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Portion of Sam Combs Dog Park closed

The West Sacramento Parks Department has closed the large dog park at Sam Combs due to a tree in danger of toppling. The area will remain closed and locked until the large tree is completely removed. There is a sign posted at the gate notifying residents. The park is expected to be reopened by this weekend.

 

Although a closure has been placed on the large dog park, the small dog park is still open... Read More

Calling all canines…High-tail it to the Mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown in August

Calling all canines…High-tail it to the Mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown in August

Presented by the Midtown Business Association, plans are afoot to have the mobile Pop-Up Dog Park set-up in a shady area adjacent to the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Pop-Up Dog Park will also be accompanied by a number of special canine-friendly activities such as having the Front Street Animal Shelter on-site to promote pet adoptions and offer microchip services, volunteers providing obedience training, and interested vendors offering gift giveaways, selling pet-friendly “swag” items and more.

Created to increase canine-friendly interaction and help to nurture a strong sense of community in the heart of Midtown, the portable, sustainable and FREE Pop-Up Dog Park uses portable picket fencing and a double-gate system to ensure the dogs are secure inside the mobile structure. Due to the structural limits of the fencing, the Pop-Up Dog Park is designed for dogs 30 pounds or less.   

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Shelters across the country are bracing themselves for the increase of stray animals that escape the safety of their homes in fear of fireworks.  While July 4th may be a time for BBQ’s, fireworks and homemade ice cream, it is less thrilling for the family pet. Loud booms and the smell of acrid smoke is often enough to instill panic in some animals, who will do anything to escape the noise and perceived threat.  Area pet lovers are encouraged to take some precautions in advance of the big day and the Front Street Animal Shelter is offering simple, easy and affordable solutions to keep our four legged friends safe. 

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

You’re invited! On Saturday June 28th from 1p.m.-4p.m.the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is hosting an open house with Sacramento Animal Spay and Neuter (ASN). 

“Sacramento ASN is our new spay/neuter services partner occupying the spay/neuter facility here on the grounds of the Bradshaw Shelter. We invite the community to come out, tour the clinic, talk to staff, and register for some excellent prizes,” said Dave Dickinson, Director of the Bradshaw Shelter. 

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Fearful, reactive, unruly or just too rambunctious – does this describe your dog?

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Wednesday evening, January 22, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Dr. Yin will present two back-to-back lectures: “Teaching Fido to Learn to Earn: developing leadership in humans and impulse control in dogs” and “Help! My Dog Barks and Lunges at Other Dogs!: how to handle your fearful or reactive dog”.