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Dog Days of Summer

Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


We’re celebrating our favorite 4-legged family members with a special day of activities just for dogs and their dog-loving humans.  We’ll have lots of local dog service vendors, dog photography, paint-a-pot kids activity, special dog-related nursery items, a doggy pool to cool off in and more.

Visitors who bring their dogs will receive a 20% off coupon to use in our Nursery.  Use your coupon that day ($10 minimum purchase required) and you’ll have a chance to win a dog gift basket valued at $100.

This event takes place on our Plaza and is FREE.  As always, dogs on leashes are also welcome to visit the Garden with you.  (General Garden admission fees apply)

Paint a Puppy Pot: 10-1 pm
Make a fun puppy pot for free.  If you buy a plant to go inside we’ll help you plant for free too.



Bruce the dogDog Portraits: 10am – noon and 2pm – 4pm (Free on Plaza, $10 General Admission if portrait in the Garden)
Get a portrait of you and your pooch.  Space is limited – Tracy@ruthbancroftgarden.org to request an appointment time.
Photography courtesy of members of the Contra Costa Camera Club  You will a link to your photos which you can download and print as you desire.

Look who’s coming!

Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Adoption truck will be on hand for those looking to add a new 4-legged friend to their family.


Camp Bow Wow of Diablo Valley, the premier local doggy day care and boarding service – who help make sure your precious pup stays happy and healthy while you are away.


 Expert dog trainers who offer group classes, private in-home lessons, agility, nosework, seminars, and workshops for dogs of all ages.


RSVP-ticket requested only to help insure we don’t run out of dog treats!



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Saturday, August 3, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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