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Save the Date and Save a Dog

Jun 28, 2013 10:06AM

The Annual Doggie Street Festival (DSF) to raise awareness of pet adoption returns to Liberty Station’s Preble Field for its fifth year on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, dedicated to increasing dog adoption, has placed more than 500 shelter dogs with new families over the past four years. DSF provides a diverse range of information on topics concerning pet care, health, training and well-being. The festival celebrates our pet companions and urges the public to act, advocate and work together to effect positive change and help end the tragedy that is pet homelessness.

DSF was launched in 2009 and has seen impressive attendance and growth in its subsequent years. Thousands of San Diegans come out to support the Festival and its mission while visiting with animal rescue groups. Pet professionals, educators, veterinarians, vendors, entertainers and dedicated volunteers help inform the public on issues of pet health, training, spay/neuter, and responsible adoption. DSF continues to provide the public with a comprehensive representation of deserving dogs and cats available for adoption from the many rescue groups and shelters throughout San Diego County who attend.

This year’s festival will again features animal advice, great food, cool pet products and services along with family–friendly entertainment. Friendly dogs on leash are also welcome to attend.

This San Diego homegrown event expanded into Los Angeles last year. The 2nd Annual LA Doggie Street Festival will be held Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Plaza at Westfield, Century City Shopping Center.

The organizer of the events is Jude Artenstein, a filmmaker, currently at work on producing Pet Lounge, a television series that tells real stories, spotlights unforgettable pets and features extraordinary people. Her San Diego-based company, Cinewest Productions, has garnered recognition for its internationally distributed documentaries.


Location: Liberty Station’s Preble Field, 2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego. Visit DoggieStreetFestival.org for directions, event schedule, participants and sponsors.

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