2nd Annual PawAPawLooza


Saturday, September 28

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us for our second annual PawAPawLooza.  It will be puppy central at Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ssaturday, September 28 from 1:00- 5:00 PM.

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with the Ani-care shelter dogs in the beautiful Japanese Garden at the Four Rivers Cultural Center.  Adoption applications will be available, but even if you are not ready to adopt please come and learn about the ways you can volunteer and support Ani-Care, our local family owned no- kill shelter.  Recently moved to new Ontario location on 2nd Avenue, they will talk about their operation, volunteer and engagement opportunities and tell the stories of the dogs featured.

There will be activities for the whole family. We will start the day off with a group yoga session lead by Megan Brown-Cook from our local Balance Studio.  Treasure Valley Rocks will have a free rock painting station set up. Warren Osborne with Ozzy’s LLC will give a dog training demonstration with his 4H group. For a donation of $5 or more you can reserve a canvas and participate in a paint a shelter dog challenge.

There will be photos and bios displayed of all the dogs in the shelter (only some of the dogs will be at the event and we want to show all of the dogs Amanda and Brian from Ani-care will share information about their shelter and then introduce each dog as the TVCC Women’s Basketball team walks them in the Ani-care dog show. Our local Ordinance Officer Dallas Brocket works closely with the shelter and will share information and tips on keeping your dog safe. Dirty Dog wash will be on hand to talk to you about your dog grooming questions.

Bert’s Growler Garage will be serving beverages. Tex Mex will be serving street tacos, soda and water, and Tortuga will have shaved ice.


Meet Dan the Man!

Dan is an 8-year-old husky mix who was out of time at the shelter he was transferred from in California. He was kept on a short chain his entire life and only walked in circles when he first arrived at Ani-Care Animal Shelter. Dan is looking for someone that will let him stretch his legs and share some great adventures with. Stop by to meet Dan at PawaPawLooza!

Meet Buck!

Buck is an 8-year-old lab mix that came to the shelter because his human unexpectedly passed away. When Buck first arrived, he was very overweight and diagnosed with diabetes. With the help of Ani-Care Staff Buck now has his diabetes successfully controlled and loves to play ball! Buck is looking for someone that can help support his new healthy lifestyle and give him the same amount of love that his last companion did. Buck would love to meet you at PawaPawLooza!

Meet Rocket!

Rocket is a 9-year-old rottweiler mix who was out of time from the shelter he was transferred from in California. Rocket was underweight and malnourished when he arrived at Ani-Care. He is feeling more secure knowing that he will be fed regularly and is very food motivated and eager to please. Rocket is looking to join a family with teens-and-up who will give him the love and attention he deserves. Rocket would love for you to come say Hi at PawaPawLooza!

Meet Barbosa!

Barbosa is a 6-year-old black mouth cur mix that came out of an animal hoarding home. He was terrified of everyone and everything when he first came to Ani-Care. Barbosa has flourished since his arrival and is looking for an adult home that will give him the time he needs to adapt to new surroundings. Help Barbosa gain his confidence and stop by and see him at Ani-Care Animal Shelter today!

Meet Scout!

Scout is a 6-month-old lab mix with a spunky personality that wants to play all day! Scout gets along with everyone at the shelter but he is eager to find a family that will make him the center of attention and spoil him the way he deserves. If you are interested in adding an enthusiastic and happy companion like Scout to your family come see him at PawaPawLooza!