Bark in the Park a smash success
Hello Sonoma! Can you believe it is already August? Where does the time go? I want to send a huge shout out to all the folks who participated in our Bark in the Park and Pooch Promenade last Saturday.
First and foremost, my sincerest gratitude to Ken Brown, our fabulous emcee for the day and to all the city council members, Laurie Gallian and Steve Barbose who dropped by and Tom Rouse and Joanne Sanders for supporting Pets Lifeline’s 30th anniversary and allowing us to promenade our pooch pride in the Plaza.
To our beloved Sonoma Index-Tribune staff, Emily Charrier-Botts, Robbi Pengelly, Gerri Back, Bill Hoban, Denise Cordoni, David Bolling and Darius Anderson, we thank you for the generous and dedicated support of Pets Lifeline. The Index-Tribune has long been an ardent supporter of what PLL does and we are blessed with that support to better serve the animals in need.
Petco, Sonoma’s Best and Going to the Dogs Thrift Store also joined us as sponsors for our first-ever dog event in the Plaza. We’d like to make this an annual Sonoma tradition, let us know if you like that idea by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And what about those celebrity judges? Huge thanks to Ben Flajnik, our favorite wine guy whose Envolve Winery is making a huge splash and Courtney Robertson (who we were so fortunate to have join us). Brooke Tansley and Nicole Mangi from Transcendence Theatre Company blessed us with not only their keen judging but with their other worldly singing talents as well. Joined by Transcendence Theatre’s Executive Director Stephan Stubbins, the three wowed the crowd each singing a song. Brooke with her effervescent charm, borrowed a little doggie from the crowd (Chloe, one our prize winners in the Shaggiest Dog category) and did a stunning rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to see a Transcendence Theatre Company performance under the stars at Jack London State Historic Park. I took my 12-year-old friend Rosie to the opening night and we were both in awe of the magic of the evening. The next performance is tonight, Friday Aug. 3, and tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 4, with the “Fantastical Family Night” show. Go to their website transcendencetheatre.org to buy your tickets. In addition there are upcoming shows throughout August ending with their gala on Sept. 1.
Want to show more of that pooch pride? Join us on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Larson Family Winery for the annual Dog Day of Summer where Brenda Hawkes from Hawkes Photography will take fantastic professional photos of your cuddly canine. Call Jennifer Russo at Larson at 938-9031, ext. 25, to make a reservation. This is a very popular event, so call soon and reserve your spot. Larson Family generously donates half of the proceeds to Pets Lifeline. It’s a blast!
To keep up the celebration of our 30th anniversary and give our feline friends their due we are going to continue our $30 adoption special for the cats and kittens through the month of August. We have a bevy of wonderful cats and kittens that are just waiting for their forever homes.
The Mobile Animal Center van from Sonoma County Animal Care and Control normally used at our monthly low cost spay/neuter events was doubled as our offsite adoption for the cats and kittens. It worked as planned and two little darlings went home that day.
Have you been thinking about adding some unconditional love to your household? Start at Pets Lifeline. Cheerio!