Now that summer is officially here it’s time to get out of the house and make the most of these three short months. Each week will include a new idea, dog event, or activity for you and your dog to try. Don’t be afraid to try something new or invite a friend along.
Coming up this Week:
California Dreamin’ Pet Fair
If you (or your friend) don’t have a dog yet to be able to enjoy the 13 weeks of summer series, well, here is your chance to get a new furry companion. Saturday, June 30th, 2012, OC Animal Care will be hosting a pet adoption event at the OC animal shelter in Orange. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitors can check out the pets available for adoption as well as local pet-friendly vendors, demonstrations, and more. The OC Animal Care’s California Dreamin’ PetFair is a great chance to give a dog, cat, or other small animal a second chance and a new forever home.
The OC animal shelter is located at 561 The City Dr. S, Orange, Ca 92868.
4th of July Parades
Fireworks are a major part of our Independence Day celebration, but they aren’t the only way, nor the best way, to celebrate with your dog. Any 4th of July parade is a patriotic way to celebrate our freedom and it’s a great way to involve your dog in the celebration as well.
Enjoy the festivities of 4th of July this year by lining up along Main Street in Corona for their annual 4th of July parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Ontario and continues until 12 p.m. ending at Main Street and Olive Street.
The Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade is said to be “the largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi River” with more than 300 entries, from bands and floats to celebrities and community groups. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway and will end at Main Street and Yorktown Avenue.
The Newport Beach Harbor Old Glory Boat Parade is a festive spectacle of boats, decorated in red, white, and blue, cruising around the harbor. The fun filled day begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast for a donation of $8 per person. Lunch and dinner (tri-tip and chicken) will be available from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. for a donation of $10 per person. There will be raffles and live entertainment throughout the day as well.
There will plenty of patriotic parades throughout Southern California this Independence Day, such as the parades in Ontario and Lake Forest, so check your local city calendar to see if your city will be hosting a parade this year. And remember that fireworks can be very upsetting for a dog, so please leave your dog at home in a secure room with soothing music on if you can’t be with them. Have a safe and fun 4th of July.