KIBBLES & BITS
SAN FRANCISCO ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
1200 15th Street
July 15 – Free Spay/Neuter Clinic: The Peninsula Humane Society teams up with ACC to offer free pet fixes for needy S.F. pet owners every third Thursday of the month. Pets are accepted from 8–9 a.m. on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, call 650-340-7022 ext. 387.
2500 16th Street
July 11 & 25 – Mobile Adoption Outreach: Can’t make it to The SF/SPCA? Their Mobile Adoption Outreach program will bring adoptable pets to Catnip & Bones (2220 Chestnut Street) at 10:30 a.m. Stop by to visit the adoptable animals and receive free animal care and behavior advice.
Summer Animal Camps – Animal Friends Camp and Animal Heroes Camp:These unique camps utilize experiential and service learning to teach kids how to train and care for animals, be responsible guardians, and how to make our community a safer place for all animals. Three parallel, fun-filled camp sessions are offered weekly. Sessions are available for children entering grades one through eight in fall 2010.
2343 Fillmore Street (at Washington)
June 29 – Paws for a Cause at Azul: Join Pawsitively Marvelous at Azul (1 Tillman Place) from 6 to 9 p.m. for a festive evening of cocktails to benefit Pets Unlimited. With a silent auction and goody bags, there will be plenty of surprises in store for guests. All proceeds benefit the adoption center and charitable veterinary care programs. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Paws for a Cause Facebook page.
July 3 & 4 – Fillmore Jazz Festival Bake Sale: Have a heart and bring home something sweet to share with friends and family! Staff and volunteers will sell homemade goodies and treats at the Fillmore Jazz Festival (Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy). All proceeds will benefit the adoption center and charitable veterinary care programs.
THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOO
1 Zoo Road
July 17 & 18 – Teddy Bear Festival: Kids ages 4-14 who bring their favorite plush bear get free admission! Teddy bear fans of all ages are invited to this annual festival, featuring family-fun activities. Come meet the Berenstain Bears, Corduroy Bear and many more. See puppet shows, hear live entertainment, and watch the zoo bears receive special treats from their keepers.
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Popcorn Poker Tournament Benefit for Muttville
June 30, 6–8 p.m.
El Rio (3158 Mission Street)
Movies plus gambling – the best combo since popcorn and butter! Come out and show your support for Muttville and popcorn poker, created by a San Francisco native. Only $5 to enter, with chances to win movie tickets, massages and more.
Sniff – The Dog Movie Screening
July 3, 7–10 p.m.
Autobody Fine Art (1517 Park Street, Alameda)
This meet-the-filmmakers fundraiser will benefit the Alameda Animal Shelter, Berkeley East Bay Humane Society and the Northern California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to enjoy wonderful art before the movie. Tickets: $35 adult/$5 child. 510-865-2608, www.autobodyfineart.com
2nd Annual Moolah for Mutts
July 10, 6–10 p.m.
220 Danvers Street
Join Muttville at a unique San Francisco home converted from a historic church, as featured on This Old House. Delicious food, fab drinks and cool auction items. Tickets available at www.moolahformutts.org
A’s Dog Day At The Park
July 23, 5:30 p.m.
The Oakland Coliseum
Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the park to cheer on the home team against the Angels. The fun begins at the pregame Pup Rally in the North K parking lot with best-dressed, best trick and dog-and-owner look alike contests. A portion of ticket sales goes to Dogs4Diabetics, a nonprofit that trains medical-alert service dogs to detect hypoglycemia. Online registration required by July 12 – visit www.oaklandathletics.com and search under “Tickets” for Dog Day at the Park.
13th Annual Swiss Dog Day Afternoon
Aug. 1, 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, 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.
Through Sept. 12
California Academy of Sciences
Visitors have a chance to see the biggest, smallest and most amazing mammals of all time. A whale that could walk? A bat the size of a bumblebee? Mothers who are pregnant for almost two years ... or just 12 days? Fossils and reconstructions alongside recent specimens and live animals will explore the surprising and extraordinary world of extinct and living mammals. 415-379-8000, www.calacademy.org
Through May 15, 2011
Exhibition pavilion open Wed–Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fort Scott in the Presidio
Experience the Presidio’s great outdoors in a whole new way. A group of artists, designers and architects from around the world has created imaginative habitat structures along trails, paths and roadways around Fort Scott to serve the Presidio’s animal “clients.” 415-561-5418, www.presidio.gov/habitats