19th Annual Doggy Dash!
Where will you be on Saturday, June 9th?
Thousands of fellow dog lovers will be at THE Canine event of the year,
the 19th Annual Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash!
Will you join them?
What better way to spend a Saturday morning than on a beautiful walk around William Land Park, followed by the largest pet festival of its kind in Northern CA? The Bark at the Park Festival is one of the highlights of the Doggy Dash, with hundreds of dog-friendly vendors, agility demonstrations, entertainment, both human (and doggy) food vendors PLUS a new addition this year: Lasher Subaru will be teaming up with Radio Disney, and hosting a casting call for their upcoming Subaru commercial!
A simple $25 gets you registered for the event along with a commemorative 2012 T-shirt (for you OR your dog!) *The first 1,500 registered will also receive a 2012 VCA “WOOF” hat! Register now!
Do you know what else $25 can do?
It covers the cost to house ONE homeless animal
staying here at the shelter for ONE day.
$25 helps animals like Trina who came to us in February as a stray . We knew right away that this sweet and demure twelve-year-old border collie mix would need a little extra TLC. Not only did Trina have three tumors removed – one of them weighing in at 2.5 pounds (see photo at left), she was also full of tapeworms, filthy, matted, malnourished and neglected. Trina needed everything from a dental exam with several teeth extracted, to treatment for a severe ear infection. The SPCA staff who helped to groom her were convinced that because of her filthy and matted fur, it had been several years since she had had a bath. Although Trina’s hearing wasn’t so great and she was showing signs of arthritis, she was a sweetheart and quickly became a staff favorite.
We weren’t sure how easy it would be for Trina to find a new home, but we did everything we could to help her find that happy home where she could spend her Golden Years, and thanks to our friends at CBS Good Day Sacramento…we were successful!
"I have never been to the SPCA before in my 64 yrs, but when I saw Trina on Channel 31 and they said that she was up for adoption I told my husband that we had to adopt her. I thought by the time that I had contacted (the SPCA) I would hear the words that ‘she had been adopted out.’ but that wasn’t the case.
Now "Trina is doing really well. Today …..she got up and greeted us. She was walking around and wagging her tail when she saw us. She is just so precious. I give her a massage about 4 or 5 times day. I feel so blessed to have her."
YOU help us to change the lives of animals like Trina, and the families who are waiting to adopt.
Here at the Sacramento SPCA we like to ask "Who Rescued Who?"
Once you register there a lot of helpful resources to offer tips on fundraising. Don’t feel comfortable fundraising? Encourage your friends to join! We’re trying to raise $250,000. If everybody gave just $25, think of the possibilities…
So please, sign up today and help an animal in your community! Click here to register.