Upcoming SCCAS Events

Volunteer Training 2015   Special Events 2015


This is a new assignment that will give volunteers hands on experience that will really, REALLY help our shelter animals. We are looking for responsible volunteers to help clean dog and cat kennels, do laundry, wash dishes, and generally become invaluable. Volunteers with this assignment must be reliable and able to commit to a regular shift. And be prepared to arrive early (7:00 – 8:00 am). If you want to learn more about the sheltering field and are interested in training for this assignment, please contact Erin Conway to sign up.

Foster/SPOTT Training
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 5:30 - 6:30 with Ben, Shelter Manager. For all volunteers interested in fostering or taking dogs for SPOTT outings. Must be a current active volunteer to attend. Contact Erin to sign up.

Puppy Handling Class
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 10:30 - 12:00 with Mardi Richmond, GoodDog Santa Cruz, and Joanie DeNeff. For Dog TLC volunteers. What's the big deal? This class will cover - why it's so important to handle puppies well; things NOT to do; things to focus on; holding and carrying puppies. An unintentional puppy bite can mean a 5 day quarantine at a critical time in the puppy's life when they especially need the socialization and chance for adoption. Come join this fun and informative class and let's give our pups a good head start into their forever homes. Email Erin to sign up. 

Pet First Aid/CPR!
There will be limited space for the public and Shelter volunteers to take this class on September 5th and 9th. It will be taught by Meghan of Bed & Biscuits! Please contact Jen Walker at jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us for details.

Basic Massage for Shelter Dogs...
This class will be offered again, by Stacey of Frolic Dog, in October 2016...more details soon!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 12 - 4 PM, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA.

A fundraising partnership between Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Simpkins Family Swim Center to benefit Children’s Recreation and Aquatic Programs in the County. Dogs are invited too and can participate in a variety of fun activities.

On land, there will be a DJ, live music, a dog spa, and fun art activities for kids and dogs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!

Monthly Night Out Fundraiser (Love Monday) at Discretion Brewing
MONDAY, AUGUST 31st, 2703 41st., Santa Cruz. 

"One way to express love is through kindness. Discretion Brewing is committed to being kind to our community and to you, our remarkable customers. That's why the word is in our logo, along with wisdom and wit...we give 20% of our beer sales to support the good people in our community" Their dog friendly patio will be open! See you there!

First Friday Art Show at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
FRIDAY, September 4th, 5 - 7 PM, 2200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz. 

Our Critter Camp attendees created so many wonderful works of art at camp this year. We will be displaying some of these fine pieces and enjoying a juice and cookies reception this evening. You are all invited to attend!