Friday, June 10, 2011

What to do this weekend

If you are looking for something to do with your dog this weekend you are in luck!  For some reason June 11th seems to be a choice weekend for almost every city in Southern California.  From the Playboy Jazz Festival in Hollywood, to the Relay for Life event in Corona, to the blood drive in San Diego.  Yes, it’s a busy weekend for humans and dogs alike.  Here are a few dog friendly activities for your family…
5th Annual Super Pet Adoption Event
When:  June 11, 2011  10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Where:  Irvine Animal Care Center   6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, Ca 92618
Cost:  $1 donation will get you in.  Parking is free.

The Super Pet Adoption is like the OC Pet Expo, but on a smaller scale.  This event gives you the opportunity to see hundreds of pets available for adoption in one place, instead of driving from city to city.  This year’s event will feature hundreds of vendors, including over 50 rescues and shelters from all over Southern California.  There will be demonstrations, ask a vet and trainer booths, low-cost micro chipping, and a special book signing of the book “A Dog’s Purpose” by author W. Bruce Cameron.
Even if you are not looking to add another little animal to your household you can still participate by becoming a volunteer for the event.  The Irvine Animal Care Center is still looking for volunteers, ages 15 and up, to help with different aspects of this adoption event.  For more information on the event, a list of vendors and rescues, or for volunteer opportunities, visit The City of Irvine website.

Furry Fitness Challenge
When: June 11th, 2011   11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Where:  Camp Bow Wow Anaheim    1431 N. Daly St., Anaheim, Ca 92806
Cost: Free to participate

This Saturday marks the start of a 7-week weight loss challenge for humans and their dogs (or cats).  How it works: Come to Camp Bow Wow on Saturday with your dog or cat to sign up and get an official weigh-in of your combined weight.  You get 7 weeks to get in shape with your pet and shed some pounds before the final weigh-in on August 6th, 2011.  “The team with the greatest percentage (not actual pounds) of weight loss wins!  The National Grand Prize is a FREE YEAR of services at Camp ($3,000 value!), plus $150 to and a free year of dog or cat food from Nulo (a $600 value)!  We even have prizes for the top 25 runner up contestants!” –Camp Bow Wow 

Camp Bow Wow is also offering special access to online tools where you can upload your photos or videos and track your progress.  This site will also give you access to a real doctor and a real vet to ask questions about your health or your pets health.

Stick around after weigh-in to check out the vendors, dogs for adoptions, enter for a raffle prize, and more.  Check out Camp Bow Wows official contest rules for more information.

3rd Annual Bandit the Biker Dog Memorial Blood Drive

When: June 11th, 2011   9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Where: San Diego Harley Davidson   5600 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego Ca 92111
Cost: Free to participate

In honor of a special little Boston Terrier, San Diego Harley Davidson is hosting this year’s Bandit the Biker dog memorial blood drive to benefit the San Diego Blood Bank.  Having raised 154 pints the first year and 123 pints the second year, this year’s goal is to raise 200 pints of blood that will help save lives through the San Diego Blood bank.  With celebrity guest MC, Kenn Scott, this event will also feature giveaways for donors, pet adoptions, Free BBQ, live music, raffle prizes and much more.  For more information on this year’s event or for a flyer, check out Bandit the Biker Dog website.  For more details on Bandit the Biker Dog and how this memorial blood drive got started, check out Bandit the Biker Dog blood drive page for the story, pictures, and news clips.

All great events; All great opportunities to save a life, either by donating blood or adopting a pet.  Do your part to make a difference.

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