Dog Days of Summer 2018: The Canine Crusaders Are Back!
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Join us for our 9th annual Dog Days of Summer event, August 11-12!
Meet the local non-profit organizations that we like to call Canine Crusaders. The event will be held at all five locations and will feature fun events for the whole family – and Fido too!
Hot diggity dog, it’s a raffle! Enter to win pet-safe and pet-friendly gifts and garden goodies.
Smile and Say “Treat”
We’ve created a selfie spot for you and your pet. Post your photo to enter for a chance to win!
Let Fido lead the Scavenger Hunt to sniff out pet-friendly plants and products. Complete the hunt and enter to win!
Local Animal Rescue Organizations
The nonprofit organizations below have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of dogs all over the Sacramento Area. So, if you’re in the market for adoption, or just looking to support some local dog heroes, join us for a doggone good time.
Since 1975, this national nonprofit organization has worked their tails off to improve the lives of people with disabilities, by providing them with trained service animals. They will be joining us on Saturday to show off the highly-trained service dogs they provide to those in need, free of charge.
Folsom – Saturday 8/11 10am-2pm
The City of Elk Grove’s Animal Services department provides field coverage seven days a week to help stray, neglected and abused animals. They educate about responsible pet ownership and reduce animal overpopulation. As an added bonus, they will be offering free microchipping at their booth during the event!
Elk Grove – Saturday 8/11 & Sunday 8/12 9am-2pm
NorCal Cocker Rescue saves Cocker Spaniels from being euthanized at shelters all over Northern California. Meet lovable dogs available for adoption, and grab some volunteer information.
Folsom – Saturday 8/11 11am-2pm
Located in Carmichael, this rescue nonprofit tackles the immense task of providing medical care and fostering to older dogs. Because they have dozens of successful adoptions under their belt, Old Dogs New Tricks shows us that it’s never too late to find your forever home.
Roseville – Saturday 8/11 10am-3pm
Founded in 1973, Placer SPCA is one of the largest nonprofit animal organizations in the area. And, they play a very active role in enhancing the lives of animals in our community. Their mission is to find homes for every adoptable animal, to make sure lost animals are reunited with their owners, and to provide affordable spay and neuter services.
Roseville – Saturday 8/11 & Sunday 8/12 11am-2pm
The Sacramento SPCA is here to foster a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships and saving lives. You’ll fall in love with dogs available for adoption, and you’ll learn about the programs provided by the shelter.
Sacramento – Saturday 8/11 10am-2pm
Second Chance is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization serving Sacramento and Roseville, as well as the greater Bay Area. Their primary focus is rescuing German Shepherds from dangerous situations and adopting them into loving, permanent homes. The dogs in their care receive basic veterinary care while waiting for their “forever” home and they work with area shelters and other rescue groups to network and support German Shepherd dogs in need. Visit Elk Grove on Sunday to find your new “best friend”!
Elk Grove – Sunday 8/12 10am-3pm
Do you have a soft spot for big dogs? Then maybe True Love Rescue has a pet for you. They are a nonprofit organization located in Northern California that specializes in rescuing stray, large breed dogs from Taiwan. Most importantly, they find forever homes here for them. Visit Elk Grove on Saturday to fall in love with some of their adoptable dogs, or just snag a smooch from the doggie kissing booth!
Elk Grove – Saturday 8/11 11am-1:30pm
Don’t Miss Our Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest
Does your pet like to get their paws dirty? Join our Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest to show how your pooch helps in the garden. You could win a $100 Green Acres Nursery & Supply gift card. Or cast a vote for your favorite! Deadline for submissions is 8/12/18.