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Local animal news in brief, April 20, 2017

Shelter joins Earth Day festival

The Santa Fe animal shelter will bring adoptable dogs to the annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday in Los Alamos.

The shelter’s adoptable dogs will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. The festival is hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

The free festival features entertainment, food, fun activities and interesting booths. For a listing of events, visit the group’s website at www.peecnature.org.

Marty’s Meals hosts Earth Day celebration

Environmental and pet-centered fun, facts and food are on the menu for an Earth Day Celebrations event at a Santa Fe pet food company.

The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Marty’s Meal’s Market, 1107 Pen Road, just off Cordova between St. Francis and Cerrillos Road, with samples for dogs of grass-fed, grass-finished beef recipes from Marty’s newest local supplier, the Gloria Cattle Co. In addition, samples of raw goat yogurt from Dragonfly Farms will be available, along with a discussion of health benefits from adding raw goat products to your pet’s diet.

Marty’s strives for a zero waste operation and will give a free bone to everyone returning the company’s Ziploc freezer packaging or any recyclable plastic bags or film.

Other highlights include a cooking demonstration by veterinarian Dee Blanco, a reading for children by a local author, and treats for both pets and people.

For a detailed schedule of the events, visit www.martysmeals.com. For more information, call the store at 505-570-5887.

Shelter offers clicker training for dogs

A basic clicker-training course at the Santa Fe animal shelter offers dog owners a chance to work with their dogs on basic commands and strengthen the pet bond.

The shelter’s training class for adult dogs starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center at the back of the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. The hourlong classes run for six weeks and cover basic training, such as sit, stay, down, leave it, along with leash work and at least one trick. Owners will come away with a sense of how dogs learn, how to teach them and how to troubleshoot troublesome behaviors and issues that are happening at home.

A second clicker-training class starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The six-week course runs seven weeks, with no class May 13.

Class size is limited to six dogs and the first class is held without dogs.

The cost of the course is $20o. Shelter dogs who have been adopted within one year are eligible for a 50 percent discount.

The classes are taught by Brittany Linkenheimer, the shelter’s co-director of behavior and training. For more information, call Linkenheimer at 505-983-4309, ext. 1153.

Gallery hosts pet adoption event, fundraiser

A Santa Fe art gallery is hosting a pet adoption event and live art demonstration in support of homeless animals.

The event, in celebration of National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road. The event will feature clay animals by Kari Rives, bronze sculptures by Fran Nicholson and allegorical oil paintings by Amanda Banker and others.

If a commission is ordered, the customer will receive 20 percent off the retail price, which will be donated to the Santa Fe animal shelter. In addition, 10 percent of other gallery sales for the weekend will be donated to the shelter.

The Santa Fe animal shelter will have pets available for adoption.

Many works will be created specifically for the event, organizers said. It will be catered by the Loyal Hound for people and Tulliver’s Pet Food Emporium for the adoptees and their guests. Ellen Hutchins, owner of Tulliver’s, will be at event and will provide nutritional information on pets.

Dog adoption event set

Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living is partnering with Española Valley Humane Society for a dog adoption event.

Th event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the center, 505 Camino del Los Marquez, Santa Fe.

For more information, call the center at 505-983-5022. To view adoptable animals, visit the www.evalleyshelter.org.

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