Now that summer is officially here it’s time to get out of the house and make the most of these three short months. Each week will include a new idea, dog event, or activity for you and your dog to try. Don’t be afraid to try something new and encourage your friends to join you.
This Week, Walk for a Cause
You and your pup can give back to the community and help those in need simply by going for a walk. Yes, it’s as easy as that. So get the leash, the poop bags, and some water for you both and head out to Long Beach or Costa Mesa this weekend to participate in the “Walk for Pet Preparedness” or “Bark for Life” (or both). It’s a great way to support a good cause while bonding with your best friend.
Walk for Pet Preparedness
SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) will be hosting their 1st Annual Pet Fair in the Park on Sunday, August 19th, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event is being held at the Long Beach Marine Stadium located at 5255 Paoli Way in Long Beach.
“SCART is a Southern California based animal disaster response team whose goals are to educate the public in disaster preparedness for their families and pets and, to provide assistance to animals affected by a disaster.”- scart.us. Because SCART is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, it completely relies on donations to fund the education, rescue work, and other services they provide on a local and national level in the event of a disaster.
“Walk for pet Preparedness” welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes to walk around the long Beach Marine Stadium in an effort to help raise much needed funds for SCART. Registration is $20 per dog or $30 for 2 dogs and all proceeds go to support SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART). The pet fair will also feature Avid Microchipping for $20 (includes microchip registration), low-cost dog and cat vaccinations, local animal rescues, pet-related vendors, Agility Dog demo, opportunity drawings, and more. There will be great information on disaster preparedness as it relates to pets and Long Beach Red Cross will have an ERV, CPR demo and blood pressure testing. This is a great family event which will even have a puppet show for the kids! So get ready to have a fun day with your family and dog(s) and learn more about disaster preparedness for your family and pets.
To register for the “Walk for Pet Preparedness” go online to www.SCART.us, or simply register the day of. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
Bark for Life of Orange County
The annual Bark for Life of Orange County will be held this Sunday, August 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the TeWinkle Park located at 970 Arlington Dr. in Costa Mesa.
“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.” –RelayforLife.org
- Approximately 1 out of every 3 women in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetime.
- Almost 1 of every 2 men in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetime.
- 1 out of every 9 dogs in the U.S. dies of cancer each year.
- Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease.
By supporting or participating in Bark for Life, you help the American Cancer Society raise much-needed funds and awareness to help save lives and reach their ultimate goal, which is to “create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.” If you were to donate to the American Cancer Society you would be providing support to cancer patients and their families in the community. With the proper funding, the American Cancer Society will be able to offer a broad range of essential programs and services at no cost to the recipient. To donate, log on to www.relayforlife.org/barkorangecountyca
The Bark for Life welcomes dogs from all walks of life to join in the fight against cancer. Online pre-registration is $25 per dog or it will be $30 per dog the day of the event. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event kicks off with the walk at 10 a.m. There is plenty of fun to be had after the walk including doggy contests, pet-related vendors, food, adoptions, demonstrations, agility course by ‘Intelligent Agility’, and more. Participants are also welcome to bring pop-up canopies, chairs, and blankets to set up in the picnic area.
For more information, or to pre-register your dog, log on to www.relayforlife.org/barkorangecountyca