We love Buddy! Meet a very sweet, five-year-old, gentle giant. He is a Golden Retriever (at a whopping 117 lbs!) and is need of a good home, a loving family and a little exercise! Buddy is mild-mannered , walks well on a leash and knows a lot of commands. Sound like a good fit for your family? Come visit him today! *Join us on Thursday, July 7th from 11am- 3pm for a very unique event at the State Capitol (East steps). We're offering FREE Microchips and Low-cost vaccines to those who bring their dogs and cats (leashed dogs and crated cats please!). Find out more online at www.sspca.org.
Such a face! Tucker is a ten-and-a-half-year old Italian Spinone mix. He is young and sharp for his age, as well as gentle and outgoing. Tucker loves people and is friendly and well mannered on a leash! Tucker is best suited for a somewhat active home with adults or adults and older children. He should not live in a home with cats, and he is not a fan of pushy dogs. He is eligible for our Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program. This allows any adopter over the age of sixty, to have the adoption fees waived! ** Also going on now through the end of summer: All adult cats over one-year-old are FREE and kittens are half-off!! Visit www.sspca.org for more details
If you’re a fan of Hula-Hoops and a variety of local food, wine and beer, then the Sacramento Zoo’s 10th annual King of Feasts Wine and Food Luau – which will be held Saturday at the zoo – is for you. “The luau is held all over the zoo,” Tonja Swank, public relations coordinator for the Sacramento Zoo, said of the 21-and-over event. “We line the different restaurants, wineries and breweries along different areas of the zoo. Some will be lined along Big Cat Row where the hyenas, snow leopard and where the larger cats are.” Participating restaurants include local favorites such as Zocalo, Taylor’s Kitchen, Kru and Chops Steakhouse. Swank said attendees can expect to find sample-serving siz
Meet Speckles! Such a sweet heart! Speckles is a three-year-old cuddle bug, looking for a good lap to snuggle up in. She is very friendly and didn't even mind being on TV for a pet-of-the-week segment! Speckles is OK to live with other cats, small dogs and even children. Celebrate summer with the Sacramento SPCA as we team up with the makers of Fresh Step litter and the ASPCA for a very special cat adoption event! Now through the end of August, all adult cats over one-year-old (like Speckles!) are FREE; Kittens are half-off! Check us out online at www.sspca.org or stop by the shelter and meet a new best friend today!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, June 4th for the Doggy Dash, or as it is now being referred to as the "Soggy Dash!" It may have rained ALL day, but despite everything, the event raised more than $170,000 for the animals at the Sacramento SPCA. We were amazed (and proud!) of the number of pet lovers who braved the weather with us! We hope to see everyone next year, for the 19th Annual Doggy Dash in 2012. A date has not yet been established, but we're crossing our fingers (and paws) for sunshine and blue skies! *Attached photos are courtesy of Patrick Storm Photography. More event photos are available on our Facebook page 'Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash' or online at www.di
Horses originally bred to carry the nobility of Europe to war now have a more peaceful and entertaining vocation – they will be dancing and performing in Power Balance Pavilion June 18. The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions perform in their “Dancing White Stallions” show that recounts their history as well as the cultures of various European countries, including Austria, Slovenia and Spain, said show producer Gary Lashinsky. “All of our horses were bought from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna,” Lashinsky said. The one-hour and 45-minute show is a choreographed dance of 12-14 Lipizzaner Stallions, and it also includes demonstrations of maneuvers riders would have performed in battle
Meet Stanley! This eight-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix is quite the character! He is very sweet and chatty- loves to tell you about his day! A somewhat active adult home will be best for Stanley (he is not a fan of little kids!). He is OK with cats and tends to ignore other dogs, so he'd be fine as "an only child." He has a long silky coat, but he's used to being combed, so he won't require more than a couple of minutes a day to stay well groomed. In fact, Stanley has some quirky hobbies too- he enjoys running in the sprinklers and taking baths! At the age of 8, Stanley qualifies for our "Seniors for Seniors" program: if his adopter is over 60, we'll waive the adoption fee! *** Join
Yes! It is offically 'kitten season' once again! And what better way to enjoy this warmer weather, than to share it with a new furry friend? Pictured above are three buddies named Kiko (149163), Kenji (149164) and Kato (149165). These three are all two-months-old and were in the same foster home. Their foster family reports that Kiko, the female kitten on the left with torbie coloring, is a busy and curious lap cat. Kenji, the cute black male kitten in the center, is a gentle and sweet cuddler. Kato, the male brown tiger on the right, is kooky, funny and curious. Kittens often get adopted quickly but this time of year there's always more available. So even if these three find their furev
Cosey is a big cuddle bug. She is a five-year-old mix of American Staffordshire Terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog, making her a very unique mix! Cosey is a staff favorite here at the SPCA as she is an affectionate girl who loves getting and giving kisses. Cosey would do well in a somewhat active home with another dog or cat. She is eligible for Seniors for Seniors for Adoption Program. Any adopter over the age of sixty can have the adoption fees waived! *Also, don't forget! Join us for the DOGGY DASH, Saturday, June 4 at William Land Park Visit www.sspca.org for more information and to register today! ..
If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend that will also help kitties in need, please stop by the Sacramento Cat Hospital's Third Annual Cat’s Meow Arts & Crafts Fair. Fair hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the Sacramento Cat Hospital, 4115 Manzanita Avenue in Carmichael. All fair proceeds will benefit the Sacramento Cat Hospital Foundation Benevolent Fund, established to provide treatment for injured, sick, and feral cats. Some of these cats require extensive and costly treatment to save their lives. The Benevolent Fund also provides routine physicals, vaccinations, viral screening, food, water, and shelter to the hospital’s foster cats until they find for
Meet the Chuckster! At about a year-old, this Jack Russell Terrier mix is SO unique looking! He loves to run, play tug-o-war and enjoys going for walks. Chuckie is playful and affectionate, and he enjoys lounging in your lap. Chuckie is best suited for an energetic and active home with experienced owners. He should live with adults or adults and older children. He should not live in a home with cats or other dogs. He prefers to be the only pet in your home! Come pay Chuckie a visit at the SSPCA today!
What a face! Meet Marley, a two-and-a-half-year-old Calico kitty with a lot of love to offer! She gets along great with kids, dogs, and most cats. She comes off a little shy, but warms up quickly. Marley is described by volunteers as the "friendly, quiet lap-cat." Come pay her a visit on “Cinco de MEOWO” where cats like her (over the age of one) are FREE at the SSPCA! Kittens are half-priced, this day only. Find out more online at www.sspca.org.
Meet Petunia! This sweet, six-year-old American Bulldog mix is waiting anxiously for her forever home! Petunia loves walks, is house trained AND gets along with children. She is not a fan of cats though. Petunia is affectionate and gentle- come pay her a vist today! She is also eligible for our Senior Companionship Program. Any adopter over the age of sixty can have the adoption fees waived. *Also! Don't miss out on our June 4th Doggy Dash at William Land Park. We'll be walking with our dogs to raise money for the shelter. Afterwards, join us for a free pet festival. Check it out online at www.sspca.org!
Meet Zoie! Zoie is a young girl, only eleven-months, with lots of energy! She is a Hound mix, so she needs some consistent training to be the best dog she can be, but responds well to calm, positive reinforcement trianing. Like most hounds, she spends lots of time with her nose to the ground, but also likes to interact with people. She should be the only dog in a cat-free home, and would do well with older children. Check her out at www.sspca.org!
These adorable dogs are looking for homes. They are at the Sacramento city shelter at 2127 Front St. The shelter is open all weekend. Here is their website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/generalservices/animal-care/ More dog photos may be seen at http://www.annechadwickwilliams.com/
“Worst in Show” movie screening - A truly unique fundraiser for the Sacramento SPCA What: The Del Paso Boulevard Partnership is proud to present a Red Carpet fundraising event for the Sacramento SPCA, featuring the documentary “Worst in Show” by award-winning film makers John Beck and Don R. Lewis. “Worst in Show” is a unique behind the scenes look at the now infamous “World’s Ugliest Dog Contest” held annually in Petaluma, CA. When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 Doors open noon Film at 1 PM “Meet & Greet” following the film with the directors, the four-legged stars and their owners Where: Artisan Building 1901 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95815 Tickets: $15 General Admission $25 Blu
Meet Herbie! Herbie is a very well mannered and gentle cat, who had his first morning TV debut and did really well, considering the lights and cameras! If you are looking for a cuddly lap cat, Herbie might be just the guy for you. He’s pretty unique in that he doesn’t have any teeth! Herbie came into the shelter with a bad mouth infection and had to have all of his teeth pulled. However, he is fully functional and remarkable (he’s learned to gum his kibble and he also eats wet food). If this eight-year-old love bug sounds like a great cat for you, come pay him a visit!
Four adorable chihuahuas are in need of homes. They are at the Sacramento city shelter at 2127 Front Street.
Looking for a new best friend? Meet Norman! At one-and-a-half years old, Norman is a social, happy, fun-loving American Bulldog. This big boy knows how to use a dog door, loves riding in the car and knows how to sit and stay on command. Norman loves to play, but because of his size (he’s almost 88lbs!) he will do best with a family that is active, home often, and has older children. He is okay with cats but prefers to be the only dog in the home. Norman is currently in foster care with a Sacramento SPCA employee. He is often at the shelter, so if you’re interested in meeting Norman, please visit our website (www.sspca.org), download a “Dog Matchmaker Form” and fax it to 916-383-7062. L
Meet Petey!! This sweet, entertaining and fun-loving dog is a unique mix of Basset Hound and German Shepherd.Petey knows how to sit, lay down and roll over- he's a riot! Petey is six-years-old and qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Adoption program. Come on over to the Sacramento SPCA and pay Petey a visit! *Also, don't miss out on Senior Day this Thursday, March 24th from 11am-3pm. Seniors (ages 60+) will have a chance to bring their dogs/cats for free vaccines on this very special and informative day at the SSPCA. Seniors will also receive adoption/pet product discounts, tours, refreshments, and information on what the SPCA is doing for seniors in our community. For more infor