See the Olate Dogs Saturday at film fest

Holy Olate Dogs Sonoma! We are having such a blast hosting the Olate Dogs and their humans at the shelter. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, please come to the children’s program at the Film Festival from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, where they will perform after their film, “Le Sauvetage.”

The children’s program also screens a sweet film titled, “Fortissimo” and will feature an amazing performance from Everybody is a Star led by the one and only Nicholas Olate. This show is courtesy of local producer Howard Sapper and Halo, Purely for Pets. Children under 12 are free and only $10 for adults.

I know I mentioned this in my last column, but Pets Lifeline is so grateful to Halo for their incredible donation to the shelter of 10,000 meals of Spot’s Stew through FreeKibbile.com. It’s gourmet dining for the cats and dogs for months. Halo has an incredible product line that is made with all natural ingredients to promote good health in cats and dogs.

We are still looking for a home for our sweet Bessie. She is the lab/boxer mix who is the mother of my dog Doc. We just don’t know why she is still here. She is an absolute doll who adores all things on two legs (kangaroos are the exception). She does not do well with anything on four legs and needs to be in a home with no other animal. She is awesome with all people and kids. If you are currently petless and looking for some unconditional love to last the ages, please come meet our wonderful Bessie girl.

We also have a pretty cute little 8-week-old puppy named Bruno. A very unusual greyish/brown lab/spaniel/doodly mix with brilliant blue eyes. He will be available soon pending a health check but we will take applications if you are interested. We also just took in five very nice dogs from another shelter. Two min-pin mixes, one tan and one black and tan, and another small chi mix. There are also two beautiful medium sized dogs that are bazenji/terrier/shepherd mixes or as we like to call them American Shelter Dogs. Please come to the shelter to meet our dogs. Feel free to talk to any staff if you have any questions.

We are just waiting with kitten chow for the first of the kittens to come in. We are at an all time low and have been transferring some of our adult cats to other shelters who are also low. Could it be that all our spay/neuter efforts are working? Wow! Wouldn’t that be great.

On other event fronts, please join the more than 20 nonprofit organizations of Executive Director’s Round Table on April 16 at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Volunteer Sonoma. The event is sponsored by Rabobank with generous in kind contributions from Whole Foods, the Sonoma Index-Tribune and the Sonoma Sun. The first 100 people get a free box lunch from Whole Foods.

Then, on Saturday, April 26, the Echelon Gran Fondo of Sonoma hits the Plaza. Please support yours truly’s Ride For The Animals as I traverse the 40-mile ride. Go to petslifeline.org or call 996-4577, ext. 106, to make your donation today.

Then the following Friday, May 2, is the fourth annual Pets Lifeline’s ladies luncheon, Tailwags and Handbags at Buena Vista Winery. Tickets are also available on the website or at 996-4577, ext. 110.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Peace, love and paws!