Happy holidays Sonoma! With Thanksgiving so late this year, it does feel like we have been hurled right into the Christmas season, doesn’t it?
Last weekend we had our annual Santa Paws at the Sonoma Community Center and it was fabulous. More than 70 dogs (and cats) came to get their picture taken with the man himself who started the day out complete with little elven sidekicks. The elves had to take their leave and get busy making toys, but Santa stayed and kept his holly jolly going through chihuahuas, bulldogs, king charles spaniels, dobermans and some very confused cats. What a blessing we are to have such a Santa. Big love out to our own board treasurer (aka Santa), Joe Orlando.
And a very special thanks to Scandia Bakery and Basque Boulangerie who donated some very delicious holiday treats for all our guests.
This Sunday, Dec. 8, our holiday fundraiser, Miracle on 8th Street at The Lodge at Sonoma, is going to be a blast. Stephan Stubbins and Brooke Tansley from Transcendence Theatre will be honoring us with a special holiday performance.
The food will be out of this world scrumptious with beef tenderloin, sea bass or vegetarian strudel as entree selections finished with a chocolate bread pudding.
And to conclude our entertainment for the evening prior to our live auction, we’ll be having the first ever in Sonoma, “haute dog” couture holiday fashion show. There will be some stylish canines presented on a 20-foot runway with fashion commentary. This is a not to be missed spectacular parade of precious pooches. VIP tickets are sold out, but dinner tickets are on sale through our website or by phone at 996-4577, ext. 110, through Saturday, Dec. 7.
And as all our events are ultimately about the animals, we have our Home for the Holidays adoption special on right now with all cats and kittens over 4 months only $25 and adult dogs at $100. We have some great dogs at the shelter. We just got in four adorable 6-week-old lab mix puppies, two sweet little chuggles (chi/pug mix) and of course the sister spaniels, Maggie and Daisy. We have one of three black labs, Bessie, left that came in as a trio about three months ago. All of these doggies need a home for the holidays and for every holiday, so please come meet them. Love dogs, but adopting is not right for you at the moment? Learn more about our foster program where you can make such a significant difference in a dog’s life. Most of the dogs that come to us are traumatized, either because they’re lost or abandoned, or in a case where an owner surrenders their animal to us, they cannot figure out how and why they are suddenly in this strange place with other dogs. Even in a home can reduce their stress and anxiety. If you think this might be something you’d like to find out more about, call 996-4577, ext. 105.
And just when we were sure the kitten season was over, in comes six little ones over the past three weeks, the latest on Monday, a 6-week-old tabby. So we’ve got a few kittens still left, lots of beautiful kittens and a bunch of adult cats. Hope to see you all on Sunday at The Lodge. Peace, love and paws.