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Dog Days III: Petapalooza

Saturday, July 24, 2010
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Amy George
Location Details:
Autobody Fine Art Gallery
1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA


Autobody Fine Art presents:
“Dog Days 3, - Petapalooza”
Saturday July 24th 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Tickets $20.00 (good for the day and the evening event)

A Benefit for: The Alameda Animal Shelter
Northern California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Assisted by the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS)

For the third year in a row, Autobody Fine Art is proud to host a benefit for the Alameda Animal Shelter and Northern California German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue (Norcal GSP Rescue). This year, “Dog Days 3 – Petapalooza,” will be an all day event, featuring an outdoor street fair in the back lot of the Autobody building. Here you will find vendors selling pet related items such as collars, beds and even some tasty snacks. The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization), are setting up a photo booth where you and your pet will be able to have your portrait taken with a suitably sunny backdrop. As part of the event, we will be hosting our first ever dog fashion show, please contact us in advance if you would like your pooch to walk down the catwalk, or if you make dog fashions and are looking for a model. More details will be announced on the website:, as the event draws near.

Last year we made over $8,000.00 for these organizations, help us double that figure in 2010. With the current turndown in the economy, rescue groups and shelters are in need of support more than ever. These two organizations shelter, foster and ultimately place unwanted or homeless animals in their “forever” home. Through education and tireless volunteerism, the Alameda Animal Shelter has helped place hundreds of dogs and cats with loving, responsible guardians across the Island, not to mention the occasional rabbit! NorCal GSP Rescue, a breed specific rescue group, takes adoptable GSP’s from shelters across Northern California , treats them medically, whenever necessary, and fosters and re-homes these noble hunting dogs. They are particularly sensitive to the needs of elder and undernourished dogs and those that need immediate veterinary care. Please visit their website at, to learn more about their programs. This year, for the first time, we will be assisted by the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization),. Check out their website, and see how they support and advocate for the Alameda Animal Shelter. We’re thrilled to have their help and enthusiasm.

Now you can help these groups and have a great day out! Catering will be provided by Monas Table of Alameda, and the event will be sponsored by Mutt Lynch Winery and by Trumer Pils. More information about our sponsors and some of the great raffle prizes will be available on our website,, over the next couple of months, - check in regularly! We look forward to seeing you on July 24th, there will be (at least) a couple of dogs there to greet you! Feel free to bring your own animal companion for the afternoon portion of the days activities. Tickets for the event will be $20.00 (good for the entire event, you may come and go as needed), available in advance from Autobody Fine Art, or at the door during the event. Children (under ten) and retired persons can purchase tickets for $10.00. All proceeds go to the Alameda Animal Shelter, FAAS (a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization), and NorCal GSP Rescue (a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, funded by donations, fundraisers, and adoption donations).

The Petapalooza Street Faire will run from 1:00pm – 6:00pm on July 24th in the back parking lot behind Autobody Fine Art. The Faire will feature a variety of pet themed vendors and a photobooth organized by the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) where Fido can be photographed amidst a sunny beach scene. Crowning the afternoons entertainment Petapalooza is proud to present it’s first ever “Dogs on the Catwalk” Fashion Show.” Yes, it’s Project Runway for pooches. Local doggie fashion designers will have hair and make-up in place for their canine models and a trio of Alameda vets and groomers will be in place to judge the winner. Come join in the afternoon fun and stay for the silent auction and evening’s entertainment.

For more information, please contact
Jacqueline Cooper Executive Director
Amy George, Gallery and Special Events Director
Autobody Fine Art
1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
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