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SD Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals

SD Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals

On October 3, 2015 at 9 am the 19th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicks off in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium. The top sixteen dogs from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego final at the Del Mar Race Track. The top dogs from San Diego will advance to the championship at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade. This year’s finalists will also receive the opportunity to m... »

Most Popular Breeds

Most Popular Breeds

This week the American Kennel Club announced the country’s most popular dogs. They are shown below. Missing are Vizslas, Pitbulls, and Chihuahuas, which also seem to be very popular in San Diego. What breeds (and breed mixes) do you think would be the TOP TEN for San Diego? 10. Rottweiller 9. French Bulldog  8. Boxer 7. Poodle 6. Yorkie 5. Beagle 4. Bulldog 3. Golden Retriver 2. German Sheph... »

On the Dog Park Scene

There always seem to be changes on the dog park scene. Del Mar Dog Beach is no longer leash free – at least no until after Labor Day. If you haven’t checked out the new Encinitas Community Park, which includes the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, you should. The dog park has large and well-designed areas for small, large and new dogs. The Woodglen Vista Dog Park in Santee re-opened i... »

SD Dachshunds Fastest in the Land

SD Dachshunds Fastest in the Land

The 18th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals brought out the fittest canines today at Qualcomm. The competitive spirit was running high with some favorites from past years and some new entries. Rumor has it that off-track bets were being made under the bleachers. While some of the Dachshunds came ready to run, others seemed overwhelmed by the crowd and the noise.  There also seemed to be some ... »

Best Dog Days of Summer at Petco Park

Best Dog Days of Summer at Petco Park

Was it all the barking that caused the Cardinals’ three errors and brought the Padres a 3 – 1 win over St Louis on Tuesday night? Tuesday, July 29th was the10th Annual Dog Days of Summer event when hundreds of dogs and their owners enjoyed a night at Petco Park. Dogs participated in a pre-game “tail” gate party and an on-field pet parade around the warning track. They also had a costum... »

New Dog Park Opens in Mission Valley

New Dog Park Opens in Mission Valley

There’s a new dog park in Mission Valley. Located within the Mission Valley Westfield Shopping Mall, it is a small area, but lovely and shaded, with benches and poop bag stations. A public grand opening celebration took place on Thursday, July 17th. Photos from this event are posted on our Facebook page: San Diego Happy Dogs. This free event featured:  an official “leash cutting”; leash bedazzling... »

SD’s Newest Dog-Friendly Park

SD’s Newest Dog-Friendly Park

Earlier this month SD County opened a new park next to their Administration Building at 1600 Pacific Highway at the edge of Little Italy. You should check it out! It occupies both the north and south sides of the building, totaling about three city blocks. The best feature is rows of shooting fountains that drain into a shallow pool where kids and adults play. There is also a children’s play area,... »

Coyote Warning at SD Dog Parks

Coyote Warning at SD Dog Parks

At 8 pm on Saturday three coyotes surrounded and attacked Frankie Bones, a Shih Tzu, at Grape Street Dog Park, causing his death. The coyotes were not deterred by the owner’s presence. In addition to sending giving our condolences to Frankie Bones’, make sure that you are mindful of what you can do to protect your dog from coyotes: DO carry an air horn or a Coyote Shaker (a can containing a few co... »

Keep Grape Street Dog Park Fabulous

Keep Grape Street Dog Park Fabulous

Grape Street Dog Park attracts dogs from all over the county because it is large and friendly and has many water fountains and restrooms. Parking is usually plentiful, as well. Because of its popularity, however, the grass gets worn down quickly; that, and the gophers that attract the terriers and other hunters to help burrow holes. The Dog owners of Grape Street are raising funds to contribute $1... »

WHO Did You Say for Mayor?

WHO Did You Say for Mayor?

Coronado has a dog for a mayor – which is not to disparage Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka, who is undoubtedly a perfectly nice man.  Rather, it is to clarify that every two years there is a hotly contested race for the canine mayor of Coronado. PAWS Coronado holds the election to benefit programs that support PAWS programs for cats and dogs. The current K9 Mayor, Jack, recently passed away after work... »

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