Event Calendar

Jul
26
Wed
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Jul 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States

Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm

Jul
29
Sat
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Join us every Saturday (some exceptions for holidays) from 11am–12pm at the Central Santa Rosa Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Central Santa Rosa Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Inside the Children’s Library Section
Every Saturday 11am–12pm
tel: 707.545.0831

Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Saturday (8-16 weeks old), 1:00-1:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 8 – 16 weeks
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom | Mexico

Meet adoptable house rabbits in our fun classroom every Saturday from 2-4 PM. All of the bunnies are friendly, spayed/neutered and litter-box trained. Talk with knowledgeable people about living with house rabbits. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, you can bring your fixed bunny to play with new friends and maybe go home with a new love. Watch our bunnies on YouTube.

Jul
30
Sun
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Sunday (4-6 months old), 12:00-12:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 4 to 6 months
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Pups & Pinot @ Pech Merle Tasting Room
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Paws for a cause to Benefit the Sonoma Humane Society!

pech merle

It’s Yappy Hour at Pech Merle on July 30th for our guests and their favorite Pech Pups! The grill will be fired up with gourmet sausage, accompanied by seasonal side salads and sweet treats while our furried friends sample an array of Organic Pup Treats. This is also your chance to enter our Pech Pup Calendar Contest – the top twelve pups will be selected for our 2018 Pech Pup Calendar!

If you’re still hungry after the event, head to Diavola or Catelli’s (both allow dogs on their patios) and receive complimentary corkage on your bottle of Pech Merle. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Sonoma Humane Society. This is your chance to give back to the most selfless being in your life, your pup!

Wine Club Members $15
General Admission $25
Dogs $0

TICKETS!
Aug
2
Wed
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States

Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm

Aug
4
Fri
Wags, Whiskers & Wine @ Trentadue Winery
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wags, Whiskers & Wine @ Trentadue Winery | Geyserville | California | United States

Wags, Whiskers & Wine is our premier fundraising gala held every summer. Enjoy fine wines and brews, a gourmet dinner, and enchanting desserts. Bid on wonderful silent and live auction items, visit with animals, mingle with other animal lovers from our community, and learn more about what makes Sonoma Humane Society so special!

This is an event you won’t want to miss! Proceeds from the Wags, Whiskers & Wine Gala help to provide medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, socialization, adoption services, and abundant love for all the animals at our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg Centers.

Friday, August 4, 2017
5:30pm – 9pm
Trentadue Winery
19170 Geyserville Ave.
Geyserville, CA

Tickets
Individual Tickets: $175
(Includes champagne welcome & valet parking)

VIP Sponsor Table (10 people): $2,000
(Includes tickets for 10, champagne welcome, valet parking, premier seating, table sign and program listing)

Aug
5
Sat
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Join us every Saturday (some exceptions for holidays) from 11am–12pm at the Central Santa Rosa Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Central Santa Rosa Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Inside the Children’s Library Section
Every Saturday 11am–12pm
tel: 707.545.0831

Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Saturday (8-16 weeks old), 1:00-1:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 8 – 16 weeks
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom | Mexico

Meet adoptable house rabbits in our fun classroom every Saturday from 2-4 PM. All of the bunnies are friendly, spayed/neutered and litter-box trained. Talk with knowledgeable people about living with house rabbits. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, you can bring your fixed bunny to play with new friends and maybe go home with a new love. Watch our bunnies on YouTube.

Aug
6
Sun
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Sunday (4-6 months old), 12:00-12:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 4 to 6 months
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Aug
9
Wed
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Aug 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States

Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm

Aug
12
Sat
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Join us every Saturday (some exceptions for holidays) from 11am–12pm at the Central Santa Rosa Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Central Santa Rosa Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Inside the Children’s Library Section
Every Saturday 11am–12pm
tel: 707.545.0831

Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Saturday (8-16 weeks old), 1:00-1:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 8 – 16 weeks
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom | Mexico

Meet adoptable house rabbits in our fun classroom every Saturday from 2-4 PM. All of the bunnies are friendly, spayed/neutered and litter-box trained. Talk with knowledgeable people about living with house rabbits. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, you can bring your fixed bunny to play with new friends and maybe go home with a new love. Watch our bunnies on YouTube.

