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Kibbles and Bits
By Cindy Beckman

243 Alabama Street (at 16th)

Hats Off: The sixth annual Hats Off Fashion Show & Luncheon, benefiting The SF/SPCA Cinderella Fund and hosted by CLAW (Critter Lovers At Work), will be held on Thursday, June 4 at Postrio Restaurant (545 Post Street at Mason) at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy an elegant three-course lunch, delight in a fashion show of fabulous hats from the Hat Generation of Tiburon, stylish clothing and jewelry (all of which are for sale), and an exciting live auction. For more information, contact CLAW at 415-522-3535 or

Long-Range Planning for You, Your Family, Your Pet, and Philanthropy: Gain timely, up-to-date information about wills, trusts, estate plans, probable estate tax law changes, and how to include your pet in your planning at this seminar on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. Speakers are Sheldon H. Wolfe, Esq., and Gary Rothstein, Esq., of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Space is limited so please RSVP by June 12 to or 415-554-3052.

Rescue, Recycle, Renew Adoption Fair: Birds, bunnies, chinchillas, and other animals (as well as cats and dogs) are the special guests on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The adoption fair, sponsored by Petco, showcases the work of – and adoptions from – other rescue groups. A 2nd Chance Sale features animal-related garage-sale items; there will also be guided tours of the new Animal Care Center, and visitors can learn how The SF/SPCA goes green by rescuing, recycling and renewing! The event is at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center.

Separation Anxiety, Resource Guarding: Loneliness & Paranoia in Dogs: The Academy for Dog Trainers presents this seminar on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Academy director Jean Donaldson and staff members Janis Bradley and John Buginas will give you the tools and tips you need to work with separation anxiety and resource guarding cases in companion dogs. Fee: $90. Register at or call 415-554-3095.

1200 15th Street (at Harrison)

Low-Cost Rabies, License & Microchip Clinic: Friends of S.F. Animal Care and Control and the S.F. Veterinary Medical Association host a low-cost vaccine and microchip clinic on Sunday, June 7, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Rabies vaccination charge is $5. Dog licenses can be purchased at ACC’s front counter with proof of dog’s rabies vaccination. Microchipping is free for City residents with proof of dog’s license, $20 per chip for nonresidents.

2343 Fillmore Street (at Washington)

Doggy Happy Hour: Bring your dog to Doc’s Clock (2275 Mission Street at 22nd) on Saturday, June 6, from 4–8 p.m. and have some drinks to support Pets Unlimited! One-half of the bar proceeds and 100 percent of the silent auction proceeds will benefit the Pets Unlimited shelter animals and enable more rescue activities.


Sloat Boulevard (at 47th Avenue)

Father’s Day BikeAbout: Here’s something your dad is sure to enjoy for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21 … an early morning bicycle ride followed by a relaxing continental breakfast. Bring the whole family along for the fun. SFZS members $25; all others $30. Children piggybacking on their parents’ bikes $7. Pre-registration required.

80th Anniversary Celebration: Spend Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, enjoying the sights and sounds of the zoo during this huge celebration. There will be 1920s-style nostalgic entertainment, take-home crafts, and special discounts on food and rides for the weekend. In addition to the zoo’s anniversary, Fisher Price will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Fisher-Price Little People during a special 40-minute performance of the “Little People Musical Show.”


13th Annual S.F. Butterfly Count: Participate in an intense, one-day inventory of all the butterfly species in San Francisco County on Wednesday, June 3, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., meeting at Randall Museum (199 Museum Way). Last year, 14 species were counted, including the first Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly ever seen in the Presidio. Bring your own lunch. The $3 participation fee goes towards habitat conservation. Contact for more information.

Moolah for Mutts: A church transformed by This Old House into a spectacular residence will be the location for a fundraiser for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue on Saturday, June 13, from 6–10 p.m. A silent auction, raffle, wine tasting with Canine Wines and Obsello Absinthe, and food from Mangiare Restaurant will benefit older dogs who don’t get as many second chances. 220 Danvers Street (at Caselli) with valet parking available. $30 advance, $40 at the door. For more information call 415-348-0492 or visit

Take Your Dog To Work Day: If you are looking for the perfect way to celebrate your pooch while positively affecting the lives of homeless dogs everywhere, you definitely want to be a part of Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day on Friday, June 26. Dogs go to work, hearts are touched, and as a result, homeless dogs will be adopted. To find out more about involving your place of business, download an “Action Pack” from

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