Each year, the Doggie Street Festival continues their fight to increase dog and cat adoption through its annual festival. The Southern California festival will be in both San Diego and Los Angeles and is the largest pet adoption-focused event in the SoCal area. The 8th annual San Diego Doggie Street Festival will be on Saturday, August 27th at NTC Park Liberty Station and the 5th annual Los Angeles sister event will be on Saturday, September 16th at Westwood Rec. Center.
The Doggie Street Festival will have delicious eats, live music, veterinarians offering tips, pet products and services, a children’s art area, special guests, and more. Bring your canine friend and join in the celebratory event and spread awareness on behalf of their four-legged population.
A few key special guests include:
· Ann Pullock, founder/President of Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego
· Chopper the Biker Dog, a seven year old Boston Terrier, therapy dog
· Lori Goff, Registered Veterinary Technician at VCA Animal Specialty Group in San Diego
· Mick Myers, VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center
After the festival founder – Jude Artenstein – climbed back up after being dramatically affected by the 2009 recession, she felt inspired by the deep companionship he found in his four-legged friend, Scout, through it all. She decided to create Doggie Street Festival, an adoption event bringing together the rescue community with adoptable dogs and cats, a platform to increase adoption and educate on spay/neuter options, alongside veterinarians, pet professionals, trainers, health and nutrition experts to provide information and improved care –in one large, festive public celebration dedicated to the worthy animal friends. The Doggie Street Festival strives to give voice to the dog and cat population that desperately needs a home and cannot speak for itself.
San Diego Rescues:
· Chihuahua Rescue
· Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
· Four Paws Coonhound & Friends Rescue
· Friends of the Humane Society Tijuana
· Golden Retrievers Club
· Helen Woodward Animal Center
· Holly’s Garden
· Labrador Rescuers
· Maltese & More Rescue
· Open Arms Rescue
· Parrot Education + Adoption Center
· Passion for Pitties
· Puggle Rescue
· Rancho Coastal Humane Society
· San Diego Humane Society
· San Diego Spaniel Rescue
· Second Chance Dog Rescue
· Spay Neuter Action Project
· The Rescued Dog
Los Angeles Rescues:
· Second Hand Animals
· Westside German Shepherd Rescue of LA
Ayres Lodge Alpine is about a forty-minute drive to the Doggie Street Festival in San Diego. Ayres Manhattan Beach is about a thirty five-minute drive to the Los Angeles festival.