Sat., August 11, 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., 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.
[This event has officially SOLD OUT but contact
the Humane Society to be put on the wait list]
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.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 9 a.m.-12 noon -- 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by I Love A Clean San Diego, at 80 sites countywide including Dog Beach. Sign up online at
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 13 & 14, 2012, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- San Diego Pet Expo, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in north San Diego County, to benefit local shelters and animal care groups.
The Expo features entertainment, contests, vendors and pet adoptions. Admission is $6, with children 5 & under Free.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- 7th Annual "Howl-O-Ween" OB Canine Carnival, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach, with costume contest and parade, vendors, food and games.
Registration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($7 for single dog, $10 for groups of dogs, & $10 for floats). Parade from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., with Prizes at 3 p.m.