Friday, May 30, 2008

PET EVENTS - June 2008

Summer is almost here and with the warm weather come a ton of amazingly entertaining dog friendly events. So grab the leash and go have some fun with your pup!

Sunday June 1, 2008

TIME: 8:30am-5:30pm
LOCATION: Pierce College - Shepard Stadium, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91371
TICKET PRICE: Adults $10, Kids 12 - 3 are $5, Kids under 3 are free and Dogs are $5
INFO: Nuts for Mutts is an annual dog show and pet fair celebrating the best of the mutt. Hosted by Kim Basinger, Nuts for Mutts is a series of competitions showcasing common but incredible dogs. These mixed breed dogs strut their stuff in front of a panel of celebrity judges in categories such as “Fastest Mutt,” “Most Ear-resistible Ears,” and “Most Toy/Ball Crazy” in order to compete for the prestigious “Best in Show.” All friendly dogs welcome even if they are not competing!

* This event is right in Polka Dot Pups neck of the woods so come and watch our corespondent Vixen strut her stuff! To learn more about Nuts for Mutts, visit

Saturday June 28, 2008

LOCATION: 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, California 92118
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Optional surfing lessons by the Coronado Surfing Academy for less experienced canines
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Heat One: Small Surf Dogs (40 pounds and under)11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Heat Two: Large Surf Dogs (41 pounds and over)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Heat Three: Tandem Surfing for Surf Dogs & Owners
1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Furry fashion show with doggie couture by Lucky Dog Boutique
1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Awards ceremony
COMPETITION FEES: $45 for Heats One & Two, $50 for Heat Three (if registered by June 27). Attendance is free. All proceeds will be donated.
To register for the event, fill out the registration form

* You can't beat this surf side event! Enjoy the sun and surf, puppy portraits, mutt massages, goody bags and a variety of burgers, dogs and snacks prepared by the talented Chefs of Loews. All proceeds will benefit Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s Good Neighbor Council. To learn more about Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, go to Loews Surf Dog.

Do you have a pet friendly event in your area? We would love to hear about it! Please send the event info to

Pet Inspired Father's Day Guide

Feline and Fido Father's Day Guide

On June 15th, pets everywhere will be wagging their tails double time to celebrate Father's Day! Doggie dads sure deserve it because who is more dedicated to playing hard, sneaking treats and going for long drives with the windows down?

That's why Polka Dot Pup has compiled an assortment of pet inspired gifts that pups can give to their pa's to let them know their the best darn buddies around!

See more of my Feline and Fido Father's Day Guide list at ThisNext.

Monday, May 12, 2008

PET EVENTS - Paws in Motion

If you are in the LA area this weekend why not stop by the Paws in Motion event for a FREE dog mobility screening?

Bring your pet down and for FREE you can participate in activities such as the "One Paw After The Other" Exam, "Pawsitive Stretching" Technique Classes and "Watch Our Paws Go" Rehabilitation Demonstrations.

Whether your pet is a young pup or a senior that thinks their a pup, this is a great way to spend quality time with your dog and learn important ways to keep your pet healthy inside and out. Oh and did I mention this event is FREE to attend and you get a FREE
mini-evaluation and CARE-package? Just thought I would throw it out there.

DATE: Saturday, May 17th, 2008
TIME: 8am-1pm
LOCATION: California Animal Rehabilitation
3200 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 998-2273
Onsite parking is free!

To learn more about the event and the CARE organization, visit -

KTLA 5 Morning News - Paws in Motion Event

Cal Animal Rehab

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