Trails 'n' Tails

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Staff

Location: Garden Grounds

Join us for the best canine party of the season! 

You love to treat your dog, but now your dog can treat you to free admission at the Garden, Saturday, August 12, 9am – 4pm.

While well-behaved dogs on leash are always welcome at the Garden, Trails ‘n’ Tails is a special dog-friendly event that benefits the Garden’s core programs for education, conservation, and horticulture and helps us keep the Garden friendly for dogs and their human companions all year long. 

Event Highlights

  • One Garden admission with a leashed dog
  • Demonstrations on pet safety, training, hiking, and more!
  • Lemos Goodie Bags for the first 200 Dogs
  • Shave ice for humans and pups by Kona Ice
  • Smooch-a-pooch photo booth
  • Photography by Veils & Tails
  • Access to canine experts and unique community resources
  • Socialize your pet (and yourself) with others in a beautiful outdoor setting

Day-of Activities

  • 9am-noon: Therapy Dogs from ARF!
  • 9:30am: Pack Walk by K-Nine Solutions
  • 10am: Costume parade
  • 11am-2pm: Caricature drawings by Michael Beickel
  • 11:30am: Storytime in the Gift Shop
  • 12:30pm: "Ask A Trainer" talk with Justin Davanzo, President/Trainer at K-Nine Solutions
  • 2pm-2:30pm: "Pet Pests: Entomology for your Dog" talk with Stephanie Calloway

Parking is limited! 

  • Please carpool, get dropped off, share a taxi from a nearby location
  • Come early to avoid crowds and heat
  • Dogs must be on a leash

Sponsors & Vendors

Advanced Veterinary Specialists logo

Lemos logo

Camp Canine logo

VCA logo

Dioji logo

K-9 Solutions logo 

ARF logo

Equine and Canine News logo


  • Veils & Tails Photography
  • Steve Junak Santa Barbara: Hand-made Leather Goods
  • Scamper Animal Outfitters
  • Woof Project Rescue
  • Santa Barbara Humane Society
  • Diana Basehart Foundation

 Media Sponsors

 Noozhawk logo

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