Friday, December 31, 2010

Sadey has found a caring new home!

Update: Sadey has found a caring new home. Congratulations Sadey!
Kelly McDermott must find a new home for Sadey by the end of January.

"Sadey is almost 6 years old, 35lbs, stands on all fours at around 2ft.  She is housebroken, current on her shots and is in great shape.  Sadey has lots of energy and is very affectionate.  She gets along great with other animals, including cats.  She is sweet and loyal.  She is shy at first, but warms up fast.  She doesn't like to be alone in the house for long periods of time.  I have left her in the house a lot, and she would get in minor trouble, but nothing big.  She isn't fixed yet."

Please contact Kelly McDermott if you are interested in meeting Sadey.

Monday, December 20, 2010

In Pictures: An Alameda Pet Parade

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Contests bring out Alamedan pets and their owners....
The Pet Faire & Contest was fantastic!
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pet Holiday Faire on Dec 18!

For each category in the Pet Contest there will be 4 prizes awarded! Gift Certificates to Dog Bone Alley & More!! Don't miss this fun new pet event on Webster Street in Alameda! (This event will be held under a large tent .) For more information about the whole two week long event, check the Winter Island website!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Lucky and Domino have been ADOPTED!!

We are happy to report that Lucky and Domino have been adopted into caring and loving homes. Thanks to their new owners for finding a place in their homes and hearts for these wonderful little fellows!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lucky has been adopted!

(Lucky has found his new home!)
Lucky came from the same home that Domino was in. He is also being fostered by someone from the Alameda Small Dog Park. Lucky is a sweet, exuberant, active and playful mini-Poodle mix. His foster family includes two Chugs, and two cats - Lucky gets along well with all of them! He is house-trained and although spunky, is well -behaved. He would benefit from a puppy training course so he can learn his commands. He is very curious about the world so must always be on leash when outside. He has been known to run out the front door too so his new family will have to be watchful about that, and be conscientious about training him.

Domino has been ADOPTED!!

December 9, 2010 

We are happy to report that Domino has found his forever home. Thank you to his new owners for adopting this wonderful little fellow!!

Domino needs your help! He and his house-mate Lucky were both left at the Alameda Small Dog Park this week. Their guardians are no longer able to afford food and supplies for them and asked for help in finding them a good new home. Domino is being fostered in Alameda, and really needs someone to adopt him and give him a great new life. He is a very loving, affectionate and playful little guy - and as you can see from his photo, quite adorable looking as well. Domino was accepted right away by his foster family, which includes 3 chihuahua mixes (male & female), a senior terrier mix, and a cat. In other words, he gets along very well with other dogs! We believe him to be about one year old. He has some puppy energy, but in general seems to be a mellow, content fellow. He likes to play with toys, his foster siblings, and is unimpressed with the cat. He was not eating right in his former home, and needs to lose a couple of pounds. Right now he weighs about 25 pounds and should probably weigh around 22. A good quality food, and the right quantity will likely do the trick. We are not quite sure what his mixed breed is, but we are guessing Chihuahua, Boston Terrier?? or perhaps a bit of Beagle too?? Domino is neutered and has had his shots in the last year.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Murphy's First Birthday -- Cancelled Due to rain

Due to the rain (and the mud that comes with it!), Murphy's birthday party will be rescheduled for a another date TBD.

Home At Last, Deuce gets free grooming from Seiji Morikawa!

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Deuce, the miracle dog returned to his owner last week after having been snatched on Encinal Avenue...
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Dog Wash benefitting Alameda Animal Shelter

Holiday Dog Wash at Alameda Pet Food Express

It's time to decorate and prepare for holiday company. Getting the dog bathed is surely on your list. Let the volunteers of the Alameda Animal Shelter do it, for you. Purchase bath tokens at the register on Saturday, December 4th from 10am - 3pm. 100% of all pet wash sales will be donated to Alameda Animal Shelter during this time. Come out and join us!

Date: Saturday, December 4th
When: 10 am - 3 pm      
Where: Alameda Pet Food Express
            2661 Blanding Avenue Ste. 9F
            Alameda, CA 94501
            (510) 864-2222

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Murphy the Cavalier Spaniel mix is turning ONE.

All dogs are invited to stop by the dog park this Sat, Nov 20th, from 1pm-3pm for pupcakes (cupcakes for dogs). The pupcake table will be at 8th and Westline -- away from the gates of the park. Just look for the balloons. You will help Murphy's mom know how many pupcakes to bring if you'd kindly drop her a line at to let her know you'll be stopping by.

As of right now, showers are in the weather forecast, so please check back
here Saturday morning to see if this will be rescheduled.

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Howl-O-Ween 2010 Photo Gallery is now online!

The Howl-O-Ween 2010 Photo Gallery is now online! Here are just a few of the photos you will find in our gallery...see the rest at !

Trina as "Trina Ballerina"

Goya as "Jessie James, Motorcycle Legend"

Lily, as herself with Minnie, as a "Pug-mouthed Bass"

Ting Li as a "Pumpkin Alien"

Bonnie as a "Banana"

Eloise as a "Hostess Ho-Ho"

Howloween Dog

Shortie as "SuperDog"

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Check out some of Will Anzenberger's Howl-O-Ween Photos!

