Fall Pet Days Oct.3 & 4, 2009



Costa Mesa, Calif.--2nd ANNUAL FALL PET DAYS is presented by the Animal Assistance League of Orange County in honor of National Pet Wellness Month. The event features animal care information, adoptions, spay and neuter information, training tips, specialty rescue groups, pet related vendors, nonprofit pet organizations, guest speakers and demonstrations. FREE ADMISSION with a can of dog or cat food.


Fall Pet Days will kick off National Pet Wellness Month. The Animal Assistance League of Orange County is a non-profit no kill humane society dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet related problems, promoting responsible pet-ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs.

Pet Days will feature a mini outdoor expo that will include several nonprofit organizations including specialty rescue centers and other pet related groups offering information on pet wellness, adoptions, spaying and neutering, training tips, animal welfare, holiday pet safety and other subjects via guest speakers and demonstrations.
In addition to the Animal Assistance League of Orange County’s booth other nonprofit groups attending include the Dalmatian Rescue of Southern California, Coastal German Shepherd and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc., Pet Matchmaker Rescue as well as the Canine Angels Service Team which raises and trains exceptional dogs for special needs children.
The California Domestic Ferret Education Alliance will be on hand to promote the domestic ferret as a companion animal.
Dr. Tara Haddad of All Paws Dog Day Care in Fountain Valley who specializes in medically fragile pets such as those with cancer, diabetes and other serious conditions will offering “Ask the Vet” sessions several times throughout the weekend.
Pet products and services such as Canine Caviar Pet Foods of Costa Mesa, Wags and Whiskers Pet Sitting from Ladera Ranch and Happy Tails Pet Care of San Clemente will be offered along with a pet clothing boutique, pet identification tags and other related items.
Special “canine” guests dropping in include Chloe the Pit, a certified service and therapy dog owned by Gina Pettrow of Fountain Valley. As a team they promote the positive image and qualities of pit bulls.
Also, Brutus, a 5 ½ year old Bull Mastiff and certified therapy dog owned by Nancy Stevens of Yorba Linda, will make a special appearance. His size will be overshadowed by the fact he is a gentle giant who frequents hospitals, convalescent homes and assisted living centers and often dons an Elvis Presley jumpsuit.
Other canines will show off their skills in the Soccer Collies’ show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an interactive show in which kids play a challenging game of soccer vs. an athletic Border Collie.
The public may not bring their personal pets to this event, with the exception of therapy and seeing eye dogs.


For more information call 714-893-4393 or visit www.aaloc.org.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Orange County Market Place
88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


For more information on the Orange County Market Place
call (949) 723-6660 or visit www.ocmarketplace.com.

Orange County Market Place Reservation Line (714) 977-5360





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