West End Pet Friendly- February

Feb 8, 2012 in Animals, Lost Pet, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

Animal friendly West End is located downtown Santa Rosa, close to dog friendly stores, cafes and even restaurants.  Animal amenities abound: 3 doggie parties at our dog park; a Feral cat colony managed and fed by a West Ender. Right in the ‘hood we have Western Farm Center,  well respected veterinarian and West Ender Deborah Crippen and even Group Dog lessons.
Animal events you might be interested in:  Summer Camp with the animals (SIGN UP FAST! They fill up!), Read to a Dog and is there such a thing as a Cat Agility contest? Fraid so! This weekend see cats perform amazing feats and then, sometimes, not.

West End:

February 12th, Sunday- We are going to the dogs with two doggie social hours.

#1 West End Small Dog Play Hour– a time for the smaller dog to romp with other little dogs.  Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 10 a.m.

#2 West End Poodle Party– Time for the Poodles to party. 11 a.m. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 11 a.m.

West End Poodle Party and Small Dog Play Hour

February 19th, Sunday- Pug Play Day. Imagine delightful pugs cavorting and snorting. Pug Play day meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. Rain cancels the event. For more info:http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthBayPugs   Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 3 p.m.

Plastic bags? Drop them off at the dog park. Hang them on the fence… we’ll take it from there. THANKS! 

West End Feral Cat Update- Correction: The West Ends total current current number of cats are 25 (not 13). They have all been fixed and given shots by Forgotten Felines. They are fed on a daily basis, with two feeding stations, by West Ender Charly Thomas. Fixing, immunizing and feeding feral cats allow these cats to live out their lives in health without breeding more cats. Cat Food donations accepted. Diamond Brand cat food is a quality food available at Western Farm at a reasonable price. Drop your bags off at 124 W. 6th. Thanks to Charly and Forgotten Felines.

Common Ground Dog Training. No need to be embarrassed again at the dog park. Group classes right across from Western Farm Center. Private lessons, behavior problem solving & assistance dog training also offered. Mike Ossenbeck – 707-396-8055 Email: m.ossenbeck@gmail.com

Spice the Poodle, in class


Other Locations:

Feb 11th-12th, Saturday 23rd Annual CFA Cat Show Fun for every cat-lover! Two days of purebred cats vying for titles, shelter cats seeking their perfect home. Brand new this year- Feline Agility! Any talented kitty can enter this Feline Agility competition. Agility in Action  Entrance: $5 adults, $3 children Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds- Grace Pavilion 1350 Bennett Valley Rd Time: 10:00a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 11th, Saturday- The 13th annual Paws for Love auction and gala! Paws for Love offers an evening of fun, food, fine wine, and Valentine memories to cherish, with all proceeds benefiting homeless and abused animals of Sonoma County, the North Bay, and beyond. In addition to the sale of artwork painted by talented shelter animals, this event also features silent and live auctions offering award-winning wines, original art by two-legged artists, and many other exciting donations by area businesses and celebrities.  $30 donation in advance and $40 at the door. Location: Finley Community Center Auditorium 2060 West College Avenue Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Paws for Love


Dog Story Hour– Did you know that children of all ages are invited to read to a dog or tell a dog a story at many of our So. Co. Libraries? It’s a great way to pique the interest in a trip to the library. It’s also a handy way to get a “dog fix” if you don’t have one of your own. The Central Library holds their “Read to a Winter Dog” on Saturdays from 11-12. The Rincon Valley branch holds their “Read to a Dog” hour on Thursdays and Saturdays. North West branch holds their “PALS- Pets as loving support” hour on Thursdays. Check Library schedule to verify dates and times.    Children’s Programs

Read to a dog

Summer Day Camps at the Humane Society Animal Adventure, Education Camps and Career Camps are  held in the summer. Train a dog, hug a bunny, feed a cat, pet a reptile and learn and discover why animals are such an important part of our lives. Discover a career in dog training or animal control officers by speaking to professionals and learn how to prepare your own pets in case of a disaster. Field trips may include: Assistance Dog Institute, Bodega Bay Marine Lab, Wildlife Rescue and much, much more. Each session is one week (M-F) from 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Sessions are categorized by grade level (for grades 2- 12- grade starting in the fall 2012 school year) with the first session beginning in June and the last session ending in August. Beth Karzes, Humane Education Outreach Coordinator at , ext. 232 or email: bkarzes@sonomahumane.org  or  2012 Summer Camp

West End Neighborhood Association Sponsor


Western Farm Center 21 W. 7th Street- A West End Sponsor

Would you like to sponsor the West End Neighborhood Association? Contact Lea Barron-Thomas for details.

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 to the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!