Contact Will at if you would like to schedule a portrait session for you and/or your small dog!

If you see photo in our Howl-O-Ween gallery that you would like a high resolution digital copy of, please contact Carrie at Alameda Small Dogs. Will is generously donating all the photos he took this year and we will send you a high resolution file FREE! 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

...and the winners are...!

The Winners of Howl-O-Ween 2010!!
(photo by Will Anzenberger, Photographer)

Winner’s Name & Costume:
  1. Best in Show
“Doggie Gaga”
Cha Cha with Hazel Johnson
Prize: Club K9 – 2 nites free boarding and gift basket
2. Most Original Costume
“Vending Machine & Ho Ho”
Eloise with Jennifer Cohen
Prize: Park Centre Animal Hospital – Gift Certificate $120 value
3. Best Dog & Person Combo Costume
“Homeless Bag Lady –
Hit by the recession; No more luxury”
Nani with Owner, Jay
Prize: Back to Life – ½ hr. massage for person; Dog toys donated by American Cancer Society
4. Scariest Costume
Jewel with Owner Rico
Prize: Alameda Red Cross – Pet First Aid Kit
5. Best Homemade Costume
“Scuba Driver”
Miko with Loretta Chin
Prize: Will Anzenberger, Photographer – 1 hr. Studio time + DVD of images. ($150 value)
6. Best Ready-Made Costume
“Banana Split”
Mito with Jong Christine Calvin
Prize: Dog Bone Alley Gift Basket + certificate
7. Best 2 or more dogs
“Catch of the Day – Pug-mouthed Bass”
Jim & Jan Franz
Prize: Providence Veterinary Medical Group -
Gift Basket
8. Funniest Costume
“Vacuum Cleaner – Self cleaning Dog”
Buddy with Henry Chin
Prize: Will Anzenberger, Photographer – 15 min. Studio time + 1 free 8 x 10 print ($45 value)

9. Most Creative Costume
“Doggie Gaga” *No dogs hurt in the making of this costume!
Cha Cha with Hazel Johnson
Prize: Seiji Morikawa, Certified Groomer –
1 Free Grooming
10. Most Well-Behaved Dog in Costume
“Little Miss Sunshine”
Matilda with Judy George
Prize: Bowzer's Pizza – Gift Certificate
for 1 small  NY Pizza
11. Best Costume based on Fictional Character
Theo with Owner, Trin
Prize: Alameda Pet Hospital – 6 month supply Advantage + custom T- Shirt
12. Best Costume for “Tiny” small dog
“Trina Ballerina”
Trina with Troy & Carrie
Prize: Alameda Small Dogs Gift Basket – Tiny dog coat, tiny harness, tiny toy
13. Best Child & Dog Combo Costume
“Jessie James - Motorcycle Legend”
Goya with Owner Betsy
Prize: Color Me Mine – Unfinished ceramic dog bowl + free studio time; Dog Toys donated by American Cancer Society.
14. Best dog dressed as another animal
Rocco with Jeremy Markus
Prize: MiniKnits Pupperwear – Hand-knit dog sweater + dog toys
Honorable Mention #1

“Miss Autumn”
Muffin with Loretta Chin
Prize: Halloween dog T-shirt, sz. small
Honorable Mention #2

“Bonnie Banana”
Bonnie with Nicole
Prize: Halloween dog T-shirt, sz. medium
Honorable Mention #3
“Mama’s Boy” Dexter with Owner, Bridget
Prize: Halloween Witch stuffed toy, donated by American Cancer Society
Honorable Mention #4
“Hot Dog”
Radar with Alex Gil
Prize: Dog Toy donated by American Cancer Society
Honorable Mention #5
“Jester Vampire”
Oscar with Jennifer Taing
Prize: Toy from Pet Food Express
Honorable Mention #6
Oscar Meyer with Annette Lysmer
Prize: Toy from Pet Food Express
Honorable Mention #7
Tahti with Sara Hall
Prize: Toy from Pet Food Express

Saturday, October 30, 2010

We are ready...are you? Howl-O-Ween at the Alameda Small Dog Park is this Sunday!

Looks the weather is cooperating, and we are all set to go! We have a fabulous Emcee this year, and some wonderful Judges for the contest...and of course, lots of super duper prizes!! Don't miss it!! *If you would like to help us set up and decorate at the park, just show up about noon on Sunday. And we can always use extra helping hands when the festivities are over, so if you can help with tear down, that is always appreciated!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Howl-O-Ween has been rescheduled!

Due to very rainy weather expected on Sunday, October 24th, we have had to reschedule Howl-O-Ween for the following Sunday, October 31st. We hope you can join us on that date!

The Alameda Small Dog Parks'
7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Contest
Sunday, October 24 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Rescheduled to Sunday, October 31st)

The details and schedule remain the same...

Here is what you can expect to happen:
1 pm:
Registration for the Costume contest begin.  Go to the registration table to sign up, and get your line up number. Numbers must be placed on your left front shoulder so that they are very visible to the judges.
1:45 - 2 pm:
All contestants will start lining up in numerical order for the Parade. When everyone is lined up, the Parade will start; one big loop around the park. Please stay in line up when finished, and then the Judges will walk around to see your costumes up close! This is part of the judging process so you and your pet should look your best!
2:15 pm:
 The walk past the Judges Table will begin. The Emcee will announce your names, costume title & number and ask you to walk past the Judges. Please feel free to ham it up, but keep the line moving. Most years there are many dogs in the contest.
3:00 pm (approx.):
Depending on how many contestants we have, around 3 pm the walk past the Judges Table finishes, and then the Judges will take a few minutes to decide upon the winning costumes!
3:15 pm:
 The winners will be announced and prizes awarded!!

We would love for all the prize winners to be photographed by this years' Howloween photographer, Will  Anzenberger so please stick around for a few minutes after you pick up your prize.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Fundraiser on October 2

FAAS (Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter) is having a fundraising dinner on October 2nd at the Italian American Hall in Alameda.  Tickets are $20.00 and are tax deductible. Hope to see you there!

1st Annual Fundraising Dinner:
Saturday, October 2 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Italian-American Hall
2712 Encinal Ave
Alameda, CA 94501

Come and enjoy a dinner of Chicken Cacciatore, Pasta, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread and Dessert!

Find out how to order tickets:
FAAS Facebook
or the FAAS website. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

AlamedaSmallDogs donates to Pet-a-Palooza!

We were asked to donate an item for the silent auction that Autobody Fine Art is having today to benefit the Alameda Animal Shelter. It is their 3rd annual fundraiser, Dog Days 3 Pet-a-Palooza.

Look what we came up with...! It's a handmade reversible dog bed. One side is knitted, the other is crocheted. It is really soft and really comfy, and washable too! Drop in to Autobody Fine Art today between 1 pm and 9 pm to bid on this or one of the other wonderful items in the silent auction! The bed was designed and created by Irene Pakel and Carrie Isett.

Alameda Small Dogs supports Bark for Life!

Alameda Small Dogs is joining the Bark for Life festival on Saturday, August 7. We'll be there helping dogs and their owners create their very own commemorative "Paw Print" art. We'll be along side Will Anzenberger's Pet Portrait booth, and Jan & Jim Franz's Small Dog Park Band! Little Spot Runs Dog Walking and Training will be there too, along with a face painting booth and a fun ball toss game. Come on out and help us support the American Cancer Society's Bark for Life fundraiser! It is Saturday, August 7 from 9 - 12. Registration and the festival will take place in the grassy area next to the tennis courts in Lower Washington Park.

Friday, July 09, 2010

2nd Annual Bark for Life Mini-Relay!

2nd Annual Bark for Life!
The American Cancer Society invites you to join us as we celebrate
Relay for Life with our four legged loved ones!
Bark for Life!
Date: August 7, 2010
Time: 9 am to Noon
Where: Alameda Dog Park at Lower Washington Park, Alameda, CA
(at Eighth Street & Portola Ave., next to the tennis courts.)

Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30 am., followed by a walk around the dog parks.

Registration fee is $25 for the first dog, $5 for each additional dog per owner. Each registered dog will receive a bandana. Please remember dogs must be on leash, and must owners must clean up after their four legged friends.

Show your Relay Spirit! Games! Contests! Prizes!
Prizes will be given for the best Relay Dog and for the Owner showing the most Relay Spirit!

If you are a member of a team, your registration fee will go towards your fundraising total for your team.
To sign up and for more information go to the Bark for Life website:
Email Carolyn Thomas at or call 510-464-8245

Remember, animals also get cancer.
We fight for them too!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sniff the Dog Movie. Gala Film Night in Alameda! Saturday, July 3rd

All small dog owners are invited to attend the July 3 benefit screening of Sniff the Dog Movie at Autobody Fine Art Gallery.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Alameda Animal Shelter, Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society and the Northern California German Short-hair Pointer Rescue. The screening is a kick-off evening for Dog Days III Pet * A * Palooza, happening July 24.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dog Days III -Pet *A * Palooza on July 24th!

Petapalooza Is Just Around The Corner!!!
A benefit for the Alameda Animal Shelter & The NorCal German Shorthair Pointer Rescue!
Saturday July 24 2009 1:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Dogs on The Catwalk Fashion Show!
  • Outdoor vendor fair including
  • Summer Time Photo Booth with your best friend!
  • Mutt Lynch Winery will be pouring for us all night!
  • Live music and yummy hors d'oeuvres!
  • Silent auction and raffle filled with great items from Bay Area Businesses,Pet-Related Services and Artwork!!

Please support your local Animal Shelter and Rescue!!!
Alameda Animal Shelter and the NorCal GSP Rescue

Last year Autobody Fine Art made over $8,000.00 for these organizations, help us double that figure in 2010. With the current downturn 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.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Car Keys lost in the Small Dog Park last Thursday (March 25)!

If you found some keys in the park in the last few days, please contact the webmaster at the key owner has asked us to "make the connection" if his keys are found. thanks!