Pets and Wildlife Calendar: Oct. 25 and beyond

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Spooktacular and Pet Adoption Day: Trick-or-treat during participating stores, family and pet dress contest, animal rescue groups, pet associated services and products and more. Nominal price for contests. All deduction advantage CCHS animals and programs in Contra Costa County. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26. Streets of Brentwood, 2455 Sandcreek Road. 925-279-2247, ext. 306,

Butterfly Walk: Join Sally Levinson, Garden proffer propagator, docent and larva lady on a hunt for butterflies. 3-4 p.m. Fourth Tuesdays monthly, by Oct. 28. UC Botanical Garden during Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive. Free with garden admission. Space limited. Children welcome. Register by job 510-643-2755 or email

Paws on a Square: Pet owners and their dogs are invited to a monthlong array of doggy treats, pet psychics, educational pet programming, pet photos, Oakland Police Department K-9 demonstrations, square splash specials and more. 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, by Oct. 29. Jack London Square, Oakland. 510-645-9292,

Howl-ooo-ween! Trick or Treat with a Animals: Come in costume, suffer story time, activities, animal encounters, food lorry eats, cupcakes, candy and receptacle bags for trick-or-treating fun. 5:30-8 p.m. (Food trucks in parking lot during 4:30 p.m.) Oct. 30. Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave. $10-$12. Free parking. Advance registration recommended. 925 627 2913 or revisit

Seniors for Seniors: Contra Costa Animal Services is charity comparison cats (7 and older) giveaway to comparison adults 65 and older, by a finish of October. All other cats are $50. Shelters are located during 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez and 910 San Pablo Ave., Pinole. See permitted cats during

Fall Family Farm Hike: Take an easy wander around a plantation and see what changes a tumble deteriorate brings to a land and a furious animals that make their homes here. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 1. Ardenwood, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 510-544-2797.

Secret Life of a Wood Rat: Learn about these rodents and a other critters that share their condominium-like nests. 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Tilden Nature Area, Environmental Education Center during Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. 510-544-2233.

Mudflat Birding Bonanza: Observe and brand birds and check for birds during a freshwater pool and circuitously park areas. For 7 and older. 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. 2. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187.

Living with Mountain Lions: Wild cat conservationist and naturalist Zara McDonald, Executive Director of Felidae Conservation Fund, will plead towering lions and a work now underway to investigate and strengthen them. Felidae Conservation Fund is a nonprofit that aims to allege a assign of furious cats and their habitat. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. Nov. 6. The Gardens during Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Road, Walnut Creek.

Pizza for Pets: Purchase a pizza from Round Table Pizza from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6, and 20 percent of a deduction of your order, in-house or takeout, will be donated to Contra Costa Humane Society animals and programs. Download compulsory navigator from This eventuality is stream usually during a Round Table Pizza during 1938 Oak Park Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.

Shop and Adopt: Visit Chico’s from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 1401 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, and 10 percent of a sum sales pretax will be donated to Contra Costa Humane Society animals and programs. Dogs and cats looking for a new perpetually home will be on site. Those attending will accept a $10 benefaction certificate to Rodies Feed Pet Store in Clayton.,

Animals of a Garden: Discover a many creatures vital in a Garden. On an animal hunt, learn about newts, birds, butterflies, frogs, lizards, foxes, snakes and more. Hone your skills of regard and learn how plants and animals live together. 10 a.m. Nov. 8. UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. $15. 510-643-2755,,

Animal Lover’s Boutique Holiday Sale: With singular animal-themed and holiday benefaction equipment for people and their pets; vendors with pet-related items. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Benefits Jackie Barnett’s Just Like New Fund.

Golden State Greyhound Adoption Meet and Greet: Get a hands-on introduction to a breed, pronounce in chairman with adoption coordinators and get answers to questions about thebreed. Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. Pet Food Express, 838 Southampton Road, Benicia.

Nature Ramble: Walk to Jewel Lake and demeanour for newts and other anniversary wildlife. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Tilden Nature Area, Environmental Education Center during Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. 510-544-2233.

Northern California Bats — Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing Animals: Learn about internal bats and their significance in a sourroundings and plead a damaging misconceptions that approximate them. Live bats will be presented. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 15. UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. $5-$15.

Maine Coon Cat Adoptions: Cat adoptions hold 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. initial weekends monthly during Pet Food Express, 3868 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

Animal Feeding during Ardenwood: Check for eggs, move grain to a stock and learn a animals’ favorite foods. 3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 510-544-2797,

Loma Vista Farm: Field trips and tours are permitted for schools, day cares, garden clubs, comparison centers and other groups, Monday by Friday via a open and summer. 707-556-8765,

Pet Ambassadors Club: This monthly pet preparation array for kids of all ages offers activities like learn how to be deferential with animals, how to review animal emotions, and creation animal-themed crafts to take home. 1-2 p.m. third Saturday of a month. Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. 510-523-7768,

Fish Feeding Time: Get tighten to crabs and see flounder, roost and pipefish. 3-3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187,

Delta Discoveries: Drop by Big Break Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday in Feb and learn about a wonders of a Delta by humanities and crafts activities. 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. 510-544-3050,

Women on Common Ground: Series of naturalist-led programs for women who adore a outdoor though whose regard for personal reserve keeps them from enjoying internal parks. For a report of events, call 510-544-3243 or email

Animeals: The Valley Humane Society operates a pet food cupboard that provides unchanging giveaway dishes for dogs and cats of seniors and low-income families. Donations of soppy or dry dog and cat food are always accepted, even if non-stop or recently lapsed and can be forsaken off during open hours during Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton. Pet-related equipment such as litter, treats, and toys are also needed. Pet food placement takes places by partnerships with internal food banks: Pleasanton: Valley Bible Church, initial Thursdays monthly, 7106 Johnson Drive. Livermore: Tri-Valley Haven, third Wednesdays monthly, 3663 Pacific Ave.


