Upcoming SCCAS Events & Volunteer Training


Parks & Rex: Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, August 29, 12 - 4 pm
Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

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 31
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 4, 3 - 6 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!

Trish King Dog Behavior Seminar in Santa Cruz!
"Adolescents and Age"
Saturday, September 26, 9:00 - 1:00

Details and Online Registration



Pet First Aid/CPR!
There will be limited space for the public and Shelter volunteers to take this class on September 5 and 9. It will be taught by Meghan of Bed & Biscuits! ...read more

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

Recruiting for Animal Care Assistant Volunteers
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.