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Pets and Wildlife: Bay Area adoptions, other events as of Feb. 22 and beyond

Bay Area News Group Archives The Dancing Cat offers a 75-minute yoga session among adoptable cats and kittens on Saturday, Feb. 26 in San Jose.

  • Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue: Looking to adopt a companion bird? Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue will have birds available for adoption from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25, at Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek. Volunteers will be available to answer questions.
  • Rabbit adoptions: Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue holds adoption events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, at Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek.
  • Golden State Greyhound Adoption: Visit volunteers, meet their greyhounds and learn how they make wonderful companions. Noon-2 p.m. Feb. 26. Pet Food Express, 1388 South California St., Walnut Creek.
  • Owl You Need is Love: Animal encounters, activities and crafts help children (with an adult), ages 2-5, connect to the natural world. 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 27. Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. $10 for the first child ($20 for nonmembers), $6 for each additional child ages 2 and older. Children younger than two are free.
  • Volunteer Orientation at Hopalong: Attend a volunteer orientation and learn about becoming a volunteer at Hopalong Animal Rescue. There are a variety of ways to help including fostering animals, helping at mobile adoptions, office work, transporting animals, cat and kitten care, and more. 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 1. Hopalong Animal Rescue, 945 22nd Ave., Oakland. 510-267-1915, ext. 103.
  • Pitbulls in Pajamas Adoption Party: Meet Pitbull/Pitbull mix dogs available for adoption at a pajamas party. The dogs will be dressed in pajamas and the shelter will be serving party snacks. All Pitbull and Pitbull mix adoptions will be sponsored by SantaCon. There is a $17 dog license fee for Hayward residents only. Cats, bunnies, and other breeds of dogs will also be available for adoption. 1-7 p.m. March 4. Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court. 510-293-7200.
  • Off-Leash Dog Recall and Safety: Learn skills to train your dog to hike off-leash and how you can be a more conscientious trail user. Practice as a group during a short hike. The class is suitable only for social dogs that are good with dogs and people and do not hunt. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 4 (Tilden); 1-2:30 p.m. March 19 (Tilden), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 1 (Wildcat), 1-2:30 p.m. April 16 (Wildcat). Registration required. $35-$39.
  • Meet the Bunnies: Meet farm rabbits and learn why they have big ears, their favorite food and how they communicate. 11:30 a.m.-noon March 4. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont.
  • Snakes, Stories and Spirals: Meet the snakes that call Coyote Hills their home. Create a snake spiral craft to take home. 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 5. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont.
  • Lovely Bugs and Lady Beetles: Explore bugs around the park and learn why farmers love lady bugs’ ferocious appetites but birds can’t stomach this beetle. 10-11 a.m. March 5. Big Break, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley.
  • Outdoor Discoveries/Nature Grubs: Preschool and home school science series: 10-11:30 a.m. every other Monday, Sunol Visitor Center, 1895 Geary Road. March 6: Reading Nature’s News. March 20: Nibbling On Nature. April 3: The Reason For a Flower. April 17: Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Registration required. $6-$8.
  • Learn why rabbits are great hoppers and how they use their long ears to sense danger during Rabbit Rendezvous at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. (Courtesy of Peninsula Humane Society)

    Rabbit Rendezvous: Learn why rabbits are great hoppers and how they use their long ears to sense danger. 10:30-11 a.m. March 5, 10:30-11 a.m. March 19, and 1-1:30 p.m. April 5. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont.

  • Monday Mutt Days: Every Monday in March, dog owners and their furry friends can enjoy free, festivities in Bay Street’s Center Plaza including obedience training consultations, nail trimming, canine caricatures, dress up pooch photo booth, stupid pet tricks contests, a pet psychic, and more. All dogs must be on leash and have a friendly disposition. 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, March 6-27. Bay Street Emeryville, 5616 Bay St.
  • Maine Coon Cat Adoptions: Cat adoptions held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10. Wild Birds Unlimited, 692 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill.
  • Spring Forward For Frogs: Family friendly frog activities and adventures to celebrate these amazing amphibians. 1-3 p.m. March 11. Sunol Visitor Center, 1895 Geary Road.
