Category Archives: Fundraiser

Santa Paws is Coming to Town Again!

Santa Paws!This year, ODOG is partnering with local pet store Canine Comforts and Brotzeit Lokal to present out Sixth Annual Santa Paws benefit! Bring your kids, and bring your pups, and get your picture taken with Santa.
Then, stay for brunch, lunch, or a beer on Brotzeit’s dog-friendly patio. Brotzeit is a new, waterfront restaurant and biergarten, and the specialize in hard-to-find beers.
We’ve got a great, professional photographer lined up. We’re suggesting a $30 donation. You’ll get to sit with Santa and your dogs and/or kids. We’ll post the photos the next day online and email everyone the link.
DATE: Saturday, Dec. 21
TIME: 11 am – 3 pm
LOCATION: Brotzeit Lokal, 1000 Embarcadero
(behind the Homewood Suites, in the old Oyster Reef location).
SPONSORS:
Brotzeit Lokal: A great waterfront biergarten that serves German food, and hard-to-find beers on tap. And, they have a dog-friendly patio!
Canine Comforts: a pet boutique at Jack London Square, with great gifts!
Chickpea Photography Studio: A well-regarded photographer, who recently did work for Oakland Animal Services
Home Away From Home small dog boarding: A great, Oakland-based dog sitting service, specializing in smaller dogs, and seniors.

Pizza & Pooches: Space available: Join us!

We’re having an event to discuss the proposed Lakeview dog park, and get letters to City Council. Meet your fellow dog-lovers in a beautiful, sunny private garden. We will provide all the supplies, and pizza and snacks, too.

LOCATION: 373 Hanover Street, Oakland [map]

Date: Sunday, October 7th, 1 pm – 4 pm

What: Pizza, snacks, and other refreshments. Bring your laptop or iPad if you want to send a letter electronically.

Dogs: Very well-behaved dogs are invited to come, too. As this is a private garden, dogs who love to dig may want to stay home.

City Council candidate Sean Sullivan, a strong supporter of ODOG will be available to take your questions. Mary Scott and Susan Snyder, who collaborated on a beautiful book of historical photos of dogs will be signing their book as a fundraiser for ODOG ($15 for a copy).

Santa Paws is Coming to Town!

We’re all very excited about our next fun event: Santa Paws. It’s our fourth annual, and it’s always a great time. It’s being held at local Oakland institution, Sarber’s Cameras in the Montclair District. Bring your pups, and bring your kids to sit on Santa’s lap and get a photo! We’ll have some additional surprises, too.

Sarber’s is family-owned and has been serving the community for over 50 years! Come down and support ODOG and this wonderful community-minded shop.

EVENT DETAILS:

DATE: Sunday, December 11

TIME: 11 am – 3 pm

LOCATION: Sarber’s Cameras, 1958 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. MAP IT

PRICE: $30 for one 5″x7″ print. Additional prints extra.

Deadline Tonight: Dog Costume Photo Contest!

Get those photos in by midnight for a chance to win a gift certificate to Paws & Claws!!

Pre-Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser DOG COSTUME PHOTO CONTEST!!

TO ENTER: post a picture on the facebook wall of Lakeview Dog Play Area of your dog in costume

PRIZES: $10 gift certificate to PAWS AND CLAWS pet store (sponsor of our fundraiser on 10/28); and your pic gets to be on Lakeview Dog’s marquee (under the logo).

EXTRA POINTS: caption your pic with your dog’s name. You can also mention why this off-leash area would be important to you.

DEADLINE: Tonight at midnight pacific.

JUDGES: Michelle Dong, Terry Boom, and Paul Vidican.

 

Some Spooky Fun (and prizes!)

Pre-Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser
DOG COSTUME PHOTO CONTEST!!

TO ENTER: post a picture on the facebook wall of Lakeview Dog Play Area of your dog in costume

PRIZES: $10 gift certificate to PAWS AND CLAWS pet store (sponsor of our fundraiser on 10/28); and your pic gets to be on Lakeview Dog’s marquee (under the logo).

EXTRA POINTS: caption your pic with your dog’s name. You can also mention why this off-leash area would be important to you.

DEADLINE: Wed., Oct 19th at midnight pacific.

