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                                  April 2011   

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 Upcoming Events 

 Balboa Barks for CCI 

Sat., April 9, 2011--10 a.m.-3 p.m., Balboa Barks: A Day of Peace, Love & Canine Companions, Presidents' Lawn in Balboa Park, to benefit Canine Companions for Independence 


 ILACSD Creek to Bay Cleanup

Sat., April 30, 2011, 9 a.m.-12 noon-- 9th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, 65+ sites throughout San Diego County including Ocean Beach-Dog Beach, sponsored by I Love A Clean San Diego  


 SD Humane Soc. Walk for Animals logo

Sat., May 7, 2011, 9 a.m.--San Diego Humane Society's 17th Annual Walk for Animals, Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay   


Loews Surf Dog event 

Sat., June 4, 2011, 11a.m.--

6th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, to benefit Loews Hotel's Partner, for San Diego County schools, at Dunes Beach, 700 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach  


GS Rescue Event 

Sat., June 11, 2011, 3 to 7 p.m.--Wine, Wags & Warm Hearts Wine Tasting event to benefit the Southern California German Shepherd Rescue, at Flower Hill Promenade, 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar 


 Bark for Life to fight Cancer

Sat., July 23, 2011, 10 a.m. --Bark for Life: A Canine Event to Fight Cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Dusty Rhodes Park, Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between Nimitz & West Pt. Loma Blvd. 


 Doggie Street Festival Adoptions

Sun., July 31, 2011, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.--San Diego's 3rd Annual Doggie Street Festival, Preble Field at Liberty Station, Point Loma, with dog adoptions, fun and entertainment   


Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon for Helen Woodward 

Sun., Sept. 11, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.--6th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, for the Helen Woodward Animal Center, at Dog Beach, Del Mar.  Dog Surfing Clinics offered March through August 





Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies


April is Earthquake Preparedness Month.  Japan's tragic earthquake and tsunami are harsh reminders.  Get that emergency kit together now! 

As pet owners, keeping a pet emergency supply kit ready is essential.  Here's what you need to provide:

Three- to 5-gallon plastic bucket with lid (airtight  and  waterproof)

Pet first-aid kit (bandages, gauze, tape, antibiotic cream, alcohol, iodine, tweezers, scissors, sterile gauze, gloves, cold pack, first aid manual, etc.)

At least a three-day supply of food & water, bowls, can opener if needed

Collar with current ID tag, harness, leash, sturdy carrier or crate for sleeping, current photos of you with your pets; if your pet is not microchipped, consider doing it now

Blankets for warmth and sleeping

Medications, vaccination records (esp. rabies)

Small garbage/poop bags; cat litter/pan

Comfort items (toys and chew treats)

Paw protection booties, muzzle

List of emergency phone numbers (veterinarian, local animal shelters, boarding kennels, Red Cross, etc.)

Evacuation plan for you & your family (including phone & charger, phone numbers for friends and family, flashlight & radio with extra batteries; cash in small denominations for gas, food, hotels; duct tape, multi-tool, rope, tarp, paper & permanent marker, antiseptic wipes, & copies of medical records and insurance information in ziplock bag)

If you have an Apple device (iPhone, iPod Touch, or Apple's Pet First Aid AppiPad) there's an application for Pet First Aid that you must have.  It's $3.99 from the Apple App Store/iTunes and loaded with detailed articles, videos and illustrations to help you care for your dog or cat in emergency situations.  It covers disaster preparedness, bleeding, poisoning, CPR, burns, fractures, sprains and much more.  


For more information on helping your pets in emergency situations, you can download the Pet Owners brochure for disaster preparedness from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in consultation with the American Kennel Club, ASPCA, American Veterinary Medical Assn., and the Humane Society of the U.S.:   Preparing Pets for Emergencies brochure 

and get the American Red Cross Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist:   Red Cross Pet Safety Checklist 

To encourage you to plan for earthquakes and other disasters now, Dog Beach Dog Wash is offering $5 off on our Pet First Aid Kits, or First Aid books, to Newsletter subscribers only, through the month of April.  Print out the coupon at the end of this newsletter and pick up your kit and book soon, while supplies last.

Happy Earth Day 

Mindy & Jane (and Juno, Chipper & Zydeco)

Dog Beach Dog Wash
$5 OFF
First Aid Kit or
Pet First Aid Book

One coupon per person, please.

During April 2011, receive $5-Off on any  

Pet First Aid Kit or Pet First Aid Book to  

mark Earthquake Preparedness Month and

help save your and your pets' lives. 


Pet First Aid Kits3 Pet First Aid Books