Thursday, February 18, 2010

Upcoming San Diego Dog Friendly Events

Here's a list of just some of San Diego's spring dog events!

 2nd Annual Doggie Street Festival - Point Loma
Sunday February 28th -

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Liberty Station, Point Loma – CA 92106
on Cushing Road between Dewey Road
and Roosevelt Road
(the new area of the park)
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Dogs Welcome

It’s FREE!
This annual county-wide pet celebration hosts free of charge, breed specific rescue groups and shelters with their adoptable dogs. Don’t miss the fun, entertainment, good eats, valuable pet information, products, services, special guests and much, much more!!! You might even find your new best furry friend.

Doggie Street Festival Mission:

The Doggie Street Festival is dedicated to increasing pet adoption through its yearly Festival. This Festival is designed to be an informative experience that promotes public awareness, education and information focused on the solutions of pet homelessness.
The Festival spotlights San Diego County’s breed-specific rescue groups and shelters and to that extent, hosts these organizations county-wide with their adoptable dogs providing them a platform free of charge to distribute literature, advocate and encourage responsible pet-adoption.
The Doggie Street Festival is also committed to presenting special educational events and projects throughout the year that will inform and educate the public on a range of ways to become more involved in positive change in an effort to encourage public participation to end pet homelessness in our communities.
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Sunday March 7th - 
15th Annual Del Mar Kiwanis Ugly Dog Contest

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When:  March 7th, 2010 Rain or Shine!
Check in: 10:00 AM
Event Begins:  11:00-3:00 PM
Register:  online by Clicking Here.
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Paddock Area
2250 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Why:  A doggie pagent like none other, with the following categories of contestants: Ugliest Dog • Best St. Patty’s Day Costume • Adult’s Cutest Dog • Child’s Cutest Dog • Dog Who Looks Most Like its Owner • Best Trick • Cutest Puppy • Most Unusual Markings • Best Costume (adult) • Best Costume (child) • Best Mutt • Most Beautiful • Most Handsome Male


Sunday March 14th - Paws in the Park - Solana Beach
Sunday, March 14 11:00 – 3:00 pm
La Colonia Park
The event is FREE!


 Sunday March 28th - Paws in the Park - Escondido

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A walk for the Escondido Humane Society Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ Kit Carson Park, Escondido, CA.
The goal of this great event is to raise awareness and funding for animals in need while celebrating those special pets in our lives. The event is called “Paws in the Park” and will be happening on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Kit Carson Park in Escondido. Paws in the Park helps the Escondido Humane Society care for more than 4,000 animals a year and protect 155,000 more, and they NEED YOUR HELP. Every dollar raised at Paws in the Park will be transformed into safe shelter, healthy food, medical care, rehabilitation, and new, loving homes.
As an open-door shelter, the Escondido Humane Society welcomes all homeless animals in the Escondido area, no matter their age, health, or intensive needs. Every day, for every one of these animals, they are faithfully devoted to providing them with safe shelter, medical care, love and new homes … every animal deserves a second chance.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Paw Vendor Expo, entertainment, food, games, and contests for your entire family, including a “K-9’s Got Talent” show and Wet T-shirt Contest (don’t worry, it’s for the dogs!)
QUESTIONS? Call (760) 888-2235
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Saturday April 10th - WOOFSTOCK - Balboa Park

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WOOFSTOCK: A Festival for Dogs & People
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Everyone (and their dog) is invited!

Join the Canine Companions for Independence at the corner of Park Blvd & Presidents Way in San Diego
on April 10 for a groovy day for the family and Fido!
General admission is only $5 and parking is FREE!
All proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

There will be live music, munchies, and shopping for unique pet products. Watch exciting demonstrations of Disc Dogs, Flyball, and Canine Freestyle. See working dogs in action. Let your pooch play at the K9 Playground! Wear your 60’s threads to compete in the Grooviest 60’s Costume contest, and fish for prizes in the fun zone for kids. Check out the fun pet products in the silent auction!

Register for the Peace, Love, and Walk ‘n Roll fun dog walk (approx. 1.3 miles) to benefit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is a national non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Walk registration fee ($35 adult, $15 child, $60 family) includes a cool WOOFSTOCK tie dye t-shirt, free Festival admission and a sWAG bag filled with great surprises! The walk precedes the WOOFSTOCK Festival and begins at 9:00AM. Please register by March 15 to guarantee t-shirt availability.
Walk registrants have the opportunity to raise funds for CCI, and exciting gifts will be rewarded based on the donations collected. The top fundraiser will receive a beautiful portrait of their dog by artist Deirdre O’Byrne, along with a copy of “A Big Little Life” signed by Dean Koontz!
NEW! WOOFSTOCK walk registration qualifies you for a free pass to Disneyland®!: First, visit the Give a Day. Get a Disney Day. website and search for the “Walk to Benefit Canine Companions at WOOFSTOCK Festival” in the 92101 zipcode. Click the button to express your interest in this volunteer activity, and then follow the instructions to register for the walk and receive your free theme park ticket!

* K-9 Playground * Flyball * Disc Dogs * Canine Freestyle * Unique Pet Products * Silent Auction * Kids Fun Zone * Best Trick Contest * Best 60’s Costume Contest * Biggest Paw & Smallest Paw Contests * 60's Music * Great Food * Fabulous Shopping * and MORE!


5th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition!

Saturday, May 22, 2010
Imperial Beach Dog Beach
Imperial Beach, CA

See Spot surf during the Loews Dog Surfing Competition – the nation’s original surfing competition for man’s best friend. More than 50 canine counterparts from across the U.S. will hang 10 (errr, 20) for a great cause..

Schedule:10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Optional practice session for registered dogs
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Division One: Small Surf Dogs (40 pounds and under)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Division Two: Large Surf Dogs (41 pounds and over)
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Division Three: Tandem Surfing for Surf Dogs & Humans
1:15 p.m. Awards' Ceremony

Judging Process:Each division will be divided into 10-minute heats where your dog will compete with up to five other dogs. Each competitor will be allowed to catch as many waves as they can during each heat. The top two scores will be added to determine each competitor’s final score.

Judges are looking for confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” Judging will be conducted by Teevan McManus, Owner of Coronado Surfing Academy; Mayor Jim Janney, Mayor of Imperial Beach; and Kathleen Cochran, General Manager of Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Prizes:If your dog’s a surfing champion, you’ll score a ton of great prizes, including the ultimate pet vacation at Loews Coronado Bay Resort … and endless bragging rights.

Competition Fees: $50 for Divisions One or Two, $55 for Division Three (if registered by May 20). Fees also include a competition medal and a great goody bag filled with treats. All proceeds will benefit the resort’s non-profit partner. General admission is free.

Registration:Please click here to register online. If you have any additional questions, please call 619-424-4416.

“Smile... You're On Canine Camera” Video Contest:
Create a video about the 5th annual Loews Surf Dog Competition and you could win an exclusive getaway to Loews Coronado Bay Resort! Winning videos will be posted on our Web site after the event.


Help Protect Fiesta Island

Fiesta Island Dog Owners

FIDO is a project of a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation
and contributions are tax deductible according to law

Our mission is to preserve the Fiesta Island Leash-free Recreational Area. We are a community based organization with over 3600 members which is rapidly growing. We are a diverse group of citizens who share a common passion and vision for Fiesta Island. We are the largest user group of Fiesta Island and unlike other user groups, we use the island 365 days a year, rain or shine. FIDO has a board of 11 members who are working hard with the city to find a reasonable solution that meets the needs of 'all' Fiesta Island Users.

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