Top Dog Events of 2014

Top Dog Events of 2014

Big dog at the park

One of the great things about working at is the rescue/adoption events we are privileged to sponsor and attend. While we can’t mention them all, we want to extend a big woof of thanks to some that stand out for 2014. Be sure to check the events pages at for all the upcoming 2015 happenings near you.

Bay Area Pet Fair: Our friends at Pet Food Express pulled out all the stops for this year’s pet fair and adoptathon in San Rafael. With a record-breaking 814 adoptions in just two days, this year’s event proved the most successful yet.

Muttville’s Moolah for Mutts:  Once again, Muttville raised the bar on rescue fundraisers by hosting its 2014 gala in San Francisco. Voted “Best Fundraiser” in Bay Woof’s Beast of the Bay Awards, this sold-out event raised more than  $200,000 for Muttville’s mission to rescue and care for senior dogs.

Maddie's Fund logo

In addition to its own events in 2015, Muttville is once again very excited to be a part of Maddie’s PetAdoption Days, the nation’s biggest no-cost shelter pet adoption event. In 2014, more than 4,500 dogs and cats and cats were adopted in the Bay Area alone. We’re expecting big things from Maddie’s and its partner organizations in 2015 and beyond.

East Bay SPCA logo

East Bay SPCA Adopt-a-thon: Every July, the East Bay SPCA hosts 50 rescue groups, shelters and vendors, including, at beautiful Jack London Square in Oakland for its annual Adopt-a-thon. This pet-a-palooza features more than 350 adoptable dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs and other critters. The 2014 event was so successful that an animal was adopted out every 3.5 minutes!

The East Bay SPCA also held its Growl, Meow and Wine fundraising event in June. It raised more than $100,000 for the care shelter animals, community programs and education for animal lovers.  This annual event will take place again in May 2015.


San Francisco SPCA Grand Re-opening on Rescue Row:  In June, DogTrekker was on hand for the much anticipate Rescue Row ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the organization’s newly expanded space featuring an indoor dog park and cat condos. The remodel increases shelter capacity by 20 percent, allowing the SPCA to care for 1,000 more pets each year and making it even easier for adopters to find their perfect companion.

Coming in February, the San Francisco SPCA will host its fourth annual “‘Be Mine” Adopt-a-thon celebration. It could be the perfect place to find your soul mate!

Woods Humane Logo

Woods Humane Wiggle Waggle Walk: The annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is a one-mile pledge walk, costume competition and pet fair that helped raise $57,425 for Woods Humane Society in 2014 alone. Plus, it’s a lot of fun for canines and their humans.

Next up for Woods Humane is Chihuahuas de Mayo on May 2. This lively, multi-rescue event includes Chihuahua races! Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there.

Posted on: December 15, 2014

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