The summer long Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts have begun at Gabrielson Park in Sausalito.  Hosted by City of Sausalito, the free Friday night concerts are scheduled from June 1st through August 24th, from 6:30 to 8 P.M.  A complete list of bands and food sponsors can be found on the City of Sausalito website– http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/index.aspx?page=809 Great music, great view, and generally a wonderful way to spend those Friday nights this summer!

On August 3rd, Andre Theirry and Zydeco Magic will be performing and the Friends of the Sausalito Dog Park will be sponsoring the food booth.  Proceeds from our food booth will be used to maintain and improve the Dog Park–a cause that is near and dear to all of us.  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you’d like to volunteer to help us with this event, please email us at: sausalitodogpark@gmail.com


Taste of the Wild, Kirkland, 4Health, Premium Edge, Professional, Country Value, Natural Balance, Wellness, Canidae, Nature’s Domain Dog Food Recall …..

Diamond Pet Foods expanded a voluntary recall for pet food

other related links … http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/07/us-usa-salmonella-dogfood-idUSBRE84407X20120507

http://diamondpetrecall.com/ 

Brands included in the recall include:
    * Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
    * Country Value
    * Diamond
    * Diamond Naturals
    * Premium Edge
    * Professional
    * 4Health
    * Taste of the Wild
    * Natural Balance
* Wellness Large Breed Puppy
* Canidae Dog
* Nature’s Domain
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Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella. We are working with the CDC, but due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment further.

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 (AP) Calif. governor, first dog campaign for pet plates (05-02) 15:56 PDT Los Angeles, CA (AP) The governor and his first dog are stepping up to the plate. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill giving pet lovers more time to sell specialty license plates. Supporters need to pre-sell 7,500 plates before the pet lovers plate can be cast. The campaign needs to sell about 3,000 more plates. On Wednesday, Brown and his Welsh corgi, Sutter, appeared at a Petco store with actor Pierce Brosnan and TV “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Milan to promote plate sales. Money from sales will be used to pay for free or low-cost spay and neuter programs around the state. Supporters say that will help reduce the pet population and decrease the euthanasia rate. Using his own dog and cat as models, Brosnan painted the artwork for the plate. ——– Copyright 2012 AP

 

The original article can be found on SFGate.com here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2012/05/02/state/n155622D37.DTL

 

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The California Pet Lover’s License plate, sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Board, provides an easy way for pet lovers to help reduce pet overpopulation. Proceeds from the plate provide funding for free or low-cost spay & neuter surgeries across California, and also help to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering.

 

By ordering the California Pet Lover’s License Plate today, you guarantee your place among the first drivers to display the new plate on your vehicle.

click on here  for more info from California website


The sun shone gloriously in Sausalito at Gabrielson Park last Saturday, April 21st, at the third, annual Barkers by the Bay “Cutest Canine Contest” hosted by the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce.  Two-legged and four-legged spectators and contestants enjoyed the K-9 Karnival which consisted of booths from the Marin Humane Society, Pet Food Express, Jennie’s Potraits, the Marin School,  Shampooch, and the “Bowser Bar” (courtesy of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce).  The food booth was organized and staffed by volunteers from the Sausalito Remington Dog Park–Jean, Wayne, Mike, Neil, Kim, and Ted.  Proceeds from food sales benefited the Dog Park.

The “official” pooch contestants (and parents) were led past the judges in the “Parade of Pooches.”  In the six  contests, Best of Show awards were given to:

POOCH                                  PARENT(S)                                                            CONTEST

1. Emma                               Lin Ivice                                                                 People’s Choice

(determined by ballots cast at the Spinnaker Restaurant prior to 12 noon on 4/21)

2. Little Pants                     Kellie Montes/Stacey Arias                                      Small Breed

3. Rocky                               Josh Wolfe                                                             Medium Breed

4. Ava                                  Titam Kessler                                                         Large Breed

5. Molly Malone                    Camille Peterson                                                    Best Dressed

(as a cheerleader)

6. Gus and Mick                    Susan Frank                                                          Cutest Canine Couple

Most of the dogs were happy to have water available and many enjoyed free canine ice cream (donated by Pet Express) as well.  Everyone enjoyed strolling together in the park in the Sausalito sun.  Although there were only six  official awards, in our hearts, we know that all of the beautiful canine contestants (and even the canine spectators) were winners!

It’s official!!  Barkers by the Bay has been declared an annual event by Sausalito’s mayor, Mike Kelley!

Anyone who would like to email pictures of the event to us (sausalitodogpark@gmail.com) is welcome to do so.

 



On Wednesday, April 11th, Governor Brown’s proposal to repeal provisions of California’s animal shelter law (the Hayden Law) was rejected by a Senate budget panel.  However, the crisis is far from over.  Read more at:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/04/senate-panel-keeps-california-animal-shelter-mandate-alive-for-now.html.


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