Do you want to be a vendor at our annual Doggy Derby event?
The important info :
Where: SPCA of Solano County shelter, 2200 Peabody Rd in Vacaville next to CSP Solano
When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016 noon – 4:30 pm (rain or shine)
Why: Promote responsible and active dog ownership and help raise funds for the SPCA.
If you are interested in being a vendor please complete this form and we will contact you!
- vendors will be given a designated 10’x10′ space, to be assigned in order of confirmed registration
- spaces will be located outdoors, either on paved lot, dirt lot/ground or grass
- vendors must provide their own canopies* (pop up tents), (if desired), tables and chairs. There is no electrical access. pop-up tents must be weighted and/or secured to the ground due to the likelihood of wind.
- vendors are responsible for their own set-up, employees and products
- vendors must arrive between 9:00 am and 10:30 am. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE CLEARED OUT OF EVENT AREA no later than 11:00 am, and moved to designated vendor parking area.
- vendors are expected to stay until the end of the event unless prior arrangements are approved.
- spaces must be vacated and cleaned up no later than 5:30 pm
- vendors will have their website listed on the SPCA website for 2 months before and after the event
- The SPCA of Solano County will not be responsible for any damage caused to any vendor’s set-up and/or product.
- Dog friendly, vaccinated dogs are welcome, but vendors must bring a crate or confinement for their pets (NO PETS MAY BE LEFT IN VEHICLES) when out of crate or pen dogs MUST be leashed at all times.
- Space is limited. Upon submission of this form and payment, reservation is completed
- Once we receive your form you will be contacted within 7 days and will need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $50 to reserve your space. Payment can be made by check, credit card or online.
***All canopies (pop up tents) must be weighted and/or secured to the ground due to the likelihood of wind***
Why is there a post about breast cancer on an animal related page you may ask?
Cancer affects everyone in some form at one time or another. You may have a friend, family member or yes even a pet that is stricken with the disease. Cancer sucks.
One of our staff members decided last year to participate in the Avon 39 Cancer walk. It takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area in July. 39 miles in two days. Each walker is required to raise a minimum of $1800. This walk is a little different the money raised stays local to help people in our area. Why is this relevant for an animal shelter blog? I am getting to that. While she and a volunteer are training for the walk we pulled a sweet terrier mix from the county shelter. Here is where it gets animal related.
She is a super sweet outgoing little dog. Many dogs are surrendered to shelters every day. Many of them with medical issues that the owner is unaware of or unable to afford care for the pet and decides to surrender it to a shelter. Sally was one of those. Sally had cancerous mammary masses on both sides of the mammary chain.
The masses could be removed but it was going to require two separate and very invasive surgical procedures. So the question becomes is it possible to do surgery? We felt that she deserved a chance. We sent her up to U.C. Davis for a consultation and they accepted her for surgery providing we would submit the masses for analysis. We did. It came back cancer.
The next question was are they still willing to do the second surgery for her?
The answer was yes.
She healed up from her first surgery and was ready to go up for the next round. This sweet girl always maintained her amazing attitude. She loves everyone. Her surgery was successful and she is off all medication and ready for her forever home.
There are a few points to the story.
1. Please spay or neuter your pets. Mammary or testicular cancer is almost non existent in dogs that are spayed or neutered. It is worth it. Sally’s condition could have been avoided.
2. Keep an eye on your pets and have any unusual bumps, lumps, or masses checked by your veterinarian.
Sally is now available for adoption and waiting for her forever home. She is a sweet little dog that seems to like just about everyone. Will you be Sally’s happily ever after??
These little cuties came to us here at the SPCA as strays. They look to be lab type mixes. They could be lab, mastiff, maybe a little pit maybe not. It is anyone’s guess. They will be large dogs probably over 60lbs.
They are about 9 weeks old and will be available after they are spayed and neutered next week. There are 2 males and 3 females.
Adoption fee for puppies is $350 and that includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations and a free well pet exam with a local veterinarian. All puppies are cleared by our shelter veterinarian before they are available for adoption.
We do not receive any funding and we survive and provide programs through adoption fees, fundraising events, and private donations.
These cuties are active puppies. Their favorite activity so far is to play tug.
How do I adopt one?
1. Everyone in the home needs to come and meet the puppy.
2. All dogs that currently live in the home need to come meet the puppy. Dogs coming to visit must have proof of current DHPP/Rabies vaccinations to meet with a puppy. NO EXCEPTIONS.
It is our job to keep them healthy and they are not yet fully vaccinated.
3. Bring proof in writing you can have a dog where you live. We need to see it. If you own your home you can show us a mortgage statement on your phone or bring a copy in. We don’t need to keep it just see it.
4. Fill out the puppy application. You can get one here Puppy Adoption Application
5. We do not “hold” puppies. If someone comes in that is a great home and they have everything they need the puppy will go with them. The best way to insure you get the one you want is to make sure and bring everything you need with you when you come to meet with them.
Yes you read that correctly. Free!
You are now thinking what is the catch. No catch. May 31, 2014 the SPCA of Solano County Spay/Neuter Clinic is celebrating “No Father’s Day” by neutering 150 male cats free of charge.
Our mission is to reduce the number of animals surrendered to municipal shelters by reducing the number of unwanted litters. This sponsored event will allow 150 male cats either pets, feral or rescue groups are welcome. Advance appointments are required.
To make an appointment by phone 707-448-8750 or 707-448-7722 or by email email@example.com
This is a huge thing to consider. Who will be the first pet to be spayed or neutered in the new clinic? This is not something to be taken lightly. We have decided that a contest is in order.
We want to hear your most moving rescue story and picture. We will post them on Facebook and the pet with the most moving story will get to be our first surgery. They winner will receive their spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, and a microchip at no cost. Not to mention the honor of being the very first surgery at our spay/neuter clinic!
Who will we choose?
Of course the pet needs to not yet be spayed or neutered and the owner needs to be able to drop the pet off at the SPCA of Solano County Spay/neuter clinic and pick the pet up that afternoon. We will also feature your pet on advertising materials, website, etc.
The pet can be a dog, cat or rabbit. To enter the contest you need to email a picture of your pet with their story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on Facebook, the top five story/pictures with the most likes will be in the finals and the winner will be chosen from those.
Why a contest?
We feel that this clinic has been a community project and we want the community to be part of the opening. It is our intention to reduce euthanasia rates in Solano County one spay (or neuter) at a time.
The retail store at the SPCA has been doing well and expanding so it was time for our first trip to the show.
SO here we go.
SuperZoo is the national show for pet retailers. If you want an animal related product they had it. Large, small, exotics, horses, EVERYTHING! The event attracted a record number of pet industry professionals and was held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. (That is where the vacation part came in) sort of.
I was completely overwhelmed with over 1000 exhibitors, grooming competitions, new product contests, and the seminars there is no possible way to see everything. We probably didn’t even see half of it. We had a map of the people we wanted to talk to and I think we did actually talk to most of them. This was our first SuperZoo and it won’t be the last.
The classes were fantastic. I did learn that we don’t have a lot of the problems many stores have because we are a shelter as well. The speakers had great ideas about promoting your business and partnering with local rescues (which is where we are different). We are fortunate enough to have people that believe in what we are doing and want to help.
Many of the speakers discussed the new advertising strategies that are now primarily social media platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. It was interesting to see the group of people who fear all things technology and stick with the yellow pages. I don’t even have a copy of the yellow pages.
We learned a lot and found a lot of great new items for the store. The discussion for next year SuperZoo has already begun. I’m not sure I will have recovered yet.