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August Calendar

45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair — Doggie World. Sun., Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., San Francisco’s Japantown. Pet vendors, rescues/adoptions, behavior/health care consultants, parade/wag bags, contest, DIY doggie crafts, and photo booth. More details at


ACE Dog Sports Summer 2018 Specials. Before Mon., Sept. 3, varying times, 677 Toland Place, San Francisco. Check out the new face of ACE Dog Sports. ACE Dog Sports is celebrating its new website by offering 25 percent off summer school classes, including: Intro to Agility, Pre-Agility, and Beginner’s Agility Classes starting before Labor Day 2018. To get the discount, use the promo code Summer2018. For a schedule of classes, go to


Guide Dogs for the Blind Celebrates Canine Commencements at Public Ceremonies. Sat., Aug. 4 and 18; Sept. 1, 15, and 29. 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.


Bark (and Meow) Around the Block. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ninth and Carlton Streets, Berkeley. Berkeley Humane’s adopt-a-thon and street fair. Free or reduced adoption fees for 100-plus pets from 20-plus rescue partners. Family-friendly fun, live music, beer, wine, and food trucks.


Clear the Shelters. Sat., Aug. 18. Help the East Bay SPCA and other shelters in this community-drive nationwide pet adoption campaign that matches homeless pets with loving new homes. The East Bay SPCA and other animal shelters and rescues across the country will offer reduced or waived pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet. Learn more at


Dog Tech Dog Walking Academy. An intensive four-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates are fully equipped to start a dog-walking business — or advance an existing one. San Francisco, Aug. 3-5, Sports Basement, Presidio; Oakland, Oct. 26-28, Oakland SPCA. More information:


Hot “Paw”Gust Nights Adoption Event & Fundraiser Car Show. Sat., Aug. 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car Show; adoptions 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court, Hayward. Adoptions only $20. Learn more at:


Start or Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business. Thu., Aug. 9, 7- 8:30 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Kristin Morrison will share about her experience running one of the largest pet sitting businesses in Northern California and sign her newest book at this free event. More details:


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