Do you like bringing your well-behaved dog with you to events and happenings? Here are a few ideas that are dog friendly, most are in the West End or in walking distance but not all in are in Santa Rosa:
Every day is dog friendly at Western Farm Center! It’s a locally owned, family run business that gives back to the community. What’s not to love… especially the treats handed out by the friendly staff at the counter. Western Farm Center is located at 21 W. 7th Street and is a long time sponsor of the West End Neighborhood Association. ( Thank-you!)
“Wine Down Music Bocce Thursday”– Wine, Music, Food and Bocce… in a dog friendly atmosphere ( reminds you of the West End… doesn’t it?) Location: D’Argenzio Winery Santa Rosa Vintners Square 1301 – 1305 Cleveland Ave. Time: Every Thursday 5- 9 p.m. (D’Argenzio Winery is also a West End Neighborhood sponsor. Thanks, Ray!)
West End Summer Bocce ( Every Friday Night at DeMeo Park.) and West End Summer Movie Nights (See schedule) – we wouldn’t dream of telling our neighborhood dogs that they couldn’t attend events in our own neighborhood!
August 13th, Saturday- Miss Kitty and the Big Dogs. Jump, Swing & Blues. Excellent vocals and musicians featuring West End musician Tim Sarter on bass. The other excellent band members are Shannon Rider, Paul Urguhart, Dennis Sherman, Mark Marelli, Brandon Hunt & Justin Enright. Location: Lagunitas Tap Room & Beer Sanctuary 1280 North McDowell Boulevard Petaluma, CA Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary is outside and Dog Friendly. You and your polite pet can enjoy the music while you drink their excellent beer! Doggie water provided!
August 14th, Sunday- Live at Juilliard! Free Sunday Concert Series. Enjoy listening to music in a lovely park setting. Great event for the whole family- including the dog. This Sunday listen to Quarter Mile Combo- Pure rockin’ Americana Rockabilly. Location: Juilliard Park 227 S. R. Ave. Time: 5- 7 p.m. Live at Julliard info
August 14th, Sunday- West End Poodle Party. A Sunday social for Poodles- they can bring their owners too! West End Poodle Party is held every second Sunday at 11 a.m. at DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park. Poodles, Doodles, Poodle fusions and any Poodle friendly dog invited. Facebook
August 21st, Sunday at 10 a.m.– Pug Play Day at DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park. Piles of Pugs play and cavort. It’s a sight to see. Pug Play Day is held the 3rd Sunday of every month. For more info: Lisa Howard
Windsor Town Green– The Town of Windsor is a family-oriented community with an exceptional quality of life and they understand that many consider their dogs part of the family. Summer Nights on the Green (Thursdays) and Summer Kid’s Movies (Tuesdays) are family and dog friendly. Town of Windsor information
Take me along– Do you have a well-behaved dog that enjoys events, shopping and dining? Would you like to know where the “dog friendly” hot spots are? Do you have a few to share? Dog Friendly Santa Rosa– is a facebook community that will focus on fun places to take your dog. It’s a place to exchange tips, experiences and ideas to enhance the social canine experience. Join now! Dog Friendly Santa Rosa
Remember! Well behaved dogs (and their owners) are very careful to follow posted rules about leashes and expected behavior.
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