekend of insightful leadership sessions, fabulous food and drink, and entertainment at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Learn more at

East Bay SPCA Winter Animal Camp 2018. Dec. 26-28, Wed.-Fri., and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and 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 opens Nov. 1. Sign up today at

Feline Science Symposium 2018. Sat, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m., San Francisco SPCA, 243 Alabama St., San Francisco. Calling all cat people. Join us for a day celebrating the science of cat behavior and welfare. It’s been too long that dogs have gotten all the glory. We know that cats have complex social and behavioral lives and the ability to be trained and socialized. If you’re excited about understanding and enhancing the welfare of America’s most popular pet, join us for a day of cat behavior science. Expert speakers and presentation topics include James Serpell, Ph.D. Learn more at

Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Graduation Ceremonies. Sat., Oct. 27; Nov. 10 and 24; Dec. 8 and 22, 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.

19th Annual Paws In Need Holiday Boutique 2018. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Tri-Valley Realty (next to Campo di Bocce), 101 E. Vineyard Ave., Ste. #103, Livermore. Paws In Need hold its 19th annual Holiday Boutique, a one-day holiday boutique with animal-themed holiday gifts for people and pets, garden art, cards, ornaments, home and kitchen decor, purses, jewelry, hand-crafted items, and much more. There will also be opportunities to win several exciting gift baskets. All proceeds will benefit Paws In Need’s animal medical program. This program relies solely on contributions from the community to provide financial assistance for veterinary medical needs to prevent animal suffering and overpopulation in the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas. 925-551-1877,

Pawtrero’s 12th Annual Dog Day Afternoon and Adoption Event. Sun., Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Brannan Street in between the Emabarcedero and Delancey Street. Pawtrero will be having a raffle with all the proceeds getting split up between all the rescues in attendance. The event will also have 30 vendors, DJ, Delancey BBQ, pet costume contest, pet caricatures, and more.

31st Annual A Home for the Holidays Gala Gala Ball. Sat., Nov. 3, 6 p.m.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City. Come celebrate the animals of the Peninsula Humane Society with an exciting night of bidding, dining, dancing, mingling, and most importantly, supporting the animals we love so much. The event features a live and silent auction, the Diamonds in the Ruff Raffle, a gourmet dinner, and dancing to the music of Pride & Joy. Tickets s start at $150 per person. For additional information, sponsorship levels, or to purchase tickets, please contact Lauren Schneider at 650-340-7022 ext. 375 or This event sells out fast, so please reserve your tickets today.

Vali Ebert’s Annual Jewelry & More Holiday Boutique Fundraiser for FAAS. Thu., Nov. 15, 4-8 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter have been donating their gently used jewelry, scarves, hats, or gloves for FAAS volunteer Vali Ebert’s annual Jewelry & More Holiday Boutique fundraiser for FAAS. Email vebert.faas@gmail or visit for more info.

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