Dog (& Cat) Friendly West End

Dec 10, 2010 in Animals, Lost Pet, Events, Miscellany

This is another pet friendly email, so if you don’t really like animals you can stop reading, but for those who do… please continue!

December “Dog dates” at DeTurk Round Barn Park: December 12th, Sunday at 11 a.m.-  West End Poodle Party:   December 19th, Sunday at 3 p.m. – Pug Play Day  Please note: Rain cancels both events (Poodles and Pugs prefer to stay dry!) and that the Dog Park can be quite muddy during the wet months.

Puggies on laps

Puggies on laps

Santa Paws at Western Farm– In spite of the rain and chilly weather, hundreds of dogs, plenty of cats, a parakeet, a maka bird, a rooster and a horse showed up to take a photo with Santa. This great event was a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. It’s always wonderful to have a “dog friendly” event. Thanks Western Farm Center! For more photos, click here!

These Polar Bears, err dogs, were photo ready.

These Polar Bears, err dogs, were photo ready.

Remember Rocky the Dog? Rocky was the poor Rottweiler-mix pup who suffered serious head injuries when he was beaten in March and left tied to a fence on Wilson Street. In spite of all the medical care, interest and attention- Rocky exhibited some behavior issues that made it difficult for him to find a home. (Go figure.)  Don Malone, Director of Operations at So. Humane Society, informs that Rocky was placed in a rescue in Woodland CA named Rotts of Friends. Don says he checked them out and found it to be a very nice place, which does rescues, training and placement. Rocky was transferred there in Oct. The hope is that eventually they will be able to place him if not he has a place to stay for the rest of his life. Thanks to the Sonoma Humane Society and Rotts of Friends for giving Rocky a chance.

Low Cost Cat Sterilization offered: Speaking of the Sonoma Humane Society, they are teaming up with with VIP Pet Care Services, Sonoma Animal Care and Control and Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County. For $30, owners can have their cat surgically spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and given a microchip. For more information, call 542-0882 or go online to www.sonomahumane.orgPress Democrat

Foster Homes Sought for Future Service Dogs– For information e-mail Molly at molly@berginu.edu or call 545-3647.   Press Democrat

The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and dog friendly people come together! To see photos of some of West End Dogs or dogs who visit the dog park, CLICK Here!