Archive for the ‘Dog Events’ Category

San Diego: 15th Annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The 15th Annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge is taking place on Saturday, June 9 as part of the San Diego County Fair and, as a fun preview to the event, the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Surf Dog Competition on Friday, June 8.

To experience all of the exciting action for yourself, you can visit on June 9 and watch the event livestreaming, right from your home.

This premiere canine sporting event has become a national sensation known for attracting world-class canine athletes. The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge features some of the most talented dogs from across the country competing in a variety of “Olympic-style” events, including high flying disc routines, head-to-head weave pole racing, large and small dog agility courses, Jack Russell hurdle racing and the fan favorite – dog diving – where dogs leap off a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool of water!

San Diego: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Helps Animals in Need

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Donations From Annual Ice Cream Give-Away Benefit San Diego Humane Society

WHAT: Join Ben & Jerry’s and the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA for the 33rd annual Free Cone Day! This annual event dishes out free cones to thank customers and encourage giving back to the community. On Free Cone Day, all donations received at the Horton Plaza Ben & Jerry’s location will go directly to support the programs and services of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.

The San Diego Humane Society will also be on-site with pets that are available for adoption during the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 3

Event hours: 12 to 8 p.m.

Mobile Adoption hours: 12 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Westfield Shoppingtown Horton Plaza

Plaza Level 4, near the United Artist 14 Theatres

For more information, please contact Kelli Herwehe at or (619) 250-6801.

About the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: As the longest running non-profit in San Diego County, the San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. The Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect and educate the community on the humane treatment of animals.

NY: Puppy Manners Class at Downtown Doghouse

Monday, March 19th, 2012

All dog owners face challenges, particularly when their new dog is a young puppy. Stacy Alldredge will help owners face those challenges in her Puppy Manners Class, which will be held at Downtown Doghouse on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7PM.

“We are stylists, but we are frequently asked for advice about housebreaking, crate training, obedience, chewing­ you name it.” Nancy Chinchar, owner of Downtown Doghouse, explained. “We see many first time dog owners with their new puppies and they are overwhelmed. I want to help them get some relief.” Stacy Alldredge was also aware of the need for good puppy-raising advice. “There are often more issues with puppy-raising than new dog owners anticipate. Sometimes people who are trying to train their pups on their own run into problem areas. I wanted to offer new dog owners real life strategies and answers to how to get their dog to be well-mannered and happy.” She stated.

The class will be offered at 7PM on Tuesday, March 27th. It will cover nipping, chewing, jumping, preventing aggression and anxiety, housetraining ­ from crate to freedom, diet and exercise, and the misuse of corrections. There will be significant time allotted for questions and answers. Attendance at the seminar will be limited to 10 people (and their social dogs) so that each student can obtain the personal attention his situation requires. The cost for attending the class is $55

Downtown Doghouse is located at 168 Ninth Ave, New York, NY, 10011. 212.924.5300. Downtown Doghouse, Pet Salon & Boutique offers spa style
grooming for cats and dogs, handstripping and unique pet accessories. Downtown Doghouse has been featured on Anderson and in such publications as Gotham Magazine and New York Magazine. They can be found online on Facebook, Twitter, or at .