  • Llamas: Learn how to groom, feed, lead and interact positively with specially trained llamas, under the guidance of Geo, a “Llama Michie,” with more than 25 years’ experience. Parent participation required for ages 8-17. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 11, March 25, April 8, April 21; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 12, March 26, April 9, April 22, April 23. Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland. Registration required. $35-$39.
  • Meet the Chickens: Learn where chickens lay their eggs, how they sleep and more. Meet at the chicken coop. 10:30-11 a.m. March 11; March 26; April 2, April 23; and April 29. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont.
  • Farmyard Story Time: Join the story circle for some classic barnyard tales before visiting the main characters. 1-2 p.m. March 11. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont.
  • Melody of the Meadowlark: Help search for spring birds in the park. Big Break Regional Shoreline, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley.
  • Bountiful Birds: Learn fun facts about frantic feathers, big beaks, tough talons, whistling wings and exquisite eggs. 2-3 p.m. March 12. Big Break Regional Shoreline, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley.
  • Wonders of Wetlands: Explore this wetlands habitat with dip nets, binoculars and fun scavenger hunts. For ages 6 and older. 10-11:30 a.m. March 18. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont.
  • Garden Birds: Walk through the gardens and woodlots of Ardenwood Historic Farm in search of early spring migrants. Beginners welcome. No Ardenwood admission fee. 8-9:30 a.m. March 19. Ardenwood, 34600 Fremont.
  • Business of Saving Lives: ARF presents its 13th annual conference for animal welfare professionals and volunteers. Sessions from industry leaders explore best practices and trends in adoptions, shelter wellness, community programs and behavior. The new networking lunch format provides opportunities for added sharing during breakout discussions. Formal tours of ARF’s shelter will be offered to all attendees. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 25, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek. $40. $45 after March 3. Registration.
  • Budding Birders: Through playful activities kids 7 and older learn the basics of bird identification and foster an appreciation of our feathered friends. 10-11:30 a.m. March 25. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road. Fremont.
  • Owl Pellet Dissection: Explore Barn Owls and their digestive contents. Pluck apart owl pellets to discover what the prey tells us about the predators. 2-3 p.m. March 26. Big Break Regional Shoreline, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley.
  • Faces of Wildlife Gala: Tickets are now available for the Seventh Annual Faces of Wildlife Gala which benefits Lindsay Wildlife Experience. The experience will have live animals, a gala signature cocktail, artists sketching animals and live auctions. April 1, Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. $250 and up.
  • Tuesday Birds: Take a “peep” into the lives of shorebirds before they migrate north to their breed grounds. Observe their habitats and survival strategies. Beginners welcome; binoculars available to borrow.7:30-9:30 a.m. April 4. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda.
  • Leapin’ Lizards: Kids 8 and older learn all about blue bellies and alligator lizards on an easy 1.5-mile hike. 1:30-3 p.m. April 9. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont.
  • Zoovie Night: Families are invited to put on their pajamas, bring pillows, blankets and chairs and snuggle up in the auditorium for an animal or nature-themed movie. Meet some nocturnal animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo’s costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own treats. 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 14: “WALL-E.” Preregistration required. $7 per person. Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. 510-632-9525, ext. 220, educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org.
  • Community Concern for Cats: CC4C, an all volunteer cat rescue organization serving Contra Costa County for 30 years, holds kitten and cat adoption events on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at three locations: Pet Food Express, 3610 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, and Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek.
  • All Ears Reading: Free program for children in first through fifth grade is offered year-round at several Contra Costa County library locations. Young readers are paired with a Pet Hug Pack therapy dog to help improve skills, instill confidence, and develop a love of reading. Preregistration required. Lafayette Library: 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 925-385-2280. Moraga Library: 4-5 p.m. fourth Thursdays monthly, 1500 St. Mary’s Road. 925-376-6852. Ygnacio Valley Library: 3-4 p.m. fourth Tuesdays monthly, 2661 Oak Grove Road. 925-938-1481. http://bit.ly/2fPhmiR.
  • Maine Coon Cat Adoptions: Cat adoptions held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. first weekends monthly at Pet Food Express, 3868 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.