Aug
13
Sun
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Sunday (4-6 months old), 12:00-12:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 4 to 6 months
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Aug
16
Wed
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Aug 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States

Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm

Aug
19
Sat
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Join us every Saturday (some exceptions for holidays) from 11am–12pm at the Central Santa Rosa Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Central Santa Rosa Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Inside the Children’s Library Section
Every Saturday 11am–12pm
tel: 707.545.0831

Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Saturday (8-16 weeks old), 1:00-1:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 8 – 16 weeks
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom | Mexico

Meet adoptable house rabbits in our fun classroom every Saturday from 2-4 PM. All of the bunnies are friendly, spayed/neutered and litter-box trained. Talk with knowledgeable people about living with house rabbits. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, you can bring your fixed bunny to play with new friends and maybe go home with a new love. Watch our bunnies on YouTube.

Aug
20
Sun
Dog Workshop: Enriching Your Dog’s Life Through Play! @ Healdsburg Center for Animals
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dog Workshop: Enriching Your Dog’s Life Through Play! @ Healdsburg Center for Animals | Healdsburg | California | United States

Join us for a fun and informative workshop with certified professional dog trainer Mik Moeller! Mik will introduce creative techniques for  making the most of interactive playtime with your dog and low-cost enrichment ideas that engage all five of your dog’s senses. You’ll also learn how to use enrichment to build confidence and enhance the life of your shy, senior, reactive or rehabilitating dog.

  • Cost $85 per person, call 707-542-3617 to see if eligible for discounted price of $75.00
  • Seminar is 6 hours with a 1 hour lunch
  • Snacks will be available

About Mik Moeller:
Mik Moeller, CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA is a professional certified dog trainer. He worked at the San Francisco SPCA as the canine behavior specialist for 18 years and is a recognized expert in dog-dog aggression and enrichment. He recently moved to Arizona and is currently working at the Arizona Humane Society as the Canine Behavior/Welfare Specialist.

Mik is a graduate of the renowned San Francisco SPCA Dog Training Academy and was awarded special certification for dog-dog aggression in 2002 by Jean Donaldson. Mik frequently writes articles and lectures both nationally and internationally on leash reactivity, canine body language, dog play, off leash dog aggression, dog park etiquette and how to work with shy/fearful dogs. He also developed and taught the Reactive Rover dog training classes. Mik is a co-founder of the Dog Walking Academy at DogTEC.

Space is limited for this workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Sunday (4-6 months old), 12:00-12:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 4 to 6 months
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Aug
23
Wed
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Aug 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States

Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm

Aug
26
Sat
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Join us every Saturday (some exceptions for holidays) from 11am–12pm at the Central Santa Rosa Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Central Santa Rosa Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Inside the Children’s Library Section
Every Saturday 11am–12pm
tel: 707.545.0831

Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Saturday (8-16 weeks old), 1:00-1:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 8 – 16 weeks
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Read to a Dog @ The Healdsburg Center
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ The Healdsburg Center | Healdsburg | California | United States

Join us every 4th Saturday of the month at the Healdsburg Center for Animals for our Read to a Dog Program! Bring a book (we will also provide a limited selection of books) and settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Healdsburg Center for Animals
555 Westside Road @ Bacchus Landing Way
Healdsburg, CA 95448
tel: 707.431.3386

Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom | Mexico

Meet adoptable house rabbits in our fun classroom every Saturday from 2-4 PM. All of the bunnies are friendly, spayed/neutered and litter-box trained. Talk with knowledgeable people about living with house rabbits. On the first and third Saturdays of every month, you can bring your fixed bunny to play with new friends and maybe go home with a new love. Watch our bunnies on YouTube.

Aug
27
Sun
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

Every Sunday (4-6 months old), 12:00-12:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room.

Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a safe way to socialize and often creates behavioral issues as the pup matures.

We offer a safe environment for your pup to learn appropriate social skills and be comfortable around new dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will also be exposed to new situations that will become just part of a normal day for puppy instead of a scary event.

Ages: 4 to 6 months
Cost: $10 per class
Registration required (Click the Puppy tab)

Please be sure to read these class guidelines prior to coming for your first class.

Aug
30
Wed
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States

Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Benefits of Read to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!

Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Every Wednesday 3:30–4:30pm

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