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Winterizing Your Dog

Dogs in Booties
Doggies in Booties. Photo Credit: Steve Guttman (CC)
Your vehicle isn’t the only thing that needs winterizing before you head up to snow country: your dog needs preventative maintenance, too! Some tips: more »

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Bailey at Wild Blue Dog Camp

Off We Go, Into the Wild Blue Dog Yonder!

If you like spending time outdoors with your four-legged companions and wouldn’t think of taking off for the wild blue yonder without them, consider treating your squad to an activity-packed week in the company of other dog-lovers and their pets. Wild Blue Dogs, a nonprofit organization raising awareness and funding for canine cancer treatment, is hosting two camps this summer on Lake Tahoe’s southeast shore. A good time, along with do-good vibes, is guaranteed for all.

Gather Your Gear, It’s Dog Camp Time!

Wild Blue Dogs
Wild Blue Dogs

For 2020, Wild Blue Dogs will be hosting both a summer and fall dog-and-people camp at Lake Tahoe! It’s the perfect forum for relaxing on the beach or under the pines with your buddy, making new human and canine friends and learning lots of new skills and tricks in the bargain. more »

Register Early and Save!

Several price points for Wild Blue camps are offered, depending on lodging choice. An early-bird special for those who make an initial deposit for the spring camp before March 1 knocks $150 off the registration price.  For the fall camp, the deadline is April 30. Refer a friend (or friends) and get a $100 bonus for each one.  more »

What It’s All About, Ralphie?

Wild Blue Dogs / Arne and Bentley
Wild Blue Dogs / Arne and Bentley

According to Wild Blue’s research, one in three dogs will get cancer, six million will be diagnosed in 2020 and most will die within a year.  Wild Blue’s need-based treatment program offers grants to people lacking the resources to pay for their pet’s cancer treatment.  Its fundraising activities include two week-long dog camps at Lake Tahoe plus “yappy hour”’ events and other fun get-togethers throughout the year. more »

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Dog Travel Events

San Francisco

Emporium Dog Day - Rocket Dog Rescue Benefit
January 26, 2020 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
616 Divisadero St., San Francisco, California 94117
Map & directions


The Pet Expo
March 6, 2020 to March 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1121 South Chance Ave., Fresno, California 93702
Map & directions

Santa Clara

Humane Society Silicon Valley's Fur Ball 2020 at Levi's® Stadium
March 28, 2020 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, California 95054
Map & directions

San Francisco

13th Annual DogFest
April 25, 2020 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Noe St. and Duboce Ave., San Francisco, California 94114
Map & directions

Vet Buzz

Winter Woes and Wags

By Aaron Teixeira, MSc
Shelter Behavior Manager, SF SPCA

With winter now in full effect, cold rain, snow and ice can complicate our dogs’ exercise routines. Regardless of the weather, it is important to remember that our dogs still need daily exercise for physical and mental wellbeing. more »

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