  • Kitty Corner: Contra Costa Humane Society’s Kitty Corner is an onsite, free-roam shelter where potential adopters can spend time with cats in a relaxed, living room type environment and find a pet that best suits their lifestyle. All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and FeLV/FIV tested (over 6 months of age). Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Monday, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, noon-3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 171 Mayhew Way, Pleasant Hill, Suite 101.
  • Pet Ambassadors Club: This monthly pet education series for kids of all ages offers activities like teach how to be respectful with animals, how to read animal emotions, and making animal-themed crafts to take home. 1-2 p.m. third Saturday of the month. Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. 510-523-7768.
  • Animal Feeding at Ardenwood: Check for eggs, bring hay to the livestock and learn the animals’ favorite foods. 3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 510-544-2797.
  • Fish Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. 3-3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187. Reservations.
  • Women on Common Ground: Series of naturalist-led programs for women who love the outdoors but whose concern for personal safety keeps them from enjoying local parks. For a schedule of events, call 510-544-3243 or kcolbert@ebparks.org.
  • Free Fridays: Lindsay Wildlife Experience will offer free general admission from noon to 5 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. Lindsay Wildlife Experience is located at 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek.
  • Delta Discoveries: Discover the wonders of the Delta through hands-on arts and crafts activities. Explore a different wetland wonder each week. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Big Break, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley.
  • Talk With the Animals: Get up close and personal to the animals that call the Little Farm and Nature Area their home. A different animal will be featured each day. 11-11:30 a.m. Sundays, Tilden Nature Area, Environmental Education Center at Tilden Park, Berkeley. March 5: Pigs. March 12: Sheep. March 19: Turtles. March 26: Crows. April 2: Goats. April 9: Snakes. April 16: Rabbits. April 23: Chickens. April 30: Spiders.
  • Animeals: The Valley Humane Society operates a pet food pantry that provides regular free meals for dogs and cats of seniors and low-income families. Donations of wet or dry dog and cat food are always accepted, even if opened or recently expired and can be dropped off during open hours at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton. Pet-related items such as litter, treats, and toys are also needed. Pet food distribution takes places through partnerships with local food banks: Pleasanton: Valley Bible Church, first Thursdays monthly, 7106 Johnson Drive. Livermore: Tri-Valley Haven, third Wednesdays monthly, 3663 Pacific Ave.
  • Vaccination and Microchip Clinics: Low-cost clinics provide vaccinations for rabies, FVRCP and DHPP, as well as microchips — a permanent form of companion animal identification. 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Coyote Point Shelter Auditorium, 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo. 650-340-7022, ext. 665.
  • Obedience Classes: PHS/SPCA offers year-round obedience classes (except in December). Classes are six or eight one-hour sessions and limited to 12 dogs. Discounts available. To register, email training@phs/spca.org and provide your full name, mailing address and phone number.
  • Pick of the Litter: The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA operate a resale store featuring second-hand items including clothing, household items, furniture, art, jewelry, electronics, books, vintage and costume clothing and a children’s department. The Pick is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds benefit shelter animals. .
  • Dog Day Mornings: Dogs romp and play off-leash in a supervised atmosphere every Saturday, rain or shine. All dogs must be current on their vaccinations and have attended a basic obedience class. Dogs six months and older must be altered. Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 a.m. is for dogs of all shapes and sizes; 10:30-11:30 a.m. is for small dogs only. Peninsula Humane Society, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Preregistration required; no drop-ins. 650-340-7022, ext. 184.
  • Pet Loss Support Group: Facilitated by experienced grief counselors. Meets 7 p.m. second Thursdays, monthly. Lantos Center of Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. 650-340-7022, ext. 344.
  • Purr Yoga: Take part in a 75-minute yoga session led by Susan Love among adoptable kitties then enjoy some chill time with the resident cats. 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 26. The Dancing Cat, 702 East Julian St., San Jose. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat. $40 donation benefits The Dancing Cat.
  • Visions of Yosemite: Joint exhibition by mother and daughter, Kay Duff and Judy Duffy, of plein air watercolor paintings and photography based on their recent excursions to Yosemite National Park. The exhbit is on display Feb. 28-March 26, Aegis Gallery of Fine Art, 14531 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 4.
  • Watercolor Cats: Let cats inspire your creativity at this hands-on workshop led by artist, animator, and costume designer Ange Cox. Begin with a drawing exercise then use watercolor to bring the characters to life. If you have a photo of a cat you would like to paint, feel free to bring it. All levels welcome. The workshop is for ages 15 and older. 10 a.m. -noon, March 4. The Dancing Cat, 702 East Julian St., San Jose. $40.
  • Birding for Beginners Family Workshop: Learn how to identify the many species of birds that call Guadalupe River home on an outdoor birding excursion led by Kym Sugano, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society’s Education Programs Specialist. Participants will learn how to identify bird species by sound and sight, using binoculars, keys, guidebooks and birding techniques. No prior birding experience is necessary. Bring proper clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a sack lunch and binoculars if available. All ages are welcome; those 17 and younger must have an adult chaperone. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5. Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Pre-registration is required and closes on Feb. 27. $15-$20. 408-298-7657.
  • Companion Animal Loss Support Group: Meetings help grieving pet owners work through their feelings of loss, anger and depression. Participants may attend an unlimited number of meetings and are encouraged to return to help others work through their grief. 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays monthly. Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. Donations accepted.
  • Vets for Healthy Pets: This veterinary clinic for pets of the homeless offers access to preventative veterinary care including vaccines, parasite treatment, microchipping, flea medication, nail trims, medications and any extra medical procedures the animals may need. Clinics also offer free pet supplies and pet food. Clinics are held on one day of the last weekend of the month at HomeFirst, 2011 Little Orchard St., San Jose. 408-794-7245.
  • Volunteers opportunity: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is seeking volunteers interested in a long-term commitment of caring for its educational animal ambassadors. Duties include but are not limited to: cleaning animal enclosures, feeding/providing water to animals, exercise/time outside, filling in log books and other duties as they are assigned. Experience with animals is .
  • Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic: The City of San Jose is offering a low-cost spay/neuter clinic at the San Jose Animal Care Center, 2750 Monterey Road. For a limited time the City is partnering with HSSV to offer free dog and cat spay/neuter for residents of zip codes: 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122 and 95127. Low-cost spay/neuter services will still be available for local Chihuahuas, Pit Bulls and cats outside of these zip codes.
  • Dog Training: The Mission City Dog Training School, in cooperation with the Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department, offers dog obedience and puppy training classes on Saturdays at Maywood Park. The program is held throughout the year, and is open to residents and non-residents. For complete information on classes, contact Walt at 831-465-1491 or wenagle@yahoo.com.
  • Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics: San Jose Animal Care Center: 9 -11 a.m. first and third Saturday’s of the month, 2750 Monterey Road, San Jose. Andy’s Pet Store: 2-4 p.m. third Saturday of the month, January-November, 51 Notre Dame Ave., San Jose. Canine Corral: 2-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month, 2045 Woodard Road, San Jose. Details.
  • Outdoor Environmental Science Home School Program: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy leads hands-on, outdoor programs that focus on the Guadalupe River watershed and the cultural and natural history of Santa Clara County, integrating scientific learning with an intimate experience of nature and place. For ages 5-12. 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays, Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Drop ins welcome but preregistration is preferred. $15 per student, per class. 408-298-7657.
  • The Dancing Cat: Silicon Valley’s first cat adoption lounge offers a place for cat lovers and potential adopters to socialize with friends, read, study, or just lounge with adoptable cats in a comfortable, open room. Guests are invited to bring their own food and beverages. A small selection of drinks and cookies are available for purchase. Wi-fi and catnip are on the house. Through November. Details.
  • Rabbit Haven foster positions: The Rabbit Haven operates exclusively with Foster homes to care for more than 90 rabbits at any given time. Foster’s usually have 1-2 foster rabbits in their home. Minimum foster period is three months. The Haven provides the pen, floor covering, food and water dishes, a toy and littler box. Foster families provide an indoor home and daily care. To apply, email Director@therabbithaven.org. 831-600-7479.
  • Rabbit Advocates: The Rabbit Haven is seeking Haven shelter advocates 18 and older in the San Jose area to help with exercising, cleaning, and grooming bunnies. Transport assistance is also needed on occasion. For an application, email Director@therabbitHaven.org or call Sarah, 415-531-7138 or Heather, 831-600-7479.
  • Walk-in Vaccinations/Microchipping: Humane Society Silicon Valley offers vaccinations, deworming and microchipping services on a walk-in basis at its Medical Center, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas. Walk-in hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. For fees and information, call 408-262-2133, ext. 108.
  • Free Chihuahua Spay/Neuter: The San Jose Animal and Care Shelter in partnership with Humane Society Silicon Valley is offering free spay/neuter surgeries for Chihuahua/Chihuahua mixes to residents who live in ZIP codes with high Chihuahua population. Owners must live in one of the following ZIP codes: 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122 or 95127. Dogs must be between 4 months and 7 years old and be a Chihuahua or Chihuahua mix under 25 pounds. For complete details, go here and click on spay/neuter information.
  • Dog Book Reading Club: Do you love dogs? Want to learn more about their behavior, training, learning, body language, and using positive training methods? The Humane Society Silicon Valley Dog Book Reading Club meets from 2-4 p.m. fourth Sundays monthly to discuss a different book. 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. Free. 408-262-2133.
  • Mardi Gras Pawty: Bring your dogs and friends to a “Mardi Gras Pawty” benefitting Muttville Senior Dogs. The fun event will have happy hour specials, doggy treat eating contests, doggie selfie station, and free goody bags. 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26. Sparks Social, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, San Francisco. Tickets are $12 and available online only.
  • Pop-Up Adoption Center: The San Francisco SPCA, in partnership with Embarcadero Center, has launched a Pop-Up Adoption Center where visitors can meet adoptable animals and participate in fun events. Adoption counselors will be available to help adopters find their perfect match. The Pop-Up Adoption Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, through Feb. 28, at Two Embarcadero Center. Other events include: Yappy Hours, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, for adult beverages and nibbles while meeting and mingling with adoptable animals. Coffee Cuddles: 2-3 p.m. daily. SF SPCA Bunny Bowl: Noon Feb. 3. In honor of Adopt a Rescue Rabbit Month, watch bunnies “get their game on.” 415-522-3500.
  • Training Discussion Group: The Santa Cruz SPCA offers a free training discussion group once a month with a local trainer to help dog owners with behavioral issues or training questions. The small-group setting is perfect for people who have newly adopted their first animal or those who have adopted and are experiencing problems they’ve never dealt with before. These sessions are for people only. 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Mondays monthly, Santa Cruz SPCA Capitola Mall Adoption Center and Gift Shop, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola. Reservations required.

AROUND THE STATE

  • Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Guided Wetlands Tours: A wildlife naturalist will lead a group (minimum of 18 people) through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Learn wildlife identification and behavior patterns, conservation efforts and more. The experience can be customized to include requested information, along a half-mile walking route. For information and scheduling, call 530-846-7505 or email ldieter@dfg.ca.gov. Details.
  • Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve docent-led walks: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Binoculars and bird books available to borrow at no cost. Visitor Center and main overlook are fully accessible. Day use is $4.32 per person, ages 16 and older. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a separate tour.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PetFood Express, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; dogs only. 925-392-7654, web.
  • First Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only. Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; dogs and cats.
  • Second Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill; dogs only. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only. Petco, 170 Arnold Drive, Suite 115, Martinez; rabbits only.
  • Third Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only. PetSmart, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; rabbits only.
  • Fourth Saturdays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Petco, 1301 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek; rabbits only.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Petco, 1170 Arnold Drive, Martinez; rabbits only.
  • Sundays: Noon-3 p.m. Contra Costa Animal Services, 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez; dogs. 925-335-8330.
  • Second Sundays monthly: Noon-3 p.m. Sports Basement, 1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek; dogs only.
  • Last Sunday of the month: Noon-3 p.m. Molly’s Pup Purree, 425 Hartz Ave., Danville; dogs only.

Homeless Animals Response Program (HARP)

  • Saturdays: Noon-3 p.m. Petsmart, 4655 Century Plaza Blvd., Pittsburg; cats only.
  • Sundays: Noon-3 p.m. Petsmart, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; dogs only.
  • Sundays: Noon-3 p.m. Pet Food Express, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch; dogs and cats.