West End Animal Friendly Update

Jul 31, 2011 in Animals, Lost Pet, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

The West End loves their pets. We have a wonderful dog park, are fortunate to have Western Farm Center in the heart of our neighborhood and have many responsible, considerate pet owners. Are you a Santa Rosa Dog owner who would like to share your favorite Dog friendly spots? Dog Friendly Santa Rosa on facebook- is a community that shares information between folks that like to take their well-behaved to events, businesses and locations that welcome them.  Join now!

West End feral Cat Colony – update from Charly Thomas: Approximately 12-13 cats still being fed daily on S. Side of creek. Cats eat about 30 lbs. of  food a week. Creek cats fixed/ear tipped since winter 2009- 32. One cat has been socialized and adopted.  North Side of W. E. also has two folks on Polk Street helping out with the feral cats- Donna & Darcy. Forgotten Felines fixes, ear tips and vaccinates the cats.  How can you help? 1. Drop a bag of cat food off on Charly’s porch (124 W. 6th) – you can get a bag of Diamond Cat food at Western Farm for a reasonable price. 2. Donate to Forgotten Felines. They help prevent thousands of cats being born and keeps the ones who are healthy. Thanks to Charly for all her hard work and updates!

Did you lose a cat? A very thin, friendly tortoiseshell cat with white feet and an ear tip was found 2 weeks ago on Hewitt. If you’ve lost a cat- contact Charly.

Sonoma County Fair has something for dog lovers- Splash Dogs- dock jumping contest. (Every day) Watch competitive water dogs vie for the prize. Do you have a dog that would like to compete? Please go to the Splash Dogs website to register your dog to participate. Registration materials will be posted there. The Sheep Dog Trials– (August 6th) The skills of dogs that herd sheep will amaze you. Derby Dog Dash. (Every Sunday between horse races) It’s a race for little dogs- doxies, puggles, terriers and mixed breeds can compete for the title. Does you dog have wheels? Go to Derby Dog Dash to register your dog rocket.

Dog rockets in action- Derby Dog Dash

Dog rockets in action- Derby Dog Dash

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 20th, Saturday- Bark for Life: The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. Bark for Life Info



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

August 26th, 27th, and 28th- 2011 Agility Trials– Sonoma County Fairgrounds Lyttle Cow Palace/  August 27th and 28th 2011 All-Breed Dog Shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials/Sonoma County Fairgrounds Carnival lot-   The admission is free and it is a great way to spend the day with your family. For more info: http://www.mensona.org

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

Do you have any Pet Friendly news? a photo of your West End dog? or something else that will delight animal lovers? Email Lea Barron-Thomas

The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and Pet Friendly people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go tothe West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!