Corona’s city motto is “To cherish our past, to plan our future”, and the future of the city’s animal population is truly in safe paws. With a number of wonderful animal rescue groups working throughout Corona and the surrounding areas, pets in need will always get a shot at experiencing love and happiness.
Musical Hearts Dog Rescue is a Corona-based rescue organization that has been helping homeless animals for the past 13 years. This unique group started out by mainly adopting dogs to long-haul truckers, and today works with Corona Animal Control and Shelter, Devour Animal Shelter, and Orange County Animal Shelter to save the lives of dogs in need. It also operates a peaceful sanctuary where animals in need can enjoy 24-hour care.
Recycled Love Dog Rescue also works tirelessly to help at-risk dogs. This inspirational non-profit rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and dogs about to be surrendered to shelters all over the United States, giving breeds of all shapes and sizes the care and rehabilitation they need. Dogs are then placed in loving foster homes until they can be matched with the right owner, and Recycled Love relies on the support of its volunteers, foster homes, veterinarians, dog trainers, and more to continue its good work. As with so many other animal rescue groups across the country, Recycled Love is funded entirely by donor support.
Hosted by the Crossings at Corona Shopping Mall, this fun family event is a fashion parade with a pet-tacular twist! This red carpet dog walk and parade is full of pampered pooches who love nothing more than strutting their stuff for an adoring crowd. All friendly, leashed dogs are invited to participate and walk the red carpet, and once the walk has finished, the judging of the costume contest begins! There are prizes for the best-dressed small, medium, and large dogs, as well as for the best-dressed group of three or more pooches. If your pet loves posing for the pup-arazzi, this is the event for you!
Sampling delicious wines, raising money for a beloved animal rescue group, and doing it all with your four-legged friend — that’s what you can expect at Howl-o-Wine! This annual fundraiser for Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA, held at The Farm in Pomona, is the paw-fect night out for anyone who loves a tasty drop almost as much as they love animals. This pet-friendly event is always popular, however, so you’ll need to get in early to be sure of securing a ticket.
If you love taking your pooch for a walk, you might want to check out the largest pet walk in the Inland Valley. The Paws 4 Pets Walk is a hugely popular annual fundraiser for Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA, with crowds of dog lovers and their pets joining forces and pounding the pavement for a good cause. Held at the West Picnic Area of Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, this 1.5-mile walk features heaps of games and activities for dogs and their humans. There are vendor booths, pet information stands, a pancake breakfast, live music and stacks more, so your dog’s tail will be wagging all day long!
There’s more than one pet walk for a good cause in the local area, and the annual Walk With the Animals is also a big drawcard for dog lovers. Held to benefit the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, this pet-friendly event sees dogs and their humans take a relaxing 1.3-mile stroll around Lake Evans, roughly 15 miles northeast of Corona. It’s a relaxing, social event with plenty of opportunities to make new friends, while you could also win some great prizes simply by collecting pledges. Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy a warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from helping animals in need!
Get into the festive spirit and wish your pet a happy-holidays at this fun fundraiser! Held each year in November, Pet Pictures with Santa is run to benefit the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside. By donating $20, you can get a pet picture with Santa, two 4x6 prints, one decorative picture ornament and a bonus web version via Facebook. You can also buy additional prints if you want to send them out to family and friends. There are also some grrr-eat pet-related raffle baskets to win, with all proceeds benefiting pets residing at the Adoption Center.