Upcoming SCCAS Events & Volunteer Training



Red Dot Sale at the Cottage Shop!
Wednesday May 18 - Sunday May 29, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
2260 7th Ave, Santa Cruz

Shop for new treasures at the Shelter's thrift shop and support the work we do!

Upcoming Summer/Fall events

June: RedRover Responder training (June 12, 9 - 1 pm) Regsiter online to learn to help animal victims of disasters and other crises by joining our RedRover Responders team. Introduction to Reiki for Pets, taught by Joyce Leonard of Santa Cruz Reiki Works (June 25, 5 - 7 pm) rsvp for this workshop to jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us, Hot Dogs, Cool Cats, and Rocking Rabbits (midsummer special event, TBA)

July: Muzzle Up! Project training* (July 24th, at SCCAS) register online at the Muzzle Up Project's website.

August: Love Monday at Discretion Brewing (August 22), Parks & Rex II w/ SC Parks at the Simpkins Family Swim Center (August 28), Bow Wow Film Festival with Duo Duo Project at the Del Mar Theatre (TBA)

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

October: Harvest, Hops, and Hounds (October 1, hosted by C-DOG!), Bark-toberfest (October 22 at Sante Adrairus co-hosted with WoofPack)


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

If you are interested in BEGINNING volunteer orientation, click here

Thursday, May 26, 5:30-7:00 and Thursday, June 23, 5:30-7:00

This is foster season and we are actively looking to new foster homes. This training is for current volunteers interesed in fostering dogs, cats, puppies or kittens. We are changing our training program to include basic foster information as well as more specific training for dog or cat volunteers.

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?

SCCAS is now offering a fast-track to become a Foster Volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and your primary interest in volunteering is fostering dogs or cats, puppies or kittens in need of short or longer term special care, sign up to attend a Foster Orientation and Training session to learn more about our Foster Program!

*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.