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Sunday Aug 6, 2017
Community Pet Events

ORANGE COUNTY

Yappy Hours at the Ritz-Carlton
Canine Companions for Independence, "Celebrates the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to show that the most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart."

This worthy national organization has many events because of their global reach and the way they change lives, so another of their fundraisers is worth mentioning. The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel plays host to several fab fundraisers throughout the year with two regular Yappy Hour events remaining for 2017: One on Thursday, August 24 and another on Thursday, September 28. Each event honors the service and sacrifice made by our nation's men and women in uniform by raising funds for the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence. Haute hounds
enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor: Bacon, chicken, beef or vegan. Human guests can also relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d'Og Cabernet Sauvignon, with cocktails, beer and a selection of barbecue items available for purchase. Come and celebrate those who have served and help
to fund the canine companion program, which helps to welcome them home. Look for their special Yappy Hour events: Yappy Howl-O-Ween, on Thursday, October 26 with a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. The Yappy Howl-Iday Celebration Sunday, December 3, is a festive gathering of canines and their companions with a visit from
Santa Claus himself.

For tickets and more, go to thediamondball.org.


Fullerton Dog Days
Come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment at The Fullerton Market. Admission is free as you enjoy an outdoor Beer and Wine Garden, crafts and activities, inside the Kids'Korner, along with food vendors offering everything from fresh hummus and pita chips, to a surprising variety of on-site hot foods.

If that isn't enough, make sure to come by on Thursday, August 3 for their annual Dog Days and spend an afternoon featuring music, dog contests and dog-related vendors throughout the night. Fullerton Market visitors can also tour the award-winning Fullerton Museum Center, which offers a reduced admission rate of $2 per person from 4 to 8 p.m. on market days. For more information, go to cityoffullerton.com/residents/community_events/fullerton_market.asp.


LOS ANGELES

N.Y. Dog Film Festival
Yes, it says N.Y... And no, you don't have to travel to New York! Each year, The N.Y. Dog Film Festival offers dog lovers a shared experience of canine-inspired films during a philanthropic celebration of love between dogs and their people. Founded by N.Y. Dog Film Festival Director, Tracie Hotchner, the nationally-acclaimed, pet wellness advocate who wrote "The Dog's Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know" and "The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know."

After the festival premiere occurs in New York each fall, it travels around the country supporting local animal welfare groups, bringing people and pets together, along with their national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life (dogsplayingforlife.com). Join them at the Writers Guild Theatre, 135 South Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills on Saturday, August 5 for a series of films featuring canine topics.

The Outdoor Adventure With Dogs Program includes: My Trail Dog, Denali, Walkies in the Wind, Biscuit, One Man and His Dog and The Mystery of the Arctic Cairn. The Who Rescued Whom? program includes: For the Love of Dog, The Present, Nobody's Perfect, Awesome Living with Andy, Dogs in the Pen, Steadfastly Stanley, Pup Culture, Love Unleashed and If I Could Talk.
For tickets and more information, go to dogsniffer.com/la/event/ny-dog-film-festival.


Adopt Me Rescue: August Dine Out Event
Another part of No-Kill Los Angeles, this part of Adopt Me Rescue's mission, is to rescue senior and special needs small dogs from local shelters, vet them and then match them with a perfect forever home. As with everything, money is needed to make that happen and to that end, they are hosting a Dine Out Event on Friday, August 18 at Tinhorn Flats Bar & Grill, 2623 W. Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. Tinhorn Flats, Burbank's oldest watering hole, plans to donate 20 percent of diner's purchases to Adopt Me Rescue's cause, so come on out and kick off your weekend with fresh seafood, quality steaks, ribs and gourmet burgers, authentic Mexican food, including salads and vegetarian options.

For tickets and more information, go to nkla.org/get-
involved/events/adopt-me-rescue-august-dine-out-event.


2 Girls. One Pup Adopt Me Rescue: August Dine Out Event
Another part of No-Kill Los Angeles, this part of Adopt Me Rescue's mission, is to rescue senior and special needs small dogs from local shelters, vet them and then match them with a perfect forever home. As with everything, money is needed to make that happen and to that end, they are hosting a Dine Out Event on Friday, August 18 at Tinhorn Flats Bar & Grill, 2623 W. Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. Tinhorn Flats, Burbank's oldest watering hole, plans to donate 20 percent of diner's purchases to Adopt Me Rescue's cause, so come on out and kick off your weekend with fresh seafood, quality steaks, ribs and gourmet burgers, authentic Mexican food, including salads and vegetarian options.

For tickets and more information, go to nkla.org/get-
involved/events/adopt-me-rescue-august-dine-out-event.


No-Kill Los Angeles: Adopt Me
Last year approximately 45,900 animals entered Los Angeles city shelters, of those, 35,200 left alive because they were rescued, returned to families or were adopted. The other 10,700 were not so lucky and died as a result of being euthanized. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is an organization that strives to change those numbers, by increasing the save rate for dogs and cats. Their plan is straightforward: Provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes. Step by critical step, they believe collectively we can bring the number of pets killed in L.A. shelters to zero. Their overall goal? To educate about their cause, foster available dogs and cats, and rescuing in general!

How can you help? Show up every Saturday and Sunday during the month of August for their Adopt Me events at Petco Woodland Hills, 21943 Ventura Boulevard, and pick out a furry canine to be your BFF. Feeling more like a feline is in your future? Then show up at Petco North Redondo Beach, 3901 Inglewood Avenue on Sundays throughout August and find your cat's meow and BFF! For more information on this and their many other events throughout the year, go to nkla.org.

There are a ton of options out there, and the best resource we've found so far, can be found through the following websites that list, well, pretty much everything Fido-friendly. For tons of other year-round options, check out the "event" pages at these three websites: bringfido.com, dogsniffer.com or dogtrekker.com. For extra-special local possibilities, check eventbrite.com

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