Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2nd Annual Milgard presents: Mutts & Motors Car Show!
This event will be held Rain or Shine Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9 am – 2 pm. Registrants must arrive between 7 – 8 am the morning of the 19th and be set up no later than 8:30. We are looking forward to seeing you!!
ALL proceeds from the Mutts & Motors Car Show goes directly to the SPCA of Solano County to help care for the animals waiting for their forever homes!
$20 Pre-Registration ( Must be submitted by May 1, 2018)
$30 Registration (May 2nd – May 6, 2018)
Includes: Registration, 2 raffle tickets, 1 lunch and a goodie bag.
**Parking is first come, first serve. Space is limited please register early**
No alcohol is permitted on the premises
It’s a problem everywhere…
If you go into ANY shelter and look at the dogs you will see a MAJORITY of them are pits and chihuahuas. Many communities have programs that help owners spay or neuter these breeds of dogs trying to help reduce the number of them that end up in shelters.
The SPCA of Solano County decided that we had to do something.
So here we go…
The SPCA of Solano County is offering (on a limited basis) spay/neuter surgeries for pit bull and chihuahua dogs.
There are some guidelines that must be followed.
- This program is for OWNED pets of Solano County residents, no rescue or shelter pets are eligible for this program.
- Anyone taking advantage of this program is required to show proof of residency and will be required to license the dog in Solano County at the time surgery is performed. There are NO EXCEPTIONS for this.
- All inquires must be made here online and not through the spay/neuter clinic or SPCA. Click here for appointment information.
- All dogs MUST be between 3 – 6 MONTHS of age and appear to be in good health.
- All surgeries will be performed in our spay/neuter clinic by a licensed veterinarian by appointment only.
- One pet per household.
This is not a free service but a low-cost option.
The cost for each dog is $60 and that includes the surgery, e-collar, rabies vaccine, pain medication to go home and 1 year Solano County dog license.
*program may end at any time without notice*
*Surgery will not be performed if veterinarian feels dog is not healthy enough for the procedure*
This form must be submitted for an appointment.
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***
This event is SOLD OUT!!
Thank you to everyone that is participating this year. Check back for photos.
3rd Annual No Father’s Day at the SPCA
It is that time of year again. The SPCA of Solano County holds an annual event through our spay/neuter clinic that neuters 150 male cats for free.
This year the event takes place Sunday, June 12th. You must be signed up and receive confirmation and a drop off time to participate. All cats that are participating MUST be in PLASTIC CRATES for safety reasons. Cardboard boxes or cats carried in will not be accepted.
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??
If you need to surrender your pet please fill out the form below and be as thorough as possible. Our staff will contact you by phone or email usually within 24-48 hours. Submitting this form DOES NOT guarantee that we will be able to accept your animal. Our ability to take in animals depends on multiple factors. Please do not wait until re-homing your pet is an immediate problem. Make sure you start looking for options before you are “out of time”. Many shelters and rescues operate at capacity and don’t always have the room or ability to take in your animal. Use resources like Facebook groups or relatives, friends etc, as a potential home for your pet. The SPCA of Solano County is a limited intake shelter and we can only take in animals when we have availability.