Upcoming SCCAS Events & Volunteer Training

SPECIAL EVENTS     VOLUNTEER TRAINING

JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER


FULL HOUSE FELINE ADOPTION SPECIAL!

There are so many cats at the Shelter now, just waiting for their turn to be adopted. We are in the middle of kitten season and also have dozens of adult cats too.

  • All Kittens are Two-for-One (two kittens are more than twice the fun)
  • Adults can be adopted for just $35
  • Senior cats (with so much love yet to give in their Golden Years) are only $25

Those adoption fees include: feline friend, spay/neuter surgery, core vaccines, microchip ID, carrier, and free vet exam.


JULY

Muzzle Up! Project Training: July 24, 10 am - 4 pm
Register online at the Muzzle Up Project's website. This workshop will cover the how-to’s of muzzle training, including working through common trouble spots, as well as incorporating tricks, games and activities so that dogs feel comfortable and happy wearing a muzzle. We’ll also discuss how to tailor your dog’s muzzle training for specific scenarios like the veterinary office and leash walks. Space is limited, preregistration is required. Held at SCCAS, 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz


New Adopter Workshop for DOG owners*: July 23, 10:00 -11:30 am
Have you recently adopted a canine friend? Do you have questions about their behavior? The first three months of having a new pet in your home can be challenging as well as a lot of fun. Come on in and let us help! RSVP to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us to be sure of a spot. Held at SCCAS, 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz
*People only at this workshop.


Book Reading & Signing Event: July 28, 7:00 pm
Julie Barton reads from her book, "Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself," at a signing event, with Therapy Dog Teams and SCCAS Foster Dogs, at Bookshop Santa Cruz: 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz.


New Adopter Workshop for CAT owners*: July 30, 10:00 -11:30 am
Have you recently adopted a feline friend? Do you have questions about their behavior? The first three months of having a new pet in your home can be challenging as well as a lot of fun. Come on in and let us help! RSVP to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us to be sure of a spot. Held at SCCAS, 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz
*People only at this workshop.


AUGUST

Love Monday at Discretion Brewing: August 22, 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
20% of all beer sales will be donated to the Shelter! Celebrate with us at Discretion Brewing, 2703 41st Ave., Soquel


Parks & Rex II at the Simpkins Family Swim Center: August 28, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Parks & Rex II
w/ SC Parks at the Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz


SEPTEMBER

Pet 1st 1 Aid/CPR (TBA)
taught by Meghan of Bed & Biscuits


OCTOBER

Harvest, Hops, and Hounds (hosted by C-DOG): October 1, time TBA
Join us at our second annual farm-to-table, dog-friendly event! See pictures from last year's event. Space is limited, registration will open soon, Living with Dogs Field, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz


Bark-toberfest at Sante Adairius Rustic Ales: October 22, time TBA
Great beer, snacks, games...all with our dogs! Event co-hosted by Woofpack and Sante Adairius. Registration opens soon. 103 Kennedy Drive, Capitola


 

   

Watch this space for information on upcoming special training opportunities for our regular volunteers.

If you are interested in BEGINNING volunteer orientation, click here

Sign up for classes on the sign up sheets next to the volunteer check in monitor. All classes take place in the SCCAS Multi-purpose room. Or contact the volunteer coordinator - Erin Conway to be added to the list.


WHAT'S NEW?!

MOVIE NIGHT!
DOG AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Thursday, August 18, 5:30 - 7:00

Movie night is an ongoing training all about dog and human interaction and learning how to better understand what our dogs are telling us.

FOSTER TRAINING
Thursday, July 21, 5:30-7:00
Saturday, August 20, 1:00 - 2:00

This is foster season and we are actively looking for new foster homes. This training is for current volunteers interesed in fostering dogs, cats, puppies or kittens.

SOCIALIZING KITTENS
Saturday, July 30, 1:00 - 2:30

With Robin Glascock.

Especially valuable to our priceless kitten foster volunteers!
Description: Why does your friend’s cat run and hide under the bed when you visit? Why do we see so many “shy” and fearful cats at the shelter? Most of the time this happens because, as kittens, they led too sheltered of a life. Dog owners know they are supposed to “socialize” their puppies to get them used to living in the human world. Meeting all sorts of people, taking trips in the car, visiting friends’ houses and getting used to seeing other dogs is seen as the right way to raise a puppy.

Why not teach kittens to cope with new experiences too? Kittens are naturally curious! Foster parents have a unique opportunity to change a kitten’s life forever. Show formerly-feral kittens that living with people is fantastic. Learn how to set your foster kittens up for a confident, curious future, filled with exciting new adventures. All volunteers welcome, even “dog people”!

Sign up on the sheets by the volunteer monitor or email Erin Conway to add you to the list.