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Established in 2010, The Barking Lot Rescue is manned entirely by volunteers. A non-profit shelter, it has helped to rescue and save thousands of dogs over recent years. This includes the rescue of dogs from kill shelters in order to find them loving homes and families so that they can enjoy a second chance at life. The rescue has also now partnered with Thailand’s Soi Dog Foundation, which carries out invaluable work in relation to rescuing dogs that are destined for slaughter. This rescue has helped to fly dogs out of Thailand on a monthly basis in order to save their lives and find them loving homes. 

East County Animal Rescue is a shelter that provides an invaluable service not only in terms of rescuing and re-homing unwanted and homeless animals but also in a range of other ways. Some of the animals here cannot be adopted for various reasons, so they have a permanent home at the rescue. There are many others that are adopted and get to enjoy the thrill of a new home and a loving family. The rescue also provides educational programs, treatment and vaccination services, and provides valuable advice to pet owners. The rescue has been running since 2002, with volunteers working hard to provide new homes and safe environments for animals in need. 

El Cajon Dog and Cat Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue that takes in dogs and cats from various sources. This includes stray animals, those from other rescues and shelters, and those that are brought in by owners who can no longer look after them. The rescue helps many pets each year to find new homes. This facility runs a range of community programs such as education programs so that others can learn about caring for and saving the lives of animals. There are also various adoption events that the rescue organizes each year.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in El Cajon

  • Admission FREE!
    Month February
    Duration 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    #1 Doggie-Gras Parade


    Organized by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, this fun and exciting doggie parade takes place each February and is free to attend! The venue for the event is the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and many owners will be heading over with their delightful pooches - kitted out with Mardi Gras costumes. So, if you want a fun morning for the whole family as well as the dog, this is an event you shouldn’t miss!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month September
    Duration Day-Long Event

    #2 Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon


    If your pooch loves spending time in the water, this event is a must for you! It is now in its twelfth year and has gone from strength to strength over the years with many dog owners and their dogs turning up to take part in the thrilling experience. The event is held in September at Del Mar Dog’s Beach and it helps to raise a lot of money to help animals in need. People not only book surfing sessions for their dogs, but also make donations and purchases to help toward raising crucial funds for rescue animals!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month March
    Duration Day-Long Event

    #3 Puppy Love 5K


    This wonderful and exciting event will be taking place on a Sunday in March. This is an annual event and is the ideal place to bring both children and pooches for an amazing day out! In addition to races around the bay, there are plenty of great activities to be enjoyed. This includes competitions and contests, awards, costumes, food and drink, entertainment and more. Adults, kids, and pooches will have a fabulous time at this event, which is organized by the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The money that is raised over the course of the day along with donations all goes toward helping to save the lives of animals in need!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Dawn-Dusk, Year-R...

    #4 Wells Park Dog Run


    This El Cajon dog park is the perfect place for dogs and their owners to enjoy spending time outdoors and socializing with other dog owners and pets. The park spans 1.4 acres and you can let your dog off the leash to enjoy some fun and exercise! There are separate areas for small and large dogs, which helps to increase safety for your pooch. There is also plenty of seating for owners to relax and rest while their four-legged friends run wild on the grassed and gravel areas. Once he is tired out, your pooch can take a refreshing drink from the water fountain!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month February

    #5 Silver Bay Kennel Club Annual Show


    This show is a great opportunity for owners to enter their pooches into a range of categories (if they fulfil the requirements) or simply to head over and enjoy some fun by watching the show. The show is due to take place in February with details updated on the SBKC website closer to the date. This club has been in operation since the 1930s and has run many events over the decades. This event always enjoys a great turnout with many dog owners bringing them families and their pooches along to enjoy the fun! 

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