Fishing in a City: Learn to fish clinics learn a basis of fishing to children and teenagers ages 5-15. Equipment and tackle are provided. There is no assign for a clinics though there might be a park opening fee. Each adult might move dual children; a driver’s permit is compulsory for a rod loan. For information, email

Dog Book Reading Club: Do we adore dogs? Want to learn some-more about their behavior, training, learning, physique language, and regulating certain training methods? The Humane Society Silicon Valley Dog Book Reading Club meets from 2-4 p.m. fourth Sundays monthly to plead a opposite book. 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. Free. 408-262-2133,


Canine Costume Contest and Doggie Social: Social dogs can play in an enclosed square while pet relatives suffer drinks and appetizers; dog dress contest. Benefits Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25. Unleashed by Petco, 866 N. Delaware St., San Mateo.

Haunted Howl-o-ween: Wag is branch into a condemned residence for a dusk and mouth-watering some mummies and zombies (canine and human) to join a party. Costume contest, treats, vendors, print counter and more. 6-7 p.m. Oct. 30. Wag Hotel, 1025 Hansen Way, Redwood City. $7-$15.

Dog Day Mornings: Dogs frisk and play off-leash in a supervised atmosphere each Saturday morning, (through Dec. 13) sleet or shine. All dogs contingency be stream on their vaccinations, have attended a simple tractability category and all dogs 6 months and comparison contingency be altered. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 a.m. for dogs all shapes and sizes. 10:30-11:30 a.m. for tiny dogs only. Peninsula Humane Society, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. 650-340.-7022, ext. 184,

Pet Loss Support Group: Facilitated by gifted grief counselors. Meets 7 p.m. second Thursdays, monthly. Lantos Center of Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. 650-340-7022, ext. 344;


Puppy Social: Let your puppy (six months or younger) blow off some steam while training correct behaviors and socializing with other puppies. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church St. Free. Advance registration required. 415-648-2582,


Halloween Hoedown: Join KPIG’s Laurie Roberts during a Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s Halloween Hoedown from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 25, 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz. The pet dress competition starts during 1 p.m. ($5 opening donation) and village pet march starts during 1:30 p.m. Low-priced adoptions for $31 will be permitted all day. Proceeds advantage Santa Cruz County’s usually open admissions shelter. 831-454-7200,

Free Admission for Veterans: During Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 8 by Nov. 11, a Monterey Bay Aquarium, is charity giveaway acknowledgment to veterans, active-duty military, reservists and retirees who benefaction stream troops ID during a categorical entrance. Holiday hours are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Regular acknowledgment is $24.95-39.95. The Aquarium is located during 886 Cannery Row.

Wildlife Rescue: Wildlife consultant Rebecca Dmytryk (Humane Wildlife Control and Wildlife Emergency Services) will plead how to strengthen homes, pets and property, from adjacent wildlife, from mice to towering lions. The display includes rescue videos that uncover how furious animals can get into difficulty when they live nearby humans and how we can make backyards and neighborhoods safer for wildlife. 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 20 during a Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-454-7200,

Animal Loss Support Group: Meets 7-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays monthly. Santa Cruz SPCA Building, 2601 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. Free. Reservations: 831-465-5000.

Foster volunteers needed: The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) is recruiting new encourage volunteers for dogs permitted permanent homes. For information about CAPE’s encourage program, hit Nancy Eaton during 831-684-2421 or


Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Guided Wetlands Tours: A wildlife naturalist will lead a organisation (minimum of 18 people) by a different wetlands of a Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Learn wildlife marker and function patterns, conservations efforts and more. The knowledge can be customized to embody requested information, along a half-mile walking route. For information and scheduling, call 530-846-7505 or email

Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve docent-led walks: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Binoculars and bird books permitted to steal during no cost. Visitor Center and categorical disremember are entirely accessible. Day use is $4.32 per person, ages 16 and older. Groups of 10 or some-more should report a apart tour.


Animal Rescue Recon, Inc.

  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PetFood Express, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; dogs only. 925-392-7654,

    Contra Costa County Animal Services

  • First Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only. Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; dogs and cats.

  • Second Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill; dogs only. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only. Petco, 170 Arnold Drive, Suite 115, Martinez; rabbits only.

  • Third Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only. PetSmart, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; rabbits only.

  • Fourth Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only.

  • Sundays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Petco, 1170 Arnold Drive, Martinez; rabbits only.

  • Sundays: Noon-3 p.m. Contra Costa Animal Services, 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez; dogs. 925-335-8330.

  • Second Sundays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; dogs only.

  • Last Sunday of a month: Noon-3 p.m. Molly’s Pup Purree, 425 Hartz Ave., Danville; dogs only.

    Homeless Animals Response Program



    Saturdays: Noon-3 p.m. Petsmart, 4655 Century Plaza Blvd., Pittsburg; cats only.


    Sundays: Noon-3 p.m. Petsmart, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; dogs only.


    Sundays: Noon-3 p.m. Pet Food Express, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; dogs and cats.

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