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Top 200 Places: Pet-Friendly Santana Row in Silicon Valley

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Santana Row
368 Santana Row
San Jose,
California 95128
408-551-4611

This European style community with nearly 100 shops beneath condos is dog-friendly. There are clean up bags located at various spots for your dog throughout Santana Row. There are a number of dog-friendly stores and outdoor restaurants and sidewalk cafes in Santana Row. Please ask each individual store if you may bring your dog in. Santana Row is located in the heart of Silicon Valley on Stevens Creek Blvd just west of I-880.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

San Jose’s Pet-friendly Shopping and Dining Destination

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Love shopping with your Shih-tzu… dining out with the Dachshund… or enjoy Happy Hour with your Husky? Then head to Santana Row where most shops and restaurants happily welcome four-legged friends. Take “paws” to enjoy a relaxing moment on The Row’s traditional French benches that occupy the gorgeously landscaped grounds. Click here for the full list of restaurants and retailers that embrace “Paws On The Row.”

And here’s a wonderful holiday fundraiser to enjoy with your fave felines and prized pooches!

SANTA PAWS WITH HUMANE SOCIETY SILICON VALLEY

Sunday, December 11 from 11am – 2pm

Bring your canine and feline friends to Santana Row’s Park Valencia for a keepsake photo with Santa Claus. Photos are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society Silicon Valley. Registration begins at 11:30am in Park Valencia.

For more information: Call 408-551-4611 or visit http://www.santanarow.com. Download the free Santana Row App for iPhone or Blackberry Smartphone for immediate, convenient, all-access pass to Santana Row news, information and incentives. Join us on Twitter and Facebook.

Pet Adoptathon Aims to Empty East Bay Animal Shelters

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Last year, Maddie’s Fund® organized the largest collaboration of animal shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for a two-day record-breaking pet adoption event which saved the lives of nearly 2,000 dogs and cats. The second annual Maddie’s® Matchmaker Adoptathon is being held on June 4 and 5 to repeat last year’s goal of finding loving homes for every dog and cat in the counties’ shelters and rescue organizations.

Maddie’s Fund has set aside $2 million for this year’s Adoptathon – double the nearly $1 million spent last year – to cover this ambitious goal. Adoptions will again be free for qualified adopters. In return, Maddie’s Fund will pay each shelter or rescue group $500 for every dog/cat adopted.  However, to make sure no pet is left behind, $1000 will be given for every adoption of a senior or treatable pet and $1500 for every adoption of a senior pet with a medical condition*.

“The success of last year’s Adoptathon exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Dave Duffield, Maddie’s Fund founder. “We received reports that people were lined up down the street, and parking lots were full, as thousands of wonderful people came out to save the lives of shelter animals. We are forever indebted to the many Bay Area residents that came together for this common cause, and look forward to an even more successful event this year.”

Maddie’s Fund has partnered with more than 40 animal shelters and rescue organizations in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties for this year’s Adoptathon. Free adoption of dogs and cats will be offered at more than 70 locations**. This year, the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton is working with Maddie’s Fund to host adoptions and to serve as command central for the Adoptathon. Other adoption locations include participating rescue organizations, PETCO, PetSmart and Pet Food Express.

“The dedication of the animal shelter and rescue organizations was incredible last year,” said Rich Avanzino, Maddie’s Fund president. “Without their support and hard work, the Adoptathon would have never happened. As a result, Maddie’s Fund is doubling its monetary contribution to help empty those same shelters again. Our big initiative this year is to expand our lifesaving to include more senior and treatable dogs and cats.”

Maddie’s® Matchmaker Adoptathon is being held to increase awareness of shelter animals and their need for loving homes and to shed light on the tireless efforts of the shelters and rescue organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties that work so hard to save the lives of countless dogs and cats. In addition, the adoption event honors the memory of the Foundation’s namesake, a miniature schnauzer named Maddie.

“During last year’s event, we set a personal record for our rescue organization.  The number of cats we adopted during those two days was nearly double what we adopt in an entire month,” said Elaine Lyford-Nojima, Director, Maine Coon Adoptions cat rescue organization.  “We are thrilled to be a part of the Adoptathon again this year, and can’t wait to adopt more of our terrific animals to loving families.”

Maddie’s Fund will pay organizations $500 per regular adoption, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is 7 years of age or older or who is diagnosed with one or more treatable medical conditions and $1,500 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is 7 year of age or older and who is diagnosed with one or more treatable medical conditions (list can be provided upon request). 

For a complete list of locations, and to print a driving map, please visit www.maddiesadoptathon.org.