You don’t have to join in the Smooch a Pooch booth, just bring your dog to the annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Trails ‘n’ Tails celebration, Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get in free. Leashed dogs are always welcome at the Garden, but in honor of National Dog Day the Garden throws a big party to celebrate our canine friends. Each leashed dog gets one person in for free! Dog-centric activities will include:
* ONE FREE Admission per Leashed Dog
* New- Pet Costume Parade
* “Smooch a Pooch” Photo Booth
* Dog Vendors with Free Giveaways & Offers
* Dog Caricature drawings
* Leadership Training Demo
* Educational Walks with your Dog
In its seventh year, this Trails ‘n’ Tails brings in new dog activities while keeping annual favorites: New! Join the Pet Costume Parade to show off your doggie fashionista and see what the other cool dogs are wearing.
Also new, pose with your dog at the Smooch a Pooch booth and snap your own photos to share on social media.
K-9 Solutions is back with demonstrations you can use right away. Love Through Leadership explores how to provide the kind of leadership your pet needs to feel safe in the many new situations dogs encounter by your side. Put those skills to work right away by joining K-9 Solutions on a Pack Walk through the Garden.
Trails ‘n’ Tails favorite dog activities return with a caricature artist to sketch your dog and Veils and Tails professional pet photography to capture you and/or your dog with the iconic Garden vistas in the background.
“We love dogs here at the Garden,” said the Garden’s Executive Director, Steve Windhager, Ph.D. “The Garden is a living museum of California native plants, and there are not many other museums that are going to let your dog join you and sniff the exhibits.”
If you and your dog are more shopping minded, vendors of everything from specialty dog food to cute canine accessories will be ready to fill your shopping baskets. Nonprofit organizations and dog professionals will offer advice, information and discounts at their booths under the canopy.
Parking is limited at the Garden. Those who carpool will be rewarded with a 15% off coupon for the Gift Shop!
Raffle prizes include gift certificates for dog grooming and pet medical care, a dog toy gift basket, and doggie clothing. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10 and winners need not be present to win. All proceeds support the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a privately funded nonprofit that protects CA native plants through beauty, knowledge and action.
Trails ‘n’ Tails lead sponsor is Advanced Veterinary Specialists, with Top Dog support from Lemos, Camp Canine, and VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Hospital among many other sponsors.
Vendor and schedule updates will be available on the Garden’s Facebook page and website www.sbbg.org/tntp. All dogs MUST be on-leash to enter the Garden