Thurs., July 5, 2012, 9 to 11 a.m. -- Morning After Mess, sponsored by Surfrider Foundation, at the Ocean Beach Pier (plus Belmont Park, Pacific Beach Drive, and South Harbor Jetty in Oceanside). Bags & gloves will be provided, but you're encouraged to bring your own reusable bucket and gloves. Volunteers under age 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign for them.
Sat., July 14, 2012, 9 to 11 a.m. -- Dog Beach Cleanup, with Friends of Dog Beach, at the pawprint entry to Dog Beach. Bags & gloves, plus toys & treats will be provided for you and your friendly dogs
Sat., July 21, 2012, 9 a.m. -- Bark for Life San Diego with the American Cancer Society (ACS), at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, in Carmel Valley. A noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the ACS's fight against cancer.
Sat., July 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Hounds for Hope, at Dusty Rhodes Park, Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between West Pt. Loma Blvd. & Nimitz. The 2nd Annual Canine Cancer Awareness & Wellness Festival is designed to promote healthy care for our furry friends. Sponsored by Labrador Harbor, with proceeds to benefit Labs in Need.
Fri., August 3, 2012, Dusk -- Free showing of Nickelodeon's 2009 comedy, "Hotel for Dogs," at Dusty Rhodes Park (Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between West Pt. Loma Blvd. & Nimitz). Sponsored by the Dusty Rhodes Recreation Council. Donations to benefit the Dusty Rhodes Dog Park.
Sat., August 11, 2012, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. -- 7th Annual Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival & Contest, presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street, in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, with adoptions, contests, vendors, live music, silent auction and more.
Sat., August 25, 2012, 6-11 p.m. -- The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA's 26th Annual Fur Ball - "Polynesian Pawradise" (black tie optional) at 5500 Gaines St., San Diego 92110, with sumptuous dinner, silent & live auctions, and activities for dogs and people, to benefit the Humane Society's programs and services.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. -- 7th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, presented by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, at Del Mar Dog Beach.