Sat., September 8, 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
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., Sept. 29, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Grand Woofstock Escondido, a fun, family-friendly outing for dog lovers and other pet-buddies, to support the Escondido Humane Society, and other North County dog rescue groups, on Grand Ave. in downtown Escondido between Maple & Kalmia streets
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, 2-5 p.m. -- Pugtoberfest 2012, pug socialization with beer, food, boutique, & psychic reader, to benefit Pug Rescue of San Diego County, cliffside at 1111 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., between Osprey and Froude streets, in Ocean Beach 92107. Tickets are $12 for children 15 & under, and $22 for adults
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5th Annual Holistic Animal Fair, Adopt-A-Thon & Blessing, with workshops for all your pets' needs, adoptions with expert advice on the care & feeding of your new best friends, non-denominational blessing with certificate to celebrate the joy pets bring to your life. A "Pawloween Costume Contest" at 12 noon with prizes, with $5 donation, to benefit the Kindred Spirit Animal Ministry. At San Diego's Balboa Park, 6th & Laurel, next to the Laurel Street Dog Park
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.