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Calling all canines…High-tail it to the Mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown in August

Calling all canines…High-tail it to the Mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown in August

Presented by the Midtown Business Association, plans are afoot to have the mobile Pop-Up Dog Park set-up in a shady area adjacent to the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Pop-Up Dog Park will also be accompanied by a number of special canine-friendly activities such as having the Front Street Animal Shelter on-site to promote pet adoptions and offer microchip services, volunteers providing obedience training, and interested vendors offering gift giveaways, selling pet-friendly “swag” items and more.

Created to increase canine-friendly interaction and help to nurture a strong sense of community in the heart of Midtown, the portable, sustainable and FREE Pop-Up Dog Park uses portable picket fencing and a double-gate system to ensure the dogs are secure inside the mobile structure. Due to the structural limits of the fencing, the Pop-Up Dog Park is designed for dogs 30 pounds or less.   

Midtown Business Association’s Pop-Up Dog Park Recognized With International Merit Award

Midtown Business Association’s Pop-Up Dog Park Recognized With International Merit Award

The International Downtown Association (IDA) recently announced that the Midtown Business Association has been honored with a Downtown Merit Award for its work and initiatives related to the mobile Pop-Up Dog Park concept that was successfully launched in 2014.  Recognized in the Events and Programming category, projects and initiatives were selected from organizations working to further their city centers and improve the image and vitality of downtown with events that promote downtown and attract visitors.

“Sacramento’s Midtown Pop-Up Dog Park project received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management,” said David Downey, IDA President and CEO.  “Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry.  The Midtown Business Association is a shining example of excellent downtown management delivering real value to the city.”

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Shelters across the country are bracing themselves for the increase of stray animals that escape the safety of their homes in fear of fireworks.  While July 4th may be a time for BBQ’s, fireworks and homemade ice cream, it is less thrilling for the family pet. Loud booms and the smell of acrid smoke is often enough to instill panic in some animals, who will do anything to escape the noise and perceived threat.  Area pet lovers are encouraged to take some precautions in advance of the big day and the Front Street Animal Shelter is offering simple, easy and affordable solutions to keep our four legged friends safe. 

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

You’re invited! On Saturday June 28th from 1p.m.-4p.m.the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is hosting an open house with Sacramento Animal Spay and Neuter (ASN). 

“Sacramento ASN is our new spay/neuter services partner occupying the spay/neuter facility here on the grounds of the Bradshaw Shelter. We invite the community to come out, tour the clinic, talk to staff, and register for some excellent prizes,” said Dave Dickinson, Director of the Bradshaw Shelter.