On Sunday, March 3, Furry People will join The Barking Lot for Walk a Dog in Need, a doggie fitness event that promises a lot of fun for people too. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. and the address is 486 Raleigh Ave in El Cajon. The event includes live music and refreshments as well as dog training exercises and something mysterious called “bet on a banana man.” We couldn’t even begin to guess what that means but it sounds like fun!
The Barking Lot is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue founded in 2007 by Stacy Parmer. They just recently opened the El Cajon “Barking Structure,” and TBL volunteers can be seen at events all over San Diego with adoptable dogs. They rescued over five hundred dogs in 2012. Check out their website if you would like to adopt, foster, donate, or volunteer.
Rescue events in East County are few and far between. During the past four years of covering pet rescue for the San Diego Examiner, we have only run into a few major events that were within reasonable driving distance of East County. Most events happen in the coastal cities, although many local rescues hold weekend adoptions at pet stores in El Cajon, Santee, and Rancho San Diego. However, East County residents can still foster for rescues as long as they are willing to travel to the occasional adoption event or to the rescue's home base to pick up fosters. To find San Diego rescues in need of fosters, search on Petfinder.