JUDGES: Michelle Dong, Terry Boom, and Paul Vidican.

 

BACKGROUND ON THE LAKEVIEW DOG PLAY AREA PROJECT

Were you aware that if one of your dog’s paws touches grass in most of Oakland’s parks, you could get a ticket?

For more than ten years, a committed group of canine loving volunteers has been going through Oakland’s byzantine system to build an off-leash area for neighbors near Lake Merritt, in a largely UNUSED spot by I-580. It’s been approved several times by Oakland city departments, and was included in the Adams Point Urban Design Plan and the Lake Merritt Master Plan. It would be used daily by nearby residents, many of whom are elderly and without access to any place to socialize with their companion animals and other like-minded people. The plan would also add year-round flowers and several trees to what is now a patchy yellowish lawn.

Recently, a small but very vocal group has stepped up to oppose this much-needed amenity. They are claiming it will be an eyesore, an unattractive place, unsafe for children  … they are using every scare tactic to whip up fear and make this fall through, We need your help to make this park a reality!

EASY WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Join the Facebook page for this project. There’s strength in numbers, and more supporters sends a message to City Hall.

Visit the website for this project, get informed, and spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

Fix Our Fence Party & Fundraiser

TODAY’S THE DAY TO GATHER at Joaquin Miller Dog Park Saturday September 17 from noon to 3 to raise money a new gate system–one that is user friendly.

Party Fun Includes

  • Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest
  • Prize for the Cutest Tail
  • Swap Meet for Dog Toys & Gear
  • BBQ by Monaghan’s on the Hill
  • A Chance to Sing “Take Me Out to the Dog Park”
  • Door Prizes
  • Meet New Dogs & People

If we raise $5000 for user-friendly gates on wheels the dog park can stay open many more days and hours during the summer because we can do our clean-up and de-commission the dog park just a few HOURS before each event instead of being closed for entire weekends.  No more waiting for city staff. With the rolling gate the dog park will be open more hours every summer.

Fix Our Fence Party & Fundraiser

The Best Dogs in Town will gather at Joaquin Miller Dog Park Saturday September 17 from noon to 3 to raise money a new gate system–one that is user friendly.

Party Fun Includes

  • Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest
  • Prize for the Cutest Tail
  • Swap Meet for Dog Toys & Gear
  • BBQ by Monaghan’s on the Hill
  • A Chance to Sing “Take Me Out to the Dog Park”
  • Door Prizes
  • Meet New Dogs & People

If we raise $5000 for user-friendly gates on wheels the dog park can stay open many more days and hours during the summer because we can do our clean-up and de-commission the dog park just a few HOURS before each event instead of being closed for entire weekends.  No more waiting for city staff. With the rolling gate the dog park will be open more hours every summer.

Fix Our Fence Party & Fundraiser

The Best Dogs in Town will gather at Joaquin Miller Dog Park Saturday September 17 from noon to 3 to raise money a new gate system–one that is user friendly.

Party Fun Includes

  • Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest
  • Prize for the Cutest Tail
  • Swap Meet for Dog Toys & Gear
  • BBQ by Monaghan’s on the Hill
  • A Chance to Sing “Take Me Out to the Dog Park”
  • Door Prizes
  • Meet New Dogs & People

If we raise $5000 for user-friendly gates on wheels the dog park can stay open many more days and hours during the summer because we can do our clean-up and de-commission the dog park just a few HOURS before each event instead of being closed for entire weekends.  No more waiting for city staff. With the rolling gate the dog park will be open more hours every summer.

Dog Park Days Were Great!

Our Pet Food Express fundraiser is now over. We had a blast! We met so many cool people, and sold a lot of cupcakes! Big big thanks go to:

  • Pet Food Express:  Their generosity is only matched by their amazing employees. Everywhere we were, the PFX employees were gracious, friendly, and very helpful. Please support this great, local company!
  • Dirty Dogs Hikes and Outings: They were there all weekend, washing dogs, selling cookies, and having an infectious spirit. Dogs love these folks! Your first hike with them is free, and they’ll even hook up a camera to your dog so you can go along virtually!
We’ve got more exciting events coming up, so stay tuned!