Thursday, April 28, 2011

"The Whole Enchihuahua"

Trust me, this isn't really off-topic. I recently adopted a Chihuahua/terrier mix from a local dog rescue group. Ever since then, I've been interested in finding out more about Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. I'm also interested in animal rescue organizations, especially those who try to get animals into homes instead of euthanizing them. Euthanization shouldn't be the first choice and my preference is for it to not ever be a choice. So, when I saw a blog post about the work of former San Francisco SPCA president Richard Avanzino to institute no-kill policies during his tenure with the SF SPCA, I went to check out their website. And the first thing I saw on their website was an event this weekend: "The Whole Enchihuahua."

The Whole Enchihuahua dog contest will be this Sunday, May 1, in Dolores Park. Dolores Park is located in the Mission District of San Francisco. The contest is open to all dogs, not just Chihuahuas and costumes are highly encouraged. The Whole Enchihuahua kicks off the SF SPCA's month-long celebration of Chihuahuas. During the month of May, the SF SPCA will be offering free spay/neuter procedures to chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes. They will also be offering reduced adoption fees for all dogs under 20 pounds, part of their "Small Dog. Big Heart." campaign. The event itself features the dog contest, ask a vet, a prize wheel,face painting, food, mariachi music, and more. The Whole Enchihuahua will be from 1:00 - 4:00


Mr. Bojangles, my Chihuahua/terrier rescue dog.