Did you guys visit Pet Days at the OC Market Place this past weekend? I hope some of you were in attendance. I know my mom, dad, and sister made it out there. I even heard my mother purchased a new cat tower that almost reaches her ceiling.
I also made it to the event, but unfortunately Derby had to stay at home. After much deliberation (in my mind) I decided it might not be a great activity for Derby as there would be lots of strange dogs and people that at 5 months of age could be a little overwhelming for a puppy. Anyways, as our Guide Dogs of America group leader told me Derby doesn’t have to do everything you do.
Anyhow, back to the Pet Days event. It was a little smaller than I expected, but had a nice turn out during the time I was there. There were several cool things going on besides the pet adoptions. The main stage was showcasing puppies and dogs who needed homes. I also was lucky enough to catch the Le PAWS Pet Agency do a little obedience and trick work on the stage.
While dogs seemed to be the main attraction they were not the only pets on display. We ran into booths from dog breed specific, to pet product booths, dog sitting and boarding, Parrot rescues, Guinea Pig rescues, and of course cats and kittens were up for adoption as well.
Another popular attraction were the soccer collies. A couple soccer loving collies were willing to take on anybody who could kick the ball on a giant inflatable arena.
Thanks To All The Rescues
I did have a chance to talk to several of the volunteers at the different rescues and I’d just like to say thanks to everyone working so hard to find these animals a home. As one volunteer mentioned to me “Aren’t these people amazing…how much they love these animals and gather to help them find a good home.”
I agree, they are amazing people and I’m so happy they organize events such is this one.
Here are a few pictures of puppies I saw while visiting the different booths:
This little guy was up for adoption at the Cuddly Canines Rescue and I believe it said that he had a Chow Chow mommy. It sure looks like he didn’t get the Chow Chow fur:
Animal Assistance League of Orange County
Another thanks to the Animal Assistance League or Orange County for coordinating the event. As it says on their website:
The Animal Assistance League of Orange County is a non-profit no kill humane society dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet related problems, promoting responsible pet-ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs.
I always enjoy going to these pet related events and hopefully some of you made it to the Pet Days at the OC Market Place as well. My mother made it to the Pet Days on Sunday and told me: “We’re hoping the OC Market Place has a Pet Day at least once a month. It’s such a good way to promote pet adoptions.”
Did you go to the Pet Days at the OC Market Place last weekend? If so, what did you think?