Fun Doggie Event in Danville

Doggie Night • Thursday, May 23rd, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Calling all dog owners and lovers alike. Danville’s Doggie Night offers fun for you and your four-legged friend. Follow the map to Doggie Night businesses for free dog treats and canine couture. Prance through the pet fair where you'll meet pet sitters, photographers, trainers, veterinarians, and more. It’s sure to be a howl. 

Doggie Night will begin at Molly’s Pup-purr-ee at 425 Hartz Ave.

Your Pooch Goes Wine Tasting With You, Napa Humane

Pawsport Napa Valley

March 22 - 25, 2013

Benefits Napa Valley Humane Society, good cause to drink wine!

The only dog-friendly, passport-style wine tasting event in Napa Valley is back for its second year! Pawsport Napa Valley, benefitting Napa Humane, will take place March 22 - 25, 2013. Guests enjoy unforgettable experiences at 20 dog-friendly Napa Valley wineries, featuring exclusive tastings, food pairings, discounts on wine purchases, souvenirs for people and their pups, drawings, dog treats, meet-and-greets with the winery dogs, and more! 

Pawsports are $75 per person. For more information, visit; purchase your Pawsports at

The Pawsitive Side of Digging

The Instincts of Digging!

Most of us who share our lives with dogs, at one time or another have return home from a long day at work to find the backyard looking like is was bombarded by asteroids!

Digging is inherent to your dog, no training needed. Before dogs were domesticated they dug for many reasons, to hide food, to make a den for sleep and whelping, protection from the elements and to chase a meal.

Despite our disdain for our favorite dogs re-landscaping techniques we can also think about how the digging instinct benefits our dog. 
The pawistives:
* A great workout
* Great for front leg and shoulder muscle strength
* Great for bone strength
* Great to keep joints lubricated
* It's intellectually stimulating
* It's fun; your dog has been assigned a work project
* It might deter gophers or moles from nesting and having babies in your yard
* Elevates boredom

If you are a beach goer you have probably seen a dog energetically digging in the sand, they seem to just love to dig. 
I read an interesting article written by a man that had Siberian Huskies, he had a large yard and he designated an area in his dogs to dig. He would burry something and then encourage the dogs to find it, once the hole was rather large he would cover it up and then start in another spot.

So, digging is good for our dogs albeit not our yards, I think it would be great if dog parks would add a sand box area so that dogs could dig, perhaps if was all made that suggestion to our local city dog park managers we may get them to try adding one as an experiment.

New Dog Park in Dublin, the City Wants Your Opinion

Heads up Tri-Valley folks; Dog-parks in the news. 

An article in the San Ramon Valley Times about a possible new dog-park in Dublin, but the city wants input from residents. 

They want to know if you feel we need another park and if so what elements should it have. 
I would love some to see some agility features.

You can go here to give your thoughts thru 2/28.