OCEANSIDE — The North County locations of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA offer a full calendar for 2014.
Make some new fuzzy friends at Fur Fix Thursday every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at 576 Airport Road. You can touch, pet and play with the animals or stop by our enrichment table and make toys for the animals.
At the downtown San Diego location, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, offers a Pet First Aid certification class at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at 5500 Gaines St., San Diego. This four-hour class includes suggested treatments for choking or breathing difficulties, possible broken bones, shock, poisoning or snakebites, carsickness or temperature illnesses, and more. Cost is $60 per person and includes either a Dog or Cat Pet First Aid Handbook and Pet First Aid certification. Register on-line or call (619) 243-3490.
The topic will be “Using Essential Oils” at the 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 Happy Hour at the Gaines Street location. Learn how to utilize the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils for your pet’s health of mind, body and spirit. Cost is $12 per person and includes materials, light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. Pre-register by calling (619) 243-3490 or RSVP online.
Don’t forget the Doggie Café at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at 572 Airport Road, Oceanside. Bring your friendly, on-leash dog to have fun socializing with other dog lovers and their dogs while you practice teaching your dog how to be calm around exciting distractions like people, other dogs and food. Dogs should be friendly and on-leash. One dog per human handler, please. Dogs should be at least 4 months old and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies, to attend. Complimentary desserts and dog treats provided. Behavior and Training specialists “on-paw” to answer training questions. There is a $10 suggested cover charge. RSVP on-line at sdhumane.org or by calling (619) 299-7012 ext. 2230.
A Pet Loss support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at 572 Airport Road. The Pet Loss Support Group is open to those ages 10 and up, including pet parents who are considering or preparing for euthanasia. Thanks to support from the San Diego Pet Memorial Park, sessions are free. Call (619) 299-7012, ext. 2311, to make a reservation or for more information.
A Mobile Licensing Clinic will be also be in North County at the Wave Water Park, Jan. 25, 101 Wave Drive, Vista. Pet owners can get affordable vaccines and a microchip. Microchips are $10. Vaccines are cash only and you have to have shot records for you animal. Visit sdhumane.org for additional details, including other event locations and dates.