Santa Fe Scoop

Local animal news in brief, Sept. 21, 2017

Pacheco Park hosts dog party

Businesses at Pacheco Park are hosting a progressive dinner, showroom walk and dog party to support the local animal shelter.

More than 20 businesses at the Design District, 1512 Pacheco St., are taking part in the second annual Bark at the Park event. It will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Park merchants will be offering appetizers for both humans and dogs and a chance to enter individual raffles at each business during the event. Raffle entries will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of an $850 Apple gift card. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

The proceeds from the raffle sales will benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

The party, which also features a dog costume contest, live music, dog adoptions, a photo booth and canine obstacle course, is being billed as a progressive dinner and showroom event. Dogs are welcome but are not required to attend; all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times are should be up-to-date on vaccinations. 

Pacheco Park’s Design District features an array of retail, services and lifestyle options. For more information, call 505-989-8484 or 505-780-1159 or email

Subaru offers free microchip clinic

Subaru of Santa Fe is teaming up with the Santa Fe animal shelter for a free pet microchip clinic.

The Subaru Loves Pets Free Microchip Clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Subaru of Santa Fe, 7511 Cerrillos Road. Microchipping is available for all dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age. 

The shelter's staff will microchip pets and register the information. Dogs must be on leashes; cats must be transported in a carrier for their safety.

Microchipping is a fast and painless procedure. A veterinarian injects a tiny computer chip — about the size of a grain of rice — just under a pet's skin, between the shoulder blades. No anesthesia is required; the injection is done with a hypodermic needle that is slightly larger than those used for vaccinations.

Each year close to 15 percent of cats and dogs will go missing, according to a national study. Microchipping, along with identification tags, has proven to be the most effective method for ensuring that lost pets end up back home. All pets adopted from the Santa Fe animal shelter are microchipped, but it is still important for adopters and pet owners to be diligent about making sure that a pet’s microchip information is current, including address and phone number. 


Pet blessing features adoptable animals

A pet adoption event will be part of Sunday’s Blessing of the Animals at a Santa Fe church.

The Santa Fe animal shelter will bring adoptable animals to the event at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail. The event, which runs noon to 3 p.m., is open to the public and features pet blessings, photo opportunities, face painting, door prizes and a Best Pet Contest. Entries for the contest begin at noon and the contest starts at 2 p.m. Refreshments for both pets and people also will be available. For more information, contact the church at 505-982-5397 or visit the website at


Find a furry friend at Woofstock

The Santa Fe animal shelter is joining animal-rescue groups from throughout the state Saturday for a multiagency adoption event and pet expo in Edgewood.

The sixth annual Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the soccer fields at the Edgewood Athletic Complex, 181 N.M. 344 Edgewood. It features a full day of fun for the family and a low-cost mobile vaccination clinic.

The fundraiser for Edgewood Animal Control celebrates the bond between humans and their furry friends. Activities include agility demonstrations and canine fly ball, along with guest speakers, live music and food booths.



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