Fall has arrived as we celebrate Adopt a Dog month. Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality -- all waiting for a loving home. Visit our Shelters page to find your next fuzzy best friend.
Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, visit our Dog Rescues page to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.
• According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces.
• The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey, who lived to be 29.
• It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk.
• If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
• A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than that of a human’s
• The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever.
• Dogs don’t like rain because the sound is amplified and hurts their very sensitive ears.
• The ten most popular dogs (AKC, 2007) are in order:
Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd,
Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Poodle,
Shih Tzu, and Bulldog.
• Spaying/neutering your dog before the age of 6 months can help prevent cancer in your dog.
• Eighty percent of dog owners buy their dog a present for holidays and birthdays. More than half of them sign letters and cards from themselves and their pets.
• Most pet owners (94 percent) say their pet makes them smile more than once a day.
• It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
• All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus,a direct forbearer of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.
• Seventy percent of people sign their pet’s name on greeting cards and 58 percent include their pets infamily and holiday portraits, according to a survey done by the American Animal Hospital Association.
• A dog’s whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs called vibrissae. They are found on the muzzle, above the eyes and below the jaws, and can actually sense tiny changes in airflow.
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Dog Friendly Events
Sunday, October 3rd
13th Annual Walk for the Animals
HUNTINGTON BEACH…The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA), with supporting sponsors, is proud to announce the 13th Annual 5K/2K Walk for the Animals. This pet friendly event will be Sunday, October 3rd at 9:00am in Central Park East (Golden West & Talbert Avenues behind the Central Library) in Huntington Beach. Come meet our Grand Marshal SNOOPY!
This year’s event will have a Hawaiian theme and we will have a Hawaiian dog costume contest.
There will be lots of prizes, a silent auction, top pledge prize winners, vendors, a pet photographer, rescue groups, mini agility course and entertainment will be provided by Disc Dogs in Southern California. We are excited to have Jack FM onsite providing music for our event this year.
Bring the entire family and the furry ones to this super fun pet friendly event!
Activities following this event include:
~ Woof Gang flyball dogs
~ Mini Agility Course
~ Pet Contests
~ Free T-shirts, Doggie Scarves & Goodie Bags to first 350 registrants
~ Sponsor and Vendor booths
~ Silent auction and door prizes and lots more fun!
All funds raised from the Walk help support the organization’s programs including veterinary care for sick and injured animals; subsidized spay/neuter, feral cat rescue; cruelty prevention through humane education in the classroom; and pet-assisted therapy. Over 500 participants enjoyed last year’s festivities.
Registration is $20.00 before September 26th and $25.00 thereafter. Kids 12 years and under, free. Teams of five or more pay $15.00 each if pre-registered by September 26th. Registration forms can be obtained after August 15th from the Orange County SPCA (714) 374-7738; email, email@example.com, or from the website:
Registration on the day of the event starts at 7:30am...don't miss one of Orange County's best pet friendly events!
Saturday, October 23rd
Third Annual Old Town Tustin Artwalk
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Tustin Preservation Conservancy, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts and the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor the Third Annual Art Walk in Old Town Tustin.
This pet friendly event will feature artists displaying and selling their work along El Camino Real and Main Streets. There will be live music along the route and a wine bar from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 31st
2010 Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade & Pet Adoption Fair (Long Beach)
This is the World's largest Halloween pet event!
LONG BEACH - parade on 2nd St. Livingston Park vendor & adoption fair starting at 2:30pm: $10 per dog to be in the parade benefits local animals, environmental and youth projects. 600+ costumed dogs in last year's parade! Vendors and rescue groups still sought. Contact JustinRudd@aol.com for details. Entry forms are now online:
Thursday, November 4th
Laguna Beach's First Thursdays Artwalk
Join member galleries throughout Laguna Beach on the First Thursday of EVERY month from 6 - 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening.
Many galleries allow your pooch to peruse their artwork, making this a great pet friendly event!
Saturday & Sunday, November 6th & 7th
Pet Days at The OC Marketplace
Pet Wellness Information
Spay & Neuter Information
Specialty Rescue Groups
Pet Related Vendors
And much more!
This event will be held during the weekend swap meet at The O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. To become a vendor please email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. OC Pet Days will feature a food drive to benefit local animal charities in Orange County to feed our homeless animals, please bring a can/bag of cat or dog food (please no expired or opened food).
Admission is FREE.
Please note: personal pets are not allowed at this event
Saturday, November 13th
Friends of Lake Forest Animal's Pet Extravaganza
Lake Forest, CA 92630
11:00am to 3:00pm
Free goodie bags for the first 200 guests
• Great gift ideas for pets and pet lovers
• Police K9 demonstration
• Face painting
• Pet contests
• Live Band
• On Site Pet ID Tags
• Animal Adoptions
• Pet Bakery
• Pet Sitters
• Pet Communicator
• Bird & Reptile Booths
Old cell phones (working or not) for donation will be accepted. Each donation will earn a raffle ticket. The more you bring will increase your chances of winning a fabulous door prize at this fabulous pet friendly event!
Saturday, November 13th
The K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk
10:00 am start
Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula
320 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802
You and your furry best friend will love this pet friendly event. Come out to beautiful Long Beach (Shoreline Village and Catalina Landing Areas) for this unique event. This walk around the harbor will thrill both you and your pet. Participate in our 3K (1.8 miles) walk and your entire registration fee will be donated to the Animal Cancer Foundation to help fund cancer prevention and treatment research. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on, or participate in the walk themselves!
$25 before Nov. 1. $30 after
Saturday, November 6th
GSROC's Centinela Feed Adoption Event
11:30AM to 3:30PM
Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies
2320 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Bring your old cell phone to benefit the dogs!! BIG BAKE SALE!!
Come and meet our wonderful dogs available for adoption, and say hi to our team of great volunteers. New dogs arrive every week, come out and shake paws with a special friend. Don't forget to pick up your GSROC merchandise, more ways to help the DOGS!!
Thursday, November 25th
R.U.F.F. Thanksgiving Dinner
11am to 2pm
A pet friendly event benefitting RUFF (Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends) serving abandoned, ill and injured animals in Orange County for over 15 years
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Call for reservations (949) 340-2239
$35 prepaid per adult $40 at door $15 under 12
Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at the door
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Marley gives then two paws up!
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Marley visits DC, posing in front of the World War II Memorial :)
Quotes from the Dog Pound
"If you can look at a dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, you must be a cat."
-- Author Unknown
"Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I've finished "shooting," my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy. I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.
Thank you for reading our Fall issue of The OC Dogumentary.
We wish you are your pals a beautiful fall season...and if you are looking for an addition to your pack, visit your local shelter today!
Paige & Marley
The OC Dogumentary
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