Kibbles and Bits
SAN FRANCISCO ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
1200 15th Street
Aug. 14 & 27 – Toni’s Kitty Rescue: Volunteers must take an orientation class before they foster their first kitten. Learn how to handle and care for foster kittens and enjoy a community of wonderful foster kitten parents. For more information, call 415-554-9414.
Sept. 11 – Low-Cost Rabies, License & Microchip Clinic: The S.F. Veterinary Medical Association hosts a low-cost rabies clinic from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Rabies vaccination charge is $6. Dog licenses can be purchased at ACC’s front counter with proof of dog’s rabies vaccination. Microchipping is free for S.F. residents with proof of dog’s licensing, $20 per chip for nonresidents.
2500 16th Street
Aug. 11 – Art Exhibit Opening: Reception and wine tasting featuring printmaker Xavier Viramontes – 25 percent of proceeds from art sales will go to the SF/SPCA. Reception from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center Gallery, 201 Alabama Street, 2nd floor. Free exhibition runs Aug. 4–Sept. 30.
Sept. 10 – Senior Dog Seminar: In this unique one-day seminar, students will learn creative, safe and comfortable ways to physically and mentally stimulate their older canine; be able to further empathize with and support their aging dog’s unique challenges and needs; and learn about resources to help cope with illnesses and beyond with their senior best friend. $25 ($20 before Sept. 1).
SAN FRANCISCO ZOO
1 Zoo Road
Through Sept. 5 – Tarantulas, Alive & Up Close: Discover these marvelous, eight-legged beasts in a new light. Focusing on the diverse and natural beauty of these giants of the spider world, the exhibition provides a uniquely engaging and educational experience for children and adults of all ages.
MORE THINGS TO CROW ABOUT …
14th Annual Swiss Dog Day Afternoon
Aug. 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Upper Fort Mason (in front of the youth hostel)
This unique event brings together five of the Swiss mountain breeds: Appenzeller, Entlebucher, Bernese, Greater Swiss, and St. Bernards. There will be performance events for Swiss breeds, nosework and draft dog demos, crafts, a Swiss-style barbecue, and loads of canine fun. Free for spectators and their leashed dogs. 415-776-8575, www.norcalbernese.org.
Yapsie’s SoMa Pupcrawl
Aug. 13, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Starts at the corner of 4th and King Streets
Pupcrawlers will be treated to a tour of San Francisco’s SoMa and enjoy the tastes, sips, sights, sounds, and shops of the neighborhood’s pet-friendliest places – with your dog, of course! $32. www.yapsiepupcrawl.eventbrite.com
Wild Birds of San Francisco:
Aug. 20 class & Aug. 21 field trip
EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, end of Cargo Way
Join a fun and enthusiastic group in an introduction to many of the amazing birds that inhabit San Francisco and discover the local habitats where they can be found. Presentations include colorful bird imagery, info on optics, ID techniques, physiology, guides, and a little taxonomy. You will have an opportunity to see resident and summer breeding birds raising new families and meet birds returning from their northerly breeding range. $40. To register: www.goldengateaudubon.org/education/classes or 510-843-2222.
Grand opening: San Francisco Animal Care & Control Cat Adoption Center
August 20 & 21
Pet Food Express (1975 Market Street)
415- 431-4567, www.petfoodexpress.com
Come meet adoptable cats from San Francisco Animal Care & Control at the grand opening of the ACC Cat Adoption Center at Pet Food Express. Adopting a cat from ACC means you get a loving new feline companion while saving a life! The newly remodeled Pet Food Express Market Street location also has a new glass-enclosed event room for regular adoption fairs for dogs, bunnies, and other creatures great and small.