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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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Tina you are so amazing. Thank you so much for helping out and being so caring to the dogs when we had to unexpectedly go out of town. I know they were in great care and having a great time with you. Thank you for the updates and pictures. You are simply the best!
Thank you so much for loving Harbor.
Morgan was a great pet sitter for us! She was responsive and always sent videos and pics and updates of our girl. Thank you Morgan for a great time at camp for Riley!
Shirley and Max absolutely adore you. Thank you for always being so caring and wonderful with them.
Homa is the best! She took such good care of my pup Libby. She was great at keeping me updated & sent pics. I will definitely use her again!
Sam realized within seconds the type of canine he was meeting; very untrusting of strangers. He knew to let Louie come to him. Within a day I received a 2nd video of them playing & an evening comment Louie was lying next to him at Sam's desk. it took 2 weeks for Louie to be familiar with my oartner. Kudos to Sam.
Thanks so much for taking such great care and for the great updates! They always love spending time with you.
Nina was great! I think Eevee prefers her house to mine :)
Another awesome adventure! My fur baby was so happy! Thank you so much
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Blessing of the Dogs
Join Cannimal for the annual Blessing of the Dogs event held during November. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., gather with other dogs and dog owners for the Blessing of the Dogs to celebrate your favorite four-legged friends! The event is non-denominational and open to all kinds of animals, including dogs, cats, and horses.
The event will also be a learning opportunity for participants to learn about using cannabis to help their animals. The session, called Feel Good Now!, starts at 2 p.m. for those who are interested.
Gather at San Dieguito Park’s Lower Park to start off the Blessing of the Dogs event at 1 p.m.
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
Join other dog lovers for pet-themed fun at the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade! Walk your pet through the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego in your best Christmas-themed costume at this event, held each December. Both pets and owners are invited to dress up for the parade, which is hosted by Blue Buffalo. Also, don’t forget to attend the pet expo for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest, grab a goodies bag, and visit vendors!
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. on the day of, but pre-registration is recommended to ensure that you get a spot. The parade begins at the MLK Promenade Park at 3 p.m. The expo runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration is $15 per pet in advance or $20 the day of the event.
Doggie Street Festival
Join in Southern California’s largest pet adoption-focused event every December. The Doggie Street Festival of San Diego is just one many across the country. Bring your dog and enjoy live music, guest speakers, great food, and much, much more! You won’t want to miss the special guests and vendors selling unique and fun products and services that your pet will drool over.
There is a special area designated for children’s activities, so bring the kids along, too!
Come down to NTC Park at Liberty Station at 9 a.m. and stay until doors close at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Unleash the Holiday Cheer
Unleash the Holiday Cheer is definitely worth the short drive to San Diego from Carlsbad! Join Traci’s Paws at Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station each December for Unleash the Holiday Cheer to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center, which helps military families find the right shelter dog for their home - for free!
Bring both your children and pets for photos with Santa, enjoy Christmas music performed live, and visit the game truck to win fun prizes. There will be laser tag and a photo booth to document the special day. Don’t miss out on the great food at the food trucks!
All donations go to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
JustFoodForDogs Cooking Class
Join JustFoodFor Dogs at Del Mar Kitchen in San Diego on a specified Saturday during the month of December. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and teaches attendees to learn how to cook dog food at home. Your pooch will love the opportunity to try some home-cooked, fresh dog food! You will also be served some tasty snacks and drinks while at the class.
Unfortunately, space is limited, so RSVP soon to make sure you have a spot at this event.
Del Mar Kitchen is located at 3485 Del Mar Heights Rd. in San Diego, which is about a 30-minute drive from Carlsbad